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Dawn Patrol: Mundelein school leader retiring; Roskam could move up today

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  • White Sox players, from left, Jose Abreu, Alexei Ramirez, Adam Eaton and Alejandro De Aza celebrate their 7-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

    White Sox players, from left, Jose Abreu, Alexei Ramirez, Adam Eaton and Alejandro De Aza celebrate their 7-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.
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MHS superintendent retiring

Outgoing Mundelein High School Superintendent Jody Ware is set to retire Friday after six years at the Hawley Street campus, but she will stick around for a little longer to assist her replacement. The school board on Tuesday agreed to hire Ware as a consultant for five days next week. Additionally, she could be brought back as a consultant for up to 10 days during the next school year, which begins in August. Full story.

Roskam could ascend GOP ladder

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam's bid to become the No. 3 Republican in the House will be put to a vote today as federal GOP lawmakers meet to pick their leaders. The Wheaton Republican wants to become his party's House whip, the lawmaker tasked with counting votes and winning support among his colleagues for important pieces of legislation. Full story.

Tollway approves wetlands project

Illinois tollway directors approved spending $7.1 million Wednesday to restore wetlands in the South suburbs as compensation for wetlands damaged during construction on the Jane Addams Tollway. Full story.

Oak Brook wins appeal in pension case

Oak Brook isn't responsible for paying most of the $740,000 bill related to a pension bump former Police Chief Thomas Sheahan received, a DuPage County judge has ruled. The written opinion from Judge Terence Sheen reversed a decision by the Illinois Municipal Retirement System Board. Full story.

Lightning sparks fire in North Aurora

A lightning strike last night at a North Aurora house ignited the lint inside a clothes dryer vent hose, creating a small fire, authorities said. No one was injured in the 7:30 p.m. blaze on the 200 block of Long Avenue. Strong winds of up to 70 mph raked the Aurora area during last night's storm. Full story.


Thunderstorms are expected to remain throughout the day and into tomorrow. Temperatures will be 59 degrees when you head out the door, then increase to 78 degrees before dipping to 66 degrees overnight. Full weather.


Bartlett Road remains closed between IL Route 72/Higgins Road and Shoe Factory Road near Hoffman Estates due to construction. People should seek alternate routes. Full traffic.

The Sox are believers

The Sox looked a lot like last year's team while dropping three straight to the Royals, but there is one important difference: They don't let losing streaks linger. The South Siders showed that last night by completing a two-game sweep of San Francisco, which has one of the best records in baseball. Read Scot Gregor's take here.

Who will succeed Devin Hester?

Special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis has plenty of options to consider in deciding who will succeed Devin Hester as the Bears' primary return specialist this season. The contenders come in all shapes and sizes. Read Bob LeGere's take and watch a video from minicamp here.

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