Daily Archive : Thursday September 12, 2013


    Major League Baseball Hall of Fame plaque for former Aurora resident and catcher James “Deacon” White.

    Early baseball legend and Aurora resident honored Sept. 29

    James “Deacon” White, a legend of early baseball and a barehanded catcher who helped the Chicago Cubs, in an earlier incarnation as the Chicago White Stockings, win their first pennant in 1876, will be honored in Aurora on Sunday, Sept. 29. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. in July.


    Palatine pain clinic to hold ribbon-cutting ceremomy

    The Lincoln B. Pain Clinic in Palatine, which is dedicated to pain management, joint care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23.


    Northwest suburban police blotter

    Burglars forced open a rear door between noon and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at a home on the 600 block of East Burr Oak Drive in Arlington Heights and stole a ruby/emerald/diamond necklace, women’s watch, men’s watch, diamond bracelet, gold/ruby/diamond bracelet, costume jewelry, onyx/diamond/gold ring and cash. Value was estimated at $4,645.

    Firefighters battle a raging fire on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., that apparently started in an ice cream shop and has spread several blocks down Thursday. The boardwalk was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired.

    Raging fire strikes at heart of Sandy-hit NJ town

    A massive fire spitting fist-sized embers engulfed dozens of businesses along an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk Thursday, as workers racing to contain the blaze's advance ripped up stretches of walkway only recently replaced in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

    Chuck Inman, 77, sits in his chair waiting for a customer at his barber shop in Catlin. Inman is celebrating his 50th year in the tonsorial arts.

    Catlin man sees society’s changes

    In Chuck Inman’s barber chair, you get a good haircut and a good conversation.This month, Inman is celebrating his 50th year in the tonsorial arts. Actually, he’s been in Catlin a relatively shorter time — only 47 years. Before that, he was in Tilton, and before that, high school in Paris. He is a barber who does house calls.

    Konnor Burns

    Naperville man charged with reckless driving, dad accused of trying to take rap

    A Naperville man is accused of driving his car 124 mph through a residential neighborhood. And his father also is charged for trying to take the rap.Konnor Burns, 24, is charged with speeding, DUI and reckless driving after he initially drove his white Dodge Charger at 103 mph past a parked police officer on Naperville Road at 2 a.m. Saturday, police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said.

    Dolores Huerta, a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, speaks Thursday during an open forum at Elgin Community College's 24th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff event.

    Activist Dolores Huerta speaks at ECC

    Renown U.S. labor leader and activist Dolores Huerta says being a leader is not that difficult. It's just a lot of work. Huerta, 83, a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and co-founder of the United Farm Workers with César Chávez, was the keynote speaker Thursday for the kickoff of Elgin Community College's 24th annual Hispanic Heritage Month.

    Curator Nathan Harpaz takes a closer look of a print made from the original Leon Garland painting hanging above it, called “Morgan Street.” Garland painted it in 1941.

    OCC's Koehnline Museum focuses on local artists to teach us about ourselves

    The Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College has made a name for itself as a place where Chicago area and Illinois artists get their due. On exhibit now: The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland, a married pair of artists who produced a large and important body of work.

    Mark Davoust

    Davoust will challenge Cunningham for Kane County clerk

    Kane County Board member Mark Davoust will attempt to unseat fellow Republican Jack Cunningham as county clerk in the upcoming election. Davoust said it is time for new eyes in that office and fresh energy dedicated to doing something about consistently poor local voter turnout. Cunningham said he’ll seek re-election based on experience and his accomplishments. This is a safe race for...

    Pat Quinn

    Quinn wants torture commission chief out

    Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for the resignation of the head of a commission investigating allegations of police torture in Chicago, saying the panel failed to tell victims’ relatives that it was looking at their cases.

    Daniel Muhammad Waseem, Naperville man charged in marijuana case

    Three charged in Naperville drug case

    Naperville police and the U.S. Postal Service follow a trail that leads to 5 pounds of cannabis. Three arrested.

    A car drives on a flooded road following overnight flash flooding in downtown Boulder, Colo., Thursday. The widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists in Boulder and nearby mountain communities as heavy rains hammered northern Colorado.

    Colorado flooding cuts off mountain towns, kills 3

    Heavy rains sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides Thursday in Colorado, cutting off remote towns, forcing the state’s largest university to close and leaving at least three people dead across a rugged landscape that included areas blackened by recent wildfires.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday to test the seriousness of a Russian proposal to secure Syria’s chemical weapons.

    Kerry talks tough in Syria encounter with Russia

    Striking a tough tone, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened swiftly convened talks with Russia on Syria’s chemical weapons Thursday by bluntly rejecting a Syrian pledge to begin a “standard process” by turning over information rather than weapons — and nothing immediately.

    Students walk between Morris Library and Faner Hall last month on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. SIU drew its largest freshman class in two decades after offering new scholarships and financial aid.

    Freshman numbers up at many Illinois universities

    Many of Illinois’ public universities are bucking a national trend of generally declining enrollment, welcoming larger freshmen classes to their campuses this fall. Experts warn not to read too much into the increases, but the schools say higher numbers show there’s something at work.


    Teen sentenced in taped beating death

    One of three Chicago teenagers accused in the beating death of a man collecting cans has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

    Big Head Tattoos would open at 210 DuPage St., Elgin, pending approval by the city council.

    Funky Monkey gets green light; Big Head put on hold

    The Elgin city council gives conditional approval to a new tattoo parlor downtown, but holds off on a decision regarding a second tattoo parlor.


    Wisconsin incentives lure lighting business from Gurnee

    Lighting maker Kenall Manufacturing based in Gurnee will be expanding to a new facility in Wisconsin, despite local and state efforts to keep them. "The biggest loser is Lake County and the state of Illinois," said Antioch Mayor Lawrence Hanson. Kenall is the second Lake County company in the past two weeks to say yes to Wisconsin.


    Palatine Rural ends aid agreements with Barrington fire departments

    Palatine Rural Fire Protection District’s board of trustees has voted to terminate its automatic-aid agreement with Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District and the Barrington Fire Department. Palatine Rural Chief Hank Clemmensen said the move becomes effective Dec. 31, giving all parties ample time to work out “possible” new agreements.


    Fred Fest to benefit Lake County forest preserves

    Fred Fest, a showcase of local musical talent to benefit the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, will be held from 1 p.m. until dusk Sunday, Sept. 15, at Fox River Preserve & Marina, 28500 W. Roberts Road in Port Barrington.


    New sign reflects Hoffman Estates road’s true name

    Passers-by will soon have an opportunity to learn more about the history of Jones Road in Hoffman Estates thanks to a new sign that explains the original name was really Jahns Road. The village board approved the installation of a special historic and informational sign on Jones close to Higgins Road to tell residents and visitors about its past.

    Rocky Reed

    Mount Prospect man on probation for defrauding seniors arrested again

    Less than one month after he received probation for bilking two seniors out of hundreds of dollars in home repair scams, Rocky Reed, 24, of Mount Prospect, has been arrested on the same charges.

    Montago E. Suggs

    Man accused of threatening Lake County jail guard during altercation

    A man nearing the start of his trial for the 2007 murder of a Round Lake Park woman has been charged with threatening a guard at the Lake County jail. Montago Suggs, 29, pleaded not guilty in Lake County court Thursday to aggravated intimidation of a jail guard following an Aug. 5 altercation.

    A double waterspout is photographed by Kenosha Police officials Thursday.

    Waterspout excitement at Lake County Building

    While visitors and employees hunkered down Thursday afternoon in the Lake County Building in downtown Waukegan because of a water spout on nearby Lake Michigan, weather officials said there never was a threat to land. “It was very eerie to ... go on lock down like that,” said Jackie Fagan, who works in the building. “It was really unsettling.”

    A crew from Dundee Landscape Nursery & Garden Center plants a large sugar maple tree Thursday at Otto Engineering in Carpentersville. The tree weighed 20,000 pounds and was lifted by crane and deposited in its final resting spot.

    Heavy equipment required for new Carpentersville tree

    A new sugar maple tree in Carpentersville is so big it took a crane several hours to get it into the ground near Otto Engineering on Main Street. The tree weighed in at 20,000 pounds.

    Libertyville voters will be asked in March whether they want to raise property taxes to pay for the conversion of the vacant Brainerd building in Libertyville to a community center.

    New group in Libertyville to seek unbiased answers on Brainerd project

    The stage is set for what Libertyville officials say will be a thorough vetting of a plan to fund the conversion of an old school building to a community center using $8 million in taxpayer-approved money. “Everyone will be fully informed on what’s going on,” Mayor Terry Weppler said. “We will have done everything we could to make sure we got the information out.”

    Kenny Edwards

    Former Naperville man gets 9 years for attack on estranged wife

    A former Naperville man who invaded his estranged wife’s home and beat her with chairs was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison, prosecutors said. Kenny Edwards, 36, was found guilty of home invasion and domestic battery by a DuPage County jury in July. He was sentenced by Judge George Bakalis.


    Tri-Cities police reports
    Robert J. Quinn, 24, of South Elgin, was arrested at 12:15 a.m. Monday, according to a Geneva police report, and later charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis.

