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Dawn Patrol: Elgin gang shooting; Bears win

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Coroner: McHenry County man was stabbed

A 34-year-old man found dead in a Woodstock home Saturday died as a result of multiple stab wounds, the McHenry County Coroner's office said yesterday. The man, identified as Mark A. Medina, was found by Woodstock police dispatched to a report of an unresponsive subject at the residence in the 1900 block of Sheila Street about 4:37 p.m. Saturday. Full story.


Lake Villa church debuts 42,000-square-foot addition

For the many who knew the "before" picture, the "after" view was stunning. Yesterday, Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Lake Villa unveiled its new, 42,000-square-foot Parish Life Center, an addition which doubled the size of its facility and adjoining school. Full story.

Man shot outside Elgin hotel, police suspect gang ties

Police are investigating the suspected gang-related shooting of a man outside an Elgin hotel early yesterday morning. According to Elgin police, officers were called to a hotel parking lot in the 500 block of Airport Road about 1:45 a.m. on a report of man struck by gunfire. Full story.


Chilly and wet day with highs of only 65 degrees this afternoon. It will be about 58 degrees as you head out the door this morning, then dip back to 50 degrees overnight tonight. Full weather.


Construction continues on Ill. Route 31 at Ill. Route 176 in Crystal Lake. People are urged to use an alternate route. Full story.

'Mr. Fourth Quarter' delivers again for Bears

The Bears beat the Vikings and the odds Sunday, winning 31-30 despite turning the ball over four times and allowing touchdowns on a 105-yard kickoff return and a 61-yard fumble return. "It's hard to be minus-2 in turnovers and get a kickoff returned for a touchdown against you and still win," coach Marc Trestman said after the Bears improved to 2-0 and dropped Minnesota to 0-2. Full story.

Morneau's single leads Pittsburgh over Cubs 3-2

Francisco Liriano took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before faltering in his first no-decision this season, and pinch-hitter Justin Morneau singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth Sunday to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cubs 3-2. Full story.

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