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    Missing Glen Ellyn woman found safe at restaurant
    A 21-year-old Glen Ellyn woman missing from her parents home since Sunday morning was found safe at an area restaurant at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, police said. Glen Ellyn Deputy Police Chief William Holmer said Nora Wallar was recognized by someone at the restaurant and Carol Stream police were contacted.

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    Police: Theology student solicited teen for sex online

    Police: Theology student solicited teen for sex online
    A 22-year-old Libertyville man was behind bars in the Lake County jail Monday facing up to five years in prison after his arrest on accusations he solicited what he believed was a 14-year-old boy for sex. Dario Spasic, of the 32300 block of Milwaukee Avenue, is charged with two counts of indecent solicitation of a child stemming from his arrest Friday night.

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    Niles man killed in motorcycle crash by Oakton College
    A 23-year-old Niles man was killed near Oakton Community College in Des Plaines early Monday afternoon when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and collided with a car heading in the opposite direction. Arkadiusz Krzemien was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment, but succumbed to his injuries in the emergency room and was pronounced dead.

  • 4
    Rozner: Gutsy Bears hang on for win, jump atop North

    Rozner: Gutsy Bears hang on for win, jump atop North
    Not long ago the sky was falling and the rats were leaping, but with the Bears winning in consecutive weeks on the road at night, they can make a case for having the best team in the division at the moment.

  • 5
    Bears win: Take Jets' gifts, launch offense, hold 'em off

    Bears win: Take Jets' gifts, launch offense, hold 'em off
    The Jets were in a giving mood early on in Monday night's game, and the Bears were happy to accept. Later, after the freebies ended, the Bears' offense got on track and made some of its own breaks, and the bend-but-don't-break defense came up with enough plays in the red zone to limit the Jets to field goals instead of touchdowns. The end result was hard-fought 27-19 victory that left the Bears at 2-1.

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    Chicago Symphony Orchestra considering Naperville for a summer home

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra considering Naperville for a summer home
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is considering a privately owned site in Naperville as a location for a permanent outdoor concert venue. But DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin says a lot has to happen before the proposal becomes a reality.

  • 7
    Well-traveled Missavage returns to St. Viator

    Well-traveled Missavage returns to St. Viator
    St. Viator officials looked far away for its new girls basketball coach. In fact, the new person to direct the Lions has been out of the country for more than 20 years. Paul Missavage, who was the athletic director and co-head varsity boys basketball coach last year at the American Creativity Academy in Hawally, Kuwait, will take over the Lions girls program this season.

  • 8
    Craig Ferguson plays it loose with new game show

    Craig Ferguson plays it loose with new game show
    Craig Ferguson wouldn't have tackled a game show without the opportunity of making it his own, he said. "I liked this one because the format was loose and it left a lot of room for playing around and improvisation," he said. "Celebrity Name Game," which debuts at 10 a.m. Monday on WGN, is based on the board game Identity Crisis, pairing celebrities with contestants to figure out -- using improvised clues -- the names of actors, singers, athletes, politicians and other famous folk.

  • 9
    Metra report reveals views of patronage allegations

    Metra report reveals views of patronage allegations
    A report the former Metra chairman promised would clear his name after ex-CEO Alex Clifford accused agency leaders of condoning political pressure raises more questions than it answers. The document the Daily Herald received after a FOIA battle reveals some details about a Mike Madigan ally's push to get a raise and more of the poisonous atmosphere at Metra in 2013.

  • 10
    Images: Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets

    Images: Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets
    Images from the Chicago Bears game as they faced the New York Jets in Monday Night Football at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Martellus Bennett caught two Jay Cutler passes for touchdowns as the Bears won 27-19.

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    Timing of death key in DuPage murder, rape trial

    Timing of death key in DuPage murder, rape trial
    The timing of Alyssa Van Meter's death is likely to be an important issue in the DuPage County murder trial of the man accused of killing and sexually assaulting her, Adam Belmont.

