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  • Voters today will decide who will be the Republican party's gubernatorial candidate. Candidates from left are State Sen. Bill Brady, State Sen. Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford.

       Voters today will decide who will be the Republican party's gubernatorial candidate. Candidates from left are State Sen. Bill Brady, State Sen. Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer


It's Election Day

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Parents, teachers to U-46: Don't make reading optional

Dozens of Elgin Area School District U-46 parents, students and teachers packed a school board meeting last night railing against proposed changes to the reading program at the district's eight middle schools. Superintendent José Torres prefaced public comments by saying the proposed changes that would not require reading classes of all students starting next school year were his decision and not the school board's. Full story.

Lake Zurich advances townhouse development

Plans to finish a downtown townhouse development in Lake Zurich were giving the initial thumbs-up last night to move forward with the final approval process. The plans finish the final 19 units of what was originally a 39-townhouse project. The plan goes to the advisory plan commission next. Full story.

Elgin man pleads guilty to sex assault, gets 16 years

An Elgin man who raped a woman after she came to the defense of a 10-year-old child has pleaded guilty yesterday to sexually assaulting the woman in May 2012. Jesus E. Hernandez, of the 300 block of McClure Avenue, faces 16 years in prison. Full story.

Schaumburg native wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Schaumburg native Michelle Kelley, who attends the University of Illinois, recently found out she earned the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a fully funded award valued at $50,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Kelley, a 2010 Hoffman Estates High School grad, will attend the University of Cambridge in England next year as part of the award and study science. Full story.

All-Elgin website will have a free app

A new website under construction by an Elgin company will also have a free mobile app that will include all things Elgin, such as restaurant specials, community events and neighborhood organizations. Edison Avenue Consulting plans to have the website launched by the end of April. Full story.


Cool and 29 degrees to start this morning. Temperatures are expected to climb to about 50 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to 38 degrees tonight. Full weather.


Construction work continues on Walnut Lane between Bode Road and IL Route 58 in Hoffman Estates. People should expect delays in that area. Full traffic.

Hawks' Quenneville going for win No. 700 tonight

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville could earn win No. 700 tonight in Philadelphia. Only Scotty Bowman and Al Arbour have won 700 or more games. Quenneville would be the third. Full story.

Bulls fall to Thunder

The Chicago Bulls lost last night to the Oklahoma City Thunder 97-85 at the United Center. Joakim Noah shot 2 of 8 but finished with 9 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. Full story.

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