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Weekend in Review: Cop dies; killer wins $451K in suit

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  • Bulls forward Joakim Noah, right, looks to pass after grabbing a rebound during overtime Sunday against the Miami Heat in Chicago. The Bulls won 95-88 in overtime.

      Bulls forward Joakim Noah, right, looks to pass after grabbing a rebound during overtime Sunday against the Miami Heat in Chicago. The Bulls won 95-88 in overtime.
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Sleepy Hollow police fatally shoot man

A man was shot and killed Sunday morning by two Sleepy Hollow police officers responding to a domestic disturbance that left two others injured. The man was shot after brandishing a knife and attempting to cut two officers outside a residence near Maple Lane and Hemlock Drive, police said. "Every indication from my perspective, it appears my officers followed proper procedures," Police Chief James Linane said. Full story.

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Wauconda police officer loses seven-year battle with cancer

A Wauconda police officer died Sunday 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, which is operated by Eric's wife, Crystal Schultz. Schultz was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a common pediatric type of bone cancer, in November 2007. Just 24 at the time and having spent less than a year on the force, he decided to have his right foot -- to which the cancer had spread -- amputated so he could continue to work with a prosthetic. Full story.

Married nearly 63 years, Carol Stream couple die days apart

They started dating as teenagers. They stayed together when he served in the Navy. They worked together at Wheaton College. Together, they experienced tragedies and triumphs. They moved into a nursing home together. And, after nearly 63 years of marriage, Ron and Mary Lou McCurdy shared death together. Full story.

Prosecutors say patricide driven by greed

George Nellessen worried when his son, Matthew, was arrested on charges of drug possession, then burglary. But in 2011, the father's worries about the teenager turned to fear. That's what prosecutors will likely tell jurors as Matthew Nellessen goes on trial on charges that he duct-taped his father to a chair, beat him and stabbed him to death in their Arlington Heights home. Full story. Brown's Chicken killer wins $451,000 in civil case

A federal jury has awarded nearly $500,000 to one of the two men convicted in the Brown's Chicken massacre as part of his civil rights case against a former jailer. James Degorski, 41, along with Juan Luna were convicted of killing seven people at the Palatine restaurant in 1993. Arrested in 2002, Degorski alleged he was beaten, unprovoked, by a former guard shortly after taken into custody. Full story.

GOP primary for governor: echoes of the past

Three of the four Republican candidates for the March 18 primary for governor point to their actions in 2010 as why they're the party's best option to regain control of the top elected post in Illinois. The other candidate has attacked the political establishment. They all want a shot at a likely brutal, expensive summer and fall campaign to occupy the governor's mansion. Full story.

How term limits would shake up Springfield

Republican Bruce Rauner's push to limit state lawmakers' careers at the Illinois Capitol to eight years would have disqualified more than a third of those serving now if it was in effect, an idea that rankles members of both parties. Full story.

Science Olympiad in Grayslake a chance to learn, have fun with friends

Thirteen-year-old Jameson Loeffler usually doesn't get stressed out during Illinis Science Olympiad events, but Saturday was a different story because his rotor egg drop was too big for the Grayslake Regional Science Olympiad held at College of Lake County. Altogether, about 900 students from 13 high schools and 16 middle schools participated. Full story.

Girls get prom dresses at Elgin Y event

Among a sea of outfits, teenage girls from the across the suburbs tried to find the perfect prom dress Saturday during the annual Cinderella's Closet at the YWCA in Elgin. "I think it's amazing and it's a great opportunity for these girls" said Debbie Walters of St. Charles, who was there with her 16-year-old daughter Casey looking for a dress. Dresses were available for a $10 donation. Full story.

Mt. Prospect banquet hall closes unexpectedly

Bristol Court Banquet Hall in Mount Prospect closed unexpectedly this week, leaving future brides and grooms and others who planned an event there scrambling. The village's chamber of commerce began to field phone calls from people trying to reach the longtime business on Wednesday, said Dawn Fletcher Collins, executive director of the chamber. Full story.

Babies off to races at Woodfield event

Ten-and-a-half-month-old Jaqueline Ferrer was a winner, but you would have never known from the fat tears running down her face. The Schaumburg baby won the first heat of Diaper Derby, a crawling competition for the 12-month-and-under crowd Saturday afternoon in the center court of Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Full story.

Mt. Prospect police seek battery suspect

Mount Prospect police are seeking the public's help identifying a man who inappropriately touched a 22-year-old woman. The man approached the victim outside of a Mailbox Plus and asked her out on a date, police said. Authorities released a sketch of the suspect Saturday. Full story.

World & Nation

Vietnam says it may have found missing jet's door. Full story.

Putin defends separatist push in Crimea as legal. Full story.

Thousands of killer bees attack woman in California. Full story.

Assange says WikiLeaks will release new secret data. Full story.

Bitcoin enthusiasm weathers chaotic week. Full story.

No consensus on how to notify data breach victims. Full story.

For some fliers, mileage programs come up short. Full story.

Can you get fired for using medical marijuana? Full story.

'Cosmos': A fond return to vastness of space. Full story.

'300' sequel rules box office with $45.1 million haul. Full story.

Sports

Butler, Bulls refuse to lose at home to Heat. Full story.

Kane feels right at home in Hawks' win. Full story.

Bulls' Noah provides just the right imbalance. Full story.

Junior edged out in last lap in Las Vegas. Full story.

Nate Collins, Jordan Palmer staying with Bears. Full story.

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