Daily Archive : Tuesday March 18, 2014

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    Stephanie Lose, 16, center, Madison Ascher, 17, and Samantha Boesch, 16, and Maddie Schoenick, 17, (not pictured) all juniors in the BEACON Academy at South Elgin High School, receive their certificates and a mini iPad Tuesday for placing second in a statewide challenge by the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence to produce a video on teen dating violence.

    South Elgin academy students place second in video contest

    Four juniors from South Elgin High School's BEACON Academy program earned second place in a statewide contest for making a video about teen dating abuse. The students were presented with the award Tuesday morning, and each received a mini iPad. “I am proud of all of my students. They put their whole heart and soul into it,” said Cheryl Klein, one of three teachers overseeing the...

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    Matthew Nellessen

    Arlington Heights man found guilty of murdering his father

    Jurors Wednesday found Matthew Nellessen guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 beating and stabbing death of his father in the family's Arlington Heights home. They also found that his “heinous behavior” was “indicative of wanton cruelty,” setting the stage for a possible life sentence. Nellessen, 22, showed no emotion after the verdict was announced.

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    Art Niewiardowski

    Niewiardowski defeats Lietzow in Elk Grove GOP race
    An establishment Republican, Art Niewiardowski, defeated a young GOP activist in a bitter intraparty fight for Elk Grove Township Republican committeeman. Other winners in committeeman races were Democrat Steve Caramelli in Hanover Township, Republican Char Foss-Eggemann in Maine Township and Democrat Matt Flamm in Palatine Township.

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    Robert Nowak

    Incumbents come out strong in McHenry County Board GOP races
    With all precincts reporting in three of four GOP races, updated figures show several incumbents are among those winning nominations for McHenry County Board.

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    Businessman Bruce Rauner, left, and his wife Diana, right, celebrate with supporters as Rauner claimed victory in becoming the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

    Images: The Primary Election
    Images from Primary Election night in the suburbs of Chicago and the State of Illinois. Republican candidate Bruce Rauner advanced to face off against Governor Pat Quinn in November. Congressional nominees and state House nominees were also selected.

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    Joe Cantore, shown voting Tuesday at the Oak Brook Golf Club while holding son Joe, became the Republican nominee for president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District by defeating Mary Lou Wehli in the GOP primary.

    Cantore breezes to primary win for DuPage forest president

    Joe Cantore was the runaway victor Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Unofficial results show Cantore with 52,546 votes and Mary Lou Wehli with 28,951.

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    Bill Lenert

    Three new faces on Kane Co. Board
    Primary winners are Don Ishmael, Bill Lenert and John Martin in Kane County Board Districts 3, 5 and 11. None have November opponents.

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    Dennis Anderson, Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District, views election returns with his wife, Susan Glad-Anderson, Tuesday night at a Huntley restaurant.

    Anderson to meet Hultgren in 14th District rematch

    Dennis Anderson wins the nod from the Dems in the 14th Congressional District, easily defeating John Hosta in Tuesday's primary.

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    Jim Oberweis speaks after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Overweis will now face Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in the general election this coming November.

    Oberweis sets sights on uphill fight against Durbin

    In an unexpectedly close race, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, a senator and dairy magnate from Sugar Grove, beat insurance executive Doug Truax in the Republican primary. “If I win this Senate seat, it'd be so the Republicans can take control of the U.S. Senate, and that will change the direction of this country,” he said.

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    Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.com ¬ 9th Congressional District Candidate Susanne Atanus.

    Atanus holds lead in 9th Congressional GOP primary

    She was once asked by her own party to drop out of the race, but with only 29 precincts remaining to be counted, Susanne Atanus appears headed for a surprising victory in the Republican primary for the 9th congressional district.

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    Gorman handily wins GOP primary for Cook County Dist. 17

    Wiht only 1 precinct remaining uncounted, Cook County Commissioner Liz Doody Gorman has won the Republican primary for the 17th District seat over Burr Ridge doctor Barbara Bellar. She will face Orland Park Democrat Jim Hickey in November.

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    Dart easily wins nomination for re-election

    Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart won the Democratic nomination in his bid for a third term Tuesday, easily outpacing the three other candidates in the primary. With 52 precincts still uncounted — 23 in Chicago and 29 in Cook County — Dart had 171,006 votes to 35,244 for William “Bill” Evans, his closest opponent.

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    Glenda Miller

    Miller wins McHenry Co. treasurer GOP primary

    Glenda Miller won the Republican primary for McHenry County treasurer, according to Tuesday’s unofficial vote tallies. Miller, 58, of Harvard, who has worked as chief deputy treasurer for 17 years, had 14,665 votes, and Jeffrey Thorsen, a 55-year-old Crystal Lake councilman and vice president of FirstMerit Bank, had 11,890 votes with all 212 precincts reporting.

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    Peter Breen posts campaign signs outside Capone’s restaurant in Lombard Tuesday, where his Election Night party was located. Breen took the Republican nomination in the 48th House district, ousting longtime Rep. Sandra Pihos from her seat, according to unofficial election results.

    Breen takes Republican nomination in 48th House race

    Lombard trustee Peter Breen has taken the Republican nomination in the 48th House district, ousting longtime Rep. Sandra Pihos from her seat, according to unofficial election results. With all precincts reporting, Breen garnered about 57 percent of the vote, while Pihos, of Glen Ellyn, received about 43 percent.

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    Santos, Avila, Bradford lead for MWRD board

    Cynthia Santos, Frank Avila and Tim Bradford appear to have cruised to easy victories in the Democratic primary for three nominations to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board. With about 98 percent of the precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, unofficial totals show incumbent Santos with 112,573 votes, or 18.3 percent; incumbent Avila with 111,120 votes, or 18 percent; and...

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    Christine Winger

    Winger declares win in 45th House GOP primary

    In the four-way race to determine which Republican will run for the 45th District state House seat in November, Christine Winger of Wood Dale declared victory Tuesday night with a lead of less than 400 votes. With all the DuPage County precincts and four of five Cook County precincts reporting, unofficial totals show Winger with 3,554 votes -- more than opponents Seth Lewis, Daniel Brinkman and...

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    Don Kramer is embraced by his sister, Denise Bumbar, of Batavia, at his Election Night party Tuesday in Geneva. Kramer beat Kevin Williams to earn the GOP nod for Kane County sheriff in the November general election.

    Kramer ‘confident’ in GOP nod, 2nd chance at Kane sheriff

    Don Kramer edges out Kevin Williams Tuesday for the GOP nod for Kane County sheriff.

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    Bill Prim

    Prim wins GOP nomination for McHenry sheriff

    Bill Prim prevailed by a slim margin of 98 votes in the Republican primary for sheriff in McHenry County, in which he ran against undersheriff Andrew Zinke. Prim of Cary had 14,516 votes while Zinke of Woodstock had 14,418 votes with all 212 precincts reporting, according to unofficial results on Tuesday night.

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    Mary McClellan

    McClellan wins McHenry Co. clerk GOP primary

    County board member Mary McClellan won the Republican primary for McHenry County clerk, as her opponent and fellow county board member Nick Provenzano conceded the race late Tuesday night. McClellan had 15,721 votes while Nick Provenzano had 12,099 votes, with all 212 precincts reporting, according to unofficial results.

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    Ron Sandack

    Sandack claims narrow victory in 81st House

    In the 81st District, state Rep. Ron Sandack says he narrowly survived a challenge from fellow Downers Grove Republican Keith Matune for his party’s nomination for the seat in Tuesday’s primary election. Sandack claimed 6,744 votes while Matune got 6,590, according to unofficial election results.

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    Mo Khan

    Mo Khan declares victory in 20th House Democratic primary

    A political newcomer declared victory Tuesday night as he held a slim lead in the 20th House District Democratic primary election race. With 84 of 85 precincts reporting, Mo Khan led Jerry Acciari 2,200 to 2,043 votes, according to unofficial returns.

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    Don Harmon

    Harmon cruises to Democratic primary win

    Longtime incumbent state Sen. Don Harmon, fending off a 39th Senate District Democratic primary challenge Tuesday night, says he still has a lot of things to accomplish during the remainder of his current term, and if he is elected in November to a fifth term.

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    Jeanne Ives

    Ives named Republican nominee in 42nd House race

    Incumbent Jeanne Ives on Tuesday laid claim to the Republican nomination in the race for the 42nd state House district. With all precincts reporting, unofficial counts show Ives, a freshman representative from Wheaton, with 63 percent of the votes. Challenger Adam Johnson of Warrenville has 37 percent.

