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Dawn Patrol: Carbon monoxide death in mansion; arrest in '06 murder

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1 dead, 7 taken to hospital in Oak Brook carbon monoxide leak

An 84-year-old man is dead and seven women were taken to an area hospital Thursday as a result of a carbon monoxide leak in a large home on a gated street in Oak Brook, authorities said. Names were not released and an exact cause not determined, though the heating unit of an indoor pool is suspected. Full story

Son arrested in Algonquin Township couple's 2006 slayings

More than seven years after he told authorities he found his parents murdered in their Cary-area home, a former Algonquin man is behind bars in a Nevada jail facing charges he killed the couple. Full story


Expect cold temperatures throughout the day today with a predicted high of 19 degrees that will feel more like 8 degrees with the wind chill. Snow showers could occur across the area before a partly cloudy and cold night with a low temperature of 7 degrees. Full weather.


Roads are clear in the early hours of the rush to work, with suburban tollways and expressways showing light traffic. Ongoing construction projects include Route 53 between Thorndale Avenue and Army Trail Boulevard in the Addison area, among others. Full traffic.

Hinsdale Middle School to be closed today

Hinsdale Middle School will be closed today as Community Consolidated School District 181 cleans up water damage and resolves a possible mold situation stemming from two incidents involving burst pipes. Full story

Des Plaines mayor: Leave misperceptions of city at the door

There are a lot of misperceptions about Des Plaines, says Mayor Matt Bogusz, but he told local business leaders yesterday to leave them at the door, while asking for their support in helping the city achieve its goals. Full story

Police: 3 of 5 Elgin shooting victims out of hospital

Three of the five victims of a shooting early Sunday near downtown Elgin have been released from the hospital, police said yesterday. Full story

Northwest suburban coach preached hard work and dedication

A legendary coach who helped shape basketball and football programs at four different Northwest suburban high schools has died. Ted Wissen taught physical education and coached for nearly 40 years at Prospect, Arlington, Forest View and Rolling Meadows high schools, as well as North Central College in Naperville and South Middle School in Arlington Heights. Full story

Can Hawks slow down high-flying Ducks?

Now this is a showdown. Sometimes we throw that word around too lightly, but today's game between the Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks is just about as big as they come during the NHL's long regular season. Full story

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