Articles filed under Constable, Burt

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  • Constable: Suburbs paved path for WIU's star Mar 23, 2015 5:48 AM
    Basketball tourneys in Libertyville helped Ashley Luke make the transitition from Wisconsin to Illinois. Now the Western Illinois University basketball star joins legends such as Candace Parker and Elana Delle Donne by being named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for all of Division I women's basketball.

  • Constable: Sounds of love, froggy-style Mar 19, 2015 10:37 AM
    None of their mating calls sounds remotely sexy to the untrained suburban ear. But frogs are important barometers of environmental health, so Cosley Zoo in Wheaton is looking to teach volunteers how to identify who's making all that noise.

  • Constable: March Malaise for Illinois basketball fans Mar 17, 2015 5:26 AM
    Our neighbor to the north has a No. 1 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament with Wisconsin and star player Frank Kaminsky from Benet Academy in Lisle. Meanwhile, Illinois sends two disappointed teams limping into the NIT tourney.

  • Constable: March Madness for cricket fans Mar 15, 2015 7:30 AM
    For suburban cricket fans, March Madness will bring us the winner of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. “It's bigger than soccer, American football, baseball, basketball,” says Shiraz Najam, 37, who plays cricket all summer long and also serves as president of the Midwest Cricket Confrence, which boasts 52 teams playing in 560 games during the 20-week season.

  • Constable: Bill would make guns safer — for shooters Mar 12, 2015 8:58 AM
    Finally, a gun bill in Springfield aims to protect Illinois residents from the health damage caused by guns. But only if you are the person pulling the trigger. “There are a lot of veterans, a lot of hunters and shooters, who have suffered hearing loss,” Rep. Brandon Phelps, a Democrat from Downstate Harrisburg, has told reporters who have written about his proposal to curb that problem.

  • Constable: Long, strange trip for Grateful Dead relics Mar 10, 2015 5:30 AM
    Tickets for the sold-out Grateful Dead concert in July at Soldier Field list online for a couple of grand. But how much would someone pay for Jerry Garcia's old file cabinet? We'll find out in April when Donley Auctions in Union sells a host of ecclectic items during the Grateful Dead Family Jubilee Auction.

  • Constable: Teen's Eagle Scout project is a Blackhawks Harley Mar 9, 2015 6:19 AM
    For his Eagle Scout project, Round Lake's Garret Walton is restoring and customizing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in honor of the Chicago Blackhawks to be donated to the Ronald McDonald Charities. I wanted to do something different,” says Garret, a 14-year-old Grant Community High School freshman from Round Lake.

  • Constable: Big Brother? Uncle Sam uses your census answers Mar 5, 2015 5:44 AM
    If you are one of the chosen suburanites who received a U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, don't blow it off. The future is in your hands. “Since 2005, the American Community Survey has produced an annual overall survey response rate of around 97 percent,” says James Treat, chief of the American Community Survey Office.

  • Constable: 3 years in Schaumburg hotel, book on Guyana emerges Mar 3, 2015 1:34 PM
    Growing up in a mining town in the jungles of Guyana, Conrad Taylor became that South American nation's first person accepted into West Point. Perhaps even more impressive is that he wrote his award-winning biography while living in a Schaumburg hotel for three years.

  • Constable: Runner shirtless every winter day Mar 1, 2015 7:45 AM
    An avid runner, 61-year-old Mason Saadat of Arlington Heights has become a legend among suburban runners for his habit of running shirtless throughout the winter. “He’s probably the most eccentric runner in the area,” says Mark Rouse, who has a store that caters to runners.

  • Constable: Newly found film shows Eastland horrors Feb 26, 2015 12:25 AM
    Century-old film footage of the Eastland Disaster on the Chicago River has been discovered, showing in silent black-and-white footage the recovery of some of the 844 bodies. The Arlington Heights-based Eastland Disaster Historical Society released the graphic video on Wednesday.

  • Constable: Nearly naked winter runner roams Arlington Hts. Mar 1, 2015 11:05 AM
    An avid runner, 61-year-old Mason Saadat of Arlington Heights has become a legend among suburban runners for his habit of running shirtless throughout the winter. “He’s probably the most eccentric runner in the area,” says Mark Rouse, who has a store that caters to runners.

  • Constable: Tooth Fairy payouts outperform stocks Feb 24, 2015 5:39 AM
    A new survey out of Oak Brook says the Tooth Fairy shelled out a record $255 million on baby teeth last year. But local kids don't make as much per tooth as kids in other states or Canada.

  • Constable: From convent to Sisterhood of Honey Bears Feb 24, 2015 9:43 AM
    A reunion of the Honey Bears, who've been in hibernation from Chicago Bears games since Super Bowl XX, will raise money for a charity in Addison on Friday. Once on the path to be a nun, Wheaton's Cathy Core founded that group and directed the Luvabulls.

  • Constable: 'Thanks Mister Banks' song might get us thinking spring Feb 19, 2015 5:25 AM
    It's 3 degrees. Snow now qualifies for full-time residency. But four little words proclaim today that spring is on its way: “Pitchers and catchers report.” Alll we need is a little mood music, and "Thanks Mister Banks," written by an Arlington Heights man, works for me.

  • Constable: 70 years to earn college degree Feb 16, 2015 5:36 AM
    He's embarrassed by all the attention he's getting for his decades of procrastination, but Mount Prospect Chris Kallimani might be the only 90-year-old World War II veteran to earn his bachelor's degree 70 years after he started college.

  • Constable: Hard to build Valentine for guys Feb 12, 2015 12:13 PM
    Valentine's Day is such a "women's holiday," with ads aimed at male shoppers and storefronts dedicated to "gifts for her." But Berland's House of Tools offers a bit of perspective.

  • Constable: Clowns, farmers among online Valentine’s dating options Feb 10, 2015 8:00 AM
    There's still time to find the perfect date for Valentine's Day if you are willing to wade through the plethora of online dating services. And if you'd rather date a clown, well there's a dating service for that, too.

  • Service dogs help people in wheelchairs navigate winter Feb 9, 2015 5:42 AM
    Snow-packed sidewalks, icy pavement, dirty slush and bitter cold all conspire to make it tough sledding for people who use wheelchairs in the suburbs. But women training this week hope to get through it all with a pull from their new companion dogs.

  • Constable: Ebola is not what devastated this Elgin couple Feb 6, 2015 5:28 AM
    Once confined to Africa, Asia, Europe and a few island locales,the mosquito-borne illness chikungunya now is in the United States. Ted and Michelle Rosener of Elgin, who picked up the bug on vacation in Jamaica, know how bad it can be. “On a scale of zero to 10, it's a 12 easy, and you could add a zero after that,” says Michelle Roesner.

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