Trial begins for woman charged with murdering 2 Naperville children
It's not in dispute that Elzbieta Plackowska killed her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she was baby-sitting in 2012. But her attorneys say she was insane at the time of the stabbings. Full story
Rosemont police tracking down witnesses in freezer death case
Rosemont police are still interviewing witnesses and trying to track down others who may have been at a hotel party the day before 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins of Chicago was found dead in a walk-in freezer, officials said Tuesday. Full story
Glendale Heights police warn of scam targeting Hispanics
Glendale Heights police are looking for a group of people responsible for a lottery scam targeting elderly Hispanic people, officials said Tuesday. Full story
Elgin great-grandfather struck by fencing dies
An Elgin man who was struck last week by a piece of vinyl fencing that fell off a truck in Ohio. Full story
Boy with brain tumor becomes deputy for day in DuPage
An 11-year-old with a brain tumor became a junior deputy for the day thanks to the DuPage County sheriff's office and the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center in Warrenville. Full story
House fire causes extensive smoke damage in Elgin
An Elgin home was left uninhabitable Tuesday after a fire in the basement caused extensive smoke damage, officials said. Full story
Cloudy and 64 degrees this morning. Highs today around 70, with lows tonight near 60. Full story.
Few delays early Wednesday. Resurfacing work is scheduled to cause restrictions on Route 59 between I-90 and North Avenue through Hoffman Estates, Streamwood and Bartlett. Full traffic.
Cubs bash Mets 8-3 to keep pace with Cards, Brewers
For all their ups and downs this season, the Chicago Cubs want to remind people they are still in first place. Read Bruce Miles' take here.