Dawn Patrol: Deal in Springfield to fund schools for a year?

  • Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, right, and Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, left, head into Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday to continue budget negotiations.

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, right, and Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, left, head into Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday to continue budget negotiations. Associated Press

Updated 6/30/2016 5:58 AM

Lawmakers: Deal near on 1 year of school funding

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats in the General Assembly are nearing agreement on a plan to keep government open past today's end of the fiscal year and ensure schools open in August, lawmakers said last night. The tentative agreement emerged after a day of hourslong meetings between Rauner and Democratic leaders and could be brought up for votes on the House and Senate floors today. Full story.


Donations sought for drowned Waukegan boy's funeral

Family and friends of the 14-year-old Waukegan boy who drowned Friday at Waukegan Municipal Beach have raised more than $1,000 toward the cost of his funeral since Saturday. Gabriel Boose was swimming with relatives across the channel south of the beach Friday afternoon when he drowned. Full story.

Police don't believe Park Ridge girl's death to be suspicious

After two days of investigation and interviews, Park Ridge police said yesterday they do not believe the death of a 7-year-old girl who collapsed at a Maine South High School summer cheerleading camp to be suspicious. And while authorities believe the victim's death was due to natural causes, it could be another six to eight weeks before an official cause of death is determined by the Cook County medical examiner's office, authorities said. Full story.

Two found dead in Bensenville home

Bensenville police say there is no known threat to the community as they continue to investigate a home where two unidentified adults were found dead Wednesday morning. Police Chief Frank Kosman said officers found the bodies while conducting a wellness check around 6 a.m. at a home on the 1300 block of West Indian Hill Drive. Full story.

Wisconsin man charged in March fatal I-90 limo crash

A Wisconsin man who crashed a limo along I-90 in March -- killing one and injuring five -- was charged yesterday on allegations he was too young to drive a commercial vehicle, state police said. Aaron T. Nash, who turns 21 in December, faces a punishment ranging from probation to three years in prison if convicted of violating a motor carrier safety law by a driver, which is a felony, authorities said. Full story.

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Police: Molester taped assaults of Villa Park teen to keep her quiet

A 39-year-old Melrose Park-area man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Villa Park girl, the Cook County sheriff's police said in a news release last night. Police said they received a report early Monday morning that the girl had been assaulted multiple times over the past three years at Rodolfo Salazar's residence on the 10300 block of West Medill Avenue. Full story.

Overheating toy ignites house fire in Naperville

A overheating toy scooter -- similar to a hoverboard -- sparked a minor house fire in Naperville last night, according to a news release by the Naperville Fire Department. According to the initial investigation, the toy overheated in the basement of a home on the 5000 block of Bamboo Lane a few minutes after 6 p.m. Full story.


Mostly sunny and 64 degrees this morning. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 82 degrees this afternoon, before thunderstorms roll in this evening and temperatures drop to 61 degrees. Full story.


Work is scheduled to cause restrictions on Hawley Street in Mundelein between Midlothian Road and US 45. Full traffic.


Joakim Noah to the Knicks?

By all accounts, Joakim Noah is about to reunite with Derrick Rose and return to his hometown. Multiple sources have told The Washington Post that Noah will almost certainly be joining the New York Knicks after free agency begins, with a salary expected to be about $18 million per year. Full story.

What to expect in new era of NBA free agency

The NBA's free-agency period usually features plenty of action, but this year will be an unprecedented experience. The salary cap is expected to make a giant leap from $70 million to $94 million, which means most every team in the league will be able to make maximum-salary offers. In honor of the cap's geyser-like rise, Daily Herald basketball writer Mike McGraw writes about 24 points about free agency 2016. Full story.

White Sox's Anderson says eventually he will start taking walks

Since joining the Chicago White Sox from Class AAA Charlotte on June 10, Tim Anderson has done just about everything right, except that in his first 17 games, a span of 78 plate appearances, Anderson has not drawn a walk. As the White Sox's new leadoff hitter, taking free passes is a required part of the job. Full story.

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