Arlington Heights man sentenced for 6th DUI
An Arlington Heights man with multiple DUI convictions under multiple aliases was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to his sixth DUI. "You are free to drink yourself into oblivion," said Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta. "That's your business. When you drive, it's our business." Full story.
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Help -- and tears -- follow story on nice veterinarian
A week ago the Daily Herald reported the generous assistance provided to Roselle fire victim Donna Rozycki and her three dogs by Schaumburg veterinarian Jeffrey Bloomberg. The good news: Many donated to Bloomberg to pay for the services. The news turned out not so good for Rozycki's oldest dog. Full story.
Oberweis proposes limited minimum wage hike
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis wants to gradually raise the Illinois minimum wage to $10 an hour for workers 26 years old and older. The Sugar Grove Republican's proposal in the state Senate would boost the minimum wage for most workers from $8.25 an hour to $9 on Jan. 1, 2015. It would jump again on the first day of 2016 to $9.50 and finally to $10 on Jan. 1, 2017. Full story.
Amrich campaign supporter gets Island Lake commission post
One of Island Lake Mayor Charles Amrich's biggest campaign supporters was appointed to the town's police and fire commission yesterday. Trustees named Debra Jenkins to fill an upcoming vacancy on the three-member panel with a 4-2 vote. Jenkins campaigned for Amrich's For the People slate during the 2013 campaign. She and her husband, Greg, contributed nearly $21,000 in money, services and goods to the campaign, more than any other donor, state records show. Full story.
Mostly clear and 39 degrees when you wake up this morning. Temperatures will climb to 64 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to 45 degrees tonight. Full story. Traffic
Construction continues on IL Route 12 at IL Route 176 in Lake Zurich. People should be prepared for delays. Full story.
Hawks' Smith seeing fruits of his labor
Nothing has ever come easy for Ben Smith. At least when it's come to his professional hockey career, that is. "Up and down. A lot of highs and lows, but right now it's pretty good -- knock on wood," he said. "I've worked hard and had some obstacles, but that's the way it is. Full story.
Cubs' bullpen blows Wood's solid start
This was going to be a nice little feel-good story about all the nice little things the Cubs did in beating the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday at Wrigley Field. But not even the Superman of the moment, Emilio Bonificio, could save the Cubs from themselves as he grounded out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to end what turned into a 5-4 loss to the Pirates. Full story.
White Sox lose Garcia to season-ending injury
White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia scuffled at the plate during the first week of the season, but he broke out with 2 home runs in Tuesday night's 15-3 win at Colorado. Primed for a breakout year, Garcia injured his left shoulder diving for a line drive against the Rockies Wednesday. The Sox announced Garcia will have season-ending surgery on the shoulder next week. Full story. Meanwhile, the Sox got a win last night with the help of Jose Abreu's two home runs. Full story.