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  • Former Congressman Joe Walsh of McHenry is making no secret of an interest in a run for state office, but he is traveling around the state to gauge support first.

      Former Congressman Joe Walsh of McHenry is making no secret of an interest in a run for state office, but he is traveling around the state to gauge support first.
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Breaking News: Police in Bensenville have found a missing toddler that was taken overnight. Kimberly Delgado was sitting in a running car on the 900 block of W. Irving Park Road when someone got into the vehicle and drove off. After a furious search, the 18-month-old toddler was discovered unharmed in the vehicle about a mile away.

Joe Walsh to hold statewide meetings before announcing plans

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Former Congressman Joe Walsh said he plans to travel around Illinois for the next several months, holding meetings with voters before announcing his political future. "It's no secret. I certainly am looking at a potential statewide run," he said. Full story.

No deal, but no strike date in West Chicago District 33

No strike date was set by teachers in West Chicago District 33 after more than four hours of negotiations between the teachers union and the school board broke off without an agreement last night. Both the union and the board said they made new offers in an attempt to compromise on health insurance, but the offers were rejected in both cases. No new talks were scheduled. Full story.

Grayslake Dist. 46 makes case in town hall as strike date looms

Grayslake Elementary District 46 board members hosted a town-hall meeting Wednesday night to focus on questions from about 60 parents and others related to a possible teachers strike on Jan. 16. The district's latest offer is a two-year deal under which teachers would not receive base salary hikes. Full story.

Darien murder suspect tries to avoid court cameras

Attorneys for a Darien man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend would rather he not appear in court for his own arraignment because the media will be there with cameras rolling. The request came after DuPage County Judge Daniel Guerin granted extended media access to Joseph Spitalli's Monday arraignment. The judge could rule on the appearance request Friday. Full story.

Palatine woman gets 5 years for head-on collision

A Palatine woman who crashed head-on into another car last year near the intersection of First Bank Drive and Northwest Highway pleaded guilty yesterday to aggravated driving while under the influence of an intoxicating compound. Karli Casey, 20, injured herself and four other people on April 28, 2012, after inhaling an aerosol cleaning product. Full story.

$1 million in upgrades on tap for Carol Stream park

Carol Stream Park District officials are planning roughly $1 million in improvements to recreational amenities at Armstrong Park. Park officials this week released details of the projects, including a new ballfield, a new sled hill and a new playground, which could be complete by year's end. Full story.

Thefts leave Geneva home-delivery milk customers dry

Between 1 and 7 a.m. on Jan. 4, Oberweis milk deliveries were stolen from 11 homes in Geneva. At least 22 half-gallon glass bottles of milk were stolen, along with other items. All the thefts were on the west side of town, many in the Eagle Brook subdivision. Full story.

Friends, colleagues leap to help suburban basketball ref

A rare form of leukemia has taken Bill Spicer off the court for nearly a year, but student-athletes whom he officiated and his peers in the prep sports world are rallying around him. A fundraiser will be held during the boys and girls basketball games Jan. 15 at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights to help Spicer and his family meet his mounting medical bills not covered by insurance. Full story.

Weather

Cool when you head out with a high temperature of only 27 degrees. However, temperatures will climb to about 47 degrees this afternoon. It will get breezy and mild tonight when rain moves in, bringing even warmer temperatures tomorrow. Full story.

Traffic

Police are investigating a crash in Grayslake at Rollins Road and Route 45. More traffic.

Bucks beat Bulls 104-96

The Bucks stunned the Bulls for the second time at the United Center this season, winning 104-96. Trailing 81-80 heading into the fourth quarter, the Bulls missed their first 7 shots as the Bucks opened an 86-80 advantage. Full story.

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