Daily Archive : Tuesday April 22, 2014


    A bill now in the Senate would mandate collective bargaining over minimum fire department staffing levels in Illinois towns other than Chicago.

    Proposal would give firefighters say in staffing levels

    Lawmakers could light a fire under local governments if firefighters are given a say in the number of employees each department needs. A proposal currently in the Senate would mandate that any community outside of Chicago must negotiate minimum staffing levels as part of collective bargaining with firefighters. The plan got the go-ahead in the House.

    Jorge Torrez

    Slain Zion girl's grandfather testifies in death penalty case

    A grandfather shook in the witness chair as he told jurors about discovering his 8-year-old granddaughter and her best friend dead from stab wounds in a Zion park where they had been playing, an attack prosecutors say was committed by an ex-Marine now on trial for his life in Virginia for another killing.

    Angelika Noel, 17, poses with Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, during his visit to Josephinum Academy in Chicago to participate in a discussion on school choice on Tuesday.

    Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in perennial Democratic strongholds such as Chicago and Milwaukee will think differently if they see Republicans not just visiting these places, but discussing issues pertinent to their circumstances. That’s the thinking behind the 2016 GOP presidential prospect’s current visit to the two Midwestern metropolitan areas, where Paul said the...


    Palatine council debates proposed McDonald’s sign

    Would a new, large electronic video sign outside the McDonald’s on Rand Road in Palatine pose a danger to drivers? That question was debated Monday by the Palatine village council, which is expected to vote on whether to allow the sign May 12.

    Timothy E. Levis

    Elgin man charged with sexual assault

    An Elgin man faces charges of criminal sexual assault of a 25-year-old woman with whom he was staying at a motel in Woodstock, police said.


    Report: Growing number of homeless kids in DuPage

    A growing number of the homeless people in DuPage County are children, according to a new report. It shows 1,424 people used emergency shelter services in DuPage between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Of those people, 333 were children. “It’s my belief that every child in this county should live safe from fear and have their own bed, just like my grandson does,” said Carol...

    Gov. Pat Quinn

    Lawsuit seeks investigation of hiring under Quinn

    A Chicago attorney asked a federal judge on Tuesday to order an investigation into hiring under Gov. Pat Quinn, saying there’s an “embedded culture of patronage practices” in Illinois government and anyone who improperly got a job should be fired.

    Piecing together shards of bone and filling in the rest with plaster, anthropologists at Chicago's Field Museum rebuilt this skull of a 12,000-year-old woman in 1932. Now, a special X-ray machine in Bensenville delivers 3-D digital images of the skull, which allows the museum to create a more accurate depiction of how the woman once looked.

    Dead 12,000 years, Magdalenian Woman's makeover begins

    This woman who has everyone so excited, where is her head? “It's in my Subaru Forester, riding in the back seat with the seat belt,” says anthropologist JP Brown, conservator for Chicago's Field Museum and protector of the “Magdalenian Woman.” Dead for more than 12,000 years, the ancient woman's skull makes the trip to Bensenville inside a waterproof, plastic cooler for a...

    Joel Augustine

    Carol Stream man guilty on all sexual abuse charges

    A Carol Stream man was found guilty Tuesday of several molestation charges against two teens. He faces a minimum 28 years in prison. A DuPage County jury deliberated less than two hours before finding Joel Augustine, 35, guilty of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, two counts of criminal sexual assault of a child and one count of child pornography.

    World War II Marine Corps veteran and Elgin resident Gordon Schnulle died Monday at 88. Here, he shows his box of sand from the Japanese island of Iwo Jima in 2008 at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

    Elgin veteran who fought at Iwo Jima dies

    Gordon Schnulle, an Elgin resident who fought in the famous battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, was as much a hero as he was an entertainer, those who knew him said. Schnulle, 88, died Monday after battling pancreatic cancer, said his daughter-in-law Vicki Lang of Algonquin.

    Thomas Wortham IV

    Parents of slain officer settle lawsuit with gun shop

    The parents of a slain Chicago police officer and a Mississippi gun shop they sued for selling the gun used to kill their son to a straw buyer said Tuesday that they reached a settlement. Carolyn and Thomas Wortham III and Ed’s Pawn Shop & Salvage Yard in Byhalia, Miss., said in a joint statement that they resolved the dispute “to the satisfaction of all parties.”


    Bicycle-van collision kills Roselle man, 47

    Bicyclist Efron Diaz-Torres, 47, of Roselle died after a collision with a van driven by a 63-year-old Roselle man at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday

    Martin Keller

    Man gets 42 months in beating death of dog

    After apologizing to a Lake Villa woman for beating her dog to death, a Kenosha, Wis. man pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of animal torture and will spend 42 months in an Illinois prison. Martin Keller, 37, told Lake County Judge James Booras he had anger issues he couldn’t control.

    With Boston’s Fenway Park and Wrigley the only two stadiums in the majors with primary manual scoreboards, it has been a job largely shrouded in mystery until the Cubs allowed The Associated Press climb the steel ladder through the steel floor of the scoreboard for a rare visit to mark Wrigley’s 100-year anniversary.

    Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

    The Cubs are hoping to add a massive video scoreboard to Wrigley as early as next year in what would be the biggest renovation at Wrigley since lights were installed more than a quarter century ago. The plan has stirred plenty of opposition, with many wondering if modern electronics will rob some of the mystique that surrounds the venerable ballpark, which hosted its first game on April 23, 1914...


    Wauconda mulling public-comment rules

    Wauconda trustees on Tuesday voiced support for a plan to continue limiting public comment at board meetings to the start of each session. Some residents have asked for two comment sessions per meeting.

    Messages wishing safe return of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol hang with a Buddhism lotus decoration in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday.

    Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll reaches 135

    The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster rose to 135 Wednesday, but there were many more bodies left to be retrieved as divers swam through tight, dark rooms and passageways to search for nearly 170 people still missing. The victims are overwhelmingly students of a single high school in Ansan, near Seoul. More than three-quarters of the 323 students are dead or missing, while...

    Joe Riordan

    Police officer, firefighter of the year honored in Elgin

    Elgin’s police officer and firefighter of the year both ended up having successful careers in their childhood dream job. Police Officer Joe Riordan and Fire Capt. Robb Cagann were chosen by their respective departments and honored Tuesday night at the annual ceremony at American Legion Post 57.

    District 214 Board President Bill Dussling tells Prospect High students what it was like to be a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. Dussling shared his experiences Tuesday.

    School board head on Vietnam: 'I still can't believe it'

    It has been more than 45 years since Bill Dussling served in Vietnam, but talking about his time as a helicopter pilot in the Army still brings up new memories and emotions for the Arlington Heights resident and Northwest Suburban High School District 214 board president. Dussling shared stories from his service in Vietnam with students at Prospect High School on Tuesday morning as part of their...

    A pro Russian supporter with his face covered, holds a Russian flag in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday.

    Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Ukraine’s acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country’s east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire. The developments — just hours after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden left the Ukrainian capital — raised fears that last...

    Dennis Hastert

    Hastert among Republicans supporting immigration reform

    Some of Illinois’ highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that’s stalled in the U.S. House as a “morally right” and business-minded decision, an election-year move they hoped would help break the stalemate.

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Michael was elected to his fifth term at the help of the state’s Democratic Party despite a “no” vote from state Sen. Michael Noland of Elgin.

    Elgin Democrat casts lone vote against Madigan

    State Sen. Michael Noland voted against letting the Speaker of the House Mike Madigan serve a fifth term as Demcratic party chairman, which stunned those in attendance.

    Terrill Thomas

    Arlington Heights man admits molesting teenage girl

    An Arlington Heights man charged with molesting a 13-year-old girl in 2010 has pleaded guilty to the charges, court records show. Terrill Thomas, 30, was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $3,609 in exchange for his guilty plea to the class 2 felony of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, records show.

    Hip-hop artist Pitbull will perform Aug. 9 at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.

    Pitbull added to state fair lineup

    Illinois State Fair organizers decided not to overhaul the state’s celebration of agriculture and entertainment for 2014, announcing Tuesday that the theme is “Making Memories” and that popular hip-hop artist Pitbull had been added to the concert lineup.

    Marisol Pena

    Aurora teen mother, baby found safe

    A 17-year-old Aurora girl and her 9-month-old baby have been found safe and returned to Aurora police headquarters, authorities said Tuesday afternoon. Police said they were following leads throughout the day Tuesday until reporting Marisol and Vanessa were found safe and sound about 4:20 p.m.

    Spectators watch from a rooftop while the Blue Angels fly by during the Chicago Air and Water Show.

    Blue Angels returning to Chicago air show

    The Navy’s Blue Angels and the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team are returning to the annual Chicago Air and Water Show, which will take place Aug. 16 and 17. The Blue Angels and the Golden Knights suspended their 2013 performance schedule last spring after forced federal spending cuts.


    Audit: Police training money misspent

    The agency that sets standards for Illinois law enforcement officers misspent grant money for police training and didn’t keep proper records about sessions for homicide investigators and coroners, according to an auditor’s report released Tuesday.


    Cook County sheriff reopens priest abuse inquiry

    The Cook County sheriff’s office says it is reopening an investigation of sexual abuse allegations made against a Roman Catholic priest. The Archdiocese of Chicago last week reactivated the Rev. Michael W. O’Connell after the sheriff’s department concluded there’s no evidence he abused a minor 20 years ago.

    Jack McCullough, a 73-year-old former police officer, speaks during an interview last August with the Chicago Sun-Times at the Pontiac Correctional Center. He’s serving a life sentence for the 1957 death of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph.

    Man convicted of 1957 murder appeals

    One of the oldest unsolved crimes in U.S. history to go to trial ended in 2012, when a man was convicted of abducting a 7-year-old schoolgirl from a Sycamore street, then choking and stabbing her to death nearly 60 years earlier. But last week, an appeal was filed in a state appellate court on behalf of 74-year-old Jack McCullough, who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1957 slaying of Maria...


    Madigan: ‘Misunderstanding’ on Obama library vote

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says there was a “misunderstanding of the rules” when no Republicans were in attendance at a vote involving Barack Obama’s presidential library. The Chicago Democrat said Tuesday at a Democratic Party meeting in Springfield that the vote will be held again. The measure would offer $100 million to lure the Obama library to Chicago.


    Fox Valley police reports
    Anthony J. Miller, 51, of Elgin, was charged with driving while his license was suspended, no insurance, expired registration and possession of between 2.5 grams and 10 grams of marijuana after a traffic stop at 2 a.m. Thursday at Foothill and Randall roads near Elgin, according to a sheriff’s report.


    St. Charles zoning changes to provide space for medical marijuana

    St. Charles aldermen are set to approve zoning changes that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary and/or cultivation center to open shop in an industrial strip along the east side of the city. Plan commission members wanted to expand the area where such businesses could open, but aldermen indicated they are more inclined to restrict such businesses to one spot in the city, away from the...

    Jeffrey Halen

    Trustees say Lake Zurich must do more to cut costs

    Two Lake Zurich trustees say the village must look at making difficult cuts as officials grapple with debt and escalating costs including public employee pension contributions. “The one thing we haven’t done — and other towns have been doing for years — is to really, in my opinion, make the hard decisions regarding personnel. This budget does not include the...

    Little Red Riding Hood, played by Anna Skelton, right, sings during a scene with the baker and his wife, played by Craig Hoeksema and Danielle Medina, during Tuesday’s dress rehearsal of Warren Township High School’s spring musical “Into the Woods.” The production is Thursday through Saturday in the O’Plaine Auditorium in Gurnee.

    Warren Twp. High students to perform ‘Into the Woods’

    Warren Township High School students are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming spring musical “Into the Woods.” Performances are Thursday, April 24, through Saturday, April 26.

    Lake in the Hills Airport will receive a federal grant toward the reconstruction of its 3,800-foot runway. The Federal Aviation Administration has granted the village permission to proceed with planning the runway improvements. The federal grant will cover 90 percent of the roughly $5 million project cost to reconstruct and widen the existing runway — from 50 feet to 75 feet — to meet FAA standards.

    Lake in the Hills Airport to receive federal grant for runway upgrades

    Lake in the Hills has been awarded a federal grant toward the reconstruction of a 3,800-foot runway at its municipal airport. The much-anticipated funding announcement last week came as a surprise to village officials. “We knew the runway (funding) was coming eventually, we just didn’t expect it this early,” said Michael Peranich, the village’s new airport manager.


    Gaming-themed restaurant planned for Woodfield

    Namco Entertainment Inc., the Wood Dale-based company affiliated with the makers of Pac-Man, plans to open a high-end, gaming-themed restaurant and entertainment center at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The new concept restaurant, including eight lanes of bowling, will open in 40,000 square feet of warehouse space formerly used by Sears on the upper level of the mall, according to the village.

    Hezekiah Whitfield

    Testimony begins in second trial of 1994 murder of Waukegan appliance store owner

    Testimony is under way in the murder trial of Hezekieh Whitfield, who is accused of killing Waukegan appliance store owner Fred Reckling of Libertyville in 1994.

