Wayne, IL


Historic Theater Building in St. Charles Receives Landmark Status

On Monday, November 21, 2022, the St. Charles City Council approved the Idle Hour Theatre at 7 S. 2nd Ave. as a local historic landmark. The theatre, soon to reopen as Moonlight Theatre, was one of several that operated in downtown St. Charles in the early 20th century and is the only one remaining that pre-dates the Arcada Theatre.

Man Found Dead in Wooded Area Near Oswego Park, Police Say

An investigation is underway after a man was found dead in a wooded area in west suburban Oswego, authorities said Saturday. At approximately 11:29 a.m., officers with the Oswego Police Department were called to near Jaycee Park, 134 Sauguatuck Rd., for the report of an unresponsive subject. Officers found the body of an adult male in "dense brush" just south of the park, police said in a news release.

Passenger killed, driver charged with DUI in Huntley crash

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. - A 19-year-old man from Lake in the Hills turned himself in to state police after charges were filed against him for a fatal car crash that happened in Kane County this fall. Around 1:54 a.m. on Sept. 3, Anthony Curtain was driving under the influence when...

Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser: ‘Everyone will remain in the jail on January 1st who is in the jail currently’

Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser joins John Williams to talk about a 19-year-old being released on bail after being involved in a fatal crash. State’s Attorney Mosser also discusses amendments to the SAFE-T Act, how the person involved in this fatal crash would have likely been detained if this happened after Jan. 1st, what […]

Wheaton Fire Department Extinguishes Structure Fire

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, the Wheaton Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1800 block of Schillerstrom Court. Upon arrival, crews identified a fire in the back wall and kitchen of the home. The fire was extinguished quickly, and the residents evacuated without...

2 shot in Palatine apartment complex lot

PALATINE, Ill. — Police responded to two individuals shot in an apartment complex parking lot in Palatine Thursday night. According to police, multiple shots were fired in the 1500 block of Silver Lane in unincorporated Palatine Township. Police found a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and a 24-year-old woman with a […]

Note a few things to do in December before the holiday rush

Above / Sometimes a simple snowman head speaks volumes for this season of wonder…. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Go walk! Go bike! Go shop! Go explore! By night, enjoy the bright N.E.W.S of colorful lights from one neighborhood to the next throughout this well-illuminated community. The posts on...

Aurora Fire Department reminding people about new smoke alarm law

The Aurora Fire Department is reminding people about Illinois' new smoke detector law that goes into effect on January 1st. The law requires any new smoke detectors being installed to be ten-year, sealed battery models. Smoke alarms already in homes prior to the first day of the year can stay...

Loaves & Fishes: Doing something about it

A few years ago, while visiting the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, I purchased a blue tote bag with the words, “The Art of Doing Something About It” on the front. Those words really made me think. What if we all had an “it” – a cause, belief, or need we are passionate about? And then what if we all became devoted to doing something about it?

Beloved Carol Stream crossing guard to hang up 'stop' sign after 34 years

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (CBS) – Three decades, seven principals, and thousands of kids, all watched over by a suburban crossing guard.Now, she's hitting the road to retirement. CBS 2's Andrew Ramos caught up with her in Carol Stream as she says goodbye.She may not be a YouTube star or social media influencer, but Roberta Novack is just as beloved to her kids."Hi! I'm gonna miss you!" said one student as they hugged Novack.After 34 years of guiding students from Western Trails Elementary School in Carol Stream back and fourth across Idaho Street, Novack is hanging up her yellow crossing guard...

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to Stop in Far Northwest Suburb Saturday

After visiting Bensenville Friday, the popular Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is heading to yet another Chicago suburb. The colorfully decorated train, which features live music and and raises awareness and money for food banks across the CP network, will stop in the village of Pingree Grove early Saturday. It'll arrive at approximately 8:45 a.m., just ahead of a 9 a.m. performance by Lindsay Ell & JoJo Mason.

Batavia Police Department giving away free firearm safety kits

BATAVIA, Ill. (CBS) -- Free firearm safety kits will be available at the Batavia Police Department starting today.They contain educational materials so families can teach their kids about gun safety.And a cable-style gun lock is also included.Project Child Safe, a nationwide firearms safety program, provided the kits.

KidsMatter 2 Us – Random acts of kindness

KidsMatter helps to support and convene the Collaborative Youth Team (CYT), a coalition of over 36 youth-serving organizations working together to promote and advocate the health and well-being of kids and families in DuPage and Will counties. This year we will be discussing the book, Together: The Healing Power of...