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    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (11) catches a touchdown pass in front of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, left, during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    49ers coach says Goodwin insisted on playing after tragedy

    San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says he would have understood if Marquise Goodwin didn't want to play against the Giants

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    Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) battle under the boards for a rebound in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Timberwolves overwhelm Jazz for 109-98 win

    Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 10 assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 109-98

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    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) scrambles under pressure from Miami Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh (93) in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Newton, Panthers hammer Dolphins 45-21 for 3rd straight win

    Newton, Stewart, McCaffrey lead Panthers' dominant offense in 45-21 victory over Dolphins

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    Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) looks to shoot against Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 110-103. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

    Antetokounmpo scores 27 as Bucks beat Grizzlies 110-103

    Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 110-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies for their third consecutive win

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    South Carolina slips past Western Michigan 78-60

    South Carolina doubled down on a season opening victory, claiming a 78-60 home win over Western Michigan in its second encounter

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    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, poses for photographs beside Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, left, and NFL Commissioner Roger Godell during a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Raiders' stadium Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Las Vegas. After years of planning, dealing and getting millions in public financing approved, the team broke ground on a 65,000-seat domed stadium in Las Vegas, across the freeway from the city's world-famous casinos. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Raiders break ground on 65,000-seat stadium in Las Vegas

    The Oakland Raiders are breaking ground on their new 65,000-seat domed stadium in Las Vegas

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Monday, Nov. 13 results
    Here are the high school girls basketball results from games of Monday, Nov. 13.

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    Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, right, missed practice Monday due to an ankle injury. He might return to action on Wednesday.

    Markkanen should make quick recovery for Bulls from ankle injury

    Chicago Bulls rookie forward Lauri Markkanen left Saturday’s loss at San Antonio with a sprained ankle. He worked on the eliptical machine Monday, but could be ready to play on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

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    Chicago Bears running back Benny Cunningham (30) dives to the end zone against Green Bay Packers defensive back Marwin Evans (25) as Cunningham fumbles the ball during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Fox: Hindsight is 20-20 on replay reversal

    With the advantage of hindsight, Bears coach John Fox says he would not have requested replay review on a play near the goalline Sunday that went against his team. “I probably would not challenge that if I were given the opportunity again.” Fox said. “And we’ll leave it at that.”

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    Prospect’s Sara Biesterfeldt sets up for a shot over St. Francis’ Meagan DeRaimo during the York Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament on November 13, 2017.

    Prospect speeds past St. Francis

    Prospect defeated St. Francis in a York Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament game.

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    Nunn nets 39, lifts NM past No. 16 Marquette women 88-87

    Jaisa Nunn converted a 3-point play with 1.8 seconds to play and finished with a career-high 39 points, giving New Mexico an 88-87 upset of No. 16 Marquette

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    Girls basketball: Tierney scores 16 for Elk Grove in loss to Vernon Hills

    Led by Kayla Caudle’s 20 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals, Vernon Hills begin play in its own tournament with a 60-53 win over Elk Grove (0-1).

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    York catches on to new system quickly

    York defeated Niles West in a York Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament game.

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    Girls basketball: Highland Park nips Mundelein

    Addie Budnik hit the first of 2 free throws with 16 seconds left, lifting Highland Park to a 44-43 win over Mundelein in opening-round play of Mundelein’s girls basketball Thanksgiving tournament Monday night.

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    BC-BKC--Saint Joseph's-Ill.-Chicago Box

    BC-BKC--Saint Joseph's-Ill.-Chicago Box SAINT JOSEPH'S 86, ILL.-CHICAGO 82, OTSAINT JOSEPH'S (1-1) Longpre 1-6 0-0 2, Oliva 5-8 1-1 11, Demery 10-20 4-7 25, Clover 0-3 0-2 0, Newkirk 5-13 6-7 16, Edwards 1-3 0-0 3, Funk 9-15 0-0 22, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, N.Robinson 3-5 0-0 7. Totals 34-75 11-17 86. ILL.-CHICAGO (1-1) J.Blount 0-2 0-0 0, Dixson 7-16 4-6 23, Odiase 5-8 0-0 10, Ferguson 5-13 2-2 15, Boahen 3-11 1-2 7, Diggins 0-0 0-0 0, Wiley 0-1 0-0 0, C.Robinson 2-5 2-5 6, Ottey 7-13 2-5 17, Matthews 1-5 2-2 4. Totals 30-74 13-22 82. Halftime_Saint Joseph's 42-40. End Of Regulation_Tied 74. 3-Point Goals_Saint Joseph's 7-22 (Funk 4-8, N.Robinson 1-1, Edwards 1-3, Demery 1-3, Longpre 0-1, Oliva 0-1, Clover 0-1, Newkirk 0-4), Ill.-Chicago 9-30 (Dixson 5-9, Ferguson 3-9, Ottey 1-5, C.Robinson 0-1, Matthews 0-3, Boahen 0-3). Fouled Out_Boahen. Rebounds_Saint Joseph's 38 (Funk 9), Ill.-Chicago 39 (Odiase 9). Assists_Saint Joseph's 22 (Longpre, Newkirk 5), Ill.-Chicago 17 (Ferguson 7). Total Fouls_Saint Joseph's 19, Ill.-Chicago 16. A_3,175 (9,500).

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    BC-BKC--Saint Joseph's-Ill.-Chicago Long Box

    BC-BKC--Saint Joseph's-Ill.-Chicago Long Box SAINT JOSEPH'S 86, ILL.-CHICAGO 82, OTFGFTRebSAINT JOSEPH'SMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSDemery4010-204-72-52225Longpre231-60-01-4522Oliva385-81-13-74311Clover200-30-21-5230Newkirk285-136-70-05216N.Robinson313-50-00-6127Funk309-150-04-92422Edwards111-30-00-2113Williams40-20-00-0000Totals22534-7511-1711-38221986 Percentages: FG .453, FT .647. 3-Point Goals: 7-22, .318 (Funk 4-8, N.Robinson 1-1, Demery 1-3, Edwards 1-3, Clover 0-1, Longpre 0-1, Oliva 0-1, Newkirk 0-4). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 14 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 7 (Longpre 2, Clover, Demery, N.Robinson, Newkirk, Oliva). Turnovers: 14 (Clover 3, Demery 2, N.Robinson 2, Newkirk 2, Oliva 2, Edwards, Funk, Longpre). Steals: 10 (Demery 3, Funk 2, Oliva 2, Clover, N.Robinson, Newkirk). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebILL.-CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSJ.Blount190-20-00-3310Dixson407-164-60-40223Odiase245-80-05-90410Boahen343-111-20-3357Ferguson375-132-21-57015Ottey307-132-52-52217C.Robinson212-52-53-8116Matthews141-52-20-1114Wiley30-10-00-0000Diggins30-00-01-1000Totals22530-7413-2212-39171682 Percentages: FG .405, FT .591. 3-Point Goals: 9-30, .300 (Dixson 5-9, Ferguson 3-9, Ottey 1-5, C.Robinson 0-1, Boahen 0-3, Matthews 0-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 12 (13 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (J.Blount 4, Ferguson, Odiase). Turnovers: 12 (Dixson 4, Odiase 2, Ottey 2, C.Robinson, Ferguson, J.Blount, Matthews). Steals: 10 (Dixson 3, Boahen 2, Ottey 2, Ferguson, Matthews, Wiley). Technical Fouls: None. Saint Joseph's423212-86Ill.-Chicago40348-82 A_3,175 (9,500).

