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    Learn about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, during an April 24 “Learn from the Experts” nature program.

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    Republicans and Kansas state Reps. Susan Concannon, left, of Beloit, and Mario Goico, center, and House Majority Leader Jene Vickrey, right, of Louisburg, huddle during the House’s debate on gun rights legislation allowing guns to be carried, Saturday at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The House approved the legislation, 102-19, on Saturday, a day after the Senate passed it, 37-2. The measure goes next to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

    Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators gave final approval Saturday to a bill that would nullify city and county gun restrictions and ensure that it’s legal across the state to openly carry firearms, a measure the National Rifle Association sees as a nationwide model for stripping local officials of their gun-regulating power.

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    The West Bath Road childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer in Bath Township, Ohio, where Dahmer grew up and committed his first murder, is for sale in Ohio. The home is on a private wooded lot near Akron. It’s on the market for just under $300,000.

    Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home for sale in Ohio

    The house where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer grew up and committed his first murder is for sale again in northern Ohio. Situated on a private wooded lot in a wealthy neighborhood near Akron, the three-bedroom home is priced at $295,000.

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    Messages for passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, are seen on a board at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday.

    China ship hears ‘signal’; unclear if from missing plane

    Officials on Sunday were trying to confirm whether a “pulse signal” reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship in the Indian Ocean came from the missing Malaysian jetliner. The Australian agency coordinating the search for the missing plane said the electronic pulse signals detected by the Chinese ship are consistent with those of an aircraft black box. But the agency’s head,...

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    Afghan men line up outside a polling station to cast their ballots, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday.

    Afghans defy Taliban threat to vote in droves

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country’s wobbly government prepares to face down a ferocious insurgency largely on its own. Afghans by the millions crowded mosque courtyards and lined up at schools to vote, telling a war-weary world they want their voices...

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    A Woodridge father fatally stabbed his 3-year-old girl and then killed himself at their home on the 2700 block of Meadowdale Lane, police said.

    3-year-old girl killed in Woodridge murder-suicide

    A 3-year-old Woodridge girl briefly survived a stabbing attack by her father Friday, only to succumb to her wounds as doctors tried to save her life. Zuzanna Bzdek was found with her dead father, Robert Bzdek, in an apparent murder-suicide at their home at about 4:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Meadowvale Lane, authorities said.

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    Man leads police on chase, crashes in Hoffman Estates

    A male driver led a police chase through East Dundee that ended with his car striking a median on Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates Saturday night, authorities said. The driver was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center with injuries that were not life threatening after the single-vehicle crash.

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    Jeff Bauman plays catch with his dog Bandit, at his Carlisle, Mass., home. Bauman, who lost both his legs above the knee in the Boston Marathon bombing, played a key role in identifying the men suspected of placing the two devices.

    Victim in famous photo marks year since marathon

    The year since Jeff Bauman was pushed in a wheelchair from the Boston Marathon, his legs ravaged and his face ashen, has been marked by pain and difficulty but also by triumphs: He’s learned to walk on new prosthetic legs, he’s gotten engaged and he’s an expectant father.

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    Taliban stronghold sees many too scared to vote in Afghan election

    Nerkh, AFGHANISTAN — They were the only voters at a polling station here, and Taliban gunfire could be heard from the voting booth.

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    A waiting room was filled with applicants March 31 waiting to be called during a health care enrollment event at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, Calif.

    7 million enrolled — what next for health care reform?

    Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama’s health care law, but that doesn’t guarantee success for the country’s newest social program. Big challenges are lurking for the next enrollment season, which starts Nov. 15. Chief among them are keeping premiums and other consumer costs in check, and overhauling the enrollment process.

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    Fire leaves Oakbrook Terrace home with $50,000 in damage

    Oakbrook Terrace fire investigators are probing a blaze that left a two-story home with about $50,000 in damage Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

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    This undated image provided by Sariah English shows Eric and Charlotte Kaufman with their daughters, Lyra, 1, and Cora, 3. Rescuers have stabilized the condition of Lyra, with her family on a crippled sailboat hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico, and a U.S. Navy warship was headed toward the vessel, officials said Friday night.

    Navy warship en route to sick toddler on sailboat

    A U.S. Navy warship was headed Saturday to rescue a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a crippled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world. Slicing the Pacific at 25 knots, the USS Vandegrift was expected to reach the Rebel Heart in the late evening Saturday or early Sunday, a Navy spokeswoman said. The 36-foot sailboat was about 900 miles off the Mexican coast when it sent a satellite ping...

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    U.S. to deploy 2 more missile destroyers to Japan to address N. Korea threat

    TOKYO — The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday.

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    Secrecy surrounds execution drugs in most states

    ST. LOUIS — Dating to the days when the guillotine operator or the hangman wore a mask, a certain amount of anonymity has always surrounded executions. But that secrecy is increasingly coming under fire, with judges, death penalty opponents and lawyers questioning why so little can be known about a state’s most solemn responsibility.

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    Photos, some found at the site of the McPherson’s home after the mudslide, are posted on a board during Linda McPherson’s memorial service at the Darrington Community Center in Darrington, Wash., on Saturday. On March 22, she was home reading the newspaper with her husband, Gary McPherson, when a wall of mud buried their home. He was injured but survived.

    Unclear if Washington landslide lawsuits could win

    SEATTLE — The warnings could hardly have been clearer. One technical report told of the “potential for a large catastrophic failure” of the 600-foot hillside above a rural neighborhood near Oso, on the Stillaguamish River. Another noted plainly that it “poses a significant risk to human lives and private property.”

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    The Simply Vedic Cultural Society hosts the annual Festival of Colors in celebration of Holi, which rejoices at the arrival of spring. Participants like Natalie Barlowe of Glen Ellyn, left, and Danny Hochstatter, right, throw packets of colored powder/flour at each other in honor of the changing seasons in Naperville.

    ‘Festival of Colors’ returns to Naperville

    A “cloud of color” descended on downtown Naperville Saturday as the Simply Vedic Cultural Society hosted its annual celebration of the Hindu festival Holi. The sixth annual Festival of Colors was held at the Riverwalk to celebrate the arrival of spring and the culture of India. Organizers say the festival is an opportunity for people to forget past disagreements and “throw...

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    Tyler Bradley, 4, of St. Charles takes the wheel of a 1947 John Deere tractor at the Kane County Farm Bureau Touch-a-Tractor event Friday in St. Charles.

    Touch-A-Tractor continues Sunday in St. Charles

    The ninth annual Touch-A-Tractor event is being held this weekend on the front lawn of the Kane County Farm Bureau, Randall Road at Oak Street in St. Charles. The event continues 10 a.m. Sunday, April 6, and benefits Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation Ag Literacy and Scholarship Programs. Admission is free.

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    Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store in Lakewood, Colo. Phillips is appealing a recent ruling against him in a legal complaint filed with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission by a gay couple he refused to make a wedding cake for, based on his religious beliefs.

    Gay couple’s wedding cake becomes a cause

    The encounter at Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop lasted less than a minute. Phillips stepped out from behind the counter to meet customers Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins. They told him they wanted a cake to celebrate their own marriage. Phillips replied he couldn’t. Left unsaid was how making a gay wedding cake would violate his Christian faith, how he does not make ones for...

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    The annual Tornado and Severe Storms Seminar drew an overflow crowd Saturday who had to watch WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling’s presentation outside a Fermilab auditorium.

    Fermi hosts annual seminar on severe weather, climate change

    The enthusiasm to hear bad weather news was so great at Saturday's Tornado and Severe Storms seminar, an overflow crowd had to watch a televised version of WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling’s presentation outside Ramsey Auditorium. Lombard resident Jim Leyland and his grandson, Josh McGregor of North Aurora, were among the lucky ones who got a seat. “We want to learn about...

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    In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, Yoani Sanchez, a dissident blogger from Havana, Cuba, talks about the difficulties of practicing her brand of news gathering during a session at the 69th Annual General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association in Denver. The revelation that a U.S. government-funded program set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba is likely to pose new challenges for independent bloggers and exile groups that work to increase access to technology. Sanchez, the island’s most prominent dissident, began her activism with a blog and now has nearly 600,000 followers on Twitter.

    ‘Cuban Twitter’ a new hurdle for bloggers, exiles

    The revelation that a U.S. government-funded program set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba is likely to pose new challenges for independent bloggers and exile groups that work to increase access to technology.

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    Contestant Brian Gagla of Lake Zurich waits for his results after spinning the wheel, with Benjamin Ehlers with New Life Lutheran Church playing the role of Drew Carey of the Wheel of Fortune at the church’s game booth at Lake Zurich’s annual Business and Community Showcase on Saturday at Lake Zurich High School.

    Lake Zurich Area Chamber hosts its annual business and community showcase

    More than 80 exhibitors were highlighted during the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business and Community Showcase event Saturday at Lake Zurich High School.

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    Nevan Jeske

    Elgin teen faces felony drug charges

    An Elgin teen faces felony drug charges after police executed a search warrant on the 1000 block of Willow Way and seized 60 grams of marijuana, police said. A Kane County judge on Saturday ordered Nevan Jeske held on $35,000 bail.

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    In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 ile photo made by Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, topless Ukrainian protesters climb up a fence at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland.

    Images: Work of AP photographer killed in Afghanistan

    Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014, when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. Niedringhaus was a Pulitzer Prize winner.

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    This July 2, 2009, photo shows Chicago disc jockey Frankie Knuckles. Known as the “Godfather of House Music, he was also a producer, having done work for artists including Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.

    Notable deaths: Frankie Knuckles, Charles Keating

    Frankie Knuckles, a Grammy-winning Chicago disc jockey known as the “Godfather of House Music” who worked with artists including Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, has died at age 59.Knuckles died Monday in Chicago, the Cook County medical examiner said Tuesday. The medical examiner said a cause of death was not available.

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    Wendy Petrusha, owner of Two Men And A Truck locations in North Aurora and Crystal Lake, is holding a donation drive for Mother’s Day items for Lazarus House in St. Charles and Home of the Sparrow in McHenry. She has eight donation boxes in various locations to collect items.

    Movers aim to make Mother’s Day special for homeless moms

    Dave Heun talks to the owner of the local Two Men And A Truck franchise to learn more about what the company is doing for the moms at Lazarus House in St. Charles.

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    Asma Yasmin of Wheeling, left, listens to Health Educator Chloe Watson of Chiro One talk about spinal health during the Wheeling Township Elementary School District 21 Wellness Fair at London Middle School Saturday.

    Health fair held Saturday in Wheeling

    Wheeling Township Elementary School District 21 held a Wellness Fair Saturday morning at London Middle School. The free event was open to community members of all ages.

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    Ill. House OKs lower-cost hunting bill for seniors

    A proposal that would lower the cost of fishing and hunting licenses for seniors is moving through the Illinois Legislature. The House passed a measure on Friday that would lower the cost of licenses by $1 for those 75 and older. Those hoping to save a little money must also be enrolled in the Benefits Access Program with the Illinois Department on Aging.

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    Quinn’s running mate takes new consulting job

    Illinois lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas has taken a new job with a Chicago-based consulting firm. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn selected Vallas as his 2014 running mate last year. At the time, Vallas was school superintendent in Bridgeport, Conn. He left that job earlier this year after a two-year tenure in which critics pushed for his ouster.

