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  • Dawn Patrol: Guilty verdict in fatal arson; Rt. 20 safety petition Jan 21, 2015 6:01 AM
    Villa Park man guilty of murder in 2012 Lombard arson case. Petition addresses safety after Elgin boy’s Route 20 death. U.S reps from suburbs sound off on Obama’s speech. ‘Food Court Wars’ eatery closing in West Dundee. 2 Bartlett High students face felony hacking charges. Route 53 financing recommendations come into focus. Just the latest challenge for Thibodeau, Bulls.

  • Police seek suspects in robbery outside Arlington Heights Jewel Jan 21, 2015 5:19 AM
    Police are searching for two suspects involved in a strong-armed robbery outside of a Jewel Food Store in Arlington Heights Monday night. The victim was standing at a Redbox video kiosk outside of the food store on the 100 block of North Vail Avenue when a man snatched her purse at 8:57 p.m., police said.

  • Dawn Patrol: Ice, snow coming; Bears welcome Fox Jan 20, 2015 5:51 AM
    Icy roads predicted this morning, snow later; reports: Duckworth will consider Senate run; officials want no bond for former teacher accused of sex with students; officials: Fire displaces 16; building had no working smoke alarms; Imrem: Bears need to say ‘Jay isn’t our quarterback’; Fox confident his straight talk will help Bears; NHL disagrees with Blackhawks’ Carcillo, suspends him

  • Icy roads predicted tonight, snow Tuesday Jan 19, 2015 6:06 PM
    The weekend warm up is over and as temperatures dip back below freezing the National Weather Service is advising people to beware of potentially icy roads Monday night into Tuesday with a few inches of snow to follow.

  • Dawn Patrol: Wauconda couple find missing man; Super Bowl matchup set Jan 19, 2015 5:45 AM
    How Wauconda couple found missing Cary man; Man pleads guilty to exploitation of elderly father; Pedestrian injured in Rolling Meadows hit-and-run; Elgin man arrested after 45-minute car, foot chase; $270 million Jackpot winner has yet to come forward; Blackhawks drop third of last four games; Bears name Lucas director of player personnel

  • Dawn Patrol: Fire kills Des Plaines woman; pedestrian killed in lot Jan 16, 2015 5:41 AM
    Des Plaines woman dies in fire caused by careless smoking materials. Pedestrian hit, killed by truck in Des Plaines parking lot. Police seeking info about missing Cary man. Sheriff Kramer: I removed federal inmates for officers’ safety. Guilty verdict in 2012 armed robbery at Streamwood Aldi. Lombard fire survivor testifies in murder, arson trial. Bears taking time hiring new coach.

  • Raises up to $50/day for jurors fuels Kane budget woes Jan 16, 2015 5:40 PM
    A surprise mandate to give Illinois jurors raises of up to 500 percent is blowing holes in county budgets across the state. Kane County is working to address the surprise, unbudgeted increase.

  • Concealed carry applications fall far short of projections Jan 16, 2015 8:17 PM
    Illinois has received 91,651 applications to carry 2014, according to a report Illinois State Police released Friday. The report says 45,312 came from Chicago and the collar counties, and state police denied 2,359 applicants permits.

  • Dawn Patrol: Boy killed on Rt. 20; Metra delays after Itasca crash Jan 15, 2015 5:51 AM
    Elgin boy hit and killed by car. Drivers: Expect delays in Itasca while Metra makes repairs. Testimony: Suspect, victim argued before fatal fire. Aurora man found guilty of sexually abusing child. Aurora man gets 10 years for knife attack. Aurora police arrest 8 in Internet sting offering minors for sex. Bulls lose again, despite good game by Rose.

  • Dawn Patrol: Did Villa Park man admit to arson? Lawmakers’ pensions Jan 14, 2015 5:37 AM
    Prosecutors: Villa Park man admitted to starting deadly fire. Man accused of threatening Crystal Lake police officer. FBI searches two suburban businesses. Felony cases down in Kane, following national trend. Mundelein police to host forum to improve community ties. Kane Co. approves Sixth Street School sale. Departing lawmakers eligible for state pensions. Is Denver’s discarded coach good enough for Bears?

