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100 beagles rescued, get new lease on life in Chicago suburbs

CHICAGO (CBS) – It was an announcement that broke dog lovers' hearts across the country.Some 4,000 beagles, breeded for testing, living in poor conditions in Virginia. The federal government stepped in and now, some of those dogs are starting a brand new life, courtesy of a South Elgin shelter.On Tuesday morning, Haley Boehm had the look of love at first sight, and that was even before she saw the beagle inside a crate.After a harrowing start to his nine months of life, Boehm is bringing Walnut home."This journey is just amazing, being able to rescue these dogs," Boehm said.More specifically,...
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Suburban man found guilty of murder in death of 40-year-old man

KANE COUNTY, Ill. - A Montgomery man was found guilty of murder in the death of a 40-year-old man. Chuckie E. Chatman, 32, was found guilty of first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm. According to Kane County prosecutors, Chatman had been upset that the victim,...

Sweetgreen, The Matrix Club Among Newcomers To Naperville Business Scene

Business in Naperville is booming, with a flurry of new shops, restaurants and developments settling in. Foodies looking for some healthy options will be happy to hear that Sweetgreen is slated to come to Downtown Naperville. The national fast-casual chain focuses on simple, seasonal, made from scratch items, and prides itself on using fresh produce each day.

Geneva's Festival Of The Vine Has A New Location In 2022

Savor the flavor of Geneva during Festival of the Vine, an autumn harvest celebration. Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and wine. The main event runs from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 9-11 at Fourth and James streets. “Everything you love about...

Yorkville man hurt in LaSalle County crash

A Yorkville man was hurt in a rollover crash near Streator Monday morning. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Samuel Golinski was heading east on N. 17th Road near E. 19th Road in Otter Creek Township when he crossed over the fog line into the gravel shoulder and over corrected. Golinski crossed the center line and went into the north ditch. Golinski over corrected again, causing his vehicle to flip onto the driver's side.

India Day | 248th Ave Noise Reduction Walls | Back To School Bash

This Sunday, August 14, Indian Community Outreach will hold its annual India Day Parade and Celebration. The event will run from noon through 10 p.m., and will celebrate 75 years of India’s independence. The festivities will take place at Rotary Hill, honoring Indian culture through dance, an Indian bazaar, food, and a Bollywood concert featuring Guru Randhawa. The India Day Parade will kick off at 4 p.m. on Mill Street near Naperville North High School, ending at Jackson Avenue near Rotary Hill Park. NCTV17 will broadcast the parade live both online and on air.

Here’s Your Chance to Ride in a B-25 Bomber Out of the Aurora Airport!

The Experimental Aircraft Association is back in the western suburbs with another open invitation to anyone who’d interested flying in a World War II-era bomber!. Friday thru Sunday, the B-25 Mitchell will be giving rides out of the Aurora Municipal Airport. Getting your seat isn’t cheap – between $360 and $400 – but the money raised supports the EAA’s efforts to maintain and fly these living pieces of American history, as well as to grow participation and promote the spirit of aviation!

Parents Of Oswego Man Convicted Of Murdering Family Filed Lawsuit

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) The parents of an Oswego man convicted of murdering his wife and children are taking legal action. Christopher Vaughn’s parents filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that investigators misled the grand jury in the case, which violated their son’s constitutional right to a fair legal process. Vaughn found guilty of the murders of his wife and children in 2007. He received four life sentences from a Will County judge.

Students and staff ready to start in Central Grade School, site of former haunted house

CHICAGO (CBS) -- From school to haunted house and now back to school.That's the unusual journey for a building in southwest suburban Lemont, the old Central Grade School on McCarthy Road.CBS 2's Shardaa Gray reports there are still have a few final touches before the grand opening on Thursday, with the renovation costing $20 million dollars. It's number the district felt it had to spend.About 550 students will be headed back into class inside a repurposed building at Central School in Lemont. "The kids, they're all just going to have their own stuff. Keeping things as organized as possible for them,"...

Many with wrongful convictions linked to disgraced CPD detective go free

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx vacated seven murder convictions on Tuesday tied to disgraced former Chicago police Det. Reynaldo Guevara.Foxx said Guevara engaged in a "pattern and practice" of framing suspects and manipulating evidence.Five of the eight wrongfully convicted had been released in recent years. Two more were set to be released on Tuesday, with the eighth expected to be released soon.CBS 2's Chris Tye spoke to the victims whose stories are being believed by the system for the very first time.On Tuesday, the prison doors opened for one man in the Stateville Correctional Center in...

Exhibitors needed for 134th Sandwich Fair

Only 16 days remain before the deadline for exhibitors at the 134th Sandwich Fair and its five-day run starting September 7th. That deadline is August 26th. According to fair secretary Nancy Rex, the exhibitors are what separates The Sandwich Fair from all other county fairs throughout the state and Midwest. More than 25,000 exhibits will be displayed competing for cash prizes and blue-red-white place ribbons.

Trip down memory lanes for former Aurora sites

Were a member of the Tom-a-Hawk Club. Ate a meal at Barefoot Charlie’s (the best steaks in town!). Drag-raced on North Lake Street. Know that there was a West Aurora North High School. Drank a soda at Shaffer’s Pharmacy. Shot a few billiards at Miller’s pool hall (no...

2 arrested after police chase at Chicago Premium Outlets mall in Aurora

AURORA, Ill. - A large law enforcement presence was seen at a mall in west suburban Aurora Tuesday afternoon after a police chase. According to Aurora police, officers responded to the Chicago Premium Outlets mall located at 1650 Premium Boulevard. Officers briefly chased two suspects and then took them into...