Daily Archive : Wednesday February 14, 2018

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    Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the USA react as their scores are posted following their performance in the pairs free skate figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Knierims skate with heavy hearts at Olympics pairs

    Before heading out to skate on the Olympic ice, the Knierims saw the news of the Florida high school shootings

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Feb. 14EAST American U. 60, Boston U. 56 Bucknell 94, Loyola (Md.) 53 George Washington 83, UMass 72 Holy Cross 70, Army 65 Lehigh 88, Colgate 78 NC State 74, Syracuse 70 Navy 71, Lafayette 69 Providence 76, Villanova 71 Saint Joseph's 71, Fordham 55 SOUTH Auburn 76, Kentucky 66 Davidson 74, VCU 63 Duke 74, Virginia Tech 52 East Carolina 82, Tulane 80 Florida St. 81, Clemson 79, OT George Mason 85, Dayton 67 Georgia 72, Florida 69, OT Houston Baptist 77, Northwestern St. 70 Nicholls 73, Sam Houston St. 72 SE Louisiana 71, New Orleans 64 UCF 72, South Florida 57 Vanderbilt 81, Mississippi St. 80 Wake Forest 79, Georgia Tech 62 MIDWEST Bradley 70, Illinois St. 58 Cleveland St. 75, Detroit 72 Drake 90, Indiana St. 76 Fort Wayne 90, W. Illinois 74 Indiana 78, Illinois 68 Loyola of Chicago 80, Valparaiso 71 Michigan 74, Iowa 59 S. Illinois 81, Missouri St. 80, OT St. John's 77, DePaul 76 Xavier 102, Seton Hall 90 Youngstown St. 75, Oakland 73 SOUTHWEST Kansas St. 82, Oklahoma St. 72 Lamar 85, Incarnate Word 62 McNeese St. 76, Cent. Arkansas 72 Memphis 70, SMU 67 South Dakota 85, Oral Roberts 67 Stephen F. Austin 87, Texas A&M-CC 68 FAR WEST Denver 94, Nebraska-Omaha 78 Fresno St. 77, San Jose St. 57 New Mexico 78, Utah St. 63 UC Riverside 69, CS Northridge 62 ___

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    Isner upset by Albot at New York Open

    Third-seeded John Isner was upset by Radu Albot of Moldova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 in the second round of the New York Open

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) is fouled by Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers (6) as he drives to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    George, Westbrook's triple-double lead OKC past Grizzlies

    Paul George scored 28 points, Russell Westbrook registered another triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder survived a late Memphis rally to defeat the Grizzlies 121-114

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    New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) dunks as Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) and center Brook Lopez (11) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Davis leads Pelicans' rout of Lakers

    Davis goes for 42 points, 15 rebounds as New Orleans Pelicans beat Los Angeles Lakers 139-117

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    Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen makes a save on Columbus Blue Jackets Nick Foligno, center left, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Kadri, Maple Leafs beat Blue Jackets 6-3

    Nazem Kadri, Frederik Andersen help Toronto Maple Leafs beat Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3

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    With the Chicago Blackhawks struggling mightily this season, is it time for Joel Quenneville to go? John Dietz says no, adding that the head coach deserves one more shot to right the ship next season.

    5 things the Chicago Blackhawks might do to change direction of franchise

    With the playoffs almost out of reach for the Chicago Blackhawks, John Dietz takes a look at five thoughts that are on many fans' minds.

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    Mike Brasile, just Hampshire’s fifth football coach in 54 years, will become the new coach at Woodstock.

    Brasile leaving Hampshire for Woodstock

    Hampshire football coach Mike Brasile has resigned to become the new head coach at Woodstock.

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    Boys basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Feb. 14 results
    High school boys basketball results from games of Wednesday, Feb. 14.

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    Girls basketball scoreboard: Wednesday, Feb. 14 results
    High school girls basketball results from games of Wednesday, Feb. 14.

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    Indiana forward Juwan Morgan (13) blocks the shot of Illinois forward Greg Eboigbodin (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana's defense delivers knockout punch against Illinois

    Juwan Morgan was one of three Indiana players to score 14 points and he posted his eighth double-double this season to lead the Hoosiers past Illinois 78-68

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    Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Pacers win 3rd straight, hand Nets 7th straight loss

    Victor Oladipo scored 25 points, Corey Joseph added 15 points and 11 assists, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-103

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    Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic, right, passes the ball as he is pressured by Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Jordan has 30 points and 13 rebounds, Clippers beat Celtics

    DeAndre Jordan had 30 points and 13 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 129-119 night for their fourth victory in five games

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    Hersey’s Will Nagle, top, fouls Grayslake Central’s Clay Stoffel as they go to the floor for a loose ball during Wednesday’s game in Arlington Heights.

    Hersey hits late, passes up Grayslake Central

    Hersey’s boys basetball team fell behind 14-1 and trailed by 14 points in the second and third quarters before rallying for a 45-44 triumph over Grayslake Central on Wednesday night in the Carter Gymnasium.

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    Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, right, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Lowry leads Raptors to 7th win in row, 122-98 over Bulls

    Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 10 assists, Serge Ibaka also scored 20 points and the Toronto Raptors cruised into the All-Star break with their seventh straight victory, 122-98 over the Chicago Bulls

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    West Aurora falls in Siljendahl’s finale

    West Aurora’s girls basketball team fell to Oswego East 53-48 Wednesday night at the Class 4A Oswego East regional. It was West Aurora coach Connie Siljendahl’s final game of her career.

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    Ponds leads St. John's past DePaul 77-76 for 4th straight

    Shamorie Ponds continued his remarkable run with 26 points and a career-high 10 assists and St. John's continued its turnaround with a 77-76 win over DePaul

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    Naperville North’s Greta Kampshroeder (33) drives around Lemont’s Michelle Jerantowski (12)during the Class 4A girls basketball regional semifinals on February 14, 2018.

    Naperville North wallops Lemont to set up another cross-town game

    Naperville North defeated Lemont in a Class 4A Naperville Central girls basketball regional semifinal.

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    McCarty, Holmes lead No. 6 Texas past Texas Tech 87-72

    Brooke McCarty and Joyner Holmes scored 13 points apiece to help No. 6 Texas beat Texas Tech 87-72

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    Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine reacts as he walks on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Chicago. The Raptors won 122-98. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Bulls hit all-star break with a whimper, lose badly to Toronto

    In their last game before the all-star break, the Chicago Bulls were not up to the challenge of sticking with East leader Toronto. The Raptors took command in the second quarter and rolled to a 122-98 victory.

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    Lake Zurich’s Mckenna Zobel, left, drives on Grant’s Mallory Harrity during Class 4A regional semifinal play Wednesday at Grayslake North.

    Plenty of support as Lake Zurich rolls

    Lake Zurich’s girls basketball team had plenty of fans witness a 48-24 victory over Grant in Class 4A regional semifinal play Wednesday at Grayslake North.

