Daily Archive : Tuesday September 11, 2012


    Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Egyptian protesters, largely ultra conservative Islamists, have climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, went into the courtyard and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with Islamic inscription, in protest of a film deemed offensive of Islam.

    Pentagon sending two warships to Libyan coast

    The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and not a spontaneous mob enraged over an anti-Islam YouTube video. U.S. officials saId Wednesday night that the Pentagon is moving two warships to...

    Dryden School in 2012.

    Arlington Heights school marks 60th birthday

    Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights is celebrating its 60th birthday on Wednesday with a special event for former students, parents and staff. "A lot of teachers have not been back since they retired, but they have really great memories of their time here," said Becky Dufern, co-director of the school's library media center.

    Sun City Huntley will hold its 10th annual “You’re Not Alone Cancer Walk” on Saturday, Sept. 29.

    Several charity events on tap for the Fox Valley

    If you want to help raise awareness for cancer in Huntley, mark your calendars for the 10th annual "You're Not Alone 5K Cancer Walk." The walk will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, starting at the Sun City Fountain View Pavilion at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. The Breast Cancer Support Hour Group in Sun City started the walk to raise awareness about cancer.

    Thousands of public school teachers march for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in downtown Chicago. Teachers walked off the job Monday for the first time in 25 years over issues that include pay raises, classroom conditions, job security and teacher evaluations.

    What's at stake in the Chicago teacher strike

    As the teacher strike in Chicago carried on for a third day Wednesday, suburban school officials, teachers and parents are keeping an eye on developments. Policy decisions that arise from an eventual contract could have an influence on future negotiations in the suburbs.. Here is a breakdown of the issues on the table.

    On Tuesday, a state panel refused to let Mercy Health System build this proposed 70-bed hospital in Crystal Lake.

    State panel rejects Mercy’s plan to build Crystal Lake hospital

    Although a state panel rejected Mercy Health System's plan to build a hospital in Crystal Lake, Mercy officials are not yet ready to throw in the towel. By a 6 to 3 vote, the Illinois Heath Facilities and Services Review Board said it would not issue a certificate of need to Wisconsin-based Mercy, which would have let it build a $115 million hospital on Three Oaks Road.

    Elgin police and fire personnel examine the scene of a crash in the northbound lanes of Route 31 near the interchange with the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway on Tuesday afternoon.

    Three severely injured in Elgin crash on Rt. 31

    Three people were injured in a head-on crash on Route 31 near Interstate 90 in Elgin late Tuesday afternoon, according to fire department officials. All three people were conscious at the scene, but suffered serious injuries.

    Joe McMahon

    State's attorney wants 3 years to determine effectiveness of drug program

    So far, 46 people have applied for Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon's pilot second chance program for first time, low-level felony drug offenders. He wants to wait a year, until May 2013, to gauge its effectiveness, and ultimately until May 2015 so he can have three years of trend data.

    The USS New York, built with World Trade Center steel, passes the Statue of Liberty in New York in 2009.

    Statue of Liberty interior to reopen next month

    Visitors to the Statue of Liberty will once again be able to go inside the monument, starting next month. The interior had been closed off to visitors since October 2011 as part of a renovation project.


    Algonquin trustees say no to Riverside Plaza developer

    Despite pleas — at times heated — from the developer of Riverside Plaza, the Algonquin committee of the whole on Tuesday night shot down his proposal to change its plan from 54 condos to a 69 rental units. Only two trustees, Brian Dianis and Jim Steigert, were in favor of developer John Breugelmans' proposal, which he says is necessary in order to get the $8.5 million in financing he...

    A DC-10 tanker jet drops a load of fire retardant on the north side of Casper Mountain as a wildfire continues to burn Tuesday in Wyoming. The fire was listed at more than 15,000 acres as of Tuesday morning.

    Western wildfires force more to flee

    A haze of thick smoke formed Tuesday over vast swathes of the West as wildfires forced more residents to flee their homes in several states. Fire officials reported seven homes were destroyed and hundreds of people were evacuated near Casper, Wyo., where a wildfire has burned across almost 24 square miles. In western Montana, fire crews said there was no containment in sight for a blaze that has...

    Christopher Jenderseck

    5 more charged in militia case

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Four former Army soldiers and a civilian have been charged in new indictments for connections to an anti-government militia that authorities say was led by Fort Stewart troops who stockpiled weapons and talked of ultimately overthrowing the U.S. government.

    Chicago public school teachers walk a picket line outside Lane Tech High School on Tuesday, the second day of a strike.

    Parents support striking teachers, but for how long?

    As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines Tuesday, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their strike: the parents who must now scramble to find a place for children to pass the time or for baby sitters. The strike will continue on Wednesday.

    Vicente Torres-Vasquez

    18-year sentence for Round Lake Beach man in fatal DUI crash

    A Round Lake Beach man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to being so drunk that he blacked out prior to killing a Lake Geneva man with his Ford Explorer will spend 18 years in prison. Vicente Torres-Vasquez's blood-alcohol was three times the legal limit when he pulled his SUV into traffic on July 24, 2011 and struck Gregory Homola while he rode a motorcycle. "The term that he was literally...

    Former President Bill Clinton gestures Tuesday as he speaks at Florida International University.

    Partisan jibes on hold for 9/11

    President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney declared a fleeting truce for partisan digs Tuesday as the nation remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but campaign politics crackled through even their somber observances.The campaigns pulled their negative ads and scheduled no rallies.

    Police Officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey carry an American flag that flew over at the World Trade Center towers during a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

    11th anniversary of 9/11 more subdued, personal

    There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared to enter a new, scaled-back chapter of collective mourning for the worst terror attack in U.S. history.

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2992 Commander Michael Lake talks of the heroics of people during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2000. He and other officials spoke during a 9/11 Patriot Day celebration at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines

    Images: Suburban September 11th memorial services
    On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, many of our suburbs remembered those who lost thier lives and the ones they left behind.

    Dan Cronin

    DuPage sheriff could face staff cuts

    Next year's proposed county budget calls on DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba to eliminate eight full-time positions and reduce spending by about $1.5 million. It's unclear whether Zaruba will accept or resist the suggested cuts to his department.

    Eddie Wiser

    Lombard man charged with molesting blind woman

    A Lombard man accused of sexually assaulting a blind family member was held Tuesday on $400,000 bail. Eddie Wiser, 58, appeared in DuPage County bond court on two counts of criminal sexual assault.

    Armin Wand III, 32, left, and his 18-year-old brother, Jeremy Wand, have been charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of arson with intent to defraud in Wisconsin.

    Father, uncle accused of setting fire that killed 3 boys

    A southwestern Wisconsin man set his house on fire in hopes of killing his family because his wife was always complaining about money and he wanted a fresh start, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday charging him and his brother with killing his three sons. Armin Wand III was apparently so desperate to wipe out his family he nearly put his 2-year-old daughter back in the fire after his...


    Suspects charged with sex trafficking

    Two people in Iowa and one in Ohio have been accused of transporting underage girls to Chicago for prostitution. Authorities launched an investigation in April after a 14-year-old girl sneaked out of a hotel and called her mother in Iowa City.

    Rita Arce of West Dundee and her daughter Maya, 2, attempt to get their Batman kite to fly as they take advantage of a slightly windy but beautiful Tuesday at South End Park.

    One gust will do

    LED advertising panels will be attached to eight existing scoreboards at Glenbard High School District 87 athletic facilities, including the football scoreboard at Glenbard North in Carol Stream.

    Ads coming to Glenbard scoreboards

    Attendees of Glenbard High School District 87 athletic events will soon be seeing advertising next to the score of the game on scoreboards at all four high schools. The school board voted unanimously this week to approve an eight-year agreement with iHigh, a firm that will coordinate advertising sponsorships for new LED panels to be attached to eight existing scoreboards at Glenbard athletic...

    Susan Sweeney

    Sweeney’s growing war chest indicates GOP’s priority in 55th

    Republican leaders are heavily investing in the 55th House District race, where GOP primary write-in candidate faces Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan in the Nov. 6 general election. Along with sizable donations from House Republicans, Sweeney has also been promised $100,000 in support from the Young Guns PAC, a program started by Congressmen Aaron Schock and John Shimkus to retain and gain GOP...

    Photo courtesy of the FBI Surveillance footage shows a man robbing a TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco at 885 E. Belvidere Road in Grayslake Monday. Two suspects were arrested and charged in connection to the robbery.

    Men charged with robbing two Lake County banks

    Two men have been arrested in connection with a pair of bank robberies in Lake County, authorities said Tuesday. Nicholas Kastner, 19, and Jamaun Johnson, 22, were charged by federal officials with bank robbery after being accused of robbing TCF Banks in Grayslake and Round Lake Beach on Monday, FBI Special Agent Julia Meredith said.

    North Aurora President Dale Berman

    North Aurora president seeks re-election

    North Aurora Village President Dale Berman is seeking re-election.


    Tri-Cities police reports
    Thomas M. Zimmerman of Sugar Grove was charged with retail theft at 2:56 p.m. Saturday 8 at Menards, 300 N. Randall Road, Batavia, according to a police report.


    2 Glenbards might move graduations to Sears Centre

    Officials at Glenbard North and East high schools say holding graduation off-campus is more accommodating to the nearly 4,000 guests who attend each ceremony. But some have balked at the cost to do it — about $29,000 — and insist it's better to have commencement on campus.


    ‘Race 3’ in Vernon Hills

    Food, music, children's games, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and more will be part of "Race 3," an event that begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Half Day Forest Preserve, 5 Milwaukee Ave., in Vernon Hills. The public is invited to attend the event, hosted by Nicholas' Gift of Hope, a group that provides free drug testing kits to parents and helps promote drug awareness and...


    Metra parking lot more expensive for Prospect Heights

    The city of Prospect Heights will continue to lease land from ComEd for the Metra parking lot at 55 S. Wolf Road at least until 2015, at a rate that will increase $1,000 a year.

    Jack McCullough

    Woman testifies about 1957 murder of friend

    Kathy Chapman, now in her mid-60s, testified against Jack McCullough, a 72-year-old former Washington state police officer who has pleaded not guilty to abducting and killing 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in the winter of 1957. Witth the gray-haired defendant sitting across the courtroom, a prosecutor laid out a half-dozen black-and-white pictures of similar-looking men. Chapman proceeded to pick out...


    District 204 principal reviews tied to student achievement

    Job reviews of principals in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 will be based in part on the achievement of the students in their schools. The changes, effective this school year, mean 30 percent of principal evaluations are tied to student growth. "I think this is going to drive the district work to the best it ever has been," Superintendent Kathy Birkett said.

    Associated Press/Jan. 3, 2011 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles in San Francisco.

    Zuckerberg says Facebook has overcome hurdles

    After he began speaking, Facebook's stock increased 74 cents, 3.8 percent, $20.17 after-hours trading. That's on top of a 3.3 percent gain during the regular session.

