Day: July 22, 2018

Museum expects to profit from Joliet prison tours

JOLIET, Ill. — The Joliet Area Historical Museum is budgeting for a profit from tours and other income expected from the opening of the old Joliet prison. The prison grand opening on Aug. 25 is getting unexpected international attention. “There’s a French publication through the ministry…

Mount Prospect teen identified as Wheeling crash victim

Wheeling police continue to investigate a three-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 16-year-old Hersey High School student who was riding in a car with family members Saturday. Authorities Sunday morning identified Alyssa Lendino of Mount Prospect as the girl killed in the collision that…

Schwarber hits key HR as Cubs take 5-game series from Cards

Kyle Schwarber hit a two-out home run in the sixth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and the Cubs went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 at Wrigley Field on Sunday. Jose Quintana, who threw a Cubs-season-high 121 pitches, went 7 innings and improved…

DuPage County Fair gearing up for five days of food, rides and animals

Farms that once dotted the landscape in DuPage County long have been replaced by subdivisions and strip malls. Still, the largest reminder of the county’s agricultural past — the DuPage County Fair — continues to educate tens of thousands of visitors while entertaining them with live…

Kane County Fair wraps up 150th season

A demolition derby and 4-H Blue Ribbon livestock sale marked the final day of the 150th Kane County Fair in St. Charles. In the fair barns, visitors could get up close to the livestock, pets and poultry that members of Kane County 4-H Clubs have raised.…

Going to the cats? Rosemont convention caters to feline fans

Dogs get special parks, nationally televised kennel club shows, chances to compete in leaping and agility competitions, and much more. It’s about time cats and the people who love them got their due. At least that’s what Palatine cat blogger Lauren Mieli figured when she organized…

Cubs split doubleheader with Cardinals

There’s nothing like two games — for the price of two — in one day to bring a couple of Cubs issues to light. The Cubs have been cruising along quite nicely of late, and they split a day-night doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals on…

Kane County corrections officer accused of sexual assault of inmate

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.…

How rise in opioid deaths takes toll on funeral home operators

When Denise and Tim Eilrich’s 21-year-old son died from an overdose of heroin laced with fentanyl, the days became a blur of shock and tragedy, a jarring introduction to the world of the opioid epidemic. But through the haze, they took action. On the day of…