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Memorial Day weekend in suburbs: Parades, tributes and more
Somber ceremonies, patriotic parades and fun-filled fests: Our guide to Memorial Day weekend in the suburbs.
Niles girl's death 10 years ago remembered with June 4 blood drive
The tragic passing of a 10-year-old Niles girl from a car accident during a family vacation to Galena a decade ago will be remembered with a LifeSource blood drive Saturday, June 4, at Niles Community Church.
Dist. 15 board: We didn't see the full 10-year contract before approving it
Palatine Elemenary District 15 board members say they never saw the full 10-year contract before approving it nearly two months ago.
Arlington Heights man pleads no contest to killing wife in Wisconsin
An Arlington Heights man accused of hacking his wife to death in Wisconsin has taken a plea deal, more than a month before he was slated to go on trial.
Boys track and field: Rustay's races are a real breeze
Hoffman Estates' Declan Rustay earned spots in the finals of the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the prelims of Saturday's Class 3A state track and field championships at Eastern Illinois University's O'Brien Field.
Search continues for South Elgin teen
The family of Kianna Galvin is distraught, after the South Elgin teen has been missing for 11 days.
Ross blasts 100th homer in Cubs win
David Ross and the Chicago Cubs celebrated in a big way Friday, as Ross hit his 100th career home run in a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field.
Before prom, mock crash shows Glenbard North students 'ripple effect' of drunken driving
Carol Stream police and firefighters staged a mock DUI crash Wednesday as a cautionary tale before Glenbard North High School's prom this weekend.
$15 million addition for Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 will put a nearly $15 million addition onto Thomas Middle School that officials say could break ground this fall.
Bears WR White says he's 100 percent ready to play
There's no doubt in Kevin White's mind that he's completely over the shin splints that required surgery a year ago and robbed him of his entire rookie season. "I don't even think about it," the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft said after Wednesday's OTA.
Girl critically hurt after being hit by truck in Gages Lake
A 12-year-old girl was hit by a pickup truck and seriously injured in Gages Lake Friday afternoon, authorities said.
Memorial Day weekend events in the Northwest suburbs
Memorial Day events are planned all weekend in the Northwest suburbs.
Emission test requirement, holiday weekend spur long lines
Some drivers found long lines at vehicle emissions testing sites Friday as the end of the month, the holiday weekend and a backlog from earlier in the year converged. Here's how to avoid the wait.
Beloved Villa Park teacher back in the classroom after brain injury
Villa Park elementary school teacher Elise Boni has willed her way back from a traumatic brain injury to get back in the classroom and help her students prepare for middle school.
Scandal doesn't stop Fox Lake Fourth of July fireworks show
Fireworks will explode over the village of Fox Lake in 2016, officials said.
Clash between Madigan, Rauner puts budget compromise in doubt
Illinois appears to be moving closer to missing a key budget deadline for a second straight year after a significant clash between top Democrats and Republicans Friday signaled compromise could be tough.
Baseball: Friday, May 27 scoreboard
High school baseball results from games of Friday, May 27.
Young soccer players converge on Northwest suburbs
Nearly 600 youth soccer teams are converging on the Northwest suburbs this weekend for the massive Grove United tournament, which opened Friday night despite some rain.
Boys volleyball: Another big win for sectional finalist Libertyville
Libertyville's boys volleyball program and its growing family added another victory to its collection with a 26-24, 25-21 win against sectional host Barrington on Friday.
How suburban rowers find solace, self-esteem on Chicago River
Meet the New Trier Masters rowing club, a tight-knit group of suburban women who solace in the surprising quiet of the Chicago River, and self esteem in the realization that they are conquering the many ways the river physically challenges them. It's not just the compeition that drives them. They love staying fit and being a part of a team, even well into their 60s and 70s.
Is it time for Chicago White Sox to go with Anderson?
Top prospect Tim Anderson is off to a fast start with Class AAA Charlotte, and he can make a posiitve impact on the Chicago White Sox with his bat and speed. Anderson, a shortstop, remains a defensive question mark.
Boys volleyball: New faces help Glenbard West top Neuqua Valley
Top-seeded Glenbard West remained undefeated with a 25-10, 25-19 victory against Neuqua Valley in a Glenbard West boys volleyball sectional semifinal.
Beyonce adds a little country to her Soldier Field shows
When Beyonce dropped a country tune inside her new album, "Lemonade," it was big crossover news. See for yourself when she brings her "Formation World Tour" to Chicago Friday and Saturday, May 27-28.
24-hour gym expected to open in Carol Stream's former Dominick's
A California-based chain of fitness centers plans to open a new gym in a shuttered Dominick's store in Carol Stream.
Smaller Pheasant Run will remain open for business in St. Charles
Pheasant Run, one of the best known businesses in St. Charles, will remain open after coming to terms with DuPage Airport
Girls soccer: Friday, May 27 scoreboard
High school girls soccer results from games of Friday, April 29.
In retirement, Arlington Heights doctor will help women in need
Dr. Peter Geittmann may be retiring from a long and fruitful obstetrics practice, but that will only give the Arlington Heights physician more time to focus on his new charity. The Dr. Peter Geittmann Foundation will help uninsured and underinsured women and their babies facing catastrophic medical events.
