Daily Archive : Friday September 22, 2017



    FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Denver. In what could be a bounce-back season, Denver swept its first two home games, including a romp past Dallas. They head to Buffalo on Sunday, not the toughest place to play, especially in September, but an away game nonetheless. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

    Time for Broncos to show what they've got in a road show

    It's time for the Broncos to leave the Mile High City and show what they've got in a road show

    Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz points to fans as he runs the bases after hitting a walk-off home run to score Robinson Cano in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Seattle. The Mariners won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Cruz hits 2-run shot in 9th, Mariners beat Indians 3-1

    Nelson Cruz hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Cleveland Indians 3-1

    Virginia running back Olamide Zaccheaus (4) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State in Boise, Idaho, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Virginia won 42-23. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

    Virginia hands Boise State its worst home loss since 2001

    Kurt Benkert threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns to lead Virginia past Boise State 42-23 in the Broncos' worst home loss since 2001

    Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler is greeted by third base coach Gene Glynn after a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Twins stay on track in postseason race, beat Tigers 7-3

    Max Kepler and Brian Dozier homered, Byron Buxton had three hits and the playoff-chasing Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3, increasing their lead to 3 ½ games for the American League's second wild card

    FILE - In this Thursday, April 20, 2017 file photo, New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in New York. The Mets plan to have ace Noah Syndergaard make a one-inning start Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 in his first major league game in nearly five months. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in Milwaukee

    LEADING OFF: Superheroes in NY, Ivy Leaguers in Milwaukee

    Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist hits a two-run scoring single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Milwaukee.

    Cubs do 'little things' that prove big in win over Brewers

    The Chicago Cubs are doing all the little things right, and at the right time. They beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 in 10 innings Friday night, their second straight extra inning victory at Miller Park.

    Marmion's Zach Urwiler, left, is congratulated by Peter Ferraro after Urwiler scored a touchdown in the first quarter against Montini at Fichtel Field on the campus of Marmion Academy in Aurora Friday night.

    Marmion wins a thriller over Montini

    Marmion downed Montini 28-27 in a Chicago Catholic League Green thriller Friday night in Aurora.

    Glenbard South's Jack Crouch (2) goes up, over and in for a touchdown Friday during Fenton at Glenbard South football.

    Glenbard South reaches past Fenton for victory

    Glenbard South defeated Fenton in a Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division football game.

    Fremd's Devin Dinham brings down Barrington quarterback Ray Niro in the first quarter on Friday at Barrington.

    Barrington pulls away late against Fremd

    Ray Niro ran for a 54-yard touchdown late in the game to help Barrington pull away from Fremd 26-14 on Friday in an MSL West opener.


    Batavia tops St. Charles East in defensive battle

    Batavia prevailed 7-0 in a defensive battle over St. Charles East Friday night.


    Book it: Wheaton North stops Lake Park

    Wheaton North’s football team claimed Friday’s 21-12 DuPage Valley Conference victory at Lake Park behind Sam Singleton’s 200 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns.


    Boys soccer scoreboard: Friday, Sept. 22. results
    High school boys soccer results from contests of Friday, Sept. 22.


    Girls volleyball scoreboard: Friday, Sept. 22, results
    High school girls volleyball results from contests of Friday, Sept. 22.


    Boys golf scoreboard: Friday, Sept. 22, results
    High school boys golf results from contests of Friday, Sept. 22.


    Palatine executes for win at Schaumburg

    Visiting Palatine posted a 28-21 win at Gary Scholz Stadium in the the MSL West opener as the Pirates scored 21 straight points on three consecutive posessions late in the first half and early in the second that erased a 14-0 second-quarter deficit.


    Naperville Central holds off WW South

    Naperville Central defeated Wheaton Warrenville South in the final DuPage Valley Conference football game between the long-time rivals.


    Neuqua Valley clobbers Thornwood

    Neuqua Valley defeated Thornwood in a nonconference football game.


    Lyons shuts out Leyden

    Lyons Township’s football team remained unbeaten after picking up a 31-0 victory over host Leyden on Friday in a West Suburban Conference divisional crossover.


    Maine West gets breakthrough win at Glenbrook North

    Maine West produce an eye-opening result in its Central Suburban North debut on Friday against host Glenbrook North. The Warriors, who’d fallen in the last 14 straight matchups with the Spartans, won 42-17 to improve to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the North.


    St. Viator’s Wolf gets it done — on offense

    St. Viator improved to 3-2 and 2-1 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference with a 24-3 victory over visiting Carmel on Friday night at Robert Morris University’s football stadium in Arlington Heights.


    Nazareth pulls out win against Benet

    Nazareth defeated Benet in an East Suburban Catholic Conference football game.


