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Dawn Patrol: Man accused of plotting to kill relatives; former hoops star guilty

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  • Bears backups like quarterback Matt Blanchard (4) figure to see most of the action in tonight's preseason game against Carolina.

      Bears backups like quarterback Matt Blanchard (4) figure to see most of the action in tonight's preseason game against Carolina.
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Glendale Hts. man accused of plotting to kill relatives

DuPage County authorities announced the arrest of a 23-year-old Glendale Heights man in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme targeting members of his family. He'll be in bond court this morning. Full story

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Richmond guilty of threatening probation officer

Jereme Richmond, a former standout basketball player from Lake County, was convicted late Thursday night of threatening his probation officer after she refused to let him take a court-ordered drug test. He faces up to seven years in prison. Full story.

Sprint store in Rolling Meadows reportedly robbed

According to employees of a neighboring business, there was a robbery at the Sprint store at Algonquin and Golf roads in Rolling Meadows Thursday, but police were not forthcoming with details. Full story

Augustfest is under way in Des Plaines

Augustfest at St. Zachary Church in Des Plaines launched Thursday night with a performance by the band American English. The festival continues from 6 p.m. to midnight today; 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday; and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, with an outdoor Mass at 11:30 a.m. the last day. Full story

When was your last trip to the ER?

One in five adults in the U.S. likely will visit an emergency room this year. Tell us about your last trip to the ER in Poll Vault.

Elgin group to continue offering mobile pregnancy services

A federal judge on Thursday banned Elgin from enforcing zoning restrictions that would prevent The Life Center from offering free ultrasounds and pregnancy tests from its mobile facility. Full story

Weather

Clear but cool to start the day with temperatures hovering around 62 degrees. Temperatures are expected to climb to a high of 82 degrees this afternoon, before dropping back to 61 degrees overnight. Full story.

Traffic

Construction continues on Route 120 between IL Route 134 and IL Route 60 near Round Lake. Lane blockages are possible and people are urged to seek alternate routes. Full story.

Bears open preseason tonight

There are a lot of wide receivers competing for a precious few roster spots available on the Bears' 53-man squad, and coach Marc Trestman knows exactly what he will be looking for in the preseason, starting with tomorrow's opener against the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Full story.

High hopes for Wildcats

The purple pride is at a level seldom seen in the 131-year history of Northwestern football. Building off last season's 10 wins and a bowl game victory over an SEC school, the Wildcats are making noise in recruiting. Full story.

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