    A scene is from the 3-D version of James Cameronís romantic epic “Titanic.” Digital Domain Media Group Inc., best known for its work on Cameron’s “Titanic,” filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, along with a Canadian court, on Tuesday.

    ‘Titanic’ effects company sinks into bankruptcy

    Less than a year after going public, the digital production company founded by director James Cameron has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and agreed to sell the core of its business to a private investment firm for $15 million.


    LHS athletes raise money for charity

    The Libertyville High School boys cross country team donated $2,000 to By The Hand, a Chicago charity that works with disadvantaged youth, officials announced Monday.


    Fiestas Patrias at Greenbelt

    Celebrate independence for Mexico and Central American countries, including Belize, Honduras and Guatemala, at Fiestas Patrias from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at a free event for all ages at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago.


    Job fair features 20 businesses

    More than 20 businesses will be looking for employees from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 during the annual employment expo and workshops at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center.


    Baker communications problem

    A communication error between Daniel Baker and his attorney Ed Gensen threatens to delay the scheduled Oct. 6 murder trial.


    Cancer study looking for suburban participants

    The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers from the suburbs to join a nationwide cancer prevention study. "We're trying to see why some groups of people get cancer and why some don't and how factors like environment and genetics play into that," said Elizabeth Jablonski, director of research, health initiatives and advocacy.


    Kane County court expansion, renovation projects put on hold

    The Kane County Board put off hiring designers for courtroom renovation in Geneva and expansion of the judicial center in St. Charles since the chief judge believes there may be ways to get the work done for less money.

    Associated Press/ April 9, 2012 Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone. Since Verizon Wireless broke AT&T’s exclusive grip on the iPhone last year, several other phone carriers now offer Apple’s popular smartphone. T-Mobile says it will make a stronger bid for used iPhones from AT&T as Apple prepares to launch a new version.

    IPhone redesign could sell 10 Million units in first month

    The new iPhone, to be introduced Wednesday by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, will probably have a new hardware design, including a bigger screen and thinner body, as well as new mapping software and compatibility with speedier next-generation data networks. Analysts predict the iPhone may be among the biggest consumer-electronics releases in history.


    Fox Valley police reports
    On Monday, the McHenry County sheriff's office announced the completion a two-week narcotic investigation in Lake in the Hills that resulted in the arrest of four men and the seizure of $4,500 worth of drugs, police said.


    Round Lake honoring late police dog, Highway, with ceremony, tree planting

    Round Lake's police dog Highway will be remembered at the place where he worked from 2007 until his death last month. Officials plan to gather at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a small memorial ceremony for Highway outside the Round Lake Police Department, 741 W. Townline Road.

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano walks past the north reflecting pool Tuesday during a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York.

    Official admits U.S. ‘mistakenly’ wiretapped Americans

    U.S. intelligence agencies have mistakenly monitored the phone calls and e-mails of U.S. citizens without warrants and won't reveal how many times it's happened, an intelligence official said Tuesday.

    Associated Press/Aug. 3, 2012 Specialist Donald Himpele, foreground second left, resumes trading in AIG stock on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Gov’t receives $2.7B from latest AIG share sale

    The Treasury Department says it has received an additional $2.7 billion from the sale of American International Group stock. The sale comes one day after the government reported a profit on its four-year investment in the bailed-out financial firm.

    Chicago public school teachers walk a picket line Tuesday outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago. The teachers union and the school district are in a bitter contract dispute over evaluations and job security.

    Chicago teacher strike poses test for unions

    The massive teacher strike in Chicago offers a high-profile test for the nation's teacher unions, which have seen their political influence threatened as a growing reform movement seeks to expand charter schools, get private companies involved with failing schools and link teacher evaluations to student test scores.

    Bryan Roehr

    Wood Dale man pleads guilty to explosives, child pornography charges

    Police searched Bryan Roehr's home last year looking for explosives, but that wasn't the only illicit material they found. The Wood Dale man pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing both incendiary devices and child pornography -- offenses that could put him behind bars for up to 15 years.

    Abstract works by Bolivian-American artist Domingo Parada, including “Regocijo,” will be featured in an exhibit Sept. 16 though Nov. 7 at North Central College in Naperville.

    Abstract artist displaying works at North Central College

    Abstract paintings and acrylic on paper by Bolivian-American artist Domingo Parada will be featured in an exhibit at North Central College in Naperville. The public exhibit, "Domingo Parada: New Work," is open from Sunday, Sept. 16, through Nov. 7 in the college's Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. Admission is free. An artist reception will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.

    Fishing at the Lake County Forest Preserve’s Lake Carina along Milwaukee Avenue, just south of Gurnee.

    Lake County forest board inks $438,000 land deals to expand Lake Carina, Independence Grove preserves

    Two Lake County forest preserves will get some extra acreage under land deals approved Tuesday. One purchase adds 9.5 acres to the Lake Carina Forest Preserve near Gurnee. The other deal adds 9 acres to the Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville.


    Forest preserve set to cooperate with Addison access road

    DuPage County Forest Preserve officials are poised to allow Addison to .06 acres of land from Cricket Creek Forest Preserve for part of an access road that would run through the 116-home Kingery West subdivision. Some residents opposed the road in June. "I just want to emphasize this is not something we are initiating ... this is the place where they thought it would be most efficient and the...


    Aurora District 129 fighting lawsuit from family of burned student

    Attorneys for West Aurora School District 129, which is being sued by parents of a special-needs prekindergarten student who was scalded by hot cup of tea, say the teacher and district should not be held liable for injuries, according to court records.

    Sidney Mathias (left) and Lisa Stone.

    Mathias publicly severs ties with former Buffalo Grove trustee

    State Rep. Sidney Mathias publicly distanced himself Monday from recalled Buffalo Grove village Trustee Lisa Stone, a week after current village trustees and the village clerk wrote a letter to the Daily Herald condemning him for his failure to sever ties to her. "So let me now be very clear. I do not support Lisa Stone," he told board members.

    Sisters Nicki and Ellie Fisher, both of West Dundee, compete with each other to make it to the top of the climbing all at West Dundee Heritage Fest last year.

    Flexibility key to W. Dundee Heritage Fest success

    After planning Heritage Fest for more than a decade, West Dundee officials have learned to improvise and work with what the times and weather throw at them. When rain washed out their community's three-day festival three years ago, they bought weather insurance. This year, when the Kane County Health Department officials imposed tighter rules on serving homemade chili in the annual chili...

    St. Anne Principal Sister Ann Busch poses with Abraham Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln, following a 2009 presentation at the school. The Lincolns were portrayed by Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller.

    Catholic school community mourns Sr. Ann Busch

    Northwest suburban Catholic schools are mourning the passing of Sr. Ann Busch, a longtime principal and educator. Mostly recently she led St. Anne School in Barrington and previously led St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove and St. Norbert of Northbrook. "She was a dedicated educator of children," said the Rev. Fred Licciardi, former pastor at St. Anne Church, now at St. Raymond de Penafort in Mount...


    ECC’s Latino Heritage Month kicks off

    The community is invited to celebrate Latino Heritage Month at Elgin Community College from Sept. 14 through Oct. 16, which recognizes contributions made by Latinos while creating a respectful dialogue about important issues that affect the Latino population.


    Rockettes teach dance class in Rosemont Saturday

    This weekend, the legendary Rockettes will teach aspiring young dancers from Chicago-area dance studios choreography from their new production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, coming to Rosemont this holiday season. The lesson will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, on the lawn of MB Financial Park at Rosemont, 5501 Park Place.

    Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down Tuesday from the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egyptian protesters scale U.S. Embassy wall

    Egyptian protesters, largely ultra conservative Islamists, have climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, made their way into the courtyard and brought down the flag.


    Norwegians rescued from basket stuck over fjord
    Two Norwegian electricians trapped for an entire day in a basket 85 meters hanging (280 feet) above a fjord successfully rappelled down to a boat waiting below, rescue workers said Tuesday.


    Chicago man charged with DUI in Long Grove crash

    A Chicago man faces a driving under the influence charge after authorities say his SUV collided with a motorcycle in Long Grove Monday night, causing life-threatening injuries to a 21-year-old Bufflao Grove man.


    Palatine store sells $3.25 million Lotto ticket

    A winning Illinois Lottery ticket from Saturday's Lotto drawing worth $3.25 million was sold at a Palatine convenience store. The winner, who has yet to come forward, has one year to claim the prize, Illinois Lottery spokesman Mike Lang said.

    A flower and an American flag are placed next to the names inscribed on the edge of one of the World Trade Center Memorial reflecting pools, during the observance held on the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in New York.

    Images: National 9/11 memorial services
    On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, memorial services were held around the country to remember those who lost thier lives.

    Jeanne Balmes

    Gurnee trustee can’t sway colleagues on trick-or-treat hours

    When little ghosts and goblins should run around Gurnee became a brief source of village board debate. Police Chief Kevin Woodside's recommendation that trick-or-treat hours should be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Halloween is Oct. 31. Village board trustees voted 5-1 Monday in favor of Woodside's recommendation. Trustee Jeanne Balmes spurred the brief debate before the vote, taking a stance she's...

    Karen Roothaan

    Candidates get feet wet in water district race

    Here's a look at the lineup of candidates eager to figure out how to stop the Cook suburbs from flooding. Eight hopefuls are seeking to win election to three spots on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

    The living dead will infest Blackberry Farm on Oct. 5, when the inaugural Zombie Invasion 5K is held … for those who dare.

    Zombie Invasion 5K: Can you survive?

    So you're a fast runner? Would you run faster if you were being chased by hungry zombies? Find out — if you dare — on Friday, Oct. 5, when the living dead will infest Blackberry Farm for the inaugural Zombie Invasion 5K.

    Thousands of public school teachers rally outside Chicago Public Schools district headquarters on the first day of strike action over teachers’ contracts on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 in Chicago.

    What does Chicago teachers strike mean here?

    The Chicago teacher strike comes as teachers across the area are feeling the salary pinch from cash-strapped local school boards as well as the threat of benefit cuts as state lawmakers seek ways to save money. Some experts say teachers' frustration over pay and benefits could make contract negotiations rockier in many areas in the coming years.

    Mytzy Rodriguez-Kufner is the bilingual coordinator for Mundelein District 75 and Fremont District 79.

    Two Lake County school districts realize savings through sharing

    Sharing a bilingual coordinator is one of the ways Mundelein District 75 and Fremont District 79 are trying to be more efficient and keep costs down. The districts, which have been working together for more than a year, also share a bookkeeper and transportation for special needs students.

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hold hands as they walk back to the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, after joining members of the White House staff during a moment of silence to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept, 11th.