  • 12
    Dick Pond in Carpentersville to close Oct. 31

    Dick Pond in Carpentersville to close Oct. 31
    It's been the go-to store for area runners for the past seven years. But it won't be for much longer. Dick Pond in Carpentersville is set to close its doors for good at the end of October.

  • 13
    Lights not too bright for Sutton, Ferguson

    Lights not too bright for Sutton, Ferguson
    With veteran Jeremiah Ratliff sidelined with a concussion, rookie defensive tackles Will Sutton and Ego Ferguson were asked to play a bigger role in the Bears' defense Monday night against the Jets.

  • 14
    Mount Prospect man charged with 7th DUI

    Mount Prospect man charged with 7th DUI
    A Cook County judge set bail at $300,000 Monday for a Mount Prospect man charged with his seventh DUI. Piotr Kowalczyk faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

  • 15

    Boys soccer: Top 20 rankings
    Batavia joins St. Charles East and Naperville Central in this week's first three teams.

  • 16
    Grand Victoria to offer specials for its 20th birthday

    Grand Victoria to offer specials for its 20th birthday
    Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin is pulling out all the stops to celebrate its 20th anniversary next month, casino officials said. "It's two decades," said casino marketing manager Marilou Pilman. "For a business to say they've been around that long, I think we realized that's something that we definitely should celebrate." The casino will be giving away $62,000 every Tuesday in October and offering 1994 prices.

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    Cubs rookie meets Advocate Condell patients

    Cubs rookie meets Advocate Condell patients
    Surrounded by star-struck kindergartners, some wearing Chicago Cubs T-shirts or caps, Kyle Hendricks read "Kyle's Big Baseball Game," an illustrated story created by the kids for the rookie righthander's visit Monday to Advocate Condell Day Center in Libertyville. Hendricks also met with patients and staff at Advocate Condell Medical Center, visiting the Cancer Institute, the Outpatient Infusion Center and Pediatrics, where he signed autographs, shook hands and took pictures.

  • 18

    Speed a factor in fatal Beach Park crash
    Excessive speed appears to be a factor in a crash early Saturday that killed a 26-year-old Beach Park man, Lake County Sheriff's police said Monday. Nelson Delgado, of the 37700 Block of Metropolitan Avenue, was killed when the 2008 Acura he was driving struck a tree near the intersection of Green Bay Road and Bonnie Brook Lane in Beach Park.

  • 19
    Dawn Patrol: Bears slog out a win; motorcyclist killed outside college

    Dawn Patrol: Bears slog out a win; motorcyclist killed outside college
    Bears slog out 27-19 win; Niles motorcyclist killed near Oakton College; missing Glen Ellyn woman found safe; Woodridge child abduction attempt made; Barrington Hills debates horse boarding plan.

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    Girls volleyball: Top 20 rankings
    St. Francis and Benet remained the top two teams this week's Top 20 rankings of area girls volleyball teams but Hersey jumped up to No. 3.

  • 21
    'I couldn't go through it again'

    'I couldn't go through it again'
    Just three months after losing their daughter at 20 weeks of pregnancy, Marybel and Matt Shen found out they were having another baby. They were extremely cautious - as were their doctors - but their son was born much too early too. Now the couple will celebrate their children's lives in the Walk to Remember.

  • 22
    Bears Bites: Half the defense hurt but still a win

    Bears Bites: Half the defense hurt but still a win
    Playing without about half your defense. On the road again, this time on the opposite coast and in prime time. To slog out this kind of win? In a word: Impressive.

  • 23
    Walk to Remember honors babies who died too soon

    Walk to Remember honors babies who died too soon
    For most of us -- the lucky majority -- the signs of parenthood are obvious. We have the minivans, the schedules full of playdates and soccer practices. And we have our children, who throw their arms around us at bedtime and say, "I love you too!" Yet some parents aren't recognizable this way. Like the rest of us, they celebrated their pregnancies, planned for their babies and dreamed of the future as a family. But rather than holding their babies in their arms, they carry the grief of losing a child who never really had the chance to live.

