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  • The McDonald's museum at 400 Lee St. in Des Plaines -- a replica of founder Ray Kroc's first restaurant -- will be demolished, company officials said Monday. The original "Speedee" sign will be removed, but where it will be stored or relocated is still unclear.

    The McDonald's museum at 400 Lee St. in Des Plaines -- a replica of founder Ray Kroc's first restaurant -- will be demolished, company officials said Monday. The original "Speedee" sign will be removed, but where it will be stored or relocated is still unclear.
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McDonald's plans to tear down Des Plaines replica restaurant

For years, the golden arches and neon "Speedee" road sign at 400 Lee St. in Des Plaines have served as a roadside attraction and reminder of the suburban roots of what's become the world's largest hamburger chain. But as early as next month, the 32-year-old replica of McDonald's first franchised restaurant will be demolished, company officials confirmed Monday. Full story here.

Round Lake Park police investigating death of infant

Authorities are investigating the death of a 7-week-old Round Lake Park girl early Monday. Full story here.

Victim identified in Hainesville shooting

The Lake County coroner on Monday identified the victim of a Hainesville shooting Friday night as an Evanston man. Full story here.

Crystal Lake practitioner accused of inappropriately touching patient

A Gurnee man has been charged with battery after a report that he inappropriately touched a patient undergoing treatment at a Crystal Lake pain clinic in September, according to police. Full story here.

Starting Jan. 1, places like the Smoke Hub in Elk Grove Village won't be able to sell cigarettes to customers younger than 21.
Starting Jan. 1, places like the Smoke Hub in Elk Grove Village won't be able to sell cigarettes to customers younger than 21. - Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Elk Grove Village limits tobacco sales

Elk Grove Village will restrict the sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to people 21 or older. Full story here.

Comedian from Northbrook reprises role of Baymax

He didn't know it, but when comedian and Northbrook native Scott Adsit did a one-night performance of his comedy show "Celebrity Autobiography" in Los Angeles, Disney casting executives were in the audience. That led to a job as the voice of Baymax -- the star caregiver robot in Disney's "Big Hero 6" -- and now Adsit is reprising the role in "Baymax Returns," part of a new TV show called "Big Hero 6 The Series." Full story here.

New downtown Libertyville promotion features decorated bicycles

"Bikes on MainStreet" will debut Friday at 28 businesses. The used, donated bikes have been decorated by elementary and high school students, shopkeepers, artists and others in keeping with the type of business where they are displayed. Full story here.

Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling has been performing well on the ice lately and impressing coaches and teammates.
Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling has been performing well on the ice lately and impressing coaches and teammates. - Associated Press/Sept. 25, 2017
Blackhawks' Forsling making a name for himself

While Forsling is as quiet, polite and unassuming of an athlete as you'll ever meet, he has cranked up the volume on the ice and is turning into quite a well-rounded defenseman for the Blackhawks. Full story here.

Weather

Cloudy and 42 degrees this morning. Highs today in the mid 40s, with lows tonight in the 20s. Complete forecast.

Traffic

No major delays to report early this morning. Fullerton Avenue is closed between President Street and Bloomingdale Road in Carol Stream due to work being done on a water main. Traffic report.

White Sox release 2018 spring training schedule

The Chicago White Sox will open their 2018 spring training schedule in February with two away games against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners, then host their home opener Feb. 25 in Glendale, Ariz., against the Cincinnati Reds. Full story here.