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    Chris Nybo, left, appears to have won over Dennis Reboletti in the 24th Senate District GOP primary.

    Nybo winner in 24th Senate District race

    Former Republican state Rep. Chris Nybo was an easy winner for the Republican nomination for the senate seat vacated by gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard. With all votes unofficially counted, Nybo had 59 percent of the vote over state Rep. Dennis Reboletti.

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    Kaifesh cruises to victory in 8th District GOP primary

    U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Col. Larry Kaifesh claimed victory in the 8th Congressional District GOP primary Tuesday night, leading opponent Manju Goel with 71.5 percent of the vote with nearly all ballots counted. Kaifesh will challenge Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth in November’s general election.

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    From left, Steven Andersson, Debbie Miller and Dan Ugaste were candidates in the GOP race for 65th state House District.

    Andersson cites focus on state finances for 65th state House win

    Steven Andersson won the GOP nomination in the 65th District state House race Tuesday night.

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    Kathleen Willis

    Willis wins Democratic nod in 77th House race

    Two years ago, Kathleen Willis of Addison beat longtime incumbent Angelo “Skip” Saviano for the 77th state House seat. This year’s election is proving easier, as unofficial results show Willis with a decisive victory over her challenger in the Democratic primary, Antonio “Tony” Favela of Melrose Park.

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    Darlene Senger of Naperville celebrates Tuesday night after winning the Republican nomination in the 11th Congressional District. She’ll move on to face Democratic incumbent Bill Foster in the general election.

    Senger victorious in 11th Congressional District

    State Rep. Darlene Senger of Naperville won her hard-fought Republican primary Tuesday and will advance to challenge Democratic incumbent Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District in the November general election.

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    Keith Wheeler Republican candidate for 50th District Representative

    Wheeler gets the GOP nod for 50th state House run

    Oswego resident Keith Wheeler credited his stance on what to do to fix the state's finances as the major reason Republican voters nominated him Tuesday to run in the general election for the state 65th House seat.

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    State Sen. Kirk Dillard smiles at his supporters as he awaits election results at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove on Tuesday.

    Dillard says he’s a 'winner no matter what'

    State Sen. Kirk Dillard risked it all to be Illinois’ next governor. The unlucky toss of the dice cost the longtime political fixture his state senate seat but he was unrepentent after preliminary results showed businessman Bruce Rauner clinching the race for Republican nominee for governor in Tuesday’s primary.

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    James Hallock

    Hallock, Tegeler score GOP judge nods in Kane County

    A longtime judge and a Geneva defense attorney have earned GOP nominations for a pair of circuit judge seats in Kane County.

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    Jack Cunningham

    Cunningham gets GOP nod for Kane Clerk

    After 12 years as Kane County Clerk, Jack Cunningham earned another four years at the helm with 57 percent of the vote in a win over Mark Davoust.

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    Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, leave a campaign stop in Moline.

    Rauner will be GOP nominee

    Bruce Rauner spent the last year vilifying the Springfield establishment in his bid for the state’s top office, and Illinois Republicans responded Tuesday, nominating the wealthy Winnetka businessman to run against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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    Renderings of the Brainerd Community Center in Libertyville.

    Brainerd proposal overwhelmingly rejected by Libertyville voters

    Voters in Libertyville overwhelmingly rejected a tax hike to convert the nearly century-old Brainerd building into a community center. With all 17 precincts reporting, 4,086 voters were against and only 881 in favor of authorizing the village to issue up to $11.5 million in bonds for the project.

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    Voters on Tuesday rejected a tax hike proposal from the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District. Officials say they need the additional revenue because of declining property values and increasing calls for service. The results will have them in search of other revenue opportunities.

    Voters reject Palatine Rural Fire tax hike

    A proposed property tax increase for the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District failed Tuesday by a vote of 611 to 517. Fire district officials asked for the increase to meet expenses in the face of declining property values. Despite voters rejecting the measure, the closeness of the vote cheered Fire Chief Hank Clemmensen. “Asking for a tax increase is difficult,” he said.

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    Long Grove voters have defeated a measure that would have allowed the village to charge the first property tax in the suburb’s nearly 60-year-old history.

    Long Grove voters reject proposed property tax

    Long Grove voters on Tuesday handily defeated a measure that would have paved the way for the village’s first property tax. With all eight precincts reporting, unofficial totals show 83 percent of voters opposed the tax and only 17 percent voted in favor of it. “I personally assume that the message is people are just taxed to the limit,” Village President Angie Underwood said.

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    Rauner sweeps suburban vote from Dillard

    Businessman Bruce Rauner handily swept the suburban vote on his way to winning the GOP race for Illinois governor, but state Sen. Kirk Dillard, the only suburban candidate, did well enough downstate to keep the race close.

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    Primary election updates at a glance
    Looks like it's a Rauner victory. Oberweis wins GOP Senate nomination. Tough going for suburban tax initiatives Local race wrapping up. Get at-a-glance updates here as results roll in.

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    No to Huntley park loan, yes to Algonquin electric aggregation

    Support weak for Huntley parks loan; voters say yes to electing McHenry County Board chairman at large and electrical aggregation in Algonquin.

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    Voters were asked Tuesday for more tax money to operate the Sugar Grove Public Library, but the proposal was rejected.

    ‘No’ to more taxes for Sugar Grove Library

    For the 13th time in 33 years, Sugar Grove Library District voters refused to increase operating taxes. "It's very disappointing," said library director Carol Dolin. "We really were not lying when we said we could not continue to operate" at the same service level without more money.

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    Incumbents Suzanne Hart, Charles “Chuck” Maher and challenger Michael “Big Mike” Strick were competing for two Republican nominations to represent District 11 on the Will County Board.

    Will County Dist. 11 voters choose incumbents Hart, Maher

    Incumbents Suzanne Hart and Charles “Chuck” Maher took a step Tuesday toward continuing to represent south Naperville on the Will County Board, as they placed first and second in the Republican primary for the party’s nomination for two available seats in District 11.

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    Tom Cross

    Cross wins GOP state treasurer primary

    Vowing to “restore fiscal sanity” in Illinois, State Rep. Tom Cross declared victory Tuesday in the Republican primary for state treasurer. With 72 percent of precincts statewide counted, Cross, of Oswego, the former house minority leader, had 58 percent to DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan’s 42 percent.

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    Voters reject road-repair plan in Fox Lake

    Fox Lake voters on Tuesday rejected a plan to raise taxes for local road repairs. With ballots in all 13 precincts counted late Tuesday, unofficial totals showed 509 voters punched “no” while 444 favored the proposal.

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    Grant Eckhoff

    Eckhoff, Custer, Wiley take early leads DuPage board races

    Incumbent Grant Eckhoff has moved out to a big early lead in his bid to become the Republican Party’s nominee for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board.

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    Voters rejected Round Lake Area Unit District 116’s request to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovations.

    Voters reject Dist. 116’s request to borrow for high school

    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 was rejected Tuesday in its request to borrow $29 million for high school expansion and renovation. With all 18 precincts counted, unofficial totals showed 800 against and 657 in favor. Ballot wording for the $29 million borrowing request did not seek approval for a property tax increase and specified the work would be done at Round Lake High School.

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    David Stolman Republican candidate for Lake County Treasurer.

    Stolman wins GOP treasurer’s race

    David Stolman, a 22-year Lake County Board member from Buffalo Grove, snagged the Republican Party nomination for county treasurer Tuesday.

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    Jeff Werfel Republican candidate for Lake County Board District 6.

    Werfel easily defeats Powell in Lake County District 6

    Grayslake village trustee Jeff Werfel easily defeated Tim Powell of Hainesville in the GOP primary for the Lake County Board District 6. Unofficial totals showed 1,084 votes for Werfel and 457 for Powell.

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    Kleeman jumps to early lead in 18th Judicial Circuit

    DuPage County Circuit Judge Bob Kleeman appears likely to retain the seat he was appointed to last year.

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    Jason Patt

    Patt secures Democratic nod for Lake County sheriff

    Democrat Jason Patt received the votes needed to face off against Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran in the November general election. "I want to thank all my supporters around Lake County who helped make this victory possible," Patt said Tuesday.

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    Voters backing Oakbrook Terrace Fire District loan request

    Early unofficial totals show Oakbrook Terrace voters appear to be supporting a request from the Oakbrook Terrace Fire Protection District to borrow $2 million intended to shore up the district’s budget.