  • 24
    Memorial to honor 6-year-old who died of cancer

    Memorial to honor 6-year-old who died of cancer
    A new memorial in Glen Ellyn will allow Caitrin Gadomski's memory to live forever among the trees in Newton Park. Members of the park district's Glen Ellyn Golden Eagles Youth Football program are spearheading a drive to install the memorial to honor the 6-year-old girl who died last year from cancer. "she was just amazing with her strength and her courageousness," her mother said.

  • 25
    Barrington Hills board debates horse boarding plan

    Barrington Hills board debates horse boarding plan
    Barrington Hills trustees sent a controversial horse boarding plan back to the village's zoning board Monday night for clarification on 11 points before they take a vote. The board's action came after more than 2½ hours of public comment and board discussion before a large group of residents in the Countryside Elementary School gymnasium.

  • 26
    District 25 plans meetings on overcrowding

    District 25 plans meetings on overcrowding
    Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 will hold five community meetings at four of its schools over the next month to discuss what officials said is an overcrowding issue and hear from parents about possible ways to deal with growing enrollment. Officials have said all of the district's school are "at capacity." Enrollment at four district schools -- Ivy Hill, Olive-Mary Stitt, Westgate and Windsor -- has been increasing for a few years, despite predictions to the contrary.

  • 27
    Forecasters: This winter won't be as bad as last year

    Forecasters: This winter won't be as bad as last year
    While summer ended nearly spot-on as far as average temperature goes, it probably didn't seem that way because of a soggy atmosphere and overcast skies that frequently lurked. "What was lacking this year were the warm spells," Tom Skilling said. The good news? Forecasters say the winter ahead won't be nearly as bad as the last one.

  • 28
    Jimi Jamison … A "Survivor" who will be missed

    Jimi Jamison … A "Survivor" who will be missed
    Rock lost another soldier this week with the passing of Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison. A massive heart attack took the spry 63 year old who was actively touring with Survivor, the pop-rock band of the eighties best known for the platinum anthem and theme from Rocky II "Eye Of The Tiger."

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    Warren Twp. working on burial of girl punched in stomach to death
    Warren Township officials are working to bury an 11-year-old Waukegan girl who police say died after she was punched in the stomach by her mother.

  • 30
    AP Top Ten: How they fared

    AP Top Ten: How they fared
    Here's how the Top Ten football teams in each class fared in their Week 4 games.

  • 31

    St. Charles backs study of rafting, fountains for Fox
    St. Charles Active River Task Force members received praise and tentative financial support to study white water rafting, kayaking, fountains, floating botanical gardens for the city's portion of the Fox River Monday night. "We don't have any plans for anything at this point other than to see what we can do to leverage the river," said John Rabchuk, a spokesman for the task force.

  • 32

    How does Obama get away with this?
    An Elmhurst letter to the editor: For the life of me, I cannot but help to observe that President Obama has twice violated his oath. Twice he has taken an "oath of office" by "swearing" -- hand on Bible -- to "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States -- so help me God."

  • 33

    Glen Ellyn community members share thoughts on possible redevelopment
    A couple of Glen Ellyn community members expressed their concerns Monday about the appearance and impact of the proposed redevelopment for the McChesney & Miller grocery store property. The long-standing grocery store is set to close Oct. 4. Wheaton-based Next Generation Development is seeking to build a mixed-used development on the McChesney & Miller property, the adjacent Crescent Boulevard right-of-way and part of the village's Crescent/Glenwood parking lot. Next Generation Development officials presented their proposal to the village board at a Monday workshop.

  • 34
    Hindsight/foresight: An inside look at DuPage County football

    Hindsight/foresight: An inside look at DuPage County football
    Getting in the trenches with Lake Park offensive lineman, plus a look at last week's DuPage County football action and a look ahead to this week's action.

  • 35
    Mustangs hope to draw more soccer fans at Sears Centre

    Mustangs hope to draw more soccer fans at Sears Centre
    A national championship and a generally higher profile for the sport of soccer have inspired the Hoffman Estates-based Chicago Mustangs to grow their fan base without leaving town -- moving into the relatively mammoth Sears Centre Arena.

