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New bowling concept opening Tuesday in Buffalo Grove
A new chapter in the history of bowling in Buffalo Grove's Town Center is about to commence. The bowling alley once known as eSkape and then as Brunswick Zone is rebranding itself as Bowlero.
Crash on I-90 near Barrington Road causing delays
A crash on I-90 near Barrington Road is causing delays.
First snowfall of season blankets suburbs
The first snowfall of the season blanketed the suburbs Sunday, causing slippery road conditions throughout the region and delaying hundreds of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports.
How much lead is in your school's water?
Even after lead scares in Flint, Michigan, and at Chicago Public Schools, half of suburban schools have not tested for lead in water. Among suburban schools that have tested, 69 had results at or above the federal safety threshold for lead -- including one with lead 212 times the federal standard.
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.
Fundraiser to support family of Naperville man killed in I-88 crash
The Naperville community is raising money to support the family of Shiva Inampudi, one of three men killed last week in a head-on crash on Interstate 88.
Bears QB Barkley gets first career win over Niners
After a slow start, when it looked as if both teams were playing to get a higher draft choice, the Bears and QB Matt Barkley rolled over the 49ers at snowy Soldier Field.
Dawn Patrol: First snowfall of the season blankets suburbs
Snow covers the suburbs. Lisle holiday celebration gives a nod to the past. New bowling concept to open Tuesday in Buffalo Grove. Napeville considers $441 budget. Fundraiser organized for family of I-88 crash victim. Imrem: For one game, Bears' formula worked. Rozner: Please expand the college football playoff. With Toews still out, Blackhawks lose to Winnipeg.
Police: McHenry man shot in Hoffman Estates knew assailant
Early indications are that a 26-year-old McHenry man who was shot and critically injured outside a sports bar Thursday night knew his assailant and the crime was not random, Hoffman Estates police said Friday.
Oak Meadows improvements nearing the finish line
The new-look Oak Meadows Golf Preserve in Addison has been changed from the inside out. Over the past 18 months, crews have restored the portion of Salt Creek that runs through the 288-acre property and consolidated two golf courses into a single 18-hole facility with greater flood resistance and more stormwater storage capacity.
Retired longtime Waukegan minister reaches the century mark
The Rev. W. Gehl Devore, who served 17 years until retiring in 1980 as pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Waukegan, will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sunday.
What's to prevent another school bus tragedy?
After a fatal Chattanooga crash involving a Downers Grove school bus company, questions are surfacing about proper screening and training of drivers. Here's what Illinois and suburban school districts require.
Elgin dollar store badly damaged in fire
It took the Elgin Fire Department almost an hour to bring a blaze in a Dollar+ store in the 800 block of Summit Street under control on Friday night, officials said. Neighboring businesses also were damaged.
Lester: Elk Grove Twp. confident building isn't contaminated
Elk Grove Township's supervisor tells me he's confident of getting an all-clear from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency if the township runs into trouble selling a building that's next door to a site that was contaminated with chemicals, columnist Kerry Lester writes.
Naperville eyes $441 million spending plan
The cost of living in Naperville increased this year with higher garbage fees, electric rates and a new sales tax. But next year, at least one expense the city controls is expected to stay roughly the same.
One driver killed in I-88 crash had survived al-Qaida firing squad
Three people -- a survivor of an al-Qaida firing squad, an Elgin man believed to be a Marine recruiter and a returning business traveler 10 minutes from home -- were killed early Friday morning when a car headed the wrong way on I-88 struck another car head-on in Naperville.
Children who lived through Pearl Harbor attack remember
Several elementary school classmates who lived through the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl harbor are reflecting on the bombing's 75th anniversary and how it suddenly broke apart the routines of adolescence
Chicago Bears RB Howard, O-line see success against 49ers
A testament to the Bears offensive line and rookie running back Jordan Howard was their ability to successfully pound the ball on the ground even when the 49ers knew it was coming.
Clinic now open to every Dist. 116 student
After a two-year trial period, Lake County's only school-based health clinic has more than tripled the number of students eligible to receive services.
Police: Teens stole clothes, sprayed Mace on store employees
Two teenage girls face felony charges after police said they stole clothing from two Dick's Sporting Goods stores in Bloomingdale and Naperville and sprayed Mace on employees.
Hawks lose; is it time to worry about Toews?
Jonathan Toews skated before the Blackhawks 2-1 loss Sunday to the Jets, but information about the team's injured captain seems to be trending in the wrong direction.
Kukec People: Former musician from Mount Prospect finds niche as restauranteur
Richard Schweigel of Mount Prospect left the life of a musician behind to open a restaurant specializing in chicken recipes from his great grandmother, a relative from the famous Hatfield clan.
