Teen shot and killed in Aurora
An 18-year-old man sitting outside on a porch on Aurora's near east side was killed and another man wounded when a man shot them both last night, police said. The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. on the 200 block of North Smith Street. Police are calling it a homicide and said the victims appeared targeted. Full story.
Dist. 300 names new superintendent
Community Unit District 300 picked Fred Heid, a chief academic officer for Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida, as its next superintendent, a memo to district staff revealed yesterday. Heid takes the helm of the state's sixth-largest school district after a long search. Full story.
Maday gets another 32 years
Convicted bank robber Robert Maday had another 32 years added to his sentence by a federal judge yesterday for a crime spree that began when he escaped two Cook County state's attorney investigators and ended after a high-speed car chase a day later. Full story.
Oak Brook store burgled
A smash-and-grab burglar stole watches and jewelry from Oakbrook Center Mall's Lord & Taylor early yesterday morning, police and WBBM reported. The burglary happened just before 4:30 a.m. Full story.
Six Streamwood students charged in fight
Six Streamwood High School students were arrested and charged with mob action after a fight in the school Tuesday. One student, a 17-year-old male, is facing a felony aggravated battery charge as well after pushing a teacher, police said. Full story.
Elgin council fills vacant seat
Elgin City Council members chose Rosamaria "Rose" Martinez to fill the vacant council seat. Martinez is a past commander of American Legion Post 57 who works in the transportation department of Elgin Area School District 46. She fills the seat vacated by Anna Moeller. Full story.
Lawmakers may cut IMSA budget over diversity
The Illinois Math and Science Academy may see $1.8 million less in state funds after Democrats criticized the Aurora school for a lack of diversity. The state's proposed budget, which could be voted on today in the Illinois House, would allocate $16.6 million to IMSA. That's about 10 percent less than last year. Full story.
Rain spotty sometimes throughout the day. It will be about 40 degrees when you head out the door this morning, then 53 degrees as the rain dies out this afternoon, Temperatures will dip to 37 degrees tonight. Full traffic.
Construction work continues on Harmony Road between Primrose Lane and Getty Road near Hampshire. People should expect delays in the area. Full traffic.
White Sox beat Athletics
The White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak yesterday with a win over the Oakland Athletics. Jose Abreu hit a 3-run homer in the eighth inning to help the 4-2 victory. Full story.
Who's your MVH -- most valuable Blackhawk?
Yeah, we know the Blackhawks are only halfway to where they want to be, but if you had to pick a playoff MVP right now, who would it be? Mike Spellman asks and helps you answer.