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Indiana Long Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Indiana Long Box INDIANA 78, ILLINOIS 68FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack338-123-41-72520Eboigbodin101-32-22-4044Alstork220-30-02-2230Frazier385-142-50-25112Jordan301-64-61-2037Nichols244-96-91-30316Lucas213-41-20-1137M.Smith120-30-00-1110Vesel100-02-20-0112Totals20022-5420-307-22122468 Percentages: FG .407, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 4-19, .211 (Nichols 2-5, Black 1-1, Jordan 1-4, M.Smith 0-1, Alstork 0-2, Frazier 0-6). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 12 (15 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Black 2, Jordan). Turnovers: 12 (Jordan 3, Lucas 3, Black 2, Nichols 2, Frazier, M.Smith). Steals: 10 (Frazier 2, Jordan 2, Alstork, Black, Eboigbodin, Lucas, M.Smith, Nichols). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebINDIANAMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSMcSwain222-35-80-6149Morgan374-86-73-103314Green201-40-10-1203Johnson375-92-40-64314McRoberts200-00-00-2040Durham245-62-20-20214Newkirk214-62-20-03311J.Smith135-73-52-30313Hartman60-10-00-1110Totals20026-4420-295-31142378 Percentages: FG .591, FT .690. 3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Durham 2-2, Johnson 2-6, Green 1-2, Newkirk 1-2, Hartman 0-1, Morgan 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 18 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Morgan 5, Green). Turnovers: 18 (Johnson 6, Green 4, Newkirk 3, McRoberts 2, Morgan 2, Durham). Steals: 9 (Morgan 4, Green 2, Hartman, McRoberts, Newkirk). Technical Fouls: None. Illinois2543-68Indiana3543-78 A_17,222 (17,472).

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Indiana Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Indiana Box INDIANA 78, ILLINOIS 68ILLINOIS (12-15) Eboigbodin 1-3 2-2 4, Black 8-12 3-4 20, Frazier 5-14 2-5 12, Alstork 0-3 0-0 0, Jordan 1-6 4-6 7, Vesel 0-0 2-2 2, Nichols 4-9 6-9 16, Lucas 3-4 1-2 7, M.Smith 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 20-30 68. INDIANA (15-12) Morgan 4-8 6-7 14, McSwain 2-3 5-8 9, McRoberts 0-0 0-0 0, Green 1-4 0-1 3, Johnson 5-9 2-4 14, Hartman 0-1 0-0 0, J.Smith 5-7 3-5 13, Newkirk 4-6 2-2 11, Durham 5-6 2-2 14. Totals 26-44 20-29 78. Halftime_Indiana 35-25. 3-Point Goals_Illinois 4-19 (Nichols 2-5, Black 1-1, Jordan 1-4, M.Smith 0-1, Alstork 0-2, Frazier 0-6), Indiana 6-14 (Durham 2-2, Johnson 2-6, Newkirk 1-2, Green 1-2, Hartman 0-1, Morgan 0-1). Fouled Out_Black. Rebounds_Illinois 22 (Black 7), Indiana 31 (Morgan 10). Assists_Illinois 12 (Frazier 5), Indiana 14 (Johnson 4). Total Fouls_Illinois 24, Indiana 23. A_17,222 (17,472).

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    Tirzmalis, Lake Forest subdue Grayslake North

    Tirzmalis, Lake Forest subdue Grayslake North

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    FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2007 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Esteban Loaiza, of Mexico, throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza - who earned a total of more than $43 million over 14 seasons - is heading to court accused of drug dealing involving 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of suspected cocaine. The 46-year-old retired Major League Baseball player is scheduled to appear in court in Chula Vista, Calif., south of San Diego, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Ex-All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies dealing cocaine

    Ex-All Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies allegations of dealing 44 pounds of cocaine

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    Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard (12) is fouled by Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo, right, while going up for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Howard shines as Hornets top Magic 104-102

    Dwight Howard had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets stopped a four-game slide with a 104-102 victory over the Orlando Magic

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    Ellis picks 26 to preliminary US roster for tournament

    Morgan Brian and Rose Lavelle return to the U.S. women's national team after spending much of last year rehabbing from injuries in preparation for the SheBelieves Cup next month

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Indiana Long Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Indiana Long Box INDIANA 78, ILLINOIS 68FGFTRebILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSBlack338-123-41-72520Eboigbodin101-32-22-4044Alstork220-30-02-2230Frazier385-142-50-25112Jordan301-64-61-2037Nichols244-96-91-30316Lucas213-41-20-1137M.Smith120-30-00-1110Vesel100-02-20-0112Totals20022-5420-307-22122468 Percentages: FG .407, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 4-19, .211 (Nichols 2-5, Black 1-1, Jordan 1-4, M.Smith 0-1, Alstork 0-2, Frazier 0-6). Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 12 (15 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Black 2, Jordan). Turnovers: 12 (Jordan 3, Lucas 3, Black 2, Nichols 2, Frazier, M.Smith). Steals: 10 (Frazier 2, Jordan 2, Alstork, Black, Eboigbodin, Lucas, M.Smith, Nichols). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebINDIANAMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSMcSwain222-35-80-6149Morgan374-86-73-103314Green201-40-10-1203Johnson375-92-40-64314McRoberts200-00-00-2040Durham245-62-20-20214Newkirk214-62-20-03311J.Smith135-73-52-30313Hartman60-10-00-1110Totals20026-4420-295-31142378 Percentages: FG .591, FT .690. 3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Durham 2-2, Johnson 2-6, Green 1-2, Newkirk 1-2, Hartman 0-1, Morgan 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 18 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Morgan 5, Green). Turnovers: 18 (Johnson 6, Green 4, Newkirk 3, McRoberts 2, Morgan 2, Durham). Steals: 9 (Morgan 4, Green 2, Hartman, McRoberts, Newkirk). Technical Fouls: None. Illinois2543-68Indiana3543-78

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    BC-BKC--Illinois-Indiana Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois-Indiana Box INDIANA 78, ILLINOIS 68ILLINOIS (12-15) Eboigbodin 1-3 2-2 4, Black 8-12 3-4 20, Frazier 5-14 2-5 12, Alstork 0-3 0-0 0, Jordan 1-6 4-6 7, Vesel 0-0 2-2 2, Nichols 4-9 6-9 16, Lucas 3-4 1-2 7, M.Smith 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 20-30 68. INDIANA (15-12) Morgan 4-8 6-7 14, McSwain 2-3 5-8 9, McRoberts 0-0 0-0 0, Green 1-4 0-1 3, Johnson 5-9 2-4 14, Hartman 0-1 0-0 0, J.Smith 5-7 3-5 13, Newkirk 4-6 2-2 11, Durham 5-6 2-2 14. Totals 26-44 20-29 78. Halftime_Indiana 35-25. 3-Point Goals_Illinois 4-19 (Nichols 2-5, Black 1-1, Jordan 1-4, M.Smith 0-1, Alstork 0-2, Frazier 0-6), Indiana 6-14 (Durham 2-2, Johnson 2-6, Newkirk 1-2, Green 1-2, Hartman 0-1, Morgan 0-1). Fouled Out_Black. Rebounds_Illinois 22 (Black 7), Indiana 31 (Morgan 10). Assists_Illinois 12 (Frazier 5), Indiana 14 (Johnson 4). Total Fouls_Illinois 24, Indiana 23.

