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  • Palatine runner hit by car returns to school surrounded by support Dec 6, 2014 7:01 AM
    Ryan Kissane, a Palatine High School senior, made his first return to the school surrounded by family and hundreds of supporters on Friday night after being hit by a car last month. “I was pretty beat up,” Kissane said, surrounded by friends and teachers wearing shirts reading “Once a Pirate, Always Family.”

  • South Barrington man's “flying” skills send him to Dubai Nov 28, 2014 5:24 AM
    William Ayars Jr. of South Barrington says flyboarding - a new extreme sport that's something like wakeboarding with a jetpack - not only has given him an opportunity to travel the world, but it saved his life. “It allowed me to take my addictive personality and put it into something I love,” he says.

  • It's here — it's marathon day in Naperville Nov 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    It's race day in Naperville for thousands of runners, volunteers, police, residents along the route, even runners' family members and race fans. Yet all that activity could cause some inconveniences. “This year we will be closing a number of city streets for a lot longer so the impact will be more noticeable,” said Naperville police Sgt. Steve Schindlbeck.

  • Naperville co-workers snag marathon wins in hometown race Nov 9, 2014 2:31 PM
    The winners of Sunday’s second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon not only shared a hometown, but an employer. Naperville Running Company employees Yonatan Mascote, 25, and Marisa Hird, 28, both of Naperville, placed first for men and women in the 26.2-mile race, finishing with times of 2:33:51 and 2:50:57, respectively.

  • Hanover Park gets $500,000 state grant for sports complex Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Hanover Park will receive a $500,000 state grant to make improvements at a youth sports complex on Barrington Road that has earned a reputation as an eyesore. “This is seed money to begin a refresh to that complete area,” Mayor Rodney Craig said.

  • Hospital stay inspires Geneva teen to help others Oct 19, 2014 7:18 AM
    Spending 14 weeks in hospital beds and a wheelchair could have ruined the summer for 15-year-old Lindsey McDonald of Geneva, injured when a horse fell on her. But she chose to concentrate on making life a little better for other patients at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, where she noticed other children weren't getting any gifts — “not even a balloon” — and their families struggled.

  • Two suburban marathoners running 26 for Special Olympics Oct 13, 2014 8:13 AM
    Among the thousands of runners at Sunday's Chicago Marathon will be about 75 from more than 30 states raising money for Special Olympics Chicago. And among that group are two suburban women, Bartlett resident Maureen Lue and Carpentersville native Becky Gould, for whom the cause is very dear to their hearts. “They're just about the sweetest kids you could meet,” Lue said. “They have such great sportsmanship. They enjoy everything!”

  • Costumed runners to take downtown Palatine once again at 9th Halloween Hustle Oct 10, 2014 7:10 PM
    The 9th Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run & Walk through downtown Palatine will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the intersection of Eric Drive and Colfax Street.

  • Hanover Park, Little League clash over new sign at sports complex Oct 7, 2014 6:39 PM
    Two years after taking over the facility, Hanover Park plans to make several improvements at a sports complex on Barrington Road. But the sports teams that use the athletic fields want more input on how the village spends money there. "We would love to see more transparency between them and us," said Mike Byrne, the Hanover Park Little League treasurer.

  • Korean celebrities coming to Schaumburg ballpark Oct 3, 2014 2:33 PM
    A gathering of famous South Korean actors, singers and a comedian will be at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12 for the Korean All-Star Baseball Game and a concert in the spirit of R’October. The South Korean celebrities will be playing against the Chicago Korean American Baseball team at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the baseball stadium at 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg.

  • McIlroy backing Clarke for next European captain Oct 1, 2014 6:18 AM
    Rory McIlroy is backing Darren Clarke as the next Ryder Cup captain for Europe. McIlroy was among influential voices who threw support behind Paul McGinley when Europe was choosing a captain for Gleneagles. McGinley pushed all the right buttons as Europe sailed to victory over the Americans last week.

  • Europe leads 5-3 after Day 1 of Ryder Cup Sep 26, 2014 4:12 PM
    Europe dominated the afternoon foursomes to grab a 5-3 lead after the first day of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. With the United States ahead 2½-1½ after Friday morning’s fourballs, Europe won three of the alternate-shot matches in the second session and halved the fourth.

  • Rozner: Memories of Medinah fresh for Team USA Sep 24, 2014 7:43 AM
    The 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah was one of the great sporting events of our time and Europe will ride that high into this week’s match at Gleneagles, where the host team will go off as a nearly 2-1 favorite to win its eighth Ryder Cup in the last 10 tries.

  • Davis Cup players take time out for local youth Sep 15, 2014 12:15 PM
    As some of the best U.S. tennis players gathered in the Northwest suburbs this past weekend for Davis Cup matches at the Sears Centre, they didn’t forget an important constituency: youth players from the area. Team USA held a Davis Cup Fun Day at the South Barrington Club, where nearly 300 young players from tennis clubs throughout the suburbs met some of the best players in the country and had fun playing tennis.

  • Schaumburg firefighters’ charity softball event Sept. 13 Sep 11, 2014 6:14 PM
    The Schaumburg Firefighters Benevolent Association will host its 21st annual charity softball tournament from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Olympic Park, 1675 E. Old Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Thirty-four fire departments from throughout the Chicago area will come together this year to raise money for Loyola University’s Burn Center and the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.

  • Davis Cup a big win for suburbs, mayor says Sep 11, 2014 7:13 PM
    When Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod selected the players for the opening match of the Davis Cup tournament that opens Friday at the Sears Centre Arena, he also signaled the return of the “World Cup of Tennis” to Illinois after an absence of more than 85 years. “It brings incredible excitement to the area and impacts the entire region," the mayor said.

  • Hoffman Estates police, fire softball fundraiser Sept. 27 Sep 8, 2014 12:52 PM
    Hoffman Estates’ police officers and firefighters will hold their second annual Shootz & Ladderz Softball Fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Cannon Crossings, 1675 Nicholson Drive, in Hoffman Estates. Proceeds will go toward new Citizens Fire Academy equipment for the fire department.

  • In honor of others, Palatine’s Gates to compete in Wisconsin triathlon Sep 3, 2014 3:54 PM
    Palatine's Christine Gates will compete in the Ironman race in Madison, Wisconsin, on Sunday, Sept. 7. Her effort in the grueling race will be made more tolerable by knowing it is benefitting others.

  • 5 great coaching meltdowns Aug 14, 2014 11:55 AM
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura has been ejected from a few games for arguing calls, but he took it to another level Wednesday in San Francisco. Ventura kicked dirt and got in the face of umpires after a call at home plate was overturned following a review. Here are five great coaching rants.

  • Hoffman Ests. Platzkonzert to include 5K race Aug 10, 2014 4:18 PM
    The Village of Hoffman Estates annual Platzkonzert Germanfest on Saturday, Sept. 13, this year will include competitive 5K race through the scenic Prairie Stone Business Park.

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