Dawn Patrol: State Rep. Sandack resigns; White Sox suspend Sale

  • State Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and vocal legislative ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is resigning from the Illinois House after saying he's had "cyber security issues" in recent days.

    State Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and vocal legislative ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is resigning from the Illinois House after saying he's had "cyber security issues" in recent days. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 7/25/2016 5:56 AM

Top Republican lawmaker resigns suddenly

State Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and vocal legislative ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is resigning from the Illinois House after saying he's had "cyber security issues" in recent days. Sandack had been facing a re-election race in November and is well known in Illinois politics for his heavy use of Twitter and Facebook, as well as his role as a floor leader for Republicans in the Illinois House. Full story.

 

Firefighters extricate man in crash on Route 53

Elk Grove and Schaumburg firefighters extricated a man from a vehicle yesterday morning, following a one-car crash on southbound Interstate 290/Route 53 near Elk Grove Village. Elk Grove firefighters said the man, who has not been identified, was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with what appeared to be serious injuries. He was conscious at the time. Full story.

Two accidents, six cars

Shortly after being rear-ended in a crash in Long Grove, a driver smashed into four vehicles waiting to turn at an intersection in Buffalo Grove late yesterday morning, police said. She was extricated from her vehicle and taken to a hospital. Full story.

Pet lovers love Windy City Pet Expo

More than 10,000 people and their pets were expected to attend the two-day Windy City Amazing Pet Expo at Schaumburg Convention Center this weekend. The event featured 150 vendors, rescues and pet-related organizations. Full story.

Weather

Expect cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 70s when you walk out the door this morning. It will be less humid, mostly sunny and dry the rest of the day, with a high of 87 degrees. Read more.

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Traffic

There are no major delays on the expressways this morning, but drivers may be slowed down at Roselle Road and I-90 due to flashing red lights. Full traffic.

White Sox suspend Sale for 5 days

The White Sox announced yesterday starting pitcher Chris Sale is suspended for five days after he cut up the 1976 throwback uniforms long scheduled to be worn Saturday night, according to multiple reports. The 27-year-old lefty is eligible to return Thursday and is likely to pitch against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Read beat writer Scot Gregor's take here.

Team USA wins International Crown

It's official: The United States is the best women's golfing nation. The UL International Crown was created to determine that very thing, and Team USA was up to the challenge yesterday at the Merit Club in Gurnee in the second playing of the event. Full story.

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