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  • Suburban doctor pleads guilty to drug, fraud charges Sep 4, 2014 2:27 PM
    Suburban doctor Sathish N. Babu pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing narcotics and falsely billing Medicare for services he didn't provide. Babu, 47, of Bolingbrook, operated a home-visiting physician's office in Arlington Heights and Darien.

  • Darien woman charged with selling heroin outside high school Aug 28, 2014 6:23 PM
    A Darien woman remains held on $200,000 bail in DuPage County jail charged with selling heroin outside Hinsdale Central High School. Prosecutors said Wednesday that Melinda Rozell, 43, of 9 Elm Street, sold heroin to a confidential informant, working with DuPage County sheriff’s tactical narcotics team, at least six times since June.

  • Batavia man pleads guilty to pot charge Aug 22, 2014 5:02 PM
    Richard Ecklund of Batavia pleaded guilty Friday to his role in dealing nearly 600 pounds of marijuana. He was one of five people busted by the North Central Narcotics Task Force in 2012.

  • offers more than final bucket list Jul 24, 2014 5:05 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Darien-based, which offers consumers a digital vault filled with documents that can indicate what they want as final wishes. It goes beyond what typical wills or other legal documents provide by offering your final wishes for even the most smallest thing.

  • DuPage County resumes battle against gypsy moths Jun 25, 2014 12:10 PM
    The annual fight against gypsy moths, whose caterpillars can defoliate oaks and other trees, is set to begin next week in DuPage County’s forest preserves. Forest preserve officials say the Illinois Department of Agriculture is expected to spray for the moths beginning June 30 in the southeastern and northwestern part of the county.

  • Probation ordered in Darien pizza delivery theft Jun 18, 2014 12:56 PM
    A 21-year-old Darien man avoided additional jail time after prosecutors downgraded a 2011 robbery charge, stemming from the holdup of a pizza delivery driver, to a misdemeanor theft charge. Rashawn Clark, of the 7500 block of Farmingdale Road, pleaded guilty to the reduced charge last month and was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation. He also was directed to undergo any psychiatric evaluations ordered by the probation department.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jun 2, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features some Memorial Day images, the opening of Farmers Markets, and the annual Cops on a Roof fundraiser.

  • Groups working to help families displaced by Woodridge fire May 8, 2014 3:11 PM
    Eleven families that were left homeless after a fire destroyed their Woodridge apartment building met Wednesday with various community groups working to provide them with food, clothes and financial assistance.

  • Motorcycle daredevil found guilty in Westmont chase May 7, 2014 8:38 PM
    A motorcycle daredevil’s exploits, including baiting suburban police officers into chasing him and then posting videos of the pursuit online, likely will land him in jail. Hamza Ali Ben Ali, 31, of Plainfield, was found guilty during a Wednesday bench trial of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer and a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license.

  • Longtime taste tester on the edge of foodie trends May 5, 2014 4:55 AM
    Kukec's People features Maria Reyes of Woodridge, who has been a food taste tester for about 30 years, including the last 3 with olive oil at Romeoville-based KeHe.

  • Man convicted of running heroin ring Mar 13, 2014 9:02 AM
    A suburban man was convicted of operating a heroin sales ring for nearly six years and using the proceeds to buy jewelry, cars and suburban properties. David Price, 34, was living in Brookfield at the time of his arrest, but federal prosecutors said he had lived in homes in Lombard, Country Club Hills, Darien and Bolingbrook at various times while he ran the heroin distribution ring.

  • Keb’ Mo’ goes acoustic for DuPage concert Feb 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    A lot can change in 20 years, but inspiration still comes easy for Kevin Moore. “I love music and I love life and I love telling stories,” the Grammy-winning bluesman, better known as Keb’ Mo’, said in a recent interview. Moore’s performance Saturday at College of DuPage catches the renowned singer-songwriter in a reflective mood. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut under the nickname Keb’ Mo’ — a critically acclaimed album that started him on a path to become one of today’s most respected roots musicians.

  • Cleve Carney Art Gallery opening at College of DuPage Feb 5, 2014 9:04 PM
    Visitors can get a sneak peek Thursday of the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage's Glen Ellyn campus. The 1,850-square-foot gallery is part of the 14-month, $35 million MAC renovation and opens its doors from noon until 2 p.m. for a preview of its inaugural exhibition, “Selection of Artworks from the Cleve Carney Collection.”

  • Forest preserve won’t provide land for Darien project Jan 27, 2014 4:44 PM
    A developer who wants to build a multisports complex in Darien won’t receive land for the project from the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Forest preserve President D. “Dewey” Pierotti Jr. said he is going to notify Darien that the district doesn’t want property it owns between Lemont and Oldfield roads transferred to developer Sam Zagorac. Pierotti already has drafted a letter that he plans to send soon to Darien Mayor Kathleen Weaver.

  • COD names permanent MAC director Jan 24, 2014 5:46 PM
    Diana Martinez, once the director of Aurora’s Paramount Theatre and since September the interim director of College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center, has been named the MAC’s permanent director. The announcement concludes a national search conducted over the past five months led by Daniel E. Lloyd, COD’s dean of liberal arts.

  • Future of art at College of DuPage still in limbo Jan 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    A 40-by-12 foot ceramic mural that once adorned the wall of College of DuPage's Physical Education Building continues to come up in discussion there — even when it's not scheduled for debate. At Thursday's board meeting Trustee Nancy Svoboda questioned why discussion of the mural's future was not on the agenda.

  • COD aiming to promote recruitment, retention of black students Jan 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    The College of DuPage is launching an initiative officials say is specifically aimed at boosting enrollment, academic success and retention of black students. The announcement came as President Obama on Thursday kicks off a national campaign to encourage more low-income students to attend college.

  • Mario Tricoci shares business tips at College of DuPage Jan 21, 2014 5:50 PM
    In the world of business, salon owner and entrepreneur Mario Tricoci says, it almost always pays to make your own breaks. “The opportunity you get is the opportunity you make,” Tricoci said Tuesday during an appearance at the College of DuPage, where he discussed his career in the beauty industry and the challenges he overcame to build his brand and reputation.

  • Four suburban women charged in student loan scam Jan 17, 2014 4:37 PM
    Four women are facing student loan and identity theft charges following an investigation by College of DuPage, Illinois Attorney General and the U.S. Secret Service. The four are accused of co-opting strangers' identities to steal more than $100,000 in financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Suburban buildings among those honored for best design Jan 9, 2014 6:54 PM
    The Hanover Park Police Department, Schaumburg Township Library District and the College of DuPage were among the honorees when the American Institute of Architects Northeast Illinois Chapter handed out its 2013 Excellence in Design and Merit in Design awards. In all, 10 projects out of 59 entries submitted from across the region received awards.

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