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Man Charged With Felony DUI After Allegedly Striking Student With His Car

A 51-year-old Naperville man has been charged with felony aggravated DUI after allegedly striking a Downers Grove North High school student with his car earlier this week. DuPage County sheriff's officials say that Joseph Kucharski is currently in custody and facing felony aggravated DUI charges, an


Oak Brook police blotter: Hub Group employee manipulates rewards program to steal $38,000 in gift cards

The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. William J. Booczko, 27, of the 200 block of Pleasant Drive, Chicago Heights, was charged with battery a 7:55 a.m. Feb. 21 on the 1400 block of 22nd Street.


Woman Convicted In 2007 Plainfield Murder Released

PLAINFIELD, IL — Originally sentenced to 52 years before her conviction was overturned and she received a new trial, a 30-year-old Plainfield woman is free, 12 years after she and her boyfriend gunned down a Romeoville teenager. Gabriela Escutia was paroled after accepting a deal in which she pleade


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Russell Beyer remembered as 'fun,' 'proud union guy' at funeral one week after his death in Aurora warehouse shooting

Russell Beyer was a gentle giant who enjoyed having fun, his family said. He was a “die-hard, proud union guy,” his brother said. They remembered Beyer at a music-filled funeral service Friday, one week after he was among those killed at a mass shooting at an Aurora warehouse and one day after what


NIU opening an Esports Cafe at its Naperville campus that public can use

Capitalizing on the popularity of online video game competitions known as esports, Northern Illinois University is opening a 2,300-square-foot Esports Café at its Naperville campus that will be open to the public.


Police: Man speeds while drunk, rolls sedan, claims it was car-jacked

SYCAMORE – A Lisle man will have a bond hearing this afternoon and could be charged with filing a false report after police say he rolled his car and claimed it had been car-jacked.


Naperville woman indicted on multiple charges after she's found in possession of stolen Escalade, police say

A Naperville woman was indicted Wednesday on multiple felony charges after she was found in possession of a vehicle rental reported stolen in Florida, Naperville police said. Nalien E. Harton, 35, of the 2800 block of Kilburn Lane, was arrested Feb. 14 following an investigation into a report of a s


Here Are The Hate Groups Operating In Naperville

NAPERVILLE, IL -- A new interactive map shows there is one hate group operating in Naperville. The Southern Poverty Law Center released its new map this week. The updated version allows users to see more details, including which states have the most hate groups per capita and how the number of hate


Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants a 5-cent bag tax across Illinois. Shoppers aren't buying it.

For more than two years, Chicagoans have struggled with a nagging decision at grocery stores and other retailers – pay 7 cents for a disposable bag, or somehow do without. Now, if Gov. J.B. Pritzker has his way, shoppers across the state will face a similar choice.


Homeland Security grant prepared some Naperville, Aurora officers to work together at scene of mass shooting

The quick response time and bravery exhibited by the Aurora Police Department’s first responding officers who encountered gunfire in Friday’s mass shooting at Henry Pratt Co. “no doubt saved lives,” Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall, whose department sent officers to assist at the scene, said


Lisle teen charged with robbery after stealing cellphone in Naperville

A 19-year-old from Lisle faces felony robbery and forgery charges after Naperville police said he stole a cellphone from a person who arranged online to meet the teen to sell the device.


R. Kelly charged with criminal sexual abuse in Illinois

Chicago — Illinois prosecutors have filed charges against singer R. Kelly. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx will announce the charges against the 52-year-old Grammy winner Friday afternoon, the office said in a media release.


Lisle Man Stole Phone, Paid With Fake Cash In Naperville: Cops

NAPERVILLE, IL -- A Lisle man faces felony charges after he gave a woman fake cash, stole her phone, and then gave police a fake name, cops say. Nelson Andrew Dones, 19, of the 4600 block of Sailboat Bay, had arranged to buy the phone online and implied that he had a gun when he met with the seller


Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Naperville

The following are the Top 10 most expensive streets in Naperville. The average price for homes on these streets range from $1,233,361 to $2,092,500. Oxford Lane is the 1st most expensive street in Naperville, with single family homes built from 1989 to 2008, and ranging in price from $700,000 to $3,


Breaking: Victim reportedly shot, killed in Joliet

A person was reportedly shot and killed in connection with an incident near May and Morgan streets in Joliet Thursday, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. Will County Deputy Coroner Kevin Stevenson said the office responded to an area hospital for a reported shooting victim Thursday eveni


Fireplace blaze extinguished in Naperville home

Naperville firefighters extinguished a blaze in a fireplace that got out of hand Wednesday evening at a home on the city’s south side. Residents of a home in the 2100 block of Skylane Drive called 911 just after 6 p.m. to report a fire in their single-family home, fire reports said.


Things to do around Naperville this weekend: February 22-24

95th Street Library – 3015 Cedar Glade Road Naperville, IL 60564. An educational and engaging chamber concert for all ages featuring a variety of music and demonstrations by the musicians. A question and answer session will follow the performance. Presented by DuPage Symphony Orchestra.


Crash Closes Part Of Route 59 In Naperville

NAPERVILLE, IL -- A car crash closed part of Route 59 near 111th Street in Naperville Wednesday evening. City officials said southbound Route 59 would be closed until the accident is cleared. The crash was reported just after 7:30 p.m.


Man Sexually Assaulted Child At Mental Health Center In Aurora

AURORA, IL -- A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child who was a resident at a residential mental health care facility in Aurora. Darius Jones, 39, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with the incident, which took place while the child was in his care at Nor