There is no way to explain how or why a man with an advanced education, a job and no criminal record stands accused of murdering "a great young man," Naperville Police Chief Dave Dial said Sunday. A day after popular Naperville grade school teacher Shaun Wild was stabbed to death while trying to intervene in an altercation at a city nightclub, Dial and the entire community continued to struggle answering how a "nonsensical argument" spiraled into a violent death. Full story.
Mayors clamor for western access to O'Hare
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What was once touted as a plan to provide access to the west side of O'Hare Airport -- complete with a new terminal -- has evolved into a plan financed by the doubling of tolls to run an expressway around the western edge of the airport -- if adjacent communities help chip in $300 million for the project. Full story.
Waukegan man thought he was white for 33 years
Growing up in a white middle-class suburban family, Michael Fosberg was 33 years old when he learned his biological father was black. He's turned the discovery into an acclaimed one-act play about identity. Full story.
Palatine looks at tougher rules on group homes
Some Palatine residents are upset that a group home catering to victims of gunshot wounds and head injuries could open in their quiet residential neighborhood. Full story.
St. Viator takes state cheerleading crown:
St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights took first place Saturday in the state cheerleading championships in Bloomington, competing in the mid-sized teams category. A number of other suburban schools snagged lower rankings in the competition, led by Timothy Christian High School, which won second place for small teams, and Barrington High School, which took second for coed team results. Full story.
Hanover Park man denied bond in 2001 murder
A former Hanover Park man who authorities say fled to Mexico after drowning another man 10 years ago was ordered held without bail Friday. Jose Camacho, 43, is charged with first degree murder in the May 2001 death of Flavio Venancio.Camacho was extradited from Mexico Thursday. Full story.
Bullets bring trouble to schools, students
There has been an increasing number of bullets being found in suburban schools. And it's no laughing matter. What follows isn't much different than what happens if a gun is discovered in school. One student was charged with illegal possession of ammunition and possession of ammunition without a firearm owner's identification card. Full story.
Fisherman's body recovered from McHenry County lake:
The body of a 29-year-old ice fisherman was recovered Saturday morning from a Johnsburg area lake he apparently fell into Friday night, authorities said. An autopsy for Justin Ribar, of Wonder Lake, is scheduled for Monday morning, McHenry County Deputy Coroner Paula Gallas said. Full story.
World & Nation
Varying views of jobs data. Full story.
GOP race turns to Colorado, Minnesota. Full story.
Brown U. student uncovers lost Malcom X speech. Full story.
Fears grow of Israeli attack on Iran. Full story.
Giants beat Patriots again in Super Bowl. Full story.
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'Deng' fine day after return to Bulls. Full story.
Emery getting a shot at No. 1 goalie spot? Full story.
Blackhawks can't survive playing defense like this. Full story.