Daily Archive : Tuesday September 10, 2013


    Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik speaks in favor of the board and about the lack of decorum shown at the last Warren Township High School District 121 board meeting.

    Dist. 121 board back to business after contentious meeting

    Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik and several other community leaders turned out en masse Tuesday night to support a majority of Warren Township High School board members who gathered for the first time since the husband of an elected official was escorted by police officers from a meeting last month after he was accused of being disruptive.


    New standards, goals guide Dist. 54 student, school expectations
    31.29 with mug/logo District 54 by Superintendent Andrew D. DuRoss


    BGHS Expressions show rescheduled for Sept. 15

    Buffalo Grove High School’s award-winning show choir, the Expressions, will present its 2013-2014 Fall Preview performance at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, in the BGHS Miller Theater, 1100 W. Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove. Originally set for Thursday, Sept. 12, the show has been rescheduled due to a cocurricular conflict.


    Wisconsin golf club offers, retracts 9-11 special

    A Wisconsin golf course owner who advertised nine holes of golf for $9.11 to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks apologized Tuesday and said he might temporarily close the club following a backlash that included death threats.

    Brad Schneider

    Suburban members of Congress sound off on Syria

    After President Barack Obama’s address on Syria Tuesday, federal lawmakers from the suburbs are split over how to proceed. Several local members of Congress offered thoughts after the speech.


    Bensenville, Libertyville, Lincolnshire teachers among state top teacher finalists

    Teachers from Bensenvile, Libertyville and Lincolnshire are among 11 finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced Oct. 19 at a banquet in Normal.

    Chris Balkema

    Balkema enters Republican primary race for Congress

    Republican Chris Balkema enters the 11th Congressional District Republican primary race. Along with Balkema, state Rep. Darlene Senger of Naperville has announced her candidacy and private investigator Ian Bayne of Aurora has said he's running, too. The seat now is held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville.


    Suburban men sent to prison for running fake minority-owned business

    Two suburban men were sentenced to prison Tuesday for operating what federal prosecutors called a "sham minority-owned cable television installation business." Guy Potter, 67, formerly of Bensenville and Matthew Giovenco, 43, of Grayslake, received nearly $8.3 million in subcontracts under the guise they operated a minorty-owned business.


    Chicago's bike program opens United Center station

    Chicago's bike sharing system has a new station outside the home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks. City officials opened up a Divvy station Monday near the United Center. It's one of 20 stations on Chicago's West Side.


    Chicago aldermen agree to water down tough gun law

    Chicago gun owners will no longer have to obtain a city permit and pay city fees under a revised handgun ordinance approved by a city council committee. The public safety committee made the recommendation Monday without much debate.

    David Sullins of Mount Prospect wore a sun hat to help keep cool in record-tying temperatures Tuesday while he harvested the remaining cherry tomatoes in his garden patch. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s again Wednesday.

    Suburbs sweat through September heat

    As the temperature rose to match record levels Tuesday, people around the suburbs tried to stay cool while still enjoying what officials predicted could be one of the last hot days of the year. The high temperature at O’Hare International Airport reached 95 degrees at 4 p.m., matching the record set on Sept. 10, 1983.

    Tony Pietro

    Dist. 95 parents petition for AC

    Some parents are using an online petition to push for air conditioning at five schools at Lake Zurich Unit District 95. As part of the petition effort on Change.org, District 95 parents are being encouraged to attend Thursday's school board meeting starting at 6:15 p.m. The session will be at the Seth Paine Elementary School, which does not have central air conditioning.

    Manuel Barbosa

    Barbosa, DeWitte get nod on transit appointments

    Former federal judge Manny Barbosa is Kane County's new appointee to the Metra board. Former St. Charles mayor Don DeWitte is the county's new appointee to the RTA board. The county board confirmed both appointments Tuesday with “trustworthiness” being a repeated theme in praising the two appointees.

    President Barack Obama, addressing the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House Tuesday, blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons.

    Obama delays Syria vote, says diplomacy may work

    President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bashar Assad “and be ready to respond” if other measures fail.


    School cabdriver who didn’t disclose sex assault conviction sentenced

    A Skokie cab driver pleaded guilty to failing to disclose a 1993 sexual assault conviction that prohibited him from transporting children. A Cook County judge sentenced Jean Juste, 57, to two years probation and 80 days in Cook County Jail for failing to disclose the conviction and for being in a school zone as a convicted sex offender.

    President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons.

    Text of Obama’s speech; what did you think of it?

    In a nationally televised speech from the White House, Obama said he’s asked Congress to delay a vote authorizing the use of military force while the administration pursues a proposal that would have Syria surrender its chemical arms. “We will work together in consultation with Russia and China at the UN Security Council,” Obama said. Leave your comment on the speech.

    Walid al-Moallem

    Question of enforcement casts cloud on Syria plan

    A Russian plan for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to avert Western missile strikes bogged down Tuesday when Moscow rejected U.S. and French demands for a binding U.N. resolution with “very severe consequences” for non-compliance.


    Quinn halts funding for Capitol renovation

    Gov. Pat Quinn announced Tuesday that he’s suspended funding for future renovations at the state Capitol, blasting the project’s architect for extravagant renovations that have already prompted criticism of Quinn’s leadership and caused embarrassment for financially shaky Illinois.

    Joe McMahon

    No criminal conduct in DUI reporting lapse, McMahon says

    Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon has completed his investigation and says there was no criminal wrongdoing on the part of the former circuit court clerk's office in the lapse in reporting DUIs to the state.

    Robert Taglia

    Lawyer: Villa Park trustee’s account of dispute ‘baloney’

    Villa Park Trustee Robert Taglia was charged with disorderly conduct in a recent neighborhood spat. The dispute arose Friday evening after his 4-year-old son was struck with a toy bat by a neighbor’s 10-year-old son, he said. Taglia, 41, is accused of pounding on the neighbor’s door, shouting at the woman and poking a finger close to her. “I started explaining to her that her son had hurt my...

    John Zediker

    Ex-DuPage County Board member Zediker confirmed for Metra board

    DuPage County Board members on Tuesday confirmed John Zediker’s appointment to the embattled Metra board of directors. The 41-year-old Naperville resident fills the seat formerly held by Paul Darley, who stepped down in late July. “I value his judgment and his expertise,” county board Chairman Dan Cronin said. “I have no doubt there will be no learning curve with John Zediker. He will immerse...

    Juil Patricia Wasmond, of Cary, who died Sept. 2, is pictured in this graduation photo from St. Edward High School in Elgin. In 1958, she and her husband, Bob, founded Little Angels, a long-term care facility in Elgin for children and young adults with developmental disabilities and complex medical needs.

    Founder of Little Angels in Elgin lived full life

    If there’s someone who lived a full life, that’s Juil Patricia “Pat” Wasmond. Wasmond and her husband, Bob, raised 11 children, and made a lasting impact on the lives of countless others by starting the Little Angels in Elgin, and opening Lolly’s Dollhouse and Miniature store in 1971 in Elgin. “It boggles the mind, how one person can accomplish all of that in a lifetime,” said her daughter,...


    St. Viator hosting interfaith service in remembrance of 9/11

    A local Muslim leader and a Jewish rabbi will speak about peace during Saint Viator High School’s morning prayer service on Thursday. Maulana Mehboob Mehdi Abidi Al-Najafi, of the Islamic Education Center in Glendale Heights, and Rabbi Richard Prass, of Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove, will join Fr. Corey Brost, C.S.V., Saint Viator’s president, at the service in observance of Sept. 11,...

    Summer is almost over, and as of Tuesday morning, not a single hurricane has formed this year.

    Quiet, not stormy, weather for US this year so far

    After a couple of years of wild, deadly and costly weather, the United States is mostly getting a lucky break this year. So far. Summer is almost over, and as of Tuesday morning, not a single hurricane had formed this year.

    An example of sewer grates that have been stolen recently in West Chicago. West Chicago police are asking residents to report any suspicious activities.

    W. Chicago Police warn of sewer grate thefts

    West Chicago police are asking residents to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity near sewer grates in the village. In the past few months, there’s been several storm sewer grates stolen, police said. A black Ford F150 pick up truck has been seen in the area around the time of the thefts.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to build a more amenable relationship with Karen Lewis, leader of the Chicago Teachers union

    Chicago mayor offers olive branch to union leader

    A year after 26,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union walked off the job, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and union President Karen Lewis are expressing a willingness to improve their relationship.

    In this 1928 file photo, actress Joan Crawford is seen dancing the Charleston in “Our Dancing Daughters” in Hollywood, Calif. A report released Tuesday shows the very wealthiest Americans earned more than 19 percent of the countryís household income in 2012, their biggest share since 1928.

    Richest 1 percent earn biggest share since ‘20s

    The gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it’s been since the Roaring ‘20s. The very wealthiest Americans earned more than 19 percent of the country’s household income last year — their biggest share since 1928, the year before the stock market crash.

    Randall Behning

    36 years for Elgin man convicted of sexually abusing teen

    A Cook County judge sentenced Elgin resident Randall Behning to 36 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage girl for more than two years beginning when she was 12.

    Nolan McMahon

    Hanover Park man pleads not guilty to homicide in teen’s heroin death

    A Hanover Park man faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of providing the heroin that killed a 15-year-old Bartlett boy, prosecutors said at his arraignment Tuesday. Nolan McMahon, 19, of the 2200 block of Cinema Drive West, formally pleaded not guilty to drug-induced homicide and drug possession in the July death of John Dudek.

    Jose Rebollar-Vergara

    Video of Round Lake Beach murder shown in court

    A video showing the March slaying of a 19-year-old Zion man outside of a Round Lake Beach convenience store was played in a Lake County courtroom Tuesday as defense attorneys tried to have the indictment of one of the suspects dismissed.

    A test of the twin beams of the Tribute in Light intersect with the still-under construction Tower One as they rise behind the building and above lower Manhattan Monday. The memorial will light the sky on the evening of Sept. 11, 2013, in honor of those who died in the Setp. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States.

    9/11 ceremony will be a quiet ‘last’ for mayor

    When this year’s Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony unfolds at ground zero, the mayor who has helped orchestrate the observances from their start will be watching for his last time in office. And saying nothing.


    Police Reports
    The Kane County Sheriff’s Office said it executed a search warrant early Tuesday morning and turned up 30 grams of cocaine, a small marijuana growing operation inside the house, ill-gotten prescription drugs and various items of drug paraphernalia inside a home in the 800 block of South Street in Elgin. As a result, police arrested the home’s residents, Alfonso M. Gallardo, 22, and Eric C.


    Expect delays tonight on Swift Road in Lombard

    Commuters can expect delays in Lombard tonight while emergency repairs are made to an underground cable on Swift Road. Traffic is expected to be down to one lane with flag persons from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. or the repairs are finished in a two-block area of Swift Road between North Avenue and St. Charles Road.

    Student Joshua Chi asks a question of Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis, who visited with students from White Eagle School in Naperville.

    Food Network’s De Laurentiis visits Naperville/Aurora students

    Elementary students in chef’s hats on an unexpected day off of school greeted celebrity chef and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis on Tuesday. The book series by the woman behind the popular cookbooks and TV programs “Everyday Italian” and “Giada at Home” introduces children to the joys of cooking and to famous food cities around the world.


