Daily Archive : Tuesday April 8, 2014


    The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the “Hooded Bandit,” suspected of at least five robberies since February 2013.

    Hooded Bandit strikes again in Bensenville

    Authorities believe the man they have dubbed the “Hooded Bandit,” who theysuspected of robbing five banks in Rolling Meadows, Wood Dale and Bensenville in the past year, has struck again in Bensenville Monday.


    Another lawsuit filed against ex-Schaumburg cops

    Another federal lawsuit has been filed against the village of Schaumburg and former undercover police officers accused of skimming drugs in police seizures and selling them through a former informant. An attorney for Xavier Neodina filed the lawsuit Monday.

    Dennis G. Rouleau in 2011 at Chicago Executive Airport.

    Former airport manager receives year's salary

    Dennis Rouleau, former manager of Chicago Executive Airport and an employee there for almost a quarter century, will receive a year's salary through his settlement agreement with the airport. Rouleau will get a total of $144,555 plus about $12,000 for accrued vacation, according to the agreement reached in January.

    Rahm Emanuel

    Chicago pension overhaul sent to Quinn

    State lawmakers on Tuesday approved Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal for overhauling two city pension programs that officials say could otherwise be out of money in little more than a decade. The measure, which hinges on a $750 million property-tax increase over five years, now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has been noncommittal.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listen during a March panel discussion about the issues facing the nation's big cities at the University of Chicago.

    Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor

    Less than a year before asking voters to give him a second 4-year term, the man once nicknamed “Rahmbo” for his fierce political maneuvering has now come face to face with a mess that could derail Chicago's ambitions to become a high-tech business mecca: the worst public pension crisis of any major U.S. city.


    WWI artillery shells found in luggage at O'Hare

    Baggage screeners at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport have discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived on a flight from London. The Transportation Security Administration says the bags belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old who were returning from a school field trip to Europe.

    Feng Zhishang cries as family members mark the birthday of his son Feng Dong, a passenger on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Search crews have failed to relocate faint sounds heard deep in the Indian Ocean earlier this week.

    ‘Pings’ relocated in hunt for jet

    Search crews early today combed the Indian Ocean for distant radio signals for a third day since faint sounds that may have come from the missing Malaysian jetliner’s black boxes were last detected. The signals first heard late Saturday and early Sunday had sparked hopes of a breakthrough in the search for Flight 370, but Angus Houston, the retired Australian air chief marshal leading the...

    This is a photo of a sketch that shows proposed renovations to the shuttered Wyndham O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont. Developers are planning to open a 200-room Hyatt Place Hotel and a separate “select service” hotel of between 180 and 200 rooms.

    Rosemont hotel complex to reopen as 2 separate hotels

    Owners of a shuttered hotel near the Allstate Arena in Rosemont hope to renovate and reopen it by this summer. But when the venue does reopen, it will actually be two hotels, officials say: a 200-room Hyatt Place Hotel and a separate “select service” hotel of between 180 and 200 rooms. “When we became involved with this project, we saw this as a wonderful market,”...


    Driver charged in crash near Antioch

    A two-vehicle crash on Route 59 near Antioch injured three people Tuesday night, authorities said. A driver of a Volkswagon Beetle that struck a minivan head-on has been charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and several traffic violations, authorities said.

    Eric and Charlotte Kaufman are seen with their daughters, Lyra, 1, and Cora, 3, in this photo from before their rescue.

    No plans to charge family for sea rescue of baby

    It took three federal agencies, a fixed-wing aircraft, a Navy warship and scores of personnel to rescue an ill baby girl and her family from their broken down sailboat 900 miles off the Mexican coast. But the San Diego couple will not have to repay the federal government for the dramatic evacuation at sea, the agencies said Tuesday. The Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard...

    President Barack Obama greets people at the White House Tuesday, during an event marking Equal Pay Day. The president announced new executive actions to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women.

    Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap

    In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday to make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace compensation. He seasoned his move with a sharp rebuke of Republicans whom he accused of "gumming up the works" on workplace fairness.

    This is the Williamson family: from left, wife Tricia Williamson, husband Mike Williamson and their 1-year-old son Adam. Tricia, 30, quit her job as an editor and producer at a TV station after crunching the numbers and realizing her salary after the birth of her son a year ago would go primarily to her commuting and child care expenses.

    At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

    More women are staying at home full-time to raise their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday. Factors cited by Pew to explain the increase include more immigrant mothers, who tend to stay home with children in greater numbers than U.S.-born moms; more women unable to find work; and ambivalence about the impact of working mothers on young children.

    In this file photo from 2009, Dr. Craig Rowles stands in one of his Carroll, Iowa, hog buildings. The farmer and longtime veterinarian did all he could to prevent porcine epidemic diarrhea from spreading to his farm, but despite his best efforts the deadly diarrhea attacked in November 2013, killing 13,000 animals in a matter of weeks.

    U.S. bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

    A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which does not infect humans or other animals, came from China, but they don’t know how it got into the...

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, testifying Tuesday before a House subcommittee, was questioned on the agency’s secret “Cuban Twitter,” a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island.

    ’Cuban Twitter’ — overtly political, poking Castros

    Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The messages conflict with claims by the Obama administration that the program had no U.S.-generated political content and was never intended to stir unrest on the island.

    James P. Eaton

    DNA from cigarette, thumbprints from bag linked Palatine man to teen’s 1997 murder

    Thumbprints on a plastic trash bag left at the scene of a 1997 murder. An Oklahoma crime lab’s project to re-examine cold cases. Cigarettes discarded at a suburban train station. Those three seemingly random and disparate events came together to solve the 17-year-old mystery of the rape and slaying of Amber Creek of Palatine.

    Cherise Wardlow

    Montgomery woman charged in fatal Aurora crash

    A Montgomery woman has been charged with driving under the influence of marijuana when she struck and killed a homeless man walking in downtown Aurora in Februrary, authorities said.

    Intra Soccer is on Mason Road in unincorporated Elgin, near Gilberts.

    Soccer facility near Elgin wins beer battle

    Neighbors of a soccer facility in unincorporated Elgin fought against permit changes that would allow for the sale of alcohol at the facility Tuesday. Despite several pages of petitions, they lost. The unanimous support from the Kane County Board followed county board member Kurt Kojzarek's championing of the plan. He said the concerns of neighbors had either been addressed or unfounded.

    Paul Neff

    After Antioch woman’s murder, House OKs GPS monitoring of suspects

    The Illinois House approved legislation Tuesday to let judges authorize tracking someone with a GPS device as part of an order of protection, a proposal that comes in response to an Antioch’s woman’s killing last year. State Rep. Barbara Wheeler, a Crystal Lake Republican, won approval after working with Jamie Kephart, daughter of Diane Kephart, 57, who was killed by her...

    Linda Stack, the mother of the late James Stack, helps fill boxes during a 2013 collection drive for troops serving overseas.

    Fallen Marine’s family organizing drive for troops

    The family of an Arlington Heights Marine killed in Afghanistan is organizing a third annual collection drive in his memory to help troops serving overseas. James Stack, 20, was killed in action in Afghanistan in November 2010, and each year since then his mother-in-law, Dawn Hedrick, and family members have collected supplies, food and activities to send to troops.


    Police investigating sexting at Barrington middle school

    Police and school officials are investigating sexting at a Barrington middle school after inappropriate images of a student were shared among a small circle of other students via text. “They obviously didn’t realize the gravity of what they were doing,” spokesman Jeff Arnett said. “Right now the focus is on making sure they get all the support they need.”

    Pro-Russian activists shout during a rally at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, as the makings of an improved self-appointed government began to take shape, with demonstrators dug in for their third day at the 11-storey regional administration headquarters. Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday reasserted control over an administration building in the country's second-largest city of Kharkiv, 250 Km ( 155 miles) north of Donetsk, which had been seized by pro-Russian protesters, and authorities detained some dozens. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Ukraine tries to quell pro-Moscow uprisings

    Ukraine’s government struggled to stay in control of the country’s eastern regions as tensions flared Tuesday in three cities. While the government managed to recapture its regional headquarters and detain dozens of pro-Russian protesters in one city, it said “radicals” were keeping 60 people hostage and threatening them in another city.


    Oklahoma lab played crucial role in breaking case

    Police officers, detectives, forensic technicians and other law enforcement officials have spent countless hours over the past 17 years seeking answers to the question of who killed Amber Creek. But it was the work of a criminalist at a forensics laboratory in Edmond, Okla. that may have finally provided an answer.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss his budget and the status of diplomatic hot spots. Lawmakers’ questions focused on Russia, Ukraine, Iran and Syria.

    Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy

    Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration’s response to an emboldened Russia, nuclear talks with Iran and the Syrian civil war. Defiant before the committee he once chaired, Kerry dismissed arguments that his globe-trotting attempts to broker a deal between the Israelis and...


    Elgin bar sues city

    The Gasthaus Zur Linde, a bar in Elgin, filed a lawsuit against the city claiming, among other things, a conflict of interest regarding pending redevelopment plans for the Elgin Tower Building. The lawsuit was filed in January and amended Monday, seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the city’s liquor control commission from hearing a complaint against the Gasthaus today.


    Feds investigate death of N. Chicago man after police beating

    Federal officials are investigating the November 2011 death of Darrin Hanna, who was beaten by North Chicago police responding to a domestic disturbance call in his home and later died, officials announced Tuesday.

    Jeremy Jones

    Elgin man, teenager charged in attempted armed robbery

    An Elgin man and teenager have been charged with trying to rob a cabdriver stopped near Crystal and Mountain streets Sunday, police said. One of the suspects demanded money from the cabdriver and then struck the victim in the head with a handgun, police said. Jeremy Jones, 20, and the 17-year-old both face felony charges.

    Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent José Torres

    U-46 school board revisits using lobbyists

    Elgin Area School District U-46 officials are debating whether the district needs a lobbyist to represent its interests in Springfield. “We found that eight out of 869 school districts have retained lobbyists in Springfield,” Superintendent José Torres told the school board this week. “The data suggests that it’s very specific to the issues that they might be...

    Naperville is testing varieties of LED lights from six different vendors before choosing which to install throughout the city during the next years. Serving as one test area for the new lights is this stretch of Diehl Road west of Washington Street.

    Naperville testing LED bulbs for streetlight upgrades

    Call it a light bulb fashion show. Naperville is soon to embark on a five-year, $6.3 million project to install new LED lights in more than 11,000 streetlights. But first, city staff members want to make sure they choose the best bulb. Varieties of LED bulbs from six vendors have been installed at eight locations so the public can comment on their brightness, color, glare, light distribution and...

    Carolyn Higgins

    First Campton Hills clerk was dedicated, creative

    Carolyn Higgins, the first village clerk in Campton Hills, died March 30 after a battle with cancer. Initially an opponent of the village's 2007 incorporation, she was remembered as being artistic, creative and dedicated to her post, which often required long hours transcribing meeting minutes.

    Oscar Pistorius, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday. He is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013.

    Pistorius sobs while recalling shooting

    A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the moments when he says he realized he shot his girlfriend through a closed toilet door.


    Lombard may decrease building permit fees

    Residents applying for a building permit in Lombard may see some savings later this month if the village board approves revisions to the building permit fee schedule. Lombard trustees will take a final vote April 17 on an ordinance that would lower some fees and remove a handful of costs related to building permits and inspection services. "We were kind of due for a review," said William Heniff,...


    Vacancy on Warrenville Park District board

    The Warrenville Park District is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its five-member board of commissioners until April 2015, the next consolidated election.


    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.


    3 districts leaving SEDOL:

    The Lake County Regional Board of Education on Monday approved plans for three local school districts to drop out of the Special Education District of Lake County in 2015.


    RTA funding Rosemont transit study

    The Regional Transportation Authority board has approved a $250,000 study to improve access to Rosemont’s CTA Blue Line station and assess the potential for transit-oriented development on adjacent land. The funding is $200,000 in federal dollars and $50,000 from the RTA.

    Barrington Unit District 220 Superintendent Tom Leonard, left, is leaving the district in June to take the same post with a school system in Austin, Texas, school officials announced Tuesday. The school board will immediately begin a search for his successor.

    Barrington District 220 superintendent Leonard leaving in June

    Barrington Unit District 220 Superintendent Tom Leonard is leaving the district in June to take the same post with the Eanes Independent School District in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, school officials announced Tuesday. “I thought I was staying in Barrington,” said Leonard, “but a recruiting firm started talking to me maybe a month and a half ago and told me about this...

    Police officials investigate a fatal, officer-involved shooting Monday on the 100 block of Slocum Lake Road in Wauconda.

    Stolen truck led to fatal police shooting in Wauconda, authorities say

    The search for a stolen pickup truck led to Monday’s fatal shooting of a gun-wielding man by police officers in Wauconda, authorities said. Officials identified the victim as John T. Nightingale, 36, address unknown. “I’m devastated,” said Liz Schramm, who had known Nightingale for about seven years. “I want people to know he was loved,” she said.

    Jeffrey Halen

    Developer gets chance at downtown waterfront land in Lake Zurich

    Another developer has received a deadline to show it has the ability to revitalize a section of downtown Lake Zurich. Village trustees Monday night approved a memo of understanding with Plainfield-based Harbour Contractors Inc. Harbour is part of a team that tentatively plans to build apartments overlooking the village’s namesake lake.

    This combination of Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, photos shows the different stages of the moon during a lunar eclipse as seen from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. On Tuesday morning, April 15, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow and will be visible across the Western Hemisphere. The total phase will last 78 minutes.

    Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

    North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year— in color. Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be visible across the Western Hemisphere. The total phase will last 78 minutes, beginning at 2:06 a.m. CDT and ending at 3:24 a.m. CDT.


    Raises for Kane County directors wins final approval

    Nine top level Kane County employees will receive 5 percent raises this year following a county board vote Tuesday. The vote ends weeks of attacks on the process used to secure the raises, dissension that Chairman Chris Lauzen said ultimately brought the board closer together in terms of being able to have "collegial" debates.

    Baby crib bumper pads would be banned under a bill approved by the Illinois House.

    State lawmakers vote to ban crib bumper pads

    Illinois lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban the sale of crib bumpers, soft pads that line the inside of a baby’s crib and were long a nursery staple. The American Academy of Pediatrics says bumper pads are not safe for children, can cause suffocation or strangulation and have not been proven to prevent injury.


    Money smart seminar offered at Round Lake Area Library

    First American Bank and Family Credit Management will host a free educational seminar, “How To Stretch A Buck!” from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake.


    Lake County Workforce Development offers job search workshop

    Lake County Workforce Development announces a new job search workshop series, “5 Steps to Your Next Job,” to be offered monthly.


    Fox Valley Park Dist. offers update

    Staff members of the Fox Valley Park District will be on hand at 84th District state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit’s office from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 to provide information on current projects, budget needs and future developments in the park district’s strategic plan that lasts until 2016.

    Jim Durkin

    GOP leader supports voter rights amendment

    The decision of Illinois’ top House Republican to co-sponsor a plan to enshrine into the state constitution language specifically preventing discrimination in voting comes in sharp relief when compared with moves in neighboring GOP-dominated states to toughen restrictions. “We need to dispel some of the notions that have been hanging over the GOP for years, that we’re a party...

    Danny Euker, as lead character Harold Hill from “The Music Man” at Monday night’s Lake Zurich village board meeting. Mayor Thomas Poynton helped arrange the surprise performance that featured 13 Lake Zurich High School students. Poynton said he wanted to help promote the play scheduled April 23-26.

    Musical breaks out at Lake Zurich board meeting

    Saying he was spurred by a recently viral video of a musical breaking out on a commercial airline, Lake Zurich Mayor Thomas Poynton helped arrange for surprise entertainment at Monday’s village board meeting. “It was amazing watching people’s faces,” Poynton told the Daily Herald.

    Matt Murphy

    Republicans want more information on schools fix

    State Sen. Matt Murphy, a Palatine Republican, raised concerns today that a plan to change how Illinois pays for its schools is moving forward before it’s clear how local districts would fare. The complex proposal from state Sen. Andy Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat, would generally try to send more of the pot of money the state sends to districts to poorer ones. Relatively wealthy suburban...

    Cardinal Francis George

    Cardinal will miss canonizations

    Chicago Francis Cardinal George will not travel to Rome for the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII as planned and instead will remain in Chicago, the archdiocese said Tuesday afternoon. A news release also said the cardinal has resumed his chemotherapy.

    Beverly Benson

    Employee charged with theft from Lake County philanthropist

    A philanthropist and a member of one of the most prominent families in Lake County was the victim of identity theft and financial exploitation by an employee, authorities say.


    West Chicago schools seek Hall of Honor nominations

    The Community High School District 94 board is seeking nominations its Hall of Honor, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the school, community or society.


    Pipe found in Algonquin part of geocaching game

    A "suspicious" green pipe in Algonquin that promped an investigation from the Kane County bomb squad and closed part of a major road Tuesday, turned out to be a benign item associated with geocaching, Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Steve Kuzynowski said. "Everything's back to normal, for the time being at least," Kuzynowski said.

    Jorge Torrez

    Man accused of Zion murders convicted in Virginia

    A former Marine accused in Illinois of killing two young Zion girls in 2005 was convicted in Virginia Tuesday of first-degree murder in a 2009 slaying of a fellow service member.


    Arlington Hts. drug take-back event April 26

    The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Arlington Heights Police Department will coordinate efforts to remove potentially dangerous drugs from homes on Saturday, April 26.

    Ira Lathan of Aurora is the new member of the West Aurora District 129 school board.

