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  • Blackhawks Bryan Bickell, from left, Brent Seabrook, Patrick Kane, goalie Corey Crawford and Duncan Keith celebrate their win Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings.

      Blackhawks Bryan Bickell, from left, Brent Seabrook, Patrick Kane, goalie Corey Crawford and Duncan Keith celebrate their win Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer


Pension penalties fall, but some schools owe $100,000-plus

Elgin Area Unit District U-46 and Community Unit District 300 were hit with six-figure penalties for giving pension-boosting pay hikes to retiring educators in the last school year, despite a state law discouraging schools from the move. Full story.

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Iraq War veteran from Lemont killed in crash

Paul Davidson III jumped on his motorcycle to get a haircut before his graduation from the University of Illinois when he was struck by a car near the Urbana-Champaign campus. Davidson, 30, died Friday night from his injuries. "All around he was such a hard worker," his mom said. A funeral will be held Friday in a Lemont church. Full story.

After near cancellation, Des Plaines River race goes on

Paddlers took on swift currents yesterday in the Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon. "It was a little squirrely out there," second-place finisher Mark Koenig said. "The river was moving pretty good. It was a fast race today." Full story.

Addison man charged after Chicago crash injures four

Kristian Hoddenbach, 23, faces a felony charge of aggravated fleeing after police said the Addison man fled from a traffic stop and crashed his car into a second vehicle and then a bus shelter in Chicago. Full story.


Partly cloudy with temperatures of about 48 degrees to start the morning. Temperatures will climb to 70 degrees this afternoon, before dipping to 56 degrees overnight. A possible thunderstorm will roll through late tonight. Full story.


Construction continues on IL Route 58 between South New Wilke Road and Algonquin Road. People should expect delays in the area. Full story.

Even the refs can't stop the Blackhawks

After a Jonathan Toews goal was overturned in the second period, the Blackhawks claimed a 3-1 victory yesterday over Los Angeles in the opening game of the Western Conference final. Mike Spellman's report.

White Sox put Abreu on 15-day disabled list

Rookie first baseman Jose Abreu has landed on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his left ankle. Full story.

Cubs flex their muscles

In their 4-2 win yesterday over the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field, the Cubs put up 8 hits to clinch the series. Bruce Miles' report.

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