    Casinos want to operate around the clock

    The Illinois Casino Gaming Association is asking state regulators for the OK to operate 24 hours a day. Currently, no casinos are open more than 22 hours.


    Northwest suburban police blotter

    A Mount Prospect man was arrested around 1:15 p.m. Aug. 30 and charged with theft. Reports said he admitted taking a friend’s silver bracelet valued at $275 from a cot in her apartment on the 1000 block of South Tamarack Drive, Mount Prospect, on Aug. 24. The victim found the bracelet by calling pawn shops.

    David Sullins of Mt. Prospect harvested his remaining cherry tomatoes on perhaps the hottest day of the year in his garden patch with his sun hat instead of his baseball hat which he just started using a week ago was working perfectly under these conditions.

    Images: Tuesday Hot Weather in the Suburbs
    Images of hot weather in the suburbs of Chicago on Tuesday.


    Tri-Cities police reports
    Juan M. Cortez, 33, of Aurora, was charged with fleeing/eluding a police officer, drag racing, speeding and failure to reduce speed after a short chase on Interstate 88 shortly after 12:01 a.m. Sunday, according to a sheriff’s report.


    Lake Zurich campaign nets three DUI arrests

    Lake Zurich police made three driving under the influence arrests during a special Labor Day traffic enforcement campaign that ended earlier this month. The effort, which ran from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2, was funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation and designed to coincide with Labor Day.


    Wauconda Fire District open house Sept. 21

    The Wauconda Fire District will host its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Station One, 109 West Liberty St., Wauconda.


    Stevenson Center hosts forest preserve director

    Alex Ty Kovach, executive director of the Lake County Forest Preserve District, is the featured speaker for the next Dialogs in Democracy event hosted by the Stevenson Center on Democracy at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Conservation and Community Integration in Developing Countries is the topic of the talk at the center, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Road, Mettawa.


    Softball champs honored in Mundelein

    The members of the Mundelein Stampede 16-and-under softball team were honored at Monday’s village board meeting for winning the 2013 American Softball Association championship. The team won the national title Aug. 4 at a tournament in Pekin. The squad went 7-1 at the tournament and 46-10 over the entire season.


    Dist. 204 cancels Wednesday classes in schools without AC

    Schools without air conditioning in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 will be closed Wednesday for the second day in a row, district officials announced Tuesday afternoon. “The temperatures experienced today, with little relief expected tonight, will not allow our buildings to sufficiently cool down in time to hadle tomorrow’s anticipated high temperatures,” the district said in an email...

    Dan Cronin

    DuPage leaders feud over transit panel, Metra pick

    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin admonished a county board member on Tuesday for canceling public transit committee meetings and not discussing several “pressing” issues, including the current Metra scandal. That Democratic board member fired back by accusing Cronin, a Republican, of “political bullying.”


    Prospect Hts. funding to ‘whittle away’ at flooding in doubt

    The Prospect Heights City Council wants to "whittle away" at flooding problems in the city, attacking the most serious first, but showing little interest in coming up with local ways to fund millions of dollars needed to solve the issues as outlined by a consultant. “You have huge, huge decisions to make,” said City Engineer Jim Johnson.


    Elgin man pleads guilty to soliciting teen

    An Elgin man pleaded guilty to soliciting a teenage boy he met online. In exchange for Jeffrey Herold's guilty plea to the misdemeanor solicitation charge, a Cook County judge sentenced him to 18 months probation and ordered him to serve 20 days in the Cook County Sheriff's Work Alternative Program.


    Buffalo Grove talks ins and outs of medical marijuana law

    The Buffalo Grove police chief briefed the village board Monday on the likely impact of the legalization of medical marijuana on the community. Chief Steven Casstevens delivered what he called the “Reader’s Digest” version of the law, which takes effect Jan. 1. “While the law has been passed, there (are) a lot of rules that have to be promulgated that will establish the details of all the parts...

    Riders will go upside down on the new Goliath wooden roller coaster planned for Six Flags Great America in Gurnee. The Gurnee village board on Monday formally approved Six Flags’ plans to build the coaster.

    Gurnee officially OKs Six Flags Goliath roller coaster

    Gurnee village board members have officially rolled out the welcome mat for Goliath. Trustees voted 6-0 on Monday to grant special permission to Six Flags Great America for construction of Goliath, expected to be the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world. Great America officials say Goliath will debut next year.

    Latherial Boyd

    Charges dismissed for 2 imprisoned Chicago men

    A Chicago man who has been in prison for 23 years for murder and another who has been locked up for 11 years after being convicted of sexual assault were released from prison Tuesday, hours after a prosecutor dropped the charges against them because she was convinced they were innocent.

    The Palatine village council has approved NeuroRestorative's request to house five residents at its Palatine group home for adults with traumatic brain injuries, one more than village code allows.

    Palatine group home allowed to add one more resident

    After operating all summer without incident, a Palatine group home that faced earlier opposition from neighbors will be allowed to care for one additional patient. The Palatine village council on Monday approved a request by Carbondale-based Neurorestorative to house five adults with traumatic brain injuries at 1158 N. Deer Ave., which is one person more than allowed under village code.

    Members of the Illinois Supreme Court listen to oral arguments Tuesday at the Michael A. Bilandic Building in Chicago. Their permanent building in Springfield is undergoing renovations.

    State’s high court begins stint in Chicago

    To allow for renovations in their permanent Springfield building, Illinois Supreme Court justices settled into Chicago on Tuesday to begin hearing several weeks of oral arguments — the first time the state’s highest judicial authority is sitting for a full term outside the capital in nearly 120 years.


    Authorities say mom stabbed son over ice cream

    A South suburban woman is being held in lieu of $750,000 in the death of her teenage son during an alleged argument Saturday over ice cream. Robin Erwin of Sauk Village was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the stabbing of her son, 17-year-old Diontae Erwin.


    Braidwood nuclear reactor down for refueling

    Exelon Generation says one of two reactors at the company’s Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station is shut down for scheduled refueling and maintenance.

    “Sassy Arrangement,” an original oil pastel painting by Maureen McKee, is among the works at the Yellow House Artists exhibit at Fine Line Creative Arts Center’s Kavanagh Gallery.

    Original oil pastel work to be displayed at Fine Line

    Artworks by members of Yellow House Artists, created exclusively with oil pastels and oil sticks, will be the next exhibit at Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Sept. 13 through Oct. 5. The Yellow House Artists group is dedicated to promoting the use of oil pastels in creating art. This show will feature original paintings by 28 participating artists from throughout the Chicago suburbs.

    The rear end of a trailer sits on the road after being struck by an Amtrak train in Tchula, Miss. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the train was headed from Chicago to New Orleans with 152 passengers and 11 crew members when the accident occurred about 9:30 a.m.

    Amtrak train from Chicago hits 18-wheeler

    Amtrak’s City of New Orleans train hit an 18-wheeler in Mississippi on Tuesday morning, tearing through a trailer filled with corn and sending two people to area hospitals, authorities said. There appeared to be no serious injuries.

    Illinois Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Richard Hollinshead of Williamsville hugs his crying twins, Lucas and Makaylea, 4, on Tuesday before prior leaving the armory in Bloomington for a deployment in Afghanistan.

    Illinois Guard unit deploys to Afghanistan

    As the nation debates whether to enter another overseas conflict, Illinois’ citizen soldiers gathered Tuesday for a somber reminder of the country’s slow, complicated withdrawal from a war it’s already in.

    Thomas J. Chmura

    Monk facing attempted child abduction charges could get plea deal

    The lawyer for a monk accused of attempting to lure teenage girls into his car in Antioch said Tuesday he is confident a plea deal can be worked out before a trial begins. Defense attorney Robert Hauser said he will be speaking with prosecutors to resolve the case against Thomas Chmura, who is scheduled to face trial in November.


    Barrington woman tests positive for West Nile virus

    A 54-year-old Barrington woman has tested for positive for the West Nile virus, the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center reported Tuesday. The woman, who lives in the Lake County portion of Barrington, was not hospitalized and is recovering, according to the health department. She is the first Lake County resident to test positive for the virus this year.

    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5s in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

    Images: Apple introduces new iPhone
    Images of the introduction of the new iPhone 5s and various Apple new releases in Cupertino, Calif. on Tuesday.


    Dist. 214 Community Education open house Friday

    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Community Education fall semester began Monday with a curriculum of 270 classes available at various times over coming months. “This is an exciting time for Community Education as a lot of thought went into the design of this se­mester’s classes,” Teresa Palaggi, continuing education supervisor, said.

    Century Walk Corp. is moving forward with plans to dedicate “Spirit of the American Navy” next to the “Spirit of the American Doughboy” sculpture in Burlington Square Park by Oct. 13, the anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Navy.

    Naperville advances funds for Navy sculpture

    It made an appearance in the Last Fling Labor Day parade, it’s been seen standing in the municipal center, and in about a month, the “Spirit of the American Navy” sculpture is set to be on display at Burlington Square Park in Naperville. “I think we all like this project,” City Councilman David Wentz said.


    Employee injured at Fox Valley Career Center vocational school

    A Fox Valley Career Center worker was injured at the school this morning, and flown by helicopter to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Kaneland school district.


    Moylan, AT&T hosting tech session for seniors Sept. 12

    State Rep. Marty Moylan and AT&T Illinois representatives will host a free program to help seniors learn how to use cellphones and other new technologies to stay connected with family and friends, from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Hwy., Des Plaines.

    7th Heaven returns to Fall Fest Des Plaines at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, with their trademark “30 Covers in 30 Minutes” medley at Lake Park.

    Fall Fest starts Friday at Lake Park in Des Plaines

    Fans of the hit TV talent show “The Voice” can see Tony Lucca, one of the second season favorites, rock the Fall Fest Main Stage 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, as part of the free entertainment lineup at Fall Fest Des Plaines. The event, produced by the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, the Des Plaines History Center, and the Des Plaines Park District, takes place at Lake Park, 2200 Lee St., on...

    About 40 members of the Faithful Circle Quilters Guild contributed their time and talents to create a quilt designed in part by Judy Pacanowski, front row at far right. Annabelle Jankowiak, middle row, fifth from left, made the center medallion of the quilt, which will be auctioned at the group’s quilt show for charity.

    Guild raffles quilt created by 40 members at show for charity

    In college administration for 31 years, longtime Lisle resident Judy Pacanowski never dabbled in quilting when she worked full time. So, our Joan Broz says, it is amazing Pacanowski designed the quilt that headlines this year’s Faithful Circle Quilters Quilt Show.


    Suburban school closings due to heat today

    Indian Prairie Unit District 204 in Naperville, St. Charles Unit District 303, West Aurora District 129 and Waukegan District 60 announced early dismissals or closings due to heat today.


    Hoffman Estates police, firefighters to play ball for new K-9 unit

    Members of the Hoffman Estates Police Department will face members of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department in a “Shootz & Ladders” softball fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at High Point Park, 1198 Hermitage Lane in Hoffman Estates. All proceeds will go toward a new K9 for the Hoffman Estates Police Department.


