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What's next for Spring Hill Mall? Village reveals potential plans after mall's closure
It's the end of a shopping mall era in West Dundee, as Spring Hill Mall, built in 1980 on 100 acres of land, will permanently close March 22. "It's really sad kind of because I grew up coming here as a kid, and that’s kind of why we were all here today, just to go one last time," shopper David Stone told NBC Chicago. "There’s really nothing left in there."
Elburn Village Calls for Bids on Landscape Maintenance Services
Elburn Village is accepting bids for landscape maintenance services. Bid packets can be obtained online or at the Elburn Village Hall, 301 E North Street, Elburn, IL 60119. The services required are for Prairie Valley North/Prairie Valley (SSA #1), the Metra Parking Area and Access Road, and general landscape maintenance.
Illinois Safest City in 2024 Started as a Stagecoach Stop in 1834
Imagine a place with zero violent crime. Sound like a mythical place? It's a reality in a small Illinois town that is officially the safest city in the state for 2024 and began its existence as a stagecoach stop way back in 1834. When you look at the top 10...
A Culinary Journey: Explore 4 Unforgettable Mexican Restaurants in Batavia
This piece presents four exceptional Mexican restaurants located in Batavia. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Naperville man gets 13 years after woman dies of fentanyl overdose
WHEATON, Ill. — A Naperville man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Thursday after a woman overdosed on a substance containing fentanyl in 2021. Courvoisier Thomas, 40, pleaded guilty last September to one count of drug-induced homicide. He will receive a little over two years of credit toward his 13-year sentence. On Nov. 17, […]
Free Tornado Preparedness Class for Kane County Residents on March 26th
Kane County's Emergency Management Office is hosting a free Emergency & Disaster Preparedness class on March 26th. This is part of the Severe Weather Preparedness Month activities. In 2023, Illinois reported 107 tornadoes, and Kane County was identified as a high-risk area for tornado damage.
Yorkville Feb 23 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Yorkville, a place known for its tranquility, reported a total of 6 crime cases. The crimes were diverse in nature, with 'Other' crimes leading the tally with 4 cases. These 'Other' crimes occurred at various addresses including 2000 Wren, 1100 Goldfinch, 1500 Stoneridge, and 400 E. Veterans Pkwy. Additionally, a 'Suspicious Situation' was reported on February 18, 2024, at 12:57 AM, marking an unusual event in the otherwise peaceful place. The week also saw a 'Burglary' case reported on February 17, 2024, at 1:52 AM. Despite the diversity of crimes, it's reassuring to note that the numbers are relatively low, indicating the effectiveness of the local law enforcement in maintaining peace and security in Yorkville.
18-Year-Old Oswego Teen Arrested for Bringing Metal Knuckles to School
An 18-year-old student from the GOAL Program, part of the Oswego 308 School District, is facing charges after allegedly bringing metal knuckles to school, according to authorities.
Aurora's Enhanced First Responder Training and Equipment Following 2019 Tragedy
Five years after the mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, city officials report improved first responder training and equipment. The incident on February 15, 2019, led to five deaths and five police officers injured. This tragedy prompted the city to implement new training programs, better communication systems, and specialized equipment for police and fire departments.
Kane County Residents: Find Your March 19, 2024 Primary Election Information Here
Do you know what is on your March 19, 2024 Primary ballot or where to vote? You can follow this LINK to search for the following information: Registration Status (by name search only) For more information about voting and elections, please visit the Kane County Clerk's office at www.clerk.kanecountyil.gov.Visit here for more details.
Local Geneva Police to Conduct Non-Disruptive Training Exercises on Fargo Boulevard, Feb 26 - Mar 8
The Geneva Police Department plans to hold training exercises from February 26 to March 8. These will occur at a Fargo Boulevard residence, focusing on emergency response to armed threats. The training, divided into breakout sessions, should not disrupt the local community.
Native American group wants Illinois land returned to them
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, chaired by Joseph Rupnick, says the federal government seized its land near DeKalb, in violation of treaties agreed to about 200 years ago with Rupnick’s ancestor, Chief Shabbona.
St. Charles Police And Fire Personnel Do The “Polar Plunge” In Support Of Special Olympics
On March 3, 2024, at 10am, members of the St. Charles Police and Fire departments, along with their families and friends, will defy common sense and plunge into the Fox River for the annual Special Olympics Illinois Polar Plunge. Each year, the Polar Plunge raises donations for Special Olympics Illinois...
Former Calumet City Resident Sentenced to 23 Years for Armed Robbery at Wheaton Sprint Store
Denzel Furance, a 25-year-old former resident of Calumet City, has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for an armed robbery at a Sprint store in Wheaton in 2019. Furance was convicted of stealing around $40,000 worth of goods. The sentencing occurred on February 13, 2024, with Judge Michael Reidy presiding. Furance had pleaded guilty to one count of Armed Robbery with a Firearm, a Class X Felony, on July 18, 2023.
Local Sheriff's Office Reports on Domestic Battery, Traffic Accident, and DUI Arrest on 2/21/2024
The Sheriff's Office shared its daily report on 2/21/2024, outlining several incidents. The first was a domestic battery case reported at 3:20 a.m. on Briarcliff Rd's 0-99 block. The case is still under investigation.
Local Businesses Support Successful Village Scavenger Hunt, Winners to be Announced Monday
The Village's Business Scavenger Hunt ended recently, with 17 teams completing all 10 riddles. Local businesses supported the event, each offering a prize worth $25. The winners will be announced on Monday.
Local Sheriff's Report: Identity Theft, Protection Order Violation, Domestic Battery and Speeding Incident on 2/22/2024
The Sheriff's Office issued a daily report on February 22, 2024, outlining several incidents. The first, reported at 10:37 a.m. on Amanda Road in Bristol Township, involved identity theft. The investigation is ongoing.
Taste of Italy: Three Must-Visit Italian Restaurants in Batavia
Welcome to this article where we explore three exquisite Italian restaurants in Batavia. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
Police: Illinois Man Arrested After Reckless Driving, Crashing into Semi
An Illinois man was arrested after police say he drove recklessly and crashed his vehicle in southeast Iowa on Thursday. 28-year-old Fredrick G. Wackenhut of Hampshire, Illinois was charged with reckless driving, failure to obey a traffic control device, and unsafe passing, according to a social media post by the Oskaloosa Police Department.
Migrants laughed as they were arrested for stealing more than $2,000 in merchandise: prosecutors
Five migrants tried to steal more than $2,000 worth of merchandise in Oak Brook this week and laughed as police officers arrested them, DuPage County prosecutors said.