Daily Archive : Saturday May 25, 2013


    Emergency personnel take control Saturday at the scene of a train derailment near Rockview, Mo. The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the cause of the cargo train collision that partially collapsed a highway overpass.

    Trains collide, buckle overpass bridge in Missouri

    The crash derailed dozens of rail cars hauling scrap metal, automobiles and auto parts, tossing them into the overpass’ support columns. The highway was shut down for about 8 miles from Scott City to Chaffee.

    A man surveys floodwaters Saturday caused by heavy rains in San Antonio. The city has received torrential rains since Friday evening.

    San Antonio flooding kills 2; 200-plus rescued

    Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead as emergency workers rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes. "It was pretty crazy," said Gera Hinojosa, a valet parking cars downtown after the storm. "It was pretty unexpected. We hardly got any warning about it."

    Jenna Bichler, left, gets some help from her sister Kristen before Saturday’s Wheaton North High School graduation in Naperville.

    Images: Wheaton North High School Graduation
    Wheaton North High School held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25 at North Central College in Naperville.


    One hurt in Carpentersville explosion, fire

    A home-construction worker was hurt Saturday in an explosion and fire at a Carpentersville house, authorities said. The 10:45 a.m. blaze likely was related to the construction in the bathroom of the house on the 1100 block of Denver Drive, said Lt. Chris Bolliger of the Carpentersville Fire Protection District.

    Principal Dave Claypool is all smiles before the Wheaton Warrenville South graduation, held at North Central College in Naperville.

    Images: Wheaton Warrenville South High School Graduation
    Wheaton Warrenville South High School held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25 at North Central College in Naperville.

    A Hezbollah supporter holds a portrait of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as she listens Saturday to the speech of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, broadcast during a rally commemorating “Liberation Day,” which marks the withdrawal of the Israeli army from southern Lebanon in 2000, in Mashghara village, Bekaa valley, Lebanon.

    Hezbollah chief commits to victory in Syria

    The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group vowed to help propel President Bashar Assad to victory in Syria’s bloody civil war, warning that the fall of the Damascus regime would give rise to extremists and plunge the Middle East into a “dark period.”

    Eric Orpia hams it up for a family friend as he waits to receive his diploma at Streamwood High School’s commencement ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, May 25.

    Images: Streamwood High School Graduation
    Streamwood High School held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

    These are among the images that make up the traveling exhibition “Portrait of a Soldier” commemorating Illinois service members killed since Sept. 11, 2001.

    Quinn unveils traveling memorial exhibition at Des Plaines Oasis

    Governor Pat Quinn on Saturday unveiled the "Portrait of a Soldier" exhibition at the Des Plaines Oasis. It's comprised of hand-drawn portraits of nearly of the 305 Illinois men and women who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those who subsequently lost their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan or in U.S. combat service since the 2011 attacks.

    U-Conjay Nelson lets out her excitement with a little dance as her name is called for her diploma during the 95th Annual Commencement ceremony of Mooseheart High School in Batavia Saturday.

    Images: Mooseheart High School Graduation
    Mooseheart held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25 on the school's campus.

    Daniella Amato, senior class president speaks to her classmates as she takes part in the Bartlett High School Commencement at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.

    Images: Bartlett High School Graduation
    Bartlett High School held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

    Members of the Doors, from left, John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison, pose for a portrait. Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died at 74.

    Notable deaths last week

    Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison’s gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock’s most enduring songs, has died. He was 74.

    Southmoore High School senior Jake Spradling waits with his classmates before their commencement ceremony Saturday in Oklahoma City.

    Moore graduates vow to stay

    With graduates wearing red, blue or black caps and gowns, Westmoore was the first of three schools to hold commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

    Theresa Bucy of Batavia finishes her first 10-mile race Saturday morning during the 36th annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot in downtown Elgin.

    A happy surprise for one mom at Elgin’s Fox Trot

    It’s not every day that you think your daughter is in London, and out of the blue you see her cross the finish line of a local race. That’s what happened to Cherie Murphy of Elgin, who got the surprise of her life Saturday when her daughter Bri showed up at the 36th annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot. “They tricked me into going up there (to the finish line) saying somebody had an announcement,” Murphy...

    Gary Miller of Geneva Shoe Repair works at the grinder last week. The third-generation family business is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month.

    Geneva Shoe Repair going strong after 30 years

    Dave Heun talks to the Miller family, who have been operating Geneva Shoe Repair for three generations and 30 years.

    David Roldan of Chicago and Francesca LeDoux of Broadview view the “Faces of the 1st,” exhibit, which opened Saturday at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. The exhibit tells the story of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division from World War I to modern conflicts through the eyes of 17 veterans.

    1st Division stories come alive at Cantigny exhibit in Wheaton

    Stories of the luck, courage, struggle and service of 17 people across the world and the decades are united by one common thread -- service in the Army's 1st Infantry Division -- in an exhibit open in time for Memorial Day at Cantigny Park’s First Division Museum. “It tells the story of the 1st Infantry Division from World War I to the current conflict through the stories of 17 individuals,” said...


    Mt. Prospect man dies after falling from roof

    A Mount Prospect contractor described as hardworking and openhearted died Friday after falling off a roof he was working on in the 4400 block of North Bernard Street in Chicago. Alfons Dzieszuta, a 55-year-old husband and father, died from multiple injuries he suffered from a fall, according to a report from the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

    Caitlin Purdome takes a photo of Amy Foster and herself before Warren Township High School’s commencement ceremony.

    Images: Warren Township High School Graduation
    Warren Township High School in Gurnee held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25 at Northwestern University's Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston.

    The class of 2013 Larkin High School graduates celebrate by the famous cap toss at the end of the commencement at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.

    Images: Larkin High School Graduation
    Larkin High School held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

    Members of the class of 2013 file in as part of commencement exercises at Crystal Lake South High School on Saturday at Ken Bruhn Field on the campus of Crystal Lake South.

    Images: Crystal Lake South High School Graduation
    Crystal Lake South High School held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25 in Crystal Lake.

    Members of the class of 2013 toss their caps at the conclusion of Cary-Grove High School commencement exercises at Al Bohrer Athletic Field on the Campus of Cary-Grove High School on Saturday morning.

    Images: Cary-Grove High School Graduation
    Cary-Grove High School held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25 in Cary.

    Police officers stand near the cordoned off spot Saturday where a French soldier was stabbed in the throat in the busy commercial district of La Defense, outside Paris.

    French soldier stabbed in throat outside Paris

    A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and the government said it was trying to determine if there were any links to the brutal killing of a British soldier by suspected Islamic extremists.

    Workers look over a collapsed portion of the Interstate 5 bridge Friday at the Skagit River where a pickup truck can be seen in the water below. There is wide recognition at all levels of government that the failure to address aging infrastructure will likely undermine safety and hinder economic growth. But there is no consensus on how to pay for improvements.

    Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse

    Public officials have focused in recent years on the desperate need for money to repair thousands of bridges deemed structurally deficient, which typically means a major portion of the bridge is in poor condition or worse. But the bridge that collapsed Thursday is not in that deficient category, highlighting another major problem with the nation's infrastructure: Although it's rare, some bridges...

    Actress and jury member Nicole Kidman arrives Saturday for the screening of the film Venus in Fur in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.

    Cambodian film on Pol Pot rule wins Cannes prize

    A French-Cambodian film, "The Missing Picture," which explores the bloody history of Pol Pot's dictatorship in late 1970s Cambodia, has won the "Un Certain Regard" prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Buddhist devotees and others stand Saturday in a queue to offer prayers at a temple during Buddha Purnima festival in Kolkata, India. The festival marks Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death.

    Suspected rebels kill 16, wound 25 in India

    olice say suspected Maoist rebels attacked a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in eastern India, killing at least 16 people and wounding 25 others.

    Associated Press/March 7, 2012 The Apple logo is projected during an announcement in San Francisco.

    Vintage Apple computer auctioned off for $668,000

    German auction house Breker said Saturday an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage.


    Katrina-damaged New Orleans theater goes for 1927 glory
    New Orleans officials are celebrating the renovation of a downtown theater as another milestone in the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina. A public-private partnership is restoring the Saenger Theatre on Canal Street with a larger stage and state-of-the-art theatrical equipment. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the building is being restored not just as it was, but the way it should be — a...


    Commander accused of condoning affairs at Alaska missile base

    The Army is investigating the commander of the nation's primary missile-defense base for condoning sexual affairs at the remote facility in Alaska, creating what subordinates called a "toxic environment." The service already was looking into the commander at Fort Greely, dedicated to defending the U.S. from incoming missiles, for promoting a World War II-style pinup calendar with photos of his...


