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Dawn Patrol: Libertyville boy's tubing death; Final Five's got talent

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  • United States' Dana Vollmer holds her gold medal for her win in the women's 100-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She set a world record in the win.

      United States' Dana Vollmer holds her gold medal for her win in the women's 100-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She set a world record in the win.
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Libertyville boy, 10, dies after tubing accident

Police continue to investigate the death of 10-year-old Libertyville resident Tony Borcia, who was killed when he fell from an inner tube and was struck by a motorboat on Saturday. The boy, who was entering fifth grade, was being pulled on the tube on Petite Lake near Lake Villa when the accident occurred. There had been no charges filed in connection with his death as of last night. Full story.

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St. Charles hosts first-time cycling race

Cyclists whipped through St. Charles Sunday during the Sammy's St. Charles Prairie State Criterium bike race. The event, the first of its kind, brought cyclists from all over the Chicago area and beyond for a full day of competitive racing. The event will hit multiple communities in 2013. Full story.

Suburban Chicago's Got Talent down to Final Five

The Final Five for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent includes country duo Faith and Whisky, beatboxing vocal duo iLLest Vocals, country singer/songwriter Woody James, yo-yo artist Shane Lubecker of Algonquin and jazz pianist Robert Osiol of Mount Prospect. Nearly 200 acts auditioned for the competition, which includes a trip to audition for NBC's next season of "America's Got Talent" for the winner. Full story.

BBQ coals may have sparked Hoffman Estates fire

Charcoals from a barbecue grill may be to blame for a Hoffman Estates townhouse fire that caused about $30,000 in damages yesterday. Fire officials said they are investigating whether the coals were improperly disposed of, causing the fire that forced the residents of two units from their homes. Full story.


Cloudy and 73 degrees this morning, but temperatures will climb to 88 degrees today after the sun comes out later this afternoon. Temperatures will dip back to 71 degrees and a possible storm could move in later this evening and overnight. Full story.


No congestion to report early Monday and most roadways are operating with minimal problems. The intersection of Route 31 and Route 176 is being reconstructed, which requires intermittent closures for the start of the project. This project will be in place until November of 2013. Full story.

American sets 100 m butterfly world record

American swimmer Dana Vollmer set a world record in the 100-meter butterfly last night, on the second night of the London Games, where three world records have already been set. In the last race of the night France upset favored Australia and the United States to win the 4x100-meter freestyle relay. The Americans led all the way until Yannick Agnel pulled ahead of Ryan Lochte in the final lap. Full story.

Rizzo's walk-off shot takes series from St. Louis

The man the Cubs hope will be a cornerstone of their future success has been playing like he belongs in the big leagues since he was called up and made his biggest splash so far last night. Anthony Rizzo smashed a 2-run walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give the team a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and a 2-1 series win. The Cubs are 17-10 since Rizzo was called up from Class AAA Iowa on June 26. Full story.

Sox lose 2-0

Scott Feldman tied a career high by pitching eight shutout innings in helping the Texas Rangers snap a two-game skid with a 2-0 victory over the White Sox on Sunday. Full story.

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