    Aurora man to fill vacancy on Dist. 129 board

    An Aurora man has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the West Aurora District 129 school board. Ira Lathan, a former mathematics teacher, takes over for Angela Smith, who resigned in March.

    Frank Novak

    New Huntley library director starts April 21

    The Huntley Area Public Library District has hired a new director, Frank Novak, who takes the helm April 21. Novak, who has a vast background in library science, law and accounting, will be Huntley library's fourth director in 25 years.

    Jashaun Wright

    Inmate gets 7 years for punching DuPage deputy

    A DuPage County jail inmate, awaiting trial on a burglary charge, was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for punching a deputy sheriff. Prosecutors say Jashaun Wright, 24, of Bellwood, punched a deputy who was attempting to retrieve Wright’s meal tray from his cell on Oct. 3 2013.

    Woodland Intermediate School teacher Linda McCarthy high-fives Woodland Middle School seventh-grader Bradley Wilinski, who spent Tuesday as Superintendent for a Day. McCarthy was Wilinski’s former art teacher in Gurnee-based Woodland Elementary District 50.

    District 50 seventh-grader gets education as superintendent for a day

    Instead of working on daily lessons, Woodland Middle School seventh grade student Bradley Wilinski got an education with a different view Tuesday as he served as Woodland Elementary District 50’s “Superintendent for a Day.”


    No automatic end for Batavia sales-tax increase

    The sales tax increase Batavia aldermen approved a couple weeks ago won't automatically go away in three years after all. The Illinois Department of Revenue says that's not possible, and if the city wants the tax to end, it will have to vote to do so.


    Arlington Hts. planning Arbor Day celebration, art contest

    The Arlington Heights Park District, Village of Arlington Heights and students from St. James Elementary School will be celebrating Arbor Day with a special event on Friday, April 25, at Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St.


    Tri-Cities police reports
    Ryan L. Fischbach, 19, of South Elgin, was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 2:22 a.m. Sunday at Route 20 and Randall Road near Elgin, according to a sheriff’s report. A passenger, Emily E. Brodner, 18, of St. Charles, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana and drug...


    Fox Valley police reports
    Yolin J. Eddins, 37, of Elgin, was charged Sunday with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and felony unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, police said in a news release.


    Lawmakers push for continued Great Lakes funding

    Members of Congress from the Great Lakes region are lobbying colleagues to continue funding a cleanup program for the inland seas. U.S. Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan says the program has done much to improve the lakes’ health and now isn’t the time to cut back.


    Work on U of I solar field could start this year

    University of Illinois officials said they hope work could begin later this year on a field of solar panels that will ultimately supply about 2 percent of the school’s electricity.

    Dorothy Brown

    County workers promoted after contributing to boss

    Several employees who work for Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown received promotions and hefty raises after donating to their boss’s campaign fund. County Commissioner Bridget Gainer said that the donations by four of the five employees who received promotions in December are the kind of thing that “makes people crazy about government.”


    Autopsy expected on body found in state park

    An autopsy is expected to be performed on the remains of a 40-year-old man whose body was found in a northern Illinois state park. The the body of Herscher resident Joel Brueggert was found Monday afternoon in Kankakee River State Park.


    State House supports east-west Amtrak route

    State lawmakers are backing the creation of an east-west passenger rail corridor across Illinois. The Illinois House unanimously approved a nonbinding resolution Monday endorsing a possible Amtrak route from the Quad Cities in the west to Danville in the east.

    Boat slips on Lake Marie near Antioch before the Lake County Forest Preserve District took over the longtime camp ground.

    Lake forest preserve directive is to sell most Lake Marie pier rights

    The Lake County Forest Preserve District has informally agreed sell 41 of 45 pier rights it acquired when it bought the former Lake Marie campground near Antioch. Whether eventual public access to the Lake Marie Forest Preserve will include boat docking facilities is to be determined.

    Karen Hailpern of unincorporated Cook County talks Tuesday morning about how she and others are placing signs around Montessori School of North Hoffman and handing out fliers about the owner’s plans to add another location at a site picketers don’t approve of.

    Residents picket Montessori School planning new site

    Residents of an unincorporated neighborhood between Hoffman Estates, Inverness and South Barrington picketed outside Montessori School of North Hoffman Tuesday to protest plans for construction of an associated school at the intersection of Ela Road and Hickory Lane. Bob Bacon, president of the Highland Woods Neighborhood Association, said traffic safety was a top concern about the Cook...


    New playground equipment coming to Des Plaines park

    A public forum is scheduled for April 21 to discuss the renovation of McKay-Nealis Park in Des Plaines, park district officials said. The public will be able to review and provide input on a proposed conceptual design for a new playground at the park, located at 1755 S. Maple St.


    Wheaton's updated building code may require heat detectors in garages

    Building codes will soon be updated in Wheaton, but the city council still needs to determine whether it wants to include a provision that requires the installation of heat detectors in attached garages. Council members did a first reading Monday of the draft ordinance, which adopts the 2012 edition of the International Code Council's international building codes with some revisions.

    New FDA guidelines issued Tuesday would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still calling it “honey.”

    FDA: Honey with any added sweeteners isn’t honey

    The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure that shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. New guidance issued Tuesday would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still calling it “honey.”

    Police in San Francisco are investigating why four Smart cars were flipped over during an apparent early morning vandalism spree.

    Suspects sought in Smart car vandalism

    Authorities in San Francisco on Tuesday were looking for suspects who flipped four Smart cars. The small two-seat cars were flipped on their sides or roofs in an apparent vandalism spree Monday in two San Francisco neighborhoods. Police said they didn’t know whether the incidents were a prank or another episode in escalating tensions among some residents who blame the tech industry for...

    Derek Kitchen, left, and Moudi Sbeity have become the face of gay marriage in Utah. Kitchen and Sbeity were both raised in conservative religious families that shun gays, Kitchen in a Mormon home in Utah and Sbeity in a Muslim family in Lebanon.

    Young Utah couple becomes face of gay marriage

    Over the last three months, Utah's Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity have become superstars in the gay marriage movement. They have given speeches at raucous rallies and talked to high school classes. They’ve appeared in so many newspaper photographs and TV interviews that strangers thank them for what they’ve done when they’re out selling their homemade hummus. Their journey to...

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan prior to their meeting at the Chinese Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

    Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands

    The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing’s escalating territorial disputes in the region, with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and telling his Chinese counterparts they do not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands, with no consultation.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to Angolan Foreign Minister George Rebelo Chicoti during their talks in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Lavrov said that he wants the talks to include representatives from the south and the east in the talks, but not regional governors recently appointed by the government that took over from the ousted president.

    Ukraine feels nervous as big powers debate fate

    As top diplomats from Russia and the United States have met in Europe’s capitals to decide Ukraine’s fate in recent weeks, there’s been a conspicuous absence: a representative from Ukraine. Russia has refused to deal with Ukraine’s new government since protests in February ousted the pro-Russian president. And while the West supports the fledgling leadership, it has...

    English teacher Brad Bovenkerk, left, helps Jack Kestian, who plays Caesar, and Emily Henrichs, who plays a soothsayer, with their lines as students prepare to perform Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” at Normal Community High School.

    Students learn Shakespeare with costumes

    Sophomore Emily Henrichs was not looking forward to spending several weeks studying another William Shakespeare play. “I thought, ‘Ugh! Shakespeare, again?”’ she said March 20 before the start of her English II class at Normal Community High School. “That language . it was really hard for us to understand ‘Romeo and Juliet’ last year.”


    Illinois providing $100M for local road repairs

    The state of Illinois is giving local governments $100 million to help repair roads and address other transportation needs following a particularly brutal winter. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funding during a news conference in Chicago on Monday.


    Man waives extradition after Chicago standoff

    A man facing charges for holding police at bay for hours during a standoff on Chicago’s iconic Lake Shore Drive is waiving extradition to Georgia. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Joseph Felton Jr. appeared briefly in Cook County court on Monday.


    Illinois Lottery winner to give to animal charity

    An Illinois Lottery winner says she’ll give part of her prize money to an animal charity. Marta Paciorek recently won on a 50X The Cash instant ticket. The 41-year-old Chicagoan opted for a lump-sum payment of $2.4 million. A Monday Illinois Lottery statement says she’ll donate to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


    Defense: No evidence Wisconsin husband killed his wife

    A prosecutor says a Lincoln County woman desperately tried to save her deteriorating marriage in the days and hours leading up to her death. Anita Bucki’s husband, Mark Bucki, is on trial for strangling and stabbing her and dumping her body in a Taylor County swamp.


    Champaign man arrested for trying to steal cello

    As attempted thefts go, this one may have hit a low note.A 22-year-old Champaign man is facing a single theft charge after authorities say he snatched a cello from a music store.


    Usher will close Milwaukee Summerfest this year
    Summerfest organizers say they’ve landed a performer for this year’s festival in Milwaukee who doesn’t plan to play anywhere else in the U.S. this summer.


    Dress-wearing male bank robber sentenced to prison

    A Missouri man has been ordered to spend four years and four months in federal prison for robbing a southern Illinois bank while clad in a wig, polka dot dress and sunglasses.


    13-year-old charged with defacing Chicago statues

    Chicago authorities say a 13-year-old boy is facing charges for defacing 18 life-size statues in the city’s famous Grant Park. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the boy is accused of using spray paint to tag the faceless pieces that are part of a 26-statue collection made by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottie.


    Illinois residents warned about ATM scam

    The Illinois attorney general is warning residents about hackers gaining unauthorized access to bank accounts and illegally withdrawing money from ATMS. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the warning follows a report by federal banking regulators that there has been an increase in the number of illegal withdrawals from banks.

    A man crosses a railroad track in front of a stationary locomotive in Fremont, Neb. Regulators and the railroad industry are launching a new campaign Tuesdayto educate people about the dangers of train tracks.

    Railroads stress safety after deaths up in 2013

    Railroads are launching a new campaign to highlight the dangers of being near train tracks after a spike in rail deaths last year. At this time last year, the railroads were proudly calling 2012 their safest year ever as derailments and crossing accidents kept declining. But last year, the number of trespassing deaths rose by 47, or 11 percent, to 476, and the number of deaths in accidents...


    Business coaching events planned in Chicago

    A new series of free events in Chicago will help entrepreneurs start new businesses and improve existing ones with help from established business leaders. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the program on Monday. It’s called Step Up Chicago and it’s like speed dating for small businesses.


    Moody’s sees Chicago pension proposal as positive

    A leading credit rating agency called legislation to overhaul to Chicago’s pension funds a “positive development ” but said it won’t solve all the city’s problems — especially if assumptions for annual investment returns fall short.

    An arrest has been made in the 1997 murder of Amber Creek, shown here on her 13th birthday.

    Dawn Patrol: Palatine girl’s ’97 murder; Wauconda cops’ gunfire fatal

    Armed man shot by Wauconda police dies. Elgin woman forfeits horses. Lake Zurich overturns gaming ban. Elk Grove man drowns in Chicago River. Elgin man pleads guilty to shooting. UConn beats Kentucky for NCAA title. White Sox fall to Rockies.

    Watching three teen boys come together for a swim under a waterfall makes this family vacation the “best ever” for parents, too.

    Ant invasion, dog bite part of ‘best family vacation ever’

    With college for our 18-year-old twin sons looming, my wife pulls out all the stops for this year’s spring break. Instead of our usual quick getaway to Indianapolis, Springfield, Milwaukee or St. Louis, she plans the ultimate family vacation to Costa Rica.

    Des Plaines may put the foot down especially on businesses that don’t clear the sidewalks when it snows.

    Des Plaines ready to get tough on snow removal

    As one of the snowiest stretches in recent years comes to an end, Des Plaines officials are already warning business owners to remove snow from sidewalks next season or be fined.

    Cody Lewis, a recovering heroin addict, runs his hands through his hair, before speaking about his life and addiction at the Good Samaritan Methodist Church in Addison. Lewis never thought of quitting until May 2013, weeks after his arrest, when a childhood pal called, frantically seeking help. He and a girlfriend had taken heroin with a woman who had overdosed and died in her sleep. Lewis urged him to call the cops. Afterward, he says, his mind raced with thoughts of the death — and the prospect his friend could face criminal charges. Cody still wears his drug treatment center bracelet to remind him that he does not want to go back.

    Aurora heroin addict starts over

    It didn't take long for Cody Lewis to be consumed by heroin. Every day was the same: Get up sick if he hadn't used in 12 hours. Figure out how to get money. Then drive 35 miles from Aurora to Chicago to score. “I had to use,” he says, “to feel normal, like a regular person.”

    President Barack Obama gives Julie Chu, right, of Fairfield, Conn., a member of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey team, a kiss during a ceremony welcoming members of the United States teams and delegations from the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to the White House last week.

    Olympians say selfies were banned at White House

    A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way. Some of America’s Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets last week when they visited the White House and met with President Barack Obama.News: The request came after the selfie Boston Red Sox slugger David “Big Papi” Ortiz took with the president during his team’s visit to the White House.


    Quinn rips Emanuel’s plan to fix Chicago pensions

    Gov. Pat Quinn says Chicago officials need to come up with a plan for addressing the city’s pension shortfall that doesn’t include a property tax hike.

    Laurel Michelle Schlemmer is charged with drowning her 3-year-old son and leaving his 6-year-old brother in critical condition Tuesday, April 1 after she allegedly pushed the boys underwater in a bathtub, then sat on them at their McCandless, Pa. home.

    Mother in drowning case found mentally incompetent

    A western Pennsylvania woman accused of drowning two of her sons in a bathtub was ordered Monday to a state mental hospital after a jail psychiatrist told a judge the defendant is mentally incompetent.

    In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, sailors from Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 49) assist in the rescue of a family with a sick infant via the ship’s small boat as part of a joint U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard rescue effort, Sunday, April 6, 2014.

    Navy ship with rescued family to arrive midweek

    The Navy warship carrying an ill 1-year-old baby girl and her family after they were rescued from their disabled sailboat hundreds of miles off Mexico’s Baja peninsula were more than 1,000 miles from San Diego on Monday and expected to arrive midweek.

    Six-month-old Kyah, a giraffe at the Oklahoma City Zoo, sits on the ground as she grazes at the zoo in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 4, 2014. Kyah will undergo surgery at Oklahoma State University to repair a vessel in her heart that has wrapped around her esophagus, making it difficult for her to eat solid foods, at a time when her mother is trying to wean her.

    Surgery could fix giraffe’s terminal birth defect

    A 6-month-old giraffe born with a terminal defect that prevents her from digesting most foods is scheduled to undergo groundbreaking surgery that an Oklahoma City Zoo veterinarian said has never before been performed on her species.

    Shanesha Taylor, 35, left her 2-year-old son and 6-month-old baby in her car while she had a job interview.

    Phoenix mom facing abuse charges pleads not guilty

    A Phoenix woman who left her two young children in her vehicle during a job interview has pleaded not guilty at her arraignment.

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is welcomed by Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, upon his arrival at Beijing International in Beijing, Monday, Airport April 7, 2014. Hagel arrived in Beijing Monday after a stop in Japan, where he told reporters that China must be more open about its military buildup and better respect its neighbors _ a pointed reference to Beijing’s ongoing territorial dispute with Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea.

    Hagel tours China’s new aircraft carrier

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour Monday of China’s first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship, according to Chinese leaders. But in a speech planned for Tuesday, Hagel will point to cybersecurity as an example of an area where the U.S. would like the Chinese to be more transparent.


    Melissa Solorio

    Solorio looks forward to basketball at Illinois College

    Three-sport athlete Melissa Solorio of Elk Grove recently decided her basketball future will be at Illinois College in Jacksonville.


    O’Malley helps Elk Grove shut out Wheaton North

    Adam O’Malley tossed a complete-game shutout and also had one of the Grens’ 2 hits in a 1-0 nonconference victory over host Wheaton North on Monday.


    Baseball/Fox Valley roundup

    Jacobs erupted for 20 hits and capitalized on 11 errors in a 30-0, five-inning bombardment of Woodstock North in a Fox Valley Conference crossover Tuesday.Thirteen Golden Eagles collected hits and 11 drove in at least a run against six Woodstock North pitchers, led by Owen Oreskevich (5 RBI), Ryan Sargent (4) and Brenden Heiss (3). Winning pitcher Ryan George held the Thunder to to 2 hits in 4 innings with 4 strikeouts and 3 walks for Jacobs (7-2).Cary-Grove 4, Woodstock 3: The Trojans scored 4 runs in the first inning and Andrew Splitt held the Blue Streaks to 3 earned runs despite allowing 10 hits and a walk in 5 innings. Larkin Hanselmann pitched 2 scoreless innings to earn the save for Cary-Grove (6-4).Crystal Lake South 8, Hampshire 1: The Gators scored 2 runs in the third, fifth, sixth and seventh innings of this FVC crossover, led by Garrett Bright (2-for-4, 3B, 2 RBI). Junior Matt Schingel tossed a 5-hitter with 6 strikeouts. Seven errors by Hampshire (2-5) doomed starting pitcher Dillon Kuhn, who allowed 6 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits in 6 innings.Lake Park 12, Dundee-Crown 10: A 3-run sixth inning lifted the Lancers past Dundee-Crown (3-6) in nonconference play. Five Chargers enjoyed 2-hit games, including Chase Bloch (2 RBI) and Brett Johnson (2 RBI). Reliever Vince Damato allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits and a walk in the loss.Metea Valley 9, Elgin 5: Jack Koeckritz (0-1) took the loss in this Upstate Eight Conference crossover. Kiko Mari went 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI for Elgin (2-1, 0-1).Huntley 4, Grayslake North 1: Nick Constantino held the Knights to an unearned run on 6 hits and 2 walks and struck out 6 in 5⅓ innings, and Mark Skonieczny went 2-for-4 and drove in a run for Huntley (6-2-1).Streamwood 4, East Aurora 2: Chad Caminitti struck out the last two Tomcats he faced with the tying runs on base to notch a 1-inning save in this Upstate Eight crossover. Winning pitcher Kevin Sojda limited East Aurora to an earned run on 4 hits and 2 walks and struck out 8 in 6 innings, and Kevin Drwal went 2-for-3 and drove in 2 runs for Streamwood (3-3, 1-0).IC Catholic Prep 4, St. Edward 3: Two of St. Edward’s 4 errors led to IC Catholic Prep’s go-ahead, fifth-inning run in this Suburban Christian Gold loss. Losing pitcher Jack Tierney was touched for 4 unearned runs on only 2 hits, but he walked six. Tighe Koerhing and Joe Martell doubled for St. St. Edward (1-6-1, 1-1).Rockford Christian Life 13, Westminster Christian 12: The Warriors scored 4 runs in the top of the sevent to take the lead, but they surrendered 5 runs in the bottom of the frame to drop this Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup. Luke Weston and Brendan Ruffolo each went 4-for-5 and drove in 2 runs for Westminster Christian (1-8, 0-2).


