Long-awaited Route 59 construction begins today in Naperville
It's likely to be a hurry-up-and-wait kind of commute for the next two years on a 3.5-mile segment of Route 59 in Naperville and Aurora, but officials say they're glad the long-awaited expansion project finally is under way. Find out where the road is closed and alternate ways to get to work this morning. Full story.
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Nearly $1 million bond for Elgin man
An Elgin man is being held on $900,000 bond for his role in a four-vehicle crash that left one person in critical condition last month, officials said. Noe Aguilera, 22, was charged with felony aggravated reckless driving when he appeared in Cook County bond court yesterday, according to jail records. Full story.
Thousands turn out for Arlington Heights art festival
Dozens of artists displayed and sold their work yesterday during the 42nd annual A Walk in the Park art festival, held in North School Park in downtown Arlington Heights. The event, organized by the Arlington Heights Art Guild, featured artists from all over the region. The work on sale covered multiple styles and mediums, including sculpture, watercolor paintings, photography, woodworking and more. Full story.
Clear and warm with a high of 85 degrees this afternoon. It will start out chilly with temperatures hovering around 58 degrees this morning, then dip back to 66 degrees tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on IL Route 47 between Plato Road and US Route 20 near Carpentersville. Only one lane gets by in each direction until October 11th. More traffic.
Strikeout call gets Cubs' Sveum riled up
Some of the Cubs' frustration boiled over in the seventh inning of their 6-1 loss to the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Manager Dale Sveum was ejected by home-plate umpire Phil Cuzzi in the bottom of the seventh inning after Cuzzi ruled that Donnie Murphy had gone too far on a checked swing. The Cubs had runners at first and second with nobody out at the time, and they did not score in the inning. "That's easily the worst checked-swing call I've ever seen," Sveum said. Full story.
Sox beat Twins 5-2, win series
Alexei Ramirez homered and had three RBIs, Hector Santiago won for the first time since June 21 and the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Sunday. Ramirez finished a triple shy of the cycle. He homered to lead off the fifth inning, giving Chicago a 4-2 lead and helping his team win its first road series in more than a month. Full story.
When will Bears throw to TE Bennett?
It was only natural to assume, since the Bears are paying Martellus Bennett $20.4 million over four years, that they would occasionally throw him the football. But Bennett, who had 55 catches for 626 yards with the Giants last season, has yet to be targeted in the preseason. That is expected to change Friday night against the Raiders in Oakland, when most Bears starters will play at least the first half. Full story.