1. A Palatine man and his son killed last week in Afghanistan were remembered as generous, caring people of great faith by friends and colleagues mourning their death.
2. Two weeks after noting that no members of the Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights had lost their lives in service to their faith, senior pastor the Rev. Colin Smith led worshippers Sunday in mourning the loss of two of their fellow congregants, a Palatine father and son killed last week in Afghanistan.
3. Fire crews who thought they were headed to a typical house fire in Long Grove's Royal Melbourne subdivision late Friday instead wound up at a huge house explosion. "We very much anticipated finding multiple victims," Fire Chief Jeff Steingart said.
4. The LA Clippers made a silent protest Sunday in response to owner Donald Sterlin's purported comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team's games.
5. Older people moving into senior living facilities sometimes fear they won't have anything in common with other residents. At Beacon Hill in Lombard, Eric Blaustein and Charles Luner built a friendship around the horrors of the Holocaust.
6. Michael Heisley, a billionaire businessman, former owner of the Memphis Grizzlies and a longtime St. Charles resident, died over the weekend at the age of 77. Friends of his from St. Charles described him as generous and "bigger than life."
7. Finding a good place to park might be the biggest concern for shoppers and diners in downtown Libertyville, a far cry from 25 years ago when the village dealt with many empty storefronts and broken windows.
8. The school day will be a half-hour longer next fall at 12 schools within Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59, but parents at one school where the day instead is getting as much as 70 minutes shorter are upset.
9. The popular Lodge of Antioch pub, a fixture of Main Street downtown, was damaged by a fire Saturday morning.
10. A Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in the Friday afternoon stabbing death in Waukegan of another Chicago man with whom he had been feuding, the Waukegan police said Saturday.