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  • Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, speaks during a news conference at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Tuesday, October 25th.

       Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, speaks during a news conference at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Tuesday, October 25th.
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Q&A: For Cubs' Epstein, the connections are real

Before the Cubs visit Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox this week, Daily Herald Cubs Writer Bruce Miles sat down with Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein for an exclusive interview about his time working for both franchises. "There's always a tension. Even when things are going well, there's this anticipatory tension about what might be right around the corner." Full interview.

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Cats resuscitated after Hoffman Estates house fire

No one was injured early yesterday morning when fire broke out in a home on the 400 block of West Berkeley Lane in Hoffman Estates. Though the home's residents were able to evacuate safely, two cats had to be rescued by firefighters. Full story.

Schaumburg police seek help after bicyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run

This morning, Schaumburg police are still seeking the public's help in locating a driver involved in a hit-and-run crash Saturday afternoon that left a 52-year-old man hospitalized with serious head injuries. Full story.

One dead, one injured in Waukegan crash

A man was killed and a woman critically injured just after 3 a.m. yesterday when their vehicle slammed into a utility pole on the 1700 block of North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan. According to Waukegan police, the passenger of the vehicle, C.J. Allen McGill, 24, of Beach Park, was killed instantly. The driver, Brandy N. Frederick, 25, of Waukegan, was airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville by Flight For Life. Police said they didn't have an update on her condition Sunday afternoon. Full story.

Interfaith group hosts Buffalo Grove walk to feed the hungry

Summer can be a tough time for local food pantries, as supplies garnered during year-end holiday drives start to run low. Yesterday, a group of suburban churches and synagogues did something about that. The Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council hosted its first summer fundraiser, a family 5K walk titled "I Walk to Feed the Hungry." The event will help stock the food pantries at four congregations: St. Mary Parish in Buffalo Grove, Kingswood United Methodist Church in Buffalo Grove, St. Alphonsus Liguori in Prospect Heights and Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove. Full story.

The water flies at annual Fox Lake fire fest

Things got soaking wet at the 56th annual Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department Festival. The two-day fest, held Saturday and yesterday outside the Bingo Hall on Washington Street, included plenty of food, beverages and live entertainment. But the traditional water fights were the highlight once again. "They're a lot of fun," Tom Muehlfelder, president of the volunteer fire department, said Sunday. "And today's the perfect day for it." In the water fights, two teams face each other, brandishing a pair of fire hoses. Each side tries to use its hoses to blast an empty keg across the other team's line. Full story.

Weather

Light rain this morning will give way to thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. It will be 74 degrees when you head out the door. Temperatures will reach 86 degrees this evening before dipping back to 69 degrees tonight. Full weather.

Traffic

Construction remains on Rollins Road between Route 45 and Route 83 in Round Lake Beach. People should expect heavy delays and seek alternate routes. Full story.

Quintana gets win, Sox blank Blue Jays

Moises Sierra hit a solo home run, Jose Quintana won back-to-back starts for the first time this season and the White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 yesterday for their third straight win. Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 14 games with an RBI single as the White Sox posted their first shutout of the season and won three straight for the first time in more than a month. Full story.

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