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  • Imrem: College football no longer land of make-believe Oct 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    This weekend's big Notre Dame-Florida State game is a prime example of why it's so difficult to even pretend anymore that college football is an innocent school activity.

  • With Graham out, can Saints shoulder fantasy load? Oct 15, 2014 7:22 PM
    How will Jimmy Graham's injury affect Drew Brees and the Saints? for starters, John Dietz is apprehensive about QB Dew Brees' numbers until Graham returns. As for the rest of the Saints' point producers? It’s a conundrum, for sure.

  • Right time for Wheaton North to honor Helm Oct 15, 2014 8:24 PM
    Fifty is a magical number. Wheaton North is in the midst of its 50th anniversary. Saturday it’ll honor a man there at the beginning, Wheaton North’s first athletic director and boys basketball coach, Dick Helm.

  • Tri-Cities volleyball teams prepare for stacked sectional Oct 15, 2014 10:11 AM
    Perhaps the Illinois High School Association knew exactly what it was doing when the decision came to shuffle a few girls volleyball sectional tournament alignments this season. Maybe the decision was just by chance — call it the luck of the draw. Whatever the case, the upcoming Class 4A Bartlett sectional field promises to be one of the most competitive in recent memory. I say it borders on almost being unfair.

  • KUKEC: $10,000 for a TV? LG says its OLED is worth it Oct 16, 2014 3:52 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features the new HYPERLINK ""Ultra HD OLED 4K 65-inch TV from LG Electronics USA Inc., which has operations in Lincolnshire. The company recently launched this new TV that costs about $10,000. It will be available for consumers for about $10,000 in early November. Another 77-inch version, costing roughly $25,000, will be available early next year.

  • A heckler’s reasoning on immigration Oct 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    Columnist Ruben Navarrette: When someone puts herself at risk to make a point, the rest of us might ask why she stuck her neck out. But she could just as well turn the question around and ask us why we stayed silent. I asked Blanca Hernandez — a 31-year-old undocumented immigrant, “dreamer” and heckler — if that’s how she felt recently as security escorted her out of a swanky gala for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute where President Obama was speaking.

  • Hundreds to run, walk in Lisle’s Scarecrow Scramble Oct 14, 2014 12:05 PM
    Lisle’s 10th annual Scarecrow Scramble steps off Saturday evening as part of an event that celebrates almost every aspect of autumn.

  • Grayslake North’s Steinhoff nets weekly honor at Concordia Oct 14, 2014 4:13 PM
    Junior Liz Steinhoff of Chicago-Concordia University was honored by the school as an Athlete of the Week for her work on the tennis courts against Lakeland College. The 2012 graduate of Grayslake North High School defeated Shyenne Gennette 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2 singles as the Cougars won the meet, 8-1.

  • A president lacking menace Oct 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Columnist Richard Cohen: Tell me something: What do you think would happen if the United States concludes that Iran has been cheating and delaying and is about to pop a fully functional nuclear weapons program? Would President Obama respond by joining Israel to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities to smithereens — or would he stall and equivocate? My bet is the latter and so, just to double down, is what I bet the Iranians are betting. They have taken the measure of Obama. He lacks menace.

  • A remedy for high turnover Oct 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    Columnist Catherine Rampell: One of the challenges that advocates are discussing here in Apsen, Colo., at an anti-poverty conference in Aspen — yes, I realize the irony — is getting buy-in from the private sector. How do you convince companies that social spending and government “handouts” are good for the bottom line? Randy Osmun has a pitch: reduced employee turnover.

  • Bulldogs winners without Gurley Oct 14, 2014 5:18 AM
    The Georgia Bulldogs managed to pull off a very convincing win over Missouri on Saturday, and Mike North believes the team was making a powerful statement to Todd Gurley, their suspended running back.

  • Bad uncle’s random gift giving needs to be addressed Oct 14, 2014 12:20 PM
    Reader has a brother who will give gifts to some nieces and nephews during the holidays and not others. She wants to know how to address this rude behavior.

  • Naperville Rotarians continue fight against polio Oct 14, 2014 2:14 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick shares some of the efforts Naperville Rotarians are undertaking to help with the club's long-running battle against polio throughout the world.

  • Krzysko quickly a hit in Arkansas’ lineup Oct 15, 2014 1:56 PM
    It was less than two years ago when area softball fans were watching one of the all-time best displays of home run hitting. Loren Krzysko became Barrington’s all-time home run hitter in the spring of 2012 when the 2012 Daily Herald all-area honorary softball captain belted a school-record 18 and finished her career with 42. Both numbers rank No. 9 on the all-time IHSA list.Krzysko is now a redshirt freshman for Arkansas, which opened its fall softball season 10 days ago. Guess her hit the first homer of the season for the Razorbacks? In the second game of a doubleheader with Oklahoma State, Krzysko had 4 hits including a homer as the Razorbacks won 14-5 to gain a split with the Razorbacks.

  • Baking Secrets: Annie scares up a monster of a cookie Oct 14, 2014 6:00 AM
    Bakers often strive for perfection; however keeping things rustic in Halloween desserts allows for the seasonal spirt to set the stage. Unusual ingredients and techniques come together to create a visual cue that reaches back into our memories of experiences. This Halloween Annie Overboe pushed aside darling cupcakes; they just don’t possess a spooky reputation. Monster cookies, however, sound gargantuan and scary.

  • Addison Trail has something to prove against Glenbard West Oct 14, 2014 8:16 PM
    Outside of Blackhawk Nation, please stand up if you predicted West Aurora’s overtime victory over Waubonsie Valley. Yeah, didn’t think so. If you’re not yet convinced that 2014 is a football season to expect the unexpected, it’s time to wake up to the truth.

  • Imrem: Blackhawks strong enough to bear the burden Oct 15, 2014 12:08 PM
    With Chicago's other sports franchises roaming the countryside like "The Walking Dead," the Blackhawks bear the burden of being the only local "it" team.

  • Fear of ebola takes political turn Oct 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    Columnist Gene Lyons: One afternoon two weeks ago, I did my best to calm a friend who’d become fearful that her son would contract Ebola in Syria.

  • Gum disease can harm more than just your mouth Oct 13, 2014 5:45 AM
    Q: Why is it important to keep my gums healthy? What are the consequences of gum disease?

  • How to smooth family business relationships Oct 13, 2014 5:21 AM
    Families can build great businesses - productive, profitable and long-lasting. But family businesses can end badly, too - flaming out in generational issues or squabbles.

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