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An added crash heartache: What happens to Crawford children?
Just 36 hours after her sister, brother in law, and niece were killed in a car crash on their way to a soccer match, Erika Schmidt was grappling with two seemingly incomprehensible and irreconcilable tasks. At the same time Schmidt and her parents were planning services for 52-year-old Kevin, 50-year-old Anita, and 20-year-old Kirsten Crawford, they were also trying to determine the logistics of how to best raise the family's two surviving children, 15-year-old Hailee and 10-year-old Christian.
Indian Lakes Resort getting new hotel; hundreds of houses planned
The owner of Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale says the property's hotel will be converted into a DoubleTree By Hilton and its shuttered golf course could be transformed into a neighborhood with hundreds of houses for empty nesters.
Trip to soccer game ends tragically for Arlington Heights family
Soccer was the thread that bound the Crawford family together. But before Kevin Crawford, wife Anita and daughter, Kirsten, could get to the Lattof YMCA in Des Plaines for a game Thursday night, their lives ended tragically.
Title time for Antioch's Schoenfelder, Grayslake North's Arroyo
Antioch's Patrick Schoenfelder and Grayslake North's Joe Arroyo have been shining all season long -- but never quite as brightly as they were Saturday night inside the State Farm Center. On a night of firsts, both won not only win the first wrestling state championships in their programs' history, but also the first state title in any sport for their schools.
App reviews: Fire Emblem Heroes, Quizzitive
App reviews: Fire Emblem Heroes, one of the newest Nintendo mobile titles, plays very much like an old-school video game worthy of carrying the Fire Emblem brand. Merriam-Webster's Quizzitive app aims to have you master "1000 Words Worth Knowing," and takes a fun spin on building your vocabulary.
'Sensory-friendly' movies not only for kids with autism
Suburban movie theaters are offering more "sensory-friendly" movies, where the lights are up, the sound is down, and the rules about making noise are relaxed. Initially for kids with autism and other disorders, the movies are a hit with many parents of young children.
Glenbard North's Gomez completes the 3-peat
Glenbard North senior Austin Gomez won his third consecutive state wrestling championship.
Theo Epstein opens up about his emotional ride with Cubs
In a one-on-one interview with Daily Herald writer Bruce Miles, Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein called last year's World Series championship a "transformative event" and revealed his feelings as he experienced the the parade and rally.
Editorial: A reminder from a tragic crash
In this editorial, the Daily Herald shares in the grief for the four lives lost in a horrific car crash in Des Plaines Thursday night and says we all would do well to remember that the only moment that's promised is the one we have this instant,
Can Moncada be a monster player for Chicago White Sox?
The key player acquired from the Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade, second baseman Yoan Moncada is hoping to show the Chicago White Sox why he was named Baseball America's player of the year in 2016.
Fatal Des Plaines crash eyewitness: Car 'was speeding so fast'
Marian Petruta knew something was seriously wrong from the moment he saw the Mercedes-Benz's headlights racing toward him on Northwest Highway. Soon, Petruta heard a crash and explosion.
Pastor: Crawfords 'a loving, caring family'
Kevin Crawford, Anita Crawford and Kirsten Crawford will be laid to rest next week on the grounds of St. John Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect, a place that was the site for so many important events in their lives.
Political newcomer looking to unseat Lake Zurich mayor
Lake Zurich Mayor Thomas Poynton wants a second term in office, but he'll need to defeat a political newcomer in the April election.
Motorcyclist killed in Wadsworth crash
A 42-year-old Beach Park man was killed Saturday night when his motorcycle collided with another car in Wadsworth.
33 in suburbs arrested in federal immigration sweep
Thirty-three people from the suburbs were arrested this month in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids targeted at undocumented immigrants. More people were arrested in the suburbs than in Chicago, where 15 were arrested in raids that began Feb. 4 and ended Friday, authorities said Monday.
Images: Saturday at the Girls Gymnastics State Final Meet
See action from Saturday at the State Final Meet in Girls Gymnastics at Palatine High School.
Girls bowling: Buffalo Grove's Soskich repeats despite runner-up Richae's rally
Buffalo Grove senior Jessica Soskich repeat as high school girls bowling state champion despite a stirring finish from runner-up Amanda Richae of Hoffman Estates.
AI trader? Tech vet launches hedge fund run by artificial intelligence
Babak Hodjat believes humans are too emotional for the stock market. So he's started one of the first hedge funds run completely by artificial intelligence. "Humans have bias and sensitivities, conscious and unconscious," says Hodjat, a computer scientist who helped lay the groundwork for Apple's Siri. "It's well documented we humans make mistakes. For me, it's scarier to be relying on those human-based intuitions and justifications than relying on purely what the data and statistics are telling you."
Boys basketball scoreboard: Saturday, Feb. 18, results
High school boys basketball results from games of Saturday, Feb. 18.
Inverness detective named in Lake Zurich hazing suit
An Inverness police detective who's been a volunteer coach is among the defendants in a federal lawsuit alleging two Lake Zurich High School football players were hazed by teammates.
What one town is doing to protect 'smartphone zombies'
"Smartphone zombies" -- pedestrians who are looking at their phones instead of where they are going -- have become a real concern. One Dutch municipality wants to stem the problem before it gets worse by installing illuminated LED strips of light into the pavement where people on their phones will see them. The "light lines" can change color and are synced with their corresponding traffic lights; as soon as the normal crossing light turns red or green, so, too, does the one in the ground.
Show choirs compete at Naperville North's Clash of the Sequins
Naperville North High School show choirs sponsored their annual show choir invitational, Clash of the Sequins, an all-day competition between ensembles from around the Midwest.
