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Dawn Patrol: Arlington Hts. flood survey; Accident survivor thankful

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  • Dominic Szymanski, 11, thanks his well-wishers and rescuers last night at Barrington village hall while supported by his mother Gayle, left, father Luke, and younger siblings Max and Gabrielle, both 7.

       Dominic Szymanski, 11, thanks his well-wishers and rescuers last night at Barrington village hall while supported by his mother Gayle, left, father Luke, and younger siblings Max and Gabrielle, both 7.
    Eric Peterson | Staff Photographer


Barrington train accident survivor thanks rescuers

The 11-year-old boy who survived being struck by a train in Barrington March 15 was on hand last night to thank the emergency responders who were being honored for helping save his life. Dominic Szymanski lost his left foot and underwent several surgeries after the accident. Full story.

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Arlington Heights closes in on flood study

Almost two years after rains caused widespread flooding in Arlington Heights, the village board last night informally approved a $300,000 study that would comprehensively examine the city's sewer system and flooding issues. The village board is expected to take a formal vote next Monday. Full story.

Geneva parking deck expansion delayed

A third floor of the Geneva parking deck won't be built this summer after village officials last night voted down all bids for the project after they came in higher than expected. Metra, which is picking up the tab for the expansion, asked village leaders to reject the project. Full story.

Glen Ellyn seats new president

New leadership took over last night in Glen Ellyn. Following village tradition of presidents serving only one term, Alex Demos took over for previous leader Mark Pfefferman. Demos won unopposed as leader of the village's Civic Betterment Party, the 82-year-old nonpartisan party that helps people run for local office without fundraising or partisanship. Full story.

IDOT: Young men top crash victims

Young men ages 18 to 34 make up a third of vehicular fatalities last year, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. That equals 317 out of 955 deaths. Additionally, there's a time of day -- after 4 p.m. -- when people stop wearing seat belts as frequently, IDOT said at a news conference yesterday. Full story.

10 charged in Aurora prostitution sting

A two-day prostitution sting in Aurora netted six women and four men last week. The operation, conducted at a private residence in the city, targeted several different online sites known for advertising sexual services. Full story.


Partly sunny but warm with a high of 84 degrees expected today. Temperatures will be around 58 degrees when you head out the door this morning. A possible overnight stormcould roll in tonight, causing temperatures to dip back to 65 degrees overnight. Full story.

Traffic Roadwork continues in McHenry on Charles J. Miller Road between Green Street and River Road. The work is expected to last through October. Full story.

Bulls down 3-1 in series with Heat

The Bulls, playing to a half-full United Center because of the 6 p.m. start time and perhaps Cubs traffic, fell behind 11-2 at the start of last night's game and never recovered. The Miami Heat won 88 to 65 in Game 4. They face off again Wednesday in Florida, when the Heat have a chance to finish the Bulls off. Full story.

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