Day: July 5, 2018

President Trump tweets EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned

WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease. With Pruitt’s departure, President Donald Trump loses an administrator many conservatives regarded as one of the more effective members of his Cabinet.…

FBI: Bartlett duo used AK-47 to rob three banks of $150,000

A Bartlett man and woman armed with an AK-47 stole almost $150,000 during a string of bank robberies in Aurora, Gurnee and Ottawa, according to the FBI. FBI officials announced Thursday the arrests of James D. Williams, 41, and Alexis T. Handelman, 21, in connection with…

3 ways to keep celebrating the Fourth of July this weekend

Fourth of July celebrations aren’t over just because Wednesday’s fireworks have fizzled out. Some of the best suburban festivals, concerts, parades and fireworks displays are still to come. Here are three ways to keep celebrating Independence Day into the weekend: 1) Naperville Ribfest: What says summer…

Facebook Four defendant pleads guilty to kidnapping, hate crime

A former Carpentersville resident, one of four people involved in a January 2017 assault on a Crystal Lake teen that was streamed live on social media, pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnapping and a hate crime Thursday, according to Cook County State’s Attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. Jordan…

Divers find body of man who went into Fox River in Elgin

Authorities have recovered the body of a man last seen in the Fox River after the Fourth of July fireworks show in Elgin, according to the Elgin Fire Department. A South Elgin rescue boat recovered the yet unidentified remains of the man at about 1:30 p.m.…

Domestic violence sends 1 to hospital in Des Plaines

Des Plaines police were investigating a domestic violence incident Wednesday that left one person injured, authorities said. Officers responded about 9 a.m. to a residence near the intersection of Washington Street and Laurel Avenue, police said. The altercation occurred between a man and woman, and one…

How suburban semipro soccer clubs are helping to grow the game

To find how the sport of soccer is growing, you have to know where to look. While the World Cup goes on without the United States, new semipro soccer teams are playing in the suburbs, building the sport’s infrastructure in Aurora, Elgin, Joliet and DeKalb as…

Aurora fireworks show canceled due to severe weather

The Fourth of July fireworks show in Aurora was canceled Wednesday because of an approaching thunderstorm. McCullough and RiverEdge parks were evacuated about 9 p.m., city officials said on Twitter. Food vendors, inflatables and music had filled the parks for the city’s Independence Day celebration. The…

Naperville Ribfest closed early due to weather, fireworks rescheduled

Naperville Ribfest shut down early Wednesday after festivalgoers had to evacuate twice during Fourth of July celebrations. The popular festival at Knoch Park first shut down about 5:40 p.m. because of lightning only to be reopened at 7:30 p.m. Just over an hour later, organizers called…

Chicago Cubs’ Baez continues to dazzle in win over Tigers

The danger here is that we’re all going to start taking for granted what Javier Baez does on a baseball field. Please don’t. related advertisement   “It never gets old watching him play baseball,” said Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon after watching Baez and his team…