Lake Marie drowning victim identified
An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday afternoon for a man who drowned in Lake Marie late Tuesday night. The body of David Azooz, 47, of Antioch, was found washed ashore at about 11 p.m. Tuesday following a five-hour rescue and recovery search. Full story.
Teen center approved for downtown Naperville
The Naperville City Council unanimously approved a teen center last night for downtown Naperville. NaperBridge, a 700-square-foot area at 231 S. Washington St., is accessible from the back. It's expected to become the headquarters for the center by the end of October. Full story.
Brady, from downstate, taps Maria Rodriguez, from suburbs
State Sen. Bill Brady yesterday picked former Long Grove Mayor Maria Rodriguez as his running mate in the governor's race. The move brings a suburban face to the ticket of a downstate candidate. Brady, of Bloomington, previously ran for governor in 2010. Rodriguez is a two-term mayor of Long Grove. Full story.
Batavia considers new fee for stormwater management
Batavia aldermen last night discussed the idea of charging property owners a fee for managing stormwater, as opposed to relying on property taxes. The fee would earmark funds specifically for stormwater projects, rather than rely on general-fund money where public health and safety usually win in a tight budget. Full story.
RTA fails to reach funding agreement
Not enough money for transit and differences on how money should be divided continued to delay a final deal yesterday by the Regional Transit Authority on how to fund Metra, Pace and the CTA. The RTA also brought up $56 million members say the Chicago Transit Authority owes them. Full story.
Cloudy and cool to start with temperatures only 60 degrees this morning. Temperatures will increase to about 80 degrees this afternoon before a storm rolls in. Temperatures dip back to 66 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.
construction continues on IL Route 62 between Pyott Road and IL Route 31. Only one lane gets by in each direction through the summer of 2014. Full traffic.
Schaumburg Boomers win Frontier League title
The Schaumburg Boomers ended their second season in existence with a 3-1 victory last night over the Lake Erie Crushers to win the Frontier League championship. The Boomers won all six playoff games in the seventh inning or later and became the first team in league history to complete a 6-0 run through the playoffs. Full story.
Bears offensive line steps up
If the Bears' Jay Cutler looks sharper these days, it could be because of the excellent protection he's gotten from his offensive line. In the first two games, he's been sacked only once. Since 2010, in games where Cutler has been sacked only once or not at all, he's thrown 25 touchdown passes and just 7 interceptions with an 11-1 record. Full story.