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  • Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, tells sports writer Bruce Miles that while he was surprised at how "massive" Chicago is, he does feel at home here. "I'm a lucky guy. I can call two of the great cities in the world home," Epstein says.

       Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, tells sports writer Bruce Miles that while he was surprised at how "massive" Chicago is, he does feel at home here. "I'm a lucky guy. I can call two of the great cities in the world home," Epstein says.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer, 2011

 

1. Taco in a Bag may have had the good fortune to appear on a national TV show but for the two men who run the West Dundee eatery, reality hit once the afterglow wore off and profits went south.

2. When Tiffany DeYoung's 5-year-old daughters became interested in scouting, the Vernon Hills mom wasn't sure there would be a place for them because they are deaf. So DeYoung started a girl scout troop just for them and fellow deaf children, one that today has members from as far away as Aurora and Blue Island.

3. A 52-year-old Schaumburg man suffered serious head injuries Saturday when struck by a hit-and-run driver while bicycling. Now police are asking for the public's help in tracking down the driver.

4. A Beach Park man was killed, and Waukegan woman critically injured, when their car slammed into a utility pole early Sunday morning. Police are working to determine what happened and why.

5. A lengthy investigation into street gang activity in Aurora culminated recently with the arrests of nine men on drugs and weapons charges.

6. A Gurnee woman was shot and killed early Saturday when a man walked into a Kenosha, Wisconsin, bar and opened fire. Police are searching for a 24-year-old man, who they consider armed and dangerous, in connection with the shooting.

7. OK, so it's not exactly the same as being the first selection of the NBA Draft, but Streamwood High School grad Marcus Lewis can still say he is a top draft pick. Lewis, the reigning College Slam Dunk Championship titleholder was picked first last week in the Harlem Globetrotter's draft.

8. The Elgin and South Elgin police departments have received K9 police dogs ballistic vests funded through a Groupon campaign this past winter.

9. Miss Illinois Marisa Buchheit's performance for seniors in Vernon Hills ended with "The Kiss," in song and in reality.

10. Cats resuscitated after fire at Hoffman Estates family's home.

BONUS: Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein talks Boston and Chicago ahead of this week's matchup.

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