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  • Dawn Patrol: Vigil held for slain baby; Flash flood warning Aug 22, 2014 6:26 AM
    Slain 5-month-old Zion boy recalled at vigil; attorney says abuse suit against cleared priest "is alive"; College of DuPage trustee censured; Do you have money in old I-PASS account?; Anti-bullying campaign gets boost from senator, former Bear; Chicago Little Leaguers win; Bears play Seahawks tonight

     
  • Dawn Patrol: UBERx driver sued over crash; Cubs game resumes today Aug 21, 2014 5:55 AM
    Giants’ rain-delay protest upheld; Cubs game will conclude today. Crash forces evacuations in Hoffman Estates. Deceased cabbie’s son sues UberX driver. Archdiocese clears former Schaumburg pastor of abuse. Metra could get extra RTA money for improvements. Wauconda merchants upset about event parking.

     
  • 5-year term for man who threw chair at officer Aug 21, 2014 5:15 PM
    A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for throwing a courtroom chair at a Joliet police officer just as jurors in a civil rights trial announced a verdict in the officer’s favor.

     
  • Geneva Concours d’Elegance celebrates ‘the art of the car’ Aug 20, 2014 8:01 AM
    This Sunday, the streets of downtown Geneva will be filled with cars and car lovers, when the 10th annual Concours d’Elegance rolls into town. The event will showcase 175 invitational cars from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. Car clubs are expected to display about 100 more cars in the Kane County Courthouse parking area as well.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: 4-hour wait for a Cubs win; U-46 minority program flap Aug 20, 2014 3:48 PM
    The Cubs win -- with a short game and a loooong rain delay. 12-year-old girl who drowned in Arlington Heights pool identified. U-46 criticized for paying parents $1,000 in minority leadership program. Paniagua guilty of 2010 Mount Prospect murder. Ex-Arlington Hts. PTA president charged with theft. Batavia customers file suit against electricity provider. DuPage courts expert Lapinski to lead forest preserve. Stratton Lock and Dam getting $16 million renovation. Chicago Little League team tops Texas 6-1

     
  • Sex assault charge leads to officer’s firing Aug 20, 2014 6:19 PM
    A police lieutenant in the Kankakee County community of Grant Park has been fired after being charged with criminal sexual assault.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: U-46 deals official; DUI charges after vehicle on playground Aug 19, 2014 5:54 AM
    U-46 leadership, teacher deals approved. Aurora man faces alcohol-related charges after driving onto playground. Man found on CTA tracks was electrocuted. Data breach might affect Vista patients. Arlington Heights OKs downtown apartments. Prosecutors play murder suspect’s statements. 63-year-old Streamwood man accused with kissing 16-year-old. Bad night for Chris Sale.

     
  • Where does Chicago rank in sleep deprived cities? Aug 19, 2014 1:36 PM
    Feeling tired this week? It might be more than your imagination. Chicago residents get an average of 6 hours and 50 minutes of sleep at night, that's about 2,737 hours less of sleep over a lifetime than Orlando, the city in the U.S. that gets the most sleep.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: U-46 interim leaders; Man accused of abducting kids sought Aug 15, 2014 6:14 AM
    Zion man accused of abducting kids sought. Elgin U-46 names interim leaders Kenneth Arndt and Tony Sanders. Term limits will not be on Arlington Heights ballots. Where to go for help after Robin Williams' death. Suggestions to 'change the culture' of downtown Naperville. Bears rally to win.

     
  • Trial date set for suspect in Joliet slayings Aug 15, 2014 5:21 PM
    A trial date has been set for another suspect in the 2013 strangulation deaths of two men in Joliet. Joshua Miner, 26 has been described in testimony by a co-defendant as a ringleader in the slayings.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Support for gay ex-church staffer; AWOL firms blasted Aug 14, 2014 6:01 AM
    Ex-music director of Inverness church finds big support at meeting; Rep. Duckworth blasts firms that leave U.S.; $100,000 fire in Schaumburg;c community alert for Round Lake Park; $16 million upgrade for Addison golf course?

     
  • Savage sculpture to grace atrium of new Aurora library Aug 14, 2014 6:09 PM
    Aurora Public Library Foundation members and community members gathered Thursday in the steel and concrete shell of the library to announced a $250,000 grant from the Dunham Fund to support the arts and education at the new facility scheduled to open in May 2015. The design of the “Dream Catcher” sculpture, to be displayed in the newly named John C. Dunham Atrium of the Santori Library, was also unveiled.