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    BC-BKC--Illinois St.-Bradley Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois St.-Bradley Box BRADLEY 70, ILLINOIS ST. 58ILLINOIS ST. (14-13) Yarbrough 8-15 8-9 25, Ndiaye 2-3 0-0 4, Williams 1-5 0-2 3, Tinsley 1-10 0-0 3, Hein 1-5 1-2 4, Clarance 0-3 2-2 2, Evans 2-8 5-6 10, Gassman 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 18-56 16-21 58. BRADLEY (18-10) Thomas 6-11 2-2 14, Bar 2-6 0-0 4, Brown 2-9 8-8 13, Hodgson 4-7 0-1 10, Lautier-Ogunleye 3-7 2-4 8, van Bree 1-3 0-0 2, Childs 4-6 1-2 9, Lundy 1-4 0-0 2, Kennell 3-7 0-0 8. Totals 26-60 13-17 70. Halftime_Bradley 29-22. 3-Point Goals_Illinois St. 6-31 (Gassman 1-3, Yarbrough 1-4, Hein 1-4, Williams 1-5, Evans 1-6, Tinsley 1-8, Clarance 0-1), Bradley 5-16 (Hodgson 2-3, Kennell 2-5, Brown 1-3, Lundy 0-1, van Bree 0-2, Lautier-Ogunleye 0-2). Fouled Out_Thomas. Rebounds_Illinois St. 30 (Ndiaye 8), Bradley 41 (Thomas 10). Assists_Illinois St. 12 (Clarance, Evans, Yarbrough, Tinsley, Gassman 2), Bradley 16 (Lautier-Ogunleye 6). Total Fouls_Illinois St. 19, Bradley 19. A_7,731 (11,433).

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    BC-BKC--Illinois St.-Bradley Long Box

    BC-BKC--Illinois St.-Bradley Long Box BRADLEY 70, ILLINOIS ST. 58FGFTRebILLINOIS ST.MinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSYarbrough358-158-91-62325Ndiaye302-30-03-8144Hein291-51-21-2114Tinsley261-100-01-4233Williams231-50-20-3023Evans242-85-60-02110Gassman203-70-03-5227Clarance130-32-20-2232Totals20018-5616-219-30121958 Percentages: FG .321, FT .762. 3-Point Goals: 6-31, .194 (Gassman 1-3, Hein 1-4, Yarbrough 1-4, Williams 1-5, Evans 1-6, Tinsley 1-8, Clarance 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 11 (17 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Ndiaye 2, Tinsley). Turnovers: 11 (Yarbrough 3, Evans 2, Gassman 2, Clarance, Hein, Ndiaye, Williams). Steals: 6 (Hein 2, Clarance, Evans, Ndiaye, Tinsley). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebBRADLEYMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSThomas286-112-21-100514Bar152-60-04-5134Brown322-98-81-15313Hodgson334-70-10-42110Lautier-Ogunleye273-72-43-5638Childs234-61-24-8119Kennell213-70-00-3118van Bree121-30-00-5012Lundy91-40-00-0012Totals20026-6013-1713-41161970 Percentages: FG .433, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Hodgson 2-3, Kennell 2-5, Brown 1-3, Lundy 0-1, Lautier-Ogunleye 0-2, van Bree 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 12 (15 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Childs 3, Bar). Turnovers: 12 (Kennell 4, Bar 2, Childs 2, Brown, Lautier-Ogunleye, Lundy, van Bree). Steals: 8 (Childs 3, Lautier-Ogunleye 2, Thomas 2, Hodgson). Technical Fouls: None. Illinois St.2236-58Bradley2941-70 A_7,731 (11,433).

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    BC-BKC--Valparaiso-Loyola of Chicago Box

    BC-BKC--Valparaiso-Loyola of Chicago Box LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 80, VALPARAISO 71VALPARAISO (13-15) McMillan 2-4 3-3 7, Smits 1-4 0-0 2, Walker 5-15 6-8 18, Joseph 2-3 2-2 6, Evelyn 4-12 2-2 11, Sorolla 6-7 0-0 12, Bradford 0-1 0-0 0, Golder 3-8 4-4 12, Kiser 1-1 1-1 3. Totals 24-55 18-20 71. LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (22-5) Krutwig 8-12 2-4 18, Townes 4-8 1-1 10, Custer 8-11 2-2 20, Richardson 1-2 1-2 4, Ingram 4-10 8-8 16, Boehm 0-0 0-0 0, DiNardi 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 4-9 0-0 8, Shanks 0-0 0-0 0, Avery 0-0 1-2 1, Skokna 0-2 0-0 0, Williamson 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 30-56 15-19 80. Halftime_Loyola of Chicago 28-21. 3-Point Goals_Valparaiso 5-16 (Golder 2-4, Walker 2-6, Evelyn 1-3, Joseph 0-1, McMillan 0-2), Loyola of Chicago 5-15 (Custer 2-3, Townes 1-1, Richardson 1-1, Williamson 1-2, Jackson 0-2, Skokna 0-2, Ingram 0-4). Fouled Out_Sorolla. Rebounds_Valparaiso 30 (Kiser 8), Loyola of Chicago 27 (Krutwig, Richardson 7). Assists_Valparaiso 14 (Walker 5), Loyola of Chicago 14 (Ingram 4). Total Fouls_Valparaiso 16, Loyola of Chicago 16. A_2,091 (4,486).

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    BC-BKC--Valparaiso-Loyola of Chicago Long Box

    BC-BKC--Valparaiso-Loyola of Chicago Long Box LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 80, VALPARAISO 71FGFTRebVALPARAISOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSMcMillan92-43-30-2007Smits131-40-00-3112Evelyn354-122-21-43411Joseph182-32-21-2206Walker395-156-80-35218Golder293-84-40-20212Kiser261-11-14-8223Sorolla256-70-02-50512Bradford60-10-01-1100Totals20024-5518-209-30141671 Percentages: FG .436, FT .900. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Golder 2-4, Walker 2-6, Evelyn 1-3, Joseph 0-1, McMillan 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 10 (2 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Sorolla 3, Kiser, Smits). Turnovers: 10 (Evelyn 4, Golder 2, Joseph 2, McMillan, Smits). Steals: 3 (Evelyn, Joseph, Walker). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebLOYOLA OF CHICAGOMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSKrutwig268-122-44-70218Custer378-112-20-13120Richardson321-21-20-7324Townes294-81-10-11310Ingram304-108-81-64316Williamson191-20-00-0233Jackson144-90-02-3028Skokna80-20-00-0100Avery50-01-20-2001DiNardi-----00Boehm-----00Shanks-----00Totals20030-5615-197-27141680 Percentages: FG .536, FT .789. 3-Point Goals: 5-15, .333 (Custer 2-3, Richardson 1-1, Townes 1-1, Williamson 1-2, Jackson 0-2, Skokna 0-2, Ingram 0-4). Team Rebounds: 0. Team Turnovers: 5 (12 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Richardson, Williamson). Turnovers: 5 (Custer, Ingram, Krutwig, Richardson, Townes). Steals: 5 (Ingram 2, Custer, Richardson, Williamson). Technical Fouls: None. Valparaiso2150-71Loyola of Chicago2852-80 A_2,091 (4,486).