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    Glenbard High School District 87 is asking voters to approve borrowing $35 million as part of a $100 million facilities plan to improve its four high schools, including 88-year-old Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn.

    Glenbard voters leaning in favor of borrowing plan

    Voters in Glenbard High School District 87 appear on the verge of letting the district borrow $35 million to help fund facilities work at all four district schools.

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    State Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. and his mother, Barbara, check election results from the 51st House District primary Tuesday night at Mickey Finn’s in Libertyville.

    Sullivan cruising toward win in House District 51

    Republican state Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. is closing in on victory in Tuesday’s primary in House District 51, overcoming some static from within his party over his vote in favor of same-sex marriage last year.

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    Bartels in lead for Lake County seat

    Consultant Chuck Bartels was leading the three-way Republican race for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat Tuesday night.

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    Electricity aggregation was on the ballot Tuesday for voters in unincorporated Winfield Township.

    Winfield voters wait for results on sales tax increase

    The polls are closed, and voters in Winfield now must wait to see if the local sales tax will be raised to 7.75 percent. Voters in unincorporated Winfield Township also are waiting to hear if officials have been given permission to negotiate electric rates on their behalf.

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    Lake Park High School District 108 is asking voters to fund the construction and operation of an aquatic facility that could be built at the school’s east campus by fall 2015.

    Early votes say ‘no’ to Lake Park pool

    Early indications show voters are on their way to again rejecting an indoor aquatic center at Lake Park High School. Based on early voting totals, roughly 60 percent of voters are saying “no” to a borrowing proposal and a tax rate increase to fund pool construction and operation.

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    Elgin to look at contributing to ex-school property repairs

    The Elgin City Council is expected to discuss Wednesday whether to spend about $1 million in repairs to property that a proposed new charter school wants to lease. The Elgin Charter School Initiative wants to lease part of the former Fox River Country Day School, 1600 Dundee Ave., for a new Elgin Math and Science Academy that still needs to get approval from the state. The property has been...

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    Two charged with letting teens drink at Bartlett home

    Four minors were charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol at a Bartlett home Sunday, and two adults were charged with allowing the minors to drink, police said.

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    Checks into the background of all the Chinese nationals on board the missing Malaysian jetliner have uncovered no links to terrorism, the Chinese ambassador in Kuala Lumpur said Tuesday.

    Thai radar might have tracked missing plane

    Ten days after a Malaysian jetliner disappeared, Thailand’s military said Tuesday it saw radar blips that might have been from the missing plane but didn’t report it “because we did not pay attention to it.” Search crews from 26 countries, including Thailand, are looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished early March 8 with 239 people aboard en route from...

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    Two Cook polling places will be open late

    The polling places at West Park Fieldhouse in Des Plaines and Manor Park Fieldhouse in Glenview will stay open until 7:30 p.m., the Cook County Clerk’s office said.

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    George Nellessen

    Jurors view autopsy photos as Nellessen trial continues

    Grim-faced jurors — some with furrowed brows, others with hands over their mouths — viewed autopsy photographs Tuesday as the prosecution concluded its case against Matthew Nellessen, charged with first-degree murderin the April 2011 death of his father, George Nellessen, in the family’s Arlington Heights home.

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    Joe Carey

    Vernon Hills fills one of its top spots with hire from Elk Grove village

    Joseph Carey, assistant village manager in Elk Grove Village, will be named Wednesday as assistant village manager/director of community development in Vernon Hills. He will be the point man for developers who contact the village.

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    Hanover Township hosts bake sale and craft show

    Hanover Township will host a spring craft show and bake sale Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. More than 20 vendors will sell handmade products like quilts, scarves and baked goods over the two-day event.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a rally in support of Crimea joining Russia, in Red Square in Moscow, Tuesday.

    Putin signs treaty to add Crimea to map of Russia

    In a gilded Kremlin hall used by czars, Vladimir Putin redrew Russia’s borders Tuesday by declaring the Crimean Peninsula part of the motherland — provoking a surge of emotion among Russians who lament the loss of empire and denunciations from Western leaders who called Putin a threat to the world. In an ominous sign, a Ukrainian serviceman and a member of a local self-defense...

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    Barrington OKs window tinting business

    The Barrington village board this week unanimously approved a measure allowing a new window tinting service to open north of downtown. The board was involved because a special use permit is required for an automobile repair business within the village limits.

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    Lincolnshire a Tree City:

    The HYPERLINK "http://www.arborday.org/"Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Lincolnshire with the 2013 Tree City USA award.

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    Stay off the ice:

    The Countryside Fire Protection District is urging the public to stay off the ice as its strength can’t be judged by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature or whether it is covered with snow.

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    Lake County trial delayed:

    The trial of an Antioch husband and wife accused of selling "Molly" was postponed until June.

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    Bartlett announces traffic enforcement campaign results

    Bartlett police arrested motorists on charges of driving while license suspended and driving without a valid license during a five-day special enforcement campaign conducted through the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the police department announced Tuesday.

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    From left, Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris, Sgt. First Class Jose Rodela and Spc. Santiago J. Erevia are applauded by President Barack Obama, right, after being awarded the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House Tuesday. Obama awarded 24 veterans the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.

    Obama gives Medal of Honor to 24 vets from 3 wars

    They were heroes who didn’t get their due. On Tuesday, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation’s wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago.

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    Ronald Pierzowski

    Fake landlord charged with scamming Polish immigrants

    A 29-year-old man is in custody, charged with taking deposits from Polish immigrants for fake rental agreements, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today. Police say Ronald Pierzowski, of Renton, Wash., posed as the property owner, landlord or as the agent of the property owner for a condominium in the 9900 block of Holly Lane in unincorporated Des Plaines.

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    Naperville police seek driver in hit-and-run

    Naperville police want the public’s help in finding the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian Friday night.

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    Northwest suburban police blotter

    A Palatine resident was scammed out of $5,642 on March 4 when a man phoned claiming to be an IRS representative. He told the victim back taxes were overdue and threatened jail time if the taxes were not paid immediately. The caller demanded that the victim make payment through Money-Pak cards and the victim complied.

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    2014 Scholarship winners

    Consumers Cooperative Association Announces Winners of Six $1,500.00 Scholarships For Lake County Area Students

    2014 Scholarship winners

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    Cardinal Francis George has been hospitalized since last week for dehydration and flu-like symptoms, officials said Tuesday.

    Cardinal expected to leave hospital later this week

    Cardinal Francis George, hospitalized since Friday with flu-like symptoms, is expected to be released from the hospital later this week, archdiocese officials said Tuesday. During a routine checkup last week at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, doctors found that George was dehydrated, and recommended he remain hospitalized until he recovers.

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    Steven Husak

    Buffalo Grove bids farewell to outgoing deputy chief

    It was a busy night Monday for Buffalo Grove Deputy Police Chief Steven Husak. While the Buffalo Grove village board was reading a proclamation honoring his 25 years of service to the community, Husak was at the Lake Zurich village board meeting, being voted in as the village’s new police chief.

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    Frank and Verna Clayton.

    Frank Clayton, longtime Buffalo Grove school board member, dies at 80

    Frank Clayton, the husband of former Buffalo Grove mayor and Illinois state legislator Verna Clayton, died Saturday in South Carolina at 80. While his wife carved out a well-known career in public service in and around Buffalo Grove, Frank Clayton jumped into local politics at nearly the same time, running for and winning a seat on the Kildeer Countryside school board.

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    Hector Mauricio

    New sentencing ordered in murder of Aurora WWII vet in 2007

    An appellate court panel has ordered a new sentencing hearing for an Aurora man who got 60 years in prison for the 2007 murder of 83-year-old Roscoe Ebey of Aurora. The panel ruled that a Kane County judge improperly considered Ebey's background as a World War II veteran as an aggravating factor in determining the sentence.

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    Jeremy A. Betancourt

    Plea deal offered to Antioch teen in Gurnee street racing crash

    A plea agreement has been offered in the case involving an Antioch-area teen charged with killing a friend during an illegal street race in Gurnee last June. The defense attorney for Jeremy Betancourt, 18, met behind closed doors Tuesday with Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti and prosecutors to try to resolve the case before it goes to trial March 31.

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    Smoke rises at the scene of a helicopter crash outside the KOMO-TV studios near the space needle in Seattle on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

    Seattle news helicopter crash: ‘Ball of flames’
    A news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames Tuesday near Seattle’s Space Needle, killing two people on board, badly injuring a man in a car and sending plumes of black smoke over the city during the morning commute. The chopper was taking off from a helipad at the KOMO-TV station when it went down on Broad Street downtown and hit three vehicles, starting them on fire...

