Dawn Patrol: Snow tapers; gay marriage, local primary results

Updated 2/27/2013 5:41 AM
  • Junior Jacob Petri runs with other Mundelein High School students in a strength and conditioning class during the snowstorm that hit Lake County on Tuesday.

      Junior Jacob Petri runs with other Mundelein High School students in a strength and conditioning class during the snowstorm that hit Lake County on Tuesday. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Storm tapering off this morning

The tail end of a snowstorm that began yesterday -- canceling flights, delaying commutes and canceling activities throughout the region -- has wrapped up this morning after dumping more than 10 inches in some areas of the suburbs. Full story.

Gay marriage clears one more hurdle

A committee of Illinois House lawmakers advanced the issue of gay marriage in a 6-5 vote last night, moving it forward to its very last hurdle: a full vote by the House of Representatives. The Illinois Senate has already approved legislation, and Gov. Pat Quinn has said he'll sign it into law. Full story.

Shaw tops Elgin's city council race

Toby Shaw earned the most votes last night for a 2-year seat on Elgin's city council, according to unofficial election results. For second place, Craig Dresang led Chindavanh Keomuongchanh by just 12 votes. Full story.

Doing Things Better leads Palatine Township

A slate of candidates known as Doing Things Better led the race for supervisor and trustees of Palatine Township. Unofficial results show Sharon Langlotz-Johnson leading the bid for supervisor, joined by Trustees Art Goes and Bill Huley, challengers Bill Pohlman and Kevin McGrane, and newcomer Tom Kaider. The results put Supervisor Linda Fleming out of her job after the general election. Full story.

Bugg leads Aurora Ward 9 primary

Edward Bugg took the front-runner position last night in the race for Aurora Ward 9 alderman. Unofficial results were too close to determine the second person who will join him on the ballot. Full story.

Waukegan city clerk wins mayoral primary

Veteran city clerk Wayne Motley beat out state Sen. Terry Link and Alderman Sam Cunningham last night for the Democratic mayoral nomination. Motley garnered about 36 percent of the overall tally. Full story.

Homeless man not guilty by reason of insanity

A Cook County judge decided yesterday that a homeless man accused of killing another homeless man outside the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in December 2008 was not guilty by reason of insanity. Michael Todd is being held at the Chester Mental Health Center. Full story.


After getting 11-inches of snow in Waukegan, the snow has tapered off enough for the National Weather Service to cancel the winter weather advisory early. It will be cloudy with a high of 33 degrees this morning. Temperatures will rise to 37 degrees this afternoon, before dropping back to 30 degrees tonight. Don't put the shovels away just yet, though. Evening snow flurries are forecasted. Full story.


Wet but clear roads are out there for the most part as most areas are in the final stages of digging out from the winter storm. People are urged to slow down, however, this morning due to some slippery spots that stil remian. Full story.

Teams gunning for Blackhawks

Blackhawks players say they're skating with a bull's-eye on their backs. After going the first 19 games of the season without a regulation loss, every team wants to be the team to break the streak. They play again Thursday in St. Louis. Full story.

Bulls lose to Cavs

The Bulls continued their losing streak while the Cleveland Cavaliers broke theirs with a 101-98 victory at the United Center. Dion Waiters scored 25 points for the Cavs. Full story.

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