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  •  Grayslake North High School’s cheer team performs in the medium team category.

    Images: Competitive Cheerleading prelims, Northwest and Lake County Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Images of Northwest and Lake County teams at the IHSA Competitive Cheerleading preliminary round on Friday, February 7 at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. The finals competition takes place Saturday.

  • Hampshire High School's cheer team performs in the medium team category in preliminary rounds of IHSA state championships on Friday in Bloomington.

    Suburban cheerleading teams make cutFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The many local teams that journeyed to Bloomington Friday with high hopes in the state cheerleading competition were whittled to a smaller number of finalists in a long day of competition at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Preliminary results are in for all four divisions, and the competition will resume Saturday morning at 11.

  • Maine West wins thriller Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Trailing by 11 points with less than four minutes left, Maine West’s girls basketball team staged one of its biggest comeback of the season to get past host Deerfield 57-55 on Friday night. Senior Brittany Collins came up with a 3-point play with seven seconds left to give the Warriors the final margin of victory, capping one of the top games of her career. The St. Xavier recruit scored 37 points, one shy of her career high against Niles North, and grabbed 19 rebounds in the Central Suburban North game that left the Warriors tied for first with Maine East.

  • Conant’s Ranallo takes charge — twice Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Conant’s senior night 61-37 boys varsity basketball win over Barrington was very emotional. For downstate Washington High School, that is. When the small town sustained critical damage during a tornado in November just before its Class 5A state semifinal football game against Springfield-Griffin, the story touched Conant point guard Joey Ranallo. Did it ever. Harnessing the same passion with which he breaks down an opposing team’s defense for the Cougars, he spearheaded a fundraising drive that culminated Friday night in a $15,000 donation to the downstate school, whose senior administrators were in attendance to receive the check. “We realized what was going on,” Ranallo said of the effort. “We wanted to connect.” And then Ranallo and the Cougars broke down the Broncos.

  •  Jack Ablin, chief investment officer for BMO Private Bank, speaks at the economic outlook breakfast at the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College on Thursday in Palatine.

    Analyst talks at Harper about economy, housing Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jack Ablin, executive vice president and chief investment officer for BMO Private Bank in Chicago, spoke Thursday on the economy and investing as well as his forecast for this year at the 2014 Economic Update and Outlook Breakfast at Harper College in Palatine. Speaking to a reporter before the event, he said the frigid, snowy winter is hurting the economy and the stock market. Bit with low interest rates, consumers should be seeing one of the most affordable housing markets in a generation, he said.

  • At long last, St. Viator tops Fenton Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    It was worth the wait for St. Viator’s girls basketball team. After its game with the host school of the Fenton tournament had twice been postponed due to extremely cold weather (Jan. 6 and Jan 20), the Lions and Bison finally played each other on Thursday night in Bensenville. St. Viator (14-3) was obviously eager to play. The Lions raced out to an 18-2 lead after one quarter and never looked back en route to a 55-24 triumph which gave the Lions second place in the tournament.

  • Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.com Mark Falotico drives to the net during St. Viator vs. Joliet Catholic boys basketball action.

    St. Viator adjusts, then rolls past Joliet Catholic Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    After a second-quarter stumble, St. Viator rolled to a 80-54 win over Joliet Catholic in East Suburban Catholic Conference play Thursday. The win keeps them 1 game behind Marian Catholic for the top spot at 4-1 in conference and 17-4 overall.

  • Scouting regional wrestling / Northwest Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at wrestling regionals involving teams from the Mid-Suburban League plus Leyden, Maine West and St. Viator.

  •  South Elgin’s Bridgette Williams, left, blocks a shot by Barrington’s Megan Talbot during Wednesday’s game at Barrington.

    Uveges coach-player tandem succeeds for South Elgin Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Serving as the South Elgin junior varsity girls basketball coach the past four seasons, John Uveges has never lost a game. He is now undefeated as a varsity coach, too. Filling in for head coach Tim Prendergast, Uveges guided the Storm to a 50-41 nonconference victory at Barrington on Wednesday night. It also gave Uveges the rare opportunity to coach his daughter Savanah in a varsity girls basketball game.

