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Prosecutor: Man beat wife, stepson to death with baseball bat
A Beach Park man is being held in Lake County jail on $5 million bail after, authorities say, he used an aluminum bat to bludgeon his wife and her son to death.
Barrington student accused of carrying gun, drugs in school
A 16-year-old Barrington High School student is facing multiple felony gun and drug charges after authorities say he took a handgun to school Monday morning, but police are still investigating what he planned to do with it.
Woman who credited eating Portillo's for longevity dies at 100
Longtime Elgin resident Helen Diekman died less than three weeks after turning 100. She joked that the secret to her longevity was eating at Portillo's restaurant.
Why judge in Laquan McDonald shooting allowed bail for cop
Video of a Chicago police officer firing 16 shots at 17-year-old Laquan McDonald touched off demonstrations across the city, but the images were not enough for a Cook County judge to order the officer held without bail pending trial.
Some observations of early-season basketball
The high school basketball season tipped off this past week and tournament action was intense. Here are a few things that caught Daily Herald Correspondent Craig Brueske's eye:
Three charged in beating of man lured to Aurora for sex
Three people have been charged with luring a 28-year-old man into an Aurora apartment early Thursday morning for sex and then beating and robbing him.
Girls basketball: Monday, Nov. 30 scoreboard
Results for area girls high school basketball games for Monday, Nov. 30.
Retail ready to burst along Rand Road
Development is about to burst in the Rand Road corridor north of Lake-Cook Road between the Kildeer-Deer Park area and Lake Zurich.
Memorial services set for three teens killed in car crash
Services have been set for the three teens who died Friday in a fiery car crash in McHenry.
Brunson off to fine start at Villanova
Villanova freshman and former Stevenson star Jalen Brunson was named the Most Outstanding Player at the NIT Season Tipoff championship.
Libertyville High honors football team after title loss
They fell short in their quest for a state title, but Libertyville High School's varsity football players were honored by classmates, teachers and administrators Monday.
Lester: Telling his story helps Our Lady of Angels fire survivor
Our Lady of the Angels fire survivor John Raymond of Mount Prospect finds healing in talking about the deadly school blaze 57 years ago, columnist Kerry Lester reports.
Editorial: Let Alvarez explain why she shouldn't resign
This Daily Herald editorial says the delay in prosecuting Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald has cost Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez virtually all credibility. The paper calls on her to explain why she should not be expected to resign.
Imrem: Chicago Bears' season has a familiar feel
The Bears are positioned where the Cubs were but now have to close the deal.
Glenbard West goes undefeated start to finish
Sam Brodner rushed for a state championship game record 264 yards on 28 carries and scored 4 touchdowns Saturday to lead Glenbard West to a 34-28 win over Libertyville in the Class 7A title game at NIU's Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
Meet the Maine West football player who moonlights as fire dancer
You would think that most 16-year-old juniors at Maine West High School would be hanging out with their friends after school. Jared Brogni of Des Plaines is instead playing with fire -- literally -- as a fire knife dancer for Barefoot Hawaiian.
Will Lincolnshire take on unions by creating right-to-work zone?
Months after formally endorsing Gov. Bruce Rauner's controversial turnaround agenda for Illinois, LIncolnshire officials are going further by moving to establish the town as a right-to-work zone.
Batavia, St. Charles North rolling entering UEC play
Batavia and St. Charles North meet Thursday to start the Upstate Eight Conference River Division girls basketball schedule, two teams hoping to challenge Geneva for conference supremacy, and two teams both off to impressive starts.
Chicago Blackhawks facing division foes at a good time
Five of the next six games the Blackhawks play will be against Central Division foes. See what they can expect over the next 11 days.
Special Report: Gliniewicz's final hours as he staged his 'hero' cop death
The shot into Fox Lake police Lt. Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz's chest missed his heart and gave him 90 more seconds to stage a murder scene meant to immortalize him as a fallen cop. The scheme worked, at first.
Event planner realizes American dream with style
Kukec's People features Hanan Hafez, who left behind a luxurious life in Egypt to raise a family in the suburbs. That eventually led her to start her own event planning business, called Events with Style in Lake Zurich.
Parent group opposes compromise in Dist. 211 transgender case
A newly formed parents group is opposing any compromise between Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding a transgender student's access to locker rooms.
Pyke: How traffic controllers rebounded after Aurora sabotage
"Attention all aircraft ... this is Chicago Center. We are evacuating the building because of a fire." Sabotage shut down the Aurora air traffic facility in September 2014, but ingenuity by air traffic controllers got America's airspace back on its feet and turned strangers into allies.
Why today's house fires burn faster, hotter in burbs
The typical house fire in the suburbs now burns faster, hotter and more dangerously than ever before. It's making firefighters change their techniques.
District 15 critic Sriram resigns from board
Manjula Sriram, a frequent voice of dissent on the Palatine Township Elementary School District 15 school board, has resigned from the panel, saying she's been shut out for disagreeing with the board majority.
Wauconda might name new chief Tuesday
Wauconda officials could name the town's next police chief on Tuesday,
Noah still providing spark for Chicago Bulls
Joakim Noah flirted with a triple-double and the Bulls' defense stood tough down the stretch, securing a 92-89 victory over San Antonio on Monday at the United Center.
Cyranoski, Lisle get drop on Seneca
Nicole Cyranoski scored 18 points and Natalie Takahashi 10 to help Lisle stay undefeated on the season.
