Education | District 211 preparing to restore in-person learning Oct. 26
Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 families were advised Friday to begin preparing for a possible move to the hybrid model of student instruction during the week of Oct. 26 if public health data and protocols cooperate.
Crime | AJ Freund's father pleads guilty, sentenced to 30 yearsAfter 17 months of denying before a McHenry County judge any involvement in the death of his 5-year-old son AJ Freund, Andrew Freund pleaded guilty to aggravated battery to a child, involuntary manslaughter and concealment of a homicidal death.
News | 'It was a great landing': Small plane winds up on road in PalatineA small plane landed on a road in Palatine Thursday night, officials said. Witnesses said the plane landed at the top of a hill on North Quentin Road and slid all the way down. The wing of the plane then hit a telephone pole, causing the plane to spin.
News | 21-year-old man dies after two-vehicle crash in WaucondaOne person is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Wauconda early Friday morning.
Politics | State lifts COVID-19-related restrictions on Will, Kankakee countiesRestrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including a ban on indoor dining in restaurants and bars, will be lifted in Will and Kankakee counties as of 5 p.m. today, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said.
Columns | Phony championship rings, fake N95 masks: What Customs agents are seizing at O'HareBetween the phony Super Bowl rings headed to Aurora, knockoff Apple watches on their way to Peru and a half-million fake N95 masks going to the East Coast, it's been a busy month for federal customs agents at O'Hare International Airport.
Kane County | Election officials: Kane County mail-in ballots, polling places will be safe and secureFace shields, masks, gowns and plenty of disinfectant will be available to Kane County election judges and voters who plan to cast their November ballots in person. There will also be three drop boxes for people who don't trust the mail. And that could be handy as nearly 90,000 voters have requested mail-in ballots.
Crime | Roselle man charged with sexual abuse at Schaumburg businessSchaumburg police are seeking further information from the public for their investigation of an alleged criminal sexual abuse and battery at a business that has already resulted in the charging of its owner.
Crime | Netflix 'Cheer' star from Naperville facing child pornography chargeJerry Harris, the Naperville star of the Netflix series "Cheer," was arrested Thursday on a federal charge accusing him of soliciting an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photographs of himself.
McHenry County | Attorneys make closing arguments in Lake in the Hills woman's drug-induced homicide trialDefense attorneys for Paige Hoover continued pressing law enforcement officers Thursday on why others in Peter Fonte's social circle were not considered suspects in his fatal overdose on May 18, 2018. The fate of Hoover, a 25-year-old Lake in the Hills woman facing a drug-induced homicide charge in the 45-year-old Cary man's death, now is in the hands of McHenry County Circuit Judge Michael E. Coppedge. The judge presided over three days of testimony this week and is set to issue a decision at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2.
News | Jewish congregations rally for unity during a decidedly different Rosh Hashanah"Shofar in the Street" is a suburban highlight in celebrating the Hebrew year of 5781.
Cook County | Watch Kim Foxx, Pat O'Brien square off in stormy state's attorney debateThe two candidates for Cook County state's attorney engaged in a feisty joint Zoom interview with members of the Daily Herald Editorial Board.
Education | Woodland District 50 sues to close Prairie Crossing Charter School in GrayslakeWoodland School District 50 Board of Education filed a lawsuit this week which seeks the closure of Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday with the Illinois State Board of Education, argues that Prairie Crossing failed to meet its state requirement to educate at-risk students and that by taking state funds the school diverts funding for services away from low-income families and underrepresented students in the school district.
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