Mount Prospect building threatens collapse
A broken support truss apparently started a sequence of roof failures that left an electronics store in Mount Prospect with a mostly collapsed roof that threatened the collapse of the entire structure, fire officials said yesterday. Full story.
Former Cub Andy Pafko dies at 92
Former Cubs great Andy Pafko, who played center field the last time the team made it to the World Series, died Tuesday at age 92, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Pafko, a longtime Mount Prospect resident, had been living in a nursing home in Michigan, the Milwaukee newspaper reported. Full story.
Fox Lake police searching for missing man
Fox Lake police continue to search for an Ingleside man last seen Sunday. Eric Walleck, 40, is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes, and tattoos on both shoulders and his right forearm. Full story.
Roselle chimney sweeps renew vows atop Willis Tower
Roselle master chimney sweeps David and Dee Stoll wed on Oct. 8, 1978, atop the Sears Tower, then the planet's tallest building. A lot has changed in the world since the pair originally took their vows. They renewed them yesterday. Full story with sky-high pictures and video.
Air traffic controllers struggling during shutdown
Flights continue to land and take off safely, but air traffic controllers need other critical employees who have been missing during the partial government shutdown. Backup staff deemed nonessential include equipment engineers, IT professionals and analysts, National Air Traffic Controllers Association officials said. Full story.
Wauconda delays vote on new administrator
It'll be another week before Wauconda residents learn the identity of the village's new administrator. After a special meeting last night, village officials said they'd like to give the new village administrator some additional time to sign contracts and notify his current employer. Full story.
Cool this morning with temperatures hovering at about 49 degrees, but temperatures will climb to 70 degrees this afternoon. It will slip back to 50 degrees tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on Route 120 between IL Route 134 and IL Route 60. People should find other routes. More traffic.
Big game when Blackhawks face the Blues tonight
Rivalries are built in the playoffs, and the Hawks played the Blues eight times from 1980 to 1993. Now with realignment and Detroit moving to the Eastern Conference, the focus is back on the Hawks and Blues as rivals. That starts with tonight's game. Full story.
Bears' Marshall wants his hands on the ball
Brandon Marshall wants the ball, and his teammates and coaches say that's not a selfish statement -- it's the thoughts of a player who is very capable of making good things happen. Marshall has put up low numbers in the Bears' two losses of the season. Full story.
Bulls' Gibson put in work this summer
On the heels of a generous contract extension, Taj Gibson got down to business this summer, working out with rehabbing Derrick Rose daily in Los Angeles. In two preseason games, Gibson is seeing that work pay off as the team's leading scorer and rebounder. He's shooting 67 percent from the field. Full story.