    Mannelly hoping to return to Bears

    For the past 16 seasons, Patrick Mannelly has been the Bears' long-snapper, playing in a team-record 245 games. Currently an unrestricted free agent, Mannelly is hoping to be back with the Bears for a 17th season if his surgical hip continues to respond to the treatment and rehabiliation process that began shortly after his January procedure.


    Geneva wins emotional one for coach Hahn’s son

    Jack Wassel’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh completed Geneva’s 4-3 comeback win over Neuqua Valley Tuesday and capped not only a rally from a 3-0 deficit but an emotional day for the entire program.


    Softball: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*Addison Trail 7, Rolling Meadows 5 (8 inn)Addison Trail 101 030 02 —7-11-2Rolling Meadows 200 000 3x — 5-5-42B: RM-Vasilogambros, G. Skorin; AT: Ciaglia, DelawderWP: Marinelli; LP: Hattory. *cary-grove 10, hersey 1Cary-Grove 113 005 0 —10-6-1Hersey 001 000 0 — 1-4-22B: CG: Deering; WP: DeGroote; LP: Denton.*Maine West 8, Maine South 7Maine South 101 203 0 —7-12-2Maine West 100 430 x —8-15-62B: MW: G.Feldkamp, Argus; MS: Richardson.WP: G. Feldkamp; LP: Christie.*Palatine 8, prairie ridge 5Palatine 300 020 0 —5-10-3Prairie Ridge 041 000 3 —8-8-1HR: Pal: Craver, Haze. WP: NA: LP: Udoni.*st. viator 6, prospect 4Prospect 102 100 0 —4-9-1St. Viator 200 004 x —6-9-12B: StV: T. Kaiser 2. 3B: Pros: Roman. WP: Hogan; LP: Lenski.*warren 13, mundelein 9 (8 inn.)Warren 200 141 05 —13-16-1Mundelein 320 000 31 —9-10-22B: War: Hurd, Pennell; Mun: Diaz 2, Zazas, Mahar.HR: War: Scott, Hurd, Trevino, Belletini; Mun: Zazas, DeVito, Rosenow, Hemmer. WP: Wagner; LP: DeVito.*ANTIOCH 12, VERNON HILLS 2 Antioch 206 120 1 —12-15-3Vernon Hills 110 000 0 —2-9-62B: Ant: Peterson, Costain; VH: Ferolo. 3B: Ant: Peterson 2.HR: Ant: Peterson. WP: Cook; LP: Stern.*ZION-BENTON 4, LAKE ZURICH 3Lake Zurich 100 002 0 —3-10-1Zion-Benton 000 130 X —4-4-1HR: LZ: Schroeder. WP: Lopez; LP: Schneider.*LIBERTYVILLE 10, LAKE FOResT 0 (5 inn.)Lake Forest 000 00 —0-2-3Libertyville 500 32 —10-13-02B: Lib: Stevens, Oberman. 3B: Lib: Dembinski.HR: Lib: Mooney. WP: Mooney.*CARMEL 12, STEVENSON 10Stevenson 500 011 3 —10-8-1Carmel 501 105 X —12-13-42B: Stev: Yonkovic, Koenigs, Morgan;Carm: Behan 2.3B: Carm: Dicara HR: Stev: Yonkovic.WP: Dicara; LP: Peterson.*St. Charles east 4, Waubonsie Valley 0St. Charles East 000 220 0 —4-7-0Home 000 000 0 —0-3-12B: SCE: Latoria. WP: Beno; LP: Hohman.*Willowbrook 11, Glenbard west 5Glenbard West 200 003 0 —5-5-2Willowbrook 004 511 X —11-13-42B: W: Ressinger, Brunig, Schmidt. HR: W: Schmidt, Dannenberg. WP: Pelsor. *Metea Valley 9, Streamwood 5Streamwood 200 010 2 —5-9-3Metea Valley 013 401 X —9-13-02B: S: Malcolm, Daley. MV: Perna, Jauch, Harrington. HR: S: Daley. MV: Leckinger. WP: Titner; LP: Hedger.*Neuqua Valley 3, St. Charles North 2St. Charles North 100 000 1 —2-6-3Neuqua Valley 010 001 1 —3-6-02B: SCN: Waslawski, NV: Huebner, O’Brien, Hill, Lange. WP: Bilgri; LP: Rabin.*Glenbard North 6, Benet 2Glenbard North 010 011 3 —6-9-1Benet 200 000 0 —2-5-62B: GN: Gramann. B: McGuire, Rurka. HR: GN: Petzold, Gramann. WP: Dopart (2-2). LP: Moran*Ridgewood 13, Fenton 3Fenton 100 02 —3-7-9Ridgewood 532 03 —13-7-12B: F: Fritz. RW: Krasinski, Malbieri, Smith. 3B: F: Fritz. HR: F: Wassman. RW: Crotty, Spain. WP: Straughn; LP: Fritz.*West Chicago 9, Batavia 3Batavia 010 002 0 —3-3-2West Chicago 302 400 X —9-9-02B: B: Percy, Zafia. WC: Staton, Goldsmith. WP: Foreman; LP: Lowenstart.*Downers Grove North 10, Wheaton Warrenville South 0Downers North 301 500 —10-7-0WW South 000 000 —0-1-32B: WWS: WIlson. WP: Ryndak (6-0); LP: Briggs.*Hinsdale Central 12, Morton 2Morton 200 00 —2-6-3Hinsdsale Cent. 035 05 —12-11-22B: HC: Tracey (2), Shaker. HR: HC: Domeske, Shaker. WP: Tracey; LP: LaCore.*Lisle 6, Aurora Central catholic 0Aurora Cen. Cath. 000 000 0 —0-3-2Lisle 100 410 X —6-9-02B: L: Krause. WP: Stitt (1-0); LP: Miller.*Wheaton NOrth 15, York 12York 200 280 000 —12-16-6Wheaton North 044 211 003 —15-12-42B: Y: Magnifico. HR: Y: Solem, Milkowski. LP: Bandy.*


    Girls track: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*At Conantteam scoresBarrington 92.5, Conant 55.5, Fremd 36individual placewinners3200 Relay: Conant 10:03.04; 400 relay: Barrington 51.1; 3200: Higichi (F) 11:15.1; 110 high hurdles: Iroegbulem (Con) 16.43; 100: Hodges (B) 10.8; 800: Cropsey (Barr) 2:18.8; 800 relay: Barrington 1:49.0; 400: Bergren (B) 1:02.6; 300 int. hurdles: Capel (B) 49.8; 1600: Reynolds (B) 5:29.4; 200: Iroegbulem (Con) 26.2; 1600 relay: Barrington 4:16.7; Long jump: Braun (B) 16-7.5; High jump: Cassio (B) 5-6; Triple jump: McLauren (B) 33-6; Shot put: Donnell (C) 40-3; Discus: Donnell (C) 122-9; Pole vault: McCaffrey (F) 9-3.*At Palatineteam scoresPalatine 93, Hoffman Estates 59, Schaumburg 14individual placewinners3,200: Palatine (10:25.2); 400 relay: Palatine (51.1); 3,200: Cox (Pal) 11:37.7; 100 high hurdles: Coney (Pal) 17.5; 100 dash: Dussard (HE) 12.6; 800: O’Brien (Pal) 2:16.4; 800 relay: Hoffman Estates (1:50.0); 400: Iginla (Pal) 1:02.4; 300 low hurdles: Riedy (Pal) 48.0; 1,600: Biddle (HE) 5:07.6; 200 dash: Proska (Pal) 27.0; 1,600 relay: Palatine (4:18.3); shot put: Oginni (HE) 45-8.5; discus: Oginni (HE) 118-3; long jump: Proska (Pal) 16-1; triple jump: Thabuteau (Pal) 33-5; high jump: Thabuteau (Pal) 5-0; pole vault: Cho (HE) 6-9.*At GrantGRANT 120, WAUCONDA 263,200 relay: Grant 10:21.7; 400 relay: Grant 53.2; 3,200: Temple (Grt) 12:56.1; 100 high hurdles: Troemel (Grt) 16.6; 100: Beeman (Wauc) 13.4; 800: Drabek (Grt) 2:25.4; 800 relay: Grant 1:57.2; 400: Basala (Grt) 1:00.06; 300 int. hurdles: Troemel (Grt) 48.8; 1,600: Roming (Grt) 5:33.8; 200: Nozime (Grt) 27.3; 1,600 relay: Grant 4:19.2; long jump: Rinda (Grt) 15-0; high jump: Beeman (Wauc) 4-10; triple jump: Nozime (Grt) 32-3; shot put: Meinhardt (Wauc) 38-11; discus: Mueller (Grt) 109-10.5; pole vault: Hahnlien (Grt) 8-0.*


    Girls soccer: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*JACOBS 1, GRAYSLAKE NORTH 0Jacobs 0 1 —1Grayslake North 0 0 —0*WARREN 11, NORTH CHICAGO 0Warren 11 0 —11North Chicago 0 0 —0*ROUND LAKE 3, WOODLANDS ACADEMY 2Round Lake 1 2 —3Woodlands 1 1 —2Round Lake — Uribe (Hernandez), Rodriguez (Hernandez), Rodridguez (Cruz). Goalkeeper — RL: Devera (3 saves).*lake zurich 8, zion-benton 0Lake Zurich 8 0 —8Zion-Benton 0 0 —0Lake Zurich — Jackson (Gelinas), Gelinas (Coughenour), Ufheil (Coughenour), Ufheil, Skowron, Fabbrini, Skowron (Jackson), Kuhn (Jackson).Goalkeeper — LZ: Daleske (1 save)*Other scores:Carmel 3, Stevenson 0*Benet 3, Marist 0Benet 1 2 —3Marist 0 0 —0Scoring — B: Miller (Morefield), Miller (Kaufman); Tsouchlos (Kaufman). Goalkeepers — B: Stopka, Hlavin*Metea valley 3, Neuqua Valley 1Neuqua Valley 0 1 —1Metea Valley 1 2 —3Scoring — NV: Czerwinski (Romain). MV: Eriksen-Russo (Herandez); Proszowski (McCoy); Proszowski (Kentgen). Goalkeepers — NV: Parrish (10). MV: Johnson (12). *Wheaton North 2, Wheaton Warrenville south 1 (2OT)Wheaton North 1 0 0 1 —2WW South 0 1 0 0 —1Scoring — WN: Pelafas, Tyler (Pelafas). WWS: Molino. Goalkeepers — WN: Partington (5). WWS: Fuster (9) *Wheaton Academy 2, Marian Central Catholic 0Marian Central Cath. 0 0 —0Wheaton Academy 1 1 —2Scoring — WA: Pearson; Pearson (Olson). Goalkeepers — WA: McKee (1)*Dundee-Crown 6, Woodstock North 0Woodstock North 0 0 —0Dundee-Crown 3 3 —6Scoring — D-C — Letheby (Scarpelli), Moreno (Meraz), Lewis (Feld), Moreno (Meraz), Feld (Scarpelli), Coffman (Griffin).Goalkeepers — D-C — Miranda (1 save), Medina (3 saves).*Crystal lake South 8, Hampshire 0 Hampshire 0 0 —0CL South 4 4 —8Scoring — CLS — Collard (Woeste), Woeste (Minogue), Miceli (UA), Mraz (Luken), A. Siavelis (UA), Minogue (UA), Sulikowski (UA), Gaede (UA). *Huntley 1, Crystal Lake Central 0CL Central 0 0 —1Huntley 0 1 —1Scoring — H — Jakubowski (Costantino). Goalkeepers — H — Galason (1 save). *Westminster Christian 3, Cornerstone 0Cornerstone 0 0 —0Westminster Christian 2 1 —0Scoring — WC — Meschewski (Vanden Bos), Vanden Bos (Pederson), Pederson (Beachler). Goalkeepers — WC — Dutcher (6 saves). *South Elgin 2, West Chicago 1South Elgin 0 2 —2West Chicago 0 1 —1Scoring — SE — Struwing (Greco), Greco (Uveges). *Burlington Central 11, Harvard 0Burlington C. 7 4 —11Harvard 0 0 —0Scoring — BC — Andrew (K. Reynoso), Messina (UA), K. Reynoso (Andrew), Messina (Ahrens), Andrew (Ahrens), Jayne (UA), Jayne (J. Marchetti), Jayne (Vargas), T. Reynoso (Jayne), Safranski (Griffin), Griffin (McMahon). Goalkeepers — BC — Cignake (0 saves), Plorin (0 saves). *Bartlett 5, East Aurora 1Bartlett 1 4 —5East Aurora 1 0 —1Scoring — B — Coor (Kaiser), Coor (Videckis), Lyjak (Noesen), Videckis (Martinez), Videckis (Noesen). Goalkeepers — B — Lozada (3 saves). *St. Edward 3, St. Francis 0St. Edward 2 1 —3St. Francis 0 0 —0Scoring — SE — Ramirez (UA), Kruk (PK), Kearney (UA). Goalkeepers — SE — Dykstra (4 saves). *Batavia 5, Elgin 0 Batavia 2 3 —5Elgin 0 0 —0Goalkeepers — E — Demel (11 saves). *Aurora Central Catholic 1, Montini 0The Chargers won 6-5 in penalty kicks. Bruss scored the winning PK with Bry Mandarino in goal.*


    Girls water polo: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results**STEVENSON 8, MUNDELEIN 6Stevenson 2 1 3 2 —8Mundelein 3 2 0 1 —6Stevenson — Travetto 6, Gartenberg, Oliver.Mundelein — Garcia 2, Kozokar 2, Wingerder, Blake.Goalkeepers — Stev: Burns (9 saves); Mund: Ward (12 saves).*Neuqua Valley 11, St. Charles East 1St. Charles East x x 1 x —1Neuqua Valley 6 1 2 2 —11Scoring — SCE: Ditch. NV: Miller (5); Gorski (3); Blache (2); Jacquez. Goalkeepers — SCE: Fagen, Sastre. NV: French. *St. Charles North 10, Metea valley 5St. Charles North 2 5 1 2 —10Metea Valley 1 1 1 2 —5SCN: N. Guyett 4 goals, 1 assist; Steele 2 goals; Quin 2 goals, 2 assists; Villa 1 goal; M. Guyett 2 goals, 5 assists; Rich 1 save*Neuqua Valley 11, St. Charles East 1St. Charles East 0 0 1 0 —1Neuqua Valley 6 1 2 2 —11Scoring — SCE: Ditch. NV: Miller (5); Gorski (3); Blache (2); Jacquez. Goalkeepers — SCE: Fagen, Sastre. NV: French.