    Hersey’s all-around effort leads to 44-0 win

    Consistent and sometimes spectacular play on both sides of the ball led Hersey to a big win on Friday night at Elk Grove. The Huskies scored 24 first-half points and cruised to a 44-0 Mid-Suburban East victory.


    Loss stifles Lisle’s league hopes

    Peotone’s rush offense grinds out victory over Lisle


    Rolling Meadows lines up 4th straight win

    Rolling Meadows’ defensive line stood tall in a Mid-Suburban East football opener Friday. Andrew Neville, Nate Pedraza and Mick Szylak gave Wheeling fits up front, and Rolling Meadows got enough offense through the air to hold off Wheeling 24-9 in Rolling Meadows.


    Waubonsie Valley claims rivalry win against Metea Valley

    Waubonsie Valley defeated Metea Valley in a DuPage Valley Conference football game.


    Wheaton Academy falls short at Riverside-Brookfield

    Riverside-Brookfield defeated Wheaton Academy in a Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division football game.


    It’s a win-win for Trieb’s tribe, Buffalo Grove

    Buffalo Grove running back/linebacker Tom Trieb and his family had a big night, at visiting Prospect’s expense, at the Bison’s Grant Blaney Field on Friday. Trieb ripped off touchdown runs of 80 and 61 yards in the second quarter to help lead Buffalo Grove to a 5-0 overall start and a 1-0 conference record in both teams’ Mid-Suburban East opener. A Trieb family member won $485 in the split-the-pot fundraiser at the Bison homecoming win.


    Prairie Ridge rolls past Bartlett

    Defending Class 6A champion Prairie Ridge rolled over Bartlett 63-7 Friday night in a nonconference game in Crystal Lake.


    North Chicago gets past Wauconda

    North Chicago stopped its losing “streak” at 1 game. The host Warhawks prevailed 21-7 on Friday in a Northern Lake County Conference matchup against Wauconda.


    Stevenson handles Z-B

    Visiting Stevenson won its third game in a row, topping Zion-Benton 41-7 to improve to 4-1 and 3-0 in the North Suburban Conference.


    Antioch rolls to win No. 5

    Antioch topped Grayslake Central 55-13 on Friday for a homecoming win which improved the Sequoits’ record to 5-0.


    Lakes stays perfect with homecoming win over Grant

    Lakes improved to 5-0 with a 43-14 homecoming victory over Grant on Friday.


    Highland Park’s quick start sinks Vernon Hills

    A second-place finish in Class 5A last season by the Vernon Hills football team is proving to be a hard act to follow. By early in the second quarter, the Cougars were trailing Central Suburban League North Division rival Highland Park by 3 touchdowns Friday night and it turned out to be an insurmountable deficit.


    Balanced Elgin denies Streamwood

    Streamwood finally got into the scoring column on Friday night, but it was visiting Elgin that got back into the win column at Millenium Field. The Maroons used a balanced attack with 229 yards on the ground and 222 more through the air to defeat the Sabres 42-20 in Upstate Eight Conference River Division action.

    Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.com Fenton’s Dylan Butts (31) is wrapped up by Glenbard South’s Nick D’Ambra (4) Friday during Fenton at Glenbard South football.

    Friday night takeaways

    A quick look at Friday night’s DuPage County football action.


    Glenbard North hands Naperville North its first defeat

    Glenbard North defeated Naperville North in a DuPage Valley Conference football game.


    Crystal Lake S. hammers Dundee-Crown

    Crystal Lake South dumped Dundee-Crown 56-34 Friday night in a Fox Valley Conference game in Carpentersville.

    Huntley’s Eric Mooney throws a pass during the fourth quarter of Friday’s football game against Cary-Grove in Huntley.

    Huntley holds off Cary-Grove in barnburner

    Huntley defeated Cary-Grove 41-32 Friday night in Fox Valley Conference action.


    St. Charles North rambles past Glenbard East

    St. Charles North defeated Glenbard East 38-6 in an Upstate Eight crossover game in St. Charles Friday night.

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    Willowbrook collects key WSC Gold triumph

    Willowbrook earned a key West Suburban Conference Gold Division football victory against Hinsdale South.


    Incendiary effort powers a Mundelein triumph

    Homecoming night at Mundelein had a lot to offer, including unseasonable warmth along with fireworks. Yet nothing really compared to the self-generated head Mundelein supplied, both on offense and defense. Mundelein came out sparkling with a 31-6 victory over visiting Waukegan in a North Suburban Conference game on Friday night.


    DeKalb trips up Kaneland

    Kaneland fell to DeKalb 31-2 Friday night in a Northern Illinois BigXII East game at DeKalb.


