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Richard Dent gives thanks for what he became
Aug 8, 2011 3:18 PM
During his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech Saturday, Richard Dent said he "wanted to be someone special my mother and father and brothers could look up to."
Zeppelin airship lumbers across suburban skies
By Justin Kmitch
Aug 8, 2011 2:19 PM
Ever wanted to take a ride in an airship? You can this weekend for a mere $375 on the Zeppelin airship at DuPage Airport this weekend. Just don't call it a blimp (you'll learn why on the flight).
Images: Haley Reinhart and the American Idol tour
Aug 8, 2011 2:18 PM
The American Idol summer tour rolled into the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday. Wheeling native Haley Reinhart, along with 10 other Idol finalists including season 10 winner Scotty McCreery, performed for thousands of Idol fans.
What will come in handy in the dorm room
By Deborah Donovan
Aug 8, 2011 12:44 PM
Every store comes up with cool dorm finds this time of year. But if you're going to be a freshman and it's your first time living away from home -- and maybe your first time sharing a room -- how do you know what you really need?
Naperville man 'didn't hesitate' to save Bolingbrook boy on Fox River
By Marie Wilson
Aug 8, 2011 5:59 AM
The man who saved a 12-year-old who slipped into the Fox River in Geneva should be remembered as a hero, those who know Randy Suchy say. "Everyone I've talked to said it would be just like Randy to give his life for someone else's," said Bill Suchy.
Wheeling sweetheart Reinhart plays to sold-out crowd
By Kathleen Danes
Aug 8, 2011 5:04 AM
Haley Reinhart's hometown crowd couldn't get enough of her Saturday night. More than once during the sold-out "Idols Live" show, the audience at Allstate Arena chanted the Wheeling native's name, urging Haley to sing for just a little longer.
Expert: Fielders a 'terrible investment' for Zion
By Bob Susnjara
Aug 7, 2011 10:29 PM
Zion's lust to provide a city-owned stadium to an independent baseball team that owes $185,000 in back rent since its inaugural season in 2010 was perfectly understandable, says a prominent sports economist. But that doesn't mean it was a good idea.
Komen walkers draw cheers, support in Mt. Prospect
By Marni Pyke
Aug 7, 2011 9:34 PM
About 19,000 walkers passed through Mount Prospect on Saturday in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure to raise money for cancer research. And a group of cheerleaders singled out a St. Charles resident as their person to support in this year's march.
Woodridge man charged with killing Aurora man
By Jessica Cilella
Aug 7, 2011 8:25 PM
A Woodridge man has been charged in the fatal shooting of an Aurora man Thursday night on Chicago's West Side. Miguel Vazquez, 26, of the 7900 block of Everglade Avenue, was charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Robert Solomon, 33,
Suburban Tudor is a private retreat
By Jean Murphy
Aug 7, 2011 9:22 AM
This elegant Tudor in Prospect Heights feels like home, according to listing agent Marilyn Dopler of RE/MAX Suburban.
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