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DuPage County Stepping Up Effort To Combat Elder Abuse

According to DuPage County Board member Bob Larsen, who chairs the Health and Human Services Committee, there were 467 “intakes” last year in which social workers or others were needed to investigate calls about possible abuse of senior citizens or disabled adults under the age of 60.

07/09/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Loaves & Fishes Community Food Pantry

Fifteen hundred volunteers donate their time and energy to help run the organization. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to some of them.

06/27/2014

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Pair Tries To Force Grandfather To Pay Ransom In Fake Kidnapping

Prosecutors allege that Wednesday, 20-year-old Jakarre Brown, of Maywood, and 29-year-old Deanna Nolan, of Lisle, called a friend’s grandfather and said his granddaughter would be killed if he failed to meet their demands for money.

06/19/2014

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DuPage Considering Lifting Video Gambling Ban

Five years after the DuPage County Board banned video gaming machines, they could soon be coming to an establishment near you, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

05/14/2014

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Attorneys Wrangle Over Previous Allegations In Sex Abuse Case

Prosecutors in Kane and DuPage counties charged Sosa in 2012 with multiple counts of criminal sexual assault involving 10- and 15-year-old family members. He is accused of raping, sodomizing and engaging in other sex acts with the female relatives in August 2012.

05/05/2014

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DuPage Narcan Program Saves Another Life From Heroin OD

First, a DuPage County Sheriff’s Deputy administered Narcan to a 32-year old woman having a heroin overdose Saturday near Villa Park. Then, Wednesday night, two Hanover Park police officers saved the life of a 29-year old man.

03/28/2014

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Census Bureau: Chicago Area Population Grew Very Slightly In 2013

The Chicago metro area had a growth of only 0.2 percent in 2013, with the fastest growing counties being Kendall and DuPage; and Porter County in Indiana.

03/27/2014

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Only Two Days Of Early Voting Left For Illinois Primary

Friday and Saturday are the last days for early voting in Illinois, ahead of the primary election on Tuesday.

03/14/2014

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GOP Lawmakers Push For Stiffer Penalties Against Heroin Dealers

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin calls DuPage “ground zero” for heroin use.

02/13/2014

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DuPage Prosecutors: Lombard Woman Murders Husband

Anka Misocevic, whose age was not immediately known, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.

01/10/2014

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DuPage Chairman Cronin Plans To Push Consolidation Plan In 2014

DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin tells the Daily Herald his top priority is to move the DuPage ACT, accountability, consolidation and transparency forward.

12/31/2013

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Bell Ringer Stole More Than $1,000 From Salvation Army Kettle: Prosecutors

A Chicago man stole more than $1,000 from a Salvation Army Red Kettle while working as a bell ringer in Naperville, prosecutors allege.

12/05/2013

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Nuclear Engineer Convicted Of Carjacking Recaptured After Fleeing

Michael Buhrman is currently in custody of federal officials and is expected to be brought back to DuPage County “in the near future.”

11/01/2013

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Suburban Mayors Back Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

The group is largely nonpartisan officials from Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Kendall counties.

10/29/2013

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Fire In DuPage County Displaces 24 Families

A fire overnight in a three-story apartment building on Lynn Road in unincorporated DuPage County has displaced 24 families.

10/26/2013

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Coroner: Heroin Deaths On The Rise In DuPage County

DuPage County is seeing a spike in heroin deaths, and the man who sees most of those victims is trying to educate people of the drug’s evils.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2013

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DuPage Opens Children’s Advocacy Center Named For Jeanine Nicarico

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin did not handle the Nicarico case, but said it weighs heavily on him and everyone else who works with victims of child abuse, and the families of children who have been murdered.

09/18/2013

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Cameras Allowed At Trial Of Man Charged With Killing Mother In Burr Ridge

The attorney for 27-year-old Michael Bassaly argued his client’s safety would be jeopardized by allowing cameras to cover the proceedings.

09/13/2013

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31 Charged In Connection To Heroin Distribution Operation

DuPage and federal drug hunters are celebrating what they see as a victory for the good guys with charges against 31 in a heroin distribution ring.

08/28/2013

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Police Release Sketch Based On Remains Found In 2010

CHICAGO (CBS) — The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in identifying the human remains that were found in April 2010 at the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in unincorporated Wheaton. This past […]

07/01/2013

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