Daily Archive : Saturday May 24, 2014

News

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    Police: Kids playing with fireworks cause fire at Des Plaines middle school

    Three kids playing with fireworks sparked a fire at Algonquin Middle School Saturday afternoon, police said. The blaze caused about $20,000 in damage, said John Pahlman, Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 director of maintenance and operations.

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    Michelle Krob greets a friend after getting her diploma.

    Images: Wheaton Warrenville South High School graduation
    Wheaton Warrenville South High School held its graduation Saturday, May 24 at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

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    Two women comfort each other Saturday near the scene of a shooting in Isla Vista, Calif. A drive-by shooter went on a rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead.

    Sheriff: Calif. gunman killed 3 people at home

    The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would "take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you."

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    Kelli Morris, 18, of Streamwood starts to feel the excitement of being a graduate as the 35th commencement exercises comes to a close at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.

    Images: Streamwood High School graduation

    Streamwood High School held its graduation on Saturday, May 24 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

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    Jay Kettavong, 18, of Elgin starts to feel the excitement of being a graduate of South Elgin High School as the commencement exercises come to a close at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.

    Images: South Elgin High School Graduation
    South Elgin High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 24th at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

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    Fire leaves Naperville home uninhabitable

    A fire caused heavy damage to a Naperville house Saturday after roofers used a torch to apply tar to the home's roof, authorities said. The blaze, largely contained to the roof and attic, left the home on the 1200 block of Whitingham Circle uninhabitable.

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    Body found in Buffalo Grove

    Buffalo Grove police say a body found in a nature preserve near Arlington Heights and Checker roads Saturday afternoon is that of a man who committed suicide.

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    Paul Wittmer at his home last week in Manchester, Mo. Wittmer, a submarine veteran from suburban St. Louis who recently turned 90, spent virtually every Tuesday for eight years visiting the National Archives at St. Louis, which houses millions of personnel records from all branches of the military. He compiled biographical information on men lost on submarines during World War II, producing a six-volume book.

    Missouri man chronicles casualties on WWII submarines

    Paul Wittmer poured through thousands of documents, compiling information such as the name of each veteran, his date of birth and birthplace, parents’ names, service dates and dates — or approximate dates — of death. In some cases, he was able to find photos of the men, who came from all across America.

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    Marmion coach improving after shot put hit at Elgin meet

    A 42-year-old coach from Marmion Academy in Aurora suffered serious injuries Friday night after he was hit in the head with a 12-pound shot put at Elgin High School, officials said. Ed DeGeeter was listed in stable condition at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin Saturday night. “He’s doing a little bit better,” said Marmion Athletic Director Joe Chivari, who rode with...

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    An old-fashioned hay ride provided a relaxing trip around Family Field Day Saturday at St. James Farm, a former estate now run by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

    Horses, tractors and dogs kick off St. James fun

    St. James Farm kicked off the summer season Saturday with picture perfect weather for its annual Family Field Day in Warrenville. “The idea is to bring you back out in the forest preserve, where you can see hundreds of acres of green space,” said Wayne Zaininger, manager of site operations for the St. James Farm, part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

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    Pope Francis prays Saturday in front of the river Jordan in Bethany, the site of Christ’s baptism, west of Amman, Jordan.

    Pope blasts arms dealers at start of Mideast trip

    Pope Francis denounced arms dealers and appealed Saturday for an urgent end to the Syrian civil war as he began his three-day trip to the Middle East with an emotional meeting with refugees from Syria and Iraq who have fled to Jordan.

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    Fernando Garcia of Elgin shares a long, emotional hug with his father, Jorge, after graduating at Larkin High School’s commencement ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, May 24.

    Images: Larkin High School Graduation
    Larkin High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 24th at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

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    As military veterans march, walk and roll down Kirchoff Road during Saturday’s Memorial Day parade in Rolling Meadows, lifelong resident Alan Palmer and his mother, Marjorie, stand and applaud.

    Rolling Meadows parade a ‘reverent celebration’
    Enjoying a glorious sunny parade Saturday in Rolling Meadows as he remembered the military men and women who died while serving our nation, Army Reserve Col. Rob Carlson proclaimed Memorial Day “a day of reverent celebration.” “It’s one of the great things about America that we have so many people come out to honor our troops,” said Carlson, a Hawthorn Woods resident...

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    A large painting depicting the Soviet Union’s first leader, Vladamir Lenin, looms over a funeral Saturday attended by thousands for five pro-Russian insurgents killed in a battle with Ukrainian forces near the city of Luhansk.

    Ukraine insurgents vow to disrupt election in East

    “I would like to assure all my compatriots in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions who will be prevented from going to the polling stations by the war waged on Ukraine: The criminals don’t have much time left to terrorize our land,” Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Yatsenyuk said.

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    Retiring H.C. Storm Elementary School teacher Kathy Hubbard in her lounge chair, “Big Red,” during the holiday season.

    Mrs. Hubbard, ‘Big Red’ ready for next chapter

    Teacher Kathy Hubbard is saying goodbye after 34 years at H.C. Storm Elementary School in Batavia. As part of her farewell, she sold many of her classroom items, including "Big Red," a lounge chair scooped up by the parents of one of her students. The money she earned will be donated to LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva.

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    Erica Chau of Park City, Young-Ji Cho of Gurnee, and Jade Gonzales Chua of Gurnee look into the audience during the Warren Township High School commencement at Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston on Saturday, May 24. All three students graduated with honors.

    Images: Warren High School graduation
    Warren Township High School held their graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 24 at Northwestern University's Welsh-Ryan Arena.

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    Eric Oberwise

    Vernon Hills man to climb Kilimanjaro for charity

    Eric Oberwise, an engineering student from Vernon Hills, in August plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa for a charitable organization that helps the disabled. In advance of that, he left for Africa on Saturday to begin a 10-week program to introduce sustainable technologies.

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    Runners head south along Douglas Avenue at the start of the 10-mile race during the 37th annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot, which stepped off from downtown Elgin Saturday morning. Organizers said 600 people ran the 10-mile race.

    Fox Trot in Elgin marks unofficial start of summer

    The sound of the gun that preceded the Elgin Valley Fox Trot was more than just a signal to run or walk. It also served as an usher for the unofficial start of summer in Elgin. The 37th annual event attracted 2,224 runners and walkers willing to test their physical limits with 10-mile and 5K runs, or to take a 2-mile stroll for charity.

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    Micheli Venckus, right, gives Jacquelyn Spathies a hug before the Wheaton North High School graduation ceremony .

    Images: Wheaton North High School graduation
    Wheaton North High School held its graduation at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn Saturday, May 24.

