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Weekend in Review: Man shot at Elgin hotel; BMW golf tourney resumes today

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  • Miss New York Nina Davuluri waits to be introduced during a news conference following her crowning as Miss America 2014 on Sunday night in Atlantic City, N.J.

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State's first brain-training center making its mark in Naperville

Nine-year-old Zane Kinne of Naperville always liked school but seemed pained when he tried to read, write or do math. He is one of about 75 people to get help with learning struggles at LearningRx Chicago-Naperville, the first one-on-one brain training center in the state. "Zane can be successful with the right help. We know that," his mother, Stacey Kinne, said. Full story.

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Duerson's son shines light on mental illness:

A young businessman, Tregg Duerson works long hours, shares an apartment with friends and cheers for players on his fantasy football team. He also advocates for suicide prevention by delivering powerful speeches about the death of his father, Dave Duerson, a star on the Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears. Full story.

RTA chief: Metra, Pace, CTA waste money:

RTA Chairman John S. Gates hopes a state panel will hear his calls for more oversight of Metra, Pace and the CTA. His latest plan calls for consolidating purchasing, arguing it will save money. But Pace officials say Gates is wrong. "We're disappointed and frustrated that once again, Chairman Gates has issued a memo that mischaracterizes events," Pace spokesman Patrick Wilmot said. Full story.

Bus driver charged with DUI on duty:

A bus driver was charged with felony drunken driving Friday after giving rides to dozens of West Chicago elementary school students. Jill Beebe, 42, admitted drinking four bottles of Mike's Hard Lemonade and two "strong" vodka-lemonade cocktails before going to bed around midnight and starting her route at 6 a.m., authorities said. Full story.

Naperville brain training center making its mark:

Nine-year-old Zane Kinne of Naperville always liked school but seemed pained when he tried to read, write or do math. He is one of about 75 people to get help with learning struggles at LearningRx Chicago-Naperville, the first one-on-one brain training center in the state. "Zane can be successful with the right help. We know that," his mother, Stacey Kinne, said. Full story.

Man shot outside Elgin hotel:

Police are investigating the suspected gang-related shooting of a man outside an Elgin hotel early Sunday morning. Officers located the victim at the hotel in the 500 block of Airport Road with what appeared to be nonlife threatening gunshot wounds, police said. Full story.

Round Lake Beach man facing drug charges:

The watchful eye of the "patron saint of drug dealers" was no match for the powerful nose of one of Lake County's best drug-sniffing canines, police say. And now a Round Lake Beach man faces a series of felony drug charges stemming from a Friday night traffic stop in Round Lake Park. Full story.

Charity seeks new homes for Komosa's wheelchairs:

Hailed as an inspiration for the way he lived his life after a high-school football injury left him paralyzed until his death this spring at age 30, Rob Komosa's legacy continues through the Gridiron Alliance. The charity, which recently formed relationships with other national charities, wants to find new homes for Komosa's special van, his two high-tech wheelchairs and other equipment. Full story.

Prospect High wins Midwest band contest:

In what is becoming an annual tradition, Prospect High School Marching Knights took first-place honors among a field of 24 Midwest bands at Saturday's 35th annual Lancer Joust Marching Band Competition at Lake Park High School in Roselle. Full story.

Suburban powwow celebrates American Indian culture:

A striking woman with high cheekbones and dark eyes, Susan Power has heard the question many times: "What country are you from?" Not only is America her native land, it is part of her heritage as a Native American, she tells them. As the last remaining founder of the American Indian Center of Chicago, the 89-year-old Power welcomed a crowd of several thousand at Saturday's 60th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow in Busse Wood Forest Preserve in Elk Grove Village. Full story.

Menards leaving Mundelein:

As a Menards home-improvement store heads into its final weeks on Mundelein's south side, village officials on Friday confirmed that plans for a new one elsewhere in town have fallen through. "It's very unfortunate," Trustee Ray Semple told the Daily Herald. "Trust me, we don't want to lose Menards." Full story.

Man who killed wife could go free in 32 months:

A Vernon Hills man convicted of killing his wife will spend 32 months in prison after his sentence was reduced by a Lake County judge Friday. Ronald Stolberg's sentence was cut by about 16 months by Lake County Judge Mark Levitt, who granted him 486 days of time-served credit toward his prison sentence. Full story.

World & Nation

Syrian official. Chemical weapons deal a "victory." Full story.

Obama: Budget tightening could widen income gap. Full story.

Floods transform Colorado's "Gore-Tex Vortex." Full story.

Alabama church marks 50th anniversary of bombing. Full story.

Italy: OK to right shipwrecked Costa Concordia. Full story.

Summers withdraws names from Fed consideration. Full story.

Employers look to scale back on spousal coverage. Full story.

Actress leaves Broadway's "Kinky Boots" for "Evita" tour. Full story.

LeBron James weds longtime girlfriend. Full story.

John Legend weds model Chrissy Teigen in Italy. Full story.

Miss New York crowned Miss America. Full story.

Sports

'Mr. Fourth Quarter' delivers again for Bears. Full story.

Cutler, Trestman cool when it counts. Full story.

New dynamic this time for the Blackhawks. Full story.

BMW tourney to resume play today after rain delay. Full story.

White Sox rotation: More questions than answers. Full story.

Morneau's single leads Pittsburgh over Cubs. Full story.

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