Daily Archive : Monday July 16, 2012


    Sarah Zelenka

    Itasca rower headed to Olympics

    Sarah Zelenka had already tried her hand at swimming, basketball and a host of other sports. But when she got to college she decided to try something new, and got into rowing. Before long she was winning titles across the world and and now the 25-year-old from Itasca is headed to compete in the Olympics in London. "That's the great thing about rowing: It's one of those sports you can pick up in...

    Campton Hills Village President Patsy Smith checks on Police Daniel Hoffman as he settles into his office Tuesday at the new Campton Hills Village Hall.

    Campton Hills village hall bigger, will save money in long run

    Campton Hills leaders have purchased a 9,200-square-foot office building to replace the 1,200 square feet of rented space that they have been using as a village hall and police station for the last five years. The village is leasing out 1,500 square feet to a computer firm and the police department will benefit most from having more room.

    Maribeth Kanoon, new principal at Einstein Elementary School

    Schaumburg District 54 appoints new principals

    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 has appointed three new principals and four new assistant principals for the upcoming school year. The new principals have been assigned to Link Elementary School, Frost Junior High School and Einstein Elementary School.


    North Aurora reconsiders, allows video gambling

    The North Aurora village board decided Monday to allow video gambling after all, reversing a vote from last month.

    Residents raise their hands as they wait for question cards during the Union Pacific meeting at Glenbrook North High School.

    UP: Signalman saw rail problem before fatal train wreck

    Dozens of Glenview and Northbrook residents urged Union Pacific Railroad officials to improve bridge safety at Shermer Road and reduce train speeds on hot days, while UP officials say an employee did see a problem with a rail before the derailment that killed a Glenview couple. "Many of these issues you cannot detect because they actually grow and happen underneath the passing train," a...

    Wheeling trustees on Monday rejected Philhaven, a proposal for a multifamily apartment complex to house low-income residents with mental or physical disabilities.

    Wheeling rejects Philhaven development again

    The Wheeling Village Board on Monday again voted down Philhaven, a proposal for a multifamily apartment complex for low-income residents with mental or physical disabilities. The trustees voted along the same lines as the May vote on the issue, with all six trustees against the project and only Village President Judy Abruscato voting for it.

    A suspect was captured on surveillance footage robbing a teller at an Aurora PNC branch of more than $7,000 Saturday morning.

    Police arrest suspect minutes after Aurora bank robbery

    Police were able to locate a man accused of robbing an Aurora bank Saturday morning just 20 minutes after the heist thanks to a GPS unit bundled in the cash. Authorities said the 29-year-old Aurora man pulled out a gun while robbing a teller at a PNC branch of more than $7,000.


    No liquor license for Arlington Hts. karaoke bar

    The Arlington Heights Village Board voted to deny a request for a liquor license from a local business. etc.


    Barrington Hills panel: Status quo on horse boarding

    Barrington Hills' zoning board Monday unanimously recommended disregarding proposed conditions for the allowance of commercial horse boarding as a home occupation business use on the basis that they would only confuse current debate as to whether commercial horse boarding is permissible at all. But when the village board meets at 7:30 p.m. next Monday, July 23, its members will be free to act in...


    Carol Stream fireworks set for Labor Day weekend

    Carol Stream residents — as well as anyone else who likes fireworks and music — will get to formally celebrate one federal holiday a day before another. The village's July 4 fireworks and concert — canceled after major storms rumbled through the area — has been rescheduled to Sept. 2, the day before Labor Day. The village board officially approved a new date for the event...


    Dry conditions fuel deck fire in Zion

    What should have been a routine deck fire in Zion Monday afternoon spread through three backyards and required help from multiple neighboring departments due to severe dry conditions, officials said.

    COURTESY OF THE VILLAGE OF BARTLETT Bartlett Police released a photo of a suspect wanted in the armed robbery of a Circle K gas station at 123 E. Stearns Road, which occured early Friday morning.

    Police: Men hold up Bartlett clerks at gunpoint

    Bartlett Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a gas station early Friday morning. Police said two suspects, one armed with a gun, forced clerks into a bathroom before robbing the gas station.

    Republican U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (right) outraised Democratic challenger Brad Schneider in the second quarter of 2012, reports show.

    Dold outraises Schneider in second quarter and overall, reports show

    Republican U.S. Rep. Robert Dold outraised his Democratic challenger during the second quarter of 2012, newly released reports show. Dold, a freshman lawmaker from Kenilworth, collected $711,084 in donations between April 1 and June 30, according to reports filed Sunday with the Federal Election Commission. Democrat Brad Schneider, a first-time candidate from Deerfield, raked in $582,161 during...

    In this photo taken Sunday, April 15, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, looks over at North Korean People’s Army senior officers, Vice Marshal and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Choe Ryong Hae, center, and Vice Marshal and the military’s General Staff Chief Ri Yong Ho, left, during a mass military parade in Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, national founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea said Monday, July 16, 2012 it has relieved Ri Yong Ho from all posts because of illness.

    Reshuffle of N. Korea’s military gains momentum

    North Korea is reshuffling its most powerful institution, the military, with the dismissal of its army chief — a key mentor to young ruler Kim Jong Un — and the promotion of a general little known outside Pyongyang to a central role over the million-man force.

    Sharon Simon, of Baton Rouge, La., left, and Ellen Bander, of Baton Rogue, La., protest outside a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Monday in Baton Rouge, La.

    Cronyism and outsourcing: Romney, Obama trade jabs

    Using unusually vivid language, Mitt Romney tried to take the political offensive against President Barack Obama on Monday, accusing Obama of cronyism that "stinks" in steering federal contracts to supporters. Unfazed, Obama needled his Republican rival for finally having a job-creation plan — for people overseas.

    Nathan Saavedra

    Kidney donor raising money to help child recipient, fund new initiative

    Although Kalin Koychev recently donated one of his kidneys to 3-year-old Nathan Saavedra of Carpentersville, he hasn't stopped giving. The 33-year-old Wheeling man is planning a fundraiser for Sunday, in which half of its proceeds would help the family pay off Nathan's medical bills, which now total $6,500. "I'm just very touched that he wants to help us," said Tina Saavedra, Nathan's mother.

    Fred Moreno Jr.