    Obama: U.S. safer, resilient on 9/11 anniversary

    President Barack Obama says the U.S. is safer and its people resilient on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    Protesters demonstrating against Japan’s claim to disputed islands chant slogans as they hold a picture of the rocky islands, known as Diaoyu to Chinese and Senkaku to Japanese, reading “Diaoyu belongs to China” as others carry a Chinese national flag and a sign reading “evil spirits of mountains and rivers” during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

    China sends patrol ships to islands held by Japan

    BEIJING — A territorial flare-up between China and Japan intensified Tuesday as two Beijing-sent patrol ships arrived near disputed East China Sea islands in a show of anger over Tokyo’s purchase of the largely barren outcroppings from their private owners.

    A vehicle sits outside a flooded car dealership lot after dikes on the Salmon River gave way in Truro, Nova Scotia on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. The area is under a rainfall warning as Tropical Storm Leslie churns toward Atlantic Canada.

    Tropical Storm Leslie slams into Newfoundland

    FORTUNE, Newfoundland — Tropical Storm Leslie’s stiff winds and heavy rains lashed Newfoundland as the storm made landfall Tuesday, knocking out power in several towns and forcing the cancellation of all flights at the island’s main airport.

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is suggesting that a retired Navy SEAL be punished for writing a book giving an insider’s account of the U.S. raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

    Panetta hints punishment for bin Laden book author

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is suggesting that a retired Navy SEAL be punished for writing a book giving an insider's account of the U.S. raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.


    Yemen: Bomb misses defense minister, kills 13

    SANAA, Yemen — A powerful car bomb struck the Yemeni defense minister’s motorcade as he was driving through the nation’s capital Tuesday, killing at least 13 people but leaving the minister unharmed, security officials said.

    The U.N. refugee agency’s special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, speaks to the press during her visit to the Zaatari Syrian Refugees Camp, in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The Hollywood star arrived on Tuesday morning in the Zaatari camp, which hosts about 27,000 Syrians displaced by the 18-month conflict.

    Jolie hears ‘horrific’ accounts of Syrian refugees

    Her eyes welling up with tears, actress Angelina Jolie said Tuesday she heard "horrific" and "heartbreaking" accounts from Syrian refugees who fled the civil war in their country to find shelter in a camp just across the border in Jordan. The Hollywood star and U.N. refugee agency's special envoy spoke as she visited the Zaatari camp, which hosts about 30,000 Syrians displaced by the 18-month...

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets firefighters at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

    Both campaigns eschew politics on 9/11 anniversary

    WASHINGTON — The presidential candidates are taking a one-day pause from attacks in the heat of the campaign to observe the anniversary of the 9/11 attack.

    Rose Davis speaks outside Benjamin E. Mays Academy where she dropped off her two grandchildren for a half day of school supervision, during the first day of a teachers strike Monday in Chicago. Thousands of teachers walked off the job in the nation’s third-largest school district for the first time in 25 years after union leaders announced they were far from resolving a contract dispute with school district officials.

    Chicago kids, teachers brace for Day 2 of strike

    Rose Davis wasn't about to let her two young grandchildren walk alone through one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods, even though they were going to a school kept open for students who needed a safe haven while teachers walked the picket line. So Davis, who has a painful diabetic condition, walked with them. Davis and other parents and caregivers who scrambled Monday must do it all again...


    NASA, Morton Arboretum team up to study tree strength

    Biologists at the Morton Arboretum in the Lisle are teaming up with rocket scientists to study trees — or, more specifically, how trees stand and fall. The arboretum says a weeklong series of experiments are being conducted in an effort to break new ground about the understanding of tree biomechanics.

    Mitch Lankford, an engineer with the city of Danville, rides his bike. The city is doing an inventory of sidewalks and bicycle facilities for the city’s MOVE Danville initiative, which is an effort by the city to make Danville more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

    Danville encourages alternate transport

    DANVILLE — Mitch Lankford rides his bicycle to work on average about three days a week, and lately, four days now that temperatures are milder. He chooses to bike, partly because he likes the environmental benefits, saving the gas and getting the exercise.


    Revenge cited for shooting of Fort Wayne ambulance

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The man believed to have driven the car from which numerous shot were fired at a Fort Wayne ambulance says the gunman was seeking revenge against a stabbing victim it was carrying.Authorities say the ambulance was hit by at least 18 bullets during the early Sunday shootings. A paramedic suffered arm wounds and three people in another car were also shot.


    Ill. gets more than $1M for justice programs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will receive more than $1 million in federal grants for two criminal justice programs. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will get $500,000 from the Justice Department for its Immigrant Survivor’s Project. It offers legal representation and support services to battered immigrant women.


    Wis. DNR will take deer reports for 3 more weeks

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials are reminding outdoor lovers they’ll take deer observations for another three weeks.The Operation Deer Watch survey began Aug. 1 and wraps up on Sept. 30. The DNR hopes to use the survey to track deer reproduction.


    Daniels meeting with Purdue professors this week

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is spending two days on the Purdue University campus this week meeting with faculty members ahead of becoming the school’s president in January.


    Southern Illinois judge tosses man’s 24-year-old murder conviction

    SALEM — A judge in southern Illinois has thrown out the murder conviction of a man convicted 24 years ago in a fatal stabbing during a dice game.


    Wis. police release video of temple gunman

    OAK CREEK, Wis. — A white supremacist who killed a half-dozen people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee last month chased down the first police officer on the scene, pumping round after round into him as he lay wounded behind a parked car, video released Monday showed.


    Amtrak passenger numbers surge in Illinois

    The number of people using Amtrak’s rail service in Illinois jumped by 5.5 percent over the last 11 months.The total number of passengers in Illinois was just short of 2 million.The Chicago to St. Louis route saw the biggest jump, an increase of almost 11 percent. Chicago-to-Milwaukee had the smallest increase — just 2.5 percent.


    Father of murder defendant retires as judge

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County judge whose son has been charged with homicide has decided to retire. In a letter to Gov. Scott Walker, Judge Thomas Donegan said his retirement would be effective at the end of November. He did not mention his son’s legal troubles in his letter.


    Former union official gets prison for embezzling

    EAST ST. LOUIS — A southwestern Illinois man has been ordered to spend a year and a day in federal prison for embezzling more than $102,000 from the plumbers union where he served as business manager. Fifty-five-year-old Bill Adrian of Belleville was sentenced Monday in East St. Louis. He pleaded guilty in May to embezzlement and theft charges.


    Expert calls Ind. stage collapse compensation fair

    INDIANAPOLIS — The architect of compensation for victims of last year’s deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse says he believes the state was “exceedingly fair” with victims.


    Western Illinois’ Niabi Zoo loses accreditation

    COAL VALLEY — The Niabi Zoo in western Illinois has lost it Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation.


    New trial under way for man in girlfriend’s death

    EDWARDSVILLE — A trial is under way in southwestern Illinois for a man who successfully argued on appeal that he didn’t get a harsh enough sentence in the shotgun killing of his girlfriend.


    July imports push deficit to $42 billion

    The U.S. trade deficit grew slightly in July as exports fell at a slightly faster pace than imports. The Commerce Department says the trade deficit widened to $42 billion, 0.2 percent higher than June's imbalance of $41.9 billion.

    On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23, volunteers from Anderson Animal Shelter will be at Geneva Commons, and other areas around the Fox Valley, seeking donations.

    Animal shelter plans tag days, adoption event

    You'll find more than clothes, jewelry and household items at Geneva Commons later this month. The folks from Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin will be at the Randall Road outdoor mall on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, collecting donations to help them care for the rescues they house.

    Delia Nila Basile sets the beat for the Parade of Nations at the first Fiestas Patrias in Aurora in 2010. This year’s festival will take place Sept. 14 to 16 at North River Street Park with the Parade of Nations at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

    Fiestas Patrias gears up for crowds in Aurora

    Members of several of Aurora's Hispanic community groups are busy planning for the third annual Fiestas Patrias, a three-day celebration of Mexican independence hosted by the Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Organizers say they're expecting even larger crowds than in the past — up to 12,000 people over three days — because theirs is one of the only festivals in the suburbs...

    This photo taken on Sept. 11, 2001, brings back vivid memories for most Americans. But most high school juniors taking U.S. history this year don't share those memories. They were just kindergartners when our nation was attacked.

    Sept. 11 memories fresh for teachers, history for students

    High school history teachers with strong memories of Sept. 11 are teaching students who might have been too young to remember that day in U.S. history. "They have no working memory of that event," says Joe O'Brien, 37,of Libertyville High School. "The teachers still have the emotions."


    Dawn Patrol: Strike continues; receptionist gets 10 years

    Chicago teachers continue strike for second day. Ryder Cup volunteers call opportunity "once in a lifetime." Receptionist who stole $500,000 sentenced to 10 years.

    Nineteen-year-old Chrystal Stokes of Elgin with daughter Nevaeh Johnson at their Elgin home. Stokes found out she was pregnant as a sophomore at Elgin High School. She plans to attend Elgin Community College in January.

    Title IX means much more than sports equality

    Chrystal Stokes, 19, found out she was pregnant during her sophomore year at Elgin High School. With support from the district, she finished her junior and senior years. The reason Stokes got help is because of Title IX. The legislation is about a lot more than women in sports; it also lays the foundation for equity between the genders in access to higher education, standardized testing and...

    State Rep. Rita Mayfield has refused to tell the Daily Herald if she's ever been arrested, saying she believes potential employers and other people shouldn't be allowed to ask. The question appeared on the Daily Herald candidate questionnaire sent to all candidates in the Nov. 6 election.

    State rep. won’t answer question about criminal history

    State Rep. Rita Mayfield has refused to tell the Daily Herald if she's ever been arrested, saying she believes potential employers and other people shouldn't be allowed to ask. The question appeared on the Daily Herald candidate questionnaire sent to all candidates in the Nov. 6 election.


    DuPage official: Chicago report on water rate ‘shaky at best’

    DuPage Water Commission Chairman Jim Zay stopped short Monday of accusing Chicago of misusing funds collected in this year's water rate increase but said his confidence in the city is "shaky at best" after he recieve's the city's first biannual water report.


    More than 5,000 students from schools all around the suburbs drew pictures for the "Wecome to the 2012 Ryder Cup" coloring contest. The students were asked to draw themselves and describe what they love about Chicago. Here is a sampling of the entries..

    Images: Ryder Cup coloring contest
    More than 5,000 students from schools all around the suburbs drew pictures for the "Wecome to the 2012 Ryder Cup" coloring contest. The students were asked to draw themselves and describe what they love about Chicago. Here is a sampling of the entries..

    Brandon Marshall lets this first quarter pass slip through his fingers during the Bears home opener at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Bears’ Cutler loves newfound energy in locker room

    The Bears' offense doesn't just look different this year; it has a new attitude and a higher level of confidence according to quarterback Jay Cutler.


    Sky gets much-needed win by shredding Lynx

    On paper, the Chicago Sky didn’t stand much of a chance of beating the Minnesota Lynx, the defending WNBA champion and winner of 11 straight games. Against significant odds, against a team that has been rolling since July 10 and leads the WNBA in most major statistical categories, the Sky coolly took apart the Lynx for an 83-70 victory.

