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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.
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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.