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Alcohol a factor in death of canoeist who tried to retrieve cat, police say
Authorities said Monday that alcohol played a factor in the death of a man who left his canoe on Loon Lake near Antioch in an attempt to retrieve a cat that went overboard. William A. Anderson, 46, address unknown, tipped over the boat entering the water to retrieve the cat, said Lake County sheriff's police Sgt. Sara Balmes.
Where to find suburban Memorial Day fests
Memorial Day weekend ushers in the unofficial start of summer with ceremonies across the suburbs honoring those who have served our country, parades, and fests with food and music.
Memorial planned for Hanover Park man killed in fall at concert
Friends and family of the 24-year-old Hanover Park man who died Friday after falling off a catwalk at a concert in Chicago will remember and honor his life at a memorial service Monday at Bartlett High School. Kyle Kirchhoff was a 2009 graduate of Bartlett and was working as an assistant football coach at College of DuPage.
Lake County celebrates Memorial Day
Communities throughout Lake County will commemorate Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 25, with parades and ceremonies. Here's a list of some of the events planned in and around Lake County to honor the nation's fallen servicemen and women.
Images: Streamwood High School graduation
Streamwood High School held its graduation ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, May 23.
Storm threat forces Arlington Hts. to cancel parade
The Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade scheduled for Monday morning has been canceled as a severe storm is expected, organizer Greg Padovani said. So far, everything else is still on, other suburbs report.
Images: Larkin High School graduation
Larkin High School held its graduation ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, May 23.
Hillary Clinton was paid millions by tech industry firms with a 2016 stake
Hillary Clinton's disclosure documents illustrate how the Clintons have personally profited by drawing on the same network of supporters who have backed their political campaigns and philanthropic efforts -- while those supporters have gained entree to a potential future president.
Plenty of WNBA news -- all bad
The WNBA is like a soap opera right now, with drama and bad optics all over the place. Can the league rebound and put together a compelling season this summer on the court?
Images: Waubonsie Valley High School graduation
Waubonsie Valley High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 24 at NIU in DeKalb.
Bomb threat, man on no-fly list delay Kirk's flight home
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's flight home from Washington D.C. Sunday was delayed by both a bomb threat and a man on the no-fly list breaching normal security protocols at Reagan National Airport, Kirk said Monday. The senator said the "unnecessary drama" was handled calmly and professionally by American Airlines staff, but that he believed the incident clearly demonstrated room for improvement with airport security.
Elk Grove family keeps alive true meaning of Memorial Day
Since the death of her older brother, Marine Cpl. John T. Olson of Elk Grove Village, in Iraq 10 years ago, teaching her generation about the true meaning of Memorial Day has become a personal mission for Courtney Olson. "In reality," she said, "it is a solemn holiday, remembering those that fought for our country and made the ultimate sacrifice."
Five unsung heroes from Blackhawks' Game 4 win
Saturday's big hero was Antoine Vermette, but he was hardly the only one riding to the rescue. Let's take a look at five unsung heroes from a 5-4 victory over the Ducks that evened the series at 2-2 with Game 5 set for Monday in Anaheim.
Images: South Elgin High School graduation
South Elgin High School held its graduation ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, May 23.
Suburban retail boutiques are a perfect fit for three sisters
Sisters Samantha Shapiro, Lena Blitstein, Melinda Kaplan talk about their growing retail business. ENAZ On The Park in Liberytyville is the latest venture.
Years of pain led to Crohn's diagnosis
My name is Adina Walters. I am a mother, a wife and I am one of 1.4 million people that suffers from Crohn's Disease.
Aurora chef aims to step back
Kukec's People features Chef Amaury Rosado, owner of Chef Amaury's in downtown Aurora. After 13 years, he has decided to move onto other things after his father died.
Images: Bartlett High School graduation
Bartlett High School held its graduation ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, May 23.
More charges possible in Elgin sex assault, child porn case?
Elgin police said they found 12 memory cards, cameras and other items in a storage locker that was rented by a Skokie man who's facing charges he filmed himself sexually assaulting a teen. Will the find lead to more charges?
Lisle mom 'proud' of sailor who died in Abu Dhabi
Ryan Burris, a Navy sailor from Lisle, wasn't afraid before his first deployment, to the Middle East, where he would support an airstrike mission targeting the Islamic State. "He knew there was a job to be done," his mom said Saturday. Burris died Thursday in Abu Dhabi.
'Memorial Day is every day' for parents of Carol Stream soldier
Every Memorial Day, Michael and Jackie Gulczynski visit their son Lenny's grave, the dog tags of more than 20 of his fellow soldiers in hand. "On Memorial Day he's got a face, he's got a name. Take a second to remember that," Jackie says.
Gurnee boy, 10, killed on way to church outing
A 10-year-old Gurnee boy killed in a crash Saturday morning on I-94 was on his way to Wisconsin to a church outing when the accident happened, officials said. Reeve Mathew and an 11-year-old Des Plaines boy were thrown from their vehicle after it crashed into the median at about 9:35 a.m. near Gurnee.
Images: Elgin High School graduation
Elgin High School held its graduation ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, May 23.
Weather, construction leads to five crashes on Interstate 90
A multi-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 90 near the Roselle road exit has backed up traffic for miles.
Images: St. Charles North High School graduation
St. Charles North High School held its graduation ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Sunday, May 24.
Will Kendall County pay to extend Metra to Oswego?
In the same week that brought a preventable Amtrak crash and cuts to federal transit funding, Metra officials approved spending half a million to study an expansion of its BNSF Line into Oswego that may never happen.Sound paradoxical? Wait, there's more.