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    Daisy Tinajero, left, and Stephanie Tellez look for family members in the audience.

    Images: Round Lake High School graduation
    Round Lake High School held their graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 24 at the school.

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    Police patrol past a damaged building Saturday after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on the northeastern Aegean Sea island of Lemnos, Greece.

    Earthquake rattles Greece, Turkey Saturday

    An earthquake beneath the sea shook northern Greece and western Turkey Saturday, May 24, with more than 260 injuries reported. In Istanbul and in other parts of Turkey residents fled homes in panic after the quake struck at midday.

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    Acting Director Tom Evans of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center speaks Wednesday during a briefing in Honolulu. Weather forecasters are predicting four to seven tropical cyclones in the central Pacific Ocean during this year’s hurricane season.

    First hurricane forms off Mexico

    Senior Hurricane Specialist Stacy Stewart told The Associated Press that Amanda does not appear to pose any threat to mainland Mexico at least over the next five days. He said it could become a major hurricane sometime Sunday, still far out in the Pacific.

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    On May 20 heavy machinery is used to place dirt and rock along what will eventually be an improved mountain highway, during a road-building operation on Highway 36 between Lyons at Estes Park, Colo. The goal of the project is to move the road further from the adjacent river, which undermined the road for miles during floods the previous fall, in hopes of preventing such destructive flooding in the future.

    As deep snow melts, Colorado wary of another flood

    The pristine snow piled high in the northern Colorado mountains is beginning to melt, and officials worry that under the wrong conditions, it could unleash another ugly torrent through towns and farms still scarred by last autumn’s floods.

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    The reincarnation of author Ken Kesey’s psychedelic bus Further stops along a road in Eugene, Ore. Zane Kesey, son of the late author, is on Kickstarter raising money for a cross-country trip commemorating the 1964 LSD-fueled bus trip that became a touchstone of the 1960s.

    Kesey’s psychedelic bus gears up for 50th anniversary

    During the journey, the bus was pulled over by a policeman in California, got bogged down in an Arizona River and lost one of its crew to a bad trip in Texas.In Louisiana, the Pranksters jammed with a piano player in a New Orleans bar. In New York, they rolled through the streets playing their homemade music and met poet Alan Ginsberg, who took them to a Connecticut estate to meet LSD guru...

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    Chante Butler

    Elgin teen charged in beating death

    An 18-year-old Elgin woman has been charged in the November beating death of a teenage woman from the same city, police said. Chante Butler turned herself in Wednesday, May 21, and was charged with both aggravated battery in a public place and with unlawful restraint. Police said the fight was over a guy.

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    Jethro Tacuboy of Bartlett hams it up for his family in the stands after receiving his diploma at Bartlett High School’s commencement ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, May 24.

    Images: Bartlett High School Graduation
    Bartlett High School held their graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 24th at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

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    Algonquin firefighters battle two fires

    Firefighters battled a pair of Saturday morning fires a quarter-mile apart from each other in Algonquin, according to a news release. Nobody was injured in either blaze and both remain under investigation.

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    Lorena Romero of Elgin waves to her family in the stands as she walks to her seat at Elgin High School’s commencement ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, May 24.

    Images: Elgin High School Graduation
    Elgin High School held their graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 24th at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

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    On Friday, May 23, paramilitary policemen on their armored vehicles parade on a street in Urumqi, China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang. Authorities on Saturday, May 24, announced the first arrest in a bombing in China’s Muslim northwest and said they were launching a yearlong anti-terrorism crackdown.

    Survivors tell of terror after China market attack

    Authorities on Saturday announced the first arrest in a bombing that killed at least 43 people in China’s Muslim northwest and said they were launching a yearlong anti-terrorism crackdown.

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    A Pakistani investigator examines a crater caused by a deadly explosion at a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, May 24. A bomb exploded in a supermarket parking lot at about 2 a.m. Saturday, killing a guard and wounding a passer-by, police officer Chaudhry Abid said.

    1 killed in bomb attacks in Pakistan’s capital

    Police in Pakistan say two bombs that exploded a half-hour apart in the capital, Islamabad, have killed a security guard and wounded another person.

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    Indiana man shot, killed in speedway parking lot

    A 25-year-old Indiana man has died after being shot in a parking lot near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Speedway Police Lt. Trent Theobald said in a news release that one person has been taken into custody.

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    In this March 5, photo, Pope Francis is presented by a girl with a drawing while touring St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican prior to the start of his weekly general audience. Pope Francis insists his weekend pilgrimage to the Middle East is a “strictly religious” commemoration of a key turning point in Catholic-Orthodox relations. But the three-day mission is the most delicate of his papacy and will test his diplomatic chops as he negotiates Israeli-Palestinian tensions and fallout from Syria’s civil war.

    5 things to watch for during pope’s Mideast trip

    Pope Francis’ trip to the Middle East offers a host of symbolically important — and potentially problematic — moments, from the gifts he’ll receive to the venues he’ll visit and words he will pronounce. Here are five things to look for during his trip starting Saturday to Jordan, the West Bank and Israel.

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    Storm-related delays ease at New York airports

    Flight delays are easing at three New York City-area airports after thunderstorms wreaked havoc on Memorial Day weekend travel.

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    Flames shoot up over 125-feet high as the Slide Fire burns up Oak Creek Canyon on Friday, May 23, near Flagstaff, Ariz. The fire has burned approximately 7,500 acres and is five percent contained.

    Arizona wildfire fighting strategy: Let blaze grow

    Firefighters say a wildfire burning through forested hillsides in a scenic northern Arizona canyon could dramatically expand as crews scramble to get the upper hand in less rugged terrain. Wild land fire teams are going to allow the flames to burn through flatter lands and into a sort of catcher’s mitt to the north and the west, Deputy Incident Commander Pruett Small said Friday.

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    The Banjocats perform during the Boy Scouts of America’s annual meeting on Friday, May 23, in Nashville, Tenn. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was selected as the organization’s new president and is taking over one of the nation’s largest youth organizations as it fights a membership decline and debates its policy toward gays.

    Gates says he’d have allowed gay adults in Scouts

    Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, says he would have moved further than the youth organization last year and admitted openly gay adults.

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    The Fine Line booth at this weekend’s St. Charles Fine Art Show will feature ceramics demonstrations.

    St. Charles Fine Art Show draws art patrons looking to buy

    The 16th St. Charles Fine Art Show opens at 11 a.m. Saturday in the downtown area along the Fox River. This is one of the area's premier art shows, featuring 110 confirmed artists, many from throughout the Midwest. The juried show features artists in various media including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry and wood.