    Padres third base coach Glenn Hoffman congratulates Alexi Amarista, right, after a triple that drove in two runs against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fourth inning Tuesday in San Diego.

    Slumping Cards fall to Padres 6-4

    Logan Forsythe and Alexi Amarista had key hits in a five-run fourth inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday night to send the slumping World Series champions to their 10th loss in 13 games.

    Oakland’s Coco Crisp scores on a fielding error by Los Angeles Angels right fielder Torii Hunter in the ninth inning Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif.

    A’s hold off Angels in 9th for 5th straight win

    Jerry Blevins got Howie Kendrick to ground into a game-ending double play with two runners on in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner was roughed up by the Rockies, allowing five runs and 11 hits in 4 1-3 innings on Tuesday in Denver.

    Bumgarner’s bat makes up for pitching in Giants’ win

    Madison Bumgarner hit a three-run homer on a night when he struggled on the mound and Brandon Belt drove in four runs, helping the San Francisco Giants hold on for a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in rainy conditions Tuesday.


    Boys soccer/Fox Valley roundup

    Dundee-Crown’s boys soccer team is on a roll.The Chargers (9-1) used a balanced offensive attack as 5 different players found the back of the net to earn a 5-0 Fox Valley Conference crossover victory over Hampshire Tuesday, D-C’s ninth straight win. Alex Ramirez, Paul Buch, Malik Washington, Eduardo Arellano, and Jose Angeles all recorded goals while Jonathan Castillo (2 assists), Ben Stone, Adolfo Balleno, and Arellano each added an assist. Christian Martinez preserved the shutout with 3 saves in goal.Westminster Christian 4, Harvest Christian 1: Tim Rodgers recorded a hat trick as he led the Warriors (6-1-1, 3-1) to a Northeast Athletics Conference victory over the Lions (3-1-1, 0-1) on the road. Robert Kleczynski recorded the Warriors’ final goal and he also added an assist. Nick Gnan added 2 assists while Will Woodhouse also chipped in an assist. Chris DeSouza recorded the Lions’ only goal in the second half. Sam Carani turned away 3 shots on goal for the Warriors while Patrick McGuire stopped 6 shots on goal for the Lions.Streamwood 2, Bartlett 0: The Sabres (6-4) played tough defense as they held the Hawks scoreless to earn a victory in their match at the Pepsi Showdown. Alejandro Avalos and Ivan Rosales each recorded a goal while Phil Lewy preserved the shutout with 2 saves in goal.Aurora Central 4, St. Edward 3 (OT): The Green Wave (3-6, 1-2) were unable to hang on to a 3-2 halftime lead as they lost a heartbreaker 4 minutes into overtime to Aurora Central. Johnny Shepard, Joe French, and Kevin Olenek all recorded unassisted goals for the Wave. Matt Hesch turned away 8 shots on goal.Elgin Academy 1, Francis Parker 1: Sophomore Tano Xayasarn scored the Hilltoppers (3-0-2) lone goal off a feed from Julian Romano in the second half to earn the draw with Francis Parker. Liam Phalen recorded 7 saves in goal for the Hilltoppers.St. Charles East 8, Elgin 2: The Maroons (4-3-1, 1-2) fell behind early and couldn’t recover as they suffered an Upstate Eight Conference River Division loss at home. Hernan Estrada recorded both of the Maroons’ goals while Flavio Jaimes turned away 12 shots on goal.Jacobs 3, Woodstock 0: The Golden Eagles carried a 1-0 lead into the second half and added 2 more insurance goals as they defeated Woodstock in this Fox Valley Conference crossover match. Chris Rigby, Anthony Moscatello, and Kenny Finn each recorded a goal for the Golden Eagles while Eric Soto added 2 assists and Mike Mamola added 1 assist. Johan Wolf recorded 5 saves in goal.Cary-Grove 6, Crystal Lake Central 0: Kevin Wilde found the back of the net 3 times as his hat trick led the Trojans (7-0-1) to their 6th consecutive victory in this Fox Valley Conference crossover game. Dale Opasser, Mike McKune, and Joey Klawitter rounded out the scoring while Charlie McKune, Mike Conway, Matt Arenberg, Tyler Szydlo, Brett Schuerg, and Kevin Cooke all added 1 assist each. Kevin Schenk turned away the 1 shot he faced in goal.


    Girls volleyball/Fox Valley roundup

    South Elgin d. Elgin: Ashley Oandasan had 7 kills and 10 digs to lead South Elgin to a 25-16, 25-19 Upstate Eight River win. Allison Osborne added 6 kills and Samantha Kummerer had 5 kills and 7 digs for the Storm (4-1-3, 1-0). Corbin Kehe added 25 assists. For Elgin (1-11-2, 0-1), Taylor Powers had 9 digs, Kristin Tayag added 7 assists and Hope Demel had 3 assists, 5 kills and 2 aces.CL South d. McHenry: Carly Nolan had 10 kills and Nicole Jurkash added 5 kills and 4 aces to lead the Gators (8-2, 3-0) to a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. Lindsey Murphy added 22 assists for Crystal Lake South.Larkin d. Streamwood: Olivia Kofie had 5 kills, 8 digs, 3 blocks and an ace and Brianna Stewart added 2 kills, 11 digs a block and 2 assists as Larkin won 25-21, 26-24 in the Upstate Eight River. Paige Grantham (5 blocks), Diana Castillo (17 assists, 2 aces), Anna Gaston (2 blocks, 12 digs) and Natalie Gill (13 digs) also contributed for the Royals (8-7, 1-1).Huntley d. Dundee-Crown: Emily Westermeyer had 10 kills while Erin Lyman added 4 kills and 10 digs to lead Huntley to a 25-20, 25-14 FVC Valley win. Rachel Shores added 8 digs for the Red Raiders (4-6, 1-2) while Eilish Regan and Hailey Vitacco had 6 each. Kelsey DeWulf dished out 38 assists for Huntley. For Dundee-Crown (4-6, 0-3), Steph Magsamen had 3 kills and 6 digs and Cori Eischen added 10 assists and 2 aces.Harvest Christian d. Westminster Christian: Jordan Sollars had 8 kills and 13 assists and Sydney Doby added 8 kills and an ace as Harvest (8-3, 3-0) won in the Northeast Athletics Conference 25-8, 22-25, 25-22. Katelyn Floyd added 11 assists and 3 aces for the Lions. Savannah Dutcher had 7 kills and 3 blocks, Claire Speweik added 8 kills and 10 digs and Emma Kovachevich added 8 assists for the Warriors (10-2, 2-1). Cara Tyrell had 4 kills and Christina Cusumano 10 digs.Montini d. St. Edward: Katie Swanson, Rena Ranallo (10 digs), Cory Kelly and Shannon Igielski had 4 kills each for St. Edward in a 25-13, 25-27, 25-13 Suburban Christian loss. Allison Kruk added 8 digs for the Green Wave (7-8, 2-1) and Mallory Gross had 18 assists.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

    Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace comes down on the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo after reaching for a throw in the third inning in Houston. Rizzo went down and was helped from the field.

    Cubs' offense quiet in 1-0 loss to Astros

    Tony DeFrancesco believes rewarding his team for good performances is important. So Houston's interim manager decided he would gift a pair of $200 headphones to one standout player in each Astros win. He left the ballpark Tuesday night $1,000 lighter after handing out five pairs due to all the contributions in the 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. "I want these guys to understand that performance is important here and keeping the culture in here and keeping the life," he said of his last-place team.

    The Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt scores as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis waits for a late throw during the seventh inning Tuesday in Phoenix.

    D-backs beat Dodgers on unearned run

    Ian Kennedy pitched neatly into the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks used an unearned run to beat Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Tuesday night.

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison didn’t allow a runner until the fourth and struck out six Tuesday in a home win over Cleveland.

    Harrison wins 16th game for Rangers

    Matt Harrison got some extra rest and finally his 16th victory for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. Harrison got into the sixth inning and Adrian Beltre was awarded his 31st homer after a replay review, leading the Rangers to a 6-4 victory over the struggling Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

    The Nationals celebrate their win against the Mets on Tuesday in New York.

    Harper’s 4 hits help Nats beat Mets 5-3

    Bryce Harper had looked so bad all season against R.A. Dickey's dancing knuckleball that he didn't even expect to play Tuesday night. Nationals manager Davey Johnson had a different idea.

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko reacts Tuesday after grounding out on a pitch by the Detroit Tigers’ Joaquin Benoit to end the eighth inning at U.S. Cellular Field.

    White Sox’ moves don’t work; Tigers even series

    Before Tuesday night’s game against the Tigers, manager Robin Ventura was asked if he’s having fun in his debut season in the White Sox’ dugout. “I’ve enjoyed it,” Ventura said. He should be enjoying it, considering the Sox are still in first place after being given little or no chance to contend this season. But the spotlight is much brighter at this stage of the season, and the second- guessing much more pointed. And that conveniently brings us to Tuesday night’s 5-3 loss to Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field.

    Jacobs celebrates a point against Cary-Grove Tuesday in Cary.

    Jacobs outlasts Cary-Grove — finally

    Defeating Cary-Grove in three games Tuesday was as much a mental victory for the Jacobs girls volleyball team as a physical one. Not since October of 2008, when the Golden Eagles upset Cary-Grove in a regional final, had Jacobs tasted success against the Trojans, who swept the next seven meetings over three seasons en route to three straight appearances in the state championship match, highlighted by the 2009 Class 4A state title.

    Barrington’s Ethan Claes connects on a first-half goal while managing to stay ahead of Elk Grove’s Ivan Corona on Tuesday at Elk Grove.

    Vukovic’s strike helps Hersey stops Schaumburg

    In the 88th minute, Hersey's Nikola Vukovic earned man-of-the-match honors when he steered the game-winner into the back of the net to give the host Huskies a 3-2 victory over Schaumburg.


    St. Viator wins ESCC triangular

    Hudson Luthringshausen and Liam Warner fired 38s to help St. Viator past Nazareth and Benet in an East Suburban Catholic meet Tuesday at Old Orchard (par 36).


    Prospect tops host Schaumburg

    Prospect d. Schaumburg: Prospect earned a 170-216 victory at the Schaumburg Golf Club as the Knights were led by Ally Scaccia (40), Jackie Surleta (43), Erin Runde (43) and Isabella Flack (44).Emily Santucci paced the Saxons with a 43.


    Hersey recovers; Palatine tops Conant

    Less than 24 hours after battling Lake County powerhouse Stevenson in a tough two-set loss, Hersey's girls volleyball team bounced back in its own Ken Carter Gymnasium for a 25-18 25-8 victory over visiting Wheeling. With seniors Ann Mullen-Muhr (14-of-14) and Erica Hill (9-of-9) each putting down 8 kills on Tuesday night, the Huskies improved to 4-0 in the Mid-Suburban East and 9-3 overall.


