Sleepy Hollow police fatally shoot man during domestic disturbance
The identity of the man who was shot and killed Sunday morning by two Sleepy Hollow police officers responding to a domestic disturbance may be released by the Kane County coroner's office as early as this morning. The man, whom authorities were not identifying, was shot after brandishing a knife and attempting to cut two officers outside a residence near Maple Lane and Hemlock Drive, police said at a news conference last night. Full story.
Brown's Chicken victim's family unhappy as killer wins $451,000
A federal jury awarded $451,000 to one of the two men convicted in the 1993 Brown's Chicken slayings who won a civil rights lawsuit filed against a former jailer, and one family of a victim is not happy about it. James Degorski, 41, was convicted along with Juan Luna of killing seven people at the Palatine restaurant. Arrested in 2002, Degorski alleged he was beaten, unprovoked, by a former guard shortly after taken into custody. "I'd like to thank the prison guard for beating Degorski," said Manny Castro, whose 16-year-old son, Michael Castro, was killed while working at the Brown's Chicken as a cook. Full story.
Wauconda police officer loses battle with cancer
A Wauconda police officer died yesterday afternoon after a seven-year battle with cancer. Eric Schultz, 30, died at a JourneyCare hospice center in Barrington, according to a 5:05 p.m. post on the Eric Schultz Benefit Foundation Facebook group, operated by Eric's wife, Crystal Schultz. Crystal posted, "Our sweet Eric is with the angels now." Full story.
Trial to begin for Arlington Heights man charged in dad's murder
George Nellessen was worried about his son Matthew. By 2011, worry turned to fear that his then-19-year-old son would one day kill him. That's what prosecutors will likely tell jurors as Matthew Nellessen goes on trial this week on charges that he duct-taped his widowed father to a chair, beat him and stabbed him to death three years ago in the Arlington Heights home they shared. Full story.
Snowboarders hit the slopes to help injured teen
It's finally beginning to feel like spring, but Sunday's sunny skies and above-freezing temperatures didn't keep snowboarders from across the area from heading to Raging Buffalo Snow Park in Algonquin to help out one of their own. Friends and supporters of P.J. O'Donnell, the 17-year-old Raging Buffalo employee seriously injured at the facility March 2, hit the slopes to raise funds to help in his recovery. Full story.
Big numbers turn out for math contest in Mundelein
Dozens of Mundelein area students were hunkered over math tests yesterday afternoon, and it's not because they did anything wrong. "I'm here for the money," explained 13-year-old Carl Schoenfield, an eighth-grader at Carl Sandburg Middle School. Area banks and businesses donated $4,000 worth of cash prizes for Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz's inaugural Mayor's Cup Math Challenge. Full story.
A sunny, gorgeous day with a high of 55 degrees this afternoon. It will be 42 degrees when you head out the door today, then dip back to 35 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.
Rollins Road remains under construction in Round Lake Beach between Route 45 and Route 83. People should expect delays. More traffic.
Butler, Bulls refuse to lose at home to Heat
The Bulls trailed by 12 points early in the fourth quarter but fought back, dominated the boards in overtime and pulled out a typically hard-fought 95-88 battle against the Heat at the United Center. Joakim Noah had a monster game, finishing with 20 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks, in addition to leading the cheers during an intense fourth quarter and overtime. Full story.
Kane, Toews lifts Blackhawks to 2-1 win on road
Jonathan Toews scored the go-ahead goal 1:34 into the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a two-game road skid with a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. Patrick Kane celebrated his trip home to Buffalo by also scoring in helping the Blackhawks beat the Sabres for a fifth consecutive time. Full story.