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Dawn Patrol: Cary girl killed by tree; Blackhawks eliminated

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  • Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews shakes the hand of Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King, and Hawks winger Brandon Bollig shakes the hand of Kings winger Dustin Brown after Sunday's Game 7 at United Center.

      Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews shakes the hand of Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King, and Hawks winger Brandon Bollig shakes the hand of Kings winger Dustin Brown after Sunday's Game 7 at United Center.
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Cary girl, 11, killed when falling tree lands on tent

The identity of the 11-year-old Cary girl killed in a Wisconsin state park early yesterday morning will be revealed by authorities today. The girl was killed when storms toppled a large tree onto a tent where she and two family members were sleeping. The girl, who was not immediately identified pending notification of other family members, was pronounced dead at Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin, shortly after rescuers were called to the scene about 4 a.m. Full story.

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Epic series has sad ending for Blackhawks

Mike Spellman on the Blackhawks' exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs: "Honestly, the epic Western Conference finals series between the Blackhawks and the Kings deserved to go to a Game 7. And that Game 7 deserved to go beyond regulation time, because that's how good it had been. In a game and a series that will be remembered for years to come, the last two Stanley Cup champions battled toe to toe into overtime Sunday night before Alec Martinez scored the game-winner." Full story.

Attorney hopes Maple Park neighbors can get along

A 54-year-old Maple Park man, who was sued by his neighbor on allegations he intentionally hurt her horse riding stable's business, recently was found not guilty of disorderly conduct. Donald R. Cinkus, of the 1N700 block of Francis Road, was acquitted of the misdemeanor charge during a bench trial last month before Kane County Judge Elizabeth Flood, according to an attorney for Cinkus and court records. Cinkus was accused of sounding off an air horn Aug. 4, 2013, which spooked a horse and caused it to throw and injure its rider. Full story.

Paddlers aplenty for Fox River race

Hundreds of fierce competitors, paddles in hand and game-faces on, arrived at Mount St. Mary Park in St. Charles yesterday, eager to show what they could do out on the Fox River. Of course, also on hand were those people looking for a boating experience that was a little less intense. The 10-mile race launched from Mount St. Mary Park, and the 6-mile race launched from a spot near Route 25 in Batavia, at the local VFW Post. Full story.

Through rain and shine, Rose Parade marches on

Roselle's 55th annual Rose Parade began yesterday in a burst of police sirens and fire alarms. As if on cue, rain promptly began falling from the sky, drenching the crowd lining Roselle Road just south of Devon Avenue. Fortunately for spectators, sunshine quickly followed. Full story.


Partly sunny and 72 degrees to start the day. Temperatures will climb to 83 degrees today before dipping back to 65 degrees tonight. Some thunderstorms are also possible this evening. Full story.


Construction continues on Rollins Road between Route 45 and Route 83 in Round Lake Beach. People should expect delays and seek alternate routes. Full story.

Abreu expected to be back today

Before yesterday's game against the Padres, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said it is the club's intention to activate first baseman Jose Abreu from the disabled list for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I'm ready," Abreu said through a translator. "A little anxious to get it started, but I'm ready." Full story.

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