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    Dark clouds, as seen in this panoramic photo from the Meijer parking lot in Rolling Meadows, hang low in the sky as a quick moving storm moved through the area early Monday afternoon.

    Storms bring relief from hot temperatures

    Temperatures rose quickly this morning before storms moved into the area and sent temperatures back into the 70s. The forecast calls for more storms this afternoon and evening.

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    Arcada Theater owner Ron Onesti has been able to revitalize one aging suburban downtown theater. Now he's looking to do the same in Des Plaines.

    Can Arcada owner turn around Des Plaines theater?

    Respected suburban theater owner and concert promoter Ron Onesti hopes he can revitalize the shuttered Des Plaines Theatre, but whether he or anyone else will get the chance is in limbo. "I can envision an amazing entertainment complex that will truly benefit not only Des Plaines, but the surrounding suburbs," said Onesti, who has run the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles since 2005.

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    Joshua Paul, front, pictured here with his fiance, Jeff Bolek, is being remembered for his outgoing demeanor and caring personality. Paul died Aug. 18 after being involving in a traffic stop with Carpentersville police.

    Carpentersville man who died after traffic stop mourned

    Joshua Paul was a "vibrant" person with a magnetic personality, friends said Sunday. "Everybody loved him," Stephanie Jaramillo said. Paul died Aug. 18 in Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he'd been taken after being involved in a traffic stop by Carpentersville police. At the request of Carpentersville police officials, the Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit is investigating Paul's death.

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    Naperville woman dies in Aurora crash

    A 92-year-old Naperville woman was killed in a two vehicle crash on Route 59 in Aurora Sunday afternoon, according to authorities. According to a release by Aurora police, Dorothy Lineback, 92, was driving southbound and attempted to make a left turn in front of an oncoming sedan, which caused a head-on collision in the intersection of Rt. 59 and Entrance #1 of the Westfield Fox Valley Mall/La...

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    Chicago players watch as South Korea players celebrate after winning the championship baseball game at the Little League World Series baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. South Korea won 8-4.

    Images: Little League World Series Championship

    The Chicago Jackie Robinson West team faced South Korea in the Little League World Series Championship Sunday in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. South Korea won the game 8-4 to win the title.

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    The 2015 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac is predicting another frigid winter after having correctly predicted the notorious “polar vortex” winter we just went through.

    Farmers’ Almanac predicts another nasty winter

    The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it. Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won’t soon be forgotten. And the editors of the publication are predicting more of the same for the coming season.

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    Auto enthusiasts stop Sunday in Geneva to take photos of the car that won the 1933 Elgin National Road Race. The car was one of more than 200 classic, exotic and rare automobiles on display during the Geneva Concours d’Elegance.

    Rare, historic autos come to Geneva

    More than 200 of the finest and rarest antique, classic and exotic automobiles from around the Midwest lined Third Street in Geneva on Sunday for the 10th annual Geneva Concours d’Elegance car show. Among them was a shiny black car with not only a historic link to Elgin, but to the development of modern day stock car racing.

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    Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria, has been released. He is believed to be the man in this video taken during his two years of captivity.

    U.S. says American held in Syria has been freed

    An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants. The freed American is 45-year-old Peter Theo Curtis of Massachusetts, who wrote under the byline Theo Padnos.

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    Bricks and fallen rubble cover a car with the old courthouse in the background following an earthquake Sunday in Napa, Calif. A large earthquake rolled through California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

    Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

    The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California’s wine country on Sunday. The magnitude-6.0 earthquake that struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from the city of Napa ruptured water mains and gas lines, left two...

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    A sign advertises deep-fried Kool-Aid at a food vendor at the Washington County Fair last week in Greenwich, N.Y. The creators of fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public.

    A deep-fried, bacon-wrapped fair season is here

    The creators of state and county fair concoctions say they work all year to outdo themselves and the other vendors vying for the attention of an ever more expectant public. Here are some of the other offerings seen at this year’s crop of fairs.

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    Members of the St. Louis chapters of the NAACP and the National Urban League march in Ferguson, Mo., Saturday. On Sunday, hundreds of people in St. Louis gathered at a festival that promotes peace over violence.

    Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace

    The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a “day of silence” as he lays his son to rest Monday. “Tomorrow all I want is peace,” Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis’ largest city park during brief remarks Sunday at a festival that promotes peace over violence. “That’s...

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    Dressed as the four seasons, Brad Rathe of Deer Park, left, walks with Winston, and Cheryl Rathe marches with Macey, during the annual Sweet Pea Pet Parade in downtown Palatine. More than 70 pets participated in the parade Sunday dressed in costumes ranging from sports figures to food items.

    Pets parade through downtown Palatine

    Pets large and small, from dachshunds to a Great Dane, dressed in elaborate costumes walked with their owners through downtown Palatine on Sunday for the annual Sweet Pea Pet Parade. “The people like the idea of coming down and dressing up their pets,” said Larry Schroth, owner of Foxglove Cottage.

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    Gloria Beck of Lake Zurich, left, and Nora Wennerstrom of Libertyville sample food and drinks Sunday during the 8th annual Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Taste of the Towns at Paulus Park.

    Food, drink the stars of Lake Zurich’s annual ‘Taste of the Towns’ at Paulus Park

    The opportunity to sample signature or new food and beverage items from local gourmet vendors drew crowds to Paulus Park in Lake Zurich on Sunday for the eighth-annual Taste of the Towns. Sponsored by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce, the free event also featured also musical, live entertainment and family activities, such as a climbing wall and arts and crafts.

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    British actor and director Richard Attenborough arrives at the Galaxy British Book Awards in London April 9, 2008, The acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, died on Sunday. He was 90.

    Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

    Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90. Ben Kingsley, who shot to global fame for his performance as Mahatma Gandhi, recalled Attenborough’s passionate 20 year struggle to bring "Gandhi" to the big screen. The film won eight Oscars, including best picture, best director for...

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    Water rushes through an open bay at the Carraizo Dam to release water left by a passing storm in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, Saturday. A tropical depression lashed the Bahamas and dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. Hurricane Center.

    Cristobal’s pelting rains lash southeast Bahamas

    Slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall on Sunday, and one man died and two other people were earlier left missing when they were caught up by swollen rivers on the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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    American Aid goods are loaded onto a truck after it arrived by airplane, to be used in the fight against the Ebola virus spreading in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Sunday. Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa’s largest cities.

    Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

    The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said Sunday. The World Health Organization is also considering medical evacuation for a Senegalese health worker who has become infected in Sierra Leone, the U.N. health agency said.

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    Pro-Russian rebels escort prisoners of war from the Ukrainian army in a central square in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday. Ukraine has retaken control of much of its eastern territory bordering Russia in the last few weeks, but fierce fighting for the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk persists.

    Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east
    To shouts of “Fascists!” and “Hang them from a tree!” captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday as bystanders pelted them with eggs, water bottles and tomatoes. The spectacle of the bruised and filthy soldiers being marched hands bound and surrounded by gun-toting pro-Russian insurgents came as Ukrainians...

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    Metal artist Jozef Andrzejczwk of Mount Prospect works on a copper flower Sunday while displaying his work at 45th annual Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts at Lake Ellyn Park. About 80 artists showcased their work during the weekend art fest.

    Crowds flock for art, music at Glen Ellyn festival

    It’s not called the Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts for nothing. Visitors to Lake Ellyn Park this weekend for the 45th annual festival got the chance to browse the works of about 80 artists working in nearly every imaginable medium as part of a juried show while listening to live music and even enjoying a beverage or two.

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    Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market opening in Elk Grove Village Oct. 15

    The new Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market coming to Elk Grove Village is expected to open Oct. 15, Mayor Craig Johnson said. “We’re looking forward to them becoming part of the village,” the mayor said.

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    More charges possible in Round Lake Park crash

    Round Lake Park police say a 38-year-old man charged with drunken driving after his vehicle struck a pedestrian Friday night could face additional felony charges. “If there are going to be charges, we certainly aren’t going to be reluctant to pursue them,” Police Chief George Filenko said.

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    Spring Lake Beach hours:

    With the summer season coming to an end and the school season beginning, lifeguards are present at Spring Lake Beach in Lincolnshire only on weekends, the village said in a news release on its website.

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    Adaptive sports group hosts 5K:

    Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association will host the 7th Annual 5k Twilight Run, Walk, Roll & Post-Race Party on Saturday, Sept. 6.

