A celebration of life will be held Sunday in South Elgin for former South Elgin firefighter Steven Diehl, who died last year following a battle with ALS.

Former South Elgin firefighter who died after battling ALS to be honored Sunday

The community is invited to honor a former South Elgin firefighter who died last year following a battle with ALS.

Could pickleball become a high school sport?

The pickleball craze hasn’t hit the high schools … yet. Is it coming?

Getzuri Arellano

29-year prison term for man who strangled girlfriend to death

A man who strangled his girlfriend to death in Aurora was sentenced last week to 29 years in prison.

A nano brewery is proposed to fill the vacant space of the recently-closed Bangkok Cafe in downtown Arlington Heights.

Nano brewery proposed for downtown Arlington Heights

The recently-closed Bangkok Cafe at 17 N. Vail Ave., in Arlington Heights is proposed to become Eric Lamkins’ nano brewery, where the bearded home brewer will craft small batches of his favorite suds.

Krist Schroeder found a blue-eyed cicada on Monday at St. James Farm Forest Preserve near Warrenville.

'One in a million' blue-eyed cicadas found throughout Chicago area

One blue-eyed cicada was found in Beverly Sunday on the Southwest Side. A day later, at least two more were found — one in suburban Orland Park and another at the St. James Farm Forest Preserve near Warrenville.

The cicadas that have begun to emerge around the suburbs are the focus of contests and events now open to the public.

Cicada contests, events seek to celebrate and educate

Suburban residents can take full advantage of the rare occurrence of the long-awaited 17-year periodical cicadas emerging by participating in contests and events that teach about the insects and celebrate them.

Anthony Lane

Man gets 58 years for sexual assault of elderly woman

A man was sentenced to 58 years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting an elderly woman in her home in Addison.

More than 1,500 people have signed a petition opposing a decision to stall the distribution of the Bartlett High School yearbook over a photo the school’s interim principal described as “offensive” and “antisemitic” in an email to parents.

Photo that stirred antisemitism concerns fuels yearbook controversy at Bartlett High School

Elgin Area Unit District 46 Superintendent Suzanne Johnson responded late Wednesday to a public outcry about a controversial photo in the Bartlett High School yearbook, saying a message included in picture did not reflect “the values and beliefs of Bartlett High School and School District U-46.”


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