    Esteban Ortiz

    Elgin teen gets 3 years probation for car burgarlies

    A 17-year-old from Elgin pleaded guilty to felony burglary in connection to a string of car burglaries in August and was sentenced to three years probation. Esteban Ortiz also spent 22 days in jail before being released and if he violates probation he could be resentenced to up to seven years in prison.


    Training for librarians:

    The Waukegan Public Library is partnering with several groups to host a session on Thursday, Sept. 19, to train area librarians on immigration issues.


    Dist. 15 board divided on recent union contracts

    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 board’s surprising display of unity last year to unanimously support the teachers contract hasn’t exactly carried over into more recent negotiations. The board narrowly approved the Educational Support Personnel Association’s new agreement by a 4-3 vote. The same members aligned themselves the same way in June on the transportation union’s deal.


    Rolling Meadows mayor recalls two notable citizens

    Rolling Meadows Mayor Tom Rooney announced this week the recent deaths of two notable city residents, the pastor of a local congregation and a former alderman.


    Fox Valley police reports
    Margarita B. Feliciano, 68, who is homeless, was charged Wednesday with criminal trespass to land after she went on the property of a business in the 0-100 block of South State Street, Elgin, according to court documents. She had been barred from the business.

    Anthony Cechini

    Fox Lake man back in jail after new charges filed

    A Fox Lake man who was out on bond while awaiting trial for his role in a 2012 alcohol-fueled crash that killed a friend now faces new trouble after being charged with attacking an ex-girlfriend, authorities said. Anthony Cechini, 24, was arrested by Fox Lake Police on Sept. 6, and charged with single counts of domestic battery and unlawful restraint after the victim filed a complaint that...


    New teacher contract in Fremont Elementary District 79

    Fremont Elementary District 79 teachers and other staffers will receive pay raises averaging about 2 percent over the next four years, under the terms of a new contract. The school board approved the deal in an emergency meeting Wednesday night. Members wanted to vote before the next scheduled meeting on Sept. 23, district spokeswoman Margaret Van Duch said.


    GOP governor candidates visit Barrington area

    The public is invited to a series of open forums hosted by the Cuba Township Republican Committee in the Barrington area to meet and engage with GOP candidates running for Illinois governor.


    Police academy for Hispanics:

    The Mundelein Police Department will host a citizens police academy for Hispanic residents starting Sept. 19.


    Historical society event:

    The Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society is launching a new season at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.


    Grayslake police issue alert:

    Grayslake police have issued an alert following what they say may be related incidents, including one involving a boy who plays football.

    Judy Baar Topinka

    Topinka says she’s running for re-election

    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she’s hitting the road to announce her candidacy for re-election. Her trip starts Sunday in Chicago and ends Tuesday in Marion in southern Illinois.

    Justice Rita R. Garman

    Garman chosen as state Supreme Court chief justice

    Justice Rita Garman will be the Illinois Supreme Court’s next chief justice. The 69-year-old Danville Republican’s selection was announced Thursday by the seven-member court. She will take over Oct. 26 from Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride.

    Bob Easter

    U of I gives president bonus, raise

    The University of Illinois giving President Bob Easter a $90,000 bonus and a pay raise as part of his new, incentive-based compensation plan.


    U of I approves $5.6 billion budget

    Trustees at the University of Illinois have approved a $5.6 billion fiscal year 2014 budget for the system’s campuses. The budget is a 1.2 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, which authorities is the smallest increase in more than two decades.

    Lisa Madigan

    Tobacco settlement ruling vindicates Illinois, Madigan says

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday lauded a ruling from a panel of arbitrators that denied tobacco manufacturers’ attempt to not pay Illinois under the state’s 1998 tobacco settlement agreement.

    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announces his bid for a fifth term in office on Thursday in Chicago. So far, White faces no opponents.

    White says 5th term could be his last as secretary of state

    While the official re-election bid of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White came as no surprise Thursday, the Chicago Democrat who routinely sets records for support at the polls suggested it may be his last term in office.

    This is the “Santa's Village” sandwich at In the Neighborhood Meet Market, a deli that just opened in East Dundee. The eatery has named all of its sandwiches after institutions, longtime families and pillars of the community in the Dundees and Carpentersville. This turkey sandwich features a dill pickle, havarti cheese, lettuce, tomato and dill mayo all on wheat ciabatta bread.

    Learn Dundee history while you eat

    In the Neighborhood Meet Market Cafe opened in East Dundee earlier this month and its sandwiches give you a chance to learn all about the area's history while you eat. That's because the sandwiches are named after historical figures, institutions and pillars in the Dundee and Carpentersville communities.

    Ashley and Nick Kraus, twins from Elk Grove Village, are two of the 240 Evans Scholars Foundation scholarship winners for this year.

    BMW Golf Tourney also a boon to Evans Scholarship Fund

    The BMW Conway Farms Golf Tournament is one of the main fundraisers for the Chick Evans Scholarship Program, which provides four-year college scholarships for caddies who have a financial need and have good greats and high ACT scores. Three of this year's winners, including twins from Elk Grove Village and a student from Waukegan, talk about what the scholarship means to them.

    Toni Preckwinkle

    Preckwinkle’s cigarette crackdown nets $1.8 million

    A crackdown by Cook County on illegal cigarette sales has netted the county $1.8 million in fines, Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Thursday. Stores in Des Plaines, Barrington and Arlington Heights were among those cited.

    After narrowly missing the 2012 playoffs, the Schaumburg Boomers are now vying for the title of Frontier League champions in their second season.

    Boomers vying for championship in sophomore year

    Congratulations to the Schaumburg Boomers, who in only their second year are closing in on their playful promise to deliver fans a Frontier League Championship within their first century. The league’s championship series, against either the Lake Erie Crushers or Traverse City Beach Bums, will start at Boomers Stadium this weekend with a 6 p.m. Saturday game and 5 p.m. Sunday game.


    Walk for Awareness supports efforts to prevent suicide

    In connection with National Suicide Prevention Week, the “Waukegan Cares Walk for Awareness” event will be Saturday, Sept. 21, along Sheridan Road in Waukegan.


    Lombard seeks parties to redevelop two downtown properties

    Lombard is seeking parties interested in redeveloping two village-owned parcels totaling 2.19 acres at 101-109 S. Main St. in downtown Lombard.

    Glen Ellyn will be adding brick pavers to a new commuter parking lot and the adjoining sidewalk, but Trustee Diane McGinley voted against the project because she believes the pavers on the sidewalks could be a tripping hazard.

    'Green' Metra lot has Glen Ellyn trustee seeing red

    A new Glen Ellyn commuter parking lot will be the first village-owned lot with permeable pavers, an environmentally-friendly feature meant to reduce stormwater runoff. The sidewalk in front of the new lot at 460-478 Duane Street will also have brick pavers. One village trustee, however, is questioning whether the new walkways will be a potential tripping hazard for pedestrians.


    Proposed Rolling Meadows budget includes small tax hike

    Rolling Meadows’ proposed 2014 budget includes a small property tax increase to fund pensions, but no hike for the city’s general fund. City staff this week proposed the $58.3 million budget, which is about $2 million more than this year’s spending plan.

    Daniel and Ken Hechtman, Buffalo Grove residents and owners of a kosher restaurant in Skokie, helped save people injured in a fiery crash last April on the Tri-State Tollway. They were honored this week by the Buffalo Grove village board.

    Buffalo Grove brothers honored for saving crash victims

    Two Buffalo Grove brothers were honored as heroes by the village board this week for helping rescue the victims of a fiery crash near the Tower Road exit on the Edens Expressway earlier this year. On April 21, Daniel and Ken Hechtman were driving home after finishing their day at their Skokie restaurant, Ken’s Diner, when they saw a semi-truck swerve, striking a car.

    Laura Stoecker/lstoecker@dailyherald.com Janine Webbles of Batavia painted the barn at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles using a photograph by Daily Herald staff photographer, Laura Stoecker, as a guide. The original photo was taken on Feb. 17, 2011 — after a big blizzard — and was painted in the same year by Webbles. She is an avid lover of nature, especially wildflowers, and paintings of local forest preserves and the Batavia Riverwalk hang on her wall.

    Photojournalism inspires Batavia artist

    It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, Daily Herald photojournalist Laura Stoecker should feel honored by the work of Janine Webbles. The Batavia resident enjoys Stoecker's nature photography so much, she's created some paintings inspired by Stoecker's photos, including one she named "Laura's Barn."

    Don Schlomann

    St. Charles school's status a question to be decided

    The grade level centers will stay in St. Charles Unit District 303, but a major restructuring is still possible. “The reconfiguration was not in and of itself unlawful,” Judge David Akemann said. “The district has the power to alter boundaries, but the alterations cannot remove the (No Child Left Behind) mandate. How those mandates are carried out is, and will remain, with the...


    After past increases, Dist. 15 reports slight dip in enrollment

    After three consecutive years of gradual growth, enrollment in Palatine Township Elementary District 15 has dipped slightly.

    Arlene Mulder

    Mulder will leave Metra when term ends in June

    Former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder says she will leave the embattled Metra board when her term ends in June. Mulder had been mentioned as a potential contender to chair the Metra board and earlier had resisted calls for board members to step down after a scandal engulfed the agency's leadership. “I've done nothing wrong and I'm very proud of my service,” Mulder said.