    Survey: Roselle residents don’t want higher taxes

    A vast majority of the Roselle residents who responded to a recent community survey say they don't support paying higher taxes to maintain the village's level of service. “We’ve been given direction that we need to figure out how to increase revenues outside of raising taxes,” Mayor Gayle Smolinski said. “Now we have to look at some of our options.”


    Take part in Fox Lake Mayor’s Challenge 5K run, walk

    The Fox Lake Mayors Challenge 5K will be Saturday, Sept. 14, at Millennium Park.

    Jose Hernandez Jr. speaks at a fundraiser at the Falling Stars All Star Boxing gym, which is focused on helping guide young people through their roughest years.

    Falling Stars opens boxing gym in Round Lake

    On Thursday, Aug, 22, numerous people were invited and gathered together to help an up and coming organization called Falling Stars.

    Law Enforcement Expo at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills included a driving simulator at the Vernon Hills Police Department booth last year.

    Law enforcement’s finest gather for expo in Vernon Hills

    The Vernon Hills Police Department will host its 9th Annual Law Enforcement Exhibition Saturday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 15, at Westfield Hawthorn shopping center, routes 60 and 21 in Vernon Hills.


    Report finds aging U.S. faces crisis in cancer care

    A new report says the United States is facing a crisis in cancer care in a time of aging baby boomers, complex new treatments and rising costs. Scientists know more than ever about how to battle cancer, with innovative treatments to target tumors. Yet the Institute of Medicine says too often, treatment choices aren’t based on good evidence, and ensuring quality may get more difficult.


    Kaneland fills school board vacancy

    Peter Lopatin was appointed to the Kaneland school board Monday night. He replaces Joe Oberweis, who resigned in August because he is moving out of the district.

    Asteroids, Centipede, all the favorites from the 1970s and '80s are coming to a video arcade approved for West Dundee.

    Asteroids, Centipede: West Dundee to welcome retro video arcade

    It's game on for a retro arcade in West Dundee. Monday night, trustees unanimously gave the green light for Scott Lambert to open his Underground Retrocade, which will feature 100 video games from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Among them are Centipede, Track & Field and Asteroids. “We have no reason to believe that this will not (be successful),” said Lambert, 45, an Addison...


    Obama backs UN discussion of Syria arms proposal

    A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.

    The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet with new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses.

    USDA cracks down on Internet pet sales

    The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet with new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses. The rules announced Tuesday would subject dog owners who breed more than four females and sell the puppies online, by mail or over the phone to the same oversight faced by wholesale animal breeders.

    This photo shows Baldwin Street, where rape suspect Van Dralan Dixson has a home, on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Dallas. Dallas police are searching for rape suspect Van Dralan Dixson, a crime watch volunteer, who has been charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault in connection to a rape and robbery in Fair Park.

    Dallas police say DNA links suspect to rapes

    Police are searching for a crime watch volunteer who they say has been connected by DNA to at least four sexual assaults in a South Dallas neighborhood in the past two months.

    A firefighter works the Clover Fire in Anderson, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, on Gas Point Road. The fire destroyed at least 30 buildings, officials said Tuesday.

    Far Northern Calif. fire destroys 30 structures

    A wind-whipped wildfire in Northern California’s Shasta County damaged 30 structures, many of them homes, grown to more than 11 square miles and is threatening another 350 structures, fire officials said Tuesday. The Clover Fire near the rural community of Happy Valley began around 1 p.m. Monday and quickly spread through grass and oak, state fire spokeswoman Teresa Rea said. Happy Valley is...

    According to statistics released Sept. 10, 2103, by U.S. News & World Report, the average student receiving financial aid at Harvard, pictured, and Yale paid about a quarter of the sticker price and most graduates leave with smaller debt than peers who attended less prestigious schools.

    Big student debt in unexpected places

    Don’t let the big price tags nix an application to Harvard or Yale. The average student receiving financial aid on those campuses paid about a quarter of the public sticker price and most graduates leave their ivy-covered quads with smaller debts than peers who attended less prestigious schools. In fact, some of the schools sending graduates out into the world with huge debts are campuses that...

    Carmen Ramirez, 27, has been charged with murder in what authorities are calling the starvation death of her disabled 3-year-old daughter, Nathalyz Rivera, who weighed just 11 pounds at her death. Ramirez and Carlos Rivera, 30, also face counts of involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal conspiracy.

    Parents charged in Pa. tot’s starvation death

    The parents of a disabled 3-year-old girl who died weighing just 11 pounds were charged with murder in what authorities are calling her starvation death, prosecutors said Tuesday. Both parents were taken into custody after Nathalyz Rivera was found unresponsive Monday at the family’s squalid Philadelphia home. Her twin and three other siblings were taken into protective custody.

    Carol Bauer, executive coordinator for the village of Lombard, enlists village employees and volunteers to promote the village blood drives. Her dedication has earned her an award for being the state's “Most Dedicated” blood drive coordinator.

    Lombard's Carol Bauer named state's most dedicated blood drive coordinator

    Carol Bauer, executive coordinator for the village of Lombard, was named the "Most Dedicated" blood drive coordinator in Illinois this year by the Illinois Coalition of Community Blood Centers. Bauer has collected more than 10,981 units of blood for Heartland Blood Centers since 1988. She will receive her award at the village's next blood drive on Sept. 11.


    Feds plans to release details of secret spy court

    The Obama administration is releasing hundreds of previously classified documents detailing activities of the country’s long-secret spy court that authorizes domestic surveillance programs. In a court filing last week, the U.S. Department of Justice said it will turn over the documents to the Electronic Frontier Foundation by Tuesday.


    Study: 1 in 10 men in parts of Asia have raped

    About 1 in 10 men in some parts of Asia admitted raping a woman who was not their partner, according to the first large studies of rape and sexual violence. When their wife or girlfriend was included, that figure rose to about a quarter. International researchers said their startling findings should change perceptions about how common violence against women is and prompt major campaigns to...

    Indian policemen look out from a van carrying four men convicted in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus last year, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. The men, convicted on all the counts against them, including rape and murder, now face the possibility of hanging. The sentences are expected to be handed down Wednesday.

    Indian court convicts 4 in fatal gang rape case

    An Indian court convicted four men Tuesday in the deadly gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, a brutal crime that galvanized public anger over the widespread — yet widely tolerated — sexual violence faced by Indian women. As word of the verdict filtered out, protesters outside the courthouse chanted “Hang them! Hang them!”

    Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio leaves a voting booth after casting his primary vote on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the Park Slope Public Library in Brooklyn, N.Y. New Yorkers head to the polls Tuesday in a primary election that begins the process of replacing Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor who has defined their city for 12 years.

    NYC mayoral hopefuls try to get to expected runoff

    New York City’s wild mayoral primary campaign hurtled to the voting booth Tuesday as New Yorkers begin the process of replacing the man who has led their city for 12 years. Mayor Michael Bloomberg never offered an endorsement in the race, but the campaign has been defined by his legacy. The Republican mayoral hopefuls are largely promising to maintain his policies, while the Democrats have...

    Brookdale Elementary School is one of the schools closed today because it lacks air conditioning and temperatures are climbing into the mid-90s. Parents want an A/C solution.

    Dist. 204 teachers, parents plead for solution to hot schools

    Indian Prairie Unit District 204 fourth-grade teacher Susie Duval said she’s a hardy gardener who doesn’t wilt in the heat, but conditions got to her during a steamy first week of school and sent her to the hospital with heat exhaustion and then home for three days to recover. Duval was one of about 25 teachers and parents who made impassioned cases to the school board night for better solutions...

    Martin Oberman

    Metra board rebuilding enough to pick chairman, CEO

    With the Chicago mayor's pick of former alderman Martin Oberman to serve as a Metra director, the board now is expected to have the magic number — eight — to pick a permanent chairman and CEO. That sets the stage for a possible choice between former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder and South Holland Village President Don DeGraff to lead the troubled board.

    Only a handful of cars dot the parking lot at Charlestowne Mall in St. Charles. Is it because the mall is and always was too big?

    Dawn Patrol: Heat wave continues today; Barrington places want gambling

    St. Charles, West Aurora schools closing early or all day. Businesses speak in favor of Barrington video gambling. Charlestowne Mall buyer says smaller is better. Drivers must prepare for new phase of I-90 widening. Model from Glenview advocates for animals. iPad app brings Hoffman Estates seniors online. Trestman emphasizes work ahead in talk of win. Cubs win.

    Mundelein officials support a proposed extension of Route 53 into Lake County, even though the path bisects their town.

    Mundelein again backs Route 53 extension plan

    The Mundelein village board authorized Mayor Steve Lentz to sign a letter to regional transportation officials that supports a long-awaited Route 53 extension project. It’s Mundelein’s second public proclamation of support. The need is evident to anyone who gets caught in traffic at rush hour, Trustee Roy Semple said. “Anybody who says it isn’t needed doesn’t...


    Hoffman Estates sets aside $10,000 for manufacturing group

    The Hoffman Estates village board on Monday approved a contribution of up to $10,000 to the Golden Corridor Manufacturing Group next year. The group works to change the perception of manufacturing jobs, create a workforce with the skills needed for those jobs and strengthen the manufacturing sector along the I-90 “Golden Corridor.”

    We bought a Ventra card from a vending machine, but then we needed customer service reps on the phone to help us register it.

    Using Ventra on CTA, Pace will get better, officials say

    Some glitches have surfaced so far for suburban commuters hoping to switch to Pace and the CTA's new Ventra fare system, but the agencies have three months to get it right. Monday marked the the universal fare program's debut. “It’s still a work in progress,” Pace spokesman Patrick Wilmot said.


    White Sox starting pitcher Erik Johnson leaves the game against the Detroit Tigers during the fourth inning Tuesday after getting very little help from his defense.

    Another sloppy night for White Sox

    Top pitching prospect Erik Johnson wasn't great in his first start for the White Sox Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, but 3 errors by third baseman Conor Gillaspie didn't help his cause in a 9-1 loss to the Tigers.

    The health of forward Marian Hossa is one of the things to watch as the Blackhawks opening training camp this week.

    Blackhawks camp: 10 things to watch

    Just because there aren't a lot of jobs available doesn't mean the Blackhawks' training camp will be dull. Tim Sassone offers up 10 things to watch as camp begins Thursday at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.


    Villar homers on 1st pitch, Astros rout M’s 13-2

    Jonathan Villar homered on the first pitch of the game and the Houston Astros coasted to a 13-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.


    Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 5-3 in 11 innings

    Pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.


    Boomers sweep into championship series

    The West Division champion Schaumburg Boomers rallied from 3 runs down in the ninth inning for a 9-8 extra-inning victory over the Florence Freedom.


    Dupree and Bonner lead Mercury over Liberty

    Candice Dupree and DeWanna Bonner each scored 18 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the New York Liberty 80-76 on Tuesday night.


    Mystics clinch playoff spot with win over Fever

    The Washington Mystics clinched a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2010 with a 69-67 victory over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday.


    Lynx clinch top spot in West with 73-60 win

    Maya Moore scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen added 19 to help the Minnesota Lynx clinch their third consecutive Western Conference title with a 73-60 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night.

