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Article updated: 3/11/2013 5:51 AM

Dawn Patrol: Elgin crash victim identified; man shot in Round Lake Beach

By Melissa Silverberg


A dense fog advisory and a flood warning remains in effect for the Chicago area due to melting snow. The flood warning is on the Des Plaines River near Riverside, where river levels are topping out about 18-inches below overflowing. That level is expected to increase, but not overflow its banks at this point. In addition, a dense fog advisory is in effect due to warmer than normal air temperatures at the ground levels. That advisory is expected to last through the morning, until the sun burns off the fog. In the meantime, temperatures are 43 degrees this morning, but expected to dip back to 41 degrees later this afternoon before dropping to 29 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.

Victim of Elgin crash identified

One man is dead and a woman severely injured after a two-vehicle car crash Sunday afternoon in Elgin, police said. A passing motorist called police at 2:32 p.m. about the crash, which occurred on a Route 20 bridge over the railroad tracks east of Shales Parkway, Elgin police Cmdr. Glenn Theriault said. The impact was so forceful that one of the cars involved was split in two. Full story.

Aurora woman killed after car plunges into pond

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday afternoon on an Aurora woman who was killed when her car plunged into a retention pond on Saturday night. A 20 year old woman was killed in the crash and authorities rescued three passengers from her car with nonlife threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Full story.

Death investigation in Round Lake Beach

Round Lake Beach officials are investigating the shooting death of a man who was found early Sunday morning, police said. According to an autopsy done Sunday afternoon, the man died of a gunshot wound, but Lake County Coroner Todd Rudd said it had not yet been determined if the gunshot was an accident or homicide. Full story.

Heads shaved as Carol Stream school honors student's cancer fight

For the second straight year, dozens of people gathered inside Evergreen Elementary School in Carol Stream to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. This year's event happened Sunday, and the inspiration once again was Evergreen student Jack O'Donoghue, who is in remission after spending much of last year battling cancer. Roughly 100 people had their heads shaved to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation, an organization dedicated to cancer research. Full story.

Former Buffalo Grove trustee arrested

Former Buffalo Grove Trustee Lisa Stone was arrested Friday by Mundelein police on allegations she violated an order of protection obtained by her stepmother last month. Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther confirmed the arrest Sunday, and said Stone later was released after posting 10 percent of a $10,000 bond. Full story.


Harmony Road at Maple Avenue is closed in Marengo due to flooding. The closure will remain in effect 8 a.m. when crews can get in there. People are asked to use Harmony Road and Route 23 as a detour. Full story.

Bulls trampled by Kobe, Lakers

The Bulls haven't exactly been on fire offensively, shooting below 40 percent for the third straight game Sunday. During the 90-81 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the more important storyline was Derrick Rose's hamstrings on fire. At least, that's what ABC broadcaster Doris Burke said she heard from Rose before the game, that his hamstrings are "on fire" after his basketball workout. Full story.

Blackhawks fall into 4-0 hole they can't escape

The Blackhawks' first three-day break in the schedule couldn't come at a better time. After going 24 games without a loss in regulation, the Hawks have dropped two straight, getting edged by the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on Sunday night at the United Center. The Oilers scored 4 goals in the first period, chasing starting goalie Ray Emery, and held off a furious comeback by the Hawks.

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