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.
The group is largely nonpartisan officials from Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Kendall counties.
A tornado warning bulletin for Kendall County came in from the National Weather Service at 5:15 p.m., but a siren at an Oswego subdivision was silent when the county activated the warning system.
The designation will help speed and expand access to state emergency resources and allow the governor to pursue federal relief and support, a statement from the governor’s office said.
A 35-year-old man and his 4-year-old son were found dead Wednesday in a home in the garage of a home in west suburban Yorkville, police said Thursday morning.
In July, Kendall County Animal Control was asked by other county agencies to assist at a home that had several cats inside.
An Oswego man was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Route 126 and Identa Road in unincorporated Kendall County near Yorkville early Friday morning — the fourth fatal crash on Route 126 in recent months.
The plug has been pulled on a $1 billion highway project to connect I-88 to I-80 in the far western suburbs.
A 33-year-old married mother of two sent investigators scrambling after she told them she was sexually assaulted by a man posing as a cop. Police say it was a lie that cost taxpayers plenty.
A 33-year-old woman had told police she was pulled over by a fake cop Tuesday evening on a roadside in unincorporated Plano and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.
A man who was impersonating a police officer sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint after pulling over her car in the far west suburbs, police said.
A rural Kendall County man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl he was babysitting at his home last fall.
Neighbors paid a tribute Wednesday night to the three teenagers who died when a truck struck their car Monday near Oswego.
Illinois State Police said it appears a teenage driver wasn’t paying attention when he pulled in front of a semi-trailer truck on Monday in Kendall County, causing a wreck that killed him and his two teenage passengers.
Three young Plainfield residents died Monday after a semi-trailer truck crashed into the car they were in and flipped over in unincorporated Kendall County near Oswego.
The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to beware of a potential phone scam.
A Montgomery man was in court Wednesday to fight charges he pushed a Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy at a Wal-Mart store in Oswego, and ended up having a gun pointed at his chest.
Rusty water is again a problem in the Kendall County community of Boulder Hill.
Metra doesn’t have enough money to fix what’s breaking, But that’s not stopping the commuter rail agency from studying a possible extension in the far southwest suburbs.
People who live west of the Chicago area are raising a ruckus over the kind of water that’s been coming out of their taps for nearly two months – rusty water.