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Squirrel Eats Acorn

Kane County Forest Preserve Looks For Acorn Donations

The Kane County Forest Preserve District wants your acorns.

WBBM Newsradio–09/21/2012


Elgin Teenager Dies In Kane County Crash

A 17-year-old Elgin boy is dead after a one-vehicle crash near Burlington in Kane County.


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Elgin Man Becomes 2nd West Nile Fatality In Illinois This Year

The death of the 64-year-old Elgin man is the second in Illinois this year from West Nile.


Tanner Conroyd, 20, had been missing since Aug. 19, 2012, when whe left her home in St. Charles. Her family thought she was driving to Illinois State University in Normal, but she didn't show up. A security guard at Millennium Park told the family she had been there on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Missing St. Charles Woman Last Seen Near Millennium Park

The search for a missing 20-year-old woman from St. Charles is now concentrated in the Chicago area. because her family says she was last seen at Millennium Park.


Authorities Await Toxicology Reports After Circus Worker Dies At Kane County Fair

Authorities in Kane County are awaiting toxicology reports to determine how a circus worker died at the county fairgrounds this past weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012


Former Elgin Cop Gets 30 Days In Jail For Planting Evidence

A former Elgin police officer has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for planting evidence at a crime scene.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

Mosquito Batches With West Nile Found In Aurora, Montgomery

Three more batches of mosquitoes collected recently have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Kane County health Department said Friday.


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Kane County State’s Attorney: Raises Needed To Keep Prosecutors From Leaving

The Kane County State’s Attorney is planning to ask for raises for his staff, and he says the reason is crucial.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012

Dennis Houston

Kane County Man Charged With Possessing, Trading Child Porn

A Kane County man stands charged with trafficking child pornography, after the FBI caught him in an online sting and found that he was keeping a graphic stash of pictures and videos depicting children engaged in sex acts with adults.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Man Dies In Police Custody In Kane County

Authorities are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man who died in custody at the Kane County jail.


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Suspicious Package Outside Kane County Court Turns Out To Be DVD, Video Game

A suspicious package prompted authorities to shut down the parking lot at the Kane County Judicial Center Wednesday morning, but it turned out to be only a DVD, a video game and a calculator.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Barn Fire

Barn Fire Shuts Down Route 47 In Kane County

A raging barn fire shut down busy Route 47 in Kane County Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012


Kane County Sheriff: Parents Need To Be Aware Of Heroin Epidemic

The top law enforcement officer in Kane County says he is disappointed more parents aren’t showing up for eye-opening presentations on the use of heroin by teenagers in the exurban county west of Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/02/2012

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Super Bowl Sunday DUI Operation Called Success In Kane County

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (CBS) — This year’s so “No Refusal” program on Super Bowl Sunday is being called a success in Kane County. As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports, the operation involves stepped-up DUI patrols […]

WBBM Newsradio–02/15/2012


Judge Lashes Out At Victim’s Dad After Remark

A Kane County judge Thursday met an outburst in his courtroom with a contempt citation — and an outburst of his own.

WBBM Newsradio–02/10/2012

School Bus Crash

9 Kids, Driver Hurt In Kane County School Bus Crash

Nine children and a driver were hurt Friday when a school bus crashed in Kane County.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

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Kane County Towns Seek Voters’ Permission To Shop For Electricity

In a couple of months, voters in several suburbs and outlying towns will be asked whether they want their towns to shop around for electricity alternatives.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Claudia A. Chagoya (Credit: Kane County)

Texas Woman Gets 20 Years For Herion Trafficking In Kane County

A Texas woman who pleaded guilty to trafficking a large amount of heroin for a Mexican cartel was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday.


Investigators inspect the wreckage of a small plane after an accident that killed 69-year-old pilot Frank Kehoe. (CBS)

Pilot, 69, Dies In Plane Crash Near Elgin

Frank Kehoe, a northwest suburban resident, died when his single-engine experimental plane crashed near the Olson Airport.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2011

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Motorist Airlifted From Kane County Crash

A motorist was airlifted to an area hospital after the car she was driving collided with a semi truck Saturday afternoon in Kane County.