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Palatine teen's double murder trial to begin
Marco Lopez's trial begins Monday with the selection of jurors who will decide whether the Palatine teen spends the rest of his life behind bars for the 2014 gang-related shooting deaths of a father and son.
How to get ready for your VW payout
Loyal owners of Volkswagen diesel cars understandably felt betrayed when they learned the German automaker had rigged the testing process to bypass U.S. emissions standards. But many are having a change of heart after learning how much VW will pay them to turn in their cars.
Gurnee mayor criticizes trustee for 'shaming' panhandlers
Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik is criticizing a village trustee for "shaming" panhandlers seeking money near a busy intersection by posting images of them on social media.
Sometimes-controversial medication steers Waukegan woman to recovery
Danielle Davis of Waukegan is getting reacquainted with "normal" as she takes sometimes-controversial medication to help recover from a 10-year heroin addiction.
Constable: A year after Gliniewicz, Fox Lake endures
Last year, Fox Lake was preparing for the last hurrah of summer boating and fishing when a police officer shot dead put the Lake County town in the national spotlight. A hero's funeral, a heartbreaking betrayal and a sickening scandal quickly followed. On the anniversary, the community looks back while moving on.
12 new TV series to watch this fall
So many new TV shows, so little time. Here are a dozen worth checking out this fall -- from Fox's reimagined "The Exorcist" to Sarah Jessica Parker's return to HBO.
Trailer talk in Schaumburg on hold
Further public discussion is being deferred until at least October on a possible resolution to a neighbor dispute in a Schaumburg cul-de-sac over an extraordinarily large trailer parked in a driveway. The trailer on the 700 block of Whitehall Court is about 25 feet long and 13 feet high, but doesn't break any existing village regulations.
Remembering the matriarch of Sonny Acres
Ramona Feltes, the longtime owner of Sonny Acres Farm near West Chicago, has died. She was 98. "She was just delighted to have created this thing and see so many happy faces on the customers. She took a real sense of fulfillment and pride in that," said her son, Richard.
Elburn couple realized dream of owning successful farm
Owning a farm was a longtime dream of Marc Bernard's, so in 2011, he and his spouse Luis purchased five acres with a house and barn in Elburn. Five years later, the couple have grown Rustic Road Farm into 18 acres of sustainable, successful agriculture.
Kasper: For Cubs, priorities come into focus as playoffs get closer
With the Chicago Cubs embarking on their final month of the regular season, Len Kasper offers a look at a few things to keep in mind as they prepare for what fans hope is a long run in October.
Why Alicia Keys isn't wearing makeup on 'The Voice'
Those of you who tuned in to NBC's "The Voice" on Sunday night may have noticed something a little unusual: a celebrity, on network television, sans makeup. Alicia Keys, one of Season 11's judges/coaches, no longer wears makeup.
How Lake County ER doc's medicine, compassion help opioid addicts
A Waukegan emergency room physician has started a treatment clinic for opioid addicts, helping them find a medical route to recovery.
Guaranteed Rate founder, of Hinsdale, loves this Sox park controversy
Victor Ciardelli expected a backlash after the announcement the Chicago White Sox's stadium will be renamed Guaranteed Rate Field after his company, and he's not worried about the reaction. "It helps build brand awareness for us," says Ciardelli, of Hinsdale.
Lester: Auditor's report on College of DuPage exists, but few have it
There's a bit of a mystery surrounding an Illinois Auditor General's report on the College of DuPage, which Board President Ann Rondeau said had just come in at the board's Aug. 18 meeting. But Board Chairwoman Deanne Mazzochi tells me that Rondeau's statement was "an error" noting "there is no final report that exists," columnist Kerry Lester writes.
IHSA may restrict how much young pitchers can throw
To reduce throwing-related injuries among pitchers, the Illinois High School Association is looking at several options to protect young arms, including creating a mandatory pitch count that would restrict how much pitchers can throw.
Wheaton College ready to start work on new home for Conservatory of Music
Wheaton College has plans to start renovations on the Armerding building this fall to turn it into the new home for the school's Conservatory of Music.
Time running out for Chicago Bears to right offensive wrongs
The Chicago Bears have less than two weeks to correct the many offensive flaws that were exposed in Saturday's third preseason game. It might not be enough time.
Bald eagles, birds of prey spread their wings in Geneva
Bald eagles can be spotted from afar throughout the suburbs, but a few dozen visitors to Peck Farm Park in Geneva on Sunday got to see the majestic American icon and other birds of prey up close.
Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics create new pharmacy network
Deerfield-based Walgreens will team up with pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics to form a new retail pharmacy network.
The 100 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions
Rather than having you stumble blindly through the store to find the best add-ons, we've compiled a list of 100 you should consider.
Girls volleyball: Scouting the Fox Valley
Here's what to expect from the girls volleyball teams in the Fox Valley area for the 2016 season.
St. Charles student directs YouTube hit about bullying
Jonah Maxwell, a 12-year-old from St. Charles, has directed a YouTube film about bullying and urges victims to "speak up."
Dawn Patrol: IHSA may restrict pitch counts; Sonny Acres matriarch dies
IHSA may restrict how much young pitchers can throw. Remembering the matriarch of West Chicago's Sonny Acres Farm. Bald eagles, birds of prey spread their wings in Geneva. Rodon continues second-half surge as White Sox sink Mariners. Stewart, 4 relievers throw 4-hitter; Dodgers beat Cubs 1-0. Imrem: Maybe uncomfortable, but peaceful protest is the American Way.