    Mexico’s Christian Gimenez, center, is tripped by the United States’ Alejandro Bedoya, right, as Kyle Beckerman helps to defend during the first half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.

    US clinches World Cup berth with win over Mexico

    The United States clinched its seventh straight World Cup appearance, getting second-half goals from Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan on Tuesday night for the now traditional 2-0 home qualifying win over Mexico. “People want to come to Columbus and see U.S.-Mexico. It’s almost like the mecca really for us,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “You almost feel like it’s our destiny to win here.”


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


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


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


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


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


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

    For years, cyclist Lance Armstrong vehemently denied doping, but he admitted in a January interview with Oprah Winfrey that he cheated during most of his career.

    Judges sides with Armstrong in book lawsuit

    A federal judge in California sided with Lance Armstrong and the publishers of his autobiographies on Tuesday, rejecting claims in a lawsuit that lies about not using performance-enhancing drugs amounted to fraud and false advertising


    Montini stays unbeaten with win over Downers South

    A roundup of Tuesday's volleyball action around DuPage County.

    Palatine’s Meg Angelaccio returns a serve as teammate Liz Keelty stands at the ready during Tuesday’s match against Conant.

    Donnell, Conant a hit at Palatine

    As a four-year starter for Conant’s girls volleyball team, Jenn Donnell has played with girls from all different classes.When it came to attacking on Tuesday night, Donnell was in a class all by herself. The 5-foot-11 slugger put down a match-high 11 kills to help the visiting Cougars surge past defending Mid-Suburban West champion Palatine 25-22, 25-14 in the conference opener.


    Quite a comeback splash for Prospect’s Caporusso

    The all-stater is back. And still making a statement. Playing competitive golf for the first time since finishing tied for ninth (77) in the 2012 IHSA Class AA state final, Prospect’s Noreen Caporusso earned medalist honors with a 37 on Tuesday at the Mt. Prospect Golf Club where the Knights defeated Maine South 159-173. Caporusso underwent knee surgery on May 9 after suffering the injury in April at the Mid-Suburban League badminton meet.

    Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson got the victory over the Reds on Tuesday night and also helped his own cause by hitting a home run.

    Cubs to finish season with 6-man rotation

    The Cubs will go with a six-man pitching rotation for the current two turns through the rotation, manager Dale Sveum told reporters Tuesday in Cincinnati. The idea is to get a look at right-hander Scott Baker, who came off the disabled list recently. It's also to give each of the other starters a bit of a breather in the final days of the season.


    Metzger leads Lakes’ victory

    At Hickory Knoll on Tuesday, Gretchen Metzger fired a personal-best 41 as Lakes (178) defeated Antioch (238) in girls golf.Lauren Ball added a 44 for Lakes, while Caitlin Farrell carded a season-best 45. Taylor Chisolm and Lauren Clark both had 48s for the Eagles.“Our girls are putting in the time and attention to their game and are improving each time we play,” Eagles coach Rebecca Schilz said. “I couldn’t be prouder.”Libertyville d. Hoffman Estates: At Highland Woods, Jessica Lovinger earned medalist honors for the visiting Wildcats (175) over the Hawks (218).Libertyville also counted the 44s of Emma Hoskins, Simone Mikaelian and Megan Sturonas.

    Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie reacts after a fielding error against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday in Chicago.

    Porcello, Fielder lead Tigers past White Sox 9-1

    Rick Porcello pitched his first career complete game, Prince Fielder homered among his four hits and the Detroit Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.


    Liriano wins 16th as Pirates beat Rangers 5-4

    Francisco Liriano pitched six innings for his career-high 16th victory, Andrew McCutchen had three RBI singles and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the slumping Texas Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night.


    Cardinals get big hit, beat Brewers 4-2

    Matt Holliday’s two-run home run in the sixth inning stunned Wily Peralta with the St. Louis Cardinals’ first hit and rookie Shelby Miller blanked the Milwaukee Brewers into the seventh inning of a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.


    Sky scouting report

    Sky scout for Wednesday


    Tough season for White Sox’ Cooper

    Pitching coach Don Cooper is back with the White Sox after being hospitalized with diverticulitis for the second time this season. Cooper said he's going to have the problem checked out after the Sox' season ends on Sept. 29.


    Klaas retires as COD coach

    For the first time in 35 years Don Klaas will not be leading the men’s basketball team at College of DuPage. The Hall of Fame coach has announced his retirement, leaving as one of the winningest coaches in junior college history.During his tenure at COD, Klaas had a record of 743-382, highlighted by his Division III National Championship team in 2001-02, the same year he was awarded the National Coach of the Year. Klaas was so successful at COD the school named its home court for him. He was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame the following year. The athletic department has given no hint as to who might succeed Klaas. While the regular season is still months away, the first scrimmages of the year usually take place in October. The Chaparrals are coming off a13-19 season. Wheaton College: Senior all-conference kick returner Justin Swider has been named the CCIW special teams player of the week. Swider helped lead Wheaton College to a 48-27 victory over Benedictine Saturday night with a combined return total of 146 yards and one touchdown. With his team down 13-10 in the second quarter, Swider returned a Benedictine kickoff 93 yards into the end zone. The touchdown gave the Thunder a lead that would never be given back. North Central: Following a dominating performance Saturday, North Central’s John Crain has been named NCAA Division III men’s cross country athlete of the week. In what may be a prelude to November, Crain finished the 5-mile course in 25:36, more than 15 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher at the Hanover College Madison Kiwanis Invitational. The Cardinals hope to return to this same course in November for the national championships, where they look to win a third consecutive championship. Crain, an All-America, helped lead North Central to the invitational team title as well as his individual title. This is the first year that the athlete of the week is being named at a national level. Benedictine: Two Benedictine athletes received conference recognition this week following strong performances. Both Candice Cuppini, volleyball, and Nikki Jhanji, soccer, were named NACC player of the week in their respective sport.Cuppini helped lead the Eagles to a weekend sweep of North Central and Lake Forest with a combined 36 kills. The Eagles beat North Central in straight sets then downed Lake Forest 3-1 to sweep the annual Red and Black Triangular.Jhanji, a senior forward for Benedictine, helped her team to a second-place finish at the Sal Vacarro tournament over the weekend. Jhanji scored three goals of her own during the tournament and was involved in all three goals during a 3-1 victory over North Central.


    Roney, Barrington win West opener

    Led by Christy Roney’s 13 kills, Barrington’s girls volleyball team topped visiting Hoffman Estates 25-22, 25-20 on Tuesday night in the Mid-Suburban West opener. Megan Talbot added 7 kills and 2 blocks for the Fillies (2-2, 1-0) while setter Claire Waliczek handed out 15 assists.Leading the defense were Emily Casaletto (9 digs) and Emily Watkins (7).


    Conant turns back improved Hoffman Estates

    Dino Kandalepas’ 83rd-minute header downed a young team from Hoffman Estates on Tuesday night as visiting Conant denied their hosts their first Mid-Suburban League points of the boys soccer season with a 2-1 double overtime decision.


    Hilltoppers falter in bid for upset

    Glenbard West girls tennis coach Jim Valleskey was generally happy with the way his team battled, but he expected a better result than the Hilltoppers’ 5-2 loss to Lyons Twp. on Tuesday. After all, the Hilltoppers (7-1) made a strong showing against perennial West Suburban Silver champion last Saturday before losing in the finals of the Downers Grove South Team Tournament. “This was a rough one for us,” Valleskey said. “We had better hopes than this. We played them tough and lost a couple of close matches. But I guess this is how our league will go this year because there are so many strong teams.” It isn’t as if the Hilltoppers lost to just anyone. The Lions (6-0) bring strong credentials to the conference race. The Lions finished fifth at state last year on the strength of two of the best singles players in Illinois: Alex Chatt, who finished second, and Kristen Thoms, who finished in the top 16. The Hilltoppers’ Caroline Maltby played well against Chatt at first singles before losing 6-3, 6-4. And Thoms, playing first doubles with her partner, Stefana Vasic, won 6-1, 6-3. Both Valleskey and Lyons coach Bill Wham believe the Lions have a chance to threaten Hinsdale Central for the conference title. “Lyons will challenge them,” Valleskey said. “But Hinsdale Central is still the team to beat.” “Hinsdale is a little better than we are,” Wham said. “But we we’re strong at singles and we’ve got a doubles team of Jelly Bozovic and Stefana Vasic that will be very good. It’s going to be an interesting year in our conference because there are so many strong teams.” The Hilltoppers showed its quality depth with wins at third singles and fourth doubles. Sarah Park, who is playing in only her second year of organized tennis, fought back from a first set loss to top Lyons’ Melissa Ko 6-3, 6-2 in the second and third sets for one of the Hilltoppers’ points. “After the first set I figured out what was working for me,” Park said. “I went to my forehand and drove the ball deep in the corner. She seemed to be tiring in the heat and I was feeling strong. My mental game has gotten a lot stronger since last year. I’m using a lot more strategy.” The Hilltoppers’ fourth doubles team of Cece Casolino and Megan Morris won their match 6-1, 6-1. “This is our second year playing as a team,” Casolino said. “And that experience has really helped us. We started a little slowly today, but as the match went on we started working together as a team and really focusing on each point. We were really in sync.”

    Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter completed 15 of 18 passes and ran for 87 yards on 11 carries in the Wildcats’ victory over Syracuse.

    Northwestern’s Colter has a mind for football

    All football players should use extreme caution when dealing with head injuries. Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter has gone through school on a pre-med track, so he understands both sides of it – the danger of concussions and the advantages of keeping a clear head.


    Carmel Catholic improves to 9-1

    Alyssa Armada dished out 17 assists, and Grace Schofield delivered 5 kills and 3aces, as Carmel Catholic’s girls volleyball team stayed hot by beating host Mundelein 25-16, 25-14 Tuesday night.Carmel (9-1), which won Grayslake Central’s Ram Slam over the weekend, also received strong contributions from Elizabeth Rengers (3 kills, 2 blocks), Shauna Meagher (7 digs) and Elizabeth Tworek (7 digs).“The energy in the gym tonight was electric between the crosstown rivals,” Corsairs coach David Pazely said. “The student sections for each school were well represented.”Carmel used a 7-1 run to take control of the second set.“We came out strong in Game 2 and carried the momentum,” Pazely said. “Alyssa did a great job again tonight spreading the ball around to all our hitters. Our DS’s were everywhere tonight on serve receive and defense. Tonight was another great team win and we look forward to Lakes on Monday.”Mundelein (4-6) received 2 kills apiece from Madi Wilcox, Sarah Bregenzer and Yasmeen Johnson. Wilcox was 54-of-55 setting with 6 assists.Antioch d. North Chicago: The Sequoits won 25-4, 25-6 to improve to 5-0, as Ashlee Briggs served 11 aces and 16 total service points.Marissa Grant added 8 assists, 4 service points, 1 ace and 1 block.Warren d. Zion-Benton: Jenna Walczak rang up 4 kills, 2 aces and 4 digs to lead the Blue Devils to a 25-21, 25-20 win in North Suburban Lake action.Lauren Frericks (3 ace, 4 assists, 1 kill, 2 blocks), Heidi Doden (5 digs), Allyson Mitchell (2 aces), Rachel Ziegler (1 ace, 2 kills, 4 assists, 4 blocks, 3 digs) and Kim Hengesh (1 ace, 3 blocks, 2 digs) also contributed to the Warren win.Grant d. Round Lake: Jamie Reiser and Beka Couch each had 5 kills for the Bulldogs, who rallied past the Panthers 18-25, 25-13, 25-22 in a North Suburban Prairie thriller.Reiser also served 2 aces, while Anna Panasenko slammed 3 kills and posted 3 blocks. Deanna Rodriguez and Tori Gallichio had 6 and 5 digs, respectively.Grayslake Central d. Johnsburg: Alex Dahlstrom pounded 10 kills for the Rams, who fell 25-20, 26-24 in their Fox Valley Fox opener.Anna Basten and Gabi Casper had 6 and 5 kills, respectively, for Grayslake Central (4-3), while Teresa Curtis totaled 9 digs.Hampshire d. Grayslake North: The Knights lost 25-11, 25-16 to fall to 0-8 and 0-2 in the Fox Valley Fox.


