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Dawn Patrol: 'Polar' air moves in; Glen Ellyn mom on ceiling collapse

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  • Demolition has begun on the Des Plaines oasis on the Jane Addams Tollway.

    Demolition has begun on the Des Plaines oasis on the Jane Addams Tollway.


'Polar' air expected overnight

Temperatures were expected to drop into the low 50s overnight as 'polar' air moved into the area. Cooler temperatures are expected to linger throughout the week with temperatures expected to be in the 70s. Full story.

Glen Ellyn mom happy kids safe after ceiling collapse

A Glen Ellyn mother said yesterday that she was thankful her three children weren't home Sunday when a portion of the roof fell into the sitting room. Recent rains soaked drywall that wasn't properly covered by workers replacing the roof. The building was temporarily evacuated. Full story.

Schaumburg native swaps Broadway dreams for production success

Childhood dreams of Broadway gave much success in other ways for Schaumburg native Natalie Bounassar, who at age 23 has worked as the talent booker for "Windy City Live," as a postproduction assistant at Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions and internships at CBS and ABC. "I really believe that every step we take is purposeful and serves to teach us something," she said. Full story.

Massive wooden soldier moved to Pingree Grove

The unknown soldier that has spent the last 38 years in front of Custom Furniture in St. Charles will be moving to Pingree Grove. The 25-foot tall wooden sculpture was bought by Wyman "Clint" Carey, who plans to restore it and display it near his family's barn. Custom Furniture owners Carolyn and Richard Pakan plan to retire. Full story.

Des Plaines oasis demo underway

The demolition of the Des Plaines oasis on the Jane Addams Tollway is underway. Workers recently began to remove the roof. The large panels of windows will likely come down in August. The 7-Eleven convenience stores and gas stations will remain open during construction. Full story.

A Grayslake man charged in drive-by shooting

A Grayslake gang member was charged with firing a gun Sunday night that sent a bullet through a van and into a vacant Round Lake Beach business, officials said. Juan Tamayo, 29, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a weapon without a FOID card, possession of ammunition without a FOID card. Full story.


Partly cloudy and 58 degrees to start the morning, with highs topping out at only 68 degrees this afternoon. Temps will drop to 57 degrees tonight. Full story.


Construction continues on IL Route 38 between Kirk Road and Kress Road near West Chicago. People should expect heavy delays and seek alternate routes. Full story.

Some good, a lot of bad for Cubs at the break

Cubs manager Rick Renteria says his team is continuing to chip away and work hard, despite the 40-54 record at 58 percent of the way through the season. Once on track to lose 108 games, the Cubs picked up the pace mid-May. "I think they've been playing hard pretty much all season. That's one of the things we were hoping to get done, and I think they're doing it." Full story.

The White Sox do the talking

It's the all-star break, and the unofficial first half of the season is in the books. On the plus side for the White Sox, they have two of the best players in the game: Jose Abreu and Chris Sale. On the negative side for the Sox, they have 23 other players on the roster that were consistently inconsistent. Sox beat writer Scot Gregor uses the all-star break to review some of the notable quotes from White Sox players and staff. Full story.

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