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Dawn Patrol: Traffic problems on I-90; no Benedictine sex charges

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  • One of Kim Hunter's 45 goats grazes at Knoch Knolls Park in Naperville. The park district is using the goats to clear 5 acres of land to expand a disc golf course.

       One of Kim Hunter's 45 goats grazes at Knoch Knolls Park in Naperville. The park district is using the goats to clear 5 acres of land to expand a disc golf course.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
 

Accident on I-90

WBBM is reporting an accident on eastbound I-90 near Randall Road is causing delays. There is also a new traffic pattern in the area due to ongoing road construction.

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DuPage County on track for record heroin deaths

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No charges in Benedictine sexual assault allegations

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Act of desperation or false confession in Round Lake Park woman's death?

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Weather

Partly sunny and pleasant with a high temperature of 71 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures will be 58 degrees as you head out the door this morning, then dip back to 51 degrees tonight. Full story.

Traffic

Construction continues on IL Route 83 between 3rd Avenue and IL Route 72/East Higgins Road. More traffic.

Bears' Steltz bears down on kids' fitness and nutrition

Chicago Bears safety Craig Steltz joined mascot Staley "Da Bear" at Midtown Athletic Club in Palatine yesterday to lead a clinic to teach about the importance of nutrition and exercise. Steltz signed autographs at the event, which emphasized the benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle. Full story.

Injuries create first bit of adversity for Bears

The 3-0 Bears will face their first bit of dissension of the season this week against Detroit when they deal with the lost of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton. Melton suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Sunday that will keep him out until next season. Melton's position was critical to the success of the Bears' Cover-2 defense. Full story.

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