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  • Blotter: Stolen clothes and missing liquor in Wheaton

    Blotter: Stolen clothes and missing liquor in Wheaton
    The following items were taken from Wheaton police reports: A 33-year-old man from the 1200 block of S. Oak Street in West Chicago, was arrested on Aug. 21 in the 400 block of South County Farm Road on a charge of retail theft of clothing, police...
  • Woman gets 20 days for driving school bus while intoxicated

    Woman gets 20 days for driving school bus while intoxicated
    A driver who authorities say was operating her school bus in West Chicago while under the influence of alcohol was sentenced Monday to jail time and probation, according to DuPage County prosecutors. Judge George Bakalis ordered Jill Beebe to spend 20...
  • Lollapalooza parties preview

    Lollapalooza parties preview
    There's a reason most of you never make it to the early performances at Lollapalooza. The festival parties are often the best parties of the year in Chicago and allow you to mingle with celebrities and watch big name artists perform in smaller venues...
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
  • ComEd will bring wireless meters to some DuPage towns

    ComEd will bring wireless meters to some DuPage towns
    Starting in May, Commonwealth Edison crews will begin installing wireless meters in several DuPage County communities. The rollout will affect customers in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Warrenville, Oak Brook and West Chicago in the coming months, ComEd...
  • Taxes and politics send Illinoisans running

    Some weeks ago, in my mailbox, I received DuPage County Treasurer Gwen Henry’s annual invitation for me to slap myself in the face. "THIS IS YOUR REAL ESTATE TAX BILL," warned the envelope. I opened it, feeling a mixture of trepidation and...
  • 3 GOP candidates seek District 6 seat on county board

    3 GOP candidates seek District 6 seat on county board
    Three Republicans are on Tuesday's primary ballot for the chance to take on the Democratic incumbent in November for the District 6 seat on the DuPage County Board. The GOP candidates are Valerie Bruggeman of West Chicago, Kevin Wiley of...
  • Dad cuts off school bus, removes son, cops say

    Dad cuts off school bus, removes son, cops say
    A West Chicago man used his vehicle cut off a school bus and then entered the bus to remove his son and another student, according to the DuPage County sheriff's police. Police say the incident took place Thursday afternoon when the bus was completing...
  • Fugitive convicted of sexual assault back in custody, authorities say

    Fugitive convicted of sexual assault back in custody, authorities say
    A fugitive who was convicted in absentia in 2008 of sexually assaulting a west suburban woman was back in custody today, according to DuPage County sheriff’s police. Pedro Cerritos Seriteno, 35, formerly of Warrenville, was taken into custody in...
  • Man charged in camera lens robbery

    Man charged in camera lens robbery
    A West suburban man was arrested and charged in connection with two attempted robberies in Glen Ellyn, police said Wednesday. Dwayne K. Smith, 22, of the 29W200 block of Lee Road near West Chicago, was charged with attempted aggravated robbery and...
  • Naperville police blotter: March 11

    Naperville police blotter: March 11
    The following items were taken from police reports: Naperville •A mailbox in the 2700 block of Cedar Glade Drive was damaged about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 28. •A vehicle was burglarized in the 800 block of Benedetti Drive between 7 and 9 p.m. Feb....