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    Monarch festival in Waukegan:

    The Waukegan Public Library presents the fifth annual Monarch Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Clayton and County streets in downtown Waukegan.

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    Grayslake library cards encouraged:

    Grayslake Area Public Library is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month in September, officials said in a news release.

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    Noah Fuller, 15 of Tinley Park poses for a photo with Lou Ferrigno, aka the “Hulk” from the 1970s TV during his visit to the Comic Con convention at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Fuller said his dad used to watch the Hulk on TV when he was a kid.

    Images from Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont

    Images from Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont

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    Kelly Moore

    Aurora University student charged with sexual abuse

    An Aurora University student from Chicago is facing a sex abuse charge after he was accused of accosting a fellow student in her dorm room, Aurora police announced Sunday. Authorities have charged Kelly Moore, 22, of the 8000 block of Artesian Avenue, with criminal sexual abuse and unlawful restraint in connection with the alleged abuse, which occurred in the early morning hours on Saturday,...

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    Lightning sparks Palatine fire, leaves home uninhabitable

    Lightning was to blame for a fire Saturday that caused an estimated $80,000 damage to a Palatine home Saturday afternoon, leaving the residence uninhabitable, authorities said. No residents or firefighters were injured as a result of the blaze at a two-story home in the 900 block of West Wood Street, according to the Palatine Fire Department.

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    Donny Schmit

    New hotel pitch on the table in Fox Lake

    Fox Lake village officials have been courted four times since 1998 by developers looking to build a hotel on the Chain O' Lakes. The only thing the village has to show for those efforts are failed architecture plans and a hill of mud, weeds and grass overlooking busy Route 12. Mayor Donny Schmit hopes a new attempt to build a hotel on the 19-acre Sayles property near Eagle Point Road is the real...

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    Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.com

    Girl who used periwinkle to best leukemia blossoms into comic

    In 1998, 8-year-old Lisa Mongillo of Arlington Heights took a Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii to see the periwinkle flower used to make one of the leukemia drugs doctors hoped would save her life. Now, she’s a comedian in a two-woman show and works for a charity that helps kids.

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    Elgin Community College Associate Dean Scott Adams, left, and Keith Smith, a Kane County sheriff’s detective who specializes in cybercrimes and digital forensics, oversee the college’s new digital forensics lab.

    Elgin Community College’s unique crime-fighting role

    A sophisticated digital forensics lab resides at Elgin Community College. With state and FBI crime labs notoriously backlogged, the community college campus provides a new home for police to work on solving crime. “Very few things can be done nowadays without leaving a digital fingerprint,” said Detective Keith Smith, a 30-year veteran of the Kane County Sheriff’s Department,...

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    When it comes to parenting, a united front works best

    When it comes to successful parenting, our Ken Potts says, most moms and dads find it helps if they present a united front.

Sports

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    Chicagoans Beverly Harris, left, and Kameron Betton, worry as they watch the Jackie Robinson West team in their last at-bat in the Little League World Series as they watched at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center in Chicago Sunday. The Jackie Robinson West team lost to South Korea 8-4.

    Even in loss, Chicago celebrates Little Leaguers

    Chicago cheered on the hottest sports team in town on Sunday and, for the day at least, it wasn’t a team called the Bears, White Sox, Cubs, Bulls or Blackhawks. The buzz in the nation’s third-largest city was for a group of 11- and 12-year-old boys from Chicago’s South Side who took on South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game.

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    Pat Hughes, who has broadcast baseball for three decades, has been the radio voice of the Cubs for the last 19 years.

    Kasper: Talking baseball with Pat Hughes

    Pat Hughes is now in his 19th season as the radio voice of the Cubs and has been a big league announcer for three full decades. Len Kasper, in an extensive Q&A, talks with his radio counterpart about how he goes about his craft.

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    The offensive resurgence of shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who opened Sunday’s game with a home run, has been a big plus for the White Sox this season.

    Rongey: Bad month aside, White Sox on right track

    Despite a rough August, Chris Rongey says the White Sox are still on the right path.

