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Dawn Patrol: St. Charles targets unwanted papers; Arena breaks record

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  • White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day at U.S. Cellular Field.

       White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day at U.S. Cellular Field.
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St. Charles targeting unwanted newspapers

Newspapers that deliver unwanted copies could soon be facing trespassing charges, St. Charles officials said last night. In response to complaints from residents, alderman discussed the issue at a board meeting and recommended homeowners document and give notice to the newspapers before contacting police to pursue a trespassing complaint. Full story.

Elmhurst men charged with hacking accounts, posting photos

Three Elmhurst men and a former Elmhurst resident were all charged with Internet crimes after being linked to the theft of photos online, police say. The men are thought to have hacked into multiple online accounts, taking images of women and then posting them on a pornography website. Full story.

Sears Centre breaks paid attendance record

The Sears Centre hosted 22 events in 31 days to break its paid attendance record last month. Hoffman Estates officials said at a meeting last night that the total attendance in March was 59,041. Prior to that, the highest monthly attendance was 40,115 in February 2012. Full story.

Fallen state trooper mourned

Mourners paid their last respects at a visitation last night for a state trooper who died in the line of duty Friday. James Sauter, 28, of Vernon Hills died after his squad car was struck from behind by a semi and then burst into flames. Full story.

Screams scare off intruder

An intruder wearing a white cowboy hat broke into an apartment near Des Plaines but was scared off when one of the residents awoke and started screaming. Full story.


Mostly sunny and clear with a high of 44 degrees this afternoon expected. Temperatures are expected to start out at 27 degrees as you head out, then dip back to 20 degrees tonight. Full story.


Roadwork continues in Crystal Lake between Crystal Lake Avenue and Erick Street. The construction is expected to last through May. Full story.

Cubs begin 2013 with a win

Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija went 8 shutout innings, allowing two hits in yesterday's season-opening road victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Closer Carlos Marmol struggled but the Cubs pulled off the 3-1 win. Full story.

Sweet home opener for Sox

The White Sox started off the season on a good note by beating Kansas City 1-0 at home. Starting pitcher Chris Sale went 7 innings, allowing 7 hits while striking out seven and walking one. Full story.

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