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    Construction crews work on the station and cars for the new Goliath wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee. Goliath will reach speeds of 72 mph, has an 85-degree drop and sends riders upside down.

    Six Flags vows smooth ride on new wooden coaster

    In a departure from old-school wooden coasters that are loud, bumpy, slower and limited in what they can do, Six Flags Great America's new Goliath roller coaster will feature the speed, smooth ride and upside-down thrills of a more high-tech steel roller coaster. "This one is so far advanced in the wooden coaster world,” a spokesman of the Gurnee amusement park said.

Sports

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    Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija has yet to win a game this season, but he leads the National League in ERA.

    Pair of baseball aces a real Chicago rarity

    There is a baseball race in Chicago worth watching, says Matt Spiegel. The leader in ERA among starters in the National League is Jeff Samardzija of the Cubs. The leader in ERA among starters in the American League is Chris Sale of the White Sox (technically, he’s a few innings shy of official qualification). As Spiegel explains in his weekly column, the last time two Chicagoans finished a season as ERA leaders was 1910; Ed Walsh for the Sox and King Cole for the Cubs.

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    Softball: Saturday, May 24 results
    Results of area high school softball games for Saturday, May 24.

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    Girls track: Saturday, May 24 results
    Results of area high school girls track meets for Saturday, May 24.

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    Boys water polo: Saturday, May 24 results
    Results of area high school boys water polo games for Saturday, May 24.

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    Baseball: Saturday, May 24 results
    Results of area high school baseball games for Saturday, May 24.

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    Boys tennis: Saturday, May 24 results
    Results of area high school boys tennis meets for Saturday, May 24.

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    Girls soccer: Saturday, May 24 results
    Results of area high school girls soccer games for Saturday, May 24.

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    Boys track: Saturday, May 24 results
    Results of area high school boys track meets for Saturday, May 24.

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    Girls water polo: Saturday, May 24 results
    Results of area high school girls water polo games for Saturday, May 24.

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    Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, celebrates his goal against the Los Angeles Kings with right wing Marian Hossa during the first period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Toews comes out on fire, but Hawks fall apart
    With his game face already on, Jonathan Toews laid it out as only he can just a couple of hours before Game 3. “It’s about how bad we want it, that’s that,” the Blackhawks captain said.

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    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Blackhawks in familiar spot after no-show

    It would not be shocking if the Blackhawks played their best game of the playoffs Monday, following one of their worst Saturday, and tied the series at 2-2, thus taking back home-ice advantage. But you keep wondering when they’re going to flirt with disaster against the wrong team, a team too tough mentally and physically to let it happen.

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    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, left, celebrates a win against the Chicago Blackhawks with goalie Jonathan Quick after Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Hawks better start to remember who they are

    Memory loss was a topic of conversation prior to Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Unfortunately for the Blackhawks, they forgot to remember some things they needed to.

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    Cubs left-hander Travis Wood came within five outs of pitching his first career shutout before allowing Carlos Quentin’s pinch-hit, two-run home run, and the Cubs held on to beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 Saturday night. Wood (5-4) hit an RBI single and Luis Valbuena homered for the Cubs, who bounced back from an 11-1 loss Friday night.

    Wood does it all, leads Cubs to 3-2 win

    Cubs left-hander Travis Wood came within five outs of pitching his first career shutout before allowing Carlos Quentin’s pinch-hit, two-run home run, and the Cubs held on to beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 Saturday night.Wood (5-4) hit an RBI single and Luis Valbuena homered for the Cubs, who bounced back from an 11-1 loss Friday night.

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    Prairie Ridge powers past Lakes

    When Lakes' girls soccer team took the field Saturday, the Eagles were looking to build on a season in which they had already won the North Suburban Prairie Division championship and improved their record from last year. Lakes couldn't handle defending state runner-up Prairie Ridge, however, as the fourth-seeded Eagles fell 4-1 in a Class 2A regional final in Lake Villa.

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    Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) celebrates late in the second half of Game 3 in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Pacers 99-87.

    Heat rally late, beat Pacers 99-87 in Game 3

    LeBron James scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat shook off a horrid start to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-87 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Ray Allen added 16 points and led a late-game charge for the Heat, who lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 is Monday night in Miami.

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    Glenbard West’s Madeline Perez wins the Class 3A 3,200-meter run during the girls track and field state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Saturday.

    A Glenbard West sweep

    Madeline Perez and Lindsay Graham found themselves in completely different positions from this time a year ago at the Class 3A girls track and field state finals Satuday. Perez won the first of two titles in the two distance races with her victory for Glenbard West in the 3,200-meter run.

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    Glenbard South’s Katelyn Hills wins the Class 2A 100-meter high hurdles during the girls track and field state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Saturday.

    A first, a second headline Hill’s big day at state

    Katelyn Hill was on the cusp of Glenbard South athletic history Saturday on the second day of the Class 2A girls track and field state finals. The Illinois State recruit had already captured the first individual state championship for the Raiders in nine years with her win in 14.84 seconds in the 100 hurdles. Hill began her day at Eastern Illinois University on the second leg of the Raiders’ 400 relay that Taylor Blohm Bivins’ anchor propelled to a seventh-place finish.

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    Boomers grab 4th straight win

    Schaumburg Boomers coverage:After dropping their first 4 decisions, the Schaumburg Boomers have roared back with 4 straight wins, the latest a 3-2 triumph over the visiting Florence Freedom in Frontier League action Saturday in Schaumburg.

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    Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with Tanner Pearson during the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Carter lighting it up for Kings

    Even after his hat trick in Game 2, which helped even the series at 1-1, Kings coach Darryl Sutter said veteran center Jeff Carter simply wasn’t getting the love he deserved. “I think Jeff Carter gets overlooked,” Sutter said this week. “He was the leading goal scorer in our conference last year.

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    Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Michal Rozsival, right, as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin skates off during the first period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Shaw’s return a hit

    Hawks captain Jonathan Toews, along with the rest of his teammates, couldn’t wait to see Andrew Shaw back in the lineup Saturday night. “He’s got a lot of energy. He brings that physicality. He gets under player’s skin. He can score big goals,” Toews said. “We’re looking for all those things, even though he’s missed quite a bit of time.” Shaw delivered on the energy and pysicality for sure in Game 3, registering a postseason-high 6 hits in the Hawks’ 4-3 loss to the Kings.

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    Quigley, bench brigade help Sky improve to 4-0

    It would be tricky to divide a basketball into five equal parts. So it’s a good thing the reserves for the Chicago Sky are likely satisfied simply with the symbolism behind Pokey Chatman’s gesture Saturday night. The head coach gave the game ball to the five players on her bench, a well-deserved nod for a 35-point, 17-rebound collective effort that was key in the Sky’s 87-73 victory over the defending Eastern Conference champion Atlanta Dream at Allstate Arena.

