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Weekend in review: Casino forced to close; Rape sentence upheld

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Streamwood HS grad recovering from tiger attack

A 2008 Streamwood High School graduate is recovering in an Indianapolis hospital after an attack by a tiger Friday left her in critical condition. Marissa Dub, now of Terre Haute, Ind., improved slightly over the weekend and was listed in serious condition Sunday -- one level up from critical -- according to Natalie Moya, spokeswoman for Wishard Memorial Hospital. Full story.

"Technical difficulties" Saturday close Rivers Casino

Rivers Casino in Des Plaines was closed for seven hours early Saturday over what one employee described as "technical difficulties." The employee refused to give more information, but other published reports say the security cameras shut down, causing the casino to close. Full story.

Lawsuit makes U-46 hesitant about boundary changes

The last time Elgin Area School District U-46 redrew its attendance boundaries, it was slapped with a racial bias lawsuit. At the core of the 2005 suit were allegations that the district sent black and Latino students to overcrowded schools and bused them farther and more often than their white peers after redrawing boundaries a year earlier. Since then, U-46 has stayed away from any further boundary changes, ignoring the recommendations of the committee it assigned to monitor enrollment trends. Full story.

Buffalo Grove OKs tax breaks for supermarket

Buffalo Grove officials approved a $1.1 million incentive agreement to will lead to redevelopment of the property at the southeast corner of Buffalo Grove and Dundee roads highlighted by the addition of a Fresh Farms grocery store. Full story.

120-year sentence upheld for Elgin rapist

A former Chicago man convicted of beating and raping a 75-year-old Elgin woman has lost his appeal that argued his 120-year prison sentence was excessive. Appellate judges ruled that given Rodney McGowan's criminal background and lack of remorse, the 120-year sentence was not an abuse of discretion. Full story.

Hanover Park considers assault weapons ban

Hanover Park officials are weighing a ban on assault weapons in the village. After a brief discussion Thursday the board tabled the issue until next month, but not before a roomful of gun rights supporters urged them to drop the idea. More than a dozen people spoke up, saying a ban would be ineffective and restrict their Second Amendment rights. Full story.

Cemetery worker accused of stealing vases

A former cemetery worker from Bensenville faces theft charges after authorities say he tried to sell bronze vases from gravemarkers taken from Shalom Memorial Park and Randhill Park cemeteries near Arlington Heights. Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta set bail at $75,000 Friday for Vincent Peterson, of the 100 block of East Crest Avenue, who police say tried to sell 24 bronze vases from grave markers to a Villa Park auto parts store and recycling center. Full story.

Video aims to highlight Wauconda's best

Wauconda business owners Sara Carlson and Randy Koch were laughing about the ridiculously popular "Harlem Shake" viral videos a few weeks ago when they had a creative brainstorm. They could make their own video. About Wauconda. And it could feature the town's residents and merchants. Full story.

State lawmakers to take 10-day unpaid furlough

Illinois lawmakers will take a pay cut starting next month under a new law signed Saturday by Gov. Pat Quinn. The legislation, introduced by state Rep. Michelle Mussman of Schaumburg and approved by both houses with broad bipartisan support, requires members of the General Assembly to take one unpaid furlough day per month in fiscal year 2014, which starts July 1. Full story.

One shot during failed Oakbrook Center robbery

One person was shot and two remain at large after a failed attempted armed robbery at Oakbrook Center yesterday afternoon. Police say three men entered C.D. Peacock and smashed the jewelry store's display case. A security guard in the store shot one suspect. The other two fled in a black SUV. Full story.

Young Eagles take flight in Sugar Grove

About 70 children ages 8 to 17 got free small-plane rides yesterday at a Young Eagles Rally organized by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 579, based in Aurora. Several pilots donate their time, planes and fuel to introduce children to aviation several times a year. Future free flight dates are: Aug. 25, Sept. 22, and Oct. 27. Full story.

World & Nation

WikiLeaks: Snowden heading to Ecuador. Full story.

Supreme Court has range of options on gay marriage. Full story.

Fire rages, Colorado town braces for long evacuation. Full story.

Zimmerman jurors begin life in sequestration. Full story.

Thousands in Brazil march against corruption. Full story.

Kerry: Political solution urgently needed in Syria. Full story.


Kane, Crawford put Hawks one game from the Cup. Full story.

Buried in Blackhawks jersey, Barrington boy still inspires. Full story.

Len Ziehm: Stadler rights his game just in time. Full story.

Back pain forces Fire's Friedrich to retire. Full story.

Cubs slug their way past Astros. Full story.

Sox give up 3 in the eighth, lose to Royals. Full story.

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