Kane Co. Chronicle
Man drowns after kayak falls from Geneva Dam
Rescue boats search an area of the Fox River north of the Route 38 bridge and south of the Geneva Dam on Saturday.
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Study: Suburban schools could lose or gain if income tax drops
In this Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, Lariyah Beasley, a 4-year-old preschool student from Chicago, holds a sign during a rally outside the Chicago Board of Education headquarters in Chicago.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Kane Co. Chronicle
Former alderman gets warning in crash
GENEVA – Former 3rd Ward Alderman Ray Pawlak received a written warning notice for failure to yield in an intersection after a crash, police reports show.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Man found asleep at wheel in Aurora faces DUI charge
A West Chicago man was charged with drunken driving early Wednesday morning after Aurora police found him asleep behind the wheel of his car.
Kane Co. Chronicle
Fortner: State legislators will face key budget talks
GENEVA – Budget talks will be a big issue when state legislators return from Easter recess April 29, State Rep. Mike Fortner, R-West Chicago, told those attending a multichamber legislative luncheon Wednesday at the Eagle Brook Country Club.
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Can this schoolhouse be SAVED?
Yet the long-shuttered McAuley School building still maintains a shabby dignity as it sits hard along Illinois Route 38 in West Chicago.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Mayor Pineda highlights West Chicago's successes
Thoughtful planning and strategic foresight, plus a philosophy of living within its means, were credited as keys to the success of the city of West Chicago's solid financial position as outlined by Mayor Ruben Pineda last week in his State of the City Address.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
ComEd smart meters coming to six DuPage communities next month
George Gaulrapp, external affairs manager for ComEd, gave a smart meter presentation last week to the Lombard village board.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Exhibit shows suburban railroaders, descendants
In this 1943 photograph by Jack Delano, Clarence Dwight Averill takes a break from his job as a freight train conductor.
'Prom Goes Green' at West Chicago dress giveaway
Emily Guevara, 18 of East Aurora High School finds a prom dress she likes during Thursday's "Prom Goes Green" event sponsored by USAgain at West Chicago Community High School.
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On a visit to Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, I noticed the eerie message, "I am watching you," etched into a fence.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Local Schoolhouse Makes List of Top Ten Most Endangered Historic Places
The McAuley Schoolhouse in West Chicago has made the annual Landmarks Illinois' list of the top ten most endangered historic places.
Former Youth Ministry Leader Faces Sex Abuse Charges
A 23-year-old West Chicago man is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with two underage girl while serving as a youth ministry leader at a local church, according to prosecutors.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Preservation group: Uptown Theatre, manufacturing...
Chicago's Uptown Theatre, the central manufacturing district at Ashland Avenue and Pershing Road, and two corner commercial buildings at Halsted Avenue and Willow Street, are among the Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois, according to a state preservation group.
W. Chicago school, McHenry camp among Illinois' 10 most endangered
Camp Algonquin , 1889 Cary-Algonquin road, unincorporated McHenry County: The 116-acre camp was closed in 2011 and is one of four camps built during the “Fresh Air in the Country” movement started during the late 1800s."
Mon Mar 31, 2014
West Chicago company honored for new twist on the snowplow
Richard Behan has come a long way since his first attempt to make a snowplow for everyday cars ended more than three decades ago with his vehicle stuck in a Schaumburg street.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Spring Service Reminders for West Chicago Residents
West Chicago, Illinois: March 24, 2014 - The following is a list of City services that resume in West Chicago in the coming weeks: • Yard waste collection will resume on April 1, 2014.
Man charged in North Aurora Craigslist-related robbery
A North Aurora man has been charged with armed robbery, accused of robbing a man of a laptop computer he had advertised for sale on Craigslist.com.