Daily Archive : Tuesday August 23, 2011



    French Socialists hail demise of Strauss-Kahn case
    France’s Socialists are lauding a move by New York prosecutors to drop the attempted rape case against prominent party figure Dominique Strauss-Kahn, after a stormy two months for the ex-IMF chief that upended the French presidential race. A New York judge is expected to dismiss the U.S. case Tuesday at the request of prosecutors, who expressed concerns about the credibility of the hotel...

    A red disc on a Miami's National Hurricane Center wall map shows the location of Hurricane Irene as it passes through the Bahamas Wednesday.

    Residents along North Carolina coast flee Irene's approach

    Evacuations began Wednesday on a tiny barrier island off North Carolina as Hurricane Irene strengthened to a major Category 3 storm over the Bahamas on Wednesday with the East Coast in its sights.

    Mike Meissen

    Glenbard D87 superintendent leaving at end of school year

    Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent Michael Meissen has announced that this will be his final year as head of the state’s third-largest school district. Meissen told school board members Monday that he will serve out the remaining time on his contract, which expires next June.

    Flyers are on display in Wood Dale at the train station and at other locations to encourage people to be on the lookout for Queenie, an Australian Shepherd dog who got loose from her owner in July.

    Wood Dale's lost dog search expands to Cook County

    More than a month after a dog from Oregon disappeared in Wood Dale, volunteers, police and now even a pet psychic continue searching for Queenie. The search is expanding into Cook County, where she was sighted this weekend.


    Rt. 31 in Elgin will close from U.S. 20 to Adams St.

    A short stretch of Route 31 in Elgin will be closed for four days, starting Wednesday, because of an unforeseen problem with the combined sewer separation project. The northbound lanes will be closed from U.S. 20 to Adams Street from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 24-27.

    Strong storms that wreaked havoc in Lake County earlier this summer created a bounty of wood chips as evidenced by this giant pile at Warren Township Highway Department in Gurnee.

    Lake County turns storm damage into free wood chips

    Strong storms that ripped through Lake County earlier this summer created a byproduct that remains piled high in various locales, free for the taking. Anyone needing wood chips has had a windfall of choices.


    Attorney in fatal crash says pot law is unconstitutional

    The attorney for Alia Bernard, who is accused of reckless homicide in causing a 2009 crash that killed two St. Charles motorcyclists, is arguing to have the charges against her thrown out. Bernard's lawyer says a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision that holds drivers criminally responsible for a crash if they have any amount of marijuana in their system is overbroad, unconstitutional and...


    Nine suburban gang members arrested in sweep, authorities say

    Nine members of the Addison faction of the Almighty Gaylords gang have been charged with illegally possessing or selling firearms to a felon after an 18-month undercover investigation involving a former gang member turned informant, authorities said.

    Bill Gates' investment firm, Cascade Investment LLC, reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday that it holds 24.5 million shares of Deere stock after going on a buying binge over the past two months.

    Bill Gates on buying binge of Deere's stock

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates' investment firm now owns nearly 6 percent of equipment maker Deere & Co.'s stock.

    Robert Miller of Inverness questions the need for the Illinois Toll Highway Authority's existence as an entity during a meeting about toll increases and tollway expansion at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg Tuesday afternoon. “We don't trust you anymore,” he said.

    Hearings concluded, toll increase vote could come Thursday

    Illinois tollway leaders signaled they'll vote on proposed toll hikes this week as a series of tempestuous public hearings concluded in the suburbs. "About 85 percent (of people) have expressed support for the plan,” tollway Chairman Paula Wolff said in an email.

    Jose Perez

    Elgin man gets 20 years for 7th residential burglary

    An Elgin man who has been sent to prison 10 times since 1982 was sentenced to 20 more years behind bars after pleading guilty to his seventh residential burglary.


    Kane board challenges leader on vet contract, salary, more

    Kane County Public Health Executive Director Paul Kuehnert was taken to task over the county’s animal control facility on Tuesday. Unapproved pay raises, the cancelation of animal control's volunteer program and the inking of a contract without board approval led elected officials to decry a lack of honesty and transparency.


    North Aurora man charged in standoff with police

    A standoff between police and a North Aurora man holed-up inside a townhome Tuesday afternoon ended safely with the man's arrest nearly two hours after a gun was fired inside his home, according to authorities.


    In Buffalo Grove, higher tolls win support if Route 53 is extended

    More than 200 residents and elected officials crowded into the Buffalo Grove village hall for a standing-room-only hearing on the tollway's proposal, and again, extending Route 53 in Lake County was on people's minds.

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s staff sent out a statement Tuesday saying he had used his amendatory veto to rewrite a bill so that it would impose tough ethics restrictions on Illinois lawmakers if they approved the bill during the fall veto session. But that was a mistake.

    Oops. Quinn’s office announces veto that never happened

    The governor’s staff mistakenly sent out a statement Tuesday saying Quinn had used his amendatory veto to rewrite a bill so that it would impose tough ethics restrictions on Illinois lawmakers.

    Rolling Meadows firefighters pack gear away Tuesday after extinguishing a house fire on the 2700 block of Campbell Street. A dog and two cats died in the fire, but no one was injured. The cause remains under investigation.

    Rolling Meadows fire believed to be accidental

    Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire Tuesday morning that killed a dog and two cats in a Rolling Meadows home. The fire began at 10:03 a.m. at a single family residence on the 2700 block of Campbell Street. No one was injured.

    Associated Press A Libyan man kisses a flag as they celebrate overrunning the main Moammar Gadhafi's compound Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, early Wednesday. Hundreds of Libyan rebels stormed Gadhafi's compound Tuesday, charging wildly through the symbolic heart of the crumbling regime as they killed loyalist troops, looted armories and knocked the head off a statue of the besieged dictator.

    Libyan rebels storm Gadhafi’s compound

    Hundreds of Libyan rebels stormed Moammar Gadhafi’s compound Tuesday, charging wildly through the symbolic heart of the crumbling regime as they killed loyalist troops, looted armories and knocked the head off a statue of the besieged dictator. But they found no sign of the man himself.

    President Barack Obama, and daughter Malia, ride bicycles in Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury, on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

    Images: The First Family Vacations at Martha’s Vineyard
    President Obama and the First Family vacationed this week at Martha’s Vineyard. The Obamas were spotted at Farm Neck Golf Club, Correllus State Forest, Bunch of Grapes bookstore, and Nancy’s Restaurant, among other places.


    Legislation aims to keep some teens out of jail

    Juvenile justice legislation, signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn, will, starting Jan. 1, require judges to review several new factors in sentencing, including a youth's mental health and educational needs, and issue a finding that secure confinement is necessary. “Not only is incarceration expensive – it doesn’t work,” said Sen. Annazette Collins, D-Chicago, said in a statement.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with about 90 mayors from the North, Northwest and West suburbs Tuesday during the quarterly business meeting of the Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus.

    Suburban mayors meet with Mayor Emanuel

    About 90 mayors, many of them newly elected, from the North, Northwest and West suburbs got to schmooze Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday during the quarterly business meeting of the Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus.

    Metra, Pace and the CTA are losing revenues because of sales tax havens downstate, the RTA claims.

    RTA sues to stop ‘tax havens’

    The Regional Transportation Authority is suing Channahon and Kankakee, alleging they are acting as tax havens for companies that improperly allow millions of dollars in sales taxes to be diverted from Metra, Pace and the CTA.

    A man leaves the Modern Drop Forge Co. in Blue Island on Tuesday. The company announced plans to set up forging production lines and offices in an existing Merrillville, Ind., facility where it expects to hire perhaps 240 workers in the next few years.

    Other states keep trying to poach Illinois jobs

    Gov. Pat Quinn says a major infrastructure construction project on Chicago’s far South Side will create more than 1,200 jobs. The construction job is meant to relieve rail and vehicle traffic at an intersection near a Ford Motor Co. assembly plant.