  • 36

    Imrem: Cutler efficient enough to get job done
    Jay Cutler wasn't spectacular against the Jets but just being efficient -- meaning zero interceptions -- was enough to lead the Bears to victory.

  • 37
    Police: Palatine woman held burglar at gunpoint

    Police: Palatine woman held burglar at gunpoint
    A Palatine resident shot at a burglar in her condo Thursday and held him at gunpoint until police arrived, authorities said Friday.

  • 38
    Bishop Blase Cupich to lead Archdiocese of Chicago

    Bishop Blase Cupich to lead Archdiocese of Chicago
    "A sense of relief" is how Cardinal Francis George described his emotions as he introduced his successor, Bishop Blase Cupich, of Spokane, Washington, who will head the Archdiocese of Chicago come November. "I leave this church in better hands than mine," said the 77-year-old prelate, who continues to struggle with health issues related to his bladder cancer and a new experimental treatment he is undergoing.

  • 39
    2 athletic plans on Batavia school board's mind

    2 athletic plans on Batavia school board's mind
    The Batavia school board is considering two options for remodeling Batavia High School's athletic fields as it prepares for a referendum in November about borrowing $15 million for capital projects. The board will discuss the options Tuesday, at a noon finance committee meeting and a 7 p.m. board meeting.

  • 40
    Elgin man flees police, crashes into car, pole

    Elgin man flees police, crashes into car, pole
    An Elgin man was being held on $100,000 bond Monday morning after he struck another vehicle, a utility pole and a garage while fleeing from police, officials said.

  • 41
    Fans show they're ready for Hawks hockey

    Fans show they're ready for Hawks hockey
    A capacity crowd turned out to welcome the Blackhawks back to the United Center Monday night. In a team scrimmage, Marcus Kruger stood out with 2 goals. After spending the first four days of training camp at Notre Dame, the Hawks were happy to be back on home ice as they aim for their third Stanley Cup trophy in six years.

  • 42
    Libertyville asked to delay video gambling decision

    Libertyville asked to delay video gambling decision
    Libertyville may take a short breather before reconsidering video gambling in town. A decision whether to allow it is on the village board agenda for Tuesday, but it could be postponed to give officials more time to hear from the public. "A lot of people are concerned and want us to look at it further before we make a decision," Mayor Terry Weppler said.

  • 43
    Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit ISIS sites

    Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit ISIS sites
    The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Tuesday. President Barack Obama said that Arab support for the airstrikes "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone."

  • 44
    'Superstar' patient healthy 6 years after tumor removal

    'Superstar' patient healthy 6 years after tumor removal
    Annie Wang of Naperville felt like she was on an episode of the doctor show "House" when she was diagnosed with a chordoma, a rare tumor the size of a golf ball at her brain stem, as a 16-year-old in 2008. But six years later, she's a college graduate with no signs of the tumor returning. "I took it in stride and didn't think of it as a very serious thing," Wang said.

  • 45

    Woodridge police investigating attempted child luring
    Woodridge police are investigating an attempted child abduction that occurred Monday afternoon at a Downers Grove North High School bus stop. According to police, a white man attempted to lure a 14-year-old girl into his vehicle near the bus stop at the corner of Audubon and Janeswood Avenue in Woodridge about 4 p.m.

  • 46
    Dist. 204 'committed' to air conditioning

    Dist. 204 'committed' to air conditioning
    Board members in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 approved a budget Monday night that provides money to install partial air conditioning at 19 elementary schools where students and teachers suffered through sweaty conditions a year ago. But proposed changes to education funding could jeopardize the plan. "We would have to significantly cut or find a new revenue source to run the district like we have" if both school funding changes and a pension cost shift are approved, said Jay Strang, assistant superintendent for business.

  • 47

    Boys golf: Monday's results
    Results of boys golf meets from Monday, Sept. 22.

  • 48
    Baseball looks to speed things up

    Baseball looks to speed things up
    Major League Baseball announced Monday it has formed a committee to study ways of speeding up the pace of games. This past weekend, the Cubs played four nine-inning games, with the shortest taking 3 hours, 31 minutes. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles says a good start would be enforcing the rules that already exist.

