1 dead, 2 hurt in Huntley shooting
One person was dead and two relatives were injured after a shooting last night in Huntley, police said. Mark R. Grundei, 50, shot his brother, Robert, in the head and shoulder, killing him, Police Chief John Perkins said. Grundei also shot his 81-year-old mother, Alyce Grundei, Perkins said. She suffered a grazing head wound, police said. Full story.
With backs to the wall, can Blackhawks regroup?
The Blackhawks never thought they'd be in this spot: 3 straight losses to the Kings, including a 5-2 decision last night, and now on the cusp of elimination in the Western Conference finals. "Yeah, it's not a good position to be in," Hawks winger Patrick Kane said. "I think coming into this series you'd be lying if we thought we'd be in this position, but it happens and we've got no one to blame but ourselves." Full story.
Injured boy recovering from Mundelein awning collapse
The 10-year-old boy who suffered a head injury after a store awning fell on him in Mundelein spent his Memorial Day resting, his father said yesterday. Lake Barrington resident James Beers said Monday he alternates between anger that the Sunday afternoon accident happened at all and profound relief that his two sons weren't hurt more seriously. Full story.
No one hurt in Elgin fire
No one was injured in an early Monday morning house fire on the 800 block of Brook Street in Elgin. The fire call came at 3:32 a.m. after a resident of the home smelled smoke. The Elgin Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire within minutes, according to a news release from the department. Residents of the home left safely. Full story.
Bronze Star awarded in Arlington Heights
While Memorial Day's mission is to never forget the ultimate sacrifices of America's veterans, Arlington Heights showed Monday that a community can take the time for specific remembrances, too. One example occurred in Memorial Park: Sen. Mark Kirk's posthumous presentation of a Bronze Star to Nancy Clauser of Mount Prospect, lone surviving cousin of Chicago native John Bock, who likely earned the medal at the Battle of the Bulge. Full story.
Lake Zurich remembers to be solemn this holiday
Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch, a Vietnam War veteran, was the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Lake Zurich, just one of many that took place in Lake County yesterday. "Memorial Day is actually one of the most solemn days we have, especially if you've been in the service," he reminded the audience. Full story.
Cloudy and 69 degrees this morning, but the temperatures will climb to 81 degrees before the thunderstorms roll in this afternoon and evening. Storms will continue through the evening when the temperature will dip back to 58 degrees. Full story.
Construction continues on Rollins Road between Route 83 and Route 45 near Round Lake Beach. People should expect heavy delays and seek alternate routes. Full traffic.
Photo gallery: Memorial Day around the suburbs
Cubs, including Samardzija, get the win
Pitcher Jeff Samardzija struck out a season-high 10 for his first victory since last August, leading the Cubs past the San Francisco Giants 8-4. Samardzija, now 1-4, allowed 6 hits and walked none in 7-plus innings. He also had an RBI double during a 3-run fourth to help snap his 16-start winless streak. Full story.