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Dawn Patrol: UBERx driver sued over crash; Cubs game resumes today

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  • The grounds crew works on the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during the fifth inning of a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. The game was declared a win early Wednesday morning, but the ruling has been overturned, so the game will be finished today.

    The grounds crew works on the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during the fifth inning of a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. The game was declared a win early Wednesday morning, but the ruling has been overturned, so the game will be finished today.
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Deceased cabbie's son sues UBERx driver

A Hoffman Estates man who rear-ended a cab whose driver died more than two months ago on the Jane Addams Tollway was coming back from giving a UBERx ride and is being sued by the cabdriver's son. Full story.

Cubs will play more of that rainy Tuesday game after all

The Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants game called off for rain on Tuesday will resume today after the Giants protested that a mechanical failure with the tarp caused the infield to be flooded with water and the game to be unplayable. The surprising decision overturns the Cubs' victory they were initially credited with. Full story.

Crash forces evacuations in Hoffman Estates

A car crashed into a Hoffman Estates home early yesterday morning, severing the home's natural gas line and causing the evacuation of five homes total. The driver was seriously injured when his car left the roadway, struck two parked cars and came to rest partially in a garage. Full story.

Archdiocese clears former pastor of abuse

The Archdiocese of Chicago reinstated the Rev. Joseph Wilk as a priest in good standing after Wilk was accused of sexually abusing a young parishioner. Wilk, a former pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Schaumburg, was placed on a list of clergy with substantiated abuse claims against them beginning Feb. 5. The decision came after new information about his case came to light. Full story.

Metra could get extra RTA money for improvements

Saying Metra needs to make improvements after weather-related service meltdowns in January, the Regional Transportation Authority is considering giving Metra an additional 2 percent cut from the discretionary funding pie. That amount requires final approval from the RTA board. Full story.

Wauconda merchants upset about event parking

Special events in downtown Wauconda have an impact on business -- and it's not always in a good way. Business owners there say various events that take away parking options are actually hurting business for some. Full story.

Weather

Mostly cloudy this morning with temperatures in the 70s. Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon with highs in the 80s. Temperatures tonight should be in the low 70s. Full story.

Traffic

Construction continues on Algonquin Road between Penny and Roselle roads in Palatine. People are urged to seek alternate routes. Full story.

U.S. World Cup player to Fire?

Sources told our Orrin Schwarz that U.S. World Cup player Jermaine Jones signed a contract with Major League Soccer, and the Chicago Fire was one of the teams he could go to. But Jones tweeted himself late last night that he hadn't signed a contract. Full story.

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