Dawn Patrol: Charge in hit-and-run killing boy; bumblin' Bears
Green Bay Packers' Tom Crabtree (83) celebrates as he scores a touchdown on a pass from punter — yes, the punter — Tim Masthay during the first half against the Chicago Bears last night.
Woman charged in fatal McHenry County hit-and-run
An 83-year-old woman has been charged after striking a young boy who was crossing a rural Woodstock street Saturday, killing me. Police say the woman never stopped after striking the boy and an employee at an autoshop in Marengo contacted authorities due to the damage to her vehicle in the shop. The woman said she thought a branch had fallen on her car as she was driving through a rainstorm Saturday night. Full story.
Cat saved, birds die in Buffalo Grove house fire
Seven birds died in a fire inside a Buffalo Grove home last night, but firefighters were able to rescue the family's cat. A passer-by spotted smoke coming from a house on the 600 block of White Pine Road and called 911 about 7:15 p.m. Full story.
Did PTSD play a role in Wheaton stabbing?
A DuPage Count judge must decide whether a man charged with stabbing a neighbor to death in 2009, did so because of post-traumatic stress disorder. Michael Delaney witnessed a military accident that left eight dead and more than 150 injured, according to his attorney. His defense would seek a lesser conviction of second-degree murder, because Delaney believed he was acting in self-defense when he killed Todd Scalzo outside a Wheaton apartment building. Full story.
Teacher contract talks continue in districts 158, 300
Union representatives and school board members in Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300 and Huntley Unit District 158 say contract talks are progressing toward resolution and that a teachers strike is avoidable. In District 300, teachers are working under the conditions of an expired one-year agreement. Full story.
Schaumburg man, 24, dies after crashing Corvette into building
Elk Grove Village police continue to investigate a crash that killed a 24-year-old Schaumburg man early Thursday morning. Police said Ramon Echevarria was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a building at 1801 Estes Ave. shortly after midnight. Police said a second vehicle was headed the same direction on Estes, but they did not release any further information. Full story.
U.S. braces for more violence from anti-Islam film
The Obama administration is enforcing embassies around the world after the attack against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which killed the ambassador and three other U.S. citizens. Demonstrations over an anti-Islam video have occurred in Egypt and Yemen, prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to denounce the video as the administration attempts to calm turmoil. "The United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video," she said before a meeting with the foreign minister of Morocco at the State Department. "We absolutely reject its content and message." Full story.
Some cloud covering will linger but the rain has moved on. Temperatures will be only in the mid-50s as you head out the door this morning, but temperatures will climb to 74 degrees this afternoon. It will dip back to 58 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.
Construction continues at the corner of IL-31 and IL-176 in Crystal Lake. The work will require intermittent closures at the busy intersection and some lane reductions. This project will be in place until November of 2013. Full story.
Bears oh-no-fense never gets going against Packers
For the second straight game the Bears' offense got off to a disjointed, ineffective start. This time it never got any better in a pathetic, demoralizing 23-10 loss to the Packers that left both NFC North foes at 1-1. Bob LeGere reports.
Mike Imrem: Cutler had his chance
The Packers know they have a franchise quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. The Bears think they have one in Jay Cutler. The difference between "know" and "think" is wide. Mike Imrem writes.
Barry Rozner: Don't buy New Orleans tickets just yet
Maybe the Bears bought into all the hype, based on how they approached the game, but if you're going to yap the way the Bears did before a division game, what you probably want to do is show up for it. Barry Rozner writes.
Images from the game
Well, the pictures are pretty spectacular, if the game wasn't. Have a look.
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