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  • Dawn Patrol: Sleepy I-88 trucker convicted; MCC student killed Feb 27, 2015 5:55 AM
    Trucker found guilty of most charges in fatal I-88 crash. Elgin man charged in break-ins. MCC student killed in crash with commuter train. Farnham sentencing won’t be delayed despite illness. Fire destroys van in Palatine. Island Lake cop gets new $60,000-a-year-job. Rose’ future unknown after surgery.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Fatal crash slows trains; trucker’s trial could end today Feb 26, 2015 5:53 AM
    Fatal accident, other problems slow commute on Metra. Important ruling today in trucker's trial. School bus rolls over in Lindenhurst. Another measles case in Cook County. Newly discovered film footage shows horrors of Eastland disaster. Thibodeau says Rose's injury is unfair.

     
  • Area under lake effect snow warning until 6 p.m. Feb 26, 2015 11:19 AM
    The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for the area that will last until 6 p.m. An additional 1-3 inches of snow could fall today, according to the weather service. Snow totals will vary considerably due to the lake effect nature of the storm.

     
  • Snow could make for a messy afternoon commute Feb 25, 2015 3:00 PM
    Light snow could move into the area this afternoon and early evening, accuweather.com is reporting. The snow should taper off overnight with accumulations of 1-3 inches possible.

     
  • Shoppers paid extra $1 billion in local sales taxes Feb 25, 2015 9:53 AM
    Shoppers in Illinois paid more than $1 billion in additional sales taxes to nearly 300 towns last year, and that could rise if Gov. Bruce Rauner gets his way on a plan to cut municipalities’ share of state income taxes. Just eight years ago, only 185 towns had local sales taxes.

     
  • Cook County confirms 15th measles case Feb 25, 2015 4:49 PM
    The Cook County Department of Public Health confirmed another adult case of measles in the Northwest suburbs Wednesday, adding two more places of additional exposure to the public. In all, there have been 15 confirmed cases of measles this year, most associated with a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Lottery winner sets record; Rose hurt again Feb 27, 2015 1:52 PM
    Naperville lottery winner sets record. Bank robbed in Fox Lake. Des Plaines residents speak out about O'Hare Lake plans. Wheaton College student accused of recording woman in shower. Massage therapist sentenced for assaulting Barrington teen. Bulls' Rose out again with knee injury, needs surgery.

     
  • $175,000 bond for Arlington Heights priest facing child porn charges Feb 26, 2015 12:09 PM
    A Roman Catholic priest who lives in Palatine was ordered held on $175,000 bond on child pornography charges. Clovis Vilchez-Parra, 34, is an associate pastor at the Mission San Juan Diego Catholic Church in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Rosemont rebated Garth Brooks $1M; Breuder responds Feb 24, 2015 5:42 AM
    Rosemont rebated Garth Brooks more than $1 million. Breuder: COD union’s accusations are ‘irresponsible and unfounded.’ Speed likely a factor in fatal Elgin crash. Woodfield, Schaumburg police say they’ll remain vigilant. Mundelein plan commissioner who wrote critical letter fired. McHenry dems protest hiring of sheriff with DUI, assault convictions. A Naperville man won $265 million, but who? Subs deliver as Bulls subdue Bucks.

     
  • Why hands-free driving isn't risk-free Feb 24, 2015 5:58 AM
    Thanks to technology, drivers can conference call, set up a play-date, yell at underlings, order pizza AND drive with a hands-free device. Yet, safety experts warn, hands-free doesn't mean risk-free. “You need your brain to drive and you need your brain to talk,” cognitive psychologist Paul Atchley cautions. “If you try to do both at once, you increase the risk of being in a crash.”

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Oscars anything but dull; brutal cold this morning Feb 23, 2015 5:53 AM
    Oscar was predictable, but he wasn't dull. Suspect charged in lottery ticket thefts. Brutal cold expected this morning. Naperville candidates explore traffic solutions. ESO celebrates Oscars with movie music. Logano wins his first Daytona 500. Three White Sox pitchers on comeback trail.

     
  • Spot check show rampant texting, driving in suburbs Feb 23, 2015 1:28 PM
    Daily Herald staff members staked out 10 busy intersections across the suburbs and spotted more than 1,000 scofflaws in a hour who just couldn't break the connection addiction. "When it comes to information that has value only for a limited amount of time, people feel like they must access it or lose that value,” said Paul Atchley, a University of Kansas professor. “They know it's bad and illegal and they engage in it anyway.”

     
  • It’s all about the dogs, and cats, at Buddy Foundation Feb 21, 2015 12:00 PM
    Experience the joy and unconditional love that a pet brings to your life by adopting a dog or cat from The Buddy Foundation. The Buddy Foundation is a nonprofit, all-volunteer, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to the welfare of stray, abused and abandoned cats and dogs. For more information, call The Buddy Foundation at (847) 290-5806 or visit thebuddyfoundation.org.

     
  • Former student suing Chicago school over stabbing Feb 22, 2015 9:00 AM
    Former student suing Chicago high school where he was stabbed, claiming negligence

     
  • Jackie Robinson West hailed by suburban fans Feb 22, 2015 8:27 AM
    Jackie Robinson West players were treated like national champions at a Black History Month celebration in Northbrook. About 300 fans from across the suburbs filled North Suburban YMCA's gymnasium Saturday for the fun-filled event that included a free hot dog lunch, a multimedia presentation about Robinson and a question-and-answer session with nine players.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Ex-COD radio engineer charged; fire in Gilberts Feb 20, 2015 5:53 AM
    $400,000 bail for former COD radio engineer charged with theft; Gilberts industrial building catches fire; Rauner plan could charge schools bigger pension penalties; Man pleads not guilty to attacking woman for "annoying" him; Leave continues for Mount Prospect Village Manager Janonis; Cubs announce several tributes to Ernie Banks; spring training preview: White Sox roster battles

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Schools closed due to deep freeze; coyotes vs. deer Feb 19, 2015 5:42 AM
    Seven reasons Rauner’s budget affects the suburbs. Some suburban schools close today. U-46 fires substitute teacher who taunted student. Coyotes spotted near dead deer in West Chicago. Olaksa to claim self-defense in Naperville stabbing murder. Charges filed in Gurnee-area home invasion. Blackhawks take positive approach to loss.

     
  • Free phone-in legal aid Saturday Feb 19, 2015 4:35 PM
    The Chicago Bar Association members take calls from anyone with legal questions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 21, as part of its Call-A-Lawyer program

     
  • Small fire at nursing home injures four Feb 19, 2015 1:24 PM
    A small fire at the Ballard Nursing Center in unincorporated Cook County near Des Plaines sent four people to the hospital Thursday morning. Three of them were nursing home residents who suffered from smoke inhalation, officials said.

     
  • Elgin man sentenced to 3.5 years prison for attacking ex-girlfriend Feb 19, 2015 5:12 PM
    An Elgin man accused of sexually assaulting, kicking and choking a former girlfriend he thought was pregnant has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison, according to prosecutors and court records. Emmanuel Sanchez, 23, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated domestic battery in exchange for Kane County prosecutors dismissing other, more severe charges.

     
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