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    Sky can’t close out Dream at home

    Pouring in a game-high 39 points, Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry relentlessly willed her team to a 92-83 victory that ties the three-game playoff series at 1-1. The Chicago Sky won the series opener Friday in Atlanta, which is where the closer will be Tuesday.

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    Mexico’s Angel Reyna, left, and U.S. Jermaine Jones battle for the ball during a friendly soccer match Aug. 15 in Mexico City.

    Go figure: Fire misses out on Jermaine Jones

    The Chicago Fire is feeling today a little like the efficient, hard-working employee who winds up on the unemployment line anyway.

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    New York Yankees Brett Gardner (11) dumps Gatorade on the Yankees’ Brian McCann after McCann hit a pinch-hit, 10th-inning, walk-off, 3-run home run off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jake Petricka.

    Sale squanders lead, White Sox lose to Yanks in 10

    NEW YORK — Chris Sale was in complete control at Yankee Stadium, all set to end Chicago’s losing streak. And then the ball glanced off Dayan Viciedo’s glove.Unable to overcome Viciedo’s error in left field, Sale fell apart in the sixth inning and let the Yankees erase a three-run deficit. Pinch-hitter Brian McCann lined a three-run homer off Jake Petricka in the 10th, giving New York a 7-4 victory Sunday and a three-game sweep of the skidding White Sox.“Things just kind of unraveled for me,” said Sale, who had thrown 21 straight scoreless innings on the road. “That stuff is going to happen. You have to find a way to get through that.”Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run single and Mark Teixeira hit an RBI double in the sixth off Sale, who is 0-2 in five starts since beating the Twins 7-0 on July 26. The three-time All-Star entered 3-0 with a 0.85 ERA and 40 strikeouts in seven career appearances (four starts) against the Yankees.Avisail Garcia hit a tying homer in the ninth for the White Sox, who have lost a season-high six in a row and 13 of 17 overall. Chicago has dropped its last eight games at Yankee Stadium since winning on June 29, 2012. During the latest series, the White Sox scored first in every game but blew a pair of three-run leads.“It is tough. We have had a bad stretch,” Sale said. “It is not for lack of effort. Nobody here is hanging their head. Nobody in here is giving up. Just some unfortunate bounces sometimes. We need to start stringing some things together and win some games.”Alexei Ramirez hit his first career leadoff homer and Conor Gillaspie had a two-run shot.Desperately chasing a playoff spot, the Yankees won their fourth straight by getting their second game-ending hit against Chicago in three days.Carlos Beltran doubled off Petricka (0-3) with two outs, and Chase Headley was intentionally walked. McCann, batting for backup catcher Francisco Cervelli, laced a full-count pitch over the 314-foot sign in the right-field corner.“Just in the wrong spot,” Petricka said. “He got the barrel on that changeup and kept it inside the pole. Short porch in right, that will happen here.” New York scored four unearned runs off Sale in the sixth to take a 4-3 lead, capitalizing on Viciedo’s error. Sale walked two batters and hit rookie Zelous Wheeler on the leg with a first-pitch breaking ball, forcing in a run.“I think it spiraled on him pretty quick,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “Uncharacteristic for him to walk and hit a couple of guys.”Suzuki capped the outburst with a two-run single, making him the first left-handed batter to drive in a run against Sale since Minnesota star Joe Mauer on Aug. 17, 2013, according to STATS. After striking out his first three times up, Garcia led off the ninth with a home run against Yankees closer David Robertson, who had converted 22 consecutive save chances since June 5 — the longest active streak in the majors. David Huff (3-1) threw a called third strike past slugger Jose Abreu with two on to end the top of the 10th.“I was trying to throw a ball there,” said Huff, who didn’t want to give Abreu anything to hit. “I was missing some spots, in a good way.” RESPECTNew York saluted White Sox captain Paul Konerko before his final regular-season game at Yankee Stadium. Derek Jeter presented Konerko with an encased and autographed base, and the two posed for photos behind home plate. Jeter and Konerko are both retiring after this season. “As far as that whole retirement thing, it is probably the highlight of the year for me so far,” said Konerko, who went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. “Definitely a classy move by them. I certainly did not expect it.” TRAINER’S ROOM

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    Jackie Robinson West players watch as South Korea players celebrate after winning the championship baseball game at the Little League World Series, Sunday, in South Williamsport, Pa. South Korea won 8-4.