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    Italy's Ciro Immobile, foreground, and Italy's Andrea Belotti, seated left, react to their team's elimination in the World Cup qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Italy and Sweden, at the Milan San Siro stadium, Italy, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Arrivederci Italy: Azzurri lose World Cup playoff to Sweden

    Four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades after a goalless draw in Milan saw it lose its playoff 1-0 to Sweden on aggregate

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    Girls basketball: Burlington Central blows out Prairie Ridge in opener

    Burlington Central’s first-game jitters lasted about one quarter in a 69-39 win over Prairie Ridge on Monday.

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    Coleman's 3 lifts DePaul women over No. 21 OU in OT, 111-108

    Amarah Coleman hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Blue Demons outlasted No. 21 Oklahoma 111-108 in overtime

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    Grant’s Kennedy Kiesgen, center, is pressured by Grayslake North’s Faith Standerski, left, and Abbey Guenther on Monday at Mundelein’s Thanksgiving tournament.

    Girls basketball: Winning finish for Grant against Grayslake North

    A spirited fourth-quarter effort was just what Grant’s girls basketball team needed in pursuit of a victory in the opening game of the season.

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    Northwestern 's Bryant McIntosh (30) shoots between St. Peter's guard Nick Griffin (0) and Julian Powell during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Rosemont, Ill. Northwestern won 75-66. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    McIntosh, No. 20 Northwestern top Saint Peter's 75-66

    Bryant McIntosh scores 17 points as No. 20 Northwestern tops Saint Peter's 75-66

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    Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Jordan Staal (11) and Elias Lindholm (28) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Teravainen scores 3 in 3rd as Hurricanes beat Stars 5-1

    Teuvo Teravainen had a natural hat trick in the third period and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars

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    Girls basketball: Larkin struggles in season opener

    Larkin’s girls basketball team lost 85-53 to McHenry on Monday night.

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    Samuel won't return due to injury for Panthers vs. Dolphins

    The Carolina Panthers lost rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel to a left ankle injury in the third quarter of Monday's game against Miami

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    Saint Joseph's survives on road for 86-82 OT win over UIC

    James Demery had six of his 25 points in overtime, including a key 3-point play in the final minute, and Saint Joseph's powered past UIC 86-82

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    Washington Wizards guards John Wall (2) and Bradley Beal (3) react after Beal was fouled during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Washington. At left is Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Wall scores 21, Gortat adds 18 as Wizards beat Kings 110-92

    John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Marcin Gortat scored 18 and the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 110-92 night for their third straight win

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    McVay wants Rams focused as playoffs become a possibility

    Coach Sean McVay wants the Rams focused on the next game and not thinking about what might happen if they continue their recent stellar play

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    Geneva’s Maddy Yelle drives around Glenbard South’s Mady Carli during girls varsity basketball in Glen Ellyn on November 13, 2017.

    Geneva opens title defense with win at Glenbard South

    Geneva defeated Glenbard South in the girls basketball season opener for both teams.

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    McCallum leads DePaul to 81-57 win over Delaware State

    Tre'Darius McCallum had 17 points and six rebounds to help DePaul pick up its first win in its new Wintrust Arena, beating Delaware State 81-57

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    South Carolina's A'ja Wilson, right, shoots as Maryland's Kaila Charles defends in the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Wilson leads No. 4 South Carolina past No. 15 Maryland 94-86

    A'ja Wilson had a career-high 32 points and 12 rebounds, and defending NCAA champion South Carolina withstood a late charge by No. 15 Maryland to escape with a 94-86 victory

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, discusses with New York Knicks' Enes Kanter, center right, and Courtney Lee, center left, during the first half of a NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    James, Korver lead Cavs' charge in 4th to top Knicks 104-101

    LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 104-101

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    Goodwin, Terrell lead Florida Gulf Coast past Siena, 86-53

    Brandon Goodwin and Christian Terrell each scored 16 points and Florida Gulf Coast won its 10th straight game on the road, cruising past Siena, 86-53

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    Mount St. Mary's Junior Robinson, right, drives against pressure from Notre Dame's Rex Pflueger during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

    Colson, Pflueger notch double-doubles as Notre Dame rolls

    Bonzie Colson had 27 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks while No. 13 Notre Dame shook off a choppy opening half to roll past Mount St. Mary's 88-62 in the Irish's home opener

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    FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, Bill Laimbeer, then the coach of the New York Liberty, watches the team's WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Laimbeer and the Las Vegas franchise hit the jackpot, winning the WNBA draft lottery on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. “Having the first pick will help to grow a fan base and this will go a long way towards that,” Laimbeer, coach and president of the Las Vegas franchise, said in a phone interview. “I'm excited that we’ll add a great piece to the puzzle.” (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    Jackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery

    Las Vegas won the WNBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick

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    BC-BKC--T25-Mount St. Mary's-Notre Dame Long Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Mount St. Mary's-Notre Dame Long Box No. 13 NOTRE DAME 88, MOUNT ST. MARY'S 62FGFTRebMOUNT ST. MARY'SMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSPlanutis314-90-01-72311Gomes242-42-22-5006Antonio303-110-01-6039Carey323-70-00-0337Robinson356-150-00-02214Alexander273-90-01-4217Habwe193-61-22-5228Stallings10-00-00-0000Leftwich10-00-00-0000Totals20024-613-47-27111462 Percentages: FG .393, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 11-35, .314 (Planutis 3-6, Antonio 3-10, Robinson 2-6, Habwe 1-2, Carey 1-4, Alexander 1-7). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 11 (8 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Antonio). Turnovers: 11 (Robinson 5, Carey 4, Gomes, Habwe). Steals: 4 (Antonio 2, Alexander, Habwe). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebNOTRE DAMEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSColson3111-154-43-111027Geben154-51-11-2109Farrell325-151-11-35213Gibbs343-83-30-2229Pflueger333-87-84-105113Harvey243-50-00-3206Burns152-42-22-4017Mooney112-30-00-2124Djogo30-00-00-0010Nelligan10-00-00-0000Gregory10-00-00-0000Totals20033-6318-1911-3717988 Percentages: FG .524, FT .947. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Farrell 2-6, Burns 1-1, Colson 1-1, Harvey 0-1, Mooney 0-1, Gibbs 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 5 (19 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Colson 3, Geben 2, Harvey). Turnovers: 5 (Colson 2, Burns, Geben, Gibbs). Steals: 8 (Colson 3, Pflueger 2, Farrell, Geben, Mooney). Technical Fouls: None. Mount St. Mary's3230-62Notre Dame4048-88 A_6,633 (9,149).

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    BC-BKC--T25-Mount St. Mary's-Notre Dame Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Mount St. Mary's-Notre Dame Box No. 13 NOTRE DAME 88, MOUNT ST. MARY'S 62MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-2) Planutis 4-9 0-0 11, Gomes 2-4 2-2 6, Antonio 3-11 0-0 9, Robinson 6-15 0-0 14, Carey 3-7 0-0 7, Stallings 0-0 0-0 0, Habwe 3-6 1-2 8, Leftwich 0-0 0-0 0, Alexander 3-9 0-0 7. Totals 24-61 3-4 62. NOTRE DAME (2-0) Geben 4-5 1-1 9, Colson 11-15 4-4 27, Farrell 5-15 1-1 13, Pflueger 3-8 7-8 13, Gibbs 3-8 3-3 9, Gregory 0-0 0-0 0, Mooney 2-3 0-0 4, Burns 2-4 2-2 7, Nelligan 0-0 0-0 0, Djogo 0-0 0-0 0, Harvey 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 33-63 18-19 88. Halftime_Notre Dame 40-32. 3-Point Goals_Mount St. Mary's 11-35 (Planutis 3-6, Antonio 3-10, Robinson 2-6, Habwe 1-2, Carey 1-4, Alexander 1-7), Notre Dame 4-12 (Farrell 2-6, Colson 1-1, Burns 1-1, Harvey 0-1, Mooney 0-1, Gibbs 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Mount St. Mary's 27 (Planutis 7), Notre Dame 37 (Colson 11). Assists_Mount St. Mary's 11 (Carey 3), Notre Dame 17 (Farrell, Pflueger 5). Total Fouls_Mount St. Mary's 14, Notre Dame 9. A_6,633 (9,149).

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    Michael Hill, president of baseball operations for the Miami Marlins, talks with members of the media at the annual baseball general managers' meetings, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Marlins have Stanton on the market as GM meetings start

    The Miami Marlins will spend this week's general managers' meetings shopping Giancarlo Stanton

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    BC-BKC--T25-Mount St. Mary's-Notre Dame Long Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Mount St. Mary's-Notre Dame Long Box No. 13 NOTRE DAME 88, MOUNT ST. MARY'S 62FGFTRebMOUNT ST. MARY'SMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSPlanutis314-90-01-72311Gomes242-42-22-5006Antonio303-110-01-6039Carey313-70-00-0337Robinson366-150-00-03214Alexander283-90-01-4217Habwe193-61-22-5228Stallings10-00-00-0000Leftwich10-00-00-0000Totals20024-613-47-27121462 Percentages: FG .393, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 11-35, .314 (Planutis 3-6, Antonio 3-10, Robinson 2-6, Habwe 1-2, Carey 1-4, Alexander 1-7). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 11 (8 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Antonio). Turnovers: 11 (Robinson 5, Carey 4, Gomes, Habwe). Steals: 4 (Antonio 2, Alexander, Habwe). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebNOTRE DAMEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSColson3111-154-43-111027Geben154-51-11-2109Farrell335-150-01-35212Gibbs343-83-30-2229Pflueger343-88-94-105114Harvey233-50-00-3206Burns152-42-22-4017Mooney112-30-00-2124Djogo30-00-00-0010Nelligan10-00-00-0000Gregory10-00-00-0000Totals20033-6318-1911-3717988 Percentages: FG .524, FT .947. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Farrell 2-6, Burns 1-1, Colson 1-1, Harvey 0-1, Mooney 0-1, Gibbs 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 5 (19 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Colson 3, Geben 2, Harvey). Turnovers: 5 (Colson 2, Burns, Geben, Gibbs). Steals: 8 (Colson 3, Pflueger 2, Farrell, Geben, Mooney). Technical Fouls: None. Mount St. Mary's3230-62Notre Dame4048-88

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    BC-BKC--T25-Mount St. Mary's-Notre Dame Box

    BC-BKC--T25-Mount St. Mary's-Notre Dame Box No. 13 NOTRE DAME 88, MOUNT ST. MARY'S 62MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-2) Planutis 4-9 0-0 11, Gomes 2-4 2-2 6, Antonio 3-11 0-0 9, Robinson 6-15 0-0 14, Carey 3-7 0-0 7, Stallings 0-0 0-0 0, Habwe 3-6 1-2 8, Leftwich 0-0 0-0 0, Alexander 3-9 0-0 7. Totals 24-61 3-4 62. NOTRE DAME (2-0) Geben 4-5 1-1 9, Colson 11-15 4-4 27, Farrell 5-15 0-0 12, Pflueger 3-8 8-9 14, Gibbs 3-8 3-3 9, Gregory 0-0 0-0 0, Mooney 2-3 0-0 4, Burns 2-4 2-2 7, Nelligan 0-0 0-0 0, Djogo 0-0 0-0 0, Harvey 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 33-63 18-19 88. Halftime_Notre Dame 40-32. 3-Point Goals_Mount St. Mary's 11-35 (Planutis 3-6, Antonio 3-10, Robinson 2-6, Habwe 1-2, Carey 1-4, Alexander 1-7), Notre Dame 4-12 (Farrell 2-6, Colson 1-1, Burns 1-1, Harvey 0-1, Mooney 0-1, Gibbs 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Mount St. Mary's 27 (Planutis 7), Notre Dame 37 (Colson 11). Assists_Mount St. Mary's 12 (Robinson, Carey 3), Notre Dame 17 (Farrell, Pflueger 5). Total Fouls_Mount St. Mary's 14, Notre Dame 9.

