Daily Archive : Tuesday May 20, 2014


    The Illinois House has voted in favor of an advisory referendum on raising the minimum wage.

    Illinois minimum wage could end up a ballot question

    Democrats Tuedsay moved to let Illinois voters weigh in on whether the Illinois minimum wage from $8.25 per hour to $10, a ballot question that could double as a campaign boost.


    Tri-Cities police reports
    Erica F. Wincheski, 23, of St. Charles, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer at 11:57 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Park Street, according to a Batavia police report.

    Lightning could be seen as a storm moved through Roselle on Tuesday evening.

    Large hail falls on suburbs; flood advisory issued especially in DuPage

    The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Tuesday night for DuPage and southern Cook counties after storms brought big hail and wind as well as buckets of rain through the suburbs, especially in DuPage and southern Kane counties. Runoff was expected in Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lisle, Naperville, Oak Brook, Westchester and Westmont.

    Woodland Elementary District 50 has sued seeking to overturn a state agency’s decision to let Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake continue to stay open for another five years. The Illinois State Charter School Commission, Prairie Crossing and the Illinois State Board of Education are named in the stui that alleges the charter school shouldn’t have received approval to keep operating because it violated its last charter renewal by not increasing student diversity.

    Dist. 50 files suit over Grayslake charter school staying open

    Woodland Elementary District 50 has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a state agency’s recent decision allowing Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake to continue for another five years. Gurnee-based District 50 contends in the suit filed Tuesday in Cook County circuit court that Prairie Crossing should not have received state approval to remain open because it violated its last...

    Attorneys for condemned Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew remain hopeful that a court will halt his execution, even if the governor has shown little inclination to do so himself.

    Supreme Court Justice Alito halts Missouri inmate’s execution

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order halting the planned execution of a Missouri inmate about an hour before it was to take place. Alito’s order issued late Tuesday does not explain why he suspended the scheduled execution of Russell Bucklew, but it indicates that he or the high court will have more to say about the matter.

    Maria Rice of Des Plaines chats with classmates before the Oakton Community College graduation ceremony Tuesday in Des Plaines

    Oakton sends off graduates

    Oakton Community College held its 43rd annual commencement ceremony on Tuesday night in Des Plaines. More than 1,000 students received degrees and certificates from the college.

    Rachel Bens of St. Charles, center, and fellow Rosary High School graduates exit the sanctuary at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in St. Charles at the end of their commencement ceremony at St. on Tuesday, May 20.

    Images: Rosary High School Graduation
    Rosary High School held their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 20th at St. John Neumann Church in St. Charles.

    Images from the St. Edward High School graduation Tuesday, May 20th.

    Images: St. Edward High School Graduation
    St. Edward High School held their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 20th at St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Charles.

    Sen. Mitch McConnell fills out his ballot for Tuesday at a polling place in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday. Ten months and $12 million later, Kentucky Republicans put an end to the fight between McConnell and Tea Party-backed Matt Bevin, nominating McConnell to run for another term.

    McConnell wins GOP Kentucky primary

    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell dispatched his tea party challenger with ease Tuesday night, and Democrats turned to two women, Alison Lundergan Grimes to oppose him in Kentucky and Michelle Nunn to fight for Georgia, in elections next fall with control of the Senate at stake.


    Illinois starts effort against human trafficking

    A new effort is underway in Illinois to raise awareness of human trafficking of children. Federal, state and local agencies announced the “Our Children Are Not for Sale” campaign on Tuesday.

    Vyacheslav Ponomarev, left, the self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk, shakes hands with a woman during his meeting with local citizens whose homes were ruined in a shelling in Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine. Residents of Slovyansk sounded exasperated and angry with both the warring sides.

    Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine face citizen anger

    From the country’s richest man to citizens under fire, anger and dismay over Ukraine’s eastern turmoil gained strength Tuesday, but pro-Russian rebels who have declared the region independent vowed defiance.

    Two explosions ripped through a bustling bus terminal and market frequented by thousands of people in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on Tuesday.

    2 bomb blasts in Nigeria kill at least 118

    Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on Tuesday, killing at least 118 people, wounding dozens and leaving bloodied bodies amid the flaming debris. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the twin car bombs. But they bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group that abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls last...

    Thailand’s army declared martial law before dawn Tuesday in a surprise announcement it said was aimed at keeping the country stable after six months of sometimes violent political unrest. The military, however, denied a coup d’etat was under way.

    Thailand’s army declares martial law, denies coup

    Thailand’s powerful military chief intervened Tuesday for the first time in the country’s latest political crisis, declaring martial law and dispatching gun-mounted jeeps into the heart of the capital with a vow to resolve the deepening conflict as quickly as possible. The move stopped short of a coup and left the nation’s increasingly cornered caretaker government intact,...

    Gov. Pat Quinn, left, is running for re-election against Bruce Rauner.

    Rauner targets Democrats with anti-tax robocalls

    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner’s campaign has dispatched robocalls to constituents of four suburban Democratic state representatives in an effort to pressure the lawmakers to vote against extending Illinois’ income tax hike.


    Security changes planned for Libertyville, Vernon Hills high schools

    Visitors to Libertyville and Vernon Hills high schools will encounter more stringent — and more visible — security measures starting this summer.

    Courtesy of NIU Media Services Pat Quinn and Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker during a recent visit to NIU to promote college affordability.

    Gov. Quinn to speak at Saturday’s NIU Law commencement

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will speak at the NIU Law School commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, as 99 students will receive their degrees at the NIU Convocation Center ceremony in DeKalb.


    Reward offered in stolen assault rifle case

    Authorities say a $10,000 reward is available for information in the theft of 13 semiautomatic assault rifles stolen from a freight train container at a Chicago rail yard.

    Linda Chapa LaVia

    Legislative pressure on IHSA continues

    State lawmakers Tuesday questioned the pay, pensions and practices of the Illinois High School Association during a tense hearing led by state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat.

    Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group supported by brothers Charles and David Koch, has launched an effort to torpedo a proposed settlement in the Detroit bankruptcy case, potentially complicating chances for completing the deal just as its prospects seemed to be improving. Charles Koch is at left. David Koch is at right.

    Koch Brothers group prepares to fight Detroit deal

    Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group supported by the Koch brothers, has launched an effort to torpedo a proposed settlement in the Detroit bankruptcy case, potentially complicating chances for completing the deal just as its prospects seemed to be improving.


    Hanover Park parts with lobbyist, for now

    Hanover Park is shopping around for Springfield lobbyist that would represent the village's interests before state lawmakers. The search will help trustees decide whether to rehire their current lobbying firm, enlist a new one, or go without a lobbyist.


    Not your parents’ summer school in District 214

    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will begin offering noncredit enrichment classes in topics ranging from rock n’ roll to cooking this summer as part of a pilot program. The initiative is part of the district’s Talent Development Program, and will include classes in art, science, philosophy, fashion, music and film.

    MainStreet Libertyville will be working with the village to build a permanent office downtown in Cook Park.

    MainStreet Libertyville wants to build permanent home in Cook Park

    MainStreet Libertyville wants to build a permanent office downtown in Cook Park. The preservation and promotional organization, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, has always rented but has gotten an informal green light from village leaders to proceed with a plan for a new builing to house offices, a visitors center and meeting space.


    2 men die after their rescue from Lake Michigan

    Authorities in Chicago say two men pulled from Lake Michigan by emergency crews have died at a nearby hospital. Chicago Fire Department officials say the men were swimming off a South Side beach Tuesday when they apparently became disabled by the cold water.

    Christian A. Rodriguez

    Police: Elgin man caught with 2 pounds of marijuana

    A 21-year-old Elgin man was arrested Monday on felony charges he possessed more than 2 pounds of marijuana. Christian A. Rodriguez faces up to seven years in prison and was due in court next month for a probation violation hearing from a 2011 felony burglary charge, according to police and court records.

    Chester Sewcyck, left, shows a newspaper headline from the World War II era to the Elk Grove High School U.S. History class taught by Stephanie Kezios, right, while visiting with students Tuesday. Sewcyck, an 88-year-old veteran of World War II, was stationed in the Pacific from 1944 through 1946.

    Elk Grove students help WWII vet solve mystery of lost friend

    All Chester Sewcyck knew about his friend Bud Weisfus was that he disappeared while serving in World War II. But with the help of history students at Elk Grove High School, Sewcyck, an 88-year-old fellow war veteran, finally learned what happened to his friend.


