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Dawn Patrol: Volo mom, kids found; Dist. 300 strike vote

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  • Aneta M. Marsek and her two small children, Chevelle, 2, and Mackenzie, 4 months old, had not been seen or heard from since Oct. 6, but they were reported safe near the Wisconsin Dells Sunday evening.

    Aneta M. Marsek and her two small children, Chevelle, 2, and Mackenzie, 4 months old, had not been seen or heard from since Oct. 6, but they were reported safe near the Wisconsin Dells Sunday evening.
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Volo woman, two children found safe in Wisconsin

The Lake County sheriff's department said last night a missing Volo woman and her two young daughters were found safe and vacationing near the Wisconsin Dells. Aneta Marsek and her daughters, Chevelle, 2, and Mackenzie, 4 months, went missing Oct. 6 after leaving her parents' Wauconda home. The news release said more information would be coming presumably today. Full story.

District 300 teachers vote to strike, but it'd be a while

Teachers in Community Unit District 300 voted Sunday to authorize a strike, but it looks as if it will be a while before an actual walkout could occur. Union and district leaders are scheduled to meet with a mediator at the negotiating table this week, and a spokesman for the school board said that despite the strike authorization vote, they are making progress. Full story.

Thief steals trailer from portable church in Carol Stream

A Bloomingdale church had its faith sorely tested Sunday morning. Mission Church, a year-old portable church that has been holding its services at Stratford Middle School, 251 Butterfield Drive, found Sunday morning that its main trailer, which was being stored in Carol Stream, had been stolen. Carol Stream police said the matter is still under investigation. Full story.

Four injured in St. Charles crash

Alcohol and faulty equipment are suspected of playing a part in a head-on crash in St. Charles Sunday morning that sent four people to the hospital, police said. Police and firefighters responded just before 11 a.m. to the two-vehicle crash on Route 31, just north of Wildrose Springs Drive. Full story.

Rain adds to fun at Carpentersville cyclocross race

Tim Boundy planned to sleep well last night. He followed up a third-place cyclocross finish Saturday in Wauconda with a first-place finish at Carpenter Park Sunday in the two-race weekend of the Chicago Cross Cup series. The bike race wound through the Carpentersville park with tight turns, hills, a jump over the creek and dirt rollers. Jeff Provisor, owner of Main Street Bicycles in Carpentersville, hosted the race for the eighth year, rain or not. Full story.

Danada festival goes on despite rain, too

Wet and windy weather didn't seem to faze the hundreds of people who attended the annual Danada Fall Festival in Wheaton yesterday. The event got under way amid sprinkling rain and winds that occasionally tested the tents set up on the grounds of the Danada Equestrian Center, an education and recreation facility. By lunchtime, the weather had eased, and sunshine started to peek through. Full story.


Cloudy with a morning high of 46 degrees will greet you as you head out the door. Temperatures will climb to 60 degrees tonight, before dropping back to 46 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.


Batavia Road, north of Butterfield Road, is closed for road widening in Warrenville through November. Traffic is asked to detour at IL Route 59. More traffic.

Cardinals just keep making it tougher for Cubs fans

For Cubs fan, baseball's most entertaining postseason in years must be like watching a sequel to their worst nightmare. No, not the nightmare with black cats and Billy goats. Nor the one with the Bartman ball, Bull Durham's Gatorade glove and the Saminator's corked bat. Look at the team smack dab in the middle of the baseball playoffs. The Cardinals again. (And they won the first game of the NLCS last night, too.) Mike Imrem writes.

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