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    Proviso East ends Leyden’s season

    Second-seeded Proviso East posted a 78-28 triumph over No. 15 Leyden on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Class 4A Chicago Mather girls basketball regional.

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    Top 25 Capsules

    Top 25 Capsules

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    Naperville Central’s Gabi Melby (2) moves the ball down the court past Neuqua Valley’s Jada Harvey (13) during the Class 4A girls basketball regional semifinals at Naperville Central on February 14, 2018.

    Naperville Central takes suspense out of game early

    Naperville Central defeated Neuqua Valley in a Class 4A girls basketball regional semifinal.

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    FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 file photo, New York Jets quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates signals during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The New York Jets promoted Bates from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 replacing the fired John Morton.(AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

    Jets promote QB coach Jeremy Bates to offensive coordinator

    The New York Jets promoted quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates to offensive coordinator

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    Wagner nets 26, Minnesota women upset No. 23 Michigan 93-87

    Carlie Wagner scored 26 points and Minnesota outscored No. 23 Michigan 11-4 in the final three minutes for a 93-87 win

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    Girls gymnastics: State meet scouting, Northwest

    Palatine High School hosts the high school girls gymnastics state meet this weekend. Session I is at 2 p.m. on Friday (all-around final, individual event preliminaries team competition) and Session II begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday (individual event finals and finals in team competition).

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    Loyola Chicago inches closer to MVC title, tops Valpo 80-71

    Clayton Custer scored 20, Cameron Krutwig added 18 and Loyola Chicago turned back Valparaiso 80-71 for its fourth straight win

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    Kameron Mack

    Jacobs’ Mack earns MVP honor

    Jacobs senior guard Kameron Mack has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for his recent high school boys basketball performances.

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    Amari Benbow

    Fenton’s Benbow nets MVP honor

    Fenton senior guard Amari Benbow has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for her recent high school girls basketball performances.

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    Dunn returns, plans to play in Rising Stars game

    After missing 11 games with a concussion, Bulls point guard Kris Dunn returned to the court Wednesday against Toronto and plans to play in ths weekend’s Rising Stars game in Los Angeles.

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    Chicago White Sox’s Hector Santiago pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Cleveland. The White Sox scored two runs in the 10th off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Chris Perez to make Santiago the winner, 5-3.

    Hector Santiago rejoins White Sox on minor-league deal

    Left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago, who was with the Chicago White Sox from 2011-13, is back on a minor-league contract. Santiago was an all-star in 2015 when he pitched for the Angels.

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    Grant’s Mercedes Uribe (23) is fouled by Lake Zurich’s Maddy Piggott.

    Images: Lake Zurich vs. Grant, girls basketball

    The Lake Zurich Bears faced the Grant Bulldogs in the Class 4A girls basketball regional semifinal game on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Grayslake.

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    Photo courtesy of Willowbrook High School Willowbrook bowlers are pictured with their sectional plaque. Front left to right Betsy Soriano, Dana Sasenick, Makaylah Jones. Back left to right Holly Helsper, Katie Pettinger, Brianna Bryant, Paula Williams.

    Right up Willowbrook’s alley

    The happy Warriors of Willowbrook girls bowling

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    Hersey’s Will Nagle, top, fouls Grayslake Central’s Clay Stoffel as they go to the floor for a loose ball during Wednesday’s game in Arlington Heights.

    Images: Hersey vs. Grayslake Central, boys basketball

    The Hersey High School boys basketball team hosted Grayslake Central High School on Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Arlington Heights.

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    Naperville North’s Greta Kampshroeder (33) drives around Lemont’s Michelle Jerantowski (12) during the Class 4A girls basketball regional semifinals on February 14, 2018.

    Images: Naperville North vs. Lemont, girls basketball

    Naperville North played Lemont in Class 4A girls basketball regional semifinals in Naperville.

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Feb. 14EAST American U. 60, Boston U. 56 Bucknell 94, Loyola (Md.) 53 George Washington 83, UMass 72 Holy Cross 70, Army 65 Lehigh 88, Colgate 78 Navy 71, Lafayette 69 Providence 76, Villanova 71 Saint Joseph's 71, Fordham 55 SOUTH Davidson 74, VCU 63 Duke 74, Virginia Tech 52 Florida St. 81, Clemson 79, OT George Mason 85, Dayton 67 Houston Baptist 77, Northwestern St. 70 UCF 72, South Florida 57 Vanderbilt 81, Mississippi St. 80 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 75, Detroit 72 Drake 90, Indiana St. 76 Fort Wayne 90, W. Illinois 74 Loyola of Chicago 80, Valparaiso 71 Michigan 74, Iowa 59 Youngstown St. 75, Oakland 73 SOUTHWEST Kansas St. 82, Oklahoma St. 72 Lamar 85, Incarnate Word 62 McNeese St. 76, Cent. Arkansas 72 South Dakota 85, Oral Roberts 67 ___

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Feb. 14EAST American U. 60, Boston U. 56 Bucknell 94, Loyola (Md.) 53 George Washington 83, UMass 72 Holy Cross 70, Army 65 Lehigh 88, Colgate 78 Navy 71, Lafayette 69 Providence 76, Villanova 71 Saint Joseph's 71, Fordham 55 SOUTH Davidson 74, VCU 63 Duke 74, Virginia Tech 52 Florida St. 81, Clemson 79, OT George Mason 85, Dayton 67 Houston Baptist 77, Northwestern St. 70 UCF 72, South Florida 57 Vanderbilt 81, Mississippi St. 80 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 75, Detroit 72 Drake 90, Indiana St. 76 Fort Wayne 90, W. Illinois 74 Loyola of Chicago 80, Valparaiso 71 Michigan 74, Iowa 59 Youngstown St. 75, Oakland 73 SOUTHWEST Kansas St. 82, Oklahoma St. 72 Lamar 85, Incarnate Word 62 McNeese St. 76, Cent. Arkansas 72 South Dakota 85, Oral Roberts 67 ___

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    Miami Heat's James Johnson (16) takes a shot as Philadelphia 76ers' Amir Johnson (5) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

    Simmons leads short-handed 76ers to comeback win over Heat

    Simmons leads short-handed 76ers to comeback win over Heat

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    Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria says he will not talk about anything other than winning games, adding that he won’t sell his young players short.

    After tough stretch, Chicago White Sox finally have spring in their step

    Chicago White Sox pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Wednesday and continued a trend from SoxFest last month. While they are not viewed as contenders, the rebuilding Sox are fired up for the upcoming season.