Wrestling scoreboard: Saturday, Feb. 18, results
High school wrestling results from meets of Saturday, Feb. 18.
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital unveils $76 million addition
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital will officially open a new addition, featuring 96 new private rooms and other state of the art features on March 1.
Feds charge Carpentersville man with bank fraud, ID theft
A Carpentersville man has been charged with bank fraud and identity theft
Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Buffalo Grove playground
A vandal used chalk to draw a swastika and a racial slur on stairs at a Buffalo Grove playground, police said Saturday.
Chicago Blackhawks play well, still take loss
The Chicago Blackhawks dominated for long stretches of the game but a tough time beating Cam Talbot -- or the pesky posts surrounding the Oilers' goalie -- and Edmonton escaped with a 3-1 victory Saturday night at the United Center.
Palatine H.S. essay winner: Reflecting on the sacrifice of veterans
Aidan Busch, a senior at Palatine High School, wrote the winning essay for the VFW Department of Illinois' Voice of Democracy Scholarship program. Here is what he wrote.
Suit alleges student sexually assaulted at Palatine school
An Inverness couple are suing Palatine Township Elementary District 15 after they say their son with special needs was sexually assaulted by students three years ago behind a large snow pile outside Marion Jordan Elementary School.
Quincy hands Geneva 2nd straight loss
Less than 24 hours after its 26-game winning streak to start the season was snapped, Geneva was sluggish from the start in a 63-45 defeat to Quincy High School on Saturday night at Blue Devil Gym.
Warren's Jones caps recruitment process by choosing Notre Dame
Warren junior Micah Jones is ahead of the game when it comes to his football recruitment. The wide receiver has committed to a future at Notre Dame.
Tennis star keeps promise to college student from Vernon Hills
Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard made good Wednesday on her Super Bowl bet to go on a date with John Goehrke of Vernon Hills. Will there be a second date?
Macias, Johnson win state championships
CHAMPAIGN -- It was the ultimate sectional-final rematch Saturday night at the University of Illinois' State Farm Center.
Rozner: Chicago Cubs have graduated from cute and cuddly
The world champion Cubs are fired up and ready to defend their title, and they probably don't need T-shirts and slogans anymore.
Toby Keith a poor choice for Ribfest
A Wheaton letter to the editor: Having experienced domestic violence, abuse and discrimination as a child, I have since committed myself to being an advocate for the protection and welfare of children who would otherwise be voiceless and helpless.
Oilers' McDavid ahead of the game
Asked if he was surprised that Oilers superstar Connor McDavid lived up to the insane hype that accompanied him coming out of the 2015 draft, Jonathan Toews hesitated only for a second and said: "Yeah -- because it rarely ever happens."
Connolly connects as Grayslake North rolls
Ryan Connolly poured in 29 points on Saturday night to lead Grayslake North's boys basketball team to a 76-50 nonconference victory over visiting Schaumburg.
Images: Saturday at the State Final Meet in Individual Wrestling, Fox Valley & DuPage Co.
See action from Saturday at the State Final Meet in Individual Wrestling at State Farm Center in Champaign. Included in this gallery are athletes from the Fox Valley and DuPage County.
Arlington Heights fetes those with 'Hearts of Gold'
Arlington Heights salutes those who make the community a better place to live with its Hearts of Gold awards Saturday night.
Scouting next week's postseason action in the Fox Valley
Here's what to expect from the ongoing girls basketball postseason in the Fox Valley.
Boys swimming: Sectional goes according to plan for St. Charles East
St. Charles East won the team competiiton and qualified 12 individuals for next week's state swimming meet Saturday in St. Chalrles
Images: Saturday at the State Final Meet in Individual Wrestling, Northwest Suburbs & Lake Co.
See action from Saturday at the State Final Meet in Individual Wrestling at State Farm Center in Champaign.Included in this gallery are athletes from the Northwest suburbs and Lake County.
Stevenson, and a swimming surprise, at Vernon Hills
Stevenson came up with a dominant team effort, and Charles Schober helped put Grayslake Central on the high school swimming map in Saturday's boys swimming and diving sectional meet at Vernon Hills.
Boys swimming: High anxiety -- and achievement -- at Barrington
The boys swimming teams from Barrington and Fremd led the way in Saturday's sectional meet at Barrington, where anxiety was eventually overtaken by a hunger for achievement.
Transparency an issue for challenger in Vernon Hills mayoral race
Roger Byrne, who has been mayor in Vernon Hills since 1993, is being challenged by Don Kathan, who is running on the Fresh Start slate.
Man still hospitalized after I-55 crash
One person critically injured in a chain-reaction crash Friday on Interstate 55 in Plainfield remained hospitalized Saturday, state police said.
Carbon monoxide scare sends four to Naperville hospital
A faulty water heater was to blame for an early morning carbon monoxide scare in Naperville that sent four people to the hospital Saturday morning.
'Final Five' set for sectional semifinals
In postseason girls basketball Mid-Suburban League powers Hersey, Fremd and Rolling Meadows have all advanced to the round of 32 along with Central Suburban North champ Maine West and East Suburban Catholic Conference entry St. Viator.
Toby Keith rare artist to stand up to the left
A Naperville letter to the editor: Congratulations to the Naperville Exchange Club for booking Toby Keith. His appearance, no doubt, will be a huge draw for Ribfest 2017.
Constable: Suburban musician, piano-tuner wins Grammy
Musician and piano-tuner Matt Ponio of Island Lake needs to update his resume after being part of a Grammy-winning team.
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