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'Back to the Future' writer says 2015 Cubs prediction no longer a joke
The screenwriter of "Back to the Future Part II" -- which famously had the Cubs winning the World Series in 2015 -- meant it as a joke. But Bob Gale -- a born and bred St. Louis Cardinals fan, no less -- believes it's actually not out of the realm of possibility for the Cubs to go all the way this year.
Bartlett resident charged after police find cannabis in home
A Bartlett resident has been charged with posession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia after police found a cannabis grow area, 900 grams of cannabis, hash oil and $700 in cash at the resident's home in 200 block of Jackson Court, police said in a news release.
Butler stakes his claim to be a leader for Bulls
Twice in the past week, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler told reporters the team needs a vocal leader and he plans to fill the role. The idea sounds fine, but is Butler going about it the right way?
Miles: Cubs' postseason party starts with another Arrieta gem
Champagne corks flew in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse Wednesday night after the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 to win the National League wild-card game. Pitcher Jake Arrieta went the distance for the Cubs, who will face the St. Louis Cardinals in the division series, starting Friday.
Police: Partial remains match DNA of missing Elk Grove Village man
Partial remains found by a fisherman last winter along Salt Creek near Wood Dale have been matched with the DNA of a missing Elk Grove Village man, police said Wednesday. Westin Bolin, 26, went missing June 27. Police do not suspect foul play.
How much is Gliniewicz investigation costing taxpayers?
The manhunt and subsequent investigation into the death of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz has costs taxpayers in 50 neighboring jurisdictions nearly $300,000, mostly due to law enforcement overtime.
Elgin man pointed gun at driver trying to pass him, police say
An Elgin man was arrested this week after pointing a handgun at the driver of a car who tried to pass him.
Elgin Tower lawsuit dismissed, plan moves forward
A Kane County judge has again thrown out a lawsuit trying to stop redevelopment of the iconic Elgin Tower Building with apartments, but this time "with prejudice," meaning the suit cannot be refiled. "We're pleased and we're moving foward," said developer Richard Souyoul.
Hot dogs laced with suspicious substance found in Des Plaines
Des Plaines police are investigating a report that someone left pieces of hot dogs laced with an unknown substance on a yard, perhaps in an attempt to dissuade dog walkers.
Ex-Bloomingdale man fatally shot in DeKalb
A former Bloomingdale man was shot to death in a drug deal, and two men have been charged with the murder, DeKalb police said. Matthew Clark, 23, was shot in the chest about 10 p.m. Tuesday at a house on the 800 block of Pleasant Street.
New smart thermostat program aims to save energy, costs
State and federal authorities, along with local utilities, will be announcing a new program to encourage consumers to install smart thermostats in their homes to save energy and related costs.
You can win a DeLorean if Cubs win World Series
It would have been easy to laugh at a contest offering a chance to win an $85,000 replica DeLorean from "Back to the Future Part II" based on the Cubs taking the World Series this year. Well, laugh no more.
Lester: The rundown on Jeb Bush's stop in Geneva today
A Geneva man's business ventures in Miami led to a friendship with Jeb Bush, which prompted the Republican presidential candidate to visit for a fundraiser today.
Strike forces McHenry to forfeit homecoming football game
McHenry High School's football teams have been tagged with another loss due to a teachers strike.
Cubs fans unite: 'We got this. This is our year'
Our reporters prowled around Wrigleyville and the 'burbs Wednesday night, soaking in the anticipation and then joy of Cubs fans.
Dawn Patrol: Cubs win, Cardinals up next
Jake Arrieta pitches the Cubs to a division series berth. The arch-rival Cardinals come next. Suburban fans cheered in Elk Grove Village as well as Chicago. Neuqua Valley teacher accused of sending inappropriate emails. Elgin man accused of pointing gun at driver. Gallagher remodeling Rolling Meadows office building. Blackhawks celebrate their Stanley Cup, then lose season opener.
Football: Cooke, Mitchell earn Week 6 web MVP honors
Glenbard South junior running back Sean Cooke and Wauconda senior defensive end Connor Mitchell have earned Daily Herald MVP honors for their performances in Week 6 of the high school football season.
Meet the Cubs fan who built a man cave of hope
Tom Ricketts calls it "the best Cubs man cave." Through hosting fundraisers at a unique Cubs-themed basement in his home, Stewart McVicar of McHenry County has parlayed his passion for the Chicago Cubs into offering help -- and hope -- for countless others.
Wauconda school shows Cubs support
Students, teachers and staff at Wauconda Grade School show their Chicago Cubs spirit Wednesday before the playoff game.
Constable: Pirates good appetizer, but Cards the dish Cubs fans want
The Pirates were a good appetizer, but now comes the course that Cubs fans have been relishing. What can be sweeter than the Cubs taking on the Cardinals for the first time in the postseason?
Naperville police: Teacher sent student inappropriate emails
A former Neuqua Valley High School teacher is facing a felony charge after being accused of sending inappropriate emails to a 16-year-old student, authorities said. John S. Desmond, 37, of Darien, has been charged with one felony count of unlawful grooming, according a news release from the Naperville Police Department.
Girls volleyball: Leavitt fashions another winner at Burlington Central
Burlington Central's girls volleyball team is having another stellar season under the tutelage of longtime coach Marv Leavitt.
Rozner: Young Cubs take another wild step
The rookies came up big and Jake Arrieta stayed red hot so the Cubs stayed alive in the postseason by dominating the Pirates in the wild card game.