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    Bucknell beats Loyola 94-53, clinches Patriot League title

    Stephen Brown scored 20 points, Zach Thomas had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Bucknell routed Loyola (Md.) 94-53 to clinch the Patriot League regular season title

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    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Fort Wayne Box

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Fort Wayne Box FORT WAYNE 90, W. ILLINOIS 74W. ILLINOIS (11-13) Gilbeck 3-5 1-4 7, Johnson 7-13 8-9 23, Duff 5-12 0-0 12, Webster 8-21 2-2 21, Ancrum 1-7 2-2 5, Morgan 0-2 0-0 0, Hughes 1-1 0-0 2, Maas 0-0 0-0 0, Moxey 0-0 0-0 0, Bruster 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 27-67 13-17 74. FORT WAYNE (17-12) Taylor 3-6 5-5 11, Konchar 8-11 1-3 19, Scott 7-14 4-6 19, Levitch 2-7 1-2 7, Harrell 8-15 1-2 20, Carl 2-4 0-0 4, Benford 0-0 0-0 0, Coblin 0-0 0-0 0, Weir 0-2 0-0 0, Rollins 0-0 0-0 0, King 3-3 2-3 10, Stevens 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-63 14-21 90. Halftime_Fort Wayne 45-31. 3-Point Goals_W. Illinois 7-20 (Webster 3-7, Duff 2-6, Johnson 1-2, Ancrum 1-4, Bruster 0-1), Fort Wayne 10-22 (Harrell 3-6, King 2-2, Konchar 2-3, Levitch 2-7, Scott 1-3, Weir 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_W. Illinois 29 (Gilbeck 10), Fort Wayne 37 (Taylor 9). Assists_W. Illinois 7 (Morgan 3), Fort Wayne 13 (Konchar 6). Total Fouls_W. Illinois 19, Fort Wayne 16. A_948 (2,300).

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    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Fort Wayne Long Box

    BC-BKC--W. Illinois-Fort Wayne Long Box FORT WAYNE 90, W. ILLINOIS 74FGFTRebW. ILLINOISMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSGilbeck273-51-44-10047Duff375-120-01-31412Johnson367-138-90-51323Webster378-212-21-31021Ancrum201-72-20-0005Bruster162-60-00-0044Morgan150-20-00-2340Hughes91-10-01-4002Maas20-00-00-0000Moxey10-00-00-2100Totals20027-6713-177-2971974 Percentages: FG .403, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 7-20, .350 (Webster 3-7, Duff 2-6, Johnson 1-2, Ancrum 1-4, Bruster 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 8 (14 PTS). Blocked Shots: 2 (Ancrum 2). Turnovers: 8 (Gilbeck 3, Ancrum 2, Duff, Morgan, Webster). Steals: 6 (Gilbeck 2, Johnson 2, Bruster, Webster). Technical Fouls: None. FGFTRebFORT WAYNEMinM-AM-AO-TAPFPTSTaylor263-65-51-91311Harrell348-151-21-12220Konchar368-111-32-86119Levitch292-71-21-7037Scott317-144-61-30019Weir160-20-00-1220King103-32-30-61010Carl92-40-00-2144Benford50-00-00-0010Rollins20-00-00-0000Stevens10-10-00-0000Coblin10-00-00-0000Totals20033-6314-216-37131690 Percentages: FG .524, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 10-22, .455 (Harrell 3-6, King 2-2, Konchar 2-3, Levitch 2-7, Scott 1-3, Weir 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 11 (12 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Konchar 5, Levitch). Turnovers: 11 (Carl 2, Levitch 2, Scott 2, Weir 2, King, Konchar, Taylor). Steals: 7 (Harrell 5, Levitch, Rollins). Technical Fouls: None. W. Illinois3143-74Fort Wayne4545-90 A_948 (2,300).

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    Naperville Central’s Gabriella Melby (2) moves the ball down the court past Neuqua Valley’s Jada Harvey (13) during the Class 4A girls basketball regional semifinals at Naperville Central on February 14, 2018.

    Images: Naperville Central vs. Neuqua Valley, girls basketball

    Naperville Central played Neuqua Valley in Class 4A girls basketball regional semifinals in Naperville.

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    Jespersen has 28, No. 22 USF women top SMU 64-54

    Maria Jespersen scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her 14th double-double and No. 22 South Florida won its sixth straight, defeating SMU 64-54

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    College Basketball Scores

    Wednesday, Feb. 14EAST George Washington 83, UMass 72 Holy Cross 70, Army 65 Lehigh 88, Colgate 78 Navy 71, Lafayette 69 Saint Joseph's 71, Fordham 55 SOUTH Duke 74, Virginia Tech 52 UCF 72, South Florida 57 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 75, Detroit 72 Fort Wayne 90, W. Illinois 74 Michigan 74, Iowa 59 Youngstown St. 75, Oakland 73 ___

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    Warriors guard McCaw out at least 4 weeks with wrist injury

    Second-year Warriors guard Patrick McCaw will miss at least four weeks with a broken bone in his left wrist

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    Top-seeded Thiem advances to Argentina Open quarterfinals

    Austria's Dominic Thiem set up a quarterfinal match against local favorite Guido Pella in the Argentina Open

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    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Jeff Glass defends against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

    Chicago Blackhawks waive Glass

    The Chicago Blackhawks placed goalie Jeff Glass on waivers Wednesday. If he clears, he will be assigned to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.

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    Detroit Tigers pitcher Alex Wilson does an exercise with the rest of the players during spring baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 in Lakeland, Fla. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP)

    Royals scout kicked out as unusual free-agent camp opens

    The players' association had a Kansas City Royals scout escorted from the union's opening training session for unsigned free agents

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    Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the USA react as they wait for their scores to be posted following their performance in the pair figure skating short program in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

    How Addison native’s faith helped her reach the Olympic ice

    How Addison native’s faith helped her reach the Olympic ice

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    Friday will be a special night at St. Charles East

    A former professional football player, an All-American volleyball standout, a rare 4-sport athlete and a state championship baseball coach will be spotlighted this weekend at St. Charles East.

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    FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders addresses members of the media during an NBA basketball news conference in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves wouldn't be in first place in the Northwest Division, tracking toward their first appearance in the playoffs in 14 years, without Flip Saunders. The Wolves will honor the beloved former head coach and front office boss on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, when they host the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Remembering Flip: T-wolves plan pregame ceremony vs. Lakers

    Remembering Flip: Timberwolves plan pregame ceremony to honor the life of former coach Saunders

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    Batavia grad Hannah Frazier has been named the CCIW women’s basketball player of the week three times this season.

    Batavia grad Frazier picking up awards at Wheaton

    Batavia alum Hannah Frazier is making a habit out of winning weekly women’s basketball awards at Wheaton College.

