Daily Archive : Monday August 29, 2011



    Health dept. won't comment on discrimination suit

    A former Lake County Health Department employee has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the agency, saying she was discriminated against because she is black, court documents show.


    Former Elgin gang members fight lawsuit

    The city of Elgin last year filed a lawsuit with the state against gang members in an attempt to stop them from associating with other gang members. Some of the more than 30 people named in the suit have settled, saying they will agree to those restrictions, but four defendants are hoping to get their names dropped from the suit and remain free to contact gang members in the name of salvation.


    Batavia teen accused of cutting down wild pot plants

    A Batavia teen is arrested for cutting down several marijuana plants that were growing in the wild in Geneva. The 17-year-old faces felony marijuana possession charges; he was released on his own recognizance Monday afternoon.

    Yoshihiko Noda, new leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, stands after Japan’s lower house elected him the country’s new prime minister at the parliament in Tokyo Tuesday.

    Japan’s parliament elects new prime minister

    Japan’s parliament elected former Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as the new prime minister on Tuesday — the country’s sixth leader in five years. A fiscal conservative, Noda faces a host of daunting problems.


    Cary parents unite against Dist. 26 leaders

    About 30 Cary District 26 parents' first action to show a united front for better schools was to release a petition.

    The western shore of the Fox River is lined with large rocks on the north side of the village. West Dundee has expanded the first phase of its riverbank stabilization project by 90 feet, which adds nearly $10,500 to its cost.

    W. Dundee grows plan to protect riverbank

    West Dundee trustees have expanded a plan to stabilize the bank of the Fox River by 90 feet using bigger boulders, a move that raises the project’s price tag by more than $10,500, officials said.

    A washed-out road in Mendon, Vt., is seen Monday, after the adjacent Mendon Brook overflowed from floodwaters relating to Tropical Storm Irene.

    Inland towns battle floods in Irene’s aftermath

    MONTPELIER, Vt. — The full measure of Hurricane Irene’s fury came into focus Monday as the death toll jumped to 38, New England towns battled epic floods and millions faced the dispiriting prospect of several days without electricity.

    Joseph Slattery of Mokena was charged with six counts of aggravated driving under the influence after a crash near Peotone that killed two Rolling Meadows women.

    Rolling Meadows women killed in DUI crash

    A Mokena man has been charged with DUI after police said he crossed the centerline of a two-lane road near Peotone and crashed head-on into a car holding two Rolling Meadows women, killing them.


    Man injured in Arlington Heights rollover

    One person was injured when his vehicle rolled over during a four-vehicle crash in Arlington Heights early Monday evening, according to police.

    President Barack Obama announces Princeton University labor economist Alan Krueger, left, was named as top White House economist, in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday.

    Labor specialist to head Obama economics team

    Facing a public deeply dissatisfied with his handling of the economy, President Barack Obama on Monday tapped a prominent labor economist to join his cadre of advisers and help steer a fall jobs agenda that will be critical to the president’s re-election bid.


    DUI charge after woman strikes Barrington RR crossing

    A 21-year-old North Barrington woman was charged with DUI after she struck a Railroad crossing pole Saturday morning, forcing repair crews to shut down the crossing at Route 59 for more than four hours.


    Arlington Heights teen pleads guilty to vandalizing traffic monitoring device

    An 18-year-old Arlington Heights teen pled guilty to vandalizing a traffic enforcement trailer last month. Nicholas Saegebrecht was sentenced to the Cook Coonty Sheriff's Department Iimpact Incarceration - also known as boot camp - and ordere to play $595 in fines.

    Bob Dold

    Dold: Illinois needs non-partisan, business-friendly approach

    10th District Congressman Bob Dold talks to the Daily Herald about what the state and country need to be doing to be more business friendly - in a nutshell, he says, be more like neighborhing Indiana, where Dold had a sitdown with Gov. Lee Daniels to talk tips.


    Naperville residents want to reverse election result

    Some Naperville residents are starting to question the push to create city council election districts by 2015. In what may be one big case of buyer’s remorse, several council members say they are hearing from constituents who want to know how or if the city can reverse the results of the November 2010 election that requires the city to change from an at-large form of representation to a...


    Mount Prospect man charged with 4th DUI

    A Mount Prospect man was charged with his 4th DUI over the weekend. A Cook County judge set bail at $30,000 for Gonzalo Rodriguez, 43, who prosecturs say drove 60 mph in a 40 mph zone on Busse Road.



    A Cook County judge found no probably cause to hold an Elgin man charged with unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The judge recently dismissed charges against 18-year-old Jeremy Jones.

    Pat Quinn

    Townships begin measuring value of road commissioners

    Cook County township officials can soon start deciding if they want to do away with their road districts and highway commissioners after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation to let them.

    Robert 'Bobby' L. Bostic in a 2011 police mug shot.

    Another potential witness found in 1982 Round Lake Beach murder

    A Lake County prosecutor said Monday located another potential witness has been located in the case against Robert Bostic, who is scheduled to go on trial this week for a 1982 murder. Assistant State’s Attorney Ken LaRue told Associate Judge George Bridges that investigators spoke last week with an inmate of the Winnebago County Jail who claims to have information relevant to the case.

    Jim Kosowski, who grew up in the Timber Trails/Merry Lane neighborhood, hopes his children will soon be able to go to public school in Oak Brook. “We believe strongly in the benefit not just for our kids, but for future generations of kids,” he said.

    Oak Brook neighborhood wants to switch schools

    Residents of an Oak Brook subdivision prevailed in their petition to pull out of Salt Creek Elementary District 48 and DuPage High School District 88 so the neighborhood children aren't "heading in all different directions." Now, though, there's nothing to do but wait as the school districts appeal.

    Demonshea Davidson, 18, of 1200 block of Lotus Drive, is in jail on a $500,000 bond after being charged with home invasion, residential burglary and aggravated battery, Waukegan Police Cmdr. Gabe Guzman said.

