Daily Archive : Sunday August 31, 2014



    Rolling Meadows driver charged in crash near Daily Herald building

    A Rolling Meadows man has been charged with an aggravated DUI after police say he rear-ended an SUV at the intersection of Algonquin Road and Tonne Drive in Arlington Heights before driving his truck into a light pole just a few hundred feet away from the Daily Herald office complex Sunday afternoon.

    Police say an elderly couple and two of their adult children were found dead in their Elmhurst home Saturday evening in what authorities are describing as a triple murder and suicide.

    Disabled children killed in Elmhurst murder-suicide

    An elderly Elmhurst man apparently struggling with his health and his ability to care for an ailing wife and developmentally disabled adult children fatally shot all three family members Saturday before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. The bodies of Francis Stack, 82, Joan Stack, 82, Francis Stack, Jr., 48, and Mary Stack, 57, were found Saturday by Elmhurst police officers on a...

    The Tungurahua volcano throws ash and stones during an eruption seen from Banos, Ecuador, Sunday. The volcano entered an eruptive phase in 1999 that continues to this day.

    Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

    Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland’s subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace. The red warning code — the highest in the country’s alert system — was raised early Sunday after the eruption in the Holuhraun lava field. The...

    Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, speaking to the press in Quezon city, Philippines, Sunday, said more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.

    Philippine troops pull ‘greatest escape’ in Golan

    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

    Luetta Coonrod of Lombard demonstrates how food was cooked at Union Army camps during the Civil War Encampment on Sunday at Graue Mill and Museum in Oak Brook. the event also featured combat and medical demonstrations from the Civil War era.

    Civil War brought to life at Graue Mill in Oak Brook

    The Civil War era was brought back to life Sunday during an encampment y at the Graue Mill and Museum in Oak Brook. Re-enactors of the 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry demonstrated the basics of Civil War combat, while others showed how soldiers healed and spent their down time.

    Damage is seen in the front yard of a building at the U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, following weeks of violence between rival militias over control of the capital.

    Islamist militia now guards U.S. Embassy in Libya

    An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.

    A visitor to the University of Wisconsin research farm samples tomatoes in Verona, Wis. University plant breeders are working with chefs and farmers to develop better-tasting vegetables.

    Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

    There’s a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While plant breeders at many public universities focus on improving field corn, soybeans and other crops used in food manufacturing or livestock feed, those in Madison want to produce better-tasting vegetables.

    Damage is seen in the front yard of a building at the U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday,following weeks of violence between rival militias over control of the capital.

    Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

    An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. An Associated Press journalist saw holes left by small-arms and rocket fire dotting the residential compound, reminders of weeks of violence between...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, seen here in an appearance Friday, is calling on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, including discussing statehood.

    Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels have recently opened a new offensive along the seacoast.

    A visitor to the University of Wisconsin research farm samples tomatoes in Verona, Wis. University plant breeders are working with chefs and farmers to develop better-tasting vegetables.

    Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

    There’s a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While plant breeders at many public universities focus on improving field corn, soybeans and other crops used in food manufacturing or livestock feed, those in Madison want to produce better-tasting vegetables.

    Members of The Plank Road Folk Song Society, including Jen Shilt on the Bass, perform for the crowd Sunday at the Fox Valley Folk Festival at Island Park in Geneva. The festival continues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

    Live folk music entertains at Geneva fest

    More than 100 performers entertained crowds during the first day of the 38th annual Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival, held at Island Park in Geneva. “When you hear it, you know it’s the real deal,” Texas musician Danny Santos said of folk music. “It’s honest music, made on the spot, right there in front of you.”

    Olympic silver medalist Megan Bozek waves to the crowd Sunday during the Buffalo Grove Days parade along Bernard Drive. The U.S. women’s ice hockey player was this year’s grand marshal in what organizers say was the largest ever Buffalo Grove Days parade..

    Crowds line streets for largest Buffalo Grove Days parade

    Crowds lined Bernard Drive in Buffalo Grove on a beautiful sunny afternoon Sunday to watch the annual Buffalo Grove Days parade. It was the annual fest’s largest parade ever, with more than 115 participants, including marching bands, politicians, floats, the Medinah Shriners and lots and lots of kids.


    Conservation group to host weekely bird walks in Barrington area

    The Audubon Chicago Region and local Citizens for Conservation are working together to plan several free bird hikes in the Barrington area in the coming weeks. The five hikes will be lead by Barrington area naturalist Wendy Paulson and will be held every week in a different part of the Barrington area. The first walk will be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at Bakers Lake in Barrington.


