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Dawn patrol: Trestman era off to winning start; WLS radio legend dies

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In Trestman, we trust, man

Coach Marc Trestman wins 24-21 in his debut as Chicago Bears coach, aided by a gutsy call on 4th-and-1, three turnovers from the defense and some clutch passing by Jay Cutler. Read Bob LeGere's analysis.

Cardinal George reflects on Syria crisis

During a Mass for first responders, Francis Cardinal George asks people to pray for peace in Syria and the region. Full story.

Wheaton residents put own touch on mural

People visited the College Avenue neighborhood so they could scrawl their names on a brick wall, ensuring that they'd be immortalized in a mural called "Pearls of the Universe" that will celebrate the diversity of the Wheaton community. Full story.

District U-46 has plans for 10 'failing' schools

Elgin School District U-46 will restructure 10 schools that are not meeting yearly goals under No Child Left Behind. Full story.


Mostly cloudy and 70 degrees to start the morning. Temperatures are expected to climb to 91 degrees this afternoon before dropping back to 73 degrees tonight. Full story.


Construction continues on U.S. Route 45 between East Lake-Cook Road and IL Route 83. Pavement resurfacing continues through Nov. 15th. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction. Full traffic.

White Sox end 9-game skid

The slumping South Siders survive a ninth-inning scare to beat the Orioles in Baltimore and end a nine-game losing streak. Read the game report.

For starters, Cubs pitching remains strong

The Cubs dropped a 3-1 decision to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Read how Bruce Miles found a bright spot in the loss.

Chicago broadcaster loses cancer battle

Don Wade, a Chicago radio legend who spent 55 years in broadcasting and the last 27 at WLS, died Friday after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 72. Full story.

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