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    One person injured in Elgin house explosion

    Firefighters work the scene of an explosion Monday night on the 1100 block of Morningside Drive in Elgin.

    Sep 15, 2014 11:02 PM

    An explosion blew out the windows of an Elgin home Monday night, causing minor injuries to one person, fire officials said. Just before 10 p.m. Elgin firefighters responded to a reported explosion on the 1100 block of Morningside Drive. Neighbors believe it was a natural gas explosion, said Cheri Lewis, who lives two doors down.


    Cop who struck pedestrian was chasing traffic violator

    A memorial sits on McHenry Road in Wheeling for Fredi Morales, the Des Plaines man killed early Sunday when struck by a Wheeling police vehicle. The 22-year police veteran driving the vehicle was pursuing a suspected traffic violator when he struck Morales, police said Monday.

    Sep 15, 2014 4:08 PM

    A veteran Wheeling police officer was pursuing a traffic violator when his SUV struck and killed 20-year-old Des Plaines resident Fredi Morales early Sunday morning, officials said Monday. Morales' death was ruled an accident Monday by the Cook County medical examiner. “This is just an incredibly unfortunate set of circumstances,” Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac said.


    6 cars, house damaged; teen charged with DUI

    The driver of a red Mustang lost control Sunday night, striking multiple parked cars and a house in Woodridge, police say. Nobody was seriously injured.

    Sep 15, 2014 6:04 PM

    A Woodridge teen who lost control of her red Ford Mustang Sunday night and damaged a total of six cars and a house has been charged with DUI, police said. Hope Brown, 18, was driving south on Westview Lane approaching the intersection at Everglade Avenue at about 10:20 p.m. when she lost control and hit several cars parked along the road, said Traci Steger, Woodridge Police Department’s public information officer.


    Couple on disabilities: ‘Best thing that ever happened’

    Jay Cramer and his wife, Katy Sullivan, meet with Schaumburg High student Sabik Cohran, born without legs.

    Sep 15, 2014 7:22 PM

    Never let challenges get in the way of your dreams, Jay Cramer and Katy Sullivan told high school students on Monday. They should know. The couple -- who act, sing, and compete athletically -- are both disabled. “Falling that day is the best thing that ever happened to me,” Cramer said, talking about the opportunities he has had throughout his recovery. “Your whole life can change in the blink of an eye.”


    Naperville residents want walk to go beyond subdivision

    Linda Saville of Naperville gazes at the end of the sidewalk along Plainfield/Naperville Road on the west side of her subdivision. Saville is leading a push among residents of the Haverton subdivision to get a sidewalk extension built to a traffic signal on Plainfield/Naperville Road at 104th Street or 95th Street.

    Sep 15, 2014 4:04 PM

    For Linda Saville of Naperville, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” isn’t a book of children’s poems by Shel Silverstein. It’s a reality at both edges of her subdivision. Saville didn’t realize the sidewalks went nowhere when she moved into her condo in the Haverton neighborhood in south Naperville more than a year ago, so now she's asking for an extension to be built. “We’re 51 units and we’re shut off from the world,” Saville said.


    Suburban Savers stores in Lake Zurich, St. Charles closing

    The Savers thrift store in Lake Zurich will close Tuesday, along with the chain’s store in St. Charles. Other Savers in the suburbs, including locations in Arlington Heights and Naperville, will remain open, and a new store is holding a grand opening this week in Glenview.

    Sep 15, 2014 4:16 PM

    A pair of suburban Savers thrift stores will close Tuesday. The stores in Lake Zurich and St. Charles are locking their doors. Others in the Northwest suburbs will remain open.

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