Suburban Filipinos pray for typhoon victims, wait to hear from family
Worshippers at the Northwest Filipino Baptist Church in Elk Grove Village bowed their heads and held hands yesterday as they prayed for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The disaster was on their minds as many in the congregation of 150 still are waiting to hear from relatives in the Philippines. Full story.
Detours begin today for Rollins Road improvements
Starting today, sections of heavily traveled Rollins Road near Route 83 in Round Lake Beach will be closed for two weeks and traffic detoured. During that time, a temporary bridge on Route 83 over Rollins will be built and a spur railroad track installed to divert an estimated 55 freight and commuter trains each day around the existing ground-level Rollins crossing. Full story.
Naperville runners sweep city's first marathon
Naperville runners completed a hometown sweep yesterday at the inaugural Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon, dashing to first place in the men's and women's divisions of the 26.2-mile race. Naperville resident and North Central College graduate Yonatan Mascote, 24, was the men's winner and Amanda Mirochna, a 26-year-old Naperville native who graduated from Neuqua Valley High School, was the women's winner. Full story.
Puppies stolen from Bolingbrook, Naperville found near St. Louis
Two puppies stolen from Petland stores in Bolingbrook and Naperville Friday are safe at a Petland store near St. Louis after a man returned them in a kennel, according to company officials. Adam Stachowiak, owner of the Naperville Petland store at 720 S. Route 59, said Casper, the 10-week-old white Havanese puppy that was stolen from his store, is expected to be returned to the store on Tuesday. Full story.
Arlington Hts. fire victim's husband tells her story
The Arlington Heights house fire that killed three women, including his wife and mother-in-law "killed me, too," says Alex Kandelis. He was planning the next day's birthday celebration for his mother-in-law's 63rd birthday when police told him about the deadly fire. Alex said his wife, Svitlana Kandelis, was learning English and taking classes that would enable her to renew her medical technician career. Full story.
It's cloudy now, but those clouds will produce snow before the day is done. It will be about 44 degrees when you head out the door, but the rain is expected to start later this morning. Then, as temperatures begin to drop this afternoon, the rain will shift to snow creating a slushy mess for the evening commute. Snow will continue overnight as temperatures dip to 22 degrees. Full weather.
Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach is closed at Route 83 due to construction. People are urged to find an alternate route around the construction. Full traffic.
Questionable decisions big part of Bears' loss to Lions
Quarterback Jay Cutler played as long as he could before giving way to backup Josh McCown, whose outstanding relief effort came up just short in a 21-19 loss to the Lions that knocked the Bears out of first place. Cutler completed 21 of 40 passes for 250 yards, even though he suffered a second-quarter ankle injury that left him practically immobile. Full story.
Blackhawks edge Oilers 5-4
Marcus Kruger scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:16 left in the third period, Duncan Keith added a power-play goal 1:55 later and the Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Sunday night at United Center for their third straight victory. Full story.