    Tax appeal seminar scheduled in Des Plaines

    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar Monday, Sept. 15, at the Des Plaines Public Library.


    Emergency response presentation in Fremont Twp.

    The Fremont Township Community Emergency Response Team will provide information on what an active shooter is, the warning signs, what happens during such a situation and how to respond, during a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in meeting room A at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 Midlothian Road, Mundelein.


    St. Charles Dist. 303 settles playground bully lawsuit

    The family of a St. Charles elementary school student has settled its lawsuit against St. Charles Unit District 303, in which they alleged the boy’s right arm was broken because school officials failed to protect him from a bully. The suit was settled and dismissed this summer, according to court records, after the district’s insurance carrier paid $15,000 to cover the 8-year-old...

    Jimmy Moore and Daphne Quigley perform Irish songs Sunday during the Long Grove Irish Days Festival Sunday in the village’s historic downtown. The festival featured live music, Irish dancers, a men-in-kilts competition and more.

    Music, dance and food highlight Long Grove’s Irish Days

    Men in kilts, live music, dancers and an Irish dog competition highlighted day two of Long Grove Irish Days in the village’s historic downtown. "A lot of people who came here yesterday are coming back as part of tradition. It has created excitement in Long Grove," said spokeswoman Mary Beth Sammons.


    Lake County judge appointed to committee

    Lake County Associate Judge Donna-Jo Vorderstrasse has been appointed to the 2015 Child Support Advisory Committee for the State of Illinois, the 19th Judicial Circuit announced in a news release.


    Mt. Prospect seeks fir or spruce tree for holidays

    The village of Mount Prospect is looking for a good fir or spruce tree to be used in this year’s Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. Any resident who has a fir or spruce in his or her yard (and would like to get rid of it) should contact the village’s Public Works Department at (847) 870-5640 or via email at publicworksdept@mountprospect.org.


    Midwest Shotokan Karate Fitness Center opens in Prospect Hts.

    The Midwest Shotokan Karate Fitness Center will be holding a grand opening/open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, and 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at 1295 N. Rand Road, Prospect Heights.


    Midlothian Road resurfacing in Mundelein

    The pavement resurfacing of Midlothian Road from Route 176 to south of Winchester Road in Mundelein will begin Tuesday, Sept. 2.


    Memorial run planned near Wauconda

    The Jeremy Stom Remembrance Foundation will hold its annual 5-kilometer run Sept. 14 at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. The organization is named after a Stevenson High School graduate who died in 2009 of a drug overdose.


    Bank loans used to collect unpaid medical bills

    A health system with hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin has started working with a bank to offer interest-free loans to patients with unpaid medical bills. Since SSM Health Care inked a deal with Commerce Bank five months ago, $6.5 million has been lent to about 4,000 patients, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Patients get the loans without undergoing credit checks, and...

    People protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in this Aug. 17 file photo.

    Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage

    They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.

    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen celebrate after breaking the siege on 15,000 Shiite Turkmens stranded in the farming community town of Amirli, north of Baghdad, Sunday. The Islamic State extremist group has seized cities, towns and vast tracts of land in northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq. It views Shiites as apostates and has carried out a number of massacres and beheadings — often posting grisly videos and photos of the atrocities online.

    Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said. Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said the operation started at dawn Sunday and the forces entered the town shortly after midday.

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, prodded President Barack Obama on Sunday to take decisive action against the growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

    House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

    Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.


    Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley
    A significant aftershock from last weekend’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California’s wine country. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.2 tremor struck 5 miles south of the city of Napa just before 2 a.m. Sunday.


    Asian carp barrier back up on Lake Decatur dam

    A barrier meant to keep invasive Asian carp out of Lake Decatur is again in place after it was damaged during bad weather in February.The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports that the 4-foot screen has been placed back on top of a dam.The barrier was installed in January but failed a month later when part of the screen detached.


    Man charged in hunting knife attack on Chicago bus
    Police in Chicago have arrested a man accused of slashing another man in the face with a large hunting knife during an argument on a public city bus.According to a Police Department news release Saturday, 54-year-old Kevin Lee of Chicago has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.


    Road named for Illinois soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Part of a road southwest of Chicago has been named after a soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this year.WLS-TV reports residents gathered in Mokena Saturday for a ceremony re-naming a portion of Townline Road “Aaron Toppen Memorial Drive.”The road leads to the Toppen family home.