    Round Lake Beach man arrested in attack in Waukegan

    A Round Lake Beach man is in the Lake County jail after he allegedly attacked a man who was visiting the home of his ex-girlfriend, authorities said. Demonshea Davidson, 18, of 1200 block of Lotus Drive, is in jail on a $500,000 bond after being charged with home invasion, residential burglary and aggravated battery, Waukegan Police Cmdr. Gabe Guzman said.


    Senior lifestyle expo

    A Senior Lifestyle Expo is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The expo includes more than 100 exhibitors, entertainment, senior idol competition, and health and fitness seminars. Tickets are $3 at the door. Info: seniorlifestyleexpo.org.


    West Chicago seeks volunteers

    The city of West Chicago is seeking volunteers to serve on the environmental or cultural arts commissions. There are two vacancies in on each commission. The environmental commission meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. The cultural arts commission meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Gallery 200, 200 Main St. West Chicago.


    D-54 students perform at Septemberfest

    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 will highlight its fine arts program with several student musical performances on the Daily Herald Stage at Schaumburg’s Septemberfest celebration throughout Labor Day weekend.

    A Winfield resident has come out firing against a proposed riverwalk just west of downtown. Randy Voss says the project should not include any public funding because it’s nothing more than a pet project of a local political group.

    Winfield riverwalk opponent rips ‘pet project’

    A Winfield resident has started an organized effort to oppose the Riverwalk for what he calls suspicious ties in village government between the village board and a political group in town he says is driving the Riverwalk.


    Des Plaines 5th Ward meeting to addresss flooding

    Tim Oakley, Des Plaines director of Engineering and Public Works, will be the speaker at the monthly 5th Ward meeting Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Good Shepard Church at Lake Park at Lee Street and Howard Avenue in Des Plaines.

    Dan Cronin

    Cronin to lay down law to DuPage boards

    Financial mismanagement by two DuPage County agencies has the county’s top elected official determined to use his new oversight authority to monitor the spending of the various boards and commissions he appoints.


    Streets close for Bartlett Street Dance

    Traffic will be detoured around the Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department Street Dance on Saturday, Sept. 3.


    Battle brewing over electric rate bill?

    Legislation to raise electric rates to help pay to modernize Illinois' power grid was sent Monday to Gov. Pat Quinn, who repeatedly has promised to veto it, while sponsors are confident they can override him if he follows through with his threat.


    Police reports

    Daniel H. Kouvavas, 40, of the 400 block of West Park Avenue, Aurora, was charged with felony burglary and felony retail theft at 2:19 p.m. Sunday at Jewel-Osco, 119 S. Randall Road, according to a police report.


    Hoffman Estates holding fun ride Saturday

    The Village of Hoffman Estates Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is holding its second fun ride of the year 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.

    Severiano Wright

    Four arrested in South Elgin car burglary

    South Elgin police are crediting a quick thinking resident for helping nab four people - including one from Elgin - for breaking into a car early Sunday morning.

    Sidney Mathias

    Rep. Mathias recovering from heart surgery

    State Rep. Sidney Mathias, a Buffalo Grove Republican and onetime mayor of the village, is recovering from “major” heart surgery, his campaign spokesman said Monday.

    Ignacio Morales

    Agents seize 2 tons of pot in Addison

    Two men face charges after police raided an Addison furniture store over the weekend and seized nearly 2 tons of marijuana — one of the largest drug busts on record in DuPage County, authorities announced Monday. Arrested were Melrose Park residents Ignacio Morales, 28, and Luis Pichardo, 32, who each were ordered held on $10 million bail.


    Shore talks sewage with Wheeling Twp. Democrats

    Debra Shore, commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, will speak to the Wheeling Township Democratic organization at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1310 W. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights.

    Reginald Mathews, 39, of Lindenhurst is a Lake County prosecutor with nearly 10 years experience and announced he was running for Lake County state´s attorney.

    Third Democrat enters race for Lake County state’s attorney

    A Lake County prosecutor with close to 10 years experience announced Monday he was running to replace current State’s Attorney Michael Waller, who is retiring at the end of next year.


    Police reports

    Juan C. Perez, 31, of the 200 block of Silver Court in Elgin, appeared in bond court Monday on the highest class felony charge of aggravated DUI, felony aggravated driving while his license was revoked and two similar misdemeanor charges, according to court documents. Elgin police arrested Perez Sunday, documents said. Bail was set at $750,000, of which Perez must pay 10 percent to be released...

    These are just some of the materials Lisle police say they recovered after executing a search warrant at the apartment of a Glen Ellyn man whom they believe stole thousands of books and DVDs from area libraries.

    Glen Ellyn man charged in theft of thousands of library books

    A Glen Ellyn man who authorities believe stole thousands of books, DVDs and other items from area libraries and then sold some of them on the Internet, has been charged with three felonies, Lisle police said . Police say James F. Jackson apparently researched the value of the books before deciding which ones to steal.


    Wood Dale teachers making house calls

    Dozens of parents in Wood Dale District School District 7 may find a teacher knocking on their door this week. And that will be a good thing, officials say. The district is launching a new program this week that allows teachers to make home visits to build a better relationship between teachers and families.

    Stocks finished higher Monday after news that damage from Hurricane Irene was not as serious as some had predicted. Above, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday.

    Stocks shrug off effects of Irene

    Stocks rose broadly Monday, led by insurance companies, after it became clear that the tropical storm caused far less damage than many had feared. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 254 points.


    Bird hikes show the best of the fall migration

    Get out and enjoy fall migration with Barrington area bird expert Wendy Paulson during a series of bird hikes at local natural areas. The free walks start on Sept. 9.

    The works of Chicago textile artist Frank Connet will be featured in an exhibition through Sunday, Sept. 18, in Elgin Community College’s Safety-Kleen Gallery One, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

    ECC exhibit features textile artist Frank Connet

    An exhibition featuring the work of Chicago artist Frank Connet will be on display through Sunday, Sept. 18, in Elgin Community College’s Safety-Kleen Gallery One. The gallery is located inside the college’s ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.


    Mundelein High to host college planning program

    Parents and guardians of Mundelein High School seniors are invited to attend an upcoming college planning program. The event is set for Sept. 1. It will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school auditorium, 1350 W. Hawley St.