    Probation for one of two charged in marijuana bust

    A 27-year-old from South Elgin, originally charged with felony marijuana possession and distribution in May 2011, pleads to misdemeanor possession and gets a fine and probation. Aline Hernandez initially faced up to seven years in prison after authorities raided a South Elgin home in spring 2011 and seized 3.5 pounds of pot and more than $44,000. Fred Moreno Jr., 33, faces seven years as well and...

    Gonzalo Rodriguez-Renteria

    Fox Valley police blotter
    Gonzalo Rodriguez-Renteria, 26, of the 300 block of Tee Lane in Carpentersville, was arrested on several charges Friday evening, reports said. Authorities allege that he initiated with a police officer and discharged the officer's Taser gun, and that it zapped both the officer and him. Police also say Rodriguez-Renteria then tried to elude capture by running into a house that wasn't his.


    Tri-Cities police reports
    Andrew P. Pederson, 19, was cited with having an illegal residential gathering and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, at a party at his home at 12:25 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Pottawatomie Trail, according to a police report. Several others were also cited with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, police said.

    David Hall

    Lake County judge cleared of DUI, convicted of resisting police

    Judge David Hall was cleared of drunken driving accusations but convicted on another charge in his trial Monday in Lake County Circuit Court. Kane County Judge Keith Brown found Hall was guilty of resisting and obstructing a police officer during the bench trial. Brown said there was not enough evidence to convict Hall of the driving under the influence of alcohol charge. "Public officials are...

    A dry field of corn is seen near Fremont, Neb., Monday. The drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956, according to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    Drought now grips more than half of the nation

    The nation's widest drought in decades is spreading, with more than half of the continental United States now in some stage of drought and most of the rest enduring abnormally dry conditions.

    Tammy Duckworth, left, opposes Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District for the 2012 General Election.

    Walsh criticizes Duckworth’s apparent fundraising record

    With $889,050 raised during the second quarter, 8th Congressional District Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth said she has broken a fundraising record for House challengers from either party. Her opponent, Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, who raised $318,158, is cutting at where Duckworth's money is coming from.


    Hoffman Estates public hearing on video gambling

    A public hearing related to video gambling will take place during the Hoffman Estates Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18. The commission will consider a text amendment to differentiate traditional devices in the village from state-licensed video gaming terminals.

    A backhoe, from Chicagoland Paving in Lake Zurich, works on the area for the new playground and parking lot Monday at May Whitney School in Lake Zurich.

    New playground being built at Lake Zurich school to help preschoolers with special needs

    Lake Zurich Unit District 95 officials are trying to make the May Whitney Elementary School campus more special-needs friendly. Construction is under way to build a new playground for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 who are part of a special needs program at the school. Erin Pittman, assistant superintendent of student services, said the new playground equipment will help increase motor skills, balance,...

    The positive vibe at the groundbreaking of the Englewood Flyover in October hit a curve when South Side lawmakers and residents protested that black contractors were sidelined.

    Friction over Metra minority hiring resolved

    Metra approved a $93 million contract to build a railway bridge in the Englewood neighborhood after resolving conflict over charges of leaving out black contractors.

    Jim MacRunnels

    Kane County chair calls pay raise lawsuit a ‘political stunt’

    The attorney for James MacRunnels, a former political rival who is suing Chairman Karen McConnaughay claiming she improperly alloted staff members raises, is fighting a move by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office to have a private attorney represent McConnaughay in the matter. Both sides are due back in court on Aug. 20

    David Kaptain

    Elgin mayor: Use alcohol tax to pay for drug program, roadside safety

    Elgin Mayor David Kaptain's vision for the city is to tie specific revenue streams to targeted projects. He said it lends accountability to government and has set his sights on the new alcoholic beverage tax as a revenue source for drug abuse prevention and extra roadside safety checks. Kaptain posed the option to his fellow council members during a liquor commission meeting and expects a more...


    Venetian Night fundraiser in Fox Lake

    Fox Lake is hosting a venitian night fundraiser on Wednesday at 6 p.m. to benefit the annual boat parade and firewroks event.


    Koo to join Cook Memorial library board

    Tommy Koo will join the Cook Memorial Public Library District board today after he takes the oath of office


    Libertyville attorney dies

    Michael Schostok, a well-known attorney from Libertyville, died at his home Sunday following a long battle with brain cancer, friends of the retired attorney said Monday.

    Marcelo Arellano-Garcia

    Man charged with trespassing at Addison home

    A Stone Park man randomly entered an Addison Township home and carried around a 6-year-old girl before he was restrained and arrested, authorities said Monday. Bail was set at $1 million for Marcelo Arellano-Garcia, 21, who appeared in DuPage County bond court on charges of battery and trespass.

    Robert M. Davison

    Charge: Man threw brick through Wheaton police station window

    A man accused of throwing a brick through a window at the Wheaton police station appeared in DuPage County bond court Monday, charged with criminal damage to state-supported property. Robert M. Davison, 32, was arrested after the incident happened about 6:45 a.m. Sunday, according to court records.


    Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights July 28

    Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights will be the site of the Chicago area's first International Dragon Boat Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Dragon boats are 40-foot human-powered canoes decorated with ornate Chinese dragon heads. Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams consisting of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race the canoes along 500-meter...


    Bridge work to slow traffic in Lombard

    Traffic on St. Charles Road in Lombard will be slower than usual this week as a result of work on the Great Western Trail bridge, officials said Monday.


    Lombard sidewalk project could slow traffic

    Lombard residents should expect lane closures along the west side of Westmore-Meyers Road from Norton Street to Roosevelt Road as part of a sidewalk installation project that began Monday.


    Police probe robbery near Hinsdale

    The DuPage County sheriff's office is investigating a strong-arm robbery reported Saturday night near Hinsdale. Police said the victim was walking in the area of 91st Street and Jamie Lane when two to six suspects approached from behind, beat him and took his iPod Touch.


    Naperville’s Meadows Glen Park to close for improvements

    Naperville Park District will begin work the week of July 23 on improvements to Meadow Glens Park, 1303 Muirhead Ave., officials said Monday. The work is expected to continue through late fall.


