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Why today's house fires burn faster, hotter in burbs
By Lauren Rohr
Nov 29, 2015 12:23 AM
The typical house fire in the suburbs now burns faster, hotter and more dangerously than ever before. It's making firefighters change their techniques.
Burlington Central claims Sycamore crown
By Jerry Fitzpatrick
Nov 29, 2015 1:49 AM
Defense allowed the Burlington Central boys basketball team capture a title it hasn't snagged in 18 years. The Class 3A Rockets held Rockford Jefferson -- a Class 4A sectional semifinalist a year ago -- to 35.3 percent shooting (18 of 51) and they forced 13 turnovers to win the Leland G. Strombom Tournament at Sycamore Saturday.
Meet Ganon the micro pig: Couple want Elgin to let him be a pet
By Elena Ferrarin
Nov 28, 2015 7:10 AM
Ganon is a sweet little thing who likes to cuddle and is smart enough to be potty trained in two days. But he is also a pig -- albeit a "micro" one that weighs only 4 pounds -- so he's not allowed on residential properties in Elgin. An Elgin couple want to change that.
Glenbard West players earn championship of their own
By Kevin Schmit
Nov 29, 2015 12:02 AM
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.
‘Traditional' Black Friday for Carol Stream woman
By Marie Wilson
Nov 27, 2015 6:27 PM
Tracey Frye of Carol Stream didn't want anything to do with the new holiday shopping kickoff on Thanksgiving evening. So she went out early Friday morning "like the traditional Black Friday."
Meet the tattoo-covered greeter who charms Wal-Mart shoppers
By Jamie Sotonoff
Nov 27, 2015 3:29 PM
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.
Larkin falls short against Indianapolis Pike
By Jerry Fitzpatrick
Nov 27, 2015 10:35 PM
Larkin's boys basketball team suffered a tough 64-61 loss to Indianapolis Pike on Friday.
Baby Face Nelson-Battle of Barrington witness: Re-enactors got it right
By Doug T. Graham
Nov 27, 2015 7:48 PM
Bill Eiserman, 87, was 6 years old when he saw the Battle of Barrington from a ditch on the side of the road. On Friday, Eiserman returned to the scene of that battle along with around 250 spectators to watch a re-enactment. "They did a great job," Eiserman said. "What an experience, huh?"
Athletes with special needs take the ice for tournament
By Bob Susnjara
Nov 27, 2015 5:46 PM
Hockey players with special needs lit up the rink at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills on Friday. The athletes are affiliated with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Recruits from Great Lakes treated to games, dinner in Lake Zurich
By Gilbert R.
Nov 26, 2015 6:37 PM
Naval recruits moved forward in attack formation dodging little pink balls while firing at opposing members as they spent Thanksgiving playing Reball at Kits Sports Center in Lake Zurich before heading to a dinner hosted by New Life Lutheran Church.
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