Special report: How Gliniewicz went from hero to crooked cop
How painstaking detective work revealed the presumed murder of "hero" cop Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz was a deadly deception.
Pentatonix getting airplay, touring to Allstate
Pentatonix already has a Grammy and platinum album sales, but there was still something missing for the five-part vocal group. With the release of "Can't Sleep Love," the a cappella group is finally getting airplay for a song they wrote. The band plays the Allstate Arena as part of B96 Jingle Bash on Dec. 12.
Where DuPage primary races are shaping up
There will be only a handful of hotly contested spring primary races in DuPage and Will counties, but most candidates will have clear sailing to next November's general election. Here's a quick look at where primary races are taking shape:
6 years for Aurora rapist after seventh failure to register
An Aurora man has been sentenced to six years in prison for once again failing to notify authorities of a new address. Danny L. Bergloff, 47, was pleaded guilty to a 1994 rape and has violated the state's sex offender registration law, records show.
Can technology make large class sizes better?
Technology is a great addition to the classroom and helps increase student engagement and ownership of their work. But it also can be a distraction and shouldn't be seen as a cure-all for problems of large class sizes, educators say.
Accuser of sex abuse at Aurora church drops anonymity
Members of two groups critical of the Catholic Church's handling of sexual abuse by priests are calling for parishioners to withhold financial donations to an Aurora church. And the man who sued that church, St. Rita of Cascia, under the name "John Doe" has revealed his identity.
Who's in, who's out in congressional primaries
Two years after Republican contests at the top of the ballot dominated primaries, suburban Democrats are going to have big choices to make in March about who will face off in November for some of the area's key congressional races.
Fox keeps narrow focus for Chicago Bears
Whether his players are dealing with adversity or prosperity, Bears coach John Fox wants them to have a narrow focus -- on the next opponent.
Roots get deeper in Mullins family coaching tree
Brothers Brendan and Bryan Mullins don't know any other way through life without talking multiple times a day. Brendan, a UIC assistant basketball coach, and Bryan, a Loyola assistant, aren't concerned about potential conflicts of interest.
Girls basketball: Saturday, Nov. 28 scoreboard
Results for area girls high school basketball games for Saturday, Nov. 28.
Parents: Fees too high in Dist. 41
Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 may introduce a new student fee next year, but some parents say their annual check to the district already is too steep.
ABC marks 50th anniversary of 'Charlie Brown Christmas' Monday
Few holiday specials are as beloved, generation after generation, as "A Charlie Brown Christmas." And this year it marks a big birthday with a 50th-anniversary telecast Monday, Nov. 30, on ABC.
Lauzen, Shepro to vie for Kane chairman; Bianchi challenged
Foes Lauzen, Shepro will square off in GOP primary race for Kane County Board chairman. McHenry County State's Attorney Bianchi draws a challenge. Four candidates square off in local state rep race.
Avila sees an opportunity to fit in with Chicago White Sox
After spending the past seven years in Detroit, catcher Alex Avila hopes to help Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers next season.
Is Halo 5 really a blockbuster?
When Microsoft launched Halo 5 in late October, the company claimed that it was the biggest launch yet in the company's biggest video game franchise, but video game retail chain GameStop says Halo 5 launch had been a disappointment, naming it along with Star Wars: Battlefront and Assassin's Creed Syndicate as the splashy games that had fallen short of expectations so far this fall.
Cook state's attorney primary could come down to suburbs
The Northwest suburbs could play a major role in what is shaping up to be a contentious Democratic primary for Cook County state's attorney, one analyst says. As filing closed Monday afternoon, two Democrats - Kim Foxx and Donna More - are lined up to challenge Anita Alvarez, under fire for her handling of the Laquan McDonald shooting.
Dawn Patrol: Two 'suspicious' deaths in Beach Park; Dist. 41 parents say fees too high
Two 'suspicious' deaths in Beach Park. Parents say Dist. 41 fees are too high. Glen Ellyn-area fire under investigation. Forest district's new vehicle produces no noise, no emissions. University of Chicago calls off classes today. Some days, sports not easy to watch, Rozner writes. Bulls playing Spurs tonight.
Dawn Patrol: Gun shuts down Barrington High
Barrington student accused of carrying gun, drugs in school. Palatine-Schaumburg Twp. District 15 board member resigns. Three charged in beating man lured to Aurora for sex. Lincolnshire police warn of ruse burglaries. 6 years for Aurora rapist after seventh failure to register. Parent group opposes compromise in Dist. 211 transgender case. Noah still providing spark for Chicago Bulls.
Meet the tattoo-covered greeter who charms Wal-Mart shoppers
George Cornwell is not your typical retail store greeter. Sure, he's a biker dude with tatts and bling, but that's not what makes him so unique. It's his boisterous hellos and genuine love of life and people that has him lighting up shoppers at Aurora's Wal-Mart.
Teen pleads guilty in fatal distracted driving crash
A Winthrop Harbor teen pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated use of an electronic device in a crash that killed a Waukegan bicyclist.
Suspect arrested in connection with University of Chicago online threat
Suspect arrested in connection with University of Chicago online threat
St. Viator grad's comedy leads to Conan, Colbert
Ever see Artie Kendall the creepy Ghost Crooner on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien"? The Interrupter? Kilty McBagpipes? All were created and performed by writer Brian Stack, who grew up in Palatine. And these days, he's writing for Stephen Colbert.
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