Aurora man accused of causing 3 DUI crashes
An Aurora man who police say caused three separate crashes within a mile of each other in North Aurora has been charged with multiple DUI-related felonies. Police say Domingo Perfecto, 41, was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck south on Route 31 at Oak Street when he struck the first vehicle. Full story.
35-year-old man dies after being hit by truck in Aurora
A semitrailer truck struck and killed a 35-year-old man last night in Aurora. The semi was traveling north on Lake Street when the pedestrian apparently fell off the sidewalk and into the road on the 800 block of North Lake Street, officials said. Full story.
St. Charles approves plan for old mall site
Aldermen, in a 6-4 vote, approved a residential/retail development for the 26-acre property that for sure will see at least 601 apartments. If all goes according to plan, the Prairie Center project will also include bustling retail/restaurants and a 61-unit senior housing complex. Full story.
Wheaton North grad advances on "The Voice"
Wheaton native and University of Illinois veterinary student Micah Tryba successfully auditioned on NBC's "The Voice" Monday night, singing "I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Khan (also a hit for Whitney Houston). Full story.
Roskam talks taxes at luncheon, avoids protesters
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam spoke about tax policy to a lunch crowd at the City Club of Chicago yesterday, then left without speaking to reporters or to constituents who had gathered outside to protest the Wheaton Republican. Roskam later phoned the Daily Herald to answer some questions, saying he'd "run out of time" earlier. Full story.
Conditional discharge for Lisle man who falsely accused Naperville cop
A Lisle man, convicted in January of disorderly conduct for falsely reporting that a Naperville police officer tried to run him over with a squad car, still blames the officer, even after receiving the minimum sentence that his attorney pleaded for. Donald Pritchard, 50, was sentenced yesterday to six months of conditional discharge. Full story.
Lombard staffing third ambulance to handle jump in calls
Faced with ever-increasing calls for service, the Lombard Fire Department now will staff a third ambulance every day round-the-clock. Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Howell said the department responded to 6,699 ambulance calls last year and a couple hundred of those had to be answered by crews from neighboring communities because Lombard's were busy elsewhere. Full story.
Cloudy and 52 degrees this morning. Another windy day, with gusts as high as 40 mph today. Highs around 54, with lows tonight near 37. A chance of an isolated thunderstorm tonight. Full weather.
Work is scheduled to cause restrictions on Washington Street in Grayslake between Lake Street and Haryan Way until July. Full story.
Free agency Step 1 for Bears
Officially, NFL free agency doesn't begin until 3 p.m. Thursday, but many of the marquee names in this year's crop essentially will be off the market before then. The NFL allows a "legal tampering" period beginning today at 3 p.m., when agents can negotiate with teams. Read beat writer Bob LeGere's full report here.
Contreras now No. 1 behind plate for Cubs
Willson Contreras will get the bulk of the catching duties this season. Miguel Montero will be the primary backup, and Kyle Schwarber will ease his way into third-catcher duties as he comes back from major knee surgery performed last April. Read beat writer Bruce Miles' report here.
Bulls lose their final game at the Palace
The Bulls' bench couldn't hold a lead Monday night against the Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Jimmy Butler had a team-high 27 points in the 109-95 loss. Read beat writer Mike McGraw's report here.