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Article updated: 7/30/2013 5:42 AM

Dawn Patrol: 4-year-old killed by truck; drowning 911 call probe

By Sara Hooker Lee Filas

Boy struck and killed by truck

A 4-year-old boy who rode too close to traffic on Oakton Avenue was struck and killed by a semitrailer truck in an unincorporated area near Arlington Heights and Elk Grove Village. The boy, who lived in Chicago, was visiting relatives at the time. Full story.

Inquiry initiated in 911 call from Arlington Heights sinking SUV

The dispatch company that handled 911 calls from a man who drowned after accidentally driving his SUV into an Arlington Heights pond last week has opened an investigation into how that call was handled. Recordings from Henry Laseke's pleas for help and calls from several neighbors were released yesterday. Full story.

Elgin fire extinguisher trial continues today

The trial continues today for Yancarlo Garcia, the man accused of throwing a fire extinguisher from the top floor of a parking deck in August 2011 down onto a homeless man below -- ultimately killing him. Opening statements began yesterday and questioned whether the throw was a deliberate action or an "unlucky bounce." Full story.

Shooting in Round Lake Beach

At least one person was shot last night in Round Lake Beach, officials say. One person was transported to a nearby hospital, fire officials said. Full story.

Dist. 300 discusses strategic plan goals

School board members discussed the strategic plan of Community Unit District 300 at its meeting last night. The Carpentersville-based district's goals include curriculum, educator and administrator accountability, school environment, fiscal stability and communication, both internal and external. Full story.

Dog bite settlement draws $1.125 million

A 17-year-old Zion boy who was attacked by a 120-pound Bullmastiff while riding his bike was awarded a $1.125 million settlement. The dog pulled the teen off his bike and continued to attack until a neighbor used a lit cigarette to burn the dog's nose. Full story.


Mostly clear but cool with a high of 58 degrees to start the morning. Temperatures will climb to 75 degrees this afternoon before a round of thunderstorms blow in today. Mostly cloudy and humid this evening with a high of 65 degrees overnight. Full weather.


Construction continues on Route 45 between East Lake-Cook Road and IL Route 83. Resurfacing work is expected to continue through Nov. 15th. Traffic is reduced in that area to one lane in each direction. Full traffic.

Former Cubs pitcher drowns in lake

Frank Castillo, a former Cubs pitcher, drowned in an Arizona lake yesterday northeast of Phoenix. The 44-year-old jumped off a pontoon boat to go swimming and never resurfaced. Castillo had an 82-104 record in 13 seasons in the major leagues. Full story.

The Cubs are feeling upbeat

Even though the July 31 trading deadline hangs over the Cubs, there is an upbeat feeling around the club, even though they opened a home series against the Brewers last night with a 5-0 loss. The Cubs just came home from a 6-4 road trip. Full story.

Documentary on Loyola's basketball coach to air

A documentary on the life of Loyola's new basketball coach, Sheryl Swoopes, is set to air tonight as part of ESPN's Films Nine for IX documentary series. Basketball legend Swoopes took over at Loyola University in April. Full story.

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