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Dawn Patrol: Eastern superstorm cancels, delays O'Hare flights

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  • Ocean water rolls over state highway NC 12 in Buxton, N.C., on Hatteras Island at dawn on Sunday as Hurricane Sandy works its way north, battering the U.S. East Coast.

    Ocean water rolls over state highway NC 12 in Buxton, N.C., on Hatteras Island at dawn on Sunday as Hurricane Sandy works its way north, battering the U.S. East Coast.
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Many stuck at O'Hare, in suburbs due to Eastern superstorm

The Chicago Department of Aviation said about 100 flights at O'Hare International Airport were canceled yesterday, with some to the East Coast, as a result of the "Frankenstorm." Some airlines at O'Hare were also reporting delays. Brant Rulan is now spending extra time with his parents in Palatine, waiting out the storm after he and Brandy Lewison were visiting Chicago for the weekend, planning to get back to New York last night. Now it looks as if they won't get back until Wednesday. Full story.

Advocate for Northwest suburban children dies at 89

A noted advocate for Northwest suburban youth and the namesake of the Ray Walker Head Start Center, which serves 118 low-income children in Schaumburg Township, has died. Walker was an Arlington Heights resident and 23-year board member of the Community Economic Development Association (CEDA) Northwest Self-Help Center in Mount Prospect, which operates the Head Start center. Full story.

Police investigating crash that killed Waukegan man

Lake County sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal one-car crash that occurred near Gurnee early Saturday morning. Deputies said Michael Smith, 25, of North Elmwood Avenue in Waukegan, was traveling southbound on Route 41 at 3:46 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, he lost control of his vehicle and it collided with two trees south of Route 21. Full story.

St. Charles show offers toybox of memories

If you ever wondered whatever became of that favorite doll or Hot Wheels set from childhood, you may have found the answer this weekend at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. The 39th annual Chicago Toy Show would have rekindled even the most dormant childhood memories. GI Joe was there. So was Barbie. And you could find everything from old Matchbox cars to Viewmasters. Full story.

DuPage police, firefighters to be recognized

The Hundred Club of DuPage County will recognize acts of valor by local police and firefighters Tuesday at its annual gala in Lisle. The event marks the 30th anniversary of the nonprofit group, which gives financial assistance to families of police officers and firefighters killed, injured or otherwise stricken while living or working in DuPage. Full story.


It will be cool when you step out the door this morning, with temperatures only about 37 degrees. Temperatures should climb to 50 degrees this afternoon, before dipping back to 34 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.


Batavia Road north of Butterfield Road in Warrenville is closed for road widening through Nov.2, 2012. All traffic is being detoured via IL Route 59. More traffic.

Bears pull out a win Sunday for 6-1 record

It almost sounded as if the offense was apologizing for its role in the 23-22 victory over the Carolina Panthers yesterday that jacked the Bears record up to 6-1. And there was a lot to apologize for -- at least until just past the halfway point in the fourth quarter. "We just didn't execute, honestly," said quarterback Jay Cutler. Full story.

Our Bears picture gallery

Our photographers captured the close game. See our collection of pictures of the Bears win here.

San Francisco Giants sweep to World Series title

Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 last night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Former Cubs infielder Ryan Theriot, who went hitless for St. Louis in Game 7 of last year's Series, singled softly into right field off Phil Coke to open the 10th, and he turned out to be the winning run. Full story.

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