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Chicago Cubs rally for 8-7 win in 13th
Chicago Cubs ace pitcher Jake Arrieta gave up a lead late, and quickly Monday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the Cubs managed another extra innings rally for an 8-7 win.
Palatine teen's double murder trial to begin
Marco Lopez's trial begins Monday with the selection of jurors who will decide whether the Palatine teen spends the rest of his life behind bars for the 2014 gang-related shooting deaths of a father and son.
Man charged with DUI after crash injures seven children
A Lombard man was charged with DUI after his car crashed into a vehicle carrying seven children late Sunday in Elk Grove Village. The children were taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises.
12 new TV series to watch this fall
So many new TV shows, so little time. Here are a dozen worth checking out this fall -- from Fox's reimagined "The Exorcist" to Sarah Jessica Parker's return to HBO.
Charges reduced in fatal interstate shooting of Buffalo Grove woman
Authorities are reducing the charges against a man accused in the fatal May 1 shooting of a Buffalo Grove woman along a Wisconsin interstate, citing the defendant's mental health issues.
Woodman's store in Lakemoor on hold as legal action continues
An attempt to settle a lawsuit over a special financing district created to attract development to a long-idle corner in Lakemoor remains at an impasse, delaying a proposal to build a Woodman's Food Market there.
How to get ready for your VW payout
Loyal owners of Volkswagen diesel cars understandably felt betrayed when they learned the German automaker had rigged the testing process to bypass U.S. emissions standards. But many are having a change of heart after learning how much VW will pay them to turn in their cars.
North: Why trading Cutler makes sense for Bears
Mike North makes a case for trading Jay Cutler to the Dallas Cowboys, who lost starter Tony Romo to injury.
Sometimes-controversial medication steers Waukegan woman to recovery
Danielle Davis of Waukegan is getting reacquainted with "normal" as she takes sometimes-controversial medication to help recover from a 10-year heroin addiction.
Gurnee mayor criticizes trustee for 'shaming' panhandlers
Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik is criticizing a village trustee for "shaming" panhandlers seeking money near a busy intersection by posting images of them on social media.
DuPage voters facing long list of referendum questions
The deadline for taxing bodies to get referendum questions on the November ballot isn't until Thursday, but it's already clear DuPage County voters will be asked to consider at least 20 propositions this fall.
Gire: Wilder credited Mel Brooks for his movie career
Comedy icon Gene Wilder, who died at 83, spoke in a 1984 interview with our Dann Gire of working with director Mel Brooks: "I always played the parts he wished he could play."
Chicago Cubs' Epstein still preaching perspective
Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein is not allowing himself to get too comfortable, even as his team owns a double-digit lead in the National League Central.
Trailer talk in Schaumburg on hold
Further public discussion is being deferred until at least October on a possible resolution to a neighbor dispute in a Schaumburg cul-de-sac over an extraordinarily large trailer parked in a driveway. The trailer on the 700 block of Whitehall Court is about 25 feet long and 13 feet high, but doesn't break any existing village regulations.
Remembering the matriarch of Sonny Acres
Ramona Feltes, the longtime owner of Sonny Acres Farm near West Chicago, has died. She was 98. "She was just delighted to have created this thing and see so many happy faces on the customers. She took a real sense of fulfillment and pride in that," said her son, Richard.
Elburn couple realized dream of owning successful farm
Owning a farm was a longtime dream of Marc Bernard's, so in 2011, he and his spouse Luis purchased five acres with a house and barn in Elburn. Five years later, the couple have grown Rustic Road Farm into 18 acres of sustainable, successful agriculture.
Images: Volleyball celebration in our best high school sports photos of the week
See some of the best high school sports images from the Daily Herald this week. Photographers covered girls volleyball and swimming, boys soccer as well as the open of the football season.
Keanu Reeves will build a $78,000 motorcycle just for you
Don't mistake Keanu Reeves for some nice-guy motorcycle dilettante. He doesn't care about your trendy Scrambler-riding blue jeans or your fashion-forward "motorcycle" jacket. He is, on the other hand, more than happy to talk with you about the Arch Motorcycles KRGT-1 superbikes he makes with his longtime friend, Gard Hollinger.
Lake in the Hills man killed in crash near Harvard
A 22-year-old Lake in the Hills man was killed over the weekend in a two-vehicle crash near Harvard, officials said.
Kane County's first in-school food pantry to open
Underprivileged families within Community Unit District 300 needing food assistance can benefit from an in-school food pantry opening Wednesday at Carpentersville Middle School.
New principal takes after fatal bus accident in Indianapolis
A new principal is in place at the Indianapolis school that lost its principal when she was struck and killed by a school bus while pushing students to safety
Images: Gene Wilder, 1933-2016
See images from the life of film star Gene Wilder. Wilder, who starred in such film classics as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein" has died. He was 83.