    Route 173 to close for track work:

    Weather permitting, Route 173 in the Richmond area will close for nearly a week, beginning June 2, for reconstruction of the Wisconsin & Souther Railroad Company at grade crossing west of Keystone Road in Richmond.


    Round Lake public works open house:

    Round Lake Public Works Department hosts an open house from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.


    District 95 parents meeting:

    Lake Zurich Unit District 95 hosts a meeting Thursday, May 22, to discuss its plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who are home-schooled or who attend private/parochial school within the district in the 2014-15 school year.


    Lincolnshire flag retirement:

    At the close of the village of Lincolnshire’s Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 26, the Sea Cadets Division 911 will retire worn American flags.


    Man charged with posing as Navy SEAL, defrauding charity

    A 34-year-old California man is accused of defrauding a Crystal Lake charity out of $30,000 by posing as a decorated Navy SEAL. William J. Burley is accused of accepting the funds in exchange for helping the charity negotiate the release of three kidnapped charity workers in Somalia. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

    A fire reported earlier Tuesday at Salsa 17 on Campbell Street in downtown Arlington Heights will force the restaurant to remain closed until the end of the week, but the owners said things could have been much worse. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

    Fire closes downtown Arlington Heights restaurant

    An overnight fire at Salsa 17 has the downtown Arlington Heights restaurant closed until the end of the week, but owners said the damage could have been much worse. Fire broke out in the kitchen of the restaurant, 17 West Campbell St., sometime after it closed at 9 p.m. Monday night.


    Prospect Heights library buying house next door for new parking lot

    Visitors to the Prospect Heights Public Library may have more space to park in the future. The library’s board of trustees recently approved a contract to purchase a house at 100 N. Elm St., adjacent to the north side of the library, with plans to demolish the structure and replace it with a parking lot.

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan provided tips on preventing identity theft during a consumer round-table Tuesday in Des Plaines. About 50 representatives from suburban law enforcement, senior organizations and civic groups attended the event.

    Lisa Madigan warns of consumer scams in the suburbs

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan came to the suburbs Tuesday to bring attention to common financial scams targeting consumers throughout the state. “There are many people we can help. There are many other people we cannot,” Madigan said during an appearance in Des Plaines. “We prefer to prevent consumer fraud from happening in the first place.”


    Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel ranked state’s best

    The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel has been named the winner of the best hotel with meeting and event space among those with more than 400 guest rooms by Illinois Meetings + Events magazine. This is the second consecutive year the Renaissance Schaumburg has received the top honor for the category.


    Youth unemployment round-table at Oakton

    Chicago area business executives, policymakers and educators will gather at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines on Wednesday to discuss what event organizers say is the growing problem of postgraduate unemployment and underemployment.


    Autopsy shows toddler died from abuse

    Authorities in Chicago said they are investigating the mother of a 3-year-old girl who died from child abuse. Ashley Mendoza's body was found Sunday night at a home on the city’s Northwest Side.

    High school students in the EMT program at the Technology Center of DuPage work with Addison firefighters Tuesday during a drill involving a two-vehicle accident at the Addison school.

    DuPage students get hands-on training at mock accident scene

    High school students studying to become emergency medical technicians at the Technology Center of DuPage got some hands-on training Tuesday during an automobile crash drill at the Addison school. The students, working alongside Addison firefighters, responded to a mock crash involving two vehicles. The firefighters used the Jaws of Life to remove the roofs of both vehicles during the drill to...


    Illinois lawmakers looking at tax options

    Some Democratic lawmakers in Illinois are pitching other options as it becomes increasingly difficult to get the 60 votes needed for the extension of the state’s income tax increase.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Emanuel addresses minimum wage in city

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday said he has formed a Minimum Wage Working Group that includes community, labor and business leaders. He wants members to come up with a plan to increase the minimum wage in Chicago.

    Derrick Smith

    Illinois lawmaker asking judge to postpone trial

    An Illinois lawmaker set to face trial on federal bribery charges is asking to postpone the proceeding so he can finish out the legislative session. Rep. Derrick Smith, a Chicago Democrat, was charged in 2012 with accepting a $7,000 bribe from someone seeking a state grant.

    James Kilgore

    Degree bill inspired by Kilgore advances

    The Illinois Senate has passed legislation that would make it illegal to use a degree obtained under a false name or other false pretenses to get a job or enter an advanced degree program. The bill doesn’t name former Symbionese Liberation Army member and current University of Illinois instructor James Kilgore. But state Sen. Chapin Rose has said he added the language about false pretenses...

    Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz speaking Tuesday at the 2014 GLMV “Ask the Mayors” luncheon at White Deer Run Golf Course in Vernon Hills. More than 85 people heard presentations and asked questions of the leaders from Vernon Hills, Green Oaks, Libertyville and Mundelein.

    Village leaders talk about recent activities, goals during GLMV’s annual ‘Ask the Mayors’ luncheon

    More than 85 people heard presentations from village leaders from Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills during the GLMV Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Ask the Mayors” luncheon Tuesday.

    Luis Jimenez

    Bolingbrook man charged in fatal Wheaton DUI

    A Bolingbrook man accused of driving drunk in Wheaton and causing an accident that killed one passenger and injured another is being held on $500,000 bond in DuPage County jail. Luis Jimenez, 22, of 508 Racine Lane, is charged with aggravated DUI involving death, which is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

    Roger Johnson

    Warrenville man ready to plead in cocaine case

    A 24-year-old Warrenville man is set to plead guilty and accept a six-year prison term on charges of selling cocaine to undercover agents. Roger Johnson, 24, of 30W161 Maplewood Dr., is accused of selling less than 15 grams of the cocaine to undercover agents from Wheaton and Warrenville on Feb. 4 and Feb. 20.

    Michelle Lee

    Evanston woman on trial in fatal overdose of Vernon Hills girl

    An Evanston woman is on trial for allegedly selling heroin to a 15-year-old Vernon Hills High School student who died of an overdose in 2011. Michelle Lee, of Evanston, faces up to seven years in prison if found guilty by a jury of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.


    Lane closures on Barrington Road bridge

    The left lane in both the northbound and southbound directions on the Barrington Road bridge over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in Hoffman Estates will be closed overnight from 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 until 5 a.m. Thursday, May 22. The closures are to allow road crews to complete the traffic shift of Barrington Road to the west side of the roadway. Once the configuration is completed,...


    Hoffman Estates student wins Congressional art contest

    A senior at Hoffman Estates High School is the winner of the 2014 U.S. House art competition in the 8th Congressional District. Marco Gomez was chosen as the winner for his piece titled “Winter Solitude.” It will be displayed in the United States Capitol.


    New South School principal in Des Plaines

    A new principal has been appointed to South Elementary School in Des Plaines. Amy Garcia Cengel, currently a Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 instructional coach, will begin her new position July 1. Her promotion was confirmed Monday by the school board.


    Restaurants on wheels coming to Hanover Park Touch-a-Truck

    Trendy food trucks offering sandwiches, cupcakes and gelato will pull up to Hanover Park's fourth-annual Touch-a-Truck event Saturday. Kids can get behind the wheel of police squad cars, fire trucks and other vehicles in the village's fleet from 9 to 1 p.m.


    Streamwood police plan roadside check over Memorial Day weekend

    Streamwood police will conduct a roadside check for traffic violations during the Memorial Day weekend. The department will hold the campaign at locations and times that “provide the maximum opportunity” to detect drivers under the influence of alcohol or other substances, police said in a news release.

    The public picked this logo to represent the Fox River Valley Public Library District.

    Fox River Valley Library District unveils new logo

    The Fox River Valley Public Library District has a foxy new logo to go with its new name. The community has endorsed a logo that shows a fox, that doubles as an open book, with its nose in a second book. “We wanted to create a new visual identity to go along with our new name,” said Christine Cigler, the district’s manager of public relations and outreach.

    LaTisha Garcia, right, with her daughter, Jazmin Rodriguez, left, in front of their new home in Oklahoma City. After the May 20, 2013, tornado trapped Jazmin in debris at Plaza Towers Elementary school and destroyed their home, Garcia did not want to return to live in Moore., Okla.

    Fears linger for students who faced deadly tornado

    One year after a deadly tornado carved a 17-mile path through the heart of Moore, Okla., and killed 24 people, deep scars remain — especially for families who lost loved ones and children traumatized after riding out the fearsome storm inside two elementary schools.

    Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell votes Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky. Ten months and $12 million later, Kentucky Republicans will put an end the fight Tuesday between McConnell and Matt Bevin in a Republican Senate primary that failed to live up to its pre-election buzz.