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    Bulls' Dunn returns from concussion, starts against Raptors

    Guard Kris Dunn is back in the Chicago Bulls' lineup after missing 11 games because of a concussion

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    Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) pulls in a rebound over New York Knicks' Kyle O'Quinn (9) and Michael Beasley (8) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb 12, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 108-92. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

    76ers' Embiid sidelined by soreness in right ankle

    Philadelphia center Joel Embiid sat out the 76ers' game against Miami because of soreness in his right ankle

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    Wilks fills out Cardinals coaching staff with 11 hires

    New Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks has filled out his coaching staff with the hiring of 11 assistants

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    Chase Elliott takes part in an interview during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Elliott picked to follow dad's path as NASCAR's most popular

    Like father, like son: Chase Elliott picked to become NASCAR's most popular driver in 2018

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    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's 2nd goal during a Champions League Round of 16 first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Ronaldo scores 2 as PSG learns Champions League lesson

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal in each half as Real Madrid came from behind to defeat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in their first-leg match in the last 16 of the Champions League

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    College Basketball Schedule

    All Times ESTThursday, Feb. 15EAST Wagner at Sacred Heart, 6 p.m. Marist at Fairfield, 7 p.m. Stony Brook at Binghamton, 7 p.m. Manhattan at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m. Bryant at Robert Morris, 7 p.m. CCSU at St. Francis (Pa.), 7 p.m. Drexel at Northeastern, 7 p.m. Albany (NY) at Mass.-Lowell, 7 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at Mount St. Mary's, 7 p.m. Delaware at Towson, 7 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at St. Francis Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Maine at Hartford, 7 p.m. Siena at Rider, 7 p.m. Tulsa at UConn, 7 p.m. New Hampshire at Vermont, 7 p.m. William & Mary at Hofstra, 7 p.m. Ohio St. at Penn St., 8 p.m. SOUTH UNC-Greensboro at The Citadel, 6 p.m. Liberty at UNC-Asheville, 7 p.m. VMI at Mercer, 7 p.m. Elon at UNC-Wilmington, 7 p.m. Chattanooga at Furman, 7 p.m. High Point at Presbyterian, 7 p.m. NJIT at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. SC-Upstate at North Florida, 7 p.m. Charleston Southern at Longwood, 7 p.m. Lipscomb at Stetson, 7 p.m. Winthrop at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m. UTEP at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at James Madison, 7 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Florida Gulf Coast, 7 p.m. Wofford at W. Carolina, 7:30 p.m. South Alabama at Appalachian St., 7:30 p.m. Troy at Coastal Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Murray St., 8 p.m. UTSA at Old Dominion, 8 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Louisiana-Monroe, 8 p.m. E. Kentucky at Belmont, 8 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at UT Martin, 8 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Southern Miss., 8 p.m. Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette, 8:15 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay, 8:30 p.m. Morehead St. at Tennessee St., 8:30 p.m. UAB at Louisiana Tech, 9 p.m. Campbell at Radford, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Purdue at Wisconsin, 7 p.m. Temple at Wichita St., 7 p.m. E. Illinois at SE Missouri, 7:30 p.m. Chicago St. at UMKC, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Cincinnati at Houston, 7 p.m. Marshall at Rice, 8 p.m. W. Kentucky at North Texas, 9 p.m. FAR WEST North Dakota at S. Utah, 8 p.m. New Mexico St. at Utah Valley, 9 p.m. Utah at Washington, 9 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga, 9 p.m. Oregon at Southern Cal, 9 p.m. Arizona at Arizona St., 9 p.m. N. Arizona at N. Colorado, 9 p.m. Montana at E. Washington, 9:05 p.m. Pacific at San Diego, 10 p.m. BYU at Pepperdine, 10 p.m. Montana St. at Idaho, 10 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at Long Beach St., 10 p.m. UC Davis at Cal Poly, 10 p.m. Santa Clara at Portland, 10 p.m. Rio Grande at Seattle, 10 p.m. Idaho St. at Sacramento St., 10:05 p.m. Saint Mary's (Cal) at San Francisco, 11 p.m. Oregon St. at UCLA, 11 p.m. Hawaii at UC Irvine, 11 p.m. Colorado at Washington St., 11 p.m. Weber St. at Portland St., 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16EAST Niagara at Iona, 7 p.m. Brown at Harvard, 7 p.m. Bowling Green at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Yale at Dartmouth, 7 p.m. Canisius at Monmouth (NJ), 7 p.m. Rhode Island at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m. Penn at Columbia, 7 p.m. Princeton at Cornell, 8 p.m. SOUTH Georgia St. at Georgia Southern, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Detroit at Youngstown St., 7 p.m. Oakland at Cleveland St., 7 p.m.

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    Falcons hire RB coach Bernie Parmalee, add 2 more assistants

    Falcons' Dan Quinn hires former Raiders running backs coach Bernie Parmalee, also adds Mayur Chaudhari, Chad Walker to staff

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    When it comes to outdoors travel, flying has its limits

    With a nod to author and outdoors writer John Gierach’s enlightening book on outdoors travel, “Fool’s Paradise,” Mike Jackson shares some of his travel experiences.

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    New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, throws in the bullpen at baseball spring training camp, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Stars back on the field as pitchers, catchers begin workouts

    In both Florida and Arizona, some of baseball biggest stars were back on the field as teams held their first workouts for pitchers and catchers

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    FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, John "Tito" Francona, right, former Cleveland Indians outfielder and father of current manager Terry Francona, left, reacts after throwing a ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, in Cleveland. John “Tito” Francona has died. He was 84. A team spokesman said the elder Francona died unexpectedly at his home in New Brighton, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool, File)

    'Tito' Francona, father of Indians manager Terry, dies.

    'Tito' Francona, a former major leaguer and the father of Indians manager Terry Francona, dies at 84.

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    White Sox have high expectations after 67-win season

    The Chicago White Sox have high expectations, even after a 67-win season

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    AP source: Fox to air NFL draft along with ESPN, NFL Network

    Fox Sports will broadcast the NFL draft this season, along with the NFL's usual television partners of ESPN and NFL Network

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    Danica Patrick answer questions during an interview during media day for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    The Latest: Patrick slips up, reveals Indianapolis 500 ride

    Danica Patrick let it slip that she will drive the Indianapolis 500 for Ed Carpenter Racing.

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    FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2007 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Esteban Loaiza, of Mexico, throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza - who earned a total of more than $43 million over 14 seasons - is heading to court accused of drug dealing involving 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of suspected cocaine. The 46-year-old retired Major League Baseball player is scheduled to appear in court in Chula Vista, Calif., south of San Diego, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    The Latest: Ex-pitcher Loaiza pleads not guilty in drug case

    Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has pleaded not guilty to charges following his arrest for allegedly possessing 44 pounds of suspected cocaine

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    FILE - This Dec. 31, 2017 file photo shows Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley watching warm ups before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Pittsburgh. After six successful seasons guiding one of the NFL’s most high-powered offenses in Pittsburgh, Haley is starting anew in Cleveland with the winless Browns, a team he once reviled but has always respected. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, file)

    Former Steelers OC Haley excited about new start with Browns

    Former Steelers coordinator Todd Haley excited by new challenge with Browns

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    Liverpool's Sadio Mane, right, escapes Porto's Jesus Corona during the Champions League round of sixteen first leg soccer match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)

    Mane scores hat trick as Liverpool routs Porto 5-0

    Liverpool put one foot in the Champions League quarterfinals with a 5-0 away rout of Porto in the first leg of their last-16 match

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    State tournament scouting, Northwest

    Here’s what to expect from wrestlers of the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West and Leyden in the high school state championships this weekend in Champaign.

