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Woman who credited eating Portillo's for longevity dies at 100
Longtime Elgin resident Helen Diekman died less than three weeks after turning 100. She joked that the secret to her longevity was eating at Portillo's restaurant.
Glenbard West goes undefeated start to finish
Sam Brodner rushed for a state championship game record 264 yards on 28 carries and scored 4 touchdowns Saturday to lead Glenbard West to a 34-28 win over Libertyville in the Class 7A title game at NIU's Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
Why today's house fires burn faster, hotter in burbs
The typical house fire in the suburbs now burns faster, hotter and more dangerously than ever before. It's making firefighters change their techniques.
Teens killed in McHenry crash had passion for trucks
Two of the three 18-year-olds who died in a car crash in McHenry County are being remembered for their passion for working on and souping up trucks -- a passion that ended too soon.
Editorial: Let Alvarez explain why she shouldn't resign
This Daily Herald editorial says the delay in prosecuting Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald has cost Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez virtually all credibility. The paper calls on her to explain why she should not be expected to resign.
Do men eat more to show off to women?
Perhaps in a throwback to caveman days, a survey shows men eat more when they are around women. But, if they are trying to impress the girls, it's not working.
Meet the tattoo-covered greeter who charms Wal-Mart shoppers
George Cornwell is not your typical retail store greeter. Sure, he's a biker dude with tatts and bling, but that's not what makes him so unique. It's his boisterous hellos and genuine love of life and people that has him lighting up shoppers at Aurora's Wal-Mart.
Schaumburg preparing for Dick's plan to sell handguns
The expansion of gun sales to include handguns is making Schaumburg officials take extra special care with a proposed change at Dick's Sporting Goods to include a Field & Stream store.
With big men struggling, maybe Bulls have too much depth
Depth was supposed to be one of the Bulls' greatest strengths, but the downside to that trait is Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Pau Gasol all averaging career-lows in points.
Loyola Academy wins 8A title by landslide
After close calls in the state quarterfinals and semifinals, it was back to winning by landslide for Loyola Academy's football team on Saturday night. The Ramblers wrapped up a perfect season, finishing 14-0 after a 41-0 victory over Marist in the Class 8A state championship game at NIU's Huskie Stadium on Saturday night.
Aurora crash closes Lake Street
Aurora police have shut down a stretch of Lake Street to traffic because of a crash Saturday night, authorities said.
Bail set at $2 million of West Chicago murder suspect
A DuPage County judge set bail at $2 million this morning for a 19-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of his cousin near West Chicago earlier this month.
Images: Loyola Academy vs. Marist football
Loyola Academy faced Marist in the IHSA Class 8A state championship football game on Saturday, Nov. 28 in DeKalb.
Boys basketball: Saturday, Nov. 28 scoreboard
Results of area high school boys basketball games for Saturday, Nov. 28.
Championship caps Montini's undefeated season
Prince Walker scored 3 touchdowns and quarterback Justin Blake added 2 scores as Montini won the Class 6A football championship Saturday, defeating Crete-Monee 38-15 at NIU's Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
Glenbard West passes tough test against Lees, Libertyville
Glenbard West limiited Libertyville quarterback Riley Lees to 51 yards rushing, ending a fine run for the Wildcats in a 34-28 Hilltoppers victory in the Class 7A football state title game.
Girls basketball: Saturday, Nov. 28 scoreboard
Results for area girls high school basketball games for Saturday, Nov. 28.
Not county's role to micromanage sheriff
A Wheaton letter to the editor: Recently, the Daily Herald published articles regarding Sheriff Zaruba and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin. These articles were misleading. They sensationalized "politics and posturing" and failed to address fundamental issues.
Images: Glenbard West vs. Libertyville football
Glenbard West beat Libertyville 34-28 in the IHSA Class 7A state football championship game on Saturday, Nov. 28 in DeKalb.
Showdown or stare-down? Rauner, Madigan to meet
Tuesday could be a key moment in determining whether Illinois' leaders can agree on a full budget plan in 2015, a few weeks before it becomes a full six months late. Or the political staring contest over state spending could continue.
NASA not ready for dangers of deep space, auditors say
The reality of space travel is fas less glamorous than you see in the movies. Journeys into deep space posing serious dangers to astronauts that include inadequate food, radiation exposure and heightened risks of developing cancer and other maladies.
3 hurt in separate crashes near Campton Township
Three people were seriously injured after two separate crashes in less than 24 hours near Beith Road and Route 47 near Campton Township, authorities said Saturday.
Images: Montini vs. Crete-Monee football
Montini beat Crete-Monee 38-15 in the IHSA Class 6A state football championship game on Saturday, Dec. 28 in DeKalb.
Will Lincolnshire take on unions by creating right-to-work zone?
Months after formally endorsing Gov. Bruce Rauner's controversial turnaround agenda for Illinois, LIncolnshire officials are going further by moving to establish the town as a right-to-work zone.
Marmion outclasses Moore-Prettyman field at Barrington
Anthony Cheloni and AJ Jaffe provided a bridge into the strength of the Marmion Academy's wrestling lineup. And from there, the Cadets were clearly in their own category in rolling to the title Saturday night in the 25th Moore-Prettyman Invitational at Barrington.
Geneva takes down Barrington in OT
Geneva's boys basketball team downed Barrington 45-43 in overtime Saturday to win the Crystal Lake Central Thanksgiving Tournament championship.
Meet Ganon: Will Elgin let this little pig stay at couple's home?
