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Article updated: 9/30/2013 5:30 AM

Dawn Patrol: Glen Ellyn police find body; Bears lose

5K runners approach a parked Boeing 777 on their route during the O’Hare Run on the Runway 5K and 10K runs Sunday. The races took place on new Runway 10C-28C before it opens to air traffic on October 17, 2013. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

5K runners approach a parked Boeing 777 on their route during the O'Hare Run on the Runway 5K and 10K runs Sunday. The races took place on new Runway 10C-28C before it opens to air traffic on October 17, 2013. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws during Sunday’s first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws during Sunday's first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit.

 

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Police find Wheaton woman's body buried in Glen Ellyn park

Glen Ellyn Police found the body of a 33-year-old woman who had been reported missing from Wheaton during the search of a park on Saturday. Police said Linda Velez of Wheaton had suffered "obvious signs of trauma," but that there is no reason to believe there is any threat to the public. Full story.

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Friends, family hold massive search for missing Lake Villa man

More than 100 volunteers searched a more than 200-square-mile area looking for missing Lake Villa man Nicholas Steward yesterday afternoon. Steward was last seen on Sept. 20. Full story.

Runners get first chance to try out new O'Hare runway

O'Hare International Airport's new runway proved true to its name yesterday morning as more than 3,000 runners took to the pavement for the "Run on the Runway" 5K and 10K runs to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The new runway will open for air traffic Oct. 17, but on Sunday it was clear for foot traffic, as the runners enjoyed not only flawless weather, but also the chance to gaze at and pose for pictures with aircraft belonging to United Airlines, which sponsored the run with the Chicago Department of Aviation. Full story.

Vandals targeting vehicles in Des Plaines; damage estimates in the thousands

Des Plaines police have received more than a dozen reports of vandalism to autos in the last two weeks. Full story.

Weather

Mostly sunny and pleasant with a high of 74 degrees this afternoon. It will be clear yet cool when heading out this morning with temperatures hovering around 49 degrees. It will be about 58 degrees tonight.

Traffic

Construction continues on IL Route 62 between Pyott Road and IL Route 31. People should use alternate routes. Full traffic.

Four minutes of bad too much for Bears to overcome

It took less than four minutes. In that short time span in the second quarter, the Bears went from an undefeated team with a lead to a team looking for cover after the roof caved in under the weight of 3 rapid-fire Lions touchdowns. To their credit, the Bears regrouped after halftime and rallied, but it wasn't enough in a 40-32 loss that left the two teams tied for the NFC North lead at 3-1. Full story.

Cubs' Sveum could find out his fate Monday

The Cubs finished another dismal season Sunday, losing 4-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. With the loss, the Cubs wound up 66-96. That marks a slight improvement from the 61-101 record the Cubs put up last season in the first year of team President Theo Epstein, general manager Jed Hoyer and field manager Dale Sveum. Epstein and Hoyer are safe in their jobs as they continue on their massive rebuilding of the entire Cubs organization. The same can't be said for Sveum, but his fate could be determined today. Full story.

White Sox' Konerko talks about his uncertain future

If Paul Konerko does come back next year to play one more season with the White Sox, he already has an idea how his final game at U.S. Cellular Field is going to wrap up. "I might do the lap around the field because then I know and it'll be for real," Konerko said Sunday after the Sox concluded their hideous 2013 campaign with a 4-1 loss to the Royals. Full story.

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