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Organizers, city replace Naperville marathon with 5K
There will be no marathon in Naperville next year as organizers of the Healthy Driven race have replaced it with a 5K and kept the half marathon heading into its fifth year.
Police testing gummy bears that made Naperville North students sick
Twelve Naperville North students got sick after eating gummy bears that may have been marijuana-laced and police have one student in custody.
Owner of iconic Arlington Heights store dies at 99
Vern Hagenbring, the former owner of an iconic Arlington Heights store that helped anchor the village's downtown for nearly 75 years, has died.
Indoor trampoline center planned in Elgin
Urban Air Trampoline Park wants to turn a vacant, former medical building in Elgin into an indoor amusement center with a trampoline park, laser tag, bowling, miniature golf, electric go-carts and arcade games.
Zurich North America sued over condition of former HQ
Zurich North America, which wowed the Northwest suburbs and the state with its impressive new headquarters in Schaumburg this fall, now faces a lawsuit from its former landlord over the conditions left behind at its former headquarters less than two miles away.
Des Plaines gymnast's heart defect discovered in time
Maine West High School gymnast Rayna Davis is one of seven varsity members on the Warriors' team this year. For her, just being able to return to the gym is a victory after she had surgery for a congenital heart defect.
Barrington High TV students to get $139,064 news van
The students who are part of Barrington High School's television production program will soon be able to work with a professional news van paid for by donors and the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation.
Glendale Heights company makes pitch on ABC's Shark Tank
Business partners Charlies Williams of Downers Grove and Brad Boskovic of Elmhurst built a custom-designed tissue wrap and gift bag company called DigiWrap in Glendale Heights that gets its shot on ABC's Shark Tank.
Residents not giving up on stopping Lake Zurich-area homeless proposal
At least 13 Lake Zurich-area residents are continuing their fight against a proposal to allow chronically homeless people with mental illness to live in a publicly owned building in their neighborhood.
Chicago Cubs get reliever Davis for Soler
The Chicago Cubs on Wednesday obtained right-handed closer Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder Jorge Soler.
North Aurora house fire displaces family of 4
The second floor of a home in north Aurora caught fire Tueday evening, fire officials said.
Delay in Kane County meeting minutes draws rebuke by state's attorney
Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen has delayed the approval of meeting minutes for several months, prompting concern about a possible criminal penalty by the state's attorney's office.
Fremd tries to save alum's life with bone marrow drive
Fremd High School is hosting a bone marrow drive in hopes of saving the life of one of its alumni.
Trial begins for man accused of killing East Dundee grandmother for inheritance
Richard Schmelzer, accused of murdering his grandmother for her inheritance, had a home in foreclosure and was in debt to two prostitutes, prosecutors said in opening arguments. Schmelzer's lawyer argued evidence is all circumstantial.
Naperville officer praised for lifesaving hustle
Naperville recognizes a police officer for saving the life of a boy who was being choked by a zip tie stuck around his neck.
Constable: Local photographer captures Pearl Harbor survivors' 'Final Salute'
Fulfilling his personal five-year quest to find the last survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack that sunk the USS Arizona, Schaumburg photographer Paolo Cascio is documenting an emotional week of reunion at Pearl Harbor for a handful of veterans in their mid-90s.
Imrem: Big winners of Sale deal? Cubs
Chicago White Sox might "think" they won Chris Sale trade but Cubs must "know" they did
Soto stepping down as Bensenville village president
Bensenville Village President Frank Soto is resigning to take a state job as an arbitrator with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. His last day in office will be Thursday.
Buffalo Grove makes change at golf course eatery
In the Buffalo Grove Golf Course restaurant sweepstakes, Buffalo burgers beat out Southern-style steak sandwiches. Buffalo Grove trustees this week chose a proposal from the Cardone Restaurant Group, the owner of Mambo Italiano in Mundelein, to run the restaurant at the village golf course.
Girls basketball scoreboard: Tuesday, Dec. 6, results
High school girls basketball results from games of Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Attorneys say evidence shows Zion man did not cause fatal Lindenhurst crash
Defense attorneys said an accident reconstruction shows a Zion man is not to blame for a crash that killed a Lindenhurst man and his daughter.
Boys basketball scoreboard: Tuesday, Dec. 6, results
High school boys basketball results from games for Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Montini wallops Trinity
Montini avenged last year's season-ending loss to Trinity in a big way, winning their GCAC Red girls basketball game.
Craftsman brings Two Brothers brews to new level in downtown Naperville
The Craftsman by Two Brothers in downtown Naperville is three floors of dining and drinking designed by two dudes who got their start simply brewing beer.