    Kane County has to move fast with Pattelli’s departure

    Kane County Finance Director Cheryl Pattelli is leaving to take a job in Boulder, Colo., and the county board is working quickly to fill her vacancy, since the new fiscal year starts Dec. 1.


    Man believed to rob Schaumburg, Westchester TCF banks

    Schaumburg police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed TCF banks in Schaumburg and Westchester on Sunday afternoon. In both cases, the man approached a teller, demanded money then fled on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash.

    Members of Trilogy Dance carry a large American flag during the Lake Zurich Alpine Festival parade.

    Alpine Fest celebrates 70-year mark in Lake Zurich

    The Lake Zurich Lions Club is hosting their 70th annual Alpine Fest on Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22. Organizers estimate a total of 25,000 people attending the event throughout the weekend. Footloose Frank, who has been the coordinator of the fest for 20 years, said the biggest event will be the firefighters water fights which takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night. "We're the...

    10th Congressional District candidates Bob Dold (right) and Brad Schneider

    10th District opponents Dold, Schneider tout independence

    In back-to-back radio interviews with WBBM 780-AM and the Daily Herald, 10th Congressional District opponents Bob Dold and Brad Schneider focus on their independence from party lines in the effort to win swing voters in the up-for-grabs district.

    Columbia College Chicago student Sebastian Keck, of Woodstock, is preparing to shoot a Western-themed short film called “The Last Rider” in McHenry County. All the horses were cast from local stables. Here, he takes a look at a horse at Diamond Acres in Woodstock.

    McHenry County and its horses featured in upcoming film

    Columbia College Chicago student Sebastian Keck, of Woodstock, and his film crew have been casting horses in McHenry County for a short film called "The Last Rider." The short is a Western (or a "Midwestern," as Keck calls it) set in 1890. Filming will begin in mid-August and will take place in McHenry County. The crew passed up opportunities to film in Minnesota and Montana because they believe...

    Paul Meincke and Eoin Delaney from Dublin at Monarch Pass, Colo., where they crossed Continental Divide at 11,300 feet. Delaney isn’t the only international participant, the ride also has drawn a 75-year-old from Holland.

    Veteran area newsman crossing country on bicycle

    By this time next week, ABC-7 reporter Paul Meincke will celebrate completing a lifelong dream. On Tuesday, he expects to complete a coast-to-coast ride, pedalling 3,872 miles since June 3. "What a way to see the country," he proclaims from Wooster, Ohio, after a second straight day of riding more than 100 miles and reaching the 3,000 mile mark.

    Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.com Karsten Krahenbuhl, 8, of West Chicago, finds a way to cool off during a break from the Wheaton Park District soccer camp on Monday at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton.

    More scorching temperatures invade area

    We're sweltering again today in humidity and high tempertures nervously eying our groaning, overworked AC systems. The heat is closing in on a 125-year-old record. AccuWeather.com reported it was 94 degrees at 1 p.m., headed for 100 with a real feel of 103. An air quality alert has been issued until 7 p.m.

    Lucas Conwell, 7, and Sister Barbara Koza play Bingo together at the Clare Oaks Retirement Community. They met through Pages Across Ages, an intergenerational reading and writing exchange through the Bartlett Public Library.

    Intergenerational penpals meet through Bartlett library

    After months of reading the same books and exchanging letters, more than a dozen pairs of Bartlett children and residents at Clare Oaks Retirement Community met in person as part of "Pages Across Ages: An Intergenerational Reading and Writing Exchange." "Anything that promotes reading, I'm all for it," said Ella McColl, 85.

    Emirati police and other officials inspect a boat docked in a fishing harbor in the Jumeirah district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday. A U.S. official in Dubai says an American vessel has fired on a boat off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, killing one person and injuring three.

    Official: U.S. ship fires on boat off Dubai, 1 dead

    United Arab Emirates — An American vessel fired on a boat Monday off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, killing one person and injuring three, according to a U.S. consular official in Dubai.The official gave no other details, but it appeared the boat could have been mistaken as a threat in Gulf waters not far from Iran's maritime boundaries.

    Honorio Vega, who lives in Highland Park and works in Des Plaines, wipes his forehead after playing tennis with a co-worker during the noon hour at Lions Park in Mount Prospect Friday.

    Images: The Week In Pictures
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features festivals, various events, and a lot of people doing whatever they can to deal with the heat.

    Jamie Gellman of Wauconda rounds a barrel Sunday during the 49th IPRA Championship Rodeo at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds, hosted by Wauconda Chamber of Commerce.

    Bronco busters entertain crowds at 49th annual Wauconda rodeo

    Despite the heat, the Wauconda Chamber of Commerce managed to steer thousands of people to its 49th annual International Professional Rodeo Association championship Sunday. The crowd was rewarded by a menu of events that included bareback riding and steer wrestling, with cowboys and horses kicking up plenty of dust into the air.

    Want more train cars? Metra wants commuters like these at the Arlington Heights station on the UP Northwest Line to contribute to its strategic plan.

    What do you want? Tell Metra about it

    What's your wish list for Metra? A station in your town, an express train during the morning rush or more night runs from the city to the suburbs? This is your chance to comment either online or in a series of open houses this month.


    3 teens charged in fatal beating of Chicago man

    Authorities in Chicago say three teens charged with first-degree murder fatally beat a 62-year-old man and video of the attack was posted on Facebook.


    Wisconsin house explosion injures 2

    A house explosion early Monday in Madison sent two men to the hospital. The explosion happened just before 5 a.m. Fire department spokeswoman Lori Wirth says four people were in the home at the time, including a couple and their two adult sons. The men were taken by ambulance to UW Hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available.


    1.2 million attend Taste of Chicago

    The city of Chicago estimates that 1.2 million people attended this year's Taste of Chicago, and those people did their share of eating.The crowds at the 32nd annual food fest consumed 17,600 slices of Lou Malnati's pizza, 18,720 slices of Eli's Cheesecake and 15,000 funnel cakes from the Churro Factory.


    Man stabbed in neck, chest in downtown Evansville

    Police say a man was stabbed in the neck and chest while he said he was sleeping on a bench near a downtown Evansville bus station.Police say the 42-year-old man was stabbed early Monday and that the attacker ran from the scene.


