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Dawn Patrol: Fox River Grove fire displaces residents; Bears lose

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  • Bears coach Marc Trestman and quarterback Jay Cutler talk during the game at Soldier Field on Sunday.

    Bears coach Marc Trestman and quarterback Jay Cutler talk during the game at Soldier Field on Sunday.
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Fire leaves Fox River Grove-area home uninhabitable

An attic fire yesterday morning left a Fox River Grove-area home uninhabitable, displacing its two residents, fire officials said. No residents or firefighters were hurt, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage was estimated at $75,000. Full story.

Girls giving rugby a chance, helping sport's growth in U.S.

In his native South Africa, rugby is more than a sport for Palatine resident Warren Taylor. "For us it's a religion," he said. That level of devotion seems to have been passed down to his 15-year-old daughter, Rachael Taylor, who plays on the Palatine Juggernauts girls rugby team run by her father, a retired semipro player, and coach Alan Burton. Full story.

Morton Arboretum celebrates fall

Bert Chaney said fall is likely his favorite time to visit the Morton Arboretum. "It's cool outside, but not freezing. And when the leaves change color, it's a pretty neat sight," the Naperville resident said. The Arboretum is celebrating the arrival of fall, too, with a slew of events throughout the month of October that make up this year's Fall Color Festival. Full story.


Cloudy and cool today with high temperatures around 66 degrees. Temperatures will be about 47 degrees as you head out the door this morning, then dip back to 47 degrees tonight. Full story.


Construction continues in Lake Zurich on Quentin Road, near Quentin Collection Drive. People should find alternate routes. More traffic.

Jeffery, Marshall both frustrated in Bears' loss

Bears wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall were both frustrated after yesterday's 26-18 loss to the Saints. Jeffery, a second-round pick in just his second season out of South Carolina, had a career-best 10 catches and piled up 218 receiving yards, more than any player in franchise history. But it wasn't enough to prevent a second straight loss. "It's not about what I did; it's about what the team did, and we didn't get the win," said Jeffery. Full story.

Bears couldn't dig out of this hole

Finishing is not a problem for Marc Trestman's Bears. But slow starts the past two weeks have undermined commendable comebacks. For the second straight week the Bears bounced back strong in the second half. Also for the second straight week it wasn't enough to overcome a double-digit deficit. Full story.

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