    Hagel tells cadets they must stamp out sex assault scourge
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Saturday that they must stamp out the scourge of sexual assault in the military. Speaking a day after President Barack Obama delivered a similar edict to U.S. Naval Academy graduates, Hagel's message comes amid a series of widespread incidents of sexual misconduct across the armed services in recent months and a...


    Rescuers look for pilot in deadly NY Angel Flight

    Divers searched a large pond while investigators combed nearby woods Saturday for any sign of the pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed, killing two passengers.The plane's passengers were found dead Friday night near where the small plane crashed in Ephratah, about an hour west of Albany, Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said. The bulk of the plane was found submerged in a pond, he...


    W.Va. town transfixed by teen girls’ murder plot
    For nearly nine months, the people of this small West Virginia town saw the face of missing 16-year-old honors student Skylar Neese everywhere — beaming at them from fliers on utility poles, in gas stations, even at the local tattoo parlor. She had been missing since she slipped out of her bedroom window one night last summe. The break finally came when one of Neese's friends admitted...


    Rollover crash kills man in Aurora

    A 25-year-old man is dead after crashing his BMW on 75th Street at Ogden Avenue in Aurora early Saturday morning, and authorities said alcohol may have played a role in the accident. The one-vehicle rollover crash about 3:45 a.m. killed Andrew Kusper of the 4200 block of Home Avenue in Stickney, according to a preliminary police investigation.


    Core staffers say no to 2016 Clinton presidential bid

    Howard Wolfson, the 2008 communications director for Hillary Rodham Clinton, has said he will not return for a 2016 presidential campaign. Neither, for that matter, will Neera Tanden, the campaign’s policy director. Ditto for Mark Penn, the chief strategist, and Patti Solis Doyle, the embattled campaign manager. As core members of a dysfunctional “Team of Rivals,” these top...

    Pakistani women, mourn next to the bodies of their friends and relatives, who were killed in a gas cylinder explosion on a minibus, in Gujrat, Pakistan, Saturday, May 25. Police say that a teacher was among more than a dozen people burned to death in eastern Pakistan when a minibus taking children to school suddenly caught fire.

    16 children, 1 teacher die in Pakistan bus fire
    Sixteen schoolchildren and a teacher burned to death in eastern Pakistan early Saturday when a short-circuit near a leaking gas tank caused their minibus to burst into flames, police said. Police officer Ijaz Ahmad said five children were also injured, three of whom were listed in critical condition, in the blaze in Gujrat about 120 miles northwest of the capital, Islamabad. The children were...

    President Barack Obama is seen at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington during a speech in which he sought to refine and recalibrate his counterterrorism strategy, and asserted that al-Qaida is “on the path to defeat.” Some call it wishful thinking, but Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror. He is not claiming final victory over extremists who still seek to kill Americans and other Westerners, but he is steering the country away from what he calls an equally frightening threat: a country in a state of perpetual war.

    Community outreach key to Obama counterterror plan
    Within hours of the Boston Marathon blasts, government officials and Muslims in Boston called each other to offer assistance. These calls were the fruits of years of cultivating such relationships in an effort to ultimately prevent the very type of attack Boston experienced April 15.


    Fire damages rural Tower Lakes home

    A fire that began Friday evening in the attic of a home in the 200 block of West Lake Shore Drive, Tower Lakes, resulted in no injuries but caused about $200,000 in damage, according to a news release from the Wauconda Fire District

    Associated Press/Kyodo News The inside of nuclear research lab J-PARC is seen in Tokaimura, Ibaraki prefecture, Saturday, May 25. The nuclear research lab in northern Japan has reported a radiation leak that may have affected 55 people, though none were hospitalized and no impact was expected outside the facility. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Saturday that the accident occurred Thursday at a nuclear physics lab in Tokaimura, the site of at least two previous radiation accidents.

    Radiation leak at Japan lab; small impact expected
    An atomic research lab in northern Japan has reported a radiation leak that may have affected about 55 people, though none were hospitalized and no impact was expected outside the facility, the lab's operator said Saturday. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said the accident occurred Thursday in its Hadron Experimental Facility at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex in the town of...

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat from Illinois, center, accompanied by fellow House members in August last year, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. House members writing a bipartisan immigration bill said Thursday they had patched over a dispute that threatened their efforts, even as they and the rest of Congress prepared to return home for a weeklong recess where many could confront voter questions on the issue. “I’m very pleased,” Gutierrez said. “We’re going to get there. There’s going to be justice done for our immigrant community.”

    Key senators tightly control immigration debate
    For all the soothing words she heard from fellow Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii never had a chance to win a relatively modest change to far-reaching immigration legislation. Instead, the hidden hand of the Gang of Eight reached out and rejected her attempt to create an immigration preference for close relatives of citizens with an extreme hardship —...

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Ethiopian Foreign Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom attend a joint press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Saturday, May 25.

    Kerry to appoint envoy to Sudan after oil dispute with south

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he'll appoint a new special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, after a dispute over oil revenue between the newly separated states brought them to the brink of war last year. The dispute involves "very significant border challenges" as well as problems related to secularism and Islamic law, Kerry said at a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today. He...

    Associated Press Orthodox Christians stand protesting against a gay rally in Moscow, Saturday, May 25. The Kremlin initiated a bill banning “propaganda of homosexuality” and routinely banned gay rallies and parade. Russian police say they detained at least 30 gay rights campaigners and their opponents at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow.

    Russian police detain activists, foes at gay rally

    Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at that country's first gay pride march. Russian police said they arrested at least 30 gay rights campaigners and Christian Orthodox vigilantes in Moscow. The campaigners tried to unfurl banners denouncing Kremlin-backed...

    Runners who were unable to finish the Boston Marathon on April 15 because of the bombings cross the finish line on Boylston Street after the city allowed them to finish the last mile of the race in Boston, Saturday, May 25.

    Hundreds run Boston Marathon’s final mile
    Hundreds of runners are joining victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to finish the last mile of the race, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line after explosives went off while many athletes were still running. More than 2,000 runners and bombing victims gathered in light rain Saturday morning to run the final mile of the world's oldest annual marathon. The event, known as OneRun,...


    Female suicide bomber injures 12 in Russian region

    A female suicide bomber identified as a widow of two killed Islamists blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 12, including two children and five police officers, police said. The bomber detonated an explosives-laden belt in the central square in the provincial capital, Makhachkala, Dagestan's police spokesman Vyacheslav Gasanov said.

    Military boots are laid in tribute outside the Woolwich Barracks, in London, in response to the bloody attack on Wednesday when a British soldier was killed in the nearby street. Counterterrorism police on Saturday were questioning a friend of Michael Adebolajo, one of two suspects in the savage killing of British soldier Lee Rigby.

    Friend of alleged soldier killer arrested at BBC
    Counterterrorism police on Saturday questioned a friend of Michael Adebolajo, one of two suspects in the killing of an unarmed British soldier, a savage attack that has horrified Britain. The friend, Abu Nusaybah, was arrested immediately after he gave a BBC Television interview describing how Adebolajo may have become radicalized and alleging that Britain's security services tried to recruit...

    Sabrina Mitchell, 19, examines a sweatshirt on Friday as she salvages items from the wreckage of her home which was destroyed earlier in the week when a tornado hit Moore, Okla.

    Oklahoma gets far more than its share of disasters

    The state is No. 1 in tornado disasters and No. 3 for flooding, according to a database of presidential disaster declarations handled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. And those figures don't include drought, which is handled by a different agency.

    Cali Linstrom of Glen Ellyn took Abercrombie & Fitch to task over “fat” comments and received not only an apology but a sit-down meeting with company executives.

    Glen Ellyn teen gets her wish: apology from Abercrombie

    As a junior at Glenbard West High School, Cali Linstrom says she's used to hearing girls "talk about how much they hate their bodies." So, when she read comments referencing "fat" people by Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries, the Glen Ellyn teen decided an apology was in order.


    Appellate Court sides with Barrington Hills police officers

    An appellate court has told Barrington Hills that it must reinstate the 2010 raises it promised its police officers, which the village rescinded when the officers voted to organize a union.

    John Dryden

    Warning lands Batavia teacher in hot water

    People are rallying behind a Batavia High School teacher who says he his facing disciplinary action because he advised students that they had a right against self-incrimination when presented with a school survey about their behaviors and emotions.

