Day: July 20, 2018

With fewer refugees to resettle, World Relief aims to broaden its role

In World Relief’s new Carol Stream offices are dry-erase boards tracking refugee arrivals to the suburbs. In most years, World Relief DuPage/Aurora would cover the so-called “arrival boards” with lists of families the nonprofit was expecting to resettle over two or three months. But the three…

Topgolf cut from Lincolnshire redevelopment proposal

Plans for a three-story Topgolf driving range have been cut from a proposed development in Lincolnshire, months after the concept was criticized by residents. Updated documents for the project, which focuses on a 43-acre office campus on Half Day Road west of the Tri-State Tollway, no…

Officials: No criminal intent in Prospect Heights apartment fire

Prospect Heights Fire Chief Drew Smith confirmed Friday that a juvenile who would not be named had accidentally started the fire that caused massive damage to three buildings of the River Trails Condominium complex. The investigation determined no criminal intent by the juvenile, Smith added. related…

Man arrested in Aurora robbery in which shot was fired

A 22-year-old Aurora man has been arrested and charged with the armed robbery of a near westside convenience store in late June in which a shot was fired into a ceiling during a struggle, according to police and court records. Clayton W. Vaughan, of the 900…

Kane County Fair opens

As a quartet from Marmion Academy sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the opening of the 150th annual Kane County Fair Thursday, Norm Skala rose from his wheelchair and saluted the flag. The 95-year-old Army veteran, who rode horses while in a cavalry unit in India during…

How to best help Prospect Heights fire victims right now

The Prospect Heights community and others from across the area are rallying to help nearly 100 families left homeless by Wednesday’s massive apartment fire. American Red Cross officials on Thursday said local churches are opening their doors for shelter, stores are donating food and neighbors are…