Charges pending in fatal highway crash
A Carol Stream woman died and three other people were injured early Sunday morning when her car was struck by another vehicle while pulled over along the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago, Illinois State Police said. Police said charges are pending against the driver. Alcohol is believed to be involved in the crash. Full story.
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Suburban nominees winless at Oscars
Although several suburban talents were nominated for Oscars at last night's 85th annual Academy Awards, none of them took home the big prize. It didn't surprise them much. Full story.
Gire: Voters rallied around Affleck
In the end, Oscar voters rallied around Ben Affleck. That's how Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire interpreted the victory of Affleck's "Argo" in the Best Picture competition during Sunday's Oscars telecast. "There's been a tsunami of support for him because he didn't get a nomination for Best Director," Gire said. "If the Oscar voters hadn't given 'Argo' this award, they would have come off as the very worst sports." Full story.
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First woman on Illinois Supreme Court dies
Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow, the first woman to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court and its former chief justice, died Saturday after a brief illness. She was 83. McMorrow was used to making history even before her ascension to the state's highest court. She was the only woman to graduate from her class at the School of Law at Loyola University in 1953, where she was class president and associate editor of the law review. Full story.
Fundraiser postponed amid debate over Illinois GOP chairman's future
The beleaguered Illinois GOP chairman is postponing a high-profile fundraiser until a vote concerning his removal for supporting gay marriage is decided. "As many of you are aware, we had scheduled our major fundraising event for March 19th featuring the RNC Chairman as guest speaker," party Chairman Pat Brady wrote in a Sunday email to state party officials. Full story.
Tragic string of circumstances kill 2003 Geneva grad in Texas home
The tragic set of circumstances that led to the death of Geneva High School grad Raymond Allen Kaligian III has left his family and friends reeling. If his car hadn't come with a remote-control start, if he hadn't fallen asleep in his bedroom, if his Houston townhouse didn't have a central vacuum unit, if he hadn't just filled up his gas tank ... the list of "what-ifs" is long in a case where, had one thing gone just a little differently, the 28-year-old may still be alive. Full story.
Blackhawks keep the streak alive
Corey Crawford made 28 saves, and Andrew Shaw scored the only goal as the Chicago Blackhawks stretched their NHL-record, season-opening point streak to 18 games with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night. The 18-game point streak is also a team record for the Blackhawks, who have only lost in shootouts this season. Full story.
Imrem: Patrick made Daytona 500 must-see TV
Mike Imrem was fixated on the Daytona 500 yesterday because of Danica Patrick. Patrick -- a native of Roscoe just north of Rockford and a current resident of Chicago -- was interesting even before she earned the Daytona 500 pole position. Full story.
Expect a mild day today, with periods of sun and temperatures reaching 40 degrees. It will be in the mid-20's with little to no wind when you walk out the door this morning. Temperatures will dip back down to around 28 tonight.
There is a crash on Route 22 near Midlothian Road in Lake Zurich that is causing some delays.