    The front and back cover of “Action Comics No. 1” from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman.

    Rare Superman comic found in house insulation

    It's considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating the ceiling of a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota.

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    Federal court: Arizona sheriff’s office profiles Latinos

    "For too long the sheriff has been victimizing the people he's meant to serve with his discriminatory policy," said Cecillia D. Wang, director of the ACLU Immigrants' Right Project. "Today we're seeing justice for everyone in the county."


    Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, right, celebrates with teammates Andrew Shaw, center, and Brandon Saad defeating the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference semifinals Saturday night at the United Center.

    Hawks turn on the power in Game 5

    All was well for the Blackhawks on Saturday night as they lived to play another day. The power play finally contributed with 2 big goals, 1 of them by Jonathan Toews, his first of the playoffs, in a 4-1 win over Detroit that forced a Game 6 on Monday at Joe Louis Arena.


    Saturday’s softball scoreboard
    High school results from Saturday's varsity girls softballl games, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Saturday’s girls soccer scoreboard
    High school results from Saturday's varsity girls soccer games, as reported to the Daily Herald.


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


    Saturday’s boys tennis scoreboard
    High school results from Saturday's varsity boys tennis matches, as reported to the Daily Herald.


    Saturday’s baseball scoreboard
    High school results from Saturday's varsity boys baseball games, as reported to the Daily Herald.

    Prospect’s Dave Kendziera wins the Class 3A 300-meter intermediate hurdles during the boys track state finals in Charleston on Saturday.

    Kendziera, Barrington relay strike gold

    Prospect senior Dave Kendziera knew he had just one race left in his high school career so, he reasoned, why not go after it with everything he had? “I just figured I would go out as hard and as fast as I could and leave everything out there,” he said. The approach worked well. Kendziera, in his last race in a Prospect uniform in the finals of the Class 3A 300 hurdles, left little doubt about who the state champion would be.

    JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Lake Park's Antonio Shenault, left, and Prospect's Dave Kendziera compete in the Class 3A 110-meter high hurdles during the boys state track finals in Charleston Saturday.

    Lake Park makes it four in a row

    Winning. It’s all Lake Park’s seniors have known.


    Boomers rally, then fall

    A wild battle that saw the Schaumburg Boomers rally from a 7-2 deficit ended in a 10-8 loss to the Gateway Grizzlies on Saturday night in suburban St. Louis.

    Jonathan Toews, left, talks with referee Stephen Walkom during the second period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings in Chicago, Saturday, May 25, 2013.

    Hawks captain finally lights the lamp

    Hawks captain Jonathan Toews should have been credited with back-to-back goals in Saturday's game. But with the Blackhawks fighting for their playoff lives, they'll take whatever they can get and getting their captain going is nothing to complain about.

    Grayslake Central’s Davonta Jennings celebrates as he crosses the finish line with his team’s win in the Class 2A 4x200-meter relay during the boys track state finals in Charleston on Saturday.

    NSC rises up downstate

    All season long, Lakes and Grant battled for boys track supremacy in the North Suburban Conference. On Saturday in the state finals at O’Brien Field and Eastern Illinois University, the Eagles and Bulldogs showed the rest of the state what the NSC and all of Lake County already knew: They’re pretty good at this running, jumping and throwing stuff. As part of the Class 2A finals session, Lakes qualified individuals in seven events Saturday and wound up with its highest state finish, taking fourth overall. The Eagles’ 29 points were just 8 points behind third-place Bloomington. Cahokia won its third consecutive Class 2A state title with 99.5 points to 40 for second place East St. Louis.


    Phillips in fine form for Antioch

    Katie Phillips toosed a 3-hit shutout to help Antioch past Lakes in softball regional championship play Saturday. Also winning regionals were Lake Zurich, Vernon Hills and Wauconda.

    Glenbard South’s John Wold, right, heads for the finish line in the Class 2A 800-meter run during the boys state track finals in Charleston Saturday.

    State title nice way to top off return for Wold

    John Wold’s amazing return from injury continued spectacularly. In an 800-meter race right in his wheelhouse at the Class 2A boys state track finals Saturday, the Glenbard South junior kicked over the last 200 meters from out of third place to win in a 2A record time of 1 minute, 54.66 seconds.


    Damato, Dundee-Crown stun Huntley

    Anyone who figured Huntley’s talented baseball team would have a cakewalk against a field of sub-.500 teams at the Class 4A DeKalb regional took a metaphorical pie to the face Saturday, thanks to Dundee-Crown’s 3-0 title-game upset. No. 2 Dundee-Crown (10-18), which placed seventh out of seven teams in the competitive Valley Division of the Fox Valley Conference, shocked FVC Valley co-champion Huntley (25-7) behind Vince Damato’s 4-hit shutout to win the program’s eighth regional championship.

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, right, saves a shot by Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews, left, during Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference semifinals Saturday at the United Center.

    Hawks top Red Wings 4-1 to stay alive

    Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw scored power-play goals in the second period, and the Blackhawks avoided elimination with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series.


    Amarikwa, Fire rally to tie Real Salt Lake

    Chicago’s Quincy Amarikwa scored in the 84th minute to counter a goal from Alvaro Saborio in the 78th — as the Fire rallied to play Real Salt Lake to a 1-1 draw Saturday night.The Fire (2-7-2) snapped a three-match losing streak and improved to 3-2-3 all-time in Utah. The Fire is the only MLS club with a winning road record against Salt Lake (6-5-3).

    Alex Dumoulin

    Hampshire, ECC product Dumoulin to play at NIU

    Alex Dumoulin is breaking from the family tradition. Dumoulin, a Hampshire graduate who led the Elgin Community College women’s basketball team to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament for the first time in program history, told the Daily Herald Saturday she has decided to accept a scholarship offer to attend Northern Illinois University and play for the Huskies.


    Grayslake Central reloads, wins another regional

    For the fourth time in the past five years, Grayslake Central’s baseball team will be adding a regional plaque to its trophy case. In an exciting 2-1 victory over Lakes, the Rams rode the arm of Jack Spicer and the clutch hitting of Kyle Balling, Ryan Fontana and Freddie Landers to pull out the Class 3A regional title at Lakes and advance to their own sectional next week. Grayslake Central (24-13), which trailed 1-0 going into the bottom of the fifth, will play Lakeview at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.


    Downers Grove South upsets top-ranked Naperville Central

    A roundup of Saturday's regional softball action around DuPage County.

    Conor Gillaspie (12) celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-winning single in the ninth inning Saturday.

    White Sox eke out another victory
    The Marlins put up a good fight for the second straight night Saturday, but Conor Gillaspie delivered the game-winning hit to spark the White Sox to a 2-1 win at U.S. Cellular Field.


    Lisle wins first sectional championship

    DuPage baseball roundup

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, right, saves a shot by Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews, left, during the second period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference semifinals in Chicago, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Images: Blackhawks vs. Red Wings, Game Five
    The Chicago Blackhawks faced the Detroit Redwings Saturday at the United Center in Chicago duirng game five of their playoff series. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-1 to stay alive in the series. Game six will be Monday in Detroit.

    Quarterback Everett Golson no longer is enrolled at Notre Dame, according to a school spokesman. Golson led the Fighting Irish to an undefeated regular season and the national championship game in his first season a starter during his sophomore season.

    Notre Dame: QB Golson no longer enrolled

    A Notre Dame spokesman says quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at the school. Spokesman Dennis Brown says Golson, who led the Fighting Irish to an undefeated regular season and the national championship game in his first season as a starter during his sophomore season, was no longer enrolled in the school as of Friday. Brown says he couldn't comment on why because of federal privacy laws.

