ST. CHARLES—An Aurora woman awaits sentencing that could include prison time for her role in a deadly crash on Route 47 that killed two area motorcyclists and injured several others nearly three years ago.
CHICAGO—The National Weather Service is forecasting that this winter will be “colder and wetter than average.”
AURORA—Senator Chris Lauzen invites local military families with active servicemen and women to record and send a free personalized holiday season video greeting to their deployed family members.
Illinois—The Legislative Audit Commission announced this week that it is accepting applications from people interested in appointment as Auditor General of the State of Illinois.
CHICAGO—A new program by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will provide first responders with critical information to improve emergency care for anyone involved in a car crash.
CHICAGO—Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials stress safety by urging motorists to prepare for unfavorable winter driving conditions.
WAYNE—Robert J. Molitor of Wayne was sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors for The Center for Developmental Disabilities Advocacy and Community Supports.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Sheriff’s Office presented its Roscoe Ebey Award to three nominees each of the last two years. This year, however, Sheriff Pat Perez knew that one nominee truly stood out from the rest of the field.
GENEVA—Conditions are once again almost right for the Forest Preserve District to perform prescribed burns in various natural areas throughout Kane County.
CHICAGO—Although winter officially arrives in five weeks, winter weather in Illinois could arrive much sooner.
GENEVA—U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) is now accepting applications for spring semester internships in both his Washington, DC and Geneva offices.
KANE COUNTY—Do you have any unused prescription medication in your home? If so, there’s something you can do with that medication instead of flushing it down the toilet or letting it sit idly on the counter.
The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced that collisions between vehicles and deer declined in 2010, and reminded motorists to once again be alert for deer along roadways during one of their most active periods of the year.
ST. CHARLES—Kane County reported its first human case of West Nile virus for 2011 this past week, a 63-year-old woman from St. Charles.
State Representative Kay Hatcher (left) visited Schmidt’s Towne Tap in Elburn on Wednesday to collect signed petitions from constituents helping get her name on the ballot for a re-election bid in the 50th District.
ELBURN—The 5th Annual Charity Car/Motorcycle Show brought in $10,000 for Special Olympics and attracted 145 cars, trucks and motorcycles.
CHICAGO—If you’re looking for a job, you may see ads for staffing agencies that promise results. Many of these services may be legitimate and helpful, but others may misrepresent their services, promote outdated or fictitious job offerings, or charge high fees in advance for services that may not lead to a job.
KANE COUNTY—Halloween is best known for spooky costumes and scary pranks. Unfortunately, Halloween also is becoming is one of the deadliest times of the year on roads because of drunken driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
GENEVA—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County reminds preserve users to keep safety in mind when visiting forest preserves, parks and other large public areas, in the wake of recent vehicle burglaries in Kane and surrounding counties.