Daily Archive : Sunday September 23, 2012


    This film image released by Open Road Films shows Michael Pena, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal in a scene from “End of Watch,” which tied for first-pace at the box office with the horror flick “House at the End of the Street.”

    ‘Watch,’ ‘House,’ ‘Curve’ land in photo finish

    Hollywood is in photo-finish mode with three new movies bunched up tightly for the No. 1 spot during a sleepy weekend at the box office.Studio estimates Sunday put two movies in a tie for first-place with $13 million each: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena's police story "End of Watch" and Jennifer Lawrence's horror flick "House at the End of the Street."And right in the same ballpark was Clint...

    Damien Franco

    Elgin gang-related fight ends in stabbing

    An Elgin man was stabbed in the chest late Saturday night during an altercation police said started when the victim punched a member of his own gang. Two men were arrested in connection with the incident, and the victim was treated and released from the hospital early Sunday.

    Margaret Skrzypkowski and her husband Artur, take the black box holding photos and memories of their daughter with them everywhere.

    Daughter's death compels Arlington Hts. mom to act

    Still raw with the pain of losing her 15-year-old daughter to a drunken driver, Margaret Skrzypkowski of Arlington Heights must relive that nightmare every time she helps others as a court advocate for the Ailliance Against Intoxicated Motorists. She wants people to think before they drink and drive. "We're stuck with the consequences for the rest of our lives."


    Website gives recycling tips

    A new website has been launched to provide the latest information, tools and tips about recycling practices and needs.

    Jim Anderson lays in an antique bed on a hill in Bluff City Cemetery Sunday during the 25th Annual Cemetery Walk. He was portraying Francis “Shanty” Pask, who was a carpenter paralyzed in a fall, and whose mother, Mary Ann, donated a house to Sherman Hospital with the stipulation that her son would be cared for until his death. He died in 1940. She died in 1919 and was portrayed by Sara Ellen Pask. The Elgin Historical Society sponsors the event every year.

    Elgin cemetery walk draws large crowd in 25th year

    More than 500 people showed up for the 25th annual Cemetery Walk at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin where 10 former Elginites were brought to life, including George and Mary Lord, prominent residents who bequeathed Lords Park to the city, and John Park Brown, who moved to Elgin from Scotland and spent 40 years working at the Watch Factory.

    Dana Allan, of Libertyville, with her daughter, Indy, 2, in her lap, drive a 1941 B John Deere tractor with Rebecca Swanson during the 20th Annual Farm Heritage Festival Sunday at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. The event was co-sponsored by the Lake County Discovery Museum and the Lake County Farm Heritage Association.

    Festival celebrates Lake County’s farming past

    The grain was flying, the turkeys were strutting, and the calls of an auctioneer filled the air at the 20th annual Farm Heritage Festival Sunday at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. The festival offered visitors a chance to experience Lake County as it once was, before the cornfields were subdivided to make way for townhouses. The events included the popular sheep dog herding, rides on...

    "Once Upon a Time" actress Ginnifer Goodwin waves to fans before heading into the Emmy Awards.

    Images: Emmy red carpet
    The stars of the small screen put their best fashion foot forward Sunday for the Emmy Awards. The red carpet was seeing plenty of color — including on Kat Dennings in J. Mendel and Padma Lakshmi in a bright strapless gown and Ginnifer Goodwin in red flame dress.

    The cast and crew of "Modern Family," winner of the Outstanding Comedy Series award, pose backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles.

    Images: Emmy Awards
    While "Modern Family" may have been the favorite that pulled off a few wins, the Emmy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel were not short of surprises. "Homeland" and its stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis beat out some heavily favored shows. And "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm went home empty-handed.

    The cast and crew of "Modern Family," winner of the Outstanding Comedy Series award, pose backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles.

    Images: Emmy Awards
    While "Modern Family" may have been the favorite that pulled off a few wins, the Emmy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel were not short of surprises. "Homeland" and its stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis beat out some heavily favored shows. And "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm went home empty-handed.


    Driver airlifted from Kaneville crash

    A driver was airlifted from the scene of a crash in Kaneville Sunday night, according to police.

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gets ready to board his campaign plane in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama responds to Romney’s tough talk on Mideast

    President Barack Obama, defending his foreign policy record at a time of anti-American rage in the Muslim world, fired back at suggestions from Republican Mitt Romney that the president has been weak with allies and enemies alike.


    No one injured in Arlington Heights house fire

    No one was injured during a fire that filled an Arlington Heights home with smoke late Sunday afternoon.

    A Free Syrian Army fighter from the Al-Faruk brigade guards the main entrance of the Tal Abyad, a Turkish-Syrian border crossing captured by the rebels earlier in the week, eastern Syria, Saturday. The leaders of the rebel Free Syrian Army said Saturday they moved their command center from Turkey to Syria with the aim of uniting rebels and speeding up the fall of President Bashar Assad’s regime.

    Syrian opposition figures meet in Damascus

    Syrian opposition figures who reject foreign intervention in Syria's 18-month conflict called for the ouster of President Bashar Assad at a rare meeting Sunday in the nation's capital.

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, meets with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, at United Nations Headquarters for the 67th session of the General Assembly Sunday.

    Iran threatens attacks on U.S. bases in event of war

    A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned that Iran will target U.S. bases in the region in the event of war with Israel, raising the prospect of a broader conflict that would force other countries to get involved, Iranian state television reported Sunday.

    Like his Republican rival Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama is trying to coax undecided voters to side with him — even if it takes buying a box of bratwurst sausages, as Obama is seen doing above Saturday in Milwaukee.

    Candidates chase undecided voters

    The challenge for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is how to lay claim to this small but mightily important swath of the electorate: undecided voters. These people are truly up for grabs, claim they're intent on voting and yet aren't paying that much attention.