     
  • State agency is ignoring salary database law Aug 13, 2014 5:21 AM
    An Illinois law requiring the state to keep a salary database of most local government employees is being disregarded because no money was every appropriated to pay for it. Department officials claim they were never given funding to create the database and so didn't have to. “It's nice to know these progressive bills we pass to increase transparency are being ignored,” said Susan Garrett, a former Democratic state senator from Lake Forest.

     
  • Former Naperville bank executive pleads guilty to tax evasion Aug 13, 2014 6:59 PM
    A former Naperville international bank executive has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion charges and faces up to three years in prison at sentenced later this year. Aamir H. Khan, 43, was the managing director of a Middle Eastern bank based in Bahrain when he filed false income tax returns from 2006 through 2008 and failed to file a 2009 return, resulting in a $1.3 million loss to the U.S. government. He will also have to repay the taxes with interest and could face up to $250,000 in fines.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: District 87 taking policy feedback; Sun City cleanup Aug 13, 2014 5:55 AM
    Glenbard District 87 taking feedback on athletic code. Screen, stage actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89. Chicago man gets life in prison for 1994 murder of Waukegan store owner. Sun City lake cleanup underway; thousands of fish killed. Missing Elgin man has been found. Hoffman Estates man pleads guilty to beating mother. Former Elgin, South Elgin police chief dies at 88. Bears' Miller happy to find he still belongs.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Robin Williams as healer; Parents debate suspensions Aug 12, 2014 5:47 AM
    Dann Gire on Robin Williams as healer for Christopher Reeve. Packed Dist. 87 meeting: Not all against athlete suspensions. Jelly Belly production leaving North Chicago. Illini 4000 bike journey completed by Naperville woman. Police search for suspect in bank shooting. Mount Prospect suspends liquor license of Blues Bar. Bears special teams not so special in preseason opener.

     
  • Truck driver pleads innocent in fatal crash on I-55 Aug 12, 2014 10:15 PM
    A semitrailer-truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to a crash last month in Will County that claimed five lives. Francisco Espinal Quiroz of Leesburg, Indiana, is accused of falsifying logbooks and failure to maintain proper records. He has been held on $1 million bail since the July 21 accident on Interstate 55 near Channahon. Will County state’s attorney spokesman Charles Pelkie said Tuesday prosecutors have met with Illinois State Police to determine if the charges against the 51-year-old Quiroz should include reckless homicide. Authorities say Quiroz was driving at least 15 mph above the posted construction zone speed limit at the time of the crash. Defense attorney Sarah Toney on Tuesday offered condolences to crash victims. She said the accident investigation is ongoing for both sides.

     
  • Father, son plead innocent in beating death Aug 12, 2014 10:13 PM
    A father and his 15-year-old son have pleaded innocent to first-degree murder charges in the beating death of a Romeoville man. Mark Ballard and his 15-year-old son, Adam, are accused in the death of 55-year-old Richard Pollack, who beaten early Sunday during a fight near his home. The father and son are accused of striking Pollack in the head with a bat. Romeoville police say several other people may have been involved in the attack. Pollack was pronounced dead at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. The 42-year-old Ballard of Romeoville is being held in lieu of $5 million bail. Bail of $1 million was set for his son. Defense attorney Paul Napolski said Tuesday the event that led to Pollack’s death was a tragedy but is still under investigation.

     
  • Adult, juvenile charged in beating death Aug 11, 2014 8:11 PM
    An adult and a 15-year-old have been charged with beating to death a Romeoville man with baseball bats. Police say the 55-year-old Richard Pollack was beaten to death Sunday after confronting a group of teens he thought stole his son’s skateboard several days earlier.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Delays on Metra BNSF; teen gets 90 days for fatal DUI Aug 8, 2014 6:34 AM
    Metra BNSF riders can expect longer commute; Barrington Hills teen gets 90 days for fatal DUI crash; term limits may be on Arlington Hts. ballot in November; police seek public's help finding Elgin man; sales of Kennedy gold coin at Rosemont convention suspended; McIlvaine seeks extension stemming from 1975 project; Cloudy start to the morning with temperatures climbing to 75 degrees this afternoon.

     
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