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Article updated: 8/12/2013 5:47 AM

Dawn Patrol: Officer held on sex abuse charges; Comic Con wraps up

From left, Alicia Ziller, of Highland, Ind., and Mike Carbondaro, of Tonawanda, N.Y., pose for a photo Sunday at Wizard World Chicago in Rosemont.

From left, Alicia Ziller, of Highland, Ind., and Mike Carbondaro, of Tonawanda, N.Y., pose for a photo Sunday at Wizard World Chicago in Rosemont.


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Officer from Cary held on sex abuse charges

A Cook County correctional officer has been de-deputized and is being held on $50,000 bond after being arrested on Saturday on charges of unlawful restraint and criminal sexual abuse, officials said. Full story.


Celebs, costumed heroes pack Rosemont convention

Combine the passion of a Blackhawks fan convention with the crowds of a Saturday at Meijer and you have Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, a four-day event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont that wrapped up yesterday. Visitors filled their bags full of memorabilia, collected autographs and participated in question-and-answer sessions with dozens of celebrities such as Stan Lee, Dennis Rodman, "Man of Steel" villain Michael Shannon and "The Karate Kid" himself, Ralph Macchio. Full story.

Crowdfunding campaign begins for Naperville Navy sculpture

Crowdfunding is part of the strategy Naperville's Century Walk Corp. is using to find the money it needs to install its latest piece of public art, a sculpture of a sailor called "Spirit of the American Navy." Full story.


Cloudy with some possible storms later, and high temperatures of 82 degrees. Temperatures will start at about 71 degrees when you head out the door this morning, and temperatures will dip back to 64 degrees overnight tonight. Full weather.


Construction continues on Route 120 in Grayslake between Ivanhoe Road and IL Route 83. Some lane blockages are possible until August 18th. Full story.

White Sox kind of caught in between on Ventura

Many baseball teams would have fired Robin Ventura as manager by now. After all, the White Sox let a division championship slip away last season by fading in September. This season the Sox spared themselves similar ignominy by fading in May and settling into last place with a 44-72 record. Full story.

Cubs can't complete sweep of Cardinals

Pete Kozma singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game losing streak, beating the Cubs 8-4 and avoiding a sweep. Full story.

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