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    Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, center, surrounded by party members, speaks during a news conference, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday.

    The candidates for Afghanistan’s presidential election

    Eight candidates are vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan’s election on Saturday. A look at the field:

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    The issues dominating Afghanistan’s elections

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Several issues are at the top of Afghans’ minds as they go to the polls Saturday. High among them is deteriorating security as the country undergoes its first democratic transition of power in history. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is barred by the constitution from seeking a third term in office. The most often mentioned issues include:

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    An Afghan woman searches voters before they enter a polling station to cast their ballots, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday.

    Images: The Afghanistan elections

    Across Afghanistan, voters turned out in droves Saturday to cast ballots in a crucial presidential election. The Taliban threatened to target voters and polling places, but there were few instances of violence. Instead, those wanting to cast ballots joined long lines and expressed pride for security forces guarding the election and a willingness to stand up for their country.

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    AP reporter in stable condition in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan — An Associated Press correspondent shot and wounded while covering preparations for elections in Afghanistan was in stable condition Saturday and receiving medical treatment at a military hospital in Kabul.

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    Tom Zengeler, owner of Zengeler Cleaners, hands donated prom dresses to Enrique Tovar in a van at the cleaners in Northbrook on Saturday. The dresses are being delivered to Chicago for girls from needy families as part of the Glass Slipper Project.

    Donated dresses brighten prom for thousands

    More than 4,000 prom dresses made their way from Northbrook to a disadvantaged area of Chicago Saturday morning — the result of donations made by suburban students, businesses and civic organizations. As it has since 1999, Zengeler Cleaners’ Northbrook headquarters took responsibility for gathering, storing, repairing, cleaning and ultimately delivering the dresses.

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    St. Charles man dies after apparent heart attack on I-90 near Gilberts

    A St. Charles man died Saturday morning after apparently suffering a heart attack that caused him to crash his vehicle into a pickup truck parked in a construction zone on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway near Gilberts. Illinois State Police received reports at 9:37 a.m. of a vehicle weaving out of control on the tollway before hitting the parked pickup.

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    Frank Bart

    Water agency leader says panel doesn’t want to work with Wauconda mayor

    To join the agency that provides drinking water to a dozen Lake County communities, Wauconda officials will have to select a representative other than Mayor Frank Bart, the leader of the group’s board said Friday. “I don’t think anyone would want the mayor to sit at our table right now,” said Rich Hill, chairman of the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency board.

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    Jim Faulstich stands in a field of native Big Bluestem grass with two of his dogs, Moe and Buck, at Daybreak Ranch near Highmore, S.D. When the farm economy went sour in the 1980s, Faulstich realized he wasn’t operating in tune with nature and needed to change his ways to survive. He credits federal and state conservation programs for helping to make his transformation feasible, plus initiatives by wildlife habitat groups.

    Conservationists claim victory on new farm bill

    Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law. Farmers will be required to use good conservation practices on highly erodible lands and protect wetlands to qualify for crop insurance subsidies. And the law requires “sodsaver” protections to discourage farmers from plowing up...

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    Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. moved to Ala. prison

    Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from the federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum security prison camp in Montgomery.

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    Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling of WGN-TV talks at the Tornado & Severe Storm Seminar at Fermilab in Batavia.

    Seminar at Batavia’s Fermilab to focus on severe weather

    Illinois’ recent bout with severe weather — and the state’s response to it — will be the focus of a seminar with WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling and the director of the National Weather Service.

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    Police investigate the scene of an accident on a dead-end street where a car containing five passengers plunged into Steinway Creek in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in New York. The New York Police Department says four of five people pulled from a vehicle submerged in a New York City creek have died. The fifth apparently escaped serious injury and is in stable condition.

    Car flips into Queens creek, 4 dead, 1 hurt

    A car headed down a dead-end street in Queens hit a curb and flipped into a creek, killing four passengers, authorities said Saturday.

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    Muti to deliver graduation speech at Northwestern

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti will deliver the address at Northwestern University’s spring commencement. And the school plans to honor Stevie Wonder at the ceremony.

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    Solomon Islands flooding kills 14, destroys homes

    Flash floods in the Solomon Islands have killed 14 people and left thousands more homeless, authorities said Saturday.

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    Illinois wetland project gets federal grant

    A northern Illinois environmental group is getting a $50,000 grant to help restore habitat for waterfowl and marsh birds.

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    Chicago man facing charges in 2nd killing

    A man already jailed awaiting trial in a 2012 Chicago killing has been ordered held on $2 million bond in a shooting death two years earlier.

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    Mental health services to relocate to Libertyville

    The Lake County health department is moving its adult mental health program from its longtime home in Round Lake Park to a renovated facility in unincorporated Libertyville where it will be combined with primary care service.

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    Rich Dunne

    Elgin councilman pushes for remote attendance

    With a vacant seat on the Elgin City Council, it’s more important than ever accommodations be made for remote attendance at council meetings, some officials argue. The Open Meetings Act allows members of public bodies to attend meetings by audio or video conference when they can’t be there in person due to illness, employment-related absences or emergencies.

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    Hanover Park electricity rates expected to increase

    The average Hanover Park homeowner has pocketed more than $200 in savings since the village adopted an electrical aggregation plan. But future savings are projected to slide as the village’s consultant, the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Cooperative, prepares to negotiate the lowest rates it can get from power source providers.

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    Bartlett High School freshmen Aishwarya Jois and Ivana Bozic, right, start building the smartphone app.

    Bartlett High School students invent ‘Fittastick’ app

    After clinching the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a team of Bartlett High School students are on their way to turning their concept into a live smartphone app. A tech mentor arrived at the school Friday to help students build Fittastick, which combines fitness stats with social networking. “It tends to open students’ eyes that there are opportunities outside of the walls of the...

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    Robert Peickert

    A twist in battle for DuPage Democrat leadership

    In the latest twist in the drama over who’s going to lead the Democratic Party in DuPage County, state Sen. Tom Cullerton says he won’t challenge party Chairman Robert Peickert. But a Naperville man is planning to run against Peickert during this month’s local Democratic convention. “I have been committed to electing Democrats for years now,” Bill Habel said in...

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    lcalpaca_2NE102305JS Photo0452051 John Starks Photo /// Show alpacas are judged in the ring at the Lake County Fairgrounds Sunday as during the Fourth Annual Northern Illinois Alpaca Extravaganza.

    Lake fairgrounds gets solar panels, seeks permission for them later

    Lake County Fair Association representatives came to the Grayslake village board this week seeking permission to construct solar panels on part of the main exhibit hall’s roof — after the work had been completed. “I’m surprised, with the amount of collaboration that we have with the fairgrounds, that these panels got installed prior to seeking approval,” Trustee...

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    State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat, speaks with state Rep. La Shawn Ford, a Chicago Democrat, on the Illinois House floor. Chapa LaVia says she isn’t working toward a state takeover of the Illinois High School Association.

    Aurora lawmaker, IHSA clash over sports proposal

    A suburban Democrat has clashed with the Illinois High School Association over whether the state would take over its responsibilities to run a vast prep sports domain that includes everything from football to bass fishing. While the control issue is generating concern among coaches and the IHSA, State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat, said transparency is what she’s ultimately...

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    District 50 Hunger awareness event:

    Third grade classrooms at Woodland Elementary West will participate in the Empty Bowls food drive at 6:30 p.m., April 9, at the school, 17371 W. Gages Lake Road, Gages Lake.

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    Tree, bench donation program:

    Vernon Hills residents can honor a special person or commemorate a birthday or anniversary by donating a tree or bench in a park.

Sports

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    If Jose Abreu makes the necessary adjustments as the season goes along, Matt Spiegel says watch out.

    We’ve learned a thing or two about our baseball teams

    One week in, we fight temptation to offer grand pronouncements and refuse to draw long-term conclusions about our local sports teams. Except when we’re sure we’re right. I do think we’ve already learned a few things.

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    A record night at the foul line had Wisconsin seconds away from a trip to the national title game. What the Badgers needed was perfection. Mundelein-area native Ben Brust and Sam Dekker each scored 15 points, but Traevon Jackson missed a free throw with 16 seconds left and Wisconsin was left stunned after Aaron Harrison's 3 from the wing with 5.7 seconds to play gave Kentucky a 74-73.

    Wisconsin falls short in heartbreaking fashion

    A record night at the foul line had Wisconsin seconds away from a trip to the national title game. What the Badgers needed was perfection. Mundelein-area native Ben Brust and Sam Dekker each scored 15 points, but Traevon Jackson missed a free throw with 16 seconds left and Wisconsin was left stunned after Aaron Harrison's 3 with 5.7 seconds to play gave Kentucky the 74-73 win.

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    Wolves clinch playoff berth

    The Chicago Wolves clinched the 16th postseason berth in their 20-year history with a 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday night before 10,126 at Allstate Arena.Left wing Derek Nesbitt’s power-play goal at 3:55 of the third period proved to be the game-winner for the Wolves, who also received an early goal from defenseman Jani Hakanpaa and empty-net goals from forwards Alexandre Bolduc and Adam Cracknell. Jake Allen stopped 24 of 25 shots to earn his AHL-leading 30th win of the season.The Wolves (40-20-5-4) also clinched the Amtrak Rivalry trophy as they have won seven of their 10 meetings with the Admirals (34-23-6-7). Every game had been decided by 1 goal until this one.

