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How Hawthorn Woods businessman vanquished Mount Everest
Joel Schauer is in elite company, having reached the summit of Mount Everest this month after two previous trips were called off. “No matter where you’re at in life or what you’re doing, if you persevere, something good is going to happen,” said Schauer, who returned from Nepal Wednesday.
How Motorola Solutions camera, intelligence software make policing safer
Police departments around the world are rolling out body-worn cameras, the latest in law enforcement technology, and Motorola Solutions is vying to lead the field with a new design that's already being tested by Waukegan Police, who have good things to say about it.
Constable: Chess bonds players, 83 and 19
The difference in age evaporates when 83-year-old chess legend Helen Warren plays her weekly game against Jonathan Moore, a 19-year-old server in the dining room at Beacon Hill senior living residences in Lombard.
Grammar Moses: You read this column, while I write it. Or do you?
Regular reader Jamie Daniel of Geneva writes me from time to time with column ideas. She will admit she has seen a great deal of change in everyday English over the course of her long life, and not all of it is easy to swallow.
Storm reaches South Carolina shore
Tropical Depression Bonnie has reached the South Carolina coast, bringing heavy rain and the rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend
Spanish court rules not to extradite suspect in art fraud
A Spanish court has ruled that one of two brothers charged with perpetrating an art swindle valued at $33 million should not be extradited for trial in the United States
Woman fleeing robbery in Chicago hit by truck, dies
A Chicago woman who was fleeing from an armed robbery with her boyfriend has died after being hit by a truck on Lake Shore Drive
Kuwait food firm Americana says deal off to sell big stake
Kuwait Food Company says a planned deal involving the sale of a majority stake in the company has been called off after the parties involved failed to reach an agreement
UK Coastguard rescues 19 people in dinghy in English Channel
The British Coastguard has rescued 19 people from the English Channel after their inflatable boat started to take on water
Fire at Ukrainian home for the elderly kills 17, injures 5
Ukraine's emergency services say a pre-dawn fire has swept through a private home for the elderly, killing 17 people and injuring five others
Rain washes out attempt to set record Greek sirtaki dance
Torrential rain dashes hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for the famous sirtaki Greek dance
Erdogan ally wins vote of confidence in Turkish parliament
Turkey's new government, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's loyal ally, has easily won a vote of confidence in parliament
German nationalist slammed over black soccer player comment
A top member of a rising German nationalist party is drawing criticism for saying many people wouldn't want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany's national soccer team whose father was born in Ghana, as their neighbor
The Latest: Hollande, Merkel visit Verdun, WWI battle site
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have traveled to Verdun, to honor the martyred city in western France that was almost entirely in ruins at the end of World War I
AP PHOTOS: Refugees who made a train to nowhere their home
Before catching the world's attention, Idomeni was a sleepy village on the Greek border with Macedonia, the last stop on the train before heading into the Balkans and onto western Europe
UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks
The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe
Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who fixed ropes to Everest summit
Nepal celebrated Everest Day by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain
UK Conservative Party dispute over immigration escalates
Senior Conservative Party members in Britain have intensified their attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron with an open letter accusing him of misleading the public over immigration
Veterans sites in California, Kentucky, Virginia damaged
Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia, were damaged
Search for missing teen on Northern California coast ends
Authorities called off on Saturday a search along a Northern California creek for a teenager who was last seen being abducted by an armed acquaintance after investigators found no signs of the girl
German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun
France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle of World War I
In Asia Pacific, a tense game of political brinksmanship
American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations
Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue
Suspect arrested after Georgia deputy shot during in face
A suspect was arrested after a sheriff's deputy was shot in the face during a traffic stop south of Atlanta, Georgia authorities said
3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and Texas
At least three people are missing after torrential rain in Texas and Kansas led to flooding that inundated rivers, washed out roads and left four people dead
Indiana business modernizes centuries-old yurt structures
Indianapolis business growing with its modernization of centuries-old yurt structures
Northern Indiana teens produce video on technology addiction
Video by northern Indiana teens on technology addiction sends them to national competition
Today in History
Today in History
Images: Wheaton Warrenville South High School graduation
Wheaton Warrenville South High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 28 at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.
Images: Icons of Hoffman Estates
Hoffman Estates is a quintessential Northwest suburb whose entire history from barns and still undeveloped land to state-of-the-art corporate campuses, arenas and medical centers can be seen on a drive through the sprawling community in 2016.