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    Oscar Pistorius, holds his head in his hands in the dock during cross examination of a witnesses in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day, 2013. (AP Photo/Brendan Croft, Pool)

    Pistorius trial: Bullet trajectory examined

    Standing with his arms straight out in front of him and gripping an imaginary pistol in court, a South African police ballistics expert showed Tuesday how he estimated the trajectory of the four bullets Oscar Pistorius fired through a toilet door while standing on his stumps to kill his girlfriend.

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    A car burns at the scene of a helicopter crash outside the KOMO-TV studios near the space needle in Seattle on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The station says the helicopter was apparently coming in for a landing on its rooftop Tuesday morning when it possibly hit the side of the building and went down, hitting several vehicles on Broad Street.

    Images: Seattle news chopper crash
    A KOMO television news helicopter crashed in Seattle Tuesday morning while trying to land on a helipad outside of the station. There are two confirmed fatalities.

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    Amelia Earhart stands next to a Lockheed Electra 10E before her last flight in 1937 from Oakland, Calif., bound for Honolulu on the first leg of her record-setting attempt to circumnavigate the world westward along the Equator. Earhart’s disappearance in 1937 is among aviation’s most enduring mysteries.

    What if the missing Malaysia plane is never found?

    The plane must be somewhere. But the same can be said for Amelia Earhart’s. Ten days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared with 239 people aboard, an exhaustive international search has produced no sign of the Boeing 777, raising an unsettling question: What if the airplane is never found?

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    Voters choices today will decide who's on the November ballot in races across the suburbs and Illinois.

    Voting smooth so far in the suburbs

    Voting appears to be moving smoothly — if slowly — in the suburbs today as voters face big decisions over who to nominate to go on to November. Polls are open until 7 p.m. Cook County Clerk David Orr spokeswoman Courtney Greve said the early hours of voting in the suburbs had been going relatively smoothly, with scant calls from poll watchers and no obvious complaints yet.

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    Ukrainian soldiers, left and unidentified gunmen, right, guard the gate of an infantry base in Privolnoye, Ukraine, March 2. Beyond the prize of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a picture is emerging of what Russian President Vladimir Putin ultimately wants from his power play: Broad autonomy for Ukraine’s Russian-speaking regions and guarantees that Ukraine will never realize the Kremlin’s worst nightmare — joining NATO.

    After Crimea, world anxious about next Putin move

    With Crimea in Russia’s pocket, the world anxiously awaits Vladimir Putin’s next move. Beyond the prize of the Black Sea peninsula, a picture is emerging of what the Russian president ultimately wants from his power play: broad autonomy for Ukraine’s Russian-speaking regions and guarantees that Ukraine will never realize the Kremlin’s worst nightmare — joining...

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    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk met for talks in Warsaw Tuesday, a few hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a draft bill for the annexation of Crimea.

    Pushing back on Russia, Biden vows more sanctions

    Denouncing Russia’s actions in Crimea as “nothing more than a land grab,” Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow moved to annex part of Ukraine. With limited options, the United States was seeking ways to show it won’t stand idly by as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty for the...

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    Bus stop to return to downtown Des Plaines

    A bus shelter in downtown Des Plaines removed last year during a city streetscape improvement project will be reinstalled, officials said. Pace will pay for a new shelter at the location of the previous shelter, on the north side of Miner Street about 150 feet east of Lee Street.

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    Renowned birder, artist and author is returning to Ryerson Woods

    On the heels of the release of his highly anticipated second edition of "The Sibley Guide to Birds," David Sibley will speak and sign books from 7 to 8 p.m. April 9 at Ryerson Woods.

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    Consumers Cooperative Association awarded $1,500 scholarships to six Lake County high school seniors, from left, Jacqueline Martinez, Brittany M. Turner, Kierstin B. Johansen, Anthony V. Cloe, Matt G. Kushman and Kevin R. Woolums.

    CCA announces six scholarship winners

    Consumers Cooperative Association, the sponsor of Consumers Credit Union, awarded six $1,500 scholarships at its 84th Annual Meeting March 12.

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    Samantha Bednarz uses optics to refract laser beams at the technology building at the College of Lake County. Twenty-three eighth-graders from Woodland, Viking and River Trail schools participated in a Laser Photonics class as part of a program called Taste of College.

    Gurnee-area eighth-graders get a Taste of College at CLC

    Twenty-three eighth-graders from Woodland, Viking and River Trail schools got a chance to bend and manipulate light as they attended a class in photonics as part of the Taste of College program.

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    Dan Bridges

    Dist. 203 extends superintendent's contract until 2019

    Dan Bridges will be continuing his work as superintendent of Naperville Unit District 203 until at least June 2019 under a contract extension the school board approved Monday night. Bridges' contract was set to expire June 30, 2015, but board members extended it another four years. “I'm very excited to have you here four more years,” board member Suzyn Price told the district's top...

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    Archdiocese spokeswoman Colleen Dolan said Monday the decision to admit Cardinal Francis George to the hospital Friday was made so that he could receive intravenous fluids and antibiotics.

    Chicago's Cardinal George hospitalized with flu

    Chicago Cardinal Francis George has been hospitalized at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood for the last four days suffering dehydration because of the flu.

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    Dawn Humer of Dawn's Beach Hut in St. Charles told aldermen Monday night their new liquor laws are unfair to her small business, which has a clean record of no police calls or license violations.

    St. Charles doesn't budge on liquor license fee for owner of small bar

    A St. Charles business owner told aldermen it's unfair for the city's new liquor laws to lump the clean track record of her establishment in with the problematic taverns downtown. But aldermen said it's too late to raise the issue. “There were agendas posted, and nobody came,” Alderman Rita Payleitner said. “Part of running a business is knowing what's going on."

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    An independent review triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year says threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from within.

    Report: Pentagon must focus on insider threat

    An independent review triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year says threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from within. It says the department must rethink its outdated security theory that suggests defending the perimeters can keep threats away. Instead, it says that terrorism, espionage and even physical threats are coming from trusted...

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    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo provided to the AP, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers stand near a weapon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman opened fire in the terminal, killing one person and wounding several others. A report on the emergency response to the shooting cites serious shortcomings in communication between agencies that left major commanders in the dark and a long lag in establishing a coordinated response. (AP Photo/File)

    AP: Out-of-sync response to LAX shooter

    A report on the emergency response to a shooting last year at Los Angeles International Airport, which left a security screener dead, cites serious shortcomings in communication between agencies that left major commanders in the dark and a long lag in establishing a coordinated response. An early copy of the report to be presented Tuesday to airport commissioners was obtained by The Associated...

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    The Learning Express toy store bustles with shoppers, but Ellery Patterson, 11, of Aurora, Kaeli Wloch, 10, of Romeoville, instructor Ashley Humberstone, of Lombard, Hailey Mitchell, 8, of Aurora, and Eleanor Cuasay, 8, of Naperville, focus on turning rubber bands into a colorful Rainbow Loom monkeys.

    Rainbow Loom makes kids, parents happy around suburbs

    Jimmy Kimmel wore a suit made out of Rainbow Loom projects. Suburban Learning Express toy stores offer classes in Rainbow Loom. And the Chicago Wolves are hosting a Rainbow Loom Expo before the game on Sunday. Something about making jewelry and art out of rubber bands makes kids (and their parents) happy.

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    David Lawry, Elgin’s former director of public works and director of public services, has been hired as the new director of engineering and public works in Schaumburg. Lawry, who has 23 years experience in the field, starts April 7.

    Schaumburg hires new public works director

    Schaumburg officials have selected David Lawry — a longtime employee of Elgin — to be their new director of engineering and public works beginning Monday, April 7. Schaumburg Village Manager Brian Townsend said Lawry was chosen from among 57 applicants for the job, which has been vacant for more than a year.

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    The Barrington Metra station will get an upgrade this summer.

    Barrington board approves work at train station

    The plan to renovate and beautify the area around the Barrington Metra station this summer was approved by Barrington trustees Monday night at a cost 14 percent higher than budgeted. Mark Werksman, the Barrington Public Works director, said the bids came in higher than expected. “It reflects the market,” Werskman said. “But I don’t know if that is good news or bad news...