    Glenbard West turns the tide against Downers Grove North

    Glenbard West defeated Downers Grove North in a West Suburban Conference Silver Division football game.

    Lake Zurich’s Austin Le Page breaks up a pass in the engine intended for Warren’s Jaden Quartey on Friday in Gurnee.

    Lake Zurich takes overtime win at Warren

    Lake Zurich got an overtime TD from Joey Stutzman to edge Warren 41-35 on Friday.


    Libertyville homes in on a big win

    The Libertyville Wildcats hadn’t played a home game all season until Friday night, and on top of being the team’s home opener, it was also senior night. And in front of a packed house, the Wildcats did not disappoint in a 26–10 victory over Lake Forest in North Suburban Conference play.

    Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) reacts after tagging out Kansas City Royals’ Lorenzo Cain (6) at second base for the final out of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Chicago. The White Sox defeated the Royals 7-6.

    Garcia sparks game-ending double play as White Sox edge Royals

    Right fielder Avisail Garcia started a spectacular game-ending double play Friday night and the Chicago White Sox hung on to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

    Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.com Lazerick Eatman, a 2017 football player at IC Catholic Prep.

    IC Catholic Prep rolls past St. Edward

    IC Catholic Prep defeated St. Edward in a Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division football game.


    Grayslake North gets possessive, jilts Round Lake

    Host Grayslake North capitalized on an early turnover by Round Lake, and the Knights never looked back in their homecoming game Friday night. After a fumble recovery midway through the opening quarter, Grayslake North got on a roll offensively as they built a 28-0 halftime lead before rolling to a 42-23 Northern Lake County Conference victory over the Panthers.


    Jacobs handles McHenry

    Jacobs posted a 27-3 Fox Valley Conference win over McHenry Friday night.


    Hoffman Estates keeps calm, carries on against Conant

    All Hoffman Estates needed to get out of its first-half funk was a steady dose of Jaylin Johnson — and one big play. The Hawks defeated Conant 20-6 to capture The Mayor’s Cup and improve to 5-0 on homecoming weekend. Hoffman Estates endured a sloppy 24 minutes before finally taking control against the Cougars.


    Geneva runs by Larkin

    Geneva ran past Larkin 50-24 Friday night in an Upstate Eight River game in Elgin.


    Johnsburg dominates short-handed Burlington Central

    Coming to Rocket Hill Friday night at 4-0 and ranked No. 4 in the state after last year’s runner-up state finish in Class 4A, Johnsburg certainly didn’t need any extra help.But Burlington Central gave the Skyhawks plenty. The Rockets fumbled on their first kickoff return, fumbled on their first punt attempt, and then snapped another ball over the punter’s head for a safety on their next punt — only to see Johnsburg return the ensuing kickoff after the safety 55 yards for a touchdown.And that was all in the first eight minutes.By midway through the second quarter the Skyhawks were going to their bench, and they went to victory formation with a minute to go — in the first half. Johnsburg ended with a 65-0 victory, sending the Rockets (2-3, 0-2) to their second straight Kishwaukee River Conference loss.“We’ve been turning the ball over all year,” Rockets coach Brian Melvin said. “It’s getting very tiresome. I’ve never been on a team that’s had more turnovers.”Burlington Central had a chance to stop Johnsburg (5-0, 2-0) on the first drive of the game. But on fourth-and-13, Adam Jayko hit Nick LoDolce for a 29-yard touchdown.Jayko only threw the ball 8 times, completing 6 for 115 yards.“We got those guys going early which opened up the run,” Johnsburg coach Dan DeBoeuf said.After the Rockets fumbled the kickoff, Jayko’s 1-yard run made it 14-0. Rockets sophomore quarterback Jake Lenschow, making his second start, ran 14 yards to convert a first down. But that drive quickly stalled, and after the muffed snap on the punt, Casey Meland capitalized on the short field with a 1-yard touchdown dive and 21-0 lead.By the end of the first quarter it was 30-0 and at halftime it was 51-0 as the backups Johnsburg brought in were nearly as unstoppable as the starters.“They are amazing,” Melvin said. “I don’t see how they don’t win state this year. Dan does a great job over there.”Augie Rowe returned an interception for a 21-yard touchdown in the second half for Johnsburg while the Rockets almost got on the board but were stopped three times at the Skyhawks’ 1-yard line.The Skyhawks outgained the Rockets 340 yards to 44 in the first half.“We’ve been talking a lot about starting fast and maintaining that tempo,” DeBouef said. “Throughout the season we’ve had spurts where we look really, really good, and spurts where we don’t look so tough. Tonight I thought it was kind of a constant. It was good to see.”Nathan Figurski ran for 20 yards on 13 carries for the Rockets. Lenschow completed 5 of 16 passes for 74 yards, and Colton Wallace booted a 51-yard punt.“Jake is learning,” Melvin said. “He’s a really good football player. He just has to understand the varsity game. He’ll get here.”Missing four starters including Johnny DiCostanzo, Ryan Doubek and Nick Termini, the Rockets will try to get back on track next week at Woodstock.“If you look at what’s happened the last two weeks, we’re still a 2-3 football team with a chance to make the playoffs,” Melvin said. “And that’s our goal. We’re fine.”

