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Kane County man found guilty of attempted murder after trying to kill ex's new boyfriend by piping gas into his home

CHICAGO (CBS) --  A man  is found guilty of attempted murder, after trying to kill his ex's new boyfriend by piping gas into his home. The incident happened back in January of 2020 on Downing Street in Elburn.Prosecutors said 35-year-old Frank Ryan drilled a hole in the man's home, and then inserted a plastic tube connected to the natural gas line outside.He then tried to cover his tracks by putting duct tape on the home's doorbell camera. The plot was foiled after the man woke up to the smell of gas and found the tube.Ryan  will be sentenced next month.
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Neighbors push back against proposal for gun shop, shooting range in Long Grove

LONG GROVE, Ill. (CBS) -- A plan to build an indoor shooting range and gun store in northwest suburban Long Grove has neighbors on edge. As CBS 2's Marissa Perlman reported Monday, the Long Grove village manager said he has received hundreds of emails about the proposal for a Range USA shop – and an online petition against the business now has more than 1,000 signatures. The Range USA would be built in a space behind a Menards store. The 15,000 square-foot building would have 20 shootings lanes, retail, and classrooms. It is the proximity to nearby schools and sporting...

RV fire damages Roscoe home

ROSCOE, Ill. (WIFR) - A recreational vehicle that caught fire while parked near a Roscoe home is a total loss. Harlem-Roscoe firefighters dispatched around 6:30 Monday morning to an RV on fire on Montclair Rd. The 42′ vehicle was parked alongside a home and garage at the time of the fire. Crews quickly extinguished the blaze with use of fire water tenders.

Two injured when carb ice contributes to crash

The pilot reported that the Piper PA22’s engine was not developing the expected engine RPMs during the takeoff and initial climb from the airport in Burlington, Wisconsin. He noticed the airplane was not climbing well and may have trouble clearing small trees near the end of the runway. He maneuvered through a low spot in the trees after he realized he did not have sufficient runway remaining to land. He then performed a couple pitch maneuvers in an attempt to gain altitude and airspeed, which resulted in a minimal gain in altitude.

The drag show goes on at Uprising Bakery after nearly being delayed due to vandalism, zoning issues

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. (CBS) -- A suburban cafe that was vandalized over plans to hold a family friendly drag brunch went on with the show Sunday morning. It happened after weeks of challenges, setbacks and some heartfelt support. The messages of support on the boarded up bakery were enough to make their drag brunch feel like it has the support it needs. "We're really excited and we're really grateful for everyone to allow us and to support us with these events," said owner Corinna Sac. She did not allow cameras inside in hopes of avoiding any type of commotion. "For today we're asking for...

Man Lands Plane on Lake County Roadway After Engine Trouble

(Libertyville, IL) A man was able to walk away, after landing his small plane on Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. The small plane was on its way to Campbell Airport in Grayslake on Friday night, when the pilot experienced engine trouble. After failed attempts to restart the engine, the man was able to touch down on Route 21, without hitting any obstructions or vehicles. The plane was later towed to Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling. The pilot has not been identified, he was not injured during the incident.

Listen: Kenosha County Fair Preview w/Denise Zirbel

The Kenosha County Fair runs August 17th through 21st at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Wheels and Squeals is the theme this year and Fair Manager Denise Zirbel joined Wake Up Kenosha to discuss the preparation for this year’s fair…. For more info on the fair, go to

Saving a Baby Bird Stuck in Rocks

Occurred on June 2022 / Mundelein, Illinois, USA Info from Licensor: "I was on a walk with with my family and we noticed there was a baby bird with its head stuck in the rocks. My kids were so sad, so we decided to help the bird out and noticed the mom was close by coming back and forth. As soon as we set the baby bird free the mother was quick to come to her and start feeding her and the baby bird was so excited as soon as it saw it’s mother. It was a rewarding moment and an amazing life lesson opportunity for me to teach my kids."