Going to the Hawks rally? Here's what you need to know
Blackhawks Nation is congregating in downtown Chicago this morning to honor our beloved Stanley Cup champions with a parade, which starts at 10:30 followed by a rally in Grant Park. Here's a tip: Take the train. For more, click here.
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Two men found dead in Lake Villa home
Lake Villa police are investigating the possible drug-related deaths of two family members found dead in their home on Thursday morning. Drug paraphernalia was discovered at the scene, police said. No foul play is suspected. Full story.
N. Aurora bicyclist fatally struck by car
A 50-year-old North Aurora man was killed Thursday afternoon after his bicycle was hit by a car near Batavia, officials said. Police said that Richard White was traveling north on Nelson Lake Road near the entrance to the Dick Young Forest Preserve. White was biking with traffic on the side of the road, was not wearing a helmet and had headphones on, police said. Full story.
O'Hare worker charged with trying to smuggle cocaine
A manager at a cargo and ground-service company at O'Hare International Airport was arrested this week after a federal investigation involving a government informant caught him trying to smuggle a shipment of cocaine off a flight from Mexico, authorities said. Full story.
Twin Lakes Triathlon canceled due to flooding
The annual Twin Lakes Triathlon in Palatine scheduled for Sunday has been canceled due to flooding, officials said on Thursday night. Participants will not receive refunds. Full story.
Partly cloudy this morning with a high of only 68 degrees this morning. Temperatures will climb to only 80 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to 60 degrees overnight. A thunderstorm is also expected to hit today and tomorrow. Full story.
Campground Road near Algonquin remains closed due to flooding. People in the area should avoid the area and remember: don't drown, turn around. More traffic.
One more title and the Hawks can be called a dynasty
What defines a dynasty in hockey? Two Stanley Cups in four years is a good place to start. "The fact you get the chance to win one championship like this once in your career, I think there's always that feeling that you can somehow do it again," said Jonathan Toews. Full story.
Sox refuse to stop believin'
When asked if he had a few minutes to talk Thursday, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn texted back: "Sorry. Today's not a good day." The response was understandable, even expected, but the big question is: Does Hahn continue waiting on the Sox to turn it around and make a move in the AL Central -- baseball's worst division? Full story.
Garza wows 'em again
If nothing else, Matt Garza is helping the scouts pile on plenty of frequent-flier miles. A whole slew of scouts from other teams again watched Garza pitch Thursday for the Cubs, this time at Miller Park. A subject of trade rumors, Garza tossed 7 strong innings as the Cubs beat the mistake-prone Brewers 7-2. Full story.