    Primaries see late scrambles

    Heading into a busy primary day, Republicans around the country are pleading with voters to turn out in high-profile races that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama’s tenure.

    The former Nazi death camp Majdanek outside the city of Lublin in eastern Poland.

    German probe finds 20 former death camp guards

    Around 20 former guards at the Majdanek death camp could face charges in Germany, following a widespread probe of the Nazi SS men and women who served there during World War II, war crimes investigators said Tuesday. A federal prosecutor said he expects to turn the cases over to state investigators within two weeks for them to pursue accessory to murder charges.


    Military funeral held for former Barrington woman killed in Kosovo
    A funeral service with military honors has been held for a U.S. Army sergeant and former Barrington resident killed in Kosovo. Family and friends of Heidi Ruh gathered Monday evening at a church in Kiel to memorialize the 32-year-old mother of two.

    Carlos Tapia chef at Carlos and Carlos Restaurant cooks at Taste of Arlington Heights in 2012. Arlington Heights agreed to let Carlos and Carlos offer outdoor dining in Harmony Park.

    Carlos and Carlos to offer outdoor dining in Arlington Heights

    After a few objections from one trustee, Arlington Heights approved outdoor dining for a downtown restaurant at a public park.The Arlington Heights village board on Monday formally approved a request from Carlos and Carlos, 27 W. Campbell St., to create an outdoor dining space that will take up some of Harmony Park, a village owned public space starting later this month.

    Store clerks and owners who sell tobacco to people not old enough to purchase it may soon face more severe consequences in St. Charles.

    St. Charles may ramp up regulation of tobacco sales

    Store clerks and owners who sell tobacco to people not old enough to purchase it may soon face more severe consequences in St. Charles. Mayor Ray Rogina is interested in adding more accountability to the process. He introduced a plan to expand the authority of the city's Liquor Control Commission, a body Rogina put in place after taking office.


    Ex-aide set to testify in Christie bridge scandal

    A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie whose job included getting endorsements from mayors, one of whom was apparently targeted in the political payback plot orchestrated by Christie loyalists, was to appear Tuesday before lawmakers investigating the scandal that's engulfed the governor's administration.

    Julia Fraser, left, and Jessica Rohrbacher get married by Holly Pruett at the Melody Ballroom in Portland, Ore. on Monday, May. 19, 2014. Federal Judge Michael McShane released an opinion Monday on Oregon’s Marriage Equality lawsuit that grants gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry in Oregon.

    Dozens wed after Oregon gay marriage ruling

    Dozens of gay and lesbian couples are now legally married in Oregon after a judge invalidated the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Jubilant couples began applying for marriage licenses immediately after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane issued his ruling Monday, and many were married hours later.

    New federal guidelines outline documents school districts can require during the registration process. They discourage school districts from asking for Social Security numbers and driver's licenses from parents, and birth certificates for children, because it would shut out undocumented immigrants from schools.

    Suburban schools can no longer require birth certificates

    Federal officials say school districts' policy requiring an original birth certificate to register students for school discriminates against undocumented immigrants. Many suburban districts are now scrambling to figure out how to verify the age of potential students. “We don't deny anybody an education or access to school. But it does present some difficulties and challenges as to verifying...


    Chicago museum to present ‘Robot Revolution’

    A new exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry will let visitors see firsthand how robots are changing the way people live and work. The museum announced a new national touring exhibit titled “Robot Revolution” on Monday. It is scheduled to debut at the museum in the spring of 2015.

    Ruth Harter, 89, right, and Betty Berneking, 79, of Davenport, Iowa, practice their tap-dancing routine at Kim’s School of Dance & Tumbling in Moline.

    Tap dancing at ages 79 and 89

    They floated like butterflies and tapped with grace, style and ease. The wood floor of the downtown dance studio was alive with harmony. The kids -- ages 89 and 79 -- were in step, on target and having the time of their lives. “They’re amazing,” Kim Faust, owner of Kim’s Studio of Dance and Tumbling, said of her prized tap-dancing pupils,


    Chicago Archdiocese holds cemetery field masses

    Cardinal Francis George and priests throughout the Chicago Archdiocese are planning to celebrate Memorial Day field masses at nearly 40 cemeteries across Cook and Lake County.


    Man accused in shooting death of motorcyclist

    A southwestern Illinois man is jailed on $2 million bond after being accused of fatally shooting a motorcyclist whose body was found along a rural road.

    Oscar Pistorius will start a period of psychiatric evaluation at a government institution next week, a judge ruled on Tuesday as she postponed the star athlete’s murder trial until June 30. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

    Pistorius to start mental evaluation next week

    Oscar Pistorius will start a period of psychiatric evaluation at a government institution next week, a judge ruled on Tuesday as she postponed the star athlete’s murder trial until June 30. A panel of mental health experts is now to decide if the double-amputee runner can be held criminally responsible for killing his girlfriend.


    Dawn Patrol: Fire at Arlington Hts. home; Elgin teacher wins honor

    Car crash cancels Lake Zurich board meeting. Police: Video shows Oak Brook burglary suspects. Fire damages Arlington Heights home. Elgin teacher named Environmental Educator of the Year. Report: Enforcement of marijuana laws varies. Winfield’s Roosevelt Road plan could lead to rezoning. White Sox rally for a W.


    U-46, community partners to address education issues

    Elgin Area School District U-46 is moving forward with an initiative that will bring together businesses, community organizations, and schools to solve educational issues. School officials and community leaders have been working on the Alignment Education Initiative for nearly two years. It’s a partnership between the city of Elgin, the Grand Victoria Foundation, United Way of Elgin, Elgin...


    Des Plaines to pay consultant for branding plan

    Des Plaines will pay a consultant $88,000 to develop a city marketing and branding plan in an effort to lure businesses and visitors to town. The city council voted 7-1 Monday to contract with Nashville-based NorthStar Destination Strategies, which plans to host focus groups with aldermen and community members, create subnarratives for use in marketing materials, and alter or create a new city...


    West Aurora to add JROTC

    West Aurora School District 129 will offer Air Force Junior Officre Reserve Training Corps to students starting this fall.


    Officials consider addition to Wheaton College’s Wade Center

    The Wheaton City Council agreed Monday to have the city attorney prepare an ordinance that would allow Wheaton College to put an addition on the Wade Center. College officials say the building ­— located at 351 E. Lincoln Avenue, on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Washington Street — is no longer large enough to accommodate the increased number of people who attend...

    This is a rendering of a one-story option for downtown Barrington's retail redevelopment project at the southwest corner of Hough and Main streets, which village trustees approved Monday.

    Barrington approves 1-story option for redevelopment

    Barrington trustees Monday allowed the developer of the stalled retail redevelopment at the southwest corner of Hough and Main streets downtown the option of dispensing with a second story for office space to get construction started this year. Representatives of the development partnership anticipate breaking ground near Labor Day.

    The Chicago Executive Airport board will study whether to extend a runway there by 2,000 feet, possibly affecting surrounding neighborhoods, in order to serve larger corporate jets.

    Longer runway at Chicago Executive Airport to be studied

    The Chicago Executive Airport board plans to sponsor a study on lengthening a runway by 2,000 feet with the help of Charlie Priester, whose family once owned the airport. A longer runway could impact “a good chunk of Wheeling,” said Wheeling Trustee Kenneth R. Brady, and Prospect Heights could feel it, too. But representatives from both towns supported the study.


    Andrew Shaw, here battling with the Blues' Patrik Berglund during the first round of the playoffs, is hoping to be back on the ice Wednesday night against the Kings at the United Center.

    Blackhawks' Shaw can't wait to get back

    Really, the most impressive thing isn't that Andrew Shaw is on the cusp of returning to the lineup after suffering an apparent knee injury way back in Game 1 against Minnesota, it's that the high-energy forward somehow survived these past few weeks of having to sit on the sidelines and watch.


    Correia and Twins beat Padres 5-3

    Kevin Correia scattered three runs and four hits over six innings, Kurt Suzuki hit an inside-the-park home run and the Minnesota Twins defeated the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Tuesday night.

    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Ronald Belisario uses the rosin bag between Kansas City Royals batters during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The White Sox defeated the Royals 7-6.

    Bellisario becomes bullpen stopper

    Matt Lindstrom landed on the disabled list Tuesday with a bad left ankle, so Ronald Bellisario filled the closer's role and came through in the White Sox' 7-6 win at Kansas City.

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers in a steady rain during the third inning of an interleague baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday in Chicago.