    St. Louis Blues left wing Klim Kostin (37), of Russia, celebrates his goal with defenseman Niko Mikkola (77), of Finland, during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Washington. The Blues won 4-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Husso has 27 saves, Thomas scores 2 as Blues blank Capitals

    Ville Husso stopped all 27 shots he faced and Robert Thomas scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-0 win over the Washington Capitals in an NHL preseason game

    Fremd’s Will McCabe wraps up Barrington’s quarterback Ray Niro III in the first quarter for a sack.

    Images: Barrington vs. Fremd football

    The Barrington High School football team hosted Fremd High School on Friday, Sept. 22, in Barrington.

    Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Verlander, Gurriel lift Astros over Angels 3-0

    Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball over seven innings to remain perfect with Houston and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer to propel the Astros to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels

    Glenbard South’s Jack Crouch (2) goes up, over and in for a touchdown Friday during Fenton at Glenbard South football.

    Images: Glenbard South vs Fenton football

    Glenbard South hosted Fenton for football on Friday in Glen Ellyn.

    Lake Zurich’s Joey Stutzman is tripped up by Warren’s Caden Fox and Jared Keeter Friday in Gurnee.

    Images: Warren vs. Lake Zurich football

    The Warren Blue Devils hosted the Lake Zurich Bears for football action on Friday, Sept. 22 in Gurnee.


    Boys soccer: Wheeling picks up key win over Palatine

    With a 3-1 victory over Palatine on Friday night, reigning Mid-Suburban East boys soccer champ Wheeling earned 3 important points, keeping them 3 points clear of division rival Buffalo Grove, who bettered Rolling Meadows 1-0 earlier in the day.

    Injured Chicago White Sox catcher Geovany Soto is a native of Puerto Rico, and he still has family on the island. Soto said his relatives are OK after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico earlier in the week.

    Soto says family in Puerto Rico OK after Hurricane Maria

    Injured Chicago White Sox catcher Geovany Soto is a native of Puerto Rico, and he still has family on the island. Soto said his relatives are OK after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico earlier in the week.


    Girls swimming: St. Charles East, North come together again for Scout

    Asked midway through Friday’s St. Charles North vs. St. Charles East girls swim meet which swimmers were doing well, St. Charles East assistant coach Kent Pearson said, “the ones in the pink caps.”

    Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, left, takes the helmet from Rafael Devers as they celebrate Devers' three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Red Sox rally for 5-4 win over Reds, extend AL East lead

    Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox extended their AL East lead to four games by overcoming Scooter Gennett's fourth grand slam of the season for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds


    Man gains entry to Yankees clubhouse after game in Toronto

    A man was detained by stadium security after gaining entry to the New York Yankees clubhouse after a game at Rogers Centre

    FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller eyes Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. Miller gets the top billing in The Associated Press rankings of the NFL’s best outside linebackers. Miller received nine of a possible 11 first-place votes to easily outdistance the field. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

    Von Miller gets top spot in AP's outside linebacker rankings

    Denver's Von Miller gets the top billing in The Associated Press rankings of the NFL's best outside linebackers

    Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, facing camera is hugged by Mallex Smith after hitting a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Ramos hits slam to help Rays beat Jimenez and Orioles 8-3

    Wilson Ramos hit his third career grand slam, Evan Longoria also went deep and the Tampa Bay Rays throttled Ubaldo Jimenez in an 8-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles

    Sometimes when someone on the team is a little worked up, the Cubs clear the dugout and head to the clubhouse for a little venting session. Anthony Rizzo likes to call it ‘a team retreat.’

    Cubs use in-game ‘retreat’ to blow off steam

    The fun never stops for the Chicago Cubs. At any point during a game lately, the dugout may clear, with players retreating to the clubhouse for a little venting session.

