Chicago’s Gourmet Caramel Apples

Nothing screams fall like crunching into a delicious caramel apple. There are a few places around Chicago, and one just a little further, to satisfy this craving that comes at this time of year. They also make great hostess gifts, or a dessert if sliced…


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Geneva School Officials Surprised At Teachers’ Contract Impasse

The Geneva Education Association apparently has declared an impasse in negotiations with the school board, and administration officials were surprised to hear it.


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Historic Chicago Viking Ship May Finally Get Permanent Home

A historic ship that has been looking for a Chicago home for years may finally get its chance.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

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Local Official: Cubs Farm Team Would Be Great For Kane County

A local community leader thinks it would be a great idea for the Chicago Cubs’ farm team to move to Kane County.

WBBM Newsradio–08/22/2012

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1 Dead In Accident Involving Motorcycle, Semi In Geneva

One person is dead following a motorcycle accident involving a semi-trailer truck in Geneva.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

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Brush Fires Shut Down Road, Metra Line

The persistent dry conditions have led to brush fires in the Chicago area, which grew so severe Tuesday afternoon that they shut down a Metra train line and a major roadway.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

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Broken Window, ‘Suspicious’ Envelope Prompt School Lockdown

A west suburban elementary school was put on lockdown Monday morning after someone broke a window, then placed a “suspicious” envelope inside an office area.


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Kane Reviewing Its Use Of Riverboat Funds

The Kane County Board’s riverboat subcommittee is recommending some revisions in how the county distributes 2012 proceeds from the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin.


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Proposal Would Allow Bikers To Treat Some Red Lights As Stop Signs

If Gov. Pat Quinn goes along, motorcyclists could start treating some red lights the same way as stop signs.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

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Suburban Man Charged With Possessing Child Porn

A west suburban man has been charged with 15 counts of child pornography after police allegedly found images and videos in his home early Tuesday.


Lynlee Gilbert (left) was killed and Sarah Ginter was injured in a crash in Kane County. (CBS)

Batavia Teen Hurt In Deadly Crash Making Progress, Family Says

As one west suburban family prepared to bury their teen daughter killed in a Kane County crash, the survivor’s family cautiously celebrated some positive signs Thursday.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011


Salesman Charged With Bilking Investors Out Of $5M

A Geneva salesman has been charged with defrauding investors in four Las Vegas companies out of more than $5 million in a Ponzi scheme.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011

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Man’s Body Found In Forest Preserve

A man’s body has been found along a suburban bike path.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2011

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Stink Bugs Spotted In Chicago Area

First it was the Asian long-horned beetle, then the emerald ash borer. And now, the stink bug has made it to the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

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Geneva Restaurant Closes After 78 Years

The doors are closed for good at a landmark restaurant in the Fox River valley.

WBBM Newsradio–01/24/2011


Man, Dog Caught In Hunter’s Traps

A west suburban man and his dog found some illegal traps set in a wooded area – the hard way.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

Husan Smith spent 18 hours forgotten and handcuffed in the Kane County Courthouse. (CBS)

Man Abandoned In Courthouse For 18 Hours

An Elgin man abandoned overnight in the Kane County courthouse last month is reportedly considering suing the county.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

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Suburban Principal Fined For Driving 103 MPH

A school principal who was clocked driving his Porsche Boxster at 103 miles an hour was fined $300 Tuesday after pleading guilty to speeding.


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Kane Co. Getting $2.6M For New Bike Paths

GENEVA, Ill. (STMW) – Kane County has been awarded more than $2.6 million in federal grant money to build three new bike and pedestrian paths.


The Courthouse Replica Made By Ms. Nippert's Class. (Donnell Collins/Beacon-News)

Kids Create LEGO Model Of Old Kane Courthouse

They’re entering the replica in a competition. PHOTOS – COMPARE IT TO THE REAL THING