    Old Chicago factory site to be converted into park

    The site of an old asphalt factory will become a new public park in Chicago. City officials say they’ll spend $8 million to build a park on the site of the 24-acre lot that’s in the neighborhood known as Little Village.


    Memorial service to be held in 1978 cold case

    For more than three decades, Michael Noe hoped that his older brother would walk through the front door of their family’s central Illinois home, returning from his hitchhiking travels with his usual cheerful smile.


    Dist. 120 budget vote Tuesday

    The Mundelein High School board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school to hold a public hearing about the proposed budget for the 2013 fiscal year.


    Retired teachers to meet

    The Lake County Retired Teachers Association (LCRTA) hosts its annual fall luncheon on Oct. 9 at 12:15 p.m. at Maravela's Banquets, Route 59 and Grand Avenue, in Fox Lake.


    Native American spirituality program

    The Lakes Region Historical Society will host "Native American Spirituality" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Meeting House, 977 Main St., Antioch.

    Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Friday, Sept., 21 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Armstrong went on an expletive-laden rant when the band’s set was cut short. The band’s rep announced Sunday that Armstrong is headed to rehab.

    Rep: Green Day’s Armstrong getting treatment

    Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to treatment for substance abuse. Sunday's announcement by the band's rep comes after the 40-year-old frontman had a meltdown onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday. As Green Day was wrapping up its performance during the all-star, two-day concert, Armstrong profanely complained that the band's time was being cut short.

    Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, gave birth to a cub Sept. 16, but the cub died Sunday.

    Giant panda cub born at National Zoo dies

    The giant panda cub born a week ago at the National Zoo in Washington died Sunday morning, saddening zoo officials and visitors who had heralded its unexpected arrival.


    Elgin teen charged with DUI after crash that injured four

    An 18-year-old Elgin man sped through a stop sign early Sunday morning, causing an accident that sent three other men to area hospitals with severe injuries. The driver, Luis Romo, also was hospitalized for his injuries, which were not life-threatening. He was intoxicated with a blood alcohol content almost twice the legal limit, according to Elgin police.


    Former Planned Parenthood worker from Libertyville tells anti-abortion journey

    Planned Parenthood employees and anti-abortion activists share at least one thing: Compassion, said Linda Couri, a former counselor for the health organization who spoke at "Converted," a day-long conference featuring former "abortion providers" talking about why they changed their views. "These are women tring to do the right thing for women and completely believing the lie that they are helping...


    Fire damages Des Plaines home, no injuries reported

    No injuries were reported after firefighters put out a small blaze that started in a bedroom of a single-family Des Plaines home Sunday morning. The fire occurred about 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Marshall Drive, firefighters said. It was contained to the room at the rear of the home where it started, and firefighters were able to get the fire under control in 15 minutes.

    Gerald Hankerson, outreach coordinator for CAIR-Chicago, speaks Saturday at Hanover Park’s forum called, “Who are my Muslim neighbors?” at village hall. The event was sponsored by the village’s Cultural Inclusion & Diversity Committee.

    Hanover Park discusses Islam at community forum

    A meeting Saturday to learn and ask questions about Islam is just the beginning of Hanover Park's attempts to bring understanding to this portion of its diverse population, said Village President Rodney S. Craig. "We are concerned when leaders who ought to know better say things that incite anger. We don't want to be a part of that," said Craig before Saturday's event, "Who are my Muslim...


    Change: Some say new class periods aren’t long enough
    Dundee-Crown High School junior Genevieve Goelz says the new high school schedule Community Unit District 300 adopted this year is stressing her out. The 16-year-old Algonquin student said the eight-period day has doubled the number of classes she is taking over the previous four-block schedule and also doubled the amount of homework.

    Longtime Medinah Country Club members Alvin Reitz, left, and Calvin Koeppel are serving as club historians during this week’s Ryder Cup. Both men have been associated with the prestigious club since they were young.

    Medinah’s storied past adds to allure

    Calvin Koeppel says he's been fortunate to witness golfing history unfold as a longtime member of Medinah Country Club. The 54-hole complex in northern DuPage County has been the site of national tournaments and major championships through the years. This week, the best professional golfers from Europe and the United States square off in the 2012 Ryder Cup. "When you join here, you don't just...

    The Daily Herald’s front page in 1982, when the Tylenol poisoning story broke.

    Can new technology solve 30-year-old Tylenol murders?

    As the 30-year anniversary of the Tylenol murders nears, no one has yet been charged with the crime. An FBI-led task force continues to search for the killer, using new technology to re-examine the evidence. "Anyone who was involved in this case at its inception, and lived through the horror of what took place ... isn't going to forget it," said former assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy Margolis.

    Republican Steve Newton, left, and Democrat Thomas Rudd are the candidates running for Lake County coroner.

    Lake County coroner candidates offer different skills

    With incumbent Artis Yancey out of the race because of an upset loss in March's primary, Lake County's next coroner will be a newcomer to the job. And candidates -- Republican Steve Newton and Democrat Thomas Rudd -- couldn't be more dissimilar. Newton is campaigning on his experience as a former chief deputy coroner, while Rudd, a retired physician, insists the coroner should be a medical doctor.


    Has Tylenol case gone cold again?
    The story originally ran in August 2009.By Jamie Sotonoff jsotonoff@dailyherald.com

    A thousand area elementary school students created welcoming cards to put in the hotel rooms of Ryder Cup guests.

    Cards created by students greet Ryder Clup hotel guests

    When Ryder Club players, fans and officals check into their hotel rooms next week, they will be welcomed by artwork and short essays done by a 1,000 schoolchildren touting Illinois and the Chicago area.

