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Dawn Patrol: District 87 taking policy feedback; Sun City cleanup

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  • A large crowd listens during the public participation portion of a Glenbard High School District 87 board meeting at the Robert C. Stevens Administrative Center in Glen Ellyn on Monday night. It turns out the District 87 administration is listening, too, though it doesn't necessarily mean it will change the athletic code.

       A large crowd listens during the public participation portion of a Glenbard High School District 87 board meeting at the Robert C. Stevens Administrative Center in Glen Ellyn on Monday night. It turns out the District 87 administration is listening, too, though it doesn't necessarily mean it will change the athletic code.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

 
By Safiya Merchant

Glenbard District 87 taking feedback on athletic code

Glenbard High School District 87 officials confirmed yesterday the decision to suspend about 30 athletes for attending parties where alcohol was present is final, but in light of protests by some parents about enforcement of the school's athletic code, school leaders say they'll be soliciting additional feedback from others on the matter. Full story.

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Sun City lake cleanup underway; thousands of fish killed

A massive cleanup is underway to remove pollution and thousands of fish killed due to contamination of a lake at the Sun City retirement community in Huntley, officials said. The contamination was the result of a July 25 accident in which a semitrailer truck caught fire on westbound Interstate 90 near Huntley, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Kim Biggs said. Full story.

Chicago man gets life in prison for 1994 murder of Waukegan store owner

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Missing Elgin man has been found

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Sunny and warmer today with highs around 76 degrees. Temps should be close to 60 as you head out the door this morning. Lows tonight will be in the 60s. Full weather.

Traffic

Washington Street remains closed between Hainesville Road and Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Beach. People should use Rollins Road or Route 120 as alternate routes. Full traffic.

Bears' Miller happy to find he still belongs

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