Kane lifts Hawks in OT
This time, overtime went the Hawks' way. Patrick Kane scored the game-winner with 8:43 left in the extra period, giving the Blackhawks a 4-3 win and sending them back to St. Louis with the series tied 2-2. Read Mike Spellman's take here.
Fans celebrate Wrigley's 100th birthday
Happy birthday, Wrigley Field! Fans and former Cubs greats were on hand for the big day, but the Cubs lost to Arizona. Former Cubs who joined the celebration included Mr. Cub Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Andre Dawson, Glenn Beckert, Gary Matthews, Randy Hundley, Bob Dernier and Milt Pappas. Full story.
DuPage board candidate arrested in Wisconsin
The Democratic nominee for a DuPage County Board seat in District 4, Jeremy Custer, is facing misdemeanor charges after getting into a fight with his girlfriend in Wisconsin last week, authorities said. Custer, 25, of Glendale Heights, has been charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and resisting or obstructing an officer, according to Wisconsin Circuit Court Access records. Full story.
Rift between Barrington fire agencies continues
Barrington Fire Chief Jim Arie says a recent blaze handled by Barrington Countryside could have been put out sooner had his department been called. Full story.
Cook County forest district inches closer to Horizon
A Cook County judge's ruling yesterday put the Forest Preserve District of Cook County one step closer to taking over the 400-acre Barrington Hills horse farm and estate known as Horizon Farms. The judge ruled against the four plaintiffs who say the district unlawfully inserted itself in the foreclosure process. Full story.
Wheeling Ambassador Ida 'Dolly' Hein dies
Longtime Wheeling Ambassador Ida 'Dolly' Hein died Sunday at age 95 of congestive heart failure. Hein served on multiple village commissions and is the mother of current Trustee Bill Hein. Most children know her as Mrs. Claus from the Wheeling Historical Society's Lollipop Lane celebration each December. Full story.
Lake County school earns state's only green ribbon
Students in Woodland Primary School are "Growing up Green" and earned a green ribbon to prove it. The award, announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Mike Boots, acting chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, acknowledges the school's comprehensive approach in reducing environmental impact and utility costs, improving health and wellness and providing an environmental education. Full story.
Cloudy and only 41 degrees this morning, but the clouds will disperse and temperatures will climb to 65 degrees this afternoon. Rain will move in at some point this evening and temperatures will dip back to 48 degrees overnight. Full story.
Construction work continues near Carpentersville on Kreutzer Road between IL Route 47 and Main Street. Drivers should use alternate routes. Full traffic.
Bears to play Lions on Thanksgiving
The Bears' schedule was released yesterday showing a Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Detroit Lions. The season starts Sunday, Sept. 7, against the Buffalo Bills, and it includes five prime-time games. Full story.