Naperville quarry crash victims remembered for humor, confidence
A Geneva man accused of driving drunk into a Naperville quarry early Saturday morning, causing a crash that killed two of his friends, is being held on $250,000 bail, authorities said yesterday. Meanwhile, friends of the two people who died are remembering Mihirtej Boddupalli, 21, of Lisle, and Sajaad Safiullah Syed, 21, of Naperville for being funny, confident and optimistic. Full story.
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Man dies while swimming in Fox River
Rescue teams from across the suburbs helped yesterday to recover the body of a swimmer in the Fox River in Carpentersville. According to a news release late Sunday, the man's body was recovered around 5 p.m. near Angelina Place after hours of searching. The identification of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Full story.
Shocked neighbors recall East Dundee murder victim
The neighbors of an 85-year-old East Dundee woman who was stabbed to death Friday night remembered her as a sweet woman who will be dearly missed. Mildred "Dodie" Darrington lived alone at her home on the 100 block of Aldis Drive until she was killed. Pete Collingbourne, who lived next door to Darrington for 20 years, said his family would take dinner over to her almost every Sunday night. "She was like a mom to me," Collingbourne said last night. "We had her over for Thanksgiving and Christmas." Full story.
Fox Lake man killed in motorcycle crash
A 65-year-old Fox Lake man was killed yesterday morning after his motorcycle collided with a minivan in northern McHenry County, officials said. David Stoll was pronounced dead at 11:08 a.m. at Centegra Medical Center -- McHenry, about 90 minutes after the crash at Route 173 and Winn Road in Spring Grove. Full story.
Fair brings sights, sounds of rural days back to Kane County
The sights and sounds of the Western suburbs' more rural days came alive again yesterday as the Kane County Fair wrapped up in St. Charles. Gravel crunched under tires as visitors pulled into parking spaces, stroller wheels squeaked as parents pushed little ones toward ticket booths, sunscreen bottles squirted as people protected their skin from a bright summer sun, while inside the gates, the fair's final day hummed with life. Full story.
Former Woodstock streets employee gets diversion program for rock salt theft
A former Woodstock street superintendent accused of stealing a ton of rock salt in January has entered a court program for first-time, nonviolent felony offenders. Dale A. Behm, 57, of the 10700 block of Pleasant Lane, Woodstock, was charged with felony theft in February. Behm was accused of stealing the salt and two snowplow skid plates on or about Jan. 1, 2014, according to court records. Full story.
Mostly sunny and hot with a high of 85 degrees this afternoon. Temperatures are 69 this morning. An air quality alert has been issued for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will counties. People should limit outside activities today, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures should be around 70 degrees tonight Full story,
Construction begins today on the Route 120 bridge in McHenry. Traffic will be reduced to one lane between Riverside Drive and River Road. People should expect heavy delays and should seek alternate routes over the Fox River. Full traffic. Tackling 5 key questions about the Bears defense
In Monday's paper, Daily Herald Sports Writer Bob LeGere provides answers to some questions Bears fans may have going in to the team's first training camp just days away at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. LeGere writes about how the Bear's defense might perform this year after a flurry of free agent signing in the off-season, as well as the status of key players who will be coming off injuries. Full story.
White Sox again show their bad side
As captain Paul Konerko was saying Saturday, the White Sox are not a bad team this season, but they're not in the conversation with the really good ones either. Yesterday, the Sox showed why. In the end, poor pitching from starter John Danks and reliever Daniel Webb was too much to overcome in an 11-7 loss at U.S. Cellular Field. Danks, who was scorched for 7 runs on 12 hits in 4⅓ innings, put the blame on himself. "Nothing else really to say, it (stunk)," Danks said. "I dug us a hole. These guys fought hard to get out of it, but it (stinks) to set a tone like that." Full story by Scot Gregor.
D-backs benefit from Rizzo's catch
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo made a remarkable catch against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday night, tumbling into the photo well to snag a foul ball. And it might have cost the Cubs the game. The go-ahead run was waved home automatically in the sixth inning after Rizzo came down with the ball in his glove for the out. By rule, if a defensive player takes the ball out of play, each runner is awarded a base. The Cubs lost 3-2. Full story.