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Dawn Patrol: Bolingbrook plane crash; Oberweis mulls U.S. Senate run

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  • Onlookers take photos and watch as investigators examine the site of a plane crash in the parking lot of a Chase bank on Weber Road near the Clow International Airport in Bolingbrook on Wednesday.

      Onlookers take photos and watch as investigators examine the site of a plane crash in the parking lot of a Chase bank on Weber Road near the Clow International Airport in Bolingbrook on Wednesday.
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1 dead, 1 hurt after plane crashes in Bolingbrook

One person is dead and another hospitalized after a small plane crashed yesterday afternoon into a bank parking lot near Clow Airport in Bolingbrook. A man was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and then taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood for burn treatment. A representative from the Will County coroner's office declared the woman dead at 6:45 p.m. An autopsy will be conducted this morning. Full story.

Water agency tells Wauconda to go elsewhere

After more than two years of negotiations, a Lake County agency that provides Lake Michigan drinking water to some suburbs told Wauconda officials last night to find a different vendor. The decision from the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency board left some Wauconda trustees visibly stunned. Wauconda voters approved a $50 million plan to connect to a Lake Michigan water system in 2012. Full story.

Oberweis considering another U.S. Senate run

State Sen. Jim Oberweis, a Sugar Grove Republican, says he's considering a run for U.S. Senate and will make a final decision in three to four weeks. "I have had a number of different people encourage me to do so," he said. Oberweis has waged unsuccessful bids for U.S. Senate before, in 2002 and 2004, finishing second in the primary each year. Full story.

Naperville drafting ban on MMA events

The Naperville City Council has not yet moved to ban mixed-martial arts, but the idea of holding a fight in the city still may be down for the count. Faced with opposition from the council, organizers of a fight originally scheduled for Oct. 19 at Players Indoor Sports have instead combined their event with one on Oct. 5 in McCook. Full story.

Local experts eye effects of looming health care law

Arlington Heights-based Northwest Community Hospital expects a gradual increase in the demand for the services of primary care doctors as the Affordable Care Act unfolds, a hospital executive said yesterday. The demand "will build over time," said Michael Hartke, the hospital's chief operating officer. "For us, in our marketplace, it won't be immediate, but it will go up gradually." Full story.

Suburban centenarians look back on a lifetime of friendship

Not many people reach their 100th birthday, and even fewer get to do it with their best friend by their side. But when Irene Cook and Alice Jensen joke and eat lunch together, reminiscing about their days jumping rope or playing cards after school, it's easy to see how the pair have stayed friends for almost a century. Full story with video.


Another perfect day this afternoon with clear skies and a high of 74 degrees. It's clear and 55 degrees this afternoon, and temperatures will dip down to 56 degrees tonight. Full story.


Construction continues on IL Route 62 between IL Route 59 and Kautz Road. The work will take place through September. Full traffic.

Win bittersweet for Cubs as Sveum waits for word

Their was an air of wistfulness around Wrigley Field as the Cubs closed out their home season with a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The fate of manager Dale Sveum is in the balance as the Cubs head to St. Louis for the final three games of the season. Full story.

Konerko out with bruised kneecap

White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will miss Chicago's final road game with a bruised right kneecap. The 15-year veteran fouled a pitch off his knee in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Indians. Konerko dropped to the ground for several moments in pain after knocking right-hander Joe Smith's pitch off his knee. Full story.

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