Hanover Park man dies in fall at Chevelle concert in Chicago
A Hanover Park man fell to his death during a concert Friday night at the Aragon Theater on Chicago's North Side. Kyle Kirchoff, 24, of Hanover Park, fell from a catwalk and was impaled on pieces of metal, police said. The incident stopped the performance by local band, Chevelle who posted a note about the accident on their Facebook page.
Memorial Day parades, services
Memorial Day events in the Fox Valley
Thanks to those who leave a legacy
Lake Zurich letter to the editor: We honor their memories by asking the question: Are we being useful, honorable, compassionate, and are we making a difference? Thank you to Zach Foreman, Dave Anderson, Tom Moskal, Tom Kowalski, and Bob Block for showing us the way.
Rozner: Blackhawks have history on their side
In a battle of wills, the Blackhawks have the history of winning these brutal series and the mental toughness to handle adversity, but the Ducks so far have been the better team on the ice.
Dawn Patrol: Memorial planned for Hanover Park man; Hawks back in action tonight
Streamwood honors those who died for country. Dundee Twp. holds Memorial Day parade. Service planned for Hanover Park man. Abandoned vehicle found in pond. Kirk's plane evacuated for 'threat.' Hawks back in action tonight. The Sox are reeling again.
Wake, funeral times set for 10-year-old Gurnee boy killed in crash
Funeral arrangements for the 10-year-old Gurnee boy killed in a crash Saturday morning have been made. Reeve Mathew was on his way to Wisconsin to a church outing when the vehicle he was in crashed into the median on I-94 at around 9:35 a.m. He was traveling with members of his family's church, St. Mary's Knanaya Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, the same church where his body will be laid to rest during a funeral service Friday morning at 10 a.m.
Bears release Ray McDonald after new arrest on domestic violence charges
The Bears' career of troubled defensive lineman Ray McDonald is over before it begins. The Bears have released McDonald after, for the third time in nine months, he was arrested, this time on domestic violence and child endangerment charges at 7 a.m. Monday in San Jose, California.
Suburbs turn to Mental Health First Aid after suicide, heroin
Influenced in part by teen suicides and heroin deaths, and their links to mental health issues, conversations are starting across the suburbs about ways to do more about such problems, which affect as many as half of all Americans. "The more people that recognize what's going on and are able to reach out and help other people, I think the better outcomes we're going to have," said one therapist. "We've heard so many horrible things in the news lately, if one person had just said 'Are you OK?' maybe some of these things wouldn't have happened."
Images: St. Charles East High School graduation
St. Charles East High School held its graduation ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates on Sunday, May 24.
Fifth-grader learns to live with colitis
My name is Josh and I'm 11 years old. I'm in fifth grade and I play the trombone and piano, Pokémon, video games and hockey. Right before my ninth birthday I got sick -- very sick. It took doctors and two different hospitals five months to figure out that I have indeterminate colitis.
Imrem: Can Cubs' Bryant ever live up to the hype?
Consider that to justify the hype, Kris Bryant will have to have a better career than Paul Konerko had. Bryant is supposed to be Ernie Banks, only better. He's supposed to be Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Ryne Sandberg all in one. He's supposed to be Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. How silly and unfair is that?
Images: Metea Valley High School graduation
Metea Valley High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 24 at NIU in DeKalb.
Actress Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller, dies
Actress, comedian Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller and mom of Ben, dies at 85
Images: Geneva High School graduation
Geneva High School held its graduation ceremony at the school on Sunday, May 24.
'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case
Ruling may gut 'Obamacare,' but Republicans would feel the heat if millions lose subsidies
Why the decline in college attendance is good news
More and more Americans are finding ways of getting ahead without going to back to school. That surprising trend is several years old now, and it shows up again in a new report on how many Americans are going to college. College is a good deal for most people who go. Even taking a few classes at a community school can help people make more money when they go back to work. That said, the trend, pronounced among older students, is actually encouraging.
Streamwood honors those who served, died for country
Streamwood honored all the men and women who have served their country in the military, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice, with a solemn ceremony Sunday at its Veterans Memorial. The ceremony was preceded by a candlelight vigil and vigil guard, which began Saturday evening and continued overnight.
Kristufek's Arlington selections for Monday's races
Joe Kristufek's selections for Monday, May 25, racing at Arlington International:
Supplement may help with bacterial pneumonia recovery
Recent medical studies have demonstrated that taking the dietary supplement coenzyme Q10 during hospitalization for bacterial pneumonia may reduce mortality by almost 50 percent.
Rosary duo makes history; ACC's Liz repeats
CHARLESTON -- It was a moment unlike any other in Rosary High School athletic history Saturday afternoon at Eastern Illinois' O'Brien Stadium.
Dundee Township honors sacrifice during Memorial Day parade
Dundee Township commemorated the contributions of its veterans and honored those who were killed serving their country during the annual Memorial Day Parade along Main Street Sunday. Parade highlights included marchers from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Tri-City Evergreen Post 2298 in West Dundee and the Dundee-Crown High School Marching Band from Carpentersville.
Montini's Jarosinski ready for national test
Biology, computer science, theology, English, Olympic Team Trials, Spanish, geometry. These were the tests on Montini freshman basketball player Lindsey Jarosinski's plate this week.
Carmel's Foster earns spot in U.S. Army football showcase
Carmel offensive lineman Sean Foster is one of six Illinois' top senior football players who have been nominated to play in the 2016 U.S. Army all-American Bowl. Foster will have the chance to showcase his talent on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in the annual East vs. West matchup, televised live on NBC.
Streamwood tabs Guindon to lead football program
Don Guindon, 25, was confirmed this week as the new football coach at Streamwood High School by the Elgin Area School District U-46 board. Guindon is a 2007 Streamwood graduate who played wide receiver, the same position he went on to play at Beloit College. He has served as a Streamwood assistant coach for the last three seasons.
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