    Cecelia Ochs, left, Eva Ochs, in baby carrier, and Michelle Ochs, all of Carpentersville, are among 80 volunteers.

    Giving Hanover Twp. children a good start to the school year

    The Dittmers started out around the kitchen table 10 years ago, filling children's backpacks so that some kids with nothing could be excited about going back to school. Fast forward to 2011, when earlier this month 80 volunteers stuffed donated backpacks with all kinds of things for needy children. Now, Backpack Buddies estimates they've crossed the 7,000 number.

    FoxFire restaurant at 17 W. State St. in downtown Geneva hosts its Five Alarm Chili Cookoff Sept. 11.

    Geneva chili cook-off turns on heat to help firefighters

    Want some spice with your chardonnay? Geneva's FoxFire restaurant is hosting its second annual Five Alarm Chili Cook Off on Sept. 11, which is at the tail end of Festival of the Vine. Proceeds go to help fallen firefighters.

    Actor Kevin Bacon, left, and his brother Michael have been touring as The Bacon Brothers since 1995. The pair will play Aurora's Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.

    Catching up with the other brother ... Michael Bacon

    Everyone knows about Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, but did you know that he and his brother, Michael, form the Bacon Brothers band? In advance of a concert in Aurora, Michael answered a few questions.


    Lake County communities consider Lake Michigan water sources

    The drive by several Lake County communities for Lake Michigan water has gotten a bit complicated, as options have become more plentiful.“The primary evaluation tool is the cost to the residents of Wauconda,” said Village Administrator Dave Geary.


    Teen charged with stabbing man in downtown Palatine

    A 17-year-old boy faces two aggravated battery charges alleging he stabbed a man during a confrontation outside a downtown Palatine sandwich shop. The victim was to be released from the hospital Monday.

    An effigy of Libya’s embattled Moammar Gadhafi is seen at a checkpoint in Tripoli Sunday. It now appears members of Gadhafi’s family have escaped Libya and fled to Algeria.

    Gadhafi’s family fled to Algeria

    Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s wife and other relatives fled to Algeria Monday, the Algerian foreign ministry said. It did not say whether Gadhafi himself was with the family.

    When Congress returns this fall, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, right, aired on Monday an agenda that aims to repeal environmental and labor regulations.

    House GOP to spike rules as part of jobs agenda

    The House Republican agenda this fall will focus on repealing environmental and labor regulations that GOP lawmakers say are driving up the cost of doing business and discouraging employers from hiring new workers.

    And you thought you could keep from eating chocolate by telling yourself it’s unhealthy. Well, it looks as if you’ll have to find another reason. A new report says chocolate has health-related benefits.

    Chocolate maintains heart health?
    More bad news for those battling a sweet tooth: eating chocolate is good for you. Regular consumption may slash the risk of developing heart disease by a third, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.

    Camille Harrison, left, and Larry Cohen, right, celebrate their teaching awards with Tom Tippett, grants committee chairman for the Oakton Educational Foundation board of directors.

    Oakton Community College recognizes outstanding staff and faculty

    Camille Harrison, professor of modern languages, and Larry Cohen, instructor of accounting, are the recipients of the 2011 Ray Hartstein Awards for Outstanding Professional Excellence in Teaching at Oakton Community College.

    New volunteers, from left, Joe Hojnacki and Philip Olszewski are sworn in at the Hanover Township Emergency Services Unit recognition dinner Aug. 10.

    Hanover Township Emergency Services recognizes volunteers

    On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Hanover Township Emergency Services Unit hosted a recognition dinner for its volunteers and their families to honor the service of a past member, a promotion of a current member and swearing in of eight new members.

    Kevin DeLozier, left, and Brandon Schott await their ceremonial award from the Marine Corps in honor of acquiring the rank of Eagle Scout.

    Mundelein boys awarded Eagle Scout rank
    Brandon Schott and Kevin DeLozier, both of Mundelein, were ceremoniously awarded the highest Boy Scout Rank, Eagle Scout, in the Titus Brandsma Chapel at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein.


    Northwest suburbs in 60 seconds

    A male likely in his teens ran up behind an 80-year-old woman in a restaurant lot in Arlington Heights, grabbed the purse out of her hand, and fled. She implored him to take her money but leave the purse, but the offender ignored her.

    Suburban natives Paul Kenost and Tatania Gipson will be among the straight players competing in this week's Gay Softball World Series.

    Suburbs host gay softball World Series

    The Gay Softball World Series comes to the Chicago area this week, kicking off with an opening ceremony Monday at Navy Pier. After that, 150 teams will play games from Tuesday through Saturday at fields in Schaumburg, St. Charles and Elmhurst.

    State Sen. Kirk Dillard

    Local GOP slow to back presidential choices

    As the Republican primary race for president picks up steam, top GOP leaders in the suburbs largely are delaying picking who to get behind. It's a process that's usually well underway by now, but even national Republicans are dragging their heels.


    Addison chamber’s flag program commemorates 9/11

    With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 drawing near, Addison Chamber of Commerce and Industry is asking businesses, groups and individuals to sponsor American flags to be flown in the village from September through November.


    Pingree Grove wants to form finance task force

    The village of Pingree Grove is looking to form a finance task force after residents suggested doing so during a heated board meeting earlier this month. The task force will be made up of five to seven residents who will examine the general fund operations of the village and then recommend possible changes to the village’s upcoming budget. The deadline to apply is Sept. 6.


    Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire district offering free smoke alarms

    Starting Sept. 1, the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District will begin visiting residents to provide and install new fire alarms in households that don’t have them, or have alarms that are more than 10 years old. The department also will furnish batteries.

    Kilts aren't required for golfers in the Chicago Kilted Classic outing on Sept. 1, but they're not out of place at the event benefiting the Illinois St. Andrew Society and the Scottish Home.

    Golfers celebrate all things Scottish at Kilted Classic

    Put away the polo shirts and closet the khakis. Dedicated participants of the Chicago Scots' golf tournament will be wearing kilts. “It's just a fun event,” said Tim Hatton, event co-chairman. “We do different things during the day. It's not just a round of golf.”

