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  • New trial denied for Villa Park man convicted in Lombard arson murder Mar 31, 2015 2:17 PM
    A Villa Park man faces life in prison after being denied a new trial for igniting a July 2012 fire that killed a 24-year-old woman and severely burned a 25-year-old man. A 12-member DuPage County jury deliberated less than two hours in January before convicting Todd Mandoline of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated arson. Mandoline started the fire at 1028 S. Ahrens Ave. in Lombard that killed Paula Morgan and injured her friend Jason Cassidy.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Aurora mayor urges alderman to resign; Crystal Lake police hunt bank robber Mar 31, 2015 5:53 AM
    Aurora mayor urges alderman to resign. Volo woman faces federal charges in bank robbery case. Crystal Lake police search for bank robber. Elgin man gets 18 years on drugs, weapons charges. Blackhawks beat the Kings in a key game. Imrem says Baez demotion no surprise.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Final Four field is set; Elgin man loses arm Mar 30, 2015 5:55 AM
    Michigan State earns trip to Final Four; Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga; troubles grow for Campton Hills man accused of Geneva hospital assault; alternative schools experience March Madness; Elgin man loses arm after accident at Bartlett pasta plant; Trout has the tools to repeat as AL MVP; position players poised to make NL MVP bids

     
  • Northlake man gets life in prison for Addison stick-up Mar 30, 2015 12:00 PM
    A Northlake was sentenced to life in prison this morning after being convicted in a 2011 armed robbery in Addison. A 12-member DuPage County jury, in December, found Luis Moreta, 43, guilty of robbing three men at gunpoint who had responded to a Craigslist ad to buy a motorcycle.

     
  • Downers Grove man charged with robbing Domino’s Pizza Mar 30, 2015 2:46 PM
    A Downers Grove man is being held on $400,000 bond on charges he stole $127 during an armed robbery at a Domino’s Pizza in Downers Grove and then attempted to rob a Shell station in Hinsdale, authorities said Monday. James W. Himpler, 48, of the 4800 block of Oakwood Avenue, is charged with one count of aggravated robbery, one count of attempted aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer.

     
  • Batavia college prep school plan might be dead Mar 30, 2015 5:30 AM
    The plan to open a private college prep high school this fall in Batavia is dead, for now. “We just didn’t have the applicants. We needed 100 students to open,” said former Illinois education superintendent Michael Bakalis, founder, president and chief executive officer of American Quality Schools. Bakalis said the project could be delayed until fall 2016 or dropped entirely.

     
  • DuPage County prosecutors probing College of DuPage, charges appear unlikely Mar 31, 2015 5:45 AM
    An investigation by the DuPage County state's attorney's office into spending at the College of DuPage is unlikely to result in any criminal charges, according to sources with knowledge of the probe. But critics of the community college's administration are questioning the objectivity of the state's attorney's investigation and already are calling for an independent probe to be done by federal authorities. Grand jury subpoenas for financial records were issued about two weeks ago to both the Glen Ellyn-based college and its fundraising arm, the College of DuPage Foundation, sources said.

     
  • The pluses, minuses of educators serving on school boards Mar 31, 2015 5:50 AM
    Does having elected board members with education industry experience mean better decisionmaking for a school district, or does it drive up taxes? It's a question some suburban voters may be asking when they head to the polls next week in districts where former teachers and administrators are on the ballot.

     
  • Dual credit courses give teens a head start on college Mar 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    Technology Center of DuPage offers dual credit courses, allowing high school students to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Students can explore career interests in depth while working ahead on degree programs and possibly saving significantly on tuition, says Jim Thorne, director of the association that runs the Technology Center of DuPage.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: CTA driver worked long hours before crash; FAA doesn’t allow solo shifts in cockpit Mar 27, 2015 9:48 AM
    Blue Line operator worked long hours before crash. Why FAA doesn't allow solo shifts in cockpit. Three injured when truck crashes into Big Rock Cafe. Wheeling man held without bail. Ex-Blackhawk fits in nicely with Wolves. Wisconsin hangs on in NCAA tournament. Who will Bulls' opponent be in first round of playoffs?

     
  • Editorial: Arlington Hts. nonprofit fights to save heroin addicts, one naloxone injector at a time Mar 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Live 4 Lali in Arlington Heights is to be commended for getting naloxone into the hands of the true first responders to the heroin epidemic in the suburbs -- the friends and family members of addicts throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties.

     
  • Join Soil and Water Stewardship Poster Contest by May 1 Mar 27, 2015 8:47 PM
    The Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District will be sponsoring a Soil and Water Stewardship Poster Contest. The contest provides students an opportunity to share their thoughts about natural resource issues. The theme for this year’s contest is "Local Heroes-Your Hardworking Pollinators."

     
  • Wheaton man charged with stealing from Downers Grove charity Mar 27, 2015 9:21 PM
    Youth Pastor accused of theft from Charity

     
  • Elgin man gets 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting girl Mar 27, 2015 1:55 PM
    A former Elgin man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl he knew in February 2005. Robert Shachter, 50, of Glendale Heights, will get credit for nearly 300 days spent in jail since his May 2014 arrest. Authorities also found child pornography in a storage locker rented by Shachter, records show.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Quake near Lake in the Hills; student brings BB gun to school Mar 26, 2015 6:14 AM
    Earthquake reported near Lake in the Hills. Hinsdale South student brings BB gun to school. Carpentersville candidate admits lying. Police say Round Lake Beach man drove drunk with kids in car. Parents want to let kids skip tests. Panera to open in Carpentersville. Bulls pick up big win at Toronto.

     
  • Lawmakers trying to figure out how to punish COD, exempt other schools Mar 27, 2015 5:50 AM
    Lawmakers piled up a flurry of proposals after the controversy over a $763,000 severance package for College of DuPage President Robert Breuder, but some of them are going to need a little retooling. At issue: How to give COD a hard time for the severance deal without putting unnecessary limits on other colleges and universities across the state.

     
  • Tollway sets higher speed limits, bucks state law Mar 26, 2015 7:29 PM
    Tollway leaders approved 60 to 65 mph speeds on local toll roads despite a backlash from supporters of a 70 mph law.

     
  • Kane fifth healthiest among state's counties Mar 27, 2015 5:49 AM
    Kane County cracks the list of the top five healthiest counties in the latest rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That's the best showing for the county since Barb Jeffers took over as executive director of the county's public health department.

     
  • Why man is still paying for a 2004 speeding ticket Mar 26, 2015 2:39 PM
    When Dan Laird was cited for speeding outside Wheaton’s Franklin Middle School on the first day of classes in 2004, he paid his $75 fine and thought the matter was closed. Eleven years later, he discovered it isn’t.

     
  • Elgin downtown taxpayers clash with city over spending Mar 25, 2015 6:56 AM
    Elgin has been collecting taxes from property owners of 90 downtown parcels for more than a decade after the debt for a nearby parking garage was paid off. Now property owners want to know where that money went.

     
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