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Dawn Patrol: Killer gets 3 life sentences; Charges against ex-Bull

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  • Shelly Engelhardt leaves the courthouse in Rolling Meadows on Wednesday after the sentencing of D'Andre Howard, who killed three members of her family in 2009.

      Shelly Engelhardt leaves the courthouse in Rolling Meadows on Wednesday after the sentencing of D'Andre Howard, who killed three members of her family in 2009.
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Killer sentenced to 3 life sentences

Convicted last month for murdering three members of the Engelhardt family, a judge yesterday sentenced D'Andre Howard to three life sentences without the possibility of parole -- plus an additional 60 years for the attempted murder of his fiancee's mother. Full story.

Documents detail allegations against former Bull

Court and police documents accuse former Bull Eric "Rick" Brunson of trying to force a massage therapist at the Vernon Hills Lifetime Fitness to perform a sex act. Brunson, 42, of Vernon Hills, was charged June 25 with felony counts of attempted sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse and aggravated battery. Full story.

Gurnee man accused of having child porn

Benjamin D. Niskanen, 21, of the 7400 block of Korbel Drive in Gurnee, was arrested at his home on a warrant after an investigation by the Lake County state's attorney's office and the sheriff's office cybercrimes unit. Full story.

Barrington Hills teen pleads guilty in fatal crash

A Barrington Hills 19-year-old pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of aggravated DUI for a car crash that killed an Elgin man and injured another person. Karsten Eilertsen, a 2013 Barrington High School graduate, crashed head-on into a Dodge driven by Ronald Ziolo. Ziolo was killed, and his passenger suffered a severe foot injury. Full story.

Aurora man guilty of burglarizing ex-girlfriend's home

The ex-girlfriend of Angelo M. Parra, 24, of the 500 block of East Ashland Avenue, recognized him during a burglary at her home, and yesterday Judge John A. Barsanti convicted Parra of two counts of home invasion, two counts of armed robbery and one count residential burglary. Full story.


Pleasant day with partly sunny skies and 74 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures will be about 64 degrees when you head out the door this morning. Low tonight should be around 61 degrees. Full story.


Construction continues on Tyler Road between IL Route 64 and Kirk Road. People should expect delays and seek alternate routes. Full story.

Melo expected to spurn Bulls

Carmelo Anthony is expected to formally announce today that he's returning to the New York Knicks. The Knicks can pay Anthony up to $129 million over five years, while the Bulls felt like they could give him the best chance for an NBA title right away. Read Mike McGraw's take here.

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