    Boys volleyball: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*Barrington d. Palatine 25-21, 25-22Attack: Bar: Glader 9 kills, Wright 8, Castagna 6; Serving: Bar: Amato 1 ace; Setting: Bar: Ricchetti 23 assists: Digs: Bar: Lenling 11, Ricchetti 6; Blocks: Bar: Glader, Carroll.*Buffalo Grove d. rolling Meadows 25-18, 25-22Attack: RM: Avellaneda 2-2, 2 kills; Srnak 15-18, 3 kills. BG: Bulauski 8 kills, Cruz 6 kills, Shanahan 5 kills, Franz 5 kills.Serving: RM: Srnak ace, Avellaneda ace, Wojcik ace. BG: Bulauski 1 ace, Schnittke 1 ace, Ruscitti 1 ace, 4 assists; Setting: RM: Reese 31-31, 4 assists; Avellaneda 17-19, 4 assists. BG: Weon 3 assists. Digs: RM: Cruz 11, Murphy 6. BG: Masciopinto 10, Ruscitti 21. Blocks: BG: Bulauski 2, Ward 2.*hersey d. wheeling 25-17, 25-15Attack: Hers: Migus 11-11 6 kills, Torvik 4-4 4 kills, Fuerst 8-8 5 kills, Aguilar 7-7 2 kills; Serving: Hers: Christacos 2-3, Messer 11-12, Migus 14-14 2 aces), Torvik 2-4, Wesolowski 7-8 3 aces, Castro 5-5; Setting: Hers: Torvik 27-27 11 assists, Wesolowski 15-16 9 assists: Digs: Hers: Christacos 10, Messer 6, Migus 4; Blocks: Hers: Torvik.*hoffman estates d. conant 25-11, 23-25, 25-20Attack: Con: Openchowski 3 kills, Pyun 6 kills, Tomuta 2 kills, Levitt 2 kills; Serving: Con: Pyus 2 aces, Lejman ace; Setting: Con: Levitt (15 assists): Digs: Con: Openchowski 14, Wozniak 5, Todorou 3, Pyun 8, Lejman 2, Tomuta 7, Levitt 4; Blocks: Con: Openchowski 2, Todorou 3, Pyun, Tomuta.*Other scoreProspect d. Elk Grove 25-23, 25-21*NEW TRIER D. STEVENSON 25-19, 25-17Serving — Stev: Park 1 ace, Creevy 1 ace, Maskalunas 1 ace, Perozzi 1 ace, Chang 1 ace; Attacking — Stev: Maleski 4 kills, Chang 3 kills, Cliffer 2 kills; Setting — Stev: Creevy 4 assists, Perozzi 4 assists; Digs — Stev: Park 9, Rzepecki 6, Chang 3, Creevy 2; Blocks — Stev: Herman 2.*St. Charles East d. West Chicago 25-21, 25-23*IMSA d. Montini 25-13, 25-18lake Park d. Naperville Central 21-25, 25-20, 25-13Lake Park — Krisik (29 assists, 5 kills, 9 digs); Moore (8 kills); Amore (16 digs); Burke (4 kills, 3 aces); Fritsche (5 kills, 17 digs); Terry (6 digs, 7 killls). *Glenbard West d. Oak park-River Forest25-21, 25-17Glenbard West — Garwood (11 assists, 5 digs); Bicshoff (14 assists, 2 digs); Scruggs (6 kills, 3 blocks); Blane (5 kills, 2 digs); Smith (4 kills, 2 digs); Nagel (4 kills); Kotsakis (4 kills, 1 block); Roberts (12 digs); Dedmond (7 digs); Myers (1 kill, 1 block).*Metea Valley d. Larkin 25-9, 25-16Metea Valley — Miller (2 kills, 2 blocks, 18 assists); Lopez (7 kills, 1 ace, 1 block); Luckinbill (5 kills); Wieland (7 kills, 5 digs).*neuqua Valley d. St. Charles North 25-20, 25-21Neuqua Valley — Neace (11 kills); Lauth (25 assists0; McKissick (4 kills, 3 blocks). *Naperville North d. Glenbard North 25-15, 25-21Naperville North — Littell (18 digs); Hafen (8 kills, 7 digs0; Rothmund (13 assists, 9 digs); Romy (6 kills, 12 assists, 6 digs).*Wheaton North d. Wheaton Warrenville SOuth 25-21, 25-18Wheaton North — Mullinger (9 kills, 5 digs, 5 service points), Bowen (21 assists, 4 kills, 3 digs), Clark (4 kills, 2 blocks), Kirschbaum (4 kills, 3 blocks, 3 digs), Anderson (4 kills, 5 digs), Johnson (3 aces, 5 digs, 8 service points), Bedrossian (2 kills, 2 blocks).WW South — Wilcox (7 kills, 5 digs); Knorr (4 kills, 5 digs); Carpio (13 assists, 1 block, 2 kills); Loar (3 kills, 1 block); Hildebrand (7 digs, 1 kills, 2 aces).*Bartlett d. Elgin 25-21, 25-16Bartlett — Gulczynski (10 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces), Cruz (12 assists), Stanisz (3 kills, 2 blocks), Butler (6 digs), Hayes (5 kills).*


    Boys track: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*At Fremdteam scoresBarrington 89, Fremd 61, Conant 35.individual placewinners3200 Relay: Conant 8:18.1; 400 relay: Barrington :43.3; 3200: Hamer (Bar) 10:06; 110 high hurdles: Yamamoto (Frm) :15.7; 100: Miller (Bar) :10.6; 800: Curtis (Bar) 2:01.0; 800 relay: Fremd 1:31.2; 400: Nicoletti (Bar) :52.4; 300 int. hurdles: Yamamoto (Frm) :39.8; 1600: Eiring (Bar) 4:30.9; 200: Miller (Bar) :21.8; 1600 relay: Fremd 3:27.2; Long jump: Aougba (Frm) 18-11; High jump: Deloye (Bar) 6-4; Triple jump: Aougba (Frm) 41-2.5; Shotput: Fremd 50-8; Discus: Bulzon (Frm) 115-4; Pole vault: Mayer (Frm) 12-6.*GRANT 122, WAUCONDA 243,200 relay: Grant 8:47.9; 400 relay: Grant 43.3; 3,200: Brundidge (Grt) 10:23.9; 110 high hurdles: J. Wells (Grt) 14.4; 100: O. Wells (Grt) 10.96; 800: Theil (Wauc) 2:07.1; 800 relay: Grant 1:31.5; 400: Lanzerotti (Wauc) 53.2; 300 int. hurdles: Brundidge (Grt) 42.1; 1,600: Romig (Grt) 4:56.9; 200: Hucky (Wauc) 223.6; 1,600 relay: Grant 3:34.3; long jump: J. Wells (Grt) 21-5; high jump: J. Wells (Grt) 6-8; triple jump: Sadauskas (Grt) 41-7.50; shot put: Bychowski (Grt) 47-6; discus: Bychowski (Grt) 147-0; pole vault: Peterson (Grt) 12-0.*STEVENSON 92, LAKE ZURICH 543,200 relay: Lake Zurich 8:22.5; 400 relay: Stevenson 45.0; 3,200: Uh (Stev) 9:52.9; 110 high hurdles: Lund (Stev) 16.1; 100: Vestuto (Stev) 11.0; 800: Peretra (LZ) 2:01.2; 800 relay: Stevenson 1:34.5; 400: Ridao (Stev) 55.8; 300 int. hurdles: Hilton (LZ) 43.2; 1,600: Boronsky (Stev) 4:35.3; 200: Vestuto (Stev) 23.1; 1,600 relay: Lake Zurich 3:38.4; long jump: Kim (Stev) 20-3; high jump: Peterson (LZ) 5-8; triple jump: Santon (Stev) 39-3; shot put: Sise (Stev) 46-2.50; discus: Sise (Stev) 134-11.50; pole vault: Stevens (LZ) 10-6.*


    Girls badminton: Monday’s scoreboard
    Monday’s results*barrington 10, palatine 5Singles — No.1: Palmer (Pal) d. Guerneri 21-17, 21-15; No.2: Gross (Bar) d. Dep 21-11, 12-21, 21-12; No.3: Guidvada (Pal) d. Vannatta 15-21, 21-19, 21-10; No.4: Quan (Bar) d. Hank 24-22, 21-4; No.5: Aquije (Bar) d. Sue 21-17, 16-21, 21-15; No.6: Yang (Bar) d. Chon 21-16, 21-14; No.7: Rogers (Bar) d. Minint 21-15, 18-21, 21-18; No.8: Burns (Bar) d. Jimenez 2-11, 24-22; No.9: Papdimitriou (Bar) d. Lorenzo 21-19, 21-18; No.10. Stevenson (Pal) d. Owens 22-20, 21-7.Doubles — No.1: Gudivada/Hank (Pal) d. Quan/Vannatta 21-12, 21-15; No.2: Guerneri/Gross (Bar) d. Aquije/Chon 21-14, 21-7; No.3: Palmer/Dep (Pal) d. Sue/Rogers 21-13, 21-7; No.4: Burns/Yang (Bar) d. Jiminez/Manint 21-16, 21-10; No.5: Owens/Papdimitriou (Bar) d. Lorenzo/Stevenson 15-21, 21-17, 21-18.*stevenson 17, glenbrook north 1Singles — No. 1: Huang (GN) d. To 21-19, 21-16 ; No. 2: Chen (Stev) d. Simkin 21-10, 21-13; No. 3: Schroeder (Stev) d. Minn 21-16, 21-9; No. 4: Lui (Stev) d. Shin 21-8, 21-10; No. 5: Onishchenko (Stev) d. Levine 21-12, 20-22, 21-19; No. 6: Ling (Stev) d. Marten 21-7, 21-11; No. 7: Xia (Stev) d. Park 21-14, 21-9; No. 8: So (Stev) d. Go 21-17, 21-8; No. 9: Hu (Stev) d. Sngo 21-12, 21-7; No. 10. Wang (Stev) d. Gargir 21-11, 21-16.Doubles — No. 1: So/Chen (Stev) d. Shin/Marten 21-10, 21-9; No. 2: Schroeder/Lui (Stev) d. Minn/Huang 22-20, 21-7; No. 3: Xia/Ling (Stev) d. Park/Gargir 21-18, 21-10; No. 4: To/Hu (Stev) d. Levine/Gotteiner 21-16, 19-21, 21-16; No. 5: Onishchenko/Wang (Stev) d. Simkim/Li 21-13, 23-21; No. 6: Ecanow/Liu (Stev) d. Kawasaki/Sogo 21-7, 21-14.*


    Boys tennis: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*PROSPECT 5, CARMEL 2Singles — No. 1: Hunt (Carm) d. Burke 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; No. 2: Norek (Carm) d. Yoo 6-4, 6-3; No. 3: Schmidt (Pros) d. Hadjis 6-2, 6-0. Doubles — No. 1: Tanuta/Taubeac (Pros) d. Butler/Hendricks 6-2, 5-7, 7-5; No. 2: Macina/Hef (Pros) d. Griffin/Verwijst 7-5, 7-5; No. 3: Weiler/C (Pros) d. Colbert/Kapas 6-0, 6-2; No. 4: Dolan/Mortan (Pros) d. Garrity/Paulson 6-2, 6-2.*niles west 4, wheeling 3Singles — No.1: Sachs (NiW) d. Yuleri 6-3, 6-3; No.2: Weiss (NiW) d. Victor 6-1, 6-3; No.3: Razini (Whl) d. Datsenko 6-1, 6-2.Doubles — No.1: Irazoque/Yakubovich (Whl) d. Cobal/Jubic 7-5, 6-0; No.2: Elengical/Uedic (NiW) d. Lee/Obdin 6-3, 7-5; No.3: Bilamin/Yang (NiW) d. Remigoso/Kryuchkov 7-5, 7-5; No.4 Tint/Gleyser (Whl) d. Pirzada/Manga 6-4, 7-6.*St. Charles North 4, Meta Valley 3*York 8, Wheaton Warrenville South 1Singles — No. 1: Peterson (Y) d. McDonogh (WWS) 6-3, 7-5; No. 2: Riddle (Y) d. Reynolds (WWS) 6-4, 6-1; No. 3: Gough (Y) d. Anderson (WWS) 6-1, 6-4; No. 4: Nielsen (WWS) d. Videcksi (Y) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.Doubles — No. 1: Fite/Hagan (Y) d. Orlowe/Foley (WWS) 6-2, 7-6(5); No. 2:Shostak/Kost (Y) d. Healy/Gillgen (WWS) 6-0, 6-0 ; No. 3: Camp/Molayal (Y) d. Ottalen/South (WWS) 6-0, 6-4; No. 4: Hagan/Patterson (Y) d. Hurka/Patnaude (WWS) 6-0, 6-1; No. 5: Vogt/Honeywell (Y) d. Niedzwieclz/Valentine (WWS) 6-0, 6-0, .*Glenbard West 7, Glenbard North 0Singles — No.1: Dell (GW) d. Lim (GN) 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Hanna (GW) d. Chaudarg (GN) 6-0.6-0; No. 3: Nabholz (GW) d. Tezak (GN) 6-1.6-2.Doubles — No. 1: Lipnica/Smith (GW) d. Azeem/Waghrag (GN) 6-1,6-0; No. 2: Shorney/Murphy (GW) d. Macino/Joseph (GN) 6-1, 6-1; No. 3: Bindra/Barella (GW) d. Khan/Shukla (GN) 6-4, 6-2; No. 4: Boyle/Ryne (GW) d. James/Haynes (GN) 6-2, 6-2.*NEW TRIER 7, STEVENSON 2Singles — No. 1: Galoustian (NT) d. Bush 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Schwartz (NT) d. Harvey 6-2, 6-3; No. 3: Weisberg (Stev) d. Yamaguchi 5-7, 6-4, 6-1; No. 4: Frankl (NT) d. Gordon 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.Doubles — No. 1: Bickel/Bickel (NT) d. C. Harvey/Komarov 7-6 (3), 2-6, 7-5; No. 2: Maryniuk/Cheng (Stev) d. Hanley/W. Mayer 7-5, 6-3; No. 3: Mead-Lee (NT) d. Jaworski/Viswanathan 6-1, 6-2; No. 4: Jacobs/R. Mayer (NT) d. Pan/Kny 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; No. 5: Watkins-Fitzgerald (NT) d. Arceo-Kim 6-4, 6-4.*Prairie Ridge 7, Dundee-Crown 0Singles - No. 1: Kohl (PR) d. Steifer 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Dzurisin (PR) d. Rangel 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Rawal (PR) d. Tinajero 6-1, 6-0.Doubles - No. 1: Cox/Vanbosch (PR) d. Emerson/Wagner 6-2, 6-1; No. 2: Altman/Locher (PR) d. Naber/Sarrazine 6-1, 6-0; No. 3: Park/Priesz (PR) d. Austin/Wursten 6-3, 6-0; No. 4: Weissmann/Poole (PR) d. Brito/Villagomez 6-4, 6-0.*Crystal Lake South 6, McHenry 1Singles - No. 1: Thome (CLS) d. London 6-4, 6-4; No. 2: Randolph (CLS) d. Panek 6-2, 6-1; No. 3: Sardiev (CLS) d. Greve 6-0, 6-0.Doubles - No. 1: Higgin/Maher (McH) d. Devlin/Baietto 6-4, 6-1; No. 2: Pacini/Souiers (CLS) d. Phillips/Stangle 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; No. 3: C. Bochat/B. Bochat (CLS) d. Gill/Leon 6-3, 7-5; No. 4: Dobek/Hanigan (CLS) d. Kottke/McCann 6-3, 6-2.*Crystal Lake Central 5, Huntley 2Singles - No. 1: Pudlo (CLC) d. Smith 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Graves (CLC) d. Simons 7-5, 7-6 (7-4); No. 3: Lundgren (CLC) d. Zornow 6-4, 6-3.Doubles - No. 1: Grabner/Frederick (H) d. Gourikrishna/St. John 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); No. 2: Sigmund/Phoenix (CLC) d. Michel/Andre 6-1, 7-5; No. 3: Ved/Hagn (H) d. Brahmbhatt/Guzman 6-3, 6-0; No. 4: Peters/Peterson (CLC) d. Downs/Navarro 6-3, 3-6, 6-0.*Jacobs 7, Hampshire 0 Singles - No. 1: Panchapakesan (J) d. Hougland 7-0; No. 2: Bujacz (J) d. Tolentino 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 ; No. 3: Searle (J) d. Higa 6-2, 6-3.


    Boys water polo scoreboard: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*barrington 13, schaumburg 9Schaumburg 2 2 2 3 — 9Barrington 3 3 6 1 —13Schaumburg — Gustafson 3, Birriel, Borst, Couston, Pyde, Skiroock, Zielinski.Barrington — Lesniak 7Goalkeepers — Sch: Bach (9 saves).*Hersey 8, Prospect 7Top scorers: H: Carroll 4. Pros: Mauer 5.*


