Man shot, killed by Kane County officer
A Kane County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at officers yesterday afternoon in an unincorporated area near Batavia, police said. Deputies responded to a call about a suicidal man with a gun, police said. When they arrived, the man pointed the gun at officers, resulting in a veteran officer shooting the man. Full story.
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Elgin man wanted in Crystal Lake stabbings captured
An Elgin man wanted on charges of attempted murder in last week's stabbings of a Crystal Lake couple was captured yesterday afternoon in Alabama. Crystal Lake police say Jimmy Bell Jr. was captured at a relative's house in Tuscaloosa. Full story.
Expect closures on Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville
The $23 million widening of Milwaukee Avenue/Route 137 in Libertyville will continue to nag motorists starting Wednesday. Weather permitting, seven 20-foot wide by 14-feet tall concrete sections will be delivered and installed Wednesday, closing the busy road for 15 minute stretches throughout the day. Full story.
Palatine delays vote on apartments for disabled
Palatine city council members delayed a vote last night regarding a controversial three-story, 33-unit supportive housing residence that would serve people with disabilities. The $10.5 million proposal is backed by advocates for the disabled but opposed by many of its potential neighbors. Full story.
Batavia BK to close
The Burger King in downtown Batavia is set to close July 20. The restaurant, at Batavia Avenue and Houston Street, plans to close after 25 years due to poor sales. Full story.
Inverness police release sketch of suspected shooter
A sketch of a man suspected in shooting a 63-year-old man as he returned home with his girlfriend to her apartment in Inverness has been released. Police say two men confronted the couple June 28 when they returned home from dinner. Full story.
Crash snarls rush hour near Gilberts
A series of crashes in the westbound lanes of I-90 near Gilberts last night created lengthy traffic delays. An Illinois Tollway H.E.L.P. truck responding to a minor crash with property damage was then rear-ended at about 5:20 p.m. just west of Route 72. Only minor injuries were reported. Full story.
Mostly sunny morning with a high of 75 degrees. Temperatures will climb to 87 degrees this afternoon, but thunderstorms are expected to start springing up. Storms carry into the evening, when temperatures dip back 73 degrees. Full story.
Construction continues on IL Route 62 between Pyott Road and IL Route 31/Main Street. Only one lane gets by in each direction. Expect delays. Full traffic.
West Dundee native excited to play for Blackhawks
The Blackhawks pegged West Dundee native Ryan Hartman as their first pick in the draft. Hartman, a lifelong Blackhawks fan, says it took a few days to sink in that the Hawks selected him as the 30th pick in the first round. Full story.
Now that Cubs have swept Sox, will Garza stay?
Matt Garza remains the Cubs' top trading chip, but a report surfaced on cbssports.com yesterday that the Cubs and Garza were entertaining the idea of a contract extension that would keep him a Cub. Still, the surest bet still is that the Cubs move him on or before the July 31 nonwaiver trading deadline, Bruce Miles reports.