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Daily Archive : Sunday March 1, 2015
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Chicago gets first deputy police chief
Chicago mayor announces appointment of police department's first deputy chief
Cities eye bike-sharing programs after Indy's success
Indiana cities consider bike-sharing programs after success of Indianapolis venture
Ukraine's new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire
From Chicago suburb to war-torn Ukraine: country's US-born finance chief faces daunting task
New political party aims to shake things up in Elkhart
New political party aims to shake things up at polls in Elkhart, but impact remains to be seen
Search engine ChaCha on market after losing its steam
Carmel-based search engine ChaCha on market after losing ground to technology advances
What's on deck today at spring training
What's on deck today at spring training
Paul Stastny scores winner in Blues' 2-1 victory over Oilers
Paul Stastny scores winning goal, adds assists in Blues' 2-1 victory over Oilers
Fontaine, Dubnyk help Wild to 3-1 win over Avalanche
Dubnyk stops 33 shots, Justin Fontaine scores decisive goal as Wild beat Avalanche 3-1
Senators beat Sharks 4-2 for 5th straight victory
Hoffman scores twice in 3rd period to lead Senators to 5th straight win, 4-2 over Sharks
Burke scores 23, Jazz hold on for 82-75 win over Bucks
Trey Burke scores 23 points, Jazz hold on for 82-75 win over Bucks in low-scoring game
Williams' 25 points lead Nets to 104-94 win over Mavericks
Deron Williams, Thaddeus Young lead Nets past Mavericks 104-94
Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show
Electric vehicles take a back seat at Geneva thanks to limited range, cheap gas
How to find out if a used car has an unrepaired recall
A study by Carfax, which sells vehicle history reports, showed that overall there are more than 46 million cars and trucks on U.S. roads with unrepaired safety recalls.
Obama endorses new rules for brokers giving retirement advice
The president endorsed a new rule proposed by the Labor Department on Monday that would increase the standards for brokers who recommend investments for retirement accounts, requiring brokers to have the client’s best interests in mind. Under more stringent standards, brokers would need to justify if they are recommending a security that is more expensive than other options available or that may be underperforming, retirement experts say.
Life & Entertainment
New Wizard World Fan Fest draws TV stars, comics artists to Rosemont next weekend
If you're the kind of person who gets misty-eyed with nostalgia when you hear sitcom titles like “Growing Pains,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Married With Children,” then you won't want to miss Wizard World Fan Fest next weekend in Rosemont.
How to keep from being fleeced on a trip
Before going touring on a vacation in a foreign country, check with the concierge about safe places to walk. Ask about any events that might be happening. Don’t be taken in by the quaint and picturesque village, because there are thieves looking for easy targets there, too.
Ways to make a kitchen more germ-free
Even the tidiest kitchens might be harboring harmful bacteria, and often where they’re least expected. Paying more attention to a few often-overlooked places can help keep your household safer, experts say.
Joliet native helps bring John Hughes film scenes to the stage in ‘For the Record’
The iconic ’80s film “The Breakfast Club” resonated with many teens, and Patrick Mulvey was one of them. So it’s a dream come true for Mulvey to be starring in scenes from the film — as well as other ’80s classics — on the stage, the actor says. From March 5 to 15, the Joliet native can be seen in “For the Record: Dear John Hughes,” at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
Must you have bookshelves?
Changing times create changing furnishing needs. If you don’t read hardcover books any more, do you still need bookshelves in your home?
Tiffany clock was made in Europe
Q. Many, many years ago, my mother gave me an old clock that was my grandfather’s. I have enclosed a photo of the clock for you to see.
JC Whitney catolog shares oddest car accessories
To help commemorate its 100th anniversary, JC Whitney has released a fun collection of some strange and colorful auto accessories that have been offered for sale on the pages of its catalogs over the years.
Relative blowing incident way out of proportion
Q. I recently had occasion to drop off a package at my granddaughter’s afternoon preschool. Believing I was doing my daughter-in-law a favor, I timed my drive to stop at my son and DIL’s house to pick up my granddaughter and save my DIL the trip to the school. Admittedly, I stopped unannounced, but we have a good relationship and often visit each other’s houses unannounced.
How seniors and families can cut the clutter
I often hear people say they are dreading the task of going through their parents’ house after they pass away because of all the stuff tucked in the attic, basement and garage.
Buyers shocked when shelves go missing
Q. We purchased our dream house last month. When we first visited the house, the family room had a beautiful pair of what we presumed were built in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace.
Not all concrete floors need to be sealed, but some do
Q: I regularly read your column in the Daily Herald and have been following with interest the recent inquiries about sealing concrete. We had our garage floor totally replaced with new concrete seven years ago. Is it too late or impractical to seal it now?
Endorsements: Kanakaris, Leopold, Hoeft for Huntley village board
The Daily Herald endorses endorses Niko Kanakaris, Harry Leopold adn Tim Hoeft for three, 4-year seats on the Huntley village board.
Endorsements: Boyle, Cawiezel, Mandel for Lisle trustee
The Daily Herald endorses Mark Boyle, Cathy Cawiezel and Rob Mandel for Lisle village board.
Endorsements: Williams, Seminary, Chirinos, Murar for Round Lake Park village board
The Daily Herald endorses Jerry Chirinos, Robert Seminary, Patricia Williams and Scott Murar for positions on the Round Lake Park village board.
Endorsements: Boland, Sauer, Weiner in North Barrington
The Daily Herald endorses endorses Pete Boland, Janice Sauer and Lawrence Weiner for the three, 4-year seats open on the North Barrington village board.
Endorsements: Jarecki, Ridder, Tellez in Bensenville
The Daily Herald endorses JoEllen Ridder, Robert Jarecki and Luis M. Tellez for Bensenville Village Board.
Story idea: Max out teacher pension
A South Elgin letter to the editor: “When you should take Social Security”(Daily Herald, Section 3 Page 3, Feb. 22). These articles and headlines are in the newspaper and in magazines weekly in order to help those thinking about retiring “cheat” the system by having a “financial strategy.”
Warrenville voters deserve a choice
A Warrenville letter to the editor: I request Warrenville voters’ support for the upcoming April 7 election by voting “yes” to elect your fire district trustees. The ballot question will read “Shall the trustees of the Warrenville Fire Protection District be elected, rather than appointed.”
Math shows the revenue role in state’s budget crisis
Guest columnist Ralph Martire: What are the big takeaways from Gov. Rauner’s FY2016 budget proposal? Well, a few are inescapable.