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Dawn Patrol: Debate at pension forum; more trouble for East Dundee cop

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  • From left, Cinda Klickna, Illinois Education Association president, and state Reps. Tom Morrison and Elaine Nekritz participate in a pension reform forum, sponsored by the Daily Herald and Reboot Illinois, on Wednesday night at Harper College in Palatine.

       From left, Cinda Klickna, Illinois Education Association president, and state Reps. Tom Morrison and Elaine Nekritz participate in a pension reform forum, sponsored by the Daily Herald and Reboot Illinois, on Wednesday night at Harper College in Palatine.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 
 

East Dundee cop now accused of domestic battery

An East Dundee police sergeant already facing a felony weapons charge is now accused of domestic battery, police said. Sgt. Michael Seyller, 39, who is on paid administrative leave from the department, was charged Wednesday with hitting a woman he knows, Carpentersville Cmdr. Timothy Bosshart said. His bail was set Wednesday morning at $100,000. Full story.

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Wisconsin man sues ex-Schaumburg officers

A Beloit, Wis., man has filed a lawsuit in Cook County against the village of Schaumburg and two former undercover police officers who he says arrested him falsely, planted drugs and paraphernalia on him, withheld evidence from his attorneys and violated his constitutional rights. Full story.

Stakeholders debate state pension reform at Palatine forum

A forum sponsored Wednesday by the Daily Herald and the nonpartisan reform website Reboot Illinois highlighted the different opinions on how address the $100 billion state pension mess. Full story.

Kane Co. shooting range could be hard sell

A new shooting range for Kane County sheriff's deputies will probably cost about $900,000, but confirmation of that estimate -- and getting an idea of what the building will look like -- will definitely cost $67,000. Both those prices may be a hard sell unless the county can get other local police departments on board to share the cost. Full story.

Geneva mourns loss of school counselor

Charles "Chic" Williams had a profound effect on Geneva schoolchildren, as a teacher, coach, dean and counselor. "I can't tell you the number of people I've run into over the last 20 years who said, 'Chic turned my kid around,' " Geneva school board member Mary Stith said. Williams, 67, died Monday at his home in Rockford. Full story.

Bartlett girl remembered as talented, popular

Jillian Zaguirre, a sixth grader at Elgin Area School District U-46's Centennial Elementary School, died Saturday afternoon from complications following the flu. The 11-year-old Bartlett girl was a budding performer and an involved, popular member of her community. Just last month Jillian and her mom won medals in a newly created division of the Bartlett Park District's version of "American Idol." Full story.

Weather

Cloudy to start with a high temperature of only 39 degrees. But it clears up this afternoon and high temperatures should reach 53 degrees. It drops back to 38 degrees tonight. Full story.

Traffic

East Golf Road is closed between North River Rd and South East River Road in Des Plains due to flooding, as is Grand Ave between Thatcher Road and River Road in River Grove. People should seek alternate routes. Full story.

Hawks win Presidents' Trophy

The Blackhawks completed one last piece of business Wednesday night by winning their second Presidents' Trophy. The Hawks (35-6-5) accomplished their mission of taking the NHL's overall points title by beating Edmonton 4-1 at Rexall Place. Full story.

Bulls prepare for Game 3 tonight

Daily Herald sports writer Mike McGraw says calling Thursday's Game 3 the most pivotal point in the Bulls-Brooklyn playoff series would be premature. This one is important, but the same thing could be said about Game 5 if the series goes 2-2 and, obviously, Game 7 if it goes the distance. Full story.

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