Kane County

A man being held by Kane County authorities was killed by a SWAT team Saturday after he took a Geneva hospital nurse hostage. 

 

Inmate Tywon Salters had been in Kane County custody since April 11, when he was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. He was undergoing treatment at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva under an armed guard on a rotating shift.  

 

DuPage County Board member Tonia Khouri took improper tax exemptions on property she owns, according to published reports.  She's also running against Democrat Bill Foster of Naperville in the Illinois 11th Congressional District. 

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The Illinois Commerce Commission approved ComEd’s Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a new transmission line that will run across DeKalb, Ogle, Kane and DuPage counties.

Construction is set to begin after April 2015 for the line to be in service by June 2017. The line will require about 400 steel power poles from ComEd’s existing substation just east of the Kane County line to the substation in Byron.

The Kane County Health Department has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in the county this year.

Prosecutor Bolsters Anti-Bullying Efforts

Sep 5, 2012

Efforts to strengthen Illinois' anti-bullying policies for schools recently failed in the legislature. Supporters say the bill could be revived this fall. In the meantime, a northern Illinois prosecutor is taking steps to prevent students from harassing their peers.