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Everything we know about Tesla's secret Model 3...and Model Y
Tesla is gearing up for its biggest-ever unveiling: the Model 3, an affordable electric car that's supposed to take the company from 50,000 vehicle sales last year to 500,000 in 2020. Here's what we know so far.
Man critically injured in Palatine crash
A 28-year-old man is in critical condition with injuries suffered in an early morning crash Monday in Palatine, authorities said. The single-vehicle crash occurred about 1:53 a.m. near the intersection of Dundee Road and Northwest Highway.
The only other state without a budget is Illinois' opposite
This week, a first-term governor facing lawmakers of a different party will try to present a new balanced state budget even though last year's work remains unfinished. It may sound familiar to anyone watching Illinois politics, but it's actually taking place in Pennsylvania, the only other state in the nation operating without a budget.
DuPage Airport suit could pull Pheasant Run out of St. Charles
St. Charles' iconic Pheasant Run may be run out of town. DuPage Airport officials want to condemn the entire 250-acre property in response to Pheasant Run's renovation plans, which would put homes on the property for the first time.
Two tracks open again after Metra derailment near Naperville
Metra service returned to near normal with only a couple of reported delays Monday afternoon as the system recovered from a morning train derailment east of Naperville.
U-46 board member criticized over Black History Month post
An Elgin Area School District U-46 board member has come under fire from a colleague and others over a Facebook post earlier this month she made to mark Black History Month. And further criticism could come tonight when the board meets in Elgin.
Wheaton faculty, students 'saddened' by professor's departure
Professor Larycia Hawkins' time at Wheaton College may have ended with a mutual agreement to part ways with the college. But fellow faculty member Michael Mangis says discussions about the issues that led to her departure are far from over. "I think it's going to take some time to rebuild the community, and especially it's going to take some time for the administration to rebuild trust with the faculty in particular," he said.
Lester: Elvis paczki? Mount Prospect bakers get creative
Want an Elvis paczki (bacon, peanut butter and banana)? Or a Blackhawks paczki (fresh red and black raspberries)? Mount Prospect's Central Continental Bakery workers are up all night making sure you have the chance.
Man shot in head at Lake County bowling alley
A man was shot in the head and leg early Sunday during what Lake County authorities are describing as a gang-related altercation at a bowling alley near Zion. He's expected to survive, authorities said.
Dawn Patrol: Bullet found at Huntley High
Bullet found at Huntley High School. Man dies after car hits Aurora residence. One killed, one injured in Bolingbrook shooting. Beyonce to play Soldier Field in May. Defense gives Broncos, Manning another Super Bowl win. Bulls still trying to figure things out.
Catholic schools marketing themselves to survive
Since 1965, more than half of the Archdiocese of Chicago's schools have closed, and while schools in the suburbs are doing better, they also are falling victim to falling enrollment. Can the trend be reversed?
Rauner: Illinois should aim 'to be average'
Gov. Bruce Rauner lamented Illinois' economic standing in comparison to Texas and said the state should at least try "to be average," during a town-hall meeting Monday with business and community leaders in Wheeling. "Texas is kicking our tail," he said.
Man dies after car hits Aurora residence
A 33-year-old Aurora man died after a car crashed into an Aurora residence early Sunday, police said. Another occupant of the vehicle is facing DUI charges, police said, and the crash is under investigation.
Des Plaines-area man arrested in connection with burglaries
An 18-year-old Des Plaines-area man was behind bars Sunday facing charges stemming from a pair of recent home burglaries, Cook County authorities said.
Why everyone hates Uber's new logo
Uber's new logo is not the fruit of a commissioned marketing agency's labors, but rather the brainchild of the company's internal design team, according to Wired. Regardless of who's responsible for turning the simple black and grey "U" into what I imagine a doughnut would look like in "Tron," some folks just aren't buying in.
