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  • Four Aurora police officers honored for actions in domestic violence call Feb 26, 2015 1:54 PM
    Aurora Police Department has named four employees of the year for 2014.

  • Trucker found guilty of most charges in fatal I-88 crash Feb 26, 2015 4:45 PM
    A Hanover Park truck driver was found guilty Thursday of most charges against him in connection with a fiery crash on Jan. 27, 2014, that killed a tollway worker and severely injured a state trooper near Aurora. DuPage Judge Robert Kleeman found Renato Velasquez, 47, guilty of the felony charge of operating a commercial motor vehicle under the impairment of fatigue, a charge that carries a sentence ranging from probation to three years in prison.

  • Aurora man charged with sharing child porn Feb 26, 2015 5:29 PM
    An Aurora man was arrested this week after police said he downloaded and distributed hundreds of child pornography pictures. Niraj V. Patel, of the 3600 block of Gabrielle Lane in Aurora, was arrested after a seven-month investigation, according to a news release.

  • Home Show opens for 9th year this weekend in Fox Valley Feb 25, 2015 9:48 AM
    In its ninth year, The Home Show is scheduled to be held at the Vaughan Athletic Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1. Residents in the Fox Valley suburbs are invited to attend this free exposition with free parking. There they’ll see the latest in home remodeling and repair products and services.

  • Defense: No proof trucker committed crime in Illinois Feb 25, 2015 10:41 PM
    Renato Velasquez, the Hanover Park truck driver accused of falling asleep and causing a fatal crash along eastbound I-88 in Aurora, may have had falsified logs in his cab at the time of the accident, but his attorney says merely possessing the books is not a crime.

  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

  • Cancer survivor still fights disease as fundraiser, volunteer Feb 24, 2015 1:00 AM
    Although his personal journey with cancer may very well be complete, Frank Arostegui won’t stop battling the disease. Others need help fighting, and Arostegui aims to help as many people as he can — as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and as the driving force behind a campaign among his coworkers at American Litho in Carol Stream to raise $20,000 this year for ACS.

  • Prosecutors: Trucker in fatal I-88 crash said he 'cheated all the time' Feb 25, 2015 5:55 AM
    “I cheat all the time. You have to cheat to make money.” Prosecutors say that admission from Hanover Park truck driver Renato Velasquez is the cornerstone of their case to convict the 47-year-old of charges stemming from a fatal crash on Jan. 27, 2014, along I-88 near Aurora. Velasquez, whose trial opened Tuesday, is charged with operating a commercial motor vehicle while fatigued or impaired and making a false report of his record and duty status.

  • Join in National Girl Scout Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 Feb 24, 2015 12:17 PM
    This Feb. 27 through March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

  • Get tickets for annual Geneva Wedding Walk Feb 24, 2015 12:09 PM
    These cold winter months are the hottest planning time for brides-to-be. The seventh annual Geneva Bride Wedding Walk will be held on Sunday, March 1, and is the perfect opportunity for brides to visit every type of wedding vendor on their list. The Wedding Walk kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Herrington Inn & Spa at 15 S. River St. Admission includes an infinity scarf, tote bag, and favors from the vendors.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Feb 24, 2015 4:26 PM
    Timothy M. Taylor, 50, of Batavia, was charged with criminal damage to property at 4:34 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North Prairie, according to a police report.

  • Aurora police to name Employee of the Year Feb 23, 2015 12:45 PM
    Eighteen Aurora police officers and five 911 operators who were all named Employees or Co-Employees of the Month in 2014 will be eligible for the annual “Employee of the Year” award during a ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Aurora Police Department’s headquarters.

  • Lake Barrington shop owners are local version of American Pickers Feb 23, 2015 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features two sisters and their mother, who own Tattered Tiques in Lake Barrington. They are like the local version of American Pickers, since they go on the road around the Midwest to find unique antiques .

  • Images: Weekend in review Feb 23, 2015 10:24 PM
    See some of the best pictures by Daily Herald photographers from this past weekend.

  • From the food editor: Aurora grocer collects recipes for second edition cookbook Feb 23, 2015 11:18 AM
    Wondering how to make rabbit stew? Open up a copy of the newly minted second edition of “Prisco’s Family & Friends’ Cookbook.” The popular Aurora grocery store earlier this month released its new cookbook that features 329 recipes from more than 100 contributors. Not game for game? Try Baked Ziti with Sausage.

  • Travelers and neighbors make connections over home-cooked meals Feb 22, 2015 11:00 AM
    When Aurora resident Lourdes Soto-Smith works late in Chicago, sometimes she'd just like to enjoy a home-cooked dinner with friends before going home. She has found gracious hosts and good companions through, a website founded by Naperville native Jay Savsani to bring together guests and hosts who enjoy meeting new people, sharing stories and trying different cuisine.

  • Sunday picks: Elvis is alive at Rosemont Theatre Feb 22, 2015 5:00 AM
    See impersonators depicting the late singer Elvis Presley through the many stages of his showbiz career in the touring show “Elvis Lives,” which plays today at the Rosemont Theatre. Get in the spirit of the Academy Awards ceremony as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs extracts from Oscar-nominated and winning films like “Schindler's List,” “The Red Violin” and more in the concert “A Night at the Oscars” at the Hemmens Cultural Center. Get ready for some painful insights and observations when comic country music songwriter Rodney Carrington brings his Here Comes the Truth tour tonight to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

  • Weekend picks: Marlena Rodriguez plays Midwest Comedy Showcase Feb 21, 2015 5:00 AM
    Standup comedians gather at the monthly Midwest Comedy Showcase at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Sports historian Bruce Allerdice presents “Before the Chicago Cubs: Baseball Comes to the Windy City,” about baseball in Chicago in the 1850s and 1860s at the Glen Ellyn History Center. Multitalented actor-comedian-producer Jamie Kennedy shows off his standup skills at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. See “Dancing at Lughnasa,” about five sisters in rural Donegal, Ireland, who are trying to adapt to a rapidly changing world, at Wheaton College's Arena Theater. All this and more in this weekend's Time out!

  • Meeting to explore the Maker Movement Feb 20, 2015 12:05 PM
    Northern Illinois University invites you to its next STEM Cafe, “The Maker Movement: A Democracy of Doers!,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub in DeKalb. Feeling alienated by consumer culture? Longing to use your hands for something other than emailing and online shopping? A growing subculture of makers and doers are sharing ideas, tools, and workspaces as they invent everything from robots to life hacks.

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