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, right, saves a shot by Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews, left, during the second period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference semifinals in Chicago, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Hawks’ Quenneville opts for more shake ’n bake

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.That’s when Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville usually turns to the trio of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp.That was the Hawks’ first line for Saturday’s Game 5 against Detroit at the United Center.“For us three we played together a lot my first couple years in the league and just kind of developed some chemistry to where it was pretty instant,” Kane said. “I think we just have to remember how to play with one another. We haven’t done it in a while. Hopefully we can have a good first couple shifts and get some chemistry back right away.“A couple years ago we played together a lot and were really hot at one time, scoring a lot of goals.”Quenneville tried to be coy about his lines for Game 5, especially Toews, Kane and Sharp, but he let it slip that his three stars would be playing together.“They’ve played in the past and they played during the year, a few shifts here and there,” Quenneville said. “I think they like playing with one another and we’ll see how it goes.”As for the other forward lines, Michal Handzus started between Marian Hossa and Bryan Bickell while Andrew Shaw centered for Viktor Stalberg and Brandon Saad on the third line.“The second line they have two pretty good players too so pick your poison,” Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg said. “They’re such a deep team, they can put guys together on the first line and still have great guys on the second line.”Dave Bolland, minus-2 with no points in four playoff games before Saturday, was dropped to the fourth line with Marcus Kruger and Michael Frolik.The defense pairs were the same at the morning skate despite Quenneville hinting on Friday that Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith could be reunited.“It doesn’t really matter who I end up playing with,” said Niklas Hjalmarsson, who has been Keith’s partner throughout the playoffs. “I know the guy next to me is going to have a great effort. It’s just a matter of focusing on yourself and your own game instead of thinking about what everyone else is doing out there.”Know your buddy:There isn’t another Hawk who knows Jonathan Toews better than his pal Patrick Kane. So did Kane think Toews was frustrated in Game 4 when he took 3 penalties and saw his goalless streak reach nine games?“I think it’s tough not to be,” Kane said. “I think all of us are. I don’t think he would be frustrated if we were winning. You could say that about everyone in the room. If we were winning everyone would be happy and not worrying about too much.”Role reversal:This is a different kind of animal for the Red Wings, who don’t have much experience playing the underdog role in the playoffs.“The person climbing the mountain is always a lot hungrier than the person on top, that’s the old saying,” said Dan Cleary. “Chicago’s got a talented team, a team full of champions, full of winners. The close-out game is always the toughest.”The Red Wings certainly weren’t feeling as much pressure as the Hawks going into Game 5 on Saturday.“These guys have won before, they’ve trailed before, just like we have,” Cleary said. “We know what an elimination game means, how it is at the beginning, how determined the other team is. You got to focus on your game, make sure you’re skating and match their intensity.”Rockford changes:The Hawks have decided not to renew the contracts of Rockford assistant coaches Steve Poapst and Ben Simon.


    Downers Grove South defeats Waubonsie Valley

    With 30 wins and huge expectations, Downers Grove South’s baseball team still takes nothing for granted. That’s why the Mustangs spent a little extra time savoring Saturday’s regional championship. They beat Waubonsie Valley 4-1 in the Class 4A Hinsdale Central regional final, advancing to Wednesday’s Neuqua Valley sectional semifinals to face Downers Grove North, a 6-5 winner over Metea Valley.


    Glenbard South comeback stuns Latin

    Glenbard South’s baseball team was down to its last inning, last out, last hope. That’s when the Raiders finally came to life. At last. Glenbard South rallied with 4 seventh-inning two-out runs, and then scored the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth on Justin Joseph’s sacrifice fly as the Raiders claimed a stunning 6-5 victory over Latin in the Class 3A Glenbard South regional final Saturday in Glen Ellyn.

    Burlington Central’s Ryan Olsen loses his balance at the finish line in the Class 2A 400-meter dash during the state finals in Charleston Saturday. He finished second.

    Burlington Central’s Olsen, Ege savor state medals

    It wasn’t quite the finish that Burlington Central teammates Lucas Ege and Ryan Olsen had hoped for but then again, the medals around their necks after placing in the 300 hurdles and 400-meter dash respectively eased the pain some. On a soggy and dreary afternoon at the state finals of the Class 2A state track and field championships at Eastern Illinois and O’Brien Field Olsen was up first as part of the 400 in what turned out to be the closest race of the afternoon on the bright blue track.


    St. Francis’ bid to repeat as state champion thwarted

    When you’ve reached the ultimate top of the mountain, failing to get back to that spot again can seem like a failure.

    Eric Marbach of Waubonsie Valley competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.

    Waubonsie Valley's Marbach takes second at state

    Eric Marbach of Waubonsie Valley returned to varsity tennis this season after two years away on the USTA circuit because he wanted a shot at the state title in his senior year. On Saturday Marbach came very close to his goal when he finished second in the state tournament singles bracket losing 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in a closely fought three-set match to the No. 1 seed, Hinsdale Central's Martin Joyce. “He finished the season with a 29-1 record,” said Waubonsie Valley coach Phil Galow. “And he went three sets, 4-6 in the final set, in the state finals with the best player in the state. Eric really impressed me with the way he played and with the way he conducted himself all season. I'm very proud of him.”


    Aurora Central wins 1st sectional title

    Aurora Central Catholic’s 7-14 regular season is quickly becoming a distant memory, moving further and further into the rearview mirror with each new milestone its girls softball team accomplishes. With a 10-3 win over Gordon Tech Saturday in the Cla1ss 2A Lisle sectional championship game at Benedictine University, Aurora Central claimed its first sectional title in school history.


    Cougars sweep pair from Snappers

    Kane Count Cougars game report:The Kane County Cougars swept the Beloit Snappers in a pair of seven-inning contests by scores of 4-3 and 7-4 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Saturday.

    Chicago White Sox's Conor Gillaspie, right, celebrates with teammate Dewayne Wise, left, after Wise scored the game-winning run on a single hit by Gillaspie during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Chicago, Saturday, May 25, 2013. Chicago won 2-1. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Gillaspie’s RBI in 9th lifts White Sox over Marlins

    Conor Gillaspie hit a run-scoring single in the ninth inning to score Dewayne Wise, lifting the White Sox to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.


    General Election gallops to Arlington Classic win

    General Election survived an eventful stretch drive and a claim of foul to prevail by a length in the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Classic — the first leg of the Mid-America Triple — on Saturday.General Election ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45.48 for trainer Kellyn Gorder and jockey Joe Rocco, Jr..


    One big inning lifts St. Francis past Kaneland

    St. Francis generated only one scoring opportunity against Kaneland starter John Hopkins, but made the most of it.


    St. Charles East tops Geneva again

    St. Charles East’s baseball team has made itself right at home in recent years playing postseason games in Geneva.


    Benet’s York makes herself at home

    Emily York may never want to leave Bolingbrook. Not after the week she had there. Benet’s sophomore slugged two homers for the second straight playoff game, helping power the No. 2 seed Redwings past No. 10 Bolingbrook 13-2 in five innings in Saturday’s Class 4A Bolingbrook regional final.

    Rick West/rwest@dailyherald.com St. Charles East's Jasper Koenen readies his backhand during sectional tennis action at St. Charles North High School Friday.

    Koenen proud of 4th-place finish

    The history making ride at the state tournament by Jasper Koenen came to a close on a chilly afternoon Saturday in Arlington Heights at tourney host Hersey High School. The St. Charles East junior fell this short in his bid for a third-place medal when he dropped a hard-fought 6-7 (4), 6-3, 1-6 match to Michael Lorenzini of Hinsdale Central to end a grueling, but memorable three days.


    Warren nails it in dress rehearsal

    A Carpenter disguised as Harry Potter, complete with painted-on black-rimmed eyeglasses, wielded not a wand, but rather a right arm to work magic. Way to swing your tool, Jenny Carpenter. Warren’s softball girls did more than avenge a pair of losses to North Suburban Conference Lake Division champ Zion-Benton on Saturday. In capturing their own Class 4A regional championship with a 7-2 win over the Zee-Bees, the revved-up Blue Devils kept up the fun. The face-makeup participants included winning pitcher Carpenter, Megan Sowa (Indian warrior), Lisiann Rodriguez (Hello Kitty), Megan Scott (Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, Batman) and Selaina Coronado (Joker). Jodie Hurd sported princess crowns on either cheek.


    Beno pitches St. Charles East to regional crown

    St. Charles East received a stellar start from pitcher Haley Beno and used a three-run sixth inning rally to defeat Conant 4-1 and capture the 4A regional title Saturday at Glenbard West.


    Rosary fends off Kaneland’s comeback

    Kaneland had a seventh-inning rally of epic proportions on Saturday afternoon, but Rosary sophomore right-hander Elayne Young had one final flurry.


    South Elgin falls to Wheaton North

    Wheaton North 5, South Elgin 0: Wheaton North’s Lake Bacher (8-0) 3-hit the Storm in the championship game of the Class 4A Wheaton North regional.Losing pitcher Joe Crivolio, who allowed just 5 hits and 1 earned run, had 2 hits for South Elgin (18-15).“Their pitcher was very good,” said South Elgin coach Jim Kating, whose club reached a sectional final last year. “We had some opportunities to score we just weren’t able to get the hits.“Last year making it to a sectional final and then a tough loss ... today, we got beat and we beat ourselves. We gave them some extra outs.”

