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Weekend in Review: New Kirk video, Tour of Elk Grove

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  • U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's office has released a second video of the Highland Park Republican, as he recovers from a stroke.

      U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's office has released a second video of the Highland Park Republican, as he recovers from a stroke.
    Mark Welsh

  • President Sukhdev K. Ghuman and other Sikh members of the Gurudawara Sikh Religious Society in Palatine watch news of the shooting at a Sikh temple Sunday near Milwaukee.

       President Sukhdev K. Ghuman and other Sikh members of the Gurudawara Sikh Religious Society in Palatine watch news of the shooting at a Sikh temple Sunday near Milwaukee.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
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Local Sikh temples concerned for worshippers' safety after shootings

Hours after Sunday services and activities had ended, the leadership of the Sikh Religious Society Temple in Palatine stayed behind to mull some difficult decisions about security. Frustrated with the lack of information about the identifies of the victims they may know, they turned off the continuous news coverage, passed out warm tea and discussed how to react to the Sunday morning shootings at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee. Full story

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Kirk releases second recovery video

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk released his second video update after suffering a stroke in late January. Kirk, in the YouTube video, calls the progress he is making as "very encouraging." The former 10th District Republican congressman, in recent weeks, has been walking more on his own and receiving visits from political leaders at his Highland Park home. Full story.

Soccer community shocked by Lombard native's death

The suburban soccer community is mourning the death of Lombard native Kirk Urso, a midfielder with the Columbus Crew. Urso, who died Sunday morning, attended Glenbard East until moving to U.S. Soccer's residency camp in Bradenton, Fla., his sophomore year. "While the circumstances of Urso's passing are still being determined, no further comments will be made at this time," the Crew said in a club statement. "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Columbus Crew and Hunt Sports Group are with the Urso family in this time of need." Full story.

Some suburbs boost budgets with electric aggregation fees

Out of more than 50 communities across the Northwest and West suburbans with electric aggregation programs, only seven decided to accept a "civic contribution" from their chosen provider, including West Dundee and Hoffman Estates. In communities like Mundelein that decided against accepting the civic contribution, officials point to their duty to save residents as much money as possible. Full story.

Gurnee war memorial controversy may be near end

Gurnee village trustees may end a nearly three-year controversy Monday when they address whether to accept a lawsuit settlement that would require construction of a memorial to troops who died in Afghanistan and Iraq. "When voting to approve or reject the proposed settlement, each trustee will have to decide if the settlement proposal is in the best interest of the village," Village Attorney Bryan Winter said in a memo. Full story.

Winfield cop report doesn't settle outsourcing debate

The ongoing debate about the future of the Winfield Police Department hasn't been quelled by the release of a consultant's report. "The debate won't rest until a decision is made," village Trustee Tony Reyes said. "And the people are going to debate both sides until the bitter end." Full story.

Lombard heart recipient enjoying new energy

At 5 years old and a month removed from a heart transplant, Tim Grobart's days are filled with running around the house, building Legos or playfully battling his 8-year-old brother, Lou, with plastic light sabers and toy guns. A week after Tim left the hospital, his father says the childhood chaos and sibling warfare waging at the family's Lomard home is "blissful" compared with the past couple months of hospital stays, tests and the transplant itself. Full story.

Waukegan baby sitter charged in infant's death

A Waukegan woman has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held on $3 million bail in connection with last month's death of a Waukegan infant from a skull fracture, police said. Sarah Gumm, 33, of the 1100 block of Bob O'Farrell Lane, admitted harming the 3-month-old child, police said. Full story.

Canadian racer wins 7th Tour of Elk Grove

After three days, five hours of racing and more than 100 cyclists covering 172 miles, one second is all that separated the winner of the seventh Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove from the rest of the pack. Canadian Francois Parisien, a member of Team Spidertech, won the Men's Pro Race overall individual title in 5:02:30. Runner-up John Murphy finished one second slower, with fellow American Andy Jacques-Maynes finishing eight seconds behind the leader to take the final spot on the champagne-covered podium. Full story.

World & Nation

Gunman kills 6 in Sikh temple attack in Wisconsin shooting. Full story.

Jackson's wife calls his depression 'debilitating.' Full story.

'Dark Knight' tops box office for third week. Full story.

Afghan army in poor shape for U.S. departure. Full story.

Smart ways to keep the brake on health care costs. Full story.

New study links current events to climate change. Full story.

Could tougher voting laws squelch the youth vote? Full story.

Olympics

Usain Bolt rockets to victory. Full story.

Murray tops Federer for tennis gold. Full story.

Phelps spends his first day as retired Olympian. Full story.

Ancient Greeks vs. modern Olympians: Who gets gold? Full story.

Sports

White Sox doing some serious winning. Full story.

Pierzynski means so much to the White Sox. Full story.

Dodgers sweep Cubs. Full story.

Who will fill Cubs' leadership gap? Full story.

Cubs trade Baker to Tigers. Full story.

Thomas walks away from Bears, NFL. Full story.

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