Wheeling rejects assault weapon ban
The almost-unanimous vote against an assault weapon ban in Wheeling last night was less dramatic than the impassioned pleas against the ban by nine village residents. Trustee Ray Lang voted "present" and said after the meeting he did not want to vote on the issue, but all the other trustees and Village President Dean Argiris voted "no." Full story.
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River towns push for Wheeling flood-relief project
Leaders from Northwest suburban communities along the Des Plaines River met yesterday and agreed to push along a project in Wheeling's Heritage Park. Several communities believe work on Levee 37 created more flooding within their own communities this year. Full story.
Lake Zurich residents seek flood help
About 50 Lake Zurich residents attended a village board meeting last night calling for more assistance after last week's flooding. About 6.6 inches of rain fell on the community June 26. The village board started to offer help by cutting permit fees. Full story.
Bensenville man gets 6 years for stealing car with child in it
A Bensenville man was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison for stealing a car with an 18-month-old girl in the back seat. When Adan Ozuna realized there was a child in the back seat, he ditched the car in a friend's driveway, leaving the child outside in 20-degree weather for more than six hours. Full story.
Palatine housing complex detractors turn to money
The cost of building a 33-unit affordable apartment building coupled with supportive services has some Palatine detractors concerned about the price of the $10.5 million project. Catherine Alice Gardens has been met with concerns about safety and property values as well. Full story.
Bensenville rape victim confronts attacker
Seventeen years after a Bensenville woman awoke to a knife against her throat and a pillowcase over her head, the woman testified yesterday that she still suffers from panic attacks and nightmares. Kurt Serzen was convicted of attacking the woman in 1996. He faces a maximum of 60 years in prison. Full story.
Lake Villa twins died of overdoses
Twin brothers found in their Lake Villa home last week died of overdoses, Coroner Thomas Rudd said. Eugene and John Meek, 25, had been dead for a few days before their bodies were discovered. Dental records were used to identify the bodies. Full story.
Bulls butting heads in unhealthy way
Dissension within the Chicago Bulls organization has team watchers speculating that General Manager Gar Forman and Head Coach Tom Thibodeau have some kissing and making up -- or some breaking up -- to do before next season. Full story by Mike Imrem.
Temperatures are expected to climb only to the low 70s today, and there's a halfway decent chance of a thunderstorm in the early afternoon. Full story.
ABC7 News reports a rollover crash on Route 64 east of Route 47 near Lily Lake. Traffic report.