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  • Dawn Patrol: Rolling Meadows fire kills 1; stabbing victim testifies Mar 5, 2015 5:42 AM
    1 dead in apartment building fire in Rolling Meadows. Naperville bar stabbing victim testifies to drinking, not recalling much. Vote cuts Kane sheriff budget by $1.5 million, with options for Kramer. Roselle parolee arrested on charges of selling heroin. Schaumburg man charged with selling meth. Fowler ready to be Cubs’ leading man.

     
  • County spay-neuter program extended through March Mar 4, 2015 4:35 PM
    Cook County’s annual partnership with private veterinarians to offer discounted spay and neuter services for pets has been extended through March.

     
  • Griffin: Rauner plan could cost suburbs 25% of reserves Mar 5, 2015 5:40 AM
    When Gov. Bruce Rauner suggested withholding half of the municipal share of income tax revenues to shore up state finances, he assumed towns could absorb the loss by dipping into reserves. But can they? An analysis of 90 suburbs shows most could turn to reserves -- but only in the first year of the state cutting their income tax share.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Weather advisory until noon; Board opposes Rauner’s plan Mar 3, 2015 7:09 AM
    Weather advisory until noon. Arlington Hts. board passes resolution against local budget cuts. Mayors: Really 3 things in Rauner budget hurt suburbs. Crystal Lake police seek despondent teen. Lawmakers unveil aggressive plan to curb heroin use. Police say two Glendale Heights men robbed carload of people. Wrigley’s right-field bleachers may be delayed until June. Hawks make quick work of Hurricanes.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: $2,000 bongs targeted; an idea to honor Minoso, Banks Mar 2, 2015 5:53 AM
    Robbers target $2,000 bongs in St. Charles, police say. Bids come in for Maine West gym addition. Hundreds take icy plunge in Palatine. An idea to honor both Minnie Minoso and Ernie Banks. Hawks deny any team turmoil. Now Bulls leading scorer Jimmy Butler is injured

     
  • Vehicles could compare notes about hazards on I-90 Mar 2, 2015 7:22 PM
    The tollway hopes to test out 'Knight Rider' technology on its revamped I-90 corridor. The agency is partnering with an engineering firm to apply for a federal grant to turn I-90 into a laboratory for "connected cars" that talk to each other.

     
  • Winter weather advisory in effect until noon, then rain and sleet to follow Mar 3, 2015 10:51 AM
    A winter weather advisory remains in effect and snowfall is starting accumulate in the Chicago suburbs. The advisory is set to expire at noon today, but not before it's anticipated to deposit between 1 and 2 inches of snow in the suburban area. The snow is expected to move on as temperatures climb to 37 degrees this afternoon, then switch over to rain and sleet.

     
  • We missed big snow, but wintry mess heading our way Mar 2, 2015 7:43 AM
    A winter storm moving across Illinois brought as much as 8 inches of snow to central parts of the state. But the Chicago area is just continuing to deal with cold and then a wintry mess that will come late Monday into Tuesday.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • 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.”

     
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