    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins (17) holds the tag on New York Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier (29) after hitting a double during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in Toronto. Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins used the hidden-ball trick to retire New York Yankees slugger Todd Frazier on Friday night. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Gotcha! Jays' Goins gets Todd Frazier with hidden-ball trick

    Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins used the hidden-ball trick to retire New York Yankees slugger Todd Frazier


    Lions rule out Davis for Atlanta game with concussion

    Detroit Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Atlanta because of a concussion

    Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) runs against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Rams offense flips formula for this season's winning start

    The Los Angeles Rams have won two of their first three games for the second straight year, but are using an entirely different formula this season

    Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus talks to the media before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Detroit. The Tigers will not bring back Ausmus next season. General manager Al Avila announced the move Friday. Ausmus was 312-325 over nearly four full seasons, including a Central Division title in his first year. But the Tigers have generally underperformed since then. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Ausmus out as manager of Detroit Tigers after season

    The Detroit Tigers will not bring back manager Brad Ausmus next season

    Associated Press Billie Jean King, right, waves to spectators during the opening ceremony for the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York as actress Emma Stone, left, and USTA CEO Katrina Adams, looked on. Stone portrays King in the film, “Battle of the Sexes.”

    Women’s Watch: Women’s sports have made progress

    Former tennis great and gender equality advocate Billie Jean King misses the mark by grading the gender equality movement with a “D...or C.” Based on how far women’s sports have come and how many great things are happening right now for female athletes at all levels, Patricia Babcock McGraw’s grading scale is much more generous.

    Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad celebrates his game-winning goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2015. Saad spent two years away from Chicago, but is back and had quite a homecoming on Thursday, when he recorded a hat trick.

    Saad: It feels like I never left

    As homecomings go, they don’t get much better than Brandon Saad’s return to the United Center on Thursday night. “It was nice to have a night like tonight where they went in,” coach Joel Quenneville of Saad’s 3-goal night against Detroit.


    Grizzlies send G Troy Daniels to Suns

    The Memphis Grizzlies have traded guard Troy Daniels to the Phoenix Suns

    Chicago Bears offensive tackle Kyle Long was not listed on Friday’s injury report and, along with several other key players, is expected to play Sunday against the Steelers.

    Several key Bears expected to return from injury Sunday

    In addition to cornerback Prince Amukamara healthy return, the Bears got some other good news Friday: guard Kyle Long and wide receiver Markus Wheaton are off the injury list and should start, and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, running back Jordan Howard and wide receiver Kendall Wright were full participants in practice and will play.

    FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, United States goalie Hope Solo walks off the field at half time of a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match against Mexico in Frisco, Texas. Solo says she's settled a grievance with U.S. Soccer over her suspension from the women's national team last year following comments she made at the Rio Olympics. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    Hope Solo says she has settled grievance with US Soccer

    Hope Solo says she's settled her grievance with U.S. Soccer over her suspension from the national team following comments she made at the Rio Olympics


    USOC: No sign of compromised security in South Korea

    USOC to athletes: No sign of compromised security in South Korea

    Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara is expected to see his first action with the Bears on Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Amukamara missed the first two games due to a sprained ankle.

    Healthy Amukamara a welcome addition to Bears secondary

    Getting seven-year veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara back should help a Bears secondary that will be tested by a Pittsburgh Steelers offense that was tied for fifth in passing yards last season.

    Baseball fans reacts as a young girl is carried out of the seating area after being hit by a line drive during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Yanks' Frazier says expanded netting should go up this year

    After speaking with the family of the young girl hit in the face by his foul ball, the New York Yankees' Todd Frazier thinks teams should move quickly to expand protective netting at major league ballparks


    Former Giants, Jets assistant coach Denny Marcin dies at 75

    Former New York Giants and Jets assistant coach Dennis "Denny" Marcin has died. He was 75.

    The Hendrick Motorsports race crew for driver Chase Elliott prepare for practice prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Kyle Busch takes pole at New Hampshire in 2nd NASCAR playoff

    Kyle Busch turned a lap of 135.049 mph to win the pole Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway


    Seahawks' Jimmy Graham expected to play despite ankle injury

    Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham is expected to play against the Tennessee Titans despite being listed as questionable due to an ankle injury

    Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay, left, greets San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan after an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The Rams won 41-39. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    49ers coach Shanahan being realistic after 0-3 start

    The San Francisco 49ers took a long-term approach when they overhauled their entire football operation last winter by hiring a new coach and general manager

    FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, left, greets Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph after an NFL football game in Denver. In what could be a bounce-back season, Denver swept its first two home games, including a romp past Dallas. They head to Buffalo on Sunday, not the toughest place to play, especially in September, but an away game nonetheless. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)

    Broncos bad on quick change, allowing TDs on 4 turnovers

    The Denver Broncos are 2-0 for the fifth straight season but their one big flaw is giving up touchdowns on turnovers