    Jackie Robinson West loses 8-4 to South Korea in Little League World Series

    Jackie Robinson West lived up to its never-say-die credo — continually winning when a loss would have ended its journey through the tournament — by opening the sixth on singles by Jones and Hondras. In the last inning, Darion Radcliff came through with a two-run single and Joshua Houston — the pitching and hitting hero of the U.S. final win a day earlier — also had a single to bring the Chicago fans to their feet.

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    Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen, scrambling for yardage in the preseason opener, won the backup job because he is considered to have a much greater upside than Jordan Palmer.

    Jimmy Clausen beats Palmer for Bears’ backup QB job

    The release of Jordan Palmer gives Jimmy Clausen the Bears' No. 2 quarterback behind Jay Cutler. The first wave of roster cuts cleared up some other Bear's position battles, although others remain cloudy.

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    Cougars’ winning streak ends at 13

    The visiting Kane County Cougars did not go down without a fight Sunday but still saw their 13-game winning streak come to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Burlington Bees.

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    Boomers’ offense rolls 18-6

    The Schaumburg Boomers set or equaled numerous team records in an 18-6 rout of the Frontier Greys to sweep the series and move into a first-place tie Sunday.

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    Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in Sunday’s victory over the Orioles at Wrigley Field.

    Wada’s effort for Cubs much appreciated

    Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada basked in a standing ovation Sunday after he pitched 6.1 innings of 1-hit, 1-run ball in a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Wrigley Field. Wada did not allow a hit until Steve Pearce led off the seventh with a home run.

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    Anthony Rizzo celebrates with teammate Luis Valbuena after the Cubs defeated the first-place Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Sunday to complete the weekend sweep.

    Miles: Much different Cubs vibe in Epstein’s 3rd year

    The Cubs are getting through the dog days of August much better than they did the previous two seasons. In fact, the whole look and feel of the team is a much different and much more positive one than it was in 2012 and 2013, says Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles.

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    Hunter Mahan poses with his wife, Kandi, and daughter Zoe and the trophy after winning the The Barclays golf tournament Sunday in Paramus, N.J.

    Mahan comes up with timely victory at The Barclays

    Hunter Mahan pulled away with three straight birdies late in the final round Sunday to win The Barclays, ending more than two years without a title on the PGA Tour. The victory was the sixth of his career, and one of the most important.

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    Chicago Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada, of Japan, throws against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning — the first of more than 6 without giving up a hit.

    Wada throws 6 and a third hitless innings in Cubs win

    Tsuyoshi Wada allowed Steve Pearce’s leadoff homer in the seventh inning for Baltimore’s only hit, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Wada (4-1) got a popout after the homer that landed on Waveland Avenue and departed to a standing ovation from the crowd of 32,774.

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    Chicago's Trey Hondras reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Las Vegas' Brennan Holligan during the first inning of the United States Championship baseball game at the Little League World Series Saturday in South Williamsport, Pa. Chicago won 7-5.

    Images: Jackie Robinson West's win over Las Vegas

    Images from Jackie Robinson West's win over Las Vegas Saturday

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    Second baseman Gordon Beckham is no longer with the White Sox, who gave up on his potential and traded him to the Angels.

    Spiegel: Beckham another story of how cruel game can be

    Matt Spiegel on baseball: Now that Gordon Beckham is gone from the White Sox after being traded to the Angels, we wonder why he never learned to be a big-league hitter.

Business

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    Winemaker Tom Montgomery reacts to seeing damage following an earthquake at the B.R. Cohn Winery barrel storage facility Sunday in Napa, Calif. Winemakers in California’s storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles, barrels and gallons of ruined wine as a result of the earthquake.

    California winemakers cleaning up after quake

    Winemakers in California’s storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday’s earthquake. The earthquake couldn’t have come at a worse time for the region, which has just started harvesting the 2014 crop. “It’s devastating. I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Tom Montgomery, a winemaker for B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen, California.

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    Game ranching, the private ownership of wildlife for hunting, tourism and meat production that’s been allowed by law since 1991, has split conservation groups.