    Legal opinion drives out Arlington Hts. volunteer commissioners

    The Arlington Heights Design Commission has survived heated teardown battles and neighborhood uproar over business signs, but perhaps not its own rules. Three architects recently quit the commission over a legal opinion that prevents commissioners from representing private clients in front of the village board or one of its commissions.

    Jack McCullough was arrested last month in Seattle and brought to Illinois to face charges in the 1957 death of his former neighbor in Sycamore.

    Man accused in 1957 killing formally indicted

    Court documents show a 71-year-old man charged in the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl has been formally indicted.

    U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald announces the charges against Rod Blagojevich during a news conference Dec. 9, 2008.

    Blagojevich’s attorney says prosecutor sparked media frenzy

    Rod Blagojevich’s attorney says prosecutors are wrong to suggest the former governor’s own media blitzes in the months before his two trials ensured some jurors came into the case with preconceived opinions.


    Dist. 300 says new high school schedule would benefit students

    Community Unit District 300 outlined revised schedules for high school students beginning the 2012-2013 school year. Administrators said the proposed 8-period schedule will support skill development and prepare the schools for national tests.

    Skin and larvae from a khapra beetle like this one was found Aug. 16 at O’Hare airport in two 10-pound bags of rice being shipped from India.

    Feared beetle found in sacks of rice at O’Hare

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol investigators said Tuesday that they intercepted a feared nonnative beetle in bags of rice that arrived at O’Hare International Airport from India, the latest in a surge of discoveries of the hard-to-kill pest that could damage this country’s grain industry if it became established.


    Round Lake Park man gets prison in home invasion

    A Round Lake Park man was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison Tuesday when he pleaded guilty to home invasion in Lake County Circuit Court. Assistant State’s Attorney Victor O’Block said Raul Torres, 22, broke into a home on the 400 block of Kenwood Drive in Round Lake Park on Nov. 19.


    Naperville Twp. garbage pickup costs to drop

    Naperville Township has inked a three-year agreement with a company to provide recycling and waster-hauling services — a deal that will cut residents’ garbage collection costs in half. As of Oct. 1, Groot Recycling and Waste Services will assume all waste-hauling duties for the approximately 8,500 unincorporated township residents.

    Michele Higareda

    Woman charged with fleeing after fatal Elgin crash

    After a delay because of her own hospital time, Michele E. Higareda appeared in Kane County bond court Tuesday on charges related to an accident that killed a 25-year-old Elgin man last week. The felony charge is for leaving the scene but Higareda had the right of way, police said.

    Debrina Moore, with her children, Cabri, 11, and Christian, 5, says a Carol Stream church’s benefit concert is an answer to her prayers.

    Carol Stream church brings ‘sunshine’ into ill 5-year-old’s life

    Lutheran Church of the Master's Summer Sunshine concert to benefit her severely ill 5-year-old is an answer to single mom Debrina Moore's prayers.

    Senior Christian Gustafson greets his fellow classmates with some wake-up music at Schaumburg High School on Tuesday.

    Images: Back to School Tuesday in the Suburbs
    Tuesday meant back to classes at WC Petty Elementary in Antioch, Diamond Lake School in Mundelein, Hough Street School and Barrington High School in Barrington, Whittier Elementary in Wheaton, Schaumburg High School, and Hoover Wood Elementary in Batavia.


    Probation for hitting cop

    A McHenry man was placed on probation for 18 months after he admitted punching a Fox Lake police officer who had been sent to eject him from a bar.


    District 117 concussion seminars

    Antioch-Lake Villa Area High School District 117 will present two concussion seminars to provide information regarding new state legislation on the topic, as well as ways to identify symptoms of concussions and provide treatments.


    Lake County property tax due

    The second installment of Lake County property taxes is due Tuesday, Sept. 6.


    Illinois officials pull more health care licenses

    Eleven more Illinois doctors and nurses have lost their licenses because of a new law that bars registered sex offenders and those convicted of violent felonies from working in health care.


    Man charged in Crystal Lake overdose death

    A 23-year-old Lake in the Hills man is charged with drug-induced homicide for the January 2011 death of Sean Hopman, 24, in Crystal Lake. If convicted, Philip Newmann faces up to 30 years in prison.

    Office workers gather on the sidewalk in downtown Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, moments after a 5.9 magnitude tremor shook the nation's capitol. The earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.

    Numerous injuries, none serious, in East Coast quake

    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the memorials and monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing.


    Northwest suburban police blotter

    A man exposed himself to a 49-year-old woman walking her dog on Maple Street just north of Pratt Avenue in Mount Prospect around 8:35 p.m. Aug. 22. He was sitting in a blue van and called to her. She said she would get his license plate number. He drove away.

    School board member Brian Huffman walks the halls surveying the damage to Louis County High school after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Mineral, Virginia .

    Images: UPDATE: East Coast earthquake
    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha’s Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported.


    Fox Valley police reports

    Copper pipes with an estimated value of $5,000 were reported stolen at an unknown time between Friday and Monday from a home in the 3500 block of Tournament Drive in Elgin.


    Tri-Cities police reports

    A wallet was reported stolen from an unlocked 2004 Jeep Wrangler Friday while it was parked in a downtown parking deck on the 100 block of West Illinois Street. According to a police report, the top of the Jeep had been left down. The wallet was in the center console. It was a purple wallet with a gold zipper and gold studs containing $8, various credit cards and identification.

    It is hard enough on the first day of school just dealing with your fellow classmates and locker woes, then add a bum leg you just had surgery on because of a soccer injury, but ask Schaumburg High School junior Jenna Eaker and she will tell you “It’s not too bad.”

    Summer’s over for Northwest suburban school students

    Summer vacation is ending for thousands of Northwest suburban students this week, as elementary and high schools resume classes.

    Former Highland Park resident Arthur Gerald Jones, 72, disappeared more than three decades ago and had been declared legally dead. But he was found living under a false name and working as a writer in Las Vegas earlier this summer.

    Highland Park man who was once thought dead will plead guilty

    A man arrested in Las Vegas more than 32 years after vanishing from Highland Park -- and 25 years after being declared dead -- told a judge Tuesday that he’ll plead guilty in Nevada to felony identity fraud to avoid trial on more serious charges.

    Chicago Public Schools officials say the district currently has one of the shortest school days in the nation.

    Chicago schools announce plans for longer day

    Chicago Public Schools officials announced plans on Tuesday for a longer school day and year starting next year. That includes a longer day by 90 minutes and a longer year by two weeks.

    Sharon Hyde

    Hyde’s theft, official misconduct trial delayed again

    Moves by both the defense and the prosecution Tuesday have forced another delay in the Sharon Hyde theft and official misconduct trial. Hyde, 60, the wife of former Island Lake Mayor Thomas Hyde, is accused of collecting $114,000 in pay over a 10-year period for hours she did not work as director of a village run preschool.

    Gov. Pat Quinn has suggested Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel back off while he decides whether to sign or veto the gambling expansion bill once lawmakers send it to him.

    Quinn: Back-and-forth with Emanuel not harmful

    Gov. Pat Quinn says the back-and-forth between him and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel over gambling expansion won’t harm their working relationship. Quinn said Tuesday he won’t allow gambling expansion in Illinois that is done in a “slipshod manner” without adequate regulation.

    The White Shadow band, consisting of members Andrew and Daniel Cielak and Ryan Woodlock, was named winner of the Battle of the Bands competition sponsored in July by the Schaumburg Township District Library. The annual event, held outdoors in Town Square, draws teens from several communities as local bands get a spot in the limelight to perform three songs each. White Shadow band members will be featured on a READ poster in the library’s hallway. Ÿ Send Your snapshots to nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com.

    White Shadow wins Battle of the Bands
    The White Shadow band, consisting of members Andrew and Daniel Cielak and Ryan Woodlock, was named winner of the Battle of the Bands competition sponsored in July by the Schaumburg Township District Library. The annual event, held outdoors in Town Square, draws teens from several communities as local bands get a spot in the limelight to perform three songs each. White Shadow band members will be...

