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Dawn Patrol: Snow adds up; boy saved from Des Plaines River

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  • Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, falls as Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker skates with the puck during the first period last night.

      Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, falls as Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker skates with the puck during the first period last night.
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Snow totals add up

The snowstorm dropped between 6 and 10 inches throughout the area through last night, leading to slick roads and numerous spinouts. A winter weather advisory expired at midnight, and only flurries and wind are expected today. Full story.

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March snow gets us caught up on winter snowfall

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Boy rescued from Des Plaines River

A boy who wound up in the Des Plaines River yesterday afternoon was rescued by an off-duty Evanston police officer, who just happened to see him go in as he was driving by. Des Plaines firefighters say the off-duty officer is a hero and credit him with saving the boy's life. Full story.

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Des Plaines man collapses, dies while snow-blowing

A man who collapsed next to his snowblower outside his Des Plaines home yesterday afternoon died of natural causes, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office report. Full story.

Naperville's Water Street proposal gets new life

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Weather

The snow has mostly tapered off, replaced by flurries throughout the morning. Temperatures are expected to climb to 35 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to 22 degrees tonight. Full story.

Traffic

Flurries will continue to make some streets and overpasses slick, so people should continue to exercise caution when driving today. People should also avoid construction areas on Crystal Lake Avenue between Main Street and Erick Street in Crystal Lake. Full story.

Hawks win

The Blackhawks set a franchise record last night with a 5-3 victory over Minnesota last night. The win extends their season-opening point streak to 23 games. It was the 29th straight game over two seasons without a regulation loss. And it was the first time in their 86-year history the Hawks have won 10 games in a row. Full story.

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