    Benjamin M. Davidson

    Former Lake Forest High School theater adviser pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

    A former Lake Forest High School theater adviser pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in front of Judge Daniel Shanes at the Lake County courthouse. Benjamin Davidson was sentenced to 30 months of probation and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

    Frank E. Ryan

    Man charged with Batavia bike shop burglary

    A 27-year-old Batavia man was charged with trying to steal a $2,900 women's racing bike from Prairie Path Cycles in downtown Batavia Tuesday morning. Frank E. Ryan faces anywhere from probation to seven years in prison if convicted of burglary, according to police and court records.


    Waukegan library hours:

    The Waukegan Public Library board has voted unanimously to extend by two hours the time the library is open to the public each week starting May 1.


    Carmel presents ‘Guys and Dolls’:

    Carmel Catholic High School’s Fine Arts Department presents its spring musical, "Guys and Dolls," based on the story by Damon Runyon. Performance dates are 7 p.m., Friday, April 25; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, April 26; and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27 at the school 1 Carmel Parkway (off Route 176), Mundelein.


    Critters for kids:

    New and returning patients who bring a stuffed animal to Bennett Chiropractic Care, 739 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, on Wednesday, April 30, will have their payment covered that day.

    South Elgin firefighter Burt Lancaster, from left, Elgin Fire Department Lt. Amanda Bruce, and divers Randy Freise and Steve Wascher, from the Elgin and South Elgin fire departments, respectively, attempt to hook up a car that was located Tuesday in the Fox River near Interstate 90 in Elgin.

    Dive teams remove car from Fox River in Elgin

    Divers removed a partially submerged car from the Fox River after it was reported stolen Tuesday morning, officials said. The 2004 Cadillac was spotted in the river near Duncan Road just south of Interstate 90 in Elgin.


    Oral history of community colleges readied

    A yearlong effort to capture the stories of a schooling system that covers the entire state and educates nearly one million students will be unveiled next week.


    Lottery winner wants to help abused women

    An Oak Park lottery winner says she wants to use part of her winnings to help abused women and children. Yajaira Perez, 27, won $5,000 a week for 20 years on an Illinois instant lottery ticket.

    From left, Don Kaplan, Vienna Beef salesman, Jason Marzullo, Hot Dog Richie’s owner, and Bob Schwartz, Vienna Beef senior vice president, pose with the plaque designating the Palatine restaurant as a member of the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame after an induction ceremony Tuesday morning.

    Palatine restaurant enters hot dog hall of fame

    Hot Dog Richie’s was inducted into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Tuesday at the Palatine restaurant. “Hot Dog Ritchie’s exceptional quality, personality and hospitality make them an ideal candidate for our recognition program,” a Vienna Beef official said.

    Miguel Hernandez, right, and other Computer Systems Institute students and faculty pick up trash along Lawson Boulevard in Gurnee on Tuesday for Earth Day. In the background are Angel Perez, left, Eddie Evans and Troy Clark.

    Lake County celebrates Earth Day

    About 100 students and faculty from Computer Systems Institute in Gurnee spent Earth Day picking up garbage around the campus and the surrounding neighborhood. They were among several Lake County schools to celebrate the event Tuesday.


    Joliet teen dies after being shot in driveway

    Police in Joliet are searching for whoever shot and killed a 16-year-old while he walked to a friend’s house.


    U of I installing meters at disabled parking spots

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign plans to install 150 meters at disabled parking spaces where there previously weren’t meters. The effort comes after state lawmakers passed legislation creating a tiered system for drivers with disabled parking placards.


    Audit: Treasurer has 30 guns not given to police

    A state audit has found that Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has since 2010 collected 30 unclaimed firearms but has not turned them over to the state police. Auditor General William Holland’s report Tuesday said the treasurer’s office policy is to hand over unclaimed guns twice a year.


    IDNR wrapping up controlled burns across state

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says crews are trying to finish a series of controlled burns around the state. The fires are deliberately set to stimulate certain plant growth.


    Mayor orders air conditioning for Chicago schools

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered that air conditioning be added to every classroom in the Chicago Public Schools during the next five years.

    Justin Hamilton

    Suspect charged with shooting teens

    A South suburban man has been charged in the deaths of two teenagers who were found shot in the head in the basement of a home on Chicago’s South Side.

    Des Plaines’ city council voted 5-4 Monday to purchase a horizontal exhaust ambulance, after rescinding an earlier vote to buy a vertical exhaust ambulance that some aldermen believe is safer. One alderman claimed the vote to rescind was the result of “political games” and “arm twisting.”

    Controversial vote approves Des Plaines ambulance purchase

    There won’t be much that distinguishes the Des Plaines Fire Department’s new $231,330 ambulance once it hits the street later this year — except the story of how it came to be. The city council voted 5-4 Monday to purchase a so-called horizontal exhaust ambulance as part of an annual replacement program, with Mayor Matt Bogusz casting a tiebreaking vote.


    Lake Michigan shoreline project breaking ground

    Construction to stabilize an eroding portion of shoreline on Lake Michigan in northern Lake County is to begin this week.

    Robert Eberhardt

    Judge rejects sex abuse plea deal for 75-year-old man

    A judge rejected a plea deal with a sentence that included 30 days in jail for a 75-year-old Lake Villa man accused of sexually abusing a child.


    10 in Chicago area accused of benefits fraud

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago has accused ten area residents of stealing a combined $1.27 million in separate Social Security fraud cases.

    Despite last month’s vote rejecting beer sales at the Heritage Park athletic complex’s new concession stand, Wheeling officials indicated this week they are willing to reconsider their stance. The village board could take a second vote on the proposal as early as May 5.

    Beer sales still possible at Wheeling’s Heritage Park

    Beer sales at adult sporting events in Wheeling’s Heritage Park could still be on tap as the village board postponed a vote Monday on the park district’s request to allow it. Village President Dean Argiris, who last month voted against a liquor license for the facility, kept the issue alive Monday by suggesting park officials return with more information at the May 5 board meeting.


    Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law

    A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study released Tuesday.

    David C. Bridges

    Carpentersville man gets 7 years in prison on weapons charge

    A 26-year-old Carpentersville man was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to a weapons charge. David C. Bridges faced anywhere between six to 30 years behind bars on the felony charge of armed habitual criminal. He was arrested in March 2013 with a handgun and had two previous felony convictions.

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s voter-approved ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. Justice Anthony Kennedy said voters chose to eliminate racial preferences because they deemed them unwise.

    High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account...

    Kyle Francis Goro

    Police: Drunken Naperville man slapped female bartender

    A Naperville man is accused of slapping a bartender in the face after she refused to serve him any more drinks, authorities said Tuesday. Kyle Francis Goro, 26, was charged under city ordinance early Sunday morning with two counts of battery, Sgt. Bill Davis said.


    Elk Grove celebrates Arbor Day Friday

    The annual Arbor Day celebration hosted by the Elk Grove Park District is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. A new tree is planted every Arbor Day, and this year organizers are planning to plant a Quaking Aspen Tree.


    Tours of historic cemetery in Hoffman Estates

    The village of Hoffman Estates Historical Sites Commission is offering guided small-group tours of Greve Cemetery, weather-permitting, at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The tours explore the interrelated Greve, Meyer, Ottman and Sunderlage pioneer families buried in the 19th century at the cemetery.


    Des Plaines librarian wins “Soon to be Famous” author award

    Joanne Zienty, a Wheaton resident and library media specialist at Forest Elementary School in Des Plaines, is the winner of the first Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project. Zienty was announced winner for her book “The Things We Save.”


    Nominees announced for Barrington Athena Leadership Award

    The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its seven nominees for the 2014 Athena Leadership Award, which recognizes women who have exemplified excellence in their business or profession.

    Rotary Plaza is at Palatine and Plum Grove roads, in Palatine.

    Rotary Club of Palatine hosting its own 50th birthday party

    The Rotary Club of Palatine is preparing to celebrate 50 years, with a reception May 6. The public is welcome to celebrate this milestone, which will include hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and 50th anniversary program, for a suggested donation of $25.

    Walgreens stores in Arlington Heights will be allowed to sell liquor.

    Walgreens to sell alcohol in Arlington Heights

    The four Walgreens locations in Arlington Heights will be able to sell liquor starting soon under a policy change that allows alcohol sales in convenience stores. “I am really impressed with security and what you will utilize. I'm very comfortable granting a liquor license to these four stores for that reason,” Trustee Thomas Glasgow said.

    Joe Burlini, center, with Cardinal George on the right and Mohammed Kaiseruddin, chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, on left.

    Arlington Hts. artist tapped to make award for Cardinal

    Arlington Hts. sculptor Joe Burlini designed the award given to Cardinal Francis George earlier in April by the Council of Islamic Organizationis of Greater Chicago. “The chance to design a representation of peace was a thrill for me,” Burlini said.


    Fox River Grove seeks volunteers for commission

    Fox River Grove officials are seeking volunteers to fill two vacancies on the village’s Planning and Economic Development Commission.

    An SUV crashed into the Cash Store on Oct. 4, 2001, at the intersection of Stewart Ave and Roosevelt Road in Lombard. The car was heading west bound on Roosevelt Road at some point veered off the road driving over a small tree then over a sidewalk, through a small parking lot before coming to rest inside the Cash Store.

    Images: 9 other car crashes into suburban buildings
    Two Starbucks customers were injured and taken to a nearby hospital after a car crashed into a Schaumburg coffee shop Monday afternoon. Here are images from 10 other crashes in the suburbs involving cars and buildings.


    Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.The justices voted 5-4 Tuesday to uphold a traffic stop in northern California in which officers subsequently found marijuana in the vehicle. The officers themselves did not see any evidence of reckless driving.


    Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

    The Supreme Court is expressing serious doubts about the constitutionality of an Ohio law that bars people from making false statements about political candidates during a campaign.

    A surface shot taken by a drone of some of the remnants of stone at the Blue J village in northwestern New Mexico. Researchers outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.

    Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

    Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico. The discovery of the structures hidden beneath layers of sediment and sagebrush is being hailed as an important step that could help archaeologists shed light on...


    Naperville junior high entrance work gets one dissenter

    Madison Junior High in Naperville will be getting a new front entrance with security and energy efficiency upgrades this summer, but one school board member questioned why that school is getting special treatment. “I know we have lots of schools that could use that,” Crotty said about the safety and security enhancements Madison will be receiving. “I was surprised to see it...

    Three figures fashioned out of railroad spikes make up the main element of the sculpture “Tragedy to Triumph” by Naperville artist Paul Kuhn, which will be dedicated Saturday to commemorate a 1946 train crash at the Loomis Street crossing in Naperville that killed 45 people.

    Naperville turns train wreck tragedy to ‘Triumph’ with sculpture

    One day after the 68th anniversary of a train wreck that killed 45 people, a crowd will gather at the crash site in Naperville to dedicate a sculpture in honor of the victims and those who came to their aid. Brand Bobosky, chairman of the public art nonprofit Century Walk Corp, said the sculpture’s presence along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad will prevent the tragedy from...

    Passengers from the Sewol, a South Korean ferry sinking off South Korea’s southern coast, are rescued by South Korean Coast Guard personnel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul.

    Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

    As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Nearly a week after the sinking of the South Korean ferry, the public verdict against the crew of the Sewol has been savage and quick. Some fled the ferry, including the captain, but not all. At least seven of the 29 crew members are...

    Lee Jong-eui shows a photograph of his nephew Nam Hyun-chul, one of missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol, during an interview at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea. Lee said 16-year-old Hyun-chul’s parents poured their energy, love and attention into their only child. Though an overseas education is often pricey, his parents had sent him to school in New Zealand for a while.

    Profiles of some of S. Korean ferry’s dead, missing

    A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret. Among the 302 people dead or missing in last week’s South Korean ferry disaster, there are a multitude of stories. Here are just a few.

    An unusually empty main square during observances marking nine years since the death of much-loved Polish-born Pope John Paul II. Over the years, the observances attract fewer and fewer people in an a sign that the enthusiasm that the Poles accord one of their greatest countrymen is gradually dissipating.

    No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

    His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But days before John Paul II is to be declared a saint, many of his countrymen are greeting the landmark with little more than a shrug. One reason is that John Paul has already long been a saint in Polish hearts. But it’s also clear that the enthusiasm that Poles accord...

    In the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens began thinking about ways to prevent a repeat. The result is Stevens’ new book in which he calls for no fewer than six changes to the Constitution, of which two are directly related to guns.

    Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution in new book

    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for no fewer than six changes to the Constitution, two of which are directly related to guns. Other changes outlined in a new book by Stevens would abolish the death penalty, make it easier to limit spending on elections and rein in partisan drawing of electoral districts.


    ‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    Gunman who targeted both children and the elderly left “piles and piles” of bodies — many of those in a mosque — in a provincial capital in South Sudan, the U.N.’s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.


    Northern Indiana plant closing could cost 120 jobs

    A northern Indiana metal casting factory is set to close, a move that could eliminate about 120 jobs in the coming months.


    Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

    A driver crashed through the front window of a Starbucks late Monday afternoon on Barrington Road in Schaumburg.

    Dawn Patrol: 2 injured in Starbucks crash; Mayors push pension reform

    Two customers injured when car plows into Schaumburg Starbucks. Sale of magnetic CTA cards stops Thursday. Arlington Heights mayor finishes 10th Boston Marathon. Mayors join push to cut Illinois pensions. South Elgin honors three officers. 21 apply for Elgin council seat. Hawks beat Blues.

