Gag order placed in animal neglect case
Kane County animal control and sheriff's department workers are now prohibited from discussing details of a case in which an Elgin woman has been charged with animal cruelty and neglect. A Kane County Circuit Court judge granted a request by an attorney for defendant Stacy Fiebelkorn, 34, to prohibit workers, including Animal Control Director Robert Sauceda, from making statements outside court proceedings. Full story.
Water rescue in Crystal Lake
Water rescue crews late last night were conducting a search in Crystal Lake. Crews were dispatched to 6100 Haligus Road after 9 p.m., according to an official with the Lakewood Fire Department, one of a number of departments that responded to the scene. Full story.
GOP lawmakers didn't really vote for Obama library funding
Illinois House lawmakers are committing $100 million in state money to build President Barack Obama's official library in Chicago over the objections of at least one suburban Republican lawmaker who says he was recorded as voting for it even though he wasn't at the meeting. The proposal was approved by a House committee that recorded a 9-0 vote even though at least four lawmakers, all Republicans, were not at the hearing. "The legacy of the Obama Presidential Library shouldn't be kicked off in a cloud of controversy," said state Rep. Ed Sullivan, a Mundelein Republican. Full story.
Horses escape from Wauconda-area farm
A stampede of some 30 horses gave residents near Wauconda a surprise yesterday afternoon after the equines escaped from a nearby stable and ran down roads and into front yards. Drivers called police about 4:20 p.m. after seeing horses running along Gossell Road, Garland Road and Virginia Lane in an unincorporated area near Wauconda. Full story.
Road projects coming to DuPage
Four road-related projects in DuPage County are in line for roughly $2.6 million from the Illinois Jobs Now! construction program. The Illinois Department of Transportation projects include work in Naperville, Itasca, Woodridge, and along the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway. Full story.
Record Store Day rocks suburbs tomorrow
Come Saturday morning, fans of vinyl could begin lining up at their favorite suburban record store for the seventh annual Record Store Day. The national celebration of the independent record store includes more than 1,000 participating retailers across the country. "It's a great thing for us," said John Thominet, owner of Rainbow Records in Barrington. Full story.
Clear and 42 degrees when you head out the door this morning. Temperatures will climb to 55 degrees this afternoon before dropping back to 35 degrees tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on Rollins Road between Route 83 and Route 45 near Round Lake Beach. Delays are anticipated, so please find an alternate route. Full story.
Blues tie Hawks late in 3rd period, then beat 'em in 3rd OT
The Blackhawks missed a golden opportunity to steal Game 1 in St. Louis as the Blues rallied at the end of regulation and then won it 4-3 only 26 seconds into the third overtime with Alex Steen beating Corey Crawford to end the playoff marathon. Crawford was brilliant for the Hawks, who took a 3-2 lead into the third but played most of the period in their own end, relying almost entirely on their goaltender. Full story.
White Sox lose to Red Sox
A classic pitcher's duel featured the White Sox's Chris Sale against Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester last night -- each with a no-hitter through the fifth inning. But little offense from the White Sox lead to a 3-1 loss -- their second loss of the last three against the defending World Series champions. Full story.