    Baseball: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*Buffalo Grove 10, Maine West 3Buffalo Grove 410 100 4 —10-9-6Maine West 012 000 0 —3-5-32B: BG: Levato 2. 3B: MW: Andrade.WP: Murphy; LP: Johnson; Sv: Apel.*Elk Grove 1, Wheaton North 0Elk Grove 000 001 0 —1-2-0Wheaton N. 000 000 0 —0-5-12B: WhN: Scandora, Sells. WP: O’Malley; LP: Robin.*glenbard east 6, conant 0Conant 000 000 0 —0-4-3Glenbard East 230 100 x —6-9-12B: Con: Forte, Bola; GbdE: Borosak, Sebby. 3B: GbdE: Griffin. WP: Esterly; LP: Bola.*Hersey 3, New Trier 1Hersey 001 200 0 —3-5-1New Trier 001 000 0 —1-4-22B: Hers: Silva. NT: Hammes.WP: Allain; LP: Brecht; Sv: Labahn.*st. viator 14, palatine 1St. Viator 003 560 —14-10-1Palatine 100 000 — 1- 4-62B: StV: Prazuch, Darling, Jaydos. 3B: StV: Jaydos. WP: Burny; LP: Seeberger.*york 5, hoffman estates 4 (8 innings)Hoffman Estates 010 200 10 —4-10-4York 101 020 01 —5- 8-62B: Pal: 2; York: Spencer, Santos 2. WP: Sabatini.*christian liberty acad. 19, imsa 2CLA 097 03 —19-21-2IMSA 000 20 — 2- 1-32B: CLA: Karr 2, Cunningham, Miller 2, Rot; 3B: CLA: Rot. WP: Keplar; LP: Ortiz.*WAUCONDA 4, JOHNSBURG 0Johnsburg 000 000 0 —0-4-1Wauconda 000 202 X —4-8-1WP: Peterson.*LIBERTYVILLE 9, STEVENSON 0Stevenson 000 000 0 —0-3-2Libertyville 102 402 X —9-11-22B: Lib: Townsend 3, Govern 2, Simpson.WP: Barton; LP: Goll.*GRAYSLAKE CENTRAL 4, PRAIRIE RIDGE 3Prairie Ridge 002 100 0 —3-5-3Grayslake Central 000 121 0 —4-6-12B: GC: Nozicka. WP: Stone.*vernon hills 4, lakes 2Vernon Hills 004 000 0 —4Lakes 000 100 1 —22B: VH: Freibrun. WP: Newman; Sv: Crowley; LP: Rotunno.*GRANT 12, ROUND LAKE 2 (6 inn.)Grant 220 044 —12-10-2 Round Lake 001 010 0 —2-8-32B: Grt: Hollins. WP: Lewis.*CARMEL 3, GLENBROOK SOUTH 0Carmel 020 000 1 —3-4-2Glenbrook South 000 000 0 —0-3-52B: Carm: Kantor, Coughlin, Grandolfo.WP: Sefcik.*ANTIOCH 14, NORTH CHICAGO 0Antioch 105 440 0 —14-9-0North Chicago 000 000 0 —0-1-72B: Ant: Hamilton, Prather. HR: Ant: Prather.WP: Karagiorgas; LP: Mendoz.*HUNTLEY 4, GRAYSLAKE NORTH 1Huntley 210 100 0 —4-6-2Grayslake North 000 010 0 —1-6-12B: GN: Ruback; Hunt: Sulivan, Hecker. WP: Costantino; LP: Alvarez.*St. Francis 4, Aurora Christian 1St. Francis 001 011 1 —4-6-0Aurora Christian 000 100 0 —1-5-22B: SF: Sullivan. WP: Hodgett (1-1); LP: Lutze.*Geneva 4, Neuqua valley 3Neuqua Valley 012 000 0 —3-6-1Geneva 000 030 1 —4-7-12B: NV: Hicks, Riesner. G: Croci, Chally, Fitzmorice. WP: Novak; LP: Bromer.*Glenbard North 7, Willowbrook 5Willowbrook 100 022 0 —5-11-6Glenbard North 002 202 X —7-4-22B: GN: Santos. HR: W: Rothmund. WP: Orze; LP: Knable.*Glenbard South 4, Fenton 3Glenbard South 000 003 001 —4-9-3Fenton 020 000 100 —3-1-22B: GS: Brambora. WP: Yangas; LP: Cowan.*Montini 13, Marian central 3Montini 301 81 —13-11-0Marian 003 00 —3-5-52B: Mon: Long, Pohlman, Pestel. Mar: Albanese. 3B: Mon: Wojkovich. HR: Mon: Bava. Mar: Hoijer. WP: Frontzak; LP: Parchutz.*IC Catholic Prep 4, St. Edward 3St. Edward 100 020 0 —3-5-4IC Catholic Prep 003 010 X —4-2-02B: SE: Koehring, Martell. WP: Sutton; LP: Tierney.*St. Charles North 3, Waubonsie Valley 0Waubonsie Vall 000 000 0 —0-5-3St. Charles North 200 010 0 —3-6-12B: SCN: Vietri. WP: Farry; LP: Hasper.*Providence 17, Naperville Central 8Providence 130 400 09 —17-6-3Naperville Centr. 050 103 00 —8-13-42B:NC: Daley. LP: Dubow.*Deerfield 3, Wheaton Warrenville South 1Deerfield 020 010 0 —3-5-0


    St. Viator improves to 7-2

    St. Viator’s softball team ran its record to 7-2 on Tuesday with a 6-3 triumph over visiting Prospect in Arlington Heights. The Lions staged a 4-run sixth-inning rally to pull out the win as senior Sam Hogan (5-2) picked up the win.


    Wheaton North’s expecting — and getting — good results

    Last season senior Graham Clark and his Wheaton North boys volleyball teammates achieved the program’s first victory over Wheaton Warrenville South in what felt like an eternity.


    Lake Zurich, Round Lake both net victories

    Danielle Ufheil and Claire Skowron each had 2 goals, as Lake Zurich’s girls soccer team shut out Zion-Benton 8-0 in North Suburban Lake Division action Tuesday to improve to 4-1.


    Double duty has its rewards for Martin

    Baseball is a mentally grueling game for any player, but Wheaton’s Trey Martin is pulling double duty. Not only is the senior playing first base and pitching, he is doing both at an elite level.


    Cougars take home opener thanks to generous defense

    All of the Kane County Cougars’ runs against the TinCaps came unearned Tuesday night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. The Cougars took advantage of 5 Fort Wayne errors for their first home opener victory since 2010 winning 4-3 in 12 innings.


    Glenbard North hands Benet first defeat

    Glenbard North coach Josh Sanew wasn’t overly thrilled with how his team played in a couple of softball games last week, but he had no complaints Tuesday.


    Glenbard West dominant in debut

    After finishing 11-11 last season the Glenbard West boys tennis team started this season campaign with a 7-0 win over an inexperienced Glenbard North team. The Hilltoppers didn’t allow a point in the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, and the No. 1 doubles pairing of junior Matt Lipnica and senior Peter Smith only allowed one point in the entire match.


    Baseball/DuPage County roundup

    Here's a look at DuPage County baseball games from Tuesday, April 8.

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana challenges Colorado Rockies Brandon Barnes during Tuesday night’s game in Denver. The White Sox hit six home runs to beat the Rockies 15-3.

    White Sox swat 6 homers, rout Rockies 15-3

    The White Sox ended their mini power outage Tuesday night, hitting 6 home runs in a 15-3 win at Colorado. Avisail Garcia and Jose Abreu each hit 2 homers and the Sox piled up 19 hits.

    The White Sox’s Adam Eaton (1) congratulates Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) after he hit a three-run home during Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver. The Sox hit six home runs and beat the Rockies 15-3.

    White Sox hit 6 homers in 15-3 win over Rockies

    Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia each hit two of Chicago’s six homers, powering the White Sox to a 15-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Jose Quintana pitched seven sharp innings, and Tyler Flowers and Alexei Ramirez also went deep for their first homers of the season. The White Sox had six total homers before Tuesday’s fireworks.

    Starlin Castro celebrates after hitting his second home run against the Pirates on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.

    Castro’s 2 homers not enough; Jackson struggles

    Cubs manager Rick Renteria is still trying to learn about his new team and come up with effective starting lineups every day. He seems to have found a winner with Starlin Castro batting sixth. However, starting pitcher Edwin Jackson contiinues to confound as he couldn't last 5 innings Tuesday night against the Pirates.


    Peterson, Wauconda grab first win

    Wauconda's baseball team got its first win of the season Tuesday, and Ben Peterson made sure of it.Peterson went the distance on the mound, as the Bulldogs defeated visiting Johnsburg 4-0 in a nonconference game. The senior righty allowed only 4 hits, struck out eight and walked three.“He pitched very well,” Wauconda coach Bill Sliker said. “He threw strikes, attacked the zone, and didn't fall behind a lot of hitters. That's why his pitch count wasn't up too high.”Wauconda (1-5) received 2 hits apiece from Collin Shrader, Joey Lovelle and Joey Schaer.Carmel 3, Glenbrook South 0: Illinois-bound Quinten Sefcik dominated on the mound, striking out 15 and allowing just 3 hits in a complete-game performance. He walked only one.Carmel (10-2-1) had only 4 hits, including doubles by Andy Kantor (RBI), Cal Coughlin (RBI) and Nick Grandolfo. Bradley-bound Ian Kristan singled and walked three times.Antioch 14, North Chicago 0: Collin Prather paced the Sequoits in their North Suburban Prairie opener, going 3-for-3 with a home run, double and 5 RBI.Ryan Karagiorgas pitched a five-inning complete game for Antioch, striking out 13 while allowing only 1 hit and not walking a batter.The Sequoits also got a double and an RBI from Bob Hamilton and 2 RBI from Ben Gutke.Grant 12, Round Lake 2: Ryan Mason went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI, as the visiting Bulldogs won the North Suburban Prairie opener to improve to 7-0.Tim Hollins had a double, and winning pitcher Jacob Lewis threw 5 innings, striking out four and allowing 1 earned run.Vernon Hills 4, Lakes 2: Nick Newman gave up only 1 earned run and 2 hits over 6 innings, striking out seven and walking one in notching his third win of the season.Vernon Hills got all of its runs in the North Suburban Prairie opener in the bottom of the third inning. Jacob Feece led with a hit and moved to second base on Pat Crowley's groundout. Connor McNamara was then hit by a pitch, and one out later, Tommy Earhart walked to load the bases.Then on a full count, Joey Marras drove in Feece and McNamara with a single. On the same play, Earhart scored on a throwing error. The Cougars weren't finished, as Jordan Freibrun (2-for-3) doubled home Marras for the fourth run of the inning.Lakes (0-5) scored in the top of the fourth. After two out, Joe Sisk walked and was driven home by a triple off the bat of Matt Nordlund. Newman then struck out the next batter to end the threat.Lakes threatened again in the seventh. Justin Blasinski led off the inning with a walk, and Cody Nuxoll reached on an infield hit. Crowley, on in relief, got an out before Joe Dahlke reached on a dropped-third strike to put the tying run on first, as Nuxoll scored to cut the Eagles' deficit to 2 runs.But Crowley recorded the final two hitters to notch the save.Grayslake Central 4, Prairie Ridge 3: The host Rams overcame an early 3-0 deficit to win in Fox Valley Conference action.Sam Nozicka's two-out double got Grayslake Central (6-3) on the board in the fourth inning, and RBI singles by Freddie Landers and Kyle Clark tied the game in the fifth.The Rams scored the go-ahead run in the sixth, as Nozicka led off by getting hit by a pitch. An error and stolen base got him to third, where he scored on a sacrifice fly from winning pitcher Mike Stone.Stone picked up his first win in relief of starter Russ Lundius. Stone tossed 2⅓ scoreless innings, striking out three. Clark pitched the seventh for his first save.“Great comeback win against a great team,” Rams coach Troy Whalen said. “Mike Stone pitching for the first time in varsity action was outstanding. He really stepped up.”Huntley 4, Grayslake North 1: Merrick Gentile and Andrew Mikusa each had a pair of hits for the host Knights, who fell to 5-4 with the Fox Valley Conference loss.Austyn Ruback doubled and knocked in Grayslake North's lone run.


    Johnson, Metea stop Neuqua

    If you’ve done a double take when looking in goal at Metea Valley this spring, it’s not surprising. Two-time all-stater and three-year starter Megan Geldernick graduated and is now playing at Ohio State. Her absence has given senior Chauntelle Johnson an opportunity to play regularly.Johnson continued her strong start, only surrendering a late goal in a 3-1 victory over rival Neuqua Valley in Tuesday’s Upstate Eight Valley match.

    The Chicago Cubs’ Starlin Castro celebrates after hitting a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday at Wrigley Field. Castro hit two homers, but the Pirates still won 7-6.

    Pirates overcome Castro’s 2 HRs to beat Cubs 7-6

    Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame two home runs by Starlin Castro to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Tuesday night. Russell Martin drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning for Pittsburgh and Jason Grilli closed with a perfect ninth.

    Wheaton North’s Hb Rowland, left and Wheaton Warrenville South’s Tori Adomshick go after the ball in girls soccer action on Tuesday.

    Tyler’s overtime goal golden for Wheaton North

    Monica Tyler had to put a bad memory out of her mind in order to make a very good memory. The Wheaton North senior ended Tuesday night’s girls soccer match at Wheaton Warrenville South with a golden goal in the second overtime period, defeating the Tigers 2-1.

    Above: Stevenson’s Michael Banakis is tagged out at home by Libertyville catcher Evan Skoug on Tuesday at Libertyville. Below: Winning pitcher Jeff Barton worked 6 scoreless innings and allowed 3 hits.

    Barton, defense do it for Libertyville

    After his right fielder unleashed what might have been the best strike of the day, Libertyville pitcher Jeff Barton didn’t have to worry about retiring hitters on strikes. With Jimmy Govern putting on another defensive show at shortstop, and Conor Simpson keeping Stevenson off the scoreboard in the first inning with a perfect throw home from right field, Barton tossed 6 shutout innings of 3-hit ball, as Libertyville blanked the visiting Patriots 9-0 in a North Suburban Lake Division opener Tuesday.

    St. Charles North’s Joe Kuczek, pictured diving back into first base during a summer game against St. Charles East, was one of three North Stars to make the all-tournament team on their trip last week to Tennessee.

    Kaneland, St. Charles North experience mixed results on spring trips

    Spring break is not what it used to be.


    Neuqua beats St. Charle N. in 7th

    There were bottom of the seventh inning heroics during Tuesday’s St. Charles North at Neuqua Valley softball game, and they couldn’t have come at a better time for the Wildcats. With two outs senior Jamie O’Brien connected on a double that was just out of reach of a North Stars outfielder and scored Haleigh Yerkes for a 3-2 Neuqua victory in a Upstate Eight Conference crossover game.


    Deering, Cary-Grove handle Hersey

    With uniform No. 13, the year 2013 was a perfect fit for Cary-Grove’s Jamie Deering. But that doesn’t mean there’s anything unlucky about any other year for the talented four-year starting Trojan, who has worn the number since her freshman year of volleyball. The two-time all-conference shortstop helped her team even its record at 2-2 on Tuesday in Arlington Heights by going 2-for-4 with a double and a single in a 10-1 victory at Hersey.


    Girls soccer/Fox Valley roundup

    South Elgin 2, West Chicago 1: The Storm (7-0, 2-0) kept their unblemished season in tact by rallying from a 1-0 deficit with 2 goals in the second half in Upstate Eight Valley action. Freshman Ella Struwing scored on assist from freshman Missy Greco, who scored the game-winner on a feed from Savanah Uveges with just under 6 minutes left on the clock. Burlington Central 11, Harvard 0: Scoring was an understatement for the Rockets (2-0-1, 1-0-1), who used 7 different scorers to win a Big Northern East tilt. Ellen Jayne turned in a hat trick and 1 assist while Cali Andrew managed 2 goals and 1 assist. Alyssa Messina netted 2 goals as well while sisters Karina and Tatiana Reynoso each scored. Rachael Griffin and freshman Megan Safranski (assist) rounded out the scoring while Ashley Ahrens had 2 assists and Jessica Marchetti and Yareli Vargas each had 1 assist. Bartlett 5, East Aurora 1: Kendra Videckis scored twice and assisted on Haley Coor’s second goal in the Hawks’ Upstate Eight Valley win. Jenna Noesen registered 2 assists for Bartlett (5-2-1, 1-1-0) while Shelly Lijak found the back of the net and Shalen Kaiser and Mariah Martinez assisted as well. Huntley 1, Crystal Lake Central 0: Taryn Jakubowski scored the game-winner with 14 minutes left in the Red Raiders’ Fox Valley Conference crossover win. Kaitlin Costantino added the assist for Huntley (6-2), while Jessica Galason (1 save) recorded her sixth shutout of the season. St. Edward 3, St. Francis 0: The Green Wave (4-1-0, 1-0) garnered their first win over St. Francis since 1999 in the teams’ last Suburban Christian Conference matchup. Monica Ramirez and Allison Kruk led the way, each scoring a goal. Paige Dykstra made 4 saves in net as well. Dundee-Crown 6, Woodstock North 0: Alyssa Moreno scored twice in the Chargers’ FVC crossover win. Shannon Feld had 1 goal and 1 assist while Franki Scarpelli and Krystal Meraz each added 2 assists. Alexis Lewis, Jenny Letheby and Taylor Coffman had goals while Maggie Griffin assisted. Isabel Miranda and Anahi Medina combined for 4 saves in net for D-C. Westminster Christian 3, Cornerstone 0: Lindsey Vanden Bos and Aleska Pedersen each had a boot and an assist in the Warriors’ (2-0) nonconference win. Liz Meschewski also found the net and Emily Beachler posted an assist. Westminster keeper Savannah Dutcher had 6 saves in net.Crystal Lake South 8, Hampshire 0: The Gators (1-2-1) did some damage on the Whip-Purs by using 8 different goal scorers and scoring 4 goals in each half of a FVC crossover win. Erin Woeste and Brandie Minogue posted a goal and an assist each. Alexandra Siavelis, Bianca Miceli, Audrey Collard, Alyssa Gaede, Taylor Mraz and Kimmy Sulikowski scored for the Gators. Jenny Luken added as assist as well. Batavia 5, Elgin 0: Despite 11 saves from Hannah Demel in net, the Maroons (1-2, 0-2) dropped an Upstate Eight River matchup to the Bulldogs.

    Bartlett’s Tripp Paris is out at second base by Batavia’s Andrew Siegler in the third inning on Tuesday, April 8.

    Batavia routs Bartlett

    The bottom of the fourth inning was like a scene out of a horror novel for the Bartlett baseball team. Batavia was technically the home team in the schools’ Upstate Eight Conference crossover game as the Bulldogs’ home field is having its dugouts reconstructed. Alex Curtis’ debut for Bartlett was unraveled as a brief but punishing rain, accompanied by dropping temperatures, did not make his task any easier. Batavia erupted for 6 runs on only 3 hits in the inning to seize command in an abbreviated 10-0 victory in six innings Tuesday afternoon in Bartlett.

    South Elgin’s Tyler Brown throws to Larkin’s Robert Bond in the first inning Tuesday in Elgin.

    Pitching carries South Elgin past Larkin

    South Elgin baseball coach Jim Kating can count on a known quantity in Michigan-bound senior ace Ryan Nutof, but he says his pitching staff otherwise is a collection of lively “throwers” still sorting itself out three games into the season. The rotation came into slightly better focus two days ago, when junior Max Keough limited Hampshire to an unearned run on 3 hits, a walk and 6 strikeouts in a 4-1 win. It gained further clarity Tuesday, thanks to the tandem of senior Tyler Brown and junior Ryan Weiss, right-handers who teamed up to beat Larkin and pitcher Tanner Gardon 4-3 in the Upstate Eight Conference opener for both teams in Elgin.

    Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart (30) embraces Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma against Notre Dame during the championship game in the Final Four of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn. Connecticut won 79-58.

    UConn women rout Notre Dame 79-58, win 9th title

    Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Stefanie Dolson added 17 points and 16 rebounds to help UConn beat Notre Dame 79-58 on Tuesday night, giving coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies a record ninth national championship. Auriemma passed Pat Summitt for the most titles all-time and capped off the school’s fifth undefeated season in unprecedented fashion. The game was the first title matchup between two unbeatens in the history of college basketball.

    Enjoy New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, right, while you can as he closes his Hall of Fame career this season.

    Jeter a player to celebrate, not hate

    Derek Jeter will be in Chicago for a week in May and when he’s here you might want to contemplate what he’s accomplished and how he’s done it. He’s a player to celebrate, not hate.


    Baez no concern for Cubs

    Cubs president Theo Epstein and manager Rick Renteria said Tuesday that shortstop prospect Javier Baez learned from a rough weekend at Class AAA Iowa. Baez was ejected from Saturday's game and was talked to by his teammates.

    Brandon Saad is ready to get back at it for the Blackhawks after being a healthy scratch for Sunday’s victory over St. Louis.

    Blackhawks’ Saad using game off as motivation

    Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad, benched for the first time in his career Sunday, says he's received coach Joel Quenneville's message loud and clear.“I think you’ve got to take it as motivation,” Saad said. “You’ve just got to fuel the fire and come out firing and bring that energy to the team.”


    Anything to speed up baseball games, please

    A Major League Baseball executive reportedly has proposed shortening games to seven innings. Preposterous! Except that maybe it's something to think about.


    Stevenson uses matches against New Trier as measuring stick

    If Stevenson and New Trier are on the tennis courts at the same time, it must mark the official start of the regular season. The two perennial state powers opened the 2014 campaign at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in Winnetka on Tuesday afternoon — and on the strength of wins at No. 1 singles and first doubles, the host Trevians earned a 7-2 victory over the Patriots. “After playing tennis against each other for nearly a month, it was good to finally get out there and face another opponent,” said Stevenson coach Tom Stanhope, whose Patriots won the North Suburban Conference title last season and finished runners-up to Hinsdale Center in the IHSA state tournament. “We always open our season against New Trier, and the great thing about playing a top-level opponent like them is you immediately see the things you have to work on. After today, we obviously have a lot of things to work on.”


    Fenton makes Glenbard South work overtime

    Victories won’t come easy for Glenbard South’s baseball team, but the Raiders are going to win. They won for the fifth time in six games this season with Tuesday’s 4-3 nine-inning Metro Suburban Conference victory over Fenton at Bensenville’s Redmond Park.

    Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run before the start of Tuesday’s game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets in Atlanta.

    Selig hints Aaron is still baseball’s home-run king

    Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way. Aaron was honored before the Braves game against the New York Mets on Tuesday night with a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run, the one that pushed him past Babe Ruth and gave him the major league record.


    Oginni opens strong; Palatine impresses in West win

    Hoffman Estates senior Banke Oginni made quite an opening statement at the Mid-Suburban West girls track triangular at Palatine on Tuesday. Oginni has already earned three state medals the past two seasons in the shot put and discus, and she added to her accomplishments by taking first in the shot put at the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet on March 29 with a meet record throw of 47-09.5. The IPTT meet is considered an unofficial indoor state meet. Palatine took top team honors at Chic Anderson Field, with Hoffman Estates second and Schaumburg third.


    Softball/Fox Valley roundup

    South Elgin 14, Larkin 0: The Storm (4-1, 1-0) were able to power their way past Larkin on the road for their first win in the Upstate Eight Conference. Sophomore Alexa Rogalla powered the offense with 4 RBI while teammate Brittany Koss added a home run. Taylor Rees earned her second win of the year with 4 innings pitched and just 2 hits allowed. Freshman Emily Rojo took the loss for the Royals.Bartlett 8, Geneva 3: Continuing their winning ways, the Hawks (7-2, 1-0) picked up a win at home in the Upstate Eight Conference. Dana Paul and Alex Morales had 2 hits and a double each. Alyssa Nowak added a triple and a pair of RBI. Pitcher Holly Pagan earned her fifth win of the year for Bartlett.Elgin 15, East Aurora 0: Jessica Rago threw a no-hitter and the Maroons (2-5, 1-0) grabbed an Upstate Eight win on the road. Rago had 11 strikeouts and 2 walks in 5 innings of work. Anna Eckholm (4-for-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI) and Kelly Bremer (2-for-2, HR, RBI) led Elgin’s 20-hit attack.Crystal Lake South 13, Harlem 1: Fueled by an 8-run fourth, the Gators powered past nonconference foe Harlem on the road. Sam McLean (3-for-4, 3 RS, 2 RBI) and Kim Woods (3-for-4, 4 RS, 4 RBI) each blasted a home run. Hailee Massie pitched 5 innings, giving up 3 hits, to pick up the win.Jacobs 13, Woodstock 0: The offense came alive and two Golden Eagle (5-1) pitchers combined for a 1-hit shutout at home in a Fox Valley Conference crossover matchup. Kelsey Peters picked up the win on 4 innings of work with 1 hit allowed and 6 strikeouts. Alyssa Lach (2-for-4, 3B, 3 RBI) also struck out the side in her inning of work.Metea Valley 9, Streamwood 5: The Sabres (0-2, 0-1) were unable to come back from 6 runs down and fell on the road in the Upstate Eight. Melissa Malcolm (2-for-2, 2B, 3 RBI) and Jessica Daley (2-for-4, HR, 2B, 2 RS, RBI) led Streamwood. Kaitlyn Hedger took the loss.Westminster Christian 14, Christian Life 3: Scoring 9 runs in the fourth, the Warriors (1-2, 1-0) picked up a win in the Northeastern Athletic Conference. Rachel Fugiel (5 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 6 Ks) picked up the win. Becca Fugiel (2-for-2, 2B, 3 RBI) and Jackie Calabrese (3-for-3, 3B, 4 RBI) sparked the offense.Huntley 10, Belvidere North 8: Down 2 runs going into the seventh, the Red Raiders (3-2) scored 5 to pull out the nonconference victory on the road. Brittany Koss (3 RBI, 3 BB) had the go ahead single while Angela Tribuzio added a home run and 3 RBI. Jenna Lawler picked up her first win with 2 innings of work with Kateri Conklin getting her first save.


    Would Bulls show Kevin some Love?

    When the Bulls play at Minnesota on Wednesday, they'll get a good look at the next potential superstar on the move. Kevin Love has quietly put together an impressive season, but the Timberwolves will miss the playoffs for the sixth straight year since Love arrived. He can become a free agent in 2015.


    Bulls game day
    Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center, 7 p.m. WednesdayTV: Comcast SportsNet-PlusRadio: ESPN 1000-AMOutlook: Minnesota is not in the playoff hunt but has beaten several postseason contenders recently, including an overtime win at Miami last week. PF Kevin Love (26 points, 12.6 rebounds) missed Saturday’s game in Orlando with back spasms but was expected to return Tuesday against the Spurs. SG Kevin Martin (foot), C Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and SF Chase Budinger (ankle) were not expected to play. The Bulls have won four straight at Minnesota but lost to the Timberwolves 95-86 at the UC on Jan. 27. Minnesota’s Tuesday game against San Antonio was rescheduled due to smoky conditions in Mexico City earlier this season.Next: Detroit Pistons at the United Center, 7 p.m. Friday— Mike McGraw


    Blackhawks game day
    Blackhawks stories, graphics and photos


    Oduya back Wednesday; Kane, Toews ‘doing fine,’ coach says

    Slowly but surely, the Blackhawks’ walking wounded are working their way back.Defenseman Johnny Oduya was back practicing Tuesday and is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Blackhawks host the Canadiens.


    St. Viator’s booming bats provide plenty of fireworks

    The lightning detectors sounded twice at Palatine on Tuesday. But while there was no visible lightning in the sky, St. Viator provided plenty of sparks on the baseball diamond. The Lions used both delays to help ignite offensive fireworks en route to a 14-1 victory over the Pirates in five innings. “I actually thought the first delay helped us,” said Lions coach Mike Manno. “Things didn’t look like they were going to go our way early.”

    Prospect’s Jacob Schwister, right, tries to tap the ball over the net in front of Elk Grove’s Justin Jimenez on Tuesday.

    Taves takes charge as Prospect prevails over Elk Grove

    Libero Kendrick Taves led the way with 10-for-10 on serve receive as Prospect scored a hard-earned 25-23, 25-21 victory over host Elk Grove on opening night in the Mid-Suburban League East Division boys volleyball season.

    Former U.S. women’s national soccer team coach Tom Sermanni

    Wambach says players not reason coach was fired

    Abby Wambach quickly dismissed any notion that players on the U.S. women’s soccer team were behind the surprise firing of coach Tom Sermanni. “Everybody out there who may think the players made this happen, none of it’s true,” Wambach said Tuesday after a spirited workout, the team’s first since Sermanni was fired Sunday.


    Burlington Central ekes out win over Genoa

    Wade Maisto was getting nervous. Although his Burlington Central softball team was clinging to a 1-0 lead against Genoa-Kingston, the Rockets had left the bases loaded twice and the Central coach figured it would come back to bite them. Maisto didn’t relax much when Cogs’ second baseman Dani Mathey made a diving stop to rob the Rockets of a run in the seventh, or when Cogs’ pitcher Baylie Ullmark led off the bottom half with a double to the base of the fence in straightaway center. But Central pitcher Brooke Gaylord bore down and got out of the inning as the Rockets (4-3, 1-0) held on for the 1-0 win in Big Northern East action in Genoa.


    Lee’s bat stays warm for Burlington Central

    Michael Lee homered in the Burlington Central baseball team’s final game last week at the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The senior’s bat continued to be hot Tuesday in Burlington as well. Lee went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in 2 runs as the Rockets opened BNC East play with a 9-2 victory over Marengo.

    Luke Donald, of England, gets a club from his caddie on the 12th green during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Local pros struggling as they prep for Masters

    The 80th playing of the Masters tournament, which begins Thursday at Georgia’s Augusta National, won’t be like any previous stagings of golf’s first major championship of the year. Golf columnist Len Ziehm looks at the locals players in this year's tournament, and the first father-son qualifiers to play in the same Masters.

    Former sports commentator Craig James unsuccessfully ran for Senate in 2012. Now he has joined the conservative Family Research Council.

    Craig James joins Family Research Council

    Former college football broadcaster Craig James has joined the conservative Family Research Council, where he said he would fight against the kind of “religious bigotry” he blames for his firing by Fox Sports after expressing opposition to gay marriage.


    Contador still leads Basque as Martin wins 2nd leg

    Tony Martin broke away to win the second stage of the Tour of Basque Country on Tuesday, while overall leader Alberto Contador maintained his 14-second advantage.

    Kain Colter, the Northwestern quarterback who spearheaded the union drive, is graduating.

    A long road ahead for college union

    While Northwestern football players are scheduled to vote later this month on whether to let the United Steelworkers represent them for better compensation, health insurance and work conditions, it could be years — if ever — before the union earns a spot at the bargaining table.

    Adam Scott, last year’s champion, hits on the first hole to begin practice for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga.

    Without Tiger, the Masters has an open look

    One after another, some of the world’s best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds. Phil Mickelson. Rory McIlroy. Adam Scott. It was typical of any Tuesday at Augusta National -- except for the absence of Tiger Woods.

    Connecticut players celebrate after their 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA title game Monday in Arlington, Texas.

    Huskies again star in the underdog role

    The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. Well, look who’s woofing now. Playing with a chip-on-their-shoulder mentality and poise down the stretch, UConn starred in the underdog role for the second time in four years, knocking off Kentucky 60-54 Monday night for the NCAA title.

    Kentucky head coach John Calipari argues with an official during the second half of the NCAA title game Monday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

    NBA rumors swirl around Kentucky coach

    Kentucky’s talented freshmen shed a shaky regular season and then showed why the Wildcats were picked No. 1 in the preseason with an impressive run to the NCAA championship game. After falling short in a 60-54 loss to Connecticut, the annual question for Kentucky is who will leave for the NBA, including John Calipari.

    Rayvonte Rice led the Illini with 15.9 points per game this season.

    Illinois hopes for better shooting next season

    Illinois, which finished 20-15 and lost to Clemson in the NIT’s second round, struggled to score and lacked a polished, consistent outside shooter. That should change when three transfers who sat out this season under NCAA rules join the roster: guards Ahmad Starks (Oregon State) and Aaron Cosby (Seton Hall) and forward Darius Paul (Western Michigan).

    Wheaton Warrenville South grad Reilly O’Toole is in the mix for the starting QB job at Illinois.

    Illini coach says QB competition is wide open

    Illinois football coach Tim Beckman says his defense is much improved as the Illini get ready for Saturday’s spring game. But one thing Beckman won’t say yet is who will be his starting quarterback when the team starts playing for real this fall.


    Softball: Monday’s results
    *Monday’s results*Barrington 10, Johnsburg 0 (5 inn.)Johnsburg 000 00 — 0- 1-0Barrington 206 02 —10-12-12B: Bar: Krzysko, Dehnert, J.Inamoto. WP: J.Inamoto; LP: Huemann.*Elk Grove 8, Lake Park 6Lake Park 000 000 6 —6-14-2Elk Grove 010 313 x —8-13-22B: Barton; EG: Masnica, Maher, Cirrincione. WP: Eul; LP: Sturino.*Fremd 10, Resurrection 0 (5 inn.)Resurrection 000 00 — 0- 3-2Fremd 201 34 —10-15-12B: Frm: Garcia, Ju.Josten 3), Kaufman. HR: Frm: Welninski.WP: Jo.Josten; LP: n/a.*Hoffman Estates 11, Maine South 4Maine South 000 112 0 — 4-10-1Hoffman Estates 040 520 0 —11-11-02B: MS: Anderson 2, HE: Wolinski, Acosta, Venegas, Farina, Dalal. HR: MS: Argaez. WP: Allan; LP: Detkon.*Palatine 5, Cary-Grove 2 Cary-Grove 000 020 0 —2-8-0Palatine 004 001 0 —5-7-22B: English, Parrot. WP: Boisvert; LP: n/a.*Rockford Boylan 13, Rolling Meadows 12 (8 inn.) Rockford Boyland 240 210 31 —13-20-4Rolling Meadows 503 400 0x —12-11-42B: RM: Watson (2), Winkler; RB: Stoner, Long, Gille; WP: Barros LP: Schultz.*Schaumburg 18, Niles west 0 (5 inn.)Schaumburg 624 06 —18-22-0Niles West 000 00 — 0- 4-32B: Sch: Walker 2, Felde; HR: Alt, Candotti. WP: Alt; LP: Genis.*st. viator 7, buffalo grove 0Buffalo Grove 000 000 0 —0-5-2St. Viator 021 103 x —7-8-22B: StV: Mastrodomenico 2. HR: StV: Kaiser 2, Swiderski.WP: Hogan; LP: Carmardo.*WAUCONDA 14, WOODSTOCK 1 (5 inn.)Wauconda 015 80 —14-15-0Woodstock 003 00 —1-3-22B: Wauc: Nee, Redmann. 3B Wauc: Nee, Ricci, Wagner, Exline, Heck. WP: Mitchell; LP: Lohmeyer.*MUNDELEIN 11, GRAYSLAKE NORTH 4 (10 INN.)Mundelein 000 000 000 (10) —11-12-2Grayslake North 010 000 000 3 —4-9-42B: Mund: Hemmer 2, DeVito; GN: Delahunty, Littleton, Runyon. HR: Mund: Parney. WP: Parney; LP: Livengood.*ANTIOCH 26, NORTH CHICAGO 0 (5 INN.)Antioch 655 55 —26-26-0North Chicago 000 00 —0-0-52B: Ant: Tyrell, Costain, Hart, Pedersen.3B: Ant: Tyrell 2, Skoog, Dragin. WP: Cook.*LAKE ZURICH 21, LAKE FOREST 0 (5 INN.)Lake Forest 000 00 —0-0-7Lake Zurich (10)64 1x —21-24-02B: LZ: Schroeder. HR: LZ: Schroeder. WP: Malek.*LIBERTYVILLE 5, STEVENSON 2Stevenson 001 000 1 —2-6-3Libertyville 001 000 4 —5-11-12B: Stev: Pflugradt, O’Conner; Lib: Zoellick.HR: Lib: Stevens. WP: Alban; LP: Peterson.*LAKES 11, VERNON HILLS 2Lakes 551 000 0 —11-16-1Vernon Hills 000 200 0 —2-8-32B: Lks: Mang, Clark; VH: Saliba. HR: Lks: MangWP: Dishinger; LP: Stern.*Larkin 5, Dundee-Crown 4Dundee-C. 110 000 2 -4-7-4Larkin 101 300 x -5-4-02B: D-C — Schilf; L — Harrington, Young. HR: D-C — Schilf.WP: Hansen; LP: Girard.*Montini 7, IC catholic prep 1Montini 310 020 1 —7-12-1IC Catholic Prep 000 000 1 —1-5-02B: M: Bukovsky, Sclafani; ICCP: Falduto. WP: Trojnar; LP: Conenna.*wheaton academy 15, walther christian 1Walther Christian 000 01x x —1-4-3Wheaton Academy 138 3 xx x —15-4-02B: WC: Clair; WA: Graff. WP: Ratliff; LP: Bishop.*naperville central 8, hinsdale south 0Hinsdale South 000 000 0 —0-4-2Naperville Central 201 050 x —8-9-02B: NC: Tassi (2), Doane, Skarecky, Hayes. 3B: NC: Doane. WP: Hayes; LP: Kern.*plainfield central 7, waubonsie valley 6Waubonsie Valley 011 103 000 —6-10-2Plainfield Central 030 201 001 —7-16-12B: WV: Koulos; PC: Sabor (2), Mangino, Egly. WP: Daley; LP: Hohman.*downers grove south 10, south elgin 3South Elgin 000 003 0 —3-5-1Downers South 111 007 x —10-16-02B: SE: Mecklenberg, Buddle; DGS: Orton, Hedgcock. 3B: DGS: McFarland. HR: DGS: Orton, Andree.WP: Hedgcock; LP: Allen.*lisle 35, IMSA 0


