Day: May 11, 2018

St. Charles approves liquor license for nanobrewery

A new nanobrewery specializing in craft beer soon will join a restaurant and liquor store operating under the same roof — and the same liquor license — in St. Charles. 93 Octane Brewing is expected to open by year’s end in a vacant space at 1825…

Hampshire High students become first certified teen welders in state

Hampshire High School seniors Leela Edwards and Zack Baumgartner are the first high school students in Illinois to become American Welding Society-certified welders. The duo earned certification after testing Thursday at the school’s welding lab, which is one of two high schools in the state that…

Dove Chocolate showcases Villa Park mom’s support for daughter

The instant support she felt from her mom made all the difference in former Villa Park resident Susan Kegel’s decision to join the Air Force a decade ago. As a 20-year-old looking for a new direction, her consideration of the military didn’t receive unanimous approval. But…

Elgin artist asks city to return controversial ‘lynching mural’

The artist who created the so-called “lynching mural” that inflamed sentiments in Elgin two years ago has asked the city to have it back. The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission will discuss the request from artist David Powers at its meeting Monday, commission liaison Amanda Harris said.…

Crab-boil restaurant plans to open in Batavia

Batavians could soon nosh on crab boils and lobster rolls, as a seafood restaurant plans to open on Randall Road. Crabby Boil has applied for a building permit, and hopes to open in mid-June, according to restaurant co-owner Lyndon Ferrer of Aurora. It will move in…

3 injured in Des Plaines crash

Three people were injured in a head-on crash Thursday night in Des Plaines, authorities said. About 7 p.m. Thursday, two cars collided near the intersection of Northwest Highway and Rand Road, according to Des Plaines Fire Department Battalion Chief Chris Wozny. Two people were taken to…

Firefighters rescue toddler trapped in prize machine in Palatine

Firefighters had to rescue a 3-year-old boy Thursday evening after he got stuck inside a claw machine in a Palatine coin laundry. When the Palatine firefighters arrived to the 1200 block of West Dundee Road, they found a boy completely inside the prize machine, which was…

Homeless man found dead in downtown Arlington Heights

Police are conducting a death investigation after the body of a 65-year-old homeless man was found Thursday afternoon in downtown Arlington Heights. Police received a 911 call about 3:30 p.m. from someone who saw the unresponsive man lying in a landscaped area near the intersection of…

11 baby bison add to herd this year at Fermilab

A highlight every year at Fermilab is the birth of the year’s first bison. Six new males and five females have increased the herd to 29, with a chance for a few more still to come. related advertisement   The calves weigh in at about 35…