    Zachary Tran

    Fundraiser benefits memorial for Vernon Hills boy killed by goal post

    The family of a 6-year-old Vernon Hills boy who died in 2003 after a soccer goal post fell on him held an event Saturday to benefit a memorial fund in his name. Proceeds from Zackapalooza will go to the Zachary Tran Memorial Fund, which has crusaded to enhance goal-post safety and provides educational, athletic and artistic activities for children of limited opportunity. "We are so proud that in...


    Bears coach Lovie Smith works the sidelines during the Bears 23-6 win over the St. Louis Rams Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Same old defense shows up for Bears

    The Bears weren't exactly doing cartwheels in the locker room postgame, seemingly aware that they will need to be better next Monday night in Dallas. And though their record is what it ought to be, the last two games are a reminder that the offense is at best a work in progress.


    ‘D’ gets it done for Bears

    Mike Spellman is feeling good about the D,' feeling lukewarm about the O,' and feeling just a little better O'verall, even though a Monday night showdown in Big D' is cause for concern.

    The Padres’ Logan Forsythe slides past San Francisco Giants catcher Eli Whiteside in the fifth inning Sunday in San Francisco. Forsythe scored on a single by Yasmani Grandal.

    Giants lose a day after clinching NL West

    Yonder Alonso's two-run single in the seventh inning snapped a tie and helped the San Diego Padres beat the Giants 6-4 on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Giants clinched the NL West Division crown.

    Twins relief pitcher Alex Burnett (31) high-fives his teammates after their 10-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday at Comerica Park.

    Tigers waste chances, lose both ends of doubleheader

    The Detroit Tigers shrugged off blowing chances to at least tie Chicago atop the AL Central. Jamey Carroll hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 2-1 Sunday, winning both games of a doubleheader to prevent the Tigers from tying or passing the slumping White Sox.

    The Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez hits a solo home run against the Reds in the seventh inning Sunday in Cincinnati.

    Dodgers beat Reds 5-3, keep pace for wild card

    The Dodgers know that their latest win has to be the start of something spectacular. Adrian Gonzalez hit a pair of solo home runs off Homer Bailey on Sunday night, powering Los Angeles to a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that let the Dodgers keep pace in the wild card race.

    Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith celebrates after kicker Justin Tucker’s game-winning field goal Sunday night against the New England Patriots in Baltimore.

    Ravens defeat Patriots 31-30 on late FG

    Torrey Smith turned in an emotional — and sensational — performance under very difficult circumstances. His teammates on the Baltimore Ravens helped make it a winning effort. Rookie Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Ravens a 31-30 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night.


    Sources: NFL, officials union hold talks

    The NFL and the officials union were talking again. Two people familiar with the talks say that the NFL and the locked-out officials union met on Sunday.

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning reacts to being sacked in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans in Denver.

    Manning comes up short as Texans hold off Broncos 31-25

    Fall behind by 20. Mount a furious comeback. Lose by six. The ugly interceptions didn't play into Peyton Manning's second straight defeat, but so much of the rest of it sounded like a broken record — the likes of which the Broncos quarterback doesn't want to hear anymore.

    Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) celebrates with holder Shane Lechler (9) and Dave Tollefson (58) after Janikowski’s 43-yard field goal to win the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in Oakland, Calif.

    Raiders rally past Steelers 34-31

    With an efficient offense led by Carson Palmer, an opportunistic defense that stepped up in the final minutes and a clutch kick by Sebastian Janikowski, the Oakland Raiders turned a somber mood into a celebratory one.

    Bears cornerback Tim Jennings breaks up a possible touchdown catch by Rams wide receiver Brandon Gibson during the Bears’ 23-6 win Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.

    A nose for the ball ... and hands to match

    It's uncanny how much Bears cornerback Tim Jennings has been around the ball this season — and especially how he's been able to capitalize on those opportunities.

    Bears defensive end Julius Peppers and defensive end Shea McClellin sack St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford during the Bears 23-6 win over the St. Louis Rams Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Bears ‘D’ up against Rams

    The Bears' defense played so well Sunday that it needed only a mediocre performance from the offense to defeat the St. Louis Rams, and that's what it got. The defense allowed just 160 total yards, the third-lowest total in Lovie Smith's nine years as head coach. It sacked Rams quarterback Sam Bradford six times, picked him off twice and scored once, performing almost all the heavy lifting in a 23-6 victory.

    The Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald celebrates his touchdown catch against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.

    Cardinals beat up Eagles 27-6

    Kevin Kolb got the best of his former team. Michael Vick might be wishing he was still in Philadelphia the way the Arizona Cardinals battered him around.

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ryan Dempster struck out eight Sunday in a road win over Seattle.

    Rangers edge Mariners 3-2

    Ryan Dempster allowed two runs and six hits over six-plus innings and Mike Napoli and Geovany Soto homered to lead the Texas Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday and preserve a four-game lead over the Oakland A's in the AL West.

    The Diamondbacks’ Jason Kubel is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the second inning Sunday against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

    Diamondbacks dispatch Rockies 10-7

    Aaron Hill hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 10-7 on Sunday, the Rockies' season-high ninth straight loss.

    Former Browns great Jim Brown participates in a ceremony honoring Ernie Green and Clarence Scott at halftime of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills in Cleveland.

    New Browns owner envisions role for Jim Brown with team

    New Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam III wants the greatest Browns player of them all to have a role with his team. Haslam spent an hour Saturday night meeting with Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who had been estranged from the Browns for more than two years after he was relieved of his duties as a senior adviser under outgoing owner Randy Lerner.

    Atlanta Falcons free safety Thomas DeCoud intercepts a pass intended for San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates during the second half Sunday in San Diego.

