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Dawn Patrol: Fires leave Palatine, Wheaton residents displaced

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  • Palatine firefighters responded to a condominium fire Sunday morning at the Brentwood of Palatine Condominiums. The fire at the three-story building was quickly put out by the Palatine Fire Department and no injuries were reported, according to Deputy Chief William Gabrenya.

       Palatine firefighters responded to a condominium fire Sunday morning at the Brentwood of Palatine Condominiums. The fire at the three-story building was quickly put out by the Palatine Fire Department and no injuries were reported, according to Deputy Chief William Gabrenya.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
 

No one injured in Palatine condo fire, 15 residents displaced

A fire broke out in a multifamily building in Palatine yesterday morning, displacing about 15 residents, the Palatine Fire Department said. Full story here.

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Fire leaves Wheaton home uninhabitable, residents escape safely

A single-family home in Wheaton was rendered uninhabitable after a fire ripped through it early yesterday, the Wheaton Fire Department said. The home was occupied when the fire started, but everyone made it out safely. Full story here.

Prosecutor: We're on trail of Bensenville murder suspect

Authorities are on the trail of a man they believe shot and killed a Bensenville convenience store clerk during a botched armed robbery last month, a prosecutor said yesterday during court proceedings involving a man accused of being the getaway driver. A DuPage County judge set bail at $2.5 million on Sunday for 23-year-old Chicagoan Tremayne Davis, who authorities say served as the driver for two other men involved in the Jan. 19 slaying of Hussein Saghir at Sam's Tobacco and Foodmart in Bensenville. Full story here.

Kane heroin overdose case appears headed to trial

The case of a 42-year-old Aurora man charged in the spring 2013 heroin overdose death of his longtime girlfriend appears headed to trial. Kane County Judge Clint Hull recently denied a move by defense attorneys to ban statements Charles Minard made to police after his girlfriend's death. Minard, of the 900 block of Grove Street, faces six to 30 years in prison if convicted of drug-induced homicide in the death of Taffie Thompson, 41. Full story here.

Palatine remembers firefighters who made 'supreme sacrifices'

Tracy Telesco was not yet 2 years old when her father, Palatine firefighter Richard Freeman, died in the line of duty. Yesterday, Telesco attended a memorial service that honored her father, along with fellow firefighters John Wilson and Warren Ahlgrim, not far from the scene of the fire that killed all three more than 40 years ago in one of the community's most heartbreaking tragedies. Full story here.

Weather

Clear and cold today with a high temperature of only 20 degrees. Temperatures will only be about 13 degrees when you head out the door this morning, then dip back to 11 degrees tonight. Full story.

Traffic

Rollins Road remains under construction from Route 45 through Route 83 in Round Lake Beach. People should expect delays in that area. Full traffic.

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Games end

Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated last night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea. Russian President Vladimir Putin, these Olympics' political architect and booster-in-chief, watched and smiled as Sochi gave itself a giant pat on the back for a Winter Games that IOC President Thomas Bach declared an "extraordinary success." Full story here.

Images: Winter Olympics, Sunday, February 23

Check out our gallery of images captured on the final day of the Sochi games. Full gallery here.

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