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  • Outdoor Sports Show continues Sunday in Rosemont Jan 24, 2015 6:56 PM
    The 36 annual Chicagoland Outdoor Sports Show was in full swing on Saturday, the fourth day of its five-day run. Rick Rosalina, show director, said this year promoters added a bigger gun show, which 20,000 people will venture through, along with visiting the hunting, fishing, boats and (kids favorite) trout pond fishing exhibits at the show.

     
  • Buffalo Grove Bills on probation for incorrect player ages Jan 22, 2015 6:02 PM
    A suburban youth football organization was placed on a two-year probation this week by its governing body, after five players on a 6- to 8-year-old team were found to be older than their paperwork stated. The entire roster of teams in the Buffalo Grove Bills Youth Football organization were sanctioned Tuesday by their parent league, The Chicagoland Youth Football League.

     
  • Rozner: Mike Spellman will be dearly missed Jan 21, 2015 11:09 PM
    Barry Rozner says his conversations with Mike Spellman were always a joy, filled with laughter and cheap shots, and quick phone calls often turned into an hour of nonsense. "He was my friend and I will miss him," Rozner writes about Mike in his column.

     
  • Naperville Marathon plans more downtown involvement Jan 15, 2015 2:59 PM
    Naperville Marathon organizers say they are charting a course for the third annual race that more directly involves the commercial area of the city's downtown. “We want the spectators visiting the different shops and restaurants, and afterward we want to make sure there's much more of a festival-type atmosphere for not just the runners but the community as a whole," Race Director Bob Hackett said.

     
  • Anglers find fish, fun at DuPage Hard Water Classic Jan 10, 2015 7:44 PM
    A frozen lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville was dotted with huts and riddled with holes Saturday afternoon, and that’s exactly how hundreds of ice fishers liked it. About 200 anglers were competing in the third annual Hard Water Classic sponsored by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, aiming to catch the biggest fish or to win a prize for the longest bluegill, crappie or largemouth bass.

     
  • Suburban Sports Calendar for 2015 Jan 1, 2015 12:50 AM
    From major championship winners to minor-league fun, the 2015 suburban sports calender has something for every sports fan.

     
  • 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.

     
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