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updated: 10/23/2013 7:45 AM

Dawn Patrol: Multi-suburb police chase; Accident on I-90

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  • Bensenville police surround a car during a chase that started in Bensenville and ended in Itasca on Tuesday.

    Bensenville police surround a car during a chase that started in Bensenville and ended in Itasca on Tuesday.
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Accident on westbound I-90 blocking lanes

The Illinois Tollway is reporting an accident on westbound I-90 at Dundee Road is blocking two lanes and delaying traffic in the area.

Police: Elmhurst woman led police on chase through suburbs

Charges are pending against a 30-year-old Elmhurst woman who led police on a chase through several suburbs yesterday. Police, responding to reports of a possible DUI driver, followed the woman from Bensenville to Elk Grove Village and back before she crashed into a squad car and a tree. Full story.

Thousands rally in Springfield in support of same-sex marriage

Thousands of people in support of same-sex marriage rallied outside the state capitol building yesterday. Gay rights advocates had hoped lawmakers in Springfield would call the matter to a vote. Opponents have planned a similar rally for today. Full story.

Hoffman Estates drowning victim remembered as a hero

A Hoffman Estates man who drowned at a Wisconsin marina over the weekend had once saved someone from drowning himself. Police say Richard Franzese, 58, may have hit his head and fallen into the water unconscious after getting the cuff of his pants caught on the dock. Full story.

DuPage County debuts new Family Center

A neutral location for families dealing with divorce or separation is no longer a rented space in a strip mall. Officials cut the ribbon yesterday on the DuPage County Family Center's new state-of-the-art home within the county complex in Wheaton. Full story.

Metra insurance expert is leaving

A key player in the Metra payout to outgoing CEO Alex Clifford is leaving Metra. Rick Capra was the agency's former director of risk management in charge of investigating and negotiating claims against the agency and procuring policies. Officials announced his resignation yesterday. Full story.


Mostly clear and 34 degrees to start the morning, it will turn cloudy and 45 degrees by the end of the day. It will dip back to the freezing mark tonight. Full weather.


Motorists should avoid IL Route 62 between Pyott Road and IL Route 31 through Algonquin. People should be prepared to stop. Full traffic.

Kerr, Miller weigh in on Bulls

TV analysts Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller discussed the Chicago Bulls' upcoming season yesterday, saying that keeping the team healthy is the No. 1 priority. Injuries have already kept Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich out of the preseason. Full story.

Bears defense set to give up most yards ever

The Bears have allowed 21 points or more in each of the first seven games of the season. That puts them on track to allow more points than any team in franchise history. Full story.

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