Officials investigating human remains found in Woodridge
A DuPage County coroner official today will examine human remains found by two children over the weekend in Woodridge. Woodridge police responded about 1:30 p.m. Saturday to a wooded area in the 7900 block of Lemont Road after two children out for a walk located what appeared to be skeletal human remains, according to a news release. Full story.
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Home uninhabitable after fire in St. Charles
A St. Charles home was left uninhabitable after officials from seven different departments spent much of yesterday afternoon fighting a large fire there, authorities said. At 12:29 p.m., St. Charles firefighters responded to a house fire on the 600 block of State Avenue and found heavy smoke coming from all three floors of the home, according to a news release. The home also reportedly doubled as a day-care facility. Full story.
Fox Valley egg hunt doesn't go over easy for all
Westfield Fox Valley Mall in Aurora held its Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, but the event didn't go over easy with some who attended.
A number of disgruntled visitors posted on the mall's Facebook page that the event was something less than "eggscellent," some saying they waited for more than an hour in line and children were unable to collect as many eggs as promised. Full story.
Make sure you bundle up if you're heading out to the Sox home opener today. It will only reach 39 degrees for the first pitch later this afternoon. Temperatures will dip back to 25 degrees tonight. Full weather.
Roadwork continues in Spring Grove on Winn Road over Nippersink Creek. The construction will take place through May. Full story.
Bulls rally to defeat Detroit, extend streak
Luol Deng scored 28 points, Jimmy Butler and Nate Robinson each added 16, and the Chicago Bulls beat Detroit 95-94 to extend their winning streak to 18 straight against the Pistons last night. The Bulls rallied from a 13-point deficit to tie the score 78-all with 9:27 remaining on Butler's dunk after a steal. Robinson then fed Deng for a layup for an 80-78 lead, Chicago's first advantage since 1-0. Full story.
Play Ball: Opening Day predictions
Our baseball experts (Cubs writer Bruce Miles, Sox writer Scot Gregor, columnists Mike Imrem and Barry Rozner, and sports writer Mike Spellman) offer their picks for the 2013 MLB season. Here are their lists for the American League divisions and playoffs, and the National League divisions and playoffs, and the World Series winner. Full story.
It's not all gloom and doom for Cubs
The final two months or so leading up to the baseball season go something like this for Cubs fans: unbridled giddiness at the Cubs convention followed by cautious optimism at spring training to close-your-eyes-and-hope as the season starts. It's OK to open your eyes, according to pitcher Jeff Samardzija, who makes his first opening-day start today as the Cubs begin the 2013 season against the Pirates at PNC Park. Full story.
Reasons to believe White Sox will be better in 2013
As the White Sox prepare to open the 2013 season today against the Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field (3:10 p.m., Comcast SportsNet, WSCR 670-AM), they may not finish first, but there is reason to believe they will have a better season than last year. "I don't think anybody's really satisfied with what they did last year," said manager Robin Ventura. "You continue to work at it and do different things to become better and make us better." Full story.