Man stabbed in Lake Zurich McDonald's parking lot
Police are asking for help in finding a male offender who stabbed a 21-year-old man twice in the abdomen early Wednesday outside a Lake Zurich McDonald's, authorities said. The stabbing occurred shortly before 2 a.m. in the McDonald's parking lot at 653 S. Rand Road. Full story.
Arlington Heights man gets 23 years for running over cop
A 37-year-old Arlington Heights man convicted of trying to run over a Chicago police officer in 2010 on Chicago's Rush Street was sentenced Tuesday to 23 years in prison. The sentence for Michael Cacini includes a 20-year term for attempted murder and a consecutive three-year sentence for aggravated battery to a police officer. Full story.
Lake Co. prosecutors dropping battery charge for man cleared of Waukegan rape
Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim announced prosecutors will request dismissal of an aggravated battery charge against Bennie Starks, who was wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in 1986 and was recently released from prison after serving 20 years. The hearing is set for Friday morning. Full story.
New deal with Dist. 300 teachers won't raise taxes
Now that District 300 parents don't have to worry about child care for the kids during a teacher strike, many have shifted into worrying that the tentative labor agreement announced Tuesday would result in higher taxes. At a board meeting yesterday a district official said it won't. Full story.
Elgin gives nod to new police, fire radio system
The Elgin City Council's committee of the whole gave its OK last night to move forward with a nearly $11.7 million agreement with Motorola Solutions to purchase a new state-of-the-art police and fire radio system. The new system would more than double the current, aging system's capacity. Full story.
Naperville Century Walk gets audio
Using Quick Response code technology, visitors at Naperville's Century Walk outdoor public art project can now scan a black and white code found in the corner of the plaque on more than 40 pieces of art with a smartphone to instantly listen to a 3-minute narrative about the piece. Full story.
Hope for the Holidays raises $10,000 so far
A Daily Herald fundraising drive to buy gifts for children at Palatine-based emergency shelter WINGS for the holidays has resulted in readers donating $10,182 in just the first week. Readers can make tax-deductible donations through Dec. 17 to the Hope for the Holidays campaign. Full story.
It's just above freezing right now, as you wake up and get ready for the day. Temperatures will climb to about 47 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to 38 degrees this evening. Full story.
Construction continues on Milwaukee Avenue between Route 137 and I-90 in Libertyville. Traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions. More traffic.
Bulls beat Cavaliers 95-85
The Bulls bounced back from Tuesday's 4-point home loss with help from Marco Belinelli, who scored a season-high 23 points, and Luol Deng, who added 22 points, in last night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Full story.
Source: Cubs close to signing Schierholtz
A source said yesterday that the Cubs are close to a deal with veteran left-handed-hitting outfielder Nate Schierholtz. The 28-year-old played for the Giants and Phillies this year. The team is also still looking for a third baseman. Full story.