Frustration builds for Blackhawks
The Red Wings have managed to frustrate Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks like no other team has done all season. Goalie Jimmy Howard and the Red Wings pushed the Hawks to the brink of elimination last night with a 2-0 win in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. Full story.
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State House primed for vote on concealed carry
A new proposal that would allow people to carry concealed handguns but restrict them from buses, trains and parks is set up for a vote in the Illinois House as early as today. Full story.
State Senate votes to ban cellphones while driving
Lawmakers are on a path to telling Illinois drivers that holding a phone while behind the wheel is distracting, unsafe and banned. Full story.
Closing arguments today in Lindenhurst Burger King murder trial
Closing arguments will begin this morning after both sides rested their cases yesterday in the trial of a man accused of murdering a mother of two in a Lindenhurst Burger King nearly seven years ago. Full story.
Route 14 closed in Barrington after train hits semi
Route 14 in Barrington was closed for hours last night after a Canadian National freight train collided with a semitrailer truck, police said. Full story.
Man sentenced for abusing two girls
A Cook County judge sentenced a 26-year-old man to seven years in prison Thursday in exchange for his guilty plea to molesting two girls when they were 9 and 11. Full story.
Lake County man gets six years for bilking investors
A former Lake County man was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for defrauding investors out of roughly $1.6 million. Full story.
Mental exam sought for Roselle man accused of abusing peacock
The attorney for a Roselle man accused of sexually abusing a peacock said yesterday he has doubts about his client's mental fitness and will ask for him to undergo a psychological evaluation. Full story.
Sunny but cold today with a high of only 61 degrees this afternoon. It will be only 41 degrees as you head out the door this morning, then dip back to 42 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on Charles J. Miller Rd between Green Street and River Road in McHenry. People are urged to give themselves plenty of time to get through it. The construction is expected to last through October. Full story.
Poll Vault: What's the best suburban festival?
From now until Labor Day, the calendar will be chock-full of carnivals and entertainment. What's your favorite suburban fest? Do you have a summer tradition of attending, for example, Eyes to the Skies in Lisle or Frontier Days in Arlington Heights? Leave your answer with Michelle Holdway's Poll Vault.