    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood, left, stands with first baseman Anthony Rizzo on the mound in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Reds deal Cubs sixth-straight loss, 5-2

    Travis Wood's impressive streak of quality starts ended with another disappointment against his former team. This one stung a little bit more. Todd Frazier drove in a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly and a single off Wood, and the Cincinnati Reds used another big inning to beat the Cubs 5-2 on Saturday, sending Chicago to its season-high sixth straight loss.


    Barrington’s power play ices Loyola

    Barrington’s home run count went up to 48 for the season on Saturday. But a home run by Loyola had the Fillies in an early count many might not have expected. Ramblers catcher Brooke Kehoe belted a 3-run blast over the left-center field fence to give Loyola a 3-0 lead with two outs in the top of the third inning. However, the Mid-Suburban League champs answered with 2 homers in the bottom of the inning and another in the seventh as they rallied for an 8-4 victory over the No. 9 Ramblers (13-11). The top-seeded Fillies (32-1) will face No. 4. Fremd (24-7) in Tuesday’s 4:30 p.m. semifinal game of the Class 4A Rolling Meadows sectional. Barrington sophomore Keenan Dolezal (25-1) threw a 3-hitter with 11 strikeouts.


    Goll starts — and finishes — for Stevenson

    Mitchell Goll pitched a complete game in leading Stevenson to a 7-2 regional championship win over host Carmel. The Patriots improve to 20-11 and will face Glenbrook South at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in the semifinals of the Glenbrook North sectional. Glenbrook South won the Deerfield regional on Saturday by defeating Palatine, 9-6.

    From left, Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey of Stevenson compete in doubles at the boys tennis state tournament on Saturday at Hersey.

    Bush, Stevenson finish strong

    Whatever the motivation needed to reach the grand prize, Stevenson’s Jeremy Bush found it. He used it to put the finishing touches on a magnificent career and a second-place team trophy for the Patriots on Saturday in the boys tennis state tournament finals at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. The four-year star came through when it mattered the most, defeating North Suburban Conference rival Peter Tarwid of Lake Forest in the final match of the three-day tournament. Doing so gave the Patriots the needed point to draw them even with the Scouts for second place in the team standings. The North Suburban Conference powers both finished with 36 points. Hinsdale Central won the championship for a second straight season, this time with a staggering 59 points. It’s the Red Devils’ fifth state title since 2007.


    Upstart Jacobs throttles Barrington

    The Jacobs baseball team made winning one of the state tournament’s toughest regionals look easy. The Golden Eagles belted 12 hits — highlighted by Connor Conzelman’s first-inning, 3-run home run — and Nick Ledinsky threw a 5-hitter to defeat Mid-Suburban League West champion Barrington 9-3 in Algonquin Saturday morning. The Class 4A regional title is the first for the Jacobs program since the school opened in 1975.

    Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell (11) is congratulated by teammate Nathan Horton, right, after his goal against the New York Rangers during the third period in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Boston, Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Bruins won 3-1 and advance in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Bruins eliminate Rangers with 3-1 win in Game 5

    Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots, Gregory Campbell scored twice and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Saturday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.


    Persistence serves Vogt, Libertyville

    The Libertyville threat looked likely to pay off handsomely. The Wildcats trailed Glenbrook North 6-3 in the fifth inning on Saturday, with the championship of the Class 4A Lake Zurich regional on the line. The sacks were loaded for first baseman Matt Vogt, and he positively creamed one. It seemed destined to clear the bases. Until, that is, until Glenbrook North right fielder Paul Brandeisky positively robbed Vogt of extra bases with a nice catch. Vogt got another chance, though. There were five outs left in Libertyville’s season when he came to the plate in the sixth. This time, the senior kept the ball lower, and it paid off with a run-scoring double. Libertyville (24-11) stunned Glenbrook North with a 4-spot in the sixth. The Wildcats had a strong relief effort from winner Mitch Townsend and beat the Spartans 7-6.


    Marengo comes back to down Burlington Central

    Marengo’s softball team may have lost its two battles with Burlington Central in April, but on Saturday the Indians won the war. Marengo, the 2011 Class 3A state champion and last year’s runner-up, showed its mettle by trailing the Rockets until the sixth inning before coming back to win. The Indians finally broke through against BC junior left-hander Brooke Gaylord, scoring 3 runs and then adding one in the top of the seventh to beat Central 4-2 in the championship game of the Class 3A Sycamore sectional.


    It’s true: Fremd wins regional crown

    Ashlynne Schwantz helped pitch Fremd past Carmel in a well-played Class 4A softball regional championship game Saturday at Libertyville. Truly.


    Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg fall short in regional title games

    The Rolling Meadows softball team may have been a No. 10 seed, but they gave No. 2 New Trier a battle to the finish in the championship game of the Trevians’ Class 4A regional on Saturday in Winnetka. New Trier (28-2) scored once in the fourth and fifth innings to pull out a 2-0 shutout behind junior pitcher Allison Quigley, who recorded 11 strikeouts. In the Schaumburg regional final, the host Saxons were eliminated by Glenbard North 8-6.


    Pagan, Bartlett shut down Lake Park

    Keep it low. It seemed simple enough. Junior Holly Pagan had to work out of some stressful situations, but she was able to execute the plan and keep Lake Park hitters off balance while silencing the Lancers’ potent offense as defending Class 4A state runner-up Bartlett captured its second consecutive regional title by taking a 3-1 victory over Lake Park Saturday in the Class 4A Bartlett regional final. The Hawks (27-9) now advance to play St. Charles East on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the St. Charles East sectional. The Saints beat Bartlett 4-1 on April 9.


    DeKalb takes regional from Jacobs

    With upset wins over fourth-seeded Crystal Lake South and No. 1 seed Cary-Grove earlier in the week, fifth-seeded Jacobs felt a surprise win over second-seeded DeKalb in Saturday’s Class 4A Jacobs regional softball final could be a definite possibility. The Barbs made sure that didn’t happen. DeKalb, scoring 5 runs in the second inning and 6 in the third, erased an early 2-0 Jacobs lead in cruising to a 12-2 win in five innings.

    Takuma Sato, of Japan, signs a checkered flag for a fan during an autograph session before the public drivers meeting for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Could this Indy 500 be better than 2012 epic?

    They raced 1-2-3 in line, trading the lead a whopping 15 times over the final, frantic 75 laps. All three drivers had a last-lap plan in mind when they zipped past the white flag, and it was Takuma Sato who acted first with a bold move for the win. Some even argued it was one of the greatest Indy 500s ever. It sure won't be easy to top today.

    Barrington’s Brandon Melynchuk takes the baton from teammate JP Brooks in the Class 3A 4x200-meter relay during the boys state track finals in Charleston Saturday.

    Images from IHSA Boys State Track and Field finals

    Images from the finals Saturday at the IHSA Boys State Track and Field Meet at O'Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.


    Montmarquette helps Maine West stay on a roll

    Brie Montmarquette is looking forward to bowling at Northern Illinois University’s co-recreation program when she gets to DeKalb. With a 175 average on the lanes, Montmarquette spends a lot of time in bowling leagues when she is not playing softball. But the senior is also quite talented with a softball bat in her hand. Playing her final game on the Maine West softball field, Montmarquette came up with the game-winning RBI when she doubled to left center, driving home Renee Pond with one in the bottom of the fifth inning. Two batters later, with two outs, junior Sadie Argus belted her sixth homer of the season — a 2-run blast to right center — and those 3 runs gave senior ace Ariel Valles a 3-0 shutout over No. 10 Evanston.

    South Elgin’s Victoria Watt is greeted by head coach Jason Schaal at third base after belting a home run as the first batter in the game during the Class 4A regional softball final at St. Charles North Saturday.

    Say Watt? South Elgin upends St. Charles N.

    Victoria Watt picked an excellent time to experience a couple of personal firsts for her South Elgin softball team. The senior second baseman opened the Class 4A St. Charles North regional championship game against the host North Stars on Saturday morning with her first home run of the season. In the sixth inning, she slid home safely for the first time as part of a suicide squeeze bunt that lifted the No. 2 seed Storm to its first regional title in four years with a 2-1 victory over top-seeded St. Charles North. South Elgin (19-14) will play Glenbard North Wednesday in the St. Charles East sectional semifinals. The Panthers beat Schaumburg 8-6 Saturday to win the Schaumburg regional.