    Cubs treat Tanaka rudely

    The Cubs sent Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to his first defeat since 2012 Tueaday night, beating him 6-1. Cubs hitters did it by making Tanaka get his split-finger pitch up in the zone. Tanaka dominated the Cubs last month in New York.


    Softball: Tuesday, May 20 results
    Results of area high school softball games for Tuesday, May 20.


    Girls soccer: Tuesday, May 20 results
    Results of area high school girls soccer games for Tuesday, May 20.


    Boys volleyball: Tuesday, May 20 results
    Results of area high school boys volleyball meets for Tuesday, May 20.


    Baseball: Tuesday, May 20 results
    Results of area high school baseball games for Tuesday, May 20.


    Boys tennis: Tuesday, May 20 results
    Results of area high school boys tennis meets for Tuesday, May 20.


    Arenado lifts Rox to 5-4 win over Giants in 9th

    Nolan Arenado hit a two-out, two-run double off the wall in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. It’s the second straight game the Rockies have won in walkoff fashion, with Justin Morneau hitting a two-run homer in the 10th against San Diego on Sunday.

    In this photo taken Sunday, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) deflects a shot on goal away from goalie Corey Crawford (50) as Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards falls to the ice during the second period of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Chicago. “Between whistles and during the play, I think there’s going to be a lot of physical play — a lot of stuff going on,” Hawks captain Jonathan Toews said.

    Not much animosity in Hawks-Kings series

    Despite this being the second consecutive Western Conference Final showdown between the Blackhawks and the Kings, you don’t get the sense that the two teams have that out-and-out hatred for one another.What’s up with that?


    Series really kicks into gear with Game 2

    Blackhawks broadcaster Troy Murray talks about the possible return of Andrew Shaw to the Blackhawks lineup, and why he believes the true test of the series begins with Game 2, and not the opener.


    Baseball / Lake County roundup

    Libertyville’s baseball team celebrated more than the North Suburban Lake Division championship Tuesday. Anthony Mack fired a five-inning no-hitter, as the Wildcats defeated host Zion-Benton 5-0. Libertyville (26-5) finished 11-1 in the NSC Lake, one game ahead of Mundelein. The Wildcats will play Grant at 4:30 p.m. Thursday for the conference championship in Fox Lake.


    Gonzalez, Puig lead Dodgers to 9-4 win over Mets

    Adrian Gonzalez homered again in his second consecutive three-hit game and Yasiel Puig reached base five times to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the skidding New York Mets 9-4 Tuesday night.


    Baseball/DuPage County roundup

    Baseball/DuPage County roundup


    St. Edward makes it look easy in sectional semis

    In games where weather delays can get considerably lengthy, teams that had the momentum are prone to losing their mojo a bit. But it appears not even Mother Nature can slow up St. Edward’s girls soccer team these days. Even after a 50-minute first-half lightning delay, the Green Wave managed to pad their early 3-goal lead with 6 more in the final 19 minutes of the first half in a 9-0 Class 1A Richmond-Burton sectional semifinal win over Woodlands Academy Tuesday.


    Lake Zurich clinches NSC title game berth

    Amanda Guercio and Mallory Parsons homered, and Lake Zurich’s softball team clinched a berth in Thursday’s North Suburban Conference championship game by beating visiting Mundelein 8-3 Tuesday.

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo, left, talks with catcher Tyler Flowers (21) during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

    White Sox edge Royals 7-6

    Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Tuesday night. Andre Rienzo (4-0) limited the Royals to two runs and five hits over six innings. He struck out a career-high eight.


    Kaneland’s 3,200 relay reinstated for state

    Last week at the Class 2A Freeport girls track and field sectional, major controversy ensued when the FAT (fully automated timing) system failed during the opening event, the 3,200-meter relay.

    Chicago Cubs’ Luis Valbuena, right, hits into a fielder’s choice as New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann watches during the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game Tuesday in Chicago.

    Cubs snap Tanaka’s unbeaten streak

    Masahiro Tanaka had his regular-season unbeaten streaked snapped at 42 starts, allowing a career-high four runs in six innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Yankees 6-1 on Tuesday night. The Cubs honored the retiring Derek Jeter before the game, then handed Tanaka his first loss in nine major league starts. It was a surprising turn, considering Chicago came in with the majors’ worst record and the right-hander from Japan had been sensational.

    St. Charles East’s Haley Beno fired a 2-hit shutout Tuesday.

    St. Charles East dethrones St. Charles North

    After a five-year run for St. Charles North, there’s a new team on top of the River — the school from the other side of the river.

    Jeff Yost, left, of Lake Park goes up for the ball as Jamie Wareham (10) and Erik Fiebrandt (15) of Glenbard East defend during boys volleyball action in Roselle on Tuesday.

    Loud and clear, Terry’s play lifts Lake Park

    About the only thing Lake Park senior Dominick Terry couldn’t do during Tuesday’s boys volleyball match with Glenbard East was speak. “I don’t know what it is. My throat’s just closed. Screaming all match, it’s gone,” Terry said. “There was a point I couldn’t even talk in the game. Before the game I couldn’t breathe. I don’t know if it was the adrenaline or what, but it kicked in. It worked.” As usual, there was plenty for the Lancers and their vociferous fans to scream about. They are one step closer to at least sharing the DuPage Valley Conference title after beating the Rams 25-15, 25-18 in Roselle.


    Boomers fall to Miners 4-2

    The Schaumburg Boomers put the tying runs on base in the ninth inning before falling 4-2 to the Southern Illinois Miners on Tuesday night.

    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, left, talks with Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks before Tuesday night’s game at Wrigley Field.

    Yankees steal the show at Wrigley before pitch is thrown

    When the New York Yankees come to Wrigley Field, it's a big event, no matter the difference in the teams' records. The Yanks stole the media attention, with Joe Girardi, Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter being the most sought-after Yankees.

    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference Tuesday in Oakland, Calif. Kerr knows he has never been a head coach at any level and there are questions about whether he can do the job. He says he’s “willing to put the work in and put the right people around me” to prove he can.

    Warriors introduce Steve Kerr as new coach

    The Golden State Warriors wanted former Chicago Bull Steve Kerr from the start but still wondered about his ability to coach. Kerr had his own questions for the Warriors before being convinced to take the job, notably what led to the bitter divorce between the team and Mark Jackson. Both got the answers that they had hoped for. “I think it’s the right fit for me," Kerr said.


    Conant finishes with MSL win

    Conant plated 7 runs in the second inning, then added 4 more in the bottom of the fifth to cap their Mid-Suburban League baseball slate with an 11-1, five-inning victory over Rolling Meadows on Tuesday.

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James, left, and guard Ray Allen shake hands as they leave the floor after the Heat took the lead Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis. The Heat defeated the Pacers 87-83 to tie the series at 1-1.

    James helps Heat beat Pacers 87-83 in Game 2

    LeBron James scored six straight points to spark the decisive 12-2 run, and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 on Tuesday night to leave the Eastern Conference finals tied at a game apiece. James had 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter. Dwyane Wade had 23 points, 13 in the first half when the Heat desperately needed them to stay close.


    Marmion clinches 4th SCC title in 5 years

    Marmion baseball coach Dave Rakow has grown accustomed to watching Alex Troop accomplish just about everything for his team throughout the past few years — pitch, hit, catch, run. However, Troop saved up something special during the Cadets’ 10-0, 6-inning victory over St. Francis Tuesday afternoon at Joe Nardone Field in Aurora.

    Grant’s Eddie Kusiak, right, tosses the ball to Doug Murphey against visiting Vernon Hills on Tuesday.

    Worth the wait for Prairie champ Grant

    Grant’s baseball team had been waiting 10 years to win another North Suburban Conference Prairie Division championship, so a pair of lightning delays wasn’t going to dampen the Bulldogs’ enthusiasm. Nor was an abbreviated game. After the umpires called Tuesday’s showdown in Fox Lake at 7:40 p.m., 20 minutes after the game was stopped with Grant leading Vernon Hills 8-1 in the bottom of the fifth, players rushed out of the home dugout hollering happily and jumping. They then bounced through the handshake line and hustled to right field, where they laughed it up and posed for a team picture in front of the outfield fence.


    Batavia clinches Upstate Eight River championship

    For the second time in a week Streamwood and Batavia were unable to complete a seven-inning baseball game.


    Seager leads Mariners past Rangers 6-2

    Kyle Seager had three hits, including a two-run single that sparked a four-run third inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Tuesday night.


