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Dawn Patrol: Restaurant blaze; 2 dead in I-90 crash

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By Doug T. Graham and Lee Filas

Fire guts downtown Mt. Prospect restaurant

The investigation into an early morning fire yesterday in downtown Mount Prospect will begin in earnest this morning. The blaze left a Japanese restaurant gutted, residents homeless, businesses without power, streets closed and the immediate future of a popular bakery uncertain. Full story.


Two killed in I-90 crash in Hoffman Estates

The identities of a driver and passenger who were killed yesterday morning when a car lost control on the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90) at Barrington Road will be released to the public Monday morning following an autopsy on the bodies. According to police, the silver Toyota Corolla was westbound on the tollway at about 7:45 a.m. when the vehicle, for unknown reasons, veered off the roadway and struck the pole before coming to a stop on the left shoulder of the eastbound lanes. Full story.

One killed, two injured in Antioch crash

The identity of the 45-year-old man killed yesterday morning in a car wreck along Route 173 in Antioch could be revealed on Monday, police said. Two others were injured when a pickup truck and van collided, police said. According to police, the collision caused the truck, which the man who died was driving, to turn over. Full story.

GOP governor candidates court Indian American group at forum

As the GOP tries to rebuild what one candidate called a "brand problem" with minorities, three of the four Republican candidates for Illinois governor spoke at a forum planned by the Indian American Republican Organization last night. On topics of the economy and pension reform, the candidates stuck to their much discussed positions, but on the topic of diversity, each tried to stand out as the one who would best represent the needs of the Indian American community. Full story.

Arlington Heights honors its unsung heroes

In the City of Good Neighbors, Lois Anderson was named the best. Anderson won the "Best Neighbor" award Saturday at 15th annual Hearts of Gold dinner in Arlington Heights. Her dedication to helping others, looking in on homebound neighbors, scheduling monthly visits to nursing home residents and her involvement in a local homeless shelter earned her the award. Full story.

Naperville-area legislators hosting Metra public hearing

Commuters frustrated with the service delays that seemingly have struck every line in Metra's suburban rail system this year will have a venue to seek some answers today. Two Naperville-area state legislators are hosting a public hearing with Metra CEO Don Orseno and other officials who will make a presentation and respond to questions beginning at 7 tonight in the Naperville municipal center, 400 S. Eagle St. Full story.


Cold and windy to start, with temperatures at 1 degree below zero, but it feels like temperatures of 7 below due to the wind chill. Temperatures will climb to 10 degrees this afternoon, before dipping back to 7 degrees below zero tonight. The wind chill will make temperatures feel 9 degrees below zero overnight. Full weather.


Construction continues on Rollins Road between Route 83 and Route 45 in Round Lake Beach. People should expect delays in that area and should seek alternate routes. < a href=""> Full traffic.

Photo gallery: Sunday in Sochi

See some of the best moments from yesterday's Olympic events. Full gallery.

Noah, Gibson go on offensive in Bulls' victory

Taj Gibson early and Joakim Noah late doesn't sound like a blueprint for successful offensive basketball, but it got the job done as the Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 yesterady at the Staples Center. Full story.

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