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    Scouting the individual state tournament, Lake County

    Here’s what to expect from the high school wrestlers from Lake County in this weekend’s individual state tournament.

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    Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani gestures to fans as he takes the field during a spring training baseball practice on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Ohtani begins with Angels to great fanfare, expectations

    Shohei Ohtani emerged from the clubhouse and tipped his cap to the swarm of Japanese countrymen capturing his every move, cameras clicking a mile a minute

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    49ers center Daniel Kilgore receives three-year extension

    49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has his man to snap the ball for the next several seasons after center Daniel Kilgore received a three-year extension

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    Fitzgerald named coach at York

    Mike Fitzgerald — Naperville North’s offensive coordinator and a former head coach at St. Francis — has been named head football coach at York.

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    Astros start workouts with an unfamiliar ring _ as champions

    Amid the long tossing, sprinting and bullpen sessions that comprised Houston's first spring workout, the Astros also informally dedicated time to a balancing act

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    Minnesota Twins pitcher Aaron Slegers throws during spring baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 in Fort Meyers, Fla. (Mark Vancleave /Star Tribune via AP)

    Twins spring training brings rotation questions, openings

    Twins start spring training with many questions, some openings on their thin rotation

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    FILE - This Oct. 1, 2017 file photo shows Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter watching from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Orioles began spring training on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 with 35 pitchers and much uncertainty. Since last season ended, Baltimore shed four of its starters from the 2017 rotation: right-handers Jeremy Hellickson, Ubaldo Jimenez and Chris Tillman and left-hander Wade Miley. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, file)

    Baltimore Orioles have much uncertainty in pitching rotation

    Baltimore Orioles open spring training with Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman and many question marks in their 2018 rotation

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    New York Yankees' Aaron Judge arrives for a news conference at baseball spring training camp, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Yanks' Judge on track for opening day after shoulder surgery

    Yankees slugger Aaron Judge took batting practice for the first time since left shoulder surgery and said he is on track to play on opening day

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    FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2001 file photo, NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt, left, and his son Dale Jr., stand together during a break in practice at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Dale Earnhardt Jr. worked with Goodyear to make a new commercial that honors his late father and shows the family history with the tire maker. The ad will debut in the season-opening Daytona 500, Sunday, feb. 18, 2018. Earnhardt is proud of the piece because of the way it celebrates his father. (AP Photo/Paul Kizzle, File)

    Earnhardt honors father and connection to Goodyear in new ad

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. worked with Goodyear to make a new commercial that honors his late father and shows the family history with the tire maker

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    Bengals sign former Giants offensive tackle Bobby Hart

    The Bengals took their first step in bolstering their offensive line, signing former New York Giants tackle Bobby Hart

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    With Darvish, well-armed Cubs hold first spring workout

    The Chicago Cubs, boosted by the addition of Yu Darvish, are certainly well armed as they start spring training

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    In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo provided by Belmont University, Belmont women's basketball coach Bart Brooks watches his team in an NCAA basketball game against Fort Wayne in Nashville, Tenn. Forward Maddie Wright (55) is at right. Belmont is in the AP Top 25 for the first time in school history. The Bruins (24-3) entered The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at No. 24.(Sam Simpkins/Belmont University via AP)

    No. 24 Belmont women realize ranking guarantees nothing

    Belmont women not resting on their laurels after earning first Top 25 ranking in program history

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    Upbeat Gardenhire excited to get started with Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers had their first workout for pitchers and catchers at spring training, and new manager Ron Gardenhire certainly seemed to be enjoying himself

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    Federer begins bid for No. 1 spot with easy win

    At the age of 36, Roger Federer is now two wins away from reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in six years

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    Canucks sign GM Jim Benning to multiyear contract extension

    The Vancouver Canucks signed GM Jim Benning to a multiyear contract extension

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    Robert Gillespie out as Tennessee's running backs coach

    Tennessee coaching staff parts ways with lone holdover from Butch Jones' regime with exit of running backs coach Robert Gillespie

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    Dave Stewart rejoins A's as spring training instructor

    Dave Stewart is back with the Oakland Athletics as a spring training instructor

Business

  •  

    Grains mostly lower, livestock mixed

    CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was fell 2.40 cents at $4.54 a bushel; March corn was off 1.20 cents at $3.6640 bushel; March oats was down 6.40 cents at $2.6720 a bushel while January soybeans gained 4 cents at $10.18 a bushel. Beef was higher and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. February live cattle was up .82 cent at $1.2850 a pound; January feeder cattle rose 1.22 cents at $1.4910 a pound; February lean hogs were off 3.13 cents at $.7035 a pound.

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    Schaumburg officials are considering three purchase bids and development proposals for the 55-acre Murzyn-Anderson site at the southwest corner of Irving Park and Rodenburg roads, seen here along Irving Park Road.

    Schaumburg mulls three bids for 55 acres near airport

    Schaumburg planners are assessing three purchase bids and development proposals for the 55-acre, village-owned Murzyn-Anderson property near the southwest corner of Irving Park and Rodenburg roads.

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    Former Zurich North America CEO Mike Foley takes a position with Captive Resources in Itasca.

    Captive Resources taps former Zurich CEO to its board

    Captive Resources LLC in Itasca today announced the appointment of Mike Foley, former CEO of Zurich North America to its board of directors, effective April 1.

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    FILE - In this July 13, 2012, file photo, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Ride-hailing giant Uber's full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017. The results also showed that Uber cut its fourth-quarter net loss by 25 percent from the third quarter as new CEO Khosrowshahi moves to make the company profitable ahead of a planned initial public stock offering sometime next year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    Uber CEO aims to pare losses and get 'the love back'

    Uber CEO is focused on cutting the company's massive losses and 'getting the love back' after a year of damaging revelations about the ride-hailing service

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    New Indiana pet food plant expects production start mid-2018

    A pet food company is planning to start production about two years after it announced plans for new manufacturing facility in eastern Indiana

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    Buffett's firm invests in drugmaker Teva, trims Phillips 66

    Billionaire Warren Buffett's company revealed a new investment in Teva Pharmaceuticals and trimmed its holdings in oil refiner Phillips 66 by selling 35 million shares back to the company for $3.3 billion

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    Naperville not certain party bikes fit with ‘downtown culture’

    Party bikes aren’t banned in Naperville, but the city is beginning to consider whether the SUV-sized bicycles that travel bar-to-bar fit are a fit with the downtown culture.

