Daily Archive : Wednesday March 27, 2013

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    Javier Rosales

    Palatine man accused of breaking developmentally disabled girl’s leg

    A Cook County judge set bail at $150,000 Wednesday for a Palatine man charged with aggravated battery to a child. Javier Rosales, 35, of the 1900 block of Green Lane is accused of kicking a developmentally disabled girl's leg, breaking her femur.

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    Two teens rescued from Lake Zurich

    Two teenagers were rescued from an ice shelf on Lake Zurich Wednesday afternoon after falling into the cold water with two other children, according to officials. Lake Zurich Fire Chief David Wheelock said crews received a call to the beach adjacent to Paulus Park at 2:36 p.m. reporting that two people were in the water. The teenagers had reportedly been walking together on the ice with a...

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    Alexander Wood

    Aurora man charged with threats on judge

    A 25-year-old Aurora man will appear in bond court Thursday morning on a felony charge that he threatened a Cook County circuit court judge. Alexander Wood, of the 900 block of Oakland Lane, left an anonymous voice mail on a public defender's phone on March 7 indicating that he wanted "the death and destruction" of a judge, sheriff's officials said.

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    Elgin police continued Wednesday to investigate a homicide they said occurred about 9:25 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Silver Court.

    Police say Tuesday night shooting gang related

    A 19-year-old was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting Tuesday night in Elgin, police said Wednesday. Police Lt. Dan O'Shea said Alexis Huerta's death appears unrelated to an armed robbery that took place nearby last week. “We are investigating the case as gang related, and the gang investigators are working the case,” O’Shea said.

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    Menard Correctional Center in Chester. Authorities say the death of a 35-year-old inmate at the prison Tuesday night is suspicious. It the third suspicious death at the prison since Jan. 31.

    Third suspicious inmate death at Menard

    Authorities are calling the death of Menard Correctional Center inmate Tuesday night "suspicious." It is the third such death of a Menard inmate in less than two months. Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says the 35-year-old man was declared dead in his cell in the prison's segregation unit at 10:36 p.m. Tuesday. The man had a cellmate even though he was in a segregated cell.

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    Plainfield man accused of stealing 21 tons of cheese

    A Plainfield man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey. Authorities say he was driving a refrigerated truck carrying 42,000 pounds of Muenster valued at $200,000.

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    Schaumburg traffic campaign nets four DUI arrests

    Schaumburg police made four driving under the influence arrests and issued dozens of citations during a St. Patrick's Day campaign March 14-17.

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    South Korean army soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday. North Korea said Wednesday it had cut off a key military hotline with South Korea that allows cross border travel to a jointly run industrial complex in the North, a move that ratchets up already high tension and possibly jeopardizes the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation.

    North Korea says it has cut last military hotline

    Raising tensions with South Korea yet again, North Korea cut its last military hotline with Seoul on Wednesday, saying there was no need to continue military communications between the countries in a situation "where a war may break out at any moment."

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    Anita Joost

    Elgin woman gets probation for telling daughter to fight

    An Elgin woman charged with contributing to the deliquency of a minor for supposedly encourging her daughter to fight a rival has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months probation and 150 hours of public service. Anita Joost, 47, also must pay a $1,215 fine. She originally faced up to seven years in prison if found guilty.

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    Joseph A. Donato

    Naperville man accused of stalking Batavia woman

    A Naperville man has been accused of stalking a Batavia woman and repeatedly violating a no contact order. Joseph A. Donato, 51, faces up to five years in prison on the most serious charge. He is being held on $100,000 bail and is due in court on April 4. According to court records, he texted the woman, left a note at her home, followed her and confronted her in a parking lot, all of which...

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    Plaintiff Edith Windsor of New York, center, tries to move through the crowd in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the second day of gay marriage cases, turned Wednesday to a constitutional challenge to the federal law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples.

    A boost for gay marriage: Justices question US law

    Concluding two days of intense debate, the Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could give a boost to same-sex marriage by striking down the federal law that denies legally married gay spouses a wide range of benefits offered to other couples. A majority of the justices indicated they will invalidate part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act — if they can get past procedural problems.

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    Preliminary sketch of the proposed Vista Medical Center Lindenhurst

    Lindenhurst hospital proposal denied by state board

    A proposal to build a $131 million hospital in Lindenhurst was denied Wednesday by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Community Health Systems Inc., which owns Vista Medical Center East and Vista Medical Center West in Waukegan had sought the approval, saying there was a need for improved access to health care for residents in north central and northwestern Lake County.

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    The deteriorating conditions of residential roads like Middlesax Drive has Long Grove candidates weighing whether to ask voters to approve the village’s first property tax to fund much-needed road repairs.

    Long Grove candidates consider first property tax to fund road repairs

    Long Grove may ask voters to decide whether the village should for the first time impose a property tax to fund much-needed road repairs. Candidates for village board recently weighed in on the possible tax, and how much it might cost residents. "The original intent of Long Grove was not to levy any real estate taxes. So this is really a juncture in our history where we have to make some hard...

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    Judge: Free ultrasounds can continue through August in Elgin

    A federal judge on Wednesday extended to six months a temporary restraining order that allows TLC Pregnancy Services to continue offering women free ultrasounds while its dispute with the City of Elgin over zoning restrictions continues.

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    Vicki Gilbert was diagnosed with breast cancer and then found she carries the mutated BRCA1 gene which may make her pre-disposed to ovarian cancer. Gilbert decided to have ovaries removed to prevent the potential onset of further cancer, and her breast cancer is in remission.

    Scientists find new gene markers for cancer risk

    A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, scientists reported Wednesday. It's the latest mega-collaboration to learn more about the intricate mechanisms that lead to cancer.

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    Rich Johnson, Oronzo Peconio and Frank Soto are candidates in the race for Bensenville village president.

    Bensenville candidates disagree on town’s economic progress

    The three candidates for Bensenville village president are painting different pictures of the state of the economy in town. The incumbent village president, Frank Soto, says the local economy is on the upswing, with 154 new businesses coming to town last year, and the village's coffers having garnered the largest amount of sales tax revenues ever — $8.4 million. But his two opponents in the...

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    Berenice Gomez, a sophomore at Larkin High School, plays “Election Girl” in a video about the importance of voting in the local elections April 9. The video was produced by a group of students from the Youth Leadership Academy in Elgin.