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    St. Edward’s Zdroik tosses no-hitter

    St. Edward sweeps: Sophomore Lindsay Zdroik threw a no-hitter in the opener and freshman Emily Stapay won her fifth game of the season in the nightcap as St. Edward (18-15) swept Regina Dominican 7-0 and 8-6 at Judson University.

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    Stevenson finishes fourth in state tourney

    Boys water poloStevenson falls twice: At Stevenson, despite 6 goals from Mitchell Sokolsky, the Patriots dropped their final two games of the season.In Saturday morning’s state semifinal, Stevenson lost to Loyola 13-6.Naperville North then topped the Patriots 9-3 in the third-place match.Sokolsky scored 4 goals against Loyola, which led only 5-3 at halftime, while Dan Maleski and Zach Stephens also had goals for Stevenson.The Patriots led Naperville North 1-0 after one quarter but trailed 4-1 at the break.Sokolsky scored twice, and Alex Kapecki had the other tally for Stevenson.• Loyola went on to win the championship, topping Fenwick 3-2. Cameron Shewchuck led all scorers with 6 goals for the Ramblers (31-5), who were outscored 3-1 in the fourth quarter but earned a 3-2 edge in the OT periods.The top scorer for Fenwick (31-5) was Bailey Wendt with 3 goals.• In the girls water polo state championship game, Fenwick topped St. Ignatius 6-3 as senior Collen Barron scored 3 goals for the Friars (31-2).

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    Elgin’s Jenna Lombardo slides safely into home on a wild pitch during Thursday’s game at Larkin.

    Softball: Scouting the Class 3A/4A postseason in the Fox Valley

    Scouting the Class 3A/4A softball postseason in the Fox Valley.

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    Softball / Lake County roundup

    Jenny Behan and Carmel Catholic’s softball team played long ball again Saturday. Behan delivered her sixth 2-homer game of the season, as the Corsairs defeated Marist 8-6 to salvage a split in the East Suburban Catholic Conference doubleheader.

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    Baseball / Lake County roundup

    Junior Justin Blasinski stole the show on senior day for Lakes’ baseball team. Blasinski provided the the game-winning RBI on a bases-loaded single to center field in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Eagles defeated visiting Marian Central 4-3 Saturday.

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    Crew beat Fire 2-0 to end 8-game winless streak

    Ethan Finlay and Jairo Arrieta scored in the first half and the Columbus Crew beat the Chicago Fire 2-0 on Saturday night to end an eight-game winless streak.Finlay, making his first start of the season and seventh in his three-year career, scored in the 10th minute, and Arrieta followed 15 minutes later with his third goal of the season. After failing to score in his first 40 MLS games, Finlay has scored in two straight.

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    Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, scores past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Images: Blackhawks vs. Kings, Game Three
    Images of Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference Finals as the Chicago Blackhawks faced the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center.

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    Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, right, scores past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during the first period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Hawks up against it after 4-3 loss to Kings

    Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists, Tyler Toffoli scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Blackhawks 4-3 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Drew Doughty had a third-period goal and an assist, and Jonathan Quick made 24 saves as the Kings returned to Staples Center with an impressive two-way effort against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Captain Jonathan Toews scored twice in the first period for the Blackhawks, but they didn’t score again until Patrick Sharp’s goal with 5 seconds left.

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    Delle Donne leads Sky past Dream, 87-73

    Elena Delle Donne scored 27 points as the Chicago Sky sprinted to an 87-73 victory over the Atlanta Dream and the team’s best start in franchise history. Allie Quigley scored 13 points and Courtney Vandersloot, Courtney Clements and Markeisha Gatling each added 10 for Chicago (4-0). Vandersloot also had 11 assists. The 4-0 start in the best in Chicago’s nine WNBA seasons.

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    Prospect’s Erin Reese competes in the Class 3A shot put during the girls track and field state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Saturday.

    Prospect’s Reese strikes again downstate

    Prospect senior Erin Reese proved that lightning does strike twice. After hitting a school-record 150 feet in the discus in early April, Reese settled back into the mid-130s for rest of the season. But on a sun-splashed Saturday at the IHSA Class 3A state finals at Eastern Illinois’ O’Brien Stadium, Reese caught lightning in a bottle for the second time. On her second throw in the finals, Reese unleashed a beauty, hitting 146-01 to propel her to the Class 3A discus title.

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    Aurora Christian’s Peyton Wade competes in the 100-meter high hurdles during the girls track and field state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Friday.

    Aurora Christian wins Class 1A state title

    Aurora Christin proved on Saturday that a track and field state championship can be earned with the same number of contributors as a basketball team. One year after finishing third in the girls Class 1A state finals, the Eagles’ five athletes to make the final day made the most of their skills.

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    Huntley wins 8th straight regional crown

    Prior to the postseason, Huntley girls soccer coach Kris Grabner believed if his team could get to the Class 3A regional championship and all the cards played out right, the top-seeded Red Raiders could avenge some regular season losses during a long and decorative postseason run.

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    St. Charles East runners celebrate after their win in the 4x800-meter relay during the girls track and field state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Friday.

    West Aurora, St. Charles East win state trophies

    The team champion at the Class 3A girls state track and field championship had long been decided when West Aurora and St. Charles East had one final showdown in the 1,600-meter relay.

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    Glenbard South’s Ziegler makes sure her OT goal counts

    Glenbard South junior Sarah Ziegler might not score as many goals as some of her teammates, but she sure does know when to score them. The Raiders midfielder found the back of the net with 1:56 left in the second overtime of Saturday’s Class 2A regional championship game, and it proved to be the game-winner in a 2-1 defeat of host Riverside-Brookfield.

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    Cougars fall to LumberKings

    Kane County Cougars coverage:The Kane County Cougars have been magical at home this season, but the Clinton LumberKings managed to salvage a game when they won the series finale 3-2 before 6,664 in Midwest League action at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Saturday night.

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    Conant and Alissa Wachal, here swinging against Buffalo Grove in the MSL title game, open up their postseason with a Tuesday regional semifinal at Hoffman Estates.

    Softball / Playoff scouting, Northwest

    The path to East Peoria for the 2014 IHSA state softball tourney begins today for six area teams who are competing in play-in games for Class 4A regionals. Regional semifinals take place on Tuesday and Wednesday with most championships on Saturday. One exception is the Cary-Grove regional where the title game is scheduled for Friday.

