Roger Ebert dead at 70
Daily Herald Film Critic Dann Gire declares this morning that Chicago has lost a titan in Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize winning film critic of the Chicago Sun Times who succumbed to cancer Thursday. Full story.
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Palatine neighbor pleads guilty in dog shooting
A Palatine man who shot and killed his neighbor's pet dog last February pleaded guilty on Wednesday to several misdemeanors in exchange for prosecutors dropping felony charges of aggravated animal cruelty pending against him. Full Story
Man pleads guilty to improper videotaping
A Hanover Park man, who authorities said used his digital camera to record video under the dress of a teenage girl last year in a Wheeling store, pleaded guilty this week in a Rolling Meadows courtroom. Full Story
Arlington Heights native chosen for "Jeopardy!" challenge
Arlington Heights native Daniel Donohue will compete for $100,000 Monday and Tuesday in Los Angeles in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship. Full Story
Naperville referendum to remain on ballot
The Illinois Appellate Court has ruled Naperville voters can decide April 9 whether to continue electing city council members at large. Full Story
Why Villa Park police chief was forced out
John Heidelmeier's tenure as Villa Park police chief ended after less than two years because of questions about his communication and management style, according to recently released documents that had been kept secret. Full Story
Clear but cooler than Thursday with a high temperature of 45 degrees. Temperatures will be about 38 degrees as you head out the door this morning, then dip back to 35 degrees overnight. Its expected to be 64 degrees tomorrow with a possible afternoon shower expected. Full story.
Roadwork continues in East Dundee on Van Buren Street between IL Route 72 and William St and again on Elgin Avenue between Barrington Road and the south village corporate limits. The construction is expected to last through November.
Blues edge Blackhawks 4-3 in shootout
Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout, and the St. Louis Blues came back for a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday night. Full story
Bulls rally from 16 down to beat Nets 92-90
Carlos Boozer had 29 points and 18 rebounds, Nate Robinson made the go-ahead basket with 22 seconds left, and the Bulls overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-90 on Thursday night. Full Story