Football Focus 2014

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  • The audacity of Greg Orman Oct 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    Columnist Byron York: For many Republicans, the real problem with Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman is not that he is a cipher. It’s the suspicion that his entire campaign is a ruse.

     
  • Dietz: Chasing points can leave owners out of breath Oct 22, 2014 8:11 PM
    Chasing the points in fantasy football normally doesn't work. Hot one week, gone the next. The solution to helping your team for the rest of the season is to identify players who may not be sexy but who can give you a steady stream of points week in and week out. John Dietz identifies those players this in this week's column.

     
  • Lutzenkirchen family making something positive of terrible loss Oct 22, 2014 10:25 PM
    The absolute worst scenario any parent could face is the death of a child. Mike and Mary Lutzenkirchen suffered that loss when their son Philip, a winner on and off the football field at Auburn, died in a single-vehicle accident in the early morning of June 29.

     
  • Rozner: Bears' Trestman failing on football decisions Oct 22, 2014 5:26 AM
    The Bears are now flailing in the deep end. Lose this next game and the season is over at 3-5, with a 7-1 finish as likely as Marc Trestman joining the next season of “Archer," Barry Rozner says.

     
  • Halloween fun rules Batavia at BatFest Oct 22, 2014 10:01 PM
    If you venture into downtown Batavia this Saturday, beware of small projectiles. A pumpkin seed spitting contest and marshmallow shooting contest are among the newest offerings at BatFest, Batavia's celebration of the Halloween season.

     
  • Imrem: It’s time to add teams to baseball party Oct 22, 2014 10:14 PM
    Baseball's postseason has been so good that the new commissioner should propose adding playoff teams, series and games.

     
  • Jackson: Mostly solitary success on a newly discovered stream Oct 22, 2014 8:14 PM
    Fishing alone can be great fun, but there's nothing like bumping into a kindred spirit streamside by sheer happenstance.

     
  • Griffin: Some residents taxed twice for sheriff patrols Oct 22, 2014 4:59 AM
    Taxpayers from unincorporated areas in four DuPage County townships are spending an extra $530,648 this year to pay for special sheriff's patrols. While voters approved paying for the special patrols more than two decades ago, some are questioning it since those costs will balloon over the next four years.

     
  • How bad will our winter be? A caterpillar can tell you. Oct 22, 2014 3:28 PM
    Memories of last year's icy winter are etched in our minds. Many are wondering what's in store this winter. Look no farther than the woolly bear caterpillar. Like Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned groundhog who predicts the coming of spring, the woolly bear caterpillar is said to predict the winter ahead.

     
  • Jacobs hoping its Halloween treat is a playoff game Oct 22, 2014 9:09 PM
    Jacobs football coach Bill Mitz doesn’t have anything against trick or treaters. It’s just that for the last 26 years he has rarely been home to hand out candy. Mitz is usually either coaching in or preparing his teams for the IHSA playoffs. His Stevenson teams made the playoffs 21 straight seasons from 1989-2009.

     
  • Red light pause leads to thoughts of pioneer William Dunton Oct 21, 2014 4:01 PM
    Arlington Heights history columnist Margery Frisbie reminisces about town founder William Dunton while stopped at a red light on Arlington Heigts Road, an old Indian trail that ran through his property.

     
  • Strong finish for Wheaton’s Streelman Oct 21, 2014 6:01 PM
    Chicago’s golf season may be in its final days as far as 2014 goes, but you wouldn’t know it by developments over the last few days. Len Ziehm takes a look at the PGA Tour, where Wheaton’s Kevin Streelman made a final-round charge in the Shriners Hospital for Children’s Open in Las Vegas on Sunday. Ziehm also has the latest on the LPGA's International Crown event coming in 2016 to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

     
  • Constable: Teens eclipse expectations for observatory Oct 21, 2014 5:44 AM
    The Henize Observatory at Harper College will offer unique views of Thursday afternoon's partial solar eclipse. But it also features plenty of Saturday night opportunities for star-gazing thanks to a team of teenagers.

     
  • Lean and lovin’ it: ATK cookbooks help slow cooker novices get into the groove Oct 21, 2014 6:00 AM
    Don Mauer says he launched his slow cooker adventure without a cookbook as a compass for guidance. To make future slow cooking forays easier he sought out a reliable cookbook that could make my slow-cooking learning path less bumpy. He found the "Slow Cooker Revolution" books by the people at American Test Kitchen.

     
  • Culinary adventures: Limoncello brings families together for holiday Oct 21, 2014 6:00 AM
    Limoncello is an Italian lemon cordial with roots dating back to the 1900s and Italy’s Amalfi coast. While the exact birthplace of limoncello may be debated, all agree it is the yellow peel, or “citron,” of ripe and wrinkled lemons harvested between February and October, that adds key flavor to this sunny concoction. Learn how to make this liqueur at home in time for holiday gift giving.

     
  • Carpentersville’s Trendy Tots resale shop to close in November Oct 21, 2014 3:25 PM
    After three years of buying and selling fashionable children’s clothing along the Randall Road corridor, Trendy Tots in Carpentersville is closing its doors for good. Its last day will be Nov. 22.

     
  • How to close that pay gap Oct 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    Columnist Catherine Rampell: Don’t ask. Just trust that the system will reward you for your compliance.That is the message Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella delivered last week, when prodded for advice to give women who are reluctant to request raises.

     
  • Is Illinois ready for criminal justice reform? Oct 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    Guest Columnist Pamela Rodriguez: More than ever before, there is real opportunity to enact tangible criminal justice reforms.

     
  • North: Random thoughts as Bears look for clues Oct 21, 2014 5:18 AM
    Mike North can’t help his mind from wandering, so while the Bears try to fix what went wrong against the Miami Dolphins he lets loose with some random thoughts.

     
  • Gregor: Why the Royals will win World Series Oct 21, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Royals are back in the World Series for the first time since 1985 after sweeping their way through the American League playoffs. White Sox beat writer Scot Gregor is tempted to predict another sweep in the Fall Classic, but he'll settle for Kansas City taking down the San Francisco Giants in 6 games.

     
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