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Dawn Patrol: Flood cleanup continues; Lake Zurich house fire

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  • The Carlos Boozer, right, shoots over Brooklyn Nets' Reggie Evans during the first quarter of Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, Saturday.

    The Carlos Boozer, right, shoots over Brooklyn Nets' Reggie Evans during the first quarter of Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, Saturday.
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Des Plaines updates residents on flooding

Des Plaines and some other Northwest suburbs are continuing to recover from flooding. Although many roads are reopening around the suburbs, as of yesterday the Des Plaines River was still more than 10 feet high. While city officials praised the efforts of dealing with flooding, some residents whose homes are still underwater expressed frustration. Full story.

Conditions improving, but flood damage still a problem

Life continues to inch toward "normal" in DuPage County and the Fox Valley after last week's downpours and floods, but the battle isn't over. "I just want to be back home," Lisle resident Debra Schulz said yesterday, three days after being driven from her apartment by the flooding. Schulz, who's staying with her parents, realizes she's luckier than some. "I know some people have nowhere to go." Full story.

Images: Flooding in the Suburbs on Sunday

Flooding along the Des Plaines River and the Fox River continues to cause major problems across the suburbs. The towns of Lisle, Gurnee and Des Plaines experienced major road closures and residents made their way around towns in canoes. View the images.

Multiple departments battle Lake Zurich house fire

Nearly 20 suburban fire departments assisted Lake Zurich with a four-alarm house fire last night that sent two people to the hospital and injured one firefighter, officials said. Full story.

Crystal Lake man dies from crash injuries

A 23-year-old Crystal Lake man died early Sunday, a week after he was involved in an off-roading motocross bike accident, officials said. Kyle Pratt was pronounced dead at 12:32 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Pratt had been involved in a motorcycle crash on April 13 on the ComEd property to the west of Terra Cotta Road and south of Nunda Trail, in unincorporated Crystal Lake, when he lost control of his bike and was ejected from it, according to the McHenry County sheriff's office. Full story.

More Run for Boston events planned for today

Runners will gather at all six suburban Dick Pond locations for a "fun run" tonight in solidarity with people across the nation honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Dick Pond runs will coincide with scheduled events at Runner's Edge stores in Libertyville, Andersonville and Wilmette, at the Naperville Running Co., and at Fleet Feet stores in Chicago's Old Town and Lincoln Square neighborhoods, among others. Full story.


Mostly cloudy but warmer today with a high of 60 degrees this afternoon. It will be about 40 degrees as you head out the door this morning, then dip back to 51 degrees this evening. A chance of thunderstorms exists later tonight. Full weather.


Numerous roads remain closed in Gurnee, Fox Lake, Lincolnshire and Des Plaines due to flooding. People are urged to never drive through high water unless absolutely required. Full story.

This time it's White Sox' bullpen that falters

Yesterday it was the bullpen's turn to rest. Over much of the first three weeks of the season, the White Sox' offense has been most guilty of taking ill-timed breaks, followed by the defense. Sox pitching staff has been rock solid in just about every game, and starter Gavin Floyd deserved a better fate Sunday after allowing 1 run on 3 hits in 6 innings. But the bullpen -- which came in with the lowest ERA (1.63) in the American League -- finally faltered and cost the White Sox in a 5-3 loss to the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. Full story.

Bulls prepare for Game 2 on Monday night

Joakim Noah didn't speak to a crowd of reporters at the team hotel yesterday, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was encouraged by the status of Noah's right foot. After missing 15 of the final 18 games in the regular season because of plantar fasciitis, Noah was a surprise starter in Game 1 at Brooklyn and played just over 13 minutes. Thibodeau also addressed backlash Derrick Rose might be receiving for so far electing not to return from ACL surgery. Full story.

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