Local businesses are Ryder winners
The Ryder Cup is on target to provide an immediate economic influx of about $130 million for businesses in the region, including about $80 million for DuPage County businesses, officials say. And long-term benefits could be in store as local officials woo visiting executives from around the world. "The Ryder Cup puts DuPage County on the world stage," said Greg Bedalov, CEO of Choose DuPage. Full story.
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Plus: Europeans stun everyone but themselves with Ryder win -- Full story, with more of our stories from the weekend coverage attached.
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Quirky high school dropout from Lombard now an acclaimed writer
Lombard's Leigh Stein, who talked her way into a drama college without a high school degree, was sure she was going to be an actress. After long, grueling rehearsals in acting school, she'd return to her dorm room and write. That's the short story of how the 27-year-old became a critically acclaimed writer with a novel and a book of poetry. Full story.
Lake Marie holds lifetime of memories
Families created a lifetime of memories at Lake Marie Camp near Antioch. What has become a tradition for generations of campers ends Sunday as the camp, established in 1936, closes for its final season. Said to the first licensed campground in Lake County, the camp and surrounding farm land are being sold to the Lake County Forest Preserve District."It's absolutely heart wrenching it's going away," said Cheri Taluzek. Full story.
Class of '37 honored at Barrington homecoming parade
Barrington High School's homecoming parade is said to represent a connection between the schools and community. This year, three members of the Class of 1937 reunited for the event and served as grand marshals on a perfect fall morning. "We've had worse weather than this but I don't think we've had anything better," said Tom Leonard, superintendent of Barrington 220 schools. "I think it's a sign for the Class of 1937." Full story.
Fire badly damages Hoffman Estates home
A fire badly damaged a single-family Saturday morning on Trailside Court in Hoffman Estates. There were no reports of injuries. Full story.
Three held in Grayslake home invasion
Grayslake police are holding three people in connection with an armed home invasion late Friday in Grayslake while a fourth suspect is believed to have fled the area. "This is a nice little neighborhood and very safe," neighbor Rachael Rezek said. "We're just hoping this wasn't a random occurrence." Full story.
One dead, two injured in Fox Lake crash
One man is dead and two others are hospitalized after a vehicle crashed into a tree Saturday in Fox Lake, authorities said. Fox Lake police Lt. Mark Schindler said the victim was airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after being extricated from the vehicle. He died there overnight.
Cougar-like cat in Schaumburg?
A resident's sighting of a large animal with a long tail and a cat-shaped head was reported to Schaumburg police Friday. The resident said he was driving west on Schaumburg Road a couple of blocks west of Roselle Road, near Friendship Village, about 8:30 p.m. Thursday when he saw the animal cross the road south into a residential area. Full story.
Elgin Boys and Girls Club director quits
The director of the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin resigned Friday, citing personal reasons, a news release from the club said. Rose Reinert's last day is Oct. 12. The club's board of directors have formed a management team that will work with Reinert to find a replacement and ensure a smooth transition.
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