Algonquin woman won't face charges for abandoning daughter
A woman who left her disabled daughter at Tennessee bar won't face charges but has prompted a review of Tennessee law. Eva Cameron abandoned her 19-year-old daughter in June, saying she heard the state has better services for people with special needs. A grand jury has since said there's no legal basis for charges. Full story.
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Services set for Schaumburg teen killed in hit-and-run
A funeral for a Schaumburg High School senior who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver over the weekend is set for noon Wednesday. Mikias Tibebu, 18, was found lying in the street at Schaumburg Road and Branchwood Drive early Saturday. A memorial service is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school. Full story.
Mooseheart players OK'd to play, but school punished
The Illinois High School Association ruled yesterday that four Sudanese students can play sports, but placed their Batavia High School on probation and said the foundation that brought the athletes to the U.S. took advantage of them. The IHSA said the athletes are safe, but Mooseheart is ineligible to participate in the 2013 end-of-year state basketball series until it completes IHSA directives. Mooseheard said no problem. Full story.
Des Plaines in court today over Chicago murder
A Des Plaines man heads to court today on a first-degree murder charge related to a fatal shooting outside a Chicago bar in July. David P. Marshall, 38, was arrested last week in connection with the fatal slaying of Pablo Fernandez. Marshall is being held without bail. Full story.
St. Charles aldermen kill Corporate Reserve plan
Neighbors of the proposed Corporate Reserve project on St. Charles' far west side last night declared once again they simply don't want to live next to apartments. They won't have to, as aldermen killed the project in a unanimous committee vote. The decision rejected a new version of the plan that scaled back the apartments to the smallest number yet proposed for the site. Full story.
E. Dundee forging ahead on downtown redevelopment
East Dundee trustees gave consensus Monday night to do a complete overhaul of the downtown that would involve both public and private investment. Its new features could include a splash plaza, a removable ice rink, a special event space, a restaurant, streetscape improvements, a performance area, a retail anchor, and 30 to 60 high-end apartments that would be marketed to empty nesters. Full story.
District 128 creates a mobile app
Students at Libertyville and Vernon Hills high schools can check grades, collect assignments, get athletic schedules with an app unveiled last night that allows them to learn on the go. Parents will be able to check lunch menus, watch videos from school events and access other district resources. The schools are among the first in the country to have their own apps. Full story.
Hunt on for Hostess items
Twinkie lovers head to Jewel-Osco stores throughout the suburbs today to get the last of the Hostess items baked before the company shut down last moth. The deal includes 21,780 units of Twinkies in 10-packs sold at the regular price of $4.29, as well as orange cupcakes, Ding Dongs and Zingers. Full story.
It will be 29 degrees when the sun rolls up this morning, but the sun will push temperatures up to 36 degrees. Temperatures will dip back to about 26 degrees overnight tonight. More weather.
Roadwork continues on Milwaukee Avenue between Libertyville and Gurnee, from Route 137 to Washington Street. Lanes are reduced to one in each direction with closures expected at different times. More traffic.
Cutler hopes to play against Packers
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler expects to be back in action this weekend against the Packers. It's just a sore neck, he said yesterday during his radio show on WMVP 1000-AM. Cutler was injured by a facemask-to-facemask hit during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Vikings. Full story.
Voting is open in holiday lights contest
Residents across the suburbs have entered their holiday lights in our annual contest. Now you get to pick the winner -- and you as a voter could win a snowblower. Voting runs through midnight Dec. 16. To vote, go to dailyherald.com/contest/holidaylights.