    Ryan, DeCoud lead Falcons over Chargers 27-3

    Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes to three different receivers and safety Thomas DeCoud had two interceptions and a fumble recovery for the Atlanta Falcons, who overwhelmed the San Diego Chargers 27-3 Sunday to remain undefeated.

    Stacy Lewis displays the trophy after winning the Navistar LPGA Classic golf tournament on Sunday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Ala.

    Lewis beats out Thompson in Navistar LPGA Classic

    Stacy Lewis won the Navistar LPGA Classic on Sunday for her third LPGA Tour victory in five months and second in Alabama, closing with a 3-under 69 to beat defending champion Lexi Thompson by two strokes.

    Brandt Snedeker reacts after sinking his putt on the 17th hole during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament on Sunday in Atlanta.

    Snedeker pulls away to win FedEx Cup

    Brandt Snedeker played the biggest round of his career for the biggest payoff in golf. Needing to win the Tour Championship on Sunday to beat out Rory McIlroy for the FedEx Cup, Snedeker came up with three big birdies on the back nine at East Lake to take all the drama out the final day that had been loaded with possibilities.

    Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke throws a pass against New Hampshire on Saturday in Norfolk, Va. Heinicke set an NCAA record for passing yards (730) in the game.

    Old Dominion QB sore after record-setting effort

    Old Dominion's Taylor Heinicke threw for an NCAA Division I record 730 yards on Saturday. He broke the mark David Klingler of Houston set in 1990 with 716 yards against Arizona State.


    White Sox-Tigers figured to come down to the end

    While both the Sox and the Tigers are good teams, neither is good enough to run away and hide from the other.

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo went five innings Sunday, allowing two earned runs and six hits on the road against Washington. The Brewers have won Gallardo’s last 11 starts.

    Brewers stay close in wild-card race, beat Nats

    The Milwaukee Brewers have little margin for error with a week and a half left in the regular season. On Sunday, a lot of hits kept them close in the playoff scramble. Jonathan Lucroy had a pair of RBI singles and Milwaukee collected 15 hits to beat the Washington Nationals 6-2.

    White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd gave up four runs and seven hits Sunday in a loss to the Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

    Sox bow to Angels again for 5th straight loss

    Jered Weaver kept the Los Angeles Angels within striking distance in the AL wild-card chase, posting his league-leading 19th victory on Sunday with a 4-1 decision over the struggling Chicago White Sox. The White Sox lost their fifth in a row and led Detroit by a half-game in the AL Central. The Tigers lost the opener of their day-night doubleheader against Minnesota.

    Former Raiders great Marcus Allen lights the eternal flame for the late owner Al Davis before Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Oakland, Calif.

    Allen, Raiders reunite after years of turmoil

    The long-running feud between Marcus Allen and the Raiders is over. In a symbolic move after years of separation and harsh words, Allen lit the eternal flame honoring late owner Al Davis before Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    The Indians’ Michael Brantley beats the tag by Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar as he dives back to first after being caught off base during the sixth inning Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.

    Santana’s 2 HRs, 5 RBIs lead Indians over Royals

    Carlos Santana hit two homers and drove in five runs as the Cleveland Indians routed Kansas City 15-4 Sunday in their highest-scoring game of the season.

    Tampa Bay’s B.J. Upton, left, is congratulated by Ben Zobrist after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against Toronto on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Upton homers again as Rays beat Jays 3-0

    B.J. Upton hit his eighth home run in 14 games for the Rays, and Jeremy Hellickson won for the first time since Aug. 20 with a 3-0 decision over Toronto on Sunday.

    Pittsburgh’s Garrett Jones avoids being hit by a foul ball hit by pitcher A.J. Burnett as Astros catcher Chris Snyder runs down the third base line during the fourth inning Sunday in Houston.

    Pirates snap 5-game skid with 8-1 win over Astros

    A.J. Burnett allowed one run in eight innings for his 16th win, and Josh Harrison tied a career high with four hits to jump-start Pittsburgh's offense in an 8-1 win over Houston on Sunday to avoid a sweep.

    New York Jets kicker Nick Folk makes the game-winning field goal in overtime to defeat the Miami Dolphins 23-20 on Sunday in Miami.

    Folk makes second chance as Jets beat Miami 23-20 in OT

    After Nick Folk's blocked field-goal attempt in OT was negated by a timeout, his retry was a successful 33-yarder with 6:04 left, and the Jets beat the Dolphins 23-20 on Sunday.

    The Cardinals’ Allen Craig watches his two-run double in the third inning Sunday against Cubs in Chicago.

    Cardinals keep lead with 6-3 win over Cubs

    Kyle Lohse and the short-handed St. Louis Cardinals won for the sixth time in seven games, holding their lead in the NL wild-card race with a 6-3 win Sunday over the Chicago Cubs. Alfonso Soriano hit his 31st homer for the Cubs, giving him a career-high 105 RBIs. Cubs starter Justin Germano (2-9) worked 5 2-3 innings, giving up four earned runs and 10 hits.

    The Chiefs sack Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a safety in the second half Sunday in New Orleans.

    Succop nails 6 field goals to lift Chiefs over Saints

    Ryan Succop delivered a huge kick in the gut to the reeling New Orleans Saints. Succop kicked six field goals, one to force overtime in the final seconds and another from 31 yards to lift the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 victory over the Saints, who remain winless through three games.

    Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller lies on the field after injuring his shoulder on a first-quarter run Sunday in Cleveland.

    Fitzpatrick’s 3 TD passes lead Bills over Browns

    When C.J. Spiller got hurt, the Buffalo Bills lost the NFL's leading rusher, most of their momentum and another major offensive threat. Ryan Fitzpatrick wouldn't let them lose the game.

