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Dawn Patrol: Oasis closes; pedestrian killed by train

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  • Jim Scharpf eats lunch in the Des Plaines Tollway Oasis on Thursday, March 13, 2014. View is looking west at the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.

       Jim Scharpf eats lunch in the Des Plaines Tollway Oasis on Thursday, March 13, 2014. View is looking west at the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 

Saying goodbye to the Des Plaines Oasis

Apart from notices at both entrances of the Des Plaines Oasis, there was little indication yesterday that the structure was mere hours away from being closed forever. Full story.

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Pedestrian killed by train in Palatine

Metra trains between Harvard and Chicago were delayed after a pedestrian was struck and killed yesterday afternoon by an outbound train northwest of downtown Palatine. Full story.

No injuries after early-morning fire damages Geneva home

No injuries were reported after a fire broke out early yesterday morning at a Geneva home. officials said. Full story.

Weather

Mostly clear but only 20 degrees to start this morning. It will be 36 degrees this afternoon, before temperatures dip back to 28 degrees overnight. 50s are expected tomorrow! Full traffic.

Traffic

Construction delays continue on US Route 22 between US Route 12 and US Route 14. People should search for an alternate route. Full traffic.

Hawks happy to have Hossa back

Playing in game No. 301 of his Hawks career last night at the United Center, Marian Hossa scored a goal and added a pair of assists for his 14th multipoint game of the season to help the Hawks snap a rare two-game losing streak. Full story.

So what if Peppers picked Packers?

Bears observers are suddenly wondering if local football management messed up in dumping the expensive pass rusher. Barry Rozner's column.

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