Day: July 18, 2018

Festivals: Summer Celebration, Greek Fest, summer concerts and more

Artfest Michigan Avenue: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 20-22, at Pioneer Court, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. About 120 juried artists will participate. Free. amdurproductions.com. MainStreet Libertyville’s Lunch in the Park: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 20, in Cook Park,…

Kids crash rare Disney bus into tree at Volo Auto Museum

Two children caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to a very rare double-decker Disney bus Monday morning at the Volo Auto Museum. Brian Grams, the museum’s director, said the children climbed into the bus, took the vehicle out of park and sent it rolling 80…

Lauzen swipes at Kane board after death of utility pole program

Tuesday marked the acknowledged death of a program Kane County officials once believed would reap thousands of dollars in new, nontax revenue. However, while county board members wrote it off as an unfortunate casualty of a new state law, Chairman Chris Lauzen marked it as a…

Unresponsive girl, 6, rescued from water in Crystal Lake

A 6-year-old girl rescued by onlookers from the open water at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake is stable at an area hospital, police said. Witnesses found the girl face down in the water and unresponsive, police said. They pulled her out and immediately began…

Elgin swears in new police chief, honors retiring interim chief

The Elgin community welcomed Ana Lalley as the new leader of the city’s police department Tuesday in a ceremony also honoring retiring interim Chief Bill Wolf. Lalley, a 22-year department veteran, has been serving as acting deputy chief since former Chief Jeff Swoboda stepped down last…

Fire burns off a side of Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth

For nearly 30 years the Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth was coated in 24-karat electro gold and glistened in the sun. The owners had to remove the gold in 2011 because it was too blinding. Now the big pyramid is even dimmer after one of its…