'Willy Wonka' star Gene Wilder dead at 83
Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says
Time running out for Chicago Bears to right offensive wrongs
The Chicago Bears have less than two weeks to correct the many offensive flaws that were exposed in Saturday's third preseason game. It might not be enough time.
The 100 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions
Rather than having you stumble blindly through the store to find the best add-ons, we've compiled a list of 100 you should consider.
Oak Brook woman admits stealing millions from Chicago law firm
Deborah Acuna, 63, of Oak Brook pleaded guilty in a multimillion-dollar embezzlement scheme and was sentenced to 10 months in Cook County jail and 18 months of probation, according to court records. Acuna was also ordered to pay $175,000 in restitution.
Suburban fans remember 'icon' Juan Gabriel at Rosemont shows
When Aime Serrato thinks of Juan Gabriel, the superstar Mexican singer who died unexpectedly Sunday, she remembers him as she saw him on stage last year at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont -- an icon who wrote and performed great music. "We just lost the greatest among the greatest," said Serrato, a Buffalo Grove resident.
IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds
The AP has documented 72 mass graves, with many more expected to be uncovered as the Islamic State group's territory shrinks
A watery, half-full perspective on the start of another year in high school sports
With another high school sports year about to kick into high gear, some observations about what makes the fall season so special.
Constable: A year after Gliniewicz, Fox Lake endures
Last year, Fox Lake was preparing for the last hurrah of summer boating and fishing when a police officer shot dead put the Lake County town in the national spotlight. A hero's funeral, a heartbreaking betrayal and a sickening scandal quickly followed. On the anniversary, the community looks back while moving on.
Girls volleyball scoreboard: Monday, Aug. 29 results
High school girls volleyball results from matches of Monday, Aug. 29.
Elgin's Sen. Noland says he's OK after ladder fall
State Sen. Mike Noland reassured people that he is OK after falling off a ladder, as rumors about his health had swirled Monday.
Fox Valley police reports
Scott A. Evanston, 58, of Elgin, was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license suspended or revoked and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident at 12:45 a.m. Sunday after crashing into a tree near Dean Street and Peck Road near St. Charles, according to a sheriff's report.
Boys soccer scoreboard: Monday, Aug. 29 results
High school boys soccer results from games of Monday, Aug. 29.
Man accused of threatening Gov. Rauner gets probation
A 31-year-old Elgin man accused of making a death threat to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in May has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and was sentenced to two years of probation and six months wearing an alcohol-monitoring device.
#CartoonsSoWhite? Disney's 'Moana' points the way forward for diversity
When the Disney film "Moana" lands this November, it will feel fresh to many moviegoers for an unusual reason: It is a mainstream Hollywood animated film that casts featured voice actors of color who represent the culture being depicted.
Flash flood warning for Northwest suburbs, McHenry County
A flash flood warning has been issued for parts of the suburbs.
Rolling Meadows man accused of domestic battery, sexual abuse
A 28-year-old Rolling Meadows man was ordered held on $300,000 bail Monday after, authorities say, he choked and sexually abused a woman after an argument.
Brookfield Zoo mourns loss of 83-year-old Cookie the cockatoo
Cookie the cockatoo, the coddled patriarch of the Brookfield Zoo, died Saturday at 83. Despite his cantankerousness, Cookie was loved by the zoo staff.
Bears' Trevathan ready to bounce back from rough preseason
The Bears' 0-3 preseason start doesn't concern inside linebacker Danny Trevathan nearly as much as how the team responds in practice heading into the regular season.
Boys golf scoreboard: Monday, Aug. 29 results
High school boys golf results from meets of Monday, Aug. 29.
St. Francis gets first win for coach Ston
First-year St. Francis coach Lisa Ston earned her first victory, a two-game nonconference decision at Glenbard South on Monday.
Peter Cetera, Air Supply coming to Genesee
Tickets go on sale soon at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan to see singer Peter Cetera of Chicago fame on Saturday, Nov. 12, and Air Supply with guests The Romantics on Saturday, Jan. 21.
More chances to snag free Wi-Fi on Metra cars
Metra is installing free Wi-Fi in 50 more rail cars after a 12-car pilot project received favorable reviews from riders. Metra has about 1,000 cars in all.
Iowa at center of debate over 'shadow insurance' deals
Life insurance companies are setting up "shadow insurers" to take on some of their liabilities and free up some of their reserves
Lovie Smith takes a 'professional' approach with Illini
Lovie Smith has 13 years of college coaching experience, but hasn't worked on a campus since 1995. Can he make a difference as the new coach at Illinois this season?
Palatine denies Stevenson
Stevenson's offense took its shots. When it mattered most, Palatine's football team had all of the answers.
Elgin survey delayed to spring 2017
An initiative to conduct a citywide survey of Elgin residents was approved by the city council in July 2015, but the process has been delayed for various reasons. The plan now is to mail it in spring 2017.
North Side wins Wheaton game
Keyed by