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  • Helmut Stankevicius of Elmhurst is a former veteran of the U.S. Army's 9th Division who honored the fallen Thursday during the opening ceremonies for The Wall That Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial displayed in Bensenville's Redmond Park.

       Helmut Stankevicius of Elmhurst is a former veteran of the U.S. Army's 9th Division who honored the fallen Thursday during the opening ceremonies for The Wall That Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial displayed in Bensenville's Redmond Park.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
 

Man saved from burning car in Arlington Hts.

Arlington Heights fire officials said a man was pulled out of a burning car last night. Officials said the man, who is in his 30s, was taken to Northwest Community Hospital but did not suffer serious injuries. Full story

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Aurora teen shocked by 'coldhearted' driver who struck his brother

The brother of a 13-year-old Aurora boy who was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver says he was stunned anyone could be so "coldhearted." Full story

DuPage E. coli outbreak grows to 11 confirmed cases

The number of confirmed E. coli cases among customers of Los Burritos Mexicanos restaurant at 1015 E. St. Charles Road in Lombard has risen to 11, DuPage County health officials said yesterday. Ten other people have illnesses considered probable E. coli infections and the restaurant remains closed. Full story

Small fire at Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights firefighters were called yesterday to a minor fire at Northwest Community Hospital. Firefighters said that around 1 p.m., maintenance workers at the hospital pulled an alarm after detecting an odor and observing a slight haze on the third floor. Full story

Vietnam veterans flock to Wall That Heals in Bensenville

Vietnam veteran Helmut Stankevicius was at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., when it opened in 1982, and has returned several times. Yesterday the Elmhurst resident didn't have to travel nearly so far to pay his respects at a half-scale traveling replica of the wall in Bensenville, where he and other vets touched the names of their fallen comrades and paused to reflect on the harsh experiences of war. Full story

Fundraisers planned for Addison student struck by car

Fundraising efforts have begun to help the family of an Addison Trail High School senior who was struck by a car on graduation day. Full story

Weather

Mostly clear with temperatures around 70 this morning, but temperatures will climb to 90 degrees this afternoon with a thunderstorm possible. More rain overnight, with temperatures dipping back to 70 degrees. Full story.

Traffic

Monaville Road near Round Lake Beach remains closed to through traffic due to road construction. People should use alternate routes. More traffic.

Quenneville has no plans to replace Crawford

Though a small chorus of "bring back Ray Emery" seems to have emerged, Hawks coach Joel Quenneville was having none of that talk when asked if he would consider replacing Corey Crawford after the Hawks got away with a 6-5 overtime win Wednesday. Full story

Bickell's big hit on Chara serves notice

Bryan Bickell's smackdown of Boston's monster blueliner Zdeno Chara early in Game 4 sure made people sit up and take notice. Particularly those on the Blackhawks' bench Wednesday night at TD Garden. Full story

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LeBron leads Heat to second straight title

LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last night. Full story with picture gallery.

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