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Dawn Patrol: Hawks up 3-1; flood aid to counties except Cook

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  • Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane scores past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during the second period last night -- an example of Kane showing more offense than he had in the series so far.

      Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane scores past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during the second period last night -- an example of Kane showing more offense than he had in the series so far.
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Blackhawks surge past Kings, take 3-1 series lead

Marian Hossa scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Blackhawks moved to the brink of the Stanley Cup Finals with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings last night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Full story with video interviews.

More federal flood help comes, but not for Cook County

Local governments in some suburban counties will be eligible for federal money to cover most of their flooding costs after the federal government approved yesterday, but Cook County wasn't among them. The declaration covers DuPage, Kendall, Lake and McHenry counties, where governments can recoup as much as 75 percent of their flooding expenses. Full story.

Lombard approves new land-use policy for golf course

Lombard trustees voted last night to approve a new land-use designation that allows development on up to 25 percent of the Ken-Loch Golf Links site but calls for the site to remain primarily open space, preferably as a golf course. Full story.

Guilty plea in 2012 Woodstock street racing deaths

A 21-year-old Woodstock man who left the scene after two teens crashed into a pole and died while street racing last July has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced Aug. 9. Daniel L. Huber faces up to three years in prison on the felony charges for aggravated street racing, but more serious charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash were dropped. Full story.

New income tax proposal emerges in Springfield

The same day lawmakers left Springfield without a deal on pension reform, a suburban Democrat filed legislation to amend the constitution and potentially lower income taxes for some Illinoisans and raise it for others. And in fact, House Democrats filed a nearly identical plan the same day, suggesting a battle to overhaul Illinois' income taxes completely could be a big topic of discussion over the next year. Full story.

Auditions under way for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent

More than a dozen performers took the stage at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights yesterday hoping to make a splash in this year's Suburban Chicago's Got Talent competition. Full story with video of performances.

Chicago man charged in May 4 Palatine shooting

Palatine police this week arrested a 19-year-old Chicago man on accusations he fired several shots last month toward a group of people standing outside a village apartment building. Full story.


Cloudy to start this morning with a high of only 58 degrees, but the sun comes out this afternoon when temperatures rise to 68 degrees. Clear overnight with temperatures hovering around 51 degrees. Full weather.


Construction continues in Algonquin at Edgewood Drive between IL Route 31 and Hanson Road. The roadwork is expected to continue through June. Full traffic.

Cubs' draft pick Bryant comes with confidence

With the second pick in the Major League Baseball draft yesterday, the Cubs selected San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant. Bryant said he's ready to play in the big leagues right away. Full story.

Sox fill need with shortstop pick

The White Sox used their 17th overall pick on the first round of the amateur draft to grab Tim Anderson from East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss. Full story.

Poll Vault: Worst grade you received on a report card?

As Elgin Area School District U-46 plans to change its grading policy so the worst a student can get is a 50 out of 100, Michelle Holdway asks, what's the worst grade you ever got? Leave your answer with Poll Vault.

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