Naperville boy's death ruled a drowning
An autopsy yesterday confirmed that the death of a 6-year-old boy found face down in a pond near his home Saturday was caused by drowning. DuPage County Coroner officials confirmed that Amer Kahn's death was consistent with drowning. Full story.
Hoffman Estates man charged after recording under girl's skirt
A Hoffman Estates man was held on $70,000 bond yesterday after police said he made a recording under a little girl's skirt in a Palatine store. Juan Lara-Ramirez, 30 of Hoffman Estates, was arrested Friday and after filming under an 8-year-old girl's skirt at a Wal-Mart at 1555 N. Rand Road in Palatine, according to Cook County court records. Full story.
Tour of Elk Grove 'gets better and better'
Perfect weather, a huge turnout and exciting finishes for both the men's and women's final races made for a flawless third day at the eighth annual Tour of Elk Grove cycling event. Full story.
Lawsuit filed in Aurora Township hopeful's I-88 death
A lawsuit has been filed in response to the April death of an Aurora Township Board candidate. Carmen Cantu, 61, of Aurora, who unsuccessfully ran in the February primary for the Democratic nod for trustee, died after her car was rear-ended by a car and later struck by a semitrailer on Interstate 88, according to a lawsuit filed in Kane County. Full story.
Mostly clear to start your day with temperatures hovering around 58 degrees. Storms are expected to move in later as thunderstorms sweep east from Iowa. Temperatures will climb to 76 degrees this evening, before dipping back to 66 degrees overnight. Full story.
Construction continues on IL Route 62 between Pyott Road and Main Street. Only one lane gets by in each direction. People should seek an alternate route through the summer of 2014. Full story.
A-Rod brings baseball's circus to Chicago
The Bronx Zoo becomes the South Side Circus tonight with the Yankees in town for a three-game series against the White Sox. USA Today reported that Alex Rodriguez will be in the Yanks' lineup, as well as in the main ring. The paper's website said that baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is expected to suspend A-Rod on Monday in the Biogenesis drug case and A-Rod will be eligible to play after filing an appeal. Strike up the band. Tune up the unicycles. Send in the clowns. Prepare the props. Most of all pin a pink rose on the elephant in the room. Full story.
Cubs' offense keeps coming up empty
The Cubs came up with a fistful of nothing, both Sunday and over the last week on what turned out to be a disastrous homestand. How's this for futility? The Los Angeles Dodgers managed just 2 hits off Cubs pitching Sunday but still walked out of Wrigley Field with a 1-0 victory and a four-game sweep. Full story.
Sox lose their 10th straight
Paul Konerko's ninth-inning homer sent the game into extra innings. All that did was prolong another defeat for Chicago -- these White Sox are reaching new lows. Torii Hunter's RBI single in the 12th inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the White Sox on Sunday, extending Chicago's losing streak to 10 games. It's the team's first double-digit skid since June 1976. There are not many guys in the clubhouse that have ever been through anything like this. I know I never have," Konerko said. "It's getting really tough." Full story.