Sears employees set a 'super' world record
566 Sears Holdings Corp. employees dressed as Superman yesterday, determined to break the world record for most people dressed as the Man of Steel in the same place. The old record was 437 people, held by Nexen Inc. in Calgary, Alberta. Full story and video.
Arlington Heights church faces angry neighbors
During their first meeting with residents last night, leaders from the Arlington Heights Orchard Evangelical Free Church were faced with complaints and questions about the church's plan to tear down eight homes and expand its parking lot. Nearly 100 residents filled village hall for what turned out to be an emotional meeting. Full story.
Rosemont gets help for Stephens center, seeks more
Rosemont Mayor Bradley Stephens said he'll keep pushing to get more state financing to renovate the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. A massive economic development package approved by lawmakers includes a provision that would allow Rosemont to put $5 million it already gets from the state every year to operate the convention center toward the debt from renovation projects. But Stephens wants more. Full story.
Couple's house to become a cultural center in DuPage
DuPage County Forest Preserve officials have signed off on a plan to transform Douglas and Fran Mains' former home into an adult cultural center. The proposal is what the Mains envisioned in 2007 when they decided to sell their 20-acre property along Indian Knoll Road north of Geneva Road. Full story.
Anonymous tip leads to drug arrest in Waukegan
An anonymous tip resulted in an arrest by the Waukegan Police Gang Intelligence Unit this week, police said yesterday. Police searched a home on the 1600 block of Whitney Street with a search warrant for Angel F. Farfan, 18, and located 0.4 grams of cannabis, a scale, plastic bags, drug paraphernalia and cash, according to a Waukegan police news release. Full story.
Suburban schools push summer reading
As students all over the suburbs celebrate the onset of summer vacation, local educators are offering them a small but important reminder: Don't forget to read! "There's research out there that shows typical students return to the classroom from summer break with one to two months of learning loss," said Erin Knoll, director of literacy in Schaumburg Elementary District 54. Full story.
Rain is expected to fall throughout the day with high temperatures reaching 68 degrees. Temperatures will reach only 58 degrees when you head out this morning, then will dip back to 52 degrees tonight. Full story.
Roadwork continues at the corner of Route 137 and Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. People should be prepared for delays at the intersection. More traffic.
Blackhawks' Keith suspended 1 game for slash
The Blackhawks are going to have to find a way to beat the Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals tonight without Duncan Keith. The defenseman drew a one-game suspension from the NHL for his one-hand slash to the face of Kings forward Jeff Carter in Game 3 on Tuesday. Full story.
Blackhawks' Kane looks to step up his game
Patrick Kane spent time recently with his dad watching tape of every playoff goal he has ever scored. Kane has only 2 goals in 15 playoff games for the Blackhawks and was mostly invisible in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Kings at Staples Center in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. "As an offensive player you always want to score and be there for your team, especially when that's what you're counted on to do," Kane said. Full story.
White Sox likely to go after a pitcher
With the rotation is in a fragile state, there's little doubt that the White Sox will look to beef up with some pitching in the amateur draft. The first round is today, and the Sox have the 17th overall pick. On a conference call Tuesday, amateur scouting director Doug Laumann said the Sox have targeted "five or six players" for their first pick. "We know enough about the guys ahead of us," Laumann said. "We are real confident one of the guys will remain available and we'll get a guy we really like. Full story
Cubs sure to get top prospect at No. 2
Will a pitcher be the Appel of the Cubs' eye or will they take a third baseman? That's one of the questions facing the organization as it prepares for Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft. The Cubs have the second overall pick for the first time since they drafted pitcher Mark Prior in 2001. What the Cubs do depends on whom the Houston Astros select first. Full story.