    White Sox, Tigers don’t seem to see big opportunity

    An appealing October opportunity awaits the White Sox if only they would be capable of getting through September.

    White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, left, talks to starting pitcher Jake Peavy Tuesday during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field.

    White Sox lead down to 2 games after loss

    Doug Fister pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Austin Jackson hit a tying two-run homer and Miguel Cabrera delivered a go-ahead solo shot Tuesday night to lead the Detroit Tigers past the White Sox 5-3, reducing Chicago's AL Central lead to two games. The division's top two teams have now split the first two of a four-game series, their last head-to-head matchup this season. The Tigers ended a four-game losing streak and have beaten the White Sox eight times in the last nine meetings.


    Lakes edges Antioch

    Lakes’ boys golf team had 3 players break 40 at Antioch Country Club, and that helped account for the Eagles’ 158-162 win over Antioch on Tuesday.Lakes’ Petey Benes and Antioch’s Eric Pascual each shot a 2-over 37 to tie for medalist honors. Mike Barry and Jeff Cherry each shot 38 for Lakes, while Jackson Schultz and Connor Fitzgerald carded matching 45s.Antioch also received a 38 from Grant Smith.Merit Club invite: At The Merit Club on Monday, Warren’s Jack Hansen fired a 77 to earn a one-shot victory over Russell Hutson of Vernon Hills.Five golfers — Vernon Hills’ Patrick Quinn, Eric Swanson and Chris Edwards, Libertyville’s Matt Williams and Lake Zurich’s Adam Schulte — shot 80.Vernon Hills carded a winning 318, while Libertyville (325) edged Warren (327) for second place in the six-team field.

    Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks (7) runs against Wisconsin’s Mike Taylor (53) and Pat Muldoon (92) Saturday during the second half. The Big Ten went 6-6 last week, with Wisconsin and Nebraska both losing to Pac-12 teams.

    Big Ten coaches: Don't write off league just yet

    Big Ten coaches had just one request for the critics ripping the conference after a rough weekend. Wait. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini cautioned against making "snap judgments" so early in the season during Tuesday's conference call, no matter how rough things looked. "I don't make much of it," he said. "It's early in the year. I think there's a lot of football left to be played."


    Warren rallies past Mundelein

    Warren d. Mundelein: The Blue Devils rallied for a 14-25, 25-21, 25-23 win in a North Suburban Lake Division thriller.Madi Wilcox served 9 aces and dished out 25 assists, and Courtney Perreault hit 26 of 28 with 9 kills and also totaled 2 blocks and 3 aces for Mundelein (4-9, 1-2). Sarah Bregenzer added 7 kills and 2 blocks for the Mustangs, and Ashley Dolin had 5 blocks and a pair of kills. Yasmeen Johnson chipped in 4 kills in the loss.Johnsburg d. Grayslake Central: Alexandria Dahlstrom had 6 kills in the Rams’ 25-23, 25-22 loss.Gabi Casper added 4 kills and 13 digs for Grayslake Central, which fell to 10-5 and 2-1 in the Fox Valley Fox Division. Hannah Thomas set 51 of 51 with 16 assists.Hampshire d. Grayslake North: Kelsey Klausner delivered 4 kills and 2 aces and also chalked 8 digs for the Knights in their 25-18, 25-21 loss.Joanna Guhl had 3 kills, 3 aces and 7 digs for Grayslake North (4-10, 0-2 Fox Valley Fox).


    Grayslake North rallies past Prairie Ridge

    Sintayehu Meyer scored twice, as Grayslake North’s boys soccer team rallied in the second half to defeat host Prairie Ridge 3-1 in a Fox Valley Conference crossover in Crystal Lake on Tuesday.The Knights trailed 1-0 at the break, when Baruk Perez-Vera tied the score five minutes into the second half. The senior finished a shot after taking a pass from sophomore Fernando Sanchez. “With the score tied at 1, we definitely began to show more attacking intent and more desire to put PR under a lot of pressure,” Grayslake North coach Adam DeCaluwe said.After scoring the equalizer, Perez-Vera fed a pass to fellow senior Meyer, who slotted the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper. Freshman Chris Zamora assisted on Meyer’s second goal, which all but sealed the Wolves’ fate.Sophomore keeper Dean Jones made 4 saves for Grayslake North (3-8).“The second half was a display of just how effective we can be when we decide to execute the entire game plan from start to finish,” DeCaluwe said. “We were more difficult to break down defensively, and we were much more threatening when we did win the ball.”Warren 4, Wheaton Academy 0: Rafa Macias and Auner Solis each had a goal and an assist, as the Blue Devils captured the Round of 16 Pepsi Showdown game to improve to 9-1.Sean Kirwan and Daniel Szczepanek also scored, while Nick Hathus made 1 save in earning the shutout. Nick Wegrznowicz also had an assist.West Chicago 1, Libertyville 0: West Chicago scored the game’s only goal in the Pepsi Showdown match on a penalty kick.Round Lake 5, Wauconda 1: Freddie Ramirez scored a goal in each half for the Panthers in the North Suburban Prairie game.Round Lake also got goals from Mariano Narvaez, Mauricio Salgado and Fernando Sotelo. Salgado, Lorenzo Cortez, Abraham Murua and Sergio Gomez had assists.

    Javier Rodriguez of Addison Trail takes control of the ball from David Drews, left, of Downers Grove South in boys soccer action on Tuesday in Addison.

    Addison Trail gets angry, wins

    The Addison Trail boys soccer team wasn't in a very good mood after its first loss of the season Saturday against Naperville Central. Tuesday night in Addison Downers Grove South felt the brunt of that mood. The Blazers (8-1) scored three second-half goals to defeat the Mustangs 4-2 in Addison Trail's West Suburban Gold opener.


    Flynn scores twice in Naperville Central win

    Pat Flynn scored on a first-half penalty kick created by Michael Marchionna and added a second goal on a pass from Connor Allen for a 2-0 Naperville Central victory against Glenbard North. Mike Pavliga and the defense of Allen, Jack Burdett, Corey Halford, Drake Swope and Ajay Varghese recorded the shutout for Naperville Central (10-0, 3-0 DuPage Valley Conference).


    Montini wins in 3 games

    Monica Loftus had 7 kills and 3 blocks and Jordan Bruscianelli 5 kills and 3 blocks, and Montini (8-2) outlasted St. Edward 25-15, 23-25, 25-19 on Tuesday in Lombard.Naperville Central d. WW South:Alysia Baznik had 7 kills and 7 digs and Sammy Condon 5 kills for the No. 7 Redhawks, who eased past WW South 25-22, 25-17 in Naperville. Abbi Wiliamson set 16 assists for Naperville Central (7-2, 2-1 DuPage Valley Conference).Naperville North d. West Chicago:Corinne Gajcak had 7 kills and Megan Wernette 6, and the No. 12 Huskies rolled 25-14, 25-19 in West Chicago. Angie Jurek added 5 kills for Naperville North (8-1, 3-0 DVC).Waubonsie Valley d. Bartlett:The Warriors cruised 25-10, 25-5 behind 7 kills and 9 assists from Rachel Minarick. Lauren Lindell had 6 kills and 4 digs, Brooke Burling 3 kills and Kelly Skotnicki 12 digs for Waubonsie (6-5, 1-0 Upstate Eight Valley).Downers Grove North d. Hinsdale Central:Katherine Mahlke put down 13 kills, and the Trojans rallied 23-25, 25-9, 25-22 for their first win of the season. Hanna Rogoz added 8 kills and Carolyn Nojiri had 14 digs for Downers Grove North (1-5, 1-0 West Suburban Silver).Lisle d. Plano:Kristina Fernette had 5 kills, 5 assists and an ace in the Lions’ 25-22, 25-21 win. Abby Tarasewicz added 3 kills and a block and Michelle Kasik served 4 aces for Lisle (7-8, 3-0 Interstate Eight Conference).Addison Trail d. Morton:Nina Capuani had 8 kills and Christina Capuani 20 assists and 5 aces to pace the Blazers’ 25-19, 25-14 win. Viviana Hernandez contributed 6 kills and 10 digs and Sabrina Muell 4 kills for Addison Trail (10-5, 1-1 West Suburban Gold).

    Kansas City Royals pitcher Will Smith struck out a career-high seven Tuesday in Minneapolis in his first win in four starts.

    Smith shuts down Twins as Royals win

    Will Smith pitched seven shutout innings, Eric Hosmer homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Tuesday night. Lorenzo Cain had two RBIs and was a home run away from the cycle as Kansas City beat Minnesota for just the sixth time in 16 games.

    Antioch’s Erik VanTreeck, left, congratulates Nick Brito after he scored in the first half Tuesday at Lakes.

    Antioch dresses to salute Wade

    Antioch's appropriately attired boys soccer team honored Andrew Wade for its game against Lakes on Tuesday. Wade played for the Sequoits' soccer team, graduating in 2007. He lost his life in Afghanistan 18 months ago. In the fallen soldier's honor, Antioch chose Sept. 11 to wear camouflage uniforms. The Sequoits couldn't protect a 2-goal lead and settled for a 2-2 tie against host Lakes in the North Suburban Prairie Division match, but the final score didn't seem all that important.

    Atlanta’s Andrelton Simmons leaps over Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez as he tries to turn a double play on a ball hit by Jean Segura during the seventh inning Tuesday in Milwaukee. Segura beat the throw.

    Brewers upend Braves 5-0

    Marco Estrada pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Rickie Weeks and Aramis Ramirez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 Tuesday night.

    United States players celebrate a goal by Herculez Gomez against Jamaica during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.

    U.S. bounces back to beat Jamaica 1-0

    The fans carried Herculez Gomez, and he helped carry the United States to a significant World Cup qualifying victory. The U.S. rebounded from a loss at Jamaica last week and moved back into a tie for its group lead by beating the Reggae Boyz 1-0 Tuesday.


    Buffalo Grove sees stars, tops Prospect

    In a new twist this season, the Buffalo Grove girls volleyball players study films after school on all match days in first-year coach Matt Priban's math classroom. So far, it has added up to a winning season, especially in the Mid-Suburban East. With junior Alaina Murphy putting down 15 kills and senior Mary Zawlocki adding 5 with 3 blocks, the Bison improved to 3-1 in the East and 9-8 overall with a 25-22, 25-21 victory over visiting Prospect.

    Philadelphia’s Chase Utley, left, greets Jimmy Rollins as he crosses the plate to score on a ground ball from Juan Pierre in the fifth inning Tuesday at home against Miami.

    Rollins’ 3 RBIs lead Phillies over Marlins

    Jimmy Rollins homered and drove in three runs and Roy Halladay won again as the streaking Philadelphia Phillies outslugged the Miami Marlins 9-7 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.

