Oak Brook doctor recovering after stabbing in Chicago
An Oak Brook physician was expected to make a full recovery after a nearly fatal stabbing in a downtown Chicago hotel, his family said last night. Dr. Mir Shah, 67, was attacked about 8 p.m. Saturday in the bathroom of the Westin Hotel on the 900 block of North Michigan Avenue. Shah, a radiation oncologist, was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious but stable condition., but his family said he was doing much better. "His wounds were very serious -- coming within less than an inch of being fatal -- but miraculously missing the critical arteries and areas. We're very lucky," wrote Shah's son-in-law Mahin Samadani in an email Full story.
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Authorities investigating crash involving small plane from Antioch
A small plane registered to an Antioch man crashed near Burlington, Wis., yesterday afternoon, killing the two people aboard, authorities said. The single-engine Grumman AA1 crashed into a cornfield near the Burlington Municipal Airport just before 1:30 p.m., said Lynn Lunsford, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Both people on board were killed, according to the Walworth County coroner's office, which responded to the crash. Full story.
Quinn launches pension reform public campaign
Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday announced the launch of ThisIsMyIllinois.com, a website designed to increase awareness about pensions and the need for an overhaul. Quinn hopes the new website will help get people talking about the issue and compel them to pressure their legislators to act now. "The way to win here is to activate the public, and I think the only way to activate the public is you first have to educate the people about the issue," he said. Full story.
Cloudy but warmer with a high temperatures of 56 degrees this afternoon. It will be about 40 degrees when you head out for work this morning, then will dip back to about 44 degrees this evening. A possible rain shower rolls in this evening. Full story,
Reconstruction and widening of Walkup Road continues in Crystal Lake from just south of Route 176 to Burning Bush Trail. The work is expected to last until December. More traffic.
Bears offense faces a difficult night
The Bears' offense has issues. Even coordinator Mike Tice admits it. Tonight might not be the best time to address those issues, considering the 49ers' stout defense, but the Bears have no choice. "This week our challenges are many," Tice said. "Across the board they have a tremendous defense, a tremendous football team, excellent players." Full story.
Tough job for Campbell vs 49ers
Being a backup quarterback in the NFL is one of the hardest jobs in football. We know this because the Bears went out of their way last week to explain to us that being a backup quarterback in the NFL is, well, one of the hardest jobs in football. The Bears made a lot of excuses for Campbell last week, but tonight they need him to play like the veteran, NFL starter they signed in March, not the guy who showed up last Sunday night, Barry Rozner says. Full story.
'Twilight' finale bows with $141.3 million weekend
The sun has set on the "Twilight" franchise with one last blockbuster opening for the supernatural romance. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" sucked up $141.3 million domestically over opening weekend and $199.6 million more overseas for a worldwide debut of $340.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The finale ranks eighth on the list of all-time domestic debuts, and leaves "Twilight" with three of the top-10 openings, joining 2009's "New Moon" (No. 7 with $142.8 million) and last year's "Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" (No. 9 with $138.1 million). Full story.
Meanwhile, there's the Bulls
Last night started out looking like a redemption performance from the Bulls, a night after they ended a streak of 140 straight games without a 20-point loss. The Bulls dominated the first quarter in Portland, then began suffering from familiar problems. They lost to the Blazers 102-94 last night for a rare two-game losing streak. Full story.