    Jim Schultz, owner of Franks for the Memories in Mundelein, will represent his joint and all of Illinois in the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, N.Y., over Labor Day weekend. Schultz will enter three wing sauces in the fest's Sauce Off.

    Franks for the Memories taking famed wings to Buffalo for contest

    Mundelein restaurateur Jim Schultz Jr. will represent his renowned Franks for the Memories joint in the National Buffalo Wing Festival over Labor Day weekend. “We're going to the big show,” Schultz said.

    ShelterBox Response Team member Mark Dyer, right, explains the ShelterBox international disaster relief mission to Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, left. Dyer, who also serves as the ShelterBox Scout coordinator, welcomed the king to the ShelterBox display and adventure course at the 2011 World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.

    Elmhurst Rotarian meets king of Sweden

    ShelterBox volunteer Mark Dyer of Elmhurst received a royal welcome from the king of Sweden, who expressed great interest in the organization's work during the 2011 World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.

    The Rev. Linda Dotterbacher

    New Fox Valley pastor reflects on her calling

    After holding other jobs in the secular world, new pastor at Zion United Methodist Church in Hampshire reflects on how she heeded the calling that she heard throughout her life.

    Reidy's General Store on Front Street also served as Lisle's post office before it burned down in 1939, said Marilyn Cawiezel, a founding member of the Lisle Heritage Society.

    Lisle collector preserves history in postcards

    In the age of texting and social media, the idea of sending a postcard may seem antiquated. But our Joan Broz talks with collecting authority Susan Brown Nicholson, who says we may be losing a bit of history.“It is sad that what was once recorded for us to read and enjoy even 100 years later is being lost in the airwaves in current times,” Nicholson said.


    Michael Jackson’s kids visit Ind. boyhood home

    Michael Jackson’s children and father visited the late pop star’s boyhood home over the weekend as his Indiana hometown celebrated what would have been his 53rd birthday.


    Dawn Patrol: Quick hits to start your day

    Dawn Patrol: A 9-year-old Lake Villa girls in in stable condition after a motorcycle crash and other news stories you need to start your day.

    A toll hike going into effect Jan. 1 has some drivers pledging to find alternative routes. Tollway officials, however, think the loss of paying customers will be minimal and, in many cases, temporary.

    Tollway boycott? I-PASS hard habit to break, officials say

    Does a tollway hike in January mean thousands of I-PASS users flocking to alternate routes to avoid getting nickel and dimed at tolled ramps and plazas? Illinois State Toll Highway officials don't think so.

    Commuters pass through turnstiles before boarding a Manhattan-bound train at Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard station in the Queens borough of New York on Monday. The MTA New York City Subway is back up and running Monday morning after a systemwide shutdown was put into effect due to Tropical Storm Irene.

    NYC's subway back on track after Irene

    New York City subways resumed service Monday after Tropical Storm Irene forced an unprecedented closure of the nation's largest mass transit system. Trains and buses in and around the metropolitan area faced their first major test as millions of commuters ventured to work for the first time since the storm hit.


    Airlines resuming flights in the Northeast

    Airports in the New York area are open again now that Tropical Storm Irene has left town, but airlines warn it will be days before all stranded passengers find their way home.


    Woman kills self at N. Ind. elementary school

    Police say a woman who killed herself outside a northern Indiana elementary school doesn't appear to have any ties to that school.

    Wauconda´s 12th Annual “Jammin´ on Main” Street Dance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3.

    ‘Jammin on Main’ Street Dance comes to Wauconda Sept. 3

    Featuring music, food and fun, Wauconda’s 12th Annual “Jammin’ on Main” Street Dance is set for Saturday, Sept. 3. Sponsored by the Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the village of Wauconda, the popular event serves as a fundraiser for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry. The event runs from 6 to 11 p.m.

    Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption will hold its annual “Mane Event Walk Trot Canter” dinner and auction on Oct. 15. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward providing a safe haven for abused and neglected horses.

    Help horse rescue, adoption at fundraiser

    Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption will host the “Mane Event Walk Trot Canter,” the fifth annual silent and live auction dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Road, Elgin.

    The Harris Bank team of Jack Lloyd, left, Eric Eimen, Joe Petricca and Dennis Hanson won the 2011 Peter D. Cunneen Memorial Golf Classic.

    Bridge golf outing nets $57,000

    The Bridge Youth & Family Services hosted the Peter D. Cunneen Memorial Golf Classic & Spa Day on Aug. 8 at Inverness Golf Club. Co-chaired by Richard L. Bokor, Gerald D. Chapman, and Stephen D. Whited, the event raised more than $57,000 for the programs and services of The Bridge.

    The annual Jason’s Hogfan Party to benefit leukemia and lymphoma research will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the St. Charles Moose. All donations are given for research in memory of Jason Gould, a 1988 Kaneland High School graduate, who died in 2006 at age 36 from leukemia.

    Attend fundraiser to help raise money for leukemia

    Jason’s Hogfan Party for leukemia and lymphoma research will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the St. Charles Moose, 2250 Lincoln Hwy. (Route 38) in St. Charles. Sponsors are needed.


    Candidate packets available for primary election

    Courtesy petition packets for Lake County established political party candidates for the March 20, 2012 primary election will be available beginning Aug. 29 through the last day to file, Dec. 5, according to Clerk Willard Helander. Petition packets will be available at the clerk’s office or online at LakeCandidatePower.info. Circulation of petitions begins on Sept. 6 and ends Dec. 5.


    Waukegan chamber to host golf outing

    The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf outing Friday, Sept. 9, at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan.

    “Water Wonderful” by Michele Van Patten-Muzones, sponsored by Aqua Pool & Spa Pros, was voted "Most Colorful Bench" by students in grades 1-8 in the Greater Lindenhurst Lake Villa Area Fine Arts Council's “Vote for Your Favorite Bench” contest.

    Students pick favorite benches in arts council contest
    The Greater Lindenhurst Lake Villa Area Fine Arts Council has announced the results of its “Vote for Your Favorite Bench” contest, which was held in July. First- through eighth-grade students were invited to check out all 34 benches and sponsors and vote for their favorites.

    Alex Karwowski, and friends, with the 19-inch bass he caught in the Bartlett Park District’s annual fishing derby.

