Moms celebrate their day with 5K
Dozens of women lined up yesterday for the start of the Run Like a Mother 5K in Hinsdale. The event is part of a national race that takes place in various cities across the country on Mother's Day. Full story.
Man accused of cheating Elgin, Aurora casinos dies
Daily Herald Kane and McHenry County Courts Reporter Harry Hitzeman writes in his column this week about Xin Chen, a man "accused of bilking casinos in Elgin and Aurora out of more than $50,000 using forged credit cards" who died while awaiting trial. Full column.
Eighth-grade mentors steering children in right direction at District 116
When he was identified as a leader by administrators at Round Lake Middle School, eighth-grader Marco Hernandez liked the idea of working with younger children who may have behavior problems or struggle socially. There was one hitch -- Marco would have to spend one Saturday morning each month at the middle school mentoring at-risk children. Seeing the improvement in the younger students through the Second Saturday program has made Marco and two other eighth-grade mentors glad they're participating. Full story.
Driver injured when car strikes fuel truck in Elk Grove
Elk Grove firefighters extricated a woman whose car collided with a fuel truck on Higgins Road yesterday morning. Elk Grove Fire Battalion Chief Mike Sellers said the crash took place about 9 a.m. midway between Arlington Heights Road and Route 53. Full story.
Official: Unsafe elevator shaft source of fire at Elgin Tower Building
A fire believed to have started last night in an elevator shaft that city inspectors have declared unsafe in the past damaged the Elgin Tower Building, according to fire officials. The building, which was built in 1929 and once housed 32 tenants, has been plagued by a host of safety issues, according to Elgin Mayor David Kaptain. Full story.
Rain throughout the day with light rain expected in the morning, and thunderstorms expected this afternoon. Temperatures will be about 64 degrees early, then climb to 85 degrees this afternoon, before dipping to 61 degrees overnight. Full story.
Construction continues on Bunker Hill Drive between Square Barn Road and Saratoga Circle near Algonquin. Full traffic.
Toews does it again for the Blackhawks
Marian Hossa has seen it before, but it never ceases to amaze him what Jonathan Toews can do when everything is on the line. How he can almost will his team to win on pure effort and desire like he did Sunday night at the United Center when he out-efforted everyone to score the game-winner in a 2-1 Blackhawks win in a beyond crucial Game 5 showdown against the Wild. Full story.
Ventura's frustration shows after White Sox loss
Nobody affiliated with the White Sox wants to go through another miserable season like last year, and manager Robin Ventura's name is at or near the top of that list. So, after the Sox looked very 2013-ish in a 5-1 loss to the Diamondbacks in front of 18,6212 bored fans yesterday at U.S. Cellular Field, Ventura didn't brush it off or talk about going out and getting them tomorrow. He got mad. Full story.
Cubs swept in Atlanta
The Atlanta Braves beat the Cubs 5-2 on Sunday in Atlanta to complete a three-game sweep. The Cubs, last in the NL Central, have dropped seven of eight. Full story.