European Tour chief: Changes must be made to Wentworth
Significant improvements must be made to the West Course at Wentworth by its new Chinese owners if it is to continue hosting the European Tour's flagship event, the head of the tour said Sunday
The Latest: Raonic out of French Open
Milos Raonic is out of the French Open, losing to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the fourth round
Muguruza into French Open quarters; Raonic out
Garbine Muguruza is into the French Open quarterfinals for the third straight year
Tens of thousands welcome Madrid back home after CL title
Tens of thousands of fans endured the rain to greet Real Madrid players as they returned home early Sunday from their triumph in the Champions League final
LEADING OFF: Utley, Mets get 1 more showdown; Perez hurt
LEADING OFF: Utley, Mets get 1 more showdown; Royals hope for good news on Perez; Sale, Cueto, Hill, Kershaw in action
Miguel Sano's 3 RBIs leads Minnesota past Seattle 6-5
Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer in the first inning and drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the seventh and the Minnesota Twins won their third straight with a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night
Keuchel finishes strong to end skid; Astros beat Angels 4-2
Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel pitched seven innings to snap a personal five-game losing streak and Jason Castro hit a go-ahead two-run homer to lift the Houston Astros over the Los Angeles Angels 4-2
Arlington and Hawthorne selections for Sunday’s races
Here is today’s link to Daily Herald thoroughbred racing handicapper Joe Kristufek’s selections for Arlington International Racecourse on Sunday. Joe Mazzone’s selections for harness racing at Hawthorne Racecourse are also included here.
Summer job pay leaves teen’s parent cold
If the summer job your son wants pays too little, perhaps he could fill in the gaps with a side gig or odd jobs, as many adults have to do when the chosen day job doesn’t cover the rent. It’s a good opportunity for him to practice setting priorities and finding balance while he still has the parental safety net.
Career Coach: Take the day off. It might lead to a better decision.
Too many companies push forward at a hectic pace and make snap judgments on big decisions. In fact, firms often reward managers for making quick, automatic decisions. But sometimes they can get so caught up in the fast pace of business that they do not take the time to pause, reflect, and to consider the bigger picture.
The one time it’s OK to pile up credit-card debt
Sometimes a credit card can come in handy. When workers lose their jobs, a new study found, a higher credit limit allows them to take longer to find a new one.
How do you find a ﬁnancial adviser? Ask a friend
How do you find a financial adviser? “Start with friends and relatives,” says Theodore Daniels, founder of the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development. “A lot of practices are based on referrals and relationships. But if you don’t have those, look to the CFP Board of Standards. ”
How does having women on the board affect mergers?
Researchers looked at nearly 3,000 acquisitions at public companies in the United States between 1998 and 2010, comparing how many occurred before and after the boards added one or more women. Firms that increased the number of female directors from zero to two started gobbling up fewer companies.
Americans’ reluctance to reveal salaries could hurt equal pay efforts
A new poll shows an obstacle in moving past today’s culture of secrecy around pay: Americans just aren’t comfortable revealing what they earn — or, apparently, their companies’ pay ranges.
Uganda, South Korea leaders sign co-operation agreements
Uganda and South Korea have signed cooperation agreements that officials here will lead to the transfer of technology as Uganda tries to implement an ambitious industrialization program
Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela
German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela
Direct injection systems require additional maintenance
Many newer cars on the road today have what’s called GDI fuel injection. The benefits of GDI (gasoline direct injection) don’t come without some negative characteristics, though. These negatives come in the area of added maintenance — and here is why.
Life & Entertainment
Thanks to quick action, innovative procedure, Crystal Lake stroke victim makes full recovery
Steve Sebby, 33, of Crystal Lake didn't think much of the crick in his neck giving him headaches until he was hit by “insane dizziness.” He was having a stroke.
Spreading joy chief among Julianne Hough’s priorities
Julianne Hough is defined as much by her sunny disposition as she is her fancy footwork. The actress-dancer’s megawatt smile and cheerful persona has made her Hollywood’s girl-next-door. But Hough credits her painful times in her teens, when she endured bullying, for giving her a positive perspective.
Mow more frequently in spring as grass grows
Use a mulching mower that leaves the grass clippings on the lawn. This means less work for you and it recycles those extra nutrients into your lawn. Regardless of which mower you choose, mow more frequently during spring to accommodate rapid grass growth.
Consider using perennials in your containers
Container gardening has become so much more chic than red geraniums, vinca vines trailing over the edge, and a green spike in the middle for height. In addition to the scads of new annual flowers introduced each year, savvy gardeners peruse the perennial benches for a wealth of container gardening opportunities.
Sunday picks: Folk singer Ben Bedford plays in Lake County
Folk singer-songwriter Ben Bedford plays Fatman Bowl; The Zombies play the classics at the Arcada Theatre. More on these and other fun Sunday events.
