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Dawn Patrol: Witnesses help save man; Fox River dams 'deadly'

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  • A witness turned rescuer at the site of a deadly kayak accident in Geneva on Saturday said it was clear that the kayak's two operators were struggling to control the vessel before it plunged over a low dam.

      A witness turned rescuer at the site of a deadly kayak accident in Geneva on Saturday said it was clear that the kayak's two operators were struggling to control the vessel before it plunged over a low dam.
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Witnesses, police help save Mount Prospect man after heart attack

When Jim Maglieri of Mount Prospect gives a speech at his daughter's wedding next month, he's likely to talk about how close he came to missing it. Maglieri, 56, suffered a heart attack March 20 while behind the wheel of his car. But fast work by a group of witnesses and emergency responders revived Maglieri. Full story.

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Fox River low-head dams 'notoriously deadly,' expert says

For Ryan Rushton, the owner and operator of Geneva Kayak Center in Yorkville, there are lessons to be drawn from Saturday's fatal kayak accident on the Fox River in Geneva. The main one, he said, is that "all low-head dams are this hazardous." Full story.

Shots fired in Elgin, no injuries reported

Elgin police are investigating reports of a shooting Saturday night on the west side of the city. According to police, officers responded to the 100 block of North Lyle Avenue about 8:20 p.m. on reports of gunshots in the area. Full story.

DuPage Leadership Team members volunteer at homeless shelter

Members of the Daily Herald's Leadership Team for DuPage County spent their Easter Sunday evening helping out at a Public Action to Deliver Shelter site in Naperville. The team members, all of them high-school students, set up beds for the homeless people who would spend the night at the shelter and prepared three meals' worth of food. Full story.


Warm to start with temperatures around 60 degrees as you head out this morning. Temperatures will reach 75 degrees this afternoon before storms and a cold front move in and causes temperatures to drop to 45 degrees tonight. Full story.


Construction continues on Route 12 at IL Route 59/Barrington Road. People should expect delays in the area. Full story.

Bulls fade in 4th, drop playoff opener

Washington threw a curveball at the Bulls last night by shifting away from their season-long offensive strategy. The Bulls led the Wizards by as many as 13 points in the third quarter but struggled to score down the stretch and dropped the series opener 102-93 at the United Center. Full story.

Hawks have uphill battle with Seabrook suspended

The Blackhawks have their work cut out for them heading into Game 3 tonight at the United Center. Not only do they trail 2-0 in the series, Hawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was suspended three games by the league yesterday for his shoulder hit to the head of the Blues' David Backes late in regulation Saturday. Full story.

White Sox on the wrong end of another weird replay

In his column this morning, White Sox radio host Chris Rongey writes about a perplexing replay that happened during yesterday's game in Texas. "Baseball cannot have a process that leaves the fans watching at home or in person more perplexed than they were before the replay occurred." Full column.

Here's how baseball can speed up the game

Cubs play-by-play announcer Len Kasper writes in his column today that baseball has become much slower and suggests changes to fix the problem. "If offense is down, shouldn't games move more quickly?" Full column.

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