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Weekend in Review: Addison teen hit by car; 'Kinky' takes Tonys

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  • Cyndi Lauper reacts after getting her award for best musical score for "Kinky Boots" in the press room at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York.

    Cyndi Lauper reacts after getting her award for best musical score for "Kinky Boots" in the press room at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York.
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Addison teen critically injured when hit by car

An Addison Trail High School student was critically injured in Chicago just hours before he was to take part in graduation ceremonies. Dylan Domek, 19, of Addison was struck by a car early Sunday morning while attempting to walk across Lake Shore Drive, authorities said. Police said Domek, who was with a group of people, suffered injuries to his head and legs, He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed Sunday evening in critical condition, according to a hospital official. Full story.

Arlington Hts. man sues police over gun seizure

Were Arlington Heights police right to confiscate three antique weapons from an Arlington Heights man who told a therapist he wanted to harm a doctor? That's the heart of a lawsuit filed by 72-year-old Arthur Lovi, who says the police did not have the necessary evidence to take his guns and keep them for months. Police disagree. Full story.

Legislators hope to ban "offensive" mug shot businesses

Websites that carry arrest booking photos would be banned from accepting money to remove them in Illinois under proposed legislation headed to Gov. Pat Quinn. Lawmakers say the measure aims to demonetize what they see as an "offensive" business model that was the subject of a Daily Herald investigation in March. "To me, it's offensive when someone twists one of our most cherished constitutional protections -- free speech -- and exploits it for profit," said state Rep. Robert Marwick, a Chicago Democrat, who co-sponsored the bill. Full story.

Runners set personal bests by helping others

A few years ago, Naperville's Brian Merkle would have crossed the finish line at the Run For the Stars 5K race in Wheaton and immediately checked his time to see if he ran his personal best. At the finish line for Saturday's race, Merkle gets instant confirmation of having done his personal best simply by glancing down at the smile on Becca Tally's face. The 30-year-old Hanover Park woman with multiple disabilities couldn't have experienced the thrill of competing in this race without Merkle pushing her large wheelchair stroller around the course. Full story.

Suburban group targets charter school commission

A suburban group wants to get rid of the Illinois State Charter School Commission, which they argue shouldn't be able to overturn decisions made by local school districts. The commission shouldn't be able to make such decisions because its nine members are appointed, not elected, according to the group. Full story.

Were storm injuries 'act of God?'

A caterer that is being sued for negligence after three people were injured last August when a severe storm whipped through the Kane County Cougars stadium in Geneva has argued it shouldn't be held liable because the storm was an "act of God." The team, along with the Kane County Forest Preserve District, also are defendants in the lawsuit. Full story.

Bartlett welcomes home airman

As more than 30 Warriors' Watch Riders mounted their motorcycles and climbed into cars with horns blaring in a 7-Eleven parking lot, the party had already begun for Senior Airman Bradley Taylor. Dozens of family members, old college roommates and even a military buddy or two were enjoying the start of the Blackhawks game when the welcoming party thundered into his neighborhood in an unincorporated area near Bartlett. The 27-year-old Bartlett High School graduate soon was swarmed with pats on the back and cheers for his recent military service overseas. Full story.

Does shuttered E. Dundee grocer still owe taxpayers?

East Dundee Trustee Allen Skillicorn has one question: Where's the rest of the $30,000 loan the village gave to a discount grocery store that's been closed for almost a year? Nobody, he says, could give him an answer, so he submitted a Freedom of Information request to the village in March. It was denied. Skillicorn has since filed an appeal with the Illinois attorney general's office and is awaiting a response. Full story.

Man killed in Tri-State crash near O'Hare

A 50-year-old Norridge man died from cranial cerebral injuries suffered in a high-speed traffic crash on the Tri-State Tollway Thursday night, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy released Saturday afternoon confirmed Andrew Lam's head injuries occurred when his minivan was struck from behind by a sport utility vehicle at 11:51 p.m. Thursday near the O'Hare Oasis. Only the two vehicles were involved. Full story.

Fugitive for three decades captured at airport

A former Chicago store owner who fled the U.S. in 1979 after being accused of killing a shoplifter was arrested at O'Hare International Airport while trying to return to the country to attend a graduation ceremony, authorities said Saturday. Ata Yousef El Ammouri, 65, was taken into custody Friday after arriving on a flight from Jordan, where he has been living, the Cook County sheriff's office said in a statement. Full story.

'Esprit de She' draws 1,400 athletes to Naperville

Naperville's Centennial Beach was filled with cheers, hugs and a few tears Sunday morning as roughly 1,400 women from all over the Midwest finished the Athleta Esprit de She Triathlon. The event, a rebranded version of the successful SheROX triathlons of years past, consisted of a half-mile swim, a 14.2-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. Full story.

World & Nation

Report: NSA contract worker is surveillance source. Full story.

NSA revelations force question: What do we want? Full story.

How small businesses can avoid loan rejection. Full story.

Music service, mobile software expected from Apple. Full story.

Gay rights movement has made huge strides in last 50 years. Full story.

Insider attacks kill 3 Americans in Afghanistan. Full story.

Mandela hospitalized with lung infection. Full story.

'The Purge' topples 'Fast 6' at box office. Full story.

'Kinky Boot,' Cyndi Lauper win big at Tony Awards. Full story.


What Hawks fans can expect from Bruins. Full story.

Opportunity knocks for hungry, hunry Hawks. Full story.

Hawks Game 5 one for the ages. Full story.

Keith has lots of respect for Kings' Carter. Full story.

Bears give up on Carimi, ship him to Bucs. Full story.

Sox savor a couple of wins. Full story.

Cubs' Jackson escapes 'bubble' for at least one game. Full story.

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