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State Rep. Sandack resigns suddenly citing "cyber security issues"
State Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and top legislative ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is resigning from the Illinois House after saying he's had "cyber security issues" in recent days.
The problem with Chris Hemsworth's stunt casting in 'Ghostbusters'
Isn't it strange that a noncomedic actor has one of the funniest roles in "Ghostbusters"? Aside from Kate McKinnon, playing a bonkers scientist with endless facial tics, Kevin, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, delivers most of the biggest laughs.
5 things to look for with Bears defense at camp
Will a healthy Pernell McPhee be the difference-maker the Bears envisioned? Will the two new inside linebackers make the type of impact plays that were missing last year? These and other issues will be worth watching on the Bears' defense when training camp begins Thursday at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.
Third straight walk-off win for Chicago White Sox
Tyler Saladino's RBI single in the ninth inning gives Chicago White Sox their third straight walk-off win in a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Chapman big positive with a negative for Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein said the trade for reliever Aroldis Chapman fit the Cubs' baseball needs while at the same time, the organization was mindful of Chapman's past domestic-violence issue.
College of DuPage board member Olsen could fill Sandack's seat
Republican leaders say David Olsen of Downers Grove is the frontrunner to replace Ron Sandack in the 81st state House district.
No injuries in partial structure collapse in Palatine
Weight of stormwater caused a partial collapse in Palatine, causing a 7-Eleven to close indefinitely, said fire officials. However, there were no reported injuries.
Rozner: Cubs pay heavy price in acquiring Chapman
The Cubs paid a heavy price in acquiring Aroldis Chapman.
Buffalo Grove teen seriously injured in McHenry County crash
A 16-year-old Buffalo Grove girl was airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in critical condition after suffering serious injuries Saturday afternoon when her family's SUV collided with a semitrailer truck in northern McHenry County, authorities said Monday.
District 128 leaders: Reserves could be gone in 6 years
Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 officials are concerned continued deficit spending is going to eat up the district's $81 million reserve fund in six or seven years.
Why no shoes? TSA demystifies airport security
Why am I barefoot? Why is my shampoo in a tiny, leaking container? Why do you think all 80-year-olds are innocuous? The TSA demystifies its airport security protocols.
Images: The USA team wins the LPGA UL International Crown
See moments from Sunday and the final day of play at the International Crown women's professional team golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. Each of eight national teams consist of four golfers, for a total of 32 golfers for the entire event at the Merit Club in Gurnee, Illinois.
Lombard man pleads guilty to Schaumburg burglaries
A Lombard man, who was charged with stealing cash from food and liquor stores in Schaumburg earlier this year, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison.
Rauner signs plans aimed at curbing local government costs
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed legislation from a bipartisan duo of suburban lawmakers geared toward cutting local government costs.
Republican leader: Ron Sandack will be missed
The Illinois House Republican leader said today the suburban Republican lawmaker that resigned suddenly citing "cyber security issues" will be missed.
Wheaton man hit by DuPage deputy's stun gun
A DuPage County deputy deployed his stun gun, Monday, on a Wheaton man accused of creating a disturbance during a child custody hearing before Judge Thomas Else.
White Sox stiff Seattle clubhouse manager, but not because they're frugal
When the White Sox played in Seattle ealrier this month, they didn't pay the Mariners' visiting clubhouse manager. Player rep Adam Eaton explained why, saying it was the Sox's way of protesting a change in usual policy.
Sanders: Clinton must be elected president
Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signaling it was time for them, too, to rally behind her in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump.
Latest controversy indicates it's time for Sox to trade Sale
Chris Sale was reportedly unapologetic for his behavior Saturday, which led to a five-day suspension. The White Sox's No. 1 starting pitcher said he doesn't want to be traded, but don't be surprised if Sale is moved before Monday's nonwaiver deadline.
2 killed, at least 16 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting
A shooting at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning killed two people and wounded at least 16, police said. The attack apparently occurred at a teen party, billed as a "Swimsuit Glow Party," at Club Blu in Fort Myers, according to local media.
Changes lead to a mix of old, new for Goo Goo Dolls
The Goo Goo Dolls' 11th studio album features a mix of anthems and ballads. They'll play those songs and past hits at a July 26 show at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.
Flood-prone Lake Zurich subdivision fares well with weekend rain
Improvements at the flood-prone Cedar Creek subdivision in Lake Zurich passed a test posed by fierce weekend storms that caused problems elsewhere in the Chicago area, village officials said.
Dramatic changes coming to Bloomingdale resort
The Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort will permanently close its golf course and conference center as part of a plan to preserve and improve the hotel on the Bloomingdale property.
Bernfield: Schwarber-Miller trade just wouldn't add up
As the August 1st non-waiver trade deadline looms, rumors are swirling about the Chicago Cubs moving Kyle Schwarber for some bullpen relief. Trading Schwarber for someone like Yankees reliever Andrew Miller isn't the best idea though, insider Jordan Bernfield says.
