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  • Cougars hold fan beer-naming contest for new Cougars brew Feb 19, 2015 6:12 PM
    The Kane County Cougars have announced a specialty beer-naming campaign through social media in which fans will help choose the name of a new specialty Cougars beer created by Two Brothers Brewing Co. Fans can vote on one of three preselected beer finalist names — Cougars Grand Slam Ale, Cougars Home Run Ale and Raging Cougar Ale — or submit their own beer name to be considered by Cougars staff.

  • Grudzielanek brings rugged work ethic to Cougars Jan 31, 2015 11:43 PM
    Mark Grudzielanek played through a lot of pain during his two years with the Cubs more than a decade ago. Grudzielanek is the new manager of the Kane County Cougars, and he says he'll expect his players to play as hard this upcoming season. The Cougars enter their first year as an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

  • Cougars host ‘Meet the Diamondbacks’ night Jan 30, 2015 11:16 PM
    Opening Day of the Kane County Cougars’ 2015 baseball season may be 69 days away but several front office dignitaries of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivered the first pitch to local fans Friday night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.

  • The Soapbox Dec 27, 2014 5:01 AM
    A special edition of the Soapbox has Daily Herald editors reflecting on some of the biggest stories and topics of 2014.

  • Cougars, Salvation Army team up to help local residents Nov 20, 2014 5:27 PM
    The Kane County Cougars and Salvation Army team up to hand out 100 turkeys to make it a happy Thanklsgiving for local residents.

  • Saturday Soapbox Some opinions require lots of words and elaboration. Some don’t. This is Saturday Soapbox, briefly stated commentary from the Daily Herald’s editors. Sep 27, 2014 1:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer quick insights on suburban events, including Paul Konerko's last game, a 100-year school district anniversary, and changes in the grocery landscape.

  • Kane County Cougars sign deal with Diamondbacks Sep 24, 2014 4:31 PM
    Tthe Kane County Cougars announced Wednesday they have struck a two-year agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The player development contract, which runs through the 2016 season, fills the last vacancy in the Midwest League and allows the Cougars to move forward with their ownership, management or front office staff in place as they prepare for their 25th season in minor league baseball.

  • No bad guys in Cubs-Cougars breakup Sep 18, 2014 8:05 PM
    Thursday was a sad day for the Kane County Cougars, who lost the Chicago Cubs as a parent club. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles says it's easy to look for "bad guys" in this situation, but he points out that the Cougars were just fine before the Cubs got there and that they'll be just fine going forward.

  • Cubs leaving Kane County Cougars for South Bend Sep 19, 2014 5:05 AM
    After two seasons, the Chicago Cubs are changing Class A Midwest League affiliations, leaving the Kane County Cougars for South Bend, Indiana. One of the primary reasons behind the move is South Bend's commitment to building a training facility similar to what the Cubs have in Mesa, Arizona.

  • No Cubs-Kane County resolution yet Sep 16, 2014 11:17 PM
    The Cubs acted quickly Tuesday on securing agreements with a pair of minor-league affiliates. However there was no resolution with the Kane County Cougars, with whom the Cubs have had a Player Development Contract for the past two seasons. The Cubs may move their Midwest affiliate elsewhere, such as South Bend, Indiana.

  • Sources: Cubs may not renew affiliation with Cougars Sep 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Kane County Cougars returned home Sunday champions of the Midwest League. Will they return in 2015 as a Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs? Sources tell the Daily Herald that it's 50-50 the Cubs will renew their agreement with the Cougars.

  • Cougars, county want Cubs to stay Sep 15, 2014 9:22 PM
    As the Chicago Cubs debate extending their contact with the Kane County Cougars, it’s clear ownership is doing all it can to stay in the Cubs’ good graces. The Kane County Forest Preserve District isn’t involved in the negotiations, but district president John Hoscheit said Monday afternoon he wants to see the Cubs stay. But if they leave, he’s confident the stadium will continue to thrive.

  • Cougars capture Midwest League championship Sep 14, 2014 12:16 AM
    The Kane County Cougars capped off the most memorable season in franchise history with a Midwest League Championship after sweeping the Lake County Captains. A 7-2 victory Saturday night over the Eastern Division champions completed the Cougars’ 7-0 postseason run.

  • Cougars on brink of championship Sep 11, 2014 11:42 PM
    The Kane County Cougars are just one victory away from the franchise's first Midwest League championship since 2001. The Cougars dominated the Lake County Captains Thursday night, winning 6-0 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. Starting pitcher Duane Underwood tossed 6 no-hit innings.

  • Cougars off to fast start in title series Sep 10, 2014 11:20 PM
    After a wild start to the game, the Kane County Cougars settled in and beat the Lake County Captains 4-3 Wednesday night to take Game 1 of the Midwest League championship series at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

  • Rogers embraces mentor’s role on Cougars Sep 9, 2014 9:35 PM
    The Kane County Cougars appear loose and ready for their Midwest League championship series against Lake County (Ohio). Game 1 is Thursday night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. The Cougars are the Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

  • Cougars advance to championship series Sep 7, 2014 10:01 PM
    The Kane County Cougars are making their first Midwest League finals appearance since 2006. They will have two days to prepare for their Eastern Division opponent. A 4-2 victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels gave the Cougars the Western Division championship Sunday night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

  • Saturday Soapbox: Ten suburban issues worth special reflection Sep 6, 2014 10:19 AM
    Ten special things to think about in the suburbs today -- including do-overs in DuPage County, win-win soccer deals in Long Grove, teaching charity in Arlington Heights, the press's pizza bias and more.

  • Cougars take Game 1 of playoffs 5-2 Sep 7, 2014 12:35 AM
    Mark Zagunis and the Cougars are a win away from the Midwest League championship after a 5-2 victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Cougars piled on 4 runs in the final three innings for the Game 1 victory of the Western division championship.

  • Kane County Cougars stadium improvements should sail through Sep 5, 2014 6:49 PM
    Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners took their first look Friday at the infrastructure improvements proposed for Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the Kane County Cougars. District President John Hoscheit said the changes are welcome, and he has no concerns about plans to increase the number of concerts at the stadium.

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