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Dawn Patrol: 4,600 pounds of sheet metal traps worker

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Pile of sheet metal falls on Libertyville worker

A pile of sheet metal weighing as much as 4,600 pounds tipped over, trapping a Libertyville worker's leg beneath it. It took firefighters 40 minutes to free the man, whose leg was seriously damaged. Full story.

No medical marijuana in Dist. 214

Northwest Suburban High School District 214 recently took steps to ban medical marijuana from school grounds. Officials recently decided that students, staffers and visitors cannot be under the influence of medical marijuana, either. Full story.

Carmel students volunteering in Washington, Ill.

A group of 50 Carmel Catholic High School students plan to travel to tornado-devastated Washington on Friday to organize and distribute food in a free grocery store established for people affected by the disaster. Thirty-two of the student volunteers are members of Carmel's varsity football team. The other 18 are in the Mundelein school's social justice club. Full story.

Error costs DuPage Forest Preserve candidate a spot

A DuPage Forest Preserve Commission candidate won't appear on the primary ballet because the person who notarized his signatures to enter the Republican primary wasn't a valid notary. The county electoral board ruled yesterday that Joseph C. Wozniak of Naperville isn't eligible. Full story.

Palatine man sent to prison for kicking teen

A Palatine man pleaded guilty to kicking a disabled teen in his care earlier this year. A Cook County judge sentenced him to three years in prison for kicking the girl when she became uncooperative while he was feeding her. Full story.

Carol Stream man with murder conviction busted

A Carol Stream man convicted of murdering a child in 1982 has been charged with two new felonies. Leamon E. Jordan, 57, of the 300 block of Wexford Court, was arrested last week after failing to register as a violent offender against youth and illegally coming within 500 feet of a child day care home. Full story.

Blackhawks beat the Devils

The Blackhawks beat the Devils last night in a 5-2 victory. The Devils managed only 12 shots for the game. The Hawks start a three-day Christmas break before hosting the Colorado Avalanche Friday and traveling to St. Louis to play the Blues Saturday. Full story.

Defense, Rodgers could be missing from Sunday's game

Who knows who or what will show up to Sunday's game against Green Bay for the NFC North title game. Maybe Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers? Maybe the Chicago Bears defense? Who knows? The Bears missed 20 tackles in Sunday's 54-11 loss. Full story by Bob LeGere.

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