Palatine man injured outside bar dies
A Palatine man injured after being punched in the head outside a bar Friday, July 18, has died from his injuries. Witnesses say after being punched, Ryan Flannigan, 26, hit his head on the sidewalk. He died yesterday afternoon at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Full story.
Police ID Hoffman Estates man in fatal Schaumburg crash
A motorcyclist killed in a crash with another vehicle in Arlington Heights yesterday afternoon has been identified by Schaumburg police as 23-year-old Wayne Grothe of Hoffman Estates. The crash happened just before 1 p.m. Full story.
Charity covers funeral for Barrington infant who starved to death
The charity Rest in His Arms will pay for a the funeral of a 7-month-old Barrington infant who police say starved to death as a result of mistreatment from her parents. Mya Edwards will be laid to rest Thursday in a donated plot at Evergreen Cemetery following a funeral service at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church. Full story.
Rolling Meadows trees cut down despite neighbors' protests
Rolling Meadows city officials say a landowner who cut down old-growth trees from his property in a northwest side neighborhood was within his rights, despite the protests of his neighbors. Neighbors especially wanted three oak trees at 4500 Fairfax Ave. saved, and believed the trees were more than 100 years old. Full story.
Elgin escapee to get fitness test
A judge Monday ordered a man who authorities say escaped custody of the Elgin Mental Health Center and led police on an eight-hour manhunt earlier this month to undergo a fitness test next week. Jesse Vega, 33, jumped out of a stopped vehicle just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 16. Full story.
Wheaton grad directs films
Once an extra in "My Best Friend's Wedding" while attending Warrenville South High School, Karen Teune graduated into a full-blown film career. Teune, now 34, is currently a production assistant on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," and in her spare time writes, directs and acts in her own movies. Full story.
Clear but cool with temperatures around 60 degrees to start the morning. Temperatures will climb to 77 degrees this afternoon, before dropping back to 63 degrees tonight. Full story.
Construction continues on US Route 12 at IL Route 176 at the Route 12 bridge in Wauconda. Heavy delays are expected and people should seek an alternate route. Full story.
Williams could be next Hester
Chris Williams is the smallest player on the field for the Chicago Bears but that's not a bad thing. He's also the fastest. He's the primary candidate to take over as the Bears kick-return specialist now that Devin Hester has moved on. Full story.