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Dawn Patrol: St. Charles to sell back guns; Pradel's dragon statue OK

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  • A new concealed carry law that awaits Gov. Pat Quinn's signature has a variety of restrictions.

    A new concealed carry law that awaits Gov. Pat Quinn's signature has a variety of restrictions.


St. Charles moves ahead with sale of weapons

A plan to sell weapons confiscated by St. Charles police was again approved by the St. Charles village board last night after scrutiny from a vote two weeks ago to sell the guns to a private dealer for $6,425 in purchase credits caused the issue to be brought up again. Full story.

Charges in theft of Naperville mayor's dragon statue

Two people have been charged with criminal damage to property and more after stealing a sculpture in Naperville Mayor George Pradel's lawn and throwing it off a railroad bridge. The sculpture -- a "Mystical Dragon" commissioned during a public art fundraiser -- survived the fall and has been returned. Full story.

Carpentersville leaders to meet, discuss medical marijuana

Leaders in Carpentersville plan to meet tonight to discuss the possible legalization of medical marijuana. The proposal is awaiting Gov. Pat Quinn's signature. Among the issues at hand -- the possibility of restricting where the marijuana is grown and the possibility of taxing the drug. Full story.

Palatine approves composting ordinance

The village of Palatine approved a composting ordinance last night that outlines the rules of recycling decaying organic matter within the village. It addresses the permitted construction materials, the contents of composting materials, and the location and quality of bins. Full story.

Concealed carry sent to governor a mixed bag

Individual suburbs would not be able to establish their own concealed-carry rules and suburban gun owners would not be able to carry loaded guns on public transit or in schools, parks and other places, according to the legislation approved by lawmakers and awaiting the governor's signature. Full story.

District 203 to pay back $2.2 million to Edward

Despite talks between Naperville Unit District 203, Edward Hospital and the DuPage County treasurer, the school district will repay the full $2.2 million it owes Edward Hospital after a change in state law last year. The money will come from an upcoming levy. Full story.

North Aurora police investigate 'Drano' bombs

North Aurora police are investigating several 'Drano' bomb explosions reported in the last week on the village's west side. In most situations, the pressurized bombs contained within plastic bottles exploded outside of homes in the middle of the night, police said. Full story.


Clear but cool morning with a high of only 50 degrees as you head out the door. Temperatures will rise to 72 degrees later this afternoon before dipping back to 56 degrees tonight. A shower is possible late. Full weather.


Construction delays continue on IL route 64 between Dunham Road and IL Route 59 in St. Charles. The roadwork is expected to last through September. Full story.

Can Blackhawks keep it up against the Kings in LA tonight?

The Blackhawks are back for a critical Game 3 against the Kings tonight in Los Angeles in the Staples Center. A win tonight would almost cement a series victory for the Blackhawks, who are ahead in the series 2-0 over the Kings. Full story.

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