Witness, traffic ticket lead to arrest in Mundelein child abduction
A witness who saw a man abduct a 3-year-old girl Monday in Mundelein and then drive away was sure the car's license plate number started with a 7. That detail -- and a traffic ticket recently issued to the car's driver -- led to the arrest of a suspect, authorities announced yesterday. Full story.
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Missing man's car found in Vernon Hills
The car belonging to missing Lake Villa resident Nicholas Steward was found last night in Vernon Hills, Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim said. But authorities continue to search for the man himself. Full story.
Anvil Club loan draws fire from Libertarians
The venerable members-only Anvil Club may be in line for a $300,000 loan from East Dundee, but the proposal has a local group calling the move a "corporate bailout." The Fox Valley Libertarian Party has been staging Saturday protests outside the 56-year-old Anvil Club since last week. The group has also created a n online petition against the club's move to seek financial assistance from the village. Full story.
Arlington Heights neighborhood saves more than 400 ash trees
One Arlington Heights neighborhood made an effort to treat more than half of its ash trees to try to save them from the invasive emerald ash borer. So far, it's been a success. Full story.
Urlacher headed into hall of fame Saturday -- as in Mettawa Mayor Casey
Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher and his brother Brian are running neck-and-neck when in comes to hall of fame inductions for their football play. Casey will become part of the Lake Forest College Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony starting at 10 a.m. Saturday Full story.
Wheaton sisters help provide fruit, veggies for those in need
Donations of fresh fruits and vegetables were up more than 93 percent from an average Thursday yesterday at Wheaton's People's Resource Center thanks to a food drive organized by two Wheaton sisters. Full story.
Scattered thunderstorms will last throughout the day, with temperature hovering around 84 degrees. It will be rainy and 67 degrees when you head out the door, and temperatures will dip back to 67 degrees tonight. Full story.
Construction is continuing on Route 45 between East Lake-Cook Road and IL Route 83. The roadwork is expected to last through next week. Full story.
Yankees won't let Cubs talk with Girardi
The Cubs want to get their managerial situation settled sooner rather than later, and perhaps they will. But for the foreseeable future, they'll have to proceed without talking to favorite-son candidate Joe Girardi. Full story by Bruce Miles.
Poll Vault: How long will shutdown last and who's to blame?
We're entering Day 4 of the current shutdown. How long do you think the shutdown will last? And what do you think the political fallout will be in 2014? Leave your comment with Poll Vault.