    Denny Hamlin holds up a lobster in victory lane Sunday after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

    Hamlin takes New Hampshire for 5th NASCAR win

    Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR race at New Hampshire on Sunday, getting the mistake-free trip he needed to win for the series-leading fifth time this year. Jimmie Johnson finished second and took the lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

    The Mets’ Scott Hairston scores the winning run on a single by Ruben Tejada during the ninth inning Sunday at home against the Marlins.

    Tejada’s single in 9th wins it for Mets

    Ruben Tejada singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 3-2 victory over Miami on Sunday, their seventh straight against the Marlins.

    Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Detroit Lions strong safety Erik Coleman in the second quarter Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.

    Titans beat Lions 44-41 in OT for 1st win

    Rob Bironas kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime, and the Titans stopped backup quarterback Shaun Hill on fourth-and-1 at the Tennessee 7 to finally pull out a 44-41 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The Titans (1-2) blew a 20-9 halftime lead in a crazy game featuring big plays, scoring swings and some suspect officiating.

    Atlanta starter Tim Hudson struck out four and allowed one unearned run Sunday in Philadelphia.

    Hudson leads Braves to 2-1 win over Phillies

    Tim Hudson pitched Atlanta to the brink of a playoff spot. The Braves are set to answer how they'd respond to their 2011 collapse with a celebration at Turner Field.

    Oakland’s Cliff Pennington follows through on his second-inning, two-run home run off Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda on Sunday in New York.

    A’s have final comeback in win over Yankees

    Cliff Pennington hit a go-ahead single in the sixth inning after a key error by backup shortstop Eduardo Nunez, and the Oakland Athletics bounced back to avoid a sweep, edging New York 5-4 Sunday and stopping the Yankees' seven-game winning streak.

    Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson celebrates forcing Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to fumble during the first half Sunday in Landover, Md.

    Bengals outlast Redskins 38-31

    The Bengals built a 17-point lead, blew the lead, and met razzle with dazzle Sunday until a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes by Andy Dalton made the difference in a 38-31 win over Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.

    Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers celebrates with defensive end Israel Idonije after a sack during the Bears 23-6 win over the St. Louis Rams Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Images: Bears vs. Rams
    Images from the Chicago Bears (1-1) vs. the St. Louis Rams (1-1) in week three on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago.The Bears won the game 23-6 over the Rams with dominating defense.

    Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker watches during the seventh inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. He was hospitalized the next day.

    Baker heads back to Cincy after 4 days in hospital

    Reds manager Dusty Baker was headed back to Cincinnati on Sunday after spending four days in a Chicago hospital getting treated for an irregular heartbeat. Baker missed the Reds' 6-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday that clinched the NL Central title.

    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts breaks the tackle of Indianapolis Colts defensive back Cassius Vaughn on his way to 80-yard touchdown in the final minute of Sunday’s game in Indianapolis.

    Jaguars shock Colts 22-17 with 80-yard TD pass

    Blaine Gabbert beat Andrew Luck at his own game Sunday. The second-year Jacksonville quarterback hooked up with Cecil Shorts III on an 80-yard touchdown pass with 45 seconds left to give Jacksonville its first victory under new coach Mike Mularkey — 22-17 over the Colts.

    Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, left, scores a touchdown against Alabama-Birmingham during the second quarter Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

    Top 2 teams in Big Ten still have lot to prove

    From the outside, it looks like the premier game on the opening week of Big Ten play next Saturday: The conference's two highest ranked teams, with a combined 7-1 record. But the guys closest to No. 14 Ohio State and 20th-ranked Michigan State (3-1) know better.

    Dallas running back DeMarco Murray dives for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half Sunday in Arlington, Texas.

    Cowboys get short fields in 16-10 win over Bucs

    Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys finally had some short scoring drives, and needed them. There also were a couple of extra kneel-downs by Romo before the Cowboys had secured a 16-10 victory Sunday in their home opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


    Orioles miss big chance, lose to Boston 2-1

    Cody Ross doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Andrew Bailey escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox ended Baltimore's six-game winning streak, beating the Orioles 2-1 Sunday.

    In 2006, Roger Warren, left, was the PGA president and Tom Lehman was the Ryder Cup captain for Team USA. This week Warren, who has deep roots in the Chicago golf scene, is directing the Junior Ryder Cup competition for Team USA.

    Suburban veteran leads U.S. Junior Ryder Cup

    A legend on the PGA leadership ranks, Roger Warren got his start in golf while living in Chicago suburbas, and now he has returned to captain the United States team in the Junior Ryder Cup competition, which the PGA of America bills as "an international showcase of golf's next generation." Len Ziehm profiles Warren, who got his start as a teacher at Dundee-Crown and held key roles with the Village Links of Glen Ellyn and Seven Bridges in Woodridge early in his golf career.

    Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder celebrates his touchdown run in the first half Sunday at home against San Francisco.

    Vikings stun 49ers 24-13

    Christian Ponder didn't flinch, even against that swarming San Francisco defense. Minnesota's quarterback has come a long way from his rough rookie season. Ponder threw two touchdown passes to tight end Kyle Rudolph and ran for another score to help the Vikings hand the 49ers their first defeat, 24-13 on Sunday.

    Alfonso Soriano, right, has a chance to win the RBI title as the Cubs enter the final days of the regular season. Soriano and Darwin Barney are also contenders for Gold Glove awards.

    Cubs have plenty to accomplish in closing stretch

    Len Kasper takes a closer look at the individual goals the Cubs can accomplish as they try to avoid the 100-loss mark, plus he weighs in on Melky Cabrera situation and shares his thoughts on whether a wild-card team can be a serious contender to win the World Series.