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    As recently as last year, immigrant rights activists, along with an unusually broad coalition of business, labor and religious groups, were united in their demand that Congress pass a sweeping bill to both remove the threat of deportation from many of the 11 million people here illegally and eventually make them citizens. But now activists first just want to stop deportations.

    Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

    President Barack Obama’s surprise announcement last week that his administration would change its deportation policy to become more “humane” shows how the immigration battle has narrowed after months of congressional deadlock. As recently as last year, immigrant rights activists were united in their demand that Congress pass a sweeping immigration reform bill. But now...

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    A baby gorilla delivered by a rare emergency cesarean section last week at the San Diego Zoo has pneumonia and is under constant veterinary care.

    San Diego Zoo’s new baby gorilla has pneumonia

    A baby gorilla delivered by a rare emergency cesarean section last week at the San Diego Zoo has pneumonia and is under constant veterinary care. Veterinarian Nadine Lamberski worked with the baby all weekend. She said Monday that the gorilla probably contracted the pneumonia during Friday’s birth, when a surgical team also had to fix a collapsed lung.

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    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair embraces his defense attorney Ellen C. Brotman outside the Fort Bragg, N.C. courthouse. Lawyers for Sinclair, an Army general who admitted to emotionally harming a subordinate during an affair, will argue Tuesday, March 18, 2014, he shouldn’t face jail time for a crime that civilians wouldn’t be prosecuted for.

    2nd day of sentencing in U.S. Army general sex case

    Lawyers for an Army general who admitted to emotionally harming a subordinate during a three-year affair will argue Tuesday that he shouldn’t face jail time for a crime for which civilians wouldn’t be prosecuted.

Sports

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    Geneva rallies late for wild 3-set win over Bartlett

    After losing 25-23 in the third set of two gut-wrenching matches at last weekend’s season-opening Plainfield North Boys Volleyball Invitational, Geneva faced another third-set test in its home debut on Tuesday. But this time the Vikings made sure the third set was a charm. The hosts rallied from a 23-21 deficit, winning the final four points to defeat Bartlett 21-25, 25-22, 25-23 in an Upstate Eight Conference crossover clash at Mack Olson Gym.

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    Kane County Cougars outfielder Shawon Dunston, Jr. in the batting cage during practice on Media Day at Fifth Third Ballpark in Geneva on Tuesday, April 1.

    Cougars counting on speed, pitching

    After experiencing one of the harshest winters in recent history, Chicago suburbanites will be happy to hear these two words spoken next week at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark — play ball.

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    Sox’ Hahn says nothing major in the works

    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said he's still talking about trades with a few teams but he seriously doubts any major deals are coming before the regular season opens.

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    Benet's Liam Nelligan celebrates with his teammates after the Redwings beat Glenbard North in the Hinsdale Central supersectional on Tuesday.

    Benet gets big shots to drop in super victory

    Collapsing on Benet center Sean O'Mara like hounds on a grizzly, Glenbard North was forcing the Redwings to beat them from the perimeter. It was a perimeter shot from senior guard Collin Pellettieri plus clutch late defense that earned Benet a 62-59 victory for the Redwings' first downstate berth since 1983.

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    Benet wins one for the alums

    There's a theory that you can't argue with history.Not only did Benet's boys basketball team argue with it Tuesday night, the Redwings grabbed it, threw it to the ground and tossed it out the gymnasium door at Hinsdale Central.

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    Stevenson’s Jalen Brunson is surrounded by classmates after the Patriots beat Rockford Auburn in the Class 4A Northern Illinois University supersectional Tuesday.

    Stevenson’s celebration continues with supersectional win

    Stevenson's 63-49 win over Rockford Auburn in the Class 4A NIU supersectional, which was keyed by a game-high 35 points from star guard Jalen Brunson, sealed the Pats' second consecutive trip to the IHSA state finals. They'll will face powerhouse Whitney Young in Friday’s 6:30 p.m. semifinal game inside Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center.

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    Girls soccer: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*St. Charles East 0, Fremd 0 SCE 0 0 —0Fremd 0 0 —0Saves - Sheehan (SCE) 5; Lewandowski (F) 4. *Glenbard South 2, Oswego East 0Scoring — GS: Hawkins (Miglio). Rausch. Goalkeepers — GS: Wescott (8)*Dundee-Crown 5, Streamwood 4 Dundee-Crown 2 3 -5Streamwood 3 1 -4Scoring — D-C — Raby (Scarpelli), Raby (Meraz), Rameriz (Bloch), Rameriz (Feld), Raby (Scarpelli); S — Carroll (UA), Carroll (Chrapczynski), Carroll (UA), Nevarez (Carroll).Goalkeepers — D-C — Miranda (1 save), Medina (3 saves); S — Guindon (5 saves).*buffalo grove 5, st. viator 1Buffalo Grove 4 1 —5St. Viator 0 1 —1Buffalo Grove — Busse (Ingham), Ingham (K.Zickert), Zickert (Groth, Kowalski), Busse, K.Zickert.St. Viator — Kohn (PK)Goalkeepers — BG: O’Connor; StV: Raslawski.*Hersy 2, Lake forest 0Hersey 1 1 —2Lake Forest 0 0 —0Hersey — Schimdt, Gierman.*lake zurich 3, prospect 1Lake Zurich 2 1 —3Prospect 0 1 —1Lake Zurich — Skowron (Gelinas), Powers (Skowron), Fabbrini (Radecki).Goalkeepers — LZ: Daleske (7 saves).*MUNDELEIN 3, ROLLING MEADOWS 0Mundelein 0 3 —3Rolling Meadows 0 0 —0Mundelein — Chernesky (Nambo), Nambo (Chernesky), Cancelli (Schultz).Goalkeepers — Mund: Nensel (4 saves).*

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    Girls water polo: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*St. Charles North 10, Waubonsie Valley 2SCN 3 0 3 4 —10WV 0 0 1 1 —2Scoring — SCN: Guyett 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 steals; Difriglio 2 goals, 2 assists, 5 steals; Veto 2 goals, 2 steals; Steel 1 goal, 1 steal; Villa 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 steal; Quin 1 goal, 4 assists, 2 steals; Foor 8 saves.

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    Badminton: Tuesday’s scoreboard
    Monday’s scoreboard*Glenbard West 8, Reavis 7*Glenbard South 15, DeKalb 0*St. Charles EaSt 12, Waubonsie Valley 6, Oswego East 6Singles #1: Hwang (OE) d. Patzner (SCE) 21-6, 21-7; Hwang (OE) d. Hoffert (WV) 21-7, 21-5; Patzner (SCE) d. Hoffert (WV) 17-21, 21-18, 21-17; Singles #2: Patel (SCE) d. Ballafiore (OE) 21-15, 21-8; Garapatty (WV) d. Ballafiore (OE) 21-14, 21-13; Patel (SCE) d. Garpaty (WV) 21-15, 21-12; Singles #3: Rhoads (SCE) d. Williams (OE) 21-17, 21-15; Sandhy (WV) d. Williams (OE) 21-14, 21-15; Rhoads (SCE) d. Sandhu (WV) 21-16, 21-7; Singles #4: Kamal (OE) d. Thakkor (SCE) 21-10, 22-20; Kamal (OE) d. Termain (WV) 21-9, 21-13; Tremain (WV) d. Thakkar (SCE) 21-12, 9-21, 21-8Doubles #1: Hwang/Fox (OE) d. Strahl/Larry (SCE) 21-18, 21-18; Hwang/Fox (OE) d. Sandhu/Kulharni (WV) 21-18, 21-18; Strah/Larry (SCE) d. Sandhu/Kulkarni (WV) 21-13, 21-16. Doubles #2: Patel/Staymann (SCE) d. Hoda/Rehman (OE) 21-9, 21-4; Narayana/Prakash (WV) d. Hoda/Rehman (OE) 21-11, 21-10; Patel/Straumann (SCE) d. Narayana/Prakash (WV) 21-13, 21-16. Doubles #3: Doerr/Patel ((SCE) d. Garcia/Carmody (OE) 21-9, 21-10; Segura/Puthepuraki (WV) d. Garcia/Carmody (OE) 21-18, 21-13; Doerr/Patel (SCE) d. Segura/Puthepuraki (WV) 21-15, 21-17. Doubles #4: Farrow/Sheehan (SCE) d. Bernard/Morris (OE) 21-19, 21-6; Sadigale/Hariharan (WV) d. Bernard/Morris (OE) 21-15, 21-6; Farrow/Sheehan (SCE) d. Sadigale/Hariharan (WV) 21-17, 24-22.

