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  • Family and friends attend a candlelight vigil for Jeffrey and Katherine Bronken Sunday night at Heron View Park In Round Lake. The father and daughter were killed in a Florida small plane crash.

       Family and friends attend a candlelight vigil for Jeffrey and Katherine Bronken Sunday night at Heron View Park In Round Lake. The father and daughter were killed in a Florida small plane crash.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 

1. With the National Flood Insurance Program $24 billion in the red, suburban homeowners who every spring have to keep a close eye on rising rivers will have something else to worry about -- rapidly rising flood insurance rates.


2. Suburban officials explain the many ways they saved taxpayer money when attending a prestigious, but expensive, management conference.

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3. An Elgin citycouncilwoman was appointed to fill the seat of a state representative who resigned after his office was searched for child pornography.


4. More than 400 neighbors, friends and family gathered to remember the lives of Jeffrey and Katherine "Katie" Bronken -- a father and daughter killed in a plane crash March 22 in Florida -- and to support the family at a candlelight vigil at the park Sunday night in the Valley Lake subdivision in Round Lake.


5. The Blackhawks were looking at a nightmare scenario Sunday night when Jonathan Toews took a crunching hit along the boards from Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpick with 6:30 remaining in the second period, left the ice holding his left arm and never returned in a 4-1 Penguins victory.


6. When a child has severe disabilities, insurance doesn't come close to providing all that is needed. Friends of a Schaumburg family are lending a helping hand with a fundraiser for a van that could handle the 4-year-old son's wheelchair.


7. A 35-year-old man from Batavia who came into trouble when he slipped off a trail and down the side of Mount Omine in Japan has been found -- with a little help from a monk.


8. A woman and her 3-year-old granddaughter ended up in a Barrington Hills pond after veering to avoid hitting a deer. No injuries to the people or the deer were reported.


9. Daily Herald columnist Dave Heun talks to the manager of Firehouse Pizza and Grill, a new Geneva restaurant started by two Elburn firefighters.


10. A Lake Villa Township man has been charged with possession of child pornography.

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