| Oct 31, 2011
| 1:19 PM
Metra customers will be able to voice their comments about the commuter rail agency's proposed 25 percent fare increases during eight public hearings Wednesday and Thursday.
The fare hikes are included in Metra’s preliminary 2012 budget. After...
| May 30, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Kane County authorities said today they are investigating the death of a Minneapolis-area man who was found unresponsive in his county jail cell on May 18 and died last week at a hospital after being removed from life support.
The dead man was identified...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:38 AM
A person was hit by a freight train and killed early this morning in west suburban Geneva, police said.
The male victim’s identity was not available immediately, but the Kane County Coroner’s office was sent to the scene, according to police....
| Jun 29, 2012
| 9:38 AM
The former head of the streets department for Geneva pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he used a city credit card to buy himself clothes and camping gear, Kane County prosecutors said.
Steven Lemaire, 55, of Elburn, was placed on probation and...
| Dec 12, 2011
For years Pete Schaefer was an executive at McDonald's Corp., jetting back and forth to booming markets in Asia. Today, he runs the Northern Illinois Food Bank, and a road trip to Rockford counts as a notable departure.
Going from a multibillion-dollar...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Scientists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new particle whose characteristics match those of the Higgs boson, the most sought-after particle in physics, which could help unlock some of the universe's deepest secrets.
"We have reached a...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Neil Diamond: His set list is full of instant sing-alongs. Some are “so good, so good” (“Sweet Caroline”) they’re sometimes performed twice. Diamond is 71, yet he still puts on an energetic, hit-packed show, 8 p.m. Friday...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Wilco will headline the annual A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party on Sept. 14-15, festival organizers announced Wednesday.
The Chicago sextet is coming off a major show last weekend at the Kane County ballpark in Geneva, Ill. They will be joined by Iron &...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Meijer has again donated two tractors to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.
Meijer says among maintaining it's super-center chain, it's also committed to helping fight hunger.
This is the second year the retailer has donated reconditioned tractors...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Gear up for the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Ride, June 8-10, 2012. Join cyclists of all levels for your choice of a 2 or 3 day ride from Crystal Lake, IL to Lake Geneva, WI. Cycle approximately 50 miles per day on a fully supported route....
| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Illinois Tollway officials want to double current toll rates to fund a $12 billion, 15-year capital plan that would see the region’s first new tollway since the opening of the Veterans Memorial Tollway, a new interchange in the south suburbs and the...