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  • Kane County Jobs Committee offers free workshop Mar 24, 2015 12:01 PM
    The Jobs Committee of the Kane County Board, co-chaired by Theresa Barreiro and Rebecca Gillam, is sponsoring a special workshop on exports and technology, presented by the COD International Trade Center. The presentation will be delivered by Zachary Person, the International Trade Center Program Manager at the College of DuPage.

     
  • State budget mess prompts trial delays, layoffs at suburban courthouses Mar 23, 2015 8:44 PM
    Chief judges are starting to impose furloughs and delay trials at suburban courthouses in response to state funding running out for court reporters next week.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Fatal hospital stabbing; snow hits the area Mar 23, 2015 7:41 AM
    Charges yet to be filed in fatal hospital stabbing; winter’s not done with us yet; state’s attorney pledges to fight hate crimes against suburban Sikhs; Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges; Kane public defender says ‘innocent man’ convicted in Geneva murder; Wisconsin earns trip to Sweet 16; Cubs, White Sox have work cut out for them

     
  • Kane public defender: ‘Innocent man’ convicted in Geneva murder Mar 22, 2015 4:36 PM
    Kelli Childress reflects on the guilty verdict against Shadwick King, her first loss in a murder trial as Kane County public defender, and Geneva's first murder since 1975. "I have no doubt in my mind an innocent man was convicted," she said.

     
  • Kane Co. may loosen some liquor service regulations Mar 21, 2015 7:35 AM
    Liquor may be a little more free flowing in unincorporated Kane County as board members will consider changing the law to allow for 9 a.m. liquor sales and pulling back restrictions on outdoor beer and wine gardens. Liquor commission members already reviewed the pending changes in a favorable light.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Hundreds in Dist. 214 refuse PARCC; FBI body-part raid details Mar 20, 2015 6:50 AM
    Hundreds of students refusing PARCC tests; affidavit details why FBI raided Rosemont body donation firm; College of DuPage board signs off on deal with PR firm; Farnham gets 8 years in prison for child porn; Pradel honored; Rauner meeting leaves mayors feeling better about income tax fund loss; March Madness tips off with upsets.

     
  • Governor appoints Aurora Fire Marshal to state post Mar 20, 2015 10:16 PM
    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday that he appointed Aurora Fire Marshal Matthew Perez as the new Illinois Fire Marshal. Perez has nearly 30 years of experience in public safety. He has been with the department for 27 years.

     
  • Aurora police searching for burglary suspect Mar 20, 2015 5:14 PM
    Aurora police said Friday they are searching for a man charged with a Feb. 18 burglary of computer equipment and video games. Police said an arrest warrant has been issued for Anthony D. Gant, 29, whose last known Aurora address was on the 1200 block of West Indian Trail and is also known to frequent the 600 block of Sterling Court in DeKalb. Police said the burglary took place at an apartment on the same block as Gant’s Aurora address.

     
  • Kane Co. board members visit Serosun Farms Mar 21, 2015 12:06 AM
    On Wednesday, March 11, Serosun Farms, 45W489 Berner Road in Hampshire, celebrated the first entitlement for the Protected Agriculture and Limited Development Land Use Classification in Kane County.

     
  • Chicago man charged in 2013 Aurora shooting Mar 19, 2015 6:17 PM
    A 24-year-old Chicago man, already in prison on a previous weapons offense in Cook County, has been charged in a 2013 shooting in Aurora. Darrell D. Miller, who last lived on the 10000 block of South Green Street in Chicago, has been charged in DuPage County with aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with a Jan. 5, 2013, shooting that injured three Peoria men at an apartment complex parking lot in the 2600 block of Village Green Drive in Aurora.

     
  • Kane County engineer wins Community Involvement Award Mar 19, 2015 4:29 PM
    Kane County is honored to announce that Kane County Engineer Carl Schoedel was awarded with the 2015 American Public Works Association, Chicago Metro Chapter Community Involvement Award at the annual awards meeting on March 19, 2015. This award recognizes public works professionals who are active leaders in their community and encourages public trust in public works professionals through recognition of outstanding community involvement.