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    Softball: Saturday’s results
    *Saturday’s results*Romeoville 6, Rosary 1Romeoville 7, Rosary 3Wauconda 10, Larkin 0 (5 innings)Wauconda 14, Larkin 9Crystal Lake South 19, IMSA 0Bartlet 7, Union County (KY) 2Bartlett 3, Beech (KY) 2Creekwood (TN) 1, Bartlett 0*MUNDELEIN 8, GRYASLAKE CENTRAL 7Grayslake Central 002 201 2 —7-8-1Mundelein 200 132 x —8-12-62B: Mund: Rosenow.HR: GC: Marshall.WP: DeVito; LP: Heraty.*WAUCONDA 10, LARKIN 0 (5 INN.)Larkin 000 00 —0-0-3Wauconda 207 01 —10-9-02B: Wauc: Nee.3B: Wauc: Nee.WP: Wedl.*WAUCONDA 13, LARKIN 9Larkin 201 500 1 —9-7-3Wauconda 001 660 x —13-10-72B: Wauc: Wedl 2, Ricci.WP: Redmann.*LAKES 10, PRAIRIE RIDGE 0Prairie Ridge 000 000 —0-6-XLakes 001 081 —10-18-XHR: Lks: Hohenstatt.WP: Dishinger.*Carmel 12, cary-grove 1 (5 INN>)WP: DiCara; LP: DeGroote.Carmel 250 50 —12-14-0Cary-Grove 000 01 —1-2-5WP: DiCara; LP: Purpura.*cary-grove 8, carmel 2Carmel 100 000 1 —2-6-2Cary-Grove 700 700 x —8-7-0WP: Zasadil; LP: Petrus.*STEVENSON 9, HERSEY 8Stevenson 400 203 0 —9-11-1Hersey 02 213 0 —8-10-12B: Stev: Cortesi; Her: Wingerter.3B: Stev: Porzycki.WP: Peterson; LP: Denton.*HERSEY 10, STEVENSON 9Stevenson 330 021 0 —9-11-3Hersey 312 300 1 —10-17-12B: Stev: Porzycki, Yonkovi, Noronha; Her: Sychowski, Zouras, Wingerter, Butler.3B: Stev: Koenigs; Her: Wingerter.HR: Stev: Koenigs.WP: Denton; LP: Mankus.*VERNON HILLS 8, PALATINE 4Palatine 400 000 0 —4-11-1Vernon Hills 302 020 x —7-12-12B: VH: Saliba, Comitor.WP: Ster; LP: Boisvert.*At Jacobs QuadHoffman Estates 3, Jacobs 0Hoffman E. 210 000 0 -3-6-0Jacobs 000 000 0 -0-3-22B: HE — Wolinski; J — Borchert. HR: HE — Allan.WP: Allan; LP: Borg.*Jacobs 13, Antioch 5Antioch 212 000 0 -5-9-3Jacobs 243 211 x -13-9-12B: A — Foote 2, Hoffman.HR: J — Lach.WP: Peters; LP: Wagner.*At Rockford East TournamentHampshire 19, Durand 2 (5 Innings)Hampshire 410 (10)4 -19-18-2Durand 200 00 -2-1-42B: H — Hurst, Widmayer, DeChant.3B: H — DeChant. HR: H — DeChant 2.WP: Hurst.*Marian Central 6, Hampshire 3Marian C. 101 210 1 -6-6-0Hampshire 001 101 0 -3-8-22B: MC — Chmiel, Faunce; H — Hurst, Widmayer.WP: Geisi; LP: Widmayer.*Hampshire 19, Roc. Jefferson 0 (4 Inn.)Hampshire 690 4 -19-24-0Rockford J. 000 0 -0-1-52B: H — Finn, Snider, Lapi, DeChant 2, Doyle.HR: H — Snider, DeChant.WP: Widmayer; LP: Morales.*Crystal Lake South 10, Rockford East 0CL South 210 061 0 -10-13-0Rockford E. 000 000 0 -0-2-02B: CLS — Schettl, Terry, Ciavarella.HR: CLS — Terry, McLean.WP: Burgard.*Rockford Boylan 14, Crystal Lake South 3Boylan 331 007 0 -14-14-0CL South 000 102 0 -3-6-32B: CLS — Perdakaris. LP: Massie.*OthersElk Grove 10, Elgin 0 (5 Innings)Elk Grove 204 31 -10-15-0Elgin 000 00 -0-4-42B: EG — Sloan 2, Picchi.WP: Eul; LP: Rago (0-3).*Geneva 3, Burlington Central 2Burlington C. 000 020 0 -2-4-2Geneva 000 000 3 -3-7-22B: G — Geary.WP: Fanella; LP: Gaylord.*Carmel 12, cary-grove 1 (5 Innings)Carmel 250 50 -12-14-0Cary-Grove 000 01 -1-2-52B: CG — PurpuraWP: DiCara; LP: DeGroote.*cary-grove 8, carmel 2Carmel 100 000 1 -2-6-2Cary-Grove 700 100 x -8-7-02B: CG — PurpuraWP: Zasadil; LP: Petrus.*willowbrook 12, hinsdale central 9 (game 1)Hinsdale Central 330 200 1 —9-8-1Willowbrook 003 270 x —12-13-1HR: HC: Koffron (2); W: Marczewski. WP: Dannenberg; LP: Berlin.*Hinsdale central 17, willowbrook 14 (Game 2)Hinsdale Central 060 316 1 —17-21-5Willowbrook 1000 202 0 —14-18-1

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    Girls soccer: Saturday’s results
    *Saturday’s results*At Huntley Invitehuntley 1, glenbard north 0Huntley 0 1 —1Glenbard North 0 0 —0Scoring — H — Maravigila.Goalkeepers — H — Galason (0 saves), GN — DePinto (6 saves).*larkin 2, montini 1Larkin 1 1 —2Montini 0 1 —1Scoring — L — Bridgers (Nunez), Moreno (Nunez).Goalkeepers — L — Villagomez (10 saves).*honenegah 4, larkin 1Honenegah 2 2 —4Home 0 1 —1Scoring — L — Bridgers (UA).Goalkeepers — Villagomez (16 saves).*Harlem 2, Huntley 1Huntley 0 1 —1Harlem 1 1 —2Scoring — Hunt — Jakubowski (Parks).Goalkeepers — Hunt — Galason (3 saves).*Elgin 1, Leyden 0Leyden 0 0 —0Elgin 0 1 —1Scoring — E — Santiago (UA).Goalkeepers — E — Demel (10 saves).*Cary-Grove 1, Elk Grove 0Elk Grove 0 0 —0Cary-Grove 1 0 —1Scoring — C-G — Airhart (Sobieszczyk).Goalkeepers — EG — Solorio (6 saves); C-G — Olsen (2 saves).*streamwood 2, willowbrook 2Streamwood —2Willowbrook —2Scoring — S — Blanco (McGlone), Carroll (Blanco).Goalkeepers — S — Guindon (5 saves).*St. Charles East 2, St. Edward 0St. Edward 0 0 —0St. Charles E. 0 2 —2Scoring — SCE — Hilton (Buetow), Hilton (UA).*glenbard south 8, peotone 0Peotone 0 0 —0Glenbard South 4 4 —8Scoring — GS: Miglio (UA), Rausch (Benner), Larson (UA), Miglio (UA), Van Teylingen (Miglio), Moore (UA), Ziegler (Pyle), Benner (Moore). Goalkeepers — P: Prium (12), Wheeler (0); GS: Wescott (O).*metea valley 1, waubonsie valley 1Waubonsie Valley 1 0 —1Metea Valley 0 1 —1Scoring — WV: Fuller (UA); MV: Eriksen-Russo (Kentgen). Goalkeepers — WV: Rigby; MV: Johnson (4).*glenbard east 9, fenton 0Fenton 0 0 —0Glenbard East 7 2 —9Scoring — GE: Paganucci (UA), Ward (Ruffer), Paganucci (Hallcox), Ewoldt (Chlebek), Whipple (Hallcox), Ruffer (Whipple), Ruffer (Paganucci), Fulton (PK), Valgiusti (Whipple). Goalkeepers — F: Mendoza (9); GE: Anderson (2).*Huntley 1, Glenbard North 0Huntley 0 1 —1Glenbard North 0 0 —0Scoring — H: Maraviglia. Goalkeepers — H: Galason (0). GN: DePinto (6)*Barrington 7, Schaumburg 0Schaumburg 0 0 —0Barrington 6 1 —7Barrington — Szczesny (Ackermann, Niro), Acermann (Niro), Madden (Ackermann), Schutter (Madden, Szczesny), Fox (Szczesny), Ackermann (U/A), Ackermann (Caplin).Goalkeepers — Sch: Ardagh; Bar: Luedtke, Dargis.*cary-grove 1, elk grove 0Elk Grove 0 0 —0Cary-Grove 1 0 —1Cary-Grove — Airhart (Sobieszczyk).Goalkeepers — EG: Solorio (6 saves); CG: Olsen (12 saves).*Elgin 1, Leyden 0Leyden 0 0 —0Elgin 0 1 —1Elgin — Santiago (UA).Goalkeepers — Elg: Demel (10 saves).*

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    Boys volleyball: Saturday’s results
    *Saturday’s results*Lincoln Way West d. South Elgin 25-15, 25-12.South Elgin d. Plainfield Central 25-18, 15-25, 15-8.South Elgin d. Stagg 25-18, 25-21.South Elgin d. Shepard 25-22, 25-21.*West Aurora invitationalteam resultsSt. Viator 3-1. 5th Place Silver Division Winners*team scoresGold bracket — Semifinals: Joliet West c. St. Charles North 24-26, 25-22, 25-16; Glenbard North d. Schaumburg 25-24, 25-21; Championship: Glenbard North d. Joliet West 17-25, 25-21, 25-10; 3rd place: Schaumburg d. St. Charles North 25-19, 25-10Silver bracket — Semifinals: West Aurora d. Geneva 10-25, 25-22, 25-17; St. Viator d. Oswego 25-12, 25-16Championship: St. Viator d. West Aurora 26-24, 25-15; 3rd place: Geneva d. Oswego 21-25, 25-13, 25-10Bronze bracket — Semfinals: Wheeling d. Oswego East 25-13, 25-20; Bolingbrook d. Joliet Central 25-15, 25-15Championship: Bolingbrok d. Wheeling 25-22, 25-21; 3rd place: Joliet Central d. Oswego East 25-23, 27-25*individual resultsAttack: StV: Wolf 84-99 (37 kills), Schiller 29-36 (15 kills), Drab 30-40 (10 kills), Cieniawa 33-39 (13 kills). Woods 8-10 (4 kills), Hogan 2-2 (2 kills); Whl: Kapadia 5-6 (1 kill), Stephani 8-10 (3 kills), Flores 9-10 (6 kills), Zacarias 1-3, Kais 27-33 (17 kills), Castillo 17-18 (13 kills), Schultz 20-21 (12 kills), Rybak 10-14 (3 kills). Serving: StV: Brunetti 30-32 (2 aces), Wolf 34-41 (8 aces), Tun 31-33, Schiller 19-24, Woods 6-7; Whl: Kapadia 16-19 (3 aces), Stephani 21-24 (2 aces), Salgado 15-16 (1 ace), Zacarias 4-5, Carvajal 7-9 (1 ace), Kais 20-23 (2 aces), Castillo 10-14, Schultz 13-17, Rybak 14-18.Setting: StV: Brunetti 160-165 (56 assists), Knox 68-72 (26 assists); Whl: Kapadia 166-180 (49 assists), Stephani 6-6, Flores 2-3, Salgado 0-1, Zacarias 2-2, Kais 4-4, Castillo 2-2, Rybak 2-2 (1 assist).Digs: StV: Tun 29, Wolf 26, Brunetti 13; Whl: Kapadia 2, Stephani 25, Flores, Salgado 9, Zacarias 8, Carvajal, Kais 21, Castillo 2, Schultz 4, Rybak.Blocks: Whl: Flores 2, Zacarias1, Kais 3, Castillo, Schultz 1.*Wheaton Warrenville South invitationalteam results1st, Lincoln-Way East, 2nd, New Trier, 3rd, Naperville Central, 4th, Lake Park, 5th, Brother Rice, 6th, Downers Grove South, 7th, Lincoln-Way Central, 8th, Barrington, 9th, DeSmet, 10th, Wheaton Warrenville South, 11th, Sandburg, 12th, Moeller, 13th, Glenbrook North, 14th, Buffalo Grove, 15h, Waubonsie Valley, 16th, Hilliard Darby, 17th, Naperville North, 18th, Minooka, 19th, Metea Valley, 20th, Neuqua Valley, 21st, Andrew, 22nd, Oak Park-River Forest, 23rd, Marist, 24th, St. Rita.*team scoresGold Flight QuarterfinalsLincoln Way East d. Barrington 25-15, 25-21Naperville Cen. d. Downers Grove So. 23-25, 25-17, 25-16Lake Park d. Brother Rice 30-28, 25-22New Trier d. Lincoln-Way Central 25-19, 25-23*Semifinals (Consolation)Downers Grove South d. Barrington 25-21, 25-20Brother Rice d. Lincoln-Way Central 25-17, 25-18*Semifinals (Championship)Lincoln Way East d. Naperville Central 25-22, 2-16New Trier d. Lake Park 25-17, 22-25, 25-22*7th, Lincoln-Way Central d. Barrington 19-25, 25-17, 25-225th, Brother Rice d. Downers Grove So. 19-25, 25-17, 26-243rd, Naperville Central d. Lake Park 26-24, 17-25, 15-11ChampionshipLincoln Way East d. New Trier 25-23, 25-21*Silver Flight QuarterfinalsDeSmet d. Waubonsie Valley 25-15, 25-12Sandburg d. Glenbrook North 25-20, 25-20Moeller d. Hilliad Darby 25-20, 25-13Weaton Warrenville So. d. Buffalo Grove 25-12, 25-22*Semifinals (Consolation)Glenbrook North d. Waubonsie Valley 25-23, 25-20Buffalo Grove d. Hilliard Darby 25-22, 25-17*Semifinals (Championship)DeSmet d. Sandburg 22-25, 25-22, 25-23Wheaton Warrenville So. d. Moeller 25-27, 25-23, 25-20*15th, Waubonsie Valley d. Hilliard Drby 25-22, 24-26, 25-1913th, Glenbrook North d. Buffalo Grove 25-22, 25-1211th, Sandburg d. Moeller 19-25, 31-29, 25-23

