Tollway worker killed, trooper injured in crash
A tollway worker died and an Illinois State trooper was injured last night when a semi slammed into their vehicles on Interstate 88 as they assisted another semi disabled in the eastbound lanes near Eola Road in Aurora. The fiery crash happened at about 9:45 p.m. Full story.
More cold, more delays expected
Frigid temperatures are expected to again cause issues for commuters today as the region heads into the second day of dangerous cold. Metra trains experienced some delays last night and more than 500 flights were canceled at the airports due to the weather. Full story.
Joe Caputo & Sons buys four Dominick's
Four recently shuttered Dominick's stores in Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Northbrook will become Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market. Caputo, which has locations in Palatine and Algonquin, will have a total of six stores after the opening of the new locations. Full story.
Buffalo Grove grad died from blood clot
An autopsy yesterday determined that a 20-year-old Buffalo Grove High School graduate found dead in an apartment near Illinois State University died from a blood clot in her pulmonary artery. Katie Borenstein was pronounced dead Saturday. Full story.
Forest preserve won't provide land for project
The DuPage County Forest Preserve District isn't giving up its land to a developer who wants to build a multisports complex in Darien. The land is located in the Oldfield Oaks Forest Preserve along Frontage Road. The proposed multisports complex would have about 200,000 square feet for sports performance training and a fitness center, a nutritional cafe, sports medicine offices and retail tenants selling specialty sporting goods and uniforms; and conventions and exhibits. Full story.
Elgin man guilty of insurance fraud
An Elgin man who plead guilty to filing a series of false "slip and fall" insurance claims at businesses in Elgin and Carpentersville was sentenced to four years probation, 180 days in jail and $236,000 in restitution. Full story.
Des Plaines favors property tax breaks for longtime business
Des Plaines city council members say they would support tax breaks for longtime business R.G. Smith Equipment Co., but they would like it to make improvements to its exterior. The truck body and trailer uplifting business opened in 1951. Full story.
Hazardously cold outside as temperatures are 11 degrees below zero. Wind chills are worse, giving people a feel that it's 21 degrees below zero. Temperatures will climb to 4 degrees, but the winds will increase dropping the wind chill to 22 degrees below zero. Temperatures dip back to negative 2 degrees overnight. Full story.
Construction continues on Route 31 in Elgin between West Highland Avenue and Chicago Street. People should expect delays. Full story.
Bulls lose to Minnesota
Known for his rebounds, defense and intensity, Joakim Noah's offense isn't anything to sneeze at and his teammates realized that in a loss to Minnesota 95-86. Noah is averaging 11.7 points this season with an average of 5.5 assists in January. Full story.