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  • Gun charge dropped against retired cop Jun 10, 2014 12:58 PM
    Lake County officials on Tuesday dropped the gun charage filed against a retired Indiana police officer who was accused of trying to carry a concealed weapon into the BMW Championship golf tournament in Lake Forest last year.

     
  • Hoffman Estates Chamber fishing derby Saturday Jun 6, 2014 12:16 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce will host its 19th annual Community Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at South Ridge Lake, 1450 Freeman Road in Hoffman Estates. On-site registration costs $5 and children as young as 2 years old are eligible to participate.

     
  • College stars coming out for John Deere Classic Jun 4, 2014 10:11 PM
    Illinois’ only PGA Tour event of 2014 has thrived by appealing to young players, and director Clair Peterson saw no reason to change that approach when he announced his sponsor exemptions for the John Deere Classic this week. Peterson invited four of the best college stars to battle the PGA Tour players in the 44th staging of the $4.7 million tournament, which runs July 7-13 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL, near the Quad Cities. Len Ziehm has more in his weekly golf column.

     
  • Golf with a sports star June 25 Jun 2, 2014 5:11 PM
    Golf foursomes will be paired with a retired professional athlete at the Hoffman Estates Parks Foundation’s annual Scott R. Triphahn Celebri-tee Golf Outing June 25.

     
  • Conway Farms to host 2015 BMW Championship May 29, 2014 4:50 PM
    After earning the coveted “Tournament of the Year” Award in 2013 from the PGA Tour, Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest was rewarded Thursday when it was named as host of the 2015 BMW Championship. The 2013 BMW Championship, which raised more than $2.3 million for the Evans Scholars Foundation, attracted more than 130,000 spectators. Lake County officials also credit it with an economic impact of more than $30 million.

     
  • Area golfers spread out for U.S. Open qualifiers May 27, 2014 2:50 PM
    Lots of golfers with ties to Illinois are still in the mix to compete in the U.S. Open, which features 10 qualifying sectionals on Monday across the country. Len Ziehm has the latest in this week's golf column, including where Carlos Sainz Jr. of Elgin and Vince India of Deerfield are likely headed.

     
  • Fox Trot in Elgin marks unofficial start of summer May 24, 2014 3:48 PM
    The sound of the gun that preceded the Elgin Valley Fox Trot was more than just a signal to run or walk. It also served as an usher for the unofficial start of summer in Elgin. The 37th annual event attracted 2,224 runners and walkers willing to test their physical limits with 10-mile and 5K runs, or to take a 2-mile stroll for charity.

     
  • Montgomerie finds comfort zone on Champions Tour May 24, 2014 8:05 PM
    Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie is in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but he has yet to win a tournament in the United States. That could change Sunday when he takes a 1-shot lead over Germany’s Bernhard Langer into the final round of the 75th PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

     
  • Ailing Stadler hoping to defend Encompass title May 20, 2014 2:42 PM
    Chicago’s only pro tour stop of 2014, the Encompass Championship at North Shore Country Club,, is less than a month away, and. defending champion Craig Stadler has some health issues that have sidelined him for most of this year. Len Ziehm has more

     
  • Malm’s 3-peat one for the books May 15, 2014 9:57 PM
    Curtis Malm had a chance to make some significant golf history on Thursday, and he didn’t disappoint. The new head professional at White Eagle in Naperville won his third straight title in the 63rd Illinois PGA Match Play Championship at Kemper Lakes in Long Grove.

     
  • Deerfield’s India fires a sizzling 61 May 6, 2014 4:30 PM
    Deerfield product Vince India has been struggling as a rookie on the PGA’s satellite Web.com Tour this year, but he didn’t struggle on Monday in a local qualifier for the U.S. Open. The former University of Iowa golfer shot a 10-under-par 61 to earn medalist honors in a local qualifier at Waterlefe, in Sarasota, Fla. Len Ziehm also takes a look at Curtis Malm and his bid for a third striaght Illinois PGA Match Play title.I

     
  • GiGi’s Playhouse Dash for Down syndrome June 8 Apr 30, 2014 9:26 AM
    Registration is now open for the 11th annual GiGi’s Playhouse 5K Fun Run, 1-mile walk, Dash for Down syndrome, taking place Sunday, June 8 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Last year, more than 3,000 people of all ages participated in the event.

     
  • 3 area golfers battle on Web.com Tour Apr 29, 2014 11:56 AM
    Golf columnist Len Ziehm checks out the Web.com Tour starts for three former suburban golf stars — Vince India (Deerfield), Andy Pope (Glen Ellyn) and Carlos Sainz Jr. (Elgin) — who are hoping to do well enough to play their way on to the big circuit in 2015.

     
  • Big Ten golf titles on the line this spring Apr 22, 2014 6:35 PM
    Illinois and Northwestern have become perennial contenders for the men’s and women’s golf titles in the Big Ten Conference, and that’ll again be the case when collegiate postseason play begins this weekend. The NU women shared last year’s Big Ten title and are the highest-ranked conference team (No. 12) in the national polls. Last year coach Emily Fletcher’s team shared the title with Purdue, giving NU its first Big Ten crown in women’s golf. This year’s team doesn’t have any seniors and will defend on a different course starting on Friday.

     
  • Schaumburg Boomers ALS charity game May 12 Apr 17, 2014 12:44 PM
    The Schaumburg Boomers will play a charity game against the Les Turner All-Stars at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 12 to benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s battle against Lou Gehrig’s disease.Tickets for the charity game are on sale now through the Boomers box office for a suggested donation of $10.

     
  • Most area courses battling winter damage Apr 15, 2014 5:26 PM
    Chicago golfers beware. In most years virtually all Chicago courses are in full swing by the time the Masters tournament tees off in April. This year that wasn’t the case, and that’s not all. The Midwest Golf Course Superintendents Assn. is conducting a survey of its courses this week and executive director Luke Cella doesn’t expect the results to be encouraging.

     
  • Local pros struggling as they prep for Masters Apr 8, 2014 6:08 PM
    The 80th playing of the Masters tournament, which begins Thursday at Georgia’s Augusta National, won’t be like any previous stagings of golf’s first major championship of the year. Golf columnist Len Ziehm looks at the locals players in this year's tournament, and the first father-son qualifiers to play in the same Masters.

     
  • Schaumburg Boomers announce 2014 promotions Mar 27, 2014 1:30 PM
    Ninety-eight years earlier than promised, the Schaumburg Boomers baseball team will celebrate their Frontier League championship throughout their coming third season at Boomer Stadium with a summer full of fun promotions.

     
  • Getting into the swing of golf season at subscriber event Mar 26, 2014 9:36 PM
    With the Masters just two weeks away, Daily Herald subscribers got a jump on the golf season by taking part in a discussion Wednesday night with veteran sports writers Mike Spellman and Len Ziehm.

     
  • Top figure skaters set to compete at Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Mar 26, 2014 1:26 PM
    U.S. Figure Skating has chosen Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre Arena as the host venue for the 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America. Last year's event featured performances from dozens of world-class skaters, including 2014 Olympic medalists Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Jason Brown and Ashley Wagner.

     
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