    Bartlett’s VanDyke outduels Hoffman’s Ward

    If Hoffman Estates pitcher Jimmy Ward performed against any other team as he did against Bartlett Saturday, the Cinderella run for the 18th-seeded Hoffman may have ended in a regional championship celebration. Instead, the Evansville-bound Ward, who pitched 6 solid innings of 5-hit ball, giving up 1 earned with 2 strikeouts, was upstaged by Bartlett’s Doug VanDyke, who lost a no-hitter in the seventh during a late Hoffman rally, but concluded matters to earn a shutout and Bartlett a 2-0 win for its second-consecutive Class 4A regional title in Bartlett.


    Fremd cashes in with seventh-inning rally

    Money was big money for Fremd on Saturday in the Class 4A St. Viator regional final in Arlington Heights. Greg Money, that is. He delivered a two-out single to right-center to score Austin Jetel as the Vikings rallied for 2 runs in the bottom of the seventh and a 4-3 victory over Buffalo Grove. “I was way down in the order,” said Money, who was the sixth batter to come to the plate in the inning. “I was hoping that they would get to me. I swung at the first pitch and once I hit it, I knew we had won.” The victory gave coach Chris Piggott his first regional title since he became coach in 2003, and it’s the first regional title for Fremd since 2002. Fremd moves on to the Glenbrook North sectional Wednesday, where the Vikings will meet Libertyville, a 7-6 victor against Glenbrook North at Lake Zurich in regional play Saturday.


    Wauconda turns back Vernon Hills’ late rally

    There wasn’t much drama in the Wauconda-Vernon Hills Class 3A Fenton regional championship baseball game Saturday morning in Bensenville — until the final inning. The No. 1-seeded Bulldogs led No. 2 Vernon Hills 7-0 going into the top of the seventh before the Cougars put together a big 4-run rally at Redmond Park. But that was the end of the road for Vernon Hills (16-17) as Wauconda (19-7) ultimately sealed a 7-4 victory to capture its first regional crown since the late 1990’s.


    Lake Forest makes it to supersectional

    In a battle of the top two seeds in the Class 2A Lakes sectional, No. 2 survived. Second-seeded Lake Forest held off top seed Deerfield 2-1 Saturday morning in Lake Villa. Lake Forest (11-2-6) meets Prairie Ridge in the Barrington supersectional at 5 p.m. Tuesday for the chance to reach the final four in the state tournament.


    Schutta, Burlington Central beat Hampshire

    When Hampshire tied up the regional final game against Burlington Central Saturday, the Rockets took it as a challenge. And they didn't back down, scoring 5 runs over the final two innings to beat the top-seeded Whip-Purs and win their own Class 3A regional, 6-1, on Rocket Hill. Starter Jacob Schutta allowed 5 hits in going the distance and leadoff man Mike Lee had 3 hits and scored 3 times for the Rockets, who advance to sectionals for the second straight year. They will play St. Francis at Sycamore at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Spartans beat Kaneland 3-2 Saturday.


    NU women’s lacrosse team thinks outside the box

    Women's Watch on how the Northwestern lacrosse team is using boxing to keep its edge.

    Chicago White Sox’s Jeff Keppinger (7) celebrates with manager Robin Ventura after hitting a game-winning single against the Miami Marlins during the 11th inning of a baseball game on Friday, May 24, 2013, in Chicago. The White Sox won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    White Sox’ Danks back and feeling good

    John Danks returned to the mound for the White Sox Friday night and said he felt "great" after allowing 3 runs on 4 hits in 6 innings. The Sox beat the Marlins 4-3 in 11 innings.


    Libertyville earns spot in LZ regional final

    Connor Simpson had 3 hits, and Kevin Calamari knocked in 3 runs, as Libertyville’s baseball team defeated No. 12 Lake Forest 6-2 in semifinal action of the Class 4A Lake Zurich regional Friday.No. 5 Libertyville (23-11-1) will play No. 4 Glenbrook North at 10 a.m. today for the regional championship.Libertyville split a pair of regular-season games with Lake Forest. In the third meeting, the Wildcats received doubles from Simpson, Calamari and Matt Reed. Simpson and P.J. Neumann also had RBI.Jason Buss pitched 6 innings, striking out five in earning the win.

    Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) attempt to score as Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) defends during the second half of Game 2 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Miami. The Pacers defeated the Heat 97-93. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Pacers steal Game 2 from Heat, 97-93

    David West's right hand helped the Indiana Pacers grab home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals.Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, West knocked away two passes by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final minute, and the Pacers evened the East title series with a 97-93 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the series on Friday night.


    A protester wearing a protective suit and mask holds up a sign Saturday toward passing cars that reads in Portuguese “A better world according to Monsanto is a world with more cancer” in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Protesters target Monsanto in 250 cities

    LOS ANGELES — Marches and rallies against seed giant Monsanto were held across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries Saturday. “March Against Monsanto” protesters say they want to call attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the food giants that produce it. Marches are planned for more than 250 cities around the globe, according to organizers. Genetically modified plants are grown from seeds that are engineered to resist insecticides and herbicides, add nutritional benefits or otherwise improve crop yields and increase the global food supply. Most corn, soybean and cotton crops grown in the United States today have been genetically modified. But some say genetically modified organisms can lead to serious health conditions and harm the environment. Monsanto Co., based in St. Louis, said Saturday that it respects people’s rights to express their opinion on the topic, but maintains that its seeds improve agriculture by helping farmers produce more from their land while conserving resources such as water and energy. The use of GMOs has been a growing issue of contention in recent years, with health advocates pushing for mandatory labeling of genetically modified products even though the federal government and many scientists say the technology is safe. The Food and Drug Administration does not require the labeling, but organic food companies and some consumer groups have intensified their push for labels, arguing that the modified seeds are floating from field to field and contaminating traditional crops. The groups have been bolstered by a growing network of consumers who are wary of processed and modified foods. The Senate this week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. The Biotechnology Industry Organization, a lobbying group that represents Monsanto, DuPont & Co. and other makers of genetically modified seeds, has said that it supports voluntary labeling for people who seek out such products. But it says that mandatory labeling would only mislead or confuse consumers into thinking the products aren’t safe, even though the FDA has said there’s no difference between GMO and organic, non-GMO foods. However, state legislatures in Vermont and Connecticut moved ahead this month with a vote to make food companies declare genetically modified ingredients on their packages. And supermarket retailer Whole Foods Markets Inc. has said that all products in its North American stores that contain genetically modified ingredients will be labeled as such by 2018. Whole Foods says there is growing demand for products that don’t use GMOs, with sales of products with a “Non-GMO” verification label spiking between 15 percent and 30 percent.

    Franz von Holzhausen, chief designer for Tesla Motors, talks about the doors on the Tesla Model X at media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    Automaker Tesla takes fight to North Carolina

    The automaker can sell in every state because transactions legally take place in California. The North Carolina law, however, prevents customers in the state from making electronic purchases directly through manufacturers, said Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla's vice president of business development.

    A Tumblr Inc. sign in page is displayed for a photograph in New York, U.S., on Monday, May 20, 2013. Yahoo! Inc. is buying blogging network Tumblr Inc. for about $1.1 billion as Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer seeks to lure users and advertisers with her priciest acquisition to date.

    Is Yahoo a media or tech company?

    Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr for $1.1 billion is a big gamble by Marissa Mayer, the company's recently-hired CEO. The microblogging site is a valuable asset, but media accounts of Mayer's thinking suggest she hasn't come to terms with Yahoo's fundamental dysfunction: that it can't decide whether it's a media company or a technology company.


    Will Tumblr be like Google or Craigslist?

    Yahoo has concluded that Tumblr, the social blogging service, is worth a whopping $1.1 billion. Will the bet prove a good one? The answer depends on whether the combined company can turn its many millions of users into a interlocking set of services that no competitor can hope to replicate. In short, the question is whether Yahumblr, or Tumbloo, or whatever we want to call it, is more like Google or more like Craigslist.

    In Dubuque, Iowa, for instance, the city government hired IBM to pilot new technology for the water system. The city has equipped homes with automated water meters and, with the help of IBM, delivered consumption information to residents, resulting in greater conservation and quicker response to leaks.

    Cities go high-tech with parking, water

    Relatively mundane city-management issues, from parking to water use, are going high-tech as cities seek to use analytics and information to improve their operations. Companies are pushing this kind of work, arguing that it can improve city services and operations while in many cases lowering costs or even producing new revenue.


