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  • Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch, of Gurnee, shakes hands with 10-year-old Jinu Puclik, of Glenview, and his dad, Tim, at the Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Monday. Lynch was recognized during a ceremony commemorating National Medal of Honor Day.

       Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch, of Gurnee, shakes hands with 10-year-old Jinu Puclik, of Glenview, and his dad, Tim, at the Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Monday. Lynch was recognized during a ceremony commemorating National Medal of Honor Day.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
 

Bail to be revoked in Craigslist rape case?

A judge will decide this afternoon whether to revoke the bail of a Woodstock man charged with attacks that occurred after he met women on Craigslist. Charles R. Oliver, 44, of the 400 block of West Greenwood Avenue, is in custody on numerous charges of sexual assault, kidnapping, intimidation and harassment of six different victims between November 2011 and February 2013. Full story.

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Police say 'smash and grab' burglar arrested

A man police say is connected to Aurora's recent series of "smash and grab" burglaries was arrested Friday in St. Charles after police say they witnessed him use a rock to break into an auto-parts store, police said. Full story.

Man charged with threats to state lawmaker

A Chicago man was charged with disorderly conduct after threatening a state lawmaker who made public comments against gay marriage. Stephen Bona, 49, of Chicago, was charged by Wheaton police after Republican State Rep. Jeanne Ives reported the threatening voice mail she received at her district office. Full story.

St. Charles to tighten its liquor license code?

City laws must be changed to give officials more ways to tighten the grip on problematic downtown taverns, St. Charles aldermen agreed last night. The decision came after a report by the police department showed calls to downtown bars for assault/battery, disorderly conduct, public indecency and intoxicated subjects all increased during the 2012-13 review period compared to the previous two years. Full story.

1989 DUI arrest becomes Bartlett campaign fodder

An arrest from 23 years ago, along with more recent police reports, has become a campaign issue in the race for Bartlett village president. During a recent candidate forum hosted by the Bartlett Woman's Club, candidate Patricia Kelly raised the 1989 arrest of opponent Kevin Wallace on a DUI charge. Full story.

McCain makes Arlington Hts. mayoral endorsement

U.S. Sen. John McCain is throwing his support into a candidate for Arlington Heights mayor. He's supporting candidate Ron Drake, who he knows from Drake's previous experience as mayor of Avondale, Ariz. Full story.

Island Lake Facebook page suspended

The controversial Island Lake Facebook page has been suspended by its moderator, Trustee Shannon Fox, after numerous posts recently violated the page's rules against campaign activities, spamming and other posts deemed inappropriate. Full story.

Aurora set to vote on RiverEdge contracts

The Aurora City Council is expected to vote on two contracts tonight related to the RiverEdge Park. The contracts would purchase a cash register system for the park, as well as pay for installation of fiber cabling to connect to the city's broadband system. The highly anticipated park is expected to open June 14 for Blues on the Fox. Full story.

Gurnee man feted on National Medal of Honor Day

A Gurnee resident was celebrated yesterday at the Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in honor of National Medal of Honor Day. Allen Lynch, who earned the medal for heroics in Vietnam in 1967, was the guest of honor. Lynch received his medal from President Richard Nixon in 1970. Full story.

Weather

Mostly cloudy with a high of 31 degrees to start the day. Temperatures are expected to rise to 39 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to 27 degrees tonight. A flurries or two is also anticipated to fall at some point this afternoon. Full story.

Traffic

Roadwork continues in Aurora at Austin Avenue over Indian Creek. The construction project is expected to last through May, so please avoid the area. Full story.

Blackhawks fall to Kings

The third period doomed the Blackhawks for the second straight game. The Hawks fell 5-4 to the Los Angeles Kings last night at the United Center. Full story.

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