| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:26 PM
When Naperville and Batavia bought shares of a new coal-fired power plant, Linda Sommer was one of the few people in the two suburbs who challenged the idea that it would guarantee cheap, reliable electricity for years to come.
Seven years later, the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:20 PM
More than 100 people filled Warrenville City Hall chambers this week to hear city officials detail how a roundabout could improve traffic flow and address an awkward spot where the intersection of Warrenville and Batavia Roads meet with River Road....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:25 PM
The Batavia City Council voted Monday night to increase the city's sales tax and raise electric rates in an effort to keep its struggling electric utility fund afloat in the coming years.
In a 10-4 vote, the council agreed to raise the city's sales...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30
Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0
Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14
Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8
Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately
DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7
Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne
Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Despite the cold weather — and also because of it — thousands of people are grabbing their binoculars this winter and heading out to find bald eagles in Illinois.
Chances are better than ever they'll see scenes like the one Thursday near...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:53 AM
John Chervinsky is a self-taught photographer and an engineer working in the field of applied physics. Since it first opened at the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2005, his "Experiment in Perspective" series has been traveling the country, including...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:04 PM
A woman who sparked a chain-reaction crash that killed a St. Charles couple and injured a dozen motorcyclists had her prison sentence reduced by a year today.
But the judge who trimmed Alia Bernard’s prison sentence from 7 years to 6 rejected her...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Although the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease – an illness blamed for the deaths of three Loop hotel guests this summer – was found Thursday in three far west suburban Batavia schools, district officials assured levels were low...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:37 PM
The basketball season that carried so much promise and hope came to an end Wednesday night, when the Mooseheart Red Ramblers lost 70-67 to Chicagoland Jewish in a Class A sectional semifinal
The Red Ramblers, led by three towering Sudanese boys, fell...
| Aug 29, 2012
Owners of backyard chickens are quick to rattle off the pros of keeping live poultry at home: a regular supply of tastier, healthier eggs, hours of entertainment watching the antics of friendly hens and a chance to experience a seemingly lost way of life....
| Aug 16, 2011
| 5:19 PM
Lauren Wicinski made a lot of waves as a freshman at Northern Illinois last season. The Geneva grad Freshman of the Year, Player of the Year and 1st team All-MAC honors while etching her name in the record books during her rookie season.