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Dawn Patrol: Storms blow through suburbs; Team USA plays Belgium today

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  • Streaks of lightning illuminate the sky over Hidden Lake Forest Preserve near Glen Ellyn as a storm passes through DuPage County on Monday.

      Streaks of lightning illuminate the sky over Hidden Lake Forest Preserve near Glen Ellyn as a storm passes through DuPage County on Monday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer


Storms blow through suburbs

A first line of storms blew through the suburbs last night in the early evening with strong winds, rain and lightning but no major storm damaged reported. Hours later, even stronger winds brought 80-plus mph winds to the Bolingbrook area and required a tornado warning in Cook and Will counties. Full story.

Arlington Heights golfer hits identical holes-in-one

A 70-year-old Arlington Heights man hit holes-in-ones at the same course on the same hole with the same club just a week apart. Joe Perica, a retired teacher, says he's just an average golfer with really good luck. Full story.

Driver avoids prison for racing crash

An Antioch Township teen avoided a decade in state prison for having marijuana in his system when he rolled his car and killed a passenger during an illegal street race one year ago. Instead, Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti sentenced Jeremy Betancourt, 18, to 2½ years of periodic imprisonment in the county jail. Full story.

Private schools to continue active shooter training

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation recently that requires the state's 1,800 private schools to conduct annual drills to prepare for potential shootings and to review security. Several private school administrators in the suburbs said, however, that the legislation will only reinforce the procedures and preparations the schools have been completing for years. Full story.


Breezy and sunny with a high of 82 degrees this afternoon. Some misting rain this morning and tonight. Temperatures are 69 degrees this morning. Lows tonight should be around 59 degrees. Full story.


Construction continues on Route 59 at Washington Street in West Chicago. People should expect delays and possibly seek alternate routes. Full story.

White Sox, Abreu rained out

Rain washed out the White Sox and hot slugger Jose Abreu last night. The game against the Angels will be made up today as part of a doubleheader beginning at 4:10 p.m. Full story by Scot Gregor.

Bulls meeting with Melo today

The Bulls will try again to strike it rich in free agency, this time chasing New York's Carmelo Anthony. Rather than make the final pitch, they'll go first. Anthony is expected to meet with the Bulls today, before moving onto Dallas and Houston on Wednesday. Read Mike McGraw's take here.

Team USA back in action

It's win or go home for the U.S. men's soccer team today at the World Cup in Brazil. The Americans play Belgium at 3 p.m. "Belgium's an extremely good team," said former national team star Brian McBride, who grew up in Arlington Heights. "They're deep. I don't think they've hit their best yet, which is scary for us, but hopefully it just continues for this game. Read Orrin Schwarz's take here.

Buffalo Grove teen wins "Jimmy" award

A teen from Buffalo Grove who sang an aching Jason Robert Brown song won top honors at the National High School Musical Theater Awards. Jonah Rawitz, of Buffalo Grove, received the best-actor crown. "I can't emphasize enough how humbled I am to be within this crowd of such amazing actors and individuals. I've made so many amazing friends. I feel like I'm part of a family," Rawitz said. Full story.

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