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    Girls badminton: Saturday’s scoreboard
    Saturday’s results*Girls badminton Saturday’s results Lockport invitationalteam scoresBuffalo Grove 32, Thornton Fractional South 30, Lockport 21, Lincolnway Central 16, Bradley Bourbanais 16, Oak Lawn 14, Lincolnway West 14, Reavis 12, West Aurora 10, Lincolnway East.*individual resultsSingles — No.1: 1.Gomez (TFS), 2.Murdrock (LC), 3.Schwartz (BG); No.2: 1.Breshock (TFS), 2.Kolyvas (LC), 3.Kolenchery (BG); No.3: 1.Pazko (TFS), 2.McClellan (BG), 3.Thanibat (OL).Doubles — No.1: 1.Sommers/Jambrone (BG), 2.Olson/Sahid (WA); No.2: 1.Berns/Fortman (BG), 2.Hueckstadt/Inczauskia (L); No.3: 1.Appelt/Mayer (BG), 2.Dankowski/Panlikova (OL); No.4: 1.Peterson/MacDonald (BG), 2.Howard/Hah (BB).*Rolling Meadows quadteam scoresZion-Benton 18, Rolling Meadows 17, Elgin 6, Plainfield Central 1.match resultsRolling Meadows 7, Elgin 0Singles — No.1: Cantieri (RM) d. Fossa 21-14, 21-18; No.2: Sukhbaatar (RM) d. Patel 21-19, 21-7; No.3: Mrstik (RM) d. Dimas 21-6, 21-10; No.4: Shah (RM) d. Douangbopha 21-11, 21-15.Doubles — No.1: Gallagher/Poduch (RM) win by fft; No.2: Hemm/Bucolt (RM) d. Hoberg/Chino 21-16, 21-6; No.3: Dungan/Ishiura (RM) d. Gutierrez/McBride 21-10, 21-4.*Zion-Benton 4, Rolling Meadows 3Singles — No.1: Turner (ZB) d. Cantieri 21-?, 19-21, 21-19; No.2: Douglas (ZB) d. Sukhbaatar 21-15, 21-19; No.3: Mrstik (RM) d. Lee 15-21, 21-17, 21-19; No.4: Tonin (ZB) d. Shah 21-9, 21-11.Doubles — No.1: Woolard/Potocek (ZB) d. Gallagher/Poduch 21-19, 24-22; No.2: Hemm/Bucolt (RM) d. Neargardner/Catlin 21-18, 21-14; No.3: Dungan/Ishiura (RM) d. Adams/Celestino 15-21, 21-17, 21-13.*Rolling Meadows 7, Plainfield Central 0Singles — No.1: Cantieri (RM) d. Hacias-Bedolla 21-7, 21-8; No.2: Sukhbaatar (RM) d. Hlade 21-7, 21-9; No.3: Mrstik (RM) d. Gamez 21-11, 21-5; No.4: Shah (RM) d. Dimagiba 21-10, 21-9.Doubles — No.1: Gallagher/Poduch (RM) d. Rosenmayer/Najeeg 21-10, 10-21, 21-9; No.2: Hemm/Bucolt (RM) d. Krsanac/Pay 21-7, 21-12; No.3: Dungan/Ishiura (RM) d. Porter/Barrios 21-15, 21-12.*

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    Boys tennis: Saturday’s results
    *Saturday’s results*AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC 4, ROUND LAKE 1Singles — No. 1: Cebulski (ACC) d, Tobias 8-7 (4); No. 2: Trevino (RL) d. Fredrick 8-2.Doubles — No. 1:O’Doyle/Lavoy (ACC) d. Rangel/Asunsion 8-0; No. 2: Perez/Harreld (ACC) d. Castillo/Tellez 8-2; No. 3: Weir/Carnge (ACC) d. Herra/Ortiz 8-1.*hampshire 4, round lake 1Singles — No. 1: Hougland (HAmp) d. Tobias 8-0; No. 2: Trevino (RL) d. Higa 8-6.Doubles — No. 1: Dahlberg/West (Hamp) d. Rangel/Asuncion 8-0; No. 2: Tolentino/Gara (Hamp) d. Herrera/Tellez 8-5; No. 3: Majeed/Steuber (Hamp) d. Morales/Velasquez 8-0.*ROUND LAKE 4, STREAMWOOD 1Singles — No. 1: Veltkamp (Stdw) d. Asuncion 8-2; No. 2: Rangel (RL) d. Ghayal 8-5.Doubles — No. 1: Trevino/Tobias (RL) d. James/Nayi 8-2; No. 2: Tellez/Herrera (RL) d. Santos/Patel 8-6; No. 3: Castillo/Ortiz (RL) d. Lopez/Benigro 8-5.*hampshire 5, streamwood 0Singles - No. 1: Hougland (H) d. Veltkamp, 8-1; No. 2: Higa (H) d. Duff, 8-4.Doubles - No. 1: Dahlberg/West (H) d. James/Nayi, 8-1 ; No. 2: Tolention/Gara (H) d. Santos/Patel, 8-0 ; No. 3: Majeed/Steuber (H) d. Lopez/Benigno, 8-3.*hampshire 4, round lake 1Singles - No. 1: Hougland (H) d. Tobias, 8-0; No. 2: Trevino (RL) d. Higa 8-6.Doubles - No. 1: Dahlberg/West (H) d. Rangel/Asuncion, 8-0; No. 2: Tolentino/Gara (H) d. Herrera/Tellez, 8-5; No. 3: Majeed/Steuber (H) d. Morales/Velasquez, 8-0.*aurora central catholic 5, streamwood 0Singles - No. 1: Cebulski (ACC) d. Veltkamp, 8-6; No. 2: Carnge (ACC) d. Duff, 8-5.Doubles - No. 1: O’Doyle/Lavoy (ACC) d. James/Nayi, 8-2; No. 2: Perez/Harreld (ACC) d. Santos/Patel, 8-0; No. 3: Saltiyeral/Weir (ACC) d. Lopez/Mei, 8-2.*Round lake 4, streamwood 1Singles - No. 1: Veltkamp (S) d. Asuncion, 8-2; No. 2: Rangel (RL) d. Ghayal, 8-5.Doubles - No. 1: Trevino/Tobias (RL) d. James/Nayi, 8-2; No. 2: Tellez/Herrera (RL) d. Santos/Patel, 8-6; No. 3: Castillo/Ortiz (RL) d. Lopez/Benigro, 8-5.*hampshire 4, aurora central catholic 1Singles - No. 1: Hougland (H) d. Cebulski, 8-0; No. 2: Higa (H) d. Saltijeral, 8-2.Doubles - No. 1: Dahlberg/West (H) d. Lavoy/O’Doyle, 8-3; No. 2: Tolentino/Gara (H) d. Harreld/Perez, 8-2; No. 3: Cainge/Fredrich (ACC) d. Majeed/Steuber, 8-3.*Jacobs invitationalteam scoresBarrington 40, York 36, Jacobs 24, Andrew 18, Fremd 16, Lake Zurich 14.*indiidual resultsSinglesSemifinals — Peterson (York) d. Karczynski (And) 6-2, 6-1; Panchapakesan (Jcbs) d. Jaglan (Bar) 5-7, 6-4, 10-8.Championship — Peter (York d. Panchapakesan (Jcbs) 6-3, 6-4; 3rd — Jaglan (Bar) d. Karczynski (And) 6-1, 6-1.*doublesSemifinals — Mulligan/Tripuraneni (Bar) d. Shostak/Kost (York) 6-2, 6-3; Apmann/Carlson (Bar) d. Fite/Riddle (York) 6-4, 6-1.Championship — Apmann/Carlson (Bar) d. Mulligan/Tripuraneni (Bar) 7-5, 2-6, 10-4; 3rd — Fite/Riddle (York) d. Shostak/Kost (York).*Rolling Meadows quadmatch resultsrolling Meadows 4, Conant 3Singles — No.1: Galvin (RM) d. Sachs 7-6 (7-1), 6-1; No.2: Ramesh (RM) d. Ishii 6-2, 6-2; No.3: Lee (RM) d. Kim 6-4, 6-3.Doubles — No.1: Meyers/Hvang (C) d. Kudla/Natalapati 6-4, 5-7, (10-?); No.2: Hampton/Krzeski (RM) d. Modak/Chennakesavalu 6-3, 6-2; No.3: Lindquist/Cornell (C) d. Pham/Goli 7-6 (7-4), 6-4; No.4 Khiyama/Shah (C) d. Patel/Niewierowski 6-4, 6-2.*Glenbrook South 6, Rolling Meadows 1Singles — No.1: Galvin (RM) d. McClanahan 6-1, 6-2; No.2: Baddeloo (GS) d. Ramesh 6-1, 2-6, (10-4); No.3: Tsai (GS) d. Lee 3-6, 6-3 (10-5).Doubles — No.1: Ahluwali/Schwartz (GS) d. Kudla/Natalapati 6-2, 6-2; No.2: DesRoberts/McClanahan (GS) d. Hampton/Krzeski 6-0, 6-2; No.3: Colombo/Mastoracos (GS) d. Pham/Goli 6-3, 6-3; No.4 Hannah/Janecek (GS) d. Patel/Niewierowski 6-4, 7-5.*Prairie Ridge 6, Rolling Meadows 1

