Two men charged in Round Lake Beach shooting death
Two men will appear before a judge this morning after being charged in the death of a Zion man Sunday night outside a Round Lake Beach convenience store. Jose M. Garcia, 18, of Mundelein, and Jose Rebollar-Verara, 24, of Round Lake Park, were arrested last night and charged with first-degree murder. Full story.
Horse stables on guard after virus outbreak
A recent outbreak of a highly contagious horse virus has area stables at attention with some of them on lockdown and others exercising extra precautionary measures. The EHV-1 virus has been linked to a Gurnee stable. Full story.
Metropolis gets funding from Arlington Hts. another year
As long as Metropolis Performing Arts Centre gets through the rest of this fiscal year, the nonprofit will receive more financial help from the village of Arlington Heights next year, the village suggested last night. The village board unanimously recommended approval of the budget for Metropolis, which includes $317,000 in village support for fiscal year 2014, after a lengthy discussion about where the organization has gone wrong in recent years and how to bring in more revenue in the future. Full story.
Wheeling's Danni Allen heads to 'Biggest Loser' season finale
Danni Allen lost an additional 11 pounds in an episode that aired last night, guaranteeing her a spot in this season's finale of "The Biggest Loser." The Mundelein High School grad has lost 95 pounds and gained 19 pounds of muscle since the competition began. Full story.
Schaumburg native receives award for advocacy
The Children's Advocacy Center surprised Schaumburg native Erin Merryn last night with a "Champion for Children Award" at a presentation at Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale. "Erin's law" went into effect in January and mandates sexual abuse awareness programs in all schools. Full story.
Ex-booster club president charged with felony theft
The ex-president of a Wheaton North High School booster club stole about $11,000, prosecutors said yesterday. Dorothy "Dee" Horky, 57, of Carol Stream could face up to seven years in prison if convicted of felony theft. Full story.
Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 approves multiage classrooms
As part of a bigger Think Tank plan approved unanimously last night, starting next year, students in Glen Ellyn Elementary Dist. 41's fourth and fifth grades will join in multiage classrooms. It's part of the district's focalization on specialization of literacy/social students and STEAM -- science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Full story.
Dist. 300 considers expanding special education ratio
Community District 300 discussed last night expanding the ratio of students with disabilities as compared to typical students to 40 percent of the total. The state currently says only 30 percent of the students in a mixed-education classroom may have disabilities. The state's rule may be eliminated. Full story.
Overcast with a temperature of 32 degrees to start your day. A light dusting of snow is expected to continue throughout the day, with temperatures expected to climb to 36 degrees before dipping back to 23 degrees tonight. Full story.
Roadwork continues on Book Road between 111th Street and 87th Street in Naperville. The construction is expected to last through May, and people are urged to take a different route.
Blackhawks putting team first, coach says
One of the biggest ingredients to the Blackhawks' successful start to this season has been putting team first, said Coach Joel Quenneville. At the end of last season, he challenged his players to work on team chemistry, and they've delivered, he said. Full story.