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Dawn Patrol: Naperville armed robbery attempt; Bears lose ugly

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  • Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery catches a 46-yard touchdown pass over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook during the second half of yesterday's game in Minneapolis. Jeffery was a highlight of the game; the game's ending was not.

      Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery catches a 46-yard touchdown pass over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook during the second half of yesterday's game in Minneapolis. Jeffery was a highlight of the game; the game's ending was not.
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Naperville cops investigate attempted armed robbery

Naperville police are searching for a man armed with a semiautomatic handgun who approached a resident Saturday on the 600 block of Porter Avenue and demanded his cellphone and wallet. The victim told police he was able to retreat inside his house without giving up the items and was unharmed. The suspect immediately left the area. Full story.

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Police: Streamwood man tried to hit driver repeatedly with car

A Streamwood man faces felony charges after following a driver to his home Friday and attempting to hit him with a car multiple times, according to a police report. Police responded to a report of an altercation in front of a house on the 500 block of Ridge Circle around 4 p.m. While approaching the scene, the responding officer came upon a red 1998 Pontiac driving on the wrong side of the road. Full story.

Paper plane world record attempt falls short

Although they didn't break the world record, members of the Fox Valley Composite Squadron, the local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, said they don't consider yesterday's attempt to launch the highest paper airplane in history a failure. The teen and professional members of the group -- an official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force -- split up with mission control based at the DuPage Airport in West Chicago and the launch center for the helium balloon carrying the paper airplane in Kankakee. Full story.

Lake Zurich celebrates football team at parade, rally

While Lake Zurich High School fell short of winning a state football title, the community treated the players and coaches like champions yesterday afternoon with a parade and rally. Full story and video.

Teen's 'candy magnet' a success at Merry Cary Holiday Parade

Jacob Franklin knew how to get some free candy yesterday at the Merry Cary Holiday Parade and Festival. As the nearly 1,000 parade marchers danced past his grandmother's house Sunday on Main Street in Cary, Jacob stood on the curb, driving his remote control car with a small box attached on top, and people threw candy into it. See how it worked in the video.


Partly cloudy and 30 degrees as you head out this morning. Temperatures will climb to about 43 degrees today, before slipping back to 38 degrees this evening. It will reach 50 degrees tomorrow. Full story.


Construction is still causing delays on Rollins Road between Route 83 and Route 45 in Round Lake Beach. People should use alternate routes. More traffic.

Bears' playoff hopes on life support after loss

The Bears would have to win out against Dallas, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Green Bay to win the division or sneak into the wild card -- and even then they would need help. That hardly seems impossible given the quality of opponent, but the Bears also couldn't finish off a Minnesota team that was 2-8-1 coming in and ranked 30th in defense. Full story.

Will Luol Deng be ex-Bull by season's end?

Luol Deng is a winning player, but whether or not he's a winning investment is what the Bulls are trying to determine. In the four games the Bulls have played since losing Derrick Rose to a knee injury. Deng has averaged 25 points, 6 assists and 5.5 rebounds, while shooting 54.5 percent from the field. The two-time all-star is living up to that status, yet his future with the Bulls seems very temporary. Full story.

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