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    Baseball: Saturday’s results
    *Saturday’s results*St. Charles North 9, Seneth 0Aurora Christian 7, Westminster Christian 2*Geneva 20, West Aurora 4West Aurora 200 02 -4-5-4Geneva 180 (11)x -20-18-12B: WA: Golich, Palmby; Geneva: Derr; HR: Geneva: Chally; WP: Reed (1-0); LP: Rundle (0-1) *CARMEL 13, STEVENSON 3Stevenson 102 000 —3-2-3Carmel 008 005 —13-7-12B: Car: Santoro, Johnson, Kristan, Greffly.WP: Wright; LP: Raaum.*grayslake north 5, lakes 0Lakes 000 000 0 —0-3-0Grayslake North 230 000 X —5-5-22B: GN: Zalewski 2, Ruback.WP: DiProva; LP: Hibbing; S: Petrillo.*JACOBS 6, GRAYSLAKE CENTRAL 3Grayslake Central 200 000 1 —3-4-2Jacobs 010 401 x —6-8-22B: Jac: Murray, Vandewalker.WP: Hubner; LP: Guryn.*WARREN 16, EAST AURORA 12B: Warr: Dinter 2, Mathieu 2.WP: Nickell.*WARREN 11, EAST AURORA 12B: Warr: Sullivan.WP: Kain.*PROSPECT 3, LAKE ZURICH 2Lake Zurich 000 000 2 —2-2-3Prospect 010 000 2 —3-2-02B: Pro: KarzWP: Gattuso; LP: Postilion.*MUNDELEIN 5, SIMeoN 1Simeon 000 010 0 —1-x-xMundelein 100 211 x —5-x-xWP: Turner*grant 10, wilmot (WI) 5Grant 004 330 0 —10-11-2Wilmot 220 001 0 —5-8-22B: Grt: Mason.HR: Grt: LucasWP: Kusiak.*GRANT 10, KENOSHA BRADFORd (wi) 8Kenosha Bradford 300 001 4 —8-7-2Grant 204 301 x —10-9-0WP: Murphy; S: Lewis.*RICHMOND-BURTON 7, VERNON HILLS 52B: VH: McNamara.3B: VH: Goehrkle.LP: Schrimmer.*ELGin 4, St. Edward 3St. Edward 001 200 0 -3-4-1Elgin 001 012 x -4-6-1WP: Sobeski; LP: Palmer.*st. edward 4, elgin 3St. Edward 100 030 0 -4-4-1Elgin 102 000 0 -3-6-22B: E — McDonald.*Huntley 7, hampshire 0Hampshire 000 000 0 -0-4-2Huntley 040 021 x -7-10-12B: Hunt — Skonieczny.WP: Luecht (2-0); LP: Brown.*cary-grove 4, south elgin 3South Elgin 000 003 0 -3-4-2Cary-Grove 000 001 3 -4-2-3WP: Schmidt ; LP: Keough.*Jacobs 6, Grayslake Central 3Grayslake C. 200 000 1 -3-4-2Jacobs 010 401 x -6-8-22B: J — Murray, Vandewalker.WP: Hubner; LP: Guryn; SV: Heiss.*Crystal Lake Central 6, Crystal Lake South 1CL Central 022 002 0 -6-9-1CL South 001 000 0 -1-5-42B: CLC — Gleason; CLS — Bright, Hetherington.WP: Birr; LP: Wilkening (1-1).*Bartlett 7, Maine West 4Bartlett 222 000 1 -7-9-3Maine West 002 002 0 -4-3-12B: B — Flint, Roberson, Wick.WP: Zilinsky.*Hoffman Estates 3, Larkin 0Larkin 000 000 0 -0-2-1Hoffman E. 101 010 x -3-5-02B: HE — Bloom 2.WP: Bloom; LP: Royse.*Larkin 2, Hoffman Estates 1 (9 Innings)Larkin 000 100 001 -2-5-0Hoffman E. 010 000 000 -1-4-12B: L — Lenz; HE — Bloom.3B: L — Kalusa.HR: HE — MugerditchianWP: McCracken; LP: Demmon.*Dundee-Crown 8, Woodstock North 0Woodstock N. 000 000 0 -0-2-3Dundee-C. 300 311 x -8-7-1WP: Ludwig; LP: Huntley.*Meadows 7, Streamwood 6 (9 Innings)Streamwood 210 210 000 -6-13-0Rolling Meadows 001 040 101 -7-10-32B: S — Hamlin, Caminitti, Sojda 2.LP: Drwal.*aurora christian 7, westminster 2Aurora Christiain 030 001 0 -7-7-2Westminster Christian 101 000 0 -2-4-23B: WC — WestonLP: DeHaan .*Lincoln-way east 4, waubonsie valley 3Lincoln-Way East 111 010 0 —4-7-3Waubonsie Valley 000 030 0 —3-4-02B: LE: Sandman, Donald, McNulty; WV: Vietri. WP: Watson; LP: Drago.*Neuqua Valley 4, Naperville Central 2Neuqua Valley 200 020 0 —4-7-1Naperville Central 101 000 0 —2-9-22B: NV: Reisner (2), Hicks. WP: Butler; LP: Kirk.*downers grove south 5, addison trail 0 (Game 1)Downers South 200 010 2 —5-8-0Addison Trail 000 000 0 —0-1-02B: DGS: Taylor, Zinnecker, Oriente, Pedrak; AT: Amato. WP: Spinuzza; LP: Krucar.*Downers Grove South 5, Addison Trail 0 (Game 2)

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    Bulls guard D.J. Augustin (14) takes a shot against Washington Wizards’ John Wall (2) and Marcin Gortat (4), of Poland, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Washington. The Bulls won 96-78.

    Poof! Wizards’ hope of season sweep vanish quickly

    The Bulls jumped out to a huge halftime lead and cruised to a 96-78 victory over Washington on Saturday at the Verizon Center. D.J. Augustin led the Bulls with 25 points in what could be a first-round playoff preview.

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    Fillies, Schaumburg in fine form at Barrington quad

    The Mid-Suburban West ruled at the Barrington softball quad on Saturday. Host Barrington and fellow conference mate Schaumburg each won their games over McHenry and Lane Tech. The Fillies topped McHenry 7-2 in their first game as junior Keenan Dolezal (5-2) earned the win for the Fillies (5-2) with 5 strikeouts.

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    Wedl’s wonderful for Wauconda

    Kayla Wedl’s first perfect game of her career was nearly doubly perfect. Wauconda’s hard-throwing sophomore threw 44 of her 50 pitches for strikes, whiffing 10 batters in five innings, as the host Bulldogs blanked Larkin 10-0 in Game 1 of a nonconference doubleheader Saturday.

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    Warren sweeps East Aurora

    Warren put up a lot of runs in a doubleheader sweep of East Aurora, 16-1 and 11-1 in noconference play Saturday.

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    Cary-Grove blanks Elk Grove

    After five road games to start the 2014 campaign, the young Cary-Grove girls soccer team was looking forward to Saturday’s home opener against nonconference foe Elk Grove. It was worth the wait. Spearheaded by a stifling defense, Cary-Grove was able to eke out a 1-0 win over the visiting Grenadiers.

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    Chicago Bulls guard D.J. Augustin (14) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Al Harrington (7) during Saturday’s game in Washington. Augustin scored 25 points Saturday night, helping the Bulls to a 96-78 win over the Washington Wizards.

    Bulls win 5th in a row, beat Wizards 96-78

    D.J. Augustin scored 25 points Saturday night, Joakim Noah had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls turned a possible first-round playoff preview into a laugher, never trailing in a 96-78 win over the Washington Wizards

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    Elgin rallies to knock off St. Edward

    The Elgin and St. Edward baseball teams maintained their respective trends in the Maroons’ 4-3 nonconference home win Saturday. Elgin (2-0) overcame an early deficit for the second straight game with some timely hits and solid relief pitching from Jon Nelson.

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    Baseball/DuPage County roundup
    Glenbard North 5, Conant 1:Kyle Crites improved to 3-0 with 5 strong innings on the mound for the Panthers (4-2). Glenbard North drove in 5 two-out runs.Benet 5, Naperville North 3:The Redwings (3-2) rallied to the nonconference victory by scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Naperville North fell to 1-2. Downers South 5-9, Addison Trail 0-3:Danny Spinnuza’s 1-hitter over 6 innings in the opener sparked the Mustangs (3-1, 2-0) to the West Suburban Gold sweep. Matt Zinnecker got the save and drove in 2 runs in Game 2. Joe Amato went 2-for-3 in the second game for Addison Trail (1-4, 0-2).Notre Dame 7-7, Lake Park 2-9:Game 2 winning pitcher Anthony Gallina went 2-for-3 in the victory with a double and 2 RBI for Lake Park (2-2). Kenny Schutz and Devin Rybacki each went 3-for-5 while Brandon Popp drove in 3 runs. Steve Joyce picked up the save.Willowbrook 29-16, Proviso East 0-0:Tyler Zunkel and Mike Rothmund drove in 4 runs apiece in the opener of the West Suburban Gold sweep by the Warriors (3-1, 2-0). Luke Schuemer had 3 hits and 3 RBI in the second game while Rothmund homered. T.J. Case and Jake Cady were the winning pitchers.Oak Park 6-2, York 1-8:Anthony Santos was the complete-game winning pitcher for the Dukes (1-5, 1-1) in Game 2 of the West Suburban Silver split. Santos also went 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI in the second game. Seth Dvorak added a homer and 3 RBI while Kyle Coughlin went 4-for-4.Lincoln-Way East 4, Waubonsie Valley 3:Ben Vietri went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI for the Warriors (3-1).Glenbrook South 5, Wheaton North 1:Greg Scandora and Mike Muto, who drove in the lone run, accounted for the only hits for the Falcons (3-2).

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    Naperville Central tops Lake Park for third place

    Naperville Central closed its weekend at Wheaton Warrenville South’s Tiger Classic with a 4-1 record and a third-place finish in the Gold Division bracket.

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    Baseball/Fox Valley roundup

