Electronic tracker led police to Des Plaines armed robbers
Three Chicago men who robbed a Des Plaines Radio Shack at gunpoint on Thursday were arrested after police found them via a tracking device on one of the electronics they had stolen, officials said. Full story.
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Elmhurst woman crowned Miss Illinois
Brittany Smith, of Elmhurst, now has "people." She'll need them to manage more than 300 planned appearances between now and next June. Smith was crowned Miss Illinois Saturday night, accepting the bejeweled headpiece and all the responsibilities that go along with it. "I thought it was a dream until I saw the sash sitting next to me of Miss Illinois," said Smith, a 2012 Purdue University graduate. Full story.
Inverness police reviewing video in shooting case
Inverness police said they're reviewing hours of security video as they investigate a local shooting, but as of Sunday night, no arrested had been made. A 63-year-old man was shot inside a house on the 100 block of Crighton Lane on Friday night. He was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and is expected to survive. Full story.
Palatine residents want cell tower moved
More than a dozen neighbors gathered in Palatine Sunday to discuss their issues with a cell tower in their neighborhood, which they say is too close to residential homes. "We're not here to complain. That won't get us anywhere. All we're asking is that they look into other options," said resident Vicki Wilson. "This is just not the right place for a cell tower." Full story.
It's mostly clear and 60 degrees as you head out the door this morning. Monday will have partly sunny skies with a predicted high of 77 degrees and a low of 59 degrees. Flood advisories remain in effect for the Des Plaines and Fox rivers. Tuesday will be partly cloudy throughout the day, with the possibility of a thunderstorm in the evening, and a high of 73 degrees. Wednesday's forecast calls for a thunderstorm and a high of 75 degrees. Full forecast.
Area roadways are running smoothly Monday morning, though suburban commuters who transfer to CTA trains should know of delays on the Brown, Pink and Orange lines due to weekend construction. Full traffic.
Bolland, Frolik gone; Bickell gets new deal with Hawks
Less than a week after the fourth line scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal in Boston, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman on Sunday traded two-thirds of that line in separate deals. Full story.
West Dundee native Hartman hopes to hit it big with Hawks
Before the Blackhawks traded Dave Bolland to Toronto, Michael Frolik to Winnipeg and re-signed unrestricted free agent Bryan Bickell to a four-year, $16 million contract, they drafted West Dundee's Ryan Hartman 30th in the first round of Sunday's NHL entry draft. Full story.
Expect Bulls to be bargain shoppers in free agency
The Bulls have some needs to fill in free agency, but they will definitely be shopping at the Thrift Store this summer. Two reasons: For one, their roster is fairly complete already, but also they'll be paying luxury tax on any salary added to the payroll. With those factors it looks to be a balancing act between who the team needs and who it can afford. Full story.