    In this Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 photo, St. John's Stephen Johnson (34) is stopped by the St. Thomas defense during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Collegeville, Minn. One of the longest-running rivalries in small college football has reached major league status. The 87th edition of the St. John's-St. Thomas game will be played on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Target Field, and more than 35,000 tickets have already been sold. (Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via AP)

    St. John's-St. Thomas rivalry to break D3 attendance record

    Take me out to the ballgame: St. John's-St. Thomas at Target Field to break Div. 3 attendance record

    Five-year-old Derrick Tellez poses with the Portland Timbers for an official team photo on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at the Timbers’ practice facility in Beaverton, Ore. Tellez, who has had three surgeries for a cancerous brain tumor, was signed to a one-game contract with the MLS soccer team, granting his wish with Make-A-Wish Foundation Oregon. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson)

    Timbers sign 5-year-old goalkeeper to grant his wish

    The Portland Timbers have signed 5-year-old goalkeeper Derrick Tellez to a one-game contract, symbolically making him the youngest player signed to a Major League Soccer team

    West Virginia running back Justin Crawford (25) runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Delaware State, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia defeated Delaware State 59-16. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

    Mountaineers try to keep rolling, Jayhawks seek fresh start

    West Virginia will try to build on back-to-back lopsided wins while Kansas hopes to turn its season around when they meet Saturday in Lawrence

    FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) makes the catch against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) during the first of an NFL football game in Atlanta. The banged-up Green Bay Packers are starting practice this week with about a dozen players on the injury report. Receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, along with defensive lineman Mike Daniels were among the notable Packers who left last week’s 34-23 loss to Atlanta with injuries. Coach Mike McCarthy spoke broadly about the injuries before practice on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Packers list 7 key players as doubtful for Bengals game

    The Green Bay Packers could be without seven frontline players for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals

    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, New York Jets offensive tackle Brandon Shell (72) plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. Shell has the difficult task of protecting the quarterback from big defensive linemen as the New York Jets' right tackle. But the toughest challenge of Shell's life has been the speech impediment he still deals with. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

    Jets' Shell has refused to let stutter, bullying stop him

    Brandon Shell remembers the lonely days as a youngster when he was afraid to talk to anyone. The New York Jets tackle has overcome a stutter and the bullying he received for it to achieve his NFL dream.


    Court sets hearing, clearing Elliott at least 2 more games

    A federal appeals court has set oral arguments for Oct. 2 in the NFL's bid to reinstate Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic case in Ohio, meaning the star Dallas Cowboys running back will play at least two more games

    FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Florida State quarterback James Blackman warms up before an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Atlanta. The Seminoles are expected to start Blackman at quarterback against North Carolina State on Saturday. (Joe Rondone/Tallahassee Democrat via AP, File)

    FSU QB Blackman gets 1st start for Seminoles vs NC State

    The matchup between North Carolina State and 12th-ranked Florida State features a stark contrast between quarterbacks

    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) looks to the sideline during an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys are trying to bounce back from allowing Trevor Siemian’s career high-tying four touchdown passes in the blowout, and figure to have someone making his Dallas debut for the second straight week against the Cardinals. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)

    Cowboys get Scandrick back among injury-plagued cornerbacks

    Orlando Scandrick will play with some sort of protection on his broken left hand after missing just one game


    Falcao in top form as Monaco moves level on points with PSG

    Radamel Falcao is making Monaco fans forget Kylian Mbappe's departure from the French champion

    Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant conducts an interview during NBA basketball team media day Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Warriors will decide soon whether to visit Trump White House

    Coach Steve Kerr expects the Golden State Warriors to meet as a group in the coming days to decide whether to visit President Donald Trump's White House as NBA champions


    Brazil negotiating friendlies against Japan and England

    Brazil is only a few bureaucratic details away from announcing friendlies against Japan and England in November

    FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison (92) looks on during the second half of the NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Harrison didn't play a snap in Pittsburgh's victory over Minnesota in Week 2, though Harrison and coach Mike Tomlin insist the 39-year-old five-time Pro Bowler remains a part of Steelers' plans. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

    Idle Steelers LB James Harrison 'just doing what I'm asked'

    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison says he's not worried about a downturn in his playing time and is just doing what the coaches are asking him to do

    Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal besides team mate Arturo Vidal during the German Soccer Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in Munich, Germany, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

    Bayern lets 2-goal lead slip at home, draws with Wolfsburg

    Bayern Munich let a two-goal lead slip at home in the Bundesliga on Friday as it was held 2-2 by struggling Wolfsburg

    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) catches a touchdown pass against New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine (41) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Jets' Skrine fined $24K by NFL, Giants' Engram $12K

