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ATV DUI Kills Dory, the Pony

A Yorkville man was charged with driving an all-terrain vehicle under the influence after he struck a Shetland pony that had gotten loose in Kendall County, officials said. The accident happened early Sunday at 3 a.m. as Quintin Wissmiller, 33, was driving a Polaris Ranger ATV in Yorkville, said Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig French. The pony had…

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The Connection?

They believed the end of the world is near. They sold their belongings, packed up what they had left, and headed to Arizona. In the process, somehow the idea to blindfold, bind, and tape their five kids crossed this couple’s mind as a good idea. Adolfo and Deborah Gomez remain held on $50,000 bail, both…

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Bad Gamble for Charlie

Robbing a bank while an off duty police officer was at the drive through window? Definitely not “winning”. Charlie Montalvo, 36, of Hillside, is charged in the robbery of $3,480 from a First Merit Bank branch, 7227 W. Addison St. on Wednesday morning, according to an FBI affidavit. After his arrest, Montalvo admitted to robbing four other banks and…

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ex-Cop Convicted of Stealing From COPS

He ripped off a charity which benefits families of fallen members of law enforcement. Yes, a (former) member of law enforcement, stealing from his own. Scott Webb, a former Woodridge police officer, had faced up to seven years in prison, DuPage County state’s attorney’s spokesman Paul Darrah said. Judge Kathryn Creswell sentenced him to 180…

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X Flight Rocks Q101 Fan

X Flight opened to the public May 16 as only the fourth wing coaster in the world, and the second in the United States. Great America held a special Season Passholder Preview on Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13. Only those with season passes would be allowed to check out X Flight before it…

Help Wanted: Brewmaster

5 Rabbit Brewing, which has had its Latin-influenced beers made at six different breweries since launching last spring, will open a brewery of its own in the southwest suburb of Bedford Park later this year, co-owner Isaac Showaki said. The 25,000 square-foot facility, about one mile southwest of Midway Airport, will extricate 5 Rabbit from the…

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Memorial Day-Pause and Remember

Veterans, Q101 thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for you and your families’ sacrifice for our country. This day is not JUST about parties and cookouts. Sure,we will attend a cookout, have a great time, hoist a beer, and laugh. But keep in mind those who served our country. If you are in…

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Cheaters Never Win

Did she REALLY think she could get away with it? Jake Griffin of the Daily Herald writes:  An Elgin woman is facing felony charges alleging she fraudulently claimed to have a winning ticket for the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot March 30. This is the first time someone has used the Illinois lottery’s new online…

Q101 Presents Janus @ Mojoe’s Of Joliet!

Q101 Presents what will be an awesome night on Thursday, May 17th at Mojoe’s Of Joliet, 22 West Cass Street. Featuring Janus, Three Years Hollow, Persistence Of Memory, and Mind Shatter! It’s a 21 and over show with doors opening at 6:30pm, and show at 7pm. Get your tickets here for 10 bucks: http://theticketrumba.com/tickets/1072 Ready for…

Stolen! Safe! Not!

Parents of a northwest Indiana youth baseball team are scrambling to put together a season for their 11-year-old sons, after a South Elgin man who was coaching the team skipped town with nearly $8,000 of their funds. The Hobart Deep River Devils had been promised a schedule of up to 60 games under their new…

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