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Dawn Patrol: Islamic center plan in DuPage; W. Dundee roadwork

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  • A fire burns in the Tower Plaza Addition in Moore, Okla., after a tornado as much as a mile wide with winds up to 200 mph roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.

      A fire burns in the Tower Plaza Addition in Moore, Okla., after a tornado as much as a mile wide with winds up to 200 mph roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
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DuPage reconsidering Islamic prayer center plan

DuPage County officials last night were given another opportunity to consider a proposed Islamic prayer center near West Chicago. How they vote could determine the outcome a federal lawsuit against the county. Representatives of Islamic Center of Western Suburbs made a renewed pitch for the project to the county's zoning board of appeals. Full story.

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Two road projects almost off the ground in W. Dundee

Two of West Dundee's largest thoroughfares -- the intersection at routes 31 and 72 and a nearly three-mile stretch of Randall Road -- soon will be under construction for about six months. Portions of routes 31 and 72 are continuing to be reduced to one lane, while the Randall Road work will begin as soon as the weather allows it this week. Full story.

Storm weakens through Illinois

The powerful storm system that created the giant tornado near Oklahoma City yesterday caused storm watches and warnings to extend into last night here in the suburbs. A flash flood warning expired early this morning. The forecast for today calls for some sun with isolated thunderstorms. Full story.

As for the Oklahoma City-area tornado Monday, see a collection of pictures from the area here.

Arlington Heights approves senior day care facility

Xilin Adult Day Care received unanimous approval from the village board last night to open at 145 E. Algonquin Road. Xilin will convert the former office industrial space, which has been vacant for more than six years, into an adult day care facility serving up to 100 seniors. The village board also discussed a separate 24-hour senior care facility. Full story.

State Senate panel moves bill limiting ammunition

Following the pleas of parents yesterday whose children were killed during the Sandy Hook school shooting last year, an Illinois Senate panel agreed to move forward with state Sen. Dan Kotowski's plan to restrict the sale of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Full story.

Schaumburg woman held in cyclist hit-and-run

A Schaumburg woman remained in jail yesterday after police said she was driving under the influence when she rear-ended a cyclist in East Dundee and fled the scene. The cyclist nearly died from his injuries. Erika M. Morset, 33, faces several charges including leaving the scene of an injury accident and driving under the influence. Full story.

Man arrested on allegations of threats to ambassadors, Serbs

A McHenry man accused of threatening to kill the U.S. ambassador in Serbia as well as Serbians living in the Chicago area was arrested by U.S. State Department agents Saturday. Police say Russell K. Gordon, a U.S. citizen who had lived in Serbia between 1996 and 2012, sent text messages and other threats regarding a visa dispute involving his wife. Full story.

Naper Settlement fire ruled accidental

A fire early Sunday morning in Naper Settlement's Fort Wayne building has been ruled accidental by the Naperville Fire Department. The cause of the blaze has been related to the Civil War Days encampment taking place there over the weekend. Full story.

Weather

Clear to start the day with a high of 65 degrees. Temperatures will climb to 86 degrees this afternoon, before dipping back to 61 degrees this evening. Full weather.

Traffic

Construction continues in East Dundee at Van Buren Street between IL Route 72 and William Street, as well as at Elgin Avenue between Barrington Road and the south corporate limits. Construction is expected through November. Full story.

Hawks now face pretty much a must-win situation

A loss to the Detroit Red Wings last night puts the Blackhawks in an unfamiliar situation this season: They're behind in the series. The 3-1 loss drops the Blackhawks 2-1 in the Western Conference semifinals. Full story, with picture gallery.

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