  • 49
    Weichai gets incentives to expand in Rolling Meadows

    Weichai gets incentives to expand in Rolling Meadows
    Weichai America Corp., a Chinese company with operations in Rolling Meadows that makes diesel engines, plans to expand its workforce on Golf Road with the help of tax incentive packages from the state and county.

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    Girls volleyball: Monday's results
    Here are high school girls volleyball results from Monday, Sept. 22.

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    How does Obama get away with this?
    An Elmhurst letter to the editor: For the life of me, I cannot but help to observe that President Obama has twice violated his oath. Twice he has taken an "oath of office" by "swearing" -- hand on Bible -- to "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States -- so help me God."

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    Police: Palatine woman held burglar at gunpoint

    Police: Palatine woman held burglar at gunpoint
    A Palatine resident shot at a burglar in her condo Thursday and held him at gunpoint until police arrived, authorities said Friday.

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    Police: Theology student solicited teen for sex online

    Police: Theology student solicited teen for sex online
    A 22-year-old Libertyville man was behind bars in the Lake County jail Monday facing up to five years in prison after his arrest on accusations he solicited what he believed was a 14-year-old boy for sex. Dario Spasic, of the 32300 block of Milwaukee Avenue, is charged with two counts of indecent solicitation of a child stemming from his arrest Friday night.

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    Forecasters: This winter won't be as bad as last year

    Forecasters: This winter won't be as bad as last year
    While summer ended nearly spot-on as far as average temperature goes, it probably didn't seem that way because of a soggy atmosphere and overcast skies that frequently lurked. "What was lacking this year were the warm spells," Tom Skilling said. The good news? Forecasters say the winter ahead won't be nearly as bad as the last one.

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    Niles man killed in motorcycle crash by Oakton College

    Niles man killed in motorcycle crash by Oakton College
    A 23-year-old Niles man was killed near Oakton Community College in Des Plaines early Monday afternoon when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and collided with a car heading in the opposite direction. Arkadiusz Krzemien was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment, but succumbed to his injuries in the emergency room and was pronounced dead.

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    Bishop Blase Cupich to lead Archdiocese of Chicago

    Bishop Blase Cupich to lead Archdiocese of Chicago
    "A sense of relief" is how Cardinal Francis George described his emotions as he introduced his successor, Bishop Blase Cupich, of Spokane, Washington, who will head the Archdiocese of Chicago come November. "I leave this church in better hands than mine," said the 77-year-old prelate, who continues to struggle with health issues related to his bladder cancer and a new experimental treatment he is undergoing.

  • 7test
    Baseball looks to speed things up

    Baseball looks to speed things up
    Major League Baseball announced Monday it has formed a committee to study ways of speeding up the pace of games. This past weekend, the Cubs played four nine-inning games, with the shortest taking 3 hours, 31 minutes. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles says a good start would be enforcing the rules that already exist.

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    Rozner: Gutsy Bears hang on for win, jump atop North

    Rozner: Gutsy Bears hang on for win, jump atop North
    Not long ago the sky was falling and the rats were leaping, but with the Bears winning in consecutive weeks on the road at night, they can make a case for having the best team in the division at the moment.

  • 9test
    Bears win: Take Jets' gifts, launch offense, hold 'em off

    Bears win: Take Jets' gifts, launch offense, hold 'em off
    The Jets were in a giving mood early on in Monday night's game, and the Bears were happy to accept. Later, after the freebies ended, the Bears' offense got on track and made some of its own breaks, and the bend-but-don't-break defense came up with enough plays in the red zone to limit the Jets to field goals instead of touchdowns. The end result was hard-fought 27-19 victory that left the Bears at 2-1.

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    Chicago Symphony Orchestra considering Naperville for a summer home

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra considering Naperville for a summer home
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is considering a privately owned site in Naperville as a location for a permanent outdoor concert venue. But DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin says a lot has to happen before the proposal becomes a reality.

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