The Powerball jackpot increased to almost $580 million last night before the winning numbers were drawn: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the Powerball number 6. The cash option take-home is $379.8 million. Full story.
Families of three more Maine West athletes who say they were also victims of hazing have joined a lawsuit against Maine Township High School District 207. An attorney representing the victims said all four victims were sexually assaulted as part of the hazing rituals, which dated as far back as 2007. The incidents were tied to the soccer and baseball teams. Two coaches have since been reassigned with pay. Full story.
A fire in a Naperville apartment building yesterday afternoon took the lives of three dogs. Police responded to the fire at 2:25 p.m. on the 1900 block of Carlsbad. The fire destroyed one bedroom in one unit of the 18-unit building and caused extensive smoke damage throughout the first floor. Full story.
A Glen Ellyn man was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to beating a neighbor with a baseball bat. Joseph A. Martinez, 40, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Full story.
A 20-year-old Elgin man was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison for two separate gang-related shootings in 2011. Karl F. Bonilla, of the 400 block of Lowrie Court, pleaded guilty to four felony counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. The shootings injured three people -- one of them twice -- but none of the injuries were life threatening. Full story.
A car being serviced at a Schaumburg automotive shop caught fire yesterday and spread to the building. Schaumburg firefighters responded to the call at 12:35 p.m. on the 800 block of West Wise Road near Wright Boulevard. No one was injured. Full story.
Cool, but warmer than it has been with a high of 47 degrees this afternoon. It will be about 33 degrees when you head out the door, and dip back to 37 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on Carpenter Street between Maple and Gilbert in Downers Grove. The roadwork is expected to continue through November of 2012. Full story.
Five Bulls players scored at least 11 points or more last night in their 101-78 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Luol Deng had 22 points and Nate Robinson came off the bench to add 14. The Bulls are now 7-7. Full story.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.