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Dawn Patrol: Stabbing death, attempted murder in 2 Aurora cases

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  • This lovely hole forced officials to close lanes of Route 12 at the Route 59 intersection in Fox Lake yesterday afternoon.

      This lovely hole forced officials to close lanes of Route 12 at the Route 59 intersection in Fox Lake yesterday afternoon.
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Woman questioned in Aurora man's death

Police were questioning a 19-year-old woman about the apparent stabbing death of an Aurora man. Authorities said Lamar D. House, 31, suffered a puncture wound to the chest "consistent with a stabbing." The woman and victim were found early Tuesday at the victim's home on North Ohio Street, police said. Full story.

Aurora man charged with slashing roommate

Authorities said an Aurora man slashed his roommate with a "box cutter-like object" early Tuesday during an argument at their apartment. Marvin Martin, 56, is scheduled to appear in bond court this morning on charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery. Police said the 51-year-old victim is expected to survive. Full story.

School lunch menu gets overhaul in Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 is changing its lunch menu in the hopes it will be more appetizing to students who have shied away from healthier meals mandated by the federal government. Last year, the district saw a 7 percent decline in the amount of lunches bought at its schools. "We were seeing children not trying new foods or being afraid to try new items," Food Services Director Coletta Hines-Newell said. Full story.

Plans to drain hidden Antioch-area lake on tap

The Lake County Forest Preserve District is looking at a modified plan to drain a 57-acre, man-made lake near Antioch. "On the surface, it looks like a beautiful lake. But you look beyond that and there are some real problems," said Randy Seebach, the district's interim director of planning, conservation and development. Full story.

Northbound Route 12 north of Rt. 59 reduced to a single lane

Representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation were on the scene yesterday of a large hole that formed on Route 12 over Route 59 in Fox Lake, but it's not known when the hole will be repaired. But northbound Route 12 was reduced to a single lane until the hole is fixed. Full story.

Odd Fellows renovating Carpentersville lodge

Ongoing renovations at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge in Carpentersville have turned up a secret door, a staircase and a three-plated window with the Coca-Cola logo on it. The facility dates to 1877 when it was the Carpenter Store Building. Full story.

Glen Ellyn looks at hotel licensing rules

Glen Ellyn officials are considering a licensing fee to cover annual inspections at its two hotels. Village code includes rules for some 30 types of businesses, but not hotels. Changing that, officials said, could help the village crack down on code violations and occasional crime. A vote is planned for next Monday. Full story.


Crisp to start with temperatures hovering around 59 degrees. Temperatures will climb to 83 degrees this afternoon, before dipping back to 61 degrees this evening. Full weather.


The northbound right lane of Route 12 in Fox Lake remains closed over the Route 59 bridge due to a 2-foot hole. People are urged to avoid the bridge if possible. Full traffic.

White Sox to get some help with surging Yankees

The White Sox couldn't hold a 4-1 lead in the eighth inning last night at Yankee Stadium and wound up losing 6-4. But don't blame starting pitcher Erik Johnson, infielder Marcus Semien, reliever Daniel Webb or catcher Miguel Gonzalez. Earlier yesterday, the Sox purchased the contracts of all four players from Class AAA Charlotte, and none of them were on the field against New York. That will change tonight. Scot Gregor reports.

What's up with Cubs' Edwin Jackson?

Even though the Cubs called up one starting pitcher from Class AAA Iowa and could activate Scott Baker off the disabled list any day, the current rotation will hold, according to manager Dale Sveum. That includes the baffling Edwin Jackson, who ran his pitch count to 104 and lasted 5 innings in a 6-2 loss to the Miami Marlins last night at Wrigley Field. Full story.

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