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

    Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

    Anyone in Illinois who’s turned on a television in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses-spared slugfest. While the contest between Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner could be one of the hardest fought and closely watched races in the nation, there’s plenty more at stake up and down the Nov. 4...

    Elgin Police Deputy Chief Bill Wolf, left, and Lt. Frank Trost use the department’s new Ti Training simulator, purchased about three months ago.

    Elgin police face real-life drama on new simulator

    A police officer responds to a robbery call and encounters a man who refuses to show his hands when asked. Suddenly, the man points an object at the officer. But it's merely a stapler. That’s among almost 400 different training scenarios available through a new simulator purchased by the Elgin Police Department. “These are decisions that need to be made in a split second,”...

    Nic Zito, project manager of the Rev3 Innovation Center at the Northern Illinois University Conference Center in Naperville, shows where private offices for small business people and entrepreneurs will be in the 10,000-square-foot facility.

    DuPage business innovation center opening in Naperville

    Chicago has roughly 55 “innovation hubs” where startups can get business services and support, but the rest of northern Illinois ise home to only two. Come Monday, the score will be Chicago, 55, suburbs, 3, as the first members of Rev3 Innovation Center start moving in to a new space in Naperville. “It's exciting to be working with these people and slowly getting them moved...

    Mundelein High School freshmen Madison Guin, left, and Hailey Klebek work on Chromebooks in an algebra class. Every student received a Chromebook when the 2014-15 term began a few weeks ago.

    Mundelein High students using laptops in all classes for new tech initiative

    Starting this school year, all 2,110 Mundelein High students have personal laptop computers to use on campus, at home or wherever they choose to do schoolwork. Many students are excited about the new tech, saying they help them stay organized and learn better, while some experts doubt their effectiveness.

    The Lutheran Church of the Cross in Arlington Heights back lot area is the proposed site of a warehouselike community closet that would be used for clothes and food for the needy in the community.

    District 214 considers building community help center

    One of the projects included in a proposed $45 million worth of capital projects is an idea to work with a church next door to the District 214 administrative office to build a warehouselike community closet that can be used as a food pantry/clothes closet for the needy in the community. Students from all six high schools would go there for community service hours. “We view it as a win for...

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

    GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR — The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over accusations and negative advertising in Illinois’ state races. Lack of interest in the Nov. 4 election.

    Living her dream, Mallory Mara swims with Winter, the dolphin whose story of rehabbing with a prosthetic tale was made into the movie, “Dolphin Tale.” As a trainer at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida, the Elk Grove Village native also works with Hope, the star of “Dolphin Tale 2.”

    Elk Grove Village girl pursues dolphin trainer dream

    As a kindergartener in Elk Grove Village, Mallory Marra just knew that she wanted to grow up to be a dolphin trainer. Now, as a trainer at Florida's Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Marra is thrilled to be working with the dolphin stars in the movie "Dolphin Tale 2," opening Sept. 12

    A plan to consolidate four Chicago-area Boy Scout councils won’t affect local Scout operations, officials say, but they do hope the merger will lead to an increase in membership and donations.

    Four Boy Scout councils consolidating to increase membership, donations

    A plan to consolidate four Chicago area Boy Scout councils is underway. "The purpose to doing this is to enable us to have more funds and more of an intelligent use of our resources to bring more kids to programs and bring in demographic areas where we’re underserving and make programming bigger and better,” said Mike Duffee, area president.

    Gurnee Police Officer Phil Mazur and his daughters Kailey, 10, right, and Allison, 8, play in their backyard with retired police dog Shane, 9, at their home in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

    From working dog to family pet: Police dogs in retirement

    What happens when police dogs can't work anymore? If they are like Shane, a Gurnee officer who retired in June, they live out their lives as family pets with their former human partners. "He wants to go to work, but he knows it's time," Phil Mazur said of the nearly 10-year-old German shepherd.

    The Labor Day Parade on Monday morning during the Last Fling festival in Naperville will feature nearly 100 units, and kids on big wheels are common participants.

    5,280 feet in Naperville’s Fling Mile, parade route

    Participants in the Fling Mile and the Last Fling Labor Day Parade will follow roughly the same 5,280-foot route through downtown Naperville, but at different times on Monday morning. The race comes first at 9:15 a.m., followed by the annual parade at 10 a.m. "The theme this year is a celebration of military service," said Melissa Hupp, chairwoman of special events for the Last Fling."