    Rollins helps Phillies beat Marlins 6-5

    Jimmy Rollins homered for the second game in a row to put the Phillies ahead to stay, and four pitchers combined on a six-hitter to help Philadelphia beat the Miami Marlins 6-5 Tuesday. The Phillies began the night ranked 26th in the majors in homers, but they’ve hit seven in the past three games — all wins — while scoring 26 runs.


    Encarnacion hits 2 HRs for Jays in 7-4 win vs Sox

    Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of two-run homers and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 7-4 on Tuesday night, handing Boston its fifth straight loss. Melky Cabrera and Erik Kratz also homered for the Blue Jays, who won their second straight and sixth in eight games.


    Felde, Schaumburg step up for share of second in West

    After dropping a 1-0 decision on the final play of the game at Barrington earlier this spring, Schaumburg’s softball players were out to score some runs this time. And they sure got them at an opportune time. With the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the host team pushed across 3 runs and pitcher Shannon Felde retired three of four batters in the seventh to give the Saxons a 5-2 victory and share of second place in the Mid-Suburban West with Barrington (22-10, 12-4).


    Cardinals whip Diamondbacks 5-0

    Adam Wainwright threw a one-hitter, facing one hitter over the minimum, and the St. Louis Cardinals ended an eight-game home run drought with long balls from Matt Adams and Jhonny Peralta in a 5-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.


    Davis hits 3 homers as Orioles beat Pirates 9-2

    Chris Davis hit three home runs, doubling his season total, and drove in five runs to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 9-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.


    Span, Nationals batter Reds’ Cueto in 9-4 win

    Denard Span was at his disruptive best, getting three hits off the major’s top pitcher and forcing a pair of throwing errors Tuesday night to lead the Washington Nationals to a 9-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds.


    Teheran, JUpton lead Braves past Brewers 5-0

    Julio Teheran pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout of the season, Justin Upton had three RBIs and the Atlanta Braves won their third in a row, beating the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 Tuesday night.


    More awards for Wheaton’s Martin

    The accolades continue to roll in for Trey Martin. After finishing his senior season at Wheaton College, Martin has been named the Central Region Player of the Year by D3baseball.com.


    Bauer tames Tigers as Indians win 6-2

    Trevor Bauer outpitched former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander and tamed Detroit’s menacing lineup, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night. Bauer (1-1) was recalled earlier in the day for his second start this season, and the right-hander held the AL’s top hitting team to just two runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.


    Naperville Central’s wait for DVC title is over

    Naperville Central’s Bobby McMillen wasn’t thinking home run when he stepped to the plate for another clutch at bat.The ball had other ideas. McMillen’s 2-run laser-beam homer in the bottom of the sixth inning rallied the Redhawks to Tuesday’s 5-4 victory over visiting Naperville North to earn Naperville Central the outright DuPage Valley Conference championship.


    Pomeranz wins 3rd straight start; A’s top Rays 3-0

    Drew Pomeranz won his third consecutive start since moving from the bullpen into the rotation, Coco Crisp drove in two runs before departing with an injury, and the surging Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Tuesday night.

    Amit Iyer of Neuqua Valley works the ball during the Naperville North boys tennis meet Tuesday. He is a #1 singles player.

    Neuqua Valley has some fun

    What might have seemed like a tough, intense boys tennis match on paper turned out to be a fun, relaxing day for both Neuqua Valley and Naperville North on Tuesday at Naperville North. Coming off conference tournaments and having sectionals this weekend, the two teams changed up their lineups. The Wildcats knocked off the Huskies 6-2.


    Softball: Fox Valley roundup Tuesday, May 20

    Grayslake North 2, Hampshire 0: The Whip-Purs were unable to secure the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division title outright as they fell to Grayslake North, leaving them in a first-place tie with Grayslake Central. Sara Finn, Aly Snider and Becca Hurst had the only hits in the loss for Hampshire (19-12, 10-2). Haley Widmayer (17-10) didn’t allow an earned run, gave up just 4 hits and had 8 strikeouts with 3 walks in suffering the loss.


    Prospect tunes up with crossover win

    Mid-Suburban East boys volleyball runner-up Prospect prevailed 26-24, 25-22 against West runner-up Schaumburg on Tuesday as MSL teams prepped for the postseason with divisional crossover matches. Grant Andler (10 kills), Jacob Schwister (21 assists) and Eryk Krzyzak had 11 digs, 2 digs and went 11-for-11 on serve receive for Prospect (21-12).

    Elk Grove’s Peter Arbov, left, and Austin Shallcross celebrate after scoring during the second inning of Tuesday’s game at Palatine.

    Outright MSL East title for Elk Grove

    Elk Grove cancelled math class and added a division title Tuesday. The Grenadiers won their first Mid-Suburban East baseball crown since 2006, upending host Palatine 8-4 to complete their league schedule. Elk Grove will play at Schaumburg on Friday for the MSL championship. “We are really excited,” Elk Grove coach Terry Beyna said. “It is a great accomplishment for us and the guys and the school.” Beyna and his team might have needed a team of mathematicians to figure out the Grens’ chances had they lost to Palatine. In that case, there would been a three-way tie for the East crown. And deciding the East representative for the title game could have come down to the fourth tiebreaker, involving total runs allowed in conference play. But the victory ended all those permutations.

    The Cubs’ Starlin Castro, left, presents the Yankees’ Derek Jeter with his uniform number from the Wrigley Field scoreboard Tuesday.

    Jeter has boyhood memories of Wrigley Field

    The Cubs honored New York Yankees star Derek Jeter before Tuesday night's game by presenting him with a numeral 2 from the Wrigley Field scoreboard. Jeter is retiring after this season, and teams around baseball are honoring him.


    FVC Valley conclusion will wait until Thursday

    The intense Fox Valley Conference Valley Division race won’t be decided until Thursday. The Jacobs baseball team, tied with Huntley for first place in the FVC Valley with 2 games left for each, saw Tuesday’s tilt at rival Dundee-Crown suspended by lighting after eight innings, tied 2-2. Meanwhile in Huntley, the Red Raiders and Crystal Lake South likewise were suspended due to weather right after the Gators had rallied for 3 runs in the top of the sixth to knot the score 3-3. That contest was halted with Huntley coming to bat.


    South Elgin clinches share of UEC Valley crown

    The boys volleyball banner on the wall at South Elgin is blank: no conference or state series titles. But the Storm took a big step toward filling it up, clinching at least a share of the Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division title by defeating Metea Valley, 25-18, 25-19 Tuesday in South Elgin.

    Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin holds a lucky bow tie after the Cavaliers won the first pick Tuesday in the NBA draft lottery in New York. The bowtie was worn by Nick Gilbert, son of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, who represented the Cavs in the previous draft lottery, when they also won the first pick. It’s the third time in four years the Cavs will be atop the draft after moving up from the ninth spot.

    Cavs continue lottery luck, get No. 1 pick again

    The Cleveland Cavaliers continued their remarkable run Tuesday, winning the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft for the second straight year and third time in the last four. They moved up from the ninth spot, when they had just a 1.7 percent chance of winning the top selection. “It seems surreal,” Cavs vice chairman Jeff Cohen said. “This is three out of four years and we had a 1.7 percent chance of coming up with the first pick and we pulled it off again.”


    Conant earns regional final berth

    Conant strolled into Friday’s regional final round of the girls soccer postseason by defeating host Rolling Meadows 5-0 Tuesday afternoon in a state tournament opener at Robert A. Hoese Field. The second-seeded Cougars (13-4-2) will face the winner of the Bartlett-Wheaton North match, which was scheduled to be played Tuesday but was suspended due to severe weather conditions. Bartlett and Wheaton North will try again at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Rolling Meadows.


    Jacobs takes second at FVC meet

    Kallash Panchapakesan won the No. 1 singles championship and Kendrick Chong finished second at No. 2 singles Tuesday to lead Jacobs to a second-place finish at the Fox Valley Conference boys tennis tournament.


    Huntley blanks Jacobs; other games postponed

    Focused. Chip on its shoulder. However you want to describe Huntley’s mood, the Red Raiders’ girls soccer team was certainly ready for the postseason. Scoring 5 first-half goals, the top-seeded Red Raiders blitzed fourth-seeded Jacobs 5-0 in semifinal action of the Class 3A Huntley regional Tuesday night.

    South Elgin’s Delaney Kelleher scores the first goal of the game against Larkin Tuesday in South Elgin.

