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Dawn Patrol: DCFS investigates baby death; Carol Stream stabbing

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  • The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect against the parents of a Barrington girl whom authorities found dead Wednesday at a home on the 100 block of South Hager Avenue.

       The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect against the parents of a Barrington girl whom authorities found dead Wednesday at a home on the 100 block of South Hager Avenue.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
 

DCFS investigating parents of deceased infant

The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating allegations of neglect against the parents of a Barrington girl whom authorities found dead Wednesday. DCFS had no prior contact with the family regarding 7-month-old Mya Edwards, but the agency had one unfounded neglect report involving the family dated April 2013 and an "indicated" abuse report, meaning it determined it found credible evidence of abuse, from 2002, a DCFS official said. Police have not given any details on the infant's death. Full story.

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Carol Stream resident stabbed

Carol Stream police may release more details today about a stabbing that took place last night in an apartment complex. Authorities were called to the apartment building at 130 Klein Creek Court about 6:40 p.m. Carol Stream Fire Protection District officials confirmed that one victim was taken to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. The victim's condition is unknown. Full story.

Police looking for missing Streamwood man

Streamwood police continue to look for a man who has been missing since Wednesday morning. Rod J. Vondracek, 80, was reported missing by his wife at 6 a.m. Wednesday, but he has not been heard from since. He was spotted Thursday morning at Schaumburg Toyota but left before police learned of his location. Full story.

Grayslake boil order continues

Grayslake's boil order for drinking water will continue through at least part of today, though officials say if water test results arrive this morning, it's possible the boil order could be canceled by noon. The order is the result of a pressure loss in the village's system. Officials don't suspect any contamination occurred, but the village was required to submit samples for testing under Illinois Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Full story.

Cafe offering alcohol and gambling rejected

A cafe featuring alcohol and video gambling will not be coming to downtown Elgin, but the company hopes to set up shop elsewhere in the Northwest suburbs later this year. Members of the Elgin liquor control commission this week unanimously turned down a preliminary proposal by Java Jills, which sought a liquor license from the city for the space at 176 E. Chicago St. Full story.

Elk Grove native leads U.S. women's figure skaters

Gracie Gold, an Elk Grove native, easily skated off with the women's short program Thursday night at the U.S. championships with a career-high 72.12 points, erasing memories of her flop last year. Gold is poised for an appearance at the Olympics next month in Sochi, Russia. Full story.

Weather

Light fog and some freezing drizzle with temperatures at 31 degrees this morning. Temperatures will climb to 39 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to 32 tonight. Full weather.

Traffic

Construction continues on Rollins Road between Route 45 and Route 83 in Round Lake Beach. People should expect delays while the two year road project takes place. Full traffic from ABC News Chicago.

Jeffrey named to Pro Bowl

Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey will join teammates Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte at the Pro Bowl Jan. 26 after being named to replace the injured Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions. The 6-foot-3, 217-pound Jeffery will be making his first Pro Bowl appearance. He finished sixth in the NFL in receiving yards (1,421) and seventh in yards from scrimmage (1,526), which was second in the league among wide receivers. Full story.

DePaul beats Butler in double overtime

The DePaul Blue Demons took the Butler Bulldogs to two overtime sessions last night and in the end got the winning basket with 45 seconds left from Cleveland Melvin. DePaul won 99-94, earning their first victory in the Big East, and snapping a three-game skid. Full story.

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