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Auction at Geneva church raises $4,000 for local organizations

Aurora news - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 10:12

Bev Coe, Llona Steele and Bill Koehl bid on items in the Nov. 5 auction, hosted by Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. It raised $4,000 for local human service agencies.

Elk Grove police chief to retire after 41 years

Bensenville News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 02:02

In a career spanning more than four decades, retiring Elk Grove Village Police Chief Stephen Schmidt has rubbed shoulders with the likes of a U.S. president and a famous TV clown, but he'll also remember interactions with the everyday people he has been sworn to serve and protect. Take, for example, the case of a 16-year-old girl who ran away from home and got involved in a prostitution ring in Chicago.

Officials: Man accused in exchange student's drug death had sex with 2nd student

Glen Ellyn News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 01:45

A man accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage exchange student and supplying drugs that caused her fatal overdose was also having a similar relationship with another foreign student, prosecutors said Wednesday. The new details were revealed at a bond modification hearing Wednesday in DuPage County court for Francis Emanuele, 36, of Downers Grove.

Editorial: Election board right to restrict its attorneys' political activities

Wheaton News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:45

With the election behind us, talk of a "rigged" voting system has faded into the realm of presidential campaign hyperbole. But there's a reason the accusation attracted attention.

Five Additional First Trust ETFs Approved for Sale in Mexican Pension Plans

Wheaton News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:45

In accordance with Mexico's pension plan investment guidelines, CONSAR must approve an ETF before it can be purchased in a pension fund. They previously approved two First Trust ETFs, which are listed below along with the five newly approved ETFs.

Officials: Man accused in exchange student's drug death had sex with 2nd student

Downers Grove News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:33

A man accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage exchange student and supplying drugs that caused her fatal overdose was also having a similar relationship with another foreign student, prosecutors said Wednesday. The new details were revealed at a bond modification hearing Wednesday in DuPage County court for Francis Emanuele, 36, of Downers Grove.

2016 holiday lights guide: Morton Arboretum flips the switch early

Lisle News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:04

Is it the longer nights leading us to covet a little extra brightness, even if it's from a bulb attached to wire? Is it the tradition of it, packing the kids and their grandparents into the car and heading to a nature park or a magnificently emblazoned neighbor's house to take in the glowing spectacle? Is it the joy/guilt in seeing that someone else has done all that work - the stringing and the plugging and the testing - while it took us until mid-December merely to mount a couple of light strands around the porch perimeter? Whatever the reason, Chicagoans are suckers for a year-end lights display, as the traffic around Lincoln Park or Brookfield Zoo on a warm December weekend evening will attest.

Safety For You: Tracking down radon - WLNS

Radon News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 23:25

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Safety For You: Tracking down radon
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(WLNS) – When the weather changes and the cold winds blow we find ourselves closing up our homes from the outside. There is an invader already in your house waiting for the perfect time to strike and when it does it may already be too late. You can't ...

Batavia ready to allow video gambling?

Aurora news - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 21:52

Aldermen voted 8-3 Tuesday as a committee meeting to do so. A binding vote could be taken as soon as Monday.

Former interim president leaving COD

Glen Ellyn News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 19:28

The administrator who oversaw daily operations at the College of DuPage as acting interim president "during a period of turbulence and transition" is stepping down. COD trustees on Thursday night are scheduled to vote on a retirement agreement with Joseph Collins, the Glen Ellyn school's vice president of academic affairs.

No one injured in dorm fire at North Central College in Naperville, officials say

Naperville News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 16:57

Naperville fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire in a residence hall at North Central College early Wednesday. No one was injured in the fire, which began about 2:30 a.m. in the 400 block of South Brainard Street, according to a news release from the Naperville Fire Department.

Key witness clams up in trial of man accused of fatally shooting store clerk

Bensenville News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 15:38

A main prosecution witness refused to answer any questions Tuesday about the fatal shooting of a store clerk in Bensenville as the murder trial of a Chicago began Tuesday in DuPage County court. Kenneth Bardlett, of Chicago, was supposed to testify about the actions of Stephan A. Russell, 23, of Chicago, who is charged with shooting Hussein Saghir to death during a botched hold-up on Jan. 19, 2014, at a Bensenville convenience store.

No injuries reported in Naperville fire Wednesday

Downers Grove News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 13:47

No injuries were reported in a fire in the 400 block of South Brainerd in Naperville early Wednesday, authorities said. An activated fire alarm summoned firefighters to the building at 2:36 a.m., authorities said in a news release.

Investigation: New Home Heartbreak - ABC News

LA Home Inspector - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 13:31

Investigation: New Home Heartbreak
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In suburban Washington, D.C., holes in the foundation led to an infestation of rodents under the house -- and at least one large snake. Homeowners say it's problems like these that are turning American dream homes into nightmares, and that builders are ...

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Dream Homes Become Nightmares After Allegedly Shoddy Construction.

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Weekend picks: Anna Kendrick talks up new book in Naperville

Naperville News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 12:46

Anna Kendrick discusses her book "Scrappy Little Nobody" Thursday at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville. Tickets, which cost $35, can be purchased at annakendrickandersons.brownpapertickets.com .

County offers free radon kits | West Milford Hewitt Newfoundland NJ ... - The West Milford Messenger

Radon News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:02

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PATERSON — The Passaic County Department of Health announced it will once again participate in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ...

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Illinois man charged with impersonating veteran while panhandling

Aurora news - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 09:24

Two days after Veterans Day, a homeless man from Aurora, Ill. was charged with posing as a former military service member while panhandling.

DeKalb School District 428 board to draft lice policy

Aurora news - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 07:30

DeKALB – A mother voiced her concerns Tuesday with the DeKalb School District 428 Board about the absence of a policy addressing students with lice in the schools. Wendy Rhoads, who has a child at Cortland Elementary School, said District 428 should have a policy detailing lice outbreak procedures.

Two Naperville Central students disciplined after fight over racial text

Naperville News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 06:43

A "racially motivated" text message between two Naperville Central High School students resulted in a physical altercation at the school last week, authorities said Tuesday. Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall said Tuesday night that police are looking into the incident, but was unsure if any charges will be filed.

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