    Lake Zurich residents and businesses will pay a 2.5 percent municipal utility tax starting May 1. That local tax on monthly electric and gas bills will rise to 5 percent on Nov. 1.

    Lake Zurich to resume tax on electricity, gas

    Lake Zurich residents and businesses soon will return to paying a local utility tax that village officials say is needed to help close a projected $1.6 million budget deficit. Village board members at a meeting Monday night voted 4-2 in favor of applying the 2.5 percent tax on monthly electric and natural gas bills starting May 1. The monthly tax rate will double to 5 percent on Nov. 1.

    Ceasar Soto

    Undiagnosed a generation ago, PTSD still haunts older vets

    Post-traumatic stress syndrome doesn't affect just younger veterans of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Vietnam veteran Ceasar Soto told a crowd Monday night in Gurnee about how "undiagnosed PTSD" can stay with soldiers for decades.

    Developers say they won't rebuild Charlestowne Mall in St. Charles without incentives from the city to rebuild the whole structure of the mall.

    Charlestowne Mall owners want $20M in incentives

    St. Charles aldermen tentatively agreed Monday to give developers of the former Charlestowne Mall the largest incentive package in the city's recent history. The plan rebates up to $20 million in sales taxes to the developers to cover “extraordinary” costs related to changing the infrastructure of the mall site and building, as well as recruiting, new tenants.

    Sorters sift through the refuse, rejecting items that cannot be recycled, at the Waste Management recycling center in Grayslake.

    How suburbanites can make good recycling even better

    The line of aluminum cans, plastic water bottles and cardboard boxes winds its way up, down and around a conveyor belt at the Waste Management recycling sorting facility in Grayslake. One by one, workers pluck out items that are out of step with their renewable counterparts. “The No. 1 thing is: Don’t bag your recyclables,” said Lisa Disbrow, Waste Management spokeswoman.

    Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, celebrates her win in the women’s division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston.

    Images: 2014 Boston Marathon
    Images from the 2014 Boston Marathon.


    Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker, left, and Bulls forward Taj Gibson scramble for a loose ball during the second half of Game 2 Tuesday in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99.

    Bulls fall in OT to Wizards, trail 2-0 in series

    The Bulls scored 12 points over the final 12 minutes of the game, went nearly eight minutes without a field goal and dropped a frustrating 101-99 overtime decision to the Wizards at the United Center. The Bulls now trail this first-round series 2-0 with Games 3 and 4 in Washington.


    Phillies beat Dodgers 3-2 in 10 on Brown’s RBI double

    Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning after a costly error by left fielder Carl Crawford, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

    After receiving the NBA defensive player of the year award Monday, the Bulls’ Joakim Noah, left, talks with his father — tennis star Yannick Noah.

    Joakim Noah makes his father, Yannick, a believer

    Yannick Noah is both an accomplished tennis pro and popular musician. On Monday in Lincolnshire, he talked about doubting his son Joakim’s own dreams of playing in the NBA. “He was too skinny,” Yannick said after Joakim accepted the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. “Couldn’t shoot, couldn’t jump, couldn’t do a lot of things. The only thing I knew he had was his drive. That was unbelievable."


    Girls track: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*At Barringtonteam scoresBarrington 99, Hoffman Estates 45, Hersey 32, *individual placewinners3200 Relay: Hoffman Estates 10:00.06; 400 relay: Hersey 51.8; 3200: Bowes (Her) 12;26.1; 100 high hurdles: Braun (Barr) 16.1; 100: Hodges (Barr) 12.9; 800: Coy (Barr) 2:27.0; 800 relay: Barrington 1:49.1; 400: Dussard (HE) 1:07; 300 int. hurdles: Cossio (Barr) 48.6; 1600: Nunez (HE) 5:37.8; 200: Coy (Barr) 26.0; 1600 relay: Barrinton 4:14.3; Long jump: Braun (Barr) 16-4.75; High jump: Cossio (Barr) 5-2; Triple jump: Taylor (Barr) 33-8.5; Shotput: Bliudzius (HE) 35-1.5; Discus: Cheever (Barr) 105-6; Pole vault: Hill (Her) 10-6.*At Rolling Meadowsteam scoresRolling Meadows 67, Schaumburg 61, Elk Grove 38.*individual placewinners3200 Relay: Schaumburg 10:24.8; 400 relay: Rolling Meadows :54.4; 3200: Sanchez (RM) 11:47.2; 100 high hurdles: Mary (EG) :19.0; 100: Wynter (RM) :23.3; 800: Sanchez (RM) 2:24.2; 800 relay: Schaumburg 1:56.4; 400: Sanchez (RM) 1:06.9; 300 low hurdles: Sara L (EG) :53.8; 1600: Gutt (Sch) 5:19.1; 200: London (Sch) :29.3; 1600 relay: Rolling Meadows 4:25.6; Long jump: Wynter (RM) 12-2.5; High jump: Mickey (RM) 4-2; Triple jump: Doelker (Sch) 28-11.5; Shotput: Legan (Sch) 33-7; Discus: Kolb (RM) 101-9; Pole vault: Lauren S. (EG) 5-6.*


    Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead

    Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.


    Softball: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*Burlington Central 31, North Boone 2*Batavia 20, East Aurora 1Batavia 011 4(14) —20-18-2East Aurora 100 00 —1-3-42B: B: Offutt, Zufan; WP: Klemm (2-2); LP: Bee.*GRANT 3, ANTIOCH 0Grant 200 000 1 —3-9-2Antioch 000 000 0 —0-3-12B: Grt: Dreschler 2, Wold.WP: Moran.*WAUCONDA 7, lAKES 2Wauconda 002 031 1 —7-11-2Lakes 000 000 2 —2-3-22B: Wauc: Nee, Ricci, Heck.3B: Wauc: Motley.WP: Wedl; LP: Dishinger.*GRAYSLAKE NORTH 5, JOHNSBURG 2Grayslake North 010 001 3 —5-11-1Johnsburg 002 000 0 —2-4-1WP: Livengood.*LIBERTYVILLE 9, WARREN 3Waren 100 200 0 —3-3-xLibertyville 010 350 x —9-11-x2B: Lib: Stevens, Alban.WP: Haraden.*STEVENSON 6, MUNDELEIN 5Mundelein 100 202 0 —5-8-2Stevenson 002 130 x —6-9-42B: Mund: Rosenow, Faiweather; Stev: Koenigs.HR: Mund: Rosenow.WP: Mankus; LP: Parney.*grayslake c. 1, woodstock 2Woodstock 100 000 1 —2-7-3Grayslake Central 304 040 x —11-13-22B: GC: Strickland, Frusolone, Truskowski.WP: Radke; LP: Lohmeyer.*VERNON HILLS 9, ROUND LAKE 1Round Lake 000 010 0 —1-4-2Vernon Hills 002 520 x —9-8-12B: VH: Meline, Ferola.3B: VH: Meline.WP: Stern; LP: Wagner.*alden hebron 11, west minster christian 9Westminster Christian 005 103 0 -9-8-3Alden Hebron 104 411 x -11-12-32B: AH — Behrns, Clauss.3B: AH — Cunningham.HR: WC — Schmitt 2.WP: Clauss; LP: B. Fugiel.*Waubonsie Valley 10, Larkin 0 (5 inn.)Larkin 000 00 -0-0Waubonsie 423 01 -10-11WP: Kurth; LP: Rojo.*Prairie Ridge 5, Crystal Lake SOuth 1Prairie Ridge 011 200 1 -5-6-2CL South 000 010 0 -1-6-62B: PR — Bowman (3).3B: CLS — McLean.HR: PR — Doomis.WP: Baker; LP: Massie.*South Elgin 14, Streamwood 4Streamwood 002 020 -4-7-4South Elgin 320 324 -14-14-02B: S — Malcolm, Daley; SE — Mecklenber, Helton.3B: SE — Westlund (2).HR: S — Daley; SE — Mecklenbur.WP: ; LP: Hedger.*Jacobs 16, Dundee-Crown 0 (5 inn.)Jacobs 204 (10)0 -16-20-0Dundee-Crown 000 00 -0-4-22B: J — Cummings, Borg, O’Toole; D-C — Emerson.HR: J — Murray, Borg, Belo.WP: Lach; LP: Girard.*Bartlett 6, Elgin 1Elgin 100 000 0 -1-3-4Bartlett 211 020 x -6-10-02B: E — Bremer; B — Nowak.HR: E — Perryman; B — Fornoff, Morales, NowakWP: Pagan; LP: Rago.*McHenry 11, Huntley 7McHenry 080 100 2 -11-11-2Huntley 120 031 0 -7-11-12B: H — Baczewski, Stone.3B: M — Martens.HR: H — Baczewski; M —Martens, Koepke, Crowley, Mattson, Ford.WP: Koepke; LP: Spannraft (4-5).*IC Catholic 2, St. Edward 1IC Catholic 000 002 0 -2-4-0St. Edward 000 100 0 -1-4-02B: ICC — Farmer.3B: STE — Zdroik.WP: Conenna; LP: Zdroik (5-4).*Geneva 6, Metea Valley 0Geneva 101 310 0 —6-10-1Metea Valley 000 000 0 —0-5-52B: G: Geary 2, Porretto, Radabaugh, Baurer; MV: Senese. 3B: G: Reilly; WP: Fanella; LP: Hall.*IC Catholic Prep 2, St. Edward 1IC Catholic Prep 000 002 0 —2-5-0St. Edward 000 100 0 —1-4-12B: IC: Farmer 3B: SE: Zdroik; WP: Conenna; LP: Zdroik .*Naperville central 2, Lake park 1Lake Park 000 010 0 —1-6-0Naperville Centr. 000 100 1 —2-7-12B: LP: Worcester. NC: Doane 2, Gonzalez, Tassi. WP: Hayes; LP: Sturino.*Waubonsie Valley 10, larkin 0Larkin 000 00 —0Waubonsie Vall. 423 01 —10WP: Kurth; LP: Rojo.*Wheaton Warrenville South 4, Montini 3Montini 001 020 00 —3-7-2WW South 101 100 01 —4-8-02B: M: Lezcano. WWS: Harkabus 2. WP: Briggs (4-3); LP: Bukovsky (2-2).*Neuqua Valley 1, St. Charles East 0St. Charles East 000 000 0 —0-7-2Neuqua Valley 100 000 X —1-3-0


    Girls soccer: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*Aurora Central Catholic 4, Chicago Christian 0ACC: Cortino, Sundberg 3 (Ramos assist)Mandarino 10 saves (6th shutout of the year)*WAUCONDA 3, ANTIOCH 1Waucinda 1 2 —3Antioch 1 0 —1Wauconda — B. Stepanian, Guzik (Thompson), Granata (Guzik).Goalkeepers — Wauc: Magiera (3 saves).*MUNDELEIN 2, LAKE FOREST 0Lake Forest 0 0 —0Mundelein 0 2 —2Mundelein — Carroll (Chernesky), Cancelli (Carroll).Goalkeepers — Mund: Pawlewski (8 saves).*LAKES 5, ROUND LAKE 1Lakes 2 3 —5Round Lake 0 1 —1Lakes — J. Cipolla (D’Ambrose), D’Ambrose (Qauranta), Schmitt (Nitti), Schmitt (D’Ambrose), D’Ambrose (Denman).Goalkeepers — Lks: Jones (5 saves).*WARREN 3, STEVENSON 0Stevenson 0 0 —0Warren 2 1 —3Warren — goals: Chomko 2, Jahn; assists: Hardiman 2, Parker.Goalkeepers — Warr: Carrano (3 saves).*CRYSTAL LAKE C. 1, GRAYSLAKE NORTH 0Crystal Lake Central 0 1 —1Grayslake North 0 0 —0*LAKE ZURICH 2, LIBERTYVILLE 0Lake Zurich 0 2 —2Libertyville 0 0 —0Lake Zurich — Rasiarmos (Ufheil), Gelinas (Radecki).Goalkeepers — LZ: Daleske (5 saves).*DUNDEE-CROWN 2, GRAYSLAKE CENTRAL 2Dindee-Crown 2 0 —2Grayslake Central 2 0 —2McHenry 2, Cary-Grove 0*Burlington Central 1, Richmond-Burton 0Richmond-Burton 0 0 —0Burlington Central 0 1 —1Scoring — BC — Messina (Bourdage).Goalkeepers — BC — Ciganek (6 saves).*Neuqua Valley 1, South Elgin 0Neuqua Valley 1 0 —1South Elgin 0 0 —0Scoring — NV — Ciesiulka (UA).Goalkeepers — NV — McInerney (4 saves); SE — Vaulkner (11 saves).*Harvest Christian 4, IMSA 0IMSA 0 0 —0Harvest C. 3 1 —4Scoring — HC — Burzlaff (Kauffman), Burzlaff (Lockwood), Lockwood (Burzlaff), Burzlaff (Rayappa).Goalkeepers — HC — Doby (3 saves), Lockwood (0 saves).*Elgin 3, Streamwood 1Elgin 2 1 —3Streamwood 1 0 —1Scoring — E — Santiago (Travis), Lopez (UA), Leon (Garcia); S — Blanco (Carroll).Goalkeepers — E — Demel (9 saves); S — Guindon (6 saves).*St. Edward 4, Wheaton Academy 2Wheaton Academy 2 0 —2St. Edward 2 2 —4Scoring — WA — Smith (Pearson), Pearson (Olson); SE — Lepoudre (UA), Zeller (Ramirez), Kruk (UA), Gnan (PK). Goalkeepers — SE — Dykstra (8 saves). *Batavia 6, Larkin 0Batavia 5 1 —6Larkin 0 0 —0Goalkeepers — L — Villagomez (12 saves).*West Chicago 2, Bartlett 1Bartlett 1 0 —1West Chicago 1 1 —2Scoring — B — Videckis (Noesen). Goalkeepers — B — Lozada (13 saves). *Hampshire 3, Woodstock North 2 (PK) Hampshire 2 0 —2Woodstock N. 0 2 —2Scoring — H — Maze (Rafferty), Maze (UA), Maze, Kochanski, Higa (PKs). Goalkeepers — H — Kienzler (10 saves). *Crystal Lake South 3, Jacobs 0 CL South 1 2 —3Jacobs 0 0 —0Scoring — CLS — Romano (UA), Sulikowski (Romano), A. Siavelis (Collard). Goalkeepers — CLS — Przybylski (0 saves). *Huntley 1, Prairie Ridge 0 (PK)Huntley 0 0 —0Prairie Ridge 0 0 —0Scoring — H — Nordeen, Zobott, Jakubowski (PKs). Goalkeepers — H — Galason (2 saves). *Dundee-Crown 2, Grayslake Central 2Dundee-Crown 2 0 —2Grayslake Central 2 0 —2Scoring — D-C — Feld (Meraz), DeLuga (UA). Goalkeepers — D-C — Miranda (4 saves). *Elgin Academy 5, Morgan Park 2Elgin Academy 3 2 —5Morgan Park 2 0 —2