    Principal Scott Kaese heads a social and emotional learning program at Spring Hills School in Roselle. Members of the committee, shown behind Kaese, are Erica Gresk, Sue Hauschildt, Ashley Bianchi, Amy Salatino and Emily Izzo. Other committee members are: Diana Letsos, Debbie Burns, Vicki Harms, Julie Miller, Jolene Hocher and Nicole Majewski.

    DuPage elementary schools stress social, emotional learning

    Districts serving children from kindergarten to fifth grade, and even into middle school, know they must be part teacher, part counselor, part friend and part advocate. Social and emotional learning programs are helping elementary districts fill all these roles and also teach students how to behave, believe in themselves and make friends.


    District 204 looking at modest budget surplus

    With the state catching up on some of its payments to schools, Indian Prairie District 204 is looking at an $11.7 million surplus to use in its tentative budget for the next fiscal year. “Now that sounds like a lot of money, but I have to point out the fact that the previous year in 2010, there was artificially a deficit of almost $6 million caused by delayed payments,” said Dave Holm, assistant...

    From left are Michael Mahler, Dara Cameron, Doug Pawlik, Leah Morrow, Matthew Sherbach, Madeline Duffy-Feins, Sara Sevigny, and Rodrigo Ignacio Cruz during a rehearsal for “They’re Playing our Song” by the Fox Valley Repertory Theatre at Pheasant Run in St. Charles.

    Music and marriage, mixed in ‘They’re Playing Our Song’

    “It’s hard to invent chemistry,” said Jonathan Berry, director of Fox Valley Repertory's "They're Playing Our Song," which opens Saturday, Aug. 27 and runs through Oct. 26 at Pheasant Run Theater in St. Charles. Fortunately for Berry -- and the audience -- the lead roles in this musical are being played by a real-life married couple.


    Grant to build Lombard sidewalk

    The west side of Westmore-Meyers Road between Roosevelt Road and Norton Street in Lombard soon will have a sidewalk as the village board last week authorized use of Community Development Block Grant funds for the project.


    Bulls/Sox collect food

    The Bulls/Sox Academy is collecting food during September, Hunger Action Month, for the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Greater Chicago Food Depository to feed the hungry. The academy will have food collection boxes throughout the month at its locations in Lisle, Glen Ellyn and LaGrange. All canned and nonperishable food will be accepted.


    Metea principal will lead state group

    A pep rally of sorts honored Metea Valley High School Principal Jim Schmid, who was named president of the Illinois Principal’s Association for the 2011-2012 school year. Schmid was recognized Monday night at the Indian Prairie District 204 board meeting with speeches, music, balloons, and a hug from Metea’s new mascot — Marty the Mustang. The IPA serves more than 4,500 educational leaders...


    Hoffman Estates holds health seminar

    The Hoffman Estates Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Illinois Department on Aging, will be offering a free workshop for older adults entitled, "Take Charge of Your Health."

    Peter Grant is the Democrat challenging for Lake County District 1

    Antioch man to run for county board seat

    An Antioch man has announced he will run for the Lake County Board District 1 seat. Peter Grant, a Democratic committeeman, said he wants to run on the November 2012 ballot for the seat held by Linda Pedersen.

    Students ride around construction fences for the first day of school at Whittier Elementary School in Wheaton.

    Despite construction, Wheaton schools open smoothly

    Construction surrounding Whittier Elementary and Edison Middle schools in Wheaton did not cause any major headaches after school officials warned parents of the problem.

    Bridgette Buckner

    Bartlett woman lied about ‘FBI agent’ husband before, ex-feds say

    A Bartlett woman who admitted lying about the deaths of her young daughter and supposed FBI agent husband in a bizarre insurance scam collected $60,000 four years ago after making nearly identical claims, two former FBI agents said Tuesday.

    The Palatine 9U Bulldog team: Braden Carroll, Nate Stevens, Adam Davis, Charlie Towns, Dominic Tuzzolino, Charlie Hopper, James McManus, Peter Martin, Nathan Patel, Michael Nale, Michael Lindholm, Eric Lambke and Joey Steffens. Manager Keith Martin, coaches Bryan Hopper, Greg Davis, John Tuzzolino and Raj Patel. Bullpen catcher Jeremy Davis. Bat boys Danny Hopper, Joey Towns and Chase Carroll.

    Palatine Bulldogs fight for victory

    The Palatine Bulldogs 9U Travel team won the Barrington Classic Tournament held July 7-10, at The Field of Dreams in Barrington.

    Visitors can hear music, play bocce ball, attend a Catholic Mass and participate in other Italian-American traditions at this weekend’s West Suburban Festa Italiana in Addison.

    Buona festa: Italian fest returns to Addison

    Suburban residents who are of Italian descent, who are Italian at heart, or who just love good food will trek to the West Suburban Festa Italiana this weekend in Addison. "Two main purposes of the event are fostering the legacy of those that came to America to find a better life for their families, as well as keeping Italian traditions alive," organizer Ron Onesti said.


    ISBE lauds D214 for financial condition

    The Illinois State Board of Education has awarded Township High School District 214 a Certificate of Financial Recognition for school year 2010 -- only the latest5, since District 214 has been awarded a Certificate of Financial Recognition every year since the award began.

    Graduates of last year’s Citizen Police Academy gather for a class photo with their instructors and members of the Hoffman Estates village board of trustees.

    Hoffman Estates to offer Citizen Police Academy

    What’s it really like to be a police officer? You’ve seen the TV shows, now live the experience. The Hoffman Estates Police Department is accepting applications for its 22nd annual Citizen Police Academy.

    “Widows Arch Sunrise” by Craig Brandt.

    Art exhbit opens in Bartlett

    Arts in Bartlett is pleased to sponsor a new art exhibit, “For the Sake of Light”, by Craig Brandt, featuring light painting images, through Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the village of Bartlett 2nd floor Art Gallery, 228 Main St, Bartlett. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays.

    Sprint will get to sell both the new iPhone 5 and the current model, the iPhone 4, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The iPhone 5 will launch at the same time that AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless get it, the newspaper said.

    Report says Sprint to get iPhone in October

    Sprint Nextel Corp., the country's third-largest cellphone company, will start selling the iPhone in mid-October, The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday.


    A new way to save Great Lakes from invasive species?

    Researchers have conducted a large-scale test of a new system to kill invasive species hiding in the ballast water of Great Lakes freighters and expect to get test results back next month.


    Anti-idling campign reaches Arlington Heights

    Idle cars are nearly as bad as idle hands, at least for the environment, says an Arlington Heights group urging drivers to stop their engines when sitting in park.

    Associated Press A judge ordered the state to keep the wreckage from an Aug. 13 stage collapse at the state fair that killed seven people.

    Judge: State fair stage wreckage must be preserved

    An Indiana judge ordered the state on Tuesday to preserve the wreckage from a stage collapse at the State Fair that killed seven people, after an attorney for the estate of one victim said he didn’t think the state could be trusted.


    Roselle leaders: Cut costs or go bankrupt

    Unless Roselle wants to go bankrupt within a decade, say officials, village leaders are leaning toward adopting a cost-saving plan that is meant to streamline every level of operations. That is likely to mean staff and service cuts.

    Rebel fighters trample on a head of Moammar Gadhafi inside the main compound in Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, LIbya, Tuesday.

    Rebels break into Gadhafi compound

    Hundreds of Libyan rebels blasted through the green gates of Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli Tuesday after five hours of intense fighting around it. They beat and killed some of those who defended it, fired celebratory shots in the air and hauled off crates of weapons and trucks with guns mounted on the back.

    Harry McCollum, owner of Harry's of Arlington, died this weekend. He was 75.