  • Rock Valley stops Harper Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s tough to beat a ranked conference foe on the road, but that was the task facing the Harper College men’s basketball team as the Hawks traveled to No. 5 Rock Valley College on Wednesday night. It turns out it was too tough a task, as Harper fell 89-66.

  •  Images from the South Elgin vs. Barrington girls basketball game in Barrington Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.

    Images: Barrington vs. South Elgin girls basketball Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington played South Elgin on Wednesday, Feb. 5 for girls basketball

  •  Schaumburg’s Stacey Smith will take his game to Western Illinois, where he’s projected as a wideout and/or return specialist.

    Schaumburg’s Smith feels right at home at Western Illinois Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stacey Smith has always been about family. And the Daily Herald’s Northwest all-area football team captain wanted to make sure he had that family feeling when he chose a college. Smith said he found that comfort level when he chose Western Illinois to continue his playing career. Smith also had offers from Southern Illinois, North Dakota State and Eastern Michigan.

  • As record snowfall impacts Chicagoland, improper snow shoveling can lead to strain and pain.

    The Illinois Chiropractic Foundation urges residents to take proper precautions while shoveling snow.Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Illinois Chiropractic Foundation suggests proper snow shoveling tips for avoiding aches and pains.

  • HomeVestors names SNL Realty Top Franchisee for 2013Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    SNL Realty, a HomeVestors® of America (the “We Buy Ugly Houses® company) franchisee from Chicago, was recognized for achieving the top sales volume out of the over 400 HomeVestors franchisees in December.

  • Jack Ablin

    Investment expert: Good year ahead Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The rough winter has taken a toll on business profits and has even contributed to stock market volatility, said Jack Ablin, executive vice president and chief investment officer for BMO Private Bank in Chicago. Ablin plans to talk about the markets, the housing market and other economic outlook issues Thursday during an event at Harper College in Palatine.

  • District 220 approves technology fee increaseFeb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Barrington 220 board of education voted Tuesday to increase next year's technology fee by $50 to pay for the insurance costs of the new computer technology they will purchase as part of their digital age learning initiative.

  •  Harper College is remembering Donn Stansbury, one of the first employees ever hired by the school. The longtime Arlington Heights resident served as the first admissions director, and later, as vice president of student affairs.

    Harper College remembers administrator Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College is mourning a longtime administrator who steered the Palatine campus through rapid growth. Donn Stansbury served as the first admissions director, and later, the vice president of student affairs. "He wasn't afraid to try new things," said Bonnie Henry, a former co-worker.

  • Republicans Jim Oberweis, left, and Doug Truax face each other in the 2014 primary election for U.S. Senate in Illinois.

    Truax’s suburban support key against Oberweis cash Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis’ decision to use at least a half-million dollars of his own money in his race for U.S. Senate means local support from GOP leaders is as important as ever to opponent Doug Truax.

  • Harris, Hersey seniors prevail Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hersey senior Morgan Harris converted four 3-pointers and all four of her free throws for a game-high 16 points as the Huskies topped visiting Buffalo Grove 48-37 in Mid-Suburban East girls basketball on Tuesday.

  • Huntley's Jack Bessey chases the ball he just stole from Barrington's Austin Madrzyk late in the game Tuesday in Huntley.

    Huntley's Bessey just 'Super'Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Huntley freshman Jack Bessey put his obligation to his team ahead of a free ticket to the Super Bowl, which was fortunate for the Red Raiders in Tuesday's 54-52 win over the Barrington Broncos. A 6-foot-1 guard, Bessey was invited two weeks ago to attend Super Bowl XLVIII by his uncle and godfather, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider. Faced with the prospect of missing league-leading Huntley's conference game against Cary-Grove on Saturday night, he opted to stay in the Chicago suburbs and play basketball, only to see his game postponed due to snow.

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