    New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for a helmet hit last week at Oakland


    NFL alumni promoting screening for prostate cancer

    The NFL Alumni Association has chipped in with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and with LabCorp to educate men on the need for early screening for prostate cancer


    Raiders optimistic Sean Smith will play against Redskins

    Sean Smith's sore neck and shoulder appear to be getting better and Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is hopeful the veteran cornerback will be able to play in Washington

    FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Keenum was thrust into action in just his second game suiting up for the Vikings, following Sam Bradford's flare-up of knee soreness and swelling. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

    Vikings' Bradford out against Bucs; Keenum to start again

    Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford ruled out for Tampa Bay game because of ailing left knee


    Paire saves match point to beat Goffin at Moselle Open

    Frenchman Benoit Paire came out on top of a tight battle with David Goffin to reach the semifinals of the Moselle Open after saving one match point



    Sunday Hours: Obamacare Website To Be Shut Down For Portion of Most Weekends

    The Trump administration plans to shut down the federal health insurance exchange for 12 hours during all but one Sunday in the upcoming open enrollment season. The shutdown will occur from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on every Sunday except Dec. 10. The Department of Health and Human Services will also shut down the federal exchange - healthcare.gov - overnight on the first day of open enrollment, Nov. 1. More than three dozen states use that exchange for their marketplaces. HHS officials disclosed this information Friday during a webinar with community groups that help people enroll. The Trump administration has come under attack from critics who say that it is intentionally undermining the Affordable Care Act, through regulatory actions. It shortened the enrollment period, withdrew money for advertising and cut the budget for navigator groups, which help people shop for plans. And now HHS is closing the site for a substantial portion of each weekend - for maintenance, officials said. That is the same time that many working patients - the prime target group for ACA insurance - could be shopping for their insurance, critics noted. “The Department of Health & Human Services is actively trying to prevent people from signing up for healthcare coverage,” Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) tweeted. “This is outrageous.” “Argh” was the reaction of Shelli Quenga, program director at the Palmetto Project in South Carolina, a nonprofit group that received about $1 million to help with outreach and enrollment in the past 12 months. This month, HHS cut her budget in half for this year’s open enrollment. Open enrollment season will run from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, less than half the time people have had to sign up during the first four years of the exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. More than 12 million people enrolled on the state and federal marketplaces for 2017 coverage, including more than 9 million on the federal exchange. Some customers give up coverage over the course of the year. Advocates were already nervous that fewer people would sign up during the shortened period this time around. “I could see this really impacting the ability of people to complete an application sign-up in a single sitting, which is so important,” said Jason Stevenson, spokesman for the Utah Health Policy Project, an Obamacare navigator group. He noted that 10 p.m. Mountain Time is often a relatively popular time for people to enroll online. “Health insurance is complicated, and in the past couple of years we had an administration that made it easier to sign up, but that has really changed in the past six months, with more hurdles not only for consumers but for those whose job it is to help them,” he said. A spokesman for the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees the exchanges, said the shutdowns should not cause too many problems. “Maintenance outages are regularly scheduled on healthcare.gov every year during open enrollment. This year is no different,” said the official, speaking on background and requesting anonymity. “The maintenance schedule was provided in advance this year in order to accommodate requests from certified application assisters. System downtime is planned for the lowest-traffic time periods on healthcare.gov, including Sunday evenings and overnight.” Former Obama administration officials say the planned shutdowns of healthcare.gov goes far beyond what has happened before. Typically, the online enrollment system was offline for only a few hours at a time and such interruptions were much less frequent than once a week. A federal report to Congress said healthcare.gov was online 99.9 percent of the time in the 2015 and 2016 open enrollment seasons.

    Bartlett officials are recommending approval of a $50,000 economic incentive for Rana Meal Solutions to expand its pasta- making facilities.

    How Bartlett is trying to get company to make lasagna in town

    Bartlett officials are recommending approval of a $50,000 economic incentive for Rana Meal Solutions to expand its pasta-making facilities in the Brewster Creek Business Park and produce lasagna in a new 326,000-square-foot building.

    The village of Lombard wants to create a special financing district that could help support infrastructure improvements at the Westin hotel and future redevelopment of the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary site immediately to the hotel’s east.

    Lombard seeking ways to spur redevelopment around Yorktown, Butterfield Road

    Amid concerns nationally about the demise of suburban malls, Lombard leaders are taking steps to redevelop a seminary site and prevent the decline of Yorktown Center.

    A gas station in Des Plaines and 12 others in the greater Chicago area were defendants in a sales-tax fraud lawsuit that was resolved by a $4.5 million settlement.