    Quinn to give plan addressing drought
    Gov. Pat Quinn plans to release details of a plan to address Illinois' drought. Quinn is scheduled to visit the farm of James Laird in the southern Illinois community of Waltonville on Monday.


    Siblings reunite after 5 decades

    Dan Cornwall thought it was a scam.When a woman called him June 16 claiming to be his sister, he thought it could be a ploy to take some of the nonexistent inheritance his mother left. But as the woman started naming more than just family members, he realized her claim that she was given up for adoption at a young age was true.On July 5, Cornwall, 54, met his sister Barb Buck, 63, for the first...


    N. Ind. cemetery dating to 1860s closed to public

    A northern Indiana cemetery that dates to the 1860s has been closed to the public over safety concerns with its riverbank. Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore ordered the temporary closing of Grace Lawn Cemetery on Sunday.


    Dawn Patrol: Drownings, fatal crash, Sports update

    19-year-old drowns in Antioch. Hundreds lose power in Arlington Heights. McHenry County cracks down on horse racing event. Gurnee man had heart attack before crash on I-94. Ozzie headed back to Wrigley Field, while Youkilis heads to Boston.

    Channel blackouts such as the one that resulted from the recent spat between Viacom and DirecTV have become far more common over the past three years. Media companies such as Viacom and Disney have become steadily more profitable. But the cable and satellite providers that pay to carry their channels have seen profitability virtually stagnate as they fight each other for subscribers. The squeeze has prompted distributors such as Dish and DirecTV to revolt against higher programming costs, and left consumers in the lurch when it comes to programming.

    Weekend in Review: No pensions in Palatine; why TV channels are blocked
    What you may have missed over the weekend: Top 10 named in Suburban Chicago's Got Talent; McHenry County tries to regulate horse racing; Antioch man drowns; Wauconda's energized downtown a big hit; Mount Prospect residents say no-way to Walgreens; Ex-boyfriend questioned after dog found in oven; Obama says he's not sorry about Bain attacks; London may not be ready for the Olympics; Microsoft, NBC...


    Kyle Korver played two seasons with the Bulls after signing as a free agent in 2010.

    Bulls’ trade of Korver to Atlanta becomes official

    The Bulls finally made it official by sending Kyle Korver to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday for cash considerations.


    Brent Lillibridge zapped by Red Sox

    In a twist of cruel irony for super utility man and former White Sox Brent Lillibridge, he was designated for assignment on the same day Kevin Youkilis returned to Fenway Park.


    Boomers hold on, win 7-0

    The first-place Schaumburg Boomers erupted for 7 runs early, but the Lake Erie Crushers made it close before Adam Tollefson and Patrick Mincey combined to slam the door for a 7-5 victory Monday night.


    Cougars’ offense keys 9-5 win

    Scoring six times in the third inning provided Aaron Brooks and the Kane County Cougars with enough offense as they rolled to a 9-5 victory over the West Michigan Whitecaps on Monday night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

    How long White Sox starter Gavin Floyd will be out of action may figure into whether the Sox need to find another starter or look to bolster the bullpen. Chris Rongey isn’t sure if the Sox will be able to do both.

    No worries about Guillen’s return to Chicago

    White Sox broadcaster Chris Rongey is more worried about the Sox rotation than he is the return of Ozzie Guillen to Chicago when the Marlins visit the Cubs. There's a part of Rongey that misses Guillen, and for lots of reason, as he explains. Figuring out whether the Sox should go get a starter or a reliever is a more difficult task.

    White Sox starter Gavin Floyd is not sure how things are looking because he has been sidelined with arm pain.

    Sox' rotation literally a sore spot

    If the White Sox are going to stay on top in the AL Central — or claim a wild-card spot — they need to shore up the starting rotation. The Sox obviously need some veteran help in the bullpen as well, considering they are navigating with veteran Matt Thornton and six rookies.

    White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis tips his batting helmet to fans Monday as he receives a standing ovation during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Youkilis was traded from Boston to Chicago earlier this summer.

    White Sox falter in Youk’s return to Boston

    Adrian Gonzalez spoiled Kevin Youkilis' return to Fenway Park, hitting a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the White Sox on Monday night.

    Former Cubs all-star first baseman Mark Grace keeps himself busy these days in the Arizona Diamondbacks broadcast booth.

    Catching up with ex-Cub Mark Grace

    It's been 12 years since popular first baseman Mark Grace left the Cubs in a bitter breakup with the team's baseball management. Grace went on to win a World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, for whom he broadcasts games today. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles caught up with Grace over the weekend at Wrigley Field for a wide-ranging Q and A session.


    Cubs scouting report
    Cubs scouting report

    Bears running back Matt Forte has agreed to a long-term deal with the team, avoiding the arbitration tag and allowing him to report to training camp later this month.

    Forte has a new deal, and Bears have no worries

    The Bears and running back Matt Forte have agreed on a long-term deal the Pro Bowl running back has long coveted. The four-year deal is expected to pay Forte $32 million, and about $18 million of the deal is guaranteed.


    Mike North video: USA uniform flap silly

    USA Olympic uniforms aren’t the only products we use here made in China. Why can’t we keep a class pitcher like Ryan Dempster on the Cubs? Ÿ For more, see www.northtonorth.com . Listen to Mike on Foxsportsradio.com, XM channel 169, or your iHeart application Sat 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and Sun 9 p.m. to midnight. You can also hear him Sunday evenings on WIND 560AM. Look for Mike on WIND on Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. and on Fridays at 5:50 p.m. Listen to Mike’s podcasts at foxsportsradio.com/podcast/mikenorth.xml



    Cary bar facing liquor license violations

    A Cary bar is defending itself against allegations that it violated two parts of the village's liquor code. Coleman's in the Park is accused of allowing its patrons to consume alcoholic beverages beyond midnight and of playing loud music from its deck."I'm disappointed in the violations but we'll hear the testimony of the business and we'll review the facts and based on the facts and the testimony, I'll render a decision and that's it," said Village President Tom Kierna, also the town's lone liquor commissioner.


    Big Ten relocating headquarters to Rosemont

    The village of Rosemont and the Big Ten Conference have finalized a deal that will bring the conference's headquarters, along with a conference center and interactive museum, to the village's new entertainment district by the fall of 2013. Under the agreement, the athletic conference will construct a new three-story office building in The MB Financial Park at Rosemont, near Balmoral Avenue and the Tri-State Tollway.

