Elk Grove man accused of plot to bomb churches
A former Elk Grove Village man has been arrested after police in Miami, Okla., said they found bomb-making materials and notes about destroying dozens of area churches. Authorities on Friday charged 23-year-old Gregory Arthur Weiler II with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and violation of Oklahoma's anti-terrorism law. An arrest affidavit says Miami police found detailed maps and torn-up notes that included a list of 48 churches in Weiler's motel room. Full story.
Oldest old-timer in decades, Downers Grove hockey player retires at 81
Hockey is a young man's game and takes its toll on aging bodies. In the oldtimers hockey league in Carol Stream and Downers Grove, Dick Glassford has been the oldest player for the last three decades. Now, at age 81, Glassford is finally hanging up his skates. Full story.
Golden Diners program gets boost with Elgin partnership
When Salvation Army Major Ken Nicolai had to consider starting a waiting list for seniors interested in daily hot meals from the Golden Diners program, he decided a program overhaul was a better option. The Salvation Army Golden Diners Program now cooks its own meals out of a central kitchen at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, saving $200,000 per year, allowing it to serve more seniors in Kane and McHenry counties and providing new opportunities for interested volunteers. Full story.
Rico guilty in Lake Villa home invasion, kidnapping
A former Antioch man was found guilty late Friday night on three charges related to a 2010 kidnapping and home invasion in Lake Villa. About 11 p.m., a jury found Miguel Rico, 20, formerly of the 1100 block of McKenzie Road, guilty on charges of home invasion to commit injury, aggravated kidnapping and residential burglary in connection with the break-in on the 800 block of Longwood Drive in September 2010. Full story.
Man charged with killing Antioch woman after domestic argument
A domestic argument in Antioch left a woman dead and the father of her 19-year-old daughter charged with her murder. Michael S. Axtell, 41, is being held in Lake County jail on $3 million bond on charges that he murdered Tammy L. Stone, 40, during an argument at their home in Antioch. The couple had been in a long-term relationship, sheriff's police said. Full story.
Fans basking in Ryder Cup afterglow
It's been a week now and still fans are comparing pictures, sharing stories, and showing off souvenirs from the 39th annual Ryder Cup that came to Medinah County Club. Few people can put their finger on the one thing that made the golf tournament so special, but many agree it was the experience of a lifetime. Full story.
Tough call coming on state income tax
The big decision is still likely years away, but the class of lawmakers elected in November will hold office when the state's 2011 income tax hike expires -- leaving them with tough choices toward the end of their terms in office. Full story.
Backyard contest winners toast success in new digs
On an chilly afternoon with a touch of fall in the air, the winners of the Daily Herald's "Get Your Summer On" contest threw a party for dozens of friends and family as they showed off the new custom fire pit, patio, pond and landscaping that came with their backyard makeover prize package. Full story.
Microchip connects Harvard dog with Georgia owner
A Georgia woman was reunited Saturday morning in McHenry with Shakira, her Siberian husky, which was lost nearly five years ago, McHenry County sheriff's police said. The dog was saved from euthanization by a Harvard-based husky rescue group and the owner was located with aid of a microchip implanted in the dog. Full story.
Arrest made in slaying of Bears fan in Jacksonville
Authorities say they plan to release details Monday regarding the arrest of a suspect accused of fatally stabbing a Lake Villa Township man who was in Jacksonville, Fla., this weekend to watch the Bears play. William Christopher Pettry, 42, of unincorporated Lake County near Lake Villa, died from injuries he suffered early Sunday during a disturbance inside an Irish pub that's part of the downtown Jacksonville Landing area, according to police. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed Pettry had been in town to watch the Bears-Jaguars game. Full story.
World & Nation
Afghan war enters 12th year. Full story.
Libyan parliament votes to remove PM. Full story,
Turkey exchanges more fire with Syria. Full story.
What Jerry Sandusky can expect in prison. Full story.
Paul Ryan in Rosemont. Full story.
Pressure on Biden, Ryan ahead of debate. Full story.
China tech giants pose security threat? Full story.
Commercial rocket heads to space station. Full story.
Bears' tenacious D gets it done. Full story.
Chicago Marathon winner sets course record. Full story.
Jaguars fall right into a Bear trap. Full story.
New neighborhood suiting Robinson. Full story.