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  • Heart transplant patient Melody McIntosh, left, hugs Kelly Swart, mother of Ashley Swart, during a meeting at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville on Monday. Ashley Swart, a 20-year-old Purdue student, died of a brain aneurysm in 2013, and her donated heart saved McIntosh's life.

       Heart transplant patient Melody McIntosh, left, hugs Kelly Swart, mother of Ashley Swart, during a meeting at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville on Monday. Ashley Swart, a 20-year-old Purdue student, died of a brain aneurysm in 2013, and her donated heart saved McIntosh's life.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
 

Long Grove man dies base jumping in Idaho

Long Grove resident Adam Rubin's parachute failed to open properly during a base jump Friday near Shoshone Falls on the Snake River in Idaho, officials said. The Stevenson High School alum died doing what he loved, friends say. Full story.

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Elgin planners give OK for marijuana dispensary

Elgin's planning and zoning commission last night gave the go-ahead to plans for a marijuana dispensary in the city's southwest side. Commissioners voted 6-1 to recommend a dispensary at 1330 Crispin Drive, Unit 215, in the Fox Bluff Corporate Center on the northeast corner of Bowes Road and McLean Boulevard. The city council will have the final vote. Full story.

Wheaton College among most sober schools

If you're looking for a party, it won't be at Wheaton College. The Christian college was named the No. 2 "stone-cold sober" school in the country behind Brigham Young University, the Princeton Review's nationwide survey of 130,000 students said. Full story.

Summit woman guilty in Wheaton heroin death

A DuPage County jury deliberated for nearly four hours last night before finding a Summit woman guilty of supplying a friend with a fatal dose of heroin in 2012. Jennifer Nere, 34, is the second person to be charged with, tried and convicted on drug-induced homicide charges in the county. Full story.

Heart recipient thanks family

Melody McIntosh got the gift of life on the same day when another young woman's life ended. McIntosh met with the family of Ashley Swart yesterday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and thanked them for her second chance. Full story.

Former addict's son dies of overdose

Just a week before Tim Ryan was scheduled to host a training session on how to use Naloxone -- the opiate overdose reversal drug -- his son died of an overdose. Nick Ryan, 20, had overdosed previously twice and had been saved by paramedics with the use of Narcan. Full story.

Weather

Cloudy to start the morning, with temperatures around 67 degrees and some showers in the area. Temperatures should climb to 76 degrees this afternoon. Lows in the 60s tonight. Full story.

Traffic

Construction continues on Swift Road between Army Trail Road and Lake Street in Addison. Expect delays and motorists might want to seek an alternate route. Full story.

Coach not happy with Bears TE

Bears head coach Marc Trestman was angry enough to end the competitive part of Monday's practice early after veteran tight end Martellus Bennett body-slammed rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller. "I felt it was important to get the team together and resolve some issues and we'll move forward from there," Trestman said. Read Bob LeGere's take here.

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