Former Schaumburg officer to appear in court
Former Schaumburg police officer Terrance O'Brien, 46, is scheduled to appear in court today where prosecutors are expected to ask to restore his original $750,000 bond. O'Brien is one of three officers facing charges that allege shaking down drug dealers and selling stolen drugs. A second lawsuit has been filed against the officers. Full story.
Schaumburg hires police department consultant
Also in Schaumburg, an independent firm will investigate the policies and practices of the Schaumburg Police Department, officials said yesterday. The announcement came a month after the three officers were charged with dealing drugs. Full story.
Schools mourn students killed in Antioch crash
Two Lake County high schools mourned the loss of a student yesterday after a single-vehicle accident took the lives of two teens. Antioch High School student Joel Wittkamp, 16, and his passenger Lakes High School student Ashley Seay, 17, of Lindenhurst, died after their vehicle struck a tree in Antioch Township Monday night. Full story.
Dist. 220 approves teacher contract
Barrington Unit District 220 board members agreed 5-1 last night to approve a new three-year deal with its teachers. The agreement gives its more than 700 teachers an average 3.3 percent pay increase annually. Full story.
Ferraro's name will stay on Carol Stream signs
Two existing identification signs at Carol Stream's Town Center that include the name of former Village President Ross Ferraro will be staying put. The village board voted 4-1 last night to keep the signs as is and not make any alterations as had been previously discussed with park district officials. Full story.
Naperville ends 9-month stalemate with police
Naperville patrol officers are once again under contract. City council members last night ended a nine-month stalemate with the 131-member Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 42 by approving a new three-year contract retroactive to May 1, 2012. Full story.
Chicago Marathon registration suspended
A glitch with the registration provider yesterday afternoon caused signup for this fall's Chicago Marathon to be suspended until Thursday at the earliest. About 15,000 spots remain available. Full story.
Judge dismisses Amrich's appeal in Island Lake mayoral race
A Lake County judge ruled against Charles Amrich yesterday, saying he didn't deliver the proper paperwork in his bid to regain his former title of Island Lake mayor. Amrich was in court to appeal being disqualified from the April 9 ballot. Full story.
It's cold and windy. Right now, it's clear with a high of only 9 degrees, but windchill temperatures make it feel like its 10 degrees below zero. Eventually, the wind will slow and temperatures will climb to 21 degrees, before dipping back to 14 degrees tonight. Snow is expected later this week. Full story.
Roadwork continues in McHenry on Charles J Miller Road -- over the Fox River bridge -- between Green Street and River Road. The roadwork will continue through October of 2013. More traffic.
Blackhawks tie record in win
The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 last night, tying an NHL record for scoring at least one point in the past 16 games straight. The Blackhawks go for the record at home Friday against the San Jose Sharks. Full story.
Noah leads Bulls to victory
Joakim Noah rebounded from this weekend's All-Star game with a huge game of his own -- 15 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists as the Bulls beat the New Orleans Hornets last night 96-87. Full story.