    Lions hunted to save rhinos in South African circle of life

    When U.S. television host Melissa Bachman posted a photo on Facebook Inc. of herself smiling and holding a rifle above the head of a lion she had shot, the response was instant.Users of the social network vilified Bachman, 30, who also killed a Nyala antelope last year on a trip to South Africa, as “evil,” a “low-life” and a “disgusting excuse for a human being.” The hunting trip was part of South Africa’s game-ranching industry, which is worth $1.1 billion a year and growing at 10 percent annually, according to Barclays Africa Group Ltd.

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    Marcia Cubitt, president, Essential Bodywear, left, and CEO Carrie Charlick talk about a bra in Commerce Township, Mich. Charlick and Cubitt have $4 million in sales but have been rejected for $500,000 credit lines since 2012.

    Women small business owners struggle to get loans

    Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank. Women owners have long been at a disadvantage getting loans. Some states required husbands or other male relatives to co-sign business loans until the practice was outlawed by the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988.

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    Bottles of bourbon are on display in a case at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Ky. Kentucky bourbon makers have stashed away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation due to resurgent demand for the venerable brown spirit.

    Bourbon production reaches high point since ’70s

    Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders’ lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbon years before they are even ordered.

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    Chinese tourists on board the Princess Cruises ship Diamond Princess off the coast of Fukuoka, Japan. Cruise operators have traditionally sent older vessels to developing countries while saving their most advanced ships for U.S. and European customers. But surging growth in China means it’s a market operators can no longer ignore.

    Global cruise lines set sail for China

    Carnival Corp., the No. 1 cruise company, will become the first global cruise operator to have four ships based in China when it deploys its Costa Serena to Shanghai in April. The race for China underscores the growing strength of the leisure and travel industries in the world’s No. 2 economy as authorities try to spur domestic spending rather than trade and investment as an engine of growth.

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    Rising home values and low interest rates mean more borrowers to take out a home equity line of credit against the value of their home.

    5 tips to know if a home equity line of credit is right for you

    Rising home values and low interest rates are a powerful combination for homeowners looking for more financial breathing room. Many borrowers are take out a home equity line of credit, which can pose risks. Here are five tips to help determine whether a HELOC is right for you.

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    We’ve all heard that feedback is good for us, makes us stronger and helps us to develop. Yet still we react poorly to just the thought of getting criticism.

    Career coach: Feedback triggers threat response in us

    We’ve all heard that feedback is good for us, makes us stronger and helps us to develop. Yet still we react poorly to just the thought of getting criticism.

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    With the cost of a year’s worth of required course materials averaging $638, college students constantly seek ways to save money when it comes to textbooks. But they may risk not getting the materials they need to succeed in time for the start of classes by purchasing online or forgoing books for the semester altogether.

    Back to class: 10 money-saving tips on textbooks from the college store

    With the cost of a year’s worth of required course materials averaging $638, college students constantly seek ways to save money when it comes to textbooks. But they may risk not getting the materials they need to succeed in time for the start of classes by purchasing online or forgoing books for the semester altogether.

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    On Sept. 15, Michele Roberts will officially become the first woman to lead the NBA Players Association, or any major North American professional sports union for that matter. And while the NBA deserves attention for being forward-thinking — it also just named its first female full-time assistant coach and outscores all other professional leagues on diversity hiring — it’s worth looking more closely at the context in which Roberts takes on the job.

    First female takes over NBA players union

    On Sept. 15, Michele Roberts will officially become the first woman to lead the NBA Players Association, or any major North American professional sports union for that matter. And while the NBA deserves attention for being forward-thinking -- it also just named its first female full-time assistant coach and outscores all other professional leagues on diversity hiring -- it’s worth looking more closely at the context in which Roberts takes on the job.

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    Product orders on Amazon remain strong, according to third-party sellers’ sales. Transactions from third-party merchants who use Amazon’s platform to sell their goods jumped 40.4 percent in July from the year before, compared with June’s 34.4 percent and May’s 28.1 percent increases, according to data from ChannelAdvisor, which helps e-commerce retailers access various distribution channels.

    Amazon gambles consumers won’t budge amid supplier spats

    Jeff Bezos is betting consumers are so hooked on Amazon.com’s easy shopping and fast delivery that they won’t revolt even as negotiations with suppliers make it harder to find some items on the site.

