Plane out of Wheeling crashes
A pilot was killed Sunday when a small plane from Wheeling crashed into a yard along Eagle Lake in Kansasville in southeastern Wisconsin, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was flying from Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling to Minocqua in north-central Wisconsin when it crashed and hit a building, The pilot has not been identified, but the plane is registered in Chicago. Full story.
Boy, 6, killed in hit-and-run in McHenry County
Police are asking for the public's help in locating a driver and vehicle after a young boy was killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run accident in rural McHenry County. Police say the driver struck and killed Bryan Silva of Leland, Ill., as the 6-year-old was crossing a street to get to his father on the other side of the roadway. Full story.
Driver's daughter injured when vehicle strikes Metra train
A 20-year-old South Elgin man was charged yesterday after he had consumed alcohol before driving off the road Saturday night and striking a Metra train, police say. The man's daughter, who was in the vehicle, was airlifted from the scene of the crash and was in stable condition at a hospital last night. Pedro Bustamante faces a number of charges, including consumption of alcohol by someone under the age of 21 and driving without a valid driver's license. Full story.
Chicago Teachers Union set to strike
The Chicago Teachers Union is striking today for the first time in 25 years, after negotiations with the school district over issues including benefits and job security failed late last night. More than 26,000 teachers and support staff are expected to picket this morning, while the district and parents hope to execute a plan to keep students safe and occupied during the day. Full story.
Lehmann Mansion celebrates 100th anniversary
With its tall, white columns looming at the end of a tree-lined path, an elegant fountain burbling near its entrance, and the row of Model-A Ford vintage cars lined up on the adjacent greensward, the scene at Lehmann Mansion in Lake Villa yesterday was straight out of "The Great Gatsby." The mansion celebrated its 100th anniversary this weekend in grand style. Full story.
Its chilly to start, but temperatures will warm up to mid-70s this afternoon. Temperatures are only in the mid-50s right now, but are expected to climb to 76 degrees by the afternoon. Temperatures will drop back to 58 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on Pingree Road between Cog Circle and Grandview Drive in Crystal Lake. The roadways is scheduled to remain closed until mid-October. Officials recommend a detour on IL Route 31 between US Route 14 and Crystal Lake Avenue. Full story.
High-powered offense powers Bears to win
As expected, the Bears new offensive weapons were showcased Sunday, leading to a 41-21 season-opening win over No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. Jay Cutler tossed for 320 yards and 2 touchdowns, and was sacked just twice. His newly reunited target, Brandon Marshall, was targeted 15 times and caught 9 balls for a total of 115 yards and a touchdown. Full story.
Cubs pull off sweep in Pittsburg
Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs the go-ahead runs and Chicago completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 4-2 win on Sunday. Full story.
Sox drop two of three to Royals
The Sox wasted prime pitching from starter Hector Santiago and six relievers while falling to Kansas City 2-1 in 10 innings at U.S. Cellular Field. Tigers come to down for a big series the next three days. Full story.