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Dawn Patrol: 4 found dead near Darien; strong storms tonight

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4 people dead in apparent murder-suicide

More details are expected this morning after DuPage County authorities discovered four people dead yesterday afternoon in a home on Oldfield Road in an unincorporated area near Downers Grove and Darien. Police were called to the scene at about 3:30 p.m. for a report of a disturbance. Authorities said they believe it's a murder-suicide. Full story.

Strong storms expected today

Storms expected to roll through today may cause strong winds, hail and even tornadoes. Widespread severe weather is expected later in the afternoon through the early evening. Temperatures are expected to hover in the mid-70s until the storms roll in. Full story.

No virtual charter school for next year

Plans for a multidistrict virtual charter school serving suburban students have been scrapped for next year. A push to open the Illinois Virtual Charter School at Fox River Valley ended last night at a state charter school commission meeting. Schools in 18 districts had previously refused to grant a charter for the plan. Full story.

Schaumburg man skips stalking trial

Authorities are searching for a Schaumburg man who skipped out on the start of his trial on charges of stalking an ex-girlfriend. Raymond Nathan's electronic monitoring device was found in Loyola Park near Touhy Avenue and Sheridan Road in Chicago, police said. Full story.

Naperville council compensation packages top $238,000

Naperville council members are calling for a special workshop in September to even out discrepancies between the various council members' compensation packages. The eight council members and Mayor George Pradel will receive more than $238,000 in annual wages and benefits this fiscal year from the city. Full story.

Truck driver cited by Barrington police in May crash

A truck driver blamed for a crash with a freight train at the Canadian National Railway crossing of Route 14 in May that injured two and delayed traffic has been cited by Barrington police. Alfred Atchison, 62, of Delano, Calif., was ticketed for blocking a railroad crossing, disobeying a signal indicating the approach of a train and following too closely. Full story.


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

Blackhawks fan sports tats of both teams

The Blackhawks face the Bruins tonight in the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals, and one area fan says he's die-hard Blackhawks, even if his tattoos say otherwise. Steve Lang's legs boast tattoos representing both teams. One honors the legendary goal scored by Bobby Orr in 1970. He'll be rooting for the Hawks tonight, he said. Full story.

Readers' pictures of Blackhawks spirit

We asked Daily Herald readers to share their Blackhawks spirit with pictures. We've gotten some good ones so far. Want to see? Click here for the gallery.

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