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Dawn Patrol: Cold temps this week; King's legacy celebrated

John Starks/ The Elgin Community Choir performs Sunday during the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program at the Hemmens Auditorium in Elgin.

John Starks/ The Elgin Community Choir performs Sunday during the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program at the Hemmens Auditorium in Elgin.

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Below-zero wind chills expected this week

While it won't be as bad as the polar vortex that hit the area earlier this month, the suburbs will experience a second blast of extremely cold temperatures this week, according to the National Weather Service. Full story.


Suburban singers among those trying to become the next 'Voice'

Raul Polidario said he felt calm and confident as he made his way to yesterday's audition session for NBC's popular singing-competition show, "The Voice." That confidence took a hit, though, the minute he walked through the doors at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Polidario was one of hundreds of people from all over the Midwest who attended the open-call auditions for "The Voice" on both Saturday and Sunday in Rosemont. Full story.

Elgin celebrates King's legacy, progress toward his dream

Elgin showed its commitment to the dream of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday -- in words, song, prayer and dance. The ceremony, the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program at the Hemmens Cultural Center, showed the contemporary relevance of King's message. It also pointed out that aspects of that dream are still deferred. Full story.

Fitting tribute to Arcada mainstay, organist Jim Shaffer

The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles brought out the bells and whistles yesterday -- literally -- to pay tribute to its late former organist, Jim Shaffer. After his retirement from the Burlington Railroad, Shaffer, who died in November at age 78, devoted himself to the Arcada, whether it meant painting row markers by hand or maintaining his beloved organ, with its 1,000 pipes. Full story.


Cloudy and 33 degrees this morning. Temperatures will drop to 28 degrees this afternoon, with a few snow showers expected. The cold will move in late tonight when temperatures will plummet to 4 degrees, with wind chills making it feel like it is 13 degrees below zero. Full story.


Construction continues on Route 22 between U.S. Route 12 and U.S. Route 14. People should expect delays in that area. Full traffic.

Kane breaks shootout slump as Hawks beat Bruins

For Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks, shootouts have been mostly forgettable this season. But Kane and the Hawks had a shootout to remember yesterday afternoon. It was Kane scoring the winning goal, snapping a 0-for-9 slump, in the Hawks' 3-2 win over Boston at the United Center in the first meeting between the two teams since the Stanley Cup Final. Full story.

Seahawks rally to earn Super Bowl berth

The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their game-changing defense -- and the 12th Man -- to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl. Seattle's top-ranked defense forced three fourth-quarter turnovers, and Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down for the winning points in a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC title yesterday. Full story.

Manning leads Broncos to Super Bowl

Peyton Manning is taking the Denver Broncos on a trip to New York for the Super Bowl after another of his impeccably crafted victories this time, a 26-16 win over the Patriots on Sunday in the AFC title game. Full story.

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