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  • Chris Nybo, who was appointed Monday to serve as state senator of the 24th Senate District of Illinois, gives his first talk at the Sunken Garden Memorial in Lombard. This after his swearing-in ceremony to fill the seat once held by Kirk Dillard.

       Chris Nybo, who was appointed Monday to serve as state senator of the 24th Senate District of Illinois, gives his first talk at the Sunken Garden Memorial in Lombard. This after his swearing-in ceremony to fill the seat once held by Kirk Dillard.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

 
 

Chris Nybo sworn into Senate

Republican Chris Nybo, an attorney from Elmhurt, was sworn in yesterday to the Illinois Senate to replace departing Kirk Dillard. Nybo, who previously served one term in the Illinois House, is running in the November election to occupy the Senate seat against Democrat Suzanne Glowiak of Western Springs. Full story.

Chicago man gets 22 years in Lombard attempted murder

A Chicago man found guilty of severely beating and stabbing the mother of his two young children in Lombard was sentenced yesterday to 22 years in prison. Demetrice Tompkins, 49, faced up to 30 years after the December 2011 attack. Full story.

Services Friday for Long Grove adventurer

A Long Grove native recently killed in a BASE jumping accident in Idaho will be remembered at a visitation and service Friday. Adam Rubin, 23, was born in Arlington Heights, grew up in Long Grove and graduated from Stevenson High School. Full story.

$1 million bail for Aurora man facing drug charges

An Aurora man is being held on a $1 million bail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, cocaine and at least 11 pounds of marijuana. Baltazar G. Contreras-Gonzalez, of the 500 block of North Lancaster Drive, faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the most severe charges, according to court records. Full story.

North Aurora motorcyclist hurt in crash

A North Aurora motorcyclist was injured yesterday afternoon after he rear-ended a vehicle on Route 25, officials said. The crash happened just before 4 p.m. at Route 25 and Clearwater Drive, near the border of North Aurora and Aurora. Full story.

Lake in the Hills man charged with child porn

A Lake in the Hills man faces child pornography charges as part of a statewide initiative to punish offenders who download and trade child pornography, Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said. Full story.

Weather

Partly sunny with temperatures in the low 60s for your morning commute. Highs this afternoon should be around 80 degrees. Forecasts call for partly cloudy skies tonight with temperatures in the mid 60s. Complete forecast.

Traffic

Heavy traffic this morning on the Jane Addams Tollway with construction between Lee Street and the Tri-State Tollway. Traffic report.

QB Clausen claims veteran's mentality

Despite not playing since his rookie season in 2010, backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen has been around long enough to claim a veteran's mentality. That's what he hopes to prove during Friday night's preseason opener. Full story.

Sox' Adam Eaton may be hurt for a few games

The White Sox lost another game yesterday, this time a 3-1 decision to the Texas Rangers. The Sox also lost sparkplug center fielder Adam Eaton, who left with a bruised lower back after slamming into the fence in the second inning. Scot Gregor reports.

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