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Published: 9/26/2007 12:17 AM

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Off-peak lane closures along Naperville Road and the Reagan Memorial Tollway will take place throughout the rest of the week. Starting at 9 a.m. today, traffic will be reduced to one lane until 3 p.m. under the interstate along Naperville Road. Overnight lane closures also will take place in the same location. Two right lanes in both directions along the tollway will be closed at midnight Thursday to repair damaged power lines between Yackley Road and Washington Street. A full 15-minute closure of all lanes is scheduled for about 1 a.m. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m., Illinois Tollway Authority officials said.

Motorist to return to Illinois:

A 24-year-old man agreed Tuesday to be extradited to Illinois, where he is accused in a fatal hit-and-run crash in West Chicago. Luis Alvarez, of the 800 block of Hill Avenue, near Montgomery, is being held on a $500,000 warrant on felony leaving the scene of a fatal accident charges. Police arrested him Sunday in Grand Rapids, Mich., where they said he fled after the crash. He is accused of striking a motorcycle about 8 p.m. Saturday on Route 59, near Blair Street. The motorcycle driver was critically injured, and a passenger, Deborah Atkinson, 51, of Lisle, died. Police are expected to transport him back to Illinois shortly.

Firefighters fill the boot

Naperville firefighters raised more than $15,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during last month's Fill-The-Boot fundraising campaign. Firefighters not only went out during four consecutive Thursdays in August, but some members of the firefighters union also camped in downtown Naperville and filled the boot for 72 consecutive hours.

Used cars wanted

Area residents who have a car they no longer want can help a needy person by donating it to Naperville CARES. The nonprofit organization will make whatever repairs it can to give it to someone who needs a car to drive to work or to medical appointments. For details, contact (630) 369-0200 or

AARP honors Rush-Copley

Aurora's Rush-Copley Medical Center is one of six Illinois-based companies named to AARP's 2007 list of the 50 Best Employers for Workers Over 50. Other Illinois companies on the list are Argonne National Laboratory near Darien; Blue Cross Blue Shield Association of Chicago; Centegra Health System of Crystal Lake; John Deere of Moline; and Centers for New Horizons of Chicago. This is the seventh year AARP has created the list. Key areas of consideration included: recruiting practices; opportunities for training, education and career development; workplace accommodations; alternative work options, such as flexible scheduling, job sharing and phased retirement; employee health and pension benefits; retiree benefits; and age diversity of the work force.

Glenbard to practice drill

Students at Glenbard East High School will evacuate the school today and walk to six different areas in the community as part of a safety drill. All students and staff will leave the building, walk to the off-site locations under the auspices of the Lombard police, then return to the school.

Free bread for a year

Boudin SF is the newest restaurant set to open at The Shops on Butterfield Road, near the intersection of Highland Avenue, in Lombard. San Francisco-style sourdough bread will be the specialty at the fast-service version of the Bay Area's Boudin Bakery coming to Yorktown Center. The first 100 customers at the store's grand opening will receive complimentary Boudin sourdough bread for a year. The restaurant, which will feature breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, take-out and catering, is scheduled to open 7 a.m. Oct. 9.

Community pride awards

Five homeowners in Carol Stream recently were honored with the village's annual community pride award. Gregory Prochazka of 521 Iroquois Trail, Bruce Ludwig of 929 Kalamazoo Court, Jeff Williams of 456 Natoma Circle, Tim Stewart of 655 Blake Court and James Biernacki of 1400 Walnut Circle were recognized at the village board's Sept. 17 meeting. This is the seventh year of the program, which was created to recognize property owners and renters with landscape or facade features that enhance the neighborhood's streetscape.

Dist. 4 to destroy records:

Addison School District 4 will destroy special education records from the 2001-02 school year of students who graduated, transferred or were dismissed from special services. Special education records may include reports of psychological and social work evaluations, multidisciplinary planning conferences, annual reviews, copies of individualized education programs and other information. If parents or students want those records, they should call the pupil personnel office before Oct. 5 at (630) 458-2462. Copies of the rules and regulations that govern student records are available for inspection at each school and the district office.