Dawn Patrol: Trial begins for man accused of killing grandmother for inheritance
Trial begins for man accused of killing East Dundee grandmother; Solon Mills man faces child pornography charges; Driver sent to hospital after hitting utility pole on Arlington Heights Road; Blackhawks shut out Coyotes
Images: Scenes from the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941
Images: Scenes from the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941
Memorial cookbook a 'phenomenal' hit at Mundelein High
Sales of a cookbook honoring a longtime Mundelein High School teacher who died earlier this year have exploded, far exceeding organizers' expectations for the project.
White Sox trade Sale to Boston for Moncada, Kopech, 2 others
The Chicago White Sox traded ace starting pitcher Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday for top prospect Yoan Moncada and three other young players.
Cantigny's Lego Train Show a surefire holiday hit
Cantigny Park's Lego Train Show has become a surefire holiday hit that's expected to attract roughly 10,000 visitors this weekend in Wheaton.
Heyse to head up Hoffman Estates football program
Timothy Heyse has been named varsity football head coach at Hoffman Estates High School, effective with the 2017 season.
McGrath reaches 1,000-point mark in Lisle win
Lisle's Mark McGrath surpasses 1,000 points as the Lions beat Manteno
Libertyville's turnaround continues
During the first week of the basketball season, that swing in momentum might have been too much for Libertyville to overcome. But the Wildcats are improving, and their 53-47 win over Warren in the two teams' North Suburban Conference opener Tuesday night was further proof of that.
Cubs' Maddon still fending off second-guessing about Game 7 decisions
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is still fending off second-guessing from his decisions in Game 7 of the World Series, won by the Cubs.
MSL crossover wins for Prospect, Wheeling, Fremd
The boys basketball teams from Prospect, Wheeling and Fremd each won their Mid-Suburban League crossover matchups Tuesday.
Driver transported to hospital after crash with Comed pole
Officials are advising drivers to steer clear of Arlington Heights Road between Golf Road and White Oak Street while workers repair a ComEd pole.
Thousands expected in Des Plaines for Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration
Rev. Esequiel Sanchez, the new rector for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, predicts anxiety about national issues, particularly frustrations about immigration policy, will underscore a large pilgrimage to the shrine this weekend.
Former Bears first-round pick Salaam found dead in Colorado park
Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in the program's history. The Bears made him a first-round draft pick in 1995, and he rushed for 1,074 yards and 10 touchdowns in winning NFC Rookie of the Year honors.
Northwest suburban police blotter
A man was seen on a security video driving a blue sedan into a lot at Korean Philippi Church, 1969 East Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, around 10:57 a.m. Nov. 28 and taking two leaf blowers out of a landscape trailer. He put the blowers in his car and drove away.
Will Smith's widow: 'He didn't have to do that to my baby'
The widow of NFL star Will Smith took the witness stand Tuesday to confront the man who killed her husband and shot her in the legs
Naperville activist shot in Chicago leaves legacy of 'togetherness'
The shooting death of Naperville activist Ronald Allen early Friday in Chicago is especially "senseless" because of his efforts to improve police/community relations, authorities said.
Why schools won't test for lead
In the suburbs, 325 schools have not been tested for lead in water, a Daily Herald investigation shows. That's in spite of results of voluntary testing at 319 other schools, where nearly 22 percent had lead exceeding a federal threshold.
Pearl Harbor survivors -- and people directly linked to them -- increasingly scarce
As America remembers the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, many survivors -- and even direct links to them -- are no longer with us. Here are some of their stories:
13 secrets to crafting a signature holiday cookie
Before you step into the kitchen and dust off those heirloom recipes, Annie Overboe offers her baker's dozen of culinary secrets to crafting a signature cookie.
Solon Mills man faces federal child pornography charges
A 66-year-old man from unincorporated McHenry County accused of using the internet to spread child pornography is facing federal charges, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
Blackhawks' Schmaltz will now try and get his game going in AHL
Just like Vinnie Hinostroza, Chicago Blackhawks forward Nick Schmaltz had a difficult time adjusting when he made the leap from collegiate hockey to the pros this season. It took Hinostroza a while to understand that having a shot-first mentality is OK in the NHL, or even the AHL, where Schmaltz will now try and get his game going.
Antioch Vikings Cheer 8th Grade Squad Wins IRCA State Championship
The Antioch Viking Youth Cheerleading Program sent five of their cheer squads to the IRCA (Illinois Recreational Cheerleading Association) State Cheer Competition on December 2nd-4th at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL.
St. Charles North rallies past Batavia
St. Charles North rallied for a 46-41 boys basketball win over Batavia Tuesday night.
Liberals should get to know evangelicals
A Libertyville letter to the editor:
Neighbors, friends try to help families of men killed in crash
Friends and neighbors are seeking donations online to help the families of two men killed last week in a head-on crash in Naperville.
Group asks Palatine to support Cook County's new sick day rule
An interfaith political group spoke in favor of a Cook County Board resolution that mandates five paid sick days to employees working the county which Palatine Village Manager Reid Ottesen called a "complete overreach" in October.
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