    Marissa Mayer, formerly a vice president at Google, will be Yahoo's next CEO, the fifth in five years as the company struggles to rebound from years of financial malaise and internal turmoil.

    Yahoo turns to former nemesis to be its CEO savior

    As a top executive at Google for the past 13 years, Marissa Mayer played an instrumental role in developing many of the services that have tormented Yahoo as its appeal waned among Web surfers, advertisers and investors. Now, Yahoo is turning to its longtime nemesis to fix everything that has gone wrong while Google Inc. has been cementing its position as the Internet’s most powerful company.


    Business Ledger honored in Inland Press contest

    The Daily Herald Business Ledger was honored for a second year in a row by the Inland Press Association in its 2012 Newspaper Business Development Contest.

    Dr. Stephen R. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” died Monday, three months after a serious bicycle accident in Utah.

    Stephen Covey, “7 Habits” author, dies at 79

    SALT LAKE CITY — Stephen R. Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” as well as several other books that together have sold millions of copies, has died. He was 79.In a statement sent to employees of a Utah consulting firm Covey co-founded, his family said the writer and motivational speaker died at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, early Monday due to complications from a bicycle accident in April.“In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each one of his children and their spouses, just as he always wanted,” the family said.Covey was hospitalized after being knocked unconscious in the bike crash on a steep road in the foothills of Provo, Utah, about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City. Covey, a Utah native, was considered a pioneer in the self-help genre aimed at helping readers become more productive in their lives, most notably with “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” which sold more than 20 million copies in 38 languages.“This was one of the first books in recent times that was really directed at prioritizing the way you worked, so you could be more effective as an individual” said Adrian Zackheim, president and publisher of Portfolio, a business imprint at Penguin Group (USA). “It wasn’t about how to be a manager or how or to run a company. It was about how to conduct yourself.“Covey’s influence was very pervasive,” added Zackheim, a rival publisher. “It was a book that applied to everybody. You would hear about whole organizations where everybody in the company was expected to read the book.”Covey also was the author of several other best sellers, including “First Things First,” “Principle-Centered Leadership,” “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families,” and “The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness.”Covey was the co-founder of Utah-based professional services company FranklinCovey.At the time of his bicycle accident, his publicist, Debra Lund, said doctors had not found any signs of long-term damage to his head.“He just lost control on his bike and crashed,” Lund said. “He was wearing a helmet, which is good news.” Catherine Sagers, Covey’s daughter, told The Salt Lake Tribune in April that her father had suffered some bleeding on his brain after the accident. A telephone message left for Sagers on Monday wasn’t returned. Sean Covey said his father was at a family gathering in Montana when his health began to deteriorate and he was rushed to the closest hospital.“Our family, all nine kids and our spouses and my mom, were able to gather together again to be with him for the last few hours of his life, which is what he always wanted,” Sean Covey said in an email to The Tribune.

    U.S. stocks fell, dragging the Standard & Poor’ 500 Index lower for the seventh time in eight days, after the International Monetary Fund cut its global economic forecast and retail sales unexpectedly dropped.

    Stocks close lower after consumer spending slides

    NEW YORK — Stocks closed lower for the seventh day out of the last eight on Monday after the government reported that U.S. consumers cut their spending last month. The news pushed stocks down from the start of the trading day. Though they recovered a bit around midday, all three major indexes closed down. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 49.88 points, or 0.4 percent, to 12,727.21.Before trading opened, the Commerce Department said retail sales fell 0.5 percent in June from the month before as Americans spent less on autos, furniture and appliances.It was the third straight month of declining sales, a worrisome trend. The last time sales slumped for so long was in the fall of 2008, at the worst point of the global financial crisis.“The summer soft patch is here, and it could be here a while,” said Randy Frederick, a managing director at Charles Schwab, the stock brokerage firm. “Consumers are belt-tightening.”Also dampening spirits, the International Monetary Fund said it now forecasts the global economy to grow 3.9 percent in 2013, down from an earlier estimate of 4.1 percent.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 3.14 points, or 0.23 percent, to 1,353.64. The Nasdaq composite index fell 11.53 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,896.94.Companies that rely heavily on consumer spending were among the weakest on the New York Stock Exchange. Home Depot fell 64 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $51.45. Lowe’s Cos. lost 92 cents, or 3.4 percent, to $25.80.Industrial stocks also fell sharply. General Electric and Caterpillar, a heavy equipment maker, each fell about 1 percent. GE lost 18 cents to $19.59. Caterpillar lost 92 cents to $81.15, one of the biggest losses among the 30 stocks that make up the Dow average.Comments from Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao over the weekend also weighed on the market. Wen said his country’s economy has not yet entered a recovery and “economic difficulties may continue for some time.” Some of the weakness in China comes from the debt crisis in Europe, which has crippled spending on imported goods.In the Treasury market, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell to 1.45 percent from 1.49 percent late Friday as investors sought the relative safety of government debt.In Europe, borrowing rates for Italy and Spain rose again, the latest signal that bond investors are leery of the finances of those countries. Stocks fell 2 percent in Spain and 0.4 percent in Italy. Benchmark indexes in Germany and France were flat.The U.S. corporate earnings season resumes in earnest this week with reports from major companies that cover a wide span of the economy. On deck Tuesday are Harley-Davidson, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson. Intel and Yahoo also report this week.Other stocks making big moves included:Ÿ Visa rose $3.06 to $127.15 and MasterCard rose $7.29 to $436.89. The two giant payment processing companies, along with major banks, settled a seven-year old lawsuit with merchants over fees they charge when customers pay with credit cards.Ÿ Par Pharmaceutical jumped $13.42 to $50. The generic drug maker agreed to be acquired for $1.84 billion in cash by the private investment firm TPG. The offer was a 37 percent premium to Friday’s closing price.Ÿ Yahoo rose 34 cents in after-hours trading to $15.98 after the company named longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer to be its next CEO. Mayer will be the fifth leader the struggling Internet pioneer has had in the past five years. Declining stocks narrowly outpaced rising ones. Volume was light at 2.9 billion shares.

