Funnel clouds over DuPage County not tornadoes
The National Weather Service said it received reports of funnel clouds from places in DuPage and Cook County. The agency got reports, photos and videos of funnel clouds near Oak Brook, Western Springs, Hinsdale and other locations last night, according to the National Weather Service, but none were a danger. Full Story.
'Star Wars' creator selects Chicago for museum
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced yesterday he has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation's third-largest city. San Francisco and Los Angeles also had sought the museum. Lucas said in a written statement that he hopes to open the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in 2018. Full Story.
McHenry man dies when dump truck runs over him
Authorities said yesterday believe a McHenry man died Monday when he failed to secure the dump truck he operated, which then ran over him. Bryan J. Reid, 63, was pronounced dead Monday at 12:44 p.m. at the Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Co. quarry in Bolingbrook, according to the Will County coroner's office. Full Story.
Three Aurora men injured in Sunday shooting
Three people were shot early Sunday morning when an unidentified male walked up a driveway and started shooting. The three Aurora victims were all men. One, age 21, was shot in the thigh. A second victim, 27, was shot in the foot. The third victim, 18, was also shot in the thigh. None of the injuries were life-threatening. Full Story.
Revived Wauconda Township Historical Society looks to future
By definition, the Wauconda Township Historical Society is all about the past in an area that has changed considerably since 1850, when Andrew C. Cook replaced his log cabin near Bangs Lake with a brick home. But these days, the future is a favorite topic as a revitalized organization looks ahead with renewed energy and purpose. Full Story.
State to auction unclaimed coins, jewelry
Thousands of coins, jewelry and silverware locked away in an Illinois Capitol vault will be auctioned off next month, including a 24-karat gold-covered John F. Kennedy commemorative dollar and several six-pound silver bars. Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office announced yesterday that it will auction almost 9,000 pieces of property that have gone unclaimed for years. Full Story.
Batavia school lunch prices again going up
When Batavia school students pay more for their lunches this fall, they can thank the federal government. District 101 is raising prices, for the second time in less than a year, to meet a mandate of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The prices are going up 3 to 3.4 percent increase. Full Story.
Cloudy and 64 degrees to start the morning. Temperatures will climb to 76 degrees this afternoon before dropping back to 58 degrees tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on Rollins Road between Route 83 and Drury Lane in Round Lake Beach. People should expect heavy delays and should seek alternate routes around the construction zone. Full story.
Cubs' Arrieta perfectly comfortable for 6 innings
Jake Arrieta, a 28-year-old right-hander, took a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds last night at Wrigley Field. Billy Hamilton then hit the second pitch of the inning up the middle for a single, starting a threat on the Cubs' lead. But the Cubs pulled out a 7-3 win in the end. Full Story.
White Sox beat Orioles 4-2 to end 5-game skid
Jose Quintana allowed one run in seven innings, Gordon Beckham homered and the White Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night to end a five-game losing streak. Alexei Ramirez had two hits and scored twice for the last-place White Sox, who had lost nine of 11 overall and eight straight on the road. Full Story.