    Girls water polo: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*MUNDELEIN 13, LIBERTYVILLE 4Mundelein —Kozokar 5, Garcia 3, Boothe 2, Wingender 2, Blake 1.Libertyville — Durning 2.*STEVENSON 19, LAKE FOREST 4Stevenson 8 7 3 1 —19Lake Forest 0 2 2 0 —4Stevenson — Gratenberg 4, Travetto 4, Hoang 4, Adams 2, Newland 2, Oliver, Ploch, Landau.Lake Forest — Wieland 2, Winemaster, Warren.Goalkeepers — Stev: Callen (9 saves), LF: Meng (6 saves).*Naperville Central 12, York 4York 0 1 2 1 —4Naperville Cent. 4 4 4 0 —12xScoring — Y: Brinkmeier 2, Achepohl 1, Fitzpatrick 1. NC: Codo 3, Spaits 2, Fox 3, Giuliano 1, Ryan 1, Kolbe 1. Goalkeepers — Y: Kliebhan (6). NC: Vandercar (7). *Naperville North 15, Hinsdale Central 2Hinsdale Central 0 2 0 0 —2Naperville North 5 1 5 4 —15Scoring — HC: Deboer, Gates. Goalkeepers — HC: Dunn (2). *maine south 7, conant 6 (2OT)Conant 1 1 3 1 0 0—6Maine South 1 2 1 2 0 1—7Conant — Slottpme 4. Claffey. Ca.Rosas.Maine South — Zitkus 3, Orzech 2, Vaughn, Zaug.Goalkeepers — Con: Demaret (13 saves, 4 steals).*prospect 7, buffalo grove 2Prospect 2 2 1 2 —7Buffalo Grove 0 1 1 0 —2Prospect — Schiavone 3, Barry, Neumann, McCallister, Vuong.*wheeling 12, rolling meadows 4Rolling Meadows — Delporte 2, Feikes, Holobud.*


    Boys volleyball: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*MUNDELEIN D. NORTH CHICAGO 25-20, 25-21Serving — Mund: Fiore (3 aces), Heffernan (1 ace); Attacking — Mund: Nelson (7 kills), Lake (4 kills); Setting — Mund: Herrernan (9 assists), Everding (8 assists) Digs — Mund: Langlie 16-21, Campbell 8-9; Blocks — Mund: Ramer 2, Lake 1, Campbell 1, Tkachuk 1.*LIBERTYVILLE D. ANTIOCH 25-13, 25-14Serving — Lib: Akers (1 ace), Cote (1 ace); Attacking — Lib: Rill (10 kills), Laska (7 kills); Setting — Lib: Winiger (8 assists); Digs — Lib: Sach 9m Kharasch 7, Akers 6; Blocks — Lib: Feeley 2, Laska 1.*LAKE FOREST D. GRANT 25-20, 25-15Attacking — Grt: Keel (4 kills); Setting — Grt: Catinella (7 assists); Digs — Fischer 7.*South elgin d. bartlett 25-15, 25-14South Elgin - Marotta (8 kills, 4 digs), Gibadlo (7 kills), Bott (6 kills, 2 aces)*Hinsdale Central d. York 25-23, 24-25, 25-22*Downers Grove North d. Lyons Township 32-30, 25-18Downers North — Poortinga (12 kills): Sarver (8 kills): Gilbert (22 assists).*Glenbard East d. naperville North 25-22, 25-16Glenbard East — N. Symonds (6 kills); Glover (4 kills, 5 digs); Fiebrandt (4 kills, 3 blocks); Eboli (2 blocks); Soehren (7 assists); Hurlbert (9 assists); B. Symonds (11 digs); Cardott (7 digs).*Lake Park d. Wheaton Warrenville South 20-25, 25-23, 25-18Lake Park — Krisik (32 assists, 5 digs, 2 aces); Moore (3 digs, 10 kills, 1 assist); Amore (14 digs, 2 assists); Fritsche (6 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks); Terry (12 kills, 8 digs, 1 ace); Yost (7 kills, 5 digs, 3 blocks); Lovelace (2 kills, 1 ace).WW South — Wilson (16 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces, 10 digs0; Loar (8 kills, 3 blocks); Carpio (34 assists, 3 blocks); Knorr (6 kills, 3 aces, 2 blocks); Meyer (4 kills). *Wheaton North d. West Aurora 25-23, 25-20Wheaton North — Clark (6 kills, 4 aces, 1 block); Anderson (5 kills, 2 blocks); Johnson (3 aces, 3 digs).*Neuqua Valley d. Waubonsie Valley 25-21, 25-23Neuqua Valley — Neace (8 kills); McKissick (4 kills, 10 blocks); Furio (10 digs); Lauth (16 assists).*Metea Valley d. West Chicago 25-16, 25-16Metea Valley — Miller (21 assists); Wieland (7 kills); Luckinbill (6 kills, 2 digs); Lopez (5 kills, 3 aces); McKinney (3 kill). *barrington d. schaumburg 25-16, 25-17Attack: Bar: Castagna 9 kills, Wright 6 kills, A.Glader 5 kills, J.Glader 5 kills. Serving: Bar: Lenling 2 aces. Setting: Bar: Ricchetti 19 assists. Digs: Bar: Nenn 10, Wright 8, Lenling 4. Blocks: Bar: Carroll 2, Castagna 2.*Buffalo Grove d. wheeling 25-13, 25-15Attack: Whl: Kapadia, Kais 3k, Schultz 5k. Serving: Whl: Stephani 4-4, Kapadia 5-5, Zacarias 3-4, Kais 6-9 a, Castillo 4-4, Shultz 2-3. Setting: Whl: Stephani 1-1 a, Kapadia 40-41 7 ast, Carvajal 2-2 ast, Kais 1-1, Schultz 1-1. Digs: Whl: Stephani 4, Kapadia, Cacarias 2, Flores 3, Salgado 2, Kais 8, Castillo 2, Shultz, Blocks: Whl: Flores, Cacarias.*Fremd d. Conant 18-25, 25-21, 25-17Attack: Frm: Kent 12-12 7k, Park 18-19 7k, Vandon 16-18 6k; Con: Openchowski 6 kills, Wozniak 5 kills, Todorov 3 kills, Pyun 2 kills, Lejmann 8 kills, Azarafrooz 1 kill. Serving: Frm: Amador 23-24 6a, Zimmerman 19-20 7a; Con: Oepnchowski 1, Lejmann 1, Tomuta 1, Armando 1. Setting: Frm: Scott 18-20 14 ast, Chon 7-11 11 ast, Kurka 18-20 12 ast; Con: Lejmann 12 assists, Armando 8 assists. Serve receive: Frm: Kurka 12-22, Scott 28-28, Chon 6-8. Digs: Frm: Park 2, Scott; Con: Openchowski 17, Tomuta 20, Armando 11, Wozniak 3, Todorov 4, Pyun 10, Lejmann 8, Azarafrooz 4, Zamudio 2. Blocks: Frm: Chon, Scott 2, Vandon 5; Con: Lejmann 2, Woaziak.*Hersey d. elk grove 25-23, 25-16


    Boys track: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*At Wheelingteam scoresFremd 88, Palatine 49, Wheeling 45individual placewinners3200 Relay: Fremd 8:17.2; 400 relay: Palatine 44.1; 3200: Graham (P) 10:10.7; 110 high hurdles: Diaz (Whl) 15.7; 100: Crane (P) 11.3; 800: Brown (P) 2:00.2; 800 relay: Palatine 1:35.7; 400: Laude (Whl) 52.7; 300 int. hurdles: Braun (Whl) 42.0; 1600: Winter (F) 4:36.9; 200: McMann (F) 22.7; 1600 relay: Wheeling 4:03.9; Long jump: Walker (F) 20-8; High jump: Berger (F) 5-6; Triple jump: Walker (F) 40-10; Shot put: Ruehrdanz (F) 48-10.5; Discus: Ruehrdanz (F) 139-4.5; Pole vault: Mayer (F) 12-6.*Monday’s Late resultsAt Grayslake Central Inviteteam scores1. Grayslake Central 72, 2. Cary-Grove 64, 3. Dundee-Crown 24.INdividual placewinners 3200 Relay: 1. Cary-Grove, 8:52.1. 400 Relay: 1. Cary-Grove, 45.1, 2. Dundee-Crown 46.6. 3200: 1. Ano (GLC) 10:28.4, 2. Anmed (GLC) 10:31.2, 3. Vincent (GLC) 10:31.5. 110 High Hurdles: 1. Saxon (CG) 15.00.0, 2. Wiggins (GLC) 15.7. 100: 1. Dawson (GLC) 11.0, 2. Dunner (DC) 11.04, 3. White (DC) 11.3. 800: 1. Klanitter (CG) 2:05.6, 2. Ocsena (GLC) 2:07.9, 3. Anderson (GLC) 2:08.2. 800 Relay: 1. Cary-Grove, 1:48.8. 400: 1. Wolter (CG) 52.0, 2. Speer (CG) 53.3, 3. Gleeson (CG) 53.34. 300 int. hurdles: 1. Saxon (CG) 42.7, 2. Garano (DC) 45.0, 3. Wiggins (GLC) 45.6. 1600: 1. Cody (CG) 4:44.5, 2. Brink (GLC) 4:48.9, 3. Clark (DC) 4:52.5. 200: 1. White (DC) 22.7, 2. Dawson (GLC) 23.0, 3. Schwartz (GLC) 23.6. 1600 Relay: 1. Cary-Grove 3:36.3, 2. Grayslake Central 3:51.1.Long Jump: 1. Dawson (GLC) 19-11, 2. Ali (GLC) 19-9.5, 3. Quick (GLC) 19-9. Triple Jump: 1. Quick (GLC) 44-3.5, 2. Wiggins (GLC) 43-4, 3. Ali (GLC) 42-1. Shot Put: 1. Hurley (CG) 54-5.5, 2. Spencer (GLC) 45-.5, 3. Wade (CG) 43-6. Discuss: 1. Hurley (CG) 173-9, 2. Diego (GLC) 144-10, 3. Barrett (GLC) 127-6. Pole Vault: 1. Eugene (GLC) 10-6.


