Earlier accident slowing traffic on eastbound I-90
An early morning accident is causing some delays on eastbound I-90 from the Elgin toll plaza to Roselle Road, WBBM is reporting.
Three suspects charged in West Chicago stabbing death
Three teenagers who have been charged in the beating and stabbing death of a 22-year-old man in West Chicago will appear in bond court at 8 this morning. Jonathan Jimenez, 19, of Aurora, Alejandro Martinez, 17, of West Chicago, and Anthony Rios, 18, of West Chicago all were charged with first-degree murder in the death of Thomas Tecuatl, 22, of Wheaton. Full story.
Three-story addition part of Mundelein High School expansion
Mundelein High School board members got their first glimpse last night of an architect's vision for a $21.8 million building expansion. Architect Scot Parker, of Legat Architects, presented his designs for the project, which calls for a three-story addition that would be built in a courtyard near the center of the school. Full story.
Five students arrested after fight at Grayslake Central
Five students were arrested after a fight in the cafeteria yesterday at Grayslake Central High School, officials said. What started as an argument escalated into several boys throwing punches, said Catherine Finger, superintendent of Grayslake High School District 127. Full story.
Woman hit by bus at O'Hare
A woman is in critical condition after being struck by a bus outside O'Hare International Airport yesterday afternoon, officials said. The woman was hit around 2:30 p.m. outside the United Terminal, according to a Chicago Police Department spokesman. She was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in critical condition, police said. Full story.
Arlington Hts. launches smoke detector program in wake of fatal fire
Arlington Heights this week announced a new initiative to help residents make sure they have working smoke detectors in their homes. The program -- named "Project Katie" after a relative of Trustee Joe Farwell who died in a fire in the 1970s -- comes a few weeks after a fire killed three women in an Arlington Heights home where there was an inoperable smoke detector. Full story.
Batavia proposes $1.14 million in aid for new Walgreens
Keeping a Walgreens in downtown Batavia is worth $1.143 million to Batavia officials, they decided last night. The council agreed to use $850,000 -- a sum equal to the increased property tax expected from a new Walgreens -- to help pay for building the store, and to rebate some sales tax money or steer property tax money to it. Full story.
Mostly clear with temperatures around 30 degrees this morning. Temperatures will rise to 46 degrees today, before slipping back to 39 tonight. Some rain is possible in the late afternoon or early evening. Full story.
Construction continues on Washington Street between North Cedar Lake Road and Hainesville Road in Round Lake Beach. Expect longer than normal travel times. Full traffic.
Bears' Trestman just focused on next game
Bears coach Marc Trestman says he doesn't dwell on his team's 6-4 record, and he might be the only one who doesn't. The Bears technically trail the 6-4 Lions in the NFC North because Detroit already has won both head-to-head meetings. But the Bears are in the thick of the race for one of the two wild-card spots. Full story.
Racing industry gets 'critical' extension from state
An extended closed-door negotiating session yesterday afternoon produced a rarity in Illinois horse racing these days -- a unified front among the racing industry. In the process it also produced what is probably the industry's best chance of averting potential disaster, a three-year extension of Illinois' Advanced Deposit Wagering statute that, if renewed by the legislature and signed by the governor, would provide the necessary funding for the Illinois Racing Board and ensure a full slate of horse racing in 2014. Full story.
Hoffman Estates' Wille to roll for McKendree
Hoffman Estates senior Sarah Wille has signed a letter of intent to attend Mckendree University in downstate Lebanon. Wille, the Mid-Suburban League champion last year, has been a varsity bowler for four years. Full story.