Family wants answers in Carpentersville man's death
The family of a Carpentersville man who died unexpectedly after a routine police traffic stop is demanding authorities provide an explanation of his death. Joshua Paul, 31, died Aug. 18 at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he was taken after being stopped by two Carpentersville police officers for suspected traffic violations. Full story.
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Buffalo Grove Days opens
Buffalo Grove Days, the village's big annual festival with five days of carnival rides, food, fun and games, opened last night and runs through Labor Day. The event also features free music Friday through Sunday, an arts and crafts fair, and a business expo Saturday through Monday, a barbecue challenge Saturday, and a parade and fireworks on Sunday. Full story.
Prosecutor testifies about Schaumburg hotel attack
A Cook County assistant state's attorney testified yesterday that Mitchell Barnes made statements implicating himself in a 2011 attack on a resident of the Homestead Studio Suites in Schaumburg. Full story.
Cyclist hit by car in Arlington Heights
A bicyclist was hit by a car on Kensington Road in Arlington Heights last night, police said. The cyclist was cited for a traffic violation and is being investigated for a possible theft from Mariano's, police said. Full story.
Thunderstorms expected today with temperatures reaching a high of 80 degrees. It will be 69 degrees this morning. Temperatures tonight should be around 70. Full weather.
Washington Street remains closed in Round Lake Beach between Hainesville and Cedar Lake roads. People should use IL Route 120 in Round Lake Park or Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach as alternate routes. Full traffic.
Reds run all over Arrieta, beat Cubs 7-2
Jake Arrieta wishes he would've held onto the ball a bit longer. Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday. Full story.
Prep football starts tonight: What you need to know
The butterflies. Whether you play, coach, watch -- or even write about -- prep football, there's no avoiding those butterflies rolling through the stomach. And whether it's your first season opener or, say, your 24th, the anticipation never changes. Eyes on Five returns this school year, starting with a quick look at what makes this particular Week 1 special. Full story.
A chance for players to prove themselves, especially Santonio Holmes
The Bears overall didn't look too great, but Santonio Holmes showed some flash as a receiver and punt returner, and backup QB David Fales and receiver Josh Bellamy made some plays. Full report from Bob LeGere.
Bears game photos:
See all the plays from last night's Browns vs. Bears game in a photo gallery here.