S. Elgin considers moratorium on medical marijuana
The village of South Elgin is considering a one-year moratorium on issuing permits to sell or grow medical marijuana, even if neighboring Elgin has passed its own rules already. "We have several questions about exactly how this new law will be administered," Director of Community Development Steve Super said. Full story.
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'The Capones' star co-dies at 35
The 35-year-old co-star of the new suburban-based reality TV show "The Capones," died Monday of liver and lung cancer, according to the Reelz cable network and a longtime family friend. Madeline Santarelli learned she had stage 4 cancer only four months ago. Full story.
Des Plaines' new garbage contract lowers rates, especially for seniors
Senior citizens in Des Plaines will be getting a discount on the amount they pay for garbage collection after the city council approved waste hauling contract last night. Residents over 65 will receive an 8 percent discount on garbage pick up -- $15 per customer per month. All other residents in Des Plaines will pay $16.30 per customer per month -- a $5.59 savings over the current rate. Full story.
Aurora man gets 30-year term for murder
An Aurora man pleaded guilty to a 2009 murder and was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison. Jose R. Sosa is the fourth man to plead guilty in the shooting death of Donald Franklin, 38. Full story.
Woman gets probation, monitoring for fourth DUI
A Hoffman Estates woman received 30 months' probation and 90 days with an alcohol monitoring device after pleading guilty to her fourth DUI. Jessica L. Silva, 28, must also complete alcohol treatment and pay $3,600 in fines. Full story.
Quinn wants budget extension
Gov. Pat Quinn says he needs more time to prepare his budget proposal for state lawmakers. He plans to ask lawmakers for permission to deliver his budget speech March 26, rather than Feb. 19. The speech would be delayed until after the March 18 primary. Full story.
Bensenville couple featured in Super Bowl ad
Bensenville couple Greg and Jennifer Bacon appeared in a Super Bowl advertisement during Sunday's big game. A video clip of Greg Bacon experiencing his son's birth via Skype while he was serving in Iraq appeared in the Microsoft "Empowering" commercial about how technology is improving lives. Full story and videos.
Only 9 degrees to start this morning, but temperatures are expected to climb to 25 degrees this afternoon. The snow is expected to arrive this evening and temperatures are expected to drop to 15 degrees. Forecasts call for 2-5 inches of snow to fall through out the area. Full story.
Construction continues on Walnut Lane, between Bode Road and IL Route 58 in Hoffman Estates. People should expect delays. More traffic.
Richard Sherman play for the Bears someday?
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, despite his recent controversial remarks, could potentially become a Bear, says Mike Imrem. And Imrem thinks Bears fans could learn to love him if he helped win some games. Full story.
Returning Bickell starts off the Blackhawks scoring for the win
The struggling Bryan Bickell returned to the Blackhawks' lineup for last night's game at Los Angeles against the Kings after being a healthy scratch in three of the last four contests. Bickell scored a goal in the first period of the Hawks' 5-3 win at Staples Center. His teammates knew he'd find his form. Full story.
Oh, and the Bulls ...
The Bulls found a formula to get the complaining Carlos Boozer some fourth-quarter minutes, but it's not something they want to repeat. Joakim Noah was ejected after picking up 2 technical fouls within three minutes of the third quarter. It wasn't a winning formula -- Sacramento wins 99-70. Full story.