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Article updated: 11/4/2013 5:49 AM

Dawn Patrol: Antioch suspect caught; veteran finally gets WWII medals

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Antioch suspect caught:

Antioch resident Billy E. Varner, 54, who was wanted for questioning in two suspicious deaths in Antioch last week, was arrested in North Dakota, police confirmed yesterday. The causes of death for his wife, Peggy Henderson, 61, and his mother, Dorothy Varner, 82, remain under investigation. Full story.

Belated honor for vet, 94:

Nearly 70 years after leaving the U.S. Army, Frank Andrews of Des Plaines received six medals earned during World War II. Andrews, 94, was awarded the medals at a special ceremony in Wheaton yesterday and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and Normandy invasion. Full story.

Route 47 reopens:

A stretch of Illinois Route 47 near Huntley reopened yesterday morning after a semitrailer truck crashed and spilled 100 gallons of diesel while trying to avoid a car Saturday night. Story.

Weather

Partly sunny but windy with a high of 58 degrees. Temperatures will be about 44 degrees as you head out the door this morning, then dip back to 46 degrees tonight. Full story.

Traffic

Construction continues on IL Route 22 between Route 12 and Route 14. Lane closures are possible. People are urged to find alternate routes around the roadwork. Full story.

Blackhawks lose in OT:

The Blackhawks dropped an overtime game 3-2 to the Calgary Flames at the United Center Sunday. Flames goalie Reto Berra, who was just called up from the minors, had 42 saves. Read Tim Sassone's full report.

Are you ready for some football?

Can the Bears beat the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau Field tonight? Bob LeGere has the numbers breakdown and analysis right here.

Alligator found at O'Hare:

Authorities are puzzled by a foot-long alligator that a maintenance worker found under an escalator at O'Hare International Airport. Full story.

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