    Arlington Heights' 'Harry's' loses its namesake

    A popular Arlington Heights restaurant lost its namesake over the weekend, when Harry McCollum, owner of Harry's of Arlington, passed away on Saturday. He was 75. “Right from the start, he wanted to keep the neighborhood feel,” said his youngest daughter, Barbara Holden.


    Quick thinking helps cab driver in Gurnee robbery

    A cabdriver who was being robbed near Gurnee alerted dispatchers by keying up his radio microphone while the offender held a rusty gun to his head, Lake County Sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

    Peter Fitzgerald was eating lunch when the earthquake hit the East Coast. “It sounded like a freight train was going overhead or underneath the restaurant,” Fitzgerald, formerly of Inverness, said. The tremors, he said, went on for “a considerable period” — about 20 to 30 seconds.

    Fitzgerald: Quake felt ‘like a train was going overhead’

    Former suburban U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald was having lunch in suburban Washington, D.C., when an earthquake hit the area Tuesday. "It felt like a freight train was going underneath or overhead the restaurant," he said.

    Facebook, the world’s largest social network, is retooling privacy settings after user complaints that the website didn’t offer enough control over personal information.

    Facebook rolling out new privacy controls over next few days

    Facebook Inc., under pressure to improve its privacy protections, will introduce new features to make it easier for users to control who views messages, photos and other shared items. “We want to make it easy for people to understand exactly who can see everything," said VP Chris Cox.

    President Barack Obama hopes that eliminating — or at least streamlining — many federal regulations will save businesses and the government money.

    Administration moves plan to ax hundreds of rules

    The Obama administration disclosed plans Tuesday to cut or roll back hundreds of federal regulations, including some that will streamline tax forms at the Internal Revenue Service, let railroad companies pass on installing expensive new technology, and speed up the visa process for low-risk visitors to the U.S.

    The 2012 Toyota Camry is unveiled during a news conference in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday. While it promises new technology and other upgrades, America’s best-selling car faces a fight to stay on top with its first redesign of the Camry in five years.

    Toyota debuts new Camry

    Toyota plans to unveil its first redesign of the Camry in five years on Tuesday. While it promises new technology and other upgrades, America’s best-selling car faces a fight to stay on top.


    Dish seeks to build wireless network

    Satellite TV broadcaster Dish Network is asking regulators to let it build a wireless broadband network. Having one would let Dish compete more effectively with cable companies that can bundle broadband and TV signals.

    Associated Press Randy Dean, right, helps his son, Stephan Dean, move into a new home Monday in Gilbert, Ariz. The number of people who bought new homes fell for the fourth straight month. Sales this year are on track to finish as the worst on records dating back half a century.

    Dollar slips on weak housing data
    The dollar slipped Tuesday after new data in the U.S. showed sales of new homes fell in July for the third straight month.


    Largest Colorado quake since 1973 shakes homes

    The largest earthquake to strike Colorado in almost 40 years has shaken hundreds of people near the New Mexico border and caused minor damagThe strongest earthquake to strike Colorado in more than 40 years shook awake hundreds of people, toppled groceries off shelves and caused minor damage to homes in the southern part of the state and in northern New Mexico. No injuries were reported as...


    Hoffman Estates committee approves salt contract

    The Hoffman Estates Public Works and Utilities Committee voted Monday night to purchase at least 6,000 tons of winter road salt from the North American Salt Co. at a unit price of $60.33 per ton, in an amount not to exceed $434,376 dollars.

    Connie Wilson, jury forewoman in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, will speak at a Naperville community forum Thursday.

    Blago jury forewoman speaks at Naperville forum

    Naperville resident Connie Wilson, who served as the jury forewoman in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, will appear at a community forum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street.


    Illinois tried to stop Modern Forge departure

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he wanted Blue Island-based Modern Forge to stay in Illinois and not move to Indiana. Quinn says the state made a “generous” offer to the company to stay, but he says it’s the company’s choice to leave.


    Woman ordered to repay $12,000 to Libertyville employer

    The former comptroller for a Libertyville business was ordered to pay more than $12,000 in restitution Tuesday after admitting she stole from the company for two years. Theresa Krubel, 54, of Kenosha, Wisc., was also placed on probation for three years and ordered to perform 150 hours of public service after pleading guilty to felony theft.


    Routes 59 and 20 construction to cause delays

    The Illinois Department of Transportation is expected to start the next phase of the roadway construction at the intersection of Rte. 59 and Rte. 20/Lake Street on or about Monday, Aug. 29.

    Rod Blagojevich received a fair retrial and his convictions for corruption including trying to sell President Barack Obama's Senate seat should stand, prosecutors said Tuesday in their retort to the ousted Illinois governor's request for another new trial.

    Prosecutors: Blagojevich convictions should stand

    Rod Blagojevich received a fair retrial and his convictions for corruption including trying to sell President Barack Obama's Senate seat should stand, prosecutors said Tuesday in their retort to the ousted Illinois governor's request for another new trial.

    Among the 75 items on this year's Beloit College Mindset List is a reminder that the initials LBJ that once stood for President Johnson now make teenagers think of NBA star James. The list, released Tuesday was begun as a way to remind professors that cultural references familiar to them might draw blank stares from college freshmen born mostly in 1993.

    For college freshmen, LBJ is LeBron James

    Mention Amazon to the incoming class of college freshmen and they are more likely to think of online shopping than the South American river. PC doesn't stand for political correctness and breaking up is a lot easier thanks to Facebook and text messaging.

    Professional photographer and former Genevan Maggie Foskett has donated her work, “Deep Sleep,” a cliché verre, for the Geneva History Center's silent auction.

    Artist's work on display and raising money for Geneva History Center

    The Geneva History Center's current exhibition “Who Was Sadie Cooksey?” includes the work of professional photographer and former Genevan Maggie Foskett. Foskett has donated her 2007 cliché verre “Deep Sleep” to raise money for the Geneva History Center.


    Suburbs could get hit with severe storms

    Strong thunderstorms capable of producing high winds and dangerous lightning are expected to hit the suburbs this afternoon.


    Elgin to host national Special Olympics softball tourney

    The Elgin Sports Complex will be the site for a rare Special Olympics National Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27- 28. Several area special recreation association teams, including the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association Thunder team, are competing.


    Barrington police plan late-night DUI crackdown over Labor Day

    The Barrington Police Department announced its late-night plans for the 2011 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Impaired Driving Crackdown. The intensified enforcement effort against the overwhelming number of late-night impaired drivers and safety belt violators underscores the disproportionate number of traffic deaths occurring during late-night hours.

    Graduate student Clifford Berry at a computer.

    Who made first computer? An Iowa State professor

    After examining the facts, it took a judge to decide who should be credited with inventing the first computer — 32 years after the first one was constructed.


    Kane County property tax cut may lack poltical support

    A proposal to cut the Kane County burden on local tax bills may not pack enough savings to make it politically attractive enough to receive support.

    Marita Manning was named Naperville’s full-time ADA coordinator three years ago and recently became among seven people in the nation to be certified for the position.

    Naperville woman is a trendsetter in helping disabled

    Inspired by a blind and deaf woman, Marita Manning became an expert on helping the disabled. Today, Naperville's Americans with Disabilities coordinator has become one of only seven people in the nation officially certified as an ADA coordinator.

    Paul Corona’s Dr. Grenvil attends to the sickly Violetta of Elizabeth Futral in the 2007 Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” This was Corona’s debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as part of its Ryan Opera Center for young artists.

    Elk Grove opera singer to perform at Metropolis

    Elk Grove Village bass-baritone Paul Corona aims to scale the heights of the opera world. Corona also performs in concert at the Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights on Friday, Aug. 26.


    State leaders to host children’s health, safety fair

    State Rep. Ed Sullivan and State Sen. Dan Duffy have announced they will co-host a Children’s Health and Safety Fair Saturday, Aug. 27.


    Scientists: Homo erectus cooked food

    Extinct human relatives known as Homo erectus cooked and prepared their foods, paving the way for long-term survival, a study suggests.


