Dawn Patrol: Hundreds show religious solidarity in Addison
Hundreds show support for religious solidarity at DuPage United event
Former Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins was among several guests who spoke Sunday during "We the People -- Know your Muslim Neighbors" at Shalimar Banquets in Addison. More than 850 people from dozens of religious organizations registered for the first of a series of public events organized by the nonprofit DuPage United. Full story.
Sprinkler contains fire at Biggers Chevrolet
A sprinkler system limited the damage from a fire Sunday night at Biggers Chevrolet in Elgin, according to a news release. Firefighters arrived at the dealership at 1385 E. Chicago St. about 7:20 p.m. to find flames visible from the roof. Full story.
Supportive housing proposal clears hurdle in Palatine
The developer that unsuccessfully sued Palatine in 2013 after officials rejected a proposed housing development for people with disabilities near downtown will be back before the village council next week with a similar plan on the north side of town. The village council is expected to take a first look at a plan to build a 44-unit, three-story development called Spruce Village at 498 Spruce Drive, near Rand and Hicks roads, during the March 7 meeting. Full story.
Why Naperville teacher wants 'Global Scholar' certificate
High school students in Illinois soon could have a way to prove their global understanding if a Naperville teacher's idea gains state approval. Naperville Central High School teacher Seth Brady is among those pushing for creation of an Illinois Global Scholar Certificate to designate completion of globally focused coursework, service learning, collaboration, activities and projects. The certificate could be given by districts that choose to recognize graduates for learning to connect and compete in the global economy. Full story.
Fox Lake voters to consider tax hike, fire protection changes
Fox Lake voters will decide two measures on the March 15 ballot that aim to boost the village's sales tax and change how fire protection is organized. One question asks permission to increase the local sales tax rate to 8 percent on many goods to generate money to hire personnel and pay for road repairs. The other question asks if the village should join the Fox Lake Fire Protection District instead of using the municipal fire department. Full story.
Cloudy and 35 degrees this morning. Temperatures will climb to 51 degrees this afternoon, before dipping to 30 degrees overnight tonight. Some snow is possible in the overnight hours. Full weather.
Work is scheduled to cause restrictions on Route 22 in both directions between Harbor Drive and Route 59 in South Barrington until the end of July. Full story,
Imrem: Keeping Teravainen is best for Blackhawks
Judging by recent developments, Teuvo Teravainen looks to be on his way toward being a part of the Blackhawks' core, writes columnist Mike Imrem. "At some point the Hawks will need to add to and then replace some more of the core pieces. Artemi Panarin already has jumped into the group, and it appears that the plan calls for Teravainen to be included in the next wave," he writes. "Good idea, fellas." Read his full column here.