The Chicago Blackhawks captured their second Stanley Cup in four seasons last night with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 of the third period to stun the Bruins -- and fans everywhere. Read Tim Sassone's report.
Overjoyed Blackhawks fans packed watering holes throughout the suburbs and the city to catch the Hawks win on the road last night. In the city, they took to the streets. In the suburbs, they took to the dance floor. Full story.
Hundreds of thousands of people lost power Monday evening as a storm swept through the area. Heavy winds knocked down trees and power lines, mainly in the South and West suburbs. Full story.
The Lake Villa Elementary District 41 last night voted to close J.J. Pleviak Elementary School after the 2013-14 school year. The vote was prompted by a $1.8 million budget deficit and declining enrollment throughout the district. Board members did not determine how grade levels at other schools would be reconfigured. Full story.
A teenage girl died from injuries she sustained as a passenger in a single-vehicle crash in Gurnee Monday night and three others were injured, police say. A two-door Honda crashed into the center median and went airborne before, police believe, it rolled over, ejecting two of the passengers. Full story.
The Prospect Heights City Council last night approved a severance agreement for the manager of the Chicago Executive Airport, who will be undergoing a bone marrow stem cell transplant. Wheeling, co-owner of the airport, has made no public action on the issue. Full story.
St. Charles officials last night debated the issue of concealed carry. Should Gov. Pat Quinn sign into law the concealed carry legislation approved by lawmakers, parts of St. Charles' existing city ordinances would become invalid. Residents packed the meeting. Full story.
Gurnee village board members last night heard a review of how officials handled flooding near the Des Plaines River in April. Results were favorable, with findings showing that Gurnee has improved many of its efforts to protect residents from flooding. Full story.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.