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  • If recreational marijuana is legalized in Illinois, experts including a suburban police chief fear it'll contribute to fatal auto crashes.

    If recreational marijuana is legalized in Illinois, experts including a suburban police chief fear it'll contribute to fatal auto crashes.
    Associated Press, 2013

  • Video: Robert Breuder in court

 
By Sarah Zoellick
Daily Herald contributor

Experts fear consequences of legalized marijuana in drivers here

AAA has found that the portion of Washington state drivers involved in fatal crashes who recently used marijuana spiked to 17 percent from 8 percent from 2013 to 2014. Local officials who attended a AAA forum in Oak Brook yesterday expressed concern that marijuana legalization in Illinois could lead to similar repercussions. Full story.

Human arm washes up on Chicago beach, could be that of Elgin murder victim

A human arm that washed up onto a dog park at Montrose Beach in Chicago yesterday afternoon could be that of slain Elgin woman Gail S. Peck, whose son has been charged with killing her. Full story.

District 15 support staff still without a contract

A mediation session held yesterday between Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and the Educational Support Personnel Association did not result in any significant movement toward a contract resolution, and a session scheduled for today has been canceled. Discussions over a new agreement began in February, and employees such as secretaries, clerical employees, nurses and classroom aides who went on strike for two weeks last month have been without a contract since July 1. Read what officials had to say about Tuesday's meeting here.

Weather

Clear with temperatures in the 20s for your morning commute. Highs today in the mid 40s, with lows tonight in the 30s. Today's forecast.

Traffic

No major delays early this morning. Paving work continues on Algonquin Road between Roselle and Golf roads. Traffic report.

Judge denies bail reduction in DuPage road rage homicide case

DuPage County Judge John Kinsella yesterday refused to reduce the $3 million bail for Anthony Tillmon, 35, of Lansing, citing the seriousness of the first-degree murder charge and potential life sentence. Tillmon is accused of shooting a truck driver on the Reagan Tollway in Oak Brook in April. Read more about the case here.

Aurora police seek witnesses to gunfight

The Aurora Police Department is looking for witnesses of a shooting that happened Saturday afternoon in the 900 block of Kane Street. No injuries were reported. Full story.

Ex-COD boss and the architect of his downfall face off in court

Former College of DuPage President Robert Breuder and his main nemesis, ex-board Chairwoman Kathy Hamilton, came face to face yesterday for the first time in more than two years. You can hear some of the proceedings with our coverage.

Bulls come up short against Raptors

The Toronto Raptors beat Chicago 119-114 last night for their first three-game winning streak over the Bulls since 2009. Read more about the game featuring the return of Bobby Portis here.

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