Day: July 21, 2018

Homegrown Festival celebrates suburban music and art

The threat of rain couldn’t keep rock fans away from Saturday’s Homegrown Arts & Music Festival, the annual celebration of music and art in the suburbs. The fest, now in its sixth year, gathered together 30 musical acts and acoustic performers along with 15 art vendors…

Kane County corrections officer accused of sexual misconduct

A Kane County corrections officer faces felony criminal charges that he sexual assaulted a jail inmate, authorities said Saturday. Prosecutors have charged 52-year-old John H. Johnson of Elgin with one count each of criminal sexual assault and custodial sexual misconduct and two counts of official misconduct.…

Outpouring of donations helps families displaced by Prospect Heights fire

Several grateful Prospect Heights residents displaced by a condominium complex fire Wednesday sifted through boxes of donated clothing and groceries Saturday at a local church to meet their urgent needs. Donations have been pouring in at The Bridge Community Church in town from community members and…

Report: Gurnee officers who shot woman in May acted appropriately

The two Gurnee Police officers who shot and killed a woman who pointed a rifle at them in May acted reasonably and appropriately, according to an investigation by the Lake County state’s attorney’s office. The investigation report was made available to the public Friday. In it,…

Fire displaces Mount Prospect apartment residents

A fire contained to a single unit displaced some residents at an apartment complex Friday in Mount Prospect. The fire Friday evening at the Colony Country complex on Yarmouth Place was contained to one unit, but four other units suffered water damage in the building of…

‘A lot of dust’: Residents get quick peek at fire-ravaged condos

Twelve-year-old David Pantoja returned to his lifelong home in Prospect Heights Friday to find it horribly transformed. Accompanying his father, Rodrigo, to recover belongings from their fire-ravaged building at the River Trails condominium complex, David said he was overwhelmed by both the mess and the smell.…