    Settlement reached in suit alleging gas stations’ tax fraud

    A gas station in Des Plaines and 12 others in the greater Chicago area were defendants in a sales-tax fraud lawsuit that was resolved by a $4.5 million settlement, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Friday.

    In an attempt to stand out on the suburban landscape, developers of the ongoing Mellody Farm project in Vernon Hills received approval for a dramatic change in the entry/multi-tenant signs from a country feel to a more retro, hip style with neon.

    Sign change for Mellody Farm intended as bold statement in Vernon Hills

    The developer of the Mellody Farm retail center in Vernon Hills says sign design change needed to foster a different vibe


    Facebook nixes plan for new stock class ahead of court fight

    Mark Zuckerberg says the company is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let the him keep tight reins on the company even as he sold down his stake to fund his philanthropy


    Amazon signs deal to boost its restaurant delivery service

    Amazon wants to deliver more burritos and hamburgers to your doorstep


    Duke Energy reverses, will disclose coal ash disaster maps

    The country's largest electric company is publishing federally mandated maps that it previously refused to publish, showing what could happen to neighboring properties if a coal-ash pit burst.

    Since it announced a massive data breach earlier this month, credit monitoring service Equifax has been hit with dozens of lawsuits from shareholders, consumers and now one filed by a small Wisconsin credit union

    After the breach, Equifax now faces the lawsuits

    Since it announced a massive data breach earlier this month, Equifax has been hit with dozens of lawsuits from shareholders, consumers and now one filed by a small Wisconsin credit union that represents what could be the first by a financial institution attempting to preemptively recoup losses caused by alleged fraud the hack could cause.

    In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, customers walk out of a Walmart store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Walmart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge — even when you’re not home

    Delivery workers who drop off Walmart groceries may soon also bring them into your kitchen and unload them into your refrigerator, even if you’re not home.


    Hub Group earns award from Ryder

    Hub Group has been honored by Ryder System Inc. with a Ryder Carrier Quality Award in the Intermodal category.


    MCC sets Lean Strategic Plan Seminar
    Small business owners can review their business plan and leave with specific tactics to implement the next day with Lean Strategic Plan, a new seminar series offered by the Small Business Development Center of McHenry County College.

    The Buddig family volunteers at The Greater Chicago Food Depository to sort and re-pack food for distribution. (Photo: Business Wire)

    Buddig donates food, encourages participation in Hunger Action Month
    In honor of Hunger Action Month this September, Carl Buddig & Company will partner with the Greater Chicago Food Depository for the third consecutive year to raise awareness and provide food to those in need.


    Cummins Allison sees 111 percent growth in three years

    Cummins Allison announced it has grown 111 percent annually since launching its ATM business in 2014.


    Grains higher, Livestock mixed

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was up 2.40 cents at $4.5360 a bushel; Dec corn gained 5.40 cents 3.5540 a bushel; December oats rose .20 cent at $2.4940 a bushel while Nov. soybeans advanced 18.60 cents to $9.8460 a bushel. Beef higher and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October live cattle rose 2.57 cents at $1.1075 a pound; September feeder cattle was up .20 cent at $1.5323 a pound; October lean hogs was off 1.65 cents at $.5618 a pound.

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    David Ignatius

    Trump’s welcome flirtation with the UN

    Columnist David Ignatius: When you discount the rhetorical overkill, the most surprising thing about Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations Tuesday was how conventional it was.


    The New Center seeks volunteers
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: While Manhattan’s already snarled streets filled beyond capacity with limos toting dignitaries, a quieter, less-theatrical group of thinkers and leaders was meeting to discuss strategies for a rising new political center.


    Mum on electors
    A Palatine letter to the editor: I read your editorial regarding the electoral college with interest, thinking it would answer some questions. I have long wondered who are the members of the electoral college.


    Honor Confederates just as we do unionists
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: As a long-serving active duty Army officer and historian, I feel a special bond to those who have served before me.


    Somehow, Irish managed to solve health care
    A Hawthorn Woods letter to the editor: In reply to his Sept. 15 column, I’m sharing my recent experience with Ireland’s medical system which is like the proposed single payer medicare-for-all system that Dana Milbank implies is socialist.


    Still whining about the election
    A Naperville letter to the editor: It’s bad enough we have to have the Hillary Clinton “Sour Grapes Tour,” but to see the editors of a newspaper like the Herald still whining about the election is downright pathetic.


    No point in antitrust laws if FTC won’t act
    An Algonquin letter to the editor: Jeff Bezos is taking Amazon down a dangerous, monopolistic path. Just last week, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it would be ending its investigation into whether or not Amazon¹s takeover of Whole Foods would be in violation of antitrust laws and would hurt competition.


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