Elgin man gets 15 years for sex assault
An Elgin man who sideswiped a woman's car and then sexually assaulted her when she pulled over to look at the damage pleaded guilty to the charges yesterday. In exchange for his guilty plea, Mario Moore, 34, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The incident happened after the victim left Cadillac Ranch in Bartlett in September 2012. Full story.
Motorcyclist struck by dump truck in Crystal Lake
A motorcyclist was struck by a dump truck yesterday afternoon in Crystal Lake, police said. The motorcycle was traveling north on Route 31 when the truck attempted to turn left onto Route 176 in front of the bike, police said. A 53-year-old Schaumburg man was taken to Centegra Hospital in McHenry with nonlife-threatening injuries. The truck driver from Wheeling was ticketed. Full story.
3 years for East Dundee DUI hit-and-run
A Schaumburg woman who admitted to driving drunk and injuring a cyclist last year in East Dundee was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison. Erika M. Morset, 34, left the scene of the crash that caused severe head and neck injuries to a bicyclist from West Dundee. Full story.
Carpentersville to consider marijuana regulations again
Carpentersville officials are expected to revisit the issue of medical marijuana tonight. Officials postponed approving regulations more than two months again. Restrictive regulations are expected to pass, village leaders say, although the village does not want to take the lead on medical marijuana. Full story.
Itasca nature center to add animal exhibits
The Springbrook Nature Center in Itasca will be making some upgrades and adding more animal exhibits with a $335,000 grant from the state. The grant means adding aquarium space for tarantulas, snakes, turtles and fish, as well as replacing some climate control units, a water heater, siding, roof and insulation. Full story.
Two men charged in Kane County sex assault
Two Wisconsin men have been charged in a decade-old sexual assault of a boy in Kane County. Erik A. Galindo, 29, and Edgar A. Galindo, 27, are charged with assaulting the boy starting when he was 3 years old in 2000 until he was nearly 8, according to court records. Full story.
Storms are expected to roll through the area this morning, with temperatures in the upper 70s. After the storms, temperatures are expected to reach 91 degrees before dropping to 72 degrees overnight. The forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on IL Route 62 between Roselle Road and East Palatine Road near Hoffman Estates. People should seek alternate routes around the construction zone. Full story.
U.S. wins but needs to improve
The U.S. team defeated Ghana 2-1 yesterday to start its World Cup run in Brazil. But there were far too many sloppy passes, far too many giveaways, far too many heavy touches on the ball. If the Americans hope to advance from Group G, they'll have to make some improvements. Read Orrin Schwarz's take here.