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Dawn Patrol: Palatine rejects disabled housing; Sikhs hold vigil

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  • Baninder Clair, 14, left, and her mother Jutinder Kaur of Glendale Heights, right, along with other members of the Gurudwara of Palatine, hold a vigil last night to honor victims of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee last year.

       Baninder Clair, 14, left, and her mother Jutinder Kaur of Glendale Heights, right, along with other members of the Gurudwara of Palatine, hold a vigil last night to honor victims of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee last year.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer


Palatine rejects housing for people with disabilities

Saying they'd like to keep the property open for a manufacturing business, Palatine board members voted last night to reject a plan to construct a supportive housing development that would have served people with disabilities on the property at 345 N. Eric Drive. The council voted 4-2 against the plan. Full story.

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Palatine Sikh temple remembers Wisconsin victims

The Sikh community gathered in Palatine last night to remember the victims who were killed at a temple in suburban Milwaukee one year ago. About 60 people attended the service and candlelight vigil in honor of those six people who were gunned down, and they reflected on the positives. Full story.

Not guilty verdict in Elgin fire extinguisher death

A Kane County jury deliberated for 2 hours yesterday before coming back with a not-guilty verdict in the death of a homeless Elgin man who was struck by a fire extinguisher thrown off a parking deck. They found Yancarlo Garcia, of Chicago, not guilty of first-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Full story.

DuPage County canine dies

DuPage County sheriff's officers lost one of their own when 9-year-old Stitch died. The German Shepherd is credited with locating dozens of cadavers during his career, in addition to the work he did detecting drugs and his ability to track people. Full story.

Arlington Heights mourns loss of senior advocate

Arlington Heights resident Frank DeRosa, a longtime activist for seniors, has died. DeRosa is known for his work as the president of the Arlington Heights Senior Center Advisory Council and had won several awards for activism and enhancing the lives of seniors. Full story.

Quinn signs law inspired by McHenry crash

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a new law yesterday that will end "slap on the wrist" punishments in fatal car crashes. The law, "Patricia's law," stems from a September 2011 crash in McHenry County caused by a distracted driver who ran a stop sign and killed another driver, Patricia McNamara. That driver plead guilty to disobeying a stop sign and was sentenced to a $551 fine and four hours of traffic school. Full story.


Cloudy with a high of 69 degrees to start the day. Temperatures will increase to about 84 degrees this afternoon, but more thunderstorms are expected to roll in. Temperatures will dip back to about 71 degrees overnight. Full weather.


Construction continues on US Route 45 between East Lake-Cook Road and IL Route 83. The resurfacing work is expected to last through November 15. Traffic will be reduced in some areas to one lane in each direction. More traffic.

Sox fans (and some Sox, too) say booooo to A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez returned to the Yankees' lineup last night against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. As he fights his 211-game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs, Rodriguez is also going to have to fight off boos from the stands and negative reactions from peers like White Sox DH/first baseman Adam Dunn. "It's sad," Dunn said. Full story.

Time to vote for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent fan favorites

Suburban Chicago's Got Talent is winding down, but there's still time to cast your vote for the online Fan Favorite. Voting starts at 9 a.m. today at and closes at 9 a.m. Friday.

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