    Kelly: No. 10 Notre Dame wants to use only 1 QB

    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is counting on sophomore quarterback Everett Golson to get the offense going for 10th-ranked Fighting Irish. After pulling Golson in the second quarter Saturday against Michigan and seeing backup Tommy Rees lead the Irish (4-0) to victory for a second time this season, Kelly said Sunday he doesn't see the situation as a two-quarterback system.

    The NFL and its locked-out officials still remain far apart in settling their contract dispute, meaning more work this weekend for replacement officials who are struggling to do the job. Barry Rozner contends it's hurting the game.

    Referee fiasco an NFL disgrace for Goodell

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is nothing but a hypocrite when pretending the replacement officials aren't hurting the game or the players. Did he forget he's the champion of integrity and player safety? Barry Rozner has that and more in today's column.


    Sky’s Penicheiro retires with win

    Saturday was an emotional night for the Sky as the players honored veteran point guard Ticha Penicheiro and the team won their season finale over the Washington Mystics, 77-58.

    A.J. Pierzynski walks back to the dugout after striking out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. The Sox are in big trouble after dropping 3 in a row.

    Sox in trouble after loss to Angels

    The White Sox are in big trouble after dropping their fourth straight game — this one a 4-2 decision to the Angels on Saturday night at Anaheim, Calif.


    A caregiver picks out a marijuana bud for a patient at a marijuana dispensary in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Colorado, Oregon and Washington could become the first to legalize marijuana this fall. All three state are asking voters to decide whether residents can smoke pot.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

    Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

    A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: "Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?" It's a bit more complicated than that in the three states — Colorado, Oregon and Washington — that could become the first to legalize marijuana this fall.

    The world economy is slowing, and Wall Street analysts are cutting estimates for future corporate profits.

    Bernanke wants you to buy stocks, but risk is high

    Ben Bernanke hopes his latest plan to stimulate the economy will get you to buy stocks and other risky assets. Maybe you should. People who did that after two similar Federal Reserve efforts are sitting on big gains today.

    Local groups from Pittsburgh participate in a global Frackdown Day calling for a moratorium on shale gas drilling by taking part in a Frackdown Smackdown tug-of-war between college students representing the “gas industry” and Pennsylvania citizens, in Pittsburgh Saturday.

    Decades of federal dollars helped fuel gas boom

    Those who helped pioneer the technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, recall the government played a very active role in its development. Over three decades, the federal government contributed more than $100 million in research to develop fracking, and billions more in tax breaks.

    The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline dipped by less than one penny over the past two weeks. Chicago had the highest average price surveyed at $4.25 a gallon for regular unleaded.

    Gas prices down just slightly over 2 weeks

    The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. filling stations fell 0.38 cents in the past two weeks to $3.8338 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc., but Chicago's average pump price ranked highest in the nation.

    Elizabeth Hartman teaches “Inspired Modern Quilts and Creative Quilt Backs” online at Craftsy. A self-taught quilter from Portland, Ore., Hartman is the author of “Modern Patchwork”

    Online instruction takes off among crafters

    If you're itching to take up knitting or are stuck in a beadwork project, there's help — and many classes — online. Options range from professionally videotaped courses to quick tutorials posted on YouTube and craft blogs. Some cost money, others are free.

    Ellen Pfister inspects the embankment of a coal mine access road that passes through her ranch in the Bull Mountains south of Roundup, Mont. Rising U.S. coal exports that the industry hopes can offset flagging domestic demand are reviving worries among some Montana ranchers that their way of life could be sacrificed to feed Asian energy demands. Near the town of Roundup, the once-shuttered Bull Mountain mine could produce more than 9 million tons of coal this year, more than half headed overseas.

    Asian energy boom threatens Montana ranches

    The big mining companies first came knocking on Ellen Pfister's door in the 1970s, ready to tap the huge coal deposits beneath her family's eastern Montana ranch. Pfister and others successfully fended them off, and as the coal industry retreated domestically, it appeared their battle might be won. But now, a fast-growing market in exporting coal to Asia has Pfister and other ranchers seeing their long-held fears become reality.

    Wasif Latif, vice president of equity investments at mutual fund manager USAA Investments. Stocks have risen almost 2 percent since the Fed’s Sept. 13 announcement, in part because the program went further than investors had expected. It was “the unveiling of a monetary bazooka,” Latif says.

    3 investments to endure 3 more years of low rates

    Risk-averse investors, prepare to be disappointed a good while longer. Expect interest rates to remain low at least three more years, with investments earning very little unless you're willing to accept plenty of risk. Money-market mutual funds are likely to continue paying barely above zero, with 10-year U.S. Treasurys yielding less than 2 percent.

    Bosses who manage via threats, intimidating emails and general bullying can do damage to employee morale and well-being.

    Work advice: Managing your manager

    I have an "old school" manager who manages via threats, intimidating emails and general bullying. Most of the time, he does this before a holiday weekend or a scheduled vacation. He seems to nitpick at someone whenever he needs a new target. Is there anything to protect those who deal with otherwise hostile situations at work?

    Americans have been retiring abroad for many years, some seeking a more adventurous and culturally exotic experience, others looking to save money. It’s hard to gauge how many there are, as the Census doesn’t track Americans living abroad. The State Department estimates 6.3 million Americans live outside the U.S., but that only accounts for those who voluntarily report their status to U.S. embassies.

    6 steps to size up your overseas retirement plan

    Moving to countries like Mexico, Ecuador and Thailand, where the cost of living can be far lower than in the U.S., can turn a modest nest egg into something more substantial. "It's really not for everybody, but there are many places where your dollar can go a lot further abroad than it can here," says Gabrielle Redford, editorial projects manager for AARP The Magazine.