    Girls badminton: Tuesday’s scoreboard
    Tuesday’s results*STEVENSON 17, LAKE FOREST 1Singles — No. 1: Ortell (LF) won by fft T0; No. 2: Chen (Stev) d. Moodabagel 21-17, 21-7; No. 3: Schroeder (Stev) d. Foster 21-10, 21-7; No. 4: Lui (Stev) d. Fyffe 21-10, 21-8; No. 5: Onichenko (Stev) d. Lake Forest 21-17, 21-8; No. 6: Ling (Stev) d. Oleimczal 21-16, 21-7; No. 7: Hu (Stev) d. Krolopp 21-8, 21-8; No. 8: Shanmugasarda (Stev) d. Gentry 213, 21-15; No. 9: Wang (Stev) d. Bhagat 21-13, 21-10; No. 10. Ecanow (Stev) d. Terry 21-7 21-9; No. 11: Liu (Stev) d. Svehla 21-16, 21-6; No. 12 Richardson (Stev) d. Rubin 21-6, 21-4.Doubles — No. 1: Lui/Schroeder (Stev) d. Lake Forest 16-21, 21-17, 21-16; No. 2 Chen/ Shanmugasarda (Stev) d. Moodabagil/Fyrre 21-8, 12-5:; No. 3: To/Hu (Stev) d. Lake Forest 21-10, 21-17; No. 4: Ling/ Richardson (Stev) d. KARob/Krolopp 21-12, 21-12; No. 5: Wang/ Onichenko (Stev) d. Bhagat /AvizA 21-11, 21-13; No. 6: Ecanow/Liu (Stev) d. Powers/Safrain/21-9, 21-10.*STEVENSON 17, ZION-BENTON 1Singles — No. 1: Chen (Stev) d. Turner 21-18; No. 2: Schroeder (Stev) d. Douglas 22-20, 14-21, 21-19; No. 3: Lui (Stev) d. Sorenson 21-18, 21-6; No. 4: Stevenson (d. Woodland 22-20, 21-15; No. 5: Ling (Stev) d. Catlin 12-18, 21-13; No. 6: Hu (Stev) d. Tonin 21-11, 21-9; No. 7: Stevenson d. Lee 21-18, 21-4; No. 8: Wang (Stev) d. Neargarder 21-11, 21-9; No. 9: Ecanow (Stev) d. Booker 21-6, 16-21, 21-3; No. 10.; Liu (Stev) d. Gawronske 21-10, 1-16; No. 11: Richardson (Stev) d. Nrigiert 21-7, 21-14; No. 12; To (Stev) won by fft.Doubles — No. 1: Lai/Schroeder (Stev) d. Woodland/Potocele 21-6, 21-10; No. 2: Chen/Sathi (Stev) d. Douglas/Turner 21-18, 21-12; No. 3: To/Hu (Stev) d. Tonin/Lee 21-10, 21-14; No. 4: Ling/Richardson (Stev) d. Catlin/Neargardner 2116, 21-17; No. 5: Wang/Onishechenko (Stev) d. Sorenson/Gawri\onska 21-15, 21-6; No. 6: Ecanow/Liu (Stev) d. Booker/Brigiert 21-16, 21-7.*Hinsdale Central 14, Oak Park-River Forest 1Singles — No. 1: Fu (HC) d. Purcell 21-15, 23-21; No. 2: Ricker (HC) d. Trinka 21-12, 21-9; No. 3: Wey (HC) d. Walker 21-16, 21-9; No. 4: Deshpande (HC) d. Vasquez 21-12, 21-8; No. 5: McClary (HC) d. Lipo 21-9, 21-14; No. 6: Li (HC) d. Oldach 21-9, 21-9; No. 7: Crandell (HC) d. Holleboer 21-13, 21-16; No. 8: Grajat-Puche (HC) d. Staples 21-11, 21-13; No. 9: Ballentine (HC) d. Mills 21-14, 21-19; No. 10: Haan (HC) d. Heyboys 21-18, 21-17.Doubles — No. 1: Wey/McClary (HC) d. Walker/Vasquez 21-10, 21-7; No. 2: Huang/Bitter (HC) d. Purcell/Trinka 21-14, 21-9; No. 3: Deshpande/Li (HC) d. Aquire/Bell 21-13, 21-4; No. 4: Ballentine/Grijal-Puche (HC) d. Holleboer/Lipo 17-21, 21-10, 21-11; No. 5: Halverson/McDonald (OPRF) d. Haan/Wang 21-16, 10-21, 21-18.*Barrington 8, Schaumburg 7Doubles — No.1: Sigh/Lueng (Sch) d. Qian/Vanettz 21-18, 15-21, 21-17; No.2: Griss/Givarneri d. Knipp/Patel 21-14, 21-15; No.3: Shoppe/Packard (Sch) d. Kline/Gross 21-16, 17-21, 21-18; No.4: Rogers/Papadimitra (Barr) d. Patel/Swinchool 21-17, 22-20; No.5: Ju/Burns (Barr) d. Liu/Chun 21-18, 21-14.*Hersey 15, Elk Grove 0Singles — No.1: Piasano (Hers) d. Patel 21-10, 21-12; No.2: Salt (Hers) d. Maquesdt 21-18, 21-12; No.3: Anderson (Hers) d. Grinen 21-12, 21-13; No.4: Jalowiec (Hers) d. Patel 21-8, 21-13; No.5: Norling (Hers) d. Januanita 21-15, 21-10; No.6: Yang (Hers) d. Achanzar 21-13, 21-13; No.7: Bowkley (Hers) Marese 21-12, 21-10 ; No.8: Steinweg (Hers) d. Guzman 21-10, 21-16; No.9: Lee (Hers) d. Pindras 21-14, 21-9; No.10. Kowalski (Hers) d. Ro 21-10, 21-5.Doubles — No.1: Yang/Salt (Hers) d. Crinen/Marqusrdt 21-18, 21-13; No.2: Norling.Jalowiec (Hers) d. Patel/P.Patal 18-21, 21-15, 21-19; No.3: Anderson/Pisano (Hers) d. Januanita/Achanzar 21-13, 21-13; No.4: Lee/Steinweg (Hers) d. Cuzmand/Pindras 21-15, 21-7; No.5: Bowkley/Kowalski (Hers) d. Manrese/Ro 21-16, 21-11.*Hoffman Estates 9, Palatine 6


    Boys tennis: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*Batavia 6, Geneva 1No. 1 singles: Murat (B) def. Huang 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 singles: Swift (B) def. Fournier 6-1, 6-3; No. 3 singles: Ciesielski (G) def. Carr 6-2, 6-2; No. 1 doubles: Maris-Sterling (B) def. Doeckel-Potts 6-2, 6-4; No. 2 doubles: Boyle-Lorden (B) def. Simone-Burgess 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 doubles: Hinzy-Nelson (B) def. McQuilkin-Spellman 6-0, 7-5; No. 4 doubles: Robinson-Malm (B) def. 6-3, 6-0 *WAUCONDA 6, ROUND LAKE 1Singles — No. 1: Tyler (Wauc) d. Tobias 6-1, 6-1; No. 2: Patel (Wauc) d. Trevino 6-2, 6-2; No. 3: Briones (Wauc) d. Asincion 6-3, 6-1.Doubles — No. 1: Mena/Rangel (RL) d. Schuetz/Heck 7-5, 6-0; No. 2: Caudle/Mattaliano (Wauc) d. Tellez/Castillo 6-1, 6-0; No. 3: Carillo/Carrill (Wauc) d. Velasquez/Morales 6-3, 6-1; No. 4: Keblusek/Galves (Wauc) d. Herrara/Peralta 6-2, 6-3.*JACOBS 4, GRAYSLAKE CENTAL 3Singles — No. 1: Panchapakesan (Jac) d. Tolentino 6-3, 6-4; No. 2: Chong (Jac) d. Glennon6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Zador (GC) d. Murphy 6-4, 6-4. Doubles — No. 1: Toomire/Rowan (Jac) d. Knight/Hutchins 6-3, 6-3; No. 2: Powell/Liby (Jac) d. Patricelli/Dignadice 7-6 (4), 6-1 ; No. 3: Paruthoulli/Corrigan (GC) d. Moser/Kasritis 6-3, 6-1; No. 4: Hornung/Mock (GC) d. Bieneman/Sullivan 6-4, 6-2.*LAKE FOREST 6, LIBERTYVILLE 1Singles — No. 1: Tarwid (LF) d. Van Dixhorn 6-3, 6-1; No. 2:Tsorotiotis (Lib) d. Polender 6-3, 6-4; No. 3:England (LF) d. J. Daluga 6-0, 6-2.Doubles — No. 1: Christian/C. O’Kelly (LF) d. S. Daluga/Janczak 6-3, 6-0; No. 2: Frauenheim/J. O’Kelly (LF) d. Chen/Gasick 6-0, 6-0; No. 3:Kasbeer/Marsh (LF) d. Papasotiriou/Tasiopoulos 6-1, 6-0; No. 4: Fielding/Lawler (LF) d. Cao/Vittore 6-3, 7-6 (4).*VERNON HILLS 4, ANTIOCH 3Singles — No. 1: Ward (Ant) d. Knier 6-2, 6-1; No. 2: Masserman (Ant) d. Lau 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Kurzenberger (VH) d. Sorenson 6-3, 6-3.Doubles — No. 1: Dobrik/Lunkov (VH) d. Emsun/Schwarz 6-2, 6-0; No. 2: Han/Namburi (VH) d. Holsinger/Corey 7-6 (2), 6-2; No. 3: Barnett-Bishop/Zhang (VH) d. Gupta/Regalado 6-4, 6-3; No. 4: Lacas/Mrkonich 6-3, 6-3.*CARMEL 8, ST. PATRICK 0Singles — No. 1: Hunt (Carm) d. Lukaczewicz 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Norek (Carm) d. Sullivan; No. 3: Kappas (Carm) d. St. Patrick 9-2.; Doubles — No. 1: Butler/Hendricks (Carm) d. Silwiak/Cleland 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Colbert/Zemaitis (Carm) d. Wollenchlagen/Dassas 6-0, 6-1; No. 3: Griffin/Verwijst (Carm) d. Casamajor/Mulkerias 6-1, 6-0; No. 4: Hadjis/Ross (Carm) dd. St. Patrick 8-0,; No. 5:Garrity/Paulson (Carm) d. St. Patrick 8-4.*huntley 7, woodstock north 0Singles - No. 1: Zornow (H) d. Plummer (WN) 6-3, 6-1; No. 2: Ved (H) d. Elsinger (WN) 6-0, 6-2; No. 3: Hagn (H) d. Balleno (WN) 6-0, 6-1.Doubles - No. 1: Grabner/Frederick (H) d. Julian/Devore (WN) 6-1, 6-0; No. 2: Smith/Simons (H) d. Molve/Dort (WN) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Michel/Andre (H) d. Langreck.Devore (WN) 6-0, 6-0; No. 4: Downs/Navarro (H) d. Helland/Ford (WN) 6-1, 6-4.*university high 5, elgin academy 0Singles - No. 1: Chopra (UH) d. Palmer (EA) 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Aggarwal (UH) d. Hochreiter (EA) 6-1, 6-1.Doubles - No. 1: Duran/Kim (UH) d. Bisconti/Tran (EA) 6-2, 6-1; No. 2: Garvey/Hamilton (UH) d. Oriold/Phalen (EA) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3:Husain/Bremer (UH) d. Shafer/Handa (EA) 6-0, 6-0.*Cary-Grove 5, Hampshire 2Singles - No. 1: Hougland (H) d. Maas 6-1, 6-3; No. 2: Jensen (C-G) d. Tolentino 6-1, 6-2; No. 3: McDonough (C-G) d. Higa 6-4, 6-3.Doubles - No. 1: Dahlberg/West (H) d. Dudreck/Butler 6-4, 6-1; No. 2: Kedzler/Venet (C-G) d. Moser/Hernandez 6-1, 6-2; No. 3: Lamb/Smith (C-G) d. Majeed/Zaidi 6-0, 6-1; No. 4: Sherson/Cecchin (C-G) d. Steuber/Fairwood 6-1, 6-1.*Timothy Christian 4, Glenbard South 3Singles — No. 1: Colgan (GS) d. DeHaan (TC) 6-4, 6-3; No. 2: Rhiner (TC) d. Meade (GS) 6-1, 6-0; No. 3: Wells (TC) d. Ciechowski (GS) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5.


    Boys water polo scoreboard: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*Neuqua Valley 13, Hinsdale South 3Hinsdale South 0 0 1 2 —3Neuqua Valley 10 4 4 1 —19Scoring — HS: Savage 1, Benedict 1, Tadros 1. NV: DePuy 1, Delesandro 3, Shatinsky 3, Ivkovich 4, Delsignore 2, Becker 2, Salafatinos 1, Edwards 1, Whaley 1*Naperville Central 9, St. Charles North 4SCN - Stanek 2 goals, 1 steal; Davis 1 goal, 2 assists, 2 steals; Bawolek 6 saves, 6 steals


