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  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte runs as Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews pursues during the Bears' loss in the NFC Championship game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

      Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte runs as Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews pursues during the Bears' loss in the NFC Championship game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 

Police, coroner's office investigating 2 Lake County drownings

Police are expected to release more information today regarding the death of a 19-year-old Antioch man who drowned in a lake near his home Saturday night. An autopsy will be conducted on Daniel Villalobos-Barajas today, according to the coroner's office. Police are also investigating the drowning death of a 44-year-old Lake Forest woman. Full story.

Hundreds lose power in Arlington Heights Sunday night

More than 850 ComEd customers in Arlington Heights were without power last night, as officials worked to determine what caused the outage. As of about 10:45 p.m., 870 customers were without power and the cause remained unknown. The utility company did not have an estimate of when power would be restored. Full story.

McHenry County horse events under scrutiny

Luís Méndez Jr., part owner of Poker de Ases Ranch and Training Center in Union, has been fighting to hold quarter horse training exercises on his family's farm since 2009 when the business purchased the property in a rural subdivision on West Union Road. McHenry County officials have finally found a reason to end the popular races, after a jockey fell and was badly injured in late May. Full story.

Cops: Gurnee man suffered heart attack before fatal crash

Police believe that a 64-year-old man suffered a heart attack before his vehicle veered off Interstate 94 Sunday morning, killing him and injuring his wife near Gurnee. Robert Majerus, struck a light pole on the side of the roadway near Grand Avenue at about 7:30 a.m., according to police. An autopsy is scheduled for today. Full story.

Ozzie returning to Wrigley, Youkilis back to Boston this week

Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is headed back to Wrigley Field on Tuesday with his struggling Miami Marlins, while White Sox latest addition Kevin Youkilis is headed back to Boston for the first time since the June 24 trade to the White Sox. "It's going to be fun, and the good thing here is we are in first place and we have to keep going and playing well and stay in first place," he said. Full story.

Big day in Forte's contract situation

Today is the deadline for the Bears sign running back Matt Forte to a multiyear contract, or else he will be relegated to playing under a franchise tag. A contract, if agreed upon, is expected to be somewhere between $15 million and $20 million. The franchise tag would pay Forte $7.7 for this season alone. Full story.

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