| 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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Lisette Alonso said she was a little worried about her safety on the 30-minute drive to work from Elgin to Aurora early Monday morning.
"The weather's horrible," said Alonso, 24, of Elgin. "The roads weren't that clear, so sometimes you had to guess...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Decisions about all-day kindergarten in Geneva, a countywide disabilities services tax and a new St. Charles police chief are expected in the new year, as the Tri-Cities continue to work on current development projects and plan for future ones.
| Dec 25, 2013
| 1:14 AM
The use of a stolen credit card in Milwaukee helped U.S. marshals nab a north suburban man who police say went on a weekend carjacking spree in Chicago and caused a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy.
Rockie Douglas, 34, was waiting for food at a...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:38 AM
The following items were gathered from police reports:
A 48-year-old North Aurora woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Dec. 13 after being stopped near the intersection of Kaneville and Peck Roads.
A 20-year-old Aurora man was...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The Naperville area was focused on new ideas in 2013 starting with the spring election where candidates made their pitches for how to improve the city and schools. Developers throughout the year pitched plans to open new shops, restaurants and a...
| Dec 2, 2013
News in brief from St. Charles, Geneva and Kane County.
Winter driving tips
Illinois officials recently announced the "Ice and Snow — Take it Slow" campaign. "Allowing extra travel time is necessary in unfavorable winter driving...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Public workshops to discuss future housing needs in the central Fox Valley wrapped up recently in St. Charles, where residents and staff expressed a need for more varied housing to accommodate current and future homeowners and renters of all ages.
| Nov 25, 2013
News briefs from Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia.
Helping tornado victims
The city is collecting donations for residents of Washington, Ill., left homeless after the tornadoes swept though the town on Nov. 17. Donations can be dropped off...
| Nov 20, 2013
Though few Batavia residents participated in a public workshop last week to discuss housing development in the city, those who attended said the discussion was a productive beginning to envisioning the city's future.
The Batavia workshop was the second...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:44 PM
There are many organizations assisting victims of the tornadoes in central Illinois. Here are a few of the many ways to help:
The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Red Cross vehicles are also...