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Dawn Patrol: Addison man charged in wife's murder; Wheeling cop dies

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  • Cubs pitcher Travis Wood, right, is greeted by teammate David DeJesus, left, after hitting a home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum during Sunday's fifth inning in San Francisco.

    Cubs pitcher Travis Wood, right, is greeted by teammate David DeJesus, left, after hitting a home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum during Sunday's fifth inning in San Francisco.
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Addison man charged in wife's murder

An Addison man will appear in court today after being charged with the murder of his wife in what police say was a domestic incident.

Kurtis Worley, of the 900 block of Craig Place, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the Friday death of Martha Worley, 39, according to a release from the DuPage County State's Attorney on Sunday night. Kurtis Worley will appear in bond court at 8 a.m. Monday morning. Full story.

Wheeling cop collapses during training, dies at hospital

Wheeling Police confirmed that a village police officer collapsed during a training exercise on Thursday and died at the hospital Saturday night. Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, 33, was pronounced dead at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge on Saturday afternoon. She was transported to the hospital after collapsing during a training event Thursday night and did not regain consciousness. Full story.

Man sentenced to 12 years for DUI that killed 2 Rolling Meadows women

A Mokena man who pleaded guilty earlier this month to a 2011 DUI crash that killed two women from Rolling Meadows, was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in prison, officials said. Joseph E. Slattery, 27, was reportedly driving while intoxicated around 8 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2011 near Peotone when he veered over the centerline and struck another vehicle, according to a release from the Will County State's Attorney's office. Margaret Simons, 72, and her mother Suzanne Thompson, 92, both of Rolling Meadows, died as a result of the crash. Full story.

Police: Carpentersville man threw bleach on taxi driver to avoid fare

An 18-year-old Carpentersville man faces aggravated battery charges alleging he threw a can of bleach in a cabdriver's face instead of paying his fare Thursday night, according to police. The driver needed medical attention for bleach burns to his face and as of Sunday, one eye was still closed shut from his wounds. Full story.

Wood's arm, bat get it done for Cubs

Travis Wood pitched a four-hitter over seven innings and had a home run among his two hits in helping the Chicago Cubs complete a three-game sweep in San Francisco for the first time in 20 years, beating the Giants 2-1 Sunday. Welington Castillo also homered for the Cubs, who won their third straight and five of seven. Full story.

Bears won't be forced into Cutler decision

Conventional wisdom suggests that Phil Emery doesn't have much choice, that the Bears' GM is in a corner being posted up by Jay Cutler and the QB's next contract. But conventional wisdom ain't what it used to be. If Emery has proved nothing else in his 18 months with the Bears, it's that he won't be forced into anything. Full story.

Tensions high in Sox clubhouse as trade deadline approaches

Well, this is pretty much it. Whatever changes the White Sox are going to make will happen in the coming hours and days. The players know it, too, and the looming deadline certainly makes for an awkward atmosphere. Full story.

Quenneville: Hawks ready to deal with 'Stanley Cup hangover'

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville can hear the question coming already, say next November, when his team is in the middle of a slump. "(After) winning the Cup, the question is going to be how's that Stanley Cup hangover?" Quenneville said. "But we've dealt with that before in the past." Full story.


It's in the low 60s and partly cloudly this morning, but the weather is expected to perk up. Mostly sunny skies are expected and a high of 75 degrees. The sun sets at 8:14 p.m. Full story


Couple of crashes to be aware of this morning if you're traveling in DuPage County, Police were on the scene of a traffic crash on Roosevelt Road near Oakbrook Terrace. There also were police and fire units at Winfield and Mack roads in Winfield. In addition, there is construction south of the Winfield crash site on Manchester Road approaching County Farm Road. Other suburban construction zones include Route 137 at Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville, Route 62 between Pyott Road and Route 31 in the Algonquin area, and between Naperville Road and Route 59 in DuPage County. Full story

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