    Flu shots available at many Illinois drugstores

    Flu shots are now available at many pharmacies throughout Illinois. CVS announced Monday its pharmacies and MinuteClinics are providing direct medical billing through many health insurance plans that cover all or part of the cost of a flu shot.


    Illinois GOP to hold convention in Tinley Park

    The Illinois GOP’s 2012 state convention will be held in of Tinley Park. Republican officials say the Tinley Park Convention Center was chosen for its convenient location near several highways and state-of-the-art facilities.


    Panel faces deadline for solution to Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD — An effort to overhaul Illinois’ troubled budget is under way.The “Budgeting for Results Commission” is supposed to report by Nov. 1 on the most important goals for state government and the best ways to pay for them.The commission’s duties include saying what percentage of state funds should be devoted to needs like education and public safety.


    Cop’s suit against shield manufacturer delayed

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Jury selection has been delayed in a product liability case filed by a former Belleville police sergeant blinded after being shot in the face by a homicide suspect.Jon Brough has sued ballistic shield manufacturer Safariland, alleging the company improperly marketed the shield for use in dynamic entries.


    Renee Fleming to honor 9/11 victims in Chicago

    Opera star soprano Renee Fleming will perform a free concert in Chicago with the Lyric Opera on the night before the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.


    Benet Academy's Nora Young, left, and Meghan Haggerty (both facing) celebrate their two game win over St. Charles East's on Tuesday, August 23. 16 20

    Benet starts with victory over St. Charles East

    Benet won't get too caught up in one Tuesday night August win. But Brad Baker couldn't have asked for a better start. Baker's Redwings dominated a good St. Charles East team, beating the host Saints 25-18, 25-20 in the season opener for both teams.

    Mike Small will try to win his ninth consecutive Illinois PGA title next week when it returns to Medinah Country Club’s No. 1 course. Small hasn’t lost the IPGA Championship since 2002.

    Small ready to make it 9 Illinois PGA titles in a row

    Mike Small has owned the Illinois PGA Championship, winning the title eight straight times. He’ll go for nine in a row starting Monday at Medinah Country Club’s No. 1 course when the tourney is staged for the 89th time.

    Conant offensive lineman Paul Perschon chose Toledo over five other scholarship offers.

    Conant's Perschon takes unlikely flight to scholarship

    Conant offensive lineman Paul Perschon didn't play organized football before high school and was on the "B" team as a freshman but now goes into his senior season with a Division I scholarship to Toledo.

    Paul Konerko is greeted in the dugout after his 2,000th career hit during Tuesday night's game. The White Sox lost 5-4.

    De Aza a bright spot as Sox lose more ground

    Alejandro De Aza has been making a good impression since coming up from Class AAA Charlotte on July 27. The versatile outfielder has also positioned himself for a bigger role with the White Sox in the future.

    Cubs starter Casey Coleman gave up all 5 runs with 2 outs in the fourth inning Tuesday. The big blow was a grand slam by Atlanta Braves slugger Jason Heyward. The Braves made those runs stick and topped the Cubs 5-4.

    Quade’s ride has been anything but smooth

    Cubs manager Mike Quade wasn’t doing any anniversary celebrating Tuesday. In case you had forgotten, and maybe Quade had, Tuesday was the anniversary of his first game as Cubs manager. Tuesday wasn’t much fun, either, as the Cubs fell 5-4 to the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field.


    Boys soccer/Fox Valley roundup

    Larkin 0, Leyden 0: Santiago Guerrero made 4 saves in goal as Larkin tied Leyden in the Royals’ season opener. “The field conditions were wet so it was a sloppy game,” said Larkin coach Ken Hall. “We need to move forward from here.”Deerfield 4, Dundee-Crown 1: Ben Stone scored Dundee-Crown’s only goal in this nonconference loss to open the season. Christian Martinez (2 saves) and Javier Fernandez (4 saves) shared time in goal for the Chargers.East Aurora 1, Streamwood 0: Jose Resendiz had 9 saves in goal for the Sabres in this season-opening loss.Lake Park 4, Elgin 2: Oscar Rodriguez and Jose Chavez scored goal for the Maroons in this season opener. Tony Benitez had 10 saves in goal for Elgin.


    Girls volleyball/Fox Valley roundup

    Sam Boesch slammed home 16 kills as the Huntley girls volleyball team opened the season Tuesday night with a 19-25, 25-15, 25-15 win over highly regarded Rosary in nonconference action.Amy Dion added 23 digs for the Red Raiders and Eli Manning had 24 assists.Lake Park d. Elgin: Elyssa Helker had 4 kills and Jackie Shioli added 3 kills but Elgin fell to Lake Park 26-24, 25-19 in the Maroons’ season opener. Junior setter Hope Demel had 8 assists, 5 kills and 1 block for Elgin.


    Batavia steamwrolls Oswego

    Rain stopped St. Charles East, Geneva and St. Charles North from playing its home openers on Tuesday. It didn’t stop Batavia and neither could Oswego.


    Tuesday’s girls volleyball scoreboard
    High school varsity results from xxxday's girls volleyball matches, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Tuesday’s girls tennis scoreboard
    High school varsity results from Tuesday's girls tennis meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Tuesday’s girls golf scoreboard
    High school varsity results from Tuesday's girls golf meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Tuesday’s boys soccer scoreboard
    High school varsity results of Tuesday's boys soccer matches, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Tuesday’s boys golf scoreboard
    High school varsity results from Tuesday's boys golf meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Boyd’s a hit with Elk Grove volleyball fans

    Elk Grove rallied for a three-set win over host Maine West in girls volleyball on Tuesday night.


    Minor, Carmel power past Mundelein

    Carmel Catholic freshman Brienne Minor has her high school tennis career off to a terrific start. On Tuesday, Minor captured a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles over Mundelein junior Ari Dechter, who took fourth in the state last year.


    Marquardt, Miller pace Stevenson win

    Nikki Marquardt and Stephanie Miller each fired a 1-under-par 35 to share medalist honors and lead Stevenson to a girls golf victory over Carmel Catholic on Countryside Golf Club’s Prairie course Tuesday.


    Madrid’s goal lifts Grayslake Central

    Johnny Madrid made his high school varsity soccer debut a memorable one. The freshman scored the game’s only goal, as Grayslake Central opened its season with a 1-0 win over host Vernon Hills in an opening-round game of the Cougar Classic on Tuesday.


    Pippen paces Carmel volleyball victory

    Taylor Pippen slammed 6 kills, served 2 aces and recorded 2 blocks to lead Carmel Catholic’s girls volleyball team to a 25-18, 25-23 win over Lake Zurich Tuesday night.


    Healthy Schaumburg falls short against Maine South

    There’s a feeling of optimism around Schaumburg’s boys soccer team this fall, and despite a 1-0 loss in its season opener Tuesday at Maine South, coach Hamid Mehreioskouei believes this campaign will be much more successful than last year.


    Turnovers continue to hurt Sky

    Turnovers have plagued the Chicago Sky all season. So it wouldn’t be shocking if they derailed the Sky’s plans for the postseason as well. The process probably has already started.

    Giants running back Brandon Jacobs breaks free from a tackle attempt by Bears defensive end Israel Idonije on Monday night.

    For Bears, news not all bad

    As coach Lovie Smith humorously mentioned in his postgame news conference, the Bears escaped their 41-13 Monday night loss to the New York Giants without any physical injuries. “Injury wise, we didn't have any, of course,” Smith said. “You have to tackle a little bit better before you start talking about injuries — and we didn't.”

    Bears wide receiver Roy Williams left talks to wide receiver Jimmy Young during NFL football training camp Monday Aug. 1 2011 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais Ill.

    Smith confident Williams will catch on

    The Bears say wide receiver Roy Williams is making progress, but he has yet to make his first reception of the preseason.


