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Dawn Patrol: Hit-and-run hurts motorcyclist in Pingree Grove; Kennedy blues

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  • Want to drive on the Kennedy Expressway this weekend? No. Just ... no.

      Want to drive on the Kennedy Expressway this weekend? No. Just ... no.
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Motorcyclist hurt in head-on collision in Pingree Grove

An 18-year-old Bartlett woman is being investigated for hit-and-run and driving under the influence after striking a motorcyclist head-on last night in Pingree Grove. Police said the woman was speeding on Route 20 east of Route 47 and swerved into the wrong lane, hitting a man on a motorcycle around 7 p.m. The woman kept driving for a quarter-mile until her car went into a ditch, then got out and started running through a nearby field, said Sgt. Rich Blair. Full story.

You could have the Kennedy blues

Thinking of a leisurely drive down the Kennedy Expressway to take in the Chicago Blues Fest this Saturday or Sunday? Don't do it, state and Chicago transportation engineers beg. For the next three weekends, Illinois Department of Transportation workers will be demolishing the Ontario Street bridge at the Kennedy Expressway. Full story.

Highland Park 'huffing' case could land in state Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court could be tasked later this year with deciding whether the Highland Park woman found guilty of being high when she killed a little girl was properly charged in the case. Yesterday defense attorney Douglas Zeit filed a motion to dismiss the case against Carly Rousso, 19, on the grounds the four counts of aggravated driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound filed against her were unconstitutional. Full story.

Park City man charged in Rosemont shooting

A Park City man who prosecutors say shot at six people in a Rosemont parking garage early Sunday has been charged with six counts of attempted murder. Cook County Judge Jill Cerone Marisie set bail at $2 million for James Miller, 24, of the 500 block of West Street in Park City. Full story.

Sportsman's Park closes as lead removal begins in Naperville

Naperville-area residents who use Sportsman's Park as their home base for trapshooting will have to look for new venues this summer. The park, trapshooting range and clubhouse closed after a shooting session Sunday so crews can remove lead contamination from the soil and add trails. Full story.

Naperville Ribfest, other summer events come with an app

Your smartphone will come in handy if you plan to find parking in the city for summer events or to attend a major suburban festival. The 27th Naperville Ribfest on July 3-6 in Knoch Park in Naperville offers something different for the first time this year: its own app. Full story.


Mostly sunny and pleasant with a high of 74 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures will be about 62 degrees when you head out the door this morning, but dip to about 50 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.


Rollins Road will be closed at the railroad crossing just west of Route 83 starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Hainesville Road and Route 83 will remain open at all times when the roadway shuts down. The closure is to allow the CN railroad to install a temporary crossing on temporary Rollins Road, enabling the railroad to switch train service onto new tracks the following weekend, June 21-22. People should seek alternate routes through the weekend and on Monday. The roadways is expected to reopen Tuesday morning. More traffic.

Could Miami upset Bulls' plan to add Carmelo?

Not long after Miami lost a pivotal Game 3 of the Finals on Tuesday, news started swirling about the Heat's next plot to dominate the basketball world. According to, Miami is hoping to add New York's Carmelo Anthony to its roster of all-stars this summer. Full story.

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