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    St. Charles East’s Jasper Koenen returns a shot from Wheaton Academy’s Chris Jones during the St. Charles East boys tennis sectional Saturday in St. Charles.

    Doubles play nets St. Charles North sectional title

    St. Charles North’s Aaron Amburgey and Grant Spellman approached Saturday’s sectional doubles championship match against Lake Park’s Jack Millikan and Luke Szulczynski unaware of its overall significance. Perhaps that was a good thing. Amburgey and Spellman rallied from a 3-2 second-set deficit to earn a 6-2, 6-3 victory that ultimately propelled the North Stars to their first sectional team tennis title since 2011 at St. Charles East. St. Charles North finished with 22 points while the host Saints had 20.

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    Geneva starts fast, beats Glenbard North

    Known for much of the season for its second-half displays, Geneva’s girls soccer team changed its approach for Saturday’s regional title match with Glenbard North at Burgess Field. The Vikings moved forward from the opening whistle and tried to put the Panthers under pressure. The shift in emphasis paid dividends when Courtney Lardas scored in the sixth minute of the match and as Geneva moved toward what ended as a 4-2 victory.

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    Girls compete in the class 3A 3200-meter run during the girls track and field state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Saturday.

    Images: Girls State Track & Field Finals Round
    Images from the Girls Track & Field Finals Round at O'Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Saturday, May 24.

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    Elk Grove coach Terry Beyna gets a celebratory bath from his players after beating Schaumburg 4-0 in the Mid-Suburban League championship game at Schaumburg on Friday. Elk Grove begins its postseason by hosting a regional semifinal game Wednesday.

    Baseball / Playoff preview, Northwest

    Here's a look at the upcoming high school baseball postseason, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West and Leyden.

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    Rosary upsets Kaneland for regional title

    Lauren Frasca’s dreams came true in the Class 2A Rosary regional championship Saturday, while for Kaneland the game turned into a movie they had seen before — with an ending they had no desire to see again.

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    Travetto pilots Stevenson to third place

    So how did Stevenson water polo teammates Allison Travetto and Lauren Burns celebrate their team’s third-place state finish? They hopped on a plane and headed to California. Sounds like plan. But what were they up to on this ride across the country? “They are both on the national development team for water polo,” said Stevenson coach Jeff Wimer. “They needed to catch the 7:40 (p.m.) plane so they had to go to the airport.” But what about Ms. Travetto? She scored a stunning 6 goals Saturday evening in the final match of the season for the Patriots, who were competing in their home pool. In fact, that was one more goal than foe Mother McAuley scored all day long. Stevenson (31-5) went home with the third-place trophy after a convincing 9-5 win.

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    Christian Liberty repeats regional title feat

    Winning regional titles is beginning to get habit-forming for Christian Liberty Academy. For the second straight year, the Chargers are a Class A regional champion after hanging on for a 3-2 victory over Kirkland Hiawatha at Hinckley-Big Rock on Saturday.

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    Elk Grove's Maher makes her mark with homer No. 11

    Elk Grove shortstop Becca Maher finished the regular season on Saturday in record style. Maher led off the first game of a doubleheader against host Trinity by belting a home run. It was her 11th of the season, setting the school’s single season mark previously held by Dani Goranson and Megan Keegan. The Grens went on to top the Blazers 13-7 at the Triton College softball diamond. For good measure, Maher belted her 12th homer in Game 2 which the Grenadiers won 13-9 by scoring 4 runs in the top of the eighth inning to top the Blazers (20-12).

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    Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen reacts after winning the Class 3A 800-meter run during the girls track and field state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Saturday.

    Jacobs’ Van Vlierbergen state 800 champ

    Jacobs junior Lauren Van Vlierbergen has been eyeing a state title in the 800 meters since the beginning of the season. And on a sun-splashed day at Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Stadium she delivered. Van Vlierbergen shot out of the start leaving the field in her wake. She hit the first lap in 61 seconds, cruising to the Class 3A 800 title in an impressive 2:10.14 and becoming the first Jacobs individual to win a girls state track title.

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    Warren’s Brittany Ellis crosses the finish line in the Class 3A 400-meter dash during the girls track and field state finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Saturday.

    Life in the fast lane: Warren’s Ellis third in 400

    Warren junior Brittny Ellis usually has no troubles switching gears, but the Blue Devils junior couldn’t quite get the acceleration she would have liked in the 400-meter final of the Class 3A girls track and field state meet at Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Stadium on Saturday. Ellis, the two-time defending 400 champion, entered the final turn neck-and-neck with Evanston senior Parker English and North Lawndale senior Briyahna DesRosiers. But Ellis couldn’t match the closing speed of English or DesRosiers. English finished first in a blistering 53.88, nipping DesRosiers (53.92) and followed by Ellis (54.30).

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    Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie, who is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has never won a tournament in the United States. But he holds a 1-shot lead over Bernhard Langer heading into today’s final round of the Champions Tour’s PGA Championship at Harbor Shores, Mich.

    Montgomerie finds comfort zone on Champions Tour

    Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie is in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but he has yet to win a tournament in the United States. That could change Sunday when he takes a 1-shot lead over Germany’s Bernhard Langer into the final round of the 75th PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

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    John Danks threw 8 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and throwing 104 pitches Saturday against the Yankees. But the Sox’ lefty came away with a no-decision after Ronald Belisario allowed 3 runs in the ninth.

    Sox lose as Belisario blows 3-0 lead
    Since they don't really have a closer, the White Sox don't have a controversy. But after Ronald Belisario blew a 3-0 lead in the ninth inning Saturday in an eventual 4-3 loss to the Yankees, the Sox clearly need help at the back end of the bullpen.

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    New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter, left, signs autographs for fans before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Konerko happy to be one to honor Jeter

    It what is very likely Derek Jeter's final game in Chicago Sunday, the White Sox are going to honor the Yankees' star shortstop before the game with a video tribute and some parting gifts, to be presented by Paul Konerko.

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    Naperville Central cruises through sectional

    lNaperville Central dominated the Waubonsie Valley sectional, earning its first sectional plaque since 2011.Naperville Central finished with 29 points, followed by Marmion with 16 and Metea Valley with 13.

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    Westmont surpasses its goals, IC Catholic Prep

    Three years ago Westmont’s baseball program set goals for winning conference and regional titles. The Sentinels need to come up with some new goals. With Saturday’s 7-4 victory over IC Catholic Prep in the Class 2A Timothy Christian regional final in Elmhurst, top-seeded Westmont claimed it first regional title since 2007.

