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  • Alderman Ralph Dantino was remembered in Geneva for his dedication to the city even when his chemotherapy treatments started.

    Alderman Ralph Dantino was remembered in Geneva for his dedication to the city even when his chemotherapy treatments started.


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Two Lake County teens were killed in a single vehicle crash on the 27000 block of Wilmot Road near Antioch Monday night. Identities of the teens involved in the crash have not been released.

Grocery store filling that old Rolling Meadows Dominick's spot

A grocery store is filling a spot in downtown Rolling Meadows that has been vacant for almost nine years, Mayor Tom Rooney announced yesterday. Uncle Joe's Tuscan Fresh Market will open in the space formerly occupied by Dominick's by October. Full story.

Jurors to be selected in Wheaton murder trial

Jury selection begins today in the trial of a Wheaton man accused of stabbing his neighbor to death. Michael Delaney, 49, is accused of killing Michael Scalzo after a confrontation in June 2009. Delaney is expected to argue the killing was in self-defense. Full story.

Geneva alderman dies of cancer

Geneva 5th Ward Alderman Ralph Dantino, 56, lost his battle with cancer yesterday. Dantino, who previously served on the Geneva school board and the city's plan commission, had cancer of the appendix that spread to the lining of his abdomen. Full story.

Antioch Rescue Squad contract extended

Antioch village officials extended the Antioch Rescue Squad's contract last night with a warning that they expect more cooperation from the squad. Expectations include improved communications between the two entities, as well as more transparency in the squad's financial matters and billing practices. Full story.

Four charged in Villa Park home invasion

Four men were arrested and charged yesterday with a home invasion and armed robbery that took place in Villa Park last week shortly after the victim had called for a female escort. A female suspect remains at large. Full story.

Missing Downers Grove man found dead

A Downers Grove man who had been missing since Feb. 6 was found dead in downstate Pope County, authorities said yesterday. William Foley was last seen leaving his IT job in Lombard. Police discovered Foley's body Sunday in rural Pope County -- about six hours from his home. Full story.

New York fugitives captured in Elk Grove Village

A former female teacher from western New York, who had been convicted of raping a student, and her female fugitive companion were captured in Elk Grove Village Saturday after local law enforcement collaborated with officers in Buffalo, New York, it was announced yesterday. Full story.


Light snow is falling throughout the suburbs, but the real story is the temperature, which will continue to drop throughout the day. It is about 20 degrees this morning, as you head out the door. But temperatures will dip to 18 degrees this afternoon, then down to 5 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.


Construction continues at the corner of Red Gate Road and Route 31 in St. Charles. Expect delays. Full story.

Hinrich to return to court

The Bulls expect injured point guard Kirk Hinrich to join the starting lineup tonight in New Orleans. Hinrich missed seven games while completing rehab for a right elbow infection. Full story.

Tonight the Blackhawks can get that record

Tonight the Blackhawks can tie Anaheim's NHL record of 16 straight games to start the season with 1 point each or more. They play Vancouver at the United Center. Is this success due to Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman? Barry Rozner thinks so. Full story.

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