    Boston’s Pedro Ciriaco slides in to score the winning run on a single hit by Jacoby Ellsbury as New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin waits for the late throw Tuesday at Fenway Park.

    Ellsbury’s single gives Red Sox 4-3 win over Yanks

    Jacoby Ellsbury singled in the winning run with his fourth hit of the game in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat New York 4-3 on Tuesday night, dropping the Yankees into a tie for first place in the AL East.

    Baltimore’s J.J. Hardy, right, high-fives teammate Nate McLouth after driving him in on a home run in the eighth inning Tuesday at home against Tampa Bay.

    Hardy hits 2 homers to carry Orioles over Rays 9-2

    J.J. Hardy homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs, and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 Tuesday night and moved into a tie for the AL East lead.

    The Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez stands at home plate after being called out on strikes to end the top of the eighth inning Tuesday in Cincinnati.

    Reds send Pirates to 5th straight loss

    Mike Leake pitched seven innings, had a pair of hits and scored on a dash home off a wild pitch Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-3 victory over the fading Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez allowed two runs on six hits Tuesday night in Toronto.

    Mariners beat Blue Jays 4-3

    Kyle Seager homered and came within a triple of the cycle, Erasmo Ramirez pitched seven innings for his first major league win and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Tuesday night.

    Karch Kiraly is the new head coach of the U.S. women’s national volleyball team.

    Kiraly takes over as U.S. women’s volleyball coach

    Karch Kiraly, one of the most decorated volleyball players of all time, has been chosen as head coach of the U.S. women's national volleyball team in preparation for the 2016 Rio Games. Kiraly, the only athlete to win Olympic gold medals in both indoor and beach volleyball, takes over for Hugh McCutcheon, who led the women's team to a silver-medal finish at the London Olympics.


    Larkin nips Lake Zurich In Pepsi Showdown

    Being a goalkeeper at Memorial Field on Tuesday night was an uneviable task. The Larkin and Lake Zurich boys soccer teams combined for 7 goals, most of which the goalkeepers had little chance of stopping. Fortunately for the host Royals, Erik Rodriguez netted the game-winner with 8:10 remaining for a 4-3 victory in the Pepsi Showdown.

    St. Charles North’s Emily Carroll deflects a spike by St. Charles East’s Nicole Woods in game one on Tuesday, September 11.

    St. Charles E. wins 8th straight over SCN

    Like a freight train that slowly builds momentum while forging ahead, St. Charles East's girls volleyball team is gradually gaining some steam of its own these days. Behind the all-around efforts of senior setter Erienne Barry, right side Caitlyn Ballard (9 kills, 4 digs, ace), outside hitter Nicole Woods, and middle hitter Mikaela Mosquera, the Saints (10-7, 2-0) swept cross-town rival St. Charles North (9-3, 1-1) by scores of 25-21, 25-12 before a frenzied crowd at St. Charles East Tuesday night.

    White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy delivers Tuesday during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field.

    Dunn sits again, staying patient

    Adam Dunn is frustrated about missing the last five games with a right oblique strain, but he's still not feeling good enough to return to the White Sox' lineup.


    Geneva sweeps away Batavia

    No matter how good one hitter is, and Batavia middle Kristin Koncelik has been one of the best the last four years, it sure makes life easier for opponents if they know where the ball is going. Geneva's Taylor Marmitt led a strong Vikings charge at the net in the second game, finishing with 4 of her team's 9 blocks in a 25-16, 25-15 victory on Pack the Place night at Batavia.


    Neuqua Valley gets ‘needed’ win

    Neuqua Valley is a team still searching for consistency on the volleyball court this season. Tuesday, then, was a good win to get. A night after a loss to Downers Grove South, and with a tough weekend looming at the Wheaton Classic, Neuqua Valley beat Metea Valley 26-24, 25-18 in Naperville


    Prince scores 26 to lead Sky past Lynx 83-70

    Epiphanny Prince scored 26 points and Courtney Vandersloot added 17 as the Chicago Sky beat the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 83-70 on Tuesday night at Allstate Arena.Carolyn Swords had 11 points and nine rebounds to help the Sky (12-17) pull into a tie with New York for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with five games remaining. Chicago, vying for the franchise’s first postseason berth, was without Olympic center Sylvia Fowles for the second straight game due to a calf strain. Fowles was in street clothes on the bench and her lower left leg in a soft walking cast. Maya Moore scored 18 points to lead the Lynx (24-5). Rebekkah Brunson had 17 and Candice Wiggins added 14. The Sky broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter with a 13-3 run over the final 5 minutes. Chicago finished with a 40-18 scoring edge in the paint and had a 31-24 rebounding advantage. Swin Cash’s jumper with 6:50 left gave the Sky a 50-40 lead. Minnesota chipped away and pulled to 52-49 on Moore’s 3-pointer with 4:50 to go.However, the Lynx never got closer as Prince scored 10 points in the period to help the Sky take a 61-55 lead heading to the fourth.Vandersloot scored eight points in the first quarter, including two 3-pointers — as the Sky led by six points. The Lynx trimmed the lead to 23-22 by the end of the period on Wiggins’ 3. Chicago outscored Minnesota 17-7 in the second quarter — to take a 40-29 lead at the break — partly due to six turnovers by the Lynx. Vandersloot closed with half with 10 points while Sonja Petrovic added nine. Brunson led Minnesota with nine.

    Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall celebrates Sunday’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Soldier Field.

    With these receivers, it’s a new game for Bears

    Packers defensive backs have been successful jamming Bears wide receivers at the line of scrimmage with physical play in the past, but that ploy might not work as well now with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery in the lineup. - But the Packers still will try to jam up Bears receivers at the line of scrimmage to disrupt the rhythm of their routes with quarterback Jay Cutler. "Good luck," Cutler said. "We've got some dudes that, if you're going to get up in our face even our speed guys are going to get around them, and our big guys are going to throw and go.

    Ryan Sienko

    Elgin Sports Hall of Fame to induct five

    Five new inductees will take their place in the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame when the organization holds its annual banquet and induction ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Elgin Recreation Centre's Heritage Ballroom. Beth Fitchie Barnes, James Kossakowski, Paul Hudgens, Ryan Sienko and David Wurm were voted into the Hall of Fame by the foundation's board of directors on Monday night.


    Naperville North’s DVC streak reaches 32 victories

    Raymond Knoll has never tasted defeat in a DuPage Valley Conference boys golf dual match. If the Iowa-bound Naperville North senior plays as well as he did on Tuesday against Glenbard East, the Huskies may not lose again this fall.

    West Chicago is expected to complete a move to the Metro Suburban Conference soon, leaving the DuPage Valley.

    West Chicago on the move

    After years of discussion, speculation, starts and stops, West Chicago finally cleared the last hurdle toward finding a new conference home. At Monday's special meeting of the Community High School District 94 board of education, the board members voted 4-3 in favor of authorizing school administrators to apply for membership into the Metro Suburban Conference and, upon acceptance, begin the process of withdrawing from the DuPage Valley Conference. While the news is hardly surprising considering West Chicago's move has been a topic of discussion for years, the fact that action now can be taken is a game-changer for the DVC and other conferences depending on how the dominoes fall moving forward.

    Bret Bielema decided it was time for a change on the offensive line and promoted Elk Grove graduate Bart Miller.

    Elk Grove grad Bart Miller gets huge promotion at Wisconsin

    Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema made a couple of shocking moves after the Badgers lost to Oregon State 10-7 on Saturday.First, he parted ways with offensive line coach Mike Markuson just two games into the season.Then for a replacement, Bielema promoted graduate assistant Bart Miller, a 2003 Elk Grove High School grad.“I don’t know if I would have made the move if I didn’t feel so good about his replacement,” Bielema said at this weekly news conference. “So give Bart this opportunity to hop into this role and a guy that can maybe marriage the bridge that we need right now.”Markuson was hired in January after spending the past 14 years coaching in the SEC at Mississippi and Arkansas.Bielema made it clear that he’d prefer a link to former offensive line coach Bob Bostad, who left after six years with the Badgers to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.After starring at Elk Grove, Miller became a two-time all-conference lineman at New Mexico, where he played for Bostad early in his career. Miller was in his second season as a Wisconsin grad assistant.When he left New Mexico, Miller took a job in the Blackhawks front office, working in the sponsorship department. But he soon returned to football as a graduate assistant for New Mexico State.“I think his story is cool, being from where he’s from, play at New Mexico, play as well as he did there,” Bielema said of Miller. “I think when he came in, you get impressed with people. He’s got a tremendous wife. Amy and him make a great couple. They make a great dynamic.“(He’s) very mature beyond his years. I think the years he spent with the Blackhawks, just that whole element. He’s able to go into another dimension and still come back out of it.”Wisconsin rushed for 267 yards on 70 carries (3.8 avg.) in its first two games, despite having a Heisman Trophy candidate in running back Montee Ball. The Badgers opened the season with a narrow victory over Northern Iowa.Bielema said he thought hard about hiring Miller as offensive line coach last winter. But with six new coaches joining the staff, he didn’t want to promote a second graduate assistant. When practice began, there were suggestions the Badgers’ offensive linemen had trouble getting used to Markuson’s style.“It’s something, it weighed on my heart very much,” Bielema said. “But I think that’s also part of the reason why we’ve had success. I’m never going to make a decision or delay a decision that I can, that I think will help us win football games.“Bart, I don’t think I can exactly use the phrase he said (when offered the job on Sunday). But he was very, very surprised, and then suddenly changed to excitement.“Then I said, ‘Hey, this is just a process. We’re going to get together later in the day.’ Talked to him probably two or three times (Monday). Had a nice visit with him this morning. He hit the ground running. And I know nobody’s going to log more hours in that office than Bart Miller in the next three or four months.”

    Mundelein senior Connor Black accepts his awards at the Junior Nationals held this summer.

    Black earns spot on National Junior Team

    Mundelein senior Connor Black was recently selected to the National Junior Team for USA Swimming. It is the same type as the National Olympic Team, but for swimmers under age 18. The team will compete in meets in locations throughout the world. Olympian Matt Grevers of Lake Forest was on this team when he was in high school.


    Football / Top 20 rankings
    Glenbard West, Montini and Wheaton North have the top positions in the Daily Herald's Top 20 rankings.

    2012 U.S. Open tennis men’s singles champion Andy Murray poses Tuesday in Central Park.

    Murray’s victory caps amazing summer for Britain

    After reveling in a rousing Olympic summer of sporting success, Britain awoke Tuesday to another major milestone: Finally, after 76 years of waiting, the country has a male Grand Slam tennis champion. Andy Murray's five-set victory over Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final Monday provided the perfect bookend to a summer in which a British rider won the Tour de France and British athletes scooped heaps of medals at the hugely successful London Olympics and Paralympics.