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    The Ay Carumba skillet is a popular pick at Brunch Cafe that is opening its seventh suburban location.

    Brunch Cafe, Meat & Potato Eatery opening new locations on Rand Road

    The owners of two growing restaurant chains are expanding and building their next Brunch Cafe and Meat and Potato locations on Rand Road just a couple of miles apart.

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    Crunch Fitness wants to open a health club in part of this long-vacant Dominick’s Finer Foods in Regency Plaza at the northeast corner of Euclid Avenue and Quentin Road in Palatine.

    Palatine advisory panel backs health club in former Dominick’s store

    A Palatine advisory panel has endorsed a proposal for a health club to occupy part of a shuttered Dominick’s Finer Foods at Euclid Avenue and Quentin Road.

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    FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, Ryan Murphy, the executive producer/writer/director of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," takes part in a panel discussion on the FX series during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. Murphy is expanding his empire to Netflix. The streaming service says Murphy signed a deal to produce new series and films exclusively for it starting in July. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Producer Ryan Murphy signs exclusive Netflix deal

    TV and movie producer Ryan Murphy is expanding his empire to Netflix. The streaming service says Murphy signed a deal to produce new series and films exclusively for it starting in July

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    Members of Chamber630 welcomed CSC Steil Dermatology and owner Christina Steil to its new location, 157 Main St., in downtown Downers Grove with a ribbon cutting celebration.

    After Hours: February 2018
    Images from the After Hours section of the February 2018 issue of the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

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    Vickie Austin

    Business book review: ‘The Talent Code’
    Vickie Austin reviews “The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.”

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    FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014, file photo, Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney and American Indian activist on the Standing Rock Reservation, speaks in Fort Yates, N.D. Iron Eyes, who is accused of inciting a riot during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, wants a judge to force prosecutors to obtain and turn over evidence from private security firms. The request contends private security workers acted as agents of the state, making the government obligated to turn over evidence from them. His trial is scheduled for August 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)

    Activist facing riot trial seeks judge's help with evidence

    An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a judge to force prosecutors to obtain and turn over evidence from private security firms

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    Wells Fargo opens new Itasca branch

    Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network announced the opening of Jaburek/Furjanic Financial Group at 500 Park Blvd. in Itasca.

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    Ace Hardware reported its earnings.

    Ace Hardware reports revenues up

    Ace Hardware Corp. based in Oak Brook today reported fourth quarter 2017 revenues of $1.32 billion, an increase of $84 million, or 6.8 percent, from the fourth quarter of 2016.

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    FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, shoppers exit the L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean is tightening its generous return policy by imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce abuse and fraud. Executives say returns of severely worn items have doubled over five years. Under the new policy announced Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, the company will accept returns for one year with a proof of purchase and will continue to replace products for manufacturing defects beyond that. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

    Lawsuit filed over L.L. Bean's 1-year limit on returns

    A class-action lawsuit contends L.L. Bean's new return policy, saying the company has backed down from a promise

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    Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Swiss bank Credit Suisse, smiles prior to the press conference of the full-year results of 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

    Credit Suisse trims loss, cites upside of US tax reform

    Credit Suisse says it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss and predicted a positive impact from the U.S. tax reform in the future after an initial financial hit

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    Feder: Tronc to funnel all production through Chicago

    Tronc unveiled plans Tuesday to centralize production of all of its newspapers from a new Design and Production Studio in Chicago, Robert Feder writes.

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    Schaumburg trustees Tuesday approved a revision of the land-use plan for the former Motorola Solutions site along Algonquin Road that would make it a mixture of homes, offices, stores, restaurants, entertainment venues and possibly a hotel.

    Schaumburg finalizes vision for former Motorola site

    Schaumburg trustees Tuesday formalized the village’s vision for the future of the former Motorola Solutions campus as a virtually self-contained community of offices, homes, stores, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues on 225 acres.

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    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly Wednesday in the House Chamber.

    Editorial: Don’t lose sight of goals in fight over details of Rauner budget

    A Daily Herald editorial says the goals Gov. Rauner outlined in his 2018 budget address are good priorities, but they are in danger of becoming lost in the political rhetoric over details.

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    The names of the five students killed a decade ago in the shooting at Northern Illinois University are carved in granite. This plaque adorns a tree that was planted to honor the strength of the survivors.

    Editorial: NIU shooting survivors still have much to teach us

    On the 10th anniversary of the shootings at Northern Illinois University, this Daily Herald editorial reflects on lessons that survivors of that awful episode are still teaching us today.

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    What explains the FBI’s deep faith in trump dossier author?

    Columnist Byron York: One of the most remarkable take-aways from the new documents released in the Trump-Russia investigation is the degree to which FBI officials were determined to believe Trump dossier author Christopher Steele — even after it became clear he had lied to them.

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    No military parades
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: The U.S. should not conduct military parades, which were recently proposed by President Trump.

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    On liberals, freedoms, shutdowns: Be informed
    A Gurnee letter to the editor: The extreme right use liberal, leftist, progressive, and socialists as synonyms for anti-American.

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    Vote for Rauner is vote for Trump
    Rauner, like Trump, has harmed ordinary citizens to favor the wealthy.Trump likes to use deregulation so that his rich billionaires and rich corporations can ignore environmental concerns and consumer protections to make higher profits. Rauner follows the same playbook.Here’s an example.Dynegy owns nine coal power plants in southern Illinois. The company has been negotiating with the Rauner administration. Together, they came up with a plan that cuts current pollution regulations. Implementation of this plan would result in increased health risks for state residents and larger electric bills due to the high cost of maintaining coal plants.And, this plan calls for the plants to operate long into the future. The company will have greater profits to increase the wealthy’s value of their investment and to distribute as dividends.Deregulation is just one Trump tool Rauner has used for years. Also, he’s cut funding for social programs, schools and Medicaid and left many Illinois citizens without health insurance. All to increase the wealth of the rich — on the backs of the rest of us.If you don’t like Trump, beware of Rauner.What can be done? Don’t vote for Rauner. Vote in the primary election. Pick a candidate who can beat Rauner. Work for your candidate to defeat Rauner.Richard Scott MikoWestmont

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    We are repeating mistakes of the past
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Those who don’t learn from the past are going to repeat the same mistakes. The present administration and Congress are doing exactly that.

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    Marching toward death
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: This week, Donald Trump ordered a military parade in Washington, D.C. He wants to march our armed forces and our military hardware through the capital. Sound familiar?

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    We can do better
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: After the vibrant, young Canadian leader, Justin Trudeau, visited our country, I can’t help but wonder.

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    Too little respect for authority today
    A Huntley letter to the editor: On Jan. 27, there was an article in your paper about the recent shootings in Kentucky. The governor, Matt Bevin, stated, “Wake up, this is a cultural problem.” I agree with him.

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    Join our discussion on the governor’s budget message
    Today’s Daily Herald editorial expresses what we’d like to hear from the governor’s budget message. Join the conversation at the Daily Herald editorial board’s Voices of the Suburbs Facebook page.

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    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon

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