Arrested Schaumburg cops to appear in court today
Three Schaumburg police officers arrested by federal authorities Wednesday are scheduled to appear in a DuPage County courtroom this morning, reportedly to face multiple felony charges. The officers, sources indicate, were taken into custody in DuPage County on allegations they sold illegal drugs as well as charges of armed violence. They'll be in bond court in Wheaton at 8 a.m.; a news conference with details is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Full story.
Grayslake Dist. 46 teachers striking for second day.
Grayslake Elementary District 46's teachers strike heads into its second day today, while union and district representatives are set to return to the bargaining table to resume contract talks. The walkout, which began Wednesday, affects some 325 teachers and 4,000 students at seven schools. Full story.
W. Chicago Dist. 33 teachers union approves setting date for strike
Teachers in West Chicago Elementary District 33 last night voted overwhelmingly in favor of authorizing union negotiators to set a strike date after spending more than 15 months at the bargaining table without reaching an agreement on a proposed three-year contract. Full story.
Voters may have say on Longmeadow Parkway as tollway
Kane County voters may get a chance to decide whether the Longmeadow Parkway project should proceed as a tollway. County board Chairman Chris Lauzen wants a referendum to see if voters favor supporting the project as a tollway before moving forward with it. Full story.
Kane County wants to begin Anderson Road construction this fall
Kane County transportation officials said they plan to begin construction on the long-awaited Anderson Road overpass this fall provided Elburn finalizes plans with a developer. The $22 million overpass is expected to usher in a wave of development in the area because it will provide relief from train traffic that plagues Elburn for up to three hours a day. Full story.
Island Lake dispatchers may be replaced
Island Lake's police dispatchers could learn today if they'll be replaced by an out-of-town agency. The village board will host a special meeting at 8 p.m. at village hall to discuss if police dispatch services should be outsourced to the Lake Zurich Police Department or the Lake County sheriff's office. Full story.
Temperatures will not climb much higher than what you feel now, meteorologists say. Temperatures will max out at about 30 degrees today, but it will be 28 degrees as you head out the door this morning. Temps will dip back to 16 degrees late tonight. Full story.
No major incidents to report blocking the roadways. People should avoid construction at the corner of Petersen Road and Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. Full story.
Notre Dame stands by Manti Te'o's story
A story about Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying of leukemia, which the Notre Dame all-American credited with inspiring him as he led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker, the school said yesterday. "This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about," Te'o said. Full story.
Is Marc Trestman NFL head coach material?
Who exactly is Marc Trestman, the Bears' new head coach? The smartest guy in the room? Too laid-back and quiet to lead a team? An offensive mastermind? A quarterback guru? Depending on who's doing the talking, any of those comments could describe Trestman. Bob LeGere reports.
Like with Bill Walsh, what took the NFL so long to promote Trestman? Mike Imrem's thoughts.
All Marc Trestman has to do is turn Jay Cutler into Joe Montana in six months and win a Super Bowl 54 weeks from now. Too much to ask? Barry Rozner asks.