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10 stories you may have missed this weekend

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  • Dennis Caravello of Mount Prospect is named the winner of the Suburban Chicago's Got Talent competition during Saturday's finale in Arlington Heights.

      Dennis Caravello of Mount Prospect is named the winner of the Suburban Chicago's Got Talent competition during Saturday's finale in Arlington Heights.
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1. Parents of students at Glenbard West High School are expected to appear before the District 87 board of education Monday to express concerns over suspensions of several athletes who in June attended a party where underage drinking was taking place.

2. A happy time-lapse video Arlington Heights native Rob Marshall and his wife, Erin, made chronicling her pregnancy and the birth of their son was nearing the big finish when a life-threatening heart defect changed everything.

3. Some people camped outside overnight to get some of the 3,000 backpacks filled with free school supplies handed out Saturday at Elgin Community College.

4. A 14-year-old Naperville girl killed in a motorcycle crash last week is being remembered as a natural leader who peers looked to as they made the sometimes tough transition from middle school to high school.

5. It's happened again. A puppy was reported stolen Friday afternoon from a Naperville pet store that was the scene of a similar heist last year. this time, the missing pooch is a 3-month-old boxer named Precious.

6. Lake County officials are set to approve measures associated with a $49 million plan to widen Washington Street and build a rail underpass in Grayslake.

7. After wowing judges with his musical evolution over the past several weeks, Dennis Caravello of Mount Prospect was declared winner of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent for 2014.

8. Veggie Fest in Naperville drew about 30,000 people wanting to learn about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, explore physical and spiritual well-being and just have a good time.

9. Richard Nixon famously said "I am not a crook." Arlington Park Chairman Richard L. Duchossois, a major contributor to the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California, tends to agree. On the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation, Duchossois recalled the former president as an honest and brilliant leader.

10. Paying for lunch with just a swipe of your finger might sound like something from a science fiction novel, but it'll be a reality this fall for students at Geneva High School.

BONUS: Of all the ways auto racing places people in jeopardy -- crashes, flying auto parts, sideswipes for pit crews -- the weekend's fatality involving Tony Stewart was the least expected, sports writer Mike Imrem writes.

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