    NHL lockout looms as players, owners travel to NYC

    NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the owners and players are both to blame for their failure to reach a new collective bargaining agreement before the Saturday deadline for a work stoppage. Daly wrote in an email to The Associated Press that he hoped both sides would meet before Saturday. "But to this point, we have received no indication that the union has anything new to say to us. And right now, we have nothing new to say to them," he wrote Tuesday. "It's unfortunate, but it's the reality of the situation."

    Former Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Michal Rozsival (32), here battling Andrew Shaw in the 2012 playoffs, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Blackhawks.

    Blackhawks sign defenseman Rozsival

    Veteran defenseman Michal Rozsival, 34, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, team officials announced Tuesday.With the Phoenix Coyotes last season, Rozsival (ROH-zih-vahl, MEE-khahl) recorded 13 points (G, 12A), 34 penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in 54 regular-season games.

    Lou Graham is flanked by his daughter, Louanne, left, and his wife, Patsy, as he carries the U.S. Open trophy after winning the playoff at Medinah, June 23, 1975.

    Images: Historic Golf Moments at Medinah
    Images of historic golf tournaments hosted at Medinah Country Club in Itasca. The U.S. Open was held at Medinah in 1949, 1975, and again in 1990. The PGA Championship was held at Medinah in 1999 and 2006.

    Tiger Wood, left, and Dustin Johnson will be teammates at the 39th Ryder Cup. They played together in the final round of the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. on Sunday.

    Ryder Cup contenders ready for short break

    There's a rare break in the PGA Tour season this week, and that's a good thing, says Daily Herald golf columnist Len Ziehm. The best players are tired after playing three straight weeks of FedEx Cup playoff events, and they're welcoming a rest before the big two-week stretch coming up: The Tour Championship in Atlanta followed by the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club. Tiger Woods admits he's ailing despite a good showing in the BMW Championship. He was limping after some bad shots, suggesting his surgically repaired left knee isn't completely healed.

    Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, from left, Sky center Ruth Riley, Sky forward Swin Cash, and Sky coach Pokey Chatman at the podium during “Girls Run This Game,” a special program put on by the Sky and the Girl Scouts at the Allstate Arena in June to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX and the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

    How Title IX opened new frontiers to women, on and off the court

    Patricia Babcock McGraw talked to mothers and daughters to chronicle the difference that Title IX has made in one generation of women. "Women just ahead of me didn't have the opportunities I had and for that I'm so grateful because sports did everything for me," Margaret Stender said. "I was so shy in high school and as I got confident on the field and on the court, it shaped my whole leadership style."

    Naperville Central’s Pat Flynn kicks toward the goal over Glenbard East’s Ivailo Alexandrov during Tuesday’s soccer game in Lombard.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week
    The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from football, tennis, soccer and volleyball.


    The former Dominick's grocery store in Prospect Heights may finally have a tenant. City officials say they've reached a deal with Ultra Foods to open a grocery store in the long vacant space.

    Prospect Heights finally lands grocery store in former Dominick's

    An Ultra Foods store — and about 200 jobs along with it — is moving into a long vacant space in Prospect Heights' Prospect Crossing Shopping Center, city officials announced. An incentive agreement bringing the grocer to Prospect Heights ends a long search to find a tenant for the store on Rand Road left vacant when a Dominick's there closed in 2001. "This is a giant step forward toward our future," Mayor Nicholas Helmer said.


    Rolling Meadows site will see grocery store again, developer says

    Peter Eisenberg is confident the a grocery store will once again operate in the Rolling Meadows shopping center on Kirchoff Road that Domick's left eight years ago. A principle in the firm that now owns the all-but vacant center on the south side of the street, Eisenberg told the city council Tuesday night about projects where his company has succeeded.

    Former UBS employee Bradley Birkenfeld

    IRS windfall another whistleblower win for law firm
    On Tuesday, Bradley Birkenfeld got his reward from the Internal Revenue Service: $104 million, the most ever granted to an individual in a whistleblower case.


    Palatine rejects another proposed tattoo parlor

    Painting the business as unsavory and potentially harmful to neighbors, Palatine officials have again voted down another proposed tattoo parlor. "It's the negative image that a tattoo parlor projects on the surrounding areas," Councilman Greg Solberg said. "I just don't think it reflects well on Palatine."

    Associated Press/July 16, 2012 Credit logos are seen as a consumer withdraws money from an ATM in Atlanta.

    Retail group says it opposes card fee settlement

    The National Retail Federation is opposing a proposed $7.25 billion settlement that Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and major banks have agreed to pay retailers for alleged fee fixing.

    A specialist works Friday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks rise ahead of Fed meeting

    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 69.07 points to close at 13,323.36. The average of 30 large company stocks has already gained 1.8 percent to start September, a month which is usually dismal for stocks.

    An abandoned parking lot near the northwest corner of Geneva Road and Main Street is at the heart of a dispute between Wheaton and Carol Stream. Carol Stream doesn’t want the parking lot to be used for a self-storage facility so close to the Dominick’s grocery store.

    Self-storage plan sparks debate in Wheaton, Carol Stream

    A Northfield-based developer wants to build a four-story, self-storage facility in Wheaton, touching off a debate about its potential impact on a nearby Carol Stream shopping center anchored by a Dominick's grocery store. BRB Development LLC is seeking an annexation agreement with Wheaton for a long-vacant parking lot on an unincorporated parcel at the northwest corner of Main Street and Geneva Road.

    A boy checks an iPhone at an Apple booth at an electronic store in Tokyo. Millions of people will likely buy new iPhones after Apple’s expected announcement of a new model on Wednesday. The new phones would join some 244 million iPhones already sold since the first one launched in 2007.

    Eleven things to do with your old iPhone

    Millions of people will likely buy new iPhones once Apple announces a new model as expected on Wednesday. That leaves the question: What should you do with your old one? The new phones will join some 244 million iPhones sold since the first one launched in 2007. Some have been lost or stolen. Some of us are still hanging on to our old gadgets in some futile attempt to resist the constant upgrade cycle that technology companies are forcing on us.

    Associated Press/June 24, 2010 Piotr Kubiak of Oakland, Ill., shows off his new iPhone 4, right, next to his old iPhone outside of an Apple store in Chicago.

    Worldwide market share for smartphones

    Android and Apple devices dominate in smartphones, with 85 percent of the worldwide market combined, according to IDC.

    Rhett Taylor

    ‘Nanobrewery’ proposal floated for downtown Grayslake

    Downtown Grayslake may become home to a small-scale beer brewing operation that would have a tasting area for up to 40 customers and retail sales. Grayslake trustees recently gave a tentative thumbs-up for Light the Lamp Brewery's proposal for a building in the village's downtown at 10 N. Lake St.

    Oak Brook-based McDonald’s said a key sales figure climbed 3.7 percent in August, as the fast-food chain emphasized the value of its menu offerings amid the challenging global economy.

    McDonald’s sales figure bounces back in August

    Oak Brook-based McDonald's said a key sales figure climbed 3.7 percent in August, as the fast-food chain emphasized the value of its menu offerings amid the challenging global economy. The world's biggest hamburger chain's strongest performance came from the region encompassing Asia, the Middle East and Africa, with revenue at stores open at least 13 months up 5.7 percent.


    Boehner expresses no confidence on budget deal

    House Speaker John Boehner says he's not confident Congress can reach a budget deal and avoid a downgrading of the U.S. debt rating.


    Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745

    It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4 percent this year. But hang on to your wallets. Premiums averaged $15,745, with employees paying more than $4,300 of that, a glaring reminder that the nation's problem of unaffordable medical care is anything but solved.


    General Growth rejects call to explore company sale

    General Growth Properties Inc., the second-largest U.S. shopping-mall owner, rejected investor Bill Ackman's call to put itself up for sale and said it plans to remain independent. Locally, General Growth owns Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook, Lincolnshire Commons in Lincolnshire and Northbrook Court in Northbrook, as well as Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago.


    Morgan Stanley to buy Citi’s Smith Barney stake

    Morgan Stanley and Citigroup have settled a dispute over the value of the brokerage firm Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, which they jointly own. The deal clears the way for Morgan Stanley to buy Citigroup's 49 percent interest in the broker, giving Morgan Stanley full ownership.

    U.S. employers posted fewer jobs in July than in June, the latest evidence that hiring is weak. Job openings fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.67 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That down from June’s 3.72 million job openings, which was revised lower.

    U.S. employers posted fewer open jobs in July

    U.S. employers posted fewer jobs in July than in June, the latest evidence that hiring is weak. Job openings fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.67 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That down from June's 3.72 million job openings, which was revised lower.


    YouTube offers new iPhone app to fill looming void

    YouTube is being reprogrammed for the iPhone and iPad amid the latest fallout from the growing hostility between Google and Apple. The changes are being made because Google Inc. and Apple Inc. didn't renew a five-year licensing agreement that established YouTube's video service as one of the built-in applications in the operating system that runs the iPhone and iPad.

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is seated upon arriving for the opening of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Annual Meeting of the New Champions’ in Tianjin, China, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Wen has promised more tax cuts and measures to boost consumer spending as the government tries to reverse a worsening economic slowdown.

    China’s Wen promises to boost consumer spending

    Premier Wen Jiabao promised to step up efforts to stabilize China's slowing economy with tax cuts and measures to boost consumer spending but appeared to rule out a major stimulus, saying Beijing will stick with established policies. Speaking Tuesday at a meeting of the World Economic Forum, Wen expressed confidence in the economy, saying growth still is within the official target range.

    A new report found that 16 percent of peopel from 15 to 29 are neither in school nor working.

    No school, no work: Young see toll from recession

    A new report says recessions in many nations are pushing a growing number of young people out of education and out of the workforce. The report Tuesday from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 16 percent of people from 15 to 29 are neither in school nor working.

    Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during the Angelus prayer in his summer residence of Castelgandolfo, near Rome, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

    Vatican hires Swiss anti-money laundering expert

    The Vatican has hired a Swiss anti-money laundering expert to try to improve its efforts to fight financial crimes. The announcement Tuesday comes two months after the Holy See passed a key European financial transparency test but received poor grades for its financial watchdog agency and its bank.


    China’s Haier makes Fisher & Paykel takeover bid

    Chinese home appliance giant Haier Group has launched a $704 million takeover bid for New Zealand's Fisher & Paykel Appliances.

    Burberry Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest luxury-goods maker, said full-year profit will disappoint after sales growth slowed globally, sending the shares down the most ever and rattling those of peers.

    Burberry rattles luxury-goods industry as revenue growth slows

    Burberry Group Plc, the U.K.'s largest luxury-goods maker, said full-year profit will disappoint after sales growth slowed globally, sending the shares down the most ever and rattling those of peers. "We know we are not alone in terms of what we've seen in the last couple of weeks," Chief Financial Officer Stacey Cartwright said, citing conversations with other luxury-goods makers. "Traffic is down."


