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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.