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    Jacobs, South Elgin’s Norasith excel at sectional

    It was déjà vu all over again at the Jacobs boys tennis sectional on Saturday. The Golden Eagles won their second straight sectional team title while South Elgin senior Andre Norasith repeated as the individual champion. Both won at the Elgin sectional a year ago.

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    VanDixhorn makes his case; Stevenson wins sectional

    Ben VanDixhorn made his statement to the boys tennis state tournament committee for a highly sought-after 3-4 seed with a three-set victory over teammate Stefano Tsorotiotis to capture the singles crown in Saturday’s Stevenson sectional, held at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Stevenson won the team trophy, finishing ahead of Libertyville 21-14n Next were Mid-Suburban League champion Barrington (10), with Vernon Hills rounding out the top four with 7 points.

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    South Elgin’s Ryan Weiss delivers against Bartlett earlier this month.

    Baseball: Scouting the Class 3A/4A postseason in the Fox Valley

    Scouting the Class 3A and 4A baseball postseason in the Fox Valley.

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    Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan is assisted in stretching by trainer Kurt Andrews during a training session at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Saturday, May 24, 2014. Donovan, the most accomplished American player in the history of men's soccer, won't be going to his fourth World Cup. The 32-year-old attacker was among seven players cut Thursday when coach Jurgen Klinsmann got down to the 23-man limit well before the June 2 deadline. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Donovan stunned to be cut from U.S. World Cup team

    Landon Donovan thought he had earned a prominent role on the U.S. World Cup team right up until the moment he was cut from the roster by coach Jurgen Klinsmann.Donovan was still stunned and confused by Klinsmann’s decision when he went back to work with the LA Galaxy on Saturday.“I’m disappointed. I’m sad,” Donovan said

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    Wedl, Wauconda show they’re ready for postseason

    Wauconda is ready. After losing to Sterling in last year’s Class 3A supersectional at Judson University, the Bulldogs’ softball team has been on a mission all season to get back to that Elite Eight level and beyond, and if they continue to play like they did Saturday, their fans might just need some reservations in East Peoria for Father’s Day weekend.Sophomore Kayla Wedl fired a 4-hitter with 13 strikeouts and no walks in posting her 20th win of the season as Wauconda upended Cary-Grove, 4-1, at the Chicago Bandits High School Jamboree in Rosemont.

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    Associated Press/May 1, 2009 Washington Redskin Marko Mitchell puts his helmet on during an NFL football minicamp practice.

    Redskins to senators: Team’s name is ‘respectful’

    “Our use of ‘Redskins’ as the name of our football team for more than 80 years has always been respectful of and shown reverence toward the proud legacy and traditions of Native Americans,” Redskins president Bruce Allen wrote.

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    Real’s Gareth Bale, lifts the Champion League trophy, after his team won the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

    Real Madrid beats Atletico to win Champions League

    Real Madrid rallied to beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the Champions League final and win Europe’s elite soccer club competition a record 10th time. Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Real in the last 10 minutes of extra time at Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz to end a 12-year wait since its last continental title.

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    New York Yankees’ Alfonso Soriano, who played much of his career with the Cubs, has put up offensive stats similar to Hall of Famer Andre Dawson.

    Will the Hall of Fame call for Soriano?

    With former Cub Alfonso Soriano finishing up an extended stay in Chicago with the Yankees, Daily Herald reporter Bruce Miles asks whether Soriano merits Hall of Fame consideration. Many of Soriano's raw numbers are similar to those of former Cub and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson. But there are big differences, too.

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    Chicago White Sox's Paul Konerko reacts after being called out on strikes during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Chicago on Saturday, May 24, 2014. The Yankees won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    White Sox can’t hold on against Yankees
    Jacoby Ellsbury homered with two outs in the 10th inning, and the New York Yankees snapped an eight-game road losing streak against the White Sox with a 4-3 victory on Saturday.The Yankees scored three times in the ninth against Ronald Belisario and then grabbed their first lead of the day when Ellsbury hit a drive to right off Zach Putnam (2-1) for his second homer.

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    Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura, left, argues with umpires during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Chicago on Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Ventura ejected for 1st time this season

    White Sox manager Robin Ventura has been ejected for the first time this season.Ventura got tossed after White Sox catcher Adrian Nieto was called out for leaving the basepath while trying to avoid a tag in a rundown in the second inning of Saturday’s game against the Yankees.

Business

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    G.I. Joe creator Don Levine holds up his original scuba diver G.I. Joe.

    GI Joe creator; crooner Vale; Chicago novelist

    This week's notable deaths include a Chicago author, the man who invented GI Joe and popular '60's singer Jerry Vale.

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    A Thai woman joins a protest Saturday against the coup outside a shopping complex in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thai coup leaders summon academics, journalists

    “Military rule has thrown Thailand’s rights situation into a free fall,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The army is using draconian martial law powers to detain politicians, activists and journalists, to censor media, and to ban all public gatherings. This rolling crackdown needs to come to an end immediately.”

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    Grocery and dairy assistant Reyna DeLoge stocks dairy products Friday that only use milk from pasture-raised cows, at Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, in Denver.

    Natural foods retailer to farmers: Let cows graze

    Natural Grocers was one of the first retailers in the 1990s to ban dairy products from farms that used growth hormones or excessive antibiotics, said Heather Isely, whose parents founded the business in 1955. Over time, the family decided that wasn’t enough because cows that were drug- and hormone-free still might not go outside.

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    Father of GI Joe, Hasbro exec Levine dies

    Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world’s first action figure, has died. He was 86. Levine, who served in the Army in Korea, said he got the idea for the moveable figure as a way to honor veterans.

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    The iP1 “smart gun” communicates with a wristwatch to identify its authorized user and makes it impossible for anyone but the gun’s owner to fire it.

    Bloomberg View: Smart guns deserve a chance

    Poor Ernst Mauch. The managing director of Armatix GmbH, a German firearms maker, appears to believe in “a market-driven approach to firearms safety.” Unfortunately, the forces that shape the roughly $4 billion U.S. civilian guns and ammunition industry are increasingly political.

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    Twitter Inc. is in early-stage discussions to acquire or partner with music-related startups, according to people with knowledge of the talks, as the company works on ways to rev up user growth.

    Twitter said to be discussing music deals including SoundCloud

    Twitter Inc. is in early-stage discussions to acquire or partner with music-related startups, according to people with knowledge of the talks, as the company works on ways to rev up user growth.

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    Panos Panay, Microsoft’s vice president for surface computing, introduces the Surface Pro 3 tablet device at a media preview, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in New York. The device will have a screen measuring 12 inches diagonally, up from 10.6 inches in previous models. Microsoft says it’s also thinner and faster than before.

