| Sep 4, 2013
Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal.
Almost every month, Batavia,...
| Sep 26, 2012
On a spring morning last semester, a teenage girl wound up in the nurse's office at Hinsdale South High School, throwing up after smoking marijuana before school. Three other students smoked pot with her, she told the dean.
All four got in trouble...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:01 PM
A female inmate was found hanged Friday while in custody at the Kane County Adult Justice Center, officials said.
An officer found the woman unresponsive in her cell around 1:45 p.m while making a routine check, the Kane County Sheriff's Office said...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:49 PM
A Kane County jury returned guilty verdicts Thursday night in the trial of an Aurora man accused of a double murder.
After about three hours of deliberation, the jury found Jaime M. Diaz, 35, guilty of the first-degree murders of Brendon Anderson, 21,...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:21 PM
A senior couple who both suffer from dementia went shopping near Geneva today, and the man returned home without remembering where he left his wife, the Kane County sheriff's office said while asking for the public's help in finding her.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Chicago gloriously plunged into summer, which not only means outdoor play and festivities, but heat. To ensure unabridged fun, it is essential to carve out some space in your yard designated as a refuge from the rays of the sun. Sure, a pool is a nice way...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:08 PM
The search for a new director of USC’s journalism school has taken a confusing turn after a Northwestern University professor accepted the job but then suddenly withdrew two days later.
Douglas Foster’s reversal and decision not to head up...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Geneva's Ben Kanute won both the Olympic distance and sprint races at the Collegiate Triathlon Championships this weekend in Tempe, Arizona.
Kanute, 20, a sophomore at the University of Arizona, also had the fastest leg in the mixed team relay.
| Oct 27, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Administrators from Geneva School District 304 will begin working on strike plans, after they received formal notice from the teachers that they intend to strike, officials said late Friday.
A nearly 12-hour session ended without a deal Friday night....
| 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 &...