No major injuries in day care bus crash
A bus carrying five kids from school to a day care crashed into an SUV yesterday afternoon in an unincorporated area near Ingleside. One person, the bus' pregnant driver, was taken to a nearby hospital out of precaution. Full story.
Des Plaines man charged after standoff
A Des Plaines man faces multiple charges that began with domestic battery and ended hours after he barricaded himself in his home Sunday evening, police said yesterday. Full story.
Women report sex assaults in Benedictine dorm
Two women reported that they were sexually assaulted last week in a dorm room on the Benedictine University campus in Lisle. Both women -- one a Benedictine student -- were treated at a nearby hospital, and several male students have been questioned. No charges have been filed yet. Full story.
Body confirmed to be Arlington Heights man
A body found with a car last week in a deep ravine in West Chicago was confirmed yesterday to be missing Arlington Heights man Eugene Jonsson. Jonsson, 84, had recently been having bouts of memory loss before his disappearance in August. He was discovered Thursday by a landscaper working in that area. Full story.
COD hires familiar face as art center's interim director
The College of DuPage hired Glen Ellyn resident Diana Martinez to serve as interim director of the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Martinez's resume includes stops at Second City, the Paramount Theatre in Aurora and Pheasant Run in St. Charles. Full story.
Cook County building code inspections up 40% in a year
Annual inspections at businesses and multifamily housing complexes in unincorporated Cook County increased by 40 percent this year. Preckwinkle said the increased enforcement is an effort to upgrade the county's building inspection system and bring buildings in unincorporated Cook County up to standards set in neighboring municipalities. Full story.
Clear to start the morning with temperatures hovering near 51 degrees. Temperatures are expected to increase to about 70 degrees this afternoon, before falling to 56 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on IL Route 62 between Pyott Road and IL Route 31 near Algonquin. Only one lane gets by in each direction through the summer of 2014. Full traffic.
Trestman learns about team in Steelers victory
After two victories at home, Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman took his team into hostile Pittsburgh territory Sunday and continued to learn about what works and what doesn't. The hard-fought 40-23 victory knocked out defensive tackle Henry Melton for the year with a knee injury and highlighted other areas of success and failure. Full story.
Pirates clinch playoff berth, at Cubs' expense
For the second time in two days, the Cubs had to watch as another team celebrated a postseason berth at Wrigley Field. On Sunday, it was the Braves clinching the NL East. Last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates secured their first playoff berth since 1992 with a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Cubs. Full story.