Five people shot in Elgin
Five people were injured in a shooting early yesterday morning in Elgin. About 3:10 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of North Street for a reported shooting and found four victims, who were taken to Sherman and Presence Saint Joseph hospitals. Their injuries were not considered life threatening, police said. Full story.
Baby sugar glider stolen from S. Elgin pet shop
A South Elgin pet store is hoping for the return of a baby sugar glider taken from the store at the end of last week. Sugar gliders, which are marsupials native to Australia, are like little flying squirrels. The workers at Critters Pet Shop are concerned because the baby has not been weaned and will not survive if it is separated from its mother. Full story.
Leukemia foundation sponsors kids' party in Addison
For many of the roughly 50 kids who partied yesterday afternoon at Dave & Buster's in Addison, it's not unusual to spend a lot of time visiting doctors or undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments. But for a few hours, at least, they just got to be kids, playing arcade games, dressing up for a photo booth and maybe tackling an arts and crafts project. Full story.
Cubby Bear reportedly closed in Lincolnshire
There are reports that the Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire closed recently. A worker at the Cubby Bear Chicago location confirmed the Lincolnshire location had closed, but provided no further comment. Multiple posts by customers on a Cubby Bear North Facebook page and Yelp.com also state that the bar is now closed. Full story.
Items too close to water heater cause Aurora fire
Two families have been displaced after items stored too close to a water heater started a fire in Aurora Saturday night, according to a news release. Firefighters from the Aurora Fire Department responded around 7:30 p.m. to a fire in a two-unit apartment building on the 600 block of High Street, according to officials. Upon arrival, they found smoke and a small fire in the basement. Full story.
Fashions from the Golden Globes red carpet
The stars of the big and small screen put their best fashion foot forward Sunday for the Golden Globes. Check out the photo gallery here.
Cloudy today, but temperatures will hit a high of 41 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures will be about 40 degrees when you head out to work this morning, then dip back to 28 degrees late this evening. Full story.
Construction continues on IL Route 120 between North River Road and IL Route 31. Delays are expected through November. Full traffic from ABC 7 Chicago.
Hossa helps Hawks beat Oilers
Marian Hossa had a power-play goal and an assist on his 35th birthday, and the Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 last night to end a three-game losing streak. Ben Smith, Andrew Shaw, Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook also scored for Chicago, which had 15 goals against Edmonton in a three-game sweep of the season series. Full story.
Bears fire 2 assistants, but Tucker will be back
Coordinator Mel Tucker will not lose his job after his defense turned in one of the worst performances in Bears history, but two of his position coaches will not be back. The Bears have informed defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar that they will not return for the 2014 season. Full story.