WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with a vehicle crash that killed a 17-year-old high school junior.
Prosecutors: Driver who killed teen had used crack cocaine
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Chicago man had been using crack cocaine for four days and had alcohol in his system when he drove into a 17-year-old girl as she crossed the...
Siblings sue after urn containing father’s ashes disappears
CHICAGO (AP) — The survivors of a man who last year died of pancreatic cancer have filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago contending a shipping company lost some the man's cremated remains.
3 charged in fatal shooting of man found in trash bin
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 22-year-old man, his girlfriend and mother are being held in the fatal shooting of a Naperville man whose body was stuffed in a trash bin in Chicago.
Ernest Collins, 21-year-old Cassandra Green and 38-year-old Candice Jones appeared Saturday in a DuPage County courtroom on first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery and concealment of a homicidal death charges.
Man shot by Chicago-area police charged with assault
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A man shot and injured by suburban Chicago police after pointing what authorities initially thought was a real gun at them has been charged with aggravated assault.
DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in a release Friday that 27-year-old Zachary Kelley of Naperville was released last Friday from the hospital and taken to jail. He appeared in Bond Court the following day.
Chicago-area officer shoots man who pointed gun at police
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Police say an officer shot and wounded a man who pointed a gun at them at a strip mall in suburban Chicago.
The Naperville Police Department says officers responded Wednesday night to a report of a suspicious person and found the 27-year-old man holding a gun to his head in the parking lot.
Court tosses lawsuit in Illinois sex-video suicide case
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed a lawsuit brought against a suburban Chicago school by parents of a student who killed himself after staff warned him he may have to register as a sex offender because they suspected he made a video of himself having sex with a classmate without her knowledge.
11-year-old boy rescued from icy Chicago-area retention pond
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — First responders rescued an 11-year-old boy who fell through an icy suburban Chicago retention pond.
Naperville fire and police responded Sunday afternoon after receiving a 911 call reporting that a child had fallen through the ice at a pond near an apartment complex. Officials say the boy was able to communicate with rescue workers and told them his feet were stuck in the muddy bottom of the pond.
Chicago suburb, Nevada city settle trademark dispute
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Documents show the Chicago suburb of Naperville and the city of Henderson, Nevada, have come to a resolution over use of the trademarked term "Water Street District."
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Tinley Park eyes regulating short-term home rentals
TINLEY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Officials in a south suburb of Chicago are studying ways to regulate short-term house rentals after a party at one featured drummers, bagpipes and a horse paraded down the street.
The (Tinley Park) Daily Southtown reports that village officials discussed rules for homeowners who rent rooms or entire houses on online marketplaces such as Airbnb.
Suburban boy charged with threatening to “shoot up school”
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A student at a suburban Chicago junior high school has been arrested after allegedly posting online in a chatroom a threat to "shoot up the school."
In a news release, the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and the Naperville Police Department announced that the male student at Washington Junior High School appeared in court on Tuesday morning and released to his parents for home detention.
EXCHANGE: Old oak turned into guitar auctioned for charity
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — It lived for 250 years as part of a stately oak in the Chicago suburb of Woodridge. Then it survived a fire in Oswego.
Now it's been auctioned, as a guitar, not some sorry slab of wood, in Naperville.
The piece in question is the DeMont Verb, a handmade guitar fashioned by Nate DeMont and his employees at DeMont Guitars in Oswego, using wood from the historic Hobson Oak tree.
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Naperville’s ‘Laughing Lincoln’ statue to be unveiled Dec. 2
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Naperville will unveil a statue showing a lighter side of Abraham Lincoln.
The Naperville Sun reports that "Laughing Lincoln" will debut in Central Park on Dec. 2. Illinois celebrates its bicentennial a day later.
The statue depicts the legendary storyteller laughing with hand outstretched as if to slap his knee.
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Woman charged with stealing credit card points
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman has been charged with stealing more than $11,000 worth of credit card points from the school district where she worked.
In a news release, the DuPage County State's Attorney's office says Marcia L. Boyan of Naperville is charged with felony theft counts and felony official misconduct.
Nokia cuts about 100 jobs from suburban Chicago office
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Officials say Nokia has laid off about 100 more employees from its suburban Chicago office, bringing the total number of job cuts at the facility over the past couple years to about 300.
In battle for the House, many Dems start from scratch
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — When the Democratic Party told Lauren Underwood she needed to raise $100,000 in six weeks to get her campaign for Congress off the ground, she wasn't sure what to do. The nurse from suburban Chicago had never run for office, and her fundraising experience was mostly limited to selling Girl Scout cookies for $4 a box.
Public visitation set for Naperville’s longest-serving mayor
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A public visitation will be held this weekend for former Naperville Mayor George Pradel, who led the Chicago suburb through enormous growth during two decades in office.
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87-year-old to become oldest Chicago Triathlon competitor
CHICAGO (AP) — As soon as this year's Chicago Triathlon begins, Bob Scott will set a record.
Priests accused of sexual misconduct moving away from school
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet announced Monday that two retired priests accused of sexual misconduct will be out of a suburban Chicago retirement facility that is adjacent to a junior high school by midweek.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for selling the heroin that led to a 26-year-old's fatal overdose.
Thirty-four-year-old Kevin Liszka of Melrose Park was convicted in March on one count of drug-induced homicide for the 2015 death of Naperville resident Marcus Penton.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to stabbing the parents of a girl who called him "ugly."
