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Body Found in Dumpster Identified as Missing Naperville Man

Michael Armendariz, 20, was found about 12:30 p.m. June 7 after a neighbor called 911 about a foul odor in the 6800 block of South Artesian, according to Chicago Police, Naperville police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-07-21 00:28:15

Aurora Police Seek Man Who Robbed Convenience Store

AURORA, IL — Police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store in Aurora on July 8. The robbery happened on July 8 in the 2200 block of S. Eola Rd., according to police.

PATCH - 2018-07-21 04:35:04

Huge Plane Spotted Over Joliet Area

JOLIET, IL - A large plane was spotted circling the skies of Joliet and Plainfield area late Friday afternoon and flying at least incredibly low heights. This went on for at least 30 to 45 minutes. One Patch reader familiar with planes said it was flying barely 1,000 feet above the ground as it flew

PATCH - 2018-07-20 22:51:16

Fire Crews Battle Blaze At Elgin Water Treatment Plant

ELGIN, IL — No one was injured when a fire broke out at a building that houses "large quantities of chemicals" at Elgin's water treatment facility on Friday, fire officials said. The fire caused the fire suppression system to activate and alarm to sound, alerting the two water treatment employees in

PATCH - 2018-07-21 13:12:58

One Killed in Friday Morning Crash South of Waterman; Yorkville Woman Cited

The driver of the car, 36-year-old Danielle Dunham of Yorkville, was not injured. She was cited for failing to yield at a stop intersection.

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2018-07-20 20:03:00

Cape Stolen From Super Bulldog Statue In Batavia

BATAVIA, IL — A red superhero cape was recently stolen from a "Super Bulldog" statue that's part of an art exhibit in Batavia. The cape was clipped from the statue on July 9, according to Kane County Chronicle.

PATCH - 2018-07-20 18:16:44

Batavia Public Library Places Proposal on November Ballot

Batavia, Ill. — At its meeting on July 17, Library Trustees voted unanimously to place a proposal on the November, 2018 ballot. The proposal requests a seven-cent increase in the Library's general operating tax rate; however, the overall tax rate for residents will remain the same, because the Libra

PATCH - 2018-07-21 11:30:00

Plano Man Hospitalized in Early Morning Crash

Get the WSPY Newsletter in your inbox every Evening.The Kendall County Sheriff's Office says a Plano man was hospitalized in a single-vehicle accident, early Saturday morning in Little Rock Twp.Sheriff's deputies were called to the 12000 block of River Rd. around 12:15 a.m. on Saturday to investigat

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2018-07-21 12:00:00

Body in dumpster ID’d as suburban man missing since January

CHICAGO — Police have identified the man whose body was found in a southwest side dumpster last month.Michael Armendariz, 20, was reported missing from Naperville in January.His decomposed body was discovered in a dumpster in Marquette Park on May 31 in the 6800 block of South Artesian after a neig

WGNTV.COM - 2018-07-21 00:27:17

Dog Left In Air Conditioned Car With Note: 'Don't Break Windows'

ROMEOVILLE, IL — Leaving pets inside a parked car on a summer day is dangerous as temperatures inside can quickly soar to fatal levels.However, CBS 2 spotted an unusual scene in a suburban parking lot.Read more via CBS Chicago.

PATCH - 2018-07-20 15:31:53

Police Try To ID Woman Struck By Lighting At Music Fest

KENOSHA COUNTY, WIS. – Authorities in Wisconsin are working to identify a woman who was seriously injured after being struck by lightning at theCountry Thunder Music Festivalin Twin Lakes, Wis. The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department responded to the campground at Country Thunder at about 12:36 a.m.

PATCH - 2018-07-20 15:36:24

Man Charged With Using Pipe To Rob Convenience Store In Aurora

AURORA, IL — A 22-year-old Aurora man with robbing a local convenience store while armed with a pipe on June 30. Police say Clayton Vaughan, of the 900 block of Spruce St., used a pipe to attack a 59-year-old employee of the store before ultimately stealing the employee's gun and leaving.

PATCH - 2018-07-19 18:15:59

Crime Stoppers offer reward for recent cash burglary at Ribfest - Positively Naperville

On July 7, 2018, at the conclusion of Ribfest, a mobile home parked across the street from the Ribfest event was burglarized. The victims were collecting the ATM machines located at Ribfest during which time entry was gained to the mobile home and a large amount of United States currency was stolen.

POSITIVELYNAPERVILLE.COM - 2018-07-19 20:59:49

ALDI To Hire 75 People For Batavia Warehouse

BATAVIA, IL — ALDI is planning a hiring event to fill 75 second shift positions at its Batavia Warehouse. The event will take place on July 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Two Brothers Roundhouse.Open positions start at $17.25, according to a press release from ALDI. Job requirements include:18 years or


Two Aurora residents arrested in connection with shots fire incident

James C. Lewis, 18, and Leilani M. Hollingsworth, 21, both face the charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm, typically punishable by four to 15 years in prison.


Batavia group wants referendum to remove city's home-rule status

Batavians for Responsible Governmentis again hoping for a referendum to remove Batavia's home-rule powers.The group is working to collect 1,200 signatures on a petition to get the question on the Nov. 6 ballot, according to its website. The deadline to submit the petitions to the city is Aug. 6.


2 boys blamed for more than $100,000 in damage to South Elgin trolley museum

SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — Authorities say two boys ages 11 and 13 are responsible for more than $100,000 in damage at theFox River Trolley Museumin suburban Chicago.


Man gets 12 life sentences for abusing kids over 10 years

PLAINFIELD, Ill. — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 12 consecutive terms of life in prison for sexually abusing children over 10 years.David B. Libby of Plainfield was sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty in March of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.Plainfield Child Mol


DuPage County Warrant Of The Week

DUPAGE COUNTY, IL — A Chicago man has been chosen as DuPage County Sheriff Zaruba's "Manhunt Monday," according to a post on the sheriff department's Facebook page. Karl Taylor, 27, is wanted for charges of aggravated battery.


Batavia fireworks committee deserves double the thanks

The Batavia fireworks show has always been one of the best in the western suburbs and brings people from many surrounding communities here for the viewing. Canceling it was a hard call, but the safest decision.It was a disappointment not just to those viewing it but to the many workers and volunteer