Landfill search ended for body of missing Zion baby
Police have ended the search for missing 5-month-old Joshua Summeries after spending the weekend searching an area landfill for his body, officials in Zion said last night. "The search and recovery efforts for Joshua Summeries have been terminated at the Zion landfill. Sadly, Joshua was not located," said Chief Wayne Brooks through a news release. Full story.
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Future Tour of Elk Grove races canceled over scheduling dispute
The Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove, the Chicago region's most prominent cycling event, will cease operations because of a scheduling conflict with USA Cycling and the International Cycling Union, Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson announced yesterday. Full story.
Girl, 6, dies from injuries suffered in Round Lake Beach crash
A 6-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered Saturday in a two-vehicle crash in Round Lake Beach, authorities said. Leyzle Artega, of Round Lake, was pronounced dead at 9:25 p.m. Saturday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she had been transported after first being taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Full story.
Buffalo Grove firefighters shave heads for colleague fighting cancer
It takes a special kind of courage to be a firefighter. It also takes courage -- although, obviously a different kind -- to get one's head shaved. Yesterday, Buffalo Grove firefighters sacrificed their hair to show their support for a colleague, firefighter/paramedic Ryan McCarthy, 25, who was recently diagnosed with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer. Full story.
An accident on Irving Park Road at Barrington Road is causing some delays in Streamwood. A crash on 75th Street in Naperville near Route 53 is also causing backups. Full story.
Today will be a scorcher, with partly sunny skies, hot and humid conditions and an expected high of 92 degrees. The temperature will be about 73 degrees when you walk out the door this morning. The warm weather will continue overnight and into tomorrow. Schools in Waukegan Public School District 60 are operating on an abbreviated heat schedule today and Tuesday. Full story.
Fourth preseason game big for plenty of Bears
To the handful of players fighting for their professional lives, Thursday night's fourth and final preseason game is anything but meaningless. Most of the Bears starters won't do much more than get dressed and go through pregame warm-ups prior to the 7 p.m. exhibition against the Browns at Soldier Field. But that leaves plenty of playing time for backups who survived Sunday's first wave of cuts and hope to still be professional football players when the roster is slashed from 75 to 53 two days after the last preseason game. Full story.
Padres outlast Cubs in 15 innings
Nick Hundley hit a game-ending RBI single in the 15th inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Cubs on Sunday. The game lasted 5 hours, 13 minutes, and the teams used 15 pitchers total. But it wasn't even the longest game of the weekend: Arizona beat Philadelphia 12-7 in 18 innings Saturday night. Full story.
Sox' Lack of fire bothers Kenny Williams
Even though he's no longer White Sox general manager, Kenny Williams still has a big say on roster decisions. Looking ahead to next season, Williams, who now serves as the Sox' executive vice president, has already identified what he wants on the offensive side. "One of the things we certainly have to have is a little bit more of that edge," Williams said. "You've got to have an edge about you as a team and a grind about you that is relentless. I have not seen that." Full story.