    Find medical marijuana applications online for outlets

    he official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois. The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program’s website. The application period opens Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 22 for a limited number of permits.



    Cougars will face Wisconsin to open playoffs

    The Kane County Cougars decided their first-round playoff opponent by defeating the Peoria Chiefs 9-2 on Sunday night.


    Boomers’ winning streak stopped at 10

    The Schaumburg Boomers saw a franchise-record and league-best 10-game winning streak come to an end Sunday in a 5-4 loss to the host Windy City ThunderBolts.


    Addison Trail puts it all together

    Addison Trail clicked on all cylinders in each phase of the game after a slow first-quarter start on its way to a 22-7 victory against Glenbard South on Saturday in a nonconference game in Addison.

    Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a been a revelation since joining the rotation following the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland.

    Kasper: Fun to make early evaluation of big trade

    This week's Cubs Insider column by Len Kasper: It’s way too premature to assess the trade the Cubs made with the Oakland Athletics on July 4, but it is fun to look at what has gone on since that big deal.

    Coach Marc Trestman and the Bears open the season Sunday at home against the Buffalo Bills.

    Bears still have questions seeking answers

    The Bears faced a lot of questions when they arrived at Olivet Nazarene University for the start if training camp in late August, and most of them haven't been completely answered yet with the start of the regular season less than a week away.

    Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler heads to first on his 2-run home run Friday against the Cardinals in St. Louis.

    Spiegel: Time to enjoy this Cubs’ hitters parade

    Right-handed power has become baseball’s most sought-after asset, and the Cubs now sit with an obvious, cost-efficient abundance. Payroll dollars will be free to spend on pitching. Assets are lined up to be part of deadline trades as a buyer, adding final pieces to a playoff push.


    Kristufek's Arlington selections for Sept. 1

    Joe Kristufek's selections for racing at Arlington International.

    Andy Wilkins, left, shown with White Sox teammate Avisail Garcia, should see meaningful playing time in September following the departures of Adam Dunn and Alejandro De Aza.

    Rongey: Auditions for next season on tap after Sox deals

    In the short term, both the Alejandro De Aza and Adam Dunn trades likely will help a couple of playoff teams that needed it. It’s the long-term effect on the White Sox that’s more of an uncertainty, writes Chris Rongey.

    Barry Rozner says the first thing new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred should do when he takes over is to reinstate Pete Rose.

    Rozner: New MLB boss should reinstate Pete Rose

    New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred will have the chance to make significant changes, and the first should be making Pete Rose eligible for the Hall of Fame.

    The Adam Dunn era is over in Chicago.

    Traded Dunn blames himself for poor run with White Sox

    Adam Dunn's disastrous run with the White Sox finally came to an end Sunday when the 34-year-old designated hitter/first baseman was traded to the Oakland A's for minor-league pitcher Nolan Sanburn.

    Chicago Cubs’ Luis Valbuena, right, and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina watch Valbuena’s two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in St. Louis.