    Girls track: Monday’s results
    *Monday’s results*At GrantGRANT 120, WAUCONDA 263,200 relay: Grant 10:21.7; 400 relay: Grant 53.2; 3,200: Temple (Grt) 12:56.1; 110 high hurdles: Troemel (Grt) 16.6; 100: Beeman (Wauc) 13.4; 800: Drabek (Grt) 2:25.4; 800 relay: Grant 1:57.2; 400: Basala (Grt) 1:00.06; 300 int.hurdles: Troemel (Grt) 48.8; 1,600: Rming (Grt) 5:33.8; 200: Nozime (Grt) 27.3; 1,600 relay: Grant 4:19.2; long jump: Rinda (Grt) 15-0; high jump: Breman (Wauc) 4-10; triple jump: Nozome (Grt) 32-3; shot put: Meinhard (Wauc) 38-11; discus: Mueller (Grt) 109-10.5; pole vault: Hahnlien (Grt) 8-0.*At North ChicagolaKES 113, VERNON HILLS 323,200 relay: Vernon Hills 10:16.6; 400 relay: Lakes 53.1; 3,200: Skeoch (VH) 12:30.2; 100 high hurdles: Gajda (Lks) 19.1; 100: Griesnbaum (Lks) 12.6; 800: Griesbaum (Lks) 2:27.6; 800 relay: Lakes 1:54.4; 400: Griesbaum (Lks) 1:01.5; 300 int.. hurdles: Grolmes (Lks) 55.0; 1,600: Schardt (Lks) 5:21.6; 200: Griesbaum (Lks) 26.1; 1,600 relay: Lakes 4”24.6; long jump: Griesbaum (Lks) 17-2; high jump: Griesbaum (Lks) 5-2; triple jump: Terry (Lks) 32-5; shot put: Webster (Lks) 34-7; discus: Bennett (Lks) 108-9; pole vault: Tulry (Lks) 9-6.*At Grayslake CentraltEAM RESULTSWoodstock 81,Grayslake Central 73, Grayslake North 27EVENT RESULTS400 relay: Woodstock 54.9; 3,200: Girmscheid (GC) 12:35.5; 110 high hurdles: Brown (Wdst) 16.9; 100: Kloss (GC) 12.6; 800: Hansen (Wdst) 2:33.9; 800 relay: Grayslake Central 1:49.4; 400: Christman (Wdst) 1:07.9; 300 int.. hurdles: Beattie (Wdst) 48.9; 1,600: Newbauer (Wdst) 6:13.9; 200: Kloss (GC) 26.6; 1,600 relay Woodstock 4:26.7; long jump: Schmitt (GC) 15-8; high jump: Schmitt (GC) 4-10; triple jump: Foster (GC) 31-2.5; shot put: Christiansen (GN) 29-1.5;discus: Dewane (Wdst) 107-11; pole vault: Uidel (Wdst) 8-6.*Jacobs 66, Dundee-Crown 55, Crystal Lake South 54INDIVIDUAL RESULTS3200 relay: Crystal Lake South 11:08; 400 relay: Crystal Lake South 51.85; 3200: Eubanks (J) 13:06; 110 high hurdles: Lawrence (D-C) 15.7; 100: DeJesus (CLS) 13.5; 800: Bona (J) 2:36; 800 relay: Jacobs 1:55.5; 400: Guliano (J) 1:01.2; 300 int. hurdles: Schau (CLS) 47.9; 1600: Zinger (J) 6:03; 200: John (CLS) 28.5; 1600 relay: Crystal Lake South 4:17; Long jump: Lawrence (D-C) 16-6; High jump: Michalski (D-C) 4-10; Triple jump: Jameson (J) 30-5; Shotput: Clark (CLS) 34-4.5; Discus: Forrissey (J) 93-2.*


    Girls soccer: Monday’s results
    *Monday’s results*maine west 2, wheeling 0Maine West 1 1 —2Wheeling 0 0 —0Maine West — Garcoa (Calba), A.Webb (UA).Goalkeepers — MW: Ehlers; Whl: Valencia.*ANTIOCH 3, WAUKEGAN 0Antioch 2 1 —3Waukegan 0 0 —0Antioch — Abbeduto, Kelly (Abbeduto), Helgesen (Capek).Goalkeepers — Ant: Nelson, Safraniec.*MCHENRY 4, WAUCONDA 2Wauconda 1 1 —2McHenry 3 1 —4Wauconda — Guzik (Lewandowski), A. Stepanian.Goalkeepers — Wauc: Magiera (8 saves).*South Elgin 6, Streamwood 0*Hampshire 5, Belvidere 0Belvidere 0 0 —0Hampshire 3 2 —5Scoring — H — McIntyre (Higa), Lazar (Thompson), L. Kochanski (Maze), Lazar (Higa), Lazar (C. Kochanski).Goalkeepers — H — C. Kochanski (3 saves), Kienzler (4 saves).*Cary-Grove 6, Johnsburg 0Johnsburg 0 0 —0Cary-Grove 4 2 —6Scoring — C-G — Baker (PK), C. Petersen (UA), C. Petersen (Glaysher), Michie (Glaysher), Baker (UA), Jensen (JJ Baily).*Kaneland 3, Rosary 0Rosary 0 0 —0Kaneland 2 1 —3Scoring — First half: K: Olson ; K: Olson (Diddel); Second half: K: OlsonGoalkeepers — Keepers: R: Frasca (7 saves); K: Chapman (7 saves)*Aurora Central Catholic 1, Willows Academy 0Scoring: Sundberg (unassisted).Keepers: Mandarino (3rd straight shutout)*


    Girls water polo: Monday’s results
    *Monday’s results*Conant 11, Palatine 6Conant 4 4 2 1 —11Palatine 2 1 1 2 — 6Conant — Skittone 4, Rosas 3, Weingart 2, Wooby, Claffey.Palatine — Chumbook 3, Dvorska, Rasor, McHugh.*Prospect 3, Hersey 2 OTProspect 1 1 0 0 1-0—3Hersey 0 1 1 0 0-0—2Prospect — Neumann, Mcgugh, Malone.Hersey — Lindholm, Hofman.Goalkeepers — Hers: Curtis (10 saves).*wheeling 11, buffalo grove 4Buffalo Grove — Kirsh, Harris, Graziano, Rabs.Wheeling — Godlewski 7, Sowa 3, Diaz.


    Boys volleyball: Monday’s results
    *Monday’s results*St. Viator d. Gordon Tech 25-8, 25-18Serving: StV: Wolf 5-8 3 ace, Schiller 8-9 5 aces, Brunetti 9-9 4 aces, Cieniawa 15-15 3aces. Setting: StV: Knox 22-22 8 assists, Brunetti 31-32 15 assists. Digs: Tun 8, Cieniawa 7, Wolf 4, Schiller 3, Purcell 1.*CARMEL D. ANTIOCH 25-15, 25-23Serving — Carm: Kelly (2 aces); Attacking — Carm: May (7 kills), Esterquest (5 kills); Setting — ; Digs — Carm: Meadie 10, May 6; Blocks — CarmL Gadek 4.*GLENBROOK NORTH D. MUNDELEIN 25-16, 25-21Serving — Mund: Langlie (2 aces), Tkachuk (1 ace); Attacking — Mund: Everding (4 (kills), Tkachuk (4 kills); Setting — Mund: Everding (7 assists); Digs — Mund: Lake 7-8, Nelson 5-8, Langlie 8-16; Blocks — Mund: Tkachuk 4, Ramer 1, Fiore 1.*GRANT D. WAUKEGAN 26-24, 19-25, 26-24Setting — Grt: Catinell (11 assists), SaLee (9 assists); Digs — Grt: Fischer 9, Meier 6; Blocks — Grt: Kaye 3, Coronado 2.*Glenbard North d. Bartlett 25-20, 29-27Bartlett — Gulczynski (8 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks), Martin (7 kills, 4 digs, 2 aces), Cruz (13 assists), Schmitz (10 assists), Hayes (4 kills).*addison trail d. fenton 25-7, 25-15Addison Trail — Dickmann (11 kills, 3 blocks, 3 digs), Grygo (24 assists, 8 service points), Valintini (6 kills, 2 aces, 12 service points), Novak (4 kills, 4 digs, 6 service points). Chiaramonte (4 kills, ace, 3 blocks), Parisi (12 digs, 5 service points), Nelms (2 kills)Fenton — Maan (3 kills, 4 digs, block), Lewandowski (3 kills, ace), No. 7 (2 kills, 3 digs), Gonzalez (9 assists, 4 digs), Lopez (3 digs, 5-for-6 serve receive).*St. Joseph d. IMSA 25-14, 25-21IMSA: Moreno 10 kills, 3 kills; Petesch 4 kills, 5 digs; Yager 5 digs; Leemans 9 assists.*St. Francis d. Geneva 25-14, 25-13*


    Boys track: Monday’s results
    *Monday’s results*At Vernon HillsLAKES 102, VERNON HILLS 433,200 relay: Vernon Hills 8:23.4; 400 relay: Lakes 44.5; 3,200: Whitney (VH) 9:46.8; 110 high hurdles: Boyer (Lks) 15.7; 100:Hertz (Lks) 11.1; 800: B. Mohrdieck (VH) 2:02.7; 800 relay: Lakes 1:39.9; 400: Hertz (Lks) 50.6; 300 int.. hurdles: Boyer (Lks) 43.2; 1,600: Whitney (VH) 4:37.2; 200: Hertz (Lks) 22/1; 1,600 relay: Lakes 3:34.5; long jump: Cezidlo (Lks) 20-2.75; high jump: Agnew (VH) 6-2; triple jump: Garcia (Lks) 38-5.5; shot put: Mullen (Lks) 50-8; discus: Mullesn (Lks) 146-2; pole vault: Jazo (Lsk) 13-9.*VERNON HILLS 104, NORTH CHICAGO 203,200 relay: Vernon Hills 8:23.4; 400 relay: Vernon Hills 3,200: Whiteny (VH) 9:46.8; 110 high hurdles: Mohrdieck (VH) 20.0; 100: Clark (VH) 11.2; 800: B. Mohrdieck (VH) 2:02.7; 800 relay: Vernon Hills 1:47.4; 400: Doerhoefer (VH) 56.4; 300 int.. hurdles: Mohrdieck (VH) 46.4; 1,600: Whitney (VH) 4:37.2; 200:; Clark (VH) 22.8 1,600 relay: Vernon Hills 3:54.4; long jump: Agnew (VH) 17-10.5; high jump: Agnew (VH) 6-2; triple jump: Ayres (VH) 31-3; shot put: Erchinger (VH) 42-4; discus: Cervantes (VH) 110-3; pole vault: Jaskowski (VH) 9-0.*LAKES 133, NORTH CHICAGO 03,200 relay: Lakes 8:30.5; 400 relay: Lakes 44.5; 3,200: J. Burchard (Lks) 9:49.2; 110 high hurdles: Boyer (Lks) 15.7; 100: Hertz (Lks) 11.1; 800: Zimmerman (Lks) 2:08.0; 800 relay: Lakes 1:39.9; 400: Hertz (Lks) 50-6; 300 int.. hurdles: Boyer (Lks) 43.2; 1,600: J. Burchard (Lks) 4:42.7; 200: Hertz (Lks) 22.1; 1,600 relay: Lakes 3:34.5 long jump: Cezidlo (Lks) 20-2.75; high jump: Patton (NC) 5-8; triple jump: Garcia (Lks) 38-5.5; shot put: Mullen (Lks) 50-8; discus: Mullen (Lks) 146-2; pole vault: Jazo (Lks) 13-9.*


    Girls badminton: Monday’s scoreboard
    Monday’s results*oak park-river forest 8, glenbard west 7*


    Boys tennis: Monday’s results
    *Monday’s results*St. Viator 4, Lakes 3Singles — No.1: Nottoli (StV) d. Sievert 6-4, 6-2; No.2: B.Thhacker (Lakes) d. Jones 7-5, 6-8; No.3: Thacker (Lakes) won by default.Doubles — No.1: Abuel/Neubauer (StV) d. Muller/Pooley 6-1, 6-2; No.2: Burnett/Gajba (Lakes) d. J.Jodoin/Borst 7-6, 6-3; No.3: Vivit/Madden (StV) d. Navarro/Forbes 6-2, 1-6, 6-4; No.4 Horne/Stewart (StV) d. Nelson/Brandford 6-3, 6-4.**Huntley 6, Belvidere North 1Singles - No. 1: Vittore (BN) d. Smith 6-3, 6-0; No. 2: Simons (H) d. Stiles 6-2, 7-5; No. 3: Zornow (H) d. Gonzalez 6-1, 6-0.Doubles - No. 1: Frederick/Grabner (H) d. Cook/Klosowski 6-2, 6-0; No. 2: Michel/Andre (H) d. Cassaro/Steward 6-2, 6-3; No. 3: Hagn/Ved (H) d. Brynteson/Abbott 6-0, 6-2; No. 4: Downs/Navarro (H) d. Lock/Hill 6-1, 6-1.*


    Boys water polo scoreboard: Monday’s results
    *Monday’s results*Palatine 16, Conant 11*


    Baseball: Monday’s results
    *Monday’s results*Conant 8, Dundee-Crown 0Dundee-Crown 000 000 0 —0-4-3Conant 101 132 0 —8-9-22B: Con: Lampert, Forte, Bola, Corona.WP: Matej; LP: Alvarado.*maine south 9, rolling meadows 3Maine South 150 210 0 —9-10-0Rolling Meadows 000 000 3 —3- 8-32B: MS: Parker; RM: Montero. 3B: MS: Parker. WP: Pennington; LP: Schurtz.*Prospect 13, Lake Park 2Prospect 109 003 0 —13-10-1Lake Park 000 200 0 — 2- 6-42B: Pros: Flahaven; Palmer, Popp.WP: Placko; LP: Fuchs.*Schaumburg 5, Larkin 4Schaumburg 020 110 1 —5-9-2Larkin 101 000 2 —4-3-52B: Lrk: Royse. 3B: Sch: Spitelli.WP: Schwind; LP: King.*St. Viator 12, Riverside-Brookfield 2Riverside-Brookfield 000 20 — 0- 6-2St. Viator 232 41 —12-14-12B: StV: Dickey, Brandt, Calmeyn; RB: Surprenant, Kincanon. 3B: StV: Prezuch. WP: Wilhite; LP: Ranjeri.*Wheeling 3, Niles North 2Wheeling 002 001 0 —3-5-0Niles North 010 000 1 —2-8-12B: Whl: Jordan; NiN: Wheeler 2, Sanchez, Nanut. 3B: Whl: Spillane. WP: Cooney LP: Cone.*GRANT 3, GRAYSLAKE NORTH 0Grayslake North 000 000 0 —0-4-1Grant 201 000 x —3-5-1WP: Stone; LP: Mikusa.*MUNDELEIN 3, WAUCONDA 0Mundelein 000 201 0 —3-6-1Wauconda 000 000 0 —0-3-2WP: Kozaritz; LP: Malesheski; S: Metz.*LAKE ZURICH 7, CARY-GROVE 2Lake Zurich 010 011 4 —7-8-1Cary-Grove 100 100 0 —2-4-72B: C-G: Christakes. WP: Staley; LP: Perkins.*York 5, oak park-river forest 4Oak Park 210 010 0 —4-4-2York 002 210 x —5-4-4WP: Dvorak; LP: Luttrell.*downers grove south 10, Addison trail 1Downers South 010 004 5 —10-12-4Addison Trail 100 000 0 —1-3-32B: DGS: Engel, Pedrak. WP: Taylor; LP: Amato.*Montini 9, Marian Central Catholic 1Marian Central 001 000 0 —1-5-2Montini 140 301 x —9-10-12B: MC: McCabe; M: Kline, Frontzak, Bava.WP: Frontzak; LP: Rehak.*Glenbard north 4, batavia 0Glenbard North 001 003 0 —4-6-1Batavia 000 000 0 —0-2-12B: B: Eustace. HR: GN: Greenberg.WP: Albin; LP: Boyer.*willowbrook 17, proviso east 1Proviso East 100 00x x —1-3-4Willowbrook 328 4xx x —17-13-02B: PE: Smith; W: Zunkel, Vavrek, Johnson, Cady.3B: W: Johnson, Cady. WP: Pizur; LP: Smith.*glenbard south 3, lisle 2Lisle 020 000 0 —2-7-3Glenbard South 001 020 x —3-5-2WP: Krause; LP: Fazzari.*St. Edward 6, iC Catholic Prep 0IC CATHOLIC 000 000 0 —0-2-5St. Edward 501 000 x —6-1-02B: ICCP: Reed. WP: LaFrenz; LP: Brinkman.*glenbard west 3, hinsdale south 2Glenbard West 000 102 0 —3-8-0Hinsdale South 000 100 1 —2-5-02B: GW: Dornask, Simoneit; HS: Serrtella.WP: Greeno; LP: Benson.*st. francis 12, aurora christian 0Aurora Christian 000 00x x —0-3-4St. Francis 112 8xx x —12-13-02B: AC: Skala; SF: Ciombor, Radel, Sullivan, Whelton.3B: SF: Prociuk (2). HR: SF: Kuzemka.WP: Sullivan; LP: Baksha.*hinsdale central 8, lyons township 2Hinsdale Central 120 401 0 —8-12-2Lyons Township 000 200 0 —2-5-22B: LT: Pauletic. 3B: HC: HaffWP: Butler; LP: Heilenbach.*Marmion 6, wheaton academy 1Wheaton Academy 000 010 0 —1-0-2Marmion 110 310 x —6-5-33B: M: Roberts. WP: Troop; LP: Valente.*wheaton warrenville south 3, benet 2WW South 000 101 1 —3-7-1Benet 100 001 0 —2-5-02B: WWS: Holmes, Flores; B: Hickey.3B: B: Weidenbach. WP: Struebing; LP: Kruppe.*Rockford East 9, Westminster Christian 4Rockford E. 330 001 2 -9-8-2Westminster C. 003 100 0 -4-7-42B: WC — DeMaira. WP: Cole; LP: DeMaira.*St. Edward 6, IC Catholic 0IC Catholic 000 000 0 -0-2-5St. Edward 501 000 x -6-1-02B: ICC — Reed. WP: LaFrenz; LP: Brinkman.*

    Benet Academy’s Chris Makowski lays out to make the catch against Downers Grove North during baseball action in Downers Grove.