    Americans cut their spending at retail businesses for a third straight month, as a weak job market made consumers more cautious. Retail sales fell 0.5 percent in June from May, the Commerce Department said Monday.

    U.S. economy appears weaker as retail sales slump

    The outlook for the U.S. economy appeared dimmer Monday after a report that Americans spent less at retail businesses for a third straight month in June.

    Sprint says it has turned on its new wireless data network, providing a much-needed boost to the carrier, whose data speeds lag those of its largest competitors.

    Sprint fires up new wireless data network

    Sprint Nextel Corp. said Monday that it has turned on its new wireless data network, providing a much-needed boost to the carrier, whose data speeds lag those of its largest competitors.

    Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., walks outside company headquarters in New York, U.S., on Friday.

    JPMorgan probe distances bank from trades, gives U.S. road map

    JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s claim that it found possible employee intent to misprice trades in a unit that lost $5.8 billion may put distance between management and any wrongdoers while providing a road map for U.S. investigators."E-mails, voice tapes and other documents, supplemented by interviews" were "suggestive of trader intent not to mark positions where they believed they could execute," the bank said in a presentation July 13 as it reported net income fell 9 percent to $4.96 billion.

    Mark Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Tyndale House Publishers, discusses his company’s future. Founded by Taylor’s father 50 years ago, Tyndale House has become one of the largest independent Christian publishers in the world.

    After 50 years, Tyndale House remains faithful to its mission

    Tyndale House Publications in Carol Stream celebrates its 50th anniversary. Launched in 1962 with the publication of the "Living Letters" that put the Bible in everyday English, Tyndale is now one of the world's largest privately held Christian publishers that has many bestsellers to its credit.

    Hydraulic couplings ready for shipping at the Eaton Corp. plant in Berea, Ohio. U.S. companies added to their stockpiles in May. But their sales fell for a second straight month, adding to worries that the economy has slowed.

    U.S. business stockpiles grew 0.3 percent in May

    U.S. companies added to their stockpiles in May. But their sales fell for a second straight month, adding to worries that the economy has slowed. Business stockpiles grew 0.3 percent in May from April, matching April's increase, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Business sales fell 0.1 percent in May, matching the April decline.


    GlaxoSmithKline wins takeover bid for Human Genome

    U.K. drug maker GlaxoSmithKline said Monday it had secured its takeover of Human Genome Sciences after agreeing to pay a higher price for the U.S. biotechnology company.In a joint announcement by the two companies, GSK said it would pay $14.25 per share for Human Genome Sciences, up from its previous offer of $13 per share. The offer values Human Genome Sciences at $3.6 billion.Directors of both companies have approved the deal, the announcement said.


    Nokia cuts U.S. price of flagship smartphone

    Nokia has cut in half the price of the Lumia 900 in the United States in an effort to boost sales of its flagship smartphone running on the Windows Phone operating system.The device is now being offered for $49.99 with a two-year contract with AT&T, down from $99.99 when it was launched three months ago.


    Citigroup beats analysts’ estimates on investment banking

    Citigroup Inc., the third-biggest U.S. bank, reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates on revenue from advising on mergers and underwriting stocks and bonds.


    Tribune judge grants approval for newspapers chain’s exit plan

    Tribune Co. won approval for its reorganization plan, the first of two rulings the biggest newspaper publisher in bankruptcy needs to leave court protection.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey overruled the remaining, minor objections to the plan and said in an opinion issued yesterday in Wilmington, Delaware, that he would sign an order approving the plan after final wording changes were made.

    This file image of a screen grab provided by Google shows the YouTube website.

    Viewers turning to YouTube as news source

    A new study has found that YouTube is emerging as a major platform for news, one to which viewers increasingly turn for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters. The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism on Monday released their examination of 15 months of the most popular news videos on the Google Inc.-owned site.

    Associated Press The exposed banks of the Mississippi River at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, Tenn.

    A year after floods, shippers face low Miss. River

    A year ago, the Mississippi River swelled to near-historic proportions and flooded farms and homes from Illinois to Louisiana. Now, the water level is so low that cargo barges have run aground and their operators have been forced to lighten their loads.Those who make their living on the river say it's remarkable, yet normal. The river can be fickle and is high some years, low in others.

    In this Dec. 14, 1995, file photo, Robert Wright, president and chief executive officer of NBC, speaks in New York with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, displayed on screen, speaks from Hong Kong, during a news conference announcing that NBC and Microsoft would form a joint venture to start a cable news channel and related online service called MSNBC.

    Microsoft, NBC dissolve MSNBC.com joint venture

    Microsoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned MSNBC.com, freeing the world's largest software maker to build its own online news service. The breakup announced late Sunday dissolves the final shreds of a 16-year marriage between Microsoft Corp. and NBC News, which is now owned by Comcast Corp. The relationship began to unwind in 2005 when Microsoft sold its stake in MSNBC's cable TV channel to NBC.


    Markets down ahead of U.S earnings; euro hits 2-yr low

    Financial markets were subdued Monday ahead of a raft of U.S. corporate earnings statements that should shed more light on the state of the U.S. economic recovery, while the euro fell to a fresh two-year low against the dollar amid ongoing concerns over Europe's debt crisis.


    Oil falls below $87 as China cautions on economy

    Oil fell slightly in Asia on Monday as the Chinese premier's downbeat comments on the economy underlined the possibility of weak demand from the world's second biggest crude consumer. Benchmark oil for August delivery was down 41 cents at $86.69 a barrel at midafternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $1.02 to finish at $87.10 per barrel in New York on Friday. Brent crude was up 6 cents at $101.48 on the ICE futures exchange.


    Wheaton ice cream shop misses out on heat wave

    Lucas Bingham, owner of Tates Old Fashioned Ice Cream in Wheaton, missed out on a lot of business when his shop lost power following heavy storms. He talks about how he got through and what he plans to do now.

    Desmond Clark

    Former Bears TE Clark now selling real estate in Libertyville

    Kukec's People features former Chicago Bears Desmond Clark, who is now partnering with his Realtor girlfriend to sell homes in the Libertyville area.

    Gary Blaski

    Glendale Heights printing company grows with customer’s needs
    Gary Blaski's father had a trucking business. At the age of 8 he assisted in the company and knew someday he would become an entrepreneur. For more than two decades he has run Allegra Marketing, Print, Mail.

