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Dawn Patrol: Teen recovering after arm caught in ski lift machinery

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  • A male teenage employee was severely injured Sunday when his arm became tangled in ski lift machinery at Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park in Algonquin.

      A male teenage employee was severely injured Sunday when his arm became tangled in ski lift machinery at Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park in Algonquin.
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Snowboard park employee recovering from injury

A 17-year-old employee at Raging Buffalo Snowboard and Ski Park near Algonquin whose arm became entangled in machinery that operates a ski lift is recovering after the accident that took place Sunday afternoon. The machinery had to be cut apart to save his arm, officials said. Full story.

Texas man charged in 1999 Lisle rape

A federal DNA database is credited with solving a 15-year-old sexual assault and battery case in Lisle. Roberto Noyola-Espinal, 37, of Texas, was extradited back to Illinois after his DNA from a recent crime matched that collected from the scene of an attack in Lisle on a then-63-year-old woman. Full story.

Woman found in snow identified

An elderly Huntley woman who apparently wandered away from her home and was found dead in the snow Saturday has been identified, officials said. Boil E. Becker may have had dementia, officials said. Full story.

Arlington Heights traffic stop leads to major meth bust

A weekend traffic stop in Arlington Heights led to the discovery of 25 pounds of crystal meth worth $1.75 million. Police said yesterday they found the drugs in a box under the front seat after pulling over Roberto Ortiz, 22, for traffic violations. Full story.

Waukegan teachers ready to strike

Waukegan Unit District 60 teachers say they plan to walk off the job next month if negotiations don't lead to a new contract before. A strike would affect about 17,000 in prekindergarten through high school. A potential strike date is set for April 16. Full story.

Oberweis bristles at Truax attacks

Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls met yesterday at a debate that left Jim Oberweis under attack from opponent Doug Truax. Oberweis dedicated much of his time to highlighting why he's the best candidate, while Truax took shots at him throughout the night. Full story.

Libertyville anticipates lots of road repairs

Libertyville officials have awarded contracts to begin fixing the village's potholed streets once the snow finally leaves. A new improvement program will fix about three dozen streets throughout the village. Full story.


Some light snow possible with temperatures around 13 degrees early this morning. Temperatures will climb to 24 degrees this afternoon, before dipping back to 17 tonight. Full story.


Expect delays on Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach between Route 45 and Route 83. Construction is expected to last until 2015. Full traffic.

Pirri traded

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman traded minor league center Brandon Pirri to Florida for two draft picks Sunday. The move came the day after Bowman said he liked the makeup of his team. Full story.

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