    Warren stays perfect, tops Zion-Benton

    The defending Class 3A state champion Warren boys soccer team continues to win.The Blue Devils got goals from Mikey Pliskat, Mikey Cain and Jack McKearnan in shutting out Zion-Benton 3-0 in North Suburban Lake Division action Tuesday.Karl Battert and Rafa Macias added assists, while R.J. Hill made 2 saves between the pipes for Warren (3-0-2).Round Lake 7, Grant 0: Freddie Ramirez scored 3 goals — all in the first half — and added 2 assists to lead the Panthers in the North Suburban Prairie match.Eddie Ramirez added a goal and an assist. Round Lake’s other goal scorers were Cesar Garcia, Cristian Lopez and Alejandro Sotelo. Edgar Nieto contributed a pair of assists, while Raul Albor and Fermin Martinez also assisted on goals. Goalkeepers Adis Sator (first half) and Jose Martinez (second half) each made 5 saves for the Panthers.Antioch 9, North Chicago 0: Iven Hernandez scored his 17th and 18th goals of the season and added an assist for the Sequoits in the North Suburban Prairie opener.Logan Bouker had 2 goals for Antioch (8-1) as well. Brandon Schwarz, Eric Pedersen, Thomas Furlong, Danny Helgesen and Krystian Streit also scored. Helgesen added 2 assists, while Danny Brito, Furlong, Daniel Wood and Connor Gugel also picked up assists.Tommy Tritschler and Jeremy Pasterz shared the shutout in goal.Grayslake Central 2, McHenry 1: Isaac Longenecker and Jonny Madrid scored in the first half for the Rams. Jackson Frey and Madrid had assists.


    Willingham homers twice and Twins beat A’s 4-3

    Josh Willingham hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the eighth that put the Twins in front for good, to lead Minnesota past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Tuesday night.

    Grayslake North senior Kyle Sagendorph putts on No.8 during the Warren Open boys golf tournament at the Merit Club in Libertyville on Monday.

    Golf suits Grayslake North’s Sagendorph just fine

    Grayslake North senior Kyle Sagendorph isn't letting a little thing like a brachial plexus injury prevent him from excelling in the sport he loves.


    Girls volleyball/Fox Valley roundup

    The young Cary-Grove girls volleyball team grew up a little more on Tuesday.Abby Schebel had 17 kills and 5 aces as the Trojans held off Prairie Ridge 27-25, 25-27, 25-17 in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division action.Delaney Bayer added 20 digs and Meghan Seymour had 37 assists for the Trojans, who moved to 7-1 on the season and 2-0 in the Valley heading into a Thursday nigh showdown at Crystal Lake South.Crystal Lake South d. Dundee-Crown 25-14, 25-21: The Gators (8-1, 2-0) were able to knock out the Chargers (3-5, 0-1) behind Casey Sivesind’s 17 assists and Carly Nolan’s 9 kills and 4 digs. Nicole Slimko also added 5 kills and Hannah Wilson registered 4 digs and as many aces. In D-C’s FVC Valley opener, Lauren Lococo stood out with 5 kills and tallied as many digs. Frankie Cavallaro totaled 11 digs and Kaylee Sommers managed 3 aces. Huntley d. Jacobs 25-13, 25-16: The Red Raiders (7-2, 2-0) ousted the Golden Eagles in FVC Valley action behind 8 kills from Erin Erb and 9 digs from Rachel Shores. Erin Lyman also had 6 digs and 5 kills while Emily Westermeyer registered 5 kills and 4 digs for Huntley. Hampshire d. Grayslake North 25-11, 25-16: Caitlin Conlon had 5 kills and Erin Foss added 3 kills and 2 aces to get the Whip-Purs over the Knights in FVC Fox action. Brittany Laffin generated 16 assists while Dallas Krueger and Kayla Conway each had 3 kills. Westminster Christian d. Alden-Hebron 25-18, 25-18: The Warriors (5-1-3) attacked early and often in their Northeast Athletic Conference win behind Claire Speweik, who had 6 aces, 11 kills and 8 assists. Savannah Dutcher drilled 8 kills and 2 blocks and Emma Kovachevich compiled 19 assists for Westminster. 0 Marian Central d. Harvest Christian 16-25, 25-16, 25-16: The Lions (4-5) were on the wrong end of a 25-16 score twice and couldn’t come away with a nonconference home victory over Marian Central. Sydney Doby had a line of 8 kills, 9 digs and 4 aces. Mikayla Robinson dispersed 6 kills, 1 block and 2 aces while Jade Martinez connected on 17 assists and Shayna Manusos added 10 digs for Harvest.Geneva d. Elgin 25-13, 25-12: Setter Nikki Zimmer was the only bright spot in the Maroons’ (3-5-1, 0-1) Upstate Eight River opener against the Vikings. She had 2 aces, 3 kills, 4 assists and a block in the loss.


    Guthrie, Royals drop Indians 6-3

    Jeremy Guthrie got a major assist from his defense in pitching six innings, Alcides Escobar hit a rare home run and the Kansas City Royals snapped a six-game losing streak in Cleveland Indians, 6-3 on Tuesday night to close on the Indians and two others in the AL’s cramped wild-card scramble.


    Marmion’s Morton-Collins combo strikes St. Francis

    For nearly 40 minutes, St. Francis was even with Marmion in Tuesday’s Suburban Christian Conference opener at Fichtel Field in Aurora. Then, Flynn Collins and Conor Morton took over. A shot attempt from Collins was denied, but Morton recovered the rebound, showed poise by dribbling a bit and then blasted a shot past sophomore Jonathan Burke with just 2:43 left before halftime to give the Cadets a 1-0 advantage. Collins and Morton would collaborate twice in the second half, with each netting a goal, and Gavin Sanchez added a goal via a penalty kick to pace the Cadets to a 4-0 victory.


    Benet gives Fenton the challenge it sought

    Fenton and Benet are not traditional rivals, but each saw the benefit of playing the other.

    Alison Burelbach of Glenbard West goes up to spike the ball against Oak Park River Forest girls volleyball on Tuesday in Glen Ellyn.

    Burelbach enjoys her chance to shine

    Nobody could blame Alison Burelbach for feeling snake bit.A strained back forced her to miss the second half of Glenbard West’s banner season last fall. She was back for club volleyball, enjoyed a breakout summer — then broke her hand in July. Cleared to return last week, Burelbach sure adds another dimension to an already good Hilltoppers team.Glenbard West’s junior outside put down a match-high 14 kills on Tuesday, and the No. 6 Hilltoppers pulled away in the third game to beat Oak Park 25-18, 23-25, 25-17 in Glen Ellyn.


    Dixon’s heroics help Jacobs top Grayslake North

    Simply, Jacobs boys soccer coach AJ Cappello is ecstatic to have senior Spencer Dixon in goal. Dixon, who missed all of his junior season with a broken leg, is back in the nets for the Golden Eagles and is playing at a high level. Collecting 5 crucial saves, Dixon’s play in goal spearheaded the Golden Eagles’ 1-0 win over Grayslake North in Fox Valley Conference crossover action at Jacobs Tuesday night.

    Chicago Cubs’ Edwin Jackson (36) is safe at home as Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan is late with the tag in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday in Cincinnati. Jackson scored on a sacrifice fly by Darwin Barney.

    Castillo homers twice as Cubs rout Reds 9-1
    Welington Castillo drove in three runs with two home runs, Donnie Murphy added a two-run shot and even pitcher Edwin Jackson smacked one as the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 9-1 victory over the suddenly punchless Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.


    Boys soccer/Fox Valley roundup

    Burlington Central 2, Harvard 1: Stefan Jochum and Alan Camarena scored second-half goals as the Rockets came from behind to win in the Big Northern East. Brett Rau made 8 saves in goal for Burlington Central (6-1, 3-0).Huntley 3, CL Central 0: Jason Zobott, Jaime Quintana and Eduardo Gonzalez scored for the Red Raiders in their Fox Valley Conference crossover win. Thomas Helm had 3 saves in the net for Huntley (6-0-1), which is the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Pepsi Showdown.St. Edward 4, ACC 1: Joe French notched the hat trick as the Green Wave scored a Suburban Christian win. Gio Hinojosa scored the other goal for St. Edward (5-0-1, 1-0-0) and John Gotheredge had 8 saves in goal.CL South 5, Hampshire 1: Orlando Tapia and Matt Tobolt had 2 goals each to lead the Gators to a FVC crossover win. Gus Alvarez made 1 save in goal for Crystal Lake South (2-3-2). Tyler Koppie scored for Hampshire and Andy Pederson had 7 saves in goal.Harvest Christian 3, Cornerstone Christian 1: Raphael DeSouza scored twice in the second half to lead the Lions to a come-from-behind nonconference win. Zach Harbaugh scored Harvest’s first goal.Cary-Grove 4, Johnsburg 0: Dale Opasser scored twice with Matt Scott and Kevin Wilde adding a goal each for the Trojans in their FVC crossover win. Ethan Csoka had 4 saves in the net for Cary-Grove (4-2).West Chicago 4, South Elgin 2: JC Lujan and Adam Smith scored goals for the Storm in this nonconference loss. Michael Cortez had 4 saves in goal for South Elgin.


    Padres back Cashner with 13 hits, top Phillies 8-2
    Jedd Gyorko and Chase Headley each had three hits to back Andrew Cashner’s strong pitching in the San Diego Padres’ 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.


    Teheran pitches Braves past Marlins 4-3

    Julio Teheran, working on 10 days’ rest, overcame a rough first inning and pitched into the seventh to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday night.


    Buchholz strong in return, Red Sox beat Rays

    Clay Buchholz allowed three hits over five innings in his first start since early June and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Tuesday night.


    Werth’s HR, 2 doubles lead charging Nats past Mets

    Jayson Werth kept up his power surge with a home run and two doubles, leading the charging Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.


    Soriano hits 2 HRs as Yankees beat Orioles 7-5

    Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees rallied past the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 Tuesday night to end a six-game losing streak at Camden Yards.


