Dawn Patrol: Stabbing in Batavia; Hanover Park arrests
Police: Batavia stabbing was isolated
Police are questioning a person of interest and said there is no danger to the public after two men were stabbed in Batavia early Sunday. Batavia Police responded to a residence on the 0 to 100 block of North VanNortwick Street at 2:34 a.m. on Sunday and found two male victims, ages 19 and 34, who had both suffered from multiple stab wounds, according to a release. No charges have been filed yet. Full story.
Brothers arrested in Hanover Park burglaries
Three Hanover Park men, including two brothers, were charged on Saturday with felony counts of armed robbery and residential burglary for a holdup and home break-in that occurred in late October, police said. Police say Arron Humphrey 24, and his brother Daniel Humphrey 17, of the 2000 block of Chaplin Court, Hanover Park, and one other man allegedly robbed a business and a vacant resident last month. Full story.
Sen. Mark Kirk climbs his way back
A smiling U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk crossed the threshold of the Willis Tower Skydeck Sunday making an impressive stair climb less than a year after suffering a serious stroke. With a brace on his left leg and little use of his left arm, the Highland Park Republican climbed 37 flights from the 66th floor to the 103rd during the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's fourth annual urban climb, Skyrise Chicago. "It was great," Kirk said, adding that there were a lot more stairs in the iconic skyscraper than the 45 he'll have to climb to get to the senate floor in Washington, D.C. when he returns. Full story.
Man who made bomb threat to appear in bond court
A man who made a false bomb threat at Huntley High School over the weekend will appear in bond court on Monday morning. Derek M. Habbley, of Union, was arrested in the school's parking lot by police responding to the threat, which forced the evacuation of the building and several nearby homes. The man was not found to have a bomb, but was charged with felony disorderly conduct. Full story.
Officials looking for cause of West Chicago fire
Officials are still investigating what caused a fire at a 24-unit West Chicago apartment building Sunday that left residents temporarily homeless. No one was injured in the blaze, which broke out around 10 a.m. Sunday and took several hours to extinguish. The management company was making arrangements for hotel rooms for the residents to stay in Sunday night, but if housing in needed beyond then, residents will be able to stay in other buildings owned by the same company in Bartlett or Addison. Full story.
Cloudy and cool to start the day with a high temperature of only 37 degrees. Temperatures are expected to climb to 46 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to 33 degrees overnight tonight. Full forecast.
The is reconstructing and widening Illinois Route 53 from Army Trail Road on the southern limits to the Elgin O'Hare Expressway on the northern limits. Illinois Route 53 needs improvement due to high traffic volumes, high crash rates, and increased accidents during the past few years. IDOT will construct additional thru lanes and turning lanes along the Illinois Route 53 corridor. Other traffic. Full report.
Bear win a blowout in Nashville
The Bears came out with a massive first quarter, scoring 28 points in the first 15 minutes of the game on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and the blows kept coming as they went on to win, improving to 7-1 for the season. The 51-20 final score brought the Bears their sixth straight victor, their longest streak since they opened the 2006 season with 7 straight wins. "I've never started off like this," said Brandon Marshall. "I've never been a part of a team like this, and I'm just really humble and want to continue to work just to do my part." Full story.
Tillman's amazing season continues
It took just one play Sunday for Charles Tillman to demonstrate yet again that he has no equal when it comes to separating opponents from the football. After Matt Hasselbeck's 18-yard completion Kenny Britt, Tillman punched the ball loose from behind. No matter because Tillman was just getting warmed up. He finished with 4 forced fumbles, and the Bears recovered 3 of them against the Titans, who should know better. Tillman now has 36 career forced fumbles, 15 more than any defensive back since he entered the league in 2003. He's second among all players since '03, trailing only the Colts' Robert Mathis, who has 38. Tillman has 7 forced fumbles this season alone — in just eight games. "I don't think it's difficult," he said. "It's always on my mind. I'm very conscious of it. I speak it, I believe it, I practice it; it happens." Full story.
"Wreck-It Ralph," "Flight" top busy box-office
The weekend box office was not only undeterred by the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it was buoyed by it. Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph" opened strongly with $49.1 million and Robert Zemeckis' "Flight," starring Denzel Washington, soared to a $25 million debut. Both opened above expectations, capitalizing on East Coast audiences looking for distraction amid the recovery from the storm. Full story.
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