    South Elgin an easy semifinal winner

    The first step was an easy one Tuesday for the South Elgin girls soccer team. Four players scored a pair of goals and six players scored in total as the Storm beat Larkin, 10-0, in the Class 3A South Elgin regional semifinals. The top-seeded Storm (12-5-2) will play either No. 2 seed Elgin or No. 3 Streamwood at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the regional championship. Elgin and Streamwood play Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

    The Minneapolis skyline rises in the background as work continues Tuesday on the new Minnesota Vikings NFL football stadium in Minneapolis. Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners Tuesday rewarded the city for its new stadium deal

    Super Bowl 2018 to embrace Minnesota winter

    Minneapolis was awarded the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners Tuesday rewarded the city for its new stadium deal. The owners chose Minneapolis and the $1 billion stadium planned for the site of the old Metrodome to host the championship over New Orleans and Indianapolis. “In large part, it was due to recognition of the great work they’ve done on the stadium,” Commissioner Roger Goodell noted. “It’s been 10 years and we’ve always been driving to build a stadium,” Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said. The new Minneapolis stadium, set to open in 2016, will hold up to 72,000 for the Super Bowl.


    Manny Pacquiao to fight in November, likely Macau

    Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring in November, most likely in Macau, and has signed a new two-year contract with promoter Bob Arum that could take him to the end of his career. Arum said Tuesday that Juan Manuel Marquez is his first choice for Pacquiao’s next fight, but other fighters — including Amir Khan — could be in the mix. A lot, he said, depends on whether Oscar De La Hoya emerges victorious in a power struggle within Golden Boy Promotions with his estranged CEO, Richard Schaefer. “If Oscar takes over the company like he’s talking about, we’re open to those guys also,” Arum told The Associated Press.

    Ryan Mullen

    Mullen makes the call, and it’s Miami (Ohio)

    Ryan Mullen didn’t have to draw on his Ryan Mullen intelligence when offered a Division I football scholarship from Miami (Ohio) University. This was an easy call for a kid whose high school coach calls wise beyond his years. “I knew that I would get other offers — and I have,” the Lakes junior lineman said. “But I just figured, ‘What is going to be better than Miami anyway?’ I couldn’t think of it. So I said, ‘I might as well take a great thing (the scholarship offer) while I have it, before it’s gone.” A 6 foot 3, 270-pounder and varsity starter since his sophomore year, Mullen also had offers from Western Michigan, Ball State, Colgate, UConn and Harvard. He carries a 4.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale and scored a 33 — three off perfection — on his ACT.

    Barrington’s Jenna Szczesny advances the ball upfield during the Mid-Suburban League championship game. She has been named Gatorade’s girls soccer player of the year in Illinois.

    Barrington’s Szczesny nets Gatorade’s Illinois soccer honor

    Barrington junior Jenna Szczesny has been chosen by the Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, as the Illinois girls soccer player of the year. Szczesny is the first player from Barrington have won the award.

    Quarterback Jim McMahon is part of a group of retired NFL players saying in a lawsuit that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries and led to medical complications.

    Ex-players sue NFL over use of painkillers

    A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications down the road. The drug lawsuit names eight players, including three members of the NFL champion 1985 Chicago Bears: Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent, offensive lineman Keith Van Horne, and quarterback Jim McMahon.

    Craig Stadler has been sidelined by health issues for much of the Champions Tour season, but he hopes to healthy by the time the Encompass Championship golf tournament rolls around next month. Stadler won the 2013 event.

    Ailing Stadler hoping to defend Encompass title

    Chicago’s only pro tour stop of 2014, the Encompass Championship at North Shore Country Club,, is less than a month away, and. defending champion Craig Stadler has some health issues that have sidelined him for most of this year. Len Ziehm has more

    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom, left, reacts after getting injured during the ninth inning Monday against the Kansas City Royals. The Sox have placed Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list.

    Sox put Lindstrom on DL; Guerra called up

    The White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list and called up right-handed pitcher Javy Guerra from Class AAA Charlotte. Lindstrom, 34, injured his ankle in the ninth inning of Monday night’s victory over the Kansas City Royals while attempting to field a bunt. According to the White Sox, Lindstrom suffered a sublexing peroneal (outside) tendon in his left ankle. Lindstrom will return to Chicago for further examination.

    Chicago Blackhawks center Michal Handzus stands his ground during Sunday’s 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. Game 2 is Wednesday.

    No doubter: Blackhawks will reign supreme

    The Blackhawks superstars of the 1960s, such as Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita, will always be heroes in Chicago, says Mike North, but future players will have to measure up to today’s stars such as Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.

    Mundelein’s Karlee Busscher makes a diving catch in center field during their game against Libertyville Tuesday at Libertyville High School.

    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 softball, water polo, soccer, track and baseball.


    The building housing “Unit 61398” of the People’s Liberation Army, center top, on the outskirts of Shanghai, China. A U.S. security firm, Mandiant, said last year it traced attacks on American and other companies to the military unit in Shanghai.

    U.S. hacking victims fell prey to mundane ruses

    The victims were their own worst enemies. The hacking techniques the U.S. government says China used against American companies turned out to be disappointingly mundane, tricking employees into opening email attachments or clicking on innocent-looking website links.

    A Pontiac G6 is seen outside the General Motors Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich. General Motors is recalling 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S., including Pontiac G6’s from the 2005-2008 model years, as part of a broader effort to resolve outstanding safety issues more quickly.

    GM recalls roll on; 2.4 million more vehicles

    Another day, another recall from General Motors. At least that’s the way it seems as the automaker reviews safety issues across its line-up of cars and trucks in the wake of a mishandled recall of millions of older small cars. The number of recalls issued this year by the nation’s top carmaker rose Tuesday to 29 as GM announced four separate actions affecting 2.4 million cars and trucks.

    Stocks finished lower on Tuesday after Staples, Urban Outfitters and other major retailers reported disappointing quarterly results. The selling spree wiped out small gains from a day earlier.

    Weak results at retailers drag U.S. stocks lower

    Retailers are used to throwing big sales. On Tuesday, it was investors who unloaded shares in several big retail chains, dragging down U.S. stocks and wiping out small gains from a day earlier. Disappointing earnings from Staples, Dick's Sporting Goods, Urban Outfitters and others triggered the selling spree.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS A slice of Lou Malnati’s Pizza is served. The 1½ inch thick legendary pie, loaded with sausage, mushrooms, pepperoni, onions was invented in Chicago. New Yorkers prefer flat pizza.

    Chicago vs. NYC foodie smackdown: Who eats better?

    The James Beard Foundation on Tuesday announced that its awards ceremony honoring the best chefs and restaurants is moving to Chicago after 24 years in New York City. It’s more proof that Chicago is home to one of the country’s hottest restaurant scenes. But who’s got the better eats? Here’s a foodie smackdown between the Windy City and the Big Apple.

    Associated Press In this April 23, 2014 photo, Melissa Ellard with her dog, Nike, in Foxborough, Mass. Ellard says she wouldn’t have gone on a date in the past six months were it not for Hinge, a dating app whose promise hinges on its ability to hook you up with friends of friends.

    Swipe right for Ms. Right: The rise of dating apps
    So, a lady walks into a bar...Wait, scratch that. A lady takes out her phone. With a left swipe of her finger she dismisses Alex, 25 and Robert, 48. She swipes right when a photo of James, 24, pops up. It’s a match. James had swiped right too. They chat, and make plans to meet. They’re only three miles apart, after all. Welcome to the new world of dating.


    Gallagher to acquire Canadian broker Noraxis

    itasca-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. will acquire Canadian insurance broker Noraxis Capital Corp. from RSA Insurance Group Plc in a deal worth approximately $460 million.

    A woman views Italian sculptures at the “Magnificenza! The Medici, Michelangelo and The Art of Late Renaissance Florence,” at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit. Valuable art is back on the docket in Detroit’s bankruptcy case

    Koch Brothers group prepares to fight Detroit deal

    Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group supported by the Koch brothers, has launched an effort to torpedo a proposed settlement in the Detroit bankruptcy case, potentially complicating chances for completing the deal just as its prospects seemed to be improving.

    Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.

    Chipotle: Don't bring guns in our stores
    Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas. The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.

    President Barack Obama is hosting executives from 11 foreign and U.S.-based companies that have chosen to open new plants or relocate overseas operations in the United States.

    Obama to host CEOs whose firms are investing in U.S.A,P

    President Barack Obama is hosting executives from 11 foreign and U.S.-based companies that have chosen to open new plants or relocate overseas operations in the United States. The gathering Tuesday is designed to illustrate growing interest in the United States by firms capable of creating high-paying jobs.