    Students focus on why local elections are important

    What if garbage pickup stopped or the local park district gym closed? First, you'd get mad. Then, you'd have to make your voice heard in the consolidated election, which takes place April 9. That's the message of a humorous video — but one with a serious message — produced by a group of six students from the Youth Leadership Academy in Elgin.

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    Fox Valley police reports
    Matthew Corcoran, 29, of the 100 block of Hickory Drive, Carpentersville, was arrested Sunday and charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, police said. Corcoran called 911 from a gas station and told a dispatcher someone was robbing his house, but when police arrived at the house they determined there had been no robbery.

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    Daily Herald File Photo The control tower at Waukegan Regional Airport is set to close May 5.

    Waukegan wants to reverse tower closure

    The FAA is slashing funding for local air-traffic control towers including Waukegan and today they released a list of exact dates the cash flow ends. The move is more fallout from the sequester and fed-up local airport managers say the federal government needs to get its act together to maintain safety and economic growth.

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    Inverness fire kills 3 cats, leaves home uninhabitable

    A fire in Inverness Wednesday morning killed three cats and left a home uninhabitable, according to the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District. No one was home at the time of the fire, and its cause remains under investigation.

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    Kane Co. to use $7.6 million surplus for raises, pensions

    Final budget numbers for 2012 show Kane County ended the fiscal year with $7.6 million more than it needed. But taxpayers won't be getting that money back. County officials want to dedicate large chunks of that surplus for pension obligations and union raises that aren't included in this year's budget.

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    Lake Zurich gets new fire engine, ambulance

    The Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department, in conjunction with the Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District, has received a new 2013 Pierce Fire Engine and a new 2013 International Ambulance.

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    Learn to recognize birds at Lake Co. Audubon meeting

    Recognizing Warblers by Sight and Sound is the topic of the Lake County Audubon Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 at the Libertyville Village Hall, 118 W. Cook Ave.

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    Prairie Crossing Charter School is at a subdivision by the same name in Grayslake.

    Proposed legislation targets Prairie Crossing funding

    Some officials at Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake are expressing concern about proposed legislation they say would threaten its funding

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    Wauconda discusses video gambling licenses

    Wauconda trustees have informally agreed that an annual village license should be sold for every video gambling device operating in the village.

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    Community Shred Day on April 4 in Hainesville

    A Community Shred Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at State Rep. Sam Yingling's House District 62 office at 20 W. North St., Hainesville. It is free and available to District 62 residents.

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    Outgoing Schaumburg Police Chief Brian Howerton, left, was recognized by Mayor Al Larson and other village officials Tuesday for his 32 years of service to the village.

    Schaumburg officials praise Howerton’s service

    Ten days before his April 5 retirement, embattled Schaumburg Police Chief Brian Howerton praised and was praised by his elected bosses Tuesday at his final village board meeting as the town's top law enforcement officer. Howerton, who joined the force at age 20 and has been chief for the past four years, received a plaque commemorating his 32 years of service to Schaumburg.

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    Schaumburg resale shop to host ‘re-purposing’ event

    The Kenneth Young Center Resale Shop at 1150 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg will host its first re-purposing event at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 3. Customers will have the opportunity to view live demonstrations on how to renew, re-purpose and "upcycle" various household items.

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    Alfonso Gallardo

    18 people charged in Lake County drug ring arrests

    Seventeen men and women from Lake County and one from California have been arrested and charged with various drug crimes in connection with what authorities say was the operation of a large drug ring. Waukegan Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lake County State's Attorney's Office worked to identify the drug trafficking organization that involved members of a local street-gang,...

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    Michael Moreno

    ‘Road rage’ driver guilty of DUI in fatal Naperville crash

    A Plainfield man was convicted Wednesday of driving under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of a fatal Naperville crash that prosecutors said was fueled by road rage. Michael Moreno, 32, faces up to 29 years in prison after being found guilty by DuPage County Judge George Bakalis in the June 2012 death of 63-year-old Gerald Puglise of Lombard.

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    Emergency personnel near the scene of a fatal mobile home fire in Sherrard Wednesday, that killed at least three people.

    Mobile home blaze kills 5 in western Illinois

    Authorities say a fire that swept through a western Illinois mobile home has killed five people, including four children at a sleepover. Mercer County Coroner Ron McNall says the victims of the blaze in the small village of Sherrard included an adult woman, and that the oldest among the children killed was just 15 years of age. Their identities have not been released.

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    Ministers urge Emanuel to halt school closures

    A group of Chicago ministers is calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to call off a plan to close 54 Chicago Public Schools.The ministers went to City Hall on Wednesday with their plea, hours before the Chicago Teachers Union and other opponents plan a large rally downtown.

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    DuPage County sheriff’s personnel investigate an April 27, 2012, crash in which 23-year-old Nyles Nykaza of DeKalb crashed head-on into the green van belonging to RRAF, a Lombard agency that provides day programming for adults with disabilities.

    Lombard disability services agency strives for normalcy after crash

    One moment on the roads last April has left lasting effects for a Lombard social services agency that provides day programming for adults with developmental disabilities. Marilyn Flanagan, executive director and president of RRAF, says the moment a drunk driver struck the van in which she was driving three clients home has caused pain and extra expenses, but the people she serves keep her...

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    Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum to host photo contest, exhibit

    Grayslake area amateur photographers are invited to showcase their talent at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum this spring.

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    Incumbent Debbie Herrmann and challenger Charles Amrich discuss the issues during the Island Lake candidate endorsement meeting with the Daily Herald review board in the Libertyville office.

    Island Lake mayoral candidates don't agree on many issues

    Island Lake Mayor Debbie Herrmann doesn't disagree with challenger Charlie Amrich on every issue. In a recent endorsement interview, Herrmann was asked to name one thing on Amrich's political platform she supports. She said she sees eye to eye with Amrich when it comes to the need for local street repairs. Amrich struggled to answer the question, eventually saying he likes the village's...

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    First lady Michelle Obama is joining Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago business leaders in an effort to raise $50 million to address youth violence.

    First lady joins effort to stem Chicago violence

    First lady Michelle Obama is joining Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago business leaders in an effort to raise $50 million to address youth violence. In a press release Wednesday, Emanuel's office says the first lady will be in Chicago April 10 for a meeting with local philanthropists and business people.

