Body found in Lake County Forest Preserve
Lake County Forest Preserve police discovered a woman dead yesterday just after noon at Lyons Woods in Waukegan. Police were unable to release any details about the nature of her death. An autopsy is planned for today. Full story.
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Inverness church music director fired after same-sex engagement
While vacationing in Rome last week, Colin Collette, the music director at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, got engaged to his longtime partner. Shortly after returning home, he got fired. Full story.
Tree cutting sparks vandalism in Rolling Meadows
Vandals spray-painted graffiti on an empty house in Rolling Meadows where neighbors last weekend protested the removal of several historic trees to make way for development. Full story.
Construction worker injured by concrete
A construction worker was injured yesterday afternoon when a large chunk of concrete fell on him in a construction zone on I-90 near Rosemont. The worker was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, state police said. Full story.
Round Lake gang member sentenced to 38 years
A Round Lake gang member convicted in May of being responsible for the death of a Zion teen outside a minimart was sentenced yesterday to 38 years in prison. A Lake County judge determined Jose Rebollar, 26, will not be eligible for parole until he serves 100 percent of his sentence. Full story.
Aurora man gets 15 years for sex assault
An Aurora man convicted of sexually assaulting a child he knew was sentenced yesterday by a Kane County Judge to 15 years in prison. Brandon M. Niford, 30, will serve 85 percent of that sentence. His victim was under the age of 13. Full story.
Delle Donne could play tonight
Elena Delle Donne, fan favorite and leading scorer for the Chicago Sky, finally could be back for tonight's game against the New York Liberty at the Allstate Arena. Delle Donne is fighting a frustrating and unpredictable battle with Lyme disease. Full story.
It's back to summer today with temperatures reaching a high of 81 degrees. it will be 64 degrees as you head out the door. Temperatures tonight should be around 66 degrees. Full weather.
Bartlett Road is closed between Shoe Factory Road and Higgins Road near Hoffman Estates due to construction. People should seek an alternate route through the area. Full story.
Cubs keep dealing
As the trade deadline approached, the Cubs completed the deal with the Dodgers that sent second baseman Darwin Barney to Los Angeles, receiving Class A pitcher Jonathan Martinez. The Cubs also returned to familiar hunting grounds and made a trade with the Boston Red Sox, acquiring left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront for a player to be named. Read Bruce Miles' take here.