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


    GIV Mobile has opened this kiosk last week in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The company’s first kiosk opened in mid-March in Yorktown Mall in Lombard.

    GIV Mobil launches in Lombard, Schaumburg

    Kukec's eBuzz column features GIV Mobile, which recently opened kiosks in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg and Yorktown Mall in Lombard. While it offers subscribers a 4G network and no contracts, like most others, GIV Mobile also donates 8 percent of your plan cost to a charity of your choice.

    “Cutting spending is hard. Easy in theory, hard in practice,” says House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul. “I’ll leave it at that.”

    GOP lawmakers balk when spending cuts turn real

    When House Republicans pass Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget for a fourth year in a row this week, they’ll go on record again in favor of big spending cuts across a wide swath of programs, including Medicaid, food and farm aid and eliminating subsidies for Amtrak and airline flights to small cities. But a budget is only a non-binding framework. It can promise the sky, but to actually fulfill its pledges requires follow-up legislation.

    American Airlines Group Inc. is doubling the amount of frequent-flier award miles needed to gain a free one-way ticket for flights on the busiest travel days. The increase, to 50,000 miles for trips on days like the Sunday after Thanksgiving, is among changes American announced today to better match its policies with those of merger partner US Airways.

    American the latest airline to tweak flier program

    Airline travelers are adjusting to constant turbulence in frequent-flier programs. American Airlines is the latest to tinker with its program. The Dallas-based carrier on Tuesday announced changes that make it tougher to redeem miles for a flight during busy travel periods, and to check a bag without a fee.

    Stocks rose Tuesday, with the Nasdaq 100 Index rebounding from its worst three-day drop since 2011, as technology shares from Google to Facebook rallied.

    U.S. stocks rise for the first time in four days

    Maybe the sell-off was a little overdone. That was the sentiment on Wall Street Tuesday as the stock market broke a three-day losing streak. The gain pushed the Standard & Poor’s 500 index back into positive territory for the year.

    Comcast, the nation’s largest U.S. cable company, told regulators it can offer advanced video services and spread high-speed Internet service without harming competition if it’s allowed to buy No. 2 Time Warner Cable Inc.

    Comcast argues benefits of Time Warner Cable deal

    Comcast Corp. on Tuesday presented its case to government regulators arguing that its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. will benefit consumers without limiting competition. The company filed hundreds of pages of documents with the Federal Communications Commission after filing a notice Monday with the Justice Department.

    CVS Caremark has finalized a $20 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over accusations that the company misled investors and used improper accounting to boost its performance several years ago. CVS has mail order and tech operations in Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Bannockburn and Linconshire.

    CVS settles SEC investigation for $20 million

    CVS Caremark has finalized a $20 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over accusations that the company misled investors and used improper accounting to boost its performance several years ago. CVS has mail order and tech operations in Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Bannockburn and Linconshire.

    Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall — by just one cent — to $3.57 per gallon between April and September, the months when Americans do most of their driving.

    Scant relief: Summer gas price to dip a penny

    Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall — by just one cent — to $3.57 a gallon between April and September, the months when Americans do most of their driving.

    Recruiter Valera Kulow, left, speaks with job seeker Leonardo Vitiello during a career fair in Dallas. U.S. employers posted more job openings in February, a sign that hiring will likely improve in the months ahead.

    U.S. employers advertised more open jobs in February

    U.S. employers posted more job openings in February, a sign that hiring will likely improve in the months ahead. The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 4.2 million job openings, up 7.7 percent from January. That’s the highest number of postings since January 2008.

    Megan Dausch, an instructor at the Helen Keller National Center, demonstrates the use of a Braille reader that helps blind clients access the Internet, in Sands Point, N.Y.

    High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

    Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can’t see or hear, could do none of that a year ago.

    Taco Bell is taking another jab at Oak Brook-based McDonald’s in a new ad for its breakfast menu.

    Taco Bell again pokes fun at McDonald’s in new ad
    Taco Bell is taking another jab at Oak Brook-based McDonald’s in a new ad for its breakfast menu. The fast-food chain will begin airing a TV spot that is set to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” and shows a man who has been eating Egg McMuffins since 1984. After trying Taco Bell’s breakfast, the man trims his mullet, switches to tighter pants, gets a smart phone and takes down his “Loverboy” poster.

    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., left, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., join other lawmakers during the vote on restoring jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, legislation that expired late last year, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday.

    Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer

    The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well. Steps are needed “to restore unemployment benefits to struggling Americans,” seven House Republicans wrote Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia.

    Fishermen cast their lines along the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise, even as the more than five-decade long embargo remains firmly in place.

    Study: U.S. travelers to Cuba continues to rise

    The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba continues to rise, even as the more than five-decade long embargo remains firmly in place, according to study released Monday. Within the first three months of 2014 alone, there were more U.S. tourists to the island than in all of 2013 from England, Germany or France, according to a report by the U.S.-based Havana Consulting Group provided to The Associated Press.

    The GMC Terrain was one of only two vehicles getting a “good” safety rating.

    Only 2 midsize SUVs get top rating in crash tests

    Only two of nine midsize SUVs got the highest rating in crash tests done by an insurance industry group. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says General Motors’ Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain received its highest, or “good,” rating. The Toyota Highlander got the second-best “acceptable” rating in tests of 2014 models.

    Visitors try out Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 3 at its showroom in Seoul, South Korea. Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung for a second straight quarter.

    Samsung’s profit falls as smartphones get cheaper

    Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung Electronics Co. for a second straight quarter. The consumer technology heavyweight said Tuesday that it expects operating income of about 8.4 trillion won ($8 billion) for the January-March quarter, down 4 percent from a year earlier.

    Takeda’s Deerfield headquarters.

    U.S. jury hits Takeda, Eli Lilly with $9 billion penalty

    A U.S. jury ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly to pay $9 billion in punitive damages over a diabetes medicine linked to cancer, but Japan’s biggest drugmaker said Tuesday it will “vigorously challenge” the decision. The U.S District Court in western Louisiana decided a $6 billion penalty for Takeda and $3 billion for its business partner and co-defendant Eli Lilly.


    Court rejects early appeal of surveillance ruling

    The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work its way through the usual lower-court process.


    Church wants Wal-Mart investor vote on gun sales

    Attorneys for a church in Manhattan are asking a federal judge in Delaware to prohibit Wal-Mart from sending its annual proxy statement to shareholders because it doesn’t include its proposal for a shareholder vote involving gun sales.

    President Barack Obama, waves to the audience as he leaves the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, after speaking about the Affordable Care Act.

    Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

    A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law came to a close last month, a major survey released Monday has found. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index provides independent validation for White House claims that the law is expanding access.

Life & Entertainment

    Young ladybug larvae, which are black with orange markings, feast on aphids, thrips, mealybugs and scale insects.

    More good bugs than bad in your garden

    Our gardens attract insects. Some gardeners lament this fact of nature, but they shouldn’t. There are considerably more good bugs than bad calling your garden home. Beneficial insects play a valuable role in reducing the population of those insects that cause damage to your plants. And many beneficial insects act as pollinators, too.

    In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells.

    UK scientists make body parts in lab

    In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab. “It’s like making a cake,” said Alexander Seifalian at University College London. “We just use a different kind of oven.”

    Ian Ziering starred as Fin and Tara Reid as April in Syfy’s original movie “Sharknado.” “Sharknado 2: The Second One” will take a bite out of New York City on July 30, 2014, in Syfy’s sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer.

    ‘Sharknado 2’ unleashes flying sharks on New York

    Get ready for more flying sharks. “Sharknado 2: The Second One” will take a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy’s sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return from the original film that attracted nearly 1.37 million viewers.

    Chef Cristiano Bassani serves gourmet burgers and pizza at Big Chef Burgers in Schaumburg.

    Bapi chef brings big flavors to Schaumburg's Big Chef Burgers

    One of the latest entrants to the gourmet burger craze is Big Chef Burgers, which debuted in Schaumburg early this year. This startup is the brainchild of chef-owner Cristiano Bassani, who owns Bapi Ristorante in Arlington Heights. Big Chef, a casual sit-down storefront restaurant, offers customers 11 burger choices, eight hand-tossed pizza options plus rich milkshakes that shouldn't be missed.

    Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three more patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke.

    Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

    Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts say it’s a promising development but warn that the experimental treatment isn’t a cure.

    Adding chopped mushrooms to ground beef raises the nutrition profile and lowers the per-portion cost of these Mushroom Tacos with Salsa Verde.

    Eat right, live well: Mushrooms add savory flavor without adding fat

    One of nutrition secrets of mushrooms is their high vitamin D content. Few foods are considered good sources of vitamin D, which, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines is a nutrient lacking in the typical diet. Yet mushrooms, considered a vegetable in nutrition terms, are a good plant-based source of vitamin D. It seems mushrooms can produce vitamin D with chemical reactions energized by sunlight in the same way that people could if we lived near the equator and didn’t wear sunscreen.

    Laura Osnes as Cinderella dances with Santino Fontana as the Prince during a performance of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway.” Three musicals have added Thursday matinees to their eight-show weeks in an attempt to offer more options to audience-goers and stand out from the rest of the pack.

    Producers add Thursday matinees on Broadway

    Catching a Wednesday matinee on Broadway is so last year. The hot thing now is Thursday afternoon shows. Three shows making the move are “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” “Mamma Mia!!” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” “Matilda the Musical” may experiment with the idea this summer.

    Buffalo Grove native Aaron Himelstein doesn’t read reviews, but they’ve been fairly good for his work in the Steppenwolf Theatre production of “Russian Transport.” He and actress Melanie Neilan share a scene.

    ‘Austin Powers’ role gold for Buffalo Grove native

    Buffalo Grove native Aaron Himelstein said his attraction to acting boils down to this single word: empathy. “When you don’t empathize with other people, that leads to apathy,” he said. “So this keeps your heart open.” Now starring in Steppenwolf's "Russian Transport," Himelstein also played a young Austin Powers.

    Adam Begley has written an indispensable guide to John Updike and his work in “Updike.”

    New biography explores the genius of John Updike

    During his lifetime, John Updike was acclaimed as one of the greatest writers of his generation, the poet laureate of middle-class, small-town, Protestant America. From the time he was a boy until his 2009 death at age 76, he produced an endless stream of short stories, novels, essays, poetry and criticism — more than 60 books in just over 50 years. Now, after five years at work in the Updike archives, Adam Begley has written an indispensable guide to the man and his work with "Updike."

    Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey collaborated on “Going Back Home.”

    Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey rock on

    Wilko Johnson, former guitarist of rabble-rousing 1970s British rockers Dr. Feelgood, is enjoying a bittersweet late-career surge. Last year Johnson was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer; vowing to rock until the end, he set out on a farewell tour. And now he's released an album with Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who.

    On Tuesday, April 7, “The Price Is Right” will air its 8,000th episode since it debuted on CBS in 1972. The concept hasn’t changed through the years, and it’s a nonstop party in the hands of host Drew Carey.

    Drew Carey makes ‘The Price Is Right’ his own

    There’s so much noise during an episode of “The Price is Right” that producers of the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful,” which is taping nearby, need to be aware of the game show’s schedule so the rowdiness doesn’t disrupt the filming of a love scene. It’s a party in the hands of host Drew Carey. On Tuesday, the game show’s 8,000th episode since its CBS debut in 1972 is scheduled to air.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics says children should limit screen time to two hours or less per day (and none for kids 2 and younger.)

    How much is too much screen time?

    As most parents know by now, the experts say we should limit our kids’ screen time or risk raising socially stunted couch potatoes. Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released updated guidelines for children and adolescents using media, recommending no more than two hours per day of any type of entertainment screen time for kids ages 3 to 18 and none for children 2 or younger. The guidelines cover media such as Internet and texting as well as TV, movies and video games.

    Carrying a water bottle when you run could be affecting your stride and slowing you down.

    Why you’re better off running empty-handed

    Running used to be a simple endeavor. All you needed was a shirt, shorts and shoes. Now, it’s far more complicated. We are a nation of accessorizers, even in our exercise. We carry water bottles, music players, phones and activity trackers. And although we use them to make our runs easier, here’s the bad news: They could be slowing us down.

    Marla Koentop of Batavia has been cooking gluten-free for nearly 20 years. She has reworked recipes so she doesn't have to forgo such favorites as Pennsylvania Dutch chicken potpie, pumpkin muffins and focaccia. See the recipe for focaccia at dailyherald.com/lifestyle/food.

    Cook of the Week: Mom reworks favorite recipes to fit gluten-free lifestyle

    Eighteen years ago, before gluten was the buzz word it is now, Marla Koentop, of Batavia, felt awful and didn't know why. “A team of physicians couldn't figure out why I felt so terrible. Then one of them suggested I go on a special diet. ... I cried for two days. I had two little girls at home and the only alternative flour I could find was at the health store and it was really expensive! But, when you have to, you roll up your sleeves and get busy!”

    Cook of the Week Marla Koentop turns to brown rice flour for a gluten-free chicken pot pie.

    Nancy’s Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Potpie
    For a gluten-free version of PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH CHICKEN POTPIE, Marla Koentop uses rice flour and xanthan gum in the dough


    Gluten-free Pumpkin Muffins
    Cook of the Week Marla Koentop makes gluten-free pumpkin muffins with canned pumpkin and brown rice flour.

    Marla Koentop tops her gluten-free focaccia with garlic slices.

    Gluten-Free Focaccia
    Cook of the Week Marla Koentop tops her gluten-free focaccia with garlic slices.



    Editorial: Travel questions underscore need for transparency, disclipline

    A Daily Herald editorial calls on all governing boards to establish clear, reasonable policies for taxpayer-reimbursed travel expenditures.


    Lost power of deliberation fuels Senate dysfunction

    Columnist Michael Gerson: God saves the Queen. He saves this Honorable Court. But who will save the United States Senate?


    Voter turnout: Shame on you, Illinois!
    A letter to the editor: No matter what political party you support, we can all agree that both Illinois and America are facing a severe crisis that can cause tremendous harm to our state and our nation. Yet the vast majority of Illinois voters abandoned their civic duty at a time of crisis and did not vote in this primary.


    Kind gestures will lead to yesteryear’s glory
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: It takes only one small act of kindness to make someone’s entire day. Yesterday, while watching the golf channel, the commentators focused on a putt for someone far back in the field. They mentioned it had been a tough week for this golfer, who had high hopes for a strong finish in this tournament. It wasn’t going well for him.


    Let’s clear out the career politicians
    A Barrington letter to the editor: On April 1, state Sen. Kirk Dillard wrote that votes were not cast for him because of polls, the media and how much money some people had spent.


    U.S. should provide basic medical coverage to all
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Ask anyone who has sold insurance about getting people to part with cash for the intangible of coverage of any sort. When do people want insurance? After the accident of course. While it is clear socialized medicine is lurking on the horizon, other points of concern are now obvious. Affordable insurance at any price is not being purchased by those for whom it is intended. Without discretionary income, nothing is affordable.


    Atanus comments reflect many others
    An Elgin letter to the editor: It would seem that the Cook County Republicans are asking Susanna Atanus to step down and not run for the 9th Congressional District. They say her comments do not reflect that of their party. It does, however, reflect the thoughts of many others.


    It’s not just about our tax dollars
    A Carol Stream letter to the editor: Great to see the view from subscribers’ comments to Pat Quinn. I just want to add this guy is not only stealing our tax dollars, he is releasing criminals convicted of murder back into society.


    Air Force One costs are small potatoes
    A Huntley letter to the editor: Twice, Charles Brown has asked the government to provide the cost of operating Air Force One (Your Views, Aug. 13 and Dec. 23, 2013). Perhaps this will help explain costs.


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