    Cougars fall to Clinton again

    CLINTON, Iowa — For the third game in a row, the Kane County Cougars suffered a loss against the Clinton LumberKings at Alliant Energy Field.They won the opener of the four-game set Saturday but got outscored by a combined 19-2 Sunday and Monday and then fell 4-2 in the finale Tuesday night.The two teams are tied for the Western Division’s top second-half playoff spot with 13 games remaining in the regular season. Beloit is 6 games behind the Cougars and LumberKings.The Cougars took a quick lead Tuesday, their first advantage since Saturday. Brian Fletcher doubled home Geulin Beltre in the top of the first against Stephen Kohlscheen.Starter Yordano Ventura retired the first six batters he saw but yielded the tying run in the third and gave up another in the fifth for a deficit the Cougars couldn’t overcome.Ventura (3-5) gave up 2 runs on 4 hits — all doubles — and walked none in 5 innings.

    Aramis Ramirez hits a two-run double off Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor, scoring Geovany Soto and Darwin Barney, during the fifth inning Tuesday night.

    Ramirez collects 5 hits in Cubs' loss

    Aramis Ramirez had a career-high five hits and extended his hitting streak to 12 games, but the Cubs couldn't cash in on some late scoring chances and fell to the Braves 5-4 Tuesday night.


    Sky unable to close ground on Dream

    Angel McCoughtry scored 22 points, including a pair of free throws with 2.5 seconds left, to lead the Atlanta Dream to an 83-80 win over the Sky on Tuesday night at Allstate Arena.


    Quade, Ramirez working on Castro’s mental miscues

    Shortstop Starlin Castro was back in the Cubs lineup Tuesday, one night after being benched for inattentive play. Castro and manager Mike Quade seemed ready to move on.

    Jacobs’ Caz Zyks get the ball from quarterback Jason Judson against Lake Zurich in a Class 7A state playoff game at Lake Zurich last season. Jacobs opens the 2011 season at home on Friday night against Joliet West.

    FVC Valley gets deeper, tougher

    The addition of two-time Class 6A state semifinalist Prairie Ridge will make winning the already hard-to-win Valley Division of the Fox Valley Conference that much tougher this fall.


    Lisle targeting Wilmington

    See you in Week 4.For fans of Lisle football, and the Interstate Eight Conference’s Small Division standings, the game of Sept. 16 may well decide the conference.That’s when the Lions travel to Wilmington, the conference’s 800-pound gorilla. Coach Jeff Reents’ Wildcats have won the last three conference titles and haven’t lost a regular-season game since 2007, Small or Large divisions.

    Glenbard West coach Chad Hetlet puts the team through running drills during the first day of football practice on Wednesday in Glen Ellyn.

    Fun finish likely in West Suburban

    Don’t expect anything to be settled early in the West Suburban Conference this season.In both the Silver and Gold divisions, crucial football games late in the campaign will go a long way in determining the champions.

    Leyden baseball coach Gary Wolf has decided to step down after a successful 23-year tenure.

    Leyden’s Wolf decides it’s time

    Gary Wolf still loves everything about baseball and coaching but has decided it is time to step down as head coach after a successful 23-year tenure at Leyden.

    Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster wipes the sweat from his face during Monday’s fourth inning at Wrigley Field.

    Cubs tough to watch even for players

    A lot of fans can't stand to watch the Cubs and are avoiding Wrigley Field even after paying big bucks for tickets. Even the players aren't immune and a pattern seems to be developing here. One player loses interest while on the field. Another leaves the clubhouse before an umpteenth Cubs loss can be completed. So, what's next?

    Tennessee women’s basketball head coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. The 59-year-old coach said she plans to rely on medication and mental exercises to manage the progressive condition.

    Tennessee’s coach Summitt has early onset dementia

    Legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt of Tennessee has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. She talks about her situation in an exclusive interview with Washington Post reporter Sally Jenkins.

    Kyle Busch, seen here after his win at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, pleaded guilty to speeding Tuesday in a high-speed joy ride. Busch lost his driver's license for 45 days and was fined $1,000 and given community service.

    Kyle Busch pleads guilty in joy ride

    NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch lost his driver’s license for 45 days on Tuesday in a case stemming from his high-speed joy ride in a luxury car. The Sprint Cup star pleaded guilty to speeding and no contest to reckless and careless driving in North Carolina District Court in Iredell County. Busch, who doesn’t need a license to compete in NASCAR, also was fined


    Earthquake felt during Indians game

    Shock waves from an earthquake on the East Coast made the press box sway slightly and sent some fans toward the exits during the first game of a doubleheader between the Indians and Seattle Mariners.


    Mexico soccer federation to defend doping decision

    MEXICO CITY — The Mexico Football Federation is ready to defend its decision to clear five players who tested positive for the anabolic agent clenbuterol in training camp for the Gold Cup.The World Anti-Doping Agency said last week it would challenge the Mexico federation’s decision not to ban the five players for doping. The federation argues that contaminated meat caused the positive tests.“In our matter, it’s a clear case of contamination,” Mexico secretary general Decio De Maria said. “The facts in our country support this.”WADA has appealed the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. No date has been set for a hearing.De Maria, citing Mexican health officials, said 66.7 percent of blood and urine samples taken from cattle showed positive results.“Clenbuterol contamination in beef is getting more frequent,” De Maria said. “This is what happened and why there were no sanctions. It is going to be a long, expensive case, but we are certain our decision was correct faced with contamination like this. This is an accident and it should not be punished under the doping code.”The five internationals tested positive for the banned anabolic agent at a May training camp before the Gold Cup.Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, defenders Edgar Duenas and Francisco Rodriguez, and midfielders Antonio Naelson and Christian Bermudez were suspended in June during the Gold Cup and were dropped the squad, then had their suspensions lifted a month later.The Mexico case is WADA’s second high-profile challenge to a legal defense of eating tainted meat.WADA and the International Cycling Union appealed to CAS after 2010 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador blamed contaminated steak for his clenbuterol positive, and was exonerated by the Spanish cycling federation. That case is scheduled to be heard in November.The World Anti-Doping Code typically requires suspensions of up to two years for first-time offenses, or four years in cases of systematic doping programs.FIFA President Sepp Blatter said last week at the Under-20 World Cup in Colombia that he backed Mexican officials’ decision to excuse their players.Mexico President Felipe Calderon has acknowledged that contamination with clenbuterol is a problem in the country, where it is used to bulk up livestock.


    No arrests after LSU players meet with police

    BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three teammates met several hours with police on Tuesday to discuss a bar fight that allegedly involved them, then left without any arrests being made or charges filed.Offensive lineman Chris Davenport and linebacker Josh Johns were the first to leave. Jefferson and receiver Jarvis Landry left nearly an hour later.Authorities say four people were injured in the fight last Thursday night, and that one person’s injuries were serious enough that two unspecified players could be arrested on felony battery charges.The four players have hired defense attorney Nathan Fisher, who also attended the meetings with police but declined to be interviewed as he walked to his car afterward. Investigators initially asked the players to come to police headquarters on Monday morning, but that was delayed after the players hired Fisher, a defense attorney known for representing LSU players in the past.Stone has stressed that Police Chief Dewayne White is not giving LSU players any special treatment and the investigation would continue regardless of how much cooperation they received from the players.Witnesses have described one of the victims being kicked in the head while lying on the ground, Stone said. He has declined to specify who did the kicking or who got kicked.University officials are not allowing media to speak with players who have been named in the investigation. Players who did talk to reporters after practice Monday evening were instructed not to answer any questions about their memories of what happened at the bar on the edge of campus.The players were out after a curfew imposed by the coaching staff when the fight took place. However, LSU athletics spokesman Michael Bonnette said players traditionally conclude fall camp, which this year ended last Thursday, by socializing together after curfew. Bonnette said that tradition has spanned the tenures of a number of coaches.Nonetheless, coach Les Miles has said the allegations surrounding the fight have made him “miserable,” and the entire team has been punished with additional conditioning during practice, such as running. Miles, who has spoken with White about the matter, has said more punishment would be forthcoming as more details of the investigation were revealed.The fourth-ranked Tigers open the season against No. 3 Oregon on Sept. 3 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.Davenport, Johns and Landry are reserves who were not expected to play much in the opener.Jefferson was expected to start, but if he cannot play, fellow senior Jarrett Lee would be the likely starter behind center, with junior college transfer Zach Mettenberger next in line.As of Monday night, though, no players had been suspended and Jefferson continued practicing with the first-team offense.Stone has said the four named LSU players are currently the only people of interest in the case, but added that investigators are still interviewing witnesses and that more players could have been involved. Authorities have obtained security video from a business neighboring the bar, which is in a strip mall just south of campus. Stone declined to talk about what the video shows.Police are aware of only four alleged victims whose names they have not released. The four were treated at a hospital and released. Three had minor injuries and a fourth had the more serious injury that would warrant the second-degree battery charges, Stone said.The victims have hired an attorney, Michael Bienvenue, and have indicated they want to press charges, Stone said.Bienvenue said he does not want to comment while the investigation is ongoing.


