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Dawn Patrol: Child porn charges for McHenry deputy; Libertyville DUI

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  • Gregory Pyle, 36, a 10-year veteran of the McHenry County sheriff's department, faces new federal charges involving the sexual assault of a boy, though it was unclear last night if the charges involve the same case in which Pyle faces charges in McHenry County.

      Gregory Pyle, 36, a 10-year veteran of the McHenry County sheriff's department, faces new federal charges involving the sexual assault of a boy, though it was unclear last night if the charges involve the same case in which Pyle faces charges in McHenry County.


Child porn charges added against McHenry Co. deputy

A McHenry County sheriff's deputy who was charged in January with sexually assaulting a young boy is now accused of taking explicit pictures of a 10-year-old boy and transmitting them over the Internet. Sgt. Gregory M. Pyle, 36, at one point led the sheriff's department's child pornography unit, and is now facing between 30 years to life in prison if convicted on new federal charges filed Tuesday. Full story.

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Cops: Libertyville man struck two vehicles while intoxicated, fled

A Libertyville man is accused of crashing into two vehicles while intoxicated and later driving away during a traffic stop last week, according to police. The man crashed into once vehicle, crashed into a second and as police were commanding him to get out of his vehicle, he took off, according to a report. The man was arrested when he stopped at his parking garage. Full story.

Cross doubts pension deal ahead of Friday's return to Springfield

As lawmakers prepare to head back to Springfield on Friday to tackle the state's pension problem, House Republican Leaders Tom Cross voiced his doubt of a possible solution. Cross said nothing short of a "catastrophic event" would convince leaders to settle their differences. Gov. Pat Quinn told reporters the situation is already catastrophic and he thinks a deal will be hammered out. Full story.

Kane County OKs mosque near Carpentersville

Kane County Board members approved the creation of a new mosque just west of Carpentersville last night, thus rejecting a legal protect by the owners of L&H Farm, which will be a neighbor to the mosque. Fatal Khan, president of the American Muslim Community Organization, said tremendous good will come of the county board's decision. Full story.

Man robs West Chicago bank

A man who robbed a West Chicago bank Tuesday morning is believed to be the same person who robbed a Bloomingdale bank last week, according to police. Police investigating Tuesday's robbery at the Fifth Third Bank, 1800 N. Neltnore Blvd., say the suspect matched the description and the behavior during the robbery as a suspect in a robbery of a BMO Harris Bank in Bloomingdale Thursday. Full story.


Mostly dry conditions with a high of only 68 degrees, but temperatures will rise to 87 degrees later this afternoon. Temperatures will dip back to 68 degrees later this evening. Full story.


Construction continues at the intersection of IL Route 31 and IL Route 176 in Crystal Lake. is being reconstructed. The intersection will require intermittent closures and some lane reductions. The construction is expected to last through next year. Full story.

Volstad doesn't win again

Pitcher Chris Volstad lasted just 5 innings as he gave up 8 hits and 4 runs as the Cubs fell 10-1 to the last place Houston Astros. With the loss, Volstad fell to 0-9 with a 6.96 ERA. He has not won since July 10, 2011, as a member of the then-Florida Marlins.

Sox finally get a win in Toronto

Jose Quintana worked 6 2-3 innings for his first win in more than a month, and Addison Reed earned his second four-out save of the season as the Chicago White Sox held off the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Tuesday night for a rare victory at Rogers Centre. This is only the fourth time in 20 games -- stretching back to 2007 -- that the Sox have beat the Blue Jays in Toronto. Full story.

Urlacher undergoes knee scope, out remainder of preseason

Eight-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker Brian Urlacher says he thinks he will be back for the regular season after Tuesday's arthroscopic knee surgery. Urlacher injured the knee in last year's season finale. Many players return in 2-4 weeks from similar minimally invasive surgeries. "Brian had talked about definitely being ready for the regular season. We, of course, think that. We'll just see how it goes from here," coach Lovie Smith said. Full story.

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