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  • Glen Ellyn implements new notification system

    GLEN ELLYN – The village of Glen Ellyn has implemented a state-of-the-art emergency notification system to alert citizens about emergencies. The new n ...
    May 24, 2016 - 3:38 pm
  • Riverside police conducting Click It or Ticket campaign

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department will conduct a Click It or Ticket campaign through May 30.
    May 24, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Cary homeowner pleads not guilty to arson charge; judge denies bond reduction

    WOODSTOCK – A Cary man is denying allegations that he set fire to a vacant two-story home he owned, leaving it uninhabitable.
    May 24, 2016 - 5:24 pm
  • Elmhurst police increase seat belt, DUI enforcment through Memorial Day weekend

    ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Police Department is conducting extra seat belt and drunk driving enforcement through the Memorial Day weekend, according to a ...
    May 23, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • La Grange survey confirms safety, flooding, downtown as top issues

    LA GRANGE – An inaugural survey conducted by the Citizens Council of La Grange earlier this year essentially validates what the council believed to be ...
    May 21, 2016 - 8:15 am
  • Recovering addicts offer safe haven at Woodstock sober living home

    WOODSTOCK – When Robin Kellogg walked into a small house on the outskirts of Woodstock last year, he was kicking a heroin addiction and trying to repa ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Third of Downers Grove RadioShack robbers sentenced to 18 years

    The third of three men accused of holding up a Downers Grove RadioShack for cellphones has been sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Co ...
    May 21, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • Boyfriend of Algonquin woman who died from heroin overdose pleads guilty to drug charges

    WOODSTOCK — An Algonquin man admitted to selling and possessing heroin, charges that stemmed from the January 2015 drug overdose death of his 21-year- ...
    May 19, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • Woodstock rapist who videotaped girl's gang rape resentenced

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge resentenced a Woodstock sex offender to prison after he did not seek recommended treatment and failed to disclose a ...
    May 19, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • Woodstock mother dies after McHenry motorcycle crash

    WOODSTOCK – Before the McHenry crash that ultimately claimed her life, Amy Thornton had been on an excursion with her husband of nearly 19 years discu ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:58 am
  • Crystal Lake man accused of drug-induced homicide of Wonder Lake woman gets bond cut in half

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge granted a bond reduction for a Crystal Lake man charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with a suspected m ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:56 am
  • Wheaton College graduate charged with fatally stabbing wife

    A 2008 Wheaton College graduate charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of his pregnant wife reportedly told police he ki ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Lake in the Hills teen arrested in Mexico in Elgin kidnapping, torture case, police say

    WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills teen wanted in connection with the alleged kidnapping and torturing of his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend was arrested and ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Downers Grove Police Department holds annual Richard J. Barth Memorial Ceremony: 8 photos

    The Downers Grove Police Department held the annual Richard J. Barth Memorial Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church in Downers Grove Monday May 16 ...
    May 17, 2016 - 8:15 am
  • Elmhurst home burglarized, police on lookout for suspect

    ELMHURST – An Elmhurst home in the 700 block of South Stratford Avenue was burglarized at 9:20 a.m. May 16, according to a city of Elmhurst news relea ...
    May 17, 2016 - 8:14 am
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