What suburbanites can expect during the eclipse
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:23:49 -0400
To some extent, the suburban landscape will be different during the two hours and 48 minutes the moon blocks the sun during Monday's solar eclipse. But how? Will nocturnal animals make an afternoon appearance? Will drivers need headlights?
Hultgren asks FEMA to help in Kane, McHenry, Lake and Cook counties
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:58:34 -0400
Rep. Randy Hultgren is asking FEMA to assess recent flood damage in hopes of bringing federal assistance to flood victims.
Trucking company sued for fatal motorcycle crash in Aurora
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:46:06 -0400
Relatives of a motorcyclist who was killed after striking a semitrailer in Aurora have filed a wrongful death lawsuit aruging the truck driver's neglience caused the crash.
Rauner seeks federal help in assessing flood damage
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:47:00 -0400
Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to join the state in conducting damage assessments in parts of Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties that experienced record and near-record flooding last month, his office announced Thursday.
New Metra chief expected to be picked Wednesday
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:18:21 -0400
Metra directors will vote on a new executive director Wednesday as railroad expert Don Orseno retires.
Why Kane Co. might strip riverboat gambling money from municipalities
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:10:54 -0400
With riverboat gambling proceeds continuing to dwindle, Kane County might consider eliminating grants to municipalities with legal video gambling. It's a little bit of a do-as-I-say-not-as-I do since the county itself has legal video gambling.
$2M bail for son accused of killing dad in St. Charles Township
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:03:52 -0400
A judge Tuesday set bail at $2 million for a 22-year-old man accused of stabbing his father more than 100 times and killing him last weekend.
Curbside hazardous waste pickup to return to Geneva
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:12:14 -0400
Genevans will again have curbside pickup of household hazardous waste, as the city is joining a Kane County contract for the service.
U-46 board reviews budget amid funding uncertainty
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:39:28 -0400
Amid funding uncertainty at the state level, Elgin schools' officials take their best guess toward preparing a budget for the 2017-18 school year.
St. Charles rejects annexation on W. Chicago border
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:40:21 -0400
St. Charles aldermen are not interested in annexing in property on the West Chicago border unless or until there is a plan to develop the site.