Family relives horrible moments after son was killed on Chain O' Lakes
Jim Borcia said yesterday he can't shake the memory of his 10-year-old son's mangled body in the water moments after he was run over by a speed boat on Petite Lake last July. Borcia was one of several family members who testified in front of a packed courtroom and Kane County Judge Clinton Hull at the start of the two-day sentencing hearing for David Hatyina of Bartlett. Full story
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'It's my fault': Emotional apologies in hearing on fatal North Aurora DUI
Lee R. Patterson III acknowledged the forgiveness shown by the mother of the 22-year-old woman he killed while driving drunk 20 months ago in North Aurora. "Whether I walk out of the courtroom today or I go to prison, that's the best grace I've been given in my entire life," Patterson said during the second day of an emotional sentencing hearing yesterday. Full story
Work starts on new O'Hare air traffic control tower
What's 219 feet tall, requires 50 tons of steel and costs $30 million to build?
The new air traffic control tower on the south side of O'Hare International Airport that's expected to start rising from the ground soon. Full story
Two ex-trustees appointed to Island Lake police commission
A pair of former Island Lake trustees were appointed members of the village's police commission last night. Laurie Rabattini and Donna O'Malley were awarded two of the seats on the three-member panel. Full story
Vernon Hills man pleads not guilty in hit man hiring case
A Vernon Hills man accused of hiring an undercover police officer to kill the mother of a woman he injured in a motorcycle crash pleaded not guilty in Lake County court yesterday. Full story
Barrington police looking for suspicious photographer
Barrington police said yesterday they are seeking the public's help in locating a man who on two recent occasions suspiciously asked to take photographs of young children walking in public. Full story.
On verge of shutdown, Long Grove Confectionery gets new owner
Chicago-based Arway Confections Inc. bought out Long Grove Confectionery Co. right after Long Grove company officials told employees that the financially struggling company would be closing down. Full story
Clear with temperatures around 57 degrees when you head out the door this morning, and temperatures will climb to 74 degrees by the end of the day. Temperatures will dip back to 57 degrees tonight, before some storms roll in overnight. Full weather.
Construction continues in Round Lake Beach at Cedar Lake Road, just north of Rollins Road. Some lane closures are expected to take place. Full story.
Big 3 help Heat even NBA Finals with Spurs
LeBron James scored 33 points while playing with the aggression and ferocity that everyone expects of the four-time MVP, leading the Miami Heat to a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs last night that evened the NBA Finals at two games apiece. Full story
Bruins may be without Horton in Game 2
Boston might be without one of its best forwards Saturday night when the Bruins face the Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at the United Center. Full story
Just how did Crawford keep all those pucks out of the net?
Corey Crawford was the straw that stirred the drink for the Blackhawks, stopping 51 of the 54 shots he faced, many in spectacular fashion, en route to his 13th playoff win and more important, a 1-0 series lead. Full story
Cubs win 6-5 in 14 to end Reds' streak at Wrigley
Pinch-hitter Julio Borbon singled home the winning run with two outs in the 14th inning and the Cubs beat Cincinnati 6-5 yesterday to end the Reds' record 12-game winning streak at Wrigley Field. Full story
Sox sign top draft pick to minor league contract
Tim Anderson, the White Sox' first-round pick (No. 17 overall) in last week's amateur draft, signed a minor league contract and received a $2.164 million bonus. Full story