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  • Storylines to watch in Blackhawks’ second half Jan 26, 2015 9:01 PM
    Can Patrick Kane win the MVP? What figures to happen in the tight Central division? What are the key games coming up for the Hawks? Read on ...

     
  • Libertyville’s Siegel picks up national coaching acclaim Jan 26, 2015 5:00 PM
    For the first time since 2000, the Libertyville girls bowling team qualified for the state tournament last season. Wildcats coach Lindsey Siegel has been recognized for that accomplishment. She has been named the National Federation High School Girls Bowling Coach of the Year for Illinois’ 2013-2014 season. Siegel, a 1997 graduate of Libertyville, has been in charge of the Wildcats’ girls bowling program for the past five years.

     
  • Can-do Candotti finds a softball future at Butler Jan 26, 2015 4:51 PM
    Uncle Mark would be so proud of his niece. Schaumburg junior Christina Candotti has made a commitment to play Division I softball at Butler University in Indianapolis. Mark Candotti passed away four years ago but Christina will remember him forever.

     
  • Strike delayed delivery of sweet GTO Jan 26, 2015 6:00 AM
    Having just finished engineering school, a 24-year-old John Cutts was in need of some transportation. The year was 1964 and the day happened to be Halloween. Rather than going trick-or-treating, Cutts strolled into Right-Way Pontiac in his hometown of DeKalb.

     
  • Creative ideas can help attract right employees Jan 26, 2015 5:55 AM
    In a hiring mode? A creative approach to matching job requirements, benefits, the workplace and candidates might make a difference, says Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall.

     
  • Lifestyle changes, medication relieve symptoms of BPH Jan 26, 2015 5:45 AM
    Q: Can you discuss medications to treat BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

     
  • Several Tri-Cities teams playing at high level Jan 26, 2015 8:50 PM
    Time for some random thoughts ...

     
  • Hampshire pays a fitting tribute to a worthy Goebbert Jan 26, 2015 9:18 PM
    How about a little baseball to warm up a cold January day? One of the best athletes to ever compete at Hampshire High School and in the Fox Valley area was paid his due by his alma mater Saturday night when Hampshire held Jake Goebbert Night in conjunction with its Pack the Place basketball games against St. Edward. Goebbert was not only one of the best athletes to ever come through Hampshire, he’s also one of the most personable. That was on display Saturday, too, as he took up residence at the entry to the gym, signing countless autographs (free autographs, by the way) and taking even more photos with every person who asked.

     
  • Cutting countertop is best left to professional installers Jan 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    Our kitchen countertop overhangs the cabinets by a half-inch, and removing the half-inch will give us just the amount of space needed to install a 32-inch-wide refrigerator. My question is what is the best way to ensure a straight cut since I have only one shot at doing this right?

     
  • Decades after ‘Jumbo Janet,’ 63-year-old drops 170 pounds Jan 25, 2015 7:37 AM
    Right about now is when many people abandon that New Year's resolution to lose weight. For Jan Wilke, 63, of Grayslake, it's just another month of keeping off those 170 pounds she lost. “Being thin and healthy was a place I always dreamed of going, but I couldn’t get to it,” Wilke says. “Finally, I am in the place I always dreamed to be."

     
  • Sister greiving after sibling cut her out of her life Jan 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    My older sister stopped speaking to me a year and a half ago. This is still killing me. What do I do? I’ve approached her, I’ve apologized, I’ve done it all.

     
  • Work Advice: Readers on call center bathroom breaks Jan 25, 2015 6:11 AM
    I wanted to give a perspective as someone who has worked in call centers for six years and in call center management for two different cable companies. In phone-based customer service, start, stop, lunch and break times must be prescheduled.

     
  • Career Coach: ‘Golden’ principles to follow Jan 25, 2015 6:12 AM
    Back in 1936, Dale Carnegie put together a small booklet called “The Golden Book.” I recently was reminded of his “Golden Book” and had a chance to review it again. Timeless tips that seem to transcend generations and can be beneficial for all of us as we start out the new year.

     
  • Rozner: Ventura, White Sox not scared of expectations Jan 25, 2015 7:58 PM
    An improved bullpen ought to make life easier for White Sox manager Robin Ventura, who looked at times last year as though he didn’t have a handle on the relief corps.

     
  • Crystal Lake couple, 6 others charged in $600,000 tax scheme Jan 26, 2015 5:45 AM
    A Crystal Lake couple and six others face charges in what federal authorities are calling a $600,000 tax scheme; Aurora and St. Charles police departments are gearing up for their spring citizen police academies.

     
  • How can you be certain refinancing will save you money? Jan 24, 2015 12:00 AM
    How can you be certain that refinancing will save you money? Introducing the Integrated Refinance Calculator.

     
  • Sale by owner usually means no Realtor commission Jan 24, 2015 12:01 AM
    Q. We plan to sell our home on our own and our question is: If a Realtor brings their client to see our home and they purchase it, will we be obligated to pay any commission to them?

     
  • Owner who does not pay assessments can be charged to fix unit Jan 24, 2015 12:01 AM
    Q. By court order, our association recently took possession of a unit from a unit owner who did not pay assessments. The unit is filthy and several appliances do not work or are missing. What can the association do about this?

     
  • Rozner: On paper, White Sox’ turnaround impressive Jan 24, 2015 8:57 PM
    They don’t play the games on paper, but the White Sox appear to have closed the gap on Detroit while Kansas City has taken a step back, and the baseball world is understandably surprised that the Sox have spun an ocean liner in a bath tub.

     
  • Rozner: There was more to Mr. Cub than meets the eye Jan 24, 2015 9:10 PM
    Barry Rozner: There was more to Mr. Cub than most people ever knew, and when I discovered that about Ernie Banks, I never thought of him the same way again.

     
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