Dawn Patrol: Teachers union declares impasse in Dist. 94

 
By Natalie Watts
Updated 1/11/2018 7:14 AM
hello
  • West Chicago High School teachers picketed outside the district office Tuesday. On Wednesday the teachers union declared an impasse in contract talks.

      West Chicago High School teachers picketed outside the district office Tuesday. On Wednesday the teachers union declared an impasse in contract talks. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Breaking news: Firefighters have been battling a large blaze at a recycling center in the 1200 block of Rand Road in Des Plaines. Full story.

West Chicago Dist. 94 teachers declare contract impasse

The union representing West Chicago High School teachers declared an impasse in contract negotiations Wednesday morning after two years at the bargaining table. The teachers had marched outside district offices Tuesday night to rally behind the union negotiators. Read the full story.

Wauconda twins go from Eagle Scouts to 'Worst Cooks in America'

If you had Googled identical twins Skyler and Spencer Nick in 2009, the first response probably would have been about how the boys both achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at age 16. Now that online search turns up the 25-year-old Wauconda residents as contestants on the Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America." Read Burt Constable's full column here.

Police: Driver suffered medical emergency before crash

Aurora police are investigating a crash that occurred Tuesday evening. A 62-year-old Iowa man who died was driving a semitrailer truck and abruptly swerved into several parked vehicles in a warehouse parking lot on the 2300 block of West Indian Trail. Read the full story.

Kelly and Russ Horvath of Des Plaines will be contestants on "Wheel of Fortune" airing at 6:30 tonight on ABC 7.
Kelly and Russ Horvath of Des Plaines will be contestants on "Wheel of Fortune" airing at 6:30 tonight on ABC 7. - Courtesy of Kelly Horvath
Des Plaines couple on "Wheel of Fortune" tonight

Kelly and Russ Horvath will be on the show when it airs at 6:30 p.m. today on ABC 7. Of course, whether the Horvaths won is still a secret -- they can't talk about the results until after the show airs. Full story.

Man who shot conductor to be released to secure senior facility

The 80-year-old Wisconsin man who was charged with the attempted murder of an Amtrak conductor last May in Naperville was found unfit to stand trial. But he could be headed to a secure senior living facility as soon as today. Read the full story.

Weather

Cloudy and 52 degrees this morning. A 90 percent chance of rain today, with highs in the mid 50s. Temps will start falling this afternoon, with lows tonight near 20. Full story.

Traffic

No major delays this morning. Work is scheduled to cause restrictions on Route 120 \between O'Plaine Road and Knight Avenue in Waukegan. Full traffic.

The Blackhawks dealt right wing Richard Panik, left, to Arizona as part of four-player trade.
The Blackhawks dealt right wing Richard Panik, left, to Arizona as part of four-player trade. - Associated Press/Jan. 7
Blackhawks make deal with Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks traded Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin to Arizona for 22-year-old Anthony Duclair and former Hawks defenseman Adam Clendening. Read the full story.

Bulls guard Kris Dunn attempts to strip the ball from Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis as Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen watches during the first quarter of Wednesday game in New York.
Bulls guard Kris Dunn attempts to strip the ball from Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis as Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen watches during the first quarter of Wednesday game in New York. - Associated Press
Markkanen leads Bulls to double overtime win in NYC

Finland native Lauri Markkanen doesn't shy away from the spotlight. In his first game at Madison Square Garden, Markkanen scored a career-high 33 points as the Bulls edged the New York Knicks 122-119 in double overtime Wednesday night. Read the full story.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.