    Cecil Noble, co-owner of Artemis Acres ranch, leads riders Bill and Sally Herndon of Bigfork up a mountain southwest of Kalispell, Mont. The idea of people who uproot and move when they retire conjures up images of warm, sunny Florida or Arizona. But some of the older members of the baby boom generation — the 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — are looking elsewhere, and a number of towns in cooler climates from Maine to Washington have become popular retirement destinations.

    Retirees heading to unconventional destinations

    When Peg Davis was ready to find a retirement community to move to, she looked north — not south — for a place to spend her later years. "I wouldn't go south of Pennsylvania," said Davis, who vacationed here for years before making the move. "My mind operates like a Mainer. It doesn't operate like people who escape to Southern comfort."

    A man walks by an advertisement featuring Jang Keun-suk, a South Korean celebrity often given the title “flower man” by news media in Seoul, South Korea. The metamorphosis of South Korean men from macho to makeup over the last decade or so can be partly explained by fierce competition for jobs, advancement and romance in a society where, as a popular catchphrase puts it, “appearance is power.”

    For South Korean men, makeup a foundation for success

    Cho Won-hyuk stands in front of his bedroom mirror and spreads dollops of yellow-brown makeup over his forehead, nose, chin and cheeks until his skin is flawless. Then he goes to work with a black pencil, highlighting his eyebrows until they're thicker, bolder. Cho's meticulous efforts to paint the perfect face are not unusual in South Korea. This socially conservative, male-dominated country, with a mandatory two-year military conscription for men, has become the male makeup capital of the world.

Life & Entertainment

    Damian Lewis accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for "Homeland" at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    ‘Homeland,’ ‘Modern Family’ win big at Emmys

    "Homeland," which puts the battle against terrorism on American soil, was honored as best drama series at Sunday's Emmys and earned trophies for stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. "Homeland" stopped "Mad Men" in its tracks, denying the show a record-setting fifth trophy and kept Bryan Cranston from his fourth consecutive best drama award for "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm an also-ran once more.

    Karl Urban plays Judge Dredd, who goes about his job as judge, jury and executioner in the science fiction thriller “Dredd 3-D.”

    Urban shoots for authenticity in ‘Dredd’ role

    Karl Urban is probably best known for his role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the reboot of the "Star Trek" franchise. Now, he takes on a futuristic crime fighter in "Dredd 3D," based on the dark British comic book. Urban, a New Zealand native, said of making the "Star Trek" sequel: "It was wonderful to continue the journey of these characters. It felt like a family coming back together."

    A vintage-inspired illustration from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child.

    Right at Home: animal-themed kids decor

    Kids are often enthralled with the wild kingdom, so it's fun to do their rooms with animal-themed decor. And you can think beyond the standard, kitty-cat wall border or dino bedding; some of today's designs have a sophistication that will please style-minded parents, too.

    Fred Armisen, left, and Carrie Brownstein appear in a scene from the IFC series “Portlandia.” Armisen’s famous quip on the show that Portland is “a city where young people go to retire,” led Portland State University researchers to investigate the reality behind the comment.

    Is Portland really where young people retire?

    Portland may not be "a city where young people go to retire," but it's the place they go to be underemployed, a new study found. A famous quip by Fred Armisen on the television show "Portlandia" led Portland State University researchers to investigate the reality behind the comment. The quirky IFC network series pokes fun at the Oregon city's many eccentricities.

    This undated photo provided by Christie’s shows a painting of a Cape Cod autumn scene by Edward Hopper. The large-scale painting is coming to auction in New York City and is expected to sell for $8 million to $12 million.

    Edward Hopper painting heads to NYC auction

    An oil painting of a Cape Cod autumn scene by Edward Hopper — one of the last paintings by the American artist remaining in private hands — will be offered for sale in November for a pre-sale estimate of $8 million to $12 million.

    Brian Dwyer displays his tattoo during an interview at Pizza Brain in Philadelphia.

    Philly pizza museum serves up slices, memorabilia

    How much does Brian Dwyer love pizza? Let us count the ways: He holds the Guinness World Record for largest collection of pizza memorabilia; he has a caricature of himself, eating pizza, tattooed on his back with the phrase "Totally saucesome!"; and he is the driving force behind Pizza Brain, which he describes as the nation's first pizza museum.

    A member of the media examines a ceramic tile wall displayed at the Louvre museum in Paris. The Louvre museum is unveiling its new wing and galleries dedicated to the arts of Islam, and new dragonfly shaped building marking the museum’s greatest development since the iconic glass pyramid constructed 20 years ago.

    Amid cultural clash, Louvre honors Islamic art

    In its boldest development in a generation, the Louvre Museum has a new wing dedicated to Islamic art, a project that comes at a tense time between the West and the Muslim world. Louvre curators tout their new Islamic Art department, which took 11 years to build and opened to the public on Saturday, as a way to help bridge cultural divides. They say it offers a highbrow and respectful counterpart to the recent unflattering depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in Western media that have sparked protests by many Muslims.

    Giuliana Rancic attends the “Do It For the Girls!” event on Thursday in New York. Last October, Rancic announced that she had breast cancer and later underwent a double mastectomy.

    Giuliana Rancic: Motherhood brings tears of joy

    Giuliana Rancic may be known as a trendsetting red carpet regular, but it's the unglamorous side of new motherhood that's got her smiling from ear to ear. "I never realized how much I would love changing diapers. And how much I would love — and I'm sorry for being gross — a poopy diaper. It's like those little things where you go, `Yes! Bill come in here and look how big it is!"' Rancic said in a recent interview.

    A tractor parade is part of the fun at the annual Farm Heritage Festival at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.

    Sunday picks: Farm Heritage Fest offers fun for the family

    Watch sheepherding demonstrations, a tractor parade and more at the annual Farm Heritage Festival at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda. Take part in Native American dancing and more at the Harvest Pow Wow at the Naper Settlement. For something different, go on the interactive Historic Elgin Cemetery Walk. Or see Eric Hutchinson in concert at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville.

