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Dawn Patrol: 7 Lake Zurich High students cited; firefighter saves life

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  • Becky Amos, her husband and West Dundee firefighter James Amos, Huntley resident Stacey Tyranski and her husband, Phil Tyranski, attend a recent West Dundee village board meeting during which Fire Chief Randy Friese gave James Amos a letter of commendation for saving Stacey's life while he was off duty.

      Becky Amos, her husband and West Dundee firefighter James Amos, Huntley resident Stacey Tyranski and her husband, Phil Tyranski, attend a recent West Dundee village board meeting during which Fire Chief Randy Friese gave James Amos a letter of commendation for saving Stacey's life while he was off duty.
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Seven Lake Zurich High seniors disciplined over prank

Seven seniors at Lake Zurich High School have been identified as being involved in what has been described by officials as a crude prank. What will happen to the students is unclear. Full story.

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Off-duty firefighter saves Huntley woman's life at gym

Stacey Tyranski says she never would have come home to her husband and two children if it wasn't for James Amos, the off-duty West Dundee firefighter who saved her life in March after she went into cardiac arrest. "I'd probably be dead," Tyranski, 36, said. "The time that I was unconscious was about two minutes, and they say within six minutes you're completely brain dead. Definitely I'm very thankful for Mr. Amos." Full story.

Weather

Forecasters expect a full day of sunshine Friday, with temperatures beginning in the low 50s and rising to a high of 68. No rain is expected and the sun will set about 8:13 p.m. before a Memorial Day weekend with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Full weather.

Traffic

Traffic is remaining relatively light on area roadways and expressways as this holiday weekend begins. Crashes have been reported on President Street in Wheaton and earlier at Route 120 and Route 12 in Wauconda. Expect ongoing road work on I-290 in Itasca, on Route 59 in Naperville and Aurora, on Rollins Road in the Round Lake area between Route 83 and Hainesville Road and other locations throughout the area. Full traffic.

Coaches might have to take concussion course

High school coaches of all sports would have to take an online class about the danger of concussions if Gov. Pat Quinn gives his approval in the coming months. State Sen. Dan Kotowski, a Park Ridge Democrat, won approval for the proposal in the Illinois Senate yesterday and said the certification program would decrease the likelihood of student athletes getting concussions as well as help avoid recurring hits that can cause brain damage. Full story.

Prospect Heights mother, son accused of TJ Maxx fraud

A mother and son from Prospect Heights have been charged in connection with what police said was a "fraud scheme" that resulted in a more than $12,000 loss for several TJ Maxx stores in Cook County. Full story.

Shaw will be back for Game 3

OK, it's official: Andrew Shaw will be back in the lineup Saturday for Game 3. "He's on the trip," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville confirmed yesterday. "We expect him to play on Saturday." And they're expecting Shaw to provide a much-needed boost after Wednesday's drubbing at the hands of the Kings. Full story.

Blackhawks love lacing up the skates

You hear the stories every year when the NHL playoffs end. That player you thought looked a little off during the postseason? Yeah, well he actually was playing with cracked ribs. Or numbness in his foot. Or a broken hand. Or worse. It's amazing what hockey players will go through for their team and their sport. Full story.

What you need to know about the Boomers' opener

As the Schaumburg Boomers prepare for their home opener at 6:30 tonight against the Florence Freedom, there are a few things you should know about the independent baseball team's celebration for its Frontier League championship. Full story.

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