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  • Wheeling selects four for high school Hall of Fame Jan 19, 2015 1:27 PM
    The latest additions to the Wheeling High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be officially introduced at halftime of the Wildcats’ 6 p.m. boys basketball game against Rolling Meadows this Saturday night. Rick Benedetto, Brian Lichtenberger, Ann Kent Haller and Tom McManus will be recognized as the Class of 2015 in a special ceremony at approximately 7 p.m. A reception will be held in the cafeteria after the game.

  • Cook jumping to it at Lewis Jan 19, 2015 1:34 PM
    Amber Cook was a four-year varsity letter winner for Warren High School’s track and field team.Her specialty was the triple jump, in which she was a three-time North Suburban Conference champion. You could say she has successfully made the jump to the collegiate level. Now a junior for Lewis College, Cook recently scored a victory and NCAA Provisional mark with a leap of 11.59m (38’ 1/4”) at the Flyer’ own women’s track and field team to the Illiana Invitational title.

  • Imrem: Suddenly, Hawks can’t stop anybody either Jan 19, 2015 5:30 AM
    The epidemic has spread from Soldier Field to the United Center. Now, the Madhouse on Madison has become downright maddening. The problem circulating throughout the town’s sports arteries is leaky defense … something new for local sports fans to be concerned about.

  • Bulls, planes and Girl Scouts: Wheaton executive looks for next accomplishment Jan 19, 2015 8:31 AM
    Kukec's People features Kathy Hopinkah Hannan of Wheaton, who has run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, jumped from an airplane and ran the New York Marathon, Now the KPMG executive is the first Native American as the board leaders for national Girl Scouts.

  • Former carpenter now customizes motorcycles Jan 19, 2015 12:00 AM
    For many years, Tony Prust honed his skills working as a carpenter. However, his more creative, mechanical side wanted to come out, and he started customizing motorcycles. The next step was opening his own shop, Analog Motorcycles in Gurnee.

  • Arlington Hts. native goes face-to-face with wolves Jan 20, 2015 5:34 AM
    Growing up in Arlington Heights, E.J. Horstman always had an interest in animals and the outdoors, and television shows like “Crocodile Hunter” and its star, the late Steve Irwin, helped fuel his passion. Now in his mid-20s, Horstman is living his dream. Not as a crocodile hunter, mind you, but as a wildlife filmmaker, with segments on the National Geographic and Animal Planet cable television channels to his credit. Horstman left last week to film his latest project, “Big Cats of India,” for Animal Planet, but when he returns he plans to resume his main passion: filming wolves.

  • Algonquin Commons to host Ladies Night Out Jan 19, 2015 9:32 PM
    If you’re a lady, you’re in luck. Algonquin Commons is hosting a special Ladies Night Out event this month at the Randall Road mall that will feature discounts, food samples and fun. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the mall in Algonquin.

  • Culture change may be needed to boost results Jan 19, 2015 5:00 AM
    Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall looks at what to do when the company culture and workplace atmosphere has gone negative.

  • Imrem: Bears need to say ‘Jay isn’t our quarterback’ Jan 19, 2015 9:31 PM
    Come on, guys, this isn’t all that complicated. Just rip the Band-Aid off in one yank and get the whole Jay Cutler thing over with. The divorce would be more symbolic than anything else. Just by being around, Cutler would compromise the new culture Ryan Pace and John Fox have to instill in the Bears.

  • Rozner: Bears’ Fox brings history, humility Jan 19, 2015 2:48 PM
    John Fox arrives at a good time for the Bears. There is a huge mess to clean up and Fox has a history of waste management. He’s done it before and there’s no reason to think he can’t do it again.

  • Should election process join 21st Century? Jan 18, 2015 1:01 AM
    Aw, c'mon, laments Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director. This is the 21st Century. Why shouldn't the people running for local offices be required to provide phone numbers and email addresses when they submit their nominating papers?

  • Statistics say to avoid tax cuts, but fund schools Jan 18, 2015 1:01 AM
    Guest columnist Ralph Martire: Gov. Rauner has indicated support for two very different approaches to stimulating the economy. So what does the evidence say about which approach will most likely pay dividends? As it turns out, plenty.

  • ‘Family math’ doesn’t always add up Jan 18, 2015 1:01 AM
    Math can be complicated for many of us, our Ken Potts says, but "family math" -- what makes our families tick -- can be even trickier.

  • Career Coach Q&A: Dealing with a disruption, being stuck in the middle Jan 18, 2015 7:36 AM
    Career Coach Joyce E.A. Russell answers reader questions.

  • Work Advice: Dealing with a bad editor and someone who calls you a bad writer Jan 18, 2015 7:36 AM
    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

  • Constable: Push to keep ‘special’ in these Olympics Jan 18, 2015 7:30 AM
    The Special Olympics provide plenty of wonderful moments for young athletes with developmental and intelectual disabilities. While figure skaters such as Abby Stanton of Lake in the Hills worry about the future of their sport after glitches following a change in venue, Dave Breen, president of Special Olympics Illinois, promises the organization is dedicated to solving the problems and seeing skating thrive.

  • New owners seek legal help over problem home Jan 18, 2015 12:01 AM
    Q. My wife and I purchased our first home about two months ago. Since the day we took possession, we have had nothing but problems. It seems like almost every day brings a new adventure.

  • Wait for a warmer season before sealing driveway Jan 18, 2015 12:01 AM
    Q. My son moved down to Nashville a few weeks ago, and he keeps sending me messages saying how much warmer it is down there, but they received a bit of the arctic blast as well.

  • Headlights often dim as cars get older Jan 18, 2015 12:01 AM
    With the age of cars on U.S. streets and highways averaging 11.4 years, it is clear we are keeping our vehicles longer and longer. There is no doubt that today’s vehicles are built better, look better and are lasting longer than the vehicles in the not so distant past!

  • Rozner: Cubs are finally talking about winning Jan 18, 2015 7:45 AM
    The Cubs have gone from knowing they would finish last to talking about finishing first, and no one is sorry about that.

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