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Dawn Patrol: Truck driver posts bond; coroner says heated air killed couple

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  • Truck driver Renato V. Velasquez, center, of Hanover Park posted bond Wednesday evening and was released from the DuPage County jail.

       Truck driver Renato V. Velasquez, center, of Hanover Park posted bond Wednesday evening and was released from the DuPage County jail.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

 
 

Driver in fatal crash posts bond

The driver whose semitrailer truck crashed into rescue vehicles assisting a disabled semi on Interstate 88 near Eola Road Monday was released from the DuPage County jail last night after posting bond. The crash killed an Illinois Tollway employee and seriously injured a state trooper. Full story.

Coroner: Fire-heated air killed Naperville couple

A Naperville couple who died after a fire raged through their home last moth died from inhaling hot, smoke-filled air, a coroner determined. Tom and Jan Lambert were remembered at a memorial service over the weekend. The couple's caretaker remains critically injured from the blaze and isn't likely to recover, his family said. Full story.

Metra CEO decision could come by Friday

After months of uncertainty, Metra could have a new executive director by the end of the week and a board chairman sometime next month. Several candidates are expected to interview for the CEO position Friday, including acting chief Don Orseno. Full story.

Hanover Park shows off library facelift

Poplar Creek Public Library District's Sonya Crawshaw branch recently reopened following six months and $1 million in renovations. Construction focused on adding 1,000 square feet to the 22-year-old building at 4300 Audrey Lane, as well as updating and making bathrooms more accessible. Full story.

Motorola Mobility changes hands

Google sold its subsidiary Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.9 billion. Plans to move the headquarters out of Libertyville and into Chicago are still underway. Full story.

Weather

Temperatures should be around 20 degrees when you walk out the door this morning. Strong winds will continue throughout the day, with gusts up to 40-45 mph. The forecast calls for a high around 31 degrees with some snow showers in the afternoon. Temperatures should drop into the teens tonight. Complete forecast.

Traffic

No major delays on the expressways so far this morning. Traffic.

Noah returns, gives Bulls a spark

There haven't been many times when the Bulls have held a healthy advantage over an opponent during the past three years. But it finally happened Wednesday in San Antonio. Joakim Noah returned from an illness, Kirk Hinrich was back on the floor after missing four games with a hamstring strain, and the Bulls beat the Spurs 96-86 at the AT&T Center. Full story.

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