     
  • Kane Co. won’t sign on to condemnations of Rauner budget plan Mar 18, 2015 6:35 PM
    Despite facing a loss of $1.7 m this year and $2.8 million next year, Kane County Board members will not send a letter opposing Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to cut local government funds. Several local municipalities blasted the governor's budget plan in letters this week. But county board members said they will stay neutral and hope whatever the state budget plan is that it ultimately results in a better fiscal outcome for everyone.

     
  • Geneva commission says ‘no’ to tearing down Sixth Street School Mar 18, 2015 2:11 PM
    Not so fast on tearing down the old Sixth Street School, says the Geneva Historic Preservation Commission. "It still has the ability to be used as something else," chairman Scott Roy said Wednesday, explaining why the commission voted to deny a demolition permit. "I'd say we are disappointed," Geneva Library board president Bob Shiffler said. The library is buying the site to build a new facility.

     
  • West Dundee man deemed sexually violent, will be committed Mar 18, 2015 6:22 PM
    A Kane County jury on Wednesday found that a former 43-year-old West Dundee man convicted of trying to rape two different women when he was a teenager is a Sexually Violent Person. Jamal Sharifpour, who once fled to Turkey and Iran to avoid prosecution and eventually was sentenced to 14 years in prison, will now be held and treated by the Illinois Department of Human Services until he is deemed fit to re-enter society.

     
  • Strip club owner says she can class up Blackjacks Mar 19, 2015 6:03 AM
    The same group that tried to buy Blackjacks Gentlemen's Club in 2013 is back for a second pitch before Kane County officials. A strip club operator promises 200 jobs, increased tax revenue for the county and a full makeover for the property. “The people who come in for a shot and a beer, we don't want them,” she said.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Layoffs surprise U-46 union; Wauconda OKs 9/11 beam Mar 18, 2015 5:43 AM
    Suburban mayors protest Rauner cuts, learn they might lose funding sooner. Wauconda allows World Trade Center beam at proposed 9/11 memorial. U-46 teachers union president ‘surprised’ by high layoff numbers. Des Plaines aldermen postpone vote on funding Sayad’s defense. Woodridge man charged with hijacking, kidnapping woman and 2 kids. Lombard man gets 10 years for shooting ex-girlfriend’s mother. Buffalo Grove park upgrades on hold after state suspends grants. Geneva may not use paintballs on coyotes after all. Encouraging news on Bulls’ injury front.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Geneva man found guilty of killing wife; Naperville bicyclist hurt Mar 19, 2015 12:21 PM
    Geneva man guilty of murdering wife, staging her death; Naperville bicyclist hurt; Gurnee shoppers sickened; services set for Libertyville war veteran; lawsuit seeks to stop Elgin Tower revamp; Mt. Prospect agency employee charged with sexual assault of teen; we knew Frank Kaminsky back at Benet.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Fatal fire in Antioch Twp.; stabbing outside White Castle Mar 16, 2015 5:54 AM
    Antioch Township man killed in fire. Person stabbed in White Castle parking lot in Lake in the Hills. All about syrup in the suburbs. Undefeated Kentucky is the top NCAA seed. Short-handed Bulls fall to Thunder.

     
  • Campaign for tobacco-free kids marks 20 years of “Kicking Butts” Mar 16, 2015 9:33 PM
    Kane County youths will be marking KICK BUTTS Day, Wednesday, March 18, by promoting this year’s theme of “I am not a replacement!”, a reference to the tobacco companies practice of marketing their products to children to replace customers who have died. The campaign is encouraging youths across the country to take a selfie and post it using the hashtag #NotAReplacement.

     
  • Geneva man found guilty of killing wife, staging her death Mar 18, 2015 5:30 AM
    A Kane County jury Monday night found Shadwick King guilty of strangling his wife in July 2014 and dumping her body on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Geneva in the city's first murder in nearly 40 years.

     
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