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Dawn Patrol: U-46 deals official; DUI charges after vehicle on playground

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

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


U-46 confirms CEO, superintendent, teachers deal

The U-46 school board last night confirmed Tony Sanders as chief executive officer and Kenneth Arndt as interim superintendent for this school year. The school board also approved a new three-year teachers contract last night. Full story.

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Aurora man faces alcohol-related charges after driving onto playground

An Aurora man faces multiple alcohol-related charges after driving his vehicle onto a Batavia playground shortly after school dismissal yesterday, police said. Officers discovered Stephen A. Wake, 65, of the 2900 block of Arbor Lane, drinking a bottle of wine near the soccer field, officers said. Full story.

Bloomingdale chooses one of its own to lead village

The Bloomingdale village board agreed last night to appointment Pietro Scalera to the village's top administrative post. Scalera, who currently serves as the village manager for Riverside, is expected to start in October. Full story.

St. Charles to move historic building again

St. Charles is making plans to again move the historic Jones Law Office building, this time from Cedar Avenue to Langum Park. The building, which served as a holding cell for deserting soldiers during the Civil War, has to be relocated after the city sold the property where it's currently housed. Full story.

Data breach might affect Vista patients

Community Health Systems recently suffered a data breach that might affect patients at medical centers in Waukegan, according to the Better Business Bureau. Vista Medical Center and Vista Medical Center West are among the 206 hospitals owned by Community Health Systems. Full story.

Arlington Heights approves downtown apartment tower

The Arlington Heights village board last night approved a new, seven-story apartment building in the heart of downtown, with at least 15 percent of its units to be reserved for those who qualify under affordable housing guidelines. Parkview Apartments, 212 N. Dunton Ave., will include 45 apartments in a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Full story.

Man found on CTA tracks was electrocuted

A 23-year-old man found on the CTA tracks in Rosemont early Sunday died from electrocution. The death was said to be accidental by the Cook County medical examiner's office. Full story.

Prosecutors play murder suspect's statements

A man on trial for the 2010 stabbing death of a Mount Prospect man sat through testimony from prosecutors that included several video recordings in which the 19-year-old Edwin Paniagua describes to police detectives the final harrowing moments in the life of Jean Louis Wattecamps, 52, a baggage handler for American Eagle. Full story.

63-year-old Streamwood man accused of kissing 16-year-old

A 63-year-old Streamwood man is charged with misdemeanor battery on allegations he kissed a 16-year-old girl on the lips. Raymond Nemecek Jr., of the 200 block of Willow Road, is free on $150 bail, according to Hoffman Estates police. Full story.


Mostly cloudy and some thunderstorms this morning with temperatures at 70 degrees. Temperatures should climb to 81 degrees this afternoon, then drop to 66 degrees tonight. Full story.


Galena Boulevard on Aurora's near east side will be reduced to one lane Friday, August 22 through Friday, September 5 as part of the city's sewer overflow control project. The south lane of Galena Boulevard will be closed between Lincoln Avenue and Fourth Street to install a series of rain gardens, designed to divert rainwater and reduce the number of occasional sewage backups during heavy storms. Fourth Street will also be closed between Downer Place and Galena Boulevard as part of the project. All access drives to businesses in the work area will remain open during construction. More traffic.

Hendricks, Baez help Cubs beat Mets

The Cubs rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Mets yesterday. Kyle Hendricks and two relievers held New York to four or fewer hits for the fifth straight game. Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez homered. Full story.

Not Chris Sale's night

Chris Sale was off a bit in Monday night's 8-2 loss to the Orioles, who are running first in the AL East. Sale (10-3) lasted just 6 innings and allowed 3 runs on 8 hits while walking two and striking out eight, and the Sox couldn't eclipse their 2 runs. Full story.

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