Kane state's attorney: Consecutive terms needed to protect public in some cases
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:39:36 -0400
If a defendant commits a Class X or Class 1 felony and inflicts "severe bodily injury" on a victim while committing another felony, a judge can issue consecutive prison terms served one after the other. "Sometimes that means giving people a second or third chance. Other times, that means the full weight of the government resources coming to bear on a career criminal," said Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon.
Kane County Fair adds wine-tasting, gambling to offerings
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:52:24 -0400
The Kane County Fair is offering wine-tasting, bingo, and education about the history of local dairies this year.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:37:21 -0400
Kane County police reports.
McMahon: Felony cases up 7 percent in Kane County from last year's first half
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:56:13 -0400
Felony cases charged in Kane County are about 7.6 percent higher at the midway point of the 2018 than they were during this same time last year. State's Attorney Joe McMahon said there are several factors for the increase: more state police arrests from patrols on Interstate 90; his office upgrading charges on repeat offenders; and the cyclical nature of crime itself.
Ouch! Why nettles sting, and how you can put them to good use
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:47:49 -0400
Have you ever encountered stinging nettles in the woods? If yes, then you'll feel my pain. If not, take heed.
Morton Grove man dies after crash at Sycamore Speedway
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 20:09:28 -0400
The driver of a vehicle racing at Sycamore Speedway has died after a crash late Friday night, the Kane County Sheriff's Department said Saturday in a news release.
Child sex offender charged with loitering near Elgin park
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:08:23 -0400
A homeless man and child sex offender was arrested Thursday on felony charges he was loitering around Festival Park and splash pad in downtown Elgin.
Could land sale get new Kane County morgue built?
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:23:51 -0400
The push has started to build a new Kane County morgue.
Third person sought in Elgin home invasion, shooting over marijuana
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:09:25 -0400
A third person is wanted in the May 29 home invasion and shooting in Elgin over an ounce of marijuana. Demetrius Cochran, 19, is wanted after failing to appear in court this week on an unrelated charge.
St. Charles welcomes new public sculpture 'The Key'
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:28:03 -0400
The amount of public art in a community certainly says something about the spirit of that community. To me, it says the town cares about what it looks like, and what residents and visitors feel when going through the town.
28-year prison term for man in brutal Elgin home invasion
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:20:58 -0400
An Elgin man was sentenced this week to 28 years in prison for his role in a June 2012 home invasion and attempted murder in which two people were brutally beaten in Elgin. Jaime Zarate, 32, was on parole for a 2006 attempted murder when he was arrested and a 5-year-old boy witnessed part of the attack.
Judge: Fox River fire referendum has to be done again
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:32:42 -0400
A Kane County judge has ordered a do-over for the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District referendum for November because the absentee and election day ballots in the spring were incomplete.
Construction at Thompson Middle School campus sparks memories for St. Charles residents
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:03:07 -0400
Even though I didn't grow up in St. Charles or attend high school years ago at what is now the Thompson Middle School site, it is a big change to see the construction unfolding on that school campus.
$3 million settlement in crash that killed Kaneland students who were best friends
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:14:49 -0400
A $3 million wrongful death settlement has been reached in a 2016 crash that killed two Kaneland High School students who were best friends. The settlement is the maximum insurance policy limit for the pickup truck driven by Arthur Stenger, who died in a crash with his passenger, Elijah Vajert, records show.