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    The proposed site of the new school Butler Elementary District 53 wants to build is just east of the Oak Brook Public Library, along 31st Street on village-owned Sports Core land. Voters in the April 9 election will be asked whether 8.5 acres of the land should be sold to allow construction of the school.

    Site proposed for new District 53 school draws opposition

    When Butler Elementary District 53 began developing plans for a new school, finding an appropriate site was one of the biggest challenges. A school built to serve almost 500 students should have access to 20 or more acres of land, according to state recommendations, and district officials found only one Oak Brook property meeting that criteria: the Sports Core. One of two ballot questions many...

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    Lake County officials are considering a $5.5 million contract to complete the renovation of its main offices in downtown Waukegan to reduce energy use and costs. Work on the second through fifth floors was completed last fall.

    Lake County may rent space during renovation

    Lake County offiicals are considering a $5.5 million contract to make improvments on the sixth through ninth floors of the main administrative building in downtown Waukegan. Nearly 140 employees would be relocated to rented space during the construction designed to reduce energy use and costs. “It's actually very, very favorable rent,” said Gary Gordon, the county's director of...

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    Chicago-bound Amtrak engine derails in Michigan

    Officials say an Amtrak locomotive on a train bound for Chicago has derailed in Michigan. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports the train had just left a station in Port Huron on Wednesday morning when the engine tipped off the rails. No injuries were reported on the train, which had 14 passengers.

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    From left: Ron Drake, Thomas Hayes and Mark Hellner.

    Does McCain endorsement matter in Arlington Heights race?

    Arizona Sen. John McCain made local headlines on Monday by endorsing Ron Drake in the Arlington Heights mayoral race — another reminder of how his political past could affect his future — but his opponents and local political experts say it may not have a big influence on the outcome of the election. “I don't think it means much of anything,” said Paul Green, professor and...

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    Man gets 80 years for killing FBI informant

    A Markham man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for killing an FBI informant sent to buy guns and grenades from him in an undercover sting operation in 2006.Jerry Henderson of south suburban Alsip was found guilty in January of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Timothy Forrest. The Southtown Star reports that he was sentenced Tuesday.

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    Emergency personnel attend to a shooting victim outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. in this Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 photo taken where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and others were shot as the congresswoman was meeting with constituents.

    Police reports in Tucson shooting rampage released

    About 2,700 of pages of police reports in the investigation of the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were released Wednesday, marking the public's first glimpse into documents that authorities have kept private since the attack more than two years ago. The Pima County sheriff's department released the records from the January 2011 shooting at a meet-and-greet...

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    Bob Craig, curator of the All Wars Museum at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy stands in front of a mural he painted depicting the heroics of Medal of Honor recipient Lester Hammond Jr. of Quincy.

    Medal of Honor winner a forgotten hero

    The late Lester Hammond Jr. is a forgotten hero of the conflict that history has labeled the Forgotten War. Hammond, an Army corporal who would have been 82 years old this month, is the area's only Medal of Honor winner. He sacrificed his own life in the midst of the Korean War to save the remaining members of his patrol who were being overrun by hundreds of Chinese communists on a barren,...

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    In this April 8, 2012 photo, PakistanI President Asif Ali Zardari, left, waves as his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari looks on while departing for Jaipur at the Palam Airfield in New Delhi, India.

    Bhutto’s son’s role in Pakistan election uncertain

    Members of Pakistan's outgoing ruling party say late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's son may play a less prominent role in the upcoming election campaign because of security concerns and political infighting. That could make the election tougher for the Pakistan People's Party. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is the only male heir to the Bhutto political dynasty.

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    Schaumburg Idol applications now available

    The Schaumburg Park District is now accepting applications for this year's "Schaumburg Idol" singing competition. This summer, 12 contestants will be chosen to compete for eight spots, which will then be narrowed down to four, then two and eventually one Schaumburg Idol.

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    Watchdog group battles Dist. 10 over tax increase

    A government watchdog group is leading opposition against Itasca Elementary District 10's effort to convince voters to approve a property tax increase to raise more money for operations. Now both sides are debating over how much the proposal tax hike would cost property owners if it's adopted on April 9.

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    Wheeling’s “Biggest Loser” winner Danni Allen, left, participates in a meeting at Camping World in Lincolnshire. Allen lost 121 pounds on the reality show.

    Dawn Patrol: Woman killed in fiery I-88 crash; Algonquin OKs video gambling

    Woman killed in fiery I-88 crash near Sugar Grove. Algonquin OKs video gambling. Schaumburg approves bee yard. Kirchoff Road development in Rolling Meadows advances. Norovirus blamed for O'Hare sickness. Biggest Loser's Allen home and happy. MCC receives donation worth $800,000. Naperville chamber cheers on Internet sales tax legislation. Blackhawks snuff out Flames.

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    Critics complain that primary elections are being used to settle intraparty spats at a hefty cost to taxpayers while proponents argue the cost is justified to give voters the final say in who will represent the party on the final ballot.

    Primaries: Low voter turnout, big cost to taxpayers

    Most suburban taxpayers didn't get to vote in the February primaries, but they all covered the bills for them. They paid an estimated $130 per vote in DuPage County for 67 Aurora votes. They paid about $125,000 in Cook County for 2,900 Republican voters in Palatine Township. "We have to do everything for a primary that we do for a regular election," said McHenry County Clerk Katherine Schultz.

Sports

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    First-year Addison Trail softball coach Mark Olson saw something he liked in the Blazer's 6-2 loss to Buffalo Grove Wednesday at the Dome at the Ballpark in Rosemont. "It's a testament to these kids that although they were down, they were still battling to the final inning," Olson said."That was great to see."

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    Calgary’s Jarome Iginla, left, has reportedly been dealt to Pittsburgh for two prospects and a first-round draft pick.

    Iginla not the best fit for Hawks right now

    Jarome Iginla is one of the classiest people in the NHL, often thanking you for interviewing him. But he wasn't a good fit for the Blackhawks.The Hawks have plenty of other needs that must be addressed for a run at a second Stanley Cup in four years, starting with a center who can consistently win faceoffs. Adding a 35-year-old Iginla, who would have had to play on the third line here because he never has played the left side, was not a good idea.Iginla was traded to Pittsburgh on Wednesday — a deal could be announced as soon as today.

