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Dawn Patrol: Teens hurt in crash; Wauconda OKs new noise rules

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  • Music playing at Docks Bar and Grill overlooking Bangs Lake in Wauconda helped inspire the village's new noise rules in response to neighbors' complaints.

      Music playing at Docks Bar and Grill overlooking Bangs Lake in Wauconda helped inspire the village's new noise rules in response to neighbors' complaints.
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Teens seriously injured in ATV accident near Lily Lake

Two teens suffered head injuries and were taken to a hospital by helicopter after a motorcyclist was hit from behind by an ATV Tuesday afternoon near Lily Lake, according to the Kane County sheriff's office. The accident occurred while three boys in their midteens were riding off-road vehicles in the road. Full Story.

Wauconda adopts new noise rules prompted by bars

Complaints about loud, late-night music at two lakefront bars in downtown Wauconda have led to new rules designed to limit noise throughout town. The village board last night unanimously approved the restrictions, which largely restrict outdoor music to 10 or 11 p.m. depending on the night. Full Story.

Carpentersville approves medical pot rules

The Carpentersville village board unanimously signed off on new rules for medical marijuana facilities last night that will make it harder for them to set up in the village. The village's new rules limit medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers to industrial areas, and they force the people behind them to seek a special use permit to operate. Full Story.

Remaining northbound lane of Farnsworth to reopen by 5:30 a.m.

One northbound lane of Farnsworth Avenue between Molitor and Reckinger roads in Aurora remains closed last night so workers can repair a gas leak, authorities said, but it was expected to reopen by 5:30 this morning. Full Story.

Ventra deadline approaching for Pace, CTA: 10 things to know

With about 35 percent of riders still using cash or soon-to-be-obsolete magnetic stripe cards, Pace is on a campaign to inform riders that the suburban bus service and CTA will switch to Ventra on July 1. The new fare system allows commuters to use a Ventra card to switch between the two systems seamlessly. Full Story.

Conservative icon Roeser remembered for his generosity

Publicly, Jack Roeser was known as the founder of the largest employer in Carpentersville and an ardent supporter of conservative causes, even running once for governor. Privately, those who knew him well also knew his unbounded kindness, his son Otto Roeser said, recalling his father's zest for life. Roeser, a Barrington resident who started Otto Engineering, died at age 90 on Friday from colon cancer. Full Story.

DuPage forest preserve adopts $44 million operating budget

DuPage County Forest Preserve District commissioners have approved an operating budget of nearly $44 million for the coming fiscal year, a decrease of more than 5 percent compared to the existing spending plan. The unanimous vote on the 2014-2015 budget came yesterday; the district's fiscal year starts July 1. Full Story.

West Chicago church bells given new lives

Two bells dating to the 1800s got new lives yesterday at the shared home of the First Congregational Church and First United Methodist Church in West Chicago. Judith Horsley, chairwoman of the churches' Bell Plaza Committee, said worshippers from both congregations supported refurbishing the bells, which are artifacts from the churches' beginnings in the city. Full Story.

Two motorcyclists charged in April crash

Two Wisconsin motorcyclists have been charged in an April crash involving a semitrailer truck. The crash happened on the 3900 block of Route 12 in Richmond Township near Spring Grove, authorities said. Full Story.


Cloudy and 78 degrees this morning, Temperatures are expected to climb to 87 degrees this afternoon, but storms are expected to roll in, soaking the area. The storms are expected to continue through tomorrow, dropping temperatures to 67 degrees overnight. Full weather.


Construction continues on Route 20 in Bartlett, between North and Oak Avenues. People should expect delays in the area. Full story.

Beckham, Viciedo power White Sox past Giants 8-2

Gordon Beckham and Dayan Viciedo hit two-run home runs, John Danks pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants last night. The slumping White Sox had managed a total of six runs in their previous four games. Full Story.

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