Elburn teen mourned
Counselors will be available today for students at Kaneland Harter Middle School in Sugar Grove coping with the death of a 13-year-old classmate killed Friday when she collided with a vehicle while rollerblading. "I think the whole community is mourning that something so terrible could happen," said Harter school parent Kevin O'Brien. "Their lives just changed in an instant. It's a parent's worst nightmare." Full story.
Cancer survivors sing in Naperville to spread feeling of hope
A special kind of community chorus, Voices of Hope, performed in Naperville Sunday to show that while cancer changes the life of those it touches, so too does music. Voices of Hope is comprised of members of the Naperville Men's Glee Club and other singers who have been affected in some way by cancer. Full story.
Arlington Hts. residents, leaders say farewell to Arlene Mulder
Since Arlene Mulder announced in September that she wouldn't be running for another term as village president, the longtime Arlington Heights mayor has been through a long series of last events and public goodbyes. Sunday was the last of the lasts as Mulder was celebrated with a commemorative day in her honor and a three-hour open house for residents and community leaders to give their thanks and well wishes. Full story
Daily Herald celebrates top suburban prep athletes
The more than 300 high school athletes who attended Sunday's Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence banquet see each other most often as opponents. They face off on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds; they size each other up in tennis matches, around golf tees and across wrestling mats. But Sunday they were colleagues, celebrating one another's athletic prowess. Full story.
The roadways are clear this morning, with no reports of delays on the tollways or local routes. Traffic report.
It will get warm today with temperatures in the mid-50's when you walk out the door this morning and a high of 74 degrees this afternoon. Skies will remain partly cloudy throughout the day. There will be a chance for a thunderstorm overnight starting around 8 p.m.
Hobbled Hinrich calls Game 4 'exhausting, grueling'
After playing nearly 60 minutes in Saturday's triple-overtime marathon win, Kirk Hinrich hobbled out of the locker room. A day later, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Hinrich had a bruised calf, but wouldn't speculate on his availability for Monday's Game 5 in Brooklyn. The Bulls lead the series 3-1. Full story.
Source: Bolland likely out for Game 1
The big question for the Blackhawks going into their first-round playoff series with Minnesota is the status of center Dave Bolland. Bolland missed the last three games of the regular season after suffering what is believed to be a groin injury three minutes into last Monday's game at Vancouver. Hawks coach Joel Quenneville has waffled on Bolland's status for the playoff opener, but a source told the Daily Herald that Bolland probably won't be ready for Game 1. Full story.
Sox must stop dropping the ball
Even before key players like Jeff Keppinger, Dayan Viciedo, Gordon Beckham and Gavin Floyd started making beelines from the playing field to the trainer's room, the White Sox didn't have much room for mistakes. Now that the roster has shifted into makeshift mode, the Sox really have to be careful. They were careless against Tampa Bay on Sunday, and it cost the White Sox an 8-3 loss at U.S. Cellular Field. Full story.