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    JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com LeBron James of the Miami Heat reacts to an official's call that went against his team during Wednesday's game with the Bulls.

    Determined Bulls end Heat's 27-game winning streak

    With raucous atmosphere at the United Center, the short-handed Bulls rose to the occasion and ended Miami's 27-game winning streak with a 101-97 victory on Wednesday. The Heat streak was retired six games short of the American professional sports record of 33, set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. “I don't know if I've ever played Miami in the past three years without the atmosphere being unbelievable, here and there,” Luol Deng said.

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    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos reacts as manager Dusty Baker takes him out of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

    Cubs facing another rough road

    With the Houston Astros having moved to the American League, sixth place is no longer an option for the Cubs or anybody else in the National League Central. But fifth place is, and the Cubs face enough challenges this year to make that a likely destination.

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    Wednesday’s softball scoreboard
    High school results from Wednesday's varsity girls softballl games, as reported to the Daily Herald.

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    Wednesday’s girls soccer scoreboard
    High school results from Wednesday's varsity girls soccer games, as reported to the Daily Herald.

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    Wednesday’s boys volleyball scoreboard
    High school results from Wednesday's varsity boys volleyball games, as reported to the Daily Herald.

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    Wednesday’s boys tennis scoreboard
    High school results from Wednesday's varsity boys tennis matches, as reported to the Daily Herald.

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    Wednesday’s baseball scoreboard
    High school results from Wednesday's varsity boys baseball games, as reported to the Daily Herald.

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    Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) celebrates with Nate Robinson after scoring a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Chicago on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The Bulls won 101-97, ending the Heat’s 27-game winning streak.

    Bulls show us anything’s possible

    Now that the Bulls beat the Heat on Wednesday night, there are few things all of us should do. Ride Florida Gulf Coast all the way into the Final Four. Bet a three-legged horse to win the Kentucky Derby. Expect the Cubs to lose fewer than 100 games. As the Lottery ads put it, anything's possible.

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    Perseverance serves Grayslake Central

    Grayslake Central's Ryan Dones and Coastal Carolina signee Blake Sterich of Sidwell (D.C.) matched goose egg for goose egg through four innings in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday. But once the overpowering Sterich was removed from the game, Grayslake Central scored 2 runs in the fifth and broke the game open with 5 runs in the sixth en route to an 11-1 victory.

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    Duke associate head coach Chris Collins has been hired by Northwestern University to replace the fired Bill Carmody, hoping he can finally lead the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament and into the upper echelon of the Big Ten.

    Northwestern hires Duke assistant Collins as coach

    Northwestern hired longtime Duke assistant Chris Collins on Tuesday night to replace the fired Bill Carmody, hoping he can finally lead the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament and into the upper echelon of the Big Ten. He is from Northbrook and is the son of Doug Collins, the former Chicago Bulls head coach now with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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    Zach Marszal

    Cary-Grove pitchers toss two no-hitters

    The Cary-Grove baseball team got some mighty fine pitching Wednesday and remained undefeated on its spring trip to Rent One Ballpark in downstate Marion. Trojans' senior Zach Marszal fired a five-inning no-hitter at St. Charles North as the Trojans won their morning game 10-0. In their evening game, the Trojan got a seven-inning no-hitter from Dean Lee and Andrew Splitt in an 8-0 win over Eldorado.

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    Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson, left, celebrates a 3-point shot, as Miami Heat forward Shane Battier watches Wednesday night at the United Center.

    Bulls snap Heat's 27-game streak 101-97

    The Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday night by the Chicago Bulls, 101-97, when a furious comeback by LeBron James and his teammates fell short.The Heat finished six games short of the record held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.Luol Deng scored 28 points, Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 17 rebounds, and the Bulls brought the Heat's pursuit of the record to a screeching halt despite another big game from James.

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    Elk Grove tops Notre Dame

    Elk Grove scored 3 runs in the first inning, got a quality start from David Camacho and a quality finish from reliever Alex Tinkoff to earn a 4-2 victory over host Notre Dame in nonconference play Wednesday.Camacho pitched the first four innings and Tinkoff the last three; both allowed 1 run and Notre Dame managed just 3 hits.Michael Anciulis doubled and drove in a run for the Grenadiers, who played errorless ball and hit safely seven times.Glenbrook South 5, Barrington 2: Ryan Lidge and Mitch Pfieffer both doubled, but it wasn’t enough to keep pace with visiting Glenbrook South in nonconference play.

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    Wolves win in shootout

    Chicago Wolves game report:The Chicago Wolves and Oklahoma City Barons battled for 65 minutes and into a six-round shootout — and the Wolves prevailed with a 3-2 win Wednesday night at the Allstate Arena.Danny Groulx and Darren Haydar scored in regulation for the Wolves (31-23-5-4), who snapped a two-game losing skid and moved into a tie for seventh in the Western Conference playoff standings."It was a tough game tonight, both teams really battled," said Wolves coach Scott Arniel. "At this time of year it is nice to get 1 point, but even better to grab that second point."After the Barons tied the game at 2-2 with 3:57 gone in the second period, neither team scored in regulation or overtime. The Wolves' Michael Davies and Nicklas Jensen converted in the shootout, while goaltender Matt Climie stopped 5 of 6 tries by the Barons.

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    JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com LeBron James of the Miami Heat reacts to an official's call that went against his team during Wednesday's game with the Bulls.

    James, Bosh give their take on Bulls’ Rose

    Miami's LeBron James hasn't missed a game all season, so maybe he's not the best person to comment on Derrick Rose's long-awaited return to the Bulls. But he had some interesting thoughts on Wednesday before playing at the United Center.

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    In this Oct. 13, 1970 file photo, Chicago Bulls’ Tom Boerwinkle (18) grabs a rebound against San Diego Rockets’ Don Adams (32) during an NBA basketball game in Chicago. Boerwinkle, who played 10 seasons with the Bulls, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at age 67.

    Ex-Bulls’ center Tom Boerwinkle dead at 67

    Former Bulls center Tom Boerwinkle died Tuesday at 67 following a long illness. No one spent more time with the Bulls (10 seasons) without playing for another team and he still holds the franchise record for most rebounds in a game.

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    Elgin’s Maria Gomez (7) battles Dundee-Crown’s Jennifer Letheby during South Elgin Spring Break tournament at Millennium Field in Streamwood Wednesday.