    Bartlett fishing derby results announced

    The Bartlett Park District would like to thank the Bartlett Parks Foundation and Fox River Valley Muskie Chapter for helping to present the annual catch and release tournament.


    Get your tickets for live auction, dinner Sept. 10

    Tickets are now available for the “Bulldogs Unleashed” live auction and dinner reception, to be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Fox Valley Country Club, 2500 N. River Road, North Aurora. Tickets can be purchased online at bulldogsunleashed.org.


    Bartlett Street Fest coming Sept. 3

    The band Hi Infidelity will be the main act the evening of Saturday, Sept. 3, as the Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department Inc. hosts the fourth annual Street Fest, Dance and Raffle from noon-11 p.m. in downtown Bartlett.


    Purdue to host discussion of 9/11 aftermath

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will host a panel discussion on how the nation has changed since 9/11.The discussion organized by the Purdue Committee on Peace Studies is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in Wetherill Hall, Room 172, on the West Lafayette campus.


    Indiana high schools sought for Poetry Out Loud

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Arts Commission is encouraging high schools to participate in the annual Poetry Out Loud recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.


    Goshen High freshmen given laptops

    GOSHEN, Ind. — Goshen High School is going digital.


    Indiana Guard calls off Irene relief deployment

    INDIANAPOLIS — About 1,000 Indiana National Guard soldiers who had been activated to help Hurricane Irene relief efforts will instead be staying home.


    Indiana food pantries lose federal grant

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Some of southwestern Indiana’s food banks are facing tough times following the loss of a federal grant many of the pantries had relied on.The Evansville Courier & Press reports that Vanderburgh County did not meet stricter rules for the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board, which had its own funding cut.


    Wounded Indianapolis officer out of hospital

    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis officer who was wounded by a gunshot while he was sitting in his squad car will be recovering at home after being released from the hospital.The department said Sunday night that Officer Dustin Carmack was being allowed to go home after being shot in the hip Friday night.


    Burmese tutoring program running low on funding

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana nonprofit group that has helped Burmese students with reading and homework help says it needs financial help to continue the work when federal stimulus money dries up in December.


    Ill. school chief will not be charged over tractor

    DANVILLE, Ill. — A former school superintendent in eastern Illinois will not face charges for allegedly misusing school equipment and employee time.


    Sentencing set in Chicago student’s beating death

    The last suspect convicted in the videotaped beating death of a Chicago teenager is set to be sentenced. Lapolean Colbert was convicted of first-degree murder, the same charge that four other suspects in the 2009 beating death of 16-year-old Derrion Albert were either convicted of or pleaded guilty to. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.


    Farm Show runway access concerns aviation official

    RANTOUL, Ill. — A state official has raised concerns about public access to an active airport runway during a farming show held last weekend in eastern Illinois.


    Millburn will screen preschoolers

    Millburn School District, 18550 Millburn Road, Wadsworth, is offering screening for preschoolers with suspected developmental delays. An appointment is required. Call (847) 356-8331, Ext. 2908.


    Tourism spending up in Lake County

    Visitor spending in Lake County increased nearly 7 percent in 2010 to $1.06 billion, according to figures released by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Tourism.


    Want to learn how to kayak?

    Learn how to kayak in a pair of programs at the Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville. The sessions are set for Sept. 3 and 24, from 9 a.m. to noon each day.


    Hoffman Estates fun ride coming Saturday

    Join the Village of Hoffman Estates Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for its second annual fun ride of the year on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m.


    Health expo set for Sept. 22 in Bartlett

    Hanover Township, Cook County Commissioner Timothy Schneider and Victory Centre of Bartlett will host the fourth annual Health and Wellness Expo from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.


    Palatine’s Wellness Place holds prostate cancer walk

    Two charities, including the Wellness Place in Palatine, have joined forces to hold the seventh annual SEA (Support, Educate and Advocate) Blue Prostate Cancer Walk/Run. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at Chicago’s Lincoln Park, LaSalle and Stockton.


    Sente calls meeting on power outages

    State Rep. Carol Sente of Vernon Hills will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Lincolnshire to discuss the recent power outages, service interruptions and customer concerns.


    Heart of Buffalo Grove award nominees sought

    Nominations for the Heart of Buffalo Grove Awards are due by noon Sept. 14.

    Students enter Our Lady of Hungary Catholic School in South Bend, Ind., for the first day of school. Indiana’s new voucher program is proving to be a boon for Roman Catholic schools that nationwide have struggled with dwindling enrollments.

    Indiana sees thousands of students leave public schools on vouchers program

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Weeks after Indiana began the nation’s broadest school voucher program, thousands of students have transferred from public to private schools, causing a spike in enrollment at some Catholic institutions that were only recently on the brink of closing for lack of pupils.


    5 bodies found in rural Mexico

    MEXICO CITY — A phone call to a relative of a missing person led police to excavate a corn field in a farming town not far from the capital, and discover the decomposed bodies of five people, authorities said Sunday.


    Could this be the last season in Chicago for Ozzie Guillen?

    Just feels like with Ozzie ... he gone

    I hope I'm wrong about this, but to me there seems to be an air of finality surrounding Ozzie Guillen at Comiskey Park these days. Something deep in my bones screams to me that Guillen is in his final act here, especially if the Sox don't make the playoffs.


    Cubs blank slumping Giants 7-0

    Randy Wells pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Cubs hit four home runs as the North Siders beat the Giants 7-0 on Monday.

    Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd makes a diving attempt at a ball hit by the Giants’ Andres Torres in the third inning Monday. Torres was safe with a double.

    Pitching the name of Giants’ game

    The Cubs traveled west to open a series Monday with the San Francisco Giants. The defending world champion Giants have been hanging around the NL West lead solely on the strength of their pitching.


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


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


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


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


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

    Palatine?s Tim Murphy (10) gets off a header against Conant?s Jamie Blonde on Monday at Conant.

    Palatine passes MSL West test

    Palatine made an early-season statement with a 2-0 Mid-Suburban West victory at Conant.


