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Kane Co. Chronicle
Fox Valley in spotlight in 'Man of Steel'
Russell Crowe, left, who stars as Superman's biological father, Jor-El, in the new movie "Man of Steel," poses with Batavia Library Director George Scheetz in this 2011 photo.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Voice of America
US Agriculture Industry Opposes Changes to Food Aid Program
But President Barack Obama's proposed 2014 budget includes changes to the 59-year-old program - replacing some commodity shipments with direct cash purchases in foreign countries.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Anniversary Miller 50th
Nelien and Doris Miller, of Sandwich, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Voice of America
Small Illinois Town Gets Boost From New Superman Movie
Since 1938, a red-caped superhero impervious to most earthly pitfalls has captivated the imagination of comic book, television, and movie fans around the world.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Suburbs stand in for Smallville in 'Man of Steel'
Jonathan Kent , left, comforts his son Clark on the family farm - a scene shot in Oswego.
Severe storm causes headaches, minimal damage across McHenry County
Reports of severe weather Wednesday evening caused some scares, but for the most part, McHenry County emerged unscathed from the unusually massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds that rolled through the Midwest.
Suburbs stand in for Smallville in Man of Steel
The new Superman reboot "Man of Steel," which opens today, prominently features scenes shot in a variety of suburbs - Naperville, Aurora, Sugar Grove, Oswego, Millington, Plano and Sandwich.
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Cleanup begins after storm; tornadoes suspected
Surveyors from the National Weather Service are fanning out across portions of 3 northern Illinois counties to review storm damage after funnel clouds and possible tornadoes were reported in the area.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Aaron D. Petre, 26, 702 N. Wasson St., was arrested at 10:23 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of East Kent Street on a complaint of violating an order of protection.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Plano police chief enters sheriff's race
Plano Police Chief Steve Eaves made his intention to run for Kendall County Sheriff official in front of a crowd of about 100 people last Saturday at Lathrop Park in Plano.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Mom Charged After Kids Found Unresponsive In Car
On the other end of the line was a LaSalle County Sheriff's deputy directing Massier to an area hospital where his three young children were undergoing treatment after being found unresponsive in a car just hours before, the Beacon News reports.
Fri May 31, 2013
Burglar sent to prison for Aurora theft
A 49-year-old DeKalb County man was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday for his role in a July 2010 burglary in Aurora.
Henry Cavill on the "Superman Curse" and the Pressures of Playing Such an Iconic Character
Man of Steel set in Plano, Illinois in August of 2011. Here's our roundtable interview with Henry Cavill, who was wearing the suit at the time! Cavill : No, but I've got a harness on underneath it, so I'm moving quite stiffly, but it's really not so bad.
Thu May 30, 2013
From The Set of Man of Steel
Back in August 2011, ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype was invited to Plano, Illinois, an unlikely location for a large-scale movie production, but it's the place that director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan had chosen to double as Smallville, Kansas, the boyhood home of Clark Kent aka Superman in the Man of Steel ! You can read an excerpt ... (more)
Wed May 29, 2013
Henry Cavill Recalls His Childhood Nickname - 'Fat Cavill'
Superman, buying his outfit in an XL? "I was fat," says Henry Cavill , the star of the new Man of Steel , the latest big-screen take on Superman , says about his childhood.
Tue May 28, 2013
Jason Bryant Kohler, 40, Passed Due to a Seizure; Enjoyed Championing Social Causes He Believed In
A memorial gathering in remembrance of Jason Bryant Kohler, cherished son of Rennetta Sorensen Mickelson of Plano and Ramon Kohler of Lake George will take place, Thursday, May 30, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Meadowhawk Lodge at the Hoover Forest Preserve on Fox Rd, Yorkville.
Superman Henry Cavill reveals: 'I was fat'
Henry Cavill, 30, didn't have many parts until he landed Man of Steel, the Superman film opening in June.