    Cards come back, beat Cubs

    ST. LOUIS — Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.Holliday had three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals, who began the day one game behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong homered but left in the top of the eighth after falling backward when he tried to catch a popup in short right field. He appeared to hurt his head and shoulder, and was replaced by Pete Kozma.Kozma, in his third stint with St. Louis this season, led off the bottom half with a double. It was his second hit in four at-bats this year. After failing to get down two bunt attempts, Daniel Descalso got the third one down and beat Carlos Villanueva’s throw to first for a single. With the bases loaded and two outs, Holliday singled off the foot of Villanueva (5-7) to drive in two runs.Jhonny Peralta’s third single scored the final run in the three-run eighth.Pat Neshek (7-1) earned the win with one inning of work. Trevor Rosenthal got his 40th save in 45 chances with a scoreless ninth.The Cardinals trailed 5-0 but rallied to tie the game at 6 with two runs in the seventh. With two outs and two on, Peralta and Yadier Molina each hit a run-scoring single off Pedro Strop.John Lackey pitched 6 1-3 innings in his sixth start for St. Louis since coming over from Boston on July 31. The right-hander allowed five runs, two earned, and nine hits.Lackey issued a leadoff walk in the second and made a throwing error that allowed a run to score. Chris Coghlan hit a two-run single and Luis Valbuena, who had three hits, added a two-run homer to make it 5-0.Holliday hit his 16th homer in the fourth, and St. Louis scored three in the fifth. Wong hit a leadoff homer, and Matt Carpenter’s RBI double glanced off the glove of center fielder Arismendy Alcantara at the warning track. Holliday’s run-scoring double off the left-field fence chased starter Travis Wood.Holliday is 13 for 37 (.351) against Wood with four home runs. Alcantara gave Chicago a 6-4 edge with a solo homer off reliever Randy Choate.TRAINER’S ROOMCubs: 1B Anthony Rizzo (tightness in lower back) was out of the lineup again. Rizzo, second in the NL with 30 homers, has not played since Tuesday in Cincinnati, where his back tightened up during a 50-minute rain delay. He is expected back Monday.Cardinals: RHPs Michael Wacha (shoulder) and Jason Motte (shoulder) were scheduled to pitch Sunday night for Double-A Springfield. Both pitchers are on rehab assignments.UP NEXTCubs: Jacob Turner (4-8, 5.84 ERA) will make his second start at home Monday against Milwaukee. The St. Louis native is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three appearances with Chicago since he was acquired from Miami.Cardinals: Lance Lynn (14-8, 2.79) starts at home Monday afternoon against Pittsburgh. Lynn’s start will be his team-leading 28th of the season and his fourth against the Pirates. With a victory, Lynn would join Detroit ace Max Scherzer as the only pitchers with 15 wins in each of the last three seasons.

    White Sox starter Jose Quintana throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

    Quintana, Sox beat Tigers 6-2

    Jose Quintana allowed two runs over seven innings to earn his first win in more than a month, and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 at U.S. Cellular Field after trading Adam Dunn on Sunday afternoon.The White Sox sent Dunn to Oakland before the game, ending a disappointing four-year run in Chicago for the veteran slugger.Then, they took advantage of a season-high four errors by the Tigers to salvage a four-game split.Adam Eaton doubled twice and scored two runs. Carlos Sanchez had two hits and also scored twice. Avisail Garcia singled, doubled and drove in two. Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 12 games, and the White Sox won after dropping 10 of 12. It didn’t hurt that the Tigers held Miguel Cabrera out of the lineup because of a sore right foot. He left the second game of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader and is day to day. But the biggest issue for Detroit was its defense.The Tigers committed three errors in the first two innings as the White Sox jumped out to a 5-0 lead, and that was enough for Quintana (7-10).The left-hander allowed six hits in his first victory since winning at Detroit on July 29.Detroit starter Rick Porcello (15-9) went 6 2-3 innings, allowing six runs three earned and 11 hits.The Tigers’ problems started when Eaton opened a two-run first with a double that bounced off left fielder J.D. Martinez’s glove. He came around on Conor Gillaspie’s two-out single, and Garcia scored from third when shortstop Eugenio Suarez dropped the ball trying to flip it to second after fielding a grounder by Dayan Viciedo. Gillaspie was initially ruled out at second, but the call was overturned after a replay review, making it 2-0.The White Sox took advantage of two more errors in a three-run second that broke open the game.First baseman Don Kelly booted Sanchez’s grounder as Leury Garcia scored from third, and third baseman Nick Castellanos let Abreu’s grounder go under his glove as he tried to backhand it for an error. That brought in Eaton, and Avisail Garcia followed with an RBI single to make it 5-0.It stayed that way until the sixth, when Detroit’s Ian Kinsler doubled in a run and Victor Martinez added an RBI single. TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: RHP Joakim Soria, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique, is expected to throw a side session Monday on flat ground and possibly off the front of the mound depending on how he feels, manager Brad Ausmus said.White Sox: Abreu, who has been bothered by an upper leg problem, was back at DH after starting there for both games in Saturday’s day-night doubleheader.UP NEXT:Tigers: David Price (12-10, 3.32 ERA) looks to get back to form as the Tigers open a four-game series against Corey Kluber (13-8, 2.52) and the Cleveland Indians. Price went from throwing a one-hitter to getting pulled after allowing nine straight hits against the New York Yankees on Wednesday.White Sox: Hector Noesi (8-9, 4.75) starts Tuesday against Twins LHP Tommy Milone (6-4, 4.08) when the White Sox open a two-game series at Minnesota.


    White Sox giving Wilkins’ bat a look

    After batting .293 at Class AAA Charlotte and leading the International League with 30 home runs while ranking second with 85 RBI, Andy Wilkins is getting a chance to show the White Sox he can replace Adam Dunn as designated hitter.

