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updated: 9/4/2014 6:50 AM

Dawn patrol: Officer on leave for Facebook comments; Fatal crash

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  • Police responded to the 200 block of Syril Drive a couple hours earlier after a woman told police the man appeared intoxicated and had a firearm in the house.

      Police responded to the 200 block of Syril Drive a couple hours earlier after a woman told police the man appeared intoxicated and had a firearm in the house.
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Elgin officer on leave, Facebook comments under investigation

An Elgin police officer was put on leave after he made Facebook comments about the unarmed teen shot and killed in Missouri last month. Jason A. Lentz, 40, was placed on paid administrative leave Aug. 21, Deputy Chief Bill Wolf said, after Lentz said a Missouri police officer "did society a favor" by shooting the teen. Full story.

Motorcyclist killed, passenger seriously injured in Aurora crash

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger severely injured after being struck by a car Tuesday night in Aurora, police said. Jacob W. Hastert, 28, of Plainfield, was driving a 2005 Yamaha RS motorcycle southbound on Hill Avenue when a northbound 2011 Nissan Sentra turned left in front of him, Aurora police said. Full story.

Lawmakers want O'Hare noise standards reviewed sooner

A trio of lawmakers pushed federal regulators this week to pressure the FAA to speed up a review of noise standards that qualify residents near O'Hare International Airport for soundproofing aid. The completion of a new runway in October 2013 has increased noise for some. Full story.

Former "Jeopardy!" winner gets booted after charges

Arlington Heights "Jeopardy!" champion Jerry Slowik, who won $128,000 over five shows in December 2013 and January 2014, isn't participating on the show's annual Tournament of Champions after being charged with sexual assault of a minor. He's expected in court Oct. 13 in Wisconsin. Full story.

Hoffman Estates man upset after being intentionally crashed into

A Hoffman Estates man enjoying a leisurely drive on I-355 Tuesday morning in his vintage 1965 mustang got a rude surprise when another driver intentionally crashed into the back of his car. The man accused rammed at least four other cars that morning, police said. Full story.

Chiropractor, wife sentenced for fraud

A former Lake in the Hills chiropractor and his fitness instructor wife were recently sentenced to federal prison for a $1 million health fraud scheme, officials said. Andrew Carr, 45, was sentenced to eight years at a hearing last week, while Wendy Carr, 43, received a 28-month sentence yesterday. Full story.


Thunderstorms possible this morning with temperatures in the low 70s as you leave for work. Highs this afternoon around 90 degrees. Another round of storms could move through this evening with temperatures around 74 degrees. Full weather.


Construction delays are expected on Bunker Hill Drive between Square Barn Road and Saratoga Circle in Algonquin. People should plan for longer commute times in that area. Full story.

Cubs' Castro likely out for season with ankle sprain

Starlin Castro injured himself sliding awkwardly into home plate in the first inning of Tuesday night's game against the Brewers at Wrigley Field. An MRI and X-rays on Castro's left ankle revealed a high-ankle sprain, but that's enough of an injury to keep the all-star shortstop out for four weeks. Full story.

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