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    Boys water polo scoreboard: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*Waubonsie Valley 6, St. Charles North 5SCN 1 3 0 1 —5WV 2 0 3 1 —6Scoring — SCN: Traxler 2 goals, 3 steals; Bawolek 2 goals, 2 steals; Davis 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 steals; C. Bawolek 9 saves, 2 steals

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    Baseball: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*Elmwood Park 11, IC Catholic Prep 6 (6 innings)2B: IC: Lajka; 3B: IC: Faut.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*Super SectionalsCLASS 4AAt Chicago State UniversityWhitney Young 58, Loyola Acad. 32*At Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalbstevenson 63, rockford auburn 49Stevenson — Cashaw 4 0-0 9, Nichols 2 0-0 5, Johnson 3 0-0 8, Brunson 13 8-11 35, Morrissey 3 0-1 6, Green 0 0-0 0, Panitch 0 0-0 0, Rosenbaum 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Hodes 0 0-0 0, Newman 0 0-0 0, Dillon 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 8-12 63.Rockford Auburn — Trammell 0 0-0 0, Pittman 5 3-5 14, Porter 3 3-4 9, Hoover 4 1-2 13, Minor 1 2-2 4, Bjorlie 1 1-2 3, Fort 2 1-3 6, Tyler 0 0-0 0, Redd 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 11-18 49.Stevenson 9 13 20 21 —63Rockford 12 10 11 16 —493-point baskets: Stev: Johnson 2, Cashaw, Nichols, Brunson; RA: Hoover 4, Pittman, Fort.Fouled out: Porter (RA).*At Hinsdale CentralBenet 62, Glenbard North 59Glenbard North — Fleming 2 0-0 6, Fiduccia 3 2-2 10, Jackson 4 0-0 9, Holbert 4 1-1 12, Flanigan 9 1-3 19, Gasiorowski 0 0-0 0, Jones 1 0-2 3. Totals 22 4-9 59.Benet — Pellettieri 9 0-0 26, Yesufu 0 1-2 1, Bonnett 0 0-2 0, Nelligan 4 4-6 13, O’Mara 7 8-12 22, Roemer 0 0-1 0. Totals 19 13-23 62.Glenbard North 16 7 20 16 —59Benet 12 12 15 23 —623-point baskets: GN: Holbert 3, Fleming 2, Fiduccia 2, Jackson, Jones; B: Pellettieri 8, Nelligan.Fouled out: GN: Jackson; B: none.Benet Acad. 62, Glenbard North 59*At Illinois State Univ., NormalEdwardsville 65, Chicago Heights Marian 60 (OT)*CLASS 3AAt Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalbRockford Lutheran 71, Peoria Notre Dame 60*At Hoffman EstatesOrr 71, North Chicago 68*At Joliet CatholicMorgan Park 68, Bogan 67*At Prairie Capitol Convention Center, SpringfieldLincoln 40, Cahokia 37*

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    Greer’s clutch effort helps Orr deny North Chicago

    Shot in the leg less than two weeks ago, Chicago Orr basketball player Tyquone Greer was expected to be done for the season. The senior was in uniform for Tuesday night’s Class 3A Hoffman Estates supersectional, and when the game was on the line, Greer was on the court. He made the most of his opportunity. Greer sank a 3-pointer with three seconds left on the clock — his only basket of the night — lifting Orr to a 71-68 win over North Chicago. Orr (25-4) will meet Morgan Park at 2:15 p.m. Friday in a state semifinal at the Civic Center in Peoria.

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    St. Charles East, Fremd open with scoreless tie

    After suffering through one of the toughest winters on record in the Chicago area, the girls soccer teams from Fremd and St. Charles East seemed somewhat satisfied just to be back outside playing Tuesday night in Palatine. While the nonconference teams played to a 0-0 standoff, both sides found many positives along the way.

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    Images from the Stevenson vs. Rockford Auburn boys Class 4A supersectional basketball game on Tuesday, March 18 in DeKalb.

    Images: Stevenson vs. Rockford Auburn boys basketball
    Stevenson High School won 63-49 over Rockford Auburn in the Class 4A Northern Illinois University boys basketball supersectional on Tuesday, March 18 in DeKalb. Stevenson advances as one of the final four teams in Peoria this weekend.

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    Batavia’s Mackenzie Foster collides with Plainfield Central goalie Tiffany Lenza while trying to kick the ball past her during the Bulldogs’ 5-0 win Tuesday in Batavia.

    Batavia opens with a blowout

    A soggy playing field, chilly conditions and only one outdoor preseason practice could have formed an ugly trifecta for Batavia High School’s 2014 girls soccer opener Tuesday night. But you never would have suspected that the Bulldogs faced any of these challenges by the way they played. Batavia erupted for four goals in the first 21 minutes, 53 seconds of the first half en route to a 5-0 non-conference victory over Plainfield Central at Bulldog Stadium.

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    Mundelein shuts out Rolling Meadows

    Michele Chernesky and Cristy Nambo each had a goal and an assist, and Ashley Nensel earned the shutout in goal, as Mundelein’s girls soccer team opened its season with a 3-0 nonconference win over host Rolling Meadows on Tuesday.

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    Buffalo Grove impresses in opener

    Mid-Suburban League girls soccer powerhouse Buffalo Grove came out firing in the first half of its season opener against St. Viator on Tuesday night. And when it was over, the Bison had made a major statement about their state ambitions after a 5-1 victory at Morris Field in Arlington Heights. The all-state duo of Kelli Zickert and Skylar Groth conjured up all sorts of trouble against the inexperienced home side. The Lions had their share of troubles early on against an ultra-talented side which welcomed back nearly all of its starting lineup from its 2013 Class 3A fourth-place club.

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    Streamwood’s Cassandra Adan (4) and Dundee-Crown’s Heily Ramirez (10) battle for the soccer ball during Tuesday’s game in Streamwood.

    Late goals lift Dundee-Crown over Streamwood

    The Dundee-Crown girls soccer team spent no time outside preparing for the season. The lack of time outside certainly didn’t hurt the offensive players for the Chargers. The defense could use a little work, but it was good enough Tuesday night. Heily Ramirez and Ashley Raby each scored in the final 4 minutes as D-C rallied past Streamwood for a 5-4 season-opening victory at Millennium Field.

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    Benet Academy players celebrate.

    Images: Glenbard North vs. Benet Academy boys basketball
    Glenbard North fell 59-62 to Benet Academy Tuesday, March 18 in Class 4A Hinsdale Central supersectional boys basketball. Benet advances as one of the final four teams in Peoria this weekend.

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    DePaul players celebrate after defeating St. John’s last week in the final of the Big East women’s tournament at the Allstate Arena. DePaul will face Oklahoma on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    DePaul women ready to go against Oklahoma

    The DePaul women are back in the NCAA basketball tournament for the 12th season in a row.

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    New York Knicks new team president Phil Jackson listens to a question during a news conference Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

    Phil Jackson still having a say about Bulls

    Phil Jackson was introduced as Knicks' president Tuesday and in the process made a couple points about two men of interest to Bulls' fans: Carmelo Anthony and Jerry Krause.

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    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn likes the direction his team is going as it gets ready to open the 2014 season.

    White Sox GM Hahn optimistically realistic about club

    General manager Rick Hahn says the White Sox have the pitching and young offensive talent to come together and contend this season. But Hahn is realistic and knows the Sox have a long ways to go after losing 99 games last year.

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    Schools to vote on football contact, pads proposal

    The IHSA’s legislative commission on Tuesday voted in a special session to refer a multifaceted proposal that would include prohibiting schools from allowing full contact or full pads football practices in the summer to the member schools for a vote.

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    After a year with the Detroit Lions, defensive end Israel Idonije (77) is returning to the Chicago Bears with a one-year deal.

    Bears bring back Idonije to help D-line

    The Bears on Tuesday brought back defensive lineman Israel Idonije with a one-year contract. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Idonije played for the Bears from 2004-12 and started 42 games with 20 1/2 sacks in his last three seasons in Chicago before signing with the Detroit Lions a year ago.

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    Senior all-arounder Matt Swanson of Hersey figures to be one of the Mid-Suburban League’s top competitors this season. Here, Swanson spins through a vault effort during last week’s MSL East vs. West meet at Barrington.

    Boys gymnastics: Scouting Northwest

    Here's a look at the boys gymnastics season ahead, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League.