    Henderson leads Libertyville

    At Countryside Golf Club, Peter Henderson broke par for 9 holes, shooting a 1-under 35 to lead Libertyville (150) to wins over Grant (170) and Wauconda (184).


    Libertyville tops Hoffman

    At Highland Woods, Camilla Ou fired a 38, and Libertyville's girls golf team (177) defeated host Hoffman Estates (256). Libertyville (2-0) also received a 43 from Paige Webb and matching 48s from Darinka Sutic and Lauren Dohse.


    Cougars snap losing streak

    The Kane County Cougars are 1 win from clinching a Midwest League playoff spot.

    Maria Sharapova reacts after rallying to beat Heather Watson on Monday by scores of 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the U.S. Open in New York.

    Shrieking Maria Sharapova survives upset bid at U.S. Open

    Shrieking as loudly as ever, Maria Sharapova came back from a set and a break down against Heather Watson of Britain to win Monday.

    Catcher Tyler Flowers and closer Sergio Santos celebrate after Monday night’s victory over the Twins moved the White Sox within 5 games of first place.

    White Sox young, hungry and winning

    The White Sox got another lift from "Team Charlotte" Monday night as Dayan Viciedo, Tyler Flowers and Alejandro De Aza all contributed in a 3-0 win over the Twins.


    Grayslake Central starts with victory

    Klaudia Basierak had 10 kills, 12 digs and 5 aces, as Grayslake Central’s girls volleyball team opened its season with a 25-8, 25-6 win over Round Lake in nonconference action Monday night.


    Mundelein doubles up Carmel

    Luis Montenegro scored twice, as Mundelein’s boys soccer team held off host Carmel Catholic 4-2 on Monday.

    Carmel’s Caitlin Barry, left, and Jessie Wayland celebrate during their win over Mundelein Monday night at Mundelein High School.

    Carmel has designs on better results

    Carmel Catholic's girls volleyball team enjoyed a successful season last year. The Corsairs have a new look, as in a new coach, but are still winning. They triumphed at Mundelein on Monday.


    Lots to look back at from entertaining opening weekend

    Craig Brueske looks back at the opening weekend of Tri-Cities football including big wins for new coaches Dennis Piron and Nate Eimer at Batavia and West Aurora, respectively. Plus a look at victories for Kaneland, Aurora Christian, Aurora Central and Geneva, and a heartbreaking loss for St. Charles North.


    West Aurora finishes off Geneva

    West Aurora learns from its troubles finishing games last week at the Benet Tournament. This time the Blackhawks play well at the end of both games for a 27-25, 25-21 victory at Geneva, improving to 2-4 while Geneva falls to 1-1. Wisconsin-bound Lauren Carlini led the team with 10 kills and 11 assists.


    Buehrle, Sox gain ground on Tigers

    Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle continued his second-half surge as the White Sox blanked the Minnesota Twins Monday night and pulled within 5 games of the first-place Tigers.


    Viator battles back for victory

    St. Viator's girls volleyball team rallied for a three-set win at Wheeling on Monday.


    Barrington wins tournament No. 2

    Barrington's boys golf team captured its second tournament title already this young season by winning Monday’s Biltmore Classic in North Barrington. Barrington’s team score of 308 was 4 strokes better than second-place St. Viator, with Broncos junior Greg Conrad taking medalist honors.


    Elgin tops Proviso East

    Elgin d. Proviso East: Bri Hamilton had 5 kills and an ace and Hope Demel added 8 assists, 2 kills and 2 sigs as Elgin’s girls volleyball team won its first match of the season Monday, defeating Proviso East 25-11, 25-21. Taylor Powers had 8 assists and 2 sigs and Rachel Roth added an ace, 4 digs and 2 assists for the Maroons (1-2).

    Streamwood’s Nate Fisher takes a shot against Geneva Monday in Geneva.

    Elgin nets 1st win

    Elgin's boys soccer team won it's first game of the season Monday, defeating CICS Northtown 7-1 at the St. Patrick tournament.

    Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa, still rehabbing his injured right Achilles tendon, might not take the first snap in Saturday’s opener at Boston College.

    NU’s Persa might not be ready for opener

    Northwestern won't tip its hand on Dan Persa's potential involvement in Saturday's opener at Boston College, which sends a loud signal to expect sophomore QB Kain Colter early and often.

    White Sox starter Mark Buehrle delivers during Monday’s first inning at U.S. Cellular Field.

    Buehrle makes quick work of Twins

    Mark Buehrle pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning and Tyler Flowers drove in two runs as the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 Monday night.

    After scoring only 3 touchdowns last season and averaging just 2.4 yards per rushing attempt, Chester Taylor is expected to be released by the Bears.

    Bears RB Taylor going, going ... but not quite gone

    Despite reports that he was told he would be released, running back Chester Taylor is still on the Bears roster, and head coach Lovie Smith is calling Taylor's absense from practice a "misunderstanding."

    Bears linebacker Lance Briggs had no complaints in 2008 when he signed his current contract, which already has paid him better than $21 million.

    Surely, Bears’ Briggs must know the deal

    Bears six-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs says he doesn't want his efforts to get a pay raise to become a distraction, but it's too late for that.


    MLB draft changes could hurt Cubs’ plans

    The Cubs made a big splash in this year's draft, but changes to the system might prevent them from buying up the best draft picks next year.

    Fremd senior Jessi Wiedemann (44) will be taking the ball to the basket for Valparaiso University after making a verbal commitment to the school.

    Fremd’s Wiedemann picks Valparaiso

    Fremd senior Jessi Wiedemann has committed to play basketball at Valparaiso University.


    Chicago Sky scouting report
    sky scout for tuesday

    Peyton Manning could still miss his team's NFL opener on Stept. 11, but the Indianapolis Colts activated him on Monday, clearing the way for limited practices as he continues his recovery from neck surgery.

    Colts activate Peyton Manning for limited practice

    The Indianapolis Colts activated quarterback Peyton Manning from the physically unable to perform list Monday, clearing the way for the four-time MVP to play early in the season.

    Thaddeus Armstrong of Wheaton looks to pass during the Glenbard West and Wheaton Warrenville South game Sunday.

