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Dawn Patrol: Shaken-baby conviction review; concealed carry review

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  • In this March 7 photo, gun owners and supporters participate in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day rally at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. In a big victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons Tuesday in Illinois -- the only remaining state where carrying concealed weapons is entirely illegal.

      In this March 7 photo, gun owners and supporters participate in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day rally at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. In a big victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons Tuesday in Illinois -- the only remaining state where carrying concealed weapons is entirely illegal.
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Shaken-baby conviction for Bartlett women reviewed further

Bartlett day care provider Pamela Jacobazzi, who was convicted 13 years ago in the death of a 10-month-old child in her care, gained the support of Northwestern University students and their professor. The school's Medill Innocence Project found the initial police investigation to be lacking and that pre-existing medical conditions in the infant were not revealed during the trial that may have factored into the death. Full story.

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Concealed carry ruling splits suburbs

Some suburban lawmakers celebrated the federal court ruling yesterday that would allow Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons, while others are holding out for an appeal. Lawmakers have 180 days to lay the ground rules and write the new law. Full story.

Jewel sells out of Hostess items

Some of the last Hostess goodies sold out quickly yesterday at suburban Jewel-Osco stores, and eBay may now be buyers' best bet. Almost 22,000 units of Twinkies sold in 10-packs flew off shelves immediately, as well as Orange Cup Cakes, Ding Dongs and a variety of Zingers. Full story.

Search still on for Lisle burglary suspect

Police continue to search for a man who broke into a Lisle home early yesterday and got away -- despite being shot at by the homeowner. The incident caused a nearby Steeple Run Elementary school to go on lockdown for three hours. Full story.

Prospect Heights to study lake water option

Bringing Lake Michigan water to every home and business in the city of Prospect Heights is being kicked around as part of a series of three studies approved Monday. One study includes extending water to 385 homes, and another to 300 homes. The third study examines bringing it to the entire city. Full story.

Algonquin officials choose traditional pedestrian bridge

Officials choosing from among 10 styles for a pedestrian bridge over Randall Road in Algonquin picked a traditional design. The $3.1 million bridge will feature brick pillars and a bowstring bridge. Construction is set for 2014 and is expected to take 10 months. Full story.

Weather

Sunny and above average temperatures with a high of 44 degrees today. Temperatures will be 28 degrees when you head out the door this morning, then dip back to 30 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.

Traffic

IL. Route 31 is closed in Elgin between Big Timber Road and Wing Street due to a crash. Rescue crews remain on the scene assisting injured. Officials said a car crashed into a utility pole and debris remained in the roadway. More traffic.

Bears could be going nowhere fast

If the Chicago Bears can't capitalize on homefield advantage to beat division-rivals Green Bay Packers Sunday, they might as well throw in the towel, sports writers say. A loss Sunday would be the fifth in six games. It would also strongly indicate the Bears, even if they pulled off victories in the final two games of the season, couldn't handle tougher playoff competition. Full story.

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