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One Of Best IL Flea Markets Of The Year Celebrates Halloween

If you love Halloween and flea markets, then this event in Illinois could quickly become one of your favorites of the season. For people that enjoy thrifting and finding hidden treasures, Illinois is a great place for you. Our state is famous for its flea markets. The number one rated flea market in the world is at Kane County Fairgrounds. Then you have the popular Late Night Flea Market. You can't forget about the massive sale at the Allstate Arena.
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Lawmakers say SAFE-T Act mandates will raise property taxes in Illinois

In a state with the 2nd highest property taxes in the country, some are concerned that mandates in the SAFE-T Act will force tax hikes around Illinois. Kane County is discussing its first property tax hike in a decade to fill a deficit created by unfunded mandated reforms in the SAFE-T Act. During a news conference Wednesday, state representative Keith Wheeler said changes have to be made to the law.

Will County City Best For Mental Well-Being

A new study ranks cities across the country for the best environment for mental well-being and an Illinois community came out on top. The website LawnStarter considered 33 metrics based on mental, physical, financial and environmental factors and chose Naperville as the best city for mental wellness. Chicago ranked 86th in the country, Aurora was 87th, and Joliet came in at number 98.

Music will be flowing on the streets of Oswego

Not exactly in the streets, but on the sidewalks of Oswego, there will be music playing downtown on Main Street soon. At this week’s Oswego Village Board meeting, Troy Parlier, village president, made the official announcement. So, the bigger question is what kind of music and who is the...

Bolingbrook Man with Machete Arrested for Unlawful Use of Weapon

On October 5th at approximately 2:25 pm, Bolingbrook Police responded to the area of Boughton Rd and Weber Rd for multiple reports report of a man walking in the area with a machete. The man was then spotted entering Target at 1188 W Boughton Rd. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a man near the rear of the store who had a machete in his shopping cart. The man refused to follow numerous orders given by officers and was quickly taken into custody without further incident. Jeffrey J. Hayes, 20, of the 300 block of Appling Lane in Bolingbrook, was charged with unlawful use of weapon, obstructing a peace officer and a parole violation warrant. Hayes was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility.

Parksite’s Atlantic Plywood announces collaboration with Uniboard

Batavia, Ill. — Atlantic Plywood, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parksite, has expanded its product mix with the addition of Uniboard, for the markets and customer base served from Bolingbrook, Illinois. The offering will include an exclusive palette of 24 specifically selected colors of Uniboard’s TFL product line for the A & D community and millwork shops. Parksite says that Uniboard features the latest in color trends and is ideal for retail, residential and commercial applications.

Four people hurt in three-vehicle crash in Oswego Wednesday

Four people were hurt in a three-vehicle crash in Oswego Wednesday afternoon at Route 30 and Wolf Road. A news release from the Oswego Police Department says that a vehicle driven by 48-year-old Leonard P. Robinson, of Hinckley, hit a vehicle driven by 57-year-old Karen M. Garner, of Plainfield, and a second vehicle driven by 32-year-old Oscar Martinez-Rico, of Aurora. All three drivers plus a 65-year-old passenger in Martinez-Rico's vehicle were taken an area hospital for treatment.

Traffic Crash Involving Juvenile Pedestrian

On October 5th at approximately 2:40 pm, Bolingbrook Police responded to the 900 block of Lily Cache Ln for a reported traffic crash involving a juvenile pedestrian. Upon arrival, the 11-year-old male was conscious and alert with only minor injuries. The male was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The investigation revealed that the juvenile entered the crosswalk northbound across Lily Cache Ln and was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. The driver of the vehicle was cited for failure to yield at a crosswalk.

Barrington woman loses over $80,000 in catfishing scam

Reporter for the Chicago Tribune John Keilman joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to discuss his article detailing how a woman in Barrington lost over $80,000 to a catfishing scam. John later highlights ways to prevent this from happening to anyone else in the future.

Chicago man who allegedly gunned down another arrested in suburbs

CHICAGO - A Chicago man was arrested this week for allegedly shooting and killing a man earlier this year on the North Side. Isaias Salas, 20, is accused of gunning down 21-year-old Julbert Hernandez on May 3, 2022, in the 7400 block of North Wolcott Road in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

Why You Could Hear Naperville's Warning Sirens Go Off Next Week

Chicago-area residents are accustomed to hearing severe weather sirens on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., but residents of one large suburb may hear some more next week. Naperville officials announced the city's outdoor sirens will be undergoing annual maintenance beginning Monday, Oct. 10. According to city...

Where’s The World’s Best Bar?

I would think most of us have favorite watering hole or two. I’d have to include my “Cheers” Twin Anchors, in the city. I’ve been going there for more than 45 years and they have the best ribs in town too and I really like Draft Picks in Naperville. Sports bar, lots of tv’s, roomy and the food is very good. So what makes up your best bar scenario? Good food, great atmosphere, convenient location. Everyone has their own set of criteria. How about the world’s best bar? Well they’ve picked it out and it’s not in New York or London for the first time ever. To find out how and where click below.

Aurora woman seriously hurt in Kane County crash

An Aurora woman was hurt in a pedestrian versus pickup truck crash Tuesday night in Kane County. The Kane County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened in area of Allen Road and Ketchum Road in unincorporated Hampshire Township. Police say a pickup truck driven by 48-year-old Marco Rivera, of Elgin,...