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Dawn Patrol: Police say driver in Elgin crash was drunk

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  • Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije hits St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford's arm as he throws during the Bears' 23-6 win Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

      Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije hits St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford's arm as he throws during the Bears' 23-6 win Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.
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Cops: Elgin man who caused serious crash was intoxicated

An 18-year-old Elgin man who caused an accident that severely injured three men early Sunday had a blood alcohol content almost twice the legal limit, according to police. Luis Romo was also hospitalized for his injuries. Police said he blew through a stop sign just before 1 a.m. Sunday and struck an SUV. Full story.

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Elgin man charged with stabbing fellow gang member

An Elgin man was stabbed in the chest over the weekend after punching a member of his own gang, according to police. Damien Franco, 21, was charged with the stabbing. Police said the 21-year-old victim was highly intoxicated when he started yelling at another man and punched him. The victim was stabbed near his shoulder. Full story.

Arlington Heights home uninhabitable after fire

No one was injured during a fire that filled an Arlington Heights home with smoke late Sunday afternoon. Fire officials said the fire on the 700 block of North Highland Avenue was contained to the basement. Investigators continued to look into the cause of the fire last night. The home was left uninhabitable. Full story.

White Sox and Detroit struggle down the stretch

The White Sox lost for a fifth straight time yesterday but remain ahead of Detroit in the AL Central thanks to back-to-back losses by the Tigers in a day-night doubleheader against Minnesota. The White Sox face Cleveland tonight at home in the first game of a three-game series. Full story.

"Homeland" wins big at Emmys

"Homeland" won best drama series last night at the Emmy Awards, dethroning "Mad Men." The series' stars, Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, also won awards. Lewis ended another streak, denying "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston a fourth consecutive Emmy. "Modern Family" was named best comedy. Full story.

Bears 'D' dominant versus Rams

The defense looked like the Chicago Bears of old, dominating the St. Louis Rams en route to a 23-6 victory. The defense allowed just 160 total yards, sacked Sam Bradford six times, picked him off twice and returned one for a touchdown. Jay Cutler played a mediocre game, throwing for 183 yards with 1 interception and no touchdowns, but improved from his Week 2 performance in Green Bay. Full story.


So far, so good, with no crashes or delays to report this morning. Full story.

Pleasant, eventually

Today started off nippy, with temperatures around 40, but it's expected to warm up to a mild 68 degrees, and be mostly sunny. Full story.

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