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Dawn Patrol: Waucondans rally for 911 center; Official faces DUI charge

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  • Wauconda residents packed village hall last night to oppose a plan to outsource 911 dispatching.

      Wauconda residents packed village hall last night to oppose a plan to outsource 911 dispatching.
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Wauconda residents urge board to keep 911 center:

More than 100 people packed Wauconda's village hall last night to protest a plan to close the police department's 911 center and outsource the service. Full story.

District 54 superintendent charged with DUI:

Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 Superintendent Andy DuRoss has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol after his arrest in Naperville earlier this month while driving home from a restaurant. But the school board is standing by him for now. Full story.

Dillard defends backing of teachers union:

Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard yesterday defended his endorsement by the state's biggest teachers union and hit back against what he called Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner's efforts to "demonize" them at a debate in Springfield. Full story.

Parents sue District 25 over bus stop location:

An out-of-district family has filed a lawsuit against Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, claiming the district refuses to provide a safe bus stop for their son who attends a private school. Full story.

5 ways to keep your house from flooding:

With a few days of warmer weather, the snow is melting -- perhaps into your home. Handymen gave us five tips to prevent house from flooding. Full story.

Gurnee woman gets 19 years for 1999 home invasion:

A Gurnee woman was sentenced yesterday to 19 years in prison for breaking into a Park City trailer home and robbing two women at knife point in 1999. Full story.

Dist. 300 considers building new central office:

Depending on the outcome of a school board vote next week, Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300 could move its headquarters to neighboring Algonquin. The move would solve some problems but would cost up to $5.5 million. Full story.

New conflict brews over raises for Kane officials:

A plan to give high-level Kane County employees raises and make their salaries more competitive with neighboring counties turned into a shouting match yesterday at a Kane County Board committee meeting. Full story.


Overcast and 34 degrees to start the morning, with temperatures climbing to 42 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures will dip back to 30 degrees overnight, with some freezing rain possible. Full weather.


Construction continues on IL route 62 near Algonquin between James R Rakow Road and US Route 14. People should expect delays in that area. More traffic.

A solution to the NHL-Olympics dilemma:

The NHL has to be creative to solve the dilemma of whether or not to send its players to future Olympics. Mike Imrem offers his solution.

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