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    Family wants answers in Carpentersville man’s death

    Joshua Paul, front, pictured here with his fiance, Jeff Bolek, died Aug. 18 after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop by Carpentersville police. Paul’s family wants answers from authorities as to what caused his death.

    Aug 29, 2014 5:03 AM

    The family of a Carpentersville man who died unexpectedly after a routine police traffic stop is demanding authorities provide an explanation of his death. Joshua Paul, 31, died Aug. 18 at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he was taken after being stopped by two Carpentersville police officers for suspected traffic violations. “At this point, the family wants to know what happened,” said Brian Perkins, a St. Charles attorney representing Paul’s family. “Clearly...


    Veteran WR impressive in Bears’ final tuneup

    Bears wide receiver Santonio Holmes beats Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert on a 32-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of a preseason game in Cleveland.

    Aug 28, 2014 11:46 PM

    The Bears concluded a 2-2 preseason with a 33-13 loss to the Browns in Cleveland. With all starters and several top backups sitting out the final exhibition, players hoping to survive the final cuts Saturday got most of the playing time, and a few stepped up with outstanding individual efforts.


    Riopell: Candidates working Labor Day angles

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, left, is running for re-election against Repubican Bruce Rauner — and the campaigning will just continue during the “official” start of fall campaigning, Labor Day.

    Aug 29, 2014 5:20 AM

    Labor Day's the traditional kickoff to Illinois' election season, but this year our candidates for governor have been kicking each other for months already. The holiday, though, is a reminder of the key role unions could have in the race, Mike Riopell writes.


    Naperville family helps show that germs travel

    In this undated photo provided by the Gilbert family shows Dylan Gilbert, 7, of Naperville, demonstrating how he helped collect samples of bacteria from his foot during a 2012 study. Dylan’s father, microbiologist Jack Gilbert of Argonne National Laboratory, led the Home Microbiome Project that analyzed bacteria in seven homes around the country, including his own, and found the microbes that normally live in people’s bodies quickly move onto their doorknobs, countertops and floors.

    Aug 29, 2014 6:02 AM

    Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you’ll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too. In fact, researchers who studied seven families in Illinois, Washington and California could easily match up who lived where using their microscopic roommates, almost like CSI for germs.


    Naperville park district expands activity center plan

    Ray McGury, Naperville Park District executive director, explains an option to expand a multipurpose room, indoor playground and cafe at the future indoor activity center to park board commissioners Thursday night.

    Aug 29, 2014 5:58 AM

    Naperville Park District officials who are inching closer to finalizing designs for an indoor activity center expanded a few elements of the plan Thursday to offer a larger multipurpose room, indoor playground and cafe.“We believe that’s the best design to go with for the money,” Executive Director Ray McGury told the park board. “You’re really going to see some benefits to this.”


    Abreu hikes RBI total to 97 in Sox' loss to Indians

    Chicago White Sox starter John Danks throws against the Cleveland Indians during the second inning.

    Aug 29, 2014 6:52 AM

    Jose Abreu's run-scoring single in the third inning Thursday night raised his RBI total to 97, the most in the American League. The White Sox lost to the Indians 3-2 at U.S. Cellular Field.

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