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Dawn Patrol: 2 injured in Starbucks crash; Mayors push pension reform

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  • A driver crashed through the front window of a Starbucks late Monday afternoon on Barrington Road in Schaumburg.

      A driver crashed through the front window of a Starbucks late Monday afternoon on Barrington Road in Schaumburg.
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Car crashes into Schaumburg Starbucks

Two customers were taken to a near by hospital after a driver who was attempting to park outside Starbucks in Schaumburg instead went through a window and into the coffee shop yesterday afternoon. Police say the driver accidentally hit the gas. Full story.

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Weather

Chilly and 44 degrees when you head out the door this morning. Temperatures will climb to 56 degrees this afternoon before falling back to 34 tonight. Full story.

Traffic

Construction continues on U.S. Route 25 between Dunham Road and Stearns Road near South Elgin. People should expect heavy delays. Full traffic.

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