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The students, from Althoff, Mater Dei and other area Catholic high schools were on a trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the annual March for Life.
▪ A Glen Carbon man who took his own life by driving head-on into a train was under investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services at the time of his death.
According to police records, Charles Isaac Wood’s daughter, Anikah was found wandering on Glen Crossing Road in October while he was sleeping.
A week before that she was found wandering alone on a bike trail near Wood’s Glen Carbon home.
DCFS was in the middle of its child-neglect investigation when Wood drove a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse north to Broadwell, which is north of Springfield, with his daughter in the car. At about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 11, Wood stopped at West Oak Street, took Anikah out of the car, then got back into the car and turned onto the railroad tracks. A witness said the car was “going as fast as it would go” before being struck by the train.
Wood was killed instantly.
▪ Haag Food, which employs more than 70 people, is going out of business.
Founded in 1944, the Breese-based comany that distributes food to area restaurants is about $7.9 million in debt and in default on its loans.