Only minor injuries were reported in a high rise fire on the 3900 block of Triumvera Drive in Glenview. People in the home had to be rescue via a ladder truck during the early morning blaze. The fire remains under investigation.
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Police in Evanston are on the scene of a possible shooting on Leland Avenue, just north of Church Street. No details have emerged from police regarding the situation. More later.
Suburban members of Congress respond to Syria
Several suburban members of Congress responded to President Barack Obama's address to the country last night, most with mixed feelings. All agreed that they'd like a U.S. military strike on Syria to be a last-resort option while waiting to see if other diplomatic efforts could resolve the situation. Full story.
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Record-setting heat moves through
Several school districts have canceled school or ordered early dismissal as the suburbs gear up for another hot day. Yesterday, temps tied a record: 95 degrees was recorded at 4 p.m. at O'Hare International Airport, a temperature that hasn't been seen on Sept. 10 since 1983. Full story.
Dist. 121 board back to business after contentious meeting
Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik and several other community leaders turned out en masse last night to support a majority of Warren Township High School board members who gathered for the first time since the husband of an elected official was escorted by police officers from a meeting last month after he was accused of being disruptive. Full story with video.
Dist. 220 to link low-income students to Internet
Barrington Unit District 220 unveiled a plan called Project Horsepower last night that would provide Internet at home for students who qualify for free and reduced-lunch plans. Netgear plans to done 700 Wi-Fi routers to approximately 700 homes in the district that qualify. Full story.
Elgin man gets 36 years for sexually abusing teen
A Cook County judge yesterday sentenced Randall Behning to 36 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage girl. Behning was found guilty of multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, sexual abuse, child pornography and solicitation. His victim testified that his abuse continued on for 2½ years. Full story.
Lawyer: Villa Park trustee's dispute version 'baloney'
A disagreement between a Villa Park trustee and his neighbors that led to disorderly conduct charges against Trustee Robert Taglia didn't go as the village representative said, a lawyer for his neighbors said. The dispute happened Friday evening, according to court records. Full story.
Mostly clear with temperatures hovering around 70 degrees early this morning. Temperatures will climb to 90 degrees before storms roll in this afternoon and evening. The storm will cause temperatures to drop to 68 degrees tonight. Full weather.
Construction continues on IL Route 120 between IL Route 134 and IL Route 60. Lane blockages are possible until further notice. Full traffic.
Bears tight end Bennett gets serious
Known as a funny guy, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett knows when to get serious. After dropping the first pass thrown to him in the season opener, Bennett made a difficult catch for an 8-yard touchdown to earn the Bears' first score of the season. "The black unicorn," as he calls himself, redeemed himself. Full story.
What to watch for at Blackhawks training camp
There's several things to watch for as the Blackhawks return to the ice when training camp kicks off Thursday in at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Among those issues is whether Marian Hossa's disk problems in his back are resolved. Hossa avoided surgery after finishing the end of last season with a numb foot from disk issues. Full story.