  • Chicago man arrested at O’Hare on pimping warrant Jan 14, 2015 12:01 AM
    A 38-year-old Chicago man arrested at O’Hare International Airport last week on a 2013 pimping warrant was ordered held on $60,000 bail Tuesday. Authorities say Jim Sacluti had fled the U.S. and was en route to the Philippines via Tokyo when Cook County sheriff’s police arrested him Jan. 9.

  • Dawn Patrol: Fears of homeless housing plan; fatal-arson trial Jan 13, 2015 5:49 AM
    Homeless housing plan outside Lake Zurich raises fears. Rauner takes office, orders agencies to freeze nonessential spending. Benedictine president to retire. Firefighters save family’s cat in Bartlett. Trial set to begin in fatal Lombard arson case. Three Barrington High classrooms transformed. Bulls lose to magic.

  • Dawn Patrol: Ex-teacher faces more charges; 1 dead in St. Charles fire Jan 12, 2015 5:41 AM
    Former teacher faces charges he molested second girl, videotaped both; One killed in St. Charles house fire; Rauner builds relationships with lawmakers ahead of inauguration; 'Boyhood' leads Golden Globes, 'Grand Budapest' upsets; Blackhawks dominate Minnesota 4-1; Bears to interview Austin; Kubiak stays put

  • Do local cops need M-16s? Police get military surplus Jan 12, 2015 1:23 PM
    Shoulder to shoulder, police officers line a suburban street. Black helmets cover their faces and bulletproof vests shield their torsos. Over one shoulder hangs an M-16 military rifle, in one hand a flashlight or baton. More than 450 Illinois police departments have built their arsenals with more than $66 million worth of military supplies. Is it too much?

  • Join Mount Prospect in celebrating its Shining Stars Jan 12, 2015 4:05 PM
    Each year, the Mount Prospect Special Events Commission honors individuals and organizations that help make Mount Prospect a great place in which to live and work. They are celebrated as “Shining Stars” and recognized at a gala banquet. The 22nd annual Celestial Celebration will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at The Cotillion Banquets, 360 S. Creekside Drive, Palatine.

  • More snow expected for much of suburbs tonight into Monday morning Jan 11, 2015 5:56 PM
    More snow is in the forecast for much of the area Sunday evening into Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. According to the weather service, much of the suburbs are likely to receive 1 to 2 inches of snow. The snow has begun and will be at its steadiest in the evening.

  • Suburbs mark Respect Life Month Jan 11, 2015 6:05 PM
    Several Northwest suburban Catholic churches will participate in Respect Life Month activities organized by the Chicago Archdiocese to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions.

  • Quinn changes election rules days before leaving office Jan 10, 2015 1:30 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn Saturday made permanent new election rules that were first tested in the race he lost two months ago. They allow people to register to vote on Election Day. And he OK’d a special election in 2016 for Illinois comptroller, shortening the term of Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner’s first big appointee, Leslie Munger of Lincolnshire, to two years, pending possible legal action.

  • Frozen fuel lines forced cancellation of some O’Hare flights Jan 10, 2015 11:32 AM
    Frozen fuel lines at O’Hare International Airport forced American Airlines to cancel more than a dozen flights Friday night. As temperatures again sank below zero, airline spokeswoman Leslie Scott says, the fuel system froze up around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Dawn Patrol: Kane losing lucrative prisoner deal? District 214 anger Jan 9, 2015 5:53 AM
    Kane County could lose $2.5 million if federal prisoner deal ends; Rosemont man killed by cop got settlement with Illinois Tollway; District 214 decision to stay open angers parents and students; Ex-trustee once banned from library objects to five candidates; Bears hire new GM, the youngest in NFL; Hawks hang tough for 4-2 win over Wild

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