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    Mt. Prospect girl meets her German stem cell donor

    Leukemia survivor Sabrina Chahir, 8, of Mount Prospect meets German citizen Maximilian Eule, whose stem cell donation saved her life, Thursday night at a celebration at Pilot Pete’s in Schaumburg.

    Mar 6, 2015 8:18 AM

    With her parents beside her Thursday, 8-year-old leukemia survivor Sabrina Chahir gleefully met the third person to whom she owes her life. Maximilian Eule, a 30-year-old German citizen, traveled from his current home in Austria to Schaumburg where he saw the Mount Prospect girl whom he saved through a 2011 stem cell donation. “Well, I was looking for a big surprise, and that’s what I got," Sabrina said.


    Craft beer tasting coming to Naperville’s Ribfest

    Dawn Portner, food and beverage chairwoman for Naperville Exchange Club’s Ribfest, points out where a new craft beer tasting will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, during the middle two days of the 28th annual festival.

    Mar 6, 2015 5:30 AM

    Naperville’s Ribfest is latching on to the craft beer craze. Organizers of the 28th annual event say they will add a craft beer fest on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. From 1 to 5 p.m., people 21 and older who buy a $45 ticket can relax in the shade of a large tent and sample up to 18 3-ounce pours of craft and specialty beers. “We know how popular craft beer festivals are,” Portner said.


    Demolition of Geneva school will cost more

    The Sixth Street School at 210 S. 6th in Geneva was set to be the new home of the Geneva Library. But costly asbestos removal and demolition may force library officials to reconsider.

    Mar 6, 2015 7:10 AM

    Unexpectedly high costs to remove asbestos and an underground storage tank at the Sixth Street School property added new uncertainty to the sale of the property to the Geneva Library this week. Officials bids for the demolition work are in and far exceed what library officials told the county they were willing to pay for the work. “We are continuing discussions with the county and are hopeful that we can reach a mutually agreeable solution,” the library board president said.


    Rolling Meadows fire victim died from injuries in fall

    On Thursday morning, a Rolling Meadows police car idles at the scene of Wednesday’s night’s fire at an apartment building on the 5200 block Carriageway Drive in Rolling Meadows.

    Mar 6, 2015 4:57 AM

    A 55-year-old man who jumped from the third floor of a burning condo complex in Rolling Meadows Wednesday night died as a result of the multiple injuries he suffered in the fall, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said Thursday. Kenneth Vansickle was the only victim of the fire on the 5200 block of Carriageway Drive that has displaced residents in all 48 units inside the building.


    Bulls rally for win over Thunder

    Bulls guard E’Twaun Moore celebrates with forwards Nikola Mirotic and Mike Dunleavy after Thursday night’s victory over the Thunder at the United Center. Moore hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

    Mar 6, 2015 9:17 AM

    E'Twaun Moore drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left to give the Bulls an exciting 108-105 victory over Oklahoma City on Thursday at the United Center. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was impressive, but his triple-double streak came to an end.


    Defense suggests Geneva death was accident, not murder

    Shadwick King

    Mar 5, 2015 8:06 PM

    A defense attorney for Shadwick King of Geneva, who is on trial for his wife's death, asks whether Kathleen King could have been drunk before her body was discovered along railroad tracks in July 2014.

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