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Mundelein officials may hire a Minnesota technology firm to give the village's website a makeover.

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Metea Valley defeated Romeoville in a Class 4A Oswego regional girls basketball game.

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Glenbard East defeated Addison Trail in a girls basketball game at the Class 4A Bartlett regional.

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DeKalb defeated Fenton in a Class 4A girls basketball regional at Rolling Meadows.

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Margaret Stanfel scored a season-high 21 points, Savannah Guenther had a double-double, and Grayslake North's girls basketball team upset Grant 39-29 in a play-in game of the Class 4A Hersey regional in Arlington Heights on Monday night.

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St. Charles East defeated Hoffman Estates 60-47 at the Class 4A Geneva regional Monday night.

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St. Francis defeated Wheaton Academy in a Class 3A girls basketball regional at Kaneland.

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A 41-year-old Palatine man died Thursday after being critically injured in a Feb. 5 two-vehicle crash in Palatine, according to a news release issued Monday by Palatine police.

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Elgin Area School District U-46 schools will mark Black History Month with a series of classroom activities and after-school events kicking off this week.

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A 27-year-old man threatened police with a weapon and locked himself in his home for almost six hours Friday, according to a news release from the Lake in the Hills Police Department.

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Two people were arrested and charged last week with selling an estimated $1 million in black tar heroin to an undercover officer.

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Lake County officials are preparing to draft new regulations to address an expected surge in proposal for solar energy projects.

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The Elgin Police Department gave awards to its best employees of the year, and Police Chief Ana Lalley said those who really stood out have a positive, "can do" attitude.

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PODCAST: Daily Herald prep sports writers Dave Oberhelman, Kevin Schmit and Orrin Schwarz take a deep dive into DuPage County's boys and girls playoff brackets on this week's edition of Tailgating with Dave and Kevin (and Orrin).

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The Community Character Coalition of Elk Grove will host its annual Carnival of Exceptional Character from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Elk Grove Park District Pavilion.

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Downers Grove's mayoral hopefuls say the village must encourage economic development to generate additional sales tax revenue and keep property taxes in check. The question is how aggressive that effort should be over the next four years.

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Batavia• Rachael A. Sturkey, 29, of the 1500 block of Patricia Lane, St. Charles, was charged with felony retail theft over $300, obstructing identification and possession of drug paraphernalia at 3:37 p.m. Saturday at Target, 115 N. Randall Road, according to police. • A backpack containing a...

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A 22-year-old man has been identified as the victim of an apparent hit-and-run crash Feb. 3 in Waukegan, authorities said.

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Mount Prospect village trustees have approved a $590,000 plan for the construction of a new park across from village hall, but whether it will include a costly water feature remains a point of contention.

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Buffalo Grove is moving forward with the creation of the village's first new comprehensive plan in a decade, minus a proposed in-house community engagement program that received mixed reviews from village trustees.

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