    Bulls star Derrick Rose controls the ball for the U.S. during the Group C Basketball World Cup match, against Turkey, in Bilbao northern Spain, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from last Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14.

    Rose held to 2 points in U.S. win

    BILBAO, Spain — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.A night after beating Finland by 59 in its biggest rout ever while using NBA players in the former world championship, the Americans couldn’t take control against Turkey until early in the fourth quarter.They trailed 40-35 at halftime and Turkey led by six early in the third before the Americans could finally get the game into the quicker tempo they prefer and pull away to win the rematch of the 2010 gold-medal game in Istanbul.The Bulls’ Derrick Rose showed his timing still isn’t back after a nearly two-year absence, missing both shots, turning it over twice and not getting an assist.Rose didn’t get back into the game until the U.S. had opened the big fourth-quarter lead. He finished with 2 points.It was a much tougher game than expected after the Americans hammered Finland 114-55 while Turkey was being outplayed for most of its opener by New Zealand before pulling out the victory.James Harden added 14 points for the U.S.It was tied at 59 with 3:10 left in the third before the Americans closed the period with a 7-1 burst to lead 66-60 after Faried’s basket. The U.S. then ran off 10 in a row to open the fourth and open a 76-60 cushion.The Americans haven’t lost since the semifinals of the 2006 world championship and outside of their victories over Spain in the last two Olympic gold-medal games, haven’t been in danger much since then.But they needed a long time to start looking like the team that is so considered the tournament favorite by so many.It was 16-all after one, and Turkey controlled the tempo in the second quarter, getting to the foul line against a U.S. team that showed moments of frustration with the pace and some calls that went against them. Baris Hersek and Emir Preldzic made consecutive 3-pointers late in the half to give Turkey a 38-32 lead, and it was 40-35 when the teams went to the locker room.Unable to force the turnovers or missed shots to get their transition game going, the Americans looked ordinary in the halfcourt. Davis, who scored 17 points in the opener and had been the Americans’ best player this summer, was scoreless with one rebounds in the half, playing just 10 ½ minutes while picking up two fouls. The Americans are off Monday before continuing pool play Tuesday against winless New Zealand.


    Kristufek’s Arlington selections for Aug. 31

    Joe Kristufek's selections for racing at Arlington International.


    In this undated photo released by the Idaho National Laboratory, rail cars carry spent nuclear fuel headed to a federal laboratory in Idaho.

    Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

    The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel.

    Racks of servers are protected by steel cages at BlueBridge Networks in Cleveland. A growing number of data centers, like BlueBridge, are choosing to locate in and around the city to take advantage of cheap power, a growing customer base and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information.

    Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms

    Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the country for storing digital information.

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk, seen here in 2012, has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land a coveted plant for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of Tesla electric cars.

    Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors’ plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It’s not just the project’s massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the bonanza of 6,500 good-paying jobs. It’s how Tesla is deciding where to build.


    Career Coach Q&A: Advice for dealing with bosses, career change

    Career Coach Joyce E.A. Russell answers questions from readers, dispensing advice to new graduates ready to enter the world of work. Excerpts:


    Work Advice: Spheres of non-influence

    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.


    Obama college ratings drive wedge as state schools show support

    State universities are backing President Barack Obama’s proposed score card for U.S. colleges in the hope it will steer more federal aid to them and away from underperforming for-profit institutions. “Student aid won’t be around in 10 years if we don’t do something to distinguish the good guys from bad guys,” said King Alexander, president of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

    In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On July 30, 2014, Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation that would make it easier for women-owned companies to get loans and government contracts.

    Senator targets small business loan gender gap

    Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Women owners in particular struggle to get loans from banks, and that is limiting their ability to hire. “Clearly with women, we are being underserved,” she says.

    This undated photo provided by the Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University Libraries shows the Koch family photo on holiday card.

    Kochs took genes, money in different directions

    They are an outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks. Meet the Koch brothers. Perhaps the first thing you need to know is that there are four of them. They’re all fabulously wealthy, all donate lavishly to charity, all tall — Frederick is the shortest at 6-foot-2 — and all are prostate cancer survivors. Beyond that, there are plenty of differences.

    China’s Vice Premier Li Keqiang, left, laughs as he raises a glass of whisky to Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond before attending a state dinner at Edinburgh castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. Distilleries need to have long-term plans for investments and financing, all of which could be thrown into turmoil on Sept. 18, 2014, when Scotland votes on whether to leave Britain. Whisky makers and other businesses are worried about the risks involved in finding themselves in a new country with, among other things, a different currency.

