Volunteers mount search for missing Gurnee bicyclist
The search for 57-year-old Gurnee resident Andy Adler intensified yesterday, but ended in the late afternoon with little success. About 100 friends, family members and neighbors gathered at Joy Lutheran Church in Gurnee early Sunday, then began combing the vast Lake County forest preserves in search of Adler, who has been missing for more than a week. Full story.
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Four DuPage candidates face fight to stay on the ballot
Four candidates recently slated by the DuPage Democratic Party to run for countywide and county board positions face legal challenges to stay on the November ballot. Residents opposing the candidacies of Robert Peickert, Brian Wolter, Roland "Rolly" Waller and Max J. Havlick claim the four Democrats either failed to gather enough valid signatures to get on the ballot or weren't properly appointed by the county's Democratic organization. Full story.
Randhurst to host its first Cruise Night
Randhurst Village, Mount Prospect's resurgent shopping center, hopes people will cruise on over to Rand and Elmhurst roads for Randhurst's first Cruise Night, a show featuring vintage and unique automobiles. The inaugural Cruise Night will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. Randhurst spokeswoman Cindy Bohde said the event is designed to attract people to Randhurst and generate excitement at the shopping center. "These kinds of shows are extremely popular in this market," she said. "We think the Cruise Nights will be a great addition to what we do here at Randhurst." Full story.
Fun with a Swedish flair in Geneva
People enjoyed traditional dishes like Swedish meatballs and crispy fried herring, with sides of grilled onions, cold pickled beets, new potatoes and limpa bread while watching others dance around the Maypole at the 104th annual Swedish Day festival at Good Templar Park in Geneva. One did not have to be Swedish, or even Scandinavian, to enjoy the event at the park. Full story.
Partly sunny with temperatures of 67 degrees this morning. Temperatures are expected to climb to 87 degrees this afternoon, before dipping back to 70 degrees this evening. A shower or two is expected late. Full story.
Construction continues on Route 12 at Route 176 in Wauconda. Drivers should expect delays through the area. Full traffic.
World Cup spotlight shines on U.S. today
The United States opens World Cup Group G play against Ghana, a team that's beaten them in the last two World Cups, at 5 p.m. today. Daily Herald soccer writer Orrin Schwarz breaks down five players for the national team that fans should be aware of. The group includes Michael Bradley, the son of former Chicago Fire coach Bob Bradley and a former Palatine resident, who has proved in exhibition matches that "he can be the hub of the United States' attack and score too," according to Schwarz. Full story.
Spurs oust Heat, take NBA title
The San Antonio Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship last night, ending the Miami Heat's two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the series in five games. Full story.
Wood pitches Cubs past Phillies
Cubs starter Travis Wood took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before finally allowing a hit in the team's 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday to win a road series for the first time this season. Anthony Rizzo hit his 14th home run and Starlin Castro added three hits as the Cubs took two of three at Citizens Bank Park. Full story.
Sox get swept by Royals
The White Sox find themselves 4 games under .500 for the first time all season after being swept by the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field over the weekend, capped by Sunday's 6-3 loss in front of 29,152, dropping the team that looked so promising last week into last place in the division. Full story.