Eagles' Joe Walsh takes aim at Rep. Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh, the Eagles guitarist, is jumping into the 8th Congressional District race to support Tammy Duckworth's bid against Joe Walsh the McHenry County Tea Partyer. While Joe Walsh the musician announced plans of a benefit concert at John Barleycorn on Tuesday in Schaumburg, Joe Walsh the legislator took a jab at his backing of Duckworth by calling her supporters "'Hotel California' liberal elite." Full story.
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Reports: Schmidt harassed neighbors for more than 2 years
Police reports obtained a day after State Sen. Suzi Schmidt's arrest indicate she harassed neighbors for more than two years over an alleged romantic affair with her estranged husband. The reports state Schmidt routinely confronted the family about it starting in December 2010. Schmidt was arrested Tuesday after the neighbors accused her of going onto their property and throwing a feed bag into a nearby swamp. Full story.
Palatine man dies after weekend motorcycle crash
A Palatine man died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a weekend motorcycle crash in Wisconsin. Randy J. Dettloff, 41, crashed a Harley-Davidson in LaGrange, Wis., early Saturday afternoon and suffered major head injuries, according to police. Both he and his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle after he lost control of the bike, police said. Full story.
Pilot safely lands plane in Cary field
The pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing in a field near a residential area of Cary last night. The plan landed about 200 feet from Hickory Nut Grove Road in a swampy area of the Lyons Prairie and Marsh conservation area. Officials said the pilot was out of the plane when emergency crews arrived and he was not injured. Full story.
Group purchases Streets of Woodfield Mall
A Dallas-based group has purchased Streets of Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg for $118 million. Attorneys told the Daily Herald the previous owners are facing several foreclosure lawsuits and put the 713.260-square-foot center up for sale just before Memorial Day. The center is 98 percent leased. Full story.
Route 59 at Butterfield Road in Warrenville down to 2 lanes today
Route 59 will be reduced to two lanes at Butterfield Road in Warrenville for a widening and reconstruction project on Butterfield, officials said. Traffic will be shifted to northbound lanes and reduced to one lane in each direction until June 28, when it shifts to southbound lanes for roughly five weeks, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Full story.
Another sunny day with warm and sunny temperatures on tap. Temperatures will reach about 85 degrees this afternoon, though its only about 60 degrees right now. Temperatures will dip to 61 degrees tonight, then jump back up to 90 degrees tomorrow. Full story.
An accident on the Edens Expressway near Foster has been cleaned up, but people should watch out for construction on Mill Road and I -- 290 in Addison. Bridge construction is scheduled to continue until late June. Full story.
Peavy pitches great but Sox lose 1-0.
Jake Peavy could not have pitched much better, but the Chicago White Sox pitcher allowed one run on four hits in seven innings in a tough-luck 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night. Full story.
Cubs drop another while trade winds blow at Wrigley
With trade winds swirling around Wrigley Field, Matt Garza -- one of the names most bounced around -- pitched decent until the bottom dropped out in the sixth inning, pushing the Cubs to an 8-4 loss against the Detroit Tigers. Full story.
Bears defense improving with offensive additions
Members of the Chicago Bears defense say the off-season additions to the Bears offensive arsenal are benefiting the defense in the off-season. "The one thing I can say about Brandon is it's like game day every day," said Charles Tillman after another day of going head to head with Brandon Marshall. Coach Lovie Smith praised the secondary, praising both Tillman and Tim Jennings. Full story.