    Larkin 0-2, Hoffman Estates 3-1: The Royals improved to 4-1 by splitting a well-pitched nonconference doubleheader. Larkin was shut out on 2 hits in the opener by Ethan Bloom, who struck out 8, walked 1 and doubled twice at the plate. Senior Brayden Royse (1-1) took the loss (2 ER, 4 H, 5 BB, 7 K).The Royals bounced back for a 2-1 win in nine innings. Royse drove in both runs, including the eventual game-winner on a suicide squeeze bunt. Senior Jack McCracken (2-0) pitched all 9 innings to earn the win. He allowed only 1 earned run on 4 hits, walked 2 and struck out 10.Rolling Meadows 7, Streamwood 6: A bases-loaded sacrifice fly brought in the walk-off run for the Mustangs to end this nonconference affair in the bottom of the ninth. Reliever Kevin Drwal took the loss despite holding Meadows to 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits in 4⅓ innings. Streamwood (2-3) outhit the Mustangs 13-10, led by leadoff man Eric Hamlin (4-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 R), Kevin Sojda (3-for-4, 2 2B, RBI) and Chad Caminitti (2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI). Cary-Grove 4, South Elgin 3: The Trojans scored 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh to win this nonconference home game. Cary-Grove scored its first 2 runs of the inning with the help of 3 walks (1 intentional), an error, a hit batsman and a wild pitch. Rob Johnson then delivered the walk-off single for Cary-Grove (5-3). Michigan-bound senior Ryan Nutof of South Elgin started and struck out 7 of the 12 hitters he faced in 4 perfect innings, but the right-hander was relieved after reaching his pitch count of 50. Nick Franz earned the win for the Trojans. He held the Storm to 2 earned runs on 3 hits, walked 1 and struck out 3 in 5 innings.Bartlett 7, Maine West 4: The Hawks scored 2 runs in the first, second and third innings and three pitchers combined to limit Maine West to 3 earned runs on 4 hits. Myles Zilinsky earned the win. He allowed 2 earned runs on 2 hits, walked 2 and struck out 3 in 4 innings and Doug VanDyke earned the save with by retiring the side in order in the seventh. Jake Barrutia went 3-for-4 and seven players drove in runs for Bartlett (1-2).Huntley 7, Hampshire 0: Catcher Mark Skonieczny went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI and Tommy Kiriakopolous went 2-for-4 and drove in 2 runs to lead the host Red Raiders won in a Fox Valley Conference crossover. Senior Eric Luecht pitched 6 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8 for Huntley (4-2-1). Michael Kruse, RJ Consigny and Dillon Kuhn had the only hits and Andrew Brown took the loss for Hampshire (2-2) after allowing 6 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits in 5 innings.Crystal Lake Central 6, Crystal Lake South 1: Central right-hander Fred Birr held the Gators to 1 unearned run on 4 hits, walked 3 and struck out 1 in 5⅔ innings of this FVC crossover rivalry game. Ryan Wilkening allowed 6 runs (2 earned) on 9 hits in 6 innings in the first loss of the season for CL South (3-1). Dundee-Crown 8, Woodstock North 0: Ahren Ludwig (4 IP) and Dan Lenz (3 IP) each struck out 6 and allowed only 1 hit in a FVC crossover win for the Chargers. Tyler Lewan went 2-for-3 and was and was among six players who drove in a run for Dundee-Crown (3-4).Jacobs 6, Grayslake Central 3: Leadoff man Ben Murray went 2-for-4 with a double, 2 RBI and scored twice, Danny Vandewalker doubled and drove in 2 runs and Jake Jemmi went 2-for-3 and scored a run in this FVC crossover win for Jacobs (6-2), which scored 4 runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-2 lead. Tim Hubner pitched 6 innings of 3-hit baseball, allowing 2 runs (0 earned) on 3 hits. He walked 3 and struck out 3. Aurora Christian 7, Westminster Christian 2: Luke Weston had a triple and an RBI and Brendan Ruffolo had and RBI for the Warriors (1-6) in this nonconference loss at Judson University. Clay DeHaan suffered the loss on the mound.

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    Softball/Fox Valley roundup

    Bartlett 7, Union County (KY) 1: Dana Paul had a 2-run home run and Katie Fornoff went 2-for-3 with a double and 2 runs scored in the Hawks’ first win of the day at the Play It Again Sports Tournament in Clarksville, Tenn. Kayla Haberstich added a 2-for-3 game, while Alyssa Nowak picked up the pitching win, allowing 5 hits with 1 strikeout and 2 walks.Bartlett 3, Beech (KY) 2: In its final pool play game, Elysse Hickey went 2-for-2 with a double and 2 RBI to lead the Hawks to the win. Holly Pagan (2-for-2) was the winning pitcher, allowing 5 hits with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk.Bartlett 3, Peoria Notre Dame 0: In its first bracket game, Bartlett got a 4-hitter with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk from Holly Pagan, who also had a double and an RBI. Kayla Haberstich was 2-for-3 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored for the Hawks.Creekwood (TN) 1, Bartlett 0: The Hawks fell in the semifinals, managing just 4 hits. Kayla Haberstich had a double and Amy Johnson suffered the pitching loss, despite allowing just 3 hits.“It was a real good trip,” said Bartlett coach Jim Wolfsmith. “We played great competition and we’re real happy with the way we played overall. We just couldn’t find a way to push a run across and get into the final game.”Geneva 3, Burlington Central 2: The Rockets (2-3) allowed 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in this nonconference loss. Bekah Harnish had 2 hits for BC and Brooke Gaylord was the losing pitcher.Cary-Grove splits: The Trojans played their first games of the season and salvaged a nonconference split with Carmel, winning the second game 8-2 after falling in the opener 12-1. Jamie Deering went 2-for-4 and Sarah Purpura had a double for C-G in the win and Caroline Zasadil picked up the pitching win, allowing 6 hits and no walks. In Game 1, Purpura was 2-for-3 and Amanda DeGroote was the losing pitcher.Larkin falls twice: The Royals (1-4) lost a nonconference doubleheader at Wauconda, 10-0 and 14-9. In Game 1, the Royals were no-hit. Sarah Hansen took the loss. In Game 2, Lexi Price (3-for-4, 2 RBI), Sophie Young (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Bekah Harrington (2-for-4, 2 RS) and Holly Zdroik (2B) all contributed to Larkin’s 11-hit game. Emily Rojo took the loss.Elk Grove 10, Elgin 0: Elgin had just 4 singles and committed 4 errors in this nonconference loss. Jessica Rago was the losing pitcher.Hampshire 19, Durand 2: In the first game of the Rockford East tournament, Peyton DeChant went 4-for-4 with 2 home runs, a double, a triple and 7 RBI to lead the Whip-Purs. Becca Hurst (2B) and Sara Finn each had 3 hits, while Haley Widmayer (2B) and Ashley Van Acker each had 2 hits. Hurst was the winning pitcher, allowing just 1 hit.Marian Central 6, Hampshire 3: Peyton DeChant had 2 hits and Becca Hurst and Haley Widmayer each added doubles for Hampshire. Widmayer was the losing pitcher.Hampshire 19, Rockford Jefferson 0: Haley Widmayer threw a 2-hitter as the Whip-Purs (5-3) finished 2-1 at Rockford East. Peyton DeChant was 4-for-4 with a home run, 2 doubles and 4 RBI to lead Hampshire. Ellie Lapi (2B) also had 4 hits, while Widmayer and Aly Snider (HR, 2B, 3 RBI) each had 3 hits.

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    Ryne Sandberg watches batting practice before his Phillies played the Cubs on Friday. Sandberg said he doesn’t think about the Cubs unless he’s managing against them.

    Cubs only a memory now for Sandberg

    After six years in the minors and 42 games at the Phillies’ helm to conclude last season, the novelty has worn off and Ryne Sandberg is merely managing now, but the winter and the spring gave him a chance to build a coaching staff and start molding the team in his image.

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    Metea earns draw with Waubonsie

    A furious final minute nearly gave Metea Valley its first win in school history against Waubonsie Valley.

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    Jacobs takes it to Antioch

    The Antioch pitchers had no chance. Benefiting from 7 walks, Jacobs pounded out 9 hits and scored in every inning in posting a 13-5 win over the Seqouits in the final game of the Jacobs quad Saturday in Algonquin.

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    South Elgin goes 3-1 at Argo

    Nate Marotta had 30 kills, 16 digs and 7 service aces Saturday to lead the South Elgin boys volleyball team to a 3-1 record and the Silver Division championship at the Argo tournament.

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    Fire forges fourth straight tie

    New coach/director of soccer Frank Yallop is seeing first-hand why Chicago Fire fans have been so frustrated the past few seasons.

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    Girls soccer/Fox Valley roundup

    Elgin 1, Leyden 0: Marceci Santiago’s second-half goal and 10 saves from Hannah Demel in goal lifted Elgin (1-1) to its first win of the season.Larkin 2, Montini 1: Jaci Bridgers and Samantha Moreno scored goals for Larkin in this win at the Huntley tournament. Alejandra Villagomez had 10 saves in goal for the Royals. Stephanie Nunez assisted on both goals.Hononegah 4, Larkin 1: Jaci Bridgers scored Larkin’s only goal in this loss in the fifth-place game at the Huntley tournament. Alejandra Villagomez had 16 saves in goal for the Royals.Streamwood 2, Willowbrook 2: Tawny Carrol scored her seventh goal of the season and Alondra Blanco added a goal as Streamwood earned a nonconference tie. Nathalie Guidon had 5 saves in goal for the Sabres (0-5-1).

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    St. Charles East sweeps Wheaton North

    Two outs away from having to settle for a doubleheader split, St. Charles East’s softball team showed its late-inning resolve Saturday afternoon.

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    St. Charles East gets past gritty St. Edward

    Sometimes it doesn’t take much of a shift to turn an offense from constantly being close to scoring to finding the back of the net. St. Charles East didn’t radically alter its game plan after 40 scoreless minutes against St. Edward on Saturday. But what changes the Saints made worked as they emerged 2-0 victors in a fast-paced match.

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    Geneva overwhelms West Aurora

    It was a nightmarish bottom of the fourth inning for the West Aurora baseball team Saturday afternoon in Geneva. Seventeen Geneva players came to the plate; 14 of them reached base in some manner in consecutive order as the Vikings completely overwhelmed their future conference rival. Seven different players scored for Geneva in its half of the fourth, and the slaughter rule mercifully ended the nonconference game after five innings. Geneva won its third straight game to open the season with its 20-4 victory.

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    Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier (13) and guard Ryan Boatright celebrate during the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday in Arlington, Texas.

    Role players key UConn's 63-53 win over Florida

    Connecticut will not ride a one-man gang into the national championship game this time. Shabazz Napier is still the leader, but DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Boatright have taken their turns at the wheel. Daniels carried UConn out of an early funk to finish with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Boatright gave the Huskies a lift at both ends in a 63-53 victory over Florida in the Final Four Saturday night.

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    DiProva’s on point with Petrillo in Grayslake N.’s shutout win

    Pitching is typically the dominant factor in the early part of the baseball season. Grayslake North’s Dom DiProva and Jason Petrillo followed the script Saturday, as they combined on a 3-hit shutout over visiting Lakes 5-0 in Game 1 of a nonconference doubleheader.

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    Geneva’s Brandon Navigato, 32, with the dig during the West Aurora High School boys volleyball invite Saturday in Aurora.

    Glenbard North takes title at West Aurora

    A little match experience? Who needs that? Not Glenbard North. A scheduling mix-up forced the Panthers’ only game before Saturday’s West Aurora Tournament to be called off. That meant Dedra DeBenedetti’s club would be making its season debut at the tournament. The Panthers started with wins over Oswego and Bolingbrook in pool play, defeated Schamburg in the semifinals and fought back for a 3-set win over Joliet West in the championship match to take the 12-team tournament title.

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    Blackhawks’ Jeremy Morin (11) gets a glove in the face from Minnesota Wild’s Erik Haula (56) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, April 3, 2014.

    Bickell-Regin-Morin line impresses Quenneville

    Joel Quenneville may have found himself a new line combination in Brian Bickell, Peter Regin and Jeremy Morin.

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    Anangono lifts Fire into 2-2 draw with Union

    Juan Luis Anangono headed in the tying goal from a difficult angle in the 86th minute to lift the Chicago Fire into their fourth straight draw, a 2-2 tie with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. Anangono ran down the right endline and headed Mike Magee’s 42-yard free kick past Philadelphia goalkeeper Zac MacMath. The Fire are winless in five matches (0-1-4), while Philadelphia (1-1-3) collected its second tie in a row.

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    Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija, left, talks to Emilio Bonifacio as he walks walks back to the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Chicago, Saturday, April 5, 2014.

    Same old song and dance for Cubs

    The Cubs wasted yet another good pitching performance in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Phillies at Wrigley Field. Jeff Samardzija turned in his second straight quality start, but Cubs hitters were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position, making them 4-for-40 in that department for the season.

