Election Day voting begins in New Hampshire
Residents of two tiny villages in northern New Hampshire headed to the polls at midnight Eastern time, casting the first Election Day votes in the nation. President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each had 5 votes in Dixville Notch. In Hart's Location, Obama had won with 23 votes, Romney received 9 and Libertarian Gary Johnson received 1 vote. Full story.
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District 300 teachers union declares impasse
Community Unit District 300 teachers have declared an impasse in negotiations with the school board. "We need the Board of Education to come to the table with fairness in mind so we can complete the process soon," a union spokesman said. Board of education spokesman Joe Stevens said the declaration came as a surprise. Full story.
Police: Man stabbed baby, girlfriend
An Aurora man remains in Kane County Correctional Center after police say he stabbed his girlfriend and 8-month-old daughter during a domestic dispute. Nathaniel J. Nared, 26, of the 1000 block of East Benton Street, was charged with multiple felony aggravated battery and domestic battery charges after the incident at 1:15 a.m. Sunday. Police say when Nared's girlfriend, 22, tried to leave with the baby, he began slashing them both with a knife. Both were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Full story.
NIU student from Palatine to be celebrated today
Friends and loved ones of Northern Illinois University student David R. Bogenberger, 19, of Palatine, will gather this morning at 10 a.m. to celebrate his life at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine. Bogenberger was found unresponsive Friday in a bed at the Eta Nu Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Authorities await toxicology reports they hope will help determine a cause of death. Full story.
Geneva residents urge firm stance on pay hike for teachers
Scores of Geneva teachers again picketed before a Geneva school board meeting Monday, then streamed inside to attend the meeting. But none spoke during the public comment portion of the special meeting. Only a half-dozen residents addressed the board, and none spoke in favor of giving teachers the raises and retirement enhancements being requested. Full story.
No full-day kindergarten for all in Dist. 203
Discussions to implement a full-day kindergarten in Naperville Unit District 203 have resurfaced, but the district's superintendent said Monday it won't be possible to implement such a program for all students next school year. Instead, Superintendent Dan Bridges said, the district may use a phased-in approach in which existing full-day kindergarten programs for at-risk student populations are expanded. Full story.
Mt. Prospect police ask for help
Mount Prospect police ask anyone who may have seen a collision that killed a 64-year-old pedestrian Saturday evening to give them a call. Zofia Wilhelm, 64, of Des Plaines, was struck by a bus at about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Elmhurst Road and Algonquin Road. She underwent surgery at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge but passed away early Sunday. The driver, a 25-year-old Chicago man, was operating a privately owned bus. He was not injured and no charges have been filed against him. Full story.
It's 31 degrees to start your election day, but temperatures are expected to climb to 47 degrees this afternoon. Rain is expected to roll in this evening and temperatures will dip back to 38 degrees tonight. Full story.
Storm sewer installation at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Peterson Road in Libertyville began Monday and will run through 5 p.m. today. This work will encroach on the right turn lane from Milwaukee to westbound Peterson. Flaggers will be on hand to try and keep traffic moving, but major traffic delays are expected. More traffic.
Bears schedule not as bad as advertised
For at least a month now, the concern has been about how difficult the Bears' schedule would become after the Tennessee game. But is that really the case? Barry Rozner doesn't think so. Full story.