Crime, recently, in Chicago's west suburbs:

'They had his body in the garage that whole time': Family coming to grips with death of Aurora teen addicted to heroin: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/-ct-abn-brandon-page-heroin-st-0831-20170915-story.html

LaSalle jail suicide highlights complexity of screening inmates for mental illness: http://www.chicagotribune.com/g00/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-devin-jaros-jail-suicide-st-0710-20170710-story.html

Number of shootings down, but gun violence more spread out in Aurora: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/crime/ct-abn-aurora-shootings-spread-2016-st-0306-20170321-story.html

Documents: Ex-Aurora cop says she lied, but is still grieving loss of son: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/crime/ct-abn-kimberly-hanson-police-investigation-st-0124-20170123-story.html

Drug-induced homicide charge is complicated, for families and officials: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/crime/ct-abn-drug-induced-homicide-st-1213-20161216-story.html

Kane officials probe death of man found guilty in fatal 2014 DUI; 'Every day he brought it up': http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-michael-szot-found-dead-st-0617-20160617-story.html

Inspired by police who caught brother's killers, Jason Contreras joins the force: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-jason-contreras-st-1018-20161021-story.html

Accounts differ on confrontation in Boulder Hill park that ended in fatal shooting of dog: http://trib.in/1Wk2TdC

'They took him from my kids, and that's not fair': http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-luis-martinez-homicide-st-0412-20160412-story.html

Watchdog & enterprise from the PNW:

Clackamas County Chairman John Ludlow used personal email to collaborate with light-rail players: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2015/06/clackamas_county_chairman_john_1.html

Paying taxes for what? Damascus residents question inclusion in city: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2015/05/paying_taxes_for_what_damascus_residents_question_inclusion_in_city.html

Planning commissioner ousted over Oswego Lake public access lawsuit: http://www.oregonlive.com/lake-oswego/index.ssf/2015/05/planning_commissioner_ousted_o.html

Governments and property owners at odds over Legislature's role in Stafford land use saga: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2015/04/governments_and_property_owners_at_odds_over_legislatures_role_in_stafford_saga.html

Intel baby death: In dozens of similar U.S. cases each year, caregivers often cite distractions, change in routine for forgetting child in car: http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2014/10/hillsboro_infant_who_died_alon.html

Frustrated parents and teachers consider leaving Lincoln Street Elementary: http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2014/12/concerned_with_administrative.html

Clackamas County on lonely side of industrial reserves bill: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2015/04/everyone_except_clackamas_coun.html

Western Washington University: The surprising new right-wing target:

http://crosscut.com/2014/04/wwu-seeks-campus-diversity-amid-presidential-backl/

‘Thresholds’ marks the unmarked at Kent cemetery: http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/lsquothresholdsrsquo-marks-the-unmarked-at-kent-cemetery/

'Burning Up' in Hillsboro, drag shows form suburban community (photos, video): http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2015/01/burning_up_in_hillsboro_drag_s.html