    Images: Glenbard West vs Wheaton Warrenville South football
    Glenbard West vs. Wheaton Warrenville South in a nationally televised football game.

    Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish is busy getting familiar with the Huskies’ new no-huddle offense.

    NIU keeps focus on MAC championship

    Nine months ago in Detroit, a fluky completion on fourth-and-20 helped send heavily favored Northern Illinois to defeat in the MAC Championship game. Though the Huskies have changed head coaches since (Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Doeren taking over for Minnesota-bound Jerry Kill), the Huskies have one goal in mind in 2011.


    A closer look at Northern Illinois' starters, schedule and pertinent facts for the 2011 season that opens Saturday against Army in DeKalb.


    Cubs’ Soto needs to ‘make adjustments’

    Cubs catcher Geovany Soto did not start Sunday's 3-2 loss at Milwaukee after going 0-for-19 in his previous six games. He ended Sunday's game by grounding out.


    Chicago Sky scouting report
    sky scout for Sunday: NY Liberty at Sky



    Consumer spending rose more than forecast in July

    Consumer spending climbed more than forecast in July as Americans dipped into savings to buy cars and cool their homes, showing the biggest part of the economy is holding up.

    Irene knocked out power to more than 7 million people and stranded some commuters in New York City, which adds up to long lines at bookstores and cafes of people seeking Wi-Fi.

    Hunt for Wi-Fi crowds East Coast bookstores

    New York area commuters stranded by Hurricane Irene flocked to their local bookstores, cafes and restaurants this morning in search of Internet access after power outages prevented them from working at home.


    Storm-fueled business surge challenges local firms

    Electrical storms have sparked a business boom at several suburban businesses, not a bad problem to have. But the rapid growth has requred business owners to scramble to fill positions and work long hours.

    Robert Kuehn

    Barrington lawyer gets top spot at Shriners

    Robert O. Kuehn, 68, has been a longtime, active Shriner. But don’t expect the Barrington attorney to drive one of those tiny cars in a parade. He laughs at the thought. But he’s serious about working with organizations that help kids. After all, he’s raised three grown children and has eight grandchildren, all in Palatine or Mount Prospect.

    Lower damage estimates from Tropical Storm Irene pushed insurance stocks higher.

    Stock futures rise after Irene weaker than feared

    U.S. stock futures are rising after Tropical Storm Irene damage, which included widespread flooding and millions of power outages, wound up being less than many analysts had anticipated.

    Auction totals are beating forecasts and some sellers made bigger returns from their Ferraris this month than from volatile financial markets. Still, investors are aware that an average classic auto can offer less lucrative returns.

    Ferrari prices accelerate at record auction as others stall

    Auction totals are beating forecasts and some sellers made bigger returns from their Ferraris this month than from volatile financial markets. Still, investors are aware that an average classic auto can offer less lucrative returns.


    Greece’s Alpha, Eurobank holding talks on merger

    A stock exchange announcement says the two private lenders told market authorities that their boards would be meeting later Monday to discuss the merger, as well as a capital boost for the new bank.


    Cisco announces acquisition of Versly

    Cisco today announced that it has acquired privately-held Versly. Based in San Francisco, Versly integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more eff.


    TransUnion report shows credit risk declining

    TransUnion's proprietary Credit Risk Index (CRI) declined for the sixth consecutive quarter as consumers continue to pay off their outstanding debt and maintain low delinquency levels on their credit obligations.

    French actress Juliette Binoche acts on the set of the film “Disengagement,” by noted Israeli director Amos Gitai, in Nitzan, southern Israel.

    Israel lures Hollywood to film in the Holy Land

    Israel is tired of Hollywood filming Jesus’ crucifixion in Italy and the Crusader invasion of the Holy Land in Morocco. So Israeli officials are promising better tax breaks, terror attack insurance and handouts of up to $400,000 to lure international movie producers

    A departures board indicates that many flights, mostly to the New York area, are canceled at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Sunday

    Passenger rights when flights are canceled

    After airlines scrapped more than 11,000 flights along the East Coast because of Tropical Storm Irene this weekend, that's a question facing hundreds of thousands of stranded fliers. Even passengers far from the region could be affected as airlines scramble to get planes and crews back into position.


    ConversePoint to devleop healtcare communication solution

    ConversePoint, a privately owned company based in Chicago, has announced its plans to develop and commercialize a communications platform for the healthcare industry

    Mark Sheffer, the main practitioner at Sheffer Associates, and his wife, Patricia, say their family is the inspiration behind their business.

    Mundelein company focuses on natural healing

    One of the most difficult aspects of running Sheffer Associates is conveying exactly what the company does. The owners use a natural form of self healing. Patients are everyone with someone with learning disorders to allergies.

Life & Entertainment


    Is her friend developing an ego problem?

    A dear friend seems to think a lot more highly of herself lately, and not in a healthy confidence way. She seems to be developing a big, fat ego. What's a friend to do?

    On Monday, Janet Jackson said in a statement to The Associated Press that she would not attend a planned tribute concert to Michael because it coincides with the trial of a doctor charged in her brother's death.

    Janet Jackson won't attend Michael's tribute concert

    Janet Jackson said Monday she won't attend a planned tribute concert for her older brother Michael in Wales because the show coincides with the trial of a doctor charged in the King of Pop's death.

    Anesthesiologist Fabienne Roelants, left, hypnotizes patient Christel Place before her thyroid surgery. At the Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc Hospital in Brussels, one-third of all surgeries to remove thyroids and one quarter of all breast cancer surgeries are performed using hypnosis and local anesthetic rather than full anesthesia.

    Hypnosis used to ease pain, recovery of surgery

    As the surgeons cut into her neck, Marianne Marquis was thinking of the beach. Marquis had been hypnotized before surgery to have her thyroid removed. She's among a growing number of patients at a Belgian hospital who choose hypnosis and a local anesthetic to avoid general anesthesia.

    “Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman”

    New Jane Fonda biography full of drama

    True to her subtitle, author Patricia Bosworth centers her insightful book “Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman,” released Tuesday, on the woman more than the performances of the two-time Oscar winner.

    A man walks in Times Square Sunday as Hurricane Irene arrives in New York City.

