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  • 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.

     
  • Fox Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Day events aim to inspire Jan 13, 2015 2:33 PM
    A great leader deserves to be honored and remembered. Here’s where you can find Martin Luther King Jr. events in and around the Fox Valley.

     
  • 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

     
  • New fitness center opens on Randall in Algonquin Jan 12, 2015 1:27 PM
    If you indulged too much and didn’t get enough exercise over the holidays, there is hope. The new Cross Kicks Fitness Center, owned by Tony Wuebker, Timothy Patrick and Brad Goldstein, has come to the Randall Road corridor, and is welcoming in new members of all fitness levels.

     
  • Carpentersville man almost framed in theft now guilty of making false report Jan 11, 2015 5:50 PM
    A 37-year-old Carpentersville man almost framed by a former Elgin cop in 2011 for stealing a cellphone was sentenced to probation and fined $500 for calling 911 more than a dozen times while drunk in 2013; a Maple Park winery plans fundraiser mixing flowers and art for CASA Kane County on Jan. 16.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Moving Picture: Fox River canoeist finds joy in winter paddling Jan 10, 2015 5:30 AM
    Seventy-year-old JB Livengood, of Lake in the Hills, loves to canoe the Fox River in Algonquin during the winter months. He has paddled for 50 years and Buffalo Park Forest Preserve in Algonquin is his favorite place to launch. “There’s so many unique things you see that nature is creating by that rising and lowering of the water level,” he says of the winter months and the ice that forms on the river. “It’s like an ice crystal season.”

     
  • 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

     
  • Working indoors isn’t an option for everyone Jan 8, 2015 7:36 PM
    A desk job never looked so good. As temperatures fell to minus 2 on Thursday morning, not everyone had the luxury of working indoors. Across the suburbs, park district employees, gas station attendants and grocery store workers ventured outside in the biting wind and frigid air.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Cop shoots brother-in-law, police say; cold sticking around Jan 8, 2015 5:43 AM
    Off-duty Rosemont cop shoots, kills brother-in-law, police say. Many schools closed again today due to cold. Medical examiner testifies in Antioch Twp. murder case. Jenner, Cannon to appear in Rosemont. Casino official backtracks on video gambling at wife’s S. Elgin restaurant. Blaze damages Naperville house. Lawmakers question Metra. Utah trounces Bulls at the United Center. Imrem says Ohio State isn't worthy.

     
  • Constable: Will you live longer if you move? Jan 8, 2015 5:33 AM
    For the first time, the Illinois Department of Public Health breaks down residents' life expenctancy by county. Should you move? The report suggests residents of the Northwest and Western suburbs will live longer than people who live in Chicago or downstate areas.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: School closings in deep freeze; boy rescued from ice Jan 7, 2015 5:52 AM
    What suburban schools will be closed Wednesday. Lawmakers ready for second round on school finances debate. Gilliam’s love for Elgin remembered. Firefighters rescue boy who had fallen through ice in Downers Grove. Aurora firefighter charged with aggravated battery. No injuries in Schaumburg car fire. Man shot in Aurora. Hawks can’t get anything going, fall 2-0 to Avs.

     
  • Winter Weather Advisory for suburbs until 9 p.m. Jan 8, 2015 2:58 PM
    Snow has started to fall in the suburbs, and drivers could face a messy commute this evening. The National Weather service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the suburbs through 9 p.m. today. The forecast calls for 1-2 inches of snow for most of the area, with the potential for as much as 3 inches close to the Wisconsin border.

     
  • What suburban schools will be closed Wednesday Jan 6, 2015 9:02 PM
    Schools across the suburbs are closing Wednesday as a blast of frigid air settles in. Deadly windchills will make it dangerous for students to be out. Here's the latest list of school closings.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Snow overnight; charge filed in Des Plaines teen’s murder Jan 6, 2015 6:05 AM
    Weather causes flight delays, hazardous roads. Charges filed in Des Plaines teen’s murder. Resident in house explosion likely killed self, police say. Rauner picks Lincolnshire Republican to replace Topinka. New Kane sheriff announces shake-up in department leadership. Hyman kicked off ballot in South Elgin. Bulls rally in 4th, beat Rockets.

     
  • Wind chills expected to be -20 this afternoon, -35 overnight Jan 7, 2015 12:32 PM
    A wind chill advisory issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect for the Chicago area through noon Thursday. Wind chills were recorded to be about -30 overnight. Wind chill values will improve slightly to -20 Wednesday afternoon, but will fall back Wednesday night to -30 to -35.

     
  • Prison again for key witness in 2002 McHenry murder Jan 5, 2015 6:00 PM
    A key witness in one of McHenry County's most notorious murder cases has pleaded guilty to stealing guns and will be sentenced to prison in March. Shane Lamb was the state's star witness in the trial of Mario Casciario and now faces six to 40 years in prison because of his past record. Casciario is serving a 26-year sentence for the 2002 murder of Brian Carrick of Johnsburg.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: March supports officers; more snow, bitter cold ahead Jan 5, 2015 5:52 AM
    Hundreds march through snow in Oak Brook to support police officers; More snow expected with bitter cold Monday; WWII vet couldn’t make Honor Flight, so family brought Honor Flight to him; Funeral for longtime Elgin City Council member Gilliam set for Tuesday; Police: Waukegan man found dead was victim of homicide; Blackhawks defeat Stars 5-4 in OT; So many decisions ahead for Bears’ new hires

     
  • Snow arrives; 10 tips to handle Wednesday freeze Jan 5, 2015 11:23 PM
    As snow moved into the area Monday evening, airlines reported delays and roads became increasingly more hazardous, officials said. By 9 p.m., an inch of snow had fallen in Batavia with an inch and a half in St. Charles and moderate snow falling throughout the suburbs, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.

     
  • Chill, snow and rain bring taste of winter to much of U.S. Jan 5, 2015 6:05 PM
    A year after a brutally cold spell was blamed on something called the polar vortex — which was treated like a northern invasion by the media and as a conquering hero by children impressed by its power to close schools — this week’s chill is little more than what meteorologists like to call winter. Here are some questions — and answers — about the weather.

     
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