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    FILE - These are 2017 file photos showing Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, left, and New York Yankees' Aaron Judge. Aaron Judge of the Yankees and Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers are favored to win Rookie of the Year honors when the votes are announced Monday night, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/File)

    Judge, Bellinger unanimous picks as Rookies of the Year

    Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger have been voted unanimously as baseball's Rookies of the Year after their record-setting home run binges helped the Yankees and Dodgers reach the postseason

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    A move to wing for Nick Schmaltz, bottom left, has helped him get his confidence back and also has gotten the attention of Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, back right.

    Chicago Blackhawks’ Schmaltz gets his swagger back

    Moving Nick Schmaltz to wing has paid big dividends for the Chicago Blackhawks over the last two games. The confidence, the swagger, the smiles — they’re all back for the second-year forward. “He played awesome tonight,” Patrick Kane said after Sunday’s loss to New Jersey.

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    Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass as he is pressured by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    LA Chargers QB Rivers reports possible concussion symptoms

    Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is in the NFL's concussion protocol after reporting symptoms of a possible head injury

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    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros' Justin Verlander, right, and Carlos Beltran celebrate the team's win over the Seattle Mariners to clinch the AL West crown in a baseball game in Houston. Beltran is retiring after winning his first World Series title in his 20th major league season. The 40-year-old made the announcement Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, 12 days after the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

    Beltran retires at 40 after winning 1st World Series title

    Carlos Beltran retires at 40 after winning World Series title with Astros in his 20th season

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    With Batavia last team standing, a look back at the 2017 Fox Valley football season

    And then there was one. Two and a half weeks ago, a total of 11 Fox Valley area football teams qualified for the IHSA state playoffs. Batavia (11-1) is the last team standing.

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    Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.comChicago Bears Tarik Cohen (29) runs for first half yardage against the Green Bay Packers, November 12, 2017, at Soldier Field.

    First-down production problem for Chicago Bears

    For an offense that struggles to move the ball and to score points — like the Chicago Bears — success on first down is critical. That much was evident, as were other problems in Sunday’s 23-16 loss to the Packers — a mediocre defensive team.

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    Pelicans' Rondo active vs. Hawks

    The New Orleans Pelicans have listed veteran guard Rajon Rondo as available to play for the first time this season in Monday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks

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    Dolphins list Williams as starting running back vs. Panthers

    The Dolphins say Damien Williams will get the start at running back on Monday night against the Carolina Panthers

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    Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King (20) breaks up a pass intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy (15) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    The Packers will need continued growth from the defense

    The Green Bay Packers picked up their first win with Brett Hundley at quarterback by beating the Chicago Bears. The Packers will need continued growth from the defense.

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    Stanford running back Bryce Love, left, scores a touchdown past Washington defensive back Taylor Rapp (21) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Stanford, Calif. Stanford won 30-22. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    No. 16 Washington regrouping after 2nd straight road loss

    The 16th-ranked Huskies are regrouping after a second consecutive road setback

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    Rafael Nadal of Spain returns to David Goffin of Belgium during their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Nadal withdraws from ATP Finals after loss to Goffin

    Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the ATP Finals after losing his opening match to David Goffin

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Broncos sticking with QB, beleaguered special teams coach

    The Denver Broncos are sticking with both quarterback Brock Osweiler and beleaguered special teams coach Brock Olivo following their fifth consecutive double-digit loss

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    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) carries the ball past Washington Redskins free safety DeAngelo Hall (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    With Thielen leading the way, Vikings offense is thriving

    With wide receiver Adam Thielen leading the way, the Minnesota Vikings offense is thriving

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    Raiders place rookie CB Gareon Conley on injured reserve

    The Oakland Raiders have placed cornerback Gareon Conley on injured reserve

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    Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) after an interception during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    With Haden hurting, Steelers turn to Coty Sensabaugh

    The Pittsburgh Steelers turn to veteran cornerback Coty Sensabaugh while holding out hope cornerback Joe Haden returns from a broken left leg before the end of the regular season.

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    Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura gestures during the World Cup qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Italy and Sweden, at the Milan San Siro stadium, Italy, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Ventura confirms he was out of his element as Italy coach

    The prevailing theme for Gian Piero Ventura's run as Italy coach was that the 69-year-old journeyman manager was in far over his head

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) cheers Patriots fans as he leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. The Patriots won 41-16. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Patriots stay on road to prepare for game in Mexico City

    On the road (again): The New England Patriots are staying in Colorado after beating the Broncos to prepare for next week's game against the Raiders in Mexico City.

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    Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott watches his team play during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

    Bills coach McDermott remains upbeat after team's latest dud

    Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says he's disappointed but is remaining upbeat after team's latest dud

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    Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) eludes the tackle from Washington State linebacker Frankie Luvu (51) in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah QB Huntley continues to search for risk-reward balance

    Tyler Huntley is calling this the hardest stretch of his football life

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    Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon waves as he leaves the pitch after the elimination of his team in the World Cup qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Italy and Sweden, at the Milan San Siro stadium, Italy, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Buffon bids teary Italy farewell after failed qualification

    Two decades after making his Italy debut on a snowy field in a World Cup playoff in Moscow, Gianluigi Buffon wore the Azzurri captain's armband for the final time in another playoff that the Azzurri lost on Monday

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    No. 5 Wisconsin could be missing center vs No. 19 Michigan

    No. 5 Wisconsin could be without starting center Tyler Biadiaz for its game Saturday against No. 19 Michigan

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    Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Faulk (27) works the puck in front of Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Anton Forsberg (31) between Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) and Gustav Forsling (42) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Quenneville impressed with Forsberg’s composure in net for Blackhawks

    If the Chicago Blackhawks are going to qualify for the NHL playoffs, they will need steady play from Anton Forsberg. The backup goalie may only get 15-20 starts, but those are big points the Hawks will need.

