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Dawn Patrol: National Night Out around the 'burbs; AT&T relocation

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  • Pax Stukenberg, age 2, of Arlington Heights sits on officer Tom Henderson's police motorcycle during the Arlington Heights National Night Out at North School Park yesterday.

      Pax Stukenberg, age 2, of Arlington Heights sits on officer Tom Henderson's police motorcycle during the Arlington Heights National Night Out at North School Park yesterday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer


Communities celebrate National Night Out

People throughout the suburbs participated last night in National Night Out, an evening spearheaded by local law enforcement as an effort to promote participation in crime prevention efforts and allow neighbors to get to know one another, as well as their local first responders. Check out the gallery of photos from those events.

AT&T announces relocation of employees to other suburbs, Chicago

About 3,000 workers will be relocated from AT&T's Hoffman Estates campus to other job sites in Schaumburg, Lisle, Arlington Heights and Chicago, the company announced yesterday. The move is an effort to accommodate a more mobile workforce, AT&T said. About 1,500 of those workers will move to the Schaumburg location. Full story.

Pond safety talks may begin in Naperville after boy's drowning

Naperville officials say they're willing to talk safety after a 6-year-old boy drowned Saturday in a retention pond near 95th Street and Cedar Glade Drive, but say that fences aren't a practical solution. Naperville has more than 200 bodies of water, many of which are man-made ponds. Full story.

Political group rallies on overpasses for Obama impeachment

A political group who wants President Barack Obama impeached gathered at several bridges throughout the area yesterday to rally support for the ouster of the president. At a bike/pedestrian overpass above I-290/Route 53 west of Elk Grove Village, drivers could see the words "impeach Obama" and "honk" made out of Styrofoam cups stuck in the overpass fencing. Full story.

Kane County's RTA representative resigns

A Kane County representative on the Regional Transit Authority is stepping down after concerns that he can't legally serve on a state commission and the transit authority. Nabi Fakroddin is also on the Illinois Human Rights Commission. He's the second RTA director to leave in a week. Full story.

Round Lake Park man gets two years in death of friend

A Round Lake Park man was sentenced to two years in prison for the death of a passenger in his car after a rival gang member threw a landscaping brick through his window and caused him to lose control of his car. Carlos Luna, 24, a known gang member, tested positive for cocaine and marijuana at the time of the accident. Full story.

Man's body found in Fox River

An autopsy is scheduled today after a pedestrian spotted a dead body floating in the Fox River in Aurora near the dam yesterday afternoon. Firefighters recovered the body, but police say they were unsure how the man died or how he got into the water. Full story.


Mostly clear to start the day with temperatures hovering in the low 70s. A possible thunderstorm could sweep in later, but temperatures will top out at about 86 degrees this afternoon, before rolling back to 64 degrees overnight. Full story.


Construction continues on Milwaukee Avenue between IL Route 137 and IL Route 120 in Libertyville. Construction is expected to last through late 2013. Full traffic.

Cutler's challenge: Keep everyone happy

Quarterback Jay Cutler has a good problem to have: more offensive depth means more people who want the quarterback to throw them the ball as often as possible, among those Martellus Bennet, Kyle Long, Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffrey, Earl Bennett and Devin Hester. Full story.

Vote for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent fan favorites

The fan-favorite portion of our Suburban Chicago's Got Talent contest concludes this week with readers' votes. Voting is open until 9 a.m. Friday at

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