    Associated Press Photo casino industry representatives and exhibitors watch an online poker game at the industry’s G2E gaming conference in Las Vegas.

    Experts: Online gambling slowed by illegal action

    Internet gambling in the United States is off to a slower start than many had imagined, held back, experts say, by illegal offshore operators who are continuing to draw users and siphon off millions of dollars. A year since the first legal online U.S. poker company opened, the industry’s growth has been slowed by a number of factors, including technical hurdles as well as laws limiting players to the three states where Internet gambling is legal.

    David Tucker, executive director of Vermont’s Enhanced 911 Board, holds a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt. Tucker says the state is the first in the country where customers of the four major wireless carriers can send text messages to 911.

    Text 911: Calling for help without making a call

    Sometimes a voice call to 911 just won’t work, such as for deaf people in need of help or in certain domestic violence cases. Now, in a big step toward moving the nation’s emergency dispatch system out of voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s, four major wireless phone companies are providing text-to-911 service to local governments that want it and have the capability to use it.

    Home Depot’s fiscal first-quarter net income climbed 12 percent as a key sales metric improved despite a slow start to the spring selling season due to bad weather.

    Home Depot 1Q results miss expectations

    ATLANTA — Home Depot’s fiscal first-quarter net income climbed 12 percent as a key sales metric improved despite a slow start to the spring selling season due to bad weather.But both its adjusted earnings and revenue came in short of Wall Street’s expectations.Nonetheless, the No. 1 home improvement retailer raised its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday. Home Depot Inc. earned $1.38 billion, or $1 per share, for the three months ended May 4. That compares with $1.23 billion, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. The latest quarter’s results included a benefit of 4 cents per share related to the sale of part of its equity ownership in HD Supply Holdings Inc.Stripping out the benefit, earnings amounted to 96 cents per share.Analysts, on average, expected earnings of 99 cents per share, according to a FactSet survey. Shares of Home Depot shed 49 cents to $76.01 before the market open.Revenue for the Atlanta company rose 3 percent to $19.69 billion, but missed Wall Street’s estimate of $19.97 billion.Sales at U.S. stores open at least a year increased 3.3 percent. For the entire company, the metric climbed 2.6 percent.This figure is a key indicator of a retailer’s health. It excludes results from locations recently opened or closed.The company had 2,263 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico at the end of the first quarter.Home Depot now foresees fiscal 2014 earnings of $4.42 per share. Its prior guidance was for earnings of $4.38 per share. Analysts expect full-year earnings of $4.41 per share.The chain reaffirmed its outlook for 2014 revenue to rise by about 4.8 percent. Based on 2013’s revenue of $78.81 billion, this implies approximately $82.6 billion. Wall Street expects revenue of $82.62 billion.Home Depot’s smaller rival Lowe’s Cos. reports results on Wednesday.

    Attorney General Eric Holder, center, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department, on Monday in Washington. The Justice Department charged Credit Suisse AG with helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes through offshore accounts, and a person familiar with the matter said the European bank has agreed to pay about $2.6 billion in penalties. From left, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, Holder, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division Kathryn Keneally, and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

    Credit Suisse case called warning to foreign banks
    Credit Suisse AG’s guilty plea and $2.6 billion payment in a high-profile case brought by the Justice Department are being held out as a warning to foreign banks believed to be helping U.S. taxpayers conceal assets. Culminating a yearslong criminal investigation, Switzerland’s second-largest bank pleaded guilty Monday to helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes through secret offshore accounts.

Life & Entertainment

    Beth Schirott of Wheaton says her backyard has potential.

    Eyesore, or oasis?

    This, folks, is a backyard fail! It’s ugly, empty and poorly maintained. But even though its current state is more eyesore than oasis, I believe it has potential!

    Melanie Lo Piccolo of Hampshire wants a patio to offer much-needed shade.

    Patio to the rescue

    We purchased a new construction home, and I was excited about starting with a blank slate because I enjoy gardening. We try to use our backyard, but our backyard faces south and is extremely hot during the summer. We would love to be able to afford a shaded patio.

    Anne Moersfelder of Huntley submitted her yard for the Get Your Summer On contest.

    Nothing but sun

    We had our house built 10 years ago. We have three kids and only one income and we have put the yard last on the list of priorities.

    Michael Jace

    Veteran actor Jace tells police he shot and killed wife

    Actor Michael Jace projected the image of a doting, hands-on father and husband to neighbors, but authorities are now trying to determine what prompted the veteran actor to tell police he shot and killed his wife while his young sons were in the home. According to police, Jace shot his wife multiple times after she returned home with their children Monday evening. Jace, who played a police officer in the hit FX series “The Shield,” remains in jail in lieu of $1 million bail.


    Open your mind to an overseas move

    Her husband received a job offer overseas and she feels apprehensive about going. Carolyn Hax says embrace the challenge of a new adventure.

    Gloria Estefan, Jerry Mitchell and Emilio Estefan announce the new musical “On Your Feet!” which will premiere in Chicago in summer 2015.

    Gloria Estefan musical to premiere in Chicago next year

    Broadway in Chicago announced Tuesday that the Broadway-bound musical "On Your Feet!" chronicling the life and career of Grammy Award-winner Gloria Estefan will premiere in Chicago in Summer 2015.

    Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, are hoping to develop a stage musical about their lives. Producers said Tuesday, “On Your Feet!” will premiere in Chicago next summer before landing at a Nederlander theater in the fall.

    Estefan musical ‘On Your Feet!’ to premiere in Chicago

    Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, hope to have the musical based on their life dancing on Broadway next year. Producers said Tuesday “On Your Feet!” will premiere in Chicago next summer before landing at a Nederlander theater in the fall of 2015.

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, toasts with some of the cities top chefs including Grahm Elliott, center, and Gale Gand, lower right, at a news conference Tuesday in Chicago. The James Beard Foundation said Tuesday that after 24 years in the New York, the foundation’s awards ceremony is moving to the Windy City next year. The foundation — which is based in New York and honors the nation’s best chefs, restaurants and food media — says several cities had asked to host the annual awards ceremony, but Chicago’s offer of marketing and sponsorship support was too good to turn down.

    For 25th anniversary, Beard awards move to Chicago

    Chicago is adding another jewel to its culinary crown. After 24 years in the Big Apple, the James Beard Foundation awards ceremony is moving to the Windy City next year. It’s more proof that Chicago has fast become home to one of the country’s hottest restaurant scenes.


    Novelist Sam Greenlee dies in Chicago at 83

    Poet and novelist Sam Greenlee has died in Chicago at the age of 83. Greenlee was best known for his 1969 novel “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” later adapted into a political drama movie.

    The illustration The Adventure of the Silver Blaze — “Holmes gave me a sketch of the events” — from the Strand magazine Vol iv. 1892, page 646.

    Sherlock Holmes subject of London museum show

    The Museum of London is turning its magnifying glass on the most famous Londoner who never lived — Sherlock Holmes. The museum on Tuesday announced an exhibition devoted to Arthur Conan Doyle's Victorian detective, featuring everything from hand-written manuscripts to the coat worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC series “Sherlock.” It's the first time the history museum has built a show around a fictional character.


    AMC network to premiere new show on Tumblr

    The AMC television network says it is using the social media site Tumblr to premier its new series about the early days of personal computing. The series, “Halt and Catch Fire,” began as a sneak preview Monday on Tumblr. It will air the first time on AMC on June 1.

    Millburn Middle School eighth-grader Sydney Janda with “Questions,” one of her favorite works. The pencil drawing took the top three prizes at the Antioch Women's Art League show.

    Lindenhurst eighth-grader turning hobby into business

    Sydney Janda, who soon will graduate from eighth grade at Millburn Middle School, is transforming her hobby for art into a business. After modest success last summer, she again will hand out “Sydney's Art Studio” cards at upcoming art festivals and has a contract and order form ready for customers.“I have all this artwork, I might as well share with other people and earn a little money,” she said.

    Prince Harry look-alike Matthew Hicks stars in the new Fox Network reality dating show, “I Wanna Marry Harry,” which premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday on Fox.

    Royal look-alike stars in ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ on Fox

    Matt Hicks doesn’t exactly say he’s Prince Harry — and he doesn’t exactly say he’s not — in the new Fox dating competition “I Wanna Marry Harry.” On the show, premiering at 8 p.m. Tuesday, 12 American women are flown to the English countryside to stay in a beautiful estate to meet a handsome man, who happens to resemble Harry. Hicks eliminates contestants along the way, and acknowledges his real identity in the end, reminiscent of the 2003 Fox show “Joe Millionaire.”