At least 19 killed, about 20 injured in knifing near Tokyo
At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan
Imrem: How will Cubs fans handle the stench with Aroldis Chapman?
To remain a Chicago Cubs fan, hold your nose while watching closer Aroldis Chapman.
Patsy, Eddie and friend Kate Moss hit big screen for 'Ab Fab' movie
Champagne socialites Eddie and Patsy are back onscreen in a movie spin-off of the hugely popular BBC television series "Absolutely Fabulous."
Palatine teen held on $2 million bail on sexual assault charges
A Palatine teen was ordered held on $2 million bail Wednesday on charges he sexually assaulted two young girls beginning in 2011 and continuing through June 2016.
Des Plaines chamber leader remembered as "all around a great lady"
Family and colleagues are remembering Barbara Ryan as a dedicated and loving woman who gave her all to help the Des Plaines business community succeed. Ryan, 68, died Saturday after a short battle with lung cancer.
Pension approved for former Carol Stream fire chief
Former Chief Rick Kolomay will begin collecting a disability pension from the Carol Stream Fire Protection District.
Police: Group tried to use stolen credit cards at Deer Park Apple store
Six people from New York are in Lake County jail after attempting to make fraudulent purchases at several Apple stores in the Chicago area, including a store in Deer Park, officials said.
Why property assessments are up 15%-25% in Northwest suburbs
Northwest Suburban Cook County property owners are getting a dose of sticker shock this year, as triennial reassessment notices have been averging 15 to 25 percent increases by township.
Car crashes and high temperatures close out Kane County Fair
Lots of crashes -- and heat -- close out Kane County Fair in St. Charles.
Illinois governor working with police on marijuana bill
Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with Illinois state police on how to handle a proposal to make marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines and not jail under a bill he appears poised to sign
Zhonghong Group acquires luxury travel firm Abercrombie & Kent
Zhonghong Group has agreed to purchase a majority of the equity interests in luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent from its current owners, including a company owned by investment funds managed by an affiliate ofFortress Investment Group LLC.
AP PHOTOS: Avoiding gender stereotypes in kids' clothing
AP PHOTOS: The options for gender-neutral children's clothing are still limited, but growing.
Palatine roller rink asking for help after storm warps floor
Heavy rains last month left the roller rink at the iconic Orbit Skate Center in Palatine warped and bumpy. Now its owner is trying to raise $85,000 to fix the damage.
Constable: Suburban camp for kids with disabilities fuels fun
In 2000, Dr. Nancy Keck of Prospect Heights and registered nurse Ingrid Thompson of Park Ridge started a summer camp for kids with the kind of developmental and physical disabilities that most camps can't handle. The unique Camp SOAR still succeeds with campers, and counselors.
Lightning strike sparks Bartlett garage fire
No injuries were reported Saturday after lightning sparked a garage fire in the 800 block of Braintree Lane in Bartlett, causing an estimated $25,000 in damage, the Bartlett Fire Protection District reported.
Carpentersville, firefighters union reach contract deal
After months of negotiating, the Carpentersville firefighters union and village officials have reached a new collective bargaining agreement extending through 2019.
Dist. 211 aims to avoid levy hike
With a transfer of $2 million from existing reserves to fund ongoing debt payments, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 officials are again aiming to avoid an increase of their annual tax levy on property owners.
Imrem: Cubs compromised franchise's integrity with Chapman
So, Theo Epstein says the Chicago Cubs didn't compromise their integrity by trading for Aroldis Chapman?
Letter by man accused of Japan stabbing carried a warning
The man accused in a mass stabbing at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 dead had written a letter in February to parliament's lower house speaker, outlining what was similar to Tuesday's attack, and expressing his disturbing views
The Latest: Attacker allegedly shows killing plan in letter
Kyodo news service has released a letter that Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect in the killing of 19 people at a facility for disabled people, allegedly was trying forward to Tadamori Oshima, the lower house speaker of Japan's parliament
Maine West girls basketball coach Derril Kipp dies
Heavy hearts prevailed throughout the Illinois high school girls basketball world Tuesday with the passing of Derril Kipp, the fifth-winningest girls basketball coach in state history who helped bring Maine West High School a state title.
Supporters rally behind Maine West basketball legend Derril Kipp
Tributes are pouring in from coaches, players, friends and fans on behalf of Maine West girls basketball coach Derril Kipp, 71, who is battling pancreatic cancer. Kipp is the fifth-winningest coach in Illinois girls basketball history, but his impact reaches far beyond his 788 wins, as Daily Herald sports writer John Leusch details in this report.
Coaching legend Derril Kipp's life celebrated in Maine West gym where he excelled
Derril Kipp was remembered for his devotion to family, sense of humor and his legacy as the fifth-winningest girls basketball coach in Illinois history Saturday at Maine West High School in Des Plaines.
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