    Schaumburg seeks to soothe fears of eviction

    Schaumburg officials Wednesday tried to dispel the fears of a roomful of residents that the village's plans for an entertainment district near the convention center could mean eviction for them. About 65 people attended the village's informational meeting on a proposed tax increment finance district south of Algonquin Road and north of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. The area, though largely...


    Funeral planned for Conn. slave who died in 1798

    Abused in life and death, an enslaved man known as Mr. Fortune will be honored with an elaborate funeral more than 200 years after he died in Connecticut.

    Britain’s Prince William has finished his tour of duty as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot and has left operational service with the British military to focus on royal duties and charity work, royal officials said Thursday, Sept 12, 2013.

    Palace: Prince William ends military career

    Prince William has finished his tour of duty as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot and has left operational service with the British military to focus on royal duties and charity work, royal officials said Thursday.


    Reasons for abandoning felines not always right

    When felines are abandoned in pairs, they should be adopted together.

    Omar Hammami, a jihadi from Alabama who ascended the ranks of Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab high enough to attract a $5 million U.S. government bounty, was killed Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 in an ambush ordered by the militant group’s leader, militants said.

    Reports indicate American jihadi killed in Somalia

    A rapping jihadi from Alabama who ascended the ranks of Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked extremist rebels and was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list with a $5 million reward for his capture was killed Thursday in an ambush ordered by the rebels’ leader, the militants said.

    Free Syrian Army fighters clean their weapons and check ammunition at their base on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. The crisis over chemical weapons in Syria has underlined a central dilemma for the West as it tries to deal with the country’s civil war: the lack of attractive alternatives to President Bashar Assad.

    Lack of Assad alternatives hangs over Syria war

    The crisis over chemical weapons in Syria has underlined a central dilemma for the West as it tries to deal with the country’s civil war: the lack of attractive alternatives to President Bashar Assad.

    First lady Michelle Obama is getting behind a campaign being launched Thursday to encourage people to drink more plain, old-fashioned water. Whether it comes from a faucet, an underground spring, a rambling river or a plastic bottle, the message is “drink up.”

    First lady wants people to drink more plain water

    Michelle Obama is getting behind a campaign being launched Thursday to encourage people to drink more plain old-fashioned water. Whether it comes from a faucet, an underground spring, a rambling river or a plastic bottle, the message is: “Drink up.”

    Some of President Barack Obama’s top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to support his bid to strike Syria over last month’s chemical weapons attack. They say the chief one is the nation’s profound weariness with military entanglements in the Middle East.

    Obama allies cite PR missteps in bid for Syria hit

    Some of President Barack Obama’s top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to support his bid to strike Syria. Chief among Obama’s missteps, they say, was underestimating the nation’s profound weariness with military entanglements and overestimating lawmakers’ willingness to make risky votes.

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government has agreed to surrender its chemical weapons in response to Russia’s initiative and not because of the U.S. threat of attack.

    Assad credits Russia with chemical weapons move

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government has agreed to surrender its chemical weapons in response to Russia’s initiative and not because of the U.S. threat of attack.


    AP: CIA delivering light weapons to Syria

    The CIA has been delivering light machine guns and other small arms to Syrian rebels for several weeks, following President Barack Obama’s decision to arm the rebels.

    Vladimir Putin won a reprieve from U.S. missile attacks for his ally Bashar Assad. Now he has to trust a man few others do and show he can bring Assad to heel.

    Putin gambit gets personal as newfound clout hinges on Assad

    Vladimir Putin won a reprieve from U.S. missile attacks for his ally Bashar Assad. Now he has to trust a man few others do and show he can bring Assad to heel. While the U.S. has guardedly endorsed Putin’s proposal to have Syria cede its entire chemical-weapons cache, the Russian leader now needs to prove skeptics wrong and persuade Assad to fully comply,analysts say.

    Damages are seen due to heavy fighting between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters on a street in Aleppo, Syria.

    Syrian rebels blast Russian offer on chemical arms

    Syria’s top rebel commander on Thursday called for regime officials to be referred to the International Criminal Court for carrying out an alleged chemical attack near Damascus that killed hundreds last month.

    Professional golfer Jason Day tees off on the 10th hole during a practice round on the first day of the BMW Championship Monday at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest.

    Dawn Patrol: Exit near Rosemont closing; Naperville burglaries

    Mannheim Road northbound exit closes today. 11 burglaries in 2 weeks in Naperville. 'Coward' gets 9 years for leaving friend to die in Wheaton crash. Life sentence for 1998 Aurora double murder in alley. House ethics committee extends Roskam probe. Teen with BB gun puts Gages Lake schools on lockdown. Mobile home residents sue Wheeling for discrimination. Bears face big challenge in stopping...


    Military library plans Tuskegee Airmen event

    Chicago’s Pritzker Military Library will open a new room dedicated to recording veterans’ stories with a program on the Tuskegee Airmen. The military history library said in a news release Wednesday that it will open the new Coleman T. Holt Oral History Room on Thursday. Holt was a member of the famed group of black World War II combat pilots.


    Health officials urge preparations for disasters

    Illinois health officials are urging homeowners to make an emergency plan and prepare a supply kit for home during September — National Preparedness Month. Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck says a supply kit, a disaster plan and staying informed about the weather can help ensure communities around the state stay safe.


    Cook Co. closer to OKing unclaimed body cremation

    Cook County officials are examining whether to cremate unclaimed bodies left at the morgue. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the county’s board approved changes to an ordinance Wednesday to let the medical examiner’s office explore the practice for the first time.


    Massive fire engulfs Chicago warehouse

    About 400 firefighters battled an overnight warehouse blaze on Chicago’s southwest side. The four-alarm fire began shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday and heavy smoke and flames engulfed the building before the fire was extinguished several hours later. But on early Thursday, flames were spotted again and fire officials returned to the scene.


    IEPA: Seward air, water safe after explosion

    State regulators say there aren’t long-term environmental impacts from a June fire and explosion at a northern Illinois chemical plant.Illinois Environmental Protection Agency investigators met with Seward residents Wednesday to discuss the blast at the Nova-Kem plant.

    Stacey McClenathan of Bee-line Communications, an ad agency in Libertyville, will appear on AMC's reality show “The Pitch,” which airs at 10 tonight.

    Pizza pitch draws national attention to Libertyville firm

    Stacey McClenathan took a chance and in 2008 founded Bee-line Communications in Libertyville. The firm has grown to 50 employees and will receive national exposure Thursday in competition against Chicago firm commonground on "The Pitch" an unscripted reality series on AMC which follows two firms trying to win a big client.


    Crash holds up traffic on Main Street in Barrington

    Main Street in Barrington was closed temporarily Wednesday evening due to a multiple vehicle crash, according to officials. Police said the accident occurred near the intersection of Main Street and Cold Spring Road around 8 p.m.


    New York Jets defensive back Ellis Lankster (21) tries to tackle New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) during the second quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Patriots beat Jets 13-10 in ugly offensive game

    Tom Brady threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson on the game's first series before both offenses played as sloppily as the second-half weather, and the New England Patriots got by the New York Jets 13-10 on Thursday night. Brady had trouble connecting with his rookie-filled receiving corps, while Jets rookie Geno Smith was repeatedly sacked when he took too much time to throw.

    Barrington’s Mark Bornhofen recovers a blocked punt for a touchdown as teammate Colin Castagna celebrates during Thursday’s matchup against visiting Rolling Meadows.

    Special comeback for Barrington

    Special teams play got Barrington back into the game. The offense and defense took it from there. On a night when Rolling Meadows quarterback Bobby Suchecki and Broncos signal caller Daniel Kubiuk put the ball in the air a combined 78 times, host Barrington rallied from an early two-touchdown deficit to win 48-28.

    Rolling Meadows’ Eddie Cardenas sacks Barrington quarterback Daniel Kubiuk in the first quarter.

    Images: Barrington vs. Rolling Meadows, football
    The Barrington High School football team hosted and won 48-28 over Rolling Meadows High School on Thursday, September 12, in Barrington.

    Lake Zurich quarterback Noah Allgood pitches out to running back Ben Klett against Warren on Thursday at Lake Zurich.

    Lake Zurich hangs in, hangs on against Warren

    Lake Zurich can no longer boast a shutout streak, but despite a rash of injuries the Bears' defense was just about as stout as always in a 27-7 victory over Warren.


    Fremd powers up again at Wheeling

    Last week Fremd rushed for a school-record 556 yards against Rolling Meadows. The Vikings kept rolling on Thursday. Fremd (2-1) picked up where it left off, rushing for 381 yard en route to a 49-0 Mid-Suburban crossover victory over host Wheeling.


    Fortune favors Libertyville in victory over Grant

    A 55-yard fumble return by Libertyville linebacker Zach Herr midway through the third quarter changed the momentum and helped push the Wildcats to a 38-21 victory over Grant in North Suburban crossover action on Thursday.

    Brandt Snedeker waves after sinking a par putt on the 9th hole during the first-round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest Thursday.

    Snedeker leads BMW with string of birdies

    Upon arrival at the BMW Championship on Thursday morning, three things stuck out immediately: the sun was shining full bore, the temperatures were way down from the previous day and there was barely a trace of a wind. You couldn't help but think if ever there was a day for some low, low scoring at an already-vulnerable Conway Farms layout, this was going to be it.

