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Dawn Patrol: Rescuers halt search; Qdoba closing 13 area restaurants

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  • Rescuers look for a man and a dog who were reported swept away by a fast-moving creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve near Lake Barrington.

    Rescuers look for a man and a dog who were reported swept away by a fast-moving creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve near Lake Barrington.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer


Rescuers can't find man, dog in creek

Crews have halted their search for a man and a dog reported missing Wednesday morning in a Lake Barrington creek. Lt. Michael Brown of the Barrington Fire Department said that shortly before 11:30 a.m., a witness reported he saw a white man with black hair and a dog in the middle of Flint Creek, near the Lake Barrington village hall. Full story.

No answers yet on Wheeling plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused a small airplane to crash in Wheeling near Chicago Executive Airport on Tuesday night, although the pilot walked away without serious injuries. Airport officials identified the pilot as Larry Parr from Clarksville, Tenn. According to FAA records, Parr received his commercial pilot certificate in May 2012. Full story.

Qdoba to close 13 suburban restaurants

Thirteen suburban Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants are among the 67 underperforming, company-operated restaurants that will close nationwide in the next three months, according to a spokesman for parent company Jack in the Box Inc. Locations for the restaurants chosen to close include Glen Ellyn, Aurora, Downers Grove, St. Charles and Wheaton. Full story.

Elgin OKs money, personnel for Northwest Fourth Fest

The city of Elgin once again will join the Northwest Fourth Fest fireworks event in Hoffman Estates, but it also will form a committee to look into bringing fireworks back to Elgin next year. The city council voted 6-3 on Wednesday night to approve contributing $15,000 in cash plus $5,000 in personnel to the Hoffman Estates event. Full story.

St. Charles-area man dies in crash

A man from an unincorporated area near St. Charles was killed Wednesday evening in a car crash near Elburn, according to a news release from the Kane County sheriff's office. Mark Detoni, 54, was pronounced dead at Delnor Hospital. Full story.

Security will be tight on Hawks parade route

Chicago police said Wednesday that officers will use lessons learned after the Boston Marathon bombing as they promised tight security at a Friday parade and rally to celebrate the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said he's been in touch with Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed Davis, and Boston police have given Chicago police two in-depth briefings. Full story.


Mostly clear right now, but thunderstorms and flash flooding remain on the menu for the rest of Thursday. AccuWeather says temperatures will be around 66 degrees as you head out the door, but will climb to 86 degrees this afternoon. Scattered strong thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and into the evening. The flash flood warning remains into effect until 10 a.m. Full weather.


Long term construction continues on Woodland Drive between Flint Drive and West Lane near Lake Barrington. People are urged to find an alternate route around the construction. Full story.

Kane brings Stanley Cup to Letterman show

Patrick Kane brought the Stanley Cup to New York Wednesday, where David Letterman sat down with the Blackhawks' playoff MVP for a chat during a taping of "Late Show." Kane told Letterman the Cup is "the coolest trophy in sports," and he recalled that he brought it to a Jimmy Buffett concert when the team last won in 2010. Full story.

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