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    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) dives through the line on a keeper for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

    Redskins battling inconsistency as they prepare for Saints

    Coach Jay Gruden says it's on him to correct any preparation issues for Washington after Redskins players felt they weren't ready to play

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    Dodgers-Padres series May 4-6 moved to Monterrey, Mexico

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play a three-game series at Monterrey, Mexico, from May 4-6

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    Florida State quarterback James Blackman (1) looks to pass against Clemson during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    Florida State needs to win out for 36th straight bowl trip

    Instead of Florida State being in the hunt for a College Football Playoff spot, the Seminoles go into their final three games needing to win out in order to go to a bowl game for the 36th consecutive season

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    New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Jets' Bowles says he's sticking with McCown at QB

    Jets coach Todd Bowles says he is sticking with veteran Josh McCown as his quarterback despite New York dropping to 4-6 as the team heads into its bye-week break

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    Chicago Bears Mitchell Trubisky (10) throws on the run against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, during an NFL football game in Chicago. (Daniel White/Daily Herald via AP)

    Bears coach John Fox faces heat after loss to Packers

    Coach John Fox faces criticism after Bears' eighth loss in nine games against the Packers.

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    Virginia wide receiver Andre Levrone (14) pulls in a pass ahead of the defense of Louisville cornerback Trumaine Washington (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Coach: Perspective key in looking at Virginia's rough finish

    Bronco Mendenhall doesn't want a difficult end of the season to threaten what has been a successful one for the Cavaliers

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    Chicago Bears running back Benny Cunningham (30) dives to the end zone against Green Bay Packers defensive back Marwin Evans (25) as Cunningham fumbles the ball during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    John Fox loses even when he wins his challenge

    John Fox was right: his receiver didn't step out of bounds. But he also didn't hold onto the football before crossing the goal line

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    Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron runs into the endzone for a 29-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit's Ebron takes step forward with key TD catch

    The Detroit Lions can hope Eric Ebron's touchdown catch was a turning point of sorts for the 24-year-old tight end

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    Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley (15) throws a pass in the second half of an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. LSU won 33-10. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Arkansas QB Cole Kelley suspended following arrest

    Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley has been suspended indefinitely following his weekend arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer reacts after a hit during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

    No blame game: Jackson takes burden for winless Browns

    Browns coach Hue Jackson not pointing fingers after ninth straight loss.

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    Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop (4) celebrates after kicking a 44-yard field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Titans looking to take their winning ways on the road

    The Tennessee Titans are about to find out if their act plays as well on the road as they have at home this season with a short turnaround before a trip to Pittsburgh.

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. reaches to fans during driver intros before the NASCAR Series Cup auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Column: Earnhardt long ago outgrew his father's shadow

    Column: Earnhardt long ago outgrew his father's shadow

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    Ravens return from bye week looking to make playoff run

    Ravens return from bye week looking to make playoff run

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    Los Angeles Rams cornerback Blake Countess, left, is tackled by Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage after making an interception during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Texans pondering what's next after 3rd straight loss

    The Houston Texans were left searching for answers about how to turn things around after suffering their third straight loss this weekend

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    Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph celebrates as he walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Ames, Iowa. Oklahoma State won 49-42. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    No. 10 Oklahoma State making a habit of winning close games

    Living dangerously: Oklahoma State making a practice of winning tight games

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    New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Giants owners say McAdoo staying as coach until season's end

    Ben McAdoo is staying as coach of the New York Giants, at least until the end of the season

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    FILE -- In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Tennessee associate head coach and defensive line coach Brady Hoke makes his way back to the locker room before an NCAA football game between Tennessee and Southern Mississippi in Knoxville, Tenn. The firing of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones means that Hoke returns to the head coaching ranks, at least for a couple more weeks. The former Michigan, San Diego State and Ball State coach was named Tennessee's interim head coach for the Volunteers' final two regular-season games. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)

    Hoke wants focus on Vols' seniors rather than himself

    Tennessee interim head coach Brady Hoke focusing on Vols' seniors rather than worrying about his own future

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    San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, a Rolling Meadows High School grad, could make his first start for the 49ers on Nov. 26 when they host Seattle.

    Report: 49ers looking at Garoppolo’s first start after bye week

    San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, a native of Arlington Heights, could make his 49ers debut in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter.

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    Libertyville’s Jack Deichl, here playing QB and being pursued by Warren’s Nick Orslini, is thriving as a tight end at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

    Deichl dialed in at tight end

    Former Libertyville two-year starting quarterback Jack Deichl has switched positions in his collegiate career.Now a senior tight end for Wisconsin-Whitewater, Deichl was recently named a Warhawk Athlete of the Week’. He was Whitewater’s top performer on the line of scrimmage as a blocking tight end in the Warhawks’ 17-16 victory over then-No. 20 UW-Platteville.

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    Rolling Meadows’ Jenny Vliet and Jackie Kemph celebrate as the fans rush the floor after the Mustangs topped Evanston in the Class 4A Niles West supersectional in February, 2013. The two are still teammates, now for St. Louis University, and will compete this weekend at Wintrust Arena.

    Now seniors, Kemph, Vliet in town this weekend

    Former Rolling Meadows stars Jenny Vliet and Jackie Kemph , playing their seniors years at St. Louis University, will come to Chicago this weeked to play in DePaul’s Maggie Dixon Inivte at Wintrust Arena.

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    FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost listens to a reporter's question before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Yost broke a pelvis and several ribs during a fall on his property in Georgia, Saturday, Nov. 4, when a deer stand he was working on gave way and fell to the ground, Kansas City spokesman Mike Swanson said. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

    Royals' Yost: 'Glad to be alive' after injury on farm

    Royals manager Ned Yost says he nearly died after a fall on his farm near Atlanta just over a week ago

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    Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen (17) warms up as they face off against Air Force in an NCAA college football game in Colorado Springs, Colo., Saturday Nov. 11, 2017. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)

    Wyoming QB Josh Allen has injured throwing shoulder

    Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen injured his right shoulder during the Cowboys' win over Air Force

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    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (88) crawls off the field after being injured on a pass reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars will be without Hurns at winless Cleveland on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, a potentially significant setback for a team already playing without Allen Robinson. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

    Jaguars rule out WR Hurns for next game at winless Browns

    The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without receiver Allen Hurns at winless Cleveland on Sunday

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    New Orleans Saints running back Daniel Lasco (36) is carted off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

    Saints' Payton: Lasco needs surgery, not career threatening

    Saints coach Sean Payton says running back and special teams player Daniel Lasco needs surgery for a bulging disc in his spine that will end his season but "won't be career-threatening."