    Stocks rose around the world Tuesday as investors shrugged off signs of deteriorating economic sentiment in Europe and hoped the Federal Reserve would act to keep the U.S. from sliding back into recession.

    Stocks jump; Dow notches best gain in 2 weeks

    Stocks posted their biggest jump in nearly two weeks on Tuesday. Investors picked up cheaply priced stocks after fears that the U.S. would slip into a recession pounded the market over the last month.

    Associated Press In this product Image provided by Adidas, the Adipure Trainer W, in intense blue and metallic silver, is shown. Adidas is trying to tap into the growing niche U.S. market of people who want to run in shoes that mimic the experience of running barefoot, but offer the protection, traction and durability of traditional athletic shoes.

    Adidas launches barefoot shoe
    Adidas, the world's second-largest athletic company, unveiled its first "barefoot" training shoe Tuesday. The Adipure, which will be in stores in November for $90, is designed to mimic exercising barefoot, but with the protection, traction and durability of wearing shoes.


    EMC Corp. to bring 200 jobs to Chicago

    EMC, a global leader in the information technology industry, will open a Chicago office. The company already has an office in Lisle.

    Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg.

    Motorola Solutions transfers 220 workers

    Schaumburg-based Motorola Solutions is transferring about 220 workers — including 95 in Schaumburg — with the sale of two business units to a private equity firm. Motorola Solutions announced Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Wireless Broadband Networks businesses.

    When Randhurst Mall opened in 1962 in Mount Prospect, it was the first air-conditioned shopping center.

    New Randhurst: Suburbs' first mall now a model for revitalization?

    Randhurst Village, the new shopping/entertainment center that has replaced the stately old mall in Mount Prospect. Analysts say success is in the mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment.


    Sikich Investment Banking announces two appointments

    Sikich Investment Banking is pleased to announce that Terrel G. Bressler, Managing Director, and John A. Ebe, Director, have joined the Firm where they will focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising assignments in the middle market.

    United Continental pilots will get aeronautical navigational charts through an iPad app, eliminating the need for paper. Distribution of iPads began earlier this month, and all pilots will have them by year end.

    United Continental to replace pilot flight manuals with iPads
    United Continental Holdings Inc. will issue 11,000 iPads to all United and Continental pilots, which will replace their paper flight manuals.


    CORPAK MedSystems names Blair CEO

    CORPAK MedSystems Inc. named Jeffrey Blair as the company’s chief executive officer.


    Nalco reports on sustainability progress
    Nalco has published its 2010 Sustainability Report, which documents actions and progress toward the company’s vision to earn customers for life and enhance the lives of employees while protecting the planet.


    Kraft lowers Maxwell, Yuban prices as coffee costs fall

    Kraft Foods Inc. lowered prices by a net 6 percent on some U.S. coffee products, including Maxwell House and Yuban, after the costs of beans declined.


    Business Only Broadband, TourTechSupport team up at Lollapalooza

    Business Only Broadband and TourTechSupport announced they provided the Voice over IP (VoIP) services and Internet bandwidth required to support all of the Internet requirements, as well as the rich media (video and high resolution photo images) to media outlets around the world via the festival’s FTP site for the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

    Builders frame a new home Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in Queen Creek, Ariz. The number of people who bought new homes fell for the fourth straight month.

    2011 may be worst year for new home sales

    The number of people who bought new homes fell for the fourth straight month in July, putting sales on track to finish this year as the worst on records dating back half a century.


    Tech stocks drive early market gains

    Stocks moved higher early Tuesday for the second day in a row, led by technology companies. Cisco Systems Inc. rose the most of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average, gaining 2 percent. Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. also rose 2 percent. Bank of America Corp. sank more than 3 percent, the worst in the Dow. Other bank stocks were mixed. Financial stocks have been hit hard in recent weeks over worries about Europe's debt crisis and the possibility that the U.S. could slip back into recession.


    New-home sales fell 0.7 percent in July

    The number of people who bought new homes fell for the fourth straight month in July, putting sales on track to finish this year as the worst on records dating back half a century. Sales of new homes fell nearly 1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 298,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That’s less than half the 700,000 that economists say represent a healthy market.


    ADM closing soybean plant in Galesburg
    Galesburg is losing an employer. WGIL Radio reports that Decatur-based ADM issued a statement late Monday confirming that its soybean processing facility in Galesburg will be closing, effective immediately. The closure will cost Galesburg 31 jobs.


    Wall Street looks set for second day of gains

    Stock futures are rising, potentially setting up another day of gains on Wall Street.


    Germany urges UN to quickly free up Libyan assets

    Germany’s foreign minister called Tuesday for the U.N. Security Council to quickly pass a new resolution that would unblock billions of dollars in frozen Libyan assets.


    History of Randhurst: a timeline

    Randhurst started as a shopping center featuring The Fair Store, Wieboldt's and Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. The mall opened Aug. 16, 1962. The Randhurst timeline continues from here.


    Illinois manufacturer plans NW Indiana move

    Officials say an Illinois manufacturer will open a factory in northwestern Indiana, where it plans to potentially hire hundreds of workers.


    Michael Jordan’s new restaurant opens in Chicago

    Basketball great Michael Jordan is taking another shot at the restaurant business. Jordan’s Steak House Chicago makes its debut Tuesday in the InterContinental Chicago Hotel on Michigan Avenue.

    An excavator pulls apart a debris pile along a stretch of the Yellowstone River near Billings, Mont. that was contaminated with oil from a July 1 Exxon Mobil pipeline spill. Hundreds of oil-fouled log jams and debris piles on the river’s banks and islands have slowed cleanup efforts following the 1,000 barrel spill.

    Exxon Mobil estimates Montana spill will cost $42 million

    Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. said its oil pipeline spill into Montana’s scenic Yellowstone River will cost an estimated $42.6 million, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The July 1 pipeline break spilled about 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the waterway upstream of Billings.

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s unprecedented effort to keep the economy from plunging into depression included lending banks and other companies as much as $1.2 trillion of public money, Bloomberg News has learned. The largest borrower, Morgan Stanley, got as much as $107.3 billion, while Citigroup took $99.5 billion and Bank of America $91.4 billion. The loans dwarfed the $160 billion in public bailouts the top 10 got from the U.S. Treasury, yet until now the full amounts have remained secret.

    Wall Street aristocracy got $1.2 trillion in secret loans

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s unprecedented effort to keep the economy from plunging into depression included lending banks and other companies as much as $1.2 trillion of public money, Bloomberg News has learned.The loans dwarfed the $160 billion in public bailouts the top 10 got from the U.S. Treasury, yet until now the full amounts have remained secret.