    After helping Barry Rozner survive Wednesday's Pro-Am event, Russell Henley tees off for the opening round of the BMW Championship Thursday.

    Not a big name, but Henley’s future looks bright

    Some big names got off to a big start Thursday in the BMW Championship. Barry Rozner’s Pro-Am partner Russell Henley is neither a big name, nor did he get off to a big start, but he bears watching.

    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Chris Rusin delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Rusin sharp, but Pirates too strong for Cubs

    Jeff Locke allowed three hits over seven innings to earn his first victory in nearly two months and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night. Locke (10-5) struck out five and walked one to help the Pirates win their fourth straight as they try to catch first-place St. Louis in the NL Central. Mark Melancon worked out of a two-on, none-out jam in the ninth for his 14th save.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    Waukegan shuts down Maine West

    Maine West slipped to 1-2 after a 35-0 loss to Waukegan on Thursday in a Central Suburban League divisional crossover game in Des Plaines.


    Conant stays unbeaten at Prospect’s expense

    It’s getting to the point where the Conant Cougars are struggling. To find room for improvement, that is. After Thursday’s 33-7 Mid-Suburban divisional crossover victory at home against Prospect, the Cougars remained unbeaten (3-0) and ever more impressive against a young, relatively inexperienced Knights team that is struggling to find its identity and carve out a win (0-3).

    White Sox manager Robin Ventura looks on during his team’s 14-3 loss to the Indians on Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

    Trying times as White Sox’ Ventura looks to future

    Before yet another bad display of baseball in a 14-3 loss to the Indians Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field, manager Robin Ventura talked about how difficult the season has been and what might happen with next year's roster.


    Grayslake Central still unbeaten

    Grayslake Central senior Kacey Adams plays on both sides of the ball for the Rams. And after watching his team take a 28-7 lead to the fourth quarter at home on Thursday night, Adams figured his chances of being a hero of this game was null. Adams intercepted not one but two Johnsburg passes in the final 90 seconds of this Fox Valley Conference Fox Division game. The winless Skyhawks put a scare into the Rams in the final quarter. However, surprising Central stayed unbeaten with a 28-21 win at home.


    Variety benefits Lake Forest in win over Mundelein

    The game might have been lopsided, but it wasn’t boring. Lake Forest saw to that. Scoring on short drives, long drives, an interception return and a safety, the Scouts found a variety of ways to put points on the board Thursday night in a 40-6 North Suburban Lake Division victory over visiting Mundelein.


    Antioch gets past North Chicago

    Antioch’s football team had been snakebit. The Sequoits opened the season by two losses by a combined four points. They had another close game Thursday night but wouldn’t let this one slip away.Antioch scored eight unanswered fourth-quarter points and got by visiting North Chicago 28-27 in a North Suburban Prairie Division opener.


    Statement made as Stevenson rolls past Zion-Benton

    After losing its first two games of the season, host Stevenson definitely wanted to get back on the winning track and make a statement Thursday night against Zion-Benton. And the Patriots accomplished both of those tasks in grand fashion as they bolted to a 20-0 lead after one quarter before taking a commanding 34-0 advantage over the Zee-Bees heading into halftime of the North Suburban Lake Division opener. From there, Stevenson cruised to a 48-13 victory over Zion-Benton (0-3). The Patriots sat most of their offensive starters the entire second half.


    Wauconda outlasts Vernon Hills

    All Wauconda football coach Dave Mills has to do to get his team’s attention is shout “Joey,” “Mike” or “Michael.” The Bulldogs’ roster includes Joey Pausa, Joey Lovelle, Joey Vuich, Joey Schaer, Mike Wroble, Michael Prate, Michael Lezon, Mike Camarena, Michael Bianchi and Michael Miller. “Mike” linebackers surely answer, too, when their coach barks. “We’re giving everybody nicknames,” Mills joked. Wauconda counted nearly as many forced turnovers as Joey’s and Mike’s at Vernon Hills on Thursday night. The Bulldogs came up with 7 turnovers (4 interceptions) in pulling out an 18-7 win over the Cougars in the two teams’ North Suburban Conference Prairie Division opener.


    Lakes elects to win, by landslide

    There were no ballot boxes. There was no campaigning. But from the start of Thursday night’s game at Polley Field, the Lakes Eagles showed a certain Chicago political viewpoint. Score early. Score often. The host Eagles put up a staggering 41 first-quarter points on senior Night and earned a perfect start to their North Suburban Prairie campaign with a 51-7 victory over Round Lake.


    Wernette, Naperville North down Wheaton North
    A roundup of Thursday's volleyball action around DuPage County.


    Grayslake North rolls over Woodstock

    As the Grayslake North football team serenaded the fans and cheerleaders with the school fight song after the Knights’ Fox Valley Conference Fox Division opener with visiting Woodstock, sophomore quarterback Merrick Gentile decided singing just wasn’t his forte. “I can sing, I guess,” the sheepish Gentile said. “I don’t know if I am good at it but I will try.” He ended up belting out a few cords of the fight song before he walked away and took a quick glance at the scoreboard in the North end zone. The final tally, a 42-14 Knights’ win over Woodstock, was a testament to another scintillating performance by the first-year starter.

    Cubs starting pitcher Chris Rusin is visited on the mound by first baseman Anthony Rizzo after giving up an RBI single to Pittsburgh’s Pedro Alvarez in the fourth inning Thursday night.

    Tale of two halves for number of Cubs

    It's been an interesting year for the Cubs' so-called core players. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles takes a look at the first-half and second-half statistical splits for a few of these players.


    Baseball America honors pair of White Sox

    Starting pitcher Erik Johnson and infielder Marcus Semien were named minor-league all stars by Baseball America.


    Schaumburg rolls with big first half

    Before the start of the season, Schaumburg’s Justice Macneal-Young was hoping to get the opportunity to fill in at running back. After all, he was backing up two-year starter Sadarriss Patterson.But Schaumburg coach Mark Stilling had other ideas.“Young looked good in the backfield,” Stilling said. “And we needed Sedarriss on defense.” Stilling’s move looked like sheer genius Thursday. Macneal-Young rushed for 177 yards and 2 touchdowns as Schaumburg bounced Hersey, 42-21, in a battle of unbeaten Mid-Suburban League football teams.“I worked hard in camp,” said Macneal-Young, who came into the game with 156 rushing yards for the season.

    Lake Zurich quarterback Noah Allgood pitches out to running back Ben Klett.

    Images: Lake Zurich vs. Warren football
    The Lake Zurich Bears hosted and won 27-7 over the Warren Blue Devils for football action on Thursday, Sept. 12.

    Kateri Stone of Montini goes for two points in action against Whitney Young at the McDonald’s Shootout Monday at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park.

    Colgate meets the requirements for Montini’s Stone

    Kateri Stone’s skills on the basketball court are only rivaled by her ability in the class room. She found a college home to satisfy both. The Montini senior, a two-time Daily Herald All-Area selection and two-time state champion, committed this week to Colgate.


    Prospect produces against Hersey

    Brooke Wilson, Hannah Getschman and Katrina Leeney delivered a 2-3-4 finish to help Prospect past Hersey 24-33 in a Mid-Suburban East girls cross country dual on Thursday at Prospect.


    Brown, Palatine get past Barrington

    Junior Graham Brown of Palatine edged Jake Herb of Barrington for top individual honors, and the Pirates also won the meet 22-35 in Mid-Suburban League boys cross country on Thursday at Deer Grove East.


    Barrington passes Buffalo Grove’s test

    Thursday night, with plenty of commotion going around the courts due to Bronco Days and excitement for an out-of-the-ordinary Thursday night lights meet, Barrington and Buffalo Grove faced off in a Mid-Suburban League girls tennis divisional crossover match. The Fillies (6-2), who have won the MSL West 18 straight times, were meeting the East Division’s nine-time defending champ. In this test, West was best as the Fillies topped the Bison 7-0.

    Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.com ¬ Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs and Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers put a hit on Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis during their opening day game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Cutler’s demeanor impresses Trestman

    Bears coach Marc Trestman was impressed that quarterback Jay Cutler didn't express any frustration during last week's first half, which saw the offense struggle to convert third downs and to move the football effectively.


    Palatine bounces back strong, dumps Buffalo Grove

    The Palatine defense and offense were very complimentary to each other Thursday night at Chic Anderson Stadium.The Pirate’s aggressive defense in the second half set up some quick strike touchdowns as Palatine topped Buffalo Grove 38-7 in a Mid-Suburban crossover football game.


    Elk Grove rolls in 2nd half

    Elk Grove gave visiting Hoffman Estates the royal treatment on Thursday night. Only it was not the type of treatment the Hawks (2-1) would have liked.Running back Travon Royal kicked a field goal, scored 3 touchdowns and kicked 5 extra points as Elk Grove (2-1) rolled to a 38-14 victory in the Mid-Suburban League crossover game.


    Naperville Central learning as it goes

    Naperville Central coach Jeff Danbom lingered on the court after the match, offering instruction to setter Andi Davenport. With this young Redhawks team, school is definitely in session. They made the grade Thursday. The Redhawks, who return just one girl from last year’s team, eased past Glenbard East 25-14, 25-18 in Naperville.

    P.J. Fleck of Kaneland is the youngest head coach of a major college football program. His Western Michigan Broncos will face No. 17 Northwestern on Saturday night in Evanston.

