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Dawn Patrol: Village to seek property tax; Wheaton students sick

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  • John F. Kennedy visited Barrington while on the campaign trail in 1960.

    John F. Kennedy visited Barrington while on the campaign trail in 1960.
    Courtesy of Joyce Taillon


Long Grove to ask for property tax March 18

Long Grove residents will have an opportunity March 18 to decide whether a more rigorous road maintenance program is worth paying for after some neighborhood streets have been privatized. With Village President Angie Underwood's tiebreaking vote, trustees Tuesday narrowly put a referendum on the March primary ballot seeking revenue for up to 10 years to make up an annual $1.7 million shortfall for roads. Full story.

Hundreds of students sick at Wheaton middle school.

After more than half the student body was absent on Monday, officials at Edison Middle School in Wheaton have canceled all before- and after-school activities for the rest of the week. According to a note on the school's website, 465 students were absent Monday out of a school population of roughly 700. Many of the students were reportedly suffering from a gastrointestinal illness. Full story.

CTA releases images of woman taking alligator to O'Hare

The Chicago Transit Authority on Tuesday released images of the last person authorities say was seen with an alligator that was later abandoned at O'Hare International Airport earlier this month. According to the CTA, a woman boarded a northbound Blue Line train at the Pulaski station at 1:17 a.m. Nov. 1 with the alligator. The 2-foot alligator was in poor health when it was found by airport workers later that day. Full story.

Photos of JFK's Barrington visit to be unveiled

Barrington history and world history overlapped Oct. 25, 1960, but a more complete visual record of John F. Kennedy's pre-election visit to the village is only now being made available to the public. Barrington High School Class of 1962 alumna Joyce Taillon recently discovered many photos of Kennedy's visit while looking through a family album. Full story.


It will be exceptionally cold to start the morning with temperatures in the teens in most locations. Temperatures will rise to about 41 degrees this afternoon, before it dips back to 21 degrees tonight. Full story.


Construction continues on Rollins Road at Route 83 in Round Lake Beach. Rollins remains closed until the end of November while the roadway and train tracks are altered around the area. People on Rollins will need to find an alternate route. Full traffic.

Rose listed as day-to-day

The Bulls released an update on Derrick Rose's hamstring that supports the idea of a minor injury. "Derrick Rose is listed as day-to-day with a sore right hamstring," it read. Rose left Monday's 96-81 victory over Cleveland with 3:15 remaining. He injured the hamstring on a drive to the basket, then said in the locker room it was "nothing big at all." Full story.

Can Bears' offense rise to the challenge?

With two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman sidelined, along with seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton, there's even more pressure on the offense to perform at a higher level if the Bears hope to remain relevant in playoff discussions. Full story.

Who's ready to work for Renteria, Cubs?

A coaching staff under new Cubs manager Rick Renteria could come together quickly. Reports coming out of the general managers meetings in Orlando, Fla., indicate that onetime Cubs third baseman Bill Mueller is under consideration to be the new hitting coach. Mueller would replace James Rowson, who returned to the New York Yankees organization. Full story.

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