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  • Dawn Brown

    Sheriff: Mastiff mauled, killed Big Rock womanNov 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    A 44-year-old firefighter who was found dead in her Big Rock home earlier this week was mauled and killed by a mastiff, one of three dogs she owned, authorities said Wednesday. Dawn Brown was a veteran firefighgter at the Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District in Yorkville and also a part-time firefighter with the Big Rock Fire Protection District.

  • McHenry County College had the highest rate of growth in student head count and full-time-equivalent enrollment in the last five years of all community colleges in Illinois, officials said.

    McHenry County College leads in enrollment increaseNov 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    McHenry County College had the highest rate of growth in head count and full-time equivalent enrollment in the last five years among all community colleges in Illinois, officials said. The fall student head count is up 33.9 percent — from 5,374 students in fall 2008 to 7,914 students now. MCC leads the pack of community colleges that posted five-year gains. In the Chicago suburbs,

  •  Jim Oberweis watches election results Tuesday night at a Geneva restaurant.

    Oberweis plans to focus on business retention to help 25th District Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Newly elected state senator Jim Oberweis reiterated Wednesday that he thinks the best thing he can do for residents of the 25th District is improve the climate for business in the state, saying that would "certainly help" people.

  • Democrat Andrew Bernard is trailing Republican Kay Hatcher in the 50th State House District race.

    Hatcher leads Bernard in 50th State House Nov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Kay Hatcher has a comfortable lead over Andrew Bernard in the 50th State House District race Tuesday night.

  •  Kane County Board Chairman-elect Chris Lauzen of Aurora shares a laugh with Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove Tuesday as election results flow in at a Kane County Republican Party in Geneva. Oberweis was elected state senator in the 25th District, according to unofficial results.

    When it comes to Oberweis, just call him ‘senator’Nov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Jim Oberweis will finally get to take an oath of office. The Sugar Grove Republican was the winner Tuesday in the race to become the state senator for the 25th District. With all precincts reporting, he defeated Democrat Corinne Pierog of St. Charles with 50,948 votes to 37,568, according to unofficial totals.

  • Tao Martinez, left, opposes Rob Russell for Kane County Coroner in the 2012 General Election.

    Top races in Kane CountyNov 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    There are plenty of hot races in Kane County to keep an eye on Tuesday. We take a look at a few, along with state legislative races.

  • Travis Gamble

    Robber gets 12 years for Naperville pizzeria robbery Nov 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    An Oswego man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for robbing a Naperville pizzeria in January. Travis Gamble, 22, pleaded guilty in DuPage County court Friday and was sentenced by Judge George Bakalis, according to court records.

  • Pierog for 25th Senate Nov 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    An Elburn letter to the editor: Illinois faces many tough decisions — balancing its budget, pension reform, encouraging economic growth among them. That's why I'm supporting Corinne Pierog to serve us in Springfield from the 25th Senate District.

  • Andrew Bernard

    Hatcher, Bernard seek 50th State House District seat Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican Kay Hatcher of Yorkville seeks a third term representing the 50th District in the state house, and takes on Democrat Andrew Bernard of Batavia.

  • Yorkville death investigation continues Oct 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Yorkville police continue to probe the deaths of a 35-year-old man and his 4-year-old son who were found inside their garage this week. "We were kind of hoping the coroner's office could give us something today," Police Chief Rich Hart said. "We just wanna be careful."

  • Grant programs make a difference to students Oct 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    The pursuit of grants provides colleges with a way to increase their impact on the local economy through immediate and long-term benefits as even more community members are given an opportunity to realize their full potential. Just last month, Waubonsee hosted U.S. Senator Dick Durbin at our downtown Aurora Campus to announce a new $2.8 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to serve displaced community residents.

  •  Corinne Pierog, left, Democratic candidate for the state 25th Senate District; Republican Jim Oberweis, her opponent; state Rep. Kay Hatcher, a Republican seeking re-election to the 50th House seat; and Democrat Andrew Bernard, her opponent, answer questions at a League of Women Voters of Central Kane County forum Monday in Geneva.

    Taxes, business, school funding on 50th House, 25th Senate forum agenda Oct 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidates for the state House District 50 and Senate District 25 campaigned Monday at a League of Women Voters of Central Kane County forum in Geneva.

  • Jim Oberweis, left, opposes Corrine Pierog in the 25th Senate District for the 2012 General Election.

    Oberweis, Pierog differ on term limits for legislators Oct 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    Corinne Pierog and Jim Oberweis, state Senate candidates in the 25th District, have different takes on whether allowing legislators serve for years and years is good for the people. Oberweis, the Sugar Grove Republican, has vowed to serve no more than eight years. Pierog, a Democrat from St. Charles, doesn't dispute that longtime politicians might become beholden to contributors and lobbyists. But there already is a term limit, she said. "It's called the vote."

  • Jim Oberweis, left, opposes Corrine Pierog in the 25th senate district for the 2012 General Election.

    Pierog, Oberweis agree on combining treasurer, comptrollerOct 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Asked about specific budget cuts he would make, Republican Jim Oberweis offered an idea that has been proposed in several states, and was once successful in Illinois: Cut the size of the legislature. Democrat Corrine Pierog suggests money could be brought in by taxing state workers’ pension incomes, at graduated rates. She also believes money could be found in pension reform, but is leery of shifting the burden for school pensions to school districts and colleges without giving them total control.

  • Endorsement: Oberweis over Pierog in 25th Senate District Oct 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Jim Oberweis in the race for state Senate from the 25th District.

  • Rich Kelly

    Dreyer doctors move ahead with eVisits Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Wish you could "meet" with your doctor and get treatment online? Aurora-based Dreyer Medical Clinic offers eVisits so busy people can get attention for their simple symptoms. Each online visit costs $30, about the amount of a co-payment, Anna Kukec says in her eBuzz column.

  • Endorsement: Hatcher over Bernard in 50th House District Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Endorsement for the state's 50th House District

  • Corinne Pierog

    Oberweis, Pierog say they won’t extend income tax increase Oct 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letting a temporary state income tax increase expire when it is supposed to is something both Jim Oberweis and Corinne Pierog, opponents in the 25th District state senate race, can get behind.

  • First-year experience critical to college successOct 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Research shows that a college student's first year largely determines whether or not that student earns a degree. Last year, Waubonsee Community College participated in the Foundations of Excellence program to look at how we can improve our first-year student outcomes.

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