Former Gov. Ryan to talk about life in prison in suburban speech
Former Gov. George Ryan is set to deliver a rare public speech in Waukegan Friday about life in federal prison and how he was treated by people once he was let out, organizers say.
In St. Louis some fans worry; others say bring it on
Some St. Louis Cardinal fans are worried about a better-than-usual Cubs team coming to town for Friday's playoff game. But others see no reason to be alarmed. "It's the Cubs," one fan says.
Arlington Heights piano prodigy to study with Lang Lang
Five years ago, Joshua Mhoon had never touched a piano. But next month the Arlington Heights 12-year-old will travel to Austria with nine other child prodigies to practice and perform with famed Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
Elgin cleric faces new charges accusing him of sexually abusing a student
A prominent Elgin imam, on bond on charges he sexually abused a 22-year-old employee of the Islamic school he founded, faces new charges accusing him of sexually abusing a former student when she was a teen.
Portillo's to open first Wisconsin restaurant
Oak Brook-based Portillo's Hot Dogs continues to expand with plans to open its first Wisconsin restaurant. The Brookfield, Wis., mayor visited the restaurant in Vernon Hills and was so impressed, he gave it his stamp of approval.
Taxpayers can't keep up with schools' spending
A Prospect Heights letter to the editor: I've just observed from my home an extravagant fireworks display following a Friday night football game at Wheeling High School.
Warren braces for test Libertyville
First place in the rigorous North Suburban Lake Division is at stake and turnovers could play a key role as Warren visits Libertyville on Friday.
Imrem: Cubs' magical mystery tour ready for St. Louis
Let the fun begin as the Cubs move on to renew the bitter rivalry with the Cardinals in the NLDS.
Joe Maddon, the most interesting man in baseball
You've all seen the ads featuring the "most interesting man in the world." So who might be the most interesting man in baseball? That would be Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Since coming to Chicago last November, Maddon hasn't been shy about sharing his thoughts, and he does so in often colorful and entertaining terms.
Armed teachers could protect students
A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: After hearing about the tragedy at the community college in Oregon, wouldn't it make sense to allow all teachers to conceal and carry in the classroom?
Buffalo Grove seeking outside help to collect debt
Buffalo Grove is getting outside help in tracking down people who owe the village money. The village board voted Tuesday voted to seek proposals from collection agencies that would be hired to track down and recover late payments for fines, water and sewer bills, and other fees and invoices.
Another singer with suburban ties advances on 'The Voice'
Riley Biederer, 19, a former Vernon Hills resident, made the first cut on NBC's "The Voice." She was chosen to be on Pharrell's team.
DuPage County election panel losing GOP member
One of the Republican members of the bipartisan DuPage Board of Election Commissioners is stepping down by the end of the month. Christopher Hage, who has served four years on the panel that oversees DuPage's electoral process, says he's resigning from his seat because his family is moving to California.
Students, Northrop Grumman make prosthetic hands for kids
Prosthese for children can be expensive, because as a child grows, new devices are needed. At Northrun Grumman last week, employees and high school students made 10 hands using a new, lower-cost process.
Blackhawks raise Stanley Cup banner for home crowd
It was a night to remember at the United Center as the Blackhawks raised yet another championship banner to the rafters.
U-46 boundary plan to be set by end of year
Future attendance boundaries that could move about 900 students at several Elgin-area elementary schools likely will be decided by year's end. Changes would affect 16 of the district's 40 elementary schools.
St. Laurence back eludes St. Francis
St. Laurence and St. Francis kept up a torrid pace offensively through the first half of Friday night's football game in Wheaton.
Waubonsie Valley assuming nothing
Consistency the key for Waubonsie Valley
Goebeler, Libertyville edge Round Lake
Tucker Goebeler got Libertyville's soccer team going by scoring his first goal. His second goal finished that same come-from-behind effort and helped the Wildcats claim the North Suburban Conference boys soccer championship, as Libertyville rallied to edge host Round Lake 3-2 in 2 OTs on Wednesday night.
Commercial uptick expected with Rollins Road completion
With a disruptive road project complete, Round Lake Beach officials see opportunity for renewed commercial development in the Rollins Road area.
Images: Fans rejoice as the Chicago Cubs win the Wild Card game
See reaction in Chicago and the suburbs after the Chicago Cubs won 4-0 over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a National League Wild Card game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh Wednesday night.
Former Blackhawks goalie Raanta tries to make amends
Before Wednesday's game at the United Center, Rangers goalie Antti Raanta addressed his comments about wanting the Blackhawks to lose to Nashville in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last season.
Images: #TBT gallery looks back at homecoming
This week's #TBT Gallery looka back at homecoming kings, queens and parades in Herald city.
Girls golf: Wednesday, Oct. 7 scoreboard
Results of area high school girls golf meets for Wednesday, Oct. 7.
How dual-language learning is taking hold in West Chicago
Dual-language classes at West Chicago Elementary District 33's Gary School have been so popular and successful the district has expanded the program to all its schools.
New controversy for Wauconda's Sept. 11 memorial
Four storyboards were removed from Wauconda's new Heroes of Freedom Memorial on Wednesday because they were installed without the village board's prior review and approval.
Boys soccer: Wednesday, Oct.7 scoreboard
Results of area high school boys soccer games for Wednesday, Oct. 7.
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