Day: May 10, 2018

How Naperville North classmates aced ACT, SAT

Two Naperville North High School juniors recorded perfect scores on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams this spring, but their self-professed strong suits fall in opposite subjects. Ryan Robbins of Lisle, who also got a perfect score on the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) exam last October,…

Mall expansion deal could mean demise of Rosemont Theatre

Rosemont officials Wednesday inked a deal with the owner of the Fashion Outlets of Chicago for a potential mall expansion that could mean demolition of the nearby Rosemont Theatre. The real estate purchase contract and development agreement, approved by the village board Wednesday, comes three years…

Police: Man driving a Camaro impersonated cop, tried to pull over driver

A 56-year-old Aurora man faces a charge of impersonating a police officer after attempting to pull over another motorist last month in Warrenville, police announced Thursday. Jeffrey M. Spiewak, of the 3000 block of Anton Drive, has been charged with false personation of a peace officer…

That’s no pet — stray coyote pup turned over to Bartlett police

A Bartlett resident spotted a cute canine abandoned along the side of a busy road Thursday morning and, fearing for its safety, brought the cuddly creature to the village’s police department. Turns out, that young dog wasn’t a pet at all, but instead a baby coyote…

Wheaton man who assaulted ex-girlfriend wants out of mental hospital

A 31-year-old Wheaton man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2014 battery and sexual assault of an ex-girlfriend could be released from the Elgin Mental Health Center as soon as late August. Joseph McHale could be held for inpatient treatment through Feb. 1,…

Farthest commuters get Metra fare break

Metra is shaking up its fare structure to offer one-day passes and to consolidate zones in a number of exurbs, meaning cheaper rides for some. The changes aren’t permanent — yet. Instead, they’re part of a pilot project Metra is launching with hopes of increasing ridership.…