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Dawn Patrol: Murder charge in Aurora shooting, 2 questioned in another

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  • A murder charge has been filed in the slaying of a woman shot Monday outside a house on Charles Street in Aurora.

      A murder charge has been filed in the slaying of a woman shot Monday outside a house on Charles Street in Aurora.
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Aurora man charged in woman's murder

An Aurora man was charged last night with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a woman Monday. Police say Christopher Whetstone, 45, of the 500 block of St. Charles Street, shot 22-year-old Rachel Taylor multiple times in the abdomen after a domestic situation. Also, two men have been questioned in an Aurora restaurant shooting the same night. Full story.

Frozen body may be missing Geneva man's, police say

A body found frozen Tuesday in an empty lot in Bolingbrook may be that of a Geneva man missing since November, police say. Geneva police say the man was last seen leaving Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where he checked himself out against medical advice. Full story.

Man accidentally shoots Beach Park partygoer

A showboating teen showing off a gun at an underage drinking party in Beach Park Tuesday accidentally shot another partygoer in the abdomen. Charles W. Walkanoff, 19, faces multiple gun-related charges, while three others were ticketed for underage drinking. Full story.

Demand for concealed carry keeps growing

In the first 10 days to apply to carry a concealed weapon, nearly 10,000 people have applied, according to the Illinois State Police. Statewide, more than 23,000 applications have been filed. Full story.

Dist. 214 mourns death of longtime social worker

Northwest Suburban High School District 214 mourns the loss of a longtime social worker who died yesterday morning after a six-month battle with cancer. Marilyn Medina-Perez, 43, was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on the same day she gave birth to twin sons. Full story.


Light snow is expected to fall throughout the day today with temperatures reaching a high of 34 degrees. It will be about 25 when you head out this morning, then drop back to 10 degrees tonight. Full story.


Construction continues on Rollins Road between Route 45 and Route 83 in Round Lake Beach. People should expect delays while the roadwork is completed in 2015. Full traffic.

Kane County unveils pregame concert series

The Kane County Cougars Wednesday announced a new concert series that will bring local bands to perform at the ballpark before games on five Saturdays this summer. Bands include American English, Hi Infidelity, Mr. Myer's Band, 7th Heaven and Suburban Cowboys. Full story.

Bulls beat Magic in triple overtime

The Chicago Bulls held on to beat the Orlando Magic 128-125 in triple overtime last night. Joakim Noah had a season-high 26 points, and Carlos Boozer scored 23. The Bulls have won the last seven matchups against the Magic. Full story.

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