    St. Charles North meets Batavia’s challenge

    Before the season started Batavia coach Lori Trippi-Payne pegged St. Charles North as the team to beat in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division girls volleyball race. Trippi-Payne got a first-hand look at what could end up being a dead-on prediction Tuesday night. Her Bulldogs gave undefeated St. Charles North all it wanted on Batavia’s Pack the Place night, but the North Stars made the big shots when they had to in a 25-23, 25-21 victory.


    Trumbo has 5 hits, Angels beat Blue Jays 12-6

    Mark Trumbo matched a team record with four extra-base hits, including back-to-back home runs with Josh Hamilton, and Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar also went deep as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Tuesday night.

    Larkin’s Josh Garcia powers through an attempted steal by St. Charles North’s Adam Hoffman in the first half on Tuesday at Memorial Field in Elgin.

    St. Charles North, Larkin fit to be tied

    The way St. Charles North boys soccer coach Erik Wilson described Tuesday’s match against Larkin was “Upstate Eight craziness.” Neither coach was pleased with how their team played, but each team was able to find the back of the net multiple times. Each team led, but failed to hold that lead very long. Phillip Legare completed the scoring and the final comeback with a left-footed blast just under the crossbar and just inside the post with 7:09 remaining as the North Stars tied Larkin, 3-3, at Memorial Field.


    St. Charles East outlasts Larkin

    Every girls volleyball match in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division is conducted with a sense of urgency. With only 6 matches determining the division champion, momentum, once lost, rarely returns. Larkin led St. Charles East for virtually the entire first set Tuesday night, but the Saints rallied late to earn a hard-fought 2-point win. The Royals led only once the remainder of the match as the Saints throttled Larkin with its service game in the nightcap of their straight-sets 26-24 and 25-13 victory in St. Charles.


    St. Charles East survives heat, North Stars

    Perhaps an ice bath would have been an appropriate way to end the day for the girls’ tennis players from St. Charles East and St. Charles North Tuesday night. Playing in 90-degree temperatures, the Saints improved their dual meet record to 5-0 overall (2-0 in Upstate Eight Conference River Division matches) with an impressive 6-1 triumph over their cross-town rival North Stars (3-2, 1-1) at St. Charles East.

    Libertyville goalkeeper Sam Muchmore, right, blocks a kick by Stevenson’s Dean Lim during Tuesday’s soccer game in Libertville.

    Libertyville warms to the task

    A heated rivalry? Even without hot weather, that aptly describes the Stevenson-Libertyville boys soccer rivalry. The steamy temperatures Tuesday only seemed to raise the intensity. Stevenson entered the match a leg up on Libertyville in recent history, with a sectional final victory last year and the program’s first trip to the Class 3A Final Four; the Patriots finished in fourth place. Libertyville, though, has the early advantage this season after a 2-0 victory in a North Suburban Lake Division opener at the Libertyville Township Soccer Complex.


    Late goal lifts Batavia over Elgin

    The last 2 minutes of Batavia’s match with Elgin were a roller-coaster ride. After giving up a goal on a mistake, the Bulldogs got a break of their own to pull out the win. Elgin’s Joel Chavez scored on a free kick to tie the game with 1:30 left. Seconds later, Batavia regained the lead on an Elgin own goal. The Bulldogs then held on for a 3-2 victory in Upstate Eight River action at Memorial Field Tuesday afternoon.

    Kevin Streelman stands 16th overall in the FedEx Cup playoffs points standings as he enters this week’s BMW Championship. He has earned more than $2.9 million this season on tour.

    Streelman relaxed and ready for BMW chase

    It was back to work this week for Kevin Streelman, Chicago’s lone homegrown PGA Tour player and one of the elite 70 players in the field at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest. Streelman, born in Winfield and raised in Wheaton, stands 16th in the playoff standings and has a great chance to make the 30-man field for The Tour Championship next week in Atlanta. Len Ziehm talks with Streelman about his terrific season, and his return to Chicago this week.

    Despite the criticism for not winning a major, Tiger Woods has had a very strong year heading into this weekend’s BMW Championship.

    Tiger Woods still the one who moves the needle

    For a guy who is so often criticized, Tiger Woods has won five times this season and is headed for PGA Tour Player of the Year honors again. Not bad for a guy considered washed up not that long ago.

    The BMW Championship is being hosted by Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest all week.

    Why don’t I ever get asked about my golf game?

    The media will ask pro golfers a million questions at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms. Just once it would be nice if pro golfers asked me one question -- or an entire news conference worth of questions -- about my game.

    Maurcy Filecki of Winnetka gets an autograph from Marc Leishman during practice at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest on Tuesday.

    Changing swing coaches tough call for Donald

    Luke Donald and Pat Goss have been together since their days together at Northwestern over a decade ago when Goss guided a young Donald to collegiate prominence — and beyond. That’s what made Donald’s recent decision to drop Goss as his swing coach and replace him with Jason Dufner’s swing coach Chuck Cook so difficult.

    Henrik Stenson captured the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., on Sept. 2 to vault to the top of the FedEx Cup standings.

    Stenson no stranger to highs, lows in his career

    Sweden’s Henrik Stenson is the man to beat in the FedEx Cup Playoffs entering the third stop of the series, but his preparation for Thursday’s start of the BMW Championship hasn’t been a smooth one.

    Luke Donald practice swinging from a sand on the putting green for the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest on Tuesday. Luke’s home club is Conway Farms Golf Club.

    Donald played big role in BMW coming to Conway Farms

    Little could I have figured on that September day in 2007 that I was playing with a guy who one day would be the No. 1 player in the world for 40 weeks. And there’s no way I would have ever guessed that one day this unassuming guy would be a guiding force in bringing the BMW to his home course of Conway Farms in Lake Forest. But he did.

    Illinois players celebrate after their surprising 45-17 victory over Cincinnati last weekend. The Illini next play No. 19 Washington at Soldier Field in one of four Big Ten/Pac-12 matchups on Saturday.

    Big Ten pride at stake with 4 games vs. Pac-12

    This is one of those rare weeks when even Michigan fans might hope for an Ohio State victory. Minnesota wouldn’t mind a win by Wisconsin, either, as much as the Badgers are disliked across the state line. The best opportunity until bowl season for the Big Ten to make a statement as a national power conference will take place on Saturday, with four nonconference games against top-tier Pac-12 competition.

    According to a Sports Illustrated report, players under former Oklahoma State head coach Les Miles, left, and current coach Mike Gundy accepted tens of thousands of dollars from boosters and staff members.

    Report: Okla. St. players took thousands from boosters

    Boosters and assistant coaches at Oklahoma State handed out tens of thousands of dollars to players for at least a decade as the football program grew into a national power under coaches Les Miles and then Mike Gundy, according to a Sports Illustrated article released Tuesday.


    Meyer ‘fairly optimistic’ Miller will play vs. Cal

    Speaking on the Big Ten coaches teleconference, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said that QB Braxton Miller has shown signs that he may be healthy enough to see action Saturday after spraining a medial-collateral ligament in his left knee in last weekend’s 42-7 win over San Diego State.

    Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett leaps over Cincinnati Bengals free safety George Iloka after a catch Sunday at Soldier Field.

    Funnyman Bennett serious about helping Bears

    Martellus Bennett may be the most talkative and entertaining player on the Bears' roster, but more importantly, the 6-foot-6, 265-pounder might be the most complete tight end the franchise has had since Mike Ditka was in his heyday as a player in the '60s.

    Members of the Chicago Bears Drumline make some noise for tailgaters on Sunday at Soldier Field, and the Bears made some noise with their season-opening win under rookie head coach Marc Trestman.

    Bears didn’t panic in come-from-behind win

    The Chicago Bears, from new head coach Marc Trestman to Jay Cutler to a Charles "Peanut" Tillman-led defense, looked pretty good and will only get better as the season goes on, according to Mike North. Is Bruno Mars the right halftime Super Bowl act and will New York City be too cold to host a successful Super Bowl?

    Cal quarterback Jared Goff has gotten off to a terrific start in his first season and is leading the nation with 930 yards passing in two games.

    Buckeyes defense has Cal freshman in its sights

    If there’s one thing other than a dinner buffet that gets the attention of a big defensive lineman, it’s a freshman quarterback. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes’ defense is well aware that the signalcaller for Saturday’s opponent, California, is a rookie.

    Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees talks with head coach Brian Kelly on the sideline during Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Irish threw 12 times in the 13 plays they had in the red zone during the loss to the Wolverines.

    No. 21 Notre Dame struggling again in the red zone

    Coach Brian Kelly thought the No. 21 Fighting Irish (1-1) would improve, saying confidently during the preseason that QB Tommy Rees would make them more efficient in the red zone. Two games into this season, though, the Irish are tied for 111th in red zone offense, converting on just four of seven chances — and only three were touchdowns.

    Iowa fullback Mark Weisman, center, scores on a 10-yard run between Missouri State’s Sybhrian Berry, left, and Andrew Beisel during the second half of Saturday’s game in Iowa City, Iowa.

    Iowa offense leans on Weisman

    Through two games, Iowa’s best offensive play has been an old favorite: Send a big back up the middle and dare defenses to stop him.

    Penn State running back Bill Belton leaps over an Eastern Michigan defender during the second quarter Saturday’s game in State College, Pa.

    Penn State brings balance to running game

    Zach Zwinak scored the short-yardage touchdowns. Bill Belton and Akeel Lynch kept Penn State perfect with some distance running scores. The Nittany Lions’ offense is a whole lot more than quarterback Christian Hackenberg.


    Gophers lose cornerback for season

    Minnesota starting cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Boddy-Calhoun was hurt last week at New Mexico State.

    Photo courtesy of Chicago Wolves The Chicago Wolves will open their 20th season of professional hockey this year and commemorate it with a new logo as part of the year-long celebration.

    Chicago Wolves unveil logo to honor 20th season

    The Chicago Wolves revealed a new logo on Tuesday, kicking off their plans to commemorate the franchise’s 20th season of professional hockey. The design incorporates a tribute to the team's four championships and pays homage to its traditional logo.

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hit Vikings center John Sullivan with an illegal low block during an interception return, drawing a penalty that negated a touchdown by linebacker DeAndre Levy.

    NFL fines Suh $100,000

    Detroit star Ndamukong Suh has been fined $100,000 by the NFL for his illegal low block in the season-opening victory over the Minnesota Vikings last weekend.

    Luke Donald practices swinging from sand on the putting green Tuesday.

    Images: Monday and Tuesday at the BMW Championship
    Images of Monday and Tuesday events of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest.

    Jeff Myers

    Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation to induct 5

    The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation has announced the names of five new inductees to the Hall of Fame and the recipient of the 2013 Vic Masi Award. Larkin graduates Anton Kossakowski, Al Lettow and Vince Webber, Elgin High alum Dave Russell and friend of sports Jeff Myers will be inducted to the Hall of Fame on Sunday, Nov. 3 when the foundation holds its annual induction ceremony and banquet at The Centre of Elgin.

    The Cubs will host their home opener on April 4 against the Philadelphia Phillies, who are now led by interim manager Ryne Sandberg. The Cubs will open the MLB season on the road against Pittsburgh.