    Investors anxious about the uncertain global economy continued to snap up gold. “Gold has become the portfolio antidote for the global financial crisis,” James McDonald, chief investment strategist at Northern Trust Corp., the Chicago-based custody bank and money manager, said in an interview.

    Gold continues to be a good bet in tumultuous market

    Investors anxious about the uncertain global economy continued to snap up gold. “Gold has become the portfolio antidote for the global financial crisis,” James McDonald, chief investment strategist at Northern Trust Corp., the Chicago-based custody bank and money manager, said.

    Wells Fargo is just one of several banks that has eliminated its debit rewards program. Banks say the pullback is due to new regulations on how much they can earn per swipe.

    Wells Fargo puts an end to debit rewards

    Wells Fargo says it will end its debit rewards program for existing customers in October. Chase also ended its debit rewards program this year and PNC Bank said it will no longer give customers with free checking accounts rewards for debit card purchases.

Life & Entertainment


    Katy Perry visits Six Flags Great America

    After Katy Perry performed Sunday night at the Allstate Arena, she decided to take Monday and let loose — at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee. Perry, her dancers, crew and opening artist Natalias Kills spent the day riding roller coasters, include twice around on each of “Raging Bull,” “Superman” and “Batman,” a news release from Six Flags said. Perry’s California Dreams tour heads next to Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sept. 1.

    Musician Tommy Stinson plans to donate half of the proceeds from his second solo album, “One Man Mutiny,” to Timkatec, a nonprofit that houses and educates homeless children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Stinson even attended last year's graduation ceremony at the school to show his support.

    Tommy Stinson's CD proceeds to help kids in Haiti

    Bassist Tommy Stinson, who raised nearly $50,000 for kids ravaged by last year's earthquake in Haiti, plans to donate half of the proceeds of his new CD, "One Many Mutiny," to Timkatec, a nonprofit that houses and educates homeless kids in Port-au-Prince.

    Anne Hathaway says she did her best to nail down the right accent for her role in the movie “One Day.”

    Anne Hathaway accents acting in new role

    Anne Hathaway felt the pressure to deliver the goods in her latest role. The American actress brings David Nicholls' character of Emma Morely to the big screen in the adaptation of his book, “One Day.”

    “Flash and Bones” by Kathy Reichs

    ‘Flash and Bones' an intriguing puzzle

    Kathy Reichs has another hit with “Flash and Bones.” Knowledge of earlier books in the series isn't a requirement to enjoy this thriller, an intriguing puzzle that reads like a mix of Agatha Christie and “CSI.”


    Number of farmers markets jumps 17 percent in 2010

    The number of farmers markets around the country has more than doubled during the last decade, according to federal statistics. Last year alone, the number of markets jumped 17 percent to 7,175. In one form or another, farmers markets have been around for quite a while. But culturally, the timing is right for growth.

    The earthy flavor of shiitake mushrooms mixed with shredded potatoes complements the rich salmon in this recipe.

    Salmon with Shiitake Hash
    2 tablespoons olive oil, divided6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced2 shallots, chopped1 small red onion, chopped2 small red potatoes, grated2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauceGround black pepper, to tasteFour 4-ounce salmon fillets1 scallion, thinly slicedIn a large saute pan over high, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the mushrooms and saute until well-browned, about 8-10 minutes. Lower the heat to medium-high, then add the shallots and onion. Saute for 6-8 minutes, or until the onion becomes soft. Add the potatoes and continue to cook until the potatoes are tender and beginning to brown. Season with the soy sauce and black pepper. In another large saute pan over medium-high, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Cook the salmon fillets for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Serve each piece of salmon with the shiitake hash. Top everything with a sprinkling of scallions.Serves four.@Recipe nutrition:Nutrition values per serving: 310 calories,14 g fat (2 g saturated), 20 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein, 60 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium.

    Learn about heirloom tomatoes at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

    Heirloom tomatoes star of weekend at botanic garden

    Heirloom tomato celebration at Chicago Botanic Garden; Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Festival in Southern Illinois and Polish sausages from Texas. What to try first?

    Ablene Cooper, a woman who works for the brother of author Kathryn Stockett, wants a judge to reinstate a lawsuit that claims Kathryn Stockett, author of the best-selling novel-turned-movie “The Help,” used her likeness without permission.

    Author's letter focal point in ‘The Help' suit

    A handwritten letter from author Kathryn Stockett has become the focal point of a lawsuit over her best-selling novel “The Help,” which has been made into a box office hit.

    The family of Amy Winehouse said no illegal drugs were found in the system of the late British singer. Winehouse was found dead July 23.

    No illegal drugs found in Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse had no illegal drugs in her system when she died, and it is still unclear what killed the singer, her family said Tuesday. According to toxicology tests, "alcohol was present,” but it hasn’t yet been determined if it contributed to her death.

    Journalist Bill Moyers says he plans to return to television with an hourlong interview show called “Moyers & Company.”

    Bill Moyers plans new interview show

    Journalist Bill Moyers retired from weekly TV a year ago but now says he plans to return. He said Monday he’ll be back in January with an hourlong interview show called “Moyers & Company.”


    Schwarzenegger to film comeback in New Mexico
    Arnold Schwarzenegger will be making his movie comeback in New Mexico.The Valencia County New-Bulletin reports the movie “Last Stand” will start filming in Belen, N.M., in October.

    Much to most people's surprise, Guillermo del Toro, who produced and co-wrote “Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,” says he has “an overactive imagination in the day.”

    Guillermo del Toro's afraid of the day

    Guillermo del Toro may be the mastermind of “Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,” which opens in theaters this weekend, but he says his own scariest time is during broad daylight.

    Ben Affleck, left, and Jennifer Garner have announced they are pregnant with a third child.

    Affleck, Garner expecting 3rd child

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s family is growing — representatives for the actors say the couple are expecting their third child. The couple has two daughters

    Shari Saslaw’s colorful Tomato Kimchi-Chi took top honors in the Washington Post’s 2011 Top Tomato recipe contest.

    Tomato Kimchi-Chi
    Tomato Kimchi-Chi


    Chicken and Tomato Meatballs
    Chicken and Tomato Meatballs


    Warm Grilled Tomato Salad
    Grilled tomato salad

    Serve these tomato fritters with prepared mayonnaise.

    Tomato Confetti Fritters
    tomato fritters

    Cherry tomatoes, available in a range of colors, mingle with corn and bacon on this summery grilled appetizer.

    Grilled Tomato Tart
    grilled tomato tart

    Hollow out large tomatoes, whether home-grown or from the farmers market or grocery store, before you add this meaty stuffing.

    Stuffed tomatoes
    stuffed tomatoes

    Serve these tomato confetti fritters with prepared mayonnaise.

    Tall tales for tomato lovers

    Any way you slice it, the tomato is one confusing comestible.There's the whole identity crisis thing — is it a fruit or a vegetable? Here are what tomato lovers and experts have to say about some common misconceptions about this vine product.

    Enoch explores a tower built by fallen angels in “El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.”

    Pretty ‘El Shaddai' aims high but stumbles

    “El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron” is the latest in a summer blast of weird Japanese video games to arrive on our shores, and it may be the strangest yet.

    “I'm still in love with it. ... You're always in love with the record you just made,” singer-songwriter John Hiatt says of his latest album, “Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns.”

    John Hiatt's 20th disc began with intriguing offer

    John Hiatt was intrigued. Noted producer Kevin Shirley had left a message with Hiatt's manager: “I know where John is trying to go with his music, and I think I can get him there.” The result is "Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns."

    Jap Chae, vermicelli noodles with beef and vegetables, eases diners into the menu at Solliphana Korean BBQ in Schaumburg. Codfish head casserole appeals to more seasoned eaters.

    Solliphana a good intro to Korean barbecue

    If it's an Eastern fix you're after, Solliphana Korean BBQ in Schaumburg provides a great introduction to Korean cuisine, even for those who have never heard of the traditional, ubiquitous pickled cabbage known as kimchee, let alone tasted it.



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