Ganon is a sweet little thing who likes to cuddle and is smart enough to be potty trained in two days. But he is also a pig -- albeit a "micro" one that weighs only 4 pounds -- so he's not allowed on residential properties in Elgin. An Elgin couple want to change that.
Takeaways from Saturday's state football finals
Three things to know about Saturday night's DuPage County high school football games.
Rozner: In this NFL, Bears catching up fast
Thoughts of an NFC title appeared to be four or five years away when training camp began, and now with some smart off-season acquisitions, you wonder if the Bears won't be a sleeper pick as soon as next season.
Geick helps Stevenson to fast start at Barrington
In Barrington's Moore/Prettyman wrestling invitational, Stevenson's fifth-place finish featured nine wrestlers reaching the final round with a first-place finish by junior standout Dylan Geick, who improved his perfect record to 7-0 with a convincing 10-3 decision over Hinsdale Central's Ameen Hamdan in the finals.
Images: Icons of Streamwood
We roamed around Streamwood, taking photos of things that caught our eye. Big and small, obvious and obscure, the images are identifiable to Streamwood. Visual delights include the expansive and ornate veterans memorial, winding streets, woods, lakes, streams.
Imrem: Cubit hire exemplifies why Illini can't rise to next level
Illinois football was in position of having to settle for Bill Cubit as coach.
Georgia gives Richt a boost, beating Ga Tech 13-7
Georgia gets back on winning track against Ga Tech, giving Richt a boost with ugly 13-7 win
Burlington Central claims Sycamore crown
Defense allowed the Burlington Central boys basketball team capture a title it hasn't snagged in 18 years. The Class 3A Rockets held Rockford Jefferson -- a Class 4A sectional semifinalist a year ago -- to 35.3 percent shooting (18 of 51) and they forced 13 turnovers to win the Leland G. Strombom Tournament at Sycamore Saturday.
Wrestling: Saturday, Nov. 28 scoreboard
Results of area high school wrestling meets for Saturday, Nov. 28.
Special Report: Gliniewicz's final hours as he staged his 'hero' cop death
The shot into Fox Lake police Lt. Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz's chest missed his heart and gave him 90 more seconds to stage a murder scene meant to immortalize him as a fallen cop. The scheme worked, at first.
Elgin nips West Chicago, wins tournament
Elgin's boys basketball team hung on in the end and defeated West Chicago 51-50 Saturday to win the West Chicago Thanksgiving tournament title.
INfrequently asked questions: Hairstylist says 'people are starting to step out of the box'
Hairstylist Christy Bruski of Pingree Grove says her worst experience was "with a husband furious that his wife changed her hair."
Stevenson's Geick tests his mettle at Barrington
Stevenson junior Dylan Geick was among the big winners Friday at Barrington's Moore-Prettyman wrestling tournament. Geick knocked off the top seed at 152 pounds.
3 die in single-car crash in McHenry County area
Three teenagers are dead after a single-car crash Friday afternoon in unincorporated McHenry County. According to a news release from the McHenry County coroner's office, the vehicle was traveling south around 2:11 p.m. Friday at 1308 S. Lily Lake Road when it left the roadway, traveled down into a ravine and landed on the driver's side of the vehicle.
Buffalo Grove can't recover after first-quarter drought
It was four minutes that Buffalo Grove's boys basketball team would like to have back. The Bison allowed Niles North to run off 15 unanswered points late in the first quarter and never recovered to fall to the Vikings 64-47 in the final game of the Buffalo Grove boys basketball tournament.
Is Halo 5 really a blockbuster?
When Microsoft launched Halo 5 in late October, the company claimed that it was the biggest launch yet in the company's biggest video game franchise, but video game retail chain GameStop says Halo 5 launch had been a disappointment, naming it along with Star Wars: Battlefront and Assassin's Creed Syndicate as the splashy games that had fallen short of expectations so far this fall.
Breaking down this weekend's IHSA football title games
With temperatures expected in the mid- to high-30s this weekend, veteran prep sports columnist Marty Maciaszek breaks down the IHSA football title matchups at NIU's Huskie Stadium and offers his predictions.
Kane extends record-setting streak, but Hawks collapse in OT
Patrick Kane extended his points streak to 19 games, setting the record for an American-born player during the Blackhawks' 3-2 overtime loss in Los Angeles on Saturday night. It's pretty special," Kane said, "especially when you look at who held the 18-game point record."
Hampshire, West Aurora pick up 1st wins for new coaches
Hampshire's boys basketball team picked up new coach Ben Whitehouse's first win Saturday, knocking off District 300 sister school Dundee-Crown 65-39 at the Strombom Tournament in Sycamore.
Wal-Mart pushes the start of its Cyber Monday sale to Sunday evening
Wal-Mart plans to kick off its Cyber Monday online deals bonanza at 7 p.m. on Sunday, a move that is noteworthy because of what it reveals about how quickly our digital shopping habits are changing.
QVC: The unlikely juggernaut of mobile shopping
QVC has seen online sales soar to 45 percent of its total U.S. sales by trailblazing on one of the most vexing challenges in retail today: getting people to buy, not just browse, on their phones and tablets.
Carmel survives Grant's comeback try
Led by Western Illinois-bound senior CJ Duff and fellow senior standout Shareif Belser-Bailey, Carmel's boys basketball team withstood a 17-2 run from the host Bulldogs and still hung on for a 62-56 win on the final day of the Grant Thanksgiving Tournament.
Libertyville to meet Glenbard West for 7A title
Here's what to expect from Saturday's Class 7A state championship game, from the perspective of unbeaten Libertyville.
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