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  • Wheaton College, embattled professor to part ways without firing

    WHEATON – The public, nationally controversial and long-running controversy between Wheaton College in Illinois and a professor who said Christians an ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:31 pm
  • Joliet and Morris church leaders talk Lent in anticipation of season

    Lent is a season of ashes, fasting and giving up things we like – but that’s not what it’s all about.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Will County's electronics recycling collection events, drop-off sites have uncertain future

    JOLIET – Will County’s widely popular electronics recycling collection events like Recyclepalooza now have a hazy future – the result of its longtime ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Joliet making plans for neighborhood around Saint Joseph Medical Center

    JOLIET – The city of Joliet is looking for ways to redevelop sections of the neighborhood around Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Will County school district officials wary of state funding proposal

    JOLIET – Some Will County school districts could lose or gain funding under an Illinois State Board of Education proposal to make state school spendin ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Troy's plan to redistrict schools around geography, class size has parents on edge

    PLAINFIELD – “I get it.”That’s how Superintendent Todd Koehl responded to many parents’ often emotio ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Berwyn man's kidnap ordeal ends in arrest of 5, officials say

    CHICAGO – A Berwyn man who spent more than a day being held against his will in an SUV and later at an auto body shop by five men was ultimately freed ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Police investigating shooting in Bolingbrook with reported fatality

    BOLINGBROOK – Police were investigating a shooting incident Saturday night in Bolingbrook that left one man dead and another critically injured.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:31 pm
  • Face Time with Diane Taff

    Batavia resident Diane Taff, 63, was at the Batavia Public Library when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.Batavi ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Rauner: Lockport Gallery should reopen, but with private funds, entry fees

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Museum system — including the Lockport Gallery — was shuttered this fall when Gov. Bruce Rauner ordered a system-wide ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 6:40 pm
  • Crystal Lake joins drunken driving crackdown over Super Bowl weekend

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Special patrols will be on the lookout this Super Bowl weekend for impaired drivers, the Crystal Lake Police Department said in a news ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:02 pm
  • Downers Grove South trumpeter returning to Carnegie Hall

    DOWNERS GROVE – For many Community High School District 99 band students, last year’s trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City was a once-in- ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • Glen Ellyn named 'Green Power Community'

    GLEN ELLYN – The village of Glen Ellyn has been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a "Green Power Community."
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Woodstock crash sends man to hospital, takes down stop light

    WOODSTOCK — One man was transported to the hospital in a crash that damaged a guard rail and took down a stop light at the intersection of Route 14 an ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • Lincoln-Way District 210 board openings yield 23 applicants

    NEW LENOX — More than 20 people have applied for two positions on the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board of Education.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:36 pm
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