    South Elgin blanks Bartlett

    Corinne Hildebrandt scored an unassisted goal and Delaney Kelleher scored off an assist from Alena Ignate, both in the second half, as the South Elgin girls soccer team defeated Bartlett 2-0 Wednesday in the final round of pool play at the South Elgin tournament.

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    Wassman homers twice in Fenton sweep

    Hannah Wassmann enjoyed a huge day, hitting 2 homers and driving in 7 runs in each game of Fenton’s doubleheader sweep, the Bison beating Jones 14-5 and 13-3 on Wednesday. Paige Ramirez went 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI for Fenton (3-0) in Game 1.St. Francis 13, Wilksburg (Ala.) 0:Maggie Remus (2-0) tossed a 4-hit shutout, and Ali Dittrich drove in 4 runs for the Spartans (2-0) in Orlando. Emma Davis added 2 RBI and Britney Beyers went 2-for-4 and scored 2 runs.

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    Naperville Central opens with 3-hitter against Waubonsie Valley

    Naperville Central 7, Waubonsie Valley 0:Jeff Schank and Cody Campbell combined on a 3-hitter as the Redhawks topped Waubonsie Valley in the season opener for both teams. Jimmy Nashert doubled, tripled and drove in 3 runs. Nashert and Nicky Lopez each had 3 hits. Warriors leadoff hitter C.J. Lee went 2-for-3.WW South 6, Hinsdale South 4:The Tigers (1-1) scored 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to rally from a 3-2 deficit. Eric Giltz went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and 3 RBI. Mike Saccucci went 3-for-3 with a double while Mitch Krafcheck added 2 hits. Connor Ostrander pitched 5 innings to earn the win. Ben Bach finished it off with 2 innings of scoreless relief. Matt Reschke went 3-for-3 with a double and 3 RBI for Hinsdale South (0-1).Downers North 4, Glenbard East 0:Lucas Fisher, Danny Miller and Dane Zarnowski pitched a combined 4-hitter for the Trojans (1-0), who scored twice in the first inning. Conner Kopach went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple. Jeff Goergen also had 2 hits. Joe Kotch tripled and walked twice for Glenbard East (1-2).Wheaton North 3, Nashville-Ensworth, Tenn. 1:After missing last season due to injury, Falcons senior Tom Colletti returned to the mound and pitched 4 strong innings to earn the win. Lake Bachar and Tom Cassier drove in runs for Wheaton North, which improved to 1-1 on its trip to Nashville. Downers South 6, Northglenn, Colo. 4:Zach Taylor and Anthony Vattimo each had 2 hits and 2 RBI for the Mustangs (1-2), who broke a 4-4 tie by scoring once in the sixth and seventh inning in their win in Arizona. Starting pitcher Danny Mayer, who walked three times at the plate, got a no-decision. Winning pitcher Danny Spinuzza struck out five in 2 innings.Memphis University, Tenn. 4, Neuqua Valley 1:After the Wildcats (2-1) tied the game in the top of the sixth inning, Memphis University scored three times in the bottom of the inning to seize control. Cody Coll pitched all 6 innings for Neuqua Valley. Alex Wolanski singled home the Wildcats’ lone run.

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    Elgin CC splits again in Florida

    The Elgin Community College baseball team ended its spring trip with a split against Southeastern CC of Nebraska Wednesday in Winter Haven, Fla. The Spartans won 3-2 and lost 18-7.

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    Scherer decides time is right to retire

    For Elmhurst men's basketball coach Mark Scherer, family and basketball have always gone hand in hand. However, over the last two years of his 17-year career he has been debating retiring and moving downstate to be closer to his family. Finally, after the end of the 2012-13 season Scherer made the decision to step down.

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    Jecmen fills a void for Lake Park

    Lake Park can hit — and hit any pitcher. Danielle Jecmen might just be the Lancers' missing link, though.

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    Benet’s Chris Whelan delivers a pitch against York during baseball action in Elmhurst.

    York’s bloop hit beats Benet

    What York's baseball team lacked in quantity, it made up for with quality. And even though Dan Cirone's 2-run double blooped between three fielders instead of rocketing into the gap, the result was the same: a season-opening win for the Dukes. The defending West Suburban Silver Conference champions edged Benet 4-2 Wednesday in Elmhurst by being opportunistic and by taking advantage of nearly every Redwings miscue.

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    Ex-Bulls center Boerwinkle dead at 67

    Tom Boerwinkle, the former Chicago Bulls center who had a franchise-record 37 rebounds in a 1970 game against the Phoenix Suns, has died. He was 67. Bulls spokesman Tim Hallam said Wednesday that a family member informed team officials of Boerwinkle's death, and the University of Tennessee issued a statement saying the former Volunteers player died Tuesday at his home near Chicago after a lengthy illness.

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    Duke ready to return to Indy for Midwest Regional

    Duke always seems to feel right at home in the heart of the Hoosier state. The Blue Devils have won six of seven NCAA tournament games played in Indianapolis and have won two national titles there. That includes their most recent championship in 2010 when the current seniors were freshmen. A pair of victories there this weekend at the Midwest Regional would send them back to their first Final Four since then.

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    Geneva’s Haley Orwig, 8, delivers her pitch at home against Oswego Wednesday.

    Wait worth it for Geneva

    After waiting as long as the Geneva softball team has to play outside this "spring", what's another two-and-a-half hours? The start to the Vikings' 2013 season was delayed once again Wednesday, this time when their 10 a.m. start against Oswego was pushed back to 12:30 while Geneva athletic director Jim Kafer and the grounds crew worked feverishly to get the field playable. Everything from a blow torch to get the base pegs into frozen holes to numerous bags of quick dry were needed. The wait turned out to be worth it for Geneva who scored runs in five straight innings, then held off the Panthers' 3-run rally in the seventh for a 7-5 victory.

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    Thompson eager to commit to OSU

    Maybe it was the Woody Hayes paraphernalia that got him. Or the history of success, the facilities, the academics, the family atmosphere of coaches' wives joining their husbands right there at the training table, or simply the cachet of being a Buckeye.

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    EPA reports trouble in river, stream conditions

    Some of us already know that pollution rears its ugly head in many of our streams and rivers.But now the Environmental Protection Agency has taken its well-intentioned mission a giant leap ahead.The EPA released the results of a first comprehensive survey looking at the health of thousands of streams and rivers across the country, finding that more than half — 55 percent — are in poor condition for aquatic life.