    Meet the Burgermeister during Oktoberfest at the Amana Colonies village in Amana, Iowa.

    On the road: Amana Colonies host Oktoberfest

    The Oktoberfest at Iowa's Amana Colonies village may be one of the busiest fall fests in the Midwest. Be the first to finish eating a foot-long brat and win a gift certificate to the Amana Meat Shop, watch the keg toss and log sawing competitions or try the nail driving competition. There's also the Wisconsin Cornish Society that celebrates its heritage in Mineral Point, Wis., with a festival that offers customs, food and fun of those who emigrated from Cornwall, England.

    A brocaded Mongolian silk tunic is called a “deel.” It was most likely worn during ceremonial occasions.

    Maria Pinto exhibit at the Field celebrates visual beauty

    The Field Museum is dedicated to teaching guests about the world, putting every object it displays in context through a variety of informational signs. But "Fashion and the Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto" is not your typical museum exhibit. This collection is only meant to be looked at within the context of visual beauty. “We’re trying to encourage people to look at these objects as objects of beauty, not in a cultural context,” said Janet Hong, project manager for exhibitions.

    A bicyclist crosses a high bridge on the way to Confluence, Pa., during a three-day trip on the Great Allegheny Passage.

    Biking the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Maryland

    The Great Allegheny Passage between Pittsburgh and the western Maryland town of Cumberland is a smooth-rolling romp through the mountains that pleases cyclists of varying ability and just glows on fine autumn days. It stretches for 141 miles, offering sparkling river views enlivened by the screeches of whitewater rafters. It gives you a passing panorama of wind-farm turbines beating lazy arcs in the sky, and loads upon loads of peace and quiet.

    Miscanthus floridulus shows fall color.

    Art in the garden: Reliable perennials extend the color in the fall landscape

    If you want to add the beauty of fall color to your landscape but don't have room for an Autumn Blaze maple, plant perennials that feature showy autumnal foliage colors. They will not only offer beautiful blooms or fabulous form earlier in the season, but also they will keep your landscape ablaze throughout the fall. It's another way to keep the garden in full color well past Labor Day.


    Screen door should not drag across the deck

    Q. I have a wooden deck outside my kitchen door. Once in awhile this past hot summer, I noticed a problem. I would have to raise the screen door a little to open it.


    Grief united them but tore family apart

    Q. Lost my partner to pulmonary embolism soon after a married friend lost his adult daughter to sudden death. We bonded through grief, engaged in an affair across five years during which he initiated divorce proceedings twice. The third time he followed through and we are now married. His family disapproves and they have been rude during family gatherings.



    Editorial: Looking for confidence in tollway contract

    A Daily Herald editorial expresses concern about a proposed $1 million tollway consultant contract that appears to have the potential for a conflict of interest.


    Romney’s class warfare

    Columnist Eugene Robinson: Now, at least, there can be no doubt about who is waging class warfare in this presidential campaign. Mitt Romney would pit the winners against the "victims," the smug-and-rich against the down-on-their-luck, the wealthy tax avoiders against those too poor to owe income tax.


    From Utah, with Love

    Columnist George Will: In March 2008, in the speech ostensibly explaining the inexplicable — his 20 years in the pews of the raving Rev. Jeremiah Wright — candidate Barack Obama referred to "a racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Hardly.


    We’ve lost values of decency, respect
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: It now seems our priority in life is to be rude, angry, profane, greedy and self-serving. In my 84 years, I have seen Americans at their best and sadly at their worst. I understand we can't stop progress, but progress at what price?


    Property tax seminar helped save money
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: I want to thank one of our elected officials for doing something that has helped me and many of my neighbors save some money.


    State House needs woman’s voice
    A Deerfield letter to the editor: I'm concerned that Republican candidates like Todd Aiken and Mitt Romney threaten a woman's access to health care.


    Proposed health clinic another entitlement
    A Round Lake letter to the editor: Stand by, Lake County residents and be ready to dig deep into your pockets.


    Timely reminder of all worth defending
    An Addison letter to the editor: Thank you to the Addison Marcus Theatre for showing "The Last Ounce of Courage." It is a good Christian movie despite the classification given by Dann Gire, who listed it under "the Pits."


    Confused about No Child Left Behind
    An Addison letter to the editor: Over the last seven years I have received letters from my local middle and high school districts. These letters usually come in August and reads as follows. "Your child attends ..., which receives Title I funds. Your child's school has failed to meet adequate yearly progress goals (AYP) for five years. No Child Left Behind Act allows you to transfer your child to another school."


    We all have to pay for the deficit
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: Ms. Niesman asked in her Sept. 14 commentary "Roskam, Ryan two peas in a pod," which by the way was weak on facts and strong on conjecture, "If you are at all concerned that Paul Ryan might be a heartbeat away from the presidency."


    ‘Winning’ in favor of meeting standards?
    A Carol Stream letter to the editor: Recently, West Chicago school administrators and school board voted to leave the DuPage Valley Conference and accept an invitation to join the Metro Suburban Conference. The primary focus appeared to be the lack of "winning" in most of the sports that we participated in with the DVC.


    Attitude toward animals Neanderthal
    A Carpentersville letter to the editor: It's been said that you can judge a society by the way it treats its animals. If that's the case, future generations surely will believe that Illinois legislators and Kane County officials were quite the Neanderthals for approving river otter trapping and, respectively, bow hunting in forest preserves.


    Sad to see DeWitte go
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: When I read that Mayor DeWitte would not be running again for mayor, I felt an immediate loss. As the compensation is almost token for the amount of his commitment, my first thought is where will we find another individual to fill his shoes?


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