Dawn Patrol: All support staff can strike in Dist. 15, judge rules

  • A judge ruled Tuesday that nurses and special education classroom assistants are allowed to participate in a support employees strike in Palatine Township Elementary District 15. This was the strike's first day Oct. 16 at Winston Campus elementary and junior high schools in Palatine.

    A judge ruled Tuesday that nurses and special education classroom assistants are allowed to participate in a support employees strike in Palatine Township Elementary District 15. This was the strike's first day Oct. 16 at Winston Campus elementary and junior high schools in Palatine. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
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Updated 10/25/2017 6:09 AM

All support staff can picket in Dist. 15, judge rules

Striking Palatine Township District 15 support staff, including nurses and classroom aides, will be able to rejoin the picket line, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday. Full story.

 

USA Gymnastics cuts ties with Aurora gym

Athletes at an Aurora gym can no longer compete in USA Gymnastics meets, after associating with someone who presented a "concern for athlete safety," USA Gymnastics representatives say. Full story.

Elmhurst Hospital has added eight new beds to its emergency department. Dr. Michelle Meziere, the department's associate medical director, and Adam Johnson, the department's director, gave a tour of the addition Tuesday.
Elmhurst Hospital has added eight new beds to its emergency department. Dr. Michelle Meziere, the department's associate medical director, and Adam Johnson, the department's director, gave a tour of the addition Tuesday. - Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Elmhurst Hospital completes expansion of emergency department

Elmhurst Hospital has unveiled a newly expanded emergency department that provides much-needed space to help handle a growing number of patients. Full story.

Grayslake tells residents to be aware of coyotes

After receiving reports of coyotes roaming through village neighborhoods -- and in a few instances attacking small dogs -- Grayslake police say they're hiring trappers to curb the population. Full story.

Dozens of new sex abuse charges lodged against Prospect Heights couple

Cook County prosecutors on Tuesday announced dozens of new charges against a Prospect Heights couple arrested earlier this year on allegations they sexually abused teenagers they had invited to their home. Full story.

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West Dundee officials will attempt to acquire a church's historic but decaying parsonage at 310 W. Main St. in hopes of preserving the 168-year-old structure.
West Dundee officials will attempt to acquire a church's historic but decaying parsonage at 310 W. Main St. in hopes of preserving the 168-year-old structure. - Daily Herald file photo
West Dundee wants to acquire a 168-year-old church parsonage

In hopes of preserving a West Dundee church's historic but deteriorating parsonage, village officials will attempt to acquire the property through eminent domain. Full story.

Weather

Partly cloudy and 39 degrees this morning. Highs around 50 today, with lows tonight near 40. Full story.

Traffic

No major delays to report early this morning. Resurfacing work is scheduled to cause restrictions on Route 59 between I-90 and North Avenue. Full story.

The Bulls' Lauri Markkanen drives past the Cavaliers' Jeff Green in the first half of Tuesday's game in Cleveland.
The Bulls' Lauri Markkanen drives past the Cavaliers' Jeff Green in the first half of Tuesday's game in Cleveland. - Associated Press
Markkanen catches James' attention as Bulls lose to Cavs

On Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the Bulls got off to a fast start and led by as many as 14 points in the first half. But these aren't the defensive-minded, experienced Bulls of the past. Read Mike McGraw's take here.

Golden Knights goalie Oscar Dansk blocks a shot by Blackhawks left wing Lance Bouma during the third period of Tuesday's game in Las Vegas.
Golden Knights goalie Oscar Dansk blocks a shot by Blackhawks left wing Lance Bouma during the third period of Tuesday's game in Las Vegas. - Associated Press
Blackhawks fall to Golden Knights

Expansion teams are supposed to be easy pickings. But the surprising Golden Knights -- using their third-string goalie -- improved to 7-1-0 with an impressive 4-2 victory over the Blackhawks Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Read John Dietz's take here.

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