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    This book cover image released by Little, Brown and Company shows “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town,” by Beth Macy.

    Q&A: How 1 US factory owner fought cheap imports

    Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn’t necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy. Macy’s book, “Factory Man,” tells the story of one manufacturer who fought back. In a recent interview, Macy discussed the colorful history of the Bassett family and the larger lessons of the book.

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    Facebook Inc. will let advertisers know where a promotion was first viewed and when it led to a purchase by tracking users between their electronic devices, a tool that may reignite privacy concerns.

    Facebook to track users across devices to study shopping habits

    Facebook Inc. will let advertisers know where a promotion was first viewed and when it led to a purchase by tracking users between their electronic devices, a tool that may reignite privacy concerns.

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    Congress created a special overtime exception for state and local public safety workers: the “7(k) work period rule,” which bases overtime calculations on a work period ranging from 7 to 28 days, instead of a 40-hour workweek.

    Work Advice: Why are police paid differently?

    I am a police officer. My department claims that police and fire departments are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirement that all overtime work over 40 hours in a week be paid at time-and-a-half. I have spoken with people at the Labor Department and cannot get an answer as to why this is.

Life & Entertainment

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    Ke$ha arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sundayin Inglewood, Calif.

    Images: MTV Video Music Awards

    The two-hour show was tamer than past VMAs: The most shocking moment was Nicki Minaj's rump-shaking during her performance of “Anaconda” in the show's first minutes and Beyoncie's epic nearly 20-minute performance to close out the show and cap off her Video Vanguard award.

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    Rita Ora goes for the glamour, but did she pull it off?

    Images: Best & Worst Dressed at VMAs
    Take a look at the best and worst dressed at MTV's Video Music Awards.

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    Ariana Grande, from left, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj perform Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards.

    It's ladies' night at the VMAs

    Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. She was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter which brought her to tears, amid the numerous rumors surrounding her marriage. Beyonce sang and danced in a metallic leotard while Blue Ivy and Jay Z watched from their seats as the diva declared: “MTV, welcome to my world.”

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    Rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been injured in an early morning shooting Sunday at a West Hollywood nightclub but is expected to survive.

    Rap mogul Suge Knight hurt in nightclub shooting

    Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was one of three injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub on West Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant said.

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    The heroes in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” take the box office crown back from last week’s winners, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

    Disney’s ‘Guardians’ retakes top slot at box office

    Walt Disney Co.’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” reclaimed the top slot in its fourth week at the box office, beating newcomer “If I Stay” and last week’s winner, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” “Guardians” garnered $17.6 million in domestic ticket sales, Rentrak Corp. said today in an e-mailed statement.

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    The Bear Lake Corridor Trails area in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park offers good day hikes in the eastern side of the park, using the town of Estes Park as a gateway. The park is launching a yearlong celebration of its centennial in September, and fall is a nice time to visit.

    Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park celebrates turning 100

    No adjectives can do Rocky Mountain National Park justice. The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate. And starting Sept. 3, Rocky Mountain National Park launches a year of festivities to celebrate its centennial, including special hikes, wildlife seminars, art shows and a wild game culinary fest.

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    Tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards haven’t even aired yet, but days worth of drama have the show trending on social media already.

    Drama reigns at VMAs before awards show even airs

    Snakes and stage slips: There’s drama and the MTV Video Music Awards haven’t even begun yet. But that's helping the popular awards show, airing Sunday night, trend on social media even before an award is handed out, though trophies often take a back seat at the VMAs, which are all about the moments. And the show will likely provide even more memorable moments, much like last year’s show, which we will call the Video Miley Awards.

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    Michael Harris makes clear something has been lost in “The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection.”

    An insightful look at digital-age clutter

    Michael Harris offers in his book “The End of Absence” a fascinating assessment of this moment we inhabit and, for those old enough to remember, highlights the rare opportunity we have to recall what it was like before we filled our day with unstoppable status updates, conversations interrupted by Wikipedia fact checks and the suffocating weight of thousands of emails.

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    Actress Laverne Cox hopes her success can serve as an inspiration to others. “It gives me hope that anything is possible. I’m a black trans woman from Alabama raised by a single mother from a working class background.”

    Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story

    Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment — including a recent Emmy nomination — and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

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    Wallie Leung, back left, and his wife, Jenny, eat an order of crabs at Jimmy Cantler’s Riverside Inn in Annapolis, Md.

    Go for the food: In Annapolis, crab rules

    Do not wear your Sunday Best. That’s the first rule for eating messy crabs here on the Chesapeake Bay. Everything else — demonstrating brutal hammer skills, sending up clouds of powdered spice blend, shaking the wobbly communal picnic tables — can be forgiven here at Jimmy Cantler’s Riverside Inn. After all, everyone commits at least one of these offenses during a visit.

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    Rosario Dawson will sign autographs at the Hollywood Palms in Naperville.

    Sunday picks: Meet a few dames to die for

    Meet and get autographs from actresses Patricia Rodriguez Vonne, Crystal McCahill and Rosario Dawson before screenings of “Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Die For” at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. Fans of all things fantasy and sci-fi won't want to miss the Wizard World Convention Comic Con 2014 in Rosemont. And check out the Color Aloft Balloon Festival at Central Park in Grayslake.

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    “True Detective” is a frontrunner for best drama at the Emmys and both its stars — Matthew McConaughey, left, and Woody Harrelson — are up for best actor.

    Bounty of TV riches makes Emmys hard to predict

    Predicting the Emmys will be tough this year: so much good TV, so few winners. The big questions: Can Emmy move past "Modern Family" to honor something edgier? Will Julia Louis-Dreyfus win yet again? And could this be Jon Hamm's year -- or will he lose out to Matthew McConaughey? Tune in Monday.

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    Front-yard view of Jamie Daniel's home at 420 S. Seventh St. in Geneva. Because of the narrow shape of the property, the home actually has two front yards.

    Ivy-covered Geneva home is a modern classic

    When one thinks of Geneva, one generally thinks of stately, old-fashioned Victorians, Colonials and bungalows. But back in the late 1980s, one woman purchased a suddenly available lot near the downtown shopping district and built a modern home that so beautifully blended into its surroundings, people often miss it while driving by.

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    Dr. Sylvia Earle in a scene from the Netflix documentary “Mission Blue,” directed by Fisher Stevens and Robert Nixon

    Fisher Stevens goes on a filmmaking ‘Mission Blue’

    When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea. Turning the camera on her efforts to protect the seas was one thing, but putting herself center stage made Earle uneasy, Stevens said.

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    Unqualified contractor makes poor attic repairs

    Q. We had bathroom vents incorrectly installed into the attic, rather than being vented outside. We had a contractor convince us it needed to be encapsulated with a special paint, rather than fixing the problem and letting dry conditions kill the mold

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    Editorial: Church obligated to priest’s reputation, too

    When the Archdiocese of Chicago reinstated Joseph Wilk as a priest in good standing on July 24, and took him off the list of priests against whom credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor had been made, they needed to do one more thing. Tell people about it, a Daily Herald editorial says.

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    Pursuing the positives of immigration

    Columnists Steven and Cokie Roberts: Murrieta, in southern California, attracted a lot of TV cameras last month when protesters blocked three buses carrying illegal immigrants to a processing center. The crowds bristled with racially tinged hostility. Utica, an aging industrial center in upstate New York, takes exactly the opposite approach. It welcomes immigrants, especially refugees from political persecution in countries like Burma and Bosnia.

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    Tell the story, don’t be it

    Columnist Ruben Navarrette: With reporters being threatened, arrested, manhandled, berated, shot with rubber bullets and pelted with tear gas projectiles, it is tempting to declare that law enforcement officers in Ferguson are waging a war against the media. Yet, even thinking this way shows that many reporters have lost their way in covering this story.

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    Towns with jet noise also benefit from O’Hare
    A Bloomingdale letter to the editor: I have for the past month or two heard nothing but complaints about the jet noise from O’Hare Airport. People get over it!

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    Walgreen is just trying to stay aliv
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth deserves the utmost respect — from an old soldier like myself and from the American people. For her service to our country, however, I must take issue with her statement regarding companies that want to move some of their operations overseas to lessen their tax burden. She compared these companies to soldiers who abandon their units.

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    Time for a different kind of R&R
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: This country has been under stress for many years. We now need a level of R&R. No not relax and rehab.

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