14 men arrested in Arlington Heights prostitution stings
Arlington Heights police arrested 14 men on solicitation charges at a village motel last month as part of a national campaign to crackdown on the demand for prostitution. More than 1,300 accused sex buyers were arrested nationwide, authorities said.
Gabutto Burger opening in Rolling Meadows next week
A popular burger restaurant that use to be inside Mitsuwa Marketplace is opening its own location in Rolling Meadows next week.
Fix is in for Manfredini to open another store in suburbs
Lou Manfredini, known as WGN Radio's Mr. Fix-It and WGN TV's host of House Smarts, is also a retailer who is planning to expand.
Kane County's first in-school food pantry to open
Underprivileged families within Community Unit District 300 needing food assistance can benefit from an in-school food pantry opening Wednesday at Carpentersville Middle School.
Baez's casual throw costs Cubs in 1-0 loss to Dodgers
Chicago Cubs third-baseman Javier Baez made a costly mistake on a fielder's choice, leading to a 1-0 loss against the Dodgers Sunday.
Lake in the Hills man killed in crash near Harvard
A 22-year-old Lake in the Hills man was killed over the weekend in a two-vehicle crash near Harvard, officials said.
Park setting helps Arlington Heights fair stand out
Art lovers casually strolled past intricate jewelry, large colorful paintings and metal sculptures swaying in the breeze Sunday as North School Park in Arlington Heights played host to the 45th annual A Walk in the Park art fair.
Elgin woman charged with bringing drugs into DuPage jail
An Elgin hairdresser released from jail Tuesday will be headed right back behind bars if DuPage prosecutors have their way.
Girls volleyball / Top 20
Geneva, St. Francis and Glenbard West are the top 3 teams in the Daily Herald's preseason Top 20 rankings of girls volleyball teams.
Juan Gabriel, Mexican superstar, singer has died
Juan Gabriel, a superstar Mexican songwriter and singer who was an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California at age 66, his publicist said.
Suburban fans remember 'icon' Juan Gabriel at Rosemont shows
When Aime Serrato thinks of Juan Gabriel, the superstar Mexican singer who died unexpectedly Sunday, she remembers him as she saw him on stage last year at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont -- an icon who wrote and performed great music. "We just lost the greatest among the greatest," said Serrato, a Buffalo Grove resident.
Rugby in suburbs grows as more kids play this high-intensity sport
First it was soccer, and then lacrosse. Could rugby be the next up-and-coming sport among youth in the suburbs?
Multiple St. Charles schools show unsafe lead levels in water
Multiple St. Charles schools showed levels of lead contamination in water of more than 10 times the amount deemed safe by the EPA. But school officials say there were some flaws in the testing.
Palatine denies Stevenson
Stevenson's offense took its shots. When it mattered most, Palatine's football team had all of the answers.
ECC begins layoffs; 15 positions eliminated so far
Elgin Community College has sent layoff notices to 15 employees and more terminations are expected because of anticipated state funding shortfalls, an official said Friday.
Glenbard West picks up where it left off
D.J. Ficarella had a 2-yard touchdown run as Glenbard West built a 10-0 lead at the half.
James, Glenbard North make it look easy vs. Naperville Central
Jace James and Vittorio Tricase led Glenbard North to a rout of Naperville Central in the teams' DuPage Valley Conference and season opener.
Tank explodes at California refinery; no injuries reported
A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire, authorities said
Scouting DuPage County girls volleyball
An in-depth look at the DuPage County girls volleyball season.
Cubs broadcasters pay tribute to Vin Scully
As legendary broadcaster Vin Scully prepares to retire from the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast booth at the end of this season, Chicago Cubs broadcasters reflect on Scully's Hall of Fame career.
Aurora Central Catholic handles Aurora Christian
Aurora Central Catholic defeated Aurora Christian 22-9 Friday in a football season opener.
Dist. 25 debuts $18 million renovations at Ivy Hill, Olive schools
After a year of construction, hundreds of students are ready to start the year in larger, renovated spaces at Olive-Mary Stitt and Ivy Hill Elementary Schools in Arlington Heights next week.
Lake Zurich pulls out thriller against Fremd
Lake Zurich rallied for a 19-15 victory over Fremd in a season opener Friday night.
Bears waive RB Perry, part with 9 other players
The Chicago Bears have waived running back and special teams player Senorise Perry and parted with nine other players
First day of school in Arlington Heights District 25
Monday was the first day of school for thousands of students in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25. At Patton Elementary School, kids dropped off by their parents were greeted outside by teachers and Principal Eric Larson, who took selfies with the students and helped get them excited for a new school year.
Family heirloom brought out of the barn
Growing up, Rodney Bettenhausen of Palatine loved visiting his grandparents' farm. Of all the wonderful sights to take in, most special was the image of grandpa proudly riding atop his 1939 Farmall H tractor.
North Side wins Wheaton game
Keyed by Jackson Gray's kick returns and Sam Singleton's 4 touchdown runs, Wheaton North pulled away to Friday's 36-21 DuPage Valley Conference football win over visiting Wheaton Warrenville South.
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