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Dawn Patrol: South Barrington teen in hospital; Kildeer gas leak

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  • 6-year-old Bridget Blau of Des Plaines picks out her duck for the Rotary Rubber Duck Race on the fifth and final day of Buffalo Grove Days. The race raised money for several charities.

      6-year-old Bridget Blau of Des Plaines picks out her duck for the Rotary Rubber Duck Race on the fifth and final day of Buffalo Grove Days. The race raised money for several charities.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer


South Barrington teen in hospital after crash

A 17-year-old Barrington High School senior from South Barrington is in the hospital after a one-vehicle accident in Barrington Hills yesterday afternoon. The student suffered two broken legs, two broken femurs and a facial fracture, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening, District 220 spokesman Jeff Arnett said. Full story.

Gas leak causes busy Labor Day in Kildeer

Kildeer police spent much of Labor Day monitoring a natural gas leak along Quentin Road as Nicor was repairing it. The leak was reported to be resolved late last night, but an exact time could not be given for completion of the repair. Full story.

Cary man hospitalized after fall from ladder

A Cary man, estimated to be in his mid-50s, was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville yesterday afternoon after falling off a ladder while trimming a tree on his property. Paramedics reported that the man fell approximately 12 to 15 feet to the ground and appeared to be slightly confused when they arrived. Full story.

Septemberfest parade sends summer out on high note

Schaumburg's Septemberfest parade signaled the unofficial end to summer yesterday, and it seemed as if the entire community came out to bask in the fun one last time. Thousands lined the two-mile route down Summit Drive, cheering the high school bands and veterans who marched, as well as the many community organizations, Scouts and teams that formed parade entries. Full story.

Duck race wins money for Buffalo Grove Rotary

This year's Rotary Rubber Duck Race at Buffalo Grove Days had 1,000 ducks swirling around in a pool rather than racing in the creek as in previous years, but they were still for charity. Full story.


Partly cloudy and cool with temperatures hovering around 59 degrees when you head out the door. Temps increase to about 75 degrees this afternoon, before falling back to about 58 tonight. Full story.


Construction continues on IL Route 83 near Schaumburg between Third Avenue and East Higgins Road. Find an alternate route. Full traffic.

Images from Labor Day in the suburbs

See a collection of pictures from around the suburbs in our photo gallery.

Bears' big target on target for opener

After a few days of mixed messages, all the principals seem to be in agreement that four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall is ready for action. Marshall was back at practice yesterday for the first time in nearly a week, but he returned from an extended but excused absence with good news about the surgical hip that had him frustrated a week earlier. Full story by Bob LeGere.

$36 million extension caps Crawford's big summer

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman called giving goalie Corey Crawford a six-year, $36 million contract extension an easy decision for the team. "We need to have a top-notch goaltender in our organization, and we've got one in house," Bowman said yesterday after the Hawks announced the signing. "He's grown up with our organization, and he's earned the ultimate with our group. Full story by Tim Sassone.

Flowers could be finished with White Sox

White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is done for the season, and he's scheduled to have exploratory shoulder surgery on Thursday. Top prospect Erik Johnson is expected to join the Sox Tuesday, and the right-hander could make his first major-league start Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. Full story by Scot Gregor.

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