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Boy, 11, dies while playing in Fox River

An 11-year-old boy died Sunday while playing in the Fox River. Aurora police said Connor Lasley was playing with friends near the 400 block of North River Street, when he got into a deep section of the river and started to struggle. According to the Daily Herald, his friends did not know how to swim

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-24 12:44:15

Police investigate shooting, crash in Aurora

Police are investigating a shooting and crash Friday morning in west suburban Aurora. About 8:10 a.m., a 21-year-old man was driving north on Serendipity Drive and, just as he was getting onto Alexandria Lane, a suspect standing on the east side of Serendipity fired several shots at the vehicle, acc

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-25 06:27:00

WGN Morning News House Band Performs a German Song for Oktoberfest!

I'm the guest emcee for Lynfred Winery's Annual Oktoberfest this Saturday and Sunday in Roselle. I'll be on stage for the adult grape stomp and the adult couples grape stomp. I've been doing this for the last couple of years and I always try to promote the event by demonstrating some of the fun even

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-25 13:59:43

Six finalists screened at 9th-annual Elgin Short Film Festival

A movie about a concert pianist dealing with a traumatic brain injury, and the story of a local chef whose life was marked by injustice and a life of crime before discovering a passion for culinary arts, were among the top films honored at the 9th-annual Elgin Short Film Festival. "Ten More," direct

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 19:43:14

LETTERS: As Catholics and mothers, we support abortion rights bill

As mothers and grandmothers, we care deeply about the future of Illinois, which is what first drove us into public office. We are committed to the women and children of our state - because we know they often bear the heaviest burden when bad policies hurt working families. As Catholics, we share an

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-24 18:10:00

Toy soldiers invade Schaumburg during annual convention

SCHAUMBURG -- An army of toy soldiers old and new was joined by farm, zoo, and circus figures as part of the 37th Annual Chicago Toy Soldier Show on Sunday. You could call Ken Osen the general of toy soldiers, as his company, William Britain, is one of the oldest in the world, and dedicated to telli

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-24 23:10:47

Sign At Former Vietnamese Restaurant Spark Wheaton Protest

CHICAGO (CBS) - Controversy over a sign sparked a protest in Wheaton Saturday, with organizers saying racism is not welcome in their community. And CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports that dozens are fighting back to sternly show that "Wheaton welcomes all." The protest was in response to recent reports t

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-24 18:35:00

Glen Ellyn Man Wins $2M on Instant Lottery Ticket

GLEN ELLYN, IL - Robert Deitch, of Glen Ellyn, was on his way to work when he bought a scratch-off lottery ticket that left him $2 million richer. Deitch bought the winning ticket at Gateway Newstand, 2 N. Riverside Plaza, in Chicago, according to a press release. The lucky game was called 50X The

PATCH - 2017-09-25 03:57:28

Bensenville PD's Jack Barba named Edward-Elmhurst Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Bensenville Police Officer Jack Barba was recently named the inaugural recipient of Edward-Elmhurst Health's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Officer Barba was recognized in a ceremony at Elmhurst Hospital's monthly Management Team meeting on Sept. 21. Shortly after his retirement as Bensenville

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-25 14:01:13

Goodwin School Has Their Annual McTeacher's Night at the North Aurora McDonald's

On Thursday, September 21st, Goodwin School of District 129 held its annual McTeacher's Night Fundraiser at the North Aurora McDonald's located at 190 Hansen Blvd. A McTeacher's Night is organized to help raise money for local schools by having teachers work at McDonald's and then giving a percentag

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 20:16:32

Fire damages Fox Valley Ice Arena

A mechanical fire that spread to the roof of the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva forced the partial closure of the ice skating facility, authorities said. Geneva Firemen were dispatched around 6:26 a.m. Sunday to 1996 S. Kirk Road on the city's east side. The building is owned by the Kane County Fore

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 19:13:00

Thursday in Lake Zurich: "Life's a Beach" at Franco's Pescharia

Celebrate the end of summer this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at "Life's a Beach" with fresh seafood, games, relaxation, and tropical tunes at Franco's Pescheria, 471 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Sponsored by the Lake Zurich Rotary Club, this party supports local causes including books for needy kids, schola

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-25 08:06:08

St. Francis High School Announces National Merit Semifinalist and Commended Students

The St. Francis High School (Wheaton) community is proud to announce that senior Henry Breyne (Bartlett) is a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Breyne is among approximately 15,000 other Semifinalists who represent less than one percent of the 1.6 million juniors from more tha

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 17:59:49

Hundreds line the streets for annual Pumpkin Festival

WARREN - The color of the day was orange, and this tiny village was bustling with the flavor of the season Saturday as hundreds lined the streets for the annual Pumpkin Festival, which included bands, floats and plenty of candy for the children along Main Street. "This is always such a fun festival

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-09-23 23:37:09

Mexican music ensemble Villalobos Brothers performs at the ECC Arts Center Oct. 7

Leading contemporary Mexican music ensemble Villalobos Brothers will perform at the ECC Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 7. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the ECC Arts Center's Blizzard Theatre located in Building H on ECC's campus at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Villalobos Bro

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 19:49:28

ECC Foundation welcomes Robin Seigle as its newest board director

Robin Seigle said being a member of the Elgin Community College Foundation Board of Directors is another way to serve her community. The West Dundee resident and ECC alumna looks forward to providing more opportunities to help students succeed. "Since attending ECC, I have watched the school grow to

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 19:47:26

ECC's Emergency Services and STEM students to receive scholarships through $15,000 Motorola Foundation grant

A $15,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation will allow Elgin Community College to award new scholarships to students who enroll in the college's technology, pre-engineering or emergency services programs. Students served by the grant will come from underrepresented populations, including

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 19:43:59

Pet Show Organizer Speaks Out After Canceling Event

The organizer of a canceled pet expo that left animal rescue groups and small businesses concerned about refunds said it has been put in a "financially devastating" position, but it remains devoted to its exhibitors. St. Louis-based Amazing Pet Expos was scheduled to hold the Windy City Pet Expo in

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-09-22 22:07:35

Elgin's Mexican, Puerto Rican communities worry about families after earthquake, hurricane

When Elgin resident Susana Tinoco watches video clips and images of her hometown of Mexico City during and after Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake, she gets emotional. "It makes me want to cry seeing all this," Tinoco said, fighting back tears. As Mexico grapples with a devastating earthquake and P

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-23 01:30:13

Bushwood set to open in former Elgin Tilted Kilt space

Two businessmen with local restaurant experience are working to turn what was a Tilted Kilt just off Randall Road in Elgin into Bushwood, a family-oriented venue with space available for private parties. "We'll have the best burgers, the best pizza, the best mac and cheese," Rich Turasky said. Turas

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-23 01:28:25