If you are freezing, nearby warming stations have plenty of room

While homeless shelters are jammed, village Halls, police stations, libraries, Metra stations and other warming areas have room and resources to spare. Full story

Marijuana in the mail leads to trip to jail

Authorities acting with a search warrant seized 20 pounds of marijuana (worth about $200,000) after spotting a suspicious package in the mail. Full story

Former village hall in Vernon Hills closes for the last time

The Larry Laschen Community Center, a building that has served as a golf clubhouse, Village Hall and Park District facility, has become too antiquated and expensive to leave open, and could be torn down this fall. Full story

Aurora man charged in Lisle bank robbery

Authorities have accused an Aurora resident of stealing from a bank in Lisle. Full story


Cloudy and 9 degrees this morning. Highs today near 15, with lows tonight around 2. Full story.


No major delays to report early Wednesday. Intersection reconstruction work has reduced Northwest Highway to one lane in each direction near Broadway Street in Des Plaines. Full story.

Will ownership meddle with Pace in Bears' coaching search?

Bears general manager Ryan Pace said he will collaborate with franchise ownership -- but make the final decision -- when selecting the next coach. Full story