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  • Dawn Patrol: Sleepy I-88 trucker convicted; MCC student killed Feb 27, 2015 5:00 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.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Lottery winner sets record, has record; Rose hurt again Feb 25, 2015 5:57 AM
    Naperville lottery winner sets record, has 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • McHenry Democrats protest sheriff hiring friend with 2 convictions Feb 23, 2015 9:07 PM
    The hiring of a man with assault and DUI convictions for a top post within the McHenry County sheriff’s department is either about cronyism or political pressure, McHenry County Democrats say. McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim, a Republican who started the job in December, hired Matt McNamara, his former campaign manager, as deputy chief of patrol Jan. 20.

     
  • 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

     
  • McHenry County deputies recount shooting, advise officers Feb 21, 2015 9:16 AM
    McHenry County sheriff's deputies Khalia Satkiewicz and Dwight Maness on Friday recounted being shot last October in Holiday Hills for an attentive audience -- fellow police officers, who want to be prepared. The presentation was intended as a training tool. "We weren't going to stay there and die," Maness told them.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Ex-imam charged with sex abuse; no bail for Geneva woman Feb 18, 2015 5:56 AM
    Muslim community shocked by imam sex abuse charges. Geneva woman remains in Canadian custody, no bail. COD trustees: ‘No confidence’ vote spurred Breuder’s exit. 7-year-old son of former Bears running back dies. 14th case of measles confirmed in Cook County. Metea student disciplined after fight with South Elgin student. Bulls prepare for finishing kick.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: How Geneva woman met others in plot; Walsh vs. Kirk? Feb 17, 2015 5:47 AM
    Police: Geneva woman met conspirators in online forums. Elgin man accused of making threats with gun. Suburban men accused of trying to board planes with guns. Fire damages Batavia garage. Glen Ellyn panel presses pause on suggested bag fee. Joe Walsh eyes challenge to U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk. Blackhawks’ Crawford back on his game.

     
  • The cold weather isn't going anywhere; wind chill advisory tonight Feb 18, 2015 1:56 PM
    Highs the next several days will struggle to break out of the single digits, the National Weather service is forecasting. A wind chill advisory is set to take effect at 6 p.m. today and last until noon Thursday.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Volunteers prep meals for hungry; Hawks win in shootout Feb 16, 2015 5:53 AM
    Volunteers at North Central College pack meals for the hungry. Suburban Russians enjoy old-world festival in Des Plaines. No age limit on fun in St. Charles. Former Mt. Prospect pastor leaves rich legacy. Illini fall to No. 5 Wisconsin. Blackhawks beat Penguins in shootout.

     
  • Delay sought in haunted house battery lawsuit Feb 15, 2015 7:16 PM
    The defense attorney for a Montgomery haunted house being sued for damages over a claim of a sex toy attack last year wants to the lawsuit put on hold until the criminal case against a haunted house worker concludes.

     
  • Roselle man accused of pimping while out on bail in sex abuse case Feb 13, 2015 8:34 PM
    A 24-year-old Roselle man is accused of pimping teenage girls throughout the suburbs while free on bail as he awaited trial for sexually abusing a different teenage girl in McHenry County. Allen C. Iroegbulem is serving a three-year prison sentence after being convicted of the sex abuse charges in McHenry County and now faces a life sentence if convicted on federal sex trafficking charges.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Chris Christie in the suburbs; $3M in pot in Hampshire Feb 13, 2015 5:44 AM
    Christie answers students' questions in Rolling Meadows; 350 pounds of marijuana found in Hampshire; ECC students, staffers getting measles vaccine today; what to see this weekend at the Auto Show; Rosemont arena traffic controls.

     
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