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  • Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

  • Legislation could close Medinah golf course tax loophole May 21, 2014 5:05 AM
    The massive property tax break sought by officials from the exclusive Medinah Country Club would not be allowed under legislation now making its way through Springfield. A bill already passed by the state Senate but undergoing several cosmetic changes in the House version would clearly define what parts of a golf course could be considered “open space.”

  • Elgin activist, Erin’s Law namesake honored Apr 26, 2014 11:44 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn lauded Elgin activist Erin Merryn for her work to protect children from sex abuse during a gala to raise funds for the Children's Advocacy Center Saturday night. "Erin Merryn is a genuine hero and role model for all of us," Quinn told the gathering at the Medinah Country Club near Roselle.

  • Architect: new Medinah No. 1 a ‘special’ course Sep 17, 2013 12:05 PM
    It won't be ready for play until next spring, but Medinah Country Club has unveiled its re-designed No. 1 course, the first major development at the club since last September’s Ryder Cup matches were played on its No. 3 layout. Michigan architect Tom Doak talks with Len Ziehm about the $6.3 million project, which created six new holes and expanded the water rentention areas to help the surrounding area.

  • Fans basking in Ryder Cup afterglow Oct 7, 2012 8:00 AM
    It's been a week now and still fans are comparing pictures, sharing stories, and showing off souvenirs from the 39th annual Ryder Cup that came to Medinah County Club. Few people can put their finger on the one thing that made the golf tournament so special, but many agree it was the experience of a lifetime.

  • Medinah dazzles during its moment in spotlight Oct 1, 2012 5:00 PM
    Team USA may have faded down the stretch, but fans and organizers of the 39th annual Ryder Cup say Medinah Country Club dazzled from start to finish. Nearly 50,000 people jammed the course for Sunday's historic match. "The golf course looked so beautiful on screen. The city of Chicago, DuPage County, Medinah — we all delivered the deal," Mike Scully, Medinah's director of golf.

  • After attitude check, Kaymer cashes in with clincher Sep 30, 2012 7:44 PM
    Germany’s Martin Kaymer changed his attitude. And for that, he was rewarded Sunday with the honor of assuring the Ryder Cup would remain in Europe for two more years.

  • Scotland set to host 40th Ryder Cup Sep 30, 2012 6:57 PM
    The 40th Ryder Cup will be held at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2014. The next Ryder Cup held in America will be in Minnesota in 2016.

  • Europe retains Ryder Cup in improbable finish Sep 30, 2012 5:29 PM
    Europe has retained the Ryder Cup, completing an improbable comeback from a 4-point deficit. Martin Kaymer delivered the crucial 14th point with a 1-up victory over Steve Stricker. When Kaymer rolled in the 6-foot putt to clinch the match Sunday, he threw up his arms in triumph and shook his fists. His teammates, surrounding the green, roared and grabbed anyone within reach for a hug. European captain Jose Maria Olazabal, watching from the middle of the fairway, closed his eyes and looked skyward.

  • Breaking down Sunday's singles matches at Medinah Sep 30, 2012 12:02 PM
    Here's a look at the Ryder Cup pairings for Sunday's singles matches.

  • Recapping the Ryder Cup singles matches Sep 30, 2012 8:57 PM
    Here is a capsule look at the 12 singles matches Sunday in the 39th Ryder Cup.

  • For Europe’s best, this was the miracle at Medinah Oct 1, 2012 1:29 PM
    It could be argued that this was the greatest comeback in sports history, considering the pressure, the circumstances, the location, the way the U.S. team had performed for two days and the sheer number of points Europe had to get in a single day of play at the Ryder Cup.

  • Furyk, Mickelson had their chances to win Sep 30, 2012 9:21 PM
    One up. Two holes to play. That was the situation both Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk found themselves in Sunday afternoon at the Ryder Cup. Hang onto those leads and the U.S. would almost certainly claim victory at Medinah Country Club. Somehow, though, both matches unraveled before millions of unbelieving eyes.

  • Was this the last Ryder for winless Stricker? Sep 30, 2012 8:44 PM
    Did Steve Stricker, who’s had more birthdays than golf has had Ryder Cups, just play in his last Team USA vs. Team Europe competition? If so, will his lasting Ryder Cup memory be his last putt? The clutch eight-footer gave the United States hope, only to see opponent Martin Kaymer match the par-saver with a five-footer to halve the 18th hole, win the head-to-head match and secure victory for Europe. Stricker took the collar in the 39th Ryder Cup at sunny, jam-packed Medinah Country Club, going 0-4, as Europe rallied from Sunday’s four-point deficit for a stunning 14˝-13˝ victory.

  • Emotional Poulter recall’s Seve’s spirit Sep 30, 2012 8:15 PM
    A clearly emotional Ian Poulter stood on the 18th green at Medinah Country Club on Sunday and remembered with fondness the person most people believe is the best European golfer of all time: Seve Ballesteros. He’d be the proudest man in the world right now,” Poulter said, his eyes welling up.

  • Europeans stun everyone but themselves to keep the Cup Sep 30, 2012 8:25 PM
    The Europeans did their best to convince everyone, themselves included, that they actually had a chance to rally from America’s commanding 4-point lead and retain the Ryder Cup. Needing 8 points out of Sunday’s 12 singles matches, the Europeans turned what seemed improbable into reality with a stunning display of golf, winning 14˝ to 13˝ in the largest comeback on foreign soil.

  • Donald rewards Olazabal’s trust with big win Sep 30, 2012 10:55 PM
    Luke Donald did his job perfectly for Team Europe on Sunday. With his team trailing 10-6, captain Jose Maria Olazabal sent former world No. 1 and Northwestern alum Donald out first in Sunday’s singles in hope of building some quick momentum for his team. Donald didn’t disappoint.

  • USA players following captain’s orders Sep 29, 2012 10:15 PM
    Like any Ryder Cup captain, Davis Love III has endured his share of second guessing, but the results speak for themselves. His rookies, led by Keegan Bradley, have combined to go 8-3, and Tiger Woods responded to his first Cup benching by cranking it up on the back nine Saturday afternoon in one of the most exciting matches of the weekend in front of 40,000 festive fans at Medinah Country Club . But most important for Love, the U.S squad followed up a great start on Friday with another dominant performance Saturday to take an overwhelming 10-6 lead over the Team Europe heading into today’s singles matches. Plain and simple, Love has pulled all the right strings, but like any good captain, he’ll never admit it.

  • Fans help create magic moments at Medinah Sep 29, 2012 9:04 PM
    Congratulations, Chicago. The energy, exuberance and rowdiness fans have brought to Medinah Country Club this weekend for the 39th Ryder Cup has players and commentators alike raving over your conduct. “I’ve never seen this many people on a golf course, whether for a Ryder Cup or for any golf event,” said NBC reporter Jimmy Roberts, who is at his 10th Ryder Cup.

  • Indomitable Poulter gives Europe some hope Sep 29, 2012 8:21 PM
    There may be no better match play competitor in Ryder Cup history than England’s Ian Poulter. He’s kept Team Europe alive — at least barely — through two days of the 39th staging of the event at Medinah, and he gave a pulsating finish to Saturday’s closing session.After playing partner Rory McIlroy made birdie at No. 13, Poulter reeled off five birds in a row, the last of which clinched a 1-up victory over Americans Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. Poulter and McIlroy were 2-down when their run began.

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