    Former Kaneland star comes to town with WMU

    Former Kaneland and NIU star P.J. Fleck is the youngest head coach in major college football at age 32. He's got plenty of enthusiasm and big ideas for Western Michigan, but he's still looking for his first win with a trip to No. 17 Northwestern coming up Saturday.


    Girls volleyball/Fox Valley roundup

    Neuqua Valley d. Streamwood: Hannah McGlone had 5 kills and 2 blocks for the Sabres (7-7) in a 25-10, 25-10 Upstate Eight crossover loss.Westminster Christian d. Luther North: Claire Speweik had 11 aces, 6 kills and 12 assists to lead the Warriors (6-1-3, 2-0) to a 25-8, 25-17 Northeast Athletic Conference win. Savannah Dutcher (6 kills), Emma Kovachevich (9 assists), Courtney Gnan (3 kills, 7 aces) and Cristina Cusumano (4 kills) also contributed to the win.Johnsburg d. Hampshire: Kyla Conway had 4 kills and Erin Foss added 5 kills and 7 digs in Hampshire’s 25-18, 25-21 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division loss. Brittany Lafffin had 13 assists, Dallas Krueger added 4 blocks and Julianna Gass had 18 digs for the Whip-Purs.Burlington Central d. Rockford Christian: Allie O’Reilly had 27 digs while Makenna Jensen and Jenna Schudel added 8 kills each to lead the Rockets to a 25-21, 25-18 Big Northern East win. Aly DeTamble added 7 aces and 15 digs and Maddy Berry had 24 assists for BC (6-3).Dundee-Crown d. McHenry: Brenna Novak (8 kills, 6 digs), Emily Michalski (5 kills, 5 blocks) and Frankie Cavallaro (4 kills, 21 assists, 4 blocks) led D-C’s 25-23, 23-25, 25-12 FVC Valley win. Lauren Lococo had 10 digs and Kaylee Sommers added 9 for the Chargers (4-5, 1-1).South Elgin d. Sycamore: Ashley Oandasan had 6 kills and 10 digs and Katie Innis added 12 digs in South Elgin’s 23-25, 25-11, 25-23 nonconference loss. Adriana Loiarano added 14 assists for the Storm (4-5).Bartlett d. Elgin: Jenna Kummerer had 5 digs and 2 kills and Rachel Hartford added 5 digs and 5 kills as Bartlett won the Upstate Eight crossover 25-18, 25-15. Katie Hrbacek (5 digs, 5 aces, 5 kills), Elizabeth Arco (7 kills) and Lexi Cazzato (10 assists) also pitched in for the Hawks (2-7-1).


    Benet slides by Batavia

    Benet is the two-time defending Class 4A girls volleyball state champions for a reason. They never beat themselves. Thursday night in Batavia, the Redwings came and conquered once again for the eighth time in nine matches this season. Batavia hardly looked like a .500 team, but the Bulldogs could not contain either Tiffany Clark or Stephanie Sinnappan in dropping the non-conference match 25-19 and 25-20 at home.

    Michael Kolzow of Naperville central,left, is pulled down by Godfrey Collins of Neuqua Valley during game action Friday in Naperville.

    No time to waste in football season

    High school football is unlike any sporting animal. Blink and you may miss it.

    Crystal Lake South’s Carly Nolan, center, blasts the ball past a pair of Cary-Grove defenders Thursday night in Crystal Lake.

    Nolan, Crystal Lake S. handle Cary-Grove

    It’s no wonder Division I schools are drooling over 6-foot-1 Crystal Lake South junior hitter Carly Nolan. Nolan’s 11 kills and 5 blocks keyed the Gators’ 25-15, 25-21 win over District 155 rival Cary-Grove in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division girls volleyball action at Gator Alley in Crystal Lake Thursday night. “We have 5-8 kids trying to block Carly and she just hits the ball over them,” said Cary-Grove coach Patty Langanis. “She is so strong and so fast. We were scrambling all night to block her. She is a fantastic player.”

    Geneva’s Grace Loberg tries to get a shot between Dekalb’s Courtney Bemis and Heather Bemis, right, Thursday in Geneva.

    DeKalb evens the score with Geneva

    Five days after losing quietly to Geneva in two games, DeKalb coach Ben Fisher hoped for a much better showing when the teams matched up again on Thursday. But after Maddie Courter sandwiched two aces around a block kill by Taylor Marmitt, the host Vikings were celebrating an 8-1 game one lead that looked eerily similar to Saturday’s decisive victory at the Geneva Invitational. However, to the surprise of most fans at Geneva, the visiting Barbs did most of the celebrating the rest of the match. Following a timeout, DeKalb scored 11 of the next 14 points and never trailed again en route to a 25-21, 25-19 non-conference win.

    Steve Stricker waves to the crowd after making a par saving putt on the 12th hole during the first-round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest Thursday.

    Stricker gives his props to Snedeker

    How good is Brandt Snedeker with the putter? Listen to Steve Stricker, who has always taken pride in his short game: “Watching Snedeker pour them in from all over the place is always fun. He’s probably the best putter I’ve ever seen.”

    Fans crowd the 9th hole as Justin Rose plays his final hole of the day during the first-round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest Thursday.

    Streelman enjoys a wild ride at BMW

    Eight birdies and 3 bogeys made for quite a wild afternoon for Kevin Streelman. But in the end, the Wheaton native’s 5-under 66 left him squarely in the hunt for the BMW Championship — tied with three others for third place, just 3 shots behind leader Brandt Snedeker.


    Streaking St. Charles East stops Bartlett

    Opponents are quickly learning that St. Charles East’s boys soccer team can win games in a variety of ways with a variety of players. Senior forward Dan DiLeonardi recorded his second hat trick of the young season with plenty of help from his teammates during the Saints’ 5-1 Upstate Eight Conference crossover victory over Bartlett Thursday night in St. Charles.

    South Elgin’s Tyler Christensen is wrapped up by St. Charles East’s Ramon Lopez during Week 1. i

    Scouting Week 3 in the Fox Valley

    Scouting Week 3 in Fox Valley football.


    Game video: St. Charles East vs. St. Charles North
    St. Charles East takes on St. Charles North Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Scouting this weekend’s Tri-Cities football games
    Scouting Week 3 high school football games for the TriCities coverage area

    Paul Michna/pmichna@dailyherald.com ¬ Quater Back Brian Johnson took part in Thursdays practice at Willowbrook High School.

    Scouting this weekend’s DuPage County football games
    The top Week 3 high school football games for the DuPage County coverage area


    Montini’s lateness doesn’t affect its play

    Montini had a little trouble getting to Greg True Field for its Suburban Christian Blue boys soccer matchup with St. Edward Thursday, but once the Broncos arrived, they wasted little time taking control of the game. Mark Kalal scored in the opening minutes to start Montini on its way to a 2-1 win. Jimmy Clausing, who assisted on Kalal’s goal, scored the game-winner midway through the second half. Joseph French scored the only goal for St. Edward, which suffered its first defeat after opening the season 5-0-1.

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, talking things over with coach Marc Trestman during the season-opening win, was happy with the play of his offensive line.

    Cutler has no complaints about Bears’ O-line

    Bears rookie right guard Kyle Long wasn't happy with his performance in last week's season opener, but quarterback Jay Cutler was pleased with the effort of the group and the fact that he wasn't sacked even once.


    Game video: St. Viator vs. Joliet Catholic
    St. Viator takes on Joliet Catholic Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: Elgin vs. Larkin
    Elgin takes on Larkin Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: Waubonsie Valley vs. Streamwood
    Waubonsie Valley takes on Streamwood Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: West Chicago vs. Metea Valley
    West Chicago takes on Metea Valley Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: St. Edward vs. Marmion
    St. Edward takes on Marmion Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: Neuqua Valley vs. South Elgin
    Neuqua Valley takes on South Elgin Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: Montini vs. Wheaton Academy
    Montini takes on Wheaton Academy Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: Hinsdale Central vs. York
    Hinsdale Central takes on York Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: Benet Academy vs. St. Patrick
    Benet Academy takes on St. Patrick Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: Carmel Catholic vs. Marian Catholic
    Carmel Catholic takes on Marian Catholic Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cubs, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: West Aurora vs. Glenbard East
    West Aurora takes on Glenbard East Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.


    Game video: Glenbard West vs. Downers Grove North
    Glenbard West takes on Downers Grove North Friday night in Week 3 action. Follow the action here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.

    Landon Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal for the U.S. on Tuesday during a World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio.

    Donovan back and better than ever

    A four-month sabbatical cost Landon Donovan his spot on the U.S. national team, but the 31-year-old rejoined the group in July and led the Americans to victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. That earned him a roster spot when World Cup qualifying resumed, and his goal and assist spurred the U.S. to a berth-clinching 2-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday night.

    Brandt Snedeker and Steve Stricker shake hands after their round.

    Images: Thursday at the BMW Championship
    Images from Thursday at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms. Tiger Woods finished the day tied for third at 5 under par, while Brant Snedeker led the pack with an 8-under par performance.

    Tiger Woods hits out of the trap on the 13th hole during the first-round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest Thursday. Woods is tied for third.

    66 leaves Woods feeling disappointed

    Tiger Woods didn’t have his best stuff on Thursday in the first round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms, but he still signed in with a 5-under-par 66. A number like that never hurts, and it could have been much lower.“I certainly wasted a lot of shots out there,” Wood said.

