Teen guilty of aggravated DUI in death of 5-year-old girl
A Highland Park teenager faces up to 14 years in prison after she was found guilty yesterday for running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in 2012. Carly Rousso told police after the fatal crash that she was a drug addict who had inhaled chemicals from a can of computer dust remover -- statements that were enough for Lake County Judge James Booras to find her guilty of aggravated driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Full story.
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D'Andre Howard trial resumes today
Testimony will resume today in the trial of D'Andre Howard, who is charged with the killing of 18-year-old Laura Engelhardt, her father, Alan, and grandmother Marlene Gacek in 2009 in Hoffman Estates. Yesterday a paramedic testified as to what Laura Engelhardt asked him after she was found stabbed: "Am I going to die?" Full story.
First day in Dist. 220 for old Dist. 200 boss
Yesterday, Brian Harris ended his 4-year tenure as superintendent of Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200. Today, he goes to work for Barrington Unit District 220 before officially becoming its next superintendent in July. He leaves District 200 after a four-year tenure and with more than four years left on a recently inked five-year contract. Full story.
'Discriminatory behavior' alleged in Naperville HR department
A former employee for the city of Naperville is alleging discrimination, inappropriate comments toward women and minorities, and improper treatment of workers occurred in the city's human resources department. An internal investigation and an outside probe led by attorney Terry Ekl and his Warrenville firm have been launched as a result of a memo the former employee sent as she was quitting her job May 2, officials said. Full story.
Voters will weigh in on millionaires' taxes
Voters in November will likely get to weigh in on whether they think Illinois millionaires should pay more in income taxes -- though their opinion would be merely advisory. The Illinois Senate yesterday approved the plan to put on the November ballot a question asking whether incomes more than $1 million should be subject to an additional 3 percent tax. Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll sign it. But Republicans claim the entire move is political, intended to drive Democrats to the polls in November. Full story.
One Metra vacancy down (almost), one still open
An Algonquin businessman is poised to sit on the Metra board while another spot representing northwest Cook County is still in play. Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider is accepting applications for the position held by former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder, who steps down in June. Meanwhile, McHenry County Chairwoman Tina Hill has selected former county board member Marc Munaretto to replace outgoing Metra Director Jack Schaffer. Full story.
Mostly sunny and warm today with high temperatures of 80 degrees this afternoon. It will be about 54 degrees when you head out this morning. Full weather.
Construction continues on US Route 12 at Route 176 near Wauconda. People should expect delays and use alternate routes. Full traffic.
Hawks face Kings in Game 6
The Hawks say they're not done yet, as they prepare for tonight's huge Game 6 in Los Angeles against the Kings, who hold a 3-2 lead in the best of 7 Western Conference Final series. "I think we're going to consider ourselves a team that has a chance to win every year, every time we reach the playoffs for a number of years after this year," said Hawks captain Jonathan Toews. Full story.