Thursday, March 28, 2013
'Pant Snakes Rise Again': A driver captures revised messages on electronic road-construction signs between May Lane and Pearson Road. The hack affects northbound and southbound message boards.
"THE PANT SNAKES" ... ... "RISE AGAIN" That's what hackers were able to write—among other things—on an electronic road sign on soutbound Route 25 in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Electronic message boards were put up to signal construction for southbound and northbound drivers in the area that has closed a portion of Pearson Road off Route 25 in St. Charles. It was unclear early Thursday morning whether that project was a Kane County Division of Transportation project or an Illinois Department of Transportation project, but Patch will follow up when more information is available from official sources. Alert Patch reader Shawn Viland spotted the strange road-sign messages shortly before 3 a.m. as he was driving south, not far past May …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
But police say, don't take chances. Here are descriptions of the three suspects involved.
Keep an eye out for a home repair fraud that involves a ruse to get inside your home, police said. A group of men tried to pull the scam at the home of a 78-year-old woman, according to North Aurora police. The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 on the 100 block of South River Road (Route 25). A man came to the woman’s door and offered to repair her driveway by fixing the cracks and resurfacing the driveway with a “new type of coating,” not blacktop. He said the work would cost $1,000 and would come with an eight-year guarantee. He provided some fliers with the company name of “Father and Son Construction.” The woman agreed to the repair but asked for some written paperwork. When she was going to write a check for the repairs…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
IDOT expects to reopen highway just south of Fox Glen Drive on Aug. 27, after completion of the Norton Creek culvert repairs.
The Illinois Department of Transportation said Thursday that Route 25 just south of Fox Glen Drive will continue to be closed for two more weeks while repairs continue to a culvert at Norton Creek. The road is anticipated to reopen Aug. 27. The extension accommodates an increased scope of work for the repairs. Motorists should use alternate routes or follow the posted detour route during the closure. For more information, visit the IDOT website at www.dot.il.gov, or contact Jim Bernahl, public works engineering division manager, at 1-630-377-4486.
Monday, May 23, 2011
House fire holds up traffic. Some smoke but no flames spotted; no one appears hurt.
Neighbors watched as smoke but no flames came from the house at the northeast corner of Division Street and Route 25 in St. Charles at around 7:22 a.m. Monday. Police blocked off traffic at Route 25 (Bennett Street in Geneva), Division Street and some of the side streets of the surrounding neighborhood. At 8:17 a.m., Tri-Com Dispatch gave the OK to open Route 25 to traffic. No one appeared to be injured, although ambulances were at the scene. Smoke came from the chimney of the brick home, and fire fighters had entered the garage at around 7:45 a.m. Firefighters from Geneva, St. Charles and West Chicago were at the scene. We'll let you know more as additional information becomes available.