    Cubs to visit Yankees, Red Sox in 2014

    The Cubs released their 2014 regular-season schedule Tuesday. They'll go to Boston's Fenway Park for the first time since 2011. They'll also play a home-and-home set with the New York Yankees, making their first regular-season visit to new Yankee Stadium.

    Bob Frisk

    Frisk to be honored by IHSA

    Bob Frisk may have retired from the Daily Herald after more than 50 years of reporting on and writing about high school sports, but his legacy lives on. Frisk, the former assistant managing editor/sports for the Daily Herald has been selected as one of the inaugural recipients of the Illinois High School Association's Distinguished Media Service Award.

    Thomas Bach, of Germany, speaks after being elected the new IOC president during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

    Germany’s Thomas Bach elected IOC president

    Thomas Bach was elected president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday, keeping the powerful sports body in European hands. Bach, a 59-year-old German lawyer, succeeds Jacques Rogge, the Belgian who is stepping down after 12 years. Bach, the longtime favorite, defeated five rival candidates in the secret balloting.

    Jason Day, signing autographs Monday at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, says he is looking forward to playing in front of Chicago crowds this weekend.

    Stars will be out, fireworks on display at BMW

    With no PGA Tour stop here in 2014, Conway Farms is hosting the BMW Championship with no guarantee Chicago will get an event in 2015. It’s crucial that fans show up for what should be a shootout in Lake Forest.


    Libertyville, LZ claim NSC wins

    Libertyville d. Stevenson: Libertyville was steady on defense and served aggressively, netting a total of 8 aces, to sweep Stevenson, 25-21, 25-23. Alex Basler had 6 kills while Morgan O’Brien had 7 digs as the Wildcats improved to 3-2. For Stevenson (6-3), Grace Duffy had 4 kills and Alexa Bykowski had 10 assists.Lake Zurich d. Lake Forest: Sydney Glover had 5 kills and 3 blocks to lead Lake Zurich to a 25-11, 25-14 win over Lake Forest. Mallory Parsons added 4 kills and 3 aces while Mickenzie Andrews added 3 kills and 7 blocks. Setter Kristen Walding had 15 assists and Ashley Dina had 9 digs for the Bears, who improve to 7-2.Antioch d. Milwaukee Reagan: Marissa Grant filled the stat sheet for Antioch. She had 6 kills, 2 blocks, 26 assists and 2 aces as the Sequoits got by Reagan of Milwaukee, 25-3, 12-25, 25-17. Madeline Johnson added 5 kills and 2 aces for Antioch (4-0).McHenry d. Grant: McHenry got the nonconference sweep, 21-15, 21-15.


    Mattera makes LZ girls golf history

    At Village Green on Monday, Mundelein’s girls golf team got a 174-191 victory against Lake Zurich.But the bigger story was the performance of Lake Zurich’s Aine Mattera, who shot even par-35. It was not only the best round of the day, it was the first even-par round in Lake Zurich girls golf history. For Mundelein, Cristina Loverde led the way with a 39.Warren d. Grant: At Bittersweet Golf Course, Erica Price led Warren with a 44 as the Blue Devils got a 180-252 win over Grant. Kirsten Bank shot a team-best 59 for Grant.Libertyville d. Stevenson: At Willow Glen, Libertyville got a 170-174 victory over Stevenson thanks to a 38 by Jessica Lovinger. Nikki Marquardt led the Patriots with a 37.


    VH, Grant prevail in Prairie

    Grant wins: At Camp Henry Horner, Grant got wins over Wauconda (19-44) and Round Lake (18-45). Senior Lindsey Lewis of Grant took first place with a 21:57 while Ashley Heath of Wauconda placed second with a 23:06. Round Lake’s Anayeli Rosales finished fourth with a 24:03.Vernon Hills wins: At Antioch, Vernon Hills took the top three places in getting wins over Antioch (19-42) and Mundelein (19-42). Vivian Overbeck of Vernon Hills placed first with a 20:29. Emily Schlebecker was Mundelein’s top finisher. She placed fourth with a 21:56. Ashley LaPointe finished sixth for Antioch with a 22:30.


    Mundelein, Warren win invites

    Mundelein takes first: At Geneva National Golf Course, Mundelein won the five-team Geneva National Invite, thanks to an even-par round of 72 by Ryan Magee. Brett Parola and Tyler White each finished with a 79 for the Mustangs.Warren Open: At the Merit Club, Warren won its own invitational with a 318 while Libertyville took second place with a 322. Jack Hansen of Warren had the top individual score with a 74 while Billy Knutson of Libertyville was just behind with a 75 and Jason Sachs of Warren finished with a 79.Prairie Ridge d. Grayslake Central: Prairie Ridge got a 146-177 victory over Grayslake Central, which was led by Kyle Reynolds (40).


    Prairie triumphs for VH, Grant

    Vernon Hills wins: At Antioch, senior Kyle Whitney took first place with a 17:03 to lead Vernon Hills to victories over Antioch (15-48) and Mundelein (18-43). Mundelein’s top finisher was Bryce Richards (17:27), who got fourth. Antioch’s Dan Ressler got seventh with an 18:13.Grant wins: At Camp Henry Horner, Grant had the top five finishers in getting wins over Wauconda (15-48) and Round Lake (15-45). Dalyn Romig of Grant finished first with an 18:29. Round Lake’s Andrew Maskevich finished sixth (18:58) and Wauconda’s Ricky Sidlowski finished eighth (19:43).



    IDOT to seek public input on transportation plan

    Illinois transportation officials are announcing a series of meetings to allow the public to have input on the state's long-range transit plan for 2015 through 2020. Ann Schneider heads Illinois' Transportation Department. She said Monday the meeting for IDOT's District 4 will be at the agency headquarters in Peoria on Sept. 16.


    Great Lakes group seeks helpers for beach cleanup

    A conservation group that works to restore the Great Lakes is looking for volunteers to help clean beaches in four states later this month. The Alliance for the Great Lakes is holding its annual Adopt-a-Beach event Saturday, Sept. 21. The group is asking individuals, community groups and school groups to show up at Great Lakes beaches for three hours and help pick up trash.


    Braidwood nuclear reactor down for refueling

    Exelon Generation officials say one of two reactors at the company's Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station is shut down for scheduled refueling and maintenance. The Unit 1 outage began just after midnight on Monday and will continue for about six weeks. Unit 2 will continue to generate electricity during the Unit 1 outage.

    Jarrett Payton delivers a talk on “Discovering Your Greatness” to the Schaumburg Business Association Tuesday.

    Jarrett Payton speaks to the Schaumburg Business Association

    Jarrett Payton, the son of the late Walter Payton, the star Chicago Bears running back, was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s Schaumburg Business Association breakfast. His topic was “Discovering Your Greatness.” Payton played in five major bowl games in five years for the University of Miami (Florida), was MVP of the 2004 Orange Bowl, and played in the NFL for two years with the Tennessee Titans. That was followed by time with teams in Europe and Canada, and with the Chicago Slaughter.

    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5s in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday.

    Apple introduces 2 new iPhone models

    For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be “the gold standard of smartphones” and reads your fingerprint.

    Deerfield-based Walgreen is buying Kerr Drug’s 76 retail drugstores and its specialty pharmacy business, a move that will expand its presence in North Carolina.

    Walgreen buying Kerr Drug’s 76 retail stores

    Deerfield-based Walgreen is buying Kerr Drug’s 76 retail drugstores and its specialty pharmacy business, a move that will expand its presence in North Carolina. The deal also includes a distribution center, but does not include Kerr Drug’s long-term care pharmacy business. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    From top left are a Bank of America building in Charlotte N.C.; a Hewlett Packard keyboard; large rolls of aluminum at the Alcoa Warrick Operations in Newburgh, Ind.; traders working in the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange; a wallet containing a Visa card; and the Nike factory outlet store in Park City, Utah. The Dow Jones industrial average announced Tuesday it will drop drop Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard and Alcoa, its three lowest-priced stocks, and replace them with Goldman Sachs, Nike, and Visa.

    Dow average adds Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa

    The Dow Jones industrial average is dropping Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard and Alcoa, its three-lowest priced stocks, as part of a six-company shakeup of the most widely known barometer of the U.S. stock market. S&P Dow Jones Indices said Tuesday it will add Visa Inc., sneaker maker Nike Inc. and the investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in the first three-for-three company change to the index since April 8, 2004.


    Downers Grove-based Devry lures med school rejects

    When he was a child, David Adams pretended to operate on his stuffed animals.As a teen, the Salt Lake City native became a paramedic. He wanted to train to become a physician after graduating from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and education in 2009 but was rejected by two dozen U.S. medical schools.


    U.S. employers posted fewer jobs, but hired more

    U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in July but hired more workers, a mixed sign that suggests only modest improvement in the job market. Job openings fell 180,000 in July to 3.7 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s down from 3.9 million the previous month, which was revised lower.

    Oak Brook-based McDonald’s Corp. says a key revenue figure rose 1.9 percent in August, driven by a strong performance in Europe and its Monopoly promotion in the United States.

    McDonald’s key revenue metric rises in August

    Oak Brook-based McDonald’s Corp. says a key revenue figure rose 1.9 percent in August, driven by a strong performance in Europe and its Monopoly promotion in the United States. The hamburger chain reported the gain in revenue at stores open at least 13 months for the period ended Aug. 31.

    Northwest Suburban Driving School, which operated along Butterfield Road in Vernon Hills and several more suburban locations, has gone out of business. Students are expected to be reimbursed.

    Driver's ed students have options after suburban school closes

    A Crystal Lake-based driver's education school with nine branch offices in the Northwest suburbs has shuttered its doors. The Northwest Suburban Driving School, which has operated for more than two decades with branch offices in Algonquin, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Palatine, Schaumburg and other suburban communities, announced its closing, but the state will enable students to keep their hours and finish.

Life & Entertainment

    RiverEdge Park hosts Fiestas Patrias Aurora, which features a concert by Paquita La Del Barrio and Alfred Bojorquez on Friday, Sept. 13, and then a parade and festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15.

    Best bets: Fox Valley celebrates Mexican culture

    Enjoy the music and dancing of Mexico at Fiestas Patrias Aurora in RiverEdge Park. Take your dog for a walk during Morton Arboretum's Tails on the Trails hike. Or hop in your car for a good cause with the Famous Puzzler suburban road rally, taking off Saturday from Woodfield Mall.

    Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves top the list of final nominees for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” with six nominations each.

    Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves lead CMA nominees

    Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves are the top nominees for the Country Music Association Awards with six apiece. Swift will be going for her third entertainer of the year award and also was nominated for album and female vocalist of the year for the Nov. 6 awards in Nashville, Tenn.


    Dining events: Polka time is upon us

    Roll out the barrel at Glenview House’s Oktoberfest; Wednesday night is Arena’s rib night; COD's Waterleaf hosts its second food and wine fest.

    “Fuse,” the latest release by Keith Urban

    Keith Urban switches it up, finds success

    Even though Keith Urban scored three No. 1 hits on his last outing, the veteran country star decided to shake up his production team for his new album, “Fuse.” Longtime studio partner Dann Huff still collaborates on a couple of songs, but Urban branches out to duet with young country stars Eric Church and Miranda Lambert and to work with a bevy of hot producers.