    Willowbrook quarterback Brian Johnson is the Bears High School All-Star for Week 2.

    Willowbrook’s Johnson Bears All-Star of the Week

    Brian Johnson of Willowbrook High School was named the Bears High School All-Star for Week 2 on Thursday. Johnson, a senior quarterback, broke the Illinois state passing record by throwing for 675 yards during Willowbrook’s game last Friday. The Warriors upset Lyons Township by a score of 62-49, with Johnson throwing 7 touchdowns in a 40-for-52 performance. According to the National Federation of State High School Association, Johnson’s 675 yards rank fifth on the national all-time passing list.

    Hoffman Estates’ Mike Donatucci is the Chicago Bears Coach of the Week for Week 2.

    Hoffman’s Donatucci Bears Coach of the Week

    Mike Donatucci of Hoffman Estates High School was named the Chicago Bears High School Coach of the Week for Week 2 on Thursday. Donatucci led his team to a 22-21 overtime victory over Buffalo Grove after fighting back from a 14-0 deficit. Buffalo Grove got the ball first and scored in overtime to take a 21-14 lead. After Hoffman Estates scored to make it 21-20, Donatucci made the bold decision to go for 2 points and the win instead of kicking the extra point. Hawks quarterback Jeff Mayes kept the ball and dove into the end zone, giving Hoffman Estates a 22-21 win.

    How much money will be raised at this year’s Kick-A-Thon? The St. Charles East and St. Charles North drill teams have set a high standard the past 12 years.

    Record numbers expected for this year’s Kick-A-Thon

    There is St. Charles East. There is St. Charles North. And there is Kick-A-Thon, which allows each side to temporarily shelve its territorial holdings, wrap an arm around a neighbor’s shoulder and, from goal-line to goal-line, benefit the common good.

    FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2013 file photo, NASCAR Chase drivers celebrate making the Chase after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. . From left are Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer and Matt Kenseth. NASCAR's investigation into Bowyer's spin at Richmond ultimately uncovered a series of deliberate actions by Michael Waltrip Racing to alter the race results and the field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The sordid saga concluded Monday, Sept. 10, 2013, with a hefty penalty that saw Ryan Newman replace Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase as MWR was fined $300,000, and general manager Ty Norris received an indefinite suspension. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson, File)

    Logano defends spot in NASCAR’s Chase field

    Joey Logano defended his place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Thursday, rattling off his season statistics as proof he earned his spot in the 12-driver field regardless of any help he may have received in the deciding race. And make no mistake, Logano said: If anybody helped him at Richmond, he had no clue.

    United States fans cheer on their team during the first half against Mexico in a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    US 13th in FIFA rankings, highest spot in 3 years

    The United States climbed to 13th in the FIFA rankings, its highest position since July 2010.The Americans rose six places in the September rankings announced Thursday, which include Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Mexico that clinched the seventh straight World Cup berth for the U.S.


    Chicago Sky scouting report

    Sky scout for Friday

    Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad takes part in a drill at training camp on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Thursday. Saad is getting a tryout at center this season.

    Saad gives center a shot for first time

    The Brandon Saad at center experiment began on Thursday with one hitch: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville didn’t know Saad had never played center before. Saad, though, says it doesn't matter and he's excited to give it a go.

    Ohio State running back Donte Wilson moves the ball against San Diego State during last Saturday’s home win.

    Buckeyes want to play keep-away with run game

    Urban Meyer, contrary to popular belief, has nothing against running the ball. Those who thought he might usher in a state-of-the-art, 40-throws-a-game passing attack along with his spread offense at Ohio State were badly mistaken.

    Notre Dame running back Amir Carlisle has rushed for 132 yards on 19 carries in two games.

    Carlisle emerging as Notre Dame’s top rusher

    Notre Dame running back Amir Carlisle got football tips from San Francisco 49ers back Frank Gore, Philadelphia Eagles back Brian Westbrook and other NFL players when he was growing up while his father was working as a strength coach for those teams.Gore, especially, gave Carlisle technical advice on what it takes to be a standout running back.

    Cary-Grove graduate Josh Freeman, now a sophomore thrower at Southern Illinois, had a productive offseason throwing at several top meets.

    Cary-Grove grad Freeman getting better and better

    When it rains, it pours. For Cary-Grove graduate Josh Freeman that statement hits home both literally and figuratively. On the figurative side, the sophomore shot-put thrower at the Southern Illinois University enjoyed an extremely fruitful off-season. Freeman, who won state championships in the shot and disc his senior year at Cary-Grove, competed in both the USA Outdoor Track and Field Junior Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and the Pam-American Junior Athletics Championships in Medellin, Columbia.

    Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews glides across the Notre Dame logo during training camp Thursday at the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend. The $50 million area opened in 2011, and the Hawks will spend five days on campus.

    Hawks love first look at ND’s spectacular arena

    After the first day of Blackhawks training camp, it’s already clear who the star of the weekend will be. It’s the Compton Family Ice Arena, built in 2011 smack dab in the middle of campus. The $50 million state-of-the-art facility seats 5,022 and has all the bells and whistles. “What a place,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “Very impressive for the first time being here. Just walking in and looking at this beautiful facility, it’s amazing, a spectacular facility. We’re privileged and proud to be here."

    Now-disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong won the bronze medal in the men’s individual time trial at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

    Armstrong returns Olympic bronze medal

    Lance Armstrong says he has returned the bronze medal he won in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. The International Olympic Committee stripped Armstrong of the time-trial medal in January after he publicly confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during his career.

    Tennessee Tech’s Jordan Smith catches a pass in front of Wisconsin’s T.J. Reynard during the second half last Saturday in Madison, Wis. The 20th-ranked Badgers face a quick-strike Arizona State offense led by quarterback Taylor Kelly this Saturday on the road.

    No. 20 Wisconsin readies for Sun Devils’ spread

    There's no better place for the 20th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers to show just how good they are than in a visit Saturday night to Tempe and a fast-paced chess match with Arizona State’s spread offense.

    Vernon Hills running back Kyle Thomas runs the ball against Grayslake Central at Grayslake Central.

    Live prep football action tonight at Football Focus

    Football Focus is featuring six live streaming prep football games — powered by High School Cube — tonight. Games tonight include Barrington vs. Rolling Meadows, Stevenson vs. Zion-Benton, Buffalo Grove vs. Palatine, Vernon Hills vs. Wauconda, Hoffman Estates vs. Elk Grove and Libertyville vs. Grant.


    Mike North video: Ndamakong $100K fine justified?
    The Detroit Lions defensive end Ndamukong Suh was fined $100,000 for a hit he makes all the time. The NFL is changing the game and the rules in the league. Players like Suh are now considered dirty players, but Mike North thinks not.


    Mundelein tops Deerfield, Highland Park

    Erin Falconer, Jenn Kordik and Karrie Kozokar each won a pair of individual events as Mundelein (142) cruised to wins over Deerfield (94) and Highland Park (91) on Wednesday in girls swimming.


    Football Focus: Week 3 Preview
    In this installment of Football Focus, Joe Aguilar visits St Edward High School and the Green Wave in Elgin to discuss helmet coverings called guardian caps used during practice to decrease the chance for concussion.


    Illinois home foreclosure activity fell 6 percent in August compared to July, and has fallen almost 60 percent in the last year.

    Illinois foreclosure activity dips 6 percent in August

    Illinois home foreclosure activity fell 6 percent in August compared to July, and has fallen almost 60 percent in the last year. A report released Thursday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows Illinois with 7,289 foreclosure filings in August. That represents a rate of one in every 725 housing units — the eighth-highest in the nation.


    Gurnee company moving to Kenosha

    A Gurnee lighting manufacturer is relocating to southeastern Wisconsin, bringing 400 jobs to the area. Kenall Manufacturing Co. is moving its headquarters and manufacturing operations to Kenosha. The move was announced Wednesday. The Kenosha News reports the company plans to build a new facility.

    Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. is putting its U.S. headquarters in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.

    Mike’s Hard Lemonade HQ to open in Chicago

    Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. says its opening its U.S. headquarters in Illinois, bringing 80 jobs to the state. Gov. Pat Quinn made the announcement Thursday. The malt beverage maker is locating in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.

    Motorola Solutions’ campus in Schaumburg is nearly 50 years old.

    Zurich Ins. moving to Motorola Schaumburg campus

    Motorola Solutions and Zurich Insurance announced a deal Thursday which will keep Zurich in Schaumburg at a new headquarters to be built on the Motorola campus. “We’re very excited about this plan and we’re looking forward to creating the best of the best in a world-class headquarters,” said Zurich's Jennifer Kyung.

    Twitter said it filed for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in what would be the most highly anticipated offering since Facebook.

    Twitter tweets it’ll go public

    Twitter is going public. The short messaging service aptly tweeted on Thursday it has filed confidential documents for an initial public offering of stock.

    Women attend a job fair for college students in Manchester, N.H., in April 2012. A report released Thursday shows U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost during the Great Recession.

    Women outrun men in regaining jobs since recession

    The slowly recovering U.S. job market has helped women rebound faster than men: They’ve now regained all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short. And the gender gap is expected to persist until the job market is much healthier.

