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  • Dawn Patrol: Weather advisory until noon; Arlington Hts. board opposes Rauner’s plan Mar 3, 2015 5:00 AM
    Weather advisory until noon. Arlington Hts. board passes resolution against local budget cuts. Mayors: Really 3 things in Rauner budget hurt suburbs. Crystal Lake police seek despondent teen. Lawmakers unveil aggressive plan to curb heroin use. Police say two Glendale Heights men robbed carload of people. Wrigley’s right-field bleachers may be delayed until June. Hawks make quick work of Hurricanes.

  • Snow, freezing rain could make Tuesday commute treacherous Mar 2, 2015 3:10 PM
    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the suburbs starting at 3 a.m. Tuesday. The advisory is set to expire at noon Tuesday.

  • Dawn Patrol: $2,000 bongs targeted; an idea to honor Minoso, Banks Mar 2, 2015 5:53 AM
    Robbers target $2,000 bongs in St. Charles, police say. Bids come in for Maine West gym addition. Hundreds take icy plunge in Palatine. An idea to honor both Minnie Minoso and Ernie Banks. Hawks deny any team turmoil. Now Bulls leading scorer Jimmy Butler is injured

  • We missed big snow, but wintry mess heading our way Mar 2, 2015 7:43 AM
    A winter storm moving across Illinois brought as much as 8 inches of snow to central parts of the state. But the Chicago area is just continuing to deal with cold and then a wintry mess that will come late Monday into Tuesday.

  • Kane County Flea Market kicks off new year Mar 1, 2015 7:03 PM
    Every inch of the 32,000 square feet of floor space in the Prairie Events Center in St. Charles was filled Sunday with old stuff for the new year. Spring bargains were plenty since dealers at the Kane County Flea Market wrapped up their winter break for the first show of the season this weekend.

  • 16-year-old boy charged in Aurora shooting death Feb 28, 2015 3:45 PM
    A 16-year-old Aurora boy is charged with first-degree murder following a shooting Friday afternoon near downtown Aurora that police described as "gang-related." Police aren't releasing the name of the accused gunman because of his age. Police recovered the gun they believe was used in the shooting.

  • Dawn Patrol: Sleepy I-88 trucker convicted; MCC student killed Feb 27, 2015 5:55 AM
    Trucker found guilty of most charges in fatal I-88 crash. Elgin man charged in break-ins. MCC student killed in crash with commuter train. Farnham sentencing won’t be delayed despite illness. Fire destroys van in Palatine. Island Lake cop gets new $60,000-a-year-job. Rose’ future unknown after surgery.

  • Teens being questioned in Aurora shooting death Feb 27, 2015 5:29 PM
    Aurora police were questioning two male juveniles Friday in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old Aurora man. Police said Gianni Aguirre, of the 100 block of Bluff Street, was gunned down about 1 p.m. as he stood outside his home.

  • Area under lake effect snow warning until 6 p.m. Feb 26, 2015 11:19 AM
    The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for the area that will last until 6 p.m. An additional 1-3 inches of snow could fall today, according to the weather service. Snow totals will vary considerably due to the lake effect nature of the storm.

  • Campton Hills leaders want to take community pulse in wake of Rauner cuts Feb 26, 2015 8:09 AM
    Depending on the depth and duration of Gov. Rauner's proposed cuts in share of the state sales tax doled out to towns, Campton Hills could lose up to $1 million a year in funding, which is about the amount spent each year to run its police department. Village President candidates Patsy Smith and Harry Blecker say the village could be forced to use protection from the sheriff's department but should survey the community and perhaps hold a town hall meeting to see what residents want.

  • Dawn Patrol: Fatal crash slows trains; trucker’s trial could end today Feb 26, 2015 5:53 AM
    Fatal accident, other problems slow commute on Metra. Important ruling today in trucker's trial. School bus rolls over in Lindenhurst. Another measles case in Cook County. Newly discovered film footage shows horrors of Eastland disaster. Thibodeau says Rose's injury is unfair.

  • Dawn Patrol: Lottery winner sets record; Rose hurt again Feb 27, 2015 1:52 PM
    Naperville lottery winner sets record. Bank robbed in Fox Lake. Des Plaines residents speak out about O'Hare Lake plans. Wheaton College student accused of recording woman in shower. Massage therapist sentenced for assaulting Barrington teen. Bulls' Rose out again with knee injury, needs surgery.

  • Kane finance panel: No new vehicles for sheriff this year Feb 25, 2015 9:37 PM
    Money for new vehicles and overtime may be removed from Kane County Sheriff Donald Kramer's budget, to partially make up for the loss of income from the canceled contract to house federal prisoners for the U.S. Marshal Service.

  • Shoppers paid extra $1 billion in local sales taxes Feb 25, 2015 9:53 AM
    Shoppers in Illinois paid more than $1 billion in additional sales taxes to nearly 300 towns last year, and that could rise if Gov. Bruce Rauner gets his way on a plan to cut municipalities’ share of state income taxes. Just eight years ago, only 185 towns had local sales taxes.

  • Snow could make for a messy afternoon commute Feb 25, 2015 3:00 PM
    Light snow could move into the area this afternoon and early evening, is reporting. The snow should taper off overnight with accumulations of 1-3 inches possible.

  • Dawn Patrol: Rosemont rebated Garth Brooks $1M; Breuder responds Feb 24, 2015 5:42 AM
    Rosemont rebated Garth Brooks more than $1 million. Breuder: COD union’s accusations are ‘irresponsible and unfounded.’ Speed likely a factor in fatal Elgin crash. Woodfield, Schaumburg police say they’ll remain vigilant. Mundelein plan commissioner who wrote critical letter fired. McHenry dems protest hiring of sheriff with DUI, assault convictions. A Naperville man won $265 million, but who? Subs deliver as Bulls subdue Bucks.

  • Kane sheriff tells why he booted federal inmates Feb 25, 2015 5:47 AM
    There hasn't been enough staffing at the Kane County jail since it opened, Sheriff Don Kramer said Tuesday. The fastest way to make the jail safer was to terminate a contract with federal marshals. Kramer offered data about union and inmate grievances as well as lawsuits about the conditions of the jail as support for his decision to kill the contract.

  • Legislators, mayors sound off on Rauner's proposed cuts Feb 25, 2015 5:49 AM
    While some suburban lawmakers called for caution and even optimism in the wake of Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut in half municipalities' shares of state income taxes, local officials said the idea is unacceptable. “I think it's an unreasonable request,” state Sen. Karen McConnaughay said, “but that does not mean that somewhere in the course of negotiations there isn't going to be some consensus to cut some part of (local state income taxes).”

  • 2 earn spots on Campton Hills April ballot Feb 25, 2015 9:52 AM
    Two candidates will be added to the April 7 ballot as a result of Tuesday's primary election for Campton Hills. According to unofficial results, Steve Galloway and Nicholas Girka succeeded in getting enough votes to be placed on the April ballot as candidates for trustee and clerk, respectively. The April election offers voters a choice between a write-in slate headed by Village President Patsy Smith against a slate organized by Harry Blecker, who also served as trustee and is seeking the president's seat.

  • Dawn Patrol: Oscars anything but dull; brutal cold this morning Feb 23, 2015 5:53 AM
    Oscar was predictable, but he wasn't dull. Suspect charged in lottery ticket thefts. Brutal cold expected this morning. Naperville candidates explore traffic solutions. ESO celebrates Oscars with movie music. Logano wins his first Daytona 500. Three White Sox pitchers on comeback trail.

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