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Dawn Patrol: Villa Park dog fire rescue; Elk Grove bike race flap

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  • Firefighters treat a dog rescued from a burning apartment building Monday afternoon in Villa Park.

    Firefighters treat a dog rescued from a burning apartment building Monday afternoon in Villa Park.
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Elk Grove mayor: Why should we switch bike dates?

Yesterday afternoon Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson responded to USA Cycling officials' claim that the Tour of Elk Grove could go on in 2014 after all with some simple adjustments. "Why are we the ones that are having to move (our date)?" Craig Johnson said. "We are not infringing on Utah. They are infringing on us." Full story.

Two firefighters and a dog recovering after Villa Park fire

Two Villa Park firefighters and a dog received treatment after a fire broke out in a Villa Park apartment complex on Terrance Street. None of the building's occupants were injured. Two firefighters were treated and released from area hospitals. Firefighters also rescued a dog and gave it oxygen to help it recover. Full story.

Arlington Heights police still searching for missing elderly man

Arlington Heights police are still seeking the public's help as they continue to search for an elderly resident last seen early Friday morning near Yorkville. Eugene Jonsson, 84, left his home in Arlington Heights at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. Police believe he intended to travel to a nearby restaurant and got lost. Full story.

Addison man denies murdering wife

Kurtis Worley of Addison appeared in a DuPage County court yesterday and denied murdering his wife last month. Worley faces five counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery and one count each of attempted first-degree murder, armed violence and aggravated domestic battery. Full story with video.


Cloudy to start with a high of 78 degrees. However, the heat will move in this afternoon as temperatures climb to 95 degrees. Temperatures will dip back to 73 degrees tonight with a possible thunderstorm moving in. Full weather.


Construction continues on Route 47 between Plato Road and Route 72. Only one lane gets by in each direction until October 11th. Full traffic.

Blackhawks keeping Stanley Cup busy

The fun continues on and on for the Stanley Cup and its victory tour through small towns and large cities both near and very far. Beyond the endless series of parties since the Blackhawks first brought it home to Chicago, it's traveled to Europe for various players' days with the Cup. Players have eaten pierogi and cereal from its bowl. And there's more to come. Full story.

Some Bears players to make final case

Thursday night's preseason game is the last chance for Bears players at risk of being cut to make their case. Coaches must dump 23 players from the roster before next week. Most starters will not play Thursday in order to give other players a chance to show off what they can do. Full story.

Football focus is back and better than ever

High schools throughout the suburbs gear up for kickoff this weekend, and the Daily Herald's Football Focus website is ready to keep you in the prep sports loop -- no matter what your digital platform. This year's features include more video, quicker scoreboard updates and story postings. Full story.

White Sox fall to Astros

Home runs sealed the fate of the Chicago White Sox last night in a 10-8 loss to the Houston Astros. The Astros blew a 5-run lead and trailed 8-7 going into the seventh inning. Matt Dominguez hit a solo shot in the ninth inning, followed by Chris Carter with his second home run of the night. Full story.

Dodgers continue domination of Cubs

Zack Greinke came within one strike of his fifth career shutout, Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cubs 6-0 last night, ending a two-game skid. Full story.

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