    American Airlines’ plan to exit bankruptcy protection by merging with US Airways Group Inc. was approved Thursday by a judge, who said a U.S. antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the deal was no reason to delay it.

    Judge approves American Airlines’ bankruptcy plan

    A federal judge has approved American Airlines’ plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection and merge with US Airways, although the airlines must still resolve a lawsuit filed by the federal government seeking to block the merger.

    U.S. stocks fell, halting a seven- day win streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as materials producers slid amid growing concern over Syria and investors weighed the prospects for Federal Reserve stimulus cuts.

    A 7-day rally in U.S. stocks fades away

    The stock market closed slightly lower Thursday as the longest rally since July petered out. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down 25.96 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 15,300.64. The Dow had gained 404 points over the previous three days and is still up 3.3 percent this month.


    Senate panel OKs measure defining a journalist

    Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has approved a measure defining a journalist, which had been an obstacle to broader legislation to protect reporters and the news media from revealing their sources.The Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 on Thursday for a compromise worked out by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin in coordination with news organizations.The panel pressed ahead in debating the overall bill that would codify many of the regulations proposed earlier this year by Attorney General Eric Holder.The bill would apply to a "covered journalist" and defines that individual as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. It would extend to student journalists. A federal court also would have the discretion to declare an individual a "covered journalist."

    Lots of retailers come out with “hot toy” lists every holiday season, but this year Wal-Mart decided to try something different: let kids rate their favorite toys. The new Furby was among the winners.

    Wal-Mart lets kids pick 'hot toys' for holidays

    Lots of retailers come out with “hot toy” lists every holiday season, but this year Wal-Mart decided to try something different: let kids rate their favorite toys. In a first, about 1,000 boys and girls aged 18 months to 10 years spent a three-day weekend in August in Dallas playing with 50 toys and choosing their favorites.

    Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5c in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday.

    Christmas in summer? Gadget makers reveal lineups

    It’s still officially summer, yet major electronic companies have already announced a slew of holiday gift ideas: iPhones of different colors, video game players and a new category of wristwatches designed to mimic the functionality of smartphones.Much of the early attention has been on smartwatches. Although the devices have been around for years, consumer interest has been low. Samsung Electronics Co. is hoping to change that with its $300 Galaxy Gear. When it’s linked wirelessly with newer Samsung phones and tablets, the Gear lets you set alarm clocks, check email and Facebook updates, and make phone calls on your wrist, secret agent-style. The watch will be available in a few weeks in six colors.The Gear’s unveiling came as Qualcomm Inc. said it will start selling its Toq smartwatch before the end of the year. Sony Corp., meanwhile, has an updated SmartWatch 2 device coming. And Apple Inc. is widely believed to be working on an iWatch.What’s behind the sudden rise of the smartwatch? Consumer electronics companies are trying to create a new type of device for people to spend money on now that many of them already own smartphones and tablet computers. That doesn’t mean companies have given up on phones and tablets, or other gadgets.Here’s a look at what’s in store as manufacturers and retailers try to get a jump on the holiday shopping season. PHONES:The iOS software that runs iPhones is showing signs of aging, so Apple is refreshing its look and functionality. Recent phones can get the iOS 7 update for free, starting next Wednesday. The software also comes with the new iPhones going on sale on Sept. 20.Apple is departing from its practice of keeping choices simple. In the past, Apple released one iPhone a year, in black or white. This time, the company has a regular model, the iPhone 5S (selling for $199 with a two-year service agreement) and a less expensive model, the iPhone 5C (which goes for $99). The 5S comes in three colors and the 5C in five.Samsung, meanwhile, announced the Galaxy Note 3, the latest phone in a line that comes with a stylus for handwriting on its large, 5.7-inch (measured on the diagonal) touch screen. Sony will have the Xperia Z1, notable for its high-resolution, 20.7-megapixel camera and the ability to attach better lenses. Both devices use Google’s Android operating system.Even more devices are expected around this fall’s release of a new version of Android, which goes by the name Kit Kat.TABLETS:Tablets with screens that measure about 7 inches diagonally are becoming popular because they’re cheaper than full-sized tablets and are easier to carry around. Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. paved the way with their Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 devices. Apple followed with the iPad Mini last fall.Google updated its Nexus 7 in July, offering the basic model for $229. Amazon and Apple will likely update their devices, too. Meanwhile, several companies are expected to release smaller tablets running Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 8.1 operating system when the software update comes out on Oct. 17. The current Windows 8 system wasn’t designed for smaller touch screens.Want big? Google, Amazon and Apple are also due to update their full-size models. Lenovo, Dell and other computer makers have also unveiled Windows tablets that can convert into traditional laptops.Meanwhile, a company that specializes in e-book readers, Kobo, plans tablets of both sizes. Many of the tablets currently available emphasize the ability to play video and music. Kobo’s new Arc HD tablets can do that, too, but the company hopes to address the needs of readers with a mode designed to minimize battery use while reading. The 7-inch version starts at $200, and the 10-inch model goes for $400. They will be out Oct. 16.GAME MACHINES

    The U.S. government has come up with window labels that show the gas mileage and pollution of used cars. The Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency say the labels can be downloaded or viewed on the website.

    Government offers gas mileage labels for used cars

    DETROIT — The U.S. government has come up with window labels that show the gas mileage and pollution of used cars.The Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency say the labels can be downloaded or viewed on the website www.fueleconomy.gov.Labels are available for all vehicles sold in the U.S. since 1984. They show mileage and carbon dioxide emissions estimates.The government says the stickers are valid for used cars because mileage changes little over a vehicle’s 15-year life if it’s maintained properly.Used car sellers and dealers can post the stickers on car windows to advertise mileage. Buyers can search the site for the models they want to buy.


    Over 2 million dehumidifiers recalled; reports of fires

    More than 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled after dozens of reports of fires and more than $2 million in property damage.The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire. They were manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances and carried the brand names of Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn’t really want to take his company public last year, but he has changed his mind now that the Internet social network’s stock is steadily rising.

    Facebook CEO says IPO made company stronger

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn’t really want to take his company public last year, but he has changed his mind now that the Internet social network’s stock is steadily rising. Zuckerberg told a San Francisco audience attending a technology conference that he believes the rigors of an initial public offering of stock completed 16 months ago turned Facebook Inc. into a stronger company.

    Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. plans to raise $1.25 billion from an initial public offering of its common stock.

    Hilton Worldwide plans to raise $1.25B from IPO

    Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. plans to raise $1.25 billion from an initial public offering of its common stock. The company did not disclose how many shares would be offered or the anticipated price range. The company said it plans to use the offering’s net proceeds to pay back certain debt. Any remaining funds will be used for general corporate purposes.

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says the Internet company now has about 800 million worldwide users, a 20 percent increase since she was lured away from Google 15 months ago to steer a turnaround.

    Yahoo CEO says company now has 800 million users

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says the Internet company now has about 800 million worldwide users, a 20 percent increase since she was lured away from Google 15 months ago to steer a turnaround. The gain disclosed Wednesday at a technology conference in San Francisco is the latest evidence of the progress that Yahoo Inc. is making under Mayer’s leadership.

    Wallace Cunningham, left, AARP South Carolina Associate State Director for Multicultural Outreach presents a workshop on the Affordable Health Care Act in Bishopville, S.C. Federal Health Officials are assuring medicare recipients that their benefits will not change when the Affordable Care Act starts. Many are confused by overlapping enrollment periods for Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.

    Health overhaul confuses Medicare beneficiaries

    Dear seniors, your Medicare benefits aren’t changing under the Affordable Care Act. That’s the message federal health officials are trying to get out to elderly consumers confused by overlapping enrollment periods for Medicare and so-called “Obamacare.” Medicare beneficiaries don’t have to do anything differently and will continue to go to Medicare.gov to sign up for plans.

Life & Entertainment

    Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) stars in Jonathan Tolins' acclaimed comedy “Buyer & Cellar,” which is set to begin a limited Chicago engagement at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in April 2014.

    Hit New York shows headed to Chicago

    Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty") will star in a limited engagement of the hit off-Broadway comedy "Buyer and Cellar" at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago starting in April 2014. Another Chicago-bound show that has played New York is the Broadway concert "Once Upon a Dream Starring The Rascals," which plays the Cadillac Palace Theatre for five performances between Nov. 5-10.

    Chicago Sun-Times announced Thursday it has officially named columnist Richard Roeper to replace famed movie critic Roger Ebert, who died in April.

    Richard Roeper replacing Roger Ebert at Sun-Times

    The Chicago Sun-Times says it will replace Roger Ebert with the late famed movie critic's former colleague Richard Roeper. The newspaper announced Thursday it has officially named Roeper its movie columnist, making him the centerpiece of its movie coverage.

    1964½ Ford Mustang

    Area couple owns first Mustang ever sold

    More than 8 million Ford Mustangs have been sold since the model's launch in 1964. Gail Wise of Park Ridge is believed to be the very first person ever to buy one of Ford's most iconic cars.

    J.K. Rowling’s world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen — but without Harry Potter. Studio Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Rowling will write the screenplay for a movie based on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” her textbook to the magical universe she created in the Potter stories.

    J.K. Rowling to pen new magic movie for Warner Bros.

    J.K. Rowling’s world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen — but without Harry Potter. Film studio Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Rowling will write the screenplay for a movie based on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” her textbook to the magical universe she created in the boy wizard’s stories. The story will focus on the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander, and is anticipated to be the first in a series.