    Whisky’s worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

    It’s said that Scotch tastes of the place where it is made. That taste takes time — a long time — to produce, with top-rated Scotch aged for decades. And it means distilleries need to have long-term plans for investments and financing — all of which could be thrown into turmoil in a single day, Sept. 18, when Scotland votes on whether to leave Britain.

    This year, hotels will take in a record $2.25 billion in revenue from fees and surcharges, 6 percent more than in 2013 and nearly double that of a decade ago, according to a new study. Nearly half of the increase can be attributed to new surcharges and hotels increasing the amounts of existing fees.

    Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

    Coming out of the recession, the travel industry grew fee-happy. Car rental companies charged extra for services such as electronic toll collection devices and navigation systems. And airlines gained notoriety for adding fees for checking luggage, picking seats in advance, skipping lines at security and boarding early. Hotel surcharges predate the recession, but recently properties have been catching up to the rest of the industry.

    Some of the hundreds of earthquake damaged wine barrels cover and toppled a pair of forklifts at the Kieu Hoang Winery in Napa, California. A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California’s wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. The magnitude-6.0 quake struck at 3:20 a.m. PDT Sunday near the city of Napa.

    Napa Valley quake could cost up to $4 billion

    The earthquake that struck northern California Sunday will lead to economic losses of as much as $4 billion, fueled by damaged wineries and shuttered businesses that rely on tourists. “The main source of claims could well be commercial claims, those coming from wineries and vineyards and other commercial interests,” Robert Hartwig, the institute’s president, said in an interview.

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler yells to teammates at the line of scrimmage. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night. With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it’s time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was.

    Legal questions arise for fantasy football business

    Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night. With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it’s time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was.

    In this Sept. 23, 2013 photo, Southwest Airlines aircraft technicians install newer, skinnier seats on a 737 at the carrier’s headquarters in Dallas. Southwest says passengers will have the same amount of legroom even though the new seats allow for another row onboard.

    Legroom statistics touch a nerve with cramped airline passengers

    When two United Airlines passengers did battle this week over legroom, they touched a nerve among cramped passengers everywhere. Fliers aren’t imagining it: Airliners across the country have pushed for years for denser, more lucrative cabins. The space between seats has fallen from around 33 to 34 inches before 2001 to around 30 to 31 inches.

Life & Entertainment

    Actress Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg walk along the Fox River after they were married Sunday at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles.

    Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy wed in St. Charles

    Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg got married Sunday at Hotel Baker in St. Charles with hundreds of fans lining Main Street hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds. It's the second marriage for McCarthy, 41, who recently left “The View” and now hosts a radio show on SiriusXM, and “Blue Bloods” actor Wahlberg, 45.

    1961 Buick LeSabre

    No words for 1961 LeSabre found through indescript ad

    It was a touch of discontentment that led Andy Demco to his 1961 Buick. He put his underperforming 1968 Ford up for sale in 2010 when his sister alerted him to an ad that simply read "Old Buick for sale." He found a rare, low-mileage LeSabre.

    Today’s kitchens have large islands, many containing small refrigerators so kids can get snacks while doing homework or quickly grab a soda without disturbing the cook.

    Home designs for busy families

    In today’s families, most men and women work outside the home. They are only home in the evenings and on the weekends and they want to be able to spend that time watching their children’s sporting events and socializing with friends.

    In this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo, Joan Rivers attends a screening of the Season 2 premiere of WE TV’s “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” in New York. Rivers was been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor’s office Thursday to a New York City hospital. Rivers’ daughter Melissa says they are hopeful about her condition despite her continuing hospitalization.

    Rivers’ daughter: ‘Keeping our fingers crossed’

    Joan Rivers’ daughter says loved ones are hopeful about the comedian’s condition as she remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a New York City doctor’s office. Melissa Rivers said in a statement Sunday that “we are keeping our fingers crossed.” She’s thanking people for expressing their support.

    The majesty of the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wis., ends for the season on Monday, Sept. 1.

    Sunday picks: Bristol Renaissance Faire closes for the season

    This weekend is your last chance to experience the pageantry of the Bristol Renaissance Faire for the season. Comedian Rocky LaPorte (“Last Comic Standing”) ends a weekend stint at Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase. And Naperville's Last Fling says goodbye to summer, while Union Park's North Coast Music Festival keeps the music scene hot for one more weekend.

