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Dawn Patrol: Oak Brook armed robbery; Police officer still recovering

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  • Police are seeking two suspects after an armed robbery occurred Saturday evening at Helzberg Diamonds in Oak Brook.

    Police are seeking two suspects after an armed robbery occurred Saturday evening at Helzberg Diamonds in Oak Brook.
    Courtesy of the Oak Brook Police Department


Oak Brook police investigate armed robbery at jewelry store

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Saturday evening at an Oak Brook jewelry store, according to a news release. Two males wearing black ski masks entered the store shortly before 6:30 p.m. at Helzberg Diamonds, 3031 Butterfield Road, according to police. Full story.

Arlington Heights police officer remains in hospital

An Arlington Heights police officer who was shot in the face Thursday night while responding to a hostage situation is still recovering in the hospital, according to one of his comrades. Michael McEvoy, 52, remains in critical, but stable, condition at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, said Sgt. Scott Winkelman of the Arlington Heights Police Department. Full story.

Naperville filmgoers see different take on immigration

Independent filmmaker Kevin Dalvi believes that the full story of immigration in America is not told often enough. Dalvi addressed the experience of immigrants who come here legally in a comic drama called "Promise Land," which screened yesterday at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. Full story.

Lego fans flock to Cantigny for holiday train show

Cantigny Park in Wheaton hosted its annual Lego Train Show and Party over the weekend with displays built by members of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club. The museum's visitor's center was packed with intricate, detailed and occasionally eye-popping creations made from the wildly popular little plastic blocks. Full story.

'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dies at age 81

Known on the one hand for his starring role in "Lawrence of Arabia," leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into the depths of drinking, Peter O'Toole was one of the acting world's most charismatic figures. O'Toole died Saturday at age 81 after a long bout of illness. Full story.


Partly cloudy and only 9 degrees this morning, but it will warm up this afternoon when temperatures climb to 21 degrees this afternoon. Snow is expected tonight when temperatures continue to rise to a high of 22 degrees late this evening. Full story.


Roadwork continues on Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach between Route 45 and Route 83. People should find alternate routes to avoid heavy delays. Full traffic from ABC 7 Chicago.

Cutler rewards Trestman, Bears with win

Turns out Jay Cutler did learn something from watching Josh McCown. After targeting Brandon Marshall all day in his first game back, Cutler finally threw one up for grabs between defenders and let Alshon Jeffery drag it down for a touchdown. That play tied the game and the Bears later scored to take the lead and ultimately beat the Browns 38-31 in Cleveland yesterday. Full story.

Toews leads Blackhawks over Kings

Jonathan Toews set up two first-period goals, and the Blackhawks cooled off the Los Angeles Kings with a 3-1 victory last night in a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals at United Center. Full story.

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