Jury still out in sex assault trial
Jurors will resume deliberations today in the trial of Herbert Burgess, a Mount Prospect man charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. The defense says the prosecution's case is rooted in lies. Full story.
Hazing charges filed in NIU frat death
Twenty-two Northern Illinois University students, including several from the suburbs, face hazing charges related to the November death of a 19-year-old pledge from Palatine. David Bogenburger had five times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was found dead in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity in DeKalb. Full story.
Ex-boyfriend denied bail in Woodridge woman's death
Adam Belmont scaled his ex-girlfriend's apartment building, broke into her home and stabbed her to death, prosecutors said Monday. A judge denied bail for the 23-year-old tow truck driver accused of killing Alyssa VanMeter, 25, of Woodridge, late Saturday night. Belmont gave a detailed confession and led authorities to the murder weapon, prosecutors said. Full story.
Lake Forest man responsible for Las Vegas murder-suicide
A Lake Forest man shot and killed a woman in the lobby of the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and then killed himself, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say. Edward Brandt, 31, entered the casino Friday and fired several shots at the concierge desk, killing Jessica Kenny. Police believe the pair may have dated previously. Full story.
District 33, teachers make final offers
School board members in West Chicago Elementary District 33 and its teachers each issued their final offers yesterday in the ongoing contract battle. Salaries and health care remain the top sticking points. Full story.
Fire damages Palatine-area apartment
Palatine firefighters were able to keep a fire Monday in an unincorporated apartment building contained to just one unit. Passers-by reported the blaze at 11:01 a.m. in a three-story, six-unit building on the 1200 block of Long Valley Drive. Full story.
Mostly cloudy with a high of only 42 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures will be right at freezing as you head out this morning, then dip back to 32 degrees again tonight. Quick warning: Snow is on its way, expected Thursday. Full story.
Lanes remain closed on Milwaukee Avenue between I-90 and Route 137 in Libertyville. Expect delays and flagmen controlling traffic patterns. More traffic.
Grizzlies clamp down on Bulls
The Memphis Grizzlies overcame a rough start to beat the Bulls 80-71 last night in Memphis. Both teams shot just 37 percent. Mike McGraw calls the game a true flashback to the pre-Derrick Rose era. Full story.