Permitting for medical marijuana begins today
People with medical conditions that may be treated with medical marijuana can begin applying for permits through the state for the first time today. Health officials expect thousands of applications, but not everyone can apply on the first day. Read more.
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Locally based bridal reality show debuts today
An bridal shop staffed by men in East Dundee squares off against a bridal shop staffed by women in West Dundee in a new reality show debuting at 9 p.m. on the FYI network. The show was filmed earlier this year. Read more.
Overturned semitrailer truck snarls traffic
A semitrailer truck created a roadblock to all inbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway late yesterday morning after an accident caused the truck to roll over onto its right side. It took more than two hours to free up traffic. Read more.
Suburbanites celebrate Labor Day outdoors
Early morning showers cleared out in time for suburban festivals throughout the area to provide one last dose of summer fun. Parades, hula-hoop contests and B-17 bomber rides highlighted the activities. Check out the photo gallery.
Speaking of pictures, see new I-290 bridge from overhead
Building a bridge is a serious undertaking, especially when it's going up in an area that sees more than 80,000 vehicles drive through each day. But the bridge over the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway at I-290 is something to see, especially in our pictures. Check them out.
Mostly cloudy and 68 degrees to start the day. Temperatures will climb to 78 degrees this afternoon before falling to 65 degrees tonight. Full weather.
Construction continues on Maple Avenue between Washington Street and LW Besinger Drive in Carpentersville. People should seek alternate routes. Full traffic.
Cubs treat Jackie Robinson West players like stars
During a visit to Wrigley Field, the Jackie Robinson West players and their coaches reveled in a special day as Cubs player after Cubs player paraded past them in the dugout to congratulate them on their national title and wish them well for the future. Bruce Miles reports and gets the pictures.
Cubs bump Brewers into second behind Soler home debut
Rookie sensation Jorge Soler hit two doubles to ensure a successful home debut. Soler already logged a place in major league history books with his early performances, but he wasn't the only Cubs player to get hot at the plate yesterday. Read more.