Horses off to the races as Kane County Fair is underway
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:08:23 -0400
The squealing of pigs, the crowing of roosters. Screams from people on a carnival ride. Sweet lemonade shakeups, and jumbo corndogs. The 149th annual Kane County Fair started Thursday in St. Charles.
Kane County might raid transportation funds to fix budget deficits
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:09:43 -0400
Solving Kane County's midyear budget shortfall will be easy compared to the $6 million+ deficit forecast for next year. Officials are considering raiding transportation funds
Burlington Township murder suspect admits to throwing bottle at, punching dad
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:03:55 -0400
Daniel Rak, on trial for first-degree murder in his father's February 2016 death, told investigators he "hucked" a bottle of vokda at his dad and punched him twice in the face because Jeffrey Rak walked in on his girlfriend taking a bath. Jeffrey Rak's body was found a little over two days later.
St. Charles electric shop has connection to Buckingham Fountain
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:16:32 -0400
Which St. Charles business has a significant, even historic, connection to the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago?
Burlington murder trial focuses on cluttered home; experts coming next
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:12:00 -0400
The trial of Daniel Rak, accused of killing his father in his Burlington Township home in February 2016, focused Wednesday on the dirty, cluttered conditions in the home and medications present in the elder Rak's bedroom.
Learn to row at St. Charles event
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:03:43 -0400
Curious about rowing? Head to Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles this Saturday, where members of the Fox River Rowing Association will introduce newcomers to the sport.
Cable TV upstart wants to bring fiber optic service to Kane County
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:09:01 -0400
Residents in some parts of unincorporated Kane County may soon have a fiber optic alternative to their cable/internet/phone options.
Attorney: Light 'bop' from son didn't kill Burlington Township man
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:49:52 -0400
Did a facial blow kill a Burlington Township man, or did he die from one of many medical issues he suffered? The trial of Daniel Rak, charged with murdering his father, Jeffrey, began Tuesday.
No immediate federal help expected for flood victims
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:21:58 -0400
Gov. Bruce Rauner's state disaster proclamation for Lake, McHenry, Kane and parts of Cook counties has made state trucks, pumps and sandbags available to flood victims. But federal officials say it's too early for a presidential declaration of a major disaster and the federal dollars and programs that come with it.
Kane County Fair roars back into town with Bengal tiger show
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:48:18 -0400
A Bengal tiger show and a science/interactive game area are two of the newest events offered at this year's Kane County Fair.
Teen artists to hold fundraiser at Algonquin coffee shop for Children's Advocacy Center
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:22:36 -0400
Teen artists from throughout the Northwest suburbs and Fox Valley will converge Saturday afternoon on Daily Projects coffee shop in Algonquin to showcase their talents and to help fundraise for a good cause.
Kane chairman, coroner relationship may be improving
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:54:56 -0400
A thaw in political relations means Kane County officials will begin exploring a new facility for the coroner, an office embroiled in controversy for several years now.
Flood outlook varies town-to-town as more officials promise help
Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:39:12 -0400
The National Weather Service expects several area rivers will crest within the next one to three days. Meanwhile, officials are surveying damage as the northern suburbs continue to battle flooded waterways following Wednesday's downpour.
CASA Kane County needs bilingual volunteers to help children
Sat, 15 Jul 2017 18:53:38 -0400
The nonprofit CASA Kane County needs more Spanish-speaking volunteers to advocate for children who've been abuse or neglected.