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    One of Mike North’s favorite college basketball players this season is Creighton’s Doug McDermott, who is coached by his father, Greg McDermott.

    NCAA Tournament begins a perfect sports trifecta

    Mike North picks his winners for the upcoming NCAA men's basketball tournament, and he explains why he believes we're heading into the best time of year in sports.

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    Glenbard North coach Joe Larson celebrates an 84-81 a sectional win over Morton.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week
    The Daily Herald Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports images by our photographers featuring boys basketball, water polo and boys gymnastics.

Business

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    The Metronome is used for the new MetroMile platform. Customers can plug it into the vehicle’s onboard diagnostics port and download the free MetroMile mobile app to optimize their trips to save time and gas, and to diagnose check engine lights.

    MetroMile offers car insurance by the mile

    Kukec's eBuzz column features MetroMile, which offers pay-per-mile auto insurance as well as a device to monitor your mileage and an app to track trips, gas use and give engine diagnostics.

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    Salata restaurant will be located in part of this building at 1083 Lake Cook Road in Wheeling.

    Salata restaurant coming to Wheeling

    Salata, a restaurant chain that serves salads and salad wraps will open its first Illinois restaurant in Wheeling, Dan Campbell, the local franchisee and regional developer, said this week. He hopes to open by July 1 at 1083 Lake Cook Road in Lexington Commons Plaza.

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    The Garden Fresh store in Wheeling is closing March 25 and reopening March 26 at a bigger location in Buffalo Grove.

    Wheeling regrets loss of grocery store

    Now that the Garden Fresh grocery in Wheeling is closing March 25, so it can reopen in Buffalo Grove on March 26, Wheeling is hoping to attract another grocer to that space. But that might be a tall order, said John Melaniphy, Wheeling’s director of economic development.

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    Stocks climbed Tuesday, extending the best two-day gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in five weeks, as housing data bolstered confidence in the economy and Vladimir Putin said Russia isn’t seeking to split Ukraine.

    Stocks gain after reports on housing, Ukraine
    Encouraging news on the economy gave the stock market a boost on Tuesday. Stocks also rose on expectations that the conflict between Russia and the West wouldn’t escalate further. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is preparing to complete the annexation of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, but he said Tuesday that he won’t take over other areas of Ukraine.

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    One-third of all flights arrived late, including nearly half of all flights into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

    Winter storms foul airlines’ on-time performance

    U.S. airlines posted one of their worst January on-time performances ever, as winter storms pounded parts of the country. One-third of all flights arrived late, including nearly half of all flights into Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

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    General Motors CEO Mary Barra, seen here on Jan. 23, apologized for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to bring the cars in for repairs.

    Barra apologizes for deaths tied to recalled cars

    The top executive of General Motors apologized for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to bring the cars in for repairs. CEO Mary Barra, who is in her third month leading the company, also named a new global safety director to help prevent further recall problems.

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    U.S. consumer prices tick up just 0.1 percent

    Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation is tame. The consumer price index rose 0.1 percent in February, matching January’s increase, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

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    Hertz spinning off its equipment rental business

    Hertz plans to spin off its equipment rental business into a separate publicly traded company. The car rental company says it will receive about $2.5 billion in proceeds, which will be used to pay down debt and to support a new $1 billion stock buyback.

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    Organizers have also been referring workers to attorneys, who filed lawsuits in three states last week saying Oak Brook-based McDonald’s was stealing their wages in a variety of ways, such as by docking paychecks for the cost of their uniforms.

    Fast-food protests to spotlight ‘wage theft’

    Fast-food protests are planned for several U.S. cities Tuesday as labor organizers look to bring attention to practices they say illegally deprive workers of their wages.The protests are planned for about 30 cities, but it’s not clear what the scope of the turnout will be. It’s part of an ongoing campaign by labor groups to build support for pay of $15 an hour and bring attention to the rights of low-wage workers. Organizers have also been referring workers to attorneys, who filed lawsuits in three states last week saying Oak Brook-based McDonald’s was stealing their wages in a variety of ways, such as by docking paychecks for the cost of their uniforms.McDonald’s Corp. said it planned to investigate the allegations and take necessary actions. A representative for the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the planned protests.The protests by labor groups since late 2012 have captured national media attention and served as an important backdrop for President Obama’s push to lift workers’ wages. The White House wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, or about $21,000 a year for full-time work. That’s up from the current pay of $7.25 an hour, or $15,000 a year, which was last raised in 2009.Protests organizers are getting financial and organizational support from the Service Employees International Union, as well as local Democratic lawmakers and community leaders. In New York City, public advocate Tish James and others were expected to turn out Tuesday for a rally at a McDonald’s near the Empire State Building. “The lawsuits that were filed last week put McDonald’s on notice that fast food workers are aware that they’re getting their money stolen,” said Kendall Fells, who works for the Service Employees International Union but said he was “on loan” to the campaign for higher wages.Fells said the actions would target McDonald’s restaurants, although fast-food workers from across the industry would participate.The lawsuits filed in California, Michigan and New York against McDonald’s detail a variety of “wage theft” allegations. In Michigan, for example, workers said they were made to wait before clocking in for their shifts so restaurants could maintain a target ratio of labor costs as a percentage of revenue. The suit describes a detailed monitoring system by McDonald’s Corp. that closely tracks such metrics at its more than 14,000 restaurants in the U.S.While such practices are widespread across the industry, lawyers said they targeted McDonald’s because of its size and position as an industry leader. Turnout for past fast-food protests has varied greatly. In major cities, for example, TV crews and other media are alerted of a time and location the day before a large rally is planned. The crowd will then flood the restaurant, with workers and others speaking before dispersing or moving to another location after about a half hour. Elsewhere, the turnout has been much smaller and had little to no impact on operations. For Tuesday, organizers said protests were scheduled in about 30 cities including Detroit; Memphis, Tenn.; Milwaukee; and Oakland and Sacramento, Calif. They noted that the number of cities could rise. Brendan Brosh, a spokesman for James’ office, said the New York City public advocate plans to propose legislation that would establish a hotline where workers could anonymously report actions that amount to wage theft. The legislation would also give city agencies expanded authorities to investigate wage theft, he said.Brosh said James will also call on McDonald’s Corp. to amend its franchise agreements to “punish franchisees that engage in wage theft.”

Life & Entertainment

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    “One Night of Queen” plays at the Rosemont Theatre on Friday, March 21.

    Weekend picks: 'One Night of Queen' plays at the Rosemont

    Relive the revelries of such rock classics as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and more when the tribute concert “One Night of Queen” plays tonight at the Rosemont Theatre. Since the famed Swedish pop group ABBA has no plans to reunite, relive their heyday in the show ABBA Mania, which has been rescheduled to Friday at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall. Introduce kids to the glories of opera with “The Family Barber,” a condensed 60-minute version of Rossini's comedy “The Barber of Seville” sung in English this Saturday at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. And the Lake County Coin Club hosts its annual Coin Show at Warren Township High School Sunday for collectors and exhibitors alike.

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    “Me,” the latest release by Jo Dee Messina, repeatedly speaks of second stages in life.

    Jo Dee Messina shines on new album ‘Me’

    Jo Dee Messina opens her new album, “Me,” with a song title that declares she’s “Not Dead Yet.” The veteran country singer proved just that when fans rallied behind her Kickstarter campaign, helping her raise more than $100,000 for the recording of this 12-song collection. Messina’s declaration that she’s still alive and well comes across clearly on this playfully vibrant album.

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    Kathy Labbe, left, of Elgin and Toni Ballentine of Roselle enjoy glasses of wine at the 1913 Restaurant and Wine Bar in Roselle.

    Italian, French food and wine share spotlight at Roselle's 1913

    When new owners took over Impecca's space on Main Street in Roselle, they started tearing down the decor, peeling off layers of carpet, tile and concrete to reveal the original floor from when the space was built as a dairy in 1913. The spot reopened in January as 1913 Restaurant and Wine Bar, a tribute to the building's long history, and in a few short months it's managed to find welcoming crowds.

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    A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday rejected a motion to dismiss a case filed by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian against Chad Hurley, the co-founder of YouTube who posted video of their engagement on his new video-sharing website.

    Judge allows lawsuit over Kardashian-West proposal

    A lawsuit by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over leaked footage of their marriage proposal can proceed because it does not violate the free speech rights of the co-founder of YouTube, a judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling came as Superior Court Judge Ruth Ann Kwan rejected a motion by tech entrepreneur Chad Hurley seeking dismissal of the case against him on constitutional grounds.

