Antioch football coach's wife charged with altering grades
Antioch High School varsity football coach Brian Glashagel said he was "blindsided" when he was told last week that his wife, Sara, had altered the grades of several ineligible students in late September. However, the varsity football coach said several members of the Antioch football team were on the list of students whose grades were tampered with. Full story.
Hampshire man killed in plane crash
Planes were a passion for a 69-year-old Hampshire who died Sunday when the small, single-engine aircraft he was piloting crashed during takeoff from an Elgin-area airstrip. Frank Kehoe, a friend said, was an avid and experienced pilot. Local and federal authorities are investigating the crash, the cause of which was not immediately known. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111120/news/711209863/">Full story.
Geneva drug counselor reaches out to families of heroin victims
In the past 10 years, Lea Minalga has attended more than 100 funerals -- all for young suburban people who have died from drug overdoses, usually heroin. Minalga, a Geneva mom who runs the nonprofit organizations Hearts of Hope, says she goes to the funerals to show support to families who were facing the same problems she was when her son battled a heroin addiction. So far this year, there have been more than 65 heroin-related deaths in the suburbs. Full story.
Former Bartlett mayor would have survived legal challenge, experts say
Election attorneys say former Bartlett Mayor Michael Kelly likely would have survived a legal challenge to holding office despite habitual delinquency on his taxes, while a state board of elections spokesman said if someone had brought it up during the campaign, Kelly would likely have been kicked off the ballot. Full story.
Tiny service dog makes big change in life of former Marine from Hampshire
Dan Sauer, 42, of Hampshire, a former Marine sergeant, spent nearly 10 months in Kuwait during Desert Storm and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder 13 years ago. For years, he didn't seek treatment. In recent months, his life has been transformed by his relationship with Chloe, a little service dog. Full story.
Tentative deal to keep Sears still faces several hurdles
Officials trying to craft a final deal over what kind of tax breaks Sears Holdings Corp. should be given -- and at whose expense -- have reached a "tentative agreement" that would mean about $11.5 million a year for Hoffman Estates-based Sears and about $5.9 million a year for Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300. Full story.
Suburban women win coveted Rhodes Scholarships
Two suburban women have been chosen as Rhodes Scholars, a prestigious honor received by only 32 Americans each year. Alexis K. Brown of Algonquin and Sarah N. Smierciak of Lemont learned the news that they have been invited to spend two to three years at the University of Oxford in England with all expenses covered. Full story.
Two DuPage County Forest Preserve administrators out in probe
Two DuPage County Forest Preserve administrators have been forced out as the county investigates whether contracts were steered to companies that the pair benefitted from. Full story.
Masked man holds up Naperville credit union
An armed man wearing a Halloween mask held up the Illiana Financial Credit Union in Naperville Saturday morning. Authorities say the robber showed a handgun to a teller and took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the business. Naperville police and the FBI are seeking the suspect. Full story.
90-year-old woman attacked in Arlington Heights care facility
A resident of an Arlington Heights care facility was charged with sexually attacking a 90-year-old woman who also lives in the home. Full story.
Cook authorities bust suspected shoplifting rings
A major retail theft sting operation launched ahead of the holiday shopping season netted 59 arrests, including some at Woodfield Shopping Center in Schaumburg, prosecutors said Sunday. The Cook County state's attorney's office headed "Operation Whoville," which targeted organized retail theft rings at Woodfield Shopping Center, Orland Square Mall in Orland Park and several stores along North Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Full story.
World & Nation
• Supercommittee poised to admit failure on deficit plans: Full story.
• Egypt clashes between police, protests continue: Full story.
• 32 homes destroyed in Reno fire: Full story.
• Blasts in Syrian capital as Assad vows crackdown: Full story.
• Spanish conservatives win general elections: Full story.
• Fighters who captured Gadhafi son want to hold him: Full story.
• Spain's tradition of long lunches under threat: Full story.
Life & Entertainment
• Taylor Swift unstoppable at American Music Awards: Full story.
• Wheeling 'Idol' Reinhart helps switch on holiday lights: Full story.
• Dann Gire reviews the holiday film lineup: Full story.
• High-end treasures found in Arlington Hts.: Full story.
• PBS doc illuminates elusive Woody Allen: Full story.
• New roller coasters gear up for 2012: Full story.
• Barry Rozner: When your starting QB gets hurt, your good luck ends. Full story.
• Mike Imrem: Things were going just a little too well for the Bears. Full story.
• Northwestern becomes bowl-eligible, but they're not done yet. Full story.
• Ron Zook's time may be running out at Illinois. Full story.
• WW South's stunning win sends them to state final.