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Man tries to kidnap woman after helping her fix flat in South Elgin
South Elgin police are asking the public for information on a man who attempted to kidnap a woman in the parking lot of Home Depot early Thursday morning.
Bears trade up, draft Georgia LB Leonard Floyd
With the the ninth overall draft pick in Thursday night's first round, the Bears selected Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd, who possesses the pass-rush skills that could translate to double-digit sacks in the NFL. The Bears traded a 4th-round pick, and 11th overall, to TB to move up to No. 9.
Carmel High remembers ex-boys basketball coach Belmont Jr.
Former Carmel Catholic High School boys varsity basketball coach Frank Belmont Jr. is remembered for laying the groundwork for athletic success there. He died April 23.
Rebuilding the Bulls won't be easy
This will be a crazy summer in the NBA, since a new TV deal will send the salary cap soaring and every team will have money to spend. In this environment, will the Bulls be able to find a way to improve the team?
Who the Bears should target in Rounds 2-3 today
There's plenty of talent left on both sides of the ball in Bears areas of need for Rounds 2 and 3 Friday.
Arlington Heights man charged with secretly filming neighbors
An Arlington Heights man was ordered held on $175,000 bail Wednesday on residential burglary and unlawful videotaping charges after prosecutors say he installed a video camera inside a bathroom vent in his neighbor's apartment.
Bears' defense could get the upgrade it needs
If the The Bears go looking for impact defensive backs in this year's draft, they'll find a familiar name near the top of the list -- Virginia Tech's Kendall Fuller, the youngest brother of cornerback Kyle Fuller, their first-round pick two years ago. The Bears' defense suffered last season from a dearth of big plays and play-makers in the secondary, which accounted for just 4 interceptions, 2 of which came from Fuller.
Glenbard West threats unfounded, officials say
Glenbard West High School classes will be in session Friday after an investigation of online threats found no danger to students or staff, school officials said.
Images: The 2016 NFL Draft, Chicago Bears select linebacker Leonard Floyd
Scenes from the 2016 NFL draft and fanfare at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on Thursday night. The Chicago Bears selected linebacker Leonard Floyd of Georgia, who was not present at the theatre.
Softball: Thursday, April 28 scoreboard
High school softball results from games of Thursday, April 28.
Former Elk Grove cop on 911 tape: 'I just shot and killed my wife'
A former Elk Grove Village police officer now living in Ohio called 911 Monday to say he shot and killed his wife, authorities say. Jeffrey Hawkins worked as an Elk Grove cop from 1990 until 1999, when he resigned in the midst of an internal investigation into allegations he used excessive force during an arrest.
Gurnee's Only Child Brewing a labor of love for local couple
Ben and Amanda Rossi brought Only Child Brewing and a love of beer to Gurnee last summer. The taproom serves their brews in a relaxed, friendly space.
Baseball: Thursday, April 28 scoreboard
High school baseball results from games of Thursday, April 28.
Carol Stream artist battles 'monsters' while creating them on canvas
Five years ago, Jamie Koala was in a place darker than the skulls and morbid landscapes she has painted for heavy metal bands, such as "Lamb of God." The Carol Stream artist and businesswoman has thrived despite two neurological disorders.
Man accused of threatening to kill Geneva police officers
A 45-year-old man with a long criminal record is being held on $100,000 bail after his arrest on charges he threatened to kill two Geneva police officers.
Arrieta moves to 5-0 as Chicago Cubs sweep Brewers
Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta gave up a hit and worked "only" 5 innings Thursday as the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 at Wrigley Field. However, Arrieta and the Cubs seemed most happy with the victory rather than the end of any scoreless-innings or quality-start streaks.
Chicago Cubs Montero to DL; Bryant rolls ankle
The Chicago Cubs have a couple of new injury situations, with catcher Miguel Montero going on the disable list and Kris Bryant suffering a mild ankle sprain.
Girls soccer: Thursday, April 28 scoreboard
High school girls soccer results from games of Thursday, April 28.
District 211 might handle worst behavior on its own
Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 may start its own alternative school program for students otherwise eligible for expulsion in response to the anticipated downsizing of the outside agency it's been using.
Solar power could mean money in the bank
Going solar can help you save money, and even better, can help you earn money in some circumstances. First, the federal government will kick in a tax credit worth a third of the installation costs. Second, if your solar panels create more electricity than you need, the electric company will buy that electricity from you.
Dawn Patrol: Wood Dale bank robbed; Bears draft Georgia LB
Glenbard West threats unfounded, officials say. Robber hits bank in Wood Dale. Hastert's state lawmaker pension checks continue, for now. Mosque won't sue Rolling Meadows after city denies move. Anti-heroin Lali's Law moves in Congress. Man helps woman fix flat in South Elgin, then tries to kidnap her. Bears trade up, draft Georgia LB Leonard Floyd.
No free tolls, but free trees from tollway this Arbor Day
The Illinois tollway is celebrating Arbor Day by giving away tree seedlings Friday at its headquarters in Downers Grove and at oases.
Disbarred Naperville attorney sentenced in mortgage scheme
A disbarred Naperville attorney received a nearly 5-year prison sentence for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme that bilked homeowners and lenders out of more than $725,000.
Batavia detective wins state award
Batavia Police Detective Kevin Bretz has been named the state's most outstanding officer.