The Daily Herald reports that 21-year-old Zachary Machnikowski faces up to 60 years in prison on charges of attempted first-degree murder.
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NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An old library in a Chicago suburb could be turned into a distillation plant and tasting room for hand-crafted alcohol.
Derek Krauss and Joe Rehbein detailed their plan for the Nichols Library building to the Naperville Liquor Commission, The Naperville Sun reported.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A police sergeant is being honored for his quick actions in rescuing a young child from a busy roadway in suburban Chicago.
The Naperville Police Department posted dashcam video of last month's rescue by Sgt. Anthony Mannino on its Facebook page Monday. The department's post says the child "escaped his mother's watchful eye" and wandered along Route 59 as traffic whizzed by.
Officer Grabs Toddler from Side of Busy Road
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man who spent 22 years behind bars for arson and murder before being exonerated has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Naperville and several police officers.
A lawyer for William Amor alleges officers used physical and emotional distress in the weeks leading to Amor's confession to starting the 1995 fire that killed Marianne Miceli.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man wrongfully convicted for killing his mother-in-law in the 1990s now seeks a monetary settlement from the state.
Saturday’s 3A prep girls track results
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Here are Saturday's results in the class AAA girls state track and field meet at Eastern Illinois: CLASS 3A
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who spent 22 years behind bars for arson and murder before being exonerated wants his record expunged and a certificate of innocence.
An attorney for William Amor, formally of Naperville, filed a petition in DuPage County Circuit Court for the certificate. Under the state's wrongfully convicted compensation statute, the 62-year-old Amor could qualify to receive the maximum compensation of roughly $220,000.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A brown package with a label warning it contained radioactive material has been found in the basement of a suburban Chicago home.
Naperville Fire Division Chief Amy Scheller says hazmat teams tested the item and determined it did contain radioactive material but not at levels considered dangerous. She added the public was not a risk from the package that was discovered early Wednesday.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A Naperville public art group plans on celebrating Illinois' bicentennial with a life-size statue of a laughing Abraham Lincoln in the Chicago suburb's Central Park.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Peoria leaders have voted to raise the age to buy tobacco in the city to 21.
NAPERVILLE – Registration for Northern Illinois University’s premier fundraising event closes Sunday, but you can bid on silent auction items right up until the April 14 event.
FOX VALLEY, Ill. — It was not all that long ago Sandy Fink, Karen Gonzalez and Robin Dale were among the hundreds of other parents in the Fox Valley struggling to understand their children’s opioid addictions.
Beverly Vivian Parrott, 90, passed away peacefully in Naperville, Illinois, surrounded by her family on March 21, 2018.
Bev was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Cadillac, Michigan, the only child of Graydon and Ivah (Pickel) Powers. The family moved from Cadillac to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1936.
Structural testing planned on Naperville carillon tower
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Testing is set to begin to help determine the best way to fix structural problems at a Naperville tower that houses the Millennium Carillon .
LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA — Funeral Services were held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Martin and Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette, Louisiana for Kathryn Messman Kelly, 88, who passed away at her home Monday evening, February 19, 2018.
Retrial to begin in 1995 arson, murder case
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A retrial has been scheduled for a suburban Chicago man who was convicted in 1997 of arson and murder in the death of his mother-in-law.
William Amor's retrial is expected to begin Wednesday, the Daily Herald reported. The 62-year-old is accused of intentionally igniting the 1995 Naperville fire that killed Marianne Miceli.
Man accused of slaying mother held on $3 million bond
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — First-degree murder charges have been filed against a suburban Chicago man in connection with the stabbing death of the man's mother.
Kevin James of Naperville is being held in lieu of $3 million bond in the death of 41-year-old Patricia James of unincorporated Downers Grove.
DuPage County prosecutors say sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call made by the 23-year-old James' sister, who said her brother had stabbed their mother.
Libraries in Chicago suburbs work to help homeless
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Libraries in the Chicago suburbs are making efforts to ensure homeless people feel welcome and are treated with dignity.
Ryan Dowd, the executive director of Hesed House, a homeless shelter in Aurora, has been training staff at libraries there, in Naperville and across the country on how to work with homeless patrons, the Chicago Tribune reported .
Suburban libraries training employees to help homeless
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Suburban Chicago libraries are trying to become more friendly and helpful to the homeless.
The Beacon-News in Aurora reports that libraries in Aurora, Naperville and Lombard are among a growing number to offer their employees training that will help them assist homeless patrons.
Mission trip to Haiti has big impact on Sauk Prairie High School graduate
Imagine living where there is no official garbage or sanitary system. A place where water is unfiltered and comes from a single source while pigs freely roam the streets. There is no public education system. A meal, if any, comes once a day. Those were some of the realities lived by the people of Haiti Bryce Reddemann encountered during his first medical mission trip to the Caribbean country with a population of almost 11 million.
Max E. Harbach
Max E. Harbach, age 91, a resident of Naperville, Ill. since 1971, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at the Springs of Monarch Landing in Naperville. He was born on March 17, 1926 in Williamsport, Pa.
Illinois doctor pleads guilty to sex abuse of patients
YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago doctor has pleaded guilty to charges he sexually abused several patients.
The Beacon News reports female patients of Haohua Yang accused the Naperville physician of inappropriately touching them at his practice in Yorkville. His lawyers argued he was performing legitimate medical exams.