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Dawn Patrol: It's Election Day; rejections for online charter school

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It's Election Day!

Votes cast throughout the suburbs today mean change to local leadership positions. Stay up-to-date on election news. Full election page.

Darien triple murder suspect played gangster, prosecutors say

The man accused of masterminding the murder of a Darien family in 2010 intimidated an friend into acting out the murders by pretending to have gangster ties, prosecutors said yesterday during a pretrial hearing for Johnny Borizov. Borizov's trial is set to begin next week. Full story.

Geneva rejects charter school

The Geneva school district rejected the application to partner up with Illinois Virtual Charter School @ Fox Valley at a meeting last night, joining several other area districts who have recently made the same decision. Full story.

U-46, District 300 join the rejections, too

The school boards in Elgin Area School District U-46 and Community Unit District 300 unanimously denied the virtual charter school proposal during their meetings last night, too, even after hearing the school's organizers' response to questions posed at previous public hearings. One board member dismissed the 1,080-page response as "rhetoric and redistributed propaganda." Full story.

Elgin couple pledge not to blow through lottery winnings

Mary Michaud won a $2 million lottery, and she and husband Gil insist the money won't change them. "We just want to make it last for the rest of our lives," she said. Illinois Lottery officials presented the Elgin couple with a ceremonial $2 million check yesterday afternoon at the McLean BP Gas station. Full story.

Man slashes friend, steals possessions, police say

A Milwaukee man remains in the Lake County jail after slashing his friend's eyelids, neck and wrists and breaking some of his bones Sunday, authorities say. Michael Highsmith, 23, is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and two charges of aggravated battery. Full story.

Dist. 15 says bus outsourcing will save $1.3 million

Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and its transportation union are more than $4 million apart in calculating what it will cost to outsource busing. According to a presentation Assistant Superintendent Mike Adamczyk is expected to make at the school board meeting Wednesday, the district will save about $1.3 million over three years. But the District 15 Transportation Union stands by estimates that keeping the operation in-house will save $2.8 million. Full story.


Thunderstorms and rain throughout the day with a high of 52 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures will start out at 40 degrees this morning, then dip back to 43 degrees tonight. Full story.


Roadwork continues in East Dundee at Van Buren Street between IL Route 72 and William Street, and again on Elgin Avenue between Barrington Road and the south corporate village limits. The roadwork is expected to continue through November. Full story.

Rozner: Ricketts ought to fly the coop and set up in suburbia

Why Cubs owner Tom Ricketts never considered moving his team to the suburbs is beyond Barry Rozner. Why he never even threatened baffles him. Why he still refuses to use that leverage is a travesty, Barry says after the Cubs home-opening loss yesterday.

Louisville beats Michigan 82-76 to win NCAA title

Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Rick Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game last night. Full story.

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