| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A Glendale Heights man who stole jewelry from relatives and then plotted their deaths after they turned him in was sentenced today to 19 years in prison, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
In a negotiated plea, Matthew Olszewski, 24, pleaded guilty...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:05 PM
The following information was taken from Elmhurst police reports:
A resident reported that he tried to file his income taxes and received an error message saying that his taxes had already been filed.
A 22-year-old Bensenville man was charged April 14...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Abner Mikva makes a decent case today for re-electing Gov. Pat Quinn while taking umbrage with a fellow Democrat, Newton Minow, for the latter’s support of Bruce Rauner for governor.
I, too, am a Democrat and like Mr. Minow, will probably vote...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:25 PM
This article originally ran in print on March 7, 2012
At the time of his latest arrest, Jeremy Hammond was living on Chicago's South Side, about three dozen miles and an entire political spectrum away from the conservative DuPage County community...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:13 PM
A West suburban man was arrested and charged in connection with two attempted robberies in Glen Ellyn, police said Wednesday.
Dwayne K. Smith, 22, of the 29W200 block of Lee Road near West Chicago, was charged with attempted aggravated robbery and...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Both Republicans and Democrats have the opportunity to select candidates in Tuesday's primary election for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board.
There are three Republicans – incumbent Grant Eckhoff of Wheaton and challengers Ronald...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:12 AM
An investigation has been launched after the body of a fetus was found in a trash bin at the Yorktown Center Mall in Lombard, officials announced in a news release today.
An autopsy was performed on the fetus and pending results, no further...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:13 PM
A jewelry store manager who stole bars of gold will now spend time behind sturdy bars of a less precious metal.
In a plea deal with DuPage County prosecutors, Daniel Knaack, 52, of Glendale Heights, was sentenced Monday to five years in prison after...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Tossing away a plastic bag in a parking lot might be littering, but when it happens after an armed robbery it can lead to a Class X felony charge -- if St. Charles police find a palm print on it.
On May 19, a 37-year-old man was attacked by two robbers...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Marilyn Lemak's mind was sound and her motive was vengeance on the late winter day when she drugged her daughter and two sons and then smothered them with her hands, a DuPage County jury decided Wednesday.
Rejecting any notion that the Naperville woman...
| Feb 2, 2011
Reducing costly readmissions to hospitals is the goal of an initiative being rolled out this year by Illinois' largest health insurer and the state's hospital lobby.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and the Illinois Hospital Association said...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:34 AM
Two former employees are accused of stealing about $150,000 from the DuPage County Forest Preserve District through two “elaborate schemes,” authorities say.
Also charged in one of the schemes is a former forest preserve contractor who...