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    Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers will be tough to top this season.

    Taming Tigers will be tough task for Sox

    With Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander and much more, the Detroit Tigers are heavily favored to win their third straight AL Central title. But don't count out the White Sox or Kansas City Royals this season.

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    Chicago Fire defender Arne Friedrich, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Darren Mattocks go for the ball during the first half an MLS soccer game July 14, 2012, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview.

    Fire stoked about Friedrich’s pain-free return

    Arne Friedrich is back from Germany and pain-free. For the Chicago Fire, that's very good news.

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    Lance Louis, here coming off the field after tearing his ACL last November, has signed to play with the Dolphins next season.

    Bad news, Bears fans: Louis signs with Dolphins

    The new-and-improved Bears offensive line is not nearly as improved now, with the loss of unrestricted free agent right guard Lance Louis, who signed with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday.Louis was the best Bears' best offensive lineman last season, but he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Nov. 25, when he took a cheap shot from Vikings defensive end Jared Allen after a Jay Cutler interception.

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    Buffalo Grove’s pitcher Julia Camardo celebrates her victory over Niles West with her teammates at the Dome at the Ballpark in Rosemont on Wednesday.

    Show-stopping opener for Buffalo Grove

    The players and coaching staff for Buffalo Grove were just happy to raise the curtain Wednesday on their 2013 softball season. But they had reason to be even happier after collecting a pair of wins, 9-2 over Niles West and 6-2 over Addison Trail (6-2), at the Dome at the Ballpark in Rosemont. Playing in the dome was a welcome opportunity for the Bison who have been practicing for nearly three weeks.

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    Grayslake fmidfielder Emily Werfel celebrates after scoring past Grant goalie Ana Rodas in the second half Wednesday at Grayslake Central.

    Another Werfel winner as Grayslake C. wins own tourney

    Emily Werfel scored the game-winning goal for a second straight day as Grayslake Central shut out visiting Grant 1-0 in girls soccer on Wednesday afternoon. The Rams captured the title of their own invitational; Grant won it last year. While the event was held at Grayslake North the previous couple of days due to ice and snow on the Rams' field, it was moved to its intended site Wednesday.

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    Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff gave up a pair of goals by the Blackhawks Tuesday, but the Hawks failed to convert on five power play chances.

    Hawks coach sees progress in power play

    While Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville felt the power play was better on Tuesday against Calgary, it still failed in 5 chances in the 2-0 win. The power play is 1-for-12 in the last four games as it tries to get by without stars Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp.

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    George Rosner

    Streamwood named Sky team of week

    The Chicago Sky has named the Streamwood varsity girls basketball team as this week’s Chicago Sky Girls High School Basketball Team of the Week, presented by Under Armour. Coach George Rosner’s Sabres finished second in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division. The Sabres then won their first regional championship in 25 years and advanced to a sectional final, capping off a 22-9 season.

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    D-Rose could break Miami win streak

    Mike North thinks D-Rose should come back and play tonight against the Miami Heat, have the Chicago Bulls break their streak, and then D-Rose can go back to not playing. What a statement it would make!

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    Sky invites ex-Rutgers forward to WNBA camp

    The Chicago Sky has signed 6-foot-2 forward Michelle Campbell to a training camp contract, team officials announced Wednesday. Campbell, who will be 29 in May, currently plays for Tarsus Bld in the Turkish League.

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    Mexico’s Jesus Zabala, left, collides with United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan while trying to score during a 2014 World Cup qualifying match Tuesday at the Aztec stadium in Mexico City.

    U.S. ties Mexico 0-0 in World Cup qualifying

    Brad Guzan swatted away shot after shot and the Americans hung on for a 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday night, earning only their second point in a World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium. The tie moves the U.S. into third place in World Cup qualifying for the North and Central American and Caribbean region, one point behind Panama and behind Costa Rica on goal difference. The Americans and Costa Ricans both have four points, but the Ticos are ahead on goal difference.

Business

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    In this May, 2002, photo Panera Bread Co. CEO Ron Shaich stands behind a counter in a St. Louis cafe.

    Panera trying new pay-what-you-want experiment

    Order a bowl of turkey chili at a St. Louis-area Panera Bread cafe and it'll cost you a penny. Or $5. Or $100. In other words, whatever you decide. Three years after launching the first of five pay-what-you-want cafes, the suburban St. Louis-based chain on Wednesday quietly began its latest charitable venture that takes the concept on a trial run to all 48 cafes in the St. Louis region.

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    Illinois reports 64-day wait for FOID card

    People applying for Illinois Firearm Owner's Identification cards are waiting more than 60 days as the State Police experience one of its busiest months ever processing applications, spokeswoman Monique Bond said Tuesday. More than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received in March, Bond said, putting it on track to be the record month so far for the program.

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    U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index yesterday rallied toward a record high, amid concern over Europe’s debt crisis and as pending American home sales slipped in February.

    Investors struggle to get past Europe’s woes

    Investors just can't get past Europe. Renewed worries about the region's long-running debt crisis weighed on the Dow Jones industrial average on Wednesday, and held the Standard & Poor's 500 index back from reaching an all-time high.

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    A federal bankruptcy judge signaled his support for the $11 billion merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

    Judge approves American-US Airways merger

    American Airlines won bankruptcy court approval Wednesday to combine with US Airways and form the world's biggest airline. The combined airline will have 6,700 daily flights and annual revenue of roughly $40 billion. The new American Airlines will fly slightly more passengers than Chicago-based United, the current No. 1.

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    The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned away a class action lawsuit against cable provider Comcast Corp. in a decision that could make it harder to file those types of lawsuits in federal court.

    Court turns away class action against Comcast

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned away a class action lawsuit against cable provider Comcast Corp. The high court overturned a lower court decision to certify as a class customers who say the company's monopoly in parts of the Philadelphia area allowed it to raise prices unfairly.

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    Participant Television president Evan Shapiro is helping to unveil a new cable channel aimed at 15-to-34-year-olds who want to change the world. Shapiro said, “We are dedicated to creating lasting sustainable change through the power of storytelling, and now we’re bringing that to TV.”

