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Dawn patrol: Shoppers up all night, cold moves in

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  • Tent city in front of the Best Buy in Schaumburg popped up at 12 a.m. on Tuesday with Felipe Acosta, 33, of Mt. Prospect driving the first tent stake looking for Black Friday deals skipping his Thanksgiving dinner.

      Tent city in front of the Best Buy in Schaumburg popped up at 12 a.m. on Tuesday with Felipe Acosta, 33, of Mt. Prospect driving the first tent stake looking for Black Friday deals skipping his Thanksgiving dinner.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


Missing Streamwood woman found dead

A 20-year-old Streamwood woman who has been missing since Nov. 12 was found dead Thursday, according to the Streamwood Police Department. Full story.

Two men pulled from lake

Two Lindenhurst men were transported to a hospital early Friday morning after being pulled from an SUV that was driven into Lake Miltmore in unincorporated Lake Villa Township, according to authorities. Full story.

Fights force basketball tournament to leave Gurnee

Boys basketball tournament action that was supposed to resume Friday at Warren Township High School's Almond Road campus in Gurnee will occur at another venue because of fights in the stands and outside earlier this week, officials said. Full story.

Arlington Heights fundraiser for soldier a success

More than 500 people attended a fundraiser last week for an injured Arlington Heights soldier who is fighting to learn to walk again. Sgt. Daniel Tsutsumi, 27, served two tours of duty in Iraq and came home safely only to become paralyzed in a freak accident while swimming at a Chicago beach last summer. Full story.

Black Friday shoppers up all night

While you were sleeping, Laura Milman was shopping. The Mount Prospect mom is among thousands of suburban shoppers who consider Black Friday a competitive bargain hunt. There are different types of Black Friday shoppers, though, and some people think it's nuts to brave the crowds and lines to save money. "I love it. I have a blast," Milman said. "But it's definitely getting more competitive." Full story.

CN deal brings $3.1 million in forest upgrades

The DuPage County Forest Preserve District agreed this week to temporarily provide 5 acres of land to the Canadian National railroad at Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve in Wayne so the company can make track improvements and better connections. In exchange, CN will provide the district with facilities and land enhancements worth roughly $3.1 million. Full story.

Brookfield Zoo shows of baby giraffe

A baby giraffe has made his debut at Brookfield Zoo. Zoo officials say the baby boy was born Nov. 12 but didn't go on public display until Wednesday. His mother is 5-year-old Arnieta and his father is 4-year-old Hasani. Full story.

Lazarus house feeds Thanksgiving Day hungry

Not only have dozens of volunteers been signing up since early October to prepare and serve as many as 400 meals but Lazarus House Volunteer Coordinator Donna Bauer said just as many have been donating everything from ice, whipped cream and gravy to the 42 turkeys roasted and prepared by members of the St. Charles Moose Lodge. Full story.

Garage burns in turkey fryer fire

No injuries were reported from a garage fire believed to have been caused by the deep frying of a turkey Thursday, according to the Crystal Lake Fire Department. Battalion Chief William Whyte said firefighters were summoned to a house in the 700 block of Windsor Drive at 12:03 p.m. He said the fire occurred in an attached, two-car garage. Full story.


It's windy and much cooler today, with cloudy skies and temperatures hovering around 32 degrees for the morning commute. Occasional wind gusts between 40 and 45 mph are being observed throughout the area. Temperatures will reach 38 degrees this afternoon and drop to the mid-20s overnight. Full story.


There are no delays or accidents on the roads, even though hundreds of shoppers are flocking to area malls this morning. Full story.

Bears bench right tackle

Another day, another change on the Bears' beleaguered offensive line. Jonathan Scott took first-team reps at offensive right tackle Thursday in place of 2011 first-round draft choice Gabe Carimi, who vowed to battle back from his demotion. Full story.

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