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Dawn Patrol: Young drummer loses cancer battle; big Bulls win

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  • Justin Miller, a 2010 Streamwood graduate, had been playing drums since he was walking. Two years ago, he lost his right arm due to a rare type of cancer, epithelioid sarcoma. He lost his fight to the cancer this week.

       Justin Miller, a 2010 Streamwood graduate, had been playing drums since he was walking. Two years ago, he lost his right arm due to a rare type of cancer, epithelioid sarcoma. He lost his fight to the cancer this week.
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Inspirational young Streamwood drummer loses battle to cancer

Justin Miller, a young Streamwood drummer who kept drumming -- and inspiring others -- even after losing his dominant arm to cancer, has succumbed to the disease he fought so hard. Full story.

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Bulls stop Knicks streak at 13 with 118-111 OT win

Nate Robinson scored a season-high 35 points and the Bulls stopped another lengthy winning streak, rallying to beat New York 118-111 in overtime last night and end the Knicks' 13-game run. Full story.

Police confiscate shotgun at Gifford Street High School

Elgin police are crediting a student with calling attention to the presence of a gun brought to a Gifford Street High School yesterday. As a result of that student's vigilance, police said the weapon was detected and a 15-year-old student was taken into custody. Full story.

DuPage courtroom prepped for historic trial coverage

DuPage County Judge Daniel Guerin spent some time on the witness stand yesterday as final preparations were made for historic news coverage of a triple-murder trial starting next week. Guerin, who met with media members over the lunch hour, wanted to see for himself whether a TV camera in the far back corner of the courtroom gallery would be a distraction to those testifying. Full story.

Minor flooding expected, but storms next week could mean trouble

Flood conditions eased yesterday, but watches and warnings remained in effect for parts of Lake County, while a storm forecast for next week could mean trouble, according to the Lake County Emergency Management Agency. Full story.

Voter turnout varied greatly in Northwest suburbs

While voter turnout in suburban Cook County on Tuesday averaged 18.9 percent, it ranged from a high of 56.7 percent in McCook to a low of 3.8 percent in Elk Grove Village, Cook County Clerk David Orr said Thursday. Full story.


Another cloudy day with scattered showers expected. Temperatures will be about 38 degrees when you head out this morning, then increase to 48 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to 33 degrees overnight. Showers are expected early, then later this afternoon, with a chance of snow. Full story.


Roadwork continues on Edgewood Drive between IL Route 31 and Hanson Road in Algonquin. People are urged to avoid the area until construction is complete in May. Full traffic.

Nationals complete sweep of White Sox

The White Sox had to be thrilled to leave Washington and return to American League play after losing to Nationals 7-4 last night while being swept in the three-game interleague series. Full story.

Feel-good '42' steals a base for social justice

"42" is an old-fashioned sports underdog drama that follows the historic, inspirational story of Jackie Robinson, the first black ballplayer to break into the lily-white baseball big leagues as a Brooklyn Dodger. Full review by Dann Gire.

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