Hastert's state lawmaker pension checks continue, for now
State officials took away former U.S. Speaker Dennis Hastert's teacher pension the day he was sentenced, but his $28,026 annual benefit from his time as a state lawmaker in Springfield remains.
Round Lake church volunteer gets 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting child
A Round Lake church volunteer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child aged 13 to 17, authorities said.
Students want to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day
Students from the Youth Leadership Academy want Elgin to be the first city in Illinois to designate Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Football. Draft Town. Fun. It must be 2016 NFL Draft in Chicago
There will be no shortage of football when the 2016 NFL Draft hits Chicago April 28-30. Draft Town, the free three-day outdoor festival in Grant Park, features new experiences and interactive attractions for football fans of all ages.
Blackhawks' Ladd's return to Chicago didn't go as planned
Andrew Ladd's return to Chicago didn't exactly go as planned for the Chicago Blackhawks winger. "You bring your family here and move your whole life, you want to make a run for it and make it worthwhile," Ladd said. "Unfortunately it didn't work out that way."
Portillo's plans to open in Normal
Oak Brook-based Portillo's Hot Dogs LLC plans to open its 48th restaurant next year in Normal, Illinois.
Elgin councilmen try to stop another from attending meeting remotely
Councilmen John Prigge and Terry Gavin objected to the fact that Councilman Rich Dunne, who was in Texas for work reasons, wanted to phone into Wednesday's city council meeting.
Pediatric Chaplains Network provides support for chaplains nationally
Chaplains provide spiritual and emotional support to people during times of crisis, illness, transition and celebration. Chaplains work tirelessly to support people in their time of need, but how are chaplains supported after they have encountered challenging situations? The answer is, Pediatric Chaplains Network. It is a professional organization and is designed to provide education, research and fellowship for pediatric chaplains, according to the organization's president, the Rev. Mark Brown of St. Jude's Research Hospital.
Anti-heroin Lali's Law moves in Congress
A proposed federal law named for a Buffalo Grove man who died of a heroin overdose more than seven years ago has begun moving in Congress.
Elgin man charged in armed robbery
Jawann C. Lindsey, 30, of the 400 block of Villa Street in Elgin, was charged with armed robbery and is being held on $150,000 bond, authorities said.
Specialty food, goods shop opens in East Dundee
The Uncommon Palate, a specialty goods store, has opened at 316 N. River St. in downtown East Dundee.
Chicago Bulls looking to repair relationship with Noah
The Bulls are hoping to re-sign free agent center Joakim Noah this summer, but first they may need to repair the relationship after a rough season all the way around. Noah could hold a key to upgrading the Bulls' roster.
Trial date set for man charged in former basketball standout's slaying
A 52-year-old Hinsdale man accused of killing a man he believed to be having an affair with the same woman he was having an "emotional affair" with will stand trial in October.
Girls soccer: Naperville North blanks Geneva
Naperville North advanced to the semifinals of the Naperville Invitational with a 2-0 win over Geneva on Thursday night.
Girls soccer: Antioch's Coleman having fun keeping the focus on high school
Antioch girls soccer standout Courtney Coleman is having nothing but fun as she chases a single-season scoring record this spring.
Former Cubs, Sox stars to play charity game in Schaumburg
Former Chicago Cubs and White Sox stars including Ozzie Guillen, Jermaine Dye, Lee Smith and Bill Madlock will take the field at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg later this year for a charity softball event.
DuPage election officials defend using law firm that donated to candidate
The law firm that advised the DuPage County Election Commission about Democratic recorder candidate Moon Khan's challenge of last month's primary results has donated more than $6,300 to Khan's Republican opponent, state campaign records show.
Dist. 200 looks at options for early childhood center
The District 200 board of education is considering several options for the future of its early childhood center.
Girls soccer: Barrington blanks Evanston
Barrrington's girls soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Naperville Invite with a 1-0 victory over Evanston at Barrington Community Stadium.
Baseball: St. Charles North tops Geneva for 14th straight win
St. Charles North's baseball team won its 14th straight game Thursday, defeating Geneva 4-1.
Mosque won't sue Rolling Meadows after city denies move
Leaders of the Islamic Society of the Northwest Suburbs said they have no plans to sue Rolling Meadows after the city council denied its request to move to a larger location in town.
Good Shepherd ready to show off private patient rooms
Although the modernization project at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital won't finish until next summer, the work reaches a major milestone next month when several key features, including four stories of private patient rooms in the new north pavilion, are completed and opened to the public.
Fired Oakton cop's lawsuit: 'Problem employee' ad is defamatory
A former Oakton Community College public safety sergeant says in a federal lawsuit she was fired after alleging "systemic" gender discrimination and a hostile work environment. She also claims the school defamed her by posting fliers around campus with her photo.
Boys volleyball: Thursday, April 28 scoreboard
High school boys volleyball results from games of Thursday, April 28.
Settlement in lawsuit over Aurora fire that killed 6
A $1 million settlement has been reached in a negligence lawsuit filed in response to a May 2011 blaze at an Aurora apartment building that killed six.
Best way to prevent child abuse? Step in early, police officers say
During April campaigns for Child Abuse Prevention Month, police encourage people not to hesitate reporting suspected abuse.
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