Memorial service set for woman mauled by her own dog
A memorial service will be held Saturday for a Big Rock firefighter who died this week from injuries sustained in an attack by a dog she recently adopted. Dawn Renee Brown, 44, was killed Monday at her home in Big Rock, and authorities said she died from injuries from a mastiff, one of the three dogs owned by Brown and her husband. Colleagues said Brown loved dogs and loved children, so she gave students tours of the fire station and visited elementary schools. "This was her way of connecting with kids," Michael Kalina said. Full story.
Island Lake man charged with threatening juvenile
A three-month-long investigation culminated in the arrest of a 43-year-old Island Lake man for exchanging explicit material with and threatening a juvenile, McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said yesterday. The sheriff's office said Douglas J. Carlson, of the 4000 block of Beech Street, is charged with two felonies -- one for dealing in harmful material and another for intimidation. Full story.
Naperville's Rosebud reopens quickly after roof fire
A Naperville restaurant is open for business and serving food just hours after firefighters put out a fire on the roof. Naperville firefighters said they were dispatched at four minutes before noon to Rosebud, 22 E. Chicago Ave. after getting a report from someone who smelled smoke. Full story.
Naperville's BlackFinn must close early tonight
Downtown Naperville's BlackFinn American Saloon must close at 11 tonight after Mayor and liquor Commissioner George Pradel suspended its liquor license in response to four liquor code violations and a reputation for violent fights. The sanctions come after a two-week investigation and last for three nights if there are no further problems, seven nights if there are. With the liquor license suspended, the saloon must close at 11 tonight rather than 1 a.m. and rather than 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Full story.
Only minor injuries after car swerves underneath semi
Elk Grove Village fire officials said last night a man had to be cut out of the back seat of a car after a three-vehicle crash on northbound I-290 south of Devon Avenue. The crash happened at 7 p.m. when a driver, fire officials said, was driving north and swiped a car in another lane. She then swerved into the path of a semitrailer truck, went underneath the truck and drove head-on into a median. Three were taken to the hospital with only minor injuries. Full story.
Missouri man arrested in Elgin on sex assault charges
A Missouri man was arrested by Elgin police and is accused of sexually assaulting a 41-year-old woman Tuesday at a Dundee Avenue hotel, authorities said yesterday. Mudy Munoz-Salgado, 35, of Eldon, Mo., is charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, two counts of aggravated battery and unlawful restraint. Police said they were called to the Lexington Inn Suites, 1585 Dundee Ave., Elgin, and the victim told them a man grabbed her by the arm, pulled her into a stairwell and then up to the door of a second-floor room. Full story.
It will be 32 degrees as you head out this morning, but temperatures are expected to climb to about 50 degrees before the end of the day. Temperatures will drop back to 37 degrees before the end of the day. Full story.
Reconstruction and widening of Walkup Road in Crystal Lake from Route 176 to Burning Bush Trail continues until December. More traffic.
Bears' Urlacher, Idonije on concussions: If you play, you'll get 'em
With Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's status for this week still uncertain due to Sunday night's concussion, Bears defensive end Israel Idonije yesterday summed up the concussion problem easily: "Until you can figure out a way to stop the movement of the brain inside the skull, concussions are going to be a part of the game." And Brian Urlacher said: "(If you) don't want to get concussed, don't play. It's your career, it's your life. You have to make that decision on your own." Bob LeGere reports.