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    Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, top, throws to first after forcing out Chicago Cubs’ Junior Lake during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Chicago Cubs’ Mike Olt was safe at first.

    Sandberg explains reason for not challenging close play

    There was one awkward moment in Saturday's 2-0 Cubs loss to the Phillies at Wrigley Field. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg thought about challening a call on a double-play ball, but he felt the video was inconclusive, and his team already was warming up for the next half-inning.

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    Stevenson’s Aaron Saper is tagged out driving into third base by Carmel shortstop Andy Kantor at Carmel on Saturday in Mundelein.

    Wright’s a relief as Carmel handles Stevenson

    Dalton Wright threw 3.3 scoreless innings after replacing starter Bryan Stanislawski, and Carmel used a pair of big innings to defeat Stevenson 13-3.

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    Galvin sharp in Rolling Meadows quad

    Both Conant and Rolling Meadows were unable to solve their court opponents on Saturday — but Mack Galvin had little trouble with his, as the sophomore went 3-0 on the day in a season-opening tennis quad at Rolling Meadows. The highest-rated returning player in the Mid-Suburban League beat Gavin McLaughlin (Glenbrook South), Connor Sacks (Conant), and Prairie Ridge senior Ryan Kohl to open what the reigning MSL conference champs hopes to be the build-up of an even better second year for himself and the 2013 East Division champions.

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    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks delivers to Kansas City Royals’ Norichika Aoki during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Bullpen can’t hang on again, Sox fall 4-3

    Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the White Sox 4-3 Saturday.Alex Gordon doubled off left-hander Scott Downs (0-1) before Perez hit Maikel Cleto’s second pitch down the left-field line.

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    Huntley has a lesson-learning day

    Huntley girls soccer coach Kris Grabner hopes his team learned something Saturday. The Red Raiders were flat in their opening game against Harlem and needed nearly 68 minutes to get on the scoreboard against Glenbard North. Autumn Maravigila’s goal was enough to give Huntley a 1-0 victory over the Panthers in the third-place game of the Huntley Invitational.

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    Tony Stewart, left, talks with fellow driver Austin Dillon before qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Stewart took the pole position.

    Tony Stewart edges Keselowski for pole at Texas

    Tony Stewart knocked Brad Keselowski from the pole as qualifying ended Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. Stewart waited right until the end of the final round to attempt his lap and circled the speedway at 195.454 mph to grab the top starting spot for Sunday’s race. It’s Stewart’s 15th career pole and first since Atlanta in 2012. “It was cool. I’m not normally a qualifier,” Stewart said.

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    Glenbard East’s Brittany Paganucci, left, battles Fenton’s Daisy Mora, right, during girls soccer action in Lombard.

    Ruffer, Glenbard East roll to victory

    Senior center midfielder Alex Ruffer and her Glenbard East girls soccer teammates are off to a fast start this season. The Rams outdid themselves Saturday against Fenton. Sophomore Brittany Paganucci scored only 30 seconds into the game, and it was a sign of things to come in the Rams’ 9-0 victory in Lombard.

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    Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald has sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments on the matter Saturday. He repeated what he already told his team: “I believe it’s in their best interests to vote no.”

    Wildcats’ Fitzgerald urges ‘no’ vote on union

    Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: “I believe it’s in their best interests to vote no.”

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    Familiar surroundings comfort Neuqua Valley

    As much as Neuqua Valley loved its journey to Memphis, the Wildcats also love being back home. Not even the chilly April air bothered them in Saturday’s return to Illinois baseball. After four losses against top Tennessee talent to start the year, Neuqua Valley picked up its first win with a 4-2 victory at Naperville Central.

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    Schaumburg’s Brittany Reinhart, left, and Barrington’s Jenna Szczesny make contact as they pursue the ball during Saturday’s game at Barrington.

    Barrington caps breakout week with another shutout

    Early goals from Barrington’s Jenna Szczesny and Elli Ackermann signaled what was to come from the Fillies on Saturday against visiting Schaumburg (3-2-1, 2-1-0). In a command performance, Barrington went on to record a 7-0 Mid-Suburban West victory. A nearly perfect week came to an end for the highflying Fillies (4-0-1, 3-0-0), who outscored their league opponents 17-0 since Thursday to climb atop the MSL table after the first week of play.

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    Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Samardzija sharp, but Lee shuts out Cubs 2-0

    Chase Utley went 3-for-3 and homered for the second day in a row, and Cliff Lee pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-0 victory over the Cubs on Saturday.Dominic Brown drove in Utley for the Phillies’ other run with a single in the fourth inning.

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    Miglio, Glenbard South put it all together

    A universal sporting truth is how well one practices directly impacts how well one plays. The Glenbard South girls soccer team nailed the correlation in Saturday’s 8-0 nonconference win over Peotone on a nice spring day in Glen Ellyn.

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    The SCC logo will be removed from the gym floor at St. Edward High School this summer as the school prepares to move to the Metro Suburban Conference this fall.

    Change to MSC becoming more of a reality at St. Edward

    Some would say tradition has been kicked in the teeth again.Others would argue the whole thing was football driven. While it would be hard to dispute either of those statements, the fact is St. Edward High School is in the final planning stages to leave the Suburban Christian Conference for the Metro Suburban Conference, where the Green Wave will begin competition this fall.

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    Bulls game day
    Bulls vs. Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center, 6 p.m. SaturdayTV: WGNRadio: ESPN 1000-AMOutlook: A first-round playoff preview? Maybe, but Washington could still rise to fifth place or fall to seventh, so it’s too soon for any certainty. The young backcourt continues to lead the Wizards, with PG John Wall averaging 19.8 points and 8.7 assists and second-year SG Bradley Beal at 16.9 points. Nene could be back for the playoffs, but for the time being, former Bull Drew Gooden is adding depth at center behind Marcin Gortat (13.0 points, 9.4 rebounds). The Bulls are 0-2 against Washington this season.Next: Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at the Target Center, 7 p.m.— Mike McGraw

Business

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    Leo Ruddy, center, and his wife Mary Theresa Ruddy, right, from Scranton, Pa., hold up photographs of their daughter Kelly Erin Ruddy, who died in the crash of a 2005 Chevy Cobalt, as they sit in the audience to listen to testimony by General Motors CEO Mary Barra, left, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee.

    GM dealers now must counsel anxious customers

    The chatter on the showroom floor of John McEleney’s Chevrolet dealership this week focused more on defects than deals. General Motors Co.’s CEO faced two days of congressional hearings this week about the automaker’s slow response to fatally flawed ignition switches. “It’s a little bit unnerving because GM is on the front page — not of the business section, but the front page of the paper and the lead story on the news every day,” McEleney said.

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    Americans cut back on soda again in 2013, extending a trend that began nearly a decade ago. U.S. sales volume of carbonated soft drinks fell 3 percent in 2013, according to an annual report by Beverage Digest, an industry tracker.

    Soda sales in U.S. decline at faster pace

    Americans cut back on soda at an accelerated pace last year, extending a slow retreat from the category that began nearly a decade ago. U.S. sales volume of carbonated soft drinks fell 3 percent in 2013.

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    Google’s April Fool’s jokes changed industry

    By 2004, Google had already become well-known for its April Fool’s pranks. That year, it appeared to up the ante, with not just one but two suspiciously improbable announcements. The first was a posting for job openings on the moon. The second was that the search company was launching a free email service that would offer users, not one or two megabytes, but 1,000 megabytes of storage. The joke, of course, is that it wasn’t a joke at all.

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    A Narrative Clip life-logging device is worn on a shirt collar Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Atlanta. The small, wearable camera takes a photo automatically every 30 seconds.

    Review: Narrative Clip logs your life in photos

    Ever had one of those “Gosh, I wish I had a camera” moments when something novel happens in your life? The Narrative Clip is a small, wearable camera that makes an attempt to capture some of those fleeting moments automatically. The $279 square device clips on to your shirt collar or jacket pocket and takes a photo automatically every 30 seconds.

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    How U.S. won deal with internet giants shows spy-law struggle

    The president was ready to pledge on national television that he would let communications companies disclose more than ever about secret U.S. government data requests. Problem was: big Internet firms weren’t on board. And it was David O’Neil’s job to fix it, fast.

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    In this picture taken March 26, 2014, motorcycles stand in front of the distribution center of online retailer Amazon in Leipzig, central Germany. Workers at one of Amazon.com’s German distribution centers are on strike in a dispute over wages.. The ver.di union said Monday March 31, 2014 that workers at the American online retailer’s logistics center in Leipzig were staging the short-term warning strike to try to get management to return to the negotiating table. Ver.di says it may extend the action to other logistics centers, and is also threatening multiple-day strikes. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Billionaire’s bet vindicated as Apple buys tin

    As metal prices plunged on the eve of the financial crisis in September 2008, Peru’s billionaire Brescia family paid about $400 million to buy the world’s largest tin deposit in the Amazon jungle. Now their mining company Minsur SA sits alone among mostly Asian rivals as the only major producer in 2014 that can raise output of a metal increasingly in demand because it’s mixed into solder for circuitry in smartphones.

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    Amazon’s Peter Larsen introduces Amazon Fire TV during a news conference in New York, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At $99, Amazon Fire TV is the easiest way to watch Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, and more on your big-screen TV.

    Amazon debuts FireTV device to challenge Apple

    Amazon.com Inc. unveiled FireTV, a television-viewing device for streaming movies, television shows and other video from the Web. The small black box, which comes with a remote control and connects to Wi-Fi, puts Amazon in closer competition with Apple Inc. and Google Inc.

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    Microsoft corporate vice president Joe Belfiore, of the Operating Systems Group, demonstrates the new Cortana personal assistant during the keynote address of the Build Conference Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in San Francisco.

    Microsoft reveals Siri-like Windows Phone feature

    Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones. The assistant, Cortana, is named after an artificial-intelligence character in the company’s “Halo” video games.

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    Google changes to make it clear content analyzed for ads

    Google Inc. is updating its terms of service to more clearly show how the company can analyze user content to tailor features and personalize advertising, as it looks to leverage customer data to bolster its business. The new terms add a paragraph that says Google’s analysis can affect user content that is sent, received and when it is stored.

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    NHTSA to require rearview cameras in new vehicles

    The U.S. Department of Transportation is issuing a final safety rule that requires rearview technology in many new vehicles. The move is an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.

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    West Dundee has hired a lobbyist to secure state funds for a renovation project at Spring Hill Mall.

    W. Dundee hires lobbyist to find state money for mall rehab

    West Dundee has hired a lobbyist who managed the Senate campaign for President Barack Obama to see what role, if any, the state can play in funding a potential renovation and revitalization project at Spring Hill Mall. “Spring Hill Mall is such a critical piece to our economy," Village President Chris Nelson said. "It makes sense to direct a lot of energy and resources to ensure it remains viable and improves.”

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    Many backers who helped it raise more than $2.4 million through Kickstarter in 2012 were shocked last week when Oculus announced it was selling itself to social media company Facebook for $2 billion.

    Crowd-funded companies on a slippery slope

    Why do people donate via crowd funding to a company that has the potential to strike it rich and to give little, or nothing, in return? Many want to feel like they are part of creating something new and exciting, but they have little say over how a company is run. That harsh reality can create a feeling of betrayal.

