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updated: 5/8/2014 6:44 AM

Dawn Patrol: Kane County official resigns; YouTube helps convict man

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Interim animal control director resigns

Robert Sauceda resigned as Kane County's interim animal control administrator the state's attorney's office announced early last night. He had been suspended. Sauceda, an ally of Chairman Chris Lauzen, was named by the Kane County Board to the position at the start of the fiscal year. Full story.

GOP slates candidate for 43rd District

Republicans picked Elgin attorney Jeff Meyer to run for state representative in the 43rd District. Meyer, 32, a partner in the law firm Smith & Meyer, will vie for the seat formerly held by Democrat Keith Farnham, who is facing child pornography charges. Full story.

Video comes back to haunt motorcycle daredevil

A motorcycle driver who baited suburban police officers and got caught after posting a YouTube video of the ensuing chase was found guilty yesterday. Hamza Ali Ben Ali, 31, of Plainfield was found guilty during a bench trial of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer and a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license after baiting suburban police officers. Full story.

Schaumburg man accused of attacking guards

A Schaumburg man with a history of attacking correctional officers at the Cook County jail has been charged with assaulting guards again, the Cook County sheriff's office said. Full story.

Fox Lake woman found dead in Chicago

A Fox Lake woman was found dead Tuesday in Chicago's East Ukrainian Village neighborhood. Amanda Pucci, 23, was pronounced dead o the 1000 block of North Hermitage, the Cook County medical examiner's office said. An autopsy yesterday came back inconclusive. Full story.

Charities helping displaced Woodridge fire victims

Local groups joined together to help the 11 families left homeless by an apartment building fire in Woodridge. Yesterday afternoon, representatives from the Jaycees, churches and other community groups met with the displaced families to give them food, toiletries, gift cards, clothes and other items donated by residents and businesses. Full story.

Plan to let psychologists write prescriptions advances

Legislation that would allow psychologists to prescribe medication advanced through an Illinois House committee yesterday. Some psychiatrists, who can write prescriptions, oppose the measure, saying that psychologists don't have enough training. The plan advances to the full House. Full story.


Partly cloudy and 68 degrees when you head out this morning, ut temperatures are expected to climb to 84 degrees this afternoon. Some showers are due to move in tonight when temperatures dip back to 64 degrees. Full story.


Traffic continues on Washington Street between Green Bay Road and the Route 41 bridge near Waukegan. People should be prepared for flagmen and closed lanes. Delays are expected. Full traffic.

Sox keep Cubs reeling

With last night's 8-3 win over the Cubs, the White Sox (18-17) are back over the .500 mark and are riding a four-game winning streak, The Cubs are going in the opposite direction, falling to 10 games under .500. Read Scot Gregor's take here and Bruce Miles' take here.

Will Bears take defensive player in first round

GM Phil Emery has identified worthy six players who could be on the board when the Bears' pick comes up in tonight's NFL draft. Emery isn't saying, but it's assumed at least five are defensive players. Read Bob LeGere's take here.

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