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One dead, two injured after three-vehicle crash near Aurora

From the Daily Herald, An Aurora man died following a three-vehicle crash Tuesday evening that also injured two other drivers from Aurora. The crash occurred just before 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Route 30 and Orchard Road near the outskirts of southwestern Aurora, Kane County sheriff’s officials said. Authorities said 19-year-old Alex Garcia-Roquel was driving a BMW west on Route 30 at a “high rate of speed” when the vehicle struck a Nissan Rogue driven by an unidentified 53-year-old Aurora man. The force of the impact caused the Nissan to leave the road and roll over. The rest of the story is here.
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The Kane County justice system sinks to a new low – Part 2

So, how did we get to the point where the Kane County justice apparatus would willingly exercise the gross abuse of power that would violate a teenager’s probation over his parents collection of vintage dinnerware? I’ll do my best to explain it. But before we proceed, please let...
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St. Charles man dead after serious crash in Kane County

A St. Charles man is dead as a result of a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in unincorporated St. Charles Township in Kane County. The Kane County Sheriff's Office says that nineteen-year-old Kevin White passed away while at a hospital late Tuesday night. The sheriff's office says the crash happened at...

One Illinois Town Is Packed With 4 Cool Historic Landmarks

This far western suburb of Chicago in the Fox Valley has enough historic landmarks to plan an entire day around. If you head east down I-90 from Rockford for about an hour and then head south on Randall Road. You'll eventually come across the town of Batavia, Illinois. I personally...

Firearm enforcement blitz across Illinois

ILLINOIS — The state saw extra enforcement of its gun laws from June 16 to July 31 during which more than 1,000 people had their firearms legally taken away. Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Brendan Kelly, alongside Cook County Sheriff’s Department Chief Leo Schmitz, discussed the recent firearm enforcement at a Thursday morning press conference. […]

Kendall County Sheriff's Office investigating crash between bicyclist and Yorkville Police Department squad car

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash between a bicyclist and a Yorkville Police Department squad car. A news release from the sheriff's office says it happened at the intersection of Route 34 and Game Farm Road Wednesday afternoon at around 2:30. The bicyclist was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

A Beautiful Day For a Groundbreaking in Kane County

​The Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT), along with the County Board, celebrated the realignment project underway at Fabyan Parkway, Main Street and Bliss Roads with a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site in Blackberry Township. The project is over a decade in the making and will align Bliss Road...

VOSG Request for Qualifications (RFQ) IT Support Services

The Village of Sugar Grove invites qualified, professional technology vendors to submit their Qualifications for Information Technology Support Services. The qualified vendor will maintain and improve information technology (IT) effectiveness, enhance its quality of services, minimize down time and support costs, and maximize return on investment in IT. The intent...

Mercy Hospital in Aurora Adds State-of-the-Art Emergency Department

Ascension Mercy Medical Center in Aurora recently cut the ribbon on the first phase of its new state-of-the-art emergency department. According to the City of Aurora, the 20,000 sq. ft renovation will ultimately include 27 state-of-the-art rooms running 24/7. Renovations include rooms and hallways equipped with the latest in technology,...

Not everything is guaranteed to be true or accurate that is carved in stone

“Carved in stone” means that something is permanent or not able to be changed. However, in the case of Joseph Naper’s grave marker, this definition does not apply. About 15 years ago, when I was in the earliest stage of researching the members of Euclid Lodge No. 65, I traveled to the Warrenville Public Library to see what I could find about Hiram E. Leonard, a Warrenville merchant and one of the earliest members of the Lodge.

Waubonsee Community College Foundation Receives Largest Donation in History

The Waubonsee Community College Foundation has received its largest single donation to date, in the amount of $348,000, from the estate of John (Jay) and LaVeral (Lea) Fitz. This gift establishes the “John and LaVeral Fitz Endowed Scholarship,” in memory of its benefactors. As per their wishes, the awards generated from this scholarship will be split equally toward students pursuing nursing or fine arts majors.

2022 Naperville Jaycees Last Fling is set for Sept. 2-5

Above / Carnival rides along the Jackson Avenue midway will attract kids of all ages during 2022 Naperville Jaycees Last Fling!. The 2022 Last Fling will take place Labor Day Weekend, from Fri., Sept. 2, through Mon.,. Sept. 5, as an end-of-summer block party-style event along Jackson Avenue in downtown...

Fifth fire on DeKalb block raises suspicions

DEKALB, Ill. (WTVO) — The fifth fire on a DeKalb block this year is raising suspicions. Fire crews were called to Kimberly Drive around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for reports of a fire. They were told when they arrived that the fire, which started in the hallway, had been put out. Crews handled ventilation of the […]

Waubonsee Addresses Teacher Shortage, Creates Education Pathways Scholarship to Benefit Minority Students Interested in Teaching

Waubonsee Community College has received a $14,000 state grant from Scaling Education Pathways in Illinois (SEPI). SEPI is a major state-wide initiative to address the critical shortage of education professionals in the state. That grant, plus a new scholarship offered by the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley (CFFRV), will go a long way in producing future teachers for the Aurora area.