World's Fair of Money brings rare currency to Rosemont
Professional coin and paper money dealers moved into the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont yesterday in preparation for the opening today of the World's Fair of Money. The fair runs through Saturday and features $1 billion worth of rare money like 2,500-year-old coins and a mini-museum with multiple exhibits. Full story.
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Wauconda board could vote on police chief today
Wauconda trustees will hold a special meeting today to vote on mayoral appointments that were delayed earlier this year -- including the next police chief. Mayor Frank Bart ousted Chief Douglas Larsson and proposed promoting Sgt. Patrick Yost to chief after he took office in May, but the promotion was delayed after the community expressed outrage over the move at a well-attended meeting June 4. Full story.
Waukegan man sentenced 48 years for murdering wife
A judge sentenced a Waukegan man yesterday to 48 years in prison for the murder of his wife more than a decade ago. Ruben Contreras, 52, fled the country after the suffocation death of his wife Graciela Guijarro. He spent six years on the run before being caught in Mexico and extradited to Lake County. Full story.
Man gets 6 years in Elgin pipe beating
An Elgin man will serve six years in prison for the Valentine's Day 2012 beating and home invasion of his estranged wife's new boyfriend. Randall S. Sinks, 27, faced up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to home invasion with a deadly weapon. Just after the attack, Sinks stepped in front of a semitrailer truck on Route 20 and sustained various injuries. Full story.
Pleviak school could have new uses
District 41 officials said last night that Lake Villa's J.J. Pleviak Elementary School won't be demolished after it's no longer a school following the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year. Potential uses haven't been discussed yet, but officials said they'd like to see the 103-year-old structure benefit the community. Full story.
Police seek robber of 7-Eleven
Lake County police are looking for a man who robbed a Beach Park 7-Eleven Sunday evening. The man entered the store at about 8:30 p.m. with a black semiautomatic handgun. He left the store with about $400, police said, and could be involved in other armed robberies in the area. Full story.
Former pastor in Palatine, Wauconda dies
The Rev. Thomas Michael Enright, 75, a former pastor of St. Theresa Parish in Palatine and Transfiguration Parish in Wauconda, died over the weekend. Enright most recently served as an associate pastor of Our Lady of Ransom Parish in Niles for the past six years. Full story.
Clear but cool with a high of 73 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures will hover around 62 degrees when you head out the door this morning, then dip back to 53 degrees tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on IL Route 34 between IL Route 53 Yackley Avenue near Lisle. The construction is expected to last through September. Full traffic.
Cubs shut out for third straight game
A 2-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds last night mean the third scoreless home game for the Cubs. The last Cubs run at Wrigley came in the fourth inning of the Aug. 2 game against Los Angeles. The last time this happened was in 1924. Full story.