DuPage County

Rendering of the Klein Creek Flood Mitigation Project in Armstrong Park, in Carol Stream. (Credit: DuPage County)

Are Vandals Trying To Sabotage DuPage County Flood Control Project?

DuPage County Board Member Jim Zay, who chairs the DuPage Water Commission, said it was thought at first that kids were behind the broken construction vehicle windows, doors, and control panels at Armstrong Park, where the Klein Creek Flood Mitigation Project began a year ago.

06/25/2015

Guiseppe Ressa (DuPage County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Alleged Kidnapper Was Obsessed With Children

Guiseppe Ressa, 34, was charged with three counts of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of child abduction and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

06/04/2015

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Officials Discouraged By Very Low Turnout In Suburban Elections

If you thought Chicago’s 40 percent turnout on Tuesday was poor – and it was – pity the surrounding suburbs. The Cook County Clerk’s office said suburban turnout was only about 14 percent on Tuesday. McHenry County barely reached 11 percent. Lake County was little better at 11.25 percent.

04/09/2015

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“I Voted” Stickers A Thing Of The Past In Lake County

While voters in most suburban counties will receive an “I Voted” sticker in exchange for their completed ballot Tuesday, Lake County voters haven’t had the option to receive the coveted sticker in years.

04/07/2015

A member of a SWAT team. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

DuPage County Police Agencies Preparing For Next Big ‘Incident’

An Incident Management Assistance Team, or IMAT, will help local police departments in DuPage with the command and control of large-scale events such as an active-shooter situation or big protest.

03/27/2015

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City. The New York Police Department is being provided 19,500 kits for officers; the program will begin after officers receive training. The Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Why Aren’t More Cops Carrying Naloxone?

Every three days someone living in the suburbs dies from heroin. A medication that can reverse an overdose from heroin, and other opioids, is being carried by some first responders but not others.

03/25/2015

In this photo illustration, a bottle containing a measles vaccine is seen at the Miami Children's Hospital on January 28, 2015 in Miami, Florida. A recent outbreak of measles has some doctors encouraging vaccination as the best way to prevent measles and its spread. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Another Suburban Measles Case Brings Illinois Total To 11

Ten people who have been infected with measles are associated with KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, including this new case.

02/12/2015

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Three Men Collapse, Die While Shoveling Snow: DuPage Coroner

Three men, all in their early 60s, were shoveling snow at their respective homes when they collapsed, according to the DuPage County coroner’s office.

02/02/2015

Americans Go To The Polls To Elect The Next U.S. President

Chicago Area Voter Info: Polling Places, Sample Ballots

Need help locating your polling place or finding a sample ballot? We’ve got links to the information you need.

11/04/2014

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Frank Thomas’ Former Oak Brook Home Relists For $2.5M

It’s a nine-bedroom mansion, so there would be plenty of room for your friends to stay.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

Latesha Miller (DuPage County State's Attorney)

Caretaker Charged With Stealing From Elderly Woman, Hospice Patient

A Chicago woman who worked as caretaker allegedly stole from two patients — including a woman living her last days in hospice care — and was ordered held on a $300,000 bond Thursday.

09/18/2014

John Euwema (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Stalking DuPage County Judge

John Euwema, 58, was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to one Class 4 felony count of stalking and one count of interfering with the duty of a judicial officer for harassing Judge Kathryn Creswell.

08/27/2014

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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

Video Poker machine. (CBS)

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

Downtown Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

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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