    Developer nixes Des Plaines garage, hotel plan

    Nearly four months after the Des Plaines City Council approved preliminary plans for a massive parking garage and a 180-room hotel on a long-vacant property near O'Hare International Airport, the project has been scrapped. The plans had called for a seven-story parking deck, a roughly 4,000-square-foot fast-food restaurant, and a nine-story hotel on a nearly five-acre, city-owned property at the northeast corner of Mannheim and Higgins roads.

Life & Entertainment

    Bob Dylan's “Tempest”

    Bob Dylan's 'Tempest' one of the year's best albums

    "Tempest" is no doubt the best album you'll ever hear from a 71-year-old. If that sounds like damning Bob Dylan with faint praise, rest assured this is one of the best discs you'll hear by anyone this year, at any age. Rather, the point is made to marvel at the vitality of a man who's been making albums for 50 years and still manages to be relevant.


    Scientists say fish oil doesn’t lower heart attack risk

    Looks like a fish oil pill a day won't keep the doctor away. Scientists who reviewed data from about 68,000 patients gathered in 20 trials over the past 24 years found that men and women taking fish oil supplements didn't lower their risk for a bevy of ills including heart attacks, strokes and death.


    Dining events: Waterleaf pairs fall foods, wines

    COD's Waterleaf prepares for a fall wine dinner; Tuscany Oak Brook offers specials for game days; and Saranello's introduces their express lunch specials.


    Night life events: Wildfire hosts brunch cocktail class

    Wake up to breakfast disguised as an adult beverage with a mixology class dedicated to brunch mixers. The early risers brunch cocktail class takes place at noon Saturday, Sept. 15, at Wildfire in Lincolnshire. Learn to make a bacon-infused bloody Mary, jalapeno cucumber chill and more while munching on mini brunch classics.


    Just because it looks like a banana, doesn’t mean it is

    Plantains are green to yellow, thick-skinned, peelable fruits that sure look like bananas, but I'd think twice before slicing one onto your morning cereal or topping it with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.

    Michael J. Fox is spending Tuesday participating in the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund’s Charity Day, along with a host of other celebrities.

    Michael J. Fox participates in 9/11 charity event

    Michael J. Fox is doing his part to make the anniversary of 9/11 about helping others. The actor is spending Tuesday participating in the Cantor Fitzgerald's Charity Day, along with a host of other celebrities. Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm that lost 658 employees in the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, has marked the anniversary of that day by raising funds for charities; this year, more than 100 are expected to benefit. "This is not necessarily a somber event; I think this is more of ... a celebration of humanity," Fox said.

    “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden” by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer

    Book details U.S. raid that killed bin Laden

    The memoir "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden," written by Mark Owen (a pseudonym), has attracted controversy for whether Owen revealed classified information and whether the 24-man SEAL Team Six conducted itself properly. But what's missing is a reflection on the book's strengths — the painfully human characters as well as the book's breathlessly paced, inexorable march toward an inevitable ending.

    Brauer House opened in Lombard in 2011.

    Lombard's Brauer House aims for beer and music fans alike

    When a fire destroyed the Brauer House in Hillside in 2008, the bar's owner wasn't deterred. In February 2011, he joined with a friend from high school to reopen the bar in Lombard, bringing in a new group of music and beer lovers. Live music is the focus almost every night. Plus the bar boasts an impressive seasonally changing draft list and higher-end bar food.


    TV service, viewing slowly changing

    The number of U.S. homes that don't get traditional television service continues to increase, but that doesn't mean they don't have TVs. The Nielsen company said in a report issued on Tuesday that three-quarters of the estimated 5 million homes that don't get TV signals over the airways or through cable, satellite or telecommunications companies have televisions anyway.

    Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man with trespassing after his weekend arrest at the home of actress-singer Miley Cyrus.

    Man charged with trespassing at Miley Cyrus’ home

    Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man with trespassing after his weekend arrest at the home of actress-singer Miley Cyrus. A city attorney's spokesman says Jason Luis Rivera was charged Monday with two counts of trespassing and one count of resisting arrest.

    Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is among the Latino U.S. Olympians to be honored at this year’s ALMA Awards.

    Awards to honor Lochte, other Latino U.S. Olympians

    Ryan Lochte is among the Latino U.S. Olympians to be honored at this year's ALMA Awards. Eva Longoria and George Lopez are returning for the third time as co-hosts of this month's awards, which celebrate Latino achievements in music, television and film. A salute to Olympic medalists from the London Games will honor swimmer Lochte, whose mother is Cuban-born, along with water polo champions Brenda Villa and Jessica Steffens, gymnast Danell Leyva and runner Leonel Manzano, it was announced Tuesday.

    Michael Clarke Duncan’s fiancee Omarosa Manigault wipes away tears during the memorial service in Los Angeles on Monday.

    Michael Clarke Duncan’s life celebrated

    Tom Hanks, Jay Leno, Holly Robinson Peete, Loretta Devine and Stevie Wonder were among those who helped celebrate the life of Michael Clarke Duncan during a nearly four-hour memorial service marked by heartfelt speeches, rousing gospel performances and photos of the always-smiling actor. Duncan died Sept. 3 at 54, having never fully recovered from a heart attack in July.

    A boy named Quico, accompanied by a lumbering pink beast he calls Monster, discovers ways to transform his bleak environment into something magical in “Papo & Yo.”

    'Papo & Yo' innovative but somewhat disturbing

    Big-budget video games are becoming more and more like Hollywood blockbusters — plenty of spectacle, but not much room for small, personal stories. Independent game designers are trying to fill the gap. "Papo & Yo" takes place in an unspecified South American slum. This barrio is home to a boy named Quico, who discovers ways to transform his bleak environment into something magical.

    The Goodenow Grove Fall Fest and Grand Reopening includes pumpkin carving among other activities at the Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve in Beecher.

    Best bets: Goodenow Grove reopens for fall fest

    After more than a year's closure for site improvements, The Forest Preserve District of Will County's Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve opens again Saturday with the free Goodenow Grove Fall Fest and Grand Reopening. There will be pumpkin carving, a petting zoo, hay rides and more. Don't miss Jefferson Starship at the Metropolis Friday or Debbie Reynolds at Drury Lane Theatre Monday and Tuesday.

    “A Wanted Man” by Lee Child

    Jack Reacher returns in masterful ‘A Wanted Man’

    Jack Reacher again finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time in "A Wanted Man," the latest mystery from Lee Child. Reacher was looking for a ride when two men and a woman pick him up. Just when the plot starts veering into obvious territory, Child begins the twists. Nothing is as it seems, and suddenly the expected becomes the unexpected.

    Gwen Howard ate homemade granola and lived to be 94 years old.

    Lean and lovin’ it: Sorting out organic and natural cereals in your morning bowl

    What does the word "natural" mean to you? When it comes to the word "natural" appearing on any foods other than meat and poultry, the USDA has no standardized meaning. And that can be confusing for consumers. For those food items, "natural" is simply a marketing tool, appealing to consumers hoping to purchase a minimally processed food free of "unnatural" ingredients.


    Get-You-Goin’-In-The-Morning Granola
    Get-You-Goin'-In-The-Morning Granola

    Naperville native and longtime Naked Raygun leader Jeff Pezzati will perform with the band at Subterranean Friday, Sept. 14.

    Music notes: Naked Raygun play Riot Fest after-party

    Naked Raygun's melodic brand of punk, led by Naperville native Jeff Pezzati, continues to draw enthusiastic crowds. The band will perform Friday, Sept. 14, at Subterranean in Chicago with Dan Vapid and the Cheats in what is being billed as an "after-party" show for Riot Fest.

    Carl Amari of South Barrington hosts the nationally syndicated radio show “Hollywood 360” in the WIND 560-AM studios in Elk Grove Village. He’s now branching out from classic radio to produce feature films in Hollywood.

    S. Barrington man builds career on radio’s Golden Age

    Carl Amari wasn't alive when the Golden Age of Radio dominated the airwaves, but as a kid growing up in the 1970s, he was obsessed. "I made a shrine to classic radio in my basement with Jack Benny photos," said Amari, 48, of South Barrington. "My dad thought I was a really weird kid. He'd say 'Go play outside!' But when it became a business, he said, 'Hey, I like this.'" It became several business actually, as Amari hosts a nationally syndicated radio show and produces Hollywood movies.



    Editorial: Board member complaint demands answers
    The claims that a Grayslake Elementary District 46 board member threatened and bullied school staff at a registration session last month demand public review and discussion, a Daily Herald editorial says.


    Better off than 4 years ago? I’d say so.

    Columnist Froma Harrop: The financial markets have stabilized, and my nerves no longer jangle in anticipation of the next headline. So all in all, am I better off than I was four years ago? I'd say yes. And so would most of us, if we really thought back to September 2008.


    Introducing President MSNBC

    Columnist Kathleen Parker: The blending of news and opinion isn't new, but activism posing as journalism is a cancer on the body politic. While some viewers may be savvy enough to understand the difference and choose their medicine accordingly, many are not.


    Dold’s claims on Medicare not factual
    A Long Grove letter to the editor: Congressman Robert Dold's talking points are not just wrong on their face. They are wrong according to PolitiFact, the very source he cited as authoritative. He could have looked it up, but obviously didn't.


    Start fixing pension problem now
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: The debt lunges forward at a daily rate ticks up at $12.5 million additional taxpayer dollars added onto Illinois taxpayers' collective invoice while legislators weave campaigning in between summering.


    Get facts straight on health care law
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: In a Sept. 2 letter to the editor, "Robinson an Obama apologist," Bob Grens claims, "A fact is President Obama took $716 billion out of Medicare to finance his Obamacare." I suggest Mr. Grens recheck the facts.


    Elgin culpable in wrongful firing suit
    A Wasco letter to the editor: In response to Elgin Corporate Counsel Bill Cogley's remarks in your most recent article, "Former Elgin cop sues chief, others alleging forced retirement," I have to say, sir, your mouth runneth over.


    Why make race a factor?
    A Wayne letter to the editor: To Kathleen Parker (Daily Herald Sept. 2, "The Elephant in the Convention Room") and anyone else who wants to make race an issue in this election: President Obama is just as much white as he is black.


    Cut the real waste in Chicago schools
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: What's both astounding and ludicrous about the Chicago Public Schools contingency plan for the strike is that it claims to offer more support for children than normal circumstances. For example, CPS wants parents to believe that they will have 144 nurses, one for every building open during the strike. This never occurs during the normal school year.


    No need to reward GOP decisions
    A Lombard letter to the editor: The Republicans' main campaign message seems to be based on the continuing poor economy. Maybe that's why they did not support the Democrat's job bill, and have used the filibuster in the Senate and their majority in the House to block any legislation that would have improved the economy.


    Pay teachers for longer school day
    A Downers Grove letter to the editor: In regards to the labor strife between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Public Schools, one must remember that the schools exist primarily to educate and socialize the children. However, one must also realize that the schools are places of employment for teachers, lunchroom staff and maintenance personnel as well as administrators.


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