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Dawn Patrol: Aurora woman still in hospital; Des Plaines woman missing

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  • Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall walks off the field after losing to the Green Bay Packers 33-28 on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall walks off the field after losing to the Green Bay Packers 33-28 on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.
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Aurora woman remains hospitalized after crash that killed brother

A 24-year-old Aurora woman remained hospitalized in critical condition yesterday with injuries suffered two days earlier in a crash that claimed the life of her brother. Full story

Elgin police investigate shots fired outside house party

Detectives from the Elgin Police Department's Gang Crimes Unit are investigating reports of gunshots fired early yesterday morning on the 1000 block of Congdon Avenue. Full story

Des Plaines woman missing in Indiana floodwaters

A search is underway for a Des Plaines woman missing in flood waters on Highway 257 in Indiana. Full story

Funeral today for Carpentersville teen

Jody Siers said she is still in shock after her 19-year-old daughter died in a work accident last week, but she is finding comfort in the gift of life her oldest child gave to a stranger. Shortly after she died Monday, Stephanie Siers' heart was donated to a local 63-year-old woman, Jody said. Funeral services for Stephanie will be held at 11 a.m. today at Miller Funeral Home in West Dundee, followed by burial in the Dundee Township East Cemetery in East Dundee. Full story

Chilling finish to Bears' season

It wasn't the collective brain cramp late in the first half that lost yesterday's game for the Bears. Even though 11 defenders stood around watching as Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin scooped up a loose ball and pranced 15 yards for a touchdown, they were able to overcome that. Full story

Will Saad, Sharp go to the Olympics?

When the U.S. Olympic team is named on Wednesday following the Winter Classic game between Detroit and Toronto in Ann Arbor, there's a good chance Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad won't hear his name called. There's simply too much proven talent at wing on the USA side, which means Saad might have to wait his turn. Meanwhile, when Canada reveals its Olympic roster on Jan. 7, Patrick Sharp likely can expect to hear his name called. Full story


It'll be in the single digits for a while this morning. The temperature has been hovering around 1 or 2 degrees so far, but a gradual warm-up is forecast with the thermoter hitting 10 degrees by about noon. Today's high is projected to be 14. The normal high temperature for this date is 32 degrees. Full story


Suburban commuters have a number of construction zones to be aware of as they head on the roads. In the St. Charles area, work is occurring on Western Avenue between Fabyan Parkway and South Street. In Lake County, roadwork will continue on Route 22 between in Lake Zurich to Northwest Highway in the Barrington area. In DuiPage County in the Naperville area, work is set for Route 34 between Route 53/Lincoln Avenue and Yackley Road. Des Plaines police said while crews were fixing a water main break at Oakton and Lee streets, there were no traffic problems in the area. Full story

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