    “Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?” by Billy Crystal

    Billy Crystal looks back on his life

    Billy Crystal looks back on his life and career in “Still Foolin’ ’Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?” He writes in such a relaxed style that the reading experience feels more like he’s talking about his life and thoughts over a friendly cup of coffee. The book includes essays about his age or sex, and these sections are clearly designed to be funny. The 65-year-old comedian delivers numerous chuckles and flat-out belly laughs.

    The world’s tallest observation wheel, know as the High Roller is seen behind David Codiga, executive project director for The Linq, at The Linq construction site on Las Vegas Boulevard.

    Largest Ferris wheel nears completion in Las Vegas

    The madcap carnival on the Las Vegas Strip is getting another over-the-top addition: the world’s largest Ferris wheel. The outer wheel of the 55-story High Roller ride is scheduled to be hoisted into place Tuesday. The gargantuan project is now visible from all over the city, including the airport. Early next year, it will be outfitted with 1,500 LED lights, and start its slow spin.

    The Zac Posen 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York.

    Celebrities turn low key at N.Y. Fashion Week

    Fashion insiders love to dress celebrities for big splashy Hollywood events, but they don’t necessarily want them at their own big splashy event: New York Fashion Week. As spring previews slid into their fifth day, there has been some departure from the approach of putting boldface names in the coveted front row seats — and letting them steal some of the thunder from designers.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, laughs with late-night talk show host David Letterman during taping for the “Late Show with David Letterman.” Emanuel is part of the upcoming documentary, “The President’s Gatekeepers,” a two-part Discovery Channel special.

    Discovery doc brings together 20 presidential chiefs
    The only man to hold both jobs says in a Discovery documentary that airs Wednesday that the White House chief of staff generally has more power than the vice president. “I was speaking from an historical perspective,” Dick Cheney is quick to clarify in an interview. Cheney, chief of staff under President Gerald Ford, was widely perceived as an involved and influential vice president under George W. Bush. Discovery’s film, “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” airs for two hours starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11-12.

    A tourist guide sits close to his camel as a vendor waits for tourists to offer souvenirs for sale at the historical site of the Giza Pyramids, near Cairo, Egypt.

    Visiting Egypt in crisis: The pyramids are quiet

    The lone tourist bus curved through the desert past the limestone-topped Pyramid of Khafre, leaving the camel handlers and postcard sellers trudging through its dust. It rounded one last turn, then settled atop a plateau overlooking the pyramid and its two mammoth siblings. The bus door flapped open, unleashing a dozen Chinese tourists into the empty parking lot. They strolled toward the plateau’s edge, cameras and parasols in hand, just ahead of the vendors scrambling at the prospect of a few paying customers. For a moment, the scene was perfect — the solitary caravan approaching from the desert, the heat shimmering off the stone blocks, the majestic desolation.

    “Nelson Mandela” by Kadir Nelson (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins 2013), $17.99, 32 pages.

    'Nelson Mandela' a book for must-read list

    You always want to give your child a good sense of history, whether it's in the past or in the making. “Nelson Mandela” is a good book for both.

    Annie Rus, a college freshman from Parkton, Md., in her dorm room that was once occupied by J.D. Salinger at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa. Salinger spent only one semester at the college outside Philadelphia, but he left a big impression.

    Dropout Salinger creates mystique at Pa. college

    Aspiring novelist Quinn Gilman-Forlini, an ardent admirer of “The Catcher in the Rye,” wouldn’t mind following in its author’s footsteps. In fact, the Ursinus College junior already has: She lived in J.D. Salinger’s cramped old dorm room. “A lot of people say it’s really small, but I just thought it was so charming ... (with) the slanted ceiling and this old radiator,” she said. “People come and knock on your door as a freshman wanting to meet you because you live there.”

    Co-anchors Judy Woodruff, left, and Gwen Ifill in the newsroom of “PBS Newshour,” a national news program. Ifill and Woodruff are the first women to co-anchor a national daily news program on television.

    New PBS team low key about milestone

    Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff didn’t think much about the milestone upon being appointed the first women to co-anchor a national daily news program on television — until flowers began filling their offices and strangers offered congratulations. The veteran journalists are the new regular co-hosts of PBS’ “NewsHour. They are now the faces for a newscast known for many years as the home of founders Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil.

    Peanuts can pose a problem for many youngsters who suffer from allergies.

    Food allergies in kids on the rise and experts not sure why

    More children are showing food allergies, including to peanuts, but medical investigators don't have a clear explanation for the increase. The recent death of a 13-year-old Sacramento girl from a peanut allergy raises the “key question” for John Lehr, CEO of Food Allergy Research & Education, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit: “Why are people dying, and what can we do to prevent it?”

    DiPiero's Special Pizza includes sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions and bacon.

    DiPiero's casual Italian continues to please

    Give DiPiero's Pizzeria and Ristorante ;https://sites.google.com/site/dipierosristorante/in Lake Zurich credit for staying power. The town's central business district has all but shifted southwest, but this stalwart restaurant, owned and operated by Bob Narcisi for more than three decades, hasn't budged and continues to attract a loyal clientele.

    Annie Overboe’s gluten-free apple crisp relies on almond and coconut flours to give the topping structure.

    Baking secrets: Nut flours swap in for gluten-free apple crisp

    Annie Overboe creates an autum dessert with one thing missing - gluten. Read on to learn how she baked an apple crisp that rivals Gramma's old-fashion treat.


    Despite increase in numbers, heart failure can be prevented

    If current health trends continue, 8 million Americans will suffer from heart failure by 2030. Treating them will cost $70 billion, according to the American Heart Association, more than double the cost for such patients last year. That comes out to $244 a year for every American taxpayer to pay costs associated with hearts so weak that they can no longer pump enough blood to meet the body’s need for oxygen and nutrients. But the news isn’t all bad. There are a lot of things you can do to prevent heart failure.

    Nut flour and coconut flour combine with butter, spices and sugar to make a gluten-free topping for autumn apple crisp.

    Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
    Gluten-free Apple Cobbler: Annie Overboe

    William Sherbert temporarily moved from California, among the toughest parts of the country to get a donated liver, to Florida for a faster liver transplant.

    Mapping the way to a more fair wait for new livers

    Where you live can affect your chances of getting a liver transplant, and your risk of dying while waiting. The nation’s transplant network says it’s time to make the system fairer — and it may take a cue from how politicians redraw voting maps. “Gerrymandering for the public good” is how Johns Hopkins University transplant surgeon Dr. Dorry Segev describes a proposal to change the map that governs how donated livers are distributed around the country.

    A patchwork quilt draped over the sofa arm and a quilted piece on the corner cabinet, topped by a mustard hand towel, enhance the living room’s inviting vibe.

    Antiques lover finds new ideas to accent cherished pieces

    Like many antiques enthusiasts, Genoa collector Debby Karl had humble beginnings. Her earliest pieces were tin and wood items, including firkins, game boards, lanterns and pails. Over time, as her budget would allow, she also began picking up folk art, furniture and finer versions of her initial favorites.


    JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Hoffman Estates Mayor William McLeod, standing, moderates the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Lunch at the Alexian Brothers Women and Children’s Hospital in Hoffman Estates last week. From left are state Sens. Matt Murphy, Michael Noland and Dan Kotowski, and state Reps. Michelle Mussman, Tom Morrison and Fred Crespo.

    Editorial: First things first on Illinois tax reform

    A Daily Herald editorial says revelations about spending excesses in the state Capitol renovation emphasize that lawmakers need to get better control of spending before they start talking about tax reform.


    Examining our conversations about race

    Columnist Gene Lyons: When people call for a national “conversation” about race, what they really have in mind is a lecture. Sometimes President Obama is among them. So at the expense of alienating critical race theorists, some heresy: If the president wants to understand why he heard car door locks clicking as he walked down the street, he should study those two appalling homicides in Duncan, Okla., and Spokane, Wash., that Fox News is beating the drums about.


    President likely to stray from the facts
    A Barrington letter to the editor: All have a responsibility to listen to the president’s speech tonight and correct the inaccuracies we will be told as he tries to convince us to support the attack on Syria. There is little doubt there will be many.


    Tell your reps to vote no on Syria strike
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Ask your congressional representatives to push the administration, with its allies, to demand that Assad publicly declare a ban on the use of chemical weapons and that he pursue an aggressive campaign to destroy Syrian chemical weapons, under U.N. or U.S.-led inspection.


    An urgent plea to President Obama
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Mr. President, don’t enter an unwise war; wait and see what the United Nations inspector’s findings are. If they are as bad as what’s being reported, perhaps the United Nations and our allies will be willing to support your cause.


    Cannon right to oppose Meacham Road widening
    Letter to the editor: Ed and Becky Booth of Rolling Meadows praise Alderman Tim Cannon for opposing the widening of Meacham Road on financial grounds.


    Give a thumbs up to your crossing guard
    Letter to the editor: They are out there in the rain, heat, cold and snow, but crossing guards often go unnoticed, says Schaumburg Police Chief Ken Bouche. Next time you see one, give them a wave of appreciation, he asks.


    Missing the vibrant city of days gone by
    Letter to the editor: Dorothy Hill yearns for the Rolling Meadows of old, when vital local shops lined both sides of Kirchoff Road. "We have lost all of the events that brought us together as families and neighbors," she adds.


    Hopes Palatine will reconsider its vote
    Letter to the editor: Gertrude Rodig hopes Palatine councilmen will take another look at Catherine Alice Gardens, "realize that perhaps they really do feed a sense of responsibility for those with a disability, and give it their stamp of approval."


    Caught in red-light merry-go-round
    Letter to the editor: After getting a red-light traffic ticket in Elk Grove Village, Iris Seefeldt has a few questions. "I want to know where in the Rules of the Road it states how long one must stay in a stopped position before proceeding?" she demands.


    Good time to review the Constitution
    Good time to review the ConstitutionSept. 17-23 is “Constitution Week” — the annual commemoration of the signing of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.It’s a good time for a fresh review of this brilliant and enduring document which guides our government and safeguards our individual freedoms. The brief text (only 4,440 words) can be read at the government website: www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.Our Constitution is not about a ruling few granting token rights to us; it’s about us limiting and directing the power of the few government officials we’ve elected to serve us. “We the people” need to know our power and rights. “We the people” are the guardians of our Constitution and the liberty it gives us.Donna BroadhurstWheaton


    River ‘bullies’ need to get the message
    A Carpentersville letter to the editor: “We support boating safety, but let’s do it in a smart way.” I read in a recent issue of the Daily Herald that a group called “Boaters United” made this statement after hearing proposed legislation to improve boating safety on the Chain O’ Lakes and the Fox River. If this is true, they need to let the bullies on the river know that.


    Which president’s vacations cost more?
    A Wood Dale letter to the editor: In a recent letter, Mr. O’Brien decries the number of days the “previous resident of the White House” used for vacation compared to the current resident. When viewed simplistically, that is appears to be true. However, it ignores the following:


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