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Dawn Patrol: No Daley for governor; shaken baby retrial sought

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Bill Daley out of governor's race

William Daley is scheduled to formally announce at 9:30 this morning that he is dropping out of the governor's race. He let the cat out of the bag himself last night when he gave an interview saying he wasn't prepared for the enormity of running for governor. Quinn's support in the suburbs would have made it difficult for Daley to win the Democratic primary. Full story.

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New trial sought in DuPage shaken baby case

A Barlett woman convicted of causing fatal injuries to a 10-month-old baby boy in her care in 1994 is seeking a new trial to prove she's innocent. Former day care worker Pamela Jacobazzi was convicted in 1999 in the death of Matthew Czapski, who had injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Pre-existing medical conditions could have caused those injuries, her lawyers have said. Full story.

Muslim group sues Des Plaines for denying religious center

A Bosnian Muslim group says the city of Des Plaines and five of its aldermen violated rights to religious freedom last month by rejecting the proposed religious center slated for an area zoned for manufacturing. The suit was filed yesterday in federal court. Full story.

Naperville settles in excessive force lawsuit

Calling it a "business decision," Naperville officials have settled a lawsuit from a Lemont woman who said her rotator cuff was torn as she struggled with police while her son was being arrested on drug charges in 2010. Olga Alexsoff received a $435,000 settlement. Full story.

Couple fights forest preserve for Barrington Hills estate

The owners of Horizon Farms, a 400-acre estate and horse farm in Barrington Hills, are suing the Cook County Forest Preserve for conspiring to pay $14 million for the property. The owners accuse the district of entering into an illegal agreement during a closed-door executive session. The forest preserve says it was attempting to save the land from development. Full story.

West suburban districts collaborating for online education

Five West suburban school districts are forming a consortium to study how to provide more digital learning options for their students. Those districts are: Naperville Unit District 203, Indian Prairie Unit District 204, Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200, Batavia Unit District 101 and Kaneland Unit District 302. Full story.

Weather

Mostly clear to start with temperatures hovering around 52 degrees when you head out the door. Temperatures will rise to a high of 70 degrees this afternoon, after dropping back to 57 overnight. A possible thunderstorm is possible late. Full weather.

Traffic

Construction continues on Route 45 between east Lake-Cook Road and Ill. Route 83. Resurfacing continues through Nov. 15 and traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction. Full traffic.

Bears' defensive line taking its time

The Bears' pass-rush pressure is lagging far behind last year's standards. After two games in 2012, the Bears already had 8 sacks. This year, they have just two. Defensive end Julius Peppers and tackle Henry Melton, responsible for a combined 17 sacks last year, have been hampered by injuries and illness. Full story.

Trestman's teachings paying off

There's a fine line between 2-0 and 0-2 in the NFL, and Coach Marc Trestman knows this well. He's stressed playing a full 60 minutes and playing smart football to his players, and his team's discipline has paid off in the first two games, he says, as they erased fourth-quarter deficits to come up with victories. Full story.

Blackhawks' fight for jobs gets serious now

After four days of battling each other in training-camp scrimmages, the Blackhawks will open their six-game exhibition schedule tonight at the United Center against the Detroit Red Wings. With only a handful of jobs open, these six games will decide who makes it and who doesn't. Full story.

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