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Weekend in Review: Gorbachev in Elgin; Humber perfect

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  • Nobel Laureate and former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev speaks about his time with Ronald Reagan during VIP Reception at the World Leaders Forum held at Judson University in Elgin on Saturday.

    Nobel Laureate and former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev speaks about his time with Ronald Reagan during VIP Reception at the World Leaders Forum held at Judson University in Elgin on Saturday.
    courtesy of Kevin Sherm/Judson University

Daily Herald Report

Round Lake Beach woman escapes gas attack

Ricardo Rodriguez of Fox Lake was charged in a Friday night attack in Round Lake Beach. A woman managed to escape her home and call police after struggling with a masked intruder who doused her with gasoline. Full story.

Gorbachev speaks in Elgin

Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev advocated respect for freedom and human dignity and exhorted America to move toward an environmentally sustainable economy based on more than consumerism alone at the World Leaders Forum held Saturday at Judson University in Elgin. Full story.

Friends remember beloved Geneva teacher

She loved kids. She loved teaching. And she loved Geneva. Friends and family gathered Saturday to remember teacher Mary Bencini, who died earlier this month. Full story.

Run for a cause

A new DuPage County race brought together 1,000 runners and walkers Saturday to raise money for 27 different causes. It was called, appropriately enough, the "Human Race," and organizers say donations will be accepted until May 1. Full story.

Lots to learn at Fermilab's Family Open House

Children and adults alike participated in hands-on activities, tours of the Linear Accelerator and shows like FUNdamental Physics during Fermilab's Family Open House on Sunday. Scientists were also available to answer any questions visitors had. "We get something new every year, and the kids have a great time learning things," Jen Gatsch, who brought her three daughters. Full story.

27 up, 27 down

White Sox pitcher Phil Humber threw a perfect game on Saturday, only the 21st in league history. Read Scot Gregor's take on the heart-stopping finish here.

Hawks live to play another night

Five playoff games. Five overtimes. On Saturday, captain Jonathan Toews was the hero, scoring the game-winner and sending the series back to Chicago for Monday's Game 6. Read Barry Rozner's take here.

Carpentersville official moving on

Assistant Village Manager Steven Jones has secured the village administrator position in Oswego and has announced his intent to leave Carpentersville. Jones, 55, was appointed last October as Carpentersville's interim assistant village manager. When Jones took the job in Carpentersville, the board knew he was keeping his employment options open, Village President Ed Ritter said. Full story.

Family, friends pay tribute to W. Chicago mayor

He was remembered as a loving husband, a devoted friend, a driven and passionate public servant. Michael Kwasman, the West Chicago mayor who died last week a few days after suffering a heart attack, was remembered for these qualities and more during a special memorial service held in his honor Sunday at Community High School in West Chicago. Full story.

Teens raft over deadly Elgin dam

Elgin fire officials are angered but relieved after two teenagers in an inflatable raft plunged over a downtown dam Sunday night where two firefighters were killed 40 years ago. The 16-year-old boys went over the Kimball Street dam on the Fox River twice Saturday night, before witnesses called 911 at about 7:30 p.m., officials said. When firefighters arrived, Elgin police had the teens in custody on the island just south of the dam. The two teens who were in the raft were charged with disorderly conduct. Full story.

Police investigate Hoffman Estate boy's death

Hoffman Estates police were guarded in their comments Sunday about the case of an 11-year-old Hoffman Estates boy who died Saturday. Police were called to the 1300 block of Mallard Lane about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, where the boy was found unconscious and not breathing, according to a news release. He died later that afternoon. Full story.

World & Nation

Women visit Spanish town to ease bride shortage. Full story.

1 in 2 new graduates jobless or underemployed. Full story.

Why investors aren't impressed with profits. Full story.

If food is in the plastic, what's in the food? Full story.

Americans use less gas, slowing climb in prices. Full story.

Inflation poses big problems for small businesses. Full story.


Verdi: There's no tomorrow in NHL playoffs. Full story.

Hawks need to soften up Coyotes defense. Full story.

Ask Rongey: Humber's perfect day, Morel's struggles and more. Full story.

Ask Caper: Cards, patience, Castro and more. Full story.

McGraw makes his picks for NBA's awards. Full story.

Cubs' latest loss reeks of bad baseball. Full story.

Sox sweep Mariners in Seattle. Full story.

White Sox' Humber still overwhelmed. Full story.

Cubs fall to Reds, 4-3. Full story.

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