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    Patrick Kane's the hero as Hawks tie series

    The Blackhawks celebrate Patrick Kane's overtime goal in overtime that evened the series against the St. Louis Blues Wednesday in Game 4 at the United Center in Chicago.

    Apr 24, 2014 5:12 AM

    The star of the show Wednesday night by far was Patrick Kane, who not only had a goal and assist in regulation, but also notched the game-winner in overtime to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over St. Louis. Kane's game-winner came on a wrist shot from the dot that beat Blues goalie Ryan Miller. “(Brandon Saad) made a good play driving to the back post and gave me some space to try and get a shot off,” Kane said.

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    Naperville delays approval of lead cleanup contract

    Invasive trees have been removed from a 17-acre site at Sportsman’s Park near downtown Naperville in advance of a second phase of soil cleanup set to take place there this spring. Naperville Park District commissioners on Wednesday delayed a vote on a $2.9 million contract to perform the work because of a last-minute letter from the DuPage County Division of Environmental Concerns.

    Apr 24, 2014 5:06 AM

    A last-minute letter from the DuPage County Division of Environmental Concerns caused Naperville Park District to delay approval of a contract for the remainder of lead removal and site improvements at Sportsman’s Park. The concerns are "nothing earth-shattering," Executive Director Ray McGury said, but park district officials would like to get them ironed out before potential approval of a $2.9 million contract for lead removal and other work at the park.

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    Wauconda, water agency to work with each other again

    Wauconda Village Administrator Doug Maxeiner, Public Works Director Brad Fink and Trustees Lincoln Knight and Linda Starkey attend the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency board meeting Wednesday night in Lake Bluff.

    Apr 24, 2014 5:08 AM

    Seven months after they unceremoniously told Wauconda to find another source for Lake Michigan drinking water, the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency board on Wednesday voted to restart negotiations with the town. But the discussion that preceded the 9-0 vote included some strong words for Wauconda Mayor Frank Bart, whom the panel continues to blame for the collapse of the earlier negotiations last fall.

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    Mount Prospect teen wins Wolves' scholarship

    Tim Gruensfelder of Mount Prospect is an active volunteer at his parish and with Feed My Starving Children. A senior at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, he was awarded the Chicago Wolves' Breslin Memorial Scholarship and a full-tuition scholarship from St. Louis University.

    Apr 24, 2014 5:18 AM

    Those who know Tim Gruensfelder agree on two things: He never lets anything stop him, and he never shows how much his battle with a rare tumor might affect him on any given day. Despite his challenges, Tim is an All-American wheelchair athlete, accomplished archer, honors student and active volunteer for many causes. “I just do what I love to do,” he says.

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    Radogno proposal would limit governor to two terms

    Christine Radogno

    Apr 24, 2014 5:45 AM

    State Sen. Christine Radogno introduced a plan to limit members of the state's executive branch, including the governor, to two terms. The state Senate Republican leader is introducing the proposal just ahead of the May 5 deadline for Constitutional amendments. “It is entirely feasible to pass this measure prior to the May 5 deadline,” the Lemont Republican said in a statement.

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    Wrigley Field’s 100th brings together the best

    Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, greets the crowd during pregame ceremonies marking the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field on Wednesday.

    Apr 23, 2014 9:11 PM

    Since the present isn't too great when it comes to the Cubs, the best parts of Wednesday's 100th birthday party for Wrigley Field were the memories. From Cubs greats Billy Williams and Andre Dawson to Bears legends Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers, the old ballpark was alive with good stories. Bruce Miles has more in this report.

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