Judge: Des Plaines cop doesn't have to be rehired
A Des Plaines police officer who was terminated in March 2012, following an internal city investigation that found he violated the city's policy for use of force, failed to disclose his use of force, and lied about it during the investigation does not have to be rehired, according to a Cook County judge, who overruled an arbitrator who recently said otherwise. Full story.
Two women hospitalized after car goes into pond
A Bolingbrook woman whose vehicle broke through the ice of retention pond and a good Samaritan who attempted to help her both remain in stable condition at a nearby hospital after emergency responders rescued them last night, police said. Full story.
Elgin bridges closed by stalled train
A stalled train closed four bridges in downtown Elgin throughout much of rush hour last night. The two-mile train experienced unknown mechanical difficulties at about 5 p.m. Full story.
East Dundee helping business expand
East Dundee officials approved funds last night to help longtime business Bandito Barney's Beach Club and Bordello expand and upgrade its facility. Owners invested $1.1 million in the project, while village officials earmarked $300,000 in TIF money, with the expectation that they'll recapture the investment through the sales tax money produced there. Full story.
Celebrity stylist hails from Naperville
Naperville native Sallie Ciganovich once walked the halls of Naperville North High School and Schaumburg's Pivot Point International beauty school. These days, she styles the hair on the sets of numerous well-known shows and movies, including "Glee," "X Factor," "Entertainment Tonight" and "Gilmore Girls." Full story.
Dominick's customers clear out inventory
Taking advantage of 50 percent off sales at all of the Chicago-area Dominick's stores, shoppers cleared the shelves as the final days dwindle leading up to the Dec. 28 closure of all stores in the Chicago market. Many of the stores have been sold to their competitor, Roundy's, and will be transformed into new Mariano's grocery stores. Full story.
Cloudy and 17 degrees to start this morning, but temperatures are expected to climb to the freezing mark of 32 degrees later this afternoon. Temperatures will dip back to 15 degrees tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on Bull Valley Road at Crystal Lake Road in McHenry. People should expect long delays due to the road work. Full traffic from ABC 7 Chicago.
Trestman's off-season plan credited with team unity
Bears' Head Coach Marc Trestman's urging for players to learn more about each other in the off-season may be carrying his injury-prone team, who united despite many opportunities to divide. Players supported quarterback Jay Cutler Sunday even as he threw two interceptions early in the game. Full story.