Microsoft's move away from making smartphones makes a lot of sense
It may sound a little bonkers to get out of the smartphone market now, when everyone and their mothers are glued to their mobile devices. But it's actually not a bad idea, and it gives Microsoft the chance to focus its efforts on the next wave of the smartphone revolution.
Baseball: Barrington thinks big, powers past Dundee-Crown
Barrington took the long approach to winning its opening game of the Class 4A baseball playoffs Friday. The Broncos had 5 extra-base hits, including a pair of mammoth home runs as they eliminated Dundee-Crown 10-5 in a regional semifinal at Barrington.
Rotary clubs bringing carnival back to Huntley for Memorial Day
The Huntley and Lake in the Hills Rotary clubs will partner again this year to bring a carnival to Huntley for Memorial Day weekend. The second annual Rotary Spring Fling begins at 6 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Super Center.
Vinegar can reduce blood sugar and help with diabetes
Medical studies show that the daily consumption of a modest amount of vinegar can significantly reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics and nondiabetics,
Developer interested in Elk Grove Township property
Elk Grove Township has a potential buyer for its youth services building in Mount Prospect, meaning that it could soon go back onto the tax rolls, officials said. Negotiations are underway with DiMucci Companies, said Supervisor Mike Sweeney.
Softball: Friday, May 27 scoreboard
High school softball results from games of Friday, May 27.
Travelers arriving early at O'Hare despite improvements in TSA lines
The biggest line at O'Hare was at Starbucks not at TSA checkpoints at 10 a.m. Friday. Although authorities advise fliers to get to airports early, extra TSA officers are making a dent in egregious lines at O'Hare and Midway.
Conant High School band to perform at Indy 500
More than 100 members of the Conant High School Marching Band in Hoffman Estates are excitedly preparing for their performance in the Indy 500 Festival Parade in Indianapolis over Memorial Day weekend.
Pianist, accompanist known throughout Arlington Heights
A celebration of life will be held June 2 for a longtime Arlington Heights piano teacher and accompanist.Robin Kramer mentored music students and choirs across Arlington Heights, typically from her perch on the piano bench. She died April 11 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Kramer was 61.
Injured goose rescued at Independence Grove Forest Preserve
A goose spotted at a Lake County forest preserve with a fishing hook stuck in one of its wings is getting medical care thanks to the intervention of wildlife conservationists.
Naperville police seek man who tried to take girl from library
Naperville police are seeking a man who tried to convince a 5-year-old girl to leave Nichols Library with him, authorities said Friday.
Arlington and Hawthorne selections for Saturday's races
Here is today's link to Daily Herald thoroughbred racing handicapper Joe Kristufek's selections for Arlington International Racecourse on Saturday. Joe Mazzone's selections for harness racing at Hawthorne Racecourse are also included here.
Boys track and field: West Aurora's Cross, South Elgin's Thomas shine at state
West Aurora's DaVion Cross and South Elgin's Jaurice Thomas put themselves in position to win state championships Friday during the prelims of the boys state track and field meet in Charleston.
Boys track and field: New look's a winner for Grant
Timmy Brundidge and Octavian Wells paced an impressive first day in the Class 3A boys track and field state meet on Friday in Charleston.
Chicago Bears agree to terms with top draft pick Floyd
With Friday's signing of first-round linebacker Leonard Floyd to a four-year contract with a fifth-year option, the Bears have agreed to terms with eight of their nine draft picks.
Girls soccer: Wheaton Academy headed to state title game
Junior Gretchen Pearson scored 2 goals and Wheaton Academy defeated Alton Marquette 3-0 in a Class 1A girls soccer semifinal.
Girls soccer: Barrington survives Libertyville in shootout
Barrington's girls soccer team won the penalty prize Friday night to push past Libertyville and into Tuesday's Class 3A supersectional.
Order of protection expanded for St. Charles man facing attempted murder charge
A St. Charles man who authorities say was thwarted from shooting his wife by the local school board president made his first court appearance Friday, with a judge adding the man's daughter to an order of protection.
Girls soccer: Naperville North gets past Metea Valley
Katelynn Buescher and Alexis Dandridge each scored a goal in Naperville North's 2-0 girls soccer victory against Metea Valley at the Class 3A Metea Valley sectional final.
Senior apartments proposed for former Des Plaines factory site
Pontarelli Cos. plans to build studio and one-bedroom apartments for those age 62 and older on the site of the shuttered Era Tool & Manufacturing Co. plant in Des Plaines.
Iowa gets the call from Benet's Doyle
Benet's Kathleen Doyle reconsiders, picks University of Iowa to continue her basketball career
Taft takes over at Fenton
Fenton hires one of its own, Chaz Taft, as its new boys basketball coach
Football: Injury may end up defining Grayslake North's Gentile -- in a good way
Grayslake North senior Merrick Gentile was ready to begin a big senior year in football and baseball when a knee injury drastically changed everything. The resulting time spent rehabbing, however, has helped him chart a promising career course.
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