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Senate approves same-sex marriage on Valentine's Day

The Illinois Senate voted to approve same-sex marriage Thursday, capitalizing on national support from its most famous former member, President Barack Obama, and pushing the legislation to the Illinois House on Valentine's Day. Full story.

Streamwood soldier surprises daughter with Valentine's Day homecoming

Ridge Circle Elementary School students and teachers knew there would be an assembly Thursday but they didn't know why.

It was for a returning hero, First Lt. Jordon Wolf, who had been stationed in Afghanistan. Students, a sea of red and pink as they dressed for Valentine's Day, clapped and cheered. But one sat frozen for a moment at the back of the gym, her hands clasped over her mouth. Full story.

Wheeling worker has hand caught in machine

A worker at a Wheeling factory was flown by helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge after his hand was caught in a machine. Full story.

Aurora library taking action to halt DVD thefts

DVDs are popular items at the public library in downtown Aurora. But some patrons aren't content with just borrowing them.

According to the library, more than 200 DVDs have been swiped since the beginning of the year. Full story.

Burned remains ID'd as fugitive ex-cop

Officials said Thursday that the burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner. Full story.


Light snow with a high temperature of 31 degrees today. It will be about 8 degrees as you head out the door this morning, and temperatures will dip back to about 16 degrees overnight. Full story.


Roadwork continues on Book Road between 111th Street to 87th Street in Naperville. People should also be prepared for slick roads due to a possible light snowfall. Use caution. Full story.

Marmol happy to still be with Cubs

Cubs closer Carlos Marmol thought he was headed to the Los Angeles Angels. That was three months ago, when the Cubs asked Marmol to waive his limited no-trade clause because they were close to finalizing a deal to acquire Dan Haren from the Angels. Full story.

White Sox will take things slow with Danks

Many major-league teams scramble to come up with three or four reliable starting pitchers.

As they ease into spring training, the White Sox are feeling confident because they have six potential standout starters.

Chris Sale heads the rotation, followed by Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd, Jose Quintana and Hector Santiago. Last, but certainly not least, there's John Danks. Full story.

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