Autopsy today on hospital nurse
Lake County sheriff's office authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash that occurred early Wednesday in a parking lot at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Lake Barrington. Diane Shogren, 51, of Ingleside, a hospital nurse, was struck by a truck with a snowplow attached as it was being driven in reverse. An autopsy is scheduled for today. Full story.
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Two pets die in Hoffman Estates fire
Investigators are still looking into the cause of a house fire in Hoffman Estates that left two pets dead and the home uninhabitable. The fire started at 1:50 p.m. yesterday in the garage of a ranch home on the 1000 block of Basswood Street. Three adults were home when fire broke out, but all escaped safely. Full story.
Carol Stream fire battalion chief termination hearing continued
A termination hearing of a Carol Stream Fire Protection District battalion chief that began yesterday was continued until Feb. 12 before opening arguments could be made and witnesses called. At issue is some 80 pages of documents attorneys for Battalion Chief Joseph Gilles are requesting from attorneys for Carol Stream Chief Richard Kolomay. Full story.
Chicago Symphony considering DuPage forest preserve sites
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is searching for a permanent outdoor venue in DuPage County where it can perform summer concerts. Encouraged by the success of its performances last year at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, county officials say, the CSO has narrowed its list to four potential sites. But two of those sites are on land owned by the DuPage Forest Preserve District and that will pose legal problems for those hoping to build an outdoor concert venue here. Full story.
West Dundee gives green light to red-light cameras
Despite one camera being down and the resulting big drop in catching scofflaws, West Dundee trustees have voted unanimously to continue its red-light camera program. Revenue from fines captured through the camera remained about the same from 2012 to 2013, but officials insist it isn't about the money. "It's about safety and just availability of data for investigations," Trustee Tom Price said. Full story.
Light snow and 4 degrees this morning, but wind chills will make the morning temperatures feel like it's 15 degrees below zero. Temperatures will climb to 10 degrees this afternoon, before dipping back to two degrees below zero overnight. Full story.
Construction continues on IL Route 53 in Addison between Thorndale Avenue and Army Trail Boulevard. People should expect delays. Full story.
Hawks beat Ducks 2-0
The Blackhawks pulled within one point of Anaheim for the overall NHL lead with a 2-0 victory over the Ducks last night. Marian Hossa scored in the second period and Jonathan Toews added a late goal for the Hawks, who improved to 3-0-2 on their six-game trip before the Olympic break. It was goalie Corey Crawford's first shutout of the season. Full story.
Local college teams boast new recruits
Area college football teams are getting ready for next season already, and some were excited about their prospects yesterday, which marked national signing day. Here's the latest on Northwestern, Illinois, Northern Illinois and Notre Dame.