    This room in a Palm Beach, Florida, home was decorated by interior designer Jan Showers.

    Decorating touches help retreats sparkle

    From airy beach houses filled with light to rustic retreats tucked into the mountains, vacation homes can lead to inspired decorating.

    Helga and Josef Ziegler show off a new variety of Winter Banana apples at their Ziegler’s Apple Orchard in Grayslake.

    Suburban orchards ready for apple-picking season to begin

    The days are growing shorter, and apples that have been ripening in the late summer sun are ready for picking at many suburban apple orchards. While the grueling winter took its toll on some orchards, there are still apples ready to be plucked. Here's our guide to orchards from Grayslake to Woodstock where you can pick you own apples, or at some, purchase pre-picked apples.

    A great paint job is worth every penny.

    25 tips to make your home better

    When decorating a home, some design sense may come intuitively, some from your family home, some from perusing magazines, and other tips may have been acquired through endless hours of viewing home decor shows on TV. While many can afford to hire a designer, many others that cannot. Here are some tips to help you out.

    Ty Segall, “Manipulator”

    Ty Segall is at the top of his game

    In another time and collective mental headspace Ty Segall might have been a pop star. With his dreamy new album, “Manipulator,” the Los Angeles psych rocker has perfected a sound — the bright, shiny 1960s garage rock variety — that once fired the imagination of a generation. There’s an infectious funk on the album’s best tracks, and most songs avoid mere revivalism with this updated groove, an overall guitar aggression and a very modern sense of paranoia.

    Neil Patrick Harris writes from the second person in “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography,” which is set for release on Oct. 14.

    Dunham, Poehler, NPH among those with books this fall

    So many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways. Neil Patrick Harris decided that his early 40s was too young for a “life” story, so he wrote “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography” in the second person. Lena Dunham wrote the non-advice advice book “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned.’” And Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please” promises a “big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice.”


    Finer points of building healthy compost piles

    Q. Is it necessary to add “compost additive” to my compost pile? What about adding fertilizer or lime?


    Family turns reunion into tradition of charity

    While I’m away, readers give the advice.


    Handle aluminum gutter cleaner with care

    Q. I enjoy your articles. A past article included a “recipe” for cleaning aluminum gutters. I’ve used it before but have misplaced it. I believe it included TSP and possibly another detergent. Could you forward the copy?

    It may not be practical, or even desirable, to plop a large sofa in the middle of an apartment.

    Sofas are only an optional in the living room

    Owning a small living room does not mean you automatically must squeeze a 7-foot sofa into it. There seems to be a tendency to buy the biggest sofa that one can push into the room;


    Ex-wife can’t sell home without former husband’s signature

    Q. I got divorced about 15 years ago. My divorce agreement states my ex-husband is to receive 35 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of the house we owned. I have been making all the payments on the house but as far as I know, he is still on the title.



    A Labor Day editorial: Gender inequity somehow hangs on

    In an editorial reflecting on Labor Day 2014, the Daily Herald says subtle stereotypes play a major part in the gender equity gap between women and men in the workplace.


    Putting weapons into the wrong hands
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: Insanity! We give billions in military equipment to Iraq’s army, and they refuse to fight and even abandon their equipment.


    Federal intrusion has been Obama’s legacy
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: President Obama recently gloated that he no longer has to lie to the American public since he’s not running for office, and his audience applauded and laughed rather than being shocked by that admission. After spending millions to suppress factual data about his childhood and adulthood, does this mean the president will now reveal the lies he told to become elected.


    Candidate too much like Washington pols
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: I am writing today to express my concerns about one of the candidates running for state representative here in the 62nd District.


    Tax relief candidate gets the vote
    An Elburn letter to the editor: This is in reply to Bill Sarto of Carpentersville’s letter, “Rainer property tax freeze a bad idea.” Mr. Sarto. Seriously you are blaming everything on the Republican party for the increase in our property taxes.


    Need to elect leader to represent citizens
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I am outraged that Mexico President Nieto spoke in California recently about the need for immigration reform in the United States. A U.S. Marine has been imprisoned for months after crossing into Mexico.


    Davis: Endless quest to see what elected leaders are up to

    What do DuPage Forest Preserve District commissioners, College of DuPage trustees and Kaneland school board members have in common? All have exhibited some interesting behavior of late when it comes to transparency, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.


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