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    Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) tries to stay in bounds as he runs past Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith, left, and cornerback Jalen Ramsey, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver pickups for Week 11

    FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver pickups for Week 11

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    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jamie Collins stays on the ground after a tackle by Detroit Lions offensive guard Graham Glasgow during the first half of an NFL football game, in Detroit. Browns starting linebacker Jamie Collins is done for the season with a sprained right knee ligament. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)

    Browns LB Collins out rest of season with right knee sprain

    Browns linebacker Jamie Collins done for the season with sprained right knee

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    Purdue safety Jacob Thieneman, right, tackles Northwestern slot back Cameron Green during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Boilermakers still seeking bowl eligibility

    After dropping its sixth game of the season, Purdue must win Saturday at Iowa and on Nov. 25 against Indiana to become bowl eligible for the first time since the 2012 season

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    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis talks with outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) after Burfict was ejected for making contact with an official in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Bengals' Burfict avoids suspension for contact with official

    Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict won't be suspended for the contact with an official that got him ejected from a 24-20 loss at Tennessee

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    Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (26) runs by Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Dallas Cowboys must find fast fix with 4 missing stars

    Cowboys must find quick fix to lost look in Atlanta with four crucial players sidelined

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    Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow (21) looks for a receiver during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

    Richard Lagow remains Indiana's starting quarterback

    Senior Richard Lagow remains Indiana's starting quarterback, perhaps for the rest of the season

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    Chiefs waive DT Roy Miller after domestic violence incident

    The Chiefs waived defensive tackle Roy Miller, two days after he was arrested in Florida and accused of assaulting his wife during an argument at their home

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    Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson drives on Stanford's Alanna Smith during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Connecticut won 78-53. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

    UConn still No. 1 as top four of women's hoops poll same

    The UConn Huskies continue their run at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll

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    John Paxson, Chicago Bulls vice president of basketball operations, says it will take some time before Nikola Mirotic resumes full basketball activity. In the meantime, Mirotic needs to spend more time around his teammates, Paxson added.

    Bulls take small step toward repairing Mirotic-Portis relationship

    Injured Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic was at the Advocate Center Monday as his NBA teammates reported for practice. It’s a step toward eventually having Mirotic and Bobby Portis in the same room, but there’s still a long way to go to mend the relationship.

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    US to host Bosnia in Jan 28 exhibition at Carson, California

    The retooling U.S. soccer team will open its 2018 schedule with an exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Jan. 28 at Carson, California

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    FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, United States' Josh Sargent, right, and Mexico's Adrian Vazquez fight for the ball during the CONCACAF under-17 soccer championship final in Panama City, Panama. Josh Sargent remembered when coach John Hackworth greeted the U.S. Under-17 team at breakfast in India last month and told players the American senior team had failed to qualify for next year's World Cup. "Everybody thought he was joking," Sargent said. In the wake of the failure, Sargent has been promoted to the national team along with Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams for Tuesday's exhibition at Portugal. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)

    US soccer starts youth movement after World Cup flop

    The U.S. turned toward youth after its World Cup flop, and Josh Sargent, Weston McKennie, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Tyler Adams and Jesse Gonzalez could get debuts in Tuesday's exhibition against Portugal

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    Minnesota Gophers QB Croft wins Big Ten co-offensive honor

    Minnesota Gophers quarterback Demry Croft is the Big Ten's Co-Offensive Player of the Week

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    Alabama coach Nick Saban watches his team warm up for an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    No. 1 Alabama hoping to build on wire-to-wire challenge

    Alabama coach Nick Saban is hoping his team can find a way to grow from its first wire-to-wire challenge of the season

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    Iowa State quarterback Zeb Noland (4) throws a pass over Oklahoma State linebacker Justin Phillips (19) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Ames, Iowa. Oklahoma State won 49-42. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Iowa St QB Kyle Kempt 'day-to-day' with Baylor looming

    Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says quarterback Kyle Kempt is "day-to-day" with an undisclosed injury

Business

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    NASUTSA MABWA

    How to partner with a nonprofit
    Charitable giving has really changed. Companies have changed the way that they give and partner with nonprofits. Long-term charitable partnerships are desirable and more successful than cash only one-time donations, benefiting both the company and the nonprofit organization in many positive ways.

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    Grains mixed, livestock lower

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec. delivery was off .20 cent at $4.24 a bushel; Dec corn fell .60 cent 3.4140 a bushel; December oats was up 1.40 cents at $2.75 a bushel while Nov. soybeans gained 1.40 cents at $9.65 a bushel. Beef and pork were lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. December live cattle was down .33 cent at $1.2025 a pound; November feeder cattle was off .43 cent at $1.5828 a pound; December lean hogs lost .25 cent at $.6205 a pound.

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    Hub Group Inc., a multimodal transportation solutions provider, has been named a Top 100 Trucker for 2017, an honor it has received for the past 20 years.

    Hub Group in Oak Brook earns a top honor

    Hub Group Inc., a multi-modal transportation solutions provider, announced Monday that it has been named a Top 100 Trucker for 2017, an honor it has received for the past 20 years.

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    A preschool lesson at one of One Hope United’s 12 Chicago-area early learning and child development centers.

    Going from ‘goods’ to great with year-end giving
    We’re approaching the time of year when many of us, moved by the holiday spirit, look to give back to our communities and the causes that are close to our hearts. Not everyone can make a big gift – but with a little extra thought and effort, everyone can make a gift that will have a big impact.

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    Rita Sola Cook

    2017 Influential Women in Business honorees
    Profiles of the 21 honorees in the 2017 Influential Women in Business awards, presented by the Daily Herald Business Ledger and its sponsoring partners.

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    A rendering of the proposed three-story, 125,000-square-foot health club Life Time Fitness is proposing for the former Hackney’s restaurant site in Lake Zurich.

    Revised Life Time Fitness plan will go before Lake Zurich panel

    Life Time Fitness will present its latest proposal to build a health club on the site of the former Hackney’s restaurant in Lake Zurich to the village’s planning and zoning commission Wednesday night.

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    Kaili Harding-Kaminski, president of the Schaumburg Business Association, was crowned 2018 Mrs. Illinois International in Northbrook Sunday.

    Schaumburg Business Association president wins Illinois pageant

    Kaili Harding-Kaminski, president of the Schaumburg Business Association, was crowned 2018 Mrs. Illinois International in Northbrook Sunday.

