Limited Indoor Dining Allowed To Return In Lake, McHenry, DuPage, And Kane CountiesRegion 4, the Metro East area near St. Louis, is now the only region of the state that has yet to move back to Tier 1 mitigations to resume limited indoor dining.
'It Was A Matter Of Survival': Suburban Restaurants Flout COVID-19 Restrictions, Continue To Serve CustomersFriday was the first day of no indoor dining in the Chicago suburbs as COVID-19 restrictions are rolled back out, and some businesses are defying the governor's orders. 
Contact Tracing Has Involved Tens Of Thousands Of Phone Calls In Suburban CountiesTiming is crucial when it comes to positive COVID-19 cases and effective contract tracing – and we’re learning that means tens of thousands of phone calls at the county level.
Two Men Arrested For Selling Illegal Explosives And Fireworks In Kane CountyUndercover detectives found the fireworks for sale on social media and eventually tracked down the source -- an Elgin man and an Aurora man who police say were selling the dangerous explosives from makeshift storefronts. 
South Elgin Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty After Sheriff's Deputies Find 3 Dead Dogs; Neighbors Had Complained About Abuse For YearsEmily Chesterfield, 27, is charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Authorities found three dead dogs and 11 other starving dogs at her home.
McHenry County Sheriff's Office Won't Enforce Governor's Stay-At-Home OrderThe sheriff wrote that the office does not have the "capacity or desire to enforce the governor's orders."
Cameron Dunmars Faces Vehicular Hijacking, Aggravated Battery Charges In Attack On Woman In Kane CountyDunmars has been charged with felony counts of vehicular hijacking, aggravated battery, and leaving the scene of an accident. He also faces misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, reckless conduct, and trespass to a motor vehicle.
Kane County School Still Open Despite Pritzker's MandateKane County Sheriff Ron Hain said the church pastor Keith Gomez refused to close the school, claiming his First Amendment rights.
Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Rupturing Natural Gas Line To Fill House With GasFrank Ryan has been charged with attempted murder, criminal damage to property, reckless conduct, and battery.
Man, Woman Arrested After Northwest Suburban Police Chase Involving Stolen VehicleA man and woman stood charged Thursday afternoon after police chased a stolen vehicle through the far northwest suburbs.
Batavia High School Student Charged For Possessing ExplosivesOn Tuesday, the FBI told Batavia police they received a tip that someone in Batavia had purchased materials that could be used to create explosives when mixed together.