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Weekend in Review: Bears 'D' up, Emmy upsets

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  • Chicago Bears defensive tackle Amobi Okoye sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford in the first half against the St. Louis Rams Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

      Chicago Bears defensive tackle Amobi Okoye sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford in the first half against the St. Louis Rams Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 

Can technology solve 30-year-old Tylenol murders?

As the 30-year anniversary of the Tylenol murders nears, no one has yet been charged with the crime. An FBI-led task force continues to search for the killer, using new technology to re-examine the evidence. "Anyone who was involved in this case at its inception, and lived through the horror of what took place ... isn't going to forget it," said former assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy Margolis. Full story.

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Still raw from loss, Arlington Hts. mom uses daughter's death to help others

Still raw with the pain of losing her 15-year-old daughter to a drunken driver, Margaret Skrzypkowski of Arlington Heights must relive that nightmare every time she helps others as a court advocate for the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists. She wants people to think before they drink and drive. "We're stuck with the consequences for the rest of our lives." Full story.

Medinah's storied past adds to course allure

Calvin Koeppel says he's been fortunate to witness golfing history unfold as a longtime member of Medinah Country Club. The 54-hole complex in northern DuPage County has been the site of national tournaments and major championships through the years. This week, the best professional golfers from Europe and the United States square off in the 2012 Ryder Cup. "When you join here, you don't just join a country club," Koeppel said. "You join a historic country club." Full story.

When will Coolidge and Roskam go head-to-head?

Will Wheaton Republican Peter Roskam and Barrington Hills Democrat Leslie Coolidge, two candidates running for the 6th Congressional District, meet face-to-face before voters this election? Maybe. Maybe not. Full story.

Two very different candidates vying to be Lake County coroner

With incumbent Artis Yancey out of the race because of an upset loss in March's primary, Lake County's next coroner will be a newcomer to the job. And the two candidates -- Republican Steve Newton and Democrat Thomas Rudd -- couldn't be more dissimilar. Newton is a former chief deputy coroner campaigning on a platform of compassion and experience. Rudd is a retired physician who insists both that the coroner should be a medical doctor and that the office should be abolished, in favor of an appointed medical examiner. Full story.

Elk Grove filmmaker wins big at Elgin fest

An Elk Grove Village movie director and his team of filmmakers won first prize and $1,000 Saturday night at the fourth annual Elgin Short Film Festival at the Hemmens Auditorium in Elgin. Rocco Cataldo, 35, took first prize for his black comedy short "Wednesday's Child," a darkly comic look at a little girl who begins her story with the sentence, "I didn't mean to kill my parents. Full story.

Coyotes attack two small dogs in Wheaton

One small dog is recovering from his injuries and another is missing after being attacked Thursday by a pack of coyotes in Wheaton. The dogs' owner said Jake, a 12-year-old silky terrier, and Floyd, a 15-month-old Yorkshire terrier, were surrounded by between four and six coyotes Thursday night. Jake survived the attack but suffered severe puncture wounds. Floyd has not been found. Full story.

Boy Scouts pay tribute to fallen Bartlett soldier

A Bartlett soldier who died in Afghanistan four years ago and embodied the Boy Scouts' founding principles was honored Saturday with a new flagpole memorial at Three Fires Council's Camp Big Timber in Elgin. A crowd of about 200 people, including members of Kevin D. Grieco's Illinois Army National Guard unit and dozens of Boy Scouts, gathered for the unveiling of the memorial during a touching ceremony that remembered him a fun-loving guy with an unwavering commitment to the Boy Scouts and his country. Full story.

Teen charged with DUI in crash that injures four

An 18-year-old Elgin man sped through a stop sign early Sunday morning, causing an accident that sent three other men to area hospitals with severe injuries. The driver, Luis Romo, also was hospitalized for his injuries, which were not life-threatening. He was intoxicated, according to Elgin police, with a blood alcohol content almost twice the legal limit. Full story.

World & Nation

"Homeland," "Modern Family" win big at Emmys. Full story. See photo gallery here.

Obama responds to Romney's tough talk on Mideast. Full story.

Iran threatens attacks on U.S. bases in event of war. Full story.

Candidates chase undecided voters. Full story.

Green Day frontman heads to rehab. Full story.

'Watch,' 'House' in tie at box office. Full story.

Giant panda cub born at National Zoo dies. Full story.

Bernanke wants you to buy stocks, but risk is high. Full story.

Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound. Full story.

Sports

Bears 'D' up against Rams. Full story.

Same old defense shows up for Bears. Full story.

Sox losing streak hits five. Full story.

Cardinals best the Cubs. Full story.

Cubs have plenty to accomplish in closing stretch. Full story.

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