At least one person was injured in a multiple vehicle crash that backed up traffic on eastbound I-94 in Lake County last night, officials said. State police were still investigating how many vehicles were involved in the crash, but at one point three of four lanes were closed and traffic approaching the Lake Forest Oasis was backed up for more than an hour. Full story.
Mother Nature delivered a mixed bag of weather on Motherís Day, but the end result was good enough to draw hundreds out to Lombardís Lilacia Park for an afternoon of live big-band music. Bill OíConnellís Chicago Skyliners Big Band took the stage Sunday on a chilly but sunlit afternoon in front of an appreciative crowd. Full story.
A limousine driver faces drunken driving charges alleging he transported 23 high school students to their prom near Glen Ellyn while intoxicated. Richard L. Madison, 54, of Palos Heights, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of reckless conduct stemming from his arrest Saturday night after delivering a group of Oswego East High School teens to Abbington Banquets in a party bus. Full story.
Clear but cool with a high of only 40 degrees as you head out the door early. Temperatures will climb to 63 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to 50 degrees tonight. Temperatures will soar to 80 degrees Tuesday. Full story.
Roadwork continues in East Dundee on Van Buren Street between IL Route 72 and William St as well as on Elgin Avenue between Barrington Road and the south corporate limits of the village. Construction is expected to last through November. Full story.
The Blackhawks played as well as they had to against an injury depleted Minnesota Wild team in the first round. The Hawks dispatched the Wild in five games, but they werenít at their best and they know it. Stepping up in class in the second round, the Hawks better be ready to elevate their game or the dream of a second Stanley Cup in four years will come to an end. Everything gets harder from here. Full story.
Considering heís never taken a regular-season snap and has thrown just 16 passes in preseason games, No. 3 quarterback Matt Blanchard remains a mystery for the most part. But, from what coach Marc Trestman and his staff have seen so far, the Lake Zurich High School graduate remains in the Bearsí plans. Full story.
As practice ended at the Berto Center yesterday, Luol Deng sat on a chair and watched his teammates shoot around. Deng said heís willing to play 5 or 10 minutes if it would help the Bulls, but so far, he hasnít been able to sustain any activity. Heís still suffering the aftereffects of a spinal tap administered on May 2 and is very unlikely to play in tonightís Game 4 against Miami. Full story.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.