Day: July 12, 2017

Flooding hampers CLC classes, library, road meeting

Heavy rain and flooding has forced officials to cancel classes at College of Lake County and a meeting to discuss the possible realignment of Cedar Lake Road. Warren Township Public Library District, 224 N. O’Plaine Road, in Gurnee also announced it closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday…

Probation for mom who dropped infant to death from 8th-floor window

A woman who dropped her infant daughter to her death from an eighth-floor window in Uptown so her parents wouldn’t know she was pregnant has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to four years’ probation. Mubashra Uddin, who was 19 when she was charged with first-degree murder…

A new way to save Naperville’s Millennium Carillon?

As the debate continues in Naperville over a landmark bell tower and its stature as a city amenity, engineers say they may have found a new option to save the monument that has developed worrisome structural flaws. A technique commonly used to control corrosion in underground…

Jury convicts Streamwood man of sexually assaulting 14-year-old

DNA doesn’t lie, prosecutors insisted Wednesday afternoon during closing arguments in the case of a Streamwood man charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault. And DNA may well have been the crucial piece of evidence in jurors’ vote to convict Juan Torres, 47, of sexually assaulting and…

Police: Person hurt during Haley Reinhart arrest

Police confirm that a person was injured during the scuffle last weekend at Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grill in Palatine in which “American Idol” singer Haley Reinhart was arrested and accused of punching a bouncer in the head. The injured person’s identity, attacker and condition are…

The Latest: Trump says he learned of son’s meeting recently

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the controversy surrounding a meeting last summer between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton (all times local): 7:20 a.m. The Kremlin has denied reaching out to a Moscow-based property developer and his son who…

Column: Can’t somebody speed up the game of baseball?

That didn’t last long. A day after basking in the glow of the most watched All-Star Home Run Derby in nearly a decade, reality intruded on baseball. Though fans still seems to dig the long ball, they don’t seem too keen about the game itself. That’s…

No change in Hanover Park shooting investigation

A 27-year-old man remained in critical condition Wednesday after suffering a gunshot wound in Hanover Park Sunday morning, police said. Though the crime remains under investigation, police were still not releasing any new information Wednesday, Deputy Chief Andrew Johnson said. Officers responded to a report of…

Lake County house badly damaged by explosion

A house near Libertyville was badly damaged by an explosion Wednesday afternoon, but no one was hurt, authorities said. Police were alerted to the blast on the 1700 block of North Sunnyview Road shortly after 2:30 p.m. The house is on a wooded lot in a…

Flooding forces cancellations at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire canceled both its Wednesday afternoon and evening performances of “The Bridges of Madison County” because of flooding. The status of future performances of the musical, scheduled to run through Aug. 13, has not yet been determined. People with tickets to Wednesday…

Focus turns to fears of record-breaking flooding

Communities battered by multiple waves of heavy rains since Tuesday night hours are now bracing for potentially record-breaking flooding along rivers and waterways in the North and Northwest suburbs. Lake County took the brunt of the rain, according to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow…

CLC classes, road meeting canceled due to flooding concerns

Heavy rain and flooding has forced officials to cancel classes at College of Lake County and a meeting to discuss the possible realignment of Cedar Lake Road. CLC announced it is canceling classes that start at 2:30 p.m. or later today, at its three campuses. All…

Man charged in road rage stabbing on Interstate 290

A Rolling Meadows man has been charged in connection to an apparent case of road rage that ended at an Elk Grove Village gas station last week, authorities said Wednesday. Daniel Amezcua, 25, of Rolling Meadows, was charged with battery after Illinois State Police say he…

Opening night of Glendale Heights Fest canceled

Opening night of Glendale Heights Fest, scheduled for Wednesday, has been canceled because of inclement weather. The festival now is scheduled to open its abbreviated four-day run at 6 p.m. Thursday. The opening night fireworks show also has been rescheduled for Thursday. The Sunday fireworks display…

Is there a way to save Naperville’s Millennium Carillon?

As the debate continues in Naperville over a landmark bell tower and its stature as a city amenity, engineers say they may have found a new option to save the monument that has developed worrisome structural flaws. A technique commonly used to control corrosion in underground…

Fox Lake homes evacuated after retaining wall collapses

Six Fox Lake homes were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after heavy rains caused the collapse of a retaining wall and water main break in the Leisure Village subdivision on the north side of the town. The water main was shut at 1:15 p.m., about 70 minutes after…

Carolina, defenseman Jaccob Slavin agree on 7-year extension

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes and defenseman Jaccob Slavin have agreed to a seven-year contract extension. General manager Ron Francis on Wednesday said the deal begins in 2018-19 and will carry an average annual value of $5.3 million through the 2024-25 season. Francis says the…

Alabama’s offseason goal: Don’t waste a failure

HOOVER, Ala. — Alabama might have a new offseason mantra: Don’t waste a failure. The Crimson Tide has had six months to contemplate what went wrong in the national championship game , when Clemson won with a last-second touchdown against the nation’s best defense. In some…

Senators say DEA should rein in opioid quotas to stop abuse

PORTLAND, Maine — A group of U.S. senators including Maine’s Angus King is calling on the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to prevent painkiller abuse by setting lower opioid production quotas for next year. King, an independent, is signing on to a letter sent by Illinois Democratic…