Day: July 15, 2018

Grammar Moses: When good headlines seem bad

“WOW,” started the email from a reader named Tom. “I’m impressed. TWO BIG errors in one headline in large capitals at top of page 3 in Section 6 of yesterday’s edition.” And I thought this was going to be a good start to my Tuesday morning.…

Facts Matter: Tyler Perry says social media giveaways in his name are fake

Actor Tyler Perry took to Facebook to debunk recent Facebook promotions bearing his name. “I’m not giving away anything,” Perry said. In a video posted on Facebook, Perry claimed the social media posts offering giveaways from the actor are “scams,” according to CBSnews.com. “My team has…

Police: West Chicago man sold 3 kilos of heroin

A West Chicago man is behind bars on $3 million bail facing charges he sold three kilograms of heroin to undercover police officers and had two more kilos, along with a kilogram of suspected fentanyl, in his home, DuPage County authorities said Sunday. Oscar Paniagua, 57,…

New names, faces grace lineup of sixth Homegrown Arts & Music Festival

Aaron Williams’ Homegrown Arts & Music Festival turns six this year. And it’s still growing. “Homegrown was mostly a grass-roots thing to get these local bands noticed,” Williams said. “That’s what we celebrated last year with the anniversary. Things had to evolve this year to make…

Teen charged in fatal Waukegan shooting

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm after a fatal shooting Friday in Waukegan, officials said. Police were called to Genesee and Clayton streets around 11 p.m. about a shooting and, when officers arrived, they found two victims,…

‘He was brilliant’: Illinois GOP strategist John McGovern dead at 48

At the highest levels of Illinois Republican politics, John McGovern knew how to win. “He was brilliant … Everything I built politically I built on a foundation he laid,” said former Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, for whom McGovern served as congressional campaign manager — and as…

Former St. Charles mayor tapped for 33rd Senate seat

Former St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte has been selected to fill the 33rd District State Senate seat soon to be vacated by Republican Karen McConnaughay, a party official said Saturday. Kane County Republican Party Chairman Ken Shepro said DeWitte was selected from among seven candidates. “When…