Charges could come against balloon operator
A balloon operator who landed a hot-air balloon carrying four passengers in the middle of the Sun City senior living community Tuesday morning could face charges, Huntley Police Chief John Perkins said yesterday. He called the decision "irresponsible," if there were no emergency reasons for landing. Full story.
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Busse Building in Mount Prospect to be torn down
The historic Busse Building in Mount Prospect will have to be demolished after all, after a fire in February damaged it substantially. Officials initially thought parts of the 89-year-old structure could be salvaged. The building will come down slowly, officials said. Full story.
Wheaton woman found in Illinois River
Rescuers recovered the body yesterday of a Wheaton woman missing since a boating accident on the Illinois River Sunday. Emily Anne Hendricks, 24, and three others were traveling in a Bayliner that became lodged in the Dresden Dam east of Morris, 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The other three were rescued by fire personnel, officials said. Full story.
N. Aurora man seriously injured in motorcycle collision
Two motorcycles crashed into each other in the village of Virgil Wednesday afternoon, seriously injuring a North Aurora man, police said. The motorcycles were traveling side by side with one slightly ahead of the other heading west on Route 64 just after 5 p.m., according to a release by the Kane County sheriff's office. Full story.
Kane County morgue mold a simple fix
After mold shut down the Kane County morgue two weeks ago, an agreement to use DuPage County's facilities for morgue operations may prove to be a permanent solution to ongoing disputes between Kane County Coroner Rob Russell and county board Chairman Chris Lauzen. The mold has since been found to be a common, nontoxic variety that would make for easy cleanup, officials said. Full story.
Lombard police seek help finding missing elderly woman
Lombard police are asking for help finding a missing 89-year-old woman with early signs of dementia. Josephine Dale was last seen at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after dropping a friend off on the 900 block of Euclid Avenue in Elmhurst. Full story.
Cloudy and 61 degrees early this morning, with temperatures climbing to 76 degrees this afternoon. A thunderstorm is possible late tonight with temperatures dropping to 60 degrees. Full story.
Construction continues on IL Route 61 between Roselle Road and East Palatine Road near Barrington. People should expect heavy delays in the area. More traffic.
Pen implodes, Sox lose 5-4 in 12th
Starting pitcher Hector Noesi and the White Sox were on cruise control last night at Baltimore, leading 4-0 in the bottom of the eighth. At that point, it looked like the White Sox were going to take 2 of 3 from the Orioles and head to Toronto with some needed momentum. Instead, Baltimore completed its rally in the 12th and scored a run against erratic reliever Daniel Webb to win 5-4. Full story by Scot Gregor.
Jackson can't get on track, Cubs fall 4-1
Edwin Jackson failed to inspire again last night in a 4-1 loss at Wrigley Field to the Cincinnati Reds. The 30-year-old right-hander lasted just 5⅓ innings and gave up 6 hits and 4 runs as his record fell to 5-8 with a 5.22 ERA. Full story by Bruce Miles.
What will happen for Bulls on draft day?
As far as the Bulls are concerned, just about anything can happen during the NBA draft today. They could trade up, trade away their picks, choose someone who won't join the team right away or do the best they can at Nos. 16 and 19. Mike McGraw analyzes.