No new information on missing Schaumburg woman
After a weekend of chasing down possible sightings of Beata Candre, Schaumburg police said yesterday they have no new information about the whereabouts of the wife and mother who went missing more than a week ago. Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebl said the department has received one or two calls or emails each day from people who think they may have seen Candre or her vehicle, but none have turned up any information helping to locate her. Full story.
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Dist. 300 celebrates its cultures at inaugural festival
Organizers of the first D300 Multicultural Festival, an event celebrating the cultural diversity of Community Unit Community Unit District 300, reveled in the event's success yesterday. "This has been an overwhelming first year for an event," Superintendent Michael Bregy said. "We're a very diverse school district. One of the challenges we have as a school district is incorporating that diversity, because it's so different in each area. So an event like this actually helps pull us together." Full story.
Online wagering law's expiration causing worry
The Illinois horse racing industry could find itself in a bind if lawmakers don't renew a law that expires early next year. Legislation allowing online betting on horse racing expires at the end of January. Officials from Arlington International Racecourse have spent recent weeks lobbying officials to extend the current law. "Current law must be extended without a sunset to enable racing to survive in this state," said Arlington Vice President Jim Stumpf. Full story.
Not too bad to start, but it gets worse as the day goes on due to a cold front moving in. It will be 51 degrees when you head out the door, but temperatures will dip to 49 degrees this afternoon, before dropping to 32 degrees overnight. Full weather.
Construction continues on IL Route 120 between IL Route 134 and IL Route 60. People should expect delays and avoid the area. Full story.
Bears' defense disgusted with itself
The Bears' backup quarterback played better than anyone could have expected. But the first-team defense, at least what's left of it, played worse than anyone could have imagined. The result was a 45-41 loss to Washington, a team that came into yesterday's game with just 1 victory. The loss dropped Marc Trestman's team to 4-3 and limping into its off week on a major downer, not knowing how it will bounce back from an insulting loss with an injury-racked lineup. Full story.
Wounded Bears need all the R&R they can get
The lingering question during the first half of this NFL season has been whether the Bears' offense can score enough to cover for its defense. The answer was no. "We just didn't have enough," head coach Marc Trestman said. "(Washington) had the ball one more series than us." Full story.
Hester ends long drought without return TD
It was a long time coming, but it seemed Devin Hester picked an opportune time to snap out of a 28-game slump without a return touchdown. Starting quarterback Jay Cutler had given up a pick-6 early in the second quarter and then was lost for the remainder of the game minutes later with a groin injury. That left the Bears trailing Washington 17-10 and without their offensive leader. So it was Hester to the rescue. Full story.