Bentley's Pet Stuff opens this week in Algonquin
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:14:04 -0400
Bentley's Pet Stuff is opening in Algonquin, on the west side of Randall Road in front of the Algonquin Walmart.
1 machine for every 46 residents: The suburbs with the most video gambling
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:37:12 -0400
In the suburbs, some towns have one video gambling machine for about every 50 residents. When will the industry become too saturated?
Free summer meal program participation declines in suburbs, nation
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:20:25 -0400
Programs providing free summer meals to low-income children in the suburbs and nationwide are seeing declines in participation, according to a recent hunger report.
Lauzen breaks tie to reimburse himself for expenses
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:22:58 -0400
A growing number of Kane County Board members are objecting to expense reimbursements submitted by Chairman Chris Lauzen. The split on the board over Lauzen's lunches, book purchases and magazine subscriptions allowed him to cast the tiebreaking vote for reimbursement.
A primer on pollinators, and why we should protect them
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:18:12 -0400
What would shortcake be without strawberries? A BLT without tomatoes? This is what our world would be like without pollinators -- boring at best, impossible at worst.
Trump backer to sign thieves: Just pay up to avoid prosecution
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:54:39 -0400
When he installed a big pro-Donald Trump sign in his front yard last week, Mount Prospect resident Ernest Lasse suspected not everyone would agree with it. And so, he also installed a camera to keep guard over it. Sure enough, a pair of young men swiped the sign last Friday night. Now Lasse has an interesting offer for the thieves.
Geneva property owner says don't blame location
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:37:09 -0400
Every time he hears or reads someone saying the location at 524 W. State St. in Geneva has made it difficult for restaurant operators at that site, David Wagenaar of Plan C Properties likely senses his blood pressure rise a bit.
Kane County signs new electricity deal for unincorporated areas
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:50:04 -0400
Keeping the lights on will get a little cheaper for some Kane County residents starting in August.
Pretrial diversion for St. Charles man over unlicensed sports items
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:03:46 -0400
A 46-year-old St. Charles man charged with selling counterfeit Chicago sports team shirts two years ago has since obtained trademarks for some of his designs and has been accepted into Kane County's pre-trial diversion program that if completed will result in the charges being dismissed, his attorney said.
Two men arrested in Aurora in $1M coke, meth bust
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:11:48 -0400
Authorities have arrested two men who are accused of possessing $1 million in drugs in one of the larger methamphetamine busts in recent Kane County history.
Decomposed bodies' odors prompt new calls for new Kane County morgue
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:47:21 -0400
The odor from a sudden influx of decomposed bodies to the Kane County morgue may become the driver for a facility upgrade that's been stymied by politics and price in recent years.
Landscaping updated to help motorists see Geneva businesses
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:49:14 -0400
Geneva city planners compromised with some Randall Road retailers by allowing them to take down some tall trees to improve visibility of the businesses.
'Baby powder' smell leads to lawsuit against former East Dundee plastic bag company
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:53:11 -0400
The Illinois Attorney General's office and Kane County State's Attorney have sued an East Dundee plastic bag business, arguing it moved equipment into the old Haeger Pottery building in 2017 without a permit and has discharged noxious chemicals into the surrounding area that residents have complained smelled like "baby powder."
Longmeadow plan change would mean some risk of tax money
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:58:54 -0400
A change in plans for borrowing $30 million to fund construction of the Longmeadow Parkway would now place some risk on taxpayers.