    Beyoncé and Jay Z released a trailer for a fake movie online with guns blazing, and now fans want to see the film actually made.

    Beyonce, Jay Z release starry fake movie trailer

    Beyonce and Jay Z released a trailer for a fake movie online with guns blazing, and now fans want to see the film actually made. Fans launched a petition Monday on Change.org to support a feature-length version of “Run.” The trailer that debuted Sunday stars the superstar couple as gun-toting outlaws. It features cameos by Sean Penn, Don Cheadle and Blake Lively, among others.

    Paul McCartney came down with a virus last week that forced him to cancel several appearances in Japan. The official site of McCartney’s “Out There Japan Tour 2014” said his doctors are ordering him “complete rest.”

    Paul McCartney cancels Japan tour due to virus

    Paul McCartney is canceling his entire Japan tour because of illness. The former Beatle got a virus last week and canceled several appearances, apologizing online to fans. Now, his organizers say he is not well enough to do any of the concerts in Japan. The official site of McCartney’s “Out There Japan Tour 2014” said his doctors are ordering him “complete rest.”

    Rapper Macklemore posted an apology on his website late Monday, saying he didn’t mean to mock Jewish people by wearing a costume that some say was anti-Semitic during a performance in Seattle last week.

    Macklemore apologizes for offensive costume

    Rapper Macklemore posted an apology on his website late Monday, saying he didn’t mean to mock Jewish people by wearing a costume that some say was anti-Semitic during a performance in Seattle last week. Macklemore wrote that he randomly chose the pieces of the costume he wore at Friday’s performance so that he could disguise himself and move freely around during the secret show. He said it wasn’t meant to be a caricature of a Jewish man.

    When she wants a taste of Holland, Marianne Anderson of Barrington bakes a batch of buttery boterkoek.

    Cook of the Week: Barrington woman recaptures childhood bicycling, with cuisine

    While Marianne Anderson has made Barrington home for more than 40 years, she still lives by much of what she remembers back in Holland, including daily grocery trips and preparing meals filled with vegetables. “People (in Holland) usually go to the store every day or every other day. Everything is smaller. They have tiny refrigerators. You pretty much buy for one or two days,” she said.

    Actor Jay Baruchel of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” still doesn’t feel quite at ease at the 67th international film festival in Cannes.

    Jay Baruchel says he lucked out with ‘Dragon’

    Cannes is awash in glamorous celebrities who peacock on the festival’s red carpet and confidently parade through its multitudes. Jay Baruchel is not one of them. He may be the most uncomfortable person in Cannes. Baruchel readily acknowledges it’s “a little intense” for his tastes, which are not exactly red-carpet ready. The 32-year-old Canadian actor was in Cannes for the premiere to “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” for which he voices the main character, Hiccup.

    A homemade spice rub adds incredible flavor to ribs. Refrigerate overnight then cook them low and slow for best results.

    Culinary adventures: Penny gives ribs the rub

    For Penny Kazmier, nothing signals the approach of summer more than the smell of barbecue wafting through the backyard. Her family’s hands-down favorite barbecue treat is ribs, but not just any ribs. Her ribs require multiple steps including a spice rub, overnight refrigeration and several hours of cooking over low heat. A bit of effort, yes, but worth it without question.

    A homemade spice rub adds incredible flavor to ribs. Refrigerate overnight then cook them low and slow for best results.

    Penny’s Rubbed Ribs
    Let ribs rest under a blanket of spicy rub overnight and you'll be rewarded with a flavorful results.

    Halibut with chorizo sauce, corn chowder and braised baby leeks is a standout on Waterleaf's menu.

    Chef Nadia Tilkian makes Glen Ellyn's Waterleaf shimmer

    Tucked within Glen Ellyn's College of DuPage campus in the gleaming Culinary & Hospitality Center, steps from the student kitchen, is an upscale, approachable gem of a restaurant: Waterleaf. Adding to its appeal — and cred — Nadia Tilkian of erstwhile Maijean Bistro is in the kitchen, overseeing what is, from start to finish, sublime fare. The spot proves an impressive, professionally run find, one with a celebrated wine list to match.

    U.S. Army honor guard members march at the gravesite of Army Pvt. William Christman, who was the first military burial at the cemetery, marking the beginning of commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The cemetery’s hallowed ground honors American soldiers from many different wars. But as Arlington marks its anniversary this year with tours and events, historians note that its roots are firmly planted in the Civil War.

    Arlington Cemetery’s 150 years rooted in Civil War

    Arlington National Cemetery’s hallowed ground honors American soldiers from many different wars. But as Arlington marks its 150th anniversary this year with tours and events, historians note that its roots are firmly planted in the Civil War. It was June 15, 1864, as the war dragged into its fourth year, when War Secretary Edwin Stanton ordered the land turned into a military cemetery for the increasing numbers of dead soldiers. The location for the cemetery just happened to be the former estate of Robert E. Lee, who took command of the Confederate Army when Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861.


    Rubbed Ribs with Donna’s Sauce
    Donna usually doubles/triples this recipe for her barbecue sauce for her Saucy Ribs. It keeps well in the refrigerator. Even when she triples the recipe, Donna never adds more than 1 teaspoon of cayenne; make sure to taste your sauce before deciding to add more.

    When she wants a taste of Holland, Marianne Anderson of Barrington bakes a batch of buttery boterkoek.

    When she wants a taste of Holland, Marianne Anderson of Barrington bakes a batch of buttery boterkoek, a shortbread-like treat.


    Hutspot is a mashed vegetable side dish that Marianne Anderson of Barrington remembers from her upbringing in Holland.

    Tori Amos returns to “chamber pop” on “Unrepentant Geraldines.”

    Tori Amos returns to her pop roots

    Tori Amos’ 14th album marks a return to her traditional approach — some call it “chamber pop” — after a 2011 experiment with classical music. The piano playing and singing on “Unrepentant Geraldines” are strong and straightforward, with Amos’ sure touch and confessional approach, while the lyrics can be dense and occasionally confounding even as they deal with the rigors of aging and the challenges women of all ages face in a male-dominated, youth-obsessed society.

    Dolly Parton performs on NBC’s “Today” show last week to promote her new album, “Blue Smoke.”

    Dolly talks Miley, remaining true to yourself

    Though Dolly Parton has never changed her image, she has managed to get folks to pay attention to her music and skills as an entertainer and businesswoman, and not so much to her wardrobe and makeup. “Blue Smoke” is her first album in three years. She wrote many of the songs on the album, sings duets with Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers and takes a trip into unlikely territory on covers of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice” and Bon Jovi’s “Lay Your Hands on Me.”


    You can be kind even if your mother can’t

    I have no bond with my mother, and never have, including as an infant. She is self-centered, probably has narcissistic personality disorder, and makes herself look good by spinning partial truths to make other people look bad. Her usual target over the years has been me (yes, this is relevant)



    Editorial: School district’s decision on hours reasonable
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 did an unpopular thing when it decided to cut the school day by 70 minutes at its most popular elementary school. But it was a reasomable compromise, a Daily Herald editorial says.


    Hillary and Jill went up the hill

    Columnist Kathleen Parker: With The New York Times’ sudden dismissal of Executive Editor Jill Abramson and Karl Rove’s suggestion that Hillary Clinton might have brain damage, the curtain opened on a new theater in an old war.


    Enough with the scares about CO2
    A North Aurora letter to the editor: I am getting sick and tired of hearing about the global warming alarmists trying to scare us. This recent release mentioned that 215 scientists, a number of “business” people and other “experts” issued more dire warnings.


    Lawmakers get an ‘F’ on budgeting
    A Buffalo letter to the editor: The starting point, the most elemental step in corporate (or governmental) budgeting is forecasting revenue. Without that knowledge all subsequent calculations are suspect. If one of my MBA students suggested building a budget before forecasting revenue I would give them a failing grade.


    Thanks for playing up Garoppolo story
    A letter to the editor: A quick note of thanks to Mike Imrem for his engaging and heartfelt HYPERLINK "http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140512/sports/140519525/"column on May 12 about Arlington Heights native, and brand-new New England Patriot, Jimmy Garoppolo. It is the kind of opinion piece that reminds readers of what makes we Midwesterners (all humility aside) so special: our kindness.


    Simple musings and a question
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: Instead of Hillary Clinton’s diplomatic reset button with Russia’s Sergei Lavrov, she should’ve used a 10-foot pole.


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