    Broadway's curtains going back up following Irene

    Broadway planned to reopen Monday after Tropical Storm Irene forced theaters to scrap a potentially lucrative late-summer weekend. When the threat of Irene prompted city officials to shutter the public transportation system, theater producers threw in the towel for matinee and evening performances on Saturday and Sunday.

    Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis in a scene from “The Help.”

    Soggy weekend soaks box office numbers

    “The Help” remained Hollywood's top draw with $14.3 million on a slow late-summer weekend whose business was even more sluggish as many East Coast theaters closed to ride out the storm there. Irene was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Sunday, but the weekend already was a lost cause for many theaters in its path.


    Addiction more of a disease than bad behavior

    Addiction isn't just about willpower. It's a chronic brain disease, says a new definition aimed at helping families and their doctors better understand the challenges of treating it.


    Popularity of smokeless tobacco on the rise

    While older men once were the main users of smokeless tobacco products, the addiction referral organization Teen Drug Abuse notes that young men and boys now make up 92 percent of smokeless tobacco consumers.

    Kathleen Lanese of Kings Park, N.Y., says having one son, Brendan, 14, right, with autism didn't make her think twice about having another child, Kevin, 10, even though she knew there was a chance the second would be affected, too.

    Autism risk among siblings higher than thought

    A new study suggests nearly one in five children with an autistic older sibling will develop the disorder too — a rate much higher than previously thought.

    Sun exposure can add up for drivers who have long commutes. Combat the left-arm tan by wearing sunscreen every day.

    Your health: Sunscreen for the commute

    Before hopping in the car, you may want to slather on sunscreen, especially on your left arm. Research is finding that ultraviolet radiation penetrates car windows and can cause sun damage.


    Are drugs the best solution for sleep troubles?

    My 4-year-old granddaughter has been given medication to help her “enter REM sleep” at night for more than two years. What would be the side effects and long-term concerns of taking these? The way she seems drugged and the very deep sleep she falls into concerns me.

    Nurse practitioner Jenny Lu gives Travor Reese, 13, his Tdap shot in Tustin, Calif. If you haven’t worried about back-to-school shots since your tween or teen was entering kindergarten, better put vaccines on the to-do list.

    Add vaccines to back-to-school list for tweens, teens

    If you haven’t worried about back-to-school shots since your tween or teen was entering kindergarten, better put vaccines on the to-do list since older children often slip through the cracks.

    Performing balance exercises can be beneficial especially as we age.

    Keeping the right balance as you age

    Balance becomes a major issue as we age and something we often taken for granted. But without good balance, we can't do many simple activities in our daily lives such as walking, climbing the stairs and exercising.


    Women skipping mammograms after ending hormone therapy

    American women who gave up hormone therapy after a study linked the menopause treatment to breast cancer and heart disease also cut back on mammograms, perhaps as a result of fewer doctor visits, researchers said.


    Stretching, relaxation ease back pain

    There’s nothing like pain to motivate you, says Esther Gokhale, when she discusses what set her off on a life of research on aching backs and how to fix them.



    Curses to banners of cursive, writing

    Oh to be taken back to the days of yellowed paper with green lines on them. Now it seems cursive, and even more important, writing, may have fallen out of fashion. A Daily Herald editorial says we hope not. Writing is a critical skill and cursive comes in pretty handy, still.


    Stereotypes and the Strauss-Kahn case

    At a time when immigrants — legal or illegal, and in many cases anyone who merely “looks” like he or she might be an immigrant — are coated with the sheen of otherness or outright criminality, the maid's immigration scheming has become just another example of a carpetbagger looking to game the system.


    King, in word and stone

    In the heart of the nation’s capital, Martin Luther King Jr. now literally takes his place in the American pantheon, the only nonpresident to be so honored. You must experience it.


    State officials should be business advocates
    Everyone can have an opinion, and certainly all are free to express themselves, but our elected officials should be held to a higher standard and defend homegrown Illinois businesses like Sears rather than cause anxiety and anger within the loyal employee base of the company.


    Break social stigma of mental illness
    When we as a society acknowledge mental illnesses for what they are — biological brain disorders — and stop considering these illnesses as character flaws or situations to laugh at or shake our heads at, more people will be willing to take the step of getting needed medical help.


    Article strayed from Ramadan focus
    It is my impression that Krishnamurthy meant not disrespect and did not intentionally stray from focus, yet the verbiage not only facilitated inaccurate perceptions of Muslims but further fused the connection between the Muslim community and 9/11.


    Video of Obama proves the point
    I invite all of you (including Ms. McQuillan) who doubt the veracity of my letter (Fence Post, July 16) to go to this website to observe the video of our president making the statement about his father’s military service during his presidential campaign.


    Dist. 57 is reaping money mess it sowed
    Letter to the editor: A phone survey on behalf of Mt. Prospect Elementary District 57 irritates Marijana Ignjatovic, who says the district is trying to get popular support for a tax hike that she strenuously opposes.


    Nobody solving our flooding problems
    Letter to the editor: Nobody is doing anything to fix the flooding problems plaguing his neighborhood, Wheeling resident Philip Moran writes.


    Lake Arlington path gets more dangerous
    Letter to the editor: The path around Lake Arlington has become a dangerous obstacle course because of speeding in-line skaters and bicyclists, writes Barbara Ilic of Arlington Heights. "No longer is it safe for families, young children, babies in strollers or seniors to simply walk around the lake."


    Random kindness much appreciated
    Too often these days random acts of kindness go unnoticed so I’d like to acknowledge this one.While working on a bicycle that is going to be donated to a needy family, I encountered a broken off bolt that was going to make this extremely good bike useless unless fixed. I was aware of a business in Elk Grove Village that (among other things) is able to solve this problem.I took the part to Scorpio Manufacturing Corp., and when I picked it up the next day, in conversation with the owner, I mentioned why I needed this fixed and that it would result in a bicycle going to someone who wouldn’t have one otherwise.As I was getting ready to leave and asked what the bill was, Jim, the owner, refused to charge me anything for his work.Thanks, Jim!John AmlingArlington Heights


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