How to attract butterflies and bees
Any size garden can attract pollinators from a large flower bed to a single planter with a few select pollinators. Be sure to choose nectar and pollen-rich plants. I recommend you plant clumps of the same flower rather than a single plant as pollinators are drawn to mass plantings when looking for a place to feed.
Gardeners can help protect butterfly populations
Bees aren’t the only pollinators suffering from a massive North American die-off. Butterflies and moths, those flying flowers of the insect world, are disappearing too.
Use your walls to create a bit more space
If you live in a studio apartment or a micro-unit, storage space is often limited. However, you can carve out a little extra storage space by utilizing the walls of your home.
Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins team up for Starz's 'The Dresser'
Two of Britain's finest actors, Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, team up for the first time in “The Dresser,” a new TV adaptation of Ronald Harwood's comedy-drama premiering Monday, May 30, on Starz.
Problem-solving plants for your trouble spots
Virtually everyone who has a yard has some — those embarrassing spots we want to hide. Jean Bragdon, operations and marketing/special events manager at Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines, has many suggestions to offer.
Researchers document troubling rise in strokes in young adults, starting at age 25
Between 2000 and 2010, hospitalizations for ischemic stroke, the most common type, dropped nearly 20 percent overall — but among people ages 25 to 44, there was a sharp 44 percent increase in the rate.
Margery Katalinich of Palatine would love an attractive, low-maintenance patio. For low-maintance furniture for the outdoors, Adirondack is the way to go.
Create three distinct zones on your patio
This is a large patio with many options available. Use a sectional type seating area on one side with a fire pit for nighttime entertainment. Add a large, cantilever umbrella for day time use while relaxing with friends and family.
Trellis, bench seat provide nice spot to remember daughter
We would also like help in creating a better looking memorial for our daughter, Gayle, who died at the age of 20. We originally bought a few things: an arbor in the back of yard that marked a path she made in the grass going out the back gate to and from Glenbard North.
A housing trend rooted in agriculture
The latest incarnation of harvest homes is The Cannery, a community designed around a small farm in Davis, about 20 miles west of California’s capital, Sacramento. Building homes close to food sources isn’t new. Back before refrigerated trucks and sophisticated delivery systems, it was the norm. But modern housing design took a different tack as suburbs sprouted around cities.
Decor goes tropical this summer
Furnishings and accessories made of tropical plant and tree fibers started to appear in the fall, in modern vintage and midcentury pieces. That trend has expanded for spring and summer to wall coverings, textiles and rugs printed with imagery drawn from the jungle, beach and rain forest.
Using the wrong copper tube could lead to watery disaster
Q. I always read your column in the Sunday newspaper, and wanted some more detail to your answer to an earlier question. I have had similar problems with the cold water pipe that runs to my hot water heater. Would you be able to further clarify the possible causes?
Lowrider car culture takes summer spotlight in New Mexico
These low-to-the ground cars are decked out with hydraulics, chrome and candy-colored paint jobs. The northern New Mexico community of Espanola proclaims itself the Lowrider Capitol of the World, but the history of lowriders stretches back at least to World War II. The birth of the lowrider is said to be a Latino response to Anglo hot-rod culture that took off in the 1950s.
Carlos Vives feels like a kid riding a bike with Shakira
Carlos Vives hopes the video for "La bicicleta" that he and Shakira shot recently in Colombia will transmit the good vibes of the set.
The Syrian fire will continue to burn
Columnist Michael Gerson: Over the last four years, America has largely been a bystander in the largest strategic and humanitarian disaster of our time — the collapse of sovereignty in Syria.
Longmadow vote not result of wording
An Algonquin letter to the editor: With all due respect to Chairman Lauzen and anyone else making the ridiculous claim that the reason the Longmeadow referendum turned out the way it did, 8,000 against the project vs 3,000 for the project, was because of faulty wording, should realize that the wording could cut either way.
Unknown veterans deserve honor
A Naperville letter to the editor: I am only one in million of millions in American history. Most of these millions are unknown to you, me, wives, fathers, clergy, short order cooks, bus boys, cabbies, bus drivers, store clerks, teachers, students, librarians, governors, presidents and professors to list a few, except for small unrelated groups sharing the same commonality of those millions.
Don’t encourage more Lake Count development
A Barrington letter to the editor: Thank you, thank you, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor, for having the brains and courage to say “no” to extending Route 53 beyond Lake-Cook Road.
Sorry to see rights opposed in hometown
A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: I want to express my deep sense of shame that the school district that gave so much to me in my high school years is now having to deal with attacks from persons living in the communities that nurtured me.
Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon