10 things you may have missed from the long weekend

  • Fox Lake Fire Protection District Chief engineer Richard E. Hoehne holds a poster of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz as the funeral processional passes the Fox Lake Police Department Monday.

    Fox Lake Fire Protection District Chief engineer Richard E. Hoehne holds a poster of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz as the funeral processional passes the Fox Lake Police Department Monday. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Ramp closures are scheduled to begin Friday at the I-88 and Route 59 interchanges in Naperville.

      Ramp closures are scheduled to begin Friday at the I-88 and Route 59 interchanges in Naperville. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • The family shares a hug as thousands of mourners, including family, friends and brothers in blue, turned out Monday to say a final farewell to slain Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz.

      The family shares a hug as thousands of mourners, including family, friends and brothers in blue, turned out Monday to say a final farewell to slain Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Are cheerleaders' skirts in Community Unit District 300 too short? They are when worn in the classroom, the district has decided.

      Are cheerleaders' skirts in Community Unit District 300 too short? They are when worn in the classroom, the district has decided. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
Posted9/8/2015 5:22 AM

1. Thousands of mourners of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, including police from across the suburbs and country, came out either to funeral services at Antioch Community High School, the 18-mile procession through northern Lake County, or the Fox Lake police station.

2. Fox Lake residents say they're keeping their doors locked, their flood lights on and their eyes open as the village stays on heightened alert after the shooting of Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.

 

3. How short is too short for skirts high school students wear? It's a question some parents are debating after Community Unit District 300 restricted high school cheerleaders wearing their uniforms to classes on game-day Fridays.

4. As the village of Fox Lake continues to grapple with the fatal shooting of a police officer, an interim chief of police was sworn in Saturday afternoon. Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Michael Keller, 39, was named to the top post after the village board held a special meeting Friday.

5. Columnist Burt Constable writes about the long-term impact last week's murder of a Fox Lake police officer is likely to have on the normally quiet community.

6. Hackney's run of serving hamburgers on dark-rye bread and signature onion ring loaf might be ending after 46 years in Lake Zurich, a company official said Friday.

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7. Motorola Solutions wants to establish a training and manufacturing facility in Elgin, investing $18 million in a vacant, 300,000-square-foot building and creating about 200 full-time positions, with the potential for another 200 seasonal jobs.

8. A 66-year-old Des Plaines woman was struck and killed by a car while riding her bicycle with a group of people in Aurora. She was crossing Densmore Road when she was struck by a southbound car Saturday morning, police said.

9. One of the last remaining steps of a two-year project to widen Route 59 along the Naperville/Aurora border will require ramp closures at I-88 beginning Friday evening, Sept. 11, and concluding Monday, Sept. 21.

10. Grayslake initiated an effort designed to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bags at stores, an effort inspired by local teen Abby Goldberg. September is officially Bring Your Own Bag Month in the village.

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