Quinn gets 30 more days on concealed carry
A federal court has increased the time Gov. Pat Quinn has to think over a plan to allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons. Lawmakers had faced a Saturday deadline to pass a concealed-carry law. They approved a proposal last Friday, but Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the court to push back the deadline to July 9 to give Quinn more time to decide whether to sign the bill. Full story.
Public protests chief removal in Wauconda
More than 200 people filled a cafeteria at Wauconda High School on Tuesday night to support Police Chief Douglas Larsson and to voice outrage over his pending ouster by new Mayor Frank Bart. "We think this is a dramatic measure," said local business owner Maria Weisbruch, one of the people behind a grass-roots "Keep the Chief" movement. "(He) is so important to this town." Full story.
Police: Antioch woman left babies in locked car
An Antioch woman is facing child endangerment charges after leaving her 4-month-old twins unattended inside a car at a store parking lot on Monday, police said. Antioch police were called to Walmart, 475 E. Route 173, after a woman called the department saying she found a vehicle in the parking lot with two infants locked inside, according to a news release. The babies were unattended and crying, police said. Full story.
Kane County court camera plan clears final hurdle
After months of consideration and review, cameras are headed for Kane County courtrooms. The Illinois Supreme Court gave the final go-ahead to a plan that was considered by judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys in the 16th Judicial Circuit. Full story.
Dist. 211 widens search for next leader
In a special meeting, the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board agreed Tuesday to open the search for a new superintendent to both internal and external candidates. Current leader Nancy Rob plans to retire after the next school year. Full story.
Naperville approves Freedom Plaza
Council members Tuesday voted 9-0 to approve a new Freedom Plaza proposal, which includes a 156,000-square-foot Embassy Suites Hotel with 168 rooms that would include a 13,000-square-foot ballroom and four free-standing restaurants. Full story.
U-46 changes grading scale for failing students
Middle and high school students in Elgin Area School District U-46 who don't do any work for an entire semester still will fail next year, but if a new grading policy is implemented, they will fail with a grade of 50 percent, rather than a zero. The changes are set to take effect in the 2013-14 school year and have caused quite the controversy in recent weeks. Full story.
Cloudy and cool with a high of only 55 degrees early. Temperatures should climb to 74 degrees this evening, but a thunderstorm and shower is expected to accompany it. Temperatures dip back to 58 this evening. Full story.
Construction continues in East Dundee at Van Buren Street between IL Route 72 and William Street, then on Elgin Avenue between Barrington Rd and the south corporate limits of the village. The roadwork will continue through November. Full story.
Hawks lose Game 3 to Kings, 3-1
The Blackhawks faced a re-energized Los Angeles Kings in Tuesday night's Game 3 loss. The Hawks, who skipped their morning skate, fell behind early with a goal from the Kings' Justin Williams early in the first period. And now the Kings have the momentum. Read Tim Sassone's take.
Bears' Marshall excited about new season
Brandon Marshall's first season with the Bears was the most productive by a wide receiver in franchise history, but he thinks he can do better. At Tuesday's OTA (organized team activity), Marshall practiced for the first time since having arthroscopic surgery in January for a hip problem that has nagged him for years. "I'm excited to see what I can do fully healthy, and also there are some little things that I've been watching on film of myself," Marshall said. Read Bob LeGere's report.