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    Plan trip to see ill mother-in-law before it is too late

    Her husband makes all kinds of excuses why he won't travel to see his ill mother who is in her 90s. She wants to visit, but doesn't know if should go without her husband. Carolyn Hax says stop making excuses and plan the trip before it is too late.

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    Barrington native and novelist Veronica Roth, center, enjoys a moment on the set of the movie “Divergent” with star Shailene Woodley, left, and director Neil Burger. The author had a cameo.

    Chicago-set 'Divergent' sprang to life in author's Barrington bedroom

    Veronica Roth is a Barrington High School graduate with three best-sellers on her resume, plus an upcoming Hollywood film based on one of them. And she's only 25. During winter break from Northwestern, Roth would sleep until 1 p.m., then sit on her bed in Barrington and write a novel titled “Divergent,” the biggest young adult book to hit the printing press since Suzanne Collins' “Hunger Games.”

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    Kanye West has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last year in a special plea in which he maintains his innocence. West entered the plea through his attorney and did not attend the court hearing Monday.

    Kanye West pleads no contest in battery case

    Kanye West pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport in a special plea in which he maintains his innocence. West entered the plea Monday through his attorney and did not attend the court hearing. He was sentenced to two years of probation, 24 anger management therapy sessions and 250 hours of community service.

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    Night life events: March Madness deals at Thirsty Whale

    The first round of the NCAA tournament is in full throttle this weekend. At Thirsty Whale, Saturday GameDay drink specials are $2 Coors Lite bottles, $3 Coors Lite drafts, $6 “Hail” Marys and $4 Southern Comfort shots. Step up to the mic at America’s Bar for free karaoke starting at 10 p.m. every Sunday.

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    Sour Orange Pork Tenderloin with Black Beans is a Cuban-inspired dish.

    Citrus perks up pork tenderloin

    This Cuban-inspired dish uses a mix of fresh citrus juices to mimic the taste of a traditional sour orange ingredient. The combo gives the pork a tangy punch of flavor.

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    Sour Orange Pork Tenderloin With Black Beans

    Sour Orange Pork Tenderloin With Black Beans
    Sour Orange Pork Tenderloin With Black Beans

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    “The Macaroon Bible” by Dan Cohen

    From the Food Editor: Everyone’s a winner in the macaron vs. macaroon debate

    When is a macaron not a macaron? When it's a macaroon. Deborah Pankey explains how the long 'o' and coconut make all the difference. Also, women can learn how to connect to the land in a field-to-table retreat in Kohler, Wis., with outdoors gal Georgia Pellegrini.

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    Chris Pavone’s “The Accident” is an engaging thriller.

    ‘The Accident’ is suspenseful, gripping

    Chris Pavone, author of the compelling “The Expats,” returns with his new novel, “The Accident,” a journey into the world of book publishing and secrets. Literary agent Isabel Reed receives a hand-delivered manuscript from an anonymous author. She’s a bit put off, but when she starts reading the mysterious manuscript, she can’t put it down. The revelations in the narrative would easily create a scandal involving one of the world’s most powerful men.

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    Not content to sit around in retirement, Marie DeMar enrolled in culinary classes at Harper College. She said the program helped formalize the techniques she learned from her mother.

    Cook of the Week: Retiree returns to school to perfect culinary skills

    After retiring from 32 years at Oakton Community College, Marie DeMar went back to school. Three years ago the Mount Prospect woman enrolled in the culinary program at Harper College in Palatine looking to perfect the skills she gained from many years of watching her mom, Rosemary, cook.

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    Goat Cheese and Pistachio Spread
    Goat Cheese and Pistachio Spread: Marie DeMar

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    Marie DeMar gives her sliced chocolate chip and walnut biscotti a second round in the oven to make them crisp and ready for dunking.

    Chocolate Chip and Walnut Biscotti
    Chocolate Chip and Walnut Biscotti: Marie DeMar

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    Braciola
    Braciolei: Marie DeMar

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    Prospective in-laws most likely hate the distance not you

    Carolyn Hax asks young bride-to-be to try patience and understanding with in-laws. Especially due to long distance between them and their son.

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    “Symphonica” is the latest release by George Michael.

    George Michael in fine voice on live album

    Forget about the health issues and personal problems — George Michael sounds just fine, super in fact, on his first new album in seven years, recorded live during his 2011-2012 “Symphonica” tour in Europe. Time has not taken a toll on Michael’s voice, which if anything sounds more supple and emotive than during his earlier pop incarnations. Gone is the swagger and blatant “come and get it” sexuality, replaced by a more subtle singer happy to pay homage to Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye and other giants as the album unfolds.

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    Going into the recording studio for his third album, country singer-songwriter David Nail was ready to move beyond his reputation for emotionally heavy, slow ballads. So when he heard the song that would eventually become the first single from “I’m A Fire,” he realized it was a turnaround for both his career and his attitude.

    David Nail shuns sad-song reputation on new album

    Going into the recording studio for his third album, country singer-songwriter David Nail was ready to move beyond his reputation for emotionally heavy, slow ballads that painted him professionally into a box. So when he heard the song that would eventually become the first single from “I’m a Fire,” he realized it was a turnaround for both his career and his attitude. “When we found the song, ‘Whatever She’s Got,’ it was kind of like the perfect storm, the perfect song to kind of set us in motion, so to speak,” Nail, 34, said of the hooky upbeat love song that hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

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    Apricot Macaroons from Dan Cohen's "The Macaroon Bible"

    Apricot Macaroons
    Apricot Macaroons

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    Karen Hellman, Assistant Curator Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, examines the new photo exhibit “In Focus: Ansel Adams.” The exhibit opens Tuesday.

    ‘Best of best’ of Ansel Adams’ photos on display

    During the last years of his life, Ansel Adams pored over the tens of thousands of negatives he’d carefully stored since his teens, setting aside 70 he determined would stand as his greatest works of art. Adams offered to personally print, sign and sell sets of 25 photographs from them — but with several strings attached. Among the few dozen who made the cut to buy the prints were the late Leonard and Marjorie Vernon, prominent Southern California collectors whose set was given to the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2011 and is now the centerpiece of “In Focus: Ansel Adams,” which opens Tuesday.

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    Offering fresh ceviche with a have-it-your-way vibe, at My Ceviche in South Beach, you can pick a portion size, and add fish, shrimp, octopus or a combination, and choose one of six ceviche styles to dress it.

    South Beach can deliver on hole-in-the-wall dining

    South Beach simply doesn’t do subtle. But if you are willing to wander a few blocks from the beach — including some stretches that seem deserted — there is great grub to be found. It just requires some suspension of disbelief. That’s because both eateries — My Ceviche and La Sandwicherie — are quite literally holes in walls.

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    Jim Ryan

    Civic education crucial to improve our politics

    Guest columninst Jim Ryan: In order to diminish the ability of candidates and campaigns to deceive Illinois voters with cash and 30-second sound bites, Illinois needs a more politically educated electorate.

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    Making the AIDS crisis worse

    Columnist Michael Gerson: Some of America’s closest friends in Africa have turned with a vengeance on gay people. In Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan recently approved a law making homosexual acts punishable by a 14-year jail sentence and outlawing gay organizations. In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni signed legislation that requires a life sentence for serial offenders and mandates that witnesses report homosexual acts or face penalties themselves.

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    Uniform sentencing would be fairer
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: There seems to be no consistency in the federal, state or even local courts to the sentences that judges impose on criminals. A first-degree murder conviction may carry a life sentence in one state, the death sentence in another and only 15 years somewhere else.

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    Pregnancy should not be a punishment
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Mr. Peter Gennuso stated in a Feb. 26 letter that I failed to note in my own letter about “body sovereignty” that when a woman engages in sex, she has implicitly agreed to the potential consequences including nurturing an unborn life. It is not a valid argument,

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    Is anyone watching what president’s doing?
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: President Obama knew in 2010 that his claim “if you like your health plan you can keep it” was false but continued to state it. When the Benghazi and IRS scandals were revealed he said he was outraged and promised he would get to the bottom of both. Later he called them “phony scandals” despite his IRS chief taking the Fifth Amendment, and nobody has been interviewed by our DOJ who enforces only laws they like.

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    Judge abused power on ‘marriage’ licenses
    A Carol Stream letter to the editor: As a result of last month’s irresponsible judicial decision in Cook County which usurps the proper legislative process, some county clerks are now issuing same-sex “marriage” licenses across the state of Illinois.

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