1. While many of us have gone from shoveling snow to mopping up flooded basements, Mount Prospect native Shari Duffy has been sipping champagne, dancing the night away and hobnobbing with beautiful people. It's her job, columnist Burt Constable says.
2. A consolidation of Boy Scout councils in the Northwest and West suburbs with those in Chicago and Northwest Indiana is being proposed to help stem declining membership and donations.
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3. A former Barrington couple charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony child endangerment in the Jan. 8 death of their 7-month-old daughter from malnutrition were ordered held on $250,000 bond by a Cook County judge Saturday. Prosecutors told the judge that Markisha Jones, 19, and Gene Edwards, 22, stopped feeding their twin daughters formula Nov. 1, instead giving them water, cereal and baby food.
4. Two of the largest suburban school districts paid six-figure penalties for giving pension-boosting pay hikes for retiring educators in the 2012-2013 school year, eight years after a state law was adopted to keep schools from doing so.
5. A year after narrowly surviving massive tornado that ravaged the Oklahoma City area, Frank and Char Kozak still bear the physical and psychological scars. But despite their ordeal, the Schaumburg couple says the experience more than anything increased their faith in others.
6. An Addison man was arrested late Saturday night in Chicago after police say he fled from a traffic stop and crashed his car into a second vehicle and then a bus shelter, reportedly causing several injuries.
7. A University of Illinois student from Lemont was killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend less than 24 hours before he was scheduled to graduate.
8. Libertyville native Sara McKinnon and husband Humberto Martinez Jr. this summer will be opening O'Tooles of Libertyville in the former Mickey Finn's space on Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville after an estimated $1.5 million renovation.
9. Barrington officials Monday will consider giving the developer of a long-awaited downtown redevelopment project at Hough and Main streets the option of building only a single story to get the project off the ground.
10. High water levels and a swift current that nearly had organizers canceling the event greeted participants Sunday at the 57th annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon. "It was a little squirrely out there," one contestant said.