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Dawn patrol: Baby's death under investigation; peacock dies

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  • Blue the peacock warms up with a zoo employee after being brought back in from the cold Tuesday in West Dundee. The bird died overnight.

    Blue the peacock warms up with a zoo employee after being brought back in from the cold Tuesday in West Dundee. The bird died overnight.
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Baby's death under investigation in Barrington

An autopsy is scheduled for this morning on a baby found dead in Barrington yesterday afternoon. Mya Edwards, 7 months, was pronounced dead just after noon Wednesday. The Cook County Major Case Assistance Team continues to investigate with Barrington police. Full story.

Peacock dies after cold exposure

A peacock that flew out of its home at a West Dundee zoo Tuesday and spent 90 minutes in subzero temperatures has died. Blue, the peacock, had frozen to a tree branch by the time firefighters rescued him. His death was likely from fluid that built up in his lungs. Full story.

Lake County lawsuit settled

The family of a Lake County jail inmate who was paralyzed during a confrontation with a guard and later died won a $1.95 million settlement yesterday. Eugene Gruber, 51, of Grayslake, died in March 2012. Full story.

Carpentersville endorses settlement with firefighters

Avoiding costly arbitration, Carpentersville officials and the village's firefighters reached a contract agreement last night. The settlement stipulates that the village use a daily minimum of eight full-time firefighters spread among the three stations, among other things. Full story.

Moose Lodge gets a warning in Elign

Officers with the Elgin Moose Lodge appeared before the city's liquor commission Wednesday night to answer questions about helping a club member evade police. Full story.

Jury gets Naperville battery case

A DuPage County jury is deliberating the fate of an Oak Park man charged with brutally assaulting a Naperville man following a night of drinking in downtown Naperville. Paul Magee, 27, is charged with aggravated assault following the May 2013 incident. Full story.


Mostly clear but 2 degrees below zero early this morning. Temperatures will climb to 26 degrees this afternoon and hover there overnight. Light rain and freezing drizzle are expected tonight. Full weather.


Black ice conditions continue this morning due to freezing conditions overnight so people should take precautions. Construction continues on Rollins Road between Route 45 and Route 83, so people should expect delays. Full story.

Blackhawks lose to Rangers

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist played tough and the Blackhawks fell 3-2 last night at the United Center. The Blackhawks fell behind in the first period on Rangers goals by Mike Richards and Matt Zuccarello. Click here to read Tim Sassone's take.

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