Elk Grove park getting $2 million in upgrades
The Elk Grove Village Park District will spend $2 million to replace a concession stand, bathrooms and maintenance buildings at Community Athletic Fields, its largest outdoor recreation complex. It'll be the first major renovation of the park since it opened in 1993.
Defense propels Denver to Super Bowl 50 win over Carolina
The Lombardi Trophy is headed back to Denver, thanks to a defense that hammered Cam Newton like he'd never been hit and hounded the rest of the Carolina Panthers into bobbles, bumbles and fumbles in a 24-10 Super Bowl beat-down that was both epic and classic.
Authorities search Huntley High School after bullet found in hallway
Huntley High School was on lockdown Sunday after a single bullet was found in the hallway, police said. The building was in use by Willow Creek Community Church when an attendee found a live round near the Performing Arts Center about 10:15 a.m., according to a news release from Huntley police.
Pyke: Hot cars, high energy at Chicago Auto Show
It's back to the future at the Chicago Auto Show with a resurgence of SUVs and Marty McFly's dream pickup on display. Plus an electric car that's practical, sports cars to die for and more when the auto show opens this week.
How U-46 plans to include black history year-round
Black history typically gets noticed in public schools once a year -- every February -- as educators highlight prominent African Americans and their role in shaping the American narrative. Leaders at Illinois' second-largest school district say that's just not enough and are changing how black history is taught.
Buffalo Grove High team wins third state cheer title in 4 years
Be a Sharpie -- not a pencil. That may seem like an unusual rallying cry for a cheerleading squad, but Buffalo Grove Coach Jeff Siegal says it captures the mental toughness of a coed team that won the school's third state title in four years. "These kids were on fire. They were determined," Siegal said. "They've worked hard all year."
Ten stories you may have missed this weekend
Ten stories you may have missed this weekend.
Wheaton College, professor reach deal; she will leave
Wheaton College said Saturday the evangelical school and professor Larycia Hawkins have "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" and "have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways" after they disagreed over her remarks that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
Endorsement: Foxx over Alvarez for Cook state's attorney in Democratic primary
In this editorial, the Daily Herald begins its endorsements in the March 15 primary elections by supporting Kim Foxx in the Democratic race for Cook County state's attorney, a race with national interest because of its connection with the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
BP to move 200 workers from Naperville to Chicago
BP in Naperville plans to move about 200 of its workers to downtown Chicago by this summer. The company said it is reorganizing its staff and it has not been gived any incentives from Chicago for the move.
Constable: The hair Arlington Heights barber has seen in 50 years
Kids who came to him in the 1960s to get their long hair trimmed still come to Caesar Sorrento as men to get their short gray hair trimmed. This month, Sorrento starts his 50th year of being a barber at Sorrentino's Barber Shop in downtown Arlington Heights.
His Internet was too slow. So he set up a robot to pester Comcast about it.
A Washington, D.C.-based Reddit user going by the name AlekseyP was so frustrated with his download speeds that he set up a Twitter bot that tweets at Comcast every time his Internet service drops below a certain threshold. How does he do it? With a Raspberry Pi -- a small, low-power computer beloved by hobbyists -- that continuously monitors his home bandwidth.
Super Bowl (of chocolates) at Morton Arboretum
Sure it was Super Bowl Sunday. But folks visiting the Morton Arboretum were willing to skip at least some of the four-hour pregame show for a chance to create their own Super Bowl of chocolate treats during the Lisle-based museum's annual Chocolate Expo.
1984 flashback: Rivera, Ditka a tough combo
What was Ron Rivera, the head coach of the Carolina Panthers, like when he was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1984? Mike Imrem offers a telling look back in this reprint on Rivera's introduction to the NFL.
Suburban vets on 'red alert' for dog flu
Suburban vets are on alert for a "very, very contagious" strain of dog flu and are encouraging vaccinations for pooches that frequent kennels, doggy day cares or groomers.
