Day: May 12, 2018

Glenbard East volunteer arrested after relationship with student alleged

Lombard police have arrested an adult volunteer at Glenbard East High School following an allegation of an inappropriate relationship with a student there, according to a message from the principal emailed to the school community. “Although legal requirements prevent us from revealing specific information about this…

Geneva house on fire after possible lightning strike

Geneva firefighters responded to a house fire on the 700 block of Fox Run Drive shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday. A lightning strike was initially reported as a possible cause, though the investigation of the fire still lies ahead. related advertisement  

Nostalgia, loyal patrons keep few remaining suburban drive-ins alive

My most memorable outdoor movie theater experience took place at a 1979 “dusk-to-dawn” horror film marathon at the legendary 53 Drive-In just outside of Palatine. Cars, trucks and vans crowded around three towering screens. Kids ran gleefully through the massive parking lot. Between shows, patrons tested…

Firefighters’ memorial recognizes mental stress of physical danger

Recognizing and respecting the mental as well as physical stresses of firefighting was a major theme of the 26th annual Elgin Area Firefighters’ Memorial Service observed by 16 departments Saturday. Delivering the memorial message in front of the Elgin Fire Barn No. 5 Museum, Carpentersville Fire…

Suburban residents with Lyme disease warn of the dangers of ticks

Chad Dawes and his wife had just finished visiting the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville this week when they noticed a tick in their son’s hair. They quickly removed it and checked the rest of his body for others before heading home. It’s a precaution…

Contreras has grand day as Cubs rout White Sox, 11-2

It was only appropriate that Friday was Willson Contreras bobblehead day at Wrigley Field. The Cubs catcher has been quite the real-life action figure these last couple days. Contreras had himself quite the day in the Cubs’ 11-2 dismantling of the White Sox, and he’s piled…