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  • Kenneth Arndt, left, and Tony Sanders, right, will become the interim leadership team at Elgin School District U-46 in the wake of the departure of Superintendent Jose Torres. Arndt will be interim superintendent, and Sanders will become the CEO handling day-to-day operations.

      Kenneth Arndt, left, and Tony Sanders, right, will become the interim leadership team at Elgin School District U-46 in the wake of the departure of Superintendent Jose Torres. Arndt will be interim superintendent, and Sanders will become the CEO handling day-to-day operations.

 
 

Police searching for Zion man after Amber Alert

Police are still searching for a Zion man they say abducted his two children early Thursday morning, triggering an Amber Alert. The children were safely turned over to Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Custody, but police last night said their father, Dejavonte Finley, remains at large and could be armed and dangerous. Full story.

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Elgin U-46 names new leaders

Elgin Area School District U-46 will have two leaders steering the ship for the next school year. On Monday, the school board is expected to appoint Kenneth Arndt as interim superintendent, while Tony Sanders, chief of staff for outgoing Superintendent José Torres, will take on the role of chief executive officer. Arndt, the former superintendent of Community Unit District 300, is temporarily replacing Torres, who is leaving to become president of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora. Full story.

No term limits vote in Arlington Hts. this fall

Residents in Arlington Heights will not vote this November on whether their mayor and trustees should be bound by term limits -- after a petition asking for a referendum on the ballot was thrown out yesterday. This is the second time in two years that term limits has been denied a spot on the ballot. Full story.

Where suburbanites are going for help after Robin Williams' death

When Carol Hartmann heard that actor Robin Williams had taken his own life, she knew the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital's call center in Hoffman Estates was going to quickly get a lot busier. On Tuesday, the center received 17 percent more calls, compared to Tuesdays during the previous four weeks, she said. Here's where people can call for help -- full story and list.

Panel gives suggestions to 'change the culture' of Naperville bar scene

Liquor commission members in Naperville spent nearly two hours last night weighing more than a dozen ideas to help prevent the downtown from being overrun with drunks, fights and dangerous drivers. Full story.

Weather

Mostly clear with temperatures of 57 degrees this morning. Temperatures will rise to 74 degrees this afternoon, before falling to 64 degrees overnight. Full story.

Traffic

Construction is causing delays on Hennig Road between Freeman Road and Cameron Drive near Huntley. People should use alternate routes. Full story.

Bears rally to beat Jaguars 20-19

Chad Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown and Blake Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer rallied the Bears to a 20-19 preseason victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars last night. Full story.

How will Northwestern replace Mark?

Northwestern running back Venric Mark, recently suspended for the first two games of the season, will transfer and wide receiver Christian Jones will miss the season with a knee injury. Those are two big losses for a team that fell far shy of expectations last year at 5-7 overall and 1-7 in the Big Ten. Full story.

Brewers bank 6-2 win over Cubs

Mike Fiers struck out a career-high 14 through six innings of three-hit ball, Khris Davis and Mark Reynolds homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 6-2 yesterday to widen their first-place lead in the NL Central. Full story.

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