Images: Icons of Lakemoor
Lakemoor, with a population of 6,017, is a small village with big aspirations, including hopes to bring a Woodman's store to a key corner. Here is a look at some of the icons of Lakemoor.
Arlington Heights police log 40 BB gun damage reports
Arlington Heights police reported Friday as many as 40 incidents of criminal damage to property or vehicles caused by BB guns have occurred since late October.
Imrem: For one game, the Bears' formula worked to perfection
At least the Chicago Bears' formula is good enough to beat the San Francisco 49ers
Hicks leads Bears' defense in crushing performance
The Bears' defense played angry Sunday -- they didn't allow a touchdown and sacked 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick five times in a 26-6 victory.
Nice outcome for Morrissey, Montini against Carmel
Matthew Morrissey's clutch shooting down the stretch helped Montini's boys basketball team pull out a 68-58 win over Carmel Catholic in a nonconference game Saturday night in Mundelein.
How to fit in fitness this holiday season
Parties, shopping, decorating, cooking … the holidays are busy. So, how can you find time to work out? Here are some tips from lcoal exercise experts.
Why we're obsessed with the hit show 'This is Us'
"This is Us" is by far the highest-performing new show of the year. Is it the crisp writing? Acting excellence? Or is it seeing our own lives in that strange, dysfunctional family?
Santa takes news copter to Schaumburg
Santa's reindeer must have been extra busy with holiday preparations over the weekend, because the jolly old elf skipped his usual mode of air transportation Sunday and instead arrived at the Schaumburg Regional Airport via news copter.
15 years prison for Aurora man in $2.1 million heroin bust
A 28-year-old man who authorities say picked up a package containing $2.1 million worth of heroin from an Aurora bus depot has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Elgin police: Man dies after single-vehicle crash
A 42-year-old man has died after the pickup truck he was driving veered off the road and struck a tree in Elgin Saturday morning, police said.
Hawthorn Woods woman, one of Chicago's first female paramedics, dies
A Hawthorn Woods woman who was a professional ice skater in her youth and later became one of the Chicago Fire Department's first female paramedics has died.
Long-vacant stores, restaurants in the Tri-Cities
It is troubling to see some of the bigger retail locations in the area sit empty for a long time.
Streamwood choir gives voice to low-income kids
A Streamwood children's choir targeted for low-income kids is preparing for its first holiday concert with the help of local high school students.
Santa takes time off to play golf at Cantigny
More than 60 Santas teed off Saturday morning at Wheaton's Cantigny Golf Course, but not one made a Ho-Ho-Hole in one. This was the third consecutive year local photographer Jay Geil and friends have organized the charity event, which s expected to benefit March of Dimes to the tune of about $3,000.
Rozner: College football chaos only argues for expanded playoff
The College Football Playoff chaos argues for expanding to eight teams as soon as possible.
Wrestling scoreboard: Saturday, Dec. 3, results
High school wrestling results from meets of Saturday, Dec. 3.
Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis reveal new baby boy's name
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have offered some details on the new addition to their family, a baby boy named Dmitri Portwood Kutcher
Glen Ellyn voters choose Civic Betterment Party nominees
The Glen Ellyn Civic Betterment Party will back Gary Fasules, Craig Pryde and William Enright for three spots on the village board up for election in April.
Schmaltz sent down after Blackhawks call up AHL goalie
Nick Schmaltz, who was assigned to Rockford by the Blackhawks on Sunday, was disappointed with the move but handling it as well as can be expected, according to roomate Tyler Motte. "He knows if he goes down and plays well he could be right back up here," Motte said.
Google, online travel agents no longer living in perfect harmony
Online travel agents like Priceline and Expedia once lived in harmony with Google. The travel giants appeared on top of Google travel search results, either by buying ads or tweaking their websites to suit Google's algorithm. But in recent years, Google remade its search engine to show its own flight and hotel information above links to Priceline and Expedia.
Meditation may help alleviate chronic pain, study shows
A recent study found that meditation could help reduce the perception of chronic pain.
Bulls' lack of bench strength continues
The Bulls might blame the schedule for Saturday's dismal loss in Dallas, but an unproductive bench remains a persistent problem. Help may be on the way, though.
Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after 'about a decade'
Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after 'about a decade' of issuing counterfeit visas
Gurnee police arrest 7 during crackdown
Gurnee police have released results from a Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement crackdown.
10 unforgettable moment from Cutler's career with Bears
Jay Cutler's eight-year run as the Bears' quarterback may be over, but it's worth a look back at the highs and lows, and there were plenty of both.
Police: Body found in lake near Mundelein
Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Friday in a Mundelein-area lake.
Boys basketball scoreboard: Saturday, Dec. 3, results
High school boys basketball results from games of Saturday, Dec. 3.
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