Dawn Patrol: Why we're so important this Election Day

  • Have you voted yet? There's still time in the Illinois primary. The polls close at 7 p.m.

    Have you voted yet? There's still time in the Illinois primary. The polls close at 7 p.m.

Updated 3/15/2016 5:47 AM

By Sara Hooker and Lee Filas




Suburbs prime battleground in Illinois' GOP primary

Ted Cruz's visit to Glen Ellyn yesterday was just another example of how the suburbs are a key battleground in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Full story.

Suddenly Illinois is very important to Clinton, Sanders

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made Chicago stops yesterday -- Sanders as late as 10:30 p.m. -- in a mad-dash hunt for votes, sending a clear signal from both campaigns that Illinois is a priority for a win. Full story.

Want our advice? Daily Herald endorsements in suburban races

We've prepared a summary of our endorsements in today's primary elections, with bar association evaluations in Cook County judicial races. Full story.

Dist. 41 approves 4-year contract with teachers

Lake Villa School District 41 board of education approved a four-year contract with its teachers at a meeting last night, district officials said. Lake Villa Federation of Teachers and board of education announced last month that the two sides had reached tentative agreement on a four-year deal. Full story.

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Skating filmmaker from Buffalo Grove has collection of films to show

Filmmaker Brad Bischoff was a teenager at Buffalo Grove High School when he began shooting and starring in extreme inline skating videos with his friend Jake Zalutski. There's a retrospective of his shorts being presented Wednesday night at Chicago's prestigious Music Box Theatre. Full story.

Tony's Finer Foods moving to Prospect Heights

Tony's Finer Foods is expected to open by mid-May in place of the shuttered Ultra Foods in Prospect Heights, Mayor Nick Helmer said yesterday. The Ultra store at 1241 N. Rand Road closed March 1, barely two years after its opening, because of poor performance. Full story.

Fire damages Des Plaines home; no injuries reported

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish a fire in a 2-story single-family house yesterday afternoon on Des Plaines' west side, authorities said. Crews were dispatched to the house near Oakton Street and Ridge Lane at 2:08 p.m. after receiving a report of smoke coming from the northeast corner of the house, fire officials said. Full story.

Lakemoor pushes for settlement to clear way for Woodman's

With a significant development at routes 12 and 120 potentially in hand, Lakemoor officials are appealing to three taxing bodies to settle a lawsuit the village says puts the plan in jeopardy. Full story.



Cloudy and 44 degrees to start this morning. Temperatures will rise to 58 degrees this afternoon before dropping to 48 degrees overnight. Heavy storms possible overnight tonight. Full story.


Grand Avenue is closed due to construction between Fairfield Road and Route 59 in Lake Villa. Monaville Road is the detour. Full traffic.

Blackhawks blanked by Kings 5-0

Jonathan Toews isn't about to panic. Neither is Patrick Kane nor Joel Quenneville. The Chicago Blackhawks' captain, their leading scorer and their head coach all have been through tough times before, and a 5-0 loss to Los Angeles last night that extended the team's losing streak to three isn't enough to raise any serious red flags. Full story.

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