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    Turkish high court rules for end of Twitter ban

    Turkey’s highest court has ruled that the country’s Twitter ban violates the right to free expression and has demanded that access be restored.

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    Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company’s 23 locations in western New York.

    Buffalo taco chain ‘bans’ Putin

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hey Putin, don’t even think about ordering a Super Mighty in Buffalo.Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company’s 23 locations in western New York.The company known for its quirky ads announced on social media this week that effective immediately, Putin is banned from Mighty Taco for seizing Crimea from Ukraine. Might Taco’s posting says Putin may be ordering around Crimea, but he won’t be ordering a Super Mighty, one of the chain’s most popular menu items.The posting, which features a red-tinted photo of a gesticulating Putin, says he’ll be “welcomed back” at Mighty Taco when he stops acting like a bully and “picking on people.”

Life & Entertainment

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    Respectfully expressing concern is not controlling

    Q. My boyfriend participates in the Renaissance Faire. What this means for me is that from October to April, his life is pretty much that. It feels like we’ve been apart forever, and I feel as though our relationship has suffered.

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    Writer Peter Matthiessen stands in the yard of his house in Sagaponack, N.Y. in this Oct. 28, 2004, file photo. Matthiessen, award-winning author of more than 30 books, world-renowned naturalist, explorer, Buddhist teacher, and political activist, died Saturday.

    Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies

    NEW YORK — Peter Matthiessen, a rich man’s son who spurned a life of ease in favor of physical and spiritual challenges and produced such acclaimed works as “The Snow Leopard” and “At Play in the Fields of the Lord,” died Saturday. He was 86.His publisher Geoff Kloske of Riverhead Books said Matthiessen, who had been diagnosed with leukemia, was ill “for some months.” He died at a hospital near his home on Long Island.Matthiessen helped found The Paris Review, one of the most influential literary magazines, and won National Book Awards for “The Snow Leopard,” his spiritual account of the Himalayas, and for “Shadow Country.” His new novel, “In Paradise,” is scheduled for publication Tuesday.A leading environmentalist and wilderness writer, he embraced the best and worst that nature could bring him, whether trekking across the Himalayas, parrying sharks in Australia or enduring a hurricane in Antarctica. He was a longtime liberal who befriended Cesar Chavez and wrote a defense of Indian activist Leonard Peltier, “In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,” that led to a highly publicized, and unsuccessful, lawsuit by an FBI agent who claimed Matthiessen had defamed him.Matthiessen became a Zen Buddhist in the 1960s, and was later a Zen priest who met daily with a fellow group of practitioners in a meditation hut that he converted from an old stable. The granite-faced author, rugged and athletic into his 80s, tried to live out a modern version of the Buddhist legend, a child of privilege transformed by the discovery of suffering.Matthiessen was born in New York in 1927, the son of Erard A. Matthiessen, a wealthy architect and conservationist. “The Depression had no serious effect on our well-insulated family,” the author would later write. While at Yale, he wrote the short story “Sadie,” which appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, and he soon acquired an agent. After graduation he moved to Paris and, along with fellow writer-adventurer George Plimpton, helped found The Paris Review. (Matthiessen would later acknowledge he was a CIA recruit at the time and used his work with the Review as a cover).The magazine caught on, but Paris only reminded Matthiessen that he was an American writer. In the mid-1950s he returned to the United States, moved to Long Island’s Sag Harbor (where he eventually lived on a six-acre estate), socialized with Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and other painters, operated a deep-sea fishing charter boat — and wrote.Matthiessen’s early novels were short, tentative efforts: “Race Rock,” “Raditzer” and “Partisans,” which features a wealthy young man who confides that “his ignorance of human misery.” In need of money, Matthiessen also wrote for such magazines as Holiday and Sports Illustrated.In 1961, Matthiessen emerged as a major novelist with “At Play in the Fields of the Lord,” his tale of missionaries under siege from both natives and mercenaries in the jungles of Brazil. Its detailed account of a man’s hallucinations brought him a letter of praise from LSD guru Timothy Leary. The book was later adapted into a film of the same name, starring John Lithgow and Daryl Hannah.He wrote many other books, including “Far Tortuga,” a novel told largely in dialect about a doomed crew of sailors on the Caribbean; “The Tree Where Man Was Born,” a highly regarded chronicle of his travels in East Africa.

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    The Duquesne Incline makes it way up the slope of Mount Washington across the Monongahela river from downtown Pittsburgh.

    Pittsburgh: 5 free things for visitors to do

    Pittsburgh may have been built around the steel and coal industries, but the once-sooty city now features a beautiful downtown river walk, multicultural neighborhoods and restaurants, and even free subway rides. Here are five free things to see and do while in the area.

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    A playful Chalkboard Vase by designer Ricardo Saint-Clair is available at momastore.org, featuring a chalkboard front which can be used for drawings, messages, and more. The top of the bud vase houses a removable glass tube designed to hold water and flowers.

    Right at home: Find your favorite variation on the classic vase

    We’ve been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years. The early Egyptians did it, as did the Chinese: Feng Shui guidelines for creating harmony in a home suggest placing vases of fresh-cut flowers throughout the dwelling to relieve stress, and increase productivity and creativity. Ikebana, the 600-year-old art of Japanese flower arranging, became a craft of high regard, with a spiritual element. Today, artisans, designers and even florists continue to dream up interesting new vessels.

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    Many herbs, like this Rosemary plant, are attractive to look at as well as to taste. You can use them as a garnish or fragrant centerpiece on the dining room table.

    Gourmet herbs: tasty, attractive and easy to grow

    Culinary herbs are enjoying a revival thanks to new varieties, stronger flavors, health concerns and more discerning palates. Their low cost, attractiveness and easy-to-grow attributes are making them popular, too.

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    Sateria Venable was told she should consider a hysterectomy to ease her fibroid symptoms. Instead, she learned to control the symptoms with a combination of diet, exercise and medications.

    Effects of fibroids can be ‘stunning’

    By age 50, about seven out of 10 white women and more than eight out of 10 black women in the United States have a condition about which they may not even be aware: fibroids, or noncancerous tumors in the muscles of the uterus.

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    Explosive choreography and exuberant performances define director/choreographer Marc Robin’s revival of “Cats” for Marriott Theatre.

    Marriott grooms ‘Cats’ to near purr-fection

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats" has its fans and its critics. But in a revival for Marriott Theatre, Marc Robin's savvy storytelling and fresh, exhilarating choreography make "Cats" worth seeing.

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    The musical “Heathers” performing opened this week at New World Stages in New York.

    Off-Broadway 'Heathers' metes out musical revenge

    Break out the shoulder pads and corn nuts: The musical of “Heathers” just opened in New York. One thing's for sure — it will be so very. The pitch-black comedy with quirky dialogue has been retooled with songs to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the film that made stars out of Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty.

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    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in Peter Jackson’s trilogy, arrives on DVD.

    DVD previews: ‘Desolation of Smaug,’ ‘August: Osage County’

    Bilbo and company continue their trek in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," Meryl Streep spews verbal venom in "August: Osage County" and Sylvester Stallone takes on a former boxing rival played by Robert De Niro in "Grudge Match." All three films go to DVD April 8.

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    Jeff Garlin appears at Zanies Comedy Clubs in Chicago and Rosemont.

    Weekend picks: Jeff Garlin home for the weekend

    Morton Grove native and comedian Jeff Garlin returns this weekend for a series of shows at Zanies. See what happens when furry Elmo gets his hands on Abby Cadabby's magic wand in “Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing” at the Sears Centre Arena. And you can sample plenty of fine wines and brews at DiCarlo's Spring Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival in Mundelein.

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    Visitor stands at a new exhibition by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition that will run through June 30 documents Jewish life in Warsaw before the Holocaust.

    Exhibition by Jewish museum shows pre-WWII life

    A new exhibition at Warsaw’s Jewish history museum shows how the Jewish community and the city interacted with and influenced each other for centuries until World War II. The “Warszawa, Warsze” — “Warsaw” in Polish and Yiddish — exhibition opens Friday at the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and will run through June 30. It uses films, daily use objects, pictures and sound recordings to recreate the atmosphere of Jewish life.

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    U.S. Supreme Court: Condo assessments must be paid

    An opinion was issued last month by the Illinois Supreme Court that is receiving national attention. The Supreme Court ruled that a unit owner’s claim that her association failed to repair and maintain the common elements is not a viable or “germane” defense to payment of assessments.

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    College athletes get plenty of perks
    A Palatine letter to the editor: A Northwestern football player sues the NCAA for pay to play. What do you get when you mix an ingrate college athlete, a union that would gladly sign up the Little Sisters of the Poor, and a hungry lawyer? The answer, my friend, ain’t blowin’ in the wind; that stench is the lawsuit filed by all the above against the NCAA, demanding payment to “student athletes.”

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    Comity needed to fix education problems
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: The U.S. Department of Education really needs help via a heavy dose of constructive criticism. We can only hope that our nation’s teachers, with guidance from educational leaders such as Ravitch, can rise to the occasion and help resolve issues related to school choice and privatization as well as provide requisite corrective action on the manifest problems besetting the Common Core and its ill-advised implementation plan.

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    Term limits would lead to lower taxes
    A Streamwood letter to the editor: The state of Illinois now has the solution to all of Illinois financial problems in addition to adding piles of new money for education. It will come from adding an additional 3% surcharge on the income of the "rich." Pat Quinn says he wants to increase taxes "only" on the "rich" and "earmark" those extra funds for education.

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    ‘Noah’ a reminder of what we should eat
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: TV talk-show host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster “Noah” as being “pro-animal” and unfaithful to the Bible. Well, yes and no. The film is both pro-animal and faithful to the Bible.

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    Give APNs, NPs a bigger role
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: As the deadline to sign up for Obama Care passes, the country faces yet another significant health care issue: lack of providers to meet the increased demand.

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    Obamas’ vacations are fair game
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Just a few comments on Kathleen Parker’s article titled “Can we lighten up on the first lady.” Michelle Obama is on a multimillion dollar vacation every month and Ms. Parker thinks someone is picking on her if this is mentioned.

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    Best government money can buy
    An Elgin letter to the editor: The conservative Roberts Court recently eviscerated what remained of the campaign finance laws after the 2010 Citizens United ruling, thereby insuring that wealthy donors and major corporations can elect their favorite politicians.

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    Long list of things Democrats despise
    Long list of things Democrats despiseYou can always tell what Democrats despise, they hate big business so they target them for demonization and sue them relentlessly, they despise the rich so they target them with high tax threats and class warfare rhetoric, they believe in man made global warming despite the contrary evidence so they target any business or industry, or people they believe contributes to what is really natural warming, they believe the earth is over populated so they fight hard for abortions, they support Obamacare which intends to take care of the elderly, you know the “take a pill” comment from the president, they hate the strength of the U.S. so they embolden our enemies and distance our friends, and work toward weakening our military which has freed and saved more people than any other country in the world, They have a dislike for white America so they continually drum the race card whenever it is convenient. They hate religions so they target them with slander when it is convenient.What do they believe in? Utopia, which does not and will not exist as long as people are free, which of course is why they work hard at controlling people and diminishing there rights, whether they are man made or God given.Martin J. UttichCarol Stream

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