    Review: Surface works as laptop, has trade-offs

    To appreciate Microsoft’s latest tablet computer, you need to accept the notion that one device can do it all. The Surface Pro 3 works as a tablet when you want to watch video or read e-books. It works as a laptop when you need to get serious work done. The Surface delivers on both, though it falls short of meeting Microsoft’s claim to do so without compromising on either.

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    Panos Panay, corporate vice president of Microsoft Corp. Surface, displays the Surface Pro 3 during an event in New York. Microsoft Corp. introduced a larger-screen Surface tablet that is thinner and faster than the previous Surface Pro model, its latest attempt to gain share in the market dominated by Google Inc. and Apple Inc.

    Microsoft introduces larger Surface tablet

    Microsoft Corp. introduced a larger- screen Surface tablet that is thinner and faster than the previous Surface Pro model, its latest attempt to gain share in the market dominated by Google Inc. and Apple Inc.

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    More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced Monday against nearly 100 people worldwide.

    FBI: BlackShades infected half-million computers

    More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced Monday against nearly 100 people worldwide.

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    Netflix announced it will expand into Germany, France and four other European countries later this year as the Internet video service tries to build an international following that might eventually surpass its U.S. audience.

    Netflix coming to Germany, France, 4 other markets

    Netflix will expand into Germany, France and four other European countries later this year as the Internet video service tries to build an international following that might eventually surpass its U.S. audience.

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    Fans of the San Jose Earthquakes beginning Sunday can pay for tickets, merchandise and concessions with Bitcoin, making the Major League Soccer team the first professional sports franchise to accept the virtual currency inside its stadium.

    Bitcoin now accepted by soccer’s Earthquakes in pro sports first

    Fans of the San Jose Earthquakes beginning Sunday can pay for tickets, merchandise and concessions with Bitcoin, making the Major League Soccer team the first professional sports franchise to accept the virtual currency inside its stadium.

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    China’s government says it will avoid buying computer equipment that runs on Windows 8 in a setback for Microsoft’s efforts to promote the operating system.

    China rules out Windows 8 for government computers

    China’s government says it will avoid buying computer equipment that runs on Windows 8 in a setback for Microsoft’s efforts to promote the operating system.

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    Walt Disney Co. is evaluating how the planned merger of AT&T Inc. and DirecTV will affect its business, according to Jay Rasulo, chief financial officer of the world’s biggest entertainment company.

    Disney analyzing pay-TV mergers for impact on business

    Walt Disney Co. is evaluating how the planned merger of AT&T Inc. and DirecTV will affect its business, according to Jay Rasulo, chief financial officer of the world’s biggest entertainment company.

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    E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

    EBay asks users to change password after breach

    E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

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    Google has bought Divide, a startup that helps companies manage the mobile devices that employees are increasingly relying upon to get their work done.

    Google buys corporate mobile-device manager Divide

    Google has bought Divide, a startup that helps companies manage the mobile devices that employees are increasingly relying upon to get their work done.

Life & Entertainment

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    From left, jury members, Willem Dafoe, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jia Zhangke, Sofia Coppola, president of the jury Jane Campion, Jeon Do-yeon, Nicolas Winding Refn, Carole Bouquet and Leila Hatami arrive Saturday for the awards ceremony at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

    Iranian actress apologizes for Cannes kiss after flogging threat

    Leila Hatami, 41, starred in the 2012 Academy Award-winning film “A Separation” and was a Cannes jury member this year. She wrote, in a letter addressed to Iran’s Cinema Organization, that she’d told festival organizers she wouldn’t be able to shake hands with or embrace any men at the event.Gilles Jacob, the French festival’s 83-year-old president, initiated a greeting and she felt compelled to return it, she said.

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    A view of Forte Belvedere in Florence, Italy, Friday, May 23, 2014. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will wed and host a reception at Florence’s imposing 16th-century Belvedere Fort on May 24, according to a spokeswoman at the Florence mayor’s office. The couple rented the fort, located next to Florence’s famed Boboli Gardens, for 300,000 euros ($410,000) and a Protestant minister will preside over the ceremony. Belvedere Fort was built in 1590, believed using plans by Don Giovanni de’ Medici. Located near the Arno River, it offers a panoramic view of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan hills.

    Kim and Kanye wed in Florence

    Reality star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West wed on Saturday evening in a Renaissance fortress in Florence, the TV network that carries ‘’Keeping Up With the Kardashians” confirmed.

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    Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, center, poses with the Palme d’Or award Saturday for the film “Winter Sleep” and actor Timothy Spall, second right, poses with his award for Best Actor for his role in the film “Mr. Turner” during the awards ceremony for the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

    Turkish drama ‘Winter Sleep’ wins Palme d’Or

    Julianne Moore won best actress for her performance in David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire “Maps to the Stars.” Best actor went to Timothy Spall who stars as British painter J.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh’s biopic “Mr. Turner.”

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    In this file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. A judge has expanded the powers of Casey Kasem’s daughter to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care and says he still has concerns about the ailing radio personality’s health and welfare. On May 20, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Murphy ordered Kasem’s wife to comply with court orders allowing doctors to evaluate her husband, and also be seen by his daughter Kerri.

    Casey Kasem’s wife served with guardianship papers

    The wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem was served Friday, May 23, with a California court order that temporarily suspends her powers to determine her husband’s medical care amid concerns about his health and welfare.

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    Comedian Jay Leno said he feels “liberated” to travel and invest more in his standup routines now that he’s not on TV anymore.

    Jay Leno says he’s enjoying retirement

    After two decades of hosting “The Tonight Show,” Jay Leno says his transition into retirement has been seamless. Without the daily grind of hosting NBC’s popular late-night show, Leno said he feels “liberated” to travel and invest more in his standup routines. “Write joke. Tell joke. Get check. It’s pretty simple. It’s not a hard plan,” he joked in an interview with The Associated Press.

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    Expect bold colors, metallic materials and sporty styles on beaches this summer in, surprisingly, more one-piece silhouettes.

    Swimwear: Bold colors, metallics and sporty styles

    Expect bold colors, metallic materials and sporty styles on beaches this summer in, surprisingly, more one-piece silhouettes. “Definitely more vibrant,” says Marissa Rubin, People StyleWatch’s senior market editor, of the colors. Here's a quick guide to this season’s swim looks.

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    Researchers see link between high cholesterol, infertility

    Couples with high cholesterol have a harder time conceiving children, researchers reported Tuesday, in what they called the first study to link fertility difficulties to the fat molecule commonly associated with cardiovascular problems.

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    Naperville native Emily Griffin discusses and signs copies of her new novel, “The One & Only,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.