    Pivot, network for millennials, tries to change TV

    Pivot is the name of a TV channel aimed at 15-to-34-year-olds who want to change the world. In the process, they could help Pivot change the television business. Announced last December, the new venture was officially unveiled Wednesday at a news conference disclosing program and distribution details as well as its name and August 1 sign-on date. It initially will be available in more than 40 million homes.

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    A woman passes the Lululemon Athletica store at Union Square in New York. Lululemon says no demonstrations of yoga positions or otherwise are needed to return its pricey black yoga pants that the company pulled from shelves for being too sheer.

    Lululemon: Downward dog not required for returns

    No "downward-facing dog" is required. Lululemon said Wednesday that no demonstrations of yoga or any other positions are needed to return the pricey black yoga pants that the company pulled from shelves last week after finding that they were too sheer.

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    Study: ACA changes could drive costs up 32 precent

    With less than a year to go before the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect, new research published by the Schaumburg-based Society of Actuaries predicts that expected changes in member composition of the individual health care market could drive up underlying claims costs by an average of 32 percent nationally by 2017.

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    Power Solutions International extends agreement with GM

    Wood Dale-based Power Solutions International Inc. said it has signed a multiyear supply agreement with General Motors that will extend the company's product line targeted at On-Highway applications. PSI will use GM's 4.8-liter and 6.0-liter engines and associated transmission as the foundation for complete powertrain solutions for the medium-duty truck and bus market.

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    Vast Product debuts KitchenKnifeSource.com store
    Internet company and retailer of kitchen products Vast Product LLC, in Steger, announced the opening of its new online store, www.KitchenKnifeSource.com. Vast Product is a small family-owned company that launched this past year and is committed to providing customers with affordable brand name kitchen products. Kitchen products include cutlery, cookware, flatware, small appliances, kitchen accessories, and more.

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    Cole Taylor opens commercial banking office in Lombard

    Cole Taylor Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taylor Capital Group, has opened a new commercial banking office in Lombard. The office is near the intersection of Butterfield Road and Highland Avenue in Cole Taylor Bank's Lombard banking center. The office will serve new and existing clients along the I-88 industrial corridor and other DuPage County business centers.

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    Batavia-based Discount grocer Aldi USA ranked fifth on a list of the top 20 companies with the most loyal fans.

    Aldi ranked fifth among companies with most loyal fans

    Batavia-based Discount grocer Aldi USA ranked fifth on a list of the top 20 companies with the most loyal fans. The survey was conducted by LoudDoor, a Facebook insights preferred marketing developer. Other companies ranked in the top five include Google, Facebook and Walt Disney World.

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    Google co-founder Sergey Brin demonstrating Google’s new Glass, wearable internet glasses, at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco.

    Google picks 8,000 winners of ‘Glass’ contest

    Google has picked out 8,000 people who will be given a chance to don a pair of Internet-connected glasses and make a fashion statement likely to be envied by gadget-loving geeks around the world. The pool selected by Google won a contest conducted last month requiring U.S. residents to submit 50-word applications through Twitter or Google's Plus to explain how they would use a technology that is being hailed as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.

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    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, is trying out new delivery methods and adding to its mobile technology to improve Web-based shopping and step up its challenge to Amazon.com Inc.

    Wal-Mart targets web sales with lockers, mobile app technology

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, is trying out new delivery methods and adding to its mobile technology to improve Web-based shopping and step up its challenge to Amazon.com Inc. Wal-Mart is testing lockers that let customers order items online and pick them up in stores without interacting with a sales representative, the company said yesterday at an event in San Bruno, California. The program is in trials in fewer than 12 stores, the retailer said.

Life & Entertainment

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    Lean and Lovin' it: Intermittent fasting a key to quick weight loss?

    David Zinczenko claims that it matters more when you eat — not what you eat — and that you only have to diet for 8 hours a day. This oddly-configured, on-again/off-again food plan outlined in his new book "The 8-Hour Diet" seems to work and work well for those who followed it so Don Mauer decided to give it a try.

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    Chicken Salad Sandwich with Curry and Raisins
    Chicken Salad Sandwich with Curry and Raisins

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    Pinot Grigio enjoying its moment in the spotlight

    According to Nielsen data, Pinot Grigio has toppled Sauvignon Blanc in retail sales, snatching the title of America's third most popular grape (after Chardonnay and Cabernet). The feat is remarkable, especially from a grape that as recently as 1980, few wine drinkers in the U.S. — or anywhere else for that matter — had even heard of.

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    Hofbrauhaus is home to authentic German fare, like jagerschnitzel, pork cutlet topped with mushroom sauce, bacon and onions. It's served with Bavarian potato salad.

    Hofbrauhaus brings authentic German experience to Rosemont

    Schnitzel, pretzels, beer, polka music, wursts and more beer await diners at Hofbrauhaus. The place just exudes Bavarian hospitality and ompah spirit. With its authentic German cuisine and beer crafted onsite, the Rosemont restaurant and beer hall does its Munich namesake proud. It's easy to get caught up in the band's enthusiasm, too. Soon enough you'll be singing and clinking heavy steins with the folks at the next table.

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    Depeche Mode, “Delta Machine”

    Depeche Mode evolves, but doesn't violate past

    If you haven't caught up with Depeche Mode since "Catching up With Depeche Mode" or other collections from the band's 1980s and early '90s heyday of synthesizer-drenched, impossibly addictive pop, it's time to check in.

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    Andrew Fletcher, left, Martin Gore and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode are releasing their 13th album “Delta Machine.”

    'Clear-cut vision' guides Depeche Mode's 'Delta'

    British electro-pop group Depeche Mode kind of sounds like The Beatles — at least on one track from their new album. "It's a bad thing to say this because everyone is going to say, 'What are you talking about?' But it reminds me of The Beatles or something," chief songwriter and founding member Martin Gore said with a laugh, referring to the bluesy song "Goodbye" on "Delta Machine," the trio's 13th release.

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    Comedian Lynne Koplitz performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg this weekend.

    Weekend picks: Share a laugh with Lynne at The Improv

    If you've loved seeing comedian Lynne Koplitz on CBS's "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson," then don't miss her live this weekend at the The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Here's something new: Skate with the Easter Bunny at the Nelson Sports Complex Ice Arena in Rolling Meadows. Durty Nellie's in Palatine hosts Na Palm, a rising star in Chicago's hip-hop scene, on Friday.