    Baseball: Tuesday’s results
    *Tuesday’s results*St. Charles East 3, Batavia 1St. Charles East 010 100 1 —3-8-0Batavia 001 000 0 —1-5-23B: B: Eustace.WP: Eck; LP: Acosta.*St. Charles North 18, Geneva 8Geneva 202 031 —8-7-6St. Charles N. 373 014 —18-18-82B: G: Derr; SCN: Khoury, Legare.3B: SCN: Legare.WP: Farry (2-0); LP: Novak.*Marmion 11, Marian 4Marian 000 040 0 —4-6-5Marmion 403 121 —11-11-02B: Marm: Meyers; MC: Albert.WP: Stanke; LP: Albanese.*JOHNSBURG 3, GRAYSLAKE CENTRAL 1Grayslake Central 000 000 1 —1-6-5Johnsburg 100 200 x —3-5-12B: GC: Landers; Jnbg: Garcia.3B: GC: Stone.HR: Jnbg: Pritts.WP: Guryn; LP: Ridout.*libertyville 7, lake zurich 0Libertyville 005 100 1 —7-11-2Lake Zurich 000 000 0 —0-2-62B: Lib: Manski, Van Wagner, Ferraro.WP: Barton; LP: Zoibi.*WAUCONDA 5, ANTIOCH 3Antioch 100 100 1 —3-7-1Wauconda 104 000 x —5-7-22B: Ant: Gutke; Wauc: Grobelny, Meyer.WP: Peterson; LP: Stava.*MUNDELEIN 12, LAKE FOREST 0 (5 inn.)Lake Forest 000 00 —0-0-5Mundelein 633 0x —12-9-02B: Mund: Adams, Brune.WP: Turner; LP: Keaton.*LAKES 10, ROUND LAKE 0 (6 INN.)Lakes 000 325 —10-5-0Round Lake 000 000 —0-2-33B: Lks: Sisek.WP: Mackey; LP: Newman.*VERNON HILLS 10, NORTH CHICAGO 02B: VH: Earhart 3, Skinner; NC: Perez.WP: Schrimmer.*WARREN 1, STEVENSONWP: Hill.*HAMPSHIRE 5, GRAYSLAKE NORTH 4Grayslake North 102 000 1 —4-11-3Hampshire 201 000 2 —5-4-22B: GN: Gentile, Foster; Hamp: Schramm.WP: Gogoel; LP: Alvarez.*west chicago 5, bartlett 0Bartlett 000 000 0 -0-3-2West Chicago 320 000 0 -5-6-22B: B — Barrutia; WC — Koester.WP: Gosbeth; LP: VanDyke.*Prairie ridge 4, cary-grove 1Cary-Grove 010 000 0 -1-7-3Prairie Ridge 011 002 X -4-4-02B: PR — Buresch3B: PR — SlackWP: Burris; LP: Splitt.*dundee-crown 4, crystal lake south 2Crystal Lake South 002 000 0 -2-7-2Dundee-Crown 120 010 x -4-10-0WP: Ludwig; S: Denz; LP: Smith.*elgin 6, streamwood 5Elgin 110 002 101 -6-13-5Streamwood 220 001 000 -5-8-12B: E — Mari, Koeckritz 2, Karinski 2, Soebeski; S — Hamlin, Sojda.3B: S — Hamlin.WP: Mari (1-2), S: Nelson (2); LP: Drwal.*hampshire 5. grayslake north 4Grayslake North 102 000 7 -4-11-2Hampshire 201 000 2 -5-6-22B: H — SchrammWP: Gogoel; LP: Alvarez.*jacobs 2, huntley 1Huntley 001 000 0 -1-2-2Jacobs 010 001 x -2-3-1WP: Peltier; S: Jemmi; LP: Luecht.*aurora central 7, st. edward 6St. Edward 003 100 11 -6-10-4Aurora Central 000 121 12 -7-9-22B: STE — Tierney; AC — Florito 2, Saltijeral.3B: STE — Castoro.WP: Fidlet; LP: Bouley.*westminster christian 5, alden-hebron 3Westminster Christian 100 300 1 -5-8-4Alden-Hebron 001 002 0 -3-5-22B: WC — Greene3B: WC — Angiulo, Mamrot; AH — Nelson, Judson.WP: Rasmussen; LP: Tieman.*Montini 6, Aurora Christian 0Montini 031 110 0 —6-7-2Aurora Christian 000 000 0 —0-3-32B: M: Jackson. P: Frontzak; LP: Lutze.*Naperville Central 2, Glenbard East 1Naperville Cent. 000 002 0 —2-7-2Glenbard East 000 010 0 —1-2-0HR: NC: Daley. WP:Dubow; LP: Behrendt.*Glenbard West 5, Hinsdale Central 0Hinsdale Central 000 000 0 —0-0-1Glenbard West 120 110 X —5-11-1WP: Peterselli; LP: Chapman.*Wheaton North 12, Naperville North 3Wheaton North 001 303 5 —12-10-0Naperville North 012 000 0 —3-10-62B: WN: Scandora, Silvinski, Sells. NN: Riley 2, Khoury. WP: Robin; LP: Krejci.*West Chicago 5, Bartlett 0Bartlett 000 000 0 —0-3-2West Chicago 3200 000 X —5-6-22B: B: Barrutia. WC: Koester. WP: Gosbeth; LP: VanDyke.*Neuqua Valley 3, Metea Valley 2


    McHugh strikes out 12 as Astros beat Seattle 5-2

    Collin McHugh struck out a career-high 12 in his season debut, and Jason Castro, Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez homered to lift the Houston Astros to a 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah exhales during the closing second of the overtime period of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday against the Washington Wizards in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99.

    Blueprint for Bulls’ future: Anthony? Noah? Rose?

    Carmelo Anthony continues to loom over everything the Bulls do during the playoffs. As long as they continue struggling to score, that won't change.

    Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) wins a scramble for the ball with Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (12).

    Images: Bulls vs Wizards, Game Two
    The Bulls lost 101-99 in OT to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night in the second game of the playoffs at the United Center.


    Rangers rally for two runs in ninth to beat A’s

    Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.


    Mundelein shuts out Lake Forest

    Shannon Carroll had a goal and an assist, and Lexi Pawlowski made 8 saves in goal, as Mundelein’s soccer team blanked visiting Lake Forest 2-0 in a North Suburban Lake Division match Tuesday night.

    Chicago Bulls guard D.J. Augustin (14) shoots over Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) as Nazr Mohammed (48) and Jimmy Butler (21) watch during the first half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday in Chicago.

    Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

    Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.


    Softball/DuPage County roundup

    Softballl/DuPage County roundup


    Baseball/DuPage County roundup

    Baseball/DuPage County roundup


    Awesome outing for Hoffman’s Osimowicz

    Hoffman Estates softball pitcher Tracy Osimowicz got her fourth win of the season and went 4-for-4 at the plate with 4 singles as the Hawks topped visiting Prospect 5-1. Sophomore Angela Roman’s home run in the first inning gave the Knights a 1-0 lead but Hoffman scored 4 runs with two outs in the bottom of the fourth to take command.

    St. Charles East’s Mallory Mollenhauer, left, and St. Charles North’s Sophie Pohl fight for the ball in the first half on Tuesday.

    St. Charles North scores late to tie St. Charles East

    While soccer ties leave both teams level on the scoreboard and with the same half-win and half-loss in the standings, the emotions of such a match can be different depending how a match plays out. For example, St. Charles East dominated for large stretches of Tuesday’s Upstate Eight Conference River Division match with crosstown rival St. Charles North. The Saints took the lead thanks to a Darcy Cunningham goal — yet walked off North’s field disappointed when Sophie Pohl equalized with 3 minutes to play.


    Mundelein’s Turner turns away all 15 in 5-inning perfect game

    Adam Turner was simply perfect. Mundelein’s senior right-hander retired all 15 batters he faced in throwing a five-inning no-hitter, as the Mustangs beat visiting Lake Forest 12-0 in a North Suburban Lake Division game Tuesday.


    Headley’s HR lifts Padres past Brewers 2-1 in 12

    Chase Headley homered in the top of the 12th inning and San Diego relievers tossed six shutout innings in the Padres’ 2-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. Huston Street retired the side in order in the bottom of the 12th for his seventh save after Donn Roach (1-0) allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings.

    Stevenson softball coach Larry Friedrichs has earned career win No. 500.

    No. 500 fitting for Stevenson’s Friedrichs

    When he recorded his 400th win in April of 2008, Stevenson softball coach Larry Friedrichs received an engraved bat from his players. He got another gift from appreciative players Tuesday. As the Patriots gathered in the outfield following their 6-5 win over visiting Mundelein in a North Suburban Lake Division battle, senior first baseman Abby O’Connor presented her coach a plaque. The victory marked No. 500 for Friedrichs.


    Baseball/Fox Valley roundup

    Elgin 6, Streamwood 5: Matt Karinski went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI, and the senior delivered the game-winning hit in the top of the ninth inning as Elgin knocked off Streamwood in the Upstate Eight River opener for both teams Tuesday. Jack Koeckritz went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and drove in a run, and winning pitcher Kiko Mari (1-2) held the Sabres to 2 earned runs on 7 hits in 8 innings to earn the win for Elgin (4-6, 2-5). Junior Jon Nelson pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his second save. Eric Hamlin went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk and scored twice, and reliever Kevin Drwal took the loss in relief for Streamwood (4-9, 2-5). West Chicago 5, Bartlett 0: Jake Barrutia went 2-for-3 with a double, but the Hawks managed only 3 hits against winning pitcher Fred Gosbeth and reliever Antonio Solis in this Upstate Eight River defeat. Doug VanDyke took the loss for Bartlett (4-7, 3-5). He allowed 5 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks and struck out a pair.Dundee-Crown 4, Crystal Lake South 2: Nine Chargers collected 10 hits and three pitchers combined to hold the Gators to 2 earned runs on 7 hits in this Fox Valley Conference Valley Division opener. Sam Ray went 2-for-3. Ahren Ludwig (4 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) was the winning pitcher for Dundee-Crown (8-7, 5-1). Michael Avella and AJ Howaniec drove in runs and Josh Smith took the loss for CL South (7-5, 5-2). Prairie Ridge 4, Cary-Grove 1: Jason Barrett had the only multihit game and Andrew Splitt drove in the only run in this FVC Valley opener for both teams. Splitt took the loss after allowing 4 earned runs on 4 hits. He walked three and struck out six in 6 innings for Cary-Grove (8-8, 2-3).Hampshire 5, Grayslake North 4: With the bases loaded and two away in the bottom of the seventh, Michael Merchut singled home 2 runs to lead the Whip-Purs to a walk-off victory in the FVC Fox opener. Trey Schramm doubled and drove in 2 runs, and winning pitcher Colin Gogoel allowed an earned run on 2 hits in 1⅓ relief innings for Hampshire (4-9, 1-6).Aurora Central Catholic 7, St. Edward 6: The Chargers scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to win a wild one in the Suburban Christian Gold. St. Edward scored a run in the top of the seventh, but ACC tied it up in its half. The Wave took a 6-5 lead in the eighth when Ryan Nudd scored on an error. Relief pitcher Nick Bouley took the loss for St. Edward (3-11-1, 2-4).Westminster Christian 5, Alden-Hebron 3: Ian Merlak’s RBI single keyed a 3-run top of the fourth inning as the Warriors snapped a 1-1 tie and went on to win this Northeastern Athletic matchup. Winning pitcher Justin Rasmussen held the Giants to 1 unearned run on 3 hits and 6 walks and he struck out 7 in 5 innings for the Warriors (5-12).


    St. Francis finds a way to win

    The first and second games of the Wheaton Academy-St. Francis series definitely had one thing in common — a narrow St. Francis victory.


    Lake Zurich gets connected, stops Libertyville

    Team chemistry and communication are a big part of the success Lake Zurich’s girls soccer team has had this spring. Clearly, it’s one reason the Bears are one of the leaders in the North Suburban Lake Division.

    White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo cannot catch a double hit by the Tigers’ Torii Hunter in the eighth inning Tuesday

    Banged-up Sox battle but fall 8-6

    Shaking off a flurry of injuries, including ace starter Chris Sale's flexor strain, the depleted White Sox roared back from a 6-1 deficit at Detroit Tuesday and made it interesting before losing to the Tigers 8-6.


    Morales leads Rockies to 2-1 win over Giants

    Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer leading off the fifth and Franklin Morales outdueled Madison Bumgarner, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.


    Renteria amped for Wrigley Field 100th anniversary festivities

    Cubs manager Rick Renteria is a newcomer to the organization, but he played at Wrigley Field during his career as an infielder. He said he is looking forward to Wednesday's 100th-anniversary celebration of the ballpark.


    St. Charles North tops Geneva in error-filled game

    After a game in which Geneva and St. Charles North combined for 26 runs, 25 hits and 14 errors, Vikings coach Matt Hahn seemed to sum things up appropriately. “That could have been one of the uglier high school baseball games I’ve been around ever — as a player or as a coach,” said Hahn, whose team wound up on the wrong side of an 18-8, 6-inning decision at the hands of the host North Stars (12-2, 6-1) Tuesday in Upstate Eight Conference River Division action.

    Libertyville’s Ben Manski, left, get a high five from Jimmy Govern after scoring Tuesday at Lake Zurich.

    Barton, Libertyville shift into shutout mode

    Libertyville pounded out 11 hits, including three from third baseman Hunter Van Wagner, in improving to 12-2 and 5-0 in the North Suburban Lake Division as Jeff Barton tossed a complete-game 2-hitter in a 7-0 victory over Lake Zurich.

    Cubs second baseman Luis Valbuena watches his throw to first base after forcing out the Diamondbacks’ Chris Owings at second in the third inning Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

    Epstein talks rebuilding; Cubs beat Diamondbacks

    One the eve of the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field's opening, Cubs president Theo Esptein said that losing is always hard but that he feels this is a "plucky" team that needs to hit its stride and get on base more.


    Eck, St. Charles East slow down Batavia

    Len Asquini called Tuesday a new start for St. Charles East — and the Saints couldn’t have responded any better. Taking a 4-game losing streak on the road to play Upstate Eight Conference River Division power Batavia, the Saints snapped that skid in impressive fashion, riding the left arm of Adam Eck and some timely hitting for a 3-1 win.


    Younger Giuliani claims family bragging rights

    Naperville Central senior reserve Sarah Giuliani had scoring on her mind almost as much as winning Tuesday’s girls water polo match against York.


    Fremd efficiently edges Conant; Holden powers Schaumburg

    Fremd managed to scored 3 runs without a hit to claim a 3-2 victory over visiting Conant on Tuesday in Mid-Suburban West baseball action.

    Barrington’s Noah Ricchetti, right, tips the ball over the net in front of Schaumburg’s Matt Kostecki during Tuesday’s match at Barrington.

    Nenn, Barrington rise up against Schaumburg

    Halfway through the Mid-Suburban League boys volleyball season, Barrington is right where it wants to be: Undefeated in conference play, and in first place in the West Division. Led by senior defensive specialist Indy Nenn (10 digs), the Broncos scored a resounding 25-16, 25-17 victory over visiting Schaumburg on Tuesday in a battle of teams that both came in to the match with 4-0 conference records.


