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Jacobs’ Orange lived up to expectationsMar 5, 2015 6:18 PM
When former Jacobs coach Jim Hinkle announced his retirement in August of 2012, he made a point of saying he wasn’t leaving the proverbial cupboard bare for the next coach. Though his time to retire had arrived, the hall-of-fame coach lamented the fact he would only coach then-up-and-coming sophomore Chrishawn Orange for one varsity season, saying he expected the talented point guard to “have a big impact on the Fox Valley Conference” before his three-year varsity career was through.
Rolling Meadows fire victim died from injuries in fall Mar 5, 2015 6:15 PM
A 55-year-old man who jumped from the third floor of a burning condo complex in Rolling Meadows Wednesday night died as a result of the multiple injuries he suffered in the fall, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said Thursday. Kenneth Vansickle was the only victim of the fire on the 5200 block of Carriageway Drive that has displaced residents in all 48 units inside the building.
UnitedHealthcare debuts new app features so you can stay mobile Mar 5, 2015 1:12 PM
UnitedHealthcare’s mobile app Health4Me has introduced some new features, including a secure electronic bill-payment service using your smartphone. It also offers a way to comparison shop on the cost of certain medical procedures
Elgin tailor shop to close after 42 yearsMar 5, 2015 12:39 PM
“Casual Fridays” alone might not have killed Gus Panagiotopoulos' business. But they did take a major bite out of the Elgin tailor’s revenues. So after 42 years, Panagiotopoulos next month will close his shop, Gus’s Clothing and Tailoring, at 1765 Larkin Ave. “Elgin was very good to me,” said the 69-year-old Panagiotopoulos. “But like anything else, it’s come to the end.”
Ancestors' Ukrainian past drives Des Plaines teen's futureMar 5, 2015 10:43 AM
Michael Sherman's life has been defined by stories — of his Jewish Ukrainian grandparents escaping the Holocaust, his grandfather struggling to find a job because of his heritage, his father persevering to make a life for himself after coming to the U.S. as a refugee from Ukraine. “My family worked hard forever and have overcome quite a lot, and I have a lot less that I have to overcome here — so it just drives me,” he said.
1 dead in apartment building fire in Rolling MeadowsMar 5, 2015 8:56 AM
One person died after a fire that began Wednesday night in a multi-unit apartment building in Rolling Meadows, fire officials say. The fire at a building on the 5200 block of Carriageway Drive, in a complex abutting Algonquin Road, was upgraded to a third alarm shortly after 9:30 p.m., bringing in additional engines and manpower. Firefighters continued to struggle with the blaze for hours.
Griffin: Rauner plan could cost suburbs 25% of reservesMar 5, 2015 5:40 AM
When Gov. Bruce Rauner suggested withholding half of the municipal share of income tax revenues to shore up state finances, he assumed towns could absorb the loss by dipping into reserves. But can they? An analysis of 90 suburbs shows most could turn to reserves -- but only in the first year of the state cutting their income tax share.
Pauletti’s shot lifts Bartlett over JacobsMar 5, 2015 5:07 AM
Bartlett guard Tyler Pauletti missed a contested jump shot at the end of regulation that would have beaten Jacobs in Wednesday’s Class 4A Bartlett regional semifinal. The 6-foot-2 junior didn’t let the opportunity to play hero slip away a second time in a thrilling 42-40 overtime victory.
Downers Grove North ends Willowbrook’s turnaround seasonMar 5, 2015 12:23 AM
Regardless of who was or wasn’t on the court Wednesday night, Downers Grove North looked like a team ready to take on all comers. The Trojans toppled short-handed Willowbrook 65-52 to advance into the Class 4A Downers Grove South regional championship game. After beating the East Aurora sectional’s fifth seed, on Friday they’ll face a familiar foe in No. 4 Hinsdale Central (21-6), which edged No. 12 Downers North (17-11) twice in West Suburban Silver Conference action by a total of only 7 points. The Trojans look to capture their first regional title since 2002.
Bulls’ Noah continues his anti-violence initiativeMar 4, 2015 10:41 PM
Joakim Noah was eager to reveal the lastest effort in his anti-violence campaign Wednesday. The introduction of his "Rock Your Drop" necklace follows the release of a video aimed at people who have lost loved ones to gun violence.
Naperville students create healthy fare for future chefs challengeMar 4, 2015 7:08 PM
Twenty-eight fourth- and fifth-grade students in Naperville Unit District 203 put their healthiest snack creations on display Wednesday during a Future Chefs Challenge sponsored by food service provider Sodexo. In its fifth year, the contest aims to get students thinking creatively about making healthy choices. "When I think of healthy foods, I usually think of fruits and vegetables," 11-year-old competitor Nora Johnson-Guy of Naperville said.
Fremd team sent off in style to state semifinalMar 4, 2015 4:29 PM
The Fremd High School girls basketball team got a rousing send-off from their fellow Vikings Wednesday afternoon as they prepared to embark for the state semi-final against New Trier Friday night at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena in Normal. This will be the Fremd team’s first trip to the IHSA Final Four in 38 years.