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    Walmart.com teams up with upscale Lord and Taylor

    Walmart.com teams with upscale Lord & Taylor to launch a dedicated online shop on its site and its shopping app

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    Radhika Jones will be new Vanity Fair editor-in-chief

    Vanity Fair has chosen Radhika Jones as its successor to longtime editor-in-chief Graydon Carter

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    In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, photo provided by General Electric, GE Chairman and CEO John Flannery addresses investors at a meeting in New York. Flannery said the company is weighing the future of its transportation, industrial, and lighting businesses so that it can focus more intently on its most profitable divisions. (Eli Kabillio/General Electric via AP)

    Light at the end of GE's tunnel? Lighting, more, may be gone

    General Electric slashed its dividend in half and trimmed expectations going forward at its investor meeting in New York

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    Greg Baise, president and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association.

    The Evolution of Illinois Manufacturing with mHUB
    The manufacturing industry has certainly experienced its share of change, evolving from what many still envision as “traditional” manufacturing and the assembly lines of our fathers’ day, to today’s manufacturing that is digital, high tech and driven by ideas and innovation.

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    IDEX Corporation’s chairman of the board and CEO Andrew Silvernail has been named as one of the nation’s best executives by more than 4,000 investment analysts.

    CEO at IDEX in Lake Forest named one of the best executives

    IDEX Corporation’s chairman of the board and CEO Andrew Silvernail has been named as one of the nation’s best executives by more than 4,000 investment analysts voted to determine America’s top CEOs across 45 industries for the magazine’s annual ranking.

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    Aerospace company CEO in New Mexico arrested for fraud

    The head of a New Mexico company that drew national attention for developing an electronic flying vehicle has been arrested for fraud and embezzlement

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    Kathryn Miller, president at HST Materials Inc. in Elk Grove Village, plans to add staff, create a second shift and add new equipment.

    HST Materials in Elk Grove celebrates 30 years, expands

    As HST Materials Inc. in Elk Grove Village prepares to celbrate 30 years in business, it is also expanding its operations with a second shift.

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    Retirement planning meeting set in Elgin

    Financial planner Keith Rauschenberger will discuss the financial risks in retirement and walk through a multi-step process for planning your own retirement including topics on Social Security, planning for healthcare, portfolio withdrawal strategies and expense management.

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    Online magazine OZY launches book site

    Daniel Handler of "Lemony Snicket" fame and medical writer Atul Guwande are among the contributors to a new book portal launched by the online magazine OZY

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    FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, file photo, visitors look at a display booth for Qualcomm at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. On Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, Qualcomm said they are rejecting an unsolicited offer from Broadcom, saying that the proposal is significantly undervalued and that a tie-up between the massive chipmakers would face substantial regulatory resistance. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

    Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103 billion offer

    Chipmaker Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's unsolicited $103 billion offer, saying that their rival's proposal "significantly undervalues" its market position and future growth prospects

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    The tollway's budget plan for 2018 would include fewer toll collector positions.

    More construction, fewer toll collectors in tollway's 2018 budget draft

    No one to give your coins to? The Illinois tollway's latest budget estimates a decrease in human toll collectors as officials look to a totally electronic system. Plus, expect road work on I-88 and I-355 next summer.

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    Twelve more employees have received termination notices from soon-to-be-closed WYCC.

    Feder: WYCC’s imminent shutdown costs 12 more jobs

    As WYCC-Channel 20 prepares to cease broadcast operations in two weeks, 12 more employees have received termination notices from the City Colleges of Chicago public television station.

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    Brookfield offers to buy GGP stake for more than $14B

    Brookfield Property offers to buy remaining stake in GGP that it doesn't already own for more than $14 billion

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    Events held to encourage manufacturing

    The Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership recently had an open house for parents and students at Big Kaiser in Hoffman Estates.

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    A poster inside St. Charles’ Charlestowne Mall tells the full story of the retail history of the building.

    Who will actually build homes on Charlestowne Mall site in St. Charles?

    The interior of St. Charles’ Charlestowne Mall will close Dec. 1 in preparation for what city officials hope will become a large residential development.

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    NANCY DOYLE

    Creative approaches to philanthropy
    When it comes to managing our financial lives, we should also consider philanthropy, or investing in others.

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    South Suburban Family Shelter gets $20K from Mary Kay Foundation
    The Mary Kay Foundation recently awarded South Suburban Family Shelter a $20,000 grant to further the organization’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services throughout the south suburban and Chicago metro region.

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    Terri Greeno, owner of Express Employment Professionals in Crystal Lake and West Dundee.

    Business execs: Use your power to change the world!
    Business people of all walks hold the power to make a tremendous social difference by tackling issues faced by their communities. Joining with a non-profit which matches social values and passions, professionals truly have the power to change the world.

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    Wauconda company spreading the word about molds

    “We know molds, that’s all we know,” says John Demakis, co-owner and president of Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales in Wauconda.

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    Vickie Austin

    Business book review: Essentialism
    This book isn’t just the latest time management tome. Essentialism includes a model for transitioning our thinking.

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    Krusinski Construction Co. finished the second renovation to Sedgebrook, Senior Care Development LLC in Lincolnshire.

    Krusinski finishes work at Sedgebrook in Lincolnshire

    Krusinski Construction Co. finished the second renovation to Sedgebrook, Senior Care Development LLC in Lincolnshire.

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    Business owners: Do you accept mediocrity?
    Dear Business Owners:As we progress toward the end of 2017, it’s time to evaluate the talent on your sales team to ensure you have the right players for 2018. All professional sports teams go through a stringent talent assessment at the season’s end in order to strengthen the team for the upcoming one. The data it provides and their analysis helps them determine the necessary improvements they must make for heightened performance the following year.The same process rarely happens with sales teams as you and your sales managers seem to be willing to live with the talent you have no matter how much your findings might justify the need for changes. The average sales team is made up of a mixture of high, mediocre and low performers. In fact, studies show that just 20% of any given sales team are considered high performers, 60%, mediocre and the remaining 20%, low or non-performers! I contend that these percentages are the result of poor hires, unproductive sales behavior, an absence of key performance indicators, (KPIs), and ineffective sales management, all of which reflect their leadership’s acceptance of unacceptable performance. If I were sitting in front of you, the #1 question I would ask you is: “How much turnover do you have on your sales team?” I predict that most of you would proudly respond, “We experience very little or no turnover!” Although my reply would assuredly sound harsh, it would be, “Then, either you are consistently achieving your sales goals or you have a major turnover problem!” To be clear, I’m not encouraging a “slash and burn” mentality where salespeople operate out of fear, but I am strongly recommending a critical evaluation of whether they have earned the right to be on the team above and beyond just quota attainment! This involves creating a success profile for their position, developing comprehensive hiring practices, emphasizing a culture of accountability throughout new hires’ on-boarding process, monthly performance evaluations utilizing KPIs, strong sales leadership and, finally, turning over consistently poor performers until acceptable results are achieved. Here’s what you can do to eliminate mediocrity in your sales team:1. Develop a “success profile” for the sales position that enhances its job description by detailing the behavior, beliefs and skills required for minimally acceptable performance.2. Upgrade hiring practices to include a methodical way of objectively qualifying or disqualifying applicants. A critical element is an ARM, Always Recruiting Mentality, meaning prospecting regularly for new talent resulting in higher caliber performers.3. Create a culture of accountability where performance expectations and results-oriented behaviors are clearly delineated. Stop accepting mediocrity and all the excuses that go with it!4. Develop a list of the top 10 behaviors for the sales team and make sure you have 5 KPIs that represent the results if behaviors are properly and skillfully executed. 5. Build a system of evaluation for sales managers and eliminate excuse-making for poor performance.6. Develop strong managers who are ambitious, driven to succeed no matter what and will not be held hostage by their sales teams. 7. Terminate consistently low-performing sales personnel after you have given them a 90-day opportunity to show a dramatic improvement in their behavior and results. Refuse to live by the definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results!” Analyze the problems of the past, learn from them and lay out your game plan for a triumphant new year! Go conquer your worlds!