    Music notes: Yardbirds go classic at Arcada

    The classic English band the Yardbirds flies into St. Charles this weekend, and if you're really feeling down, consider seeing Wedding Banned in Palatine for a pick-me-up.

    Musician Carlos Santana along with Billy Joel, jazz artist Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine will receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors.

    Joel, Santana to receive Kennedy Center Honors

    Acclaimed actress Shirley MacLaine and four musicians spanning rock, jazz and opera — Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Martina Arroyo — will receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, considered the nation’s highest honor for those who influence American culture through the arts. The honorees were announced Thursday. In December, President Barack Obama will host the recipients at the White House, and Secretary of State John Kerry will host a dinner for them at the State Department. Top entertainers will salute the honorees in a gala performance Dec. 8 to be broadcast Dec. 29 on CBS.

    One of about 1,000 boys and girls aged 18 months to 10 years plays with a toy as part of an event during in August. The children chose their favorites, resulting in a top 20 list of kid-approved toys.

    Wal-Mart lets kids pick ‘hot toys’ for holidays

    Lots of retailers come out with “hot toy” lists every holiday season, but this year Wal-Mart decided to try something different: let kids rate their favorite toys. In a first, about 1,000 boys and girls aged 18 months to 10 years spent time over a three-day weekend in August in Dallas playing with 50-plus toys and choosing their favorites. The result is a top 20 list of kid-approved toys that includes a new robotic pet Furby, a hugging Elmo and a Barbie dream house.

    The Ralph Lauren Spring 2014 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York.

    Ralph Lauren puts mod spin on spring

    Tastemakers who have seen eight days at New York Fashion Week of softer, lacy grown-up femininity got a palette cleanser with a crisp, clean collection from Ralph Lauren with well-defined lines and a vibe of modern mod. Models walked the runway to the sounds of John Lennon’s “Nobody Told Me.” A good percentage of the spring collection is black and white: low-slung patent-leather minis paired with printed floral trenches, a black knit dress with a sharp white menswear-style collar, a perfectly tailored white pantsuit with a black mock-neck top.

    “Foodist: Using Real Food and Real science to Lsoe Weight Without Dieting” by Darya Pino Rose (Harper One, 2013)

    Lean and lovin’ it: Defining a “foodist”

    Darya Pino Rose likes creating new words like “foodist” and “healthstyle,” and loves to eat and write about food — healthy, real food. Rose also makes lists; lots of 'em (more about that later). Ever since Rose drank her first SlimFast shake at the age of 11, she’s been involved with weight loss and maintenance in some fashion. In high school, Rose was immersed in ballet and, as she writes “... ate less than 10 grams of fat a month (in my mind I ate zero), and was very, very thin.”

    The malevolent ghost of a scary mother (Danielle Bisutti) doesn't like living people messing with her plans of mass murder in the sequel “Insidious Chapter 2.”

    'Insidious' sequel a messy mix of comedy, cleverness and cheap theatrics

    “Insidious Chapter 2,” from original “Insidious” screenwriter and James Wan collaborator Leigh Whannel, rejects the idea that effective horror movies must be rooted in some semblance of reality, The sequel is steeped in nightmarish unreality where every house looks haunted, every basement resembles a tomb, every hallway seems endlessly spooky and nobody can afford decent lighting anywhere.

    Bon Jovi — Richie Sambora, left, David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres — postponed their Tuesday show in Mexico City after Torres’ emergency appendectomy in Mexico City.

    Drummer’s appendectomy forces Bon Jovi tour change

    Drummer Tico Torres’ emergency appendectomy in Mexico City has forced Bon Jovi to postpone concert dates. The band postponed Tuesday’s show in Mexico City after Torres checked into the American British Cowdary Hospital. Jon Bon Jovi says in a Facebook post the band is staying with Torres until he is released from the hospital.

    Janice and Mitch Winehouse mother and father of the late British singer Amy in front of portraits of their daughter at the Proud gallery in Camden, London.

    Amy Winehouse celebrated in her London spiritual home

    Amy Winehouse lived and died in north London’s Camden neighborhood — and in the month that she would have turned 30, her presence is still being celebrated. The beehived diva’s spray-painted image adorns several Camden walls, and fans still flock to the area more than two years after her 2011 death from accidental alcohol poisoning at age 27. Winehouse got her start amid the pubs and clubs of Camden, so local businesses are holding a series of events this month to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up by the singer’s family.

    Alice (Khaki Pixley), Dorothy (Heather Townsend) and Walter (Blake Reddick) sing Cole Porter songs accompanied by pianist Ryan Brewster in Fox Valley Repertory's “Let's Misbehave” at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

    Tunes better than the script in Fox Valley Rep's 'Let's Misbehave'

    Fox Valley Repertory is billing the regional debut of “Let's Misbehave!” at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles as “The New Cole Porter Revue.” Yet, “Let's Misbehave” is actually a “jukebox musical” instead of a plotless revue of tunes featuring a 2010 script by Karin Bowerstock, which provides a sometimes flimsy framework for a slew of songs written by one of America's most witty and tuneful songwriters of the 20th century.

    “The 1975,” by The 1975

    The 1975 mix it up on debut album

    The 1975's self-titled debut is a mixed bag. Jumping from guitar-heavy indie hits to disco funk dance-floor tracks, the boys from Northern England say the varied sound of the album is down to their “lack of identity.” That lack of identity allows a rawness to emerge, both in lyrics and music. However, despite the variation on the album, the indie pop tracks are the ones that work the best.

    Pasta salad should be easy. It should be a just-throw-the-ingredients-in-a-bowl kind of summer food like this prosciutto, cantaloupe and orecchiette combo.

    Prosciutto and melon pairing inspire a pasta salad

    A pasta salad should be easy. It should be a just-throw-the-ingredients-in-a-bowl kind of summer food that doesn’t require too much messing around. With that in mind, we designed this salad to be just that.

    Actor Hugh Jackman attends the press conference for “Prisoners” on day 3 of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.

    Sans claws, Hugh Jackman rages in ‘Prisoners’

    Hugh Jackman may spend an inordinate amount of time playing a mutant wolf superhero, but even the Australian actor realizes his image is somewhat defanged. He isn’t typically the first candidate to play a rage-spewing, formerly alcoholic survivalist.

    Grace (Brie Larson) listens to troubled teen in the terrific drama

    'Short Term 12' an honest look at everyday survival

    Film Critic Dann Gire reviews Destin Cretton's realistically piercing drama “Short Term 12,” a movie he says comes from a place of honesty, hurt, heart and hope. Dann also reviews “Populaire,” a first-time feature from director Regis Roinsard, one that explodes with color and fun as it resurrects the spirit and fashions of Rock Hudson/Doris Day movies from the 1950s.

    A boys’ room featured in Country Living magazine that is shared by a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old features bright-green window panels that amp up the energy in the room without feeling too childish.

    Bedrooms for the modern kid

    Like a lot of modern decor, children’s rooms are enjoying a rethinking. No longer restrained by old-school ideals for juvenile decor, these spaces now feature elements that transcend genres and traditional gender themes. Decorators and retailers offer options that fling the design doors wide open — and how much fun is that for a child? So let’s check out what’s cool, cozy and clever for kid’s rooms.


    Will new shows be voted off the island?

    "Survivor" is back for its 27th season in 13 years, and Fox takes a chance with "The Headless Horseman" in the new drama "Sleepy Hollow" writes Sean Stangland in Widescreen.

    Designer Oscar de la Renta, center, greets the audience after his Spring 2014 collection was modeled during Fashion Week in New York.

    Oscar de la Renta’s Lady loosens up

    There is nothing stuffy about the new Oscar de la Renta lady. Make that Lady, with a capital L. She likes to be dressed — and dressed up — because she knows it looks good. Her navy-and-white checkered dress and cropped cape, and her white laser-cut dress make her feel like a million bucks. (No guessing on the price tag.)


    President Barack Obama speaks during a televised address at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

    Editorial: The president’s reasonable opening on Syria crisis

    President Obama's determination for a military strike has helped move the Syrian crisis back to the negotiating table, a Daily Herald editorial says.


    A proposal to take the chaos out of war talk

    Columnist Lee Hamilton: As Washington swirls with proposals, counterproposals and political brinkmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads. Couldn’t President Obama and Congress have handled this differently?


    Syria, sports and a haunting case of life imitating art

    Columnist Jim Slusher: This week’s front pages put me hauntingly in mind of a play that opened in Washington, D.C., this spring and is running in New York this month.


    USDA meat inspections leave public at risk
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Traditionally, USDA has catered more to the interests and profitability of the meat industry than health and safety concerns of American consumers. Consumer interests come into play only when large numbers of us get sick.


    Don’t reduce sheriff’s patrols
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: On Aug. 27 I attended a DuPage County Board Judicial Public Safety meeting where the sheriff’s department budget request was being reviewed. As a taxpayer I appreciated the scrutiny of the county department that has the largest share of the county budget.


    Public worker count isn’t state’s problem
    A Harvard letter to the editor: When the topic of government units is broached, townships are generally the target for elimination because Illinois has the most government units. No time is spent to point out that this state ranks 37th in the number of people in the public sector relative to the population.


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