    Book notes: Naperville native Emily Griffin signs new book at Anderson’s

    Naperville native Emily Giffin discusses and signs copies of her new novel, “The One & Only,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville. New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty discusses and signs copies of her novel "The Husband's Secret" at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Barnes and Noble in Skokie.

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    Designer Brian Patrick Flynn furnished this Atlanta loft strictly using vintage seating found at flea markets. Flynn suggests paying no attention to the existing upholstery, instead focusing solely on the lines of each piece.

    Flea-market finds can be home’s showstopper

    The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece to make their home more beautiful.

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    Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale in Chicago May 30-June 1 offers music, food, unique shopping and family activities.

    On the road: Do-Division leads off Chicago street fests

    The kickoff to Chicago’s neighborhood summer festival season is a great one, starting with the Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale in West Town. Shop indie shops, browse artisans’ works, listen to nonstop live music on two stages and sample food from local restaurants. Enjoy the city’s music, food and art festivals without the sleepy schlep home with The James Chicago’s “Summer in Chicago” package. Due to heavy demand, SC Johnson is adding to its schedule of free tours including the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Administration Building and Research Tower on the company’s Racine, Wisconsin, campus.

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    David (Alex Pettyfer) and Jade (Gabriella Wilde) fall for each other in the remake of “Endless Love.”

    DVD previews: ‘Endless Love,’ ‘Gambit’

    David Elliot (Alex Pettyfer), a wrong-side-of-the-tracks type, falls for blond bookworm Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde) in the remake of "Endless Love," now on DVD. Both are recent high school grads, but Jade is bound for Brown, while David has no plans beyond valeting at the local country club and working as a mechanic.

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    New prescription medication may help people who battle alcoholism.

    Alcoholism drugs work to reduce addiction

    Four medicines to treat alcoholism worked to reduce addiction, a study found, providing evidence that may overcome skepticism and spur greater use of the drugs.

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    Workshops not open to owners are no longer permitted

    Q. Can the board assemble outside the presence of unit owners to discuss association matters, where no vote will be taken?

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    Make sure you get the mortgage promised to you

    The challenging part of the closing process is perusing the transactional documents that indicate whether or not you are getting the deal you believe you negotiated or were promised.

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    Reveries In Motion Dance Company performs “Compass” at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25.

    Weekend picks: Reveries in Motion raising funds for children

    Reveries In Motion Dance Company performs a collection of modern and jazz dance pieces for “Compass,” a fundraiser for Compass to Care to support children who have to travel great distances for cancer treatment. Acclaimed Canadian comedian Jeremy Hotz continues his standup engagement at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Browse the works of more than 100 juried artists from around the world at the Barrington Art Festival this weekend at the Village Center. And the Geneva Coin Club hosts its Memorial Day Weekend Coin Show at the Holiday Inn in Elgin Sunday. All this and more in the suburbs and city this weekend.

Discuss

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    The Soapbox

    Daily Herald editors have lots on their minds, including the state income tax, local development issues and the Cubs owner's PR tactics. Read their opinions about those and more.

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    Know the danger of leaving pets in hot cars
    A letter to the editor: Warmer temperatures are a welcome change after a long, cold winter, but as the mercury rises, it’s crucial to protect our animal companions by never leaving them in parked vehicles. Every year, PETA receives dozens of reports of animals suffering and dying in hot, parked cars. Cruelty-to-animals charges are routinely filed in such cases.

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    Current income tax protects older adults
    A letter to the editor: Those who say Illinois can tax less and spend less while still providing vital services and critical care for older adults are not telling the truth.

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    Bunker Hill Drive nightmare continues
    As a former resident of Bunker Hill Drive in Algonquin, I think letter writer Harry Gibbons barely touched the surface of the nightmare.This street has been horrible for years, and the residents tried forming a group to get our great elected officials to listen to us. The only promise was as soon as Algonquin Road was finished being widened, all our problems would be solved. Guess what? Never happened — it got worse.In 2000, when most of the homes were being built, it never was designed to be a through street. It stopped at Woods Creek, as that was protected “wetland.” Protected until the building came along and threw enough money to the village to put the street through to Randall Road. Then our great elected officials decided to open it west of Square Barn, all the way to Lakewood. I know people who use Bunker Hill coming from Woodstock, Marengo, Huntley and most of all, Lake in the Hills. It was never designed to carry or hold that much daily traffic. It is not wide enough for cars to park along it and still safely drive, let alone bike or walk. You couldn’t even step into the street to get your mail without the fear of getting hit.Our great team of elected officials has ruined what was meant to be an elegant golf course community. I hope they are proud of themselves every time they “short cut” through Bunker Hill.For those residents still dealing with this nightmare, my suggestion is some “class action” against anyone who had a hand in allowing it to open as a “highway.” Why not open it all the way to Route 47, you’re almost there.I am so thankful I no longer have to deal with it.Sharlott LabineCarpentersville

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    Other Benghazi spurred by video
    A Roselle letter to the editor: Karl Rove, who perfected this GOP strategy most notably in the Swift-boating of John Kerry, is at it again with The Hillary brain damage nonsense. The idea is that once you get a story out there, no matter how false or crazy, it doesn’t go away and people believe it.

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    Residents of manufactured homes need protection
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Throughout my time as mayor of Des Plaines and state representative, I learned about the rampant abuse and mistreatment of tenants in manufactured home communities by their landlords. Despite commonly being referred to as “mobile home” parks, the tenants in these manufactured home communities are looking to make a home where they can feel safe from crime and opportunistic landlords.

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    Poison center saves lives, state money
    A Lincolnwood letter to the editor: Fifty-two million dollars. That is how much the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) saves our state each year. In a state plagued with budgetary issues, this cost savings benefits all Illinoisans. But for me, it’s not only about the money.

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    Go the healthful route with your grilling
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Folks setting to break out their outdoor grill on Memorial Day face a deadly choice of inflicting food poisoning or cancer on their family and friends. Food poisoning by E. coli and salmonella bacteria if they undercook their meat. Cancer if they heat their meat to the point of creating cancer-causing compounds.

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    Watch for military salutes this weekend
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: When you see people in civilian clothing saluting at Memorial Day events this weekend, it’s likely they’ll be American veterans. As civilians stand and hold their hands over their hearts, Congress has extended the special privilege to render the military salute at flag ceremonies to all 21 million men and women who have worn our nation’s uniforms in war and peace.

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    Thanks for response to food drive
    An Avon Township letter to the editor: The Avon Community Food Pantry would like to publicly thank the residents of the Round Lake and Grayslake area and the men and women of the U.S. Post office for donating and collecting over 10,000 pounds of food during the National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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