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    Jim Kendall

    How the little guys beat the big guys
    They’re scattered around the suburbs, a relative handful of independent camera stores that successfully compete against web giants and big box retailers typically offering a lower price, free shipping and, sometimes, no sales tax.

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    Jake Pritscher

    That’s Caring focuses on feeding children
    An interview with Jake Pritscher. business development and marketing director with That’s Caring in Elk Grove Village.

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    SHEFALI TRIVEDI

    Bragging or pride?
    For every charity event, we can easily point to the sponsors supporting the cause. It is clear charities want to properly thank companies who support them, so they shine a big light on their contribution. But is this the same for the company?

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    Mondelez International Foundation’s partnerships with nonprofits around the world have helped more than a million children lead healthier lives.

    Helping children grow, one garden at a time
    A mother of four in Indonesia has improved her family’s life because she learned how to grow vegetables and raise poultry and catfish in her yard. A young girl in Mexico proudly shows off fresh fruits and vegetables in her lunch box.

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    DEAN HEDECKER

    Act now to maximize year end charitable giving tax deduction
    With tax reform on the horizon, you should be thinking even harder about whether to accelerate your charitable contributions by the end of 2017.

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    Commuters line the platform while awaiting the arrival of an inbound Metra/Union Pacific Northwest Line train at Arlington Heights.

    Editorial: Metra must do more to show it has hold on the future

    A Daily Herald editorial says that, while Metra leaders may not be entirely to blame for the agnecy’s rocky finances, they need to give riders more confidence that they are preparing for the future.

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    Dan Seals

    Winning Amazon is good, this is better

    Guest columnist Dan Seals: Think fast. How many jobs have left our state as companies have moved out over the last twenty four years?

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    What about loopholes?
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Here’s a thought: Why don’t those Republican legislators who are crafting the new tax legislation get specific with the American people regarding tax loopholes and the intention to eliminate them? I have not heard a single word about them in the proposed legislation.

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    Keeping perspective on influence of elections
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Politically I’m a moderate conservative, I voted for Obama for Illinois U.S. Senate despite his razor-thin resume and I’ve always toggled between Fox News and CNN to get both sides of an issue.

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    Loss of deductions hurts most-productive states
    A Wauconda letter to the editor: The Republican Party is so anxious to lower taxes for the top 1 percent that they include in their bill the elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) to help pay for lower taxes for the wealthy.

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    What are they thinking?
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: A new poll today has 91 percent of the president’s base still supporting him.

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    Finally, recognition of ills of sex outside marriage
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: As a middle-aged father of a 24-year-old daughter and three young granddaughters, I see the #MeToo movement as a positive development of secular society finally recognizing what the Catholic Church has been teaching for centuries.

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    Grocery delivery coming full circle
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Your story about Jewel stores launching a home delivery service got it wrong.

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    Unions usually don’t lose; taxpayers do
    Letter to the editor: A Palatine writer says that in strikes, unions usually come out ahead and taxpayers usually lose.

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    Palatine District 15 spending plenty of money on attorneys
    Letter to the editor: For a school district that claims it can’t afford to pay the support staff, it has plenty of money to pay the lawyers, this writer says.

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    Quit watching the NFL, too political
    A letter stated that President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence should get a dictionary to find the meaning of kneeling during our national anthem. This person seems to think that kneeling during the anthem is a sign of pleading and is acceptable. Perhaps this person needs to get a book on showing proper respect toward the anthem and flag which is to stand at attention, not kneel, and salute the flag by placing the right hand over your heart, not locking arms.Regardless, I have solved my problem with the NFL. I used to look forward to football season. There were only 16 games and I had to see every game that I could starting with the pregame at 11 a.m. Sunday through Sunday evening and on Monday and Thursday evenings. We were all fans and we all cheered for our teams together as one. Race, religion and ethnicity made no difference. And, when the anthem played, we were all united as Americans standing together as one people.And, then the game became political and the one refuge from all the divisiveness was gone. The one chance to bring people of all races and creeds together was gone. The one chance to all be Americans was gone. It will never be the same again.So, I stopped watching the NFL. I no longer have to witness the disrespect of our anthem and our flag because a business decided to let its employees express personal views during work instead of on their own time.And, I have more time to do things that I enjoy. It is a shame, though, that one of our best chances for unity as Americans was sabotaged by players grandstanding for effect instead of actually trying to solve the problem.Gail E. Rose Huntley

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    Why Reformation anniversary ignored?
    A Batavia letter to the editor: For the last millennium the Protestant Reformation of 1517 always finishes in the top 1, 2 or 3. And as for the most important persons in history, Martin Luther, the monk/priest/doctor of theology/university professor who sparked the Reformation, invariably finishes in the top 2.

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    No real debate on climate in 10 years
    A North Aurora letter to the editor: Will the climate “alarmists” ever get it right? I am getting weary of the doom and gloomers changing their story line about climate change over and over through the decades. First cooling, then warming, and now the all encompassing climate change.

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    All should have a shot to be engineer
    A Downers Grove letter to the editor: Many students are being shortchanged and discriminated against if given no high school mathematical physics and/or chemistry course in their high school program and will be economically limited throughout his/her whole life.

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