A sneek peak at Carmel's Street Scenes
An audience of seniors was treated Sunday to a free sneak peek of this year's 42nd annual Carmel Street Scenes in Mundelein. The one-hour show featured Carmel High School students performing in a dress rehearsal of the student show. It provided a small taste of the Street Scenes weekend festival.
Why luxury homes are back in demand in Detroit
New residents have come to Detroit from Paris, Panama, New York, Washington and San Francisco, lured to Detroit by its creative vibe, sense of urban adventure and affordable homes -- even when they buy abodes with a butler's pantry and third-floor servants' quarters.
One killed, one injured in Bolingbrook shooting
One man was killed and another injured Saturday night after a dispute at a Bolingbrook home resulted in gunfire, police said.
Parish closures, consolidations expected as part of Chicago Archdiocese restructuring plan
A number of suburban parishes in Cook and Lake county are expected to be shuttered in a massive restructuring plan being put into place by the Chicago Archdiocese, an effort closely guarded by members of the clergy in recent months. But the plan, still in its early stages, isn't solely a matter of simple math, Archdiocese Chief Operating Officer Betsy Bohlen told the Daily Herald Friday.
Images: Competitive Cheerleading finals, Buffalo Grove takes top honors
See images from Saturday's finals of the Competitive Cheerleading competition at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.
Naperville man charged in convenience store robbery
A 23-year-old Naperville man is accused of robbing a convenience store in that town Friday night, authorities said.
Ted Cruz to headline suburban event days before Illinois primary
Republican hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz is set to keynote a dinner in the suburbs March 11.
A key difference between religions
A Lindenhurst letter to the editor: The belief that the Islam's Allah is the same God that Christians worship is not controversial. It's simply and obviously incorrect.
St. Alphonsus' future rests on last-minute fundraising
For some families in the community surrounding St. Alphonsus Liguori School, last week's Catholic Schools Week promotions may have been the first time they became aware of the small school in Prospect Heights. But those potential new families could be key to how much longer the school's 58-year history goes on.
Prospect High warns of photographer charged with child pornography
Prospect High School warned families this week about a parent volunteer charged with child pornography possession who took photos of kids at school events for years.
Elgin police: Man sold bogus Nike, other goods at flea market
A 66-year-old West Dundee man has been arrested by Elgin Police and charged with selling hundreds of counterfeit Nike, North Face and Michael Kors items at the Fox Valley Flea Market.
Cardio Tennis: More focus on the sweat, not the net
Take the basic elements of tennis; add in extra running around and subtract keeping score, and you've got Cardio Tennis. Could this be an activity you might enjoy?
Hampshire industrial tech teacher prepares students for real world
Mike Jakubowski is in his 12th year of teaching industrial technology classes at Hampshire High School. He believes his past experience in the construction business has given him a strong work ethic, a hands-on teaching style and a unique way to connect with his students.
Hilmer in line for recognition at Hersey after 36 years of service
Hal Hilmer loved sports while attending Ohio's Kirtland High School. "But my love of sports did not match my athletic abilities," he says with a laugh. "So I got into athletic training during my high school years." And he has never left. This Friday night, Hilmer will be honored for his highly successful 36-year career as Hersey High School's athletic trainer.
Police: Buffalo Grove High teacher sent inappropriate texts to student
Buffalo Grove High School teacher Panagiotis Georgitsiso is accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a 16-year-old student and has been charged with disorderly conduct, police said Friday.
Health worker accused of stealing from Bartlett resident
A home health care worker is accused os stealing about $15,000 from a 61-year-old Bartlett resident she was hired to look after, police said. Mia Vela, 40, faces a felony charge that could land her as much as seven years in prison if she's found guilty.
Girls basketball: Saturday, Feb. 6 scoreboard
High school girls basketball results from games of Saturday, Feb. 6.
Boys basketball: Saturday, Feb. 6 scoreboard
High school boys basketball results from games of Saturday, Feb. 6.
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