    Lake Zurich Radiator & Air Conditioning Service Inc. has been in operation since 1996.

    Lake Zurich Radiator & Air Conditioning heats up during the summer

Life & Entertainment

    Obesity researchers are studying thin people for clues about hunger. Marlon Adams eats a salad while his fiancee, Maureen Michael, prepares dinner for her mother.

    Why do some people never get fat?

    Maureen Michael's weight remains steady even though she eats whatever she wants and does not exercise interests scientists studying the nation's obesity epidemic. By looking at people who are near their ideal body weight, researchers at the National Institutes of Health's Metabolic Clinical Research Unit in Bethesda, Md., hope to figure out what causes so many others to be overweight or uncontrollably fat.


    Jimmy Kennedy’s Pimento Cheese
    Jimmy's Pimento Cheese

    Pimento cheese, the ultimate Southern comfort food, gets a kick from a chipotle pepper.

    Chipotle Pimento Cheese
    Chipotle Pimento Cheese

    It took Jack Connelly about 10 years to fully restore this 1978 Volkswagen Bus.

    VW bus turned into a family van

    The first question most people are dying to ask when they spy Jack Connelly pull up in his 1978 VW Bus is, "Do you go camping in it?" Who can blame them? For decades, these uber-functional hauling machines were the vehicles of choice for outdoor enthusiasts. With their squared styling, compact rear-engine design and over-the-wheels driving position, these microbusses have interior space in overabundance.

    Shock rocker Marilyn Manson will join Rob Zombie to co-headline the “Twins of Evil” tour which makes a stop at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Oct. 11. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

    'Twins of Evil' Manson, Zombie to play Rosemont

    Halloween is coming to the suburbs a few weeks early this year when shock rockers Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombine co-headline the "Twins of Evil" tour at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Oct. 11. Tickets go on sale Saturday.


    Music notes: Vets Filter visiting St. Charles

    Veteran industrial-rock group Filter will make a stop in downtown St. Charles this weekend for a show at the River Rockhouse.

    “The Last Minute” by Jeff Abbott

    Three mysteries for summer reading

    What would you do to save your son? In Jeff Abbott's new thriller, "The Last Minute," Sam Capra's wife is in a coma and he is desperate to find his infant son. An ex-CIA agent, Capra has the skills and resources for the search.


    Don’t put family in awkward position about their finances

    Carolyn Hax offers siblings advice on how to handle touchy situations with money and spending.

    Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez was part of the all-star cast that helped lead “Ice Age: Continental Drift” to the top of the box office over the weekend. The entertainer is eager to focus even more attention on her once white-hot movie career.

    Lopez ready to move on after ‘Idol’

    Jennifer Lopez was part of the all-star cast that helped lead "Ice Age: Continental Drift" to the top of the box office over the weekend, and the entertainer is eager to focus even more attention on her once white-hot movie career. "I do miss doing films. I feel like the last two years with (American) Idol,' I've really, really focused on, you know, my music. ... It was all kind of very synergistic, it worked really well together," said Lopez,

    Singer Mariah Carey is being pursued to join the judging panel of the Fox talent competition “American Idol.”

    ‘Idol’ courting Mariah Carey as a judge

    "American Idol" may be getting a worldwide idol as a judge — Mariah Carey. A person familiar with the show's negotiations say Carey is being pursued to join the judging panel of the Fox talent competition. The source requested anonymity because of the private nature of negotiations, which were termed as serious. Carey has also been courted by other talent competitions, and her name has been thrown out in the past for "Idol" and other shows.


    Uma Thurman gives birth to a baby girl

    It's a girl for Uma Thurman and her financier boyfriend. Thurman's representative confirmed on Monday that the actress gave birth. She did not release details, including the baby's name.

    Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Bel Air, Calif., mansion is on the market for $14.9 million. The house was rented out to recluse Howard Hughes for most of the 1960s.

    Liberace movie to film in Gabor mansion

    With no luck selling Zsa Zsa Gabor's Bel Air, Calif., home, her husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, has turned to another possible form of income: renting out the mammoth estate.

    Don’t waste cooked corn on the cob. Use the kernels in a summer corn salad.

    Fresh sweet corn one of summer’s tasty perks

    It seems everyone has their own way of preparing corn. My mom would plunge fresh corn into boiling water after painstakingly removing all husks and silks. Minutes later, our family would slather on the butter, sprinkle our ears with salt and devouring row after row of tender kernels. This cooking technique works well as long as you have a pot large enough to hold the several cobs. But what if you don't own a big pot? Then what?

    Don’t waste cooked corn on the cob. Use the kernels in a summer corn salad.

    Summer Sweet Corn Salad
    Summer Sweet corn Salad

    Mothers planning on exclusively breast-feeding need to start right after giving birth, feed on demand and ask hospital staff for support, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Initial steps crucial to breast-feeding success

    Planning to exclusively breast-feed? Start right after giving birth, feed on demand, keep the baby in your hospital room to sleep and ask the staff for support. Such "Baby-Friendly" steps make it more likely a new mom will stick to her breast-feeding goal, says a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


    Exercises to strengthen pecs
    Push-ups are a compound exercise involving multiple muscles: shoulders, chest, arms, core and legs. The modified push-up is a good move for the beginner or for those who may be more limited in upper-body strength. It will give the back and upper body more support.

    Bob Cole demonstrates position 2 of an incline chest fly.

    How to shape up 'hugging muscles'

    You want to make sure your "hugging muscles" are in good working order. We're talking about the pectoralis major and the pectoralis minor, commonly called the pecs. They are two large muscles in the chest, pec major being the larger — in fact, it is very large, extending from the collarbone to the sternum.


    Health briefs: Clinic offers tips before you travel

    Edward Hospital has opened a Travel Medicine Clinic to help people with their health care needs and preparations for international trips.


    Memory strategies help fend off forgetfulness

    Most of us experience more forgetfulness as we get older. Fortunately, there are plenty of behavioral strategies you can use to improve your memory. Many are simple things that you probably do already. But you still can benefit from doing them more regularly.

    A report raises concerns regarding mental health services geared to the growing number of older Americans.

