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01/20/12 Family recalls victims of murder-arson near Villa Park
By Christopher Placek - Ursula Nailor and her two sons were just about to move down to Alabama. Her mother Doris Wallace says was coming to live with her after growing tired of the hustle and bustle of the city. But Nailor, sons Darnell Holt and Daniel Nailor, and niece... FULL STORY
01/19/12 College of DuPage drops lease with Indian Prairie
By Christopher Placek - Since 2006, the College of DuPage has leased space from Indian Prairie School District 204 at the district's Frontier Campus in Naperville, where high school seniors can take college level classes. But COD officials say the rental rates previously... FULL STORY
01/18/12 Carol Stream preparing to replace streetlights
By Christopher Placek - Carol Stream will launch a two-year program this summer to replace 115 streetlights with new LED lights. The village board voted this week to approve a $16,500 contract with Geneva-based Rempe-Sharpe & Associates for project engineering services. FULL STORY
01/17/12 Friends remember slain DuPage teen at vigil
By Christopher Placek - Arthur Barajas said he's been good friends with Darnell Holt since Holt came to Villa Park's Albright Middle School in seventh grade. In fact, he calls him a brother. Barajas says he just talked to Holt on Monday - only hours before Holt and three... FULL STORY
01/17/12 Man suspected of killing four in DuPage and then himself
By Marie Wilson and Christopher Placek - A man who investigators believe killed his girlfriend and three others before setting fire to their home in DuPage County was found dead in South suburban Dolton, authorities said. Cedric Anderson, 42, died of an apparent suicide in his father's... FULL STORY
01/13/12 Sprinkler keeps Mt. Prospect restaurant fire damage at minimum
By Christopher Placek - Mount Prospect Fire Department officials said Friday that an automatic sprinkler system at a restaurant prevented a fire Thursday night from causing significant damage to The Kampai Japanese Steakhouse. FULL STORY
01/13/12 International reporter maintained ties to Barrington
By Christopher Placek - Richard Threlkeld, who traveled the world over the course of a distinguished career as a correspondent for CBS and ABC News, died Friday in a car accident on New York's Long Island. Threlkeld, 74, covered the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars, the... FULL STORY
01/12/12 Willowbrook speed skater competing at inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games
By Christopher Placek - Sarah Warren, a 15-year-old speed skater from Willowbrook, will be representing the United States in the short-track speed skating competition at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. A member of the Glen Ellyn Speed... FULL STORY
01/12/12 State Police: Driver to be charged with DUI in Wheaton house crash
By Christopher Placek - A 22-year-old Downers Grove woman faces charges of drunken driving and "numerous other offenses" for a series of crashes that took place Tuesday afternoon and led to her vehicle colliding into a Wheaton home. FULL STORY
01/11/12 Carol Stream man, Schaumburg woman face felony charges
By Christopher Placek - A Carol Stream man and Schaumburg woman face felony charges after police say they burglarized a car, used stolen credit cards and fled in a stolen vehicle in unincorporated Glen Ellyn on Tuesday. FULL STORY
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