    Girls soccer/Fox Valley roundup

    Burlington Central 1, Richmond-Burton 0: With a goal late at Rocket Hill, the Rockets (4-3-2, 3-0-1) were able to stay unbeaten in the Big Northern East. Brittany Bourdage set up Alyssa Massina with the eventual game-winner. Abbi Ciganek saved 6 while in goal.Neuqua Valley 1, South Elgin 0: Despite a stellar effort by keeper Jourdan Vaulkner, the Storm (7-3, 2-2) could not find its offense in Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division action. Vaulkner finished with 11 saves, allowing just one through in the first half.Harvest Christian 4, IMSA 0: Sprinting to a 3-0 lead at the half, the Lions (5-1, 2-0) cruised to an easy Northeastern Athletic Conference win. Ellie Burzlaff was all over the field, finishing with a hat trick and assisting on Morgan Lockwood’s goal. Keeper Sydney Doby finished with 3 saves.Elgin 3, Streamwood 1: With a 2-1 lead at the half, Elgin’s Anna Leon scored an insurance goal and the Maroons (4-3, 2-1) picked up another UEC River Division win. Marceci Santiago, assisted by Bopha Travis, and Jenny Lopez both scored in the first half while the Sabres’ (2-8-1, 1-3) Alondra Blanco’s goal brought it within one. Hannah Demel had 9 saves in the win while Nathalie Guindon had 6 for Streamwood.Batavia 6, Larkin 0: The Royals (1-8-1, 0-3) had trouble stopping Batavia in the first half, trailing 5-0 and never recovering, falling for the third straight time in UEC play. Alejandra Villagomez finished with 12 saves in the net for Larkin.Crystal Lake South 3, Jacobs 0: Already up one at half, the Gators (6-2-1, 1-0) chipped in two more to win easily in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division action. Alex Romano had a goal and an assist to lead the Gators. Jaclyn Przybylski was the anchor in goal earning the shutout.Huntley 1, Prairie Ridge 0 (PKs): After 80 minutes the Red Raiders (10-4, 1-0) need a bit more time to pick up their FVC Valley Division opener. Rachel Zobott, Abigail Nordeen and Taryn Jakubowski each made their penalty kicks while keeper Jessica Galason saved 6 in regulation.Hampshire 3, Woodstock North 2 (PKs): Despite having a 2-0 lead at the half, the Whip-Purs (3-6, 1-0) needed a 3-1 decision in penalty kicks to earn their first FVC Fox Division win. Lexie Maze had both goals in the first half and powered the offense. Kaila Kienzler finished with 10 saves.Dundee-Crown 2, Grayslake Central 2: After a flurry of goals to open, the Chargers (2-3-3) could not push one across after half settling for a tie in FVC crossover play. Shannon Feld, assisted by Kystal Meraz, scored in the sixth minute to take the lead. Isabela Miranda had 4 saves in goal.West Chicago 2, Bartlett 1: Tied 1-1 going into the second half, the Hawks (8-4-1, 1-3-0) could not find the back of the net, falling again in the UEC Valley. Kendra Videckis scored off a feed from Jenna Noesen while keeper Amanda Lozada did all she could, finishing with 13 saves.Elgin Academy 5, Morgan Park 2: The Hilltoppers picked up their first Independent School League win and first win overall. Melissa Trudrung and Veronica Clements each had a pair of goals to lead the offense.


    Softball/Fox Valley roundup

    South Elgin 14, Streamwood 4: Mallory Mecklenburg went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and 2 RBI to lead the Storm (8-6, 2-3) in the Upstate Eight. Cassidy Westlund (2-for-3, 2 triples, 2 RBI), Taylor Ford (3-for-3, 2 RBI) and Sam Helton (2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI also contributed for South Elgin. Kari Dobler was the complete-game winning pitcher, allowing 3 earned runs and 6 hits. Jessica Daley had a home run, a double and 3 RBI for the Sabres (1-7, 1-6) while Melissa Malcom added 2 hits including a double. Kaitlyn Hedger was the losing pitcher.McHenry 11, Huntley 7: Megan Baczewski (HR, 2B), Taylor Stone (2B, 2 RBI) and Jessica Shields (RBI) each had 2 hits for the Red Raiders in this Fox Valley Conference Valley Division loss. Haley Spannraft took the loss for Huntley (6-7, 1-2).Jacobs 16, Dundee-Crown 0: Sarah Murray (2 RBI) and Emily Borg (2 RBI) each had 3 hits including a home run to lead the Golden Eagles (11-5, 4-2) in the FVC Valley. Alyssa Lach added 4 hits for Jacobs while Kelsey Cummings, Danielle O’Toole and Courtney Cotugno each had doubles and Taylor Belo a triple. Lach was also the winning pitcher, going 3 innings in relief of starter Kelsey Peters. Megan Emerson had a double for Dundee-Crown (2-4, 0-3) and Lauren Girard was the losing pitcher.Waubonsie Valley 10, Larkin 0: Waubonsie Valley’s Jordan Kurth no-hit Larkin in this five-inning Upstate Eight game. Emily Rojo took the loss for the Royals (3-8, 1-5).Prairie Ridge 5, CL South 1: Caitlin Fater was 2-for-3 and Sam McLean had a triple for Crystal Lake South (5-6, 2-3) in the FVC Valley. Hailee Massie took the loss for the Gators, allowing just 6 hits with 4 strikeouts and no walks and only 1 earned run.Alden-Hebron 11, Westminster Christian 9: Sarah Schmitt had 2 home runs and 7 RBI for Westminster in this Northeastern Athletic Conference loss. Becca Fugiel took the loss for the Warriors (2-5-1, 2-1).


    Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3

    Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night. Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game as a visitor after seven seasons with the Red Sox before signing a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees.


    Shields, Moustakas lead Royals past Indians 8-2

    James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Shields (2-2) struck out nine and won his second straight start.


    Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

    Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Dan Carcillo scored goals, leading the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

    Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera follows through on a two-run home run to right field during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit.

    Cabrera homers, Tigers beat White Sox 8-6

    Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Detroit Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

    The Jacobs Golden Eagles celebrate their win over Huntley Tuesday in Algonquin.

    Jacobs gets the upper hand on Huntley

    Among the Jacobs baseball program’s notable achievements from last season’s record-setting 25-win campaign were its first regional and sectional championships. However, a prize the Golden Eagles did not get their talons on was the title in the highly competitive Valley Division of the Fox Valley Conference. Huntley and Crystal Lake South shared that accomplishment. Jacobs has never won a FVC baseball title, but it took an important first step toward filling that resume gap by knocking off cofavorite Huntley 2-1 in a well-pitched game in Algonquin Tuesday.


    Conant has the answer in win against Elk Grove

    When Becca Maher raced across home plate on Brianna Leach’s double to give Elk Grove a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning, Conant’s players weren’t too happy. “We got really motivated when they scored first,” said Cougars junior shortstop DeeDee Durr. “It’s our home field and we normally score first.” The Cougars didn’t wait long to take out their frustration. They answered with 5 runs in the bottom of the third and went on to post a 9-4 victory over the visiting Grenadiers (13-3, 2-2) in the Mid-Suburban League softball game.


    Orioles allow 3 homers, fall to Blue Jays, 9-3

    Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera each hit three-run homers in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Tuesday night.


    St. Edward trips up Wheaton Academy

    As a prolific scoring threat, St. Edward’s Allison Kruk knows she’s a magnet for opposing defenders. In some cases, Kruk can be limited to just one shot at best so she has to make due with whatever it is on her plate. That was Tuesday’s case in the Green Wave’s 4-2 win over Wheaton Academy in Suburban Christian girls soccer action at Greg True Field in Elgin, and the Concordia University-bound forward made that one and only shot count 8 minutes into the second half.


    Bruins beat Red Wings 3-0 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

    Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead.


    DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors beat Nets 100-95

    DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight playoff double-double and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night.


    Neuqua’s Bilgri wins pitchers’ duel

    Tuesday’s St. Charles East at Neuqua Valley softball game didn’t contribute much to the scoring-highlight videos of either team.

    Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.comNeuqua Valley pitcher Andy Sommers, center, celebrates a complete game 3-1 win over Metea Valley during boys baseball action in Aurora. Tyler Tesmond, left, and Evan Cherney, right, congratulate Sommers.

    Neuqua Valley’s Sommers lets his defense do the rest

    You don’t have to pile up strikeouts to be dominant on the mound. Sometimes all it takes is throwing strikes and trusting your defense. That’s exactly what Neuqua Valley senior pitcher Andy Sommers did in leading his team to Tuesday’s 3-1 Upstate Eight Conference baseball victory over Metea Valley in Aurora.


    WW South steals winning run in eighth

    Looking to spark the attack in extra innings, Wheaton Warrenville South had just the right hitter step to the plate on Tuesday.

    Former Waubonsie Valley track star Brett Einbecker is working with Metea Valley’s girls track team this spring.

    Another Einbecker teaching throws

    A power trio of discus and shot put throwers at Metea Valley learns by both old and new schools.


    Elk Grove names Guth girls basketball head coach

    Jennifer Guth learned from some of the finest coaches in the Mid-Suburban League. Now Elk Grove girls get to learn from Guth. She has been named the school’s new girls basketball coach after serving as an assistant for one year in the program and six at Barrington.


    IC finally gets to Zdroik, St. Edward

    IC Catholic Prep managed to turn St. Edward pitcher Lindsay Zdroik’s pinpoint control into her own worst enemy on Tuesday. Zdroik was cruising along with a no-hitter and a 1-0 lead with two outs in the sixth inning before the Knights turned the tables on the sophomore to rally for a 2-1 Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division softball win at the Elgin Sports Complex.


    Canadiens sweep Lightning after 4-3 win

    Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay. The first team to advance this year, the Canadiens also got goals from Daniel Briere, Brendan Gallagher and Lars Eller. Montreal now faces a long wait for the Eastern Conference semifinal against the winner of the Boston-Detroit series.


    Price, DeJesus key Rays’ 7-3 win over Twins

    David Price allowed six hits in his first complete game of the season, David DeJesus drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Tuesday night. Price (3-1) struck out 12 in his ninth career complete game.


    Wainwright injures knee, Cardinals blank Mets 3-0

    Adam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.


    Pujols’ 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

    Angels first baseman Alberg Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help Los Angeles beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.


    Cueto pitches Reds by Pirates 4-1

    Johnny Cueto tossed his second three-hitter against the Pittsburgh in a week and the Cincinnati Reds eased past the struggling Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night.


    Bartlett puts it all together to snap Elgin’s streak

    The three things every softball coach hopes for every game — good pitching, solid defense and timely hitting — were all clicking for Bartlett Tuesday afternoon. Senior Holly Pagan fired a 3-hitter, the Hawks played an errorless game, and they used timely home run hitting to defeat Elgin 6-1 in an Upstate Eight Conference game played on a deceptively sunny but windy and chilly day in Bartlett.


    Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series

    Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

    The Blues’ Steve Ott and Ben Smith battle after a faceoff during the Hawks’ 2-0 win in Game 3 at the United Center on Monday night.

    Both teams savoring this series

    Even in the midst of a crazy competitive series, Joel Quenneville can take a step back and appreciate what he and his team are in the midst of. “This is a tremendously emotional and passionate series — in three games,” the Blackhawks coach said. “It’s extremely close. “With the playoffs, that’s what makes it so special.


    Jose Fernandez Ks 14, Marlins shut out Braves 1-0

    Jose Fernandez matched his career high with 14 strikeouts in eight innings and combined with Steve Cishek on a three-hitter as the Miami Marlins shut out the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Tuesday night.


    Troy Murray looks to Hawks’ Game 4

    Q&A with Blackhawks broadcaster Troy Murray, who looks ahead to Game 4.

    Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, a second from left, celebrates his goal with Patrick Kane next to St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series game Monday in Chicago.

    Blues have been there, done that in first round

    It’s almost eerie how similar the start of this year’s series with the Blackhawks compares with how last year’s opening series against the Kings kicked off for the Blues.


    Big Ten golf titles on the line this spring

    Illinois and Northwestern have become perennial contenders for the men’s and women’s golf titles in the Big Ten Conference, and that’ll again be the case when collegiate postseason play begins this weekend. The NU women shared last year’s Big Ten title and are the highest-ranked conference team (No. 12) in the national polls. Last year coach Emily Fletcher’s team shared the title with Purdue, giving NU its first Big Ten crown in women’s golf. This year’s team doesn’t have any seniors and will defend on a different course starting on Friday.

    Niklas Hjalmarsson, here delivering a check to the Blues’ Alexander Steen during Game 1, has 14 blocked shots in the first three games of the series against St. Louis, second in the NHL.

    Shot blockers put life and limb on the line

    Outside of the anthem, the two goals scored by the Blackhawks and a handful of saves made by Corey Crawford, the biggest roars of the night during Monday’s victory over the Blues at the United Center came when Michal Handzus and Niklas Hjalmarsson sacrificed their bodies — literally — to block St. Louis shots while on the penalty kill. And to a man, the Blackhawks thought that response was absolutely fitting.

    Lance Armstrong’s longtime coach Johan Bruyneel, right, was banned for 10 years Tuesday April 22, 2014 for helping organize widespread doping by the former seven-time Tour de France winner’s cycling teams.

    Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

    Lance Armstrong’s longtime coach, Johan Bruyneel, was banned for 10 years on Tuesday for helping to organize massive doping on teams led by the disgraced cyclist. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the verdicts of an American Arbitration Association panel against Bruyneel and two medical staff, completing its lengthy investigation which saw Armstrong banished from cycling in 2012.

    Wrigley Field sports large numerals celebrating the iconic park’s 100th anniversary.

    Wrigley a field where dreams came true

    The Cubs never have won a World Series while calling Wrigley Field their home. Still, fond memories fill the ballpark on its 100th anniversary this week. As a living, breathing, thinking, talking, smirking organism, the place has decided not to permit the Cubs to win championships in the house that disappointment built.

    George LeClaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.comThe quiet play of center Joakim Noah hurt the Bulls in Game 1. They’ll need more from Noah to counter Wizards forward Nene Hilario, left, and center Martin Gortat in Game 2.

    Why the Bulls will beat the Wizards in Game 2

    Even though the Chicago Bulls lost in their NBA playoff opener to the Washington Wizards, Mike North expects them to still win Game 2 and win the first-round series.

    Waubonsie Valley’s Jeff Penny competes in the 110-meter hurdles during the Gus Scott Track and Field Invitational at Naperville North on Thursday.

    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, baseball, gymnastics, soccer and track.


    Motorola Mobility has left Libertyville for Chicago.

    Motorola Mobility bids final adieu to longtime Libertyville home

    Motorola Mobility is officially out of Libertyville as the company cuts the ribbon on its downtown Chicago headquarters. Motorola Mobility was founded in Chicago more than 80 years ago and returns to the city after 38 years in Libertyville. The company is now the Merchandise Mart’s largest tenant and occupies more than 600,000 square feet on the top four floors and rooftop.

    Deerfield-based Beam Inc., the maker of Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbons, will close its sale to Japanese company Suntory Holdings April 30.

    EU approves Beam acquisition; closing set April 30

    Deerfield-based spirits maker Beam Inc.’s $16 billion acquisition by Japanese company Suntory Holdings is expected to close April 30 now that the European Commission has approved the purchase.

    Stocks rose a sixth day Tuesday, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capping its longest rally since September, as health-care shares surged amid a $45.7 billion bid for Allergan and earnings from Netflix to Harley-Davidson topped estimates.

    Earnings and corporate deals lift U.S. stocks

    Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday. Allergan surged after Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it had teamed up with activist investor Bill Ackman to make a bid for the Botox maker. Netflix and Harley-Davidson rose sharply after reporting earnings that beat analyst’s expectations.

    Chet Kanojia, chief executive officer of Aereo Inc., left, leaves the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments by Aereo Inc. and American Broadcasting Companies Inc. in Washington Tuesday. Justices questioned the legality of Aereo, the Barry Diller-backed startup aiming to upend the broadcast industry’s decades-old business model by selling live television programming over the Internet.

    In Internet TV case, justices may have heads in the cloud

    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet. The high court heard arguments in a dispute between television broadcasters and Aereo Inc., which takes free television signals from the airwaves and charges subscribers to watch the programs on laptop computers, smartphones and even their large-screen televisions. The case has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.

    McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain, posted fourth-quarter profit that was little changed from a year earlier as U.S. same-store sales fell amid shaky consumer confidence and increased competition.

    McDonald’s profit slips as U.S. sales decline

    Oak Brook-based McDonald’s is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said sales at established U.S. locations fell 1.7 percent in the first three months of the year as guest counts declined. After a decade of consistent growth, sales also declined last year as McDonald’s struggled to roll out an array of new menu items and fend off competitors.

    A plane taxis after landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport, Monday. A 16-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the airport, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii, Sunday.

    Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security

    Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane — and the boy — landed in Hawaii.

    Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama “House of Cards.”

    Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama “House of Cards.”


    Lakeshore Recycling gets Chicago schools contract

    Lakeshore Recycling Systems of Morton Grove has been awarded an exclusive 5-year contract to handle recycling and waste removal services for all 658 schools in the Chicago Public Schools system.


    International business drives ITW’s 1Q revenues
    Glenview-basedIllinois Tool Works reported first quarter 2014 revenues grew four percent primarily o the strength of the company’s international usinesses. Total revenues for the quarter were $3.6 billion and operating income increased 16 percent to $667 million.

    Jimmy Fallon appears during his "The Tonight Show" debut, in New York. Comcast's first-quarter net income rose by nearly a third as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."

    Comcast 1Q earns surge on upbeat NBC results

    Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show." The results beat Wall Street estimates and its shares rose more than 2 percent in premarket trading.


    Japan, U.S. struggle to bridge gap on freer trade

    Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for President Barack Obama’s visit to Tokyo this week. Japan’s economy minister Akira Amari told reporters Tuesday that the two sides remained “at a considerable distance” over trade in farm products and vehicles a day before Obama arrives.

    Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co. (GM), speaks during a Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C.earlier this month.

    General Motors seeks more protection from suits

    General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. The suit was filed Monday evening in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. A hearing has not yet been set.

Life & Entertainment


    Night life events: Hofbrauhaus brings Maibock to the world
    Hofbrauhaus taps its new spring Mailbock in Rosemont; Jimmy's Grill brings spring tastes to the forefront; Cooper’s Corner hosts dance party in Winfield.

    Ronnie Milsap, left, Mac Wiseman and Suzi Cochran, representing her late songwriter husband, Hank Cochran, were introduced as the new inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn.

    Milsap, Wiseman among Country Hall inductees

    Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and the late Hank Cochran are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The 2014 induction class was introduced by Kix Brooks during a news conference Tuesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The trio will be inducted later this year. “I anticipated and hoped for it a long time,” Wiseman said of his selection in the veterans era category.

    Cooking is another creative outlet for artist Luisa Maria Morales. She recently donated her hair at a St. Baldrick's fundraiser.

    Cook of the Week: Artists draws culinary inspiration from Puerto Rican upbringing

    Every time she cooks, Maria Morales adds Puerto Rican spin to the meal. “It might be the rice, the meats, the spices, the sides,” she said. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Maria said the cooking is similar to Creole with a tropical flair that can use a variety of meats, vegetables and seasonings.

    “Lexington” is Wayne Kramer’s first release in 14 years.

    MC5’s Wayne Kramer returns with jazz album

    It’s been 14 years since Wayne Kramer released an album, and the former MC5 guitarist says he expects fans of his work with that seminal punk-metal band might be annoyed with his journey into improv jazz in “Lexington.” Baffled might have been a better word choice, but those who stick around until the end will be pleasantly surprised — and rewarded.

    “Everything to Lose” by Andrew Gross thrills.

    Andrew Gross asks tough questions in new novel

    How far would you go to protect your loved ones? What if keeping your special needs child in an expensive, properly caring environment meant having to break the law? Would you do it? Author Andrew Gross forces readers to grapple with the extremes one must go through to survive in such a situation in his new novel, “Everything to Lose.”

    Barrington native Dona Wood might have a feature scream in the upcoming thriller “Godzilla” if her work isn't edited from the final cut.

    Barrington native a scream in upcoming 'Godzilla'

    If you see the May 16 release of the new “Godzilla” movie, keep your eyes peeled for an attractive casino tourist screaming into the camera. She's Barrington native Dona Wood, an actress now living in Los Angeles. “I fell into this job,” Wood said. “So I get cast as a member of this casino group. The camera comes on me and I'm supposed to scream, which I did. I screamed right into the camera."

    NBC is adding Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as fashion correspondents on its Kentucky Derby coverage next week, further evidence of how the network’s coverage is reflecting one of the most female-friendly televised sporting events of the year.

    NBC adding Weir, Lipinski to Derby coverage

    NBC is adding Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its Kentucky Derby telecast as fashion correspondents next week, illustrating how the network’s coverage now reflects one of the most female-friendly televised sporting events of the year. The two figure skaters, who were the breakout stars of NBC’s Sochi Olympics broadcast team, will comment on the fashionable outfits worn by members of the rich and celebrity-filled audience who try to avoid spilling mint juleps on their designer duds, the network said Tuesday.

    “Sugar” is the latest release by G. Love & Special Sauce.

    G. Love keeps grooving on ‘Sugar’

    It’s been 20 years and G. Love & Special Sauce are still grooving with their blues-meets-hip-hop sound. The trio is back together on “Sugar,” with their signature mix of bluesy tracks and songs with more mainstream appeal.

    Coach Josh Fischel works with Gamma-level students during rehearsal at the Oakton Ice Arena for the upcoming Park Ridge Park District Ice Show.

    Go figure: Olympics spark fever for learning to skate

    Every four years it happens. Glued to the television for two-plus weeks, you and your family watch the winter Olympics and are fascinated by the elegance and athleticism of the figure skaters. Suddenly one of your children announces, “I want to do that.”

    Hip Hop Honeybunny, a new type of viola to try in 2014, is only available at independent garden centers.

    Cool season annuals add needed color

    Why wait until Mother’s Day to add color to beds, borders and container gardens? Cool-season annuals announce the beginning of the gardening season. They thrive in cool weather; most can tolerate light frosts; and all will brighten your mood.

    Brooke Martin and her mother Esther, of Woodstock.

    The journey back from an eating disorder

    Esther Martin describes the day she discovered her daughter Brooke needed help: Brooke had flown home from college for a visit. She was shocked by Brooke's appearance. In just a few short months, Brooke had lost so much weight that she was “almost unrecognizable.”

    Luisa Maria Morales makes rice with peas, a recipe Puerto Rican recipe she learned from her mother and grandmother.

    Arroz con Gandules — Rice with Pigeon Peas
    Cook of the Week Maria Morales


    Pollo Guisado Chicken Stew
    Cook of the Week Maria Morales makes Puerto Rican chicken stew using sofrito, adobo seasoning and annatto.

    “The Target” is the latest from David Baldacci.

    David Baldacci hits ‘The Target’ with new thriller

    In David Baldacci’s latest thriller, “The Target,” master assassins Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel, are supposedly given a clean slate by the government on the condition that they take an assignment that is — in reality — a suicide mission. The president knows it could mean his impeachment if they are caught. Evan Tucker, the head of the CIA, doubts they can follow orders and would prefer to see them die before they take the assignment.

    Momcorn serves a variety of savory and sweet flautas.

    Gurnee's Momcorn a unique spot for Latin American fare

    At Momcorn in Gurnee, it's all in the name. The restaurant's main draw: maize. Maize as in corn on the cob, corn tortillas, corn-based drinks, handmade tamales. As for adding mom to the name, co-owners Kathy Ross and Sergio Rivera wanted to pay homage to the woman in everyone's life. Momcorn serves a mix of authentic Latin American and Mexican food; many menu items are gluten-free and made from scratch.

    A natural waterfall flows down a rock wall in Las Pozas, a dreamy, little-known garden of surreal art in Mexico’s northeast jungle. The garden was created by the late Edward James, a British multimillionaire and arts patron who favored surrealists like Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali.

    In Mexican jungle, discover the surreal art garden Las Pozas

    At the end of a long, dirt road in Mexico’s northeast jungle, two spiral staircases appear, leading nowhere amid an ornate concrete structure. Giant concrete fleur-de-lis flank a path, and tall bamboo-shaped columns surround a house with no walls. Oversize plaster orchids are in permanent bloom, while a natural waterfall ceaselessly flows down a mountain. This is Las Pozas, a dreamy, little-known garden of surreal art, where sculptures evoke the ruins of ancient Greece but are overrun by exotic jungle plants.


    Buy or rent? Skates must fit for best results

    To make sure that beginning lessons are successful, make sure your skater has proper skates. Whether or not one can ice skate has nothing to do with weak ankles as that is nothing but a persistent myth. It’s all to do with the boot and the fit.


    Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.com Officials expect this to be the worst construction season in recent memory in the Chicago area.

    Editorial: Slow down, be smart in road construction zones

    A Daily Herald editorial urges motorists to slow down, stay calm and be smart behind the wheel in constructions zones where hazard and patience often have an inverse relationship.


    Putin will continue dancing to his own tune

    Columnist Kathleen Parker: The new “agreement” between Russia, the U.S. and our allies is exactly what the former KGB agent ordered. News: This isn’t to say it’s not a good “prospect” for ending tensions in Ukraine, as President Obama has said. But neither should it surprise anyone that Vladimir Putin is willing to step back from that country — not to ease economic sanctions but to satisfy his own designs.

    David From

    Progressive tax unfair to taxpayers

    Guest columnist David From: There are a lot of competing proposals swirling around Springfield to raise Illinoisans’ taxes in order to perpetuate all of the things government spends money on. But who is looking out for the taxpayer?


    Illinois should at least ‘break even’
    An Aurora letter to the editor: I appreciate the Daily Herald’s efforts to identify ways to improve the efficiency of our state and local governments. However, another topic I would like you to report on is the phenomenon of “Payers and Takers.”


    Kane forest board doesn’t get mission
    A Sleepy Hollow letter to the editor: Once again, the Kane County Forest Preserve District has demonstrated why forest preserve commissioners should be elected separately from county board members. Instead of acting solely in the interests of our forest preserves, they are playing “Let’s Make a Deal” with ComEd over the routing of huge new steel towers to carry power lines.


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