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill in a scene from the 1977 film “Star Wars.”

    Harrison Ford not ready to talk ‘Star Wars’ sequels

    Harrison Ford isn't ready — "yet" — to talk about his reported part in Disney's planned "Star Wars" sequel, but he praises its director, J.J. Abrams. "I think he's fantastic," Ford said in a recent interview. "I did his first movie, Regarding Henry,' with Mike Nichols. A wonderful talent. Extraordinary guy."

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    Singer Dionne Warwick claims in a recent bankruptcy filing that she owes nearly $10 million in back taxes.

    Singer Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy

    Singer Dionne Warwick claims in a recent bankruptcy filing that she owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and her monthly expenses exceed $20,000. The South Orange resident and singer of classics such as "Walk On By," "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" filed a Chapter 7 petition in U.S. bankruptcy court in New Jersey last Thursday.

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    “D’Lish Deviled Eggs” by Kathy Casey

    Garnishes, extra ingredients make deviled eggs downright heavenly

    Deviled eggs. They seem so pedestrian, such a common sight at Easter feasts and summer picnics that we pop one, or two, sometimes three in our mouths without giving them a second thought. Kathy Casey, however, has given deviled eggs a lot of thought. So much so that she’s put together a collection of classic and creative recipes in her new book “D’Lish Deviled Eggs.” That’s right, a whole cookbook about deviled eggs.

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    Lemon wedding cookies are a refreshing addition to the Easter table.

    Lemon Wedding Cookies
    Lemon Wedding Cookies

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    Lemon wedding cookies are a refreshing addition to the Easter table.

    Delicate, lemony cookie to set the mood for Easter

    This year I decided to riff on one of my favorite cookies, the Mexican wedding cookie for Easter. The delicious simplicity of these treats begs for a burst of lemon, and by adding a healthy dose of lemon zest, these nutty shortbread-like cookies become a "lemon wedding cookie." The zest adds a delicate lemon flavor that I find is a perfect balance to the richness of the butter and the pecans.

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    Soft herbed cheese works well as a filling for deviled eggs.

    Boursin Garlic and Herb Salad Deviled Eggs
    Boursin Garlic with Herb Salad Deviled Eggs

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    A bit of smoked salmon adds a lot of class to deviled eggs.

    Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs with Sour Cream & Chives
    Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

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    Chickpeas add texture and protein to traditional deviled eggs.

    Chickpea Deviled Eggs
    Chickpea Deviled Eggs

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    Ripe avocados blend seamlessly with smooth yolks for these verdant deviled eggs.

    Avocado Deviled Eggs
    Avocado Deviled Eggs

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    Lamb and Turkey Pita Burgers are especially suited for a night when team practices or extended office hours create the multiple-mealtime effect at home.

    On the fridge: Pita burgers re-heat well

    This dish is especially suited for a night when team practice or extended office hours create the multiple-mealtime effect at home; the lamb-turkey patties reheat easily in the microwave or in a partially covered skillet.

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    Lamb and Turkey Pita Burgers are especially suited for a night when team practices or extended office hours create the multiple-mealtime effect at home.

    Lamb and Turkey Pita Burgers
    Lamb and Turkey Pita Burgers

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    Night life events: Bar Louie opens in Geneva

    Celebrate at Bar Louie's newest location in Geneva. Bar Louie is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Enjoy a food happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with half-off select appetizers and flatbreads, including calamari, bruschetta, quesadillas, dips and boneless wings.

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    Gurucharan Singh, who starred in a popular Indian sitcom, makes chapatis with former co-star Kari Irwin of Palatine while visiting the Sikh Religious Society Temple in Palatine.

    Hindi television star enjoys Palatine visit

    Sporting a bright pink Hawaiian-style shirt and turban, Gurucharan Singh is all smiles discussing his brief stay in the Northwest suburbs and the Indian sitcom that has made him a household name to millions. The actor, known for his role as Sodhi on "Taarak Mehta Kaa Ooltah Chashmah" on Sony Sab TV, is in Palatine visiting former co-star Kari Irwin, a new member of the Daily Herald Media Group's niche sales and marketing team.

Discuss

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    Probing intentions in the cyber-fog

    Columnist Froma Harrop: How do we isolate criminal behavior in the babbling chaos? People offer brutal scenarios online that they would never put down on paper.

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    The GOP’s primary problem

    Columnist Richard Cohen: "The problem with the Republican Party is Republicans." This quote is taken not from the recent report of a Republican task force but from the mind of yours truly. It is, however, the message of the 97-page "Growth & Opportunity Project" report, which urges the party to get with the program (the 21st century) on gays, immigration, corporate greed and even same-sex marriage. The report was written by five important moderate Republicans who would like the GOP to be more like themselves. It ain't going to happen.

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    Where is the outrage over Senate ‘budget?’
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: Finally, the Senate just passed a ridiculous budget that never balances and adds $1 trillion of even more taxes on top of the new $600 billion tax increase just passed.

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    CLC trustee has record of leadership
    A Lake County letter to the editor: I have had the pleasure of working with Barbara D. Oilschlager, who is running for re-election to the College of Lake County Board of Trustees, on both the state and national levels.

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    Immigrants getting better deal than seniors
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: The Democratic-controlled Illinois House passed legislation that cuts $1.6 billion from the state Medicaid program, also eliminating Illinois Cares RX that provides drug coverage for 180,000 Illinois seniors. While cutting senior benefits, the Chicago Democrats refuse to eliminate or even reduce the welfare benefits of illegal immigrants. Seniors, when voting, remember which party cut your benefits while refusing to touch the illegals on welfare.

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    Step up efforts to help mentally ill
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor:The serial abdication of compassion, deliberation and leadership has economic and humane costs. With the proper meds, therapy and housing, costs can be reduced. We need immediate action.

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    Take focus off Fenwick, put it on economy
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: As a 1970 graduate of Fenwick High School, I was particularly let down by Gov. Pat Quinn's comments to reporters that Fenwick has "Lost its soul," as reported in the Daily Herald on March 15. I have always been proud to say that Pat Quinn is a Fenwick alumnus from his days at the Citizens Utility Board to the Illinois governorship. But I draw the line at fighting his brother's battles in print with the office of "governor of Illinois" behind him.

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