Not all back union-favored pension cuts
Although public employee union leaders have rallied behind Senate President John Cullerton's pension reform proposal, not all retirees back the plan. The proposal could cut teachers' and state workers' pensions or their health care benefits in retirement. Full story.
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Darien shooter's story 'consistent,' psychologist testifies
A psychologist who testified yesterday in the hearing of a man on trial for killing a Darien family told the court that Jacob Nodarse was sane but facing increasing intimidation by his co-defendant Johnny Borizov. Borizov's trial continues today. Full story.
COD barely OKs decision to name building after Breuder
In his last formal action as College of DuPage board chairman last night, David Carlin proposed the college's 66,000-square-foot Homeland Security Education Center be named after President Robert Breuder when he retires. The proposal, approved on a 4-3 vote, received pushback from three trustees who previously received the endorsement of the college's faculty union and have, at times, been at odds with Carlin. Full story.
Firefighter injured battling South Barrington house fire
A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze yesterday afternoon in a single-family home in a gated retirement community in South Barrington. East Dundee Fire Protection District responded to the fire at 8 Aztec Court at about 3:30 p.m. Full story, with reader's picture of the blaze.
Former fire chief retired under investigation
Former Carpentersville Fire Chief John Schuldt announced his retirement in February, shortly after Village Manager J. Mark Rooney began an investigation into the whether he inappropriately touched two female village employees, according to documents obtained by the Daily Herald. Full story.
Good Shepherd seeks $247 million modernization
A plan to make over Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital would create private rooms for all patients and modernize the 30-year-old building if approved next month. The four-year project would cost $247 million. The hospital would remain open during renovations. Full story.
Clear this morning with a high of 51 degrees. Temperatures will rise to 75 degrees later this afternoon, before dipping back to 54 degrees tonight. A shower or two is expected tonight and tomorrow. Full story.
Construction continues in East Dundee on Van Buren Street between IL route 72 and William Street, and again on Elgin Avenue between Barrington Road and the south corporate limits of the village. The roadwork will last through November. Full story.
Blackhawks all but have the Wild tamed
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford got a lot of help from his friends last night. Crawford made 25 saves in the 3-0 shutout of the Minnesota Wild in Game 4 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series the Hawks now lead 3-1, but his teammates blocked 26 more shots. Tim Sassone reports.
Cubs beat the Cardinals
Nate Schierholtz hit a 2-run homer to break the St. Louis Cardinals' six-game winning streak last night with a 2-1 victory. Travis Wood bested Cardinals' Lance Lynn by allowing 1 run and 5 hits while striking out eight in 6 innings. Full story.
Sox fall to Mets
The New York Mets allowed just one baserunner in 10 innings last night to beat the White Sox 1-0 at Citi Field in New York. Full story.
Bulls head to the film room
Both sides of the Bulls and Heat matchup retreated to the film room to get ready for tonight's Game 2 that takes place at American Airlines Arena. Bulls players and coaches compared the Game 1 play to a chess match in which they used the bigger players in the Bulls lineup to create a mismatch with the Miami Heat players. Full story.