    Report finds mental health care lacking for boomers

    Getting older doesn't just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem. And as the population rapidly ages over the next two decades, millions of baby boomers may have a hard time finding care and services for mental health problems such as depressione.

    Running during the hot and humid summer months can be challenging. Try some different techniques to make it easier.

    Your health: Hot weather workouts
    "Less does more." That's the message in the July issue of Runner's World's guide to maintaining your workout through the dog days of summer, The Washington Post says. Instead of lamenting the humidity or your lack of time, the magazine advises using summer as an excuse to streamline workouts.

    Keith Johnson tells students to “get those arms up!” as he teaches an exercise class at First Baptist Church of Glenarden. The class is one of the ways African American congregations are reinforcing the importance of diet and exercise.

    Churches preaching gospel of good health

    First Baptist Church of Glenarden is among many big African-American congregations across the country that in recent years have decided to make health and wellness a major priority. The health ministries' efforts range from nutrition to Zumba classes to showing parishioners how a healthful lifestyle is promoted in scripture.


    Program helps kids know what they’re eating

    Children, as young as 5 years old, are being schooled in healthy eating in a new, innovative pediatric weight management program at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Sacramento. The program echoes heightening concern over the obesity epidemic in the United States

    Andre Hudson explains the next drill for athletes he coaches in a summer strength training and conditioning camp called Lives Under Construction at St. Petersburg’s Lake Vista Park.

    Exercise, hydrate, rest part of heat workouts

    He calls himself "The Sweatmaker." Andre Hudson, a 40-year-old personal trainer from St. Petersburg, runs a series of popular speed and agility clinics for athletes from elementary school to the college level. Hudson's training sessions, which typically take place under the midday sun, range from 45 minutes to an hour. The challenge, he says, is to condition the body while avoiding dangerous heat-related illnesses such heat exhaustion and heatstroke.


    Celiac disease leads to changes in diets

    About 1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease, which may explain why we've been hearing so much about gluten-free diets. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and keeps it from absorbing parts of food that it needs to stay healthy. The culprit is a reaction to gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, barley and some oats.

    Diego (Denis Leary) shares a love-hate pussycat relationship with Shira (Jennifer Lopez) in Ice Age: Continental Drift,” which led the box office this weekend.

    While Batman lurks, ‘Ice Age’ tops the box office

    "Ice Age: Continental Drift," the fourth installment in the popular series of animated films, led the North American box office for the weekend of July 13 -- but don't expect it to stay at No. 1 for long.

    Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.com Singer David Cassidy entertains thousands Saturday night at the Des Plaines Summer Fling.

    David Cassidy brings hit parade to Des Plaines

    Singer David Cassidy entertained thousands who showed up Saturday night to capture a little bit of their youth as they listened to him sing favorites from his days with "The Partridge Family" at the Des Plaines Summer Fling.


    Gov. Pat Quinn speaks recently with reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

    Editorial: Illinois’ endless saga of debt and inaction
    A Daily Herald editorial asks, where's the leadership and sense of urgency in dealing with Illinois' fiscal challenges?


    Trolling for boos

    Columnist Kathleen Parker: While grudgingly giving Romney credit for showing up, commentators and politicos on the left have joined the birthers in being just plain weird. The narrative du jour is that Romney purposely used the term "Obamacare" to ensure that he was booed in order to ... incite his racist white base.


    Joe Pa’s shame

    Columnist Eugene Robinson: In a letter he wrote before his death, Paterno argued that whatever people might think of his actions in the Sandusky matter, "this is not a football scandal." But that's precisely what it is.


    Why the shift in word usage?
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Have you noticed the recent shift in language describing "illegal immigrants"? Now they seem to be "undocumented." Is this to be more "politically correct"?


    We’re selling out, ruining our earth
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: When you learn the price of this so-called progress, it is destroying our health and our earth for the sake of making a buck.


    Find a way to end Madigan’s reign
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Madigan's "okey-dokey" is the final say on everything that has Illinois at the threshold of financial ruin. One legislative district rules the rest of the state.


    Village welcomes renal dialysis facility
    Letter to the editor: Streamwood Village President Billie Roth welcomes U.S. Renal Care to the community. "Residents can now rest assured knowing that they have access to a dialysis center close to home right here in Streamwood," she writes.


    Proud Meadows had 4th of July parade
    Letter to the editor: Huffo The Clown marched in another Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade, but he says this one was particularly special.


    Relay over, but we still need your help
    Letter to the editor: "On behalf of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Inverness committee, I would like to say 'Wow!'" says Stephan Egan, the Relay co-chairman. "While the event was a great celebration, we are still $30,000 short in reaching our goal."


    Grateful for simple act of kindness
    Letter to the editor: Betty Aikens of Elk Grove Village relates a simple act of thoughtfulness that made her day on July 3. "In spite of the heat it was a great day for me," she writes.


    Don’t give up; still plenty BG can do
    Letter to the editor: Randy Gollay doesn't accept the premise Buffalo Grove's money is drying up and their's nothing that can be done. "We need leadership that raises above the mediocre and not only confronts the challenges ahead but invigorates the solutions with forward thinking," he writes.


    Hopes Honey lands in lap of luxury
    Letter to the editor: "There should be more people in this world like Mark Gannardo, for saving a stranded, injured and dying dog in Busse Woods," writes Carol Remian, referring to the July 7 story in the Daily Herald. "I hope 'Honey' goes to a home where she will be loved and treated like a queen."


    Always enjoys the Arlington Hts. band
    Letter to the editor: Bill Dearhammer appreciates the concerts by the Arlington Heights Community band and think you would, too. "The band is an excellent representative of our village and is certainly worthy of our support," he writes.


    Arlington Park a good neighbor to us
    Letter to the editor: Mary Jobst of Rolling Meadows was thrilled with the fireworks at Arlington Park this year, and says it's an example of why the suburbs can't afford to lose the track. "The park is a gem to our community that is often overlooked," she writes.


    Bartlett foolish to reject aggregation
    Letter to the editor: Melissa Owens of Bartlett says her village was shortsighted in voting down electrical aggregation. "Lower electrical prices gained through negotiation on our behalf would have been a valuable benefit to many residents," she writes. "Now, we can only sit and watch as our neighbors enjoy their savings."


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