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Peace Road north of Route 64 reopens after rush-hour crashes

SYCAMORE - Peace Road north of state Route 64 has been re-opened after slick roads caused multiple crashes and sent cars off the road Tuesday morning, DeKalb County Deputy Chief Andy Sullivan said. The passageway was closed about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday as first responders arrived at the scene of several

DAILY CHRONICLE - 2018-01-16 16:25:24

Business owner gets probation in pot grow case

The owner of a now-shuttered Brookfield hydroponic gardening store, who after a raid on his home last April was charged with growing and manufacturing cannabis, was sentenced to 24 months' probation after pleading guilty to a lesser charge on Jan. 5 at a hearing before Judge Geary Kull at the Maybro


High school to withdraw from conference

ROCHELLE - Rochelle Township High School will officially withdraw from the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference following approval by board members Monday night. A resolution was approved by a 6-0 vote to withdraw from the current conference and officials will move forward to join the Interstate 8 Co

ROCHELLE NEWS-LEADER - 2018-01-16 16:23:43

Elburn wildlife center sends plea for aid during extreme cold

ELBURN - The recent extreme cold is not only hard on people, it's hard on animals, said Andrea Krueger, board president of the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn. The center has been taking in more animals just at a time when it is also lower on volunteers, Krause said. "We have injured, starving


Man Sworn In As Police Officer In Town Where Brother Was Killed In 1996

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - A 24-year old man was sworn in on Monday as a police officer in west suburban Aurora, the same city where his 6-year-old brother was killed in 1996. Jason Contreras was one of 10 new police officers sworn-in at Aurora's City Hall on Monday morning. Contreras did not want

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-01-15 12:06:14

Singer Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat 'King' Cole has died

LOS ANGELES - Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning daughter of Nat "King" Cole" who carried on her late father's musical legacy and, through technology, shared a duet with him on "Unforgettable," has died. She was 65. Ms. Cole died Thursday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to co

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-01-15 00:22:00

Multiple fire departments searched for early morning crash

MENDOTA - Paw Paw Fire Department went hunting for a report of a jacknifed semitruck on Interstate 39 more than 10 miles north of Mendota just after 1 a.m. Tuesday. When they finally found the accident, Mendota and Troy Grove departments had also been called to the same accident, but at mile marker

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-16 15:50:00

Brother of child murder victim sworn in as Aurora cop

AURORA, IL-A man inspired by the investigation of his brother's killers is now an Aurora police officer. Nico Contreras was just six years old when he was shot and killed while sleeping in his grandparents' home in 1996. Two gang members, who were aiming for Nico's uncle, were later arrested and con

WGNTV.COM - 2018-01-15 18:50:32

Prytania puts Guillermo Del Toro in the spotlight, topping this week's movie events

Just as his "Shape of Water" makes a convincing Oscar push, filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro sees his body of work fuel a screening series at the Prytania Theater. It tops this week's listing of off-the-beaten path events coming up for local film fans. LIMITED RUNS The Works of Guillermo Del ToroPrytani

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-16 20:08:12

Warming shelter available on Northshore ahead of freezing temperatures

LACOMBE, LA. - With freezing temperatures once again returning to southeast Louisiana, a warming shelter on the Northshore will remain open. St. Tammany Parish government is working with the New Orleans Mission to keep open a shelter located at the Giving Hope Retreat Center located at 31294 Highwa

WWL-TV - 2018-01-16 15:55:54

See what's happening on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On Monday (Jan. 15), people around the country -- and across the globe -- will pause to observe the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Government agencies as well as many businesses will close to commemorate the civil rights icon, and those with the day off in the New Orleans metro area will have

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-15 13:44:55

Covington honors Martin Luther King Jr. with parade, program

Covington's annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kicked off Monday (Jan. 15) with a parade. Marchers carrying signs and pictures of King walked from the Rev. Peter Atkins Park to the Greater Covington Center, where the annual program began in Fuhrmann Auditorium. C

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-15 17:36:10

19-year-old injured in Central City shooting Monday: NOPD

A 19-year-old man was shot in his right thigh early Monday evening (Jan. 15) in Central City, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The shooting occurred near the intersection of LaSalle Street and Washington Avenue, police said, and the man later arrived at University Medical Center for

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-16 00:34:55

Jimmy Buffett 'Parrot Head' fans parade in the French Quarter

It was a chilly Friday night (Jan. 12) for the tribe of tropical rock aficionados that had gathered in New Orleans for the annual Pardi Gras Jimmy Buffett fan festival. Nonetheless, the flock of "Parrot Heads" paraded jauntily around the freezing French Quarter, tossing beads and bobbing to brass ba

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-16 13:48:43

Chewbacchus Mardi Gras mega marching krewe founders retire

The three original founders of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, New Orleans' mega marching parade, have turned over the operation of the organization to a 12-member rotating board of directors, said co-founder Ryan Ballard. Ballard said that the three co-founders have never been paid for mana

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-16 20:47:22

Man killed in Hollygrove shooting on Monday identified

A man New Orleans police said was found dead, shot more than once, in Hollygrove on Monday night (Jan. 15) has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office as 23-year-old Gerard Poole. The victim, now identified as Poole, was found in the 1800 block of Monroe Street, the same block as the

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-16 18:25:06

Inmate, officers struggle over gun

MALONE - A struggle over a gun between an inmate and correction officers at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone has raised concerns. Last Thursday, while at the hospital for a medical procedure, an inmate from Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone "attempted to gain control of a correction officer


Salmon River flooding leads to evacuation

FORT COVINGTON - Flooding of the Salmon River resulted in the evacuation of 24 local families and a state of emergency declaration in the hamlet of Fort Covington Saturday. Residents began evacuating early Saturday morning when ice jams in the river led water to spill over the banks in the vicinity

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-01-15 05:10:00

10 more sentenced Wednesday in "Operation Gravy Train"

CANTON - Ten more people were sentenced Wednesday in St. Lawrence County Court as part of Operation Gravy Train, bringing the total number of individuals sentenced thus far to 52. In court Wednesday, the following people were sentenced having pleaded guilty: Barry Crayford, 41, of 50 Annette St., He


Massena Central School Board of Education adjusts substitute teacher rates

MASSENA - Massena Central School Board of Education members have agreed to adjust the pay rate of some substitute teachers based on a combination of educational credentials and years of substitute experience in the district. Under the proposal approved by board members Thursday night, the new rate w