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Dawn Patrol: Geneva teachers reach deal; Cutler has concussion

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  • Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) gets hit hard by Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) late in the first half during the game Sunday November 11, 2012 at Soldier Filed in Chicago.

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) gets hit hard by Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) late in the first half during the game Sunday November 11, 2012 at Soldier Filed in Chicago.
    BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer


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School is on for students in Geneva Unit School District 304 after teachers and the board of education reached a tentative agreement at about 12:30 p.m. this morning. Details of the proposed agreement were not announced early this morning, but on the district website, school officials announced school is in session this morning.

Veterans Day in the suburbs

Residents and officials honored our heroes during Veterans Day ceremonies throughout the suburbs yesterday. Tributes were paid to veterans in suburbs including Naperville, Elgin, St. Charles, Libertyville, Gurnee and Hanover Park. View photos.

Vigil held for South Barrington man

Vance Nwankwo was remembered by friends, neighbors and former teachers last night as selfless and kind, someone who wanted to get to know everyone and a had a smile for anyone he met. More than 50 people who knew Nwankwo gathered in the cold and rain for a candlelit vigil near the pond where the 25-year-old South Barrington man was found dead on Friday. "Whenever you were around him he just made you feel like a better person," said Joey Pape, 24 who grew up in Barrington. "He was so loving, so trusting and just really special." Full story.

Des Plaines man charged with 2 counts of armed robbery

A Des Plaines man was arrested yesterday and charged with two counts of armed robbery after police say he robbed a liquor store and gas station at gunpoint in the past few days. Jerod Butters, 25 of the 800 block of E. Oakton Street, is suspected of being involved with an armed robbery that happened on Thursday at 6:03 p.m. at Des Plaines Liquor and Tobacco, 668 Pearson St., as well as an armed robbery that occurred on 5:35 p.m. on Saturday at a Marathon gas station in town, according to the release. Full story.

Kane drug court has 'write' idea

Recovering addicts in Kane County's Drug Rehabilitation Court will get a chance to show artwork and essays they have created and completed in the 2nd annual Fine Art and Writing Show this week. Scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the first-floor jury room at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles, the show provides a venue for participants and recent graduates of the drug court to display their art, writing and poems. Full story.


Temperatures are in the basement and will continue to drop throughout the morning. It will be 33 degrees when you head out the door this morning, but temperatures will only climb to about 38 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures will drop to about 26 degrees overnight tonight. Full story. Full weather.


Construction continues on Deihl Road between IL Roue 59 and Raymond Drive in Naperville. Construction is expected to last through the end of the month. Full story.

Big headache: Bears lose 13-6, Cutler suffers concussion

With no scoring help from their defense that had 7 touchdowns in the first eight games, and without concussed quarterback Jay Cutler, the Bears just didn't have enough firepower to get past the Texans on Sunday night at Soldier Field. Their season-worst 4 turnovers, all in the first half, didn't help either. The 13-6 defeat ended the six-game winning streak for coach Lovie Smith's team, dropping the record to 7-2. Full story.

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