    Tencent WeChat taps mobile users

    Tencent Holdings Ltd., China's largest Internet company, will introduce games aimed at mobile users of its WeChat messaging service in the next few months to boost revenue after posting profit that beat analyst estimates. Shenzen-basedTencent said it was working on the pipeline of games for WeChat, known as Weixin in China.

    Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable technology company, has lost its edge among investors, according to the latest Bloomberg Global Poll.

    Is Apple losing its innovation magic?

    Apple Inc., the world's most valuable technology company, has lost its edge among investors, according to the latest Bloomberg Global Poll. Hedge funds sold large stakes of the iPhone maker's stock in the first quarter, Apple shares are down 40 percent from last year's high and the company paid higher interest rates for a recent bond sale than Microsoft -- in a PC trumps Mac moment.


    Microsoft updates Xbox to fend off Apple, Facebook

    Microsoft is revamping the Xbox to fend off a breed of competitors ranging from Apple to Facebook. Those companies were nowhere in gaming when the software maker debuted its last version five years ago. Now these newcomers — along with the likes of Google and Amazom.com — are posing a threat by introducing their own software and devices that let consumers access an array of games and entertainment on smartphones, computers and home electronics.

    The Defense Department said in a statement that it has approved the use of government-issued Apple products running a version of the iOS 6 mobile platform.

    Pentagon clears Apple devices for military use

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said it has cleared Apple devices for use on its networks, setting the stage for the maker of iPhones and iPads to compete with Samsung Electronics and BlackBerry for military sales.The Defense Department said in a statement that it has approved the use of government-issued Apple products running a version of the iOS 6 mobile platform.The decision eventually may spur a three-way fight for a market long dominated by BlackBerry. The Pentagon on May 2 approved Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung’s devices, as well as BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.“It’s a big deal,” Brian White, an analyst at New York- based Topeka Capital Markets Inc., said in a phone interview. “Apple has had a big push into the enterprise and government. This is definitely a positive step in that initiative.” The approval demonstrates Apple’s “ongoing commitment to deliver a secure platform to our enterprise and government customers around the world who deploy iOS devices on their networks,” Trudy Muller, a spokeswoman for the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, said in an email. Scott Totzke, senior vice president for BlackBerry security at the Waterloo, Ontario-based company, played down the significance of Apple’s achievement. “Technical certifications are an important but only first, ‘threshold’ step in meeting the needs of truly secure mobile computing for government,” he said in an emailed statement. “Security, reliability and the ability to perform in crisis situations when you depend on mobility are all import hallmarks of the BlackBerry solution.” The Pentagon has depended on BlackBerrys, which have consistently received federal certification for protecting sensitive data. The Defense Department has more than 600,000 mobile devices, including 470,000 BlackBerrys, 41,000 Apple products and 8,700 devices running Google’s Android operating system, according to the department. Many of the Apple and Android products in use aren’t connected to military networks except for testing. BlackBerry’s Pentagon devices represent a fraction of the company’s 76 million subscribers worldwide. At the same time, the military’s security endorsement is an influential standard that may sway commercial and government customers concerned about breaches. The decision Friday won’t lead to an immediate boost in Apple’s government sales. The company’s products, along with Samsung and the newly approved BlackBerry devices, won’t be allowed to connect to military networks until a secure device- management system is in place, said Mark Orndorff, a program officer with the department’s Defense Information Systems Agency. “All of these pieces must be in place to allow the secure use of commercial mobile devices on department networks,” Orndorff said in the statement Friday. The Pentagon’s plan has drawn criticism from cybersecurity officials who say opening the networks to Apple and Samsung devices creates additional risks. There is no technology that would make those companies’ smartphones and tablets immune to new malicious software known as malware, said Pat McGarry, principal systems engineer at Ixia, a network security company based in Calabasas, Calif. Orndorff has said that Samsung, Apple and the newly approved BlackBerry devices “pose an acceptable risk for unclassified communications” when used with a mobile-device management system. Testing will continue to ensure the products are secure, he said. “There is risk to any type of infusion of technology,” Henry Sienkiewicz, vice chief information assurance executive at the defense information agency, said in a phone interview. “The key is to understanding and mitigating it.” Still, he said he expects the military to be able to use the devices “interchangeably across the force structure.”

    After a market debut marred by technical glitches and a deep dive in the company’s stock price, Facebook has spent the past year focused on its biggest weaknesses: how to make money and keep its more than 1 billion users tethered to the social network.

    Facebook: A year after flawed IPO

    After a market debut marred by technical glitches and a deep dive in the company's stock price, Facebook has spent the past year focused on its biggest weaknesses: how to make money and keep its more than 1 billion users tethered to the social network. The results have been mixed.


    Hottest job on market: Cybersecurity professionals

    Security breaches experienced by institutions ranging from Facebook to the Federal Reserve are spurring spending on cybersecurity. With few specialists trained to respond to evolving attacks and most universities still adjusting to requirements, demand is overwhelming supply.

    Google Inc.’s new music service offers a lot of eye candy to go with the tunes. The song selection of around 18 million tracks is comparable to popular services such as Spotify and Rhapsody, and myriad playlists curated along different genres provides a big playground for music lover.

    Review: Google music plan solid, serendipitous

    Google Inc.'s new music service offers a lot of eye candy to go with the tunes. The song selection of around 18 million tracks is comparable to popular services such as Spotify and Rhapsody, and myriad playlists curated along different genres provides a big playground for music lovers.

Life & Entertainment

    Tommy Bahama Pets will be in PetSmart Inc. stores through August. There’s a designer shirt and a dress with a ruffled skirt made with Bahama’s traditional hibiscus fabric. There are other shirts with palm trees and fish and chips, an Aloha Tee, hats and toys in the shape of thongs.

    What will the well-dressed pup wear at the beach?

    Clothing is optional for pooches at dog-friendly beaches and pools around the country. And more and more designers are cashing in on those options.

    King, a nine-year-old golden retriever rides a wave while surfing in the Incredible Dog Challenge dog surfing competition in San Diego. There are about 95,000 miles of shoreline around the United States and among the most treasured by dog lovers are those where you can unleash the beast.

    Life’s a beach for lucky dogs free to run on sand

    Dog beaches account for a tiny fraction of the thousands of miles of U.S. shoreline, but they are treasured by pet owners and their pooches. "Off-leash dog beaches are a canine's dream come true," said Lisa Porter, owner of Pet Hotels of America, a travel website that lists thousands of beaches and parks where dogs are allowed on leash or can run free.

    The Piccadilly Circus comes to the DuPage County Expo Center in St. Charles from Saturday through Monday, May 25-27.

    Weekend picks: Feel like a kid at the Piccadilly Circus

    See acrobats, clowns, contortionists and more when the Piccadilly Circus arrives at the DuPage County Expo Center in St. Charles. The Butterflies & Blooms exhibition returns with hundreds of butterflies from around the world on display in a special garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. Magician Dan Martin blends improv comedy with illusionist tricks in his “Magically Delicious Tour” at Naperville's North Central College.

    “The Devil in Her Way” by Bill Loehfelm

    Loehfelm’s ‘Devil in Her Way’ is a winner

    When we first met Maureen Coughlin in 2011’s “The Devil She Knows,” the petite Staten Island, N.Y., cocktail waitress was drifting through life, fearful that she lacked the gumption to ever become anything more. But by the end of that noir crime novel, Bill Loehfelm’s third, Maureen’s confrontation with a mobbed-up politician who meant her harm had irrevocably changed her. Now, two years later in “The Devil in Her Way,” we find her transplanted to New Orleans and freshly graduated from the city’s police academy.

    SH13E023TREASURES May 6, 2013 -- This bronze has the feel of ancient Rome, but is 19th-century French. (SHNS photo courtesy Joe Rosson and Helaine Fendelman / Treasures In Your Attic)

    Barbedienne foundry made neoclassical tazza

    Q. I wonder if you can help me evaluate the bronze presentation seen in this dish. The piece, dated 1879, was sculpted by F. Levillain. It was cast in the Barbedienne foundry (in Paris) and is 13½ inches in diameter and 4¼ inches high.

    Actress Sarah Hyland, 22, is a swimsuit model for OP.

    Sarah Hyland shares her beach-bound thoughts

    You might not be able to take the New Yorker out of Sarah Hyland, but the actress — and now swimsuit model — is happy to be parking herself at the beach. Hyland, of ABC’s “Modern Family,” lives in Los Angeles, blocks from the ocean, and she stars in the OP ad campaign. She shared some other beach-bound thoughts in a recent interview with The Associated Press.

    Poet and author Langston Hughes, along with Adrienne Rich, Allen Ginsberg, and Wallace Stevens are among the poets whose work recently became available in electronic format.

    Poetry finally joining e-book revolution

    NEW YORK — Over the past two years, publishers have been steadily filling one of the largest gaps in the e-book catalog — poetry.Adrienne Rich, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes and Wallace Stevens have been among the poets whose work recently became available in electronic format. And Random House Inc., W.W. Norton and several other publishers now routinely release new books in both print and digital versions, including last month’s Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, Sharon Olds’ “Stag’s Leap.”“In the spring of 2010, we actually formed a team to focus on books that were complicated to make into e-books, like poetry and illustrated nonfiction,” says Liisa McCloy-Kelley, Random House Inc.’s vice president and director of e-book production, strategy and operations. “Over the past 20 months, we really shifted into production.”The problem had been how to transfer a poem from paper to screen without either breaking a lineup — a primal violation of the art form — or making the font size too small to read. It’s unlikely that publishers can design a perfect solution, but they have managed to find acceptable compromises. In part, they credit advances in technology that make it easier to keep the original look intact. They also cite a technique long used in print.The hanging indent.The poet’s worst fear is for a line to break up randomly, ruining the rhythm and mood of the verse. But publishers and poets have been agreeable to ending the line at a specific word, then creating a second, indented line, alerting the reader that the train of thought belongs with the line above.For instance, here are the first two lines of Olds’ poem “Love,” as they appear in the hardcover edition:“I had thought it was something we were in. I had thought we werein it that day, in the capital”Here is how they look on an iPad 3:“I had thought it was something we were in. I hadthought we werein it that day, in the capital”Poetry e-sales are a tiny subset of poetry sales, a perennial subset in publishing. But for publishers, and poets, it’s less about commerce than accessibility. Olds says she doesn’t have a lot of interest in e-books and has not seen the electronic edition of “Stag’s Leap,” but that she “certainly respected the fact that readers like to read in different ways.” Poet Philip Levine allowed such collections as the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Simple Truth” to be digitized, even though he also has little personal interest in e-books.“I don’t think the people who would buy an e-book of one of my books, or one of (W.S.) Merwin’s books would want it other than what it’s supposed to look like,” Levine said.Part of the challenge is the devices themselves, with screens varying in size and feel from Apple’s iPad touch screen to such smaller, stand-alone devices as Amazon.com’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. The e-book editions for Random House and other publishers will commonly include a reader’s note that suggests the proper font size for a given device.Some works are especially challenging, like Anne Carson’s collection “Red Doc,” in which poems begins at various points on a given page. Random House decided on a fixed format, according to McCloy-Kelley, who says that the text “cannot be enlarged without a pinch and zoom,” meaning it can only be changed on a touch screen. The verse of the late Greek poet C.P. Cavafy, who sometimes used extra spaces between words, proved so difficult to set accurately that English-language translator Daniel Mendelsohn settled for an e-book edition admittedly much different from what appeared on paper.

    A black nylon plastic Cellular Pendant, created by designer Jessica Rosenkrantz. This and other pieces were inspired by cell-like structures found in nature.

    Exploring the artsy side of 3-D printing

    Three-D printing technology is a game changer in the arts and crafts world. “It really takes the lid off what’s possible,” says Andrej Suskavcevic, president and CEO of the Craft and Hobby Association. “It seems to me it’ll provide a really good bridge between technology and hands-on crafting.”


    On homes and real estate: What’s going on?

    Q. We have found a home we like in what appears to be a great neighborhood, but of the 42 homes on that street, seven are for sale. All those for sale signs have us worried there's a mass exodus going on. What questions can we ask, and to whom, that might give us more info into a potential problem?

    A fitness class designed by the athletic trainer for the Rockettes, Elaine Winslow, is taught to passengers aboard the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship.

    Rockettes add a little kick to cruise ship fitness class

    I’d been at sea on Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ship, Norwegian Breakaway, for more than 14 hours but I didn’t feel the ship moving until I tried to do a dance move with the Rockettes. Yes, the Rockettes, of Radio City Christmas Spectacular fame, those lithe and lovely young women known for a perfectly synchronized kick line. The Rockettes are the godmothers for the ship, and a dozen of them performed their famous moves at the ship’s christening in New York.

    Rolling Stones memorabilia is displayed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in the new exhibit “Rolling Stones 50 Years of Satisfaction.”

    Rolling Stones exhibit a satisfying addition to Rock Hall

    Over the years, curators at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum have occasionally had trouble coaxing reluctant stars to help put together major exhibitions. Not so with members of The Rolling Stones, who made time in their packed anniversary schedule to help. “Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction,” which opened Friday and runs through March 2014, covers two floors at the museum and contains scores of personal items.


    DVD previews: ‘Dark Skies,’ ‘Lore’

    Coming out on DVD are the thriller"Dark Skies" with Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton, along with the drama "Lore."


    Size limits for dogs allowed if handled properly

    Q. Can the board of our association adopt restrictions on the weight of dogs that are permitted to be kept on the property?

    Technology advances have eased the maintenance requirements for outdoor ponds, as well as increased their sustainability.

    Ponds, fountains proven to be an irresistible draw

    Water can get children outside and away from video games and television, allowing them to instead observe and learn about nature, including frogs, salamanders, fish, plants and more, said Brian Helfrich, construction manager for Aquascape Designs in St. Charles and Lisle. The company installs small ponds, fountains and other outdoor water features in suburban yards.

    Monitor watering needs carefully after planting trees, as the lightweight container soil in which many plants are grown can dry out quickly and stress the plants.

    Plant trees to proper depth for success

    Spring is a good time to plant trees. But many trees are planted too deeply. This prevents needed air and water from reaching the roots and can cause the tree to decline and eventually die.

    Luke Armerding and his wife, Juliet, in one of the bedrooms they renovated in their townhouse. Friends helped with part of the work.

    Renovation on the rebound

    Janet O'Grady recently had the front walkway and porch steps replaced on the rambler she's owned for 30 years in Arlington, Va. She also had her kitchen painted. Now she's planning to upgrade her countertops to granite.



    Get Senate on board for clean water
    An Evanston letter to the editor: The Senate narrowly defeated an amendment that would have blocked the restoration of Clean Water Act safeguards. Unfortunately, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk supported the amendment.


    Unfairness to teachers on several fronts
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Gov. Thompson, where are you? Back when you were governor you told the Illinois Education Association that the state of Illinois desperately needed your help. He said we were short on highway funds and he was taking the state's contribution to pension funding to build more and improve our roads. Gov. Thompson promised that "the state of Illinois would never let its teachers down." We needn't worry, our pension is safe. To pacify the opposition to diversion of our retirement funds they even put it into the state constitution that the pension could not be diminished.


    Media culpable in IRS scandal
    An Arlington Height letter to the editor: The IRS did not target conservative groups. Ninety percent of the media is owned by conservatives, so they can edit televised testimony on their programs any way they want.


    Thanks for the help, Downers Grove
    A Downers Grove letter to the editor: On behalf of the Downers Grove Area FISH organization and those we assist, I express our sincere gratitude to the residents of Downers Grove. Your generous donations collected during the Letter Carrier's Food Drive held on May 18 totaled more than seven tons of food.


    Aggressive climate programs needed
    A Lindenhurst letter to the editor: Is a one-way ticket to Mars the best answer we have for our grandchildren?


    Room for compromise in pension bills
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: After 35 years in education, I am willing to be part of the solution, but none of the bills currently being proposed fairly spreads out the sacrifices that everyone in our state needs to be looking at. The brunt of these changes should not fall on those already retired.


    Follow federal law on same-sex marriage
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: There would be hardly any discussion of this issue in state legislatures if we had a president who would enforce this law, which says quite simply "The word marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife ..."


    Mental help needed for animal abusers
    A Chicago letter to the editor: The case of the Roselle man charged in connection with the sexual abuse and death of a peacock might attract attention because of its bizarre nature, but it's actually not that unusual. Animal abuse takes many forms, and its relationship to other violent acts is well established. Perpetrators can harm animals and people in either order, or within the same household or community at the same time.


    From such disaster might come sanity
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Jeb Bush for president in 2016? You've got to be kidding. Haven't we suffered enough from 9/11, unnecessary wars, outsourcing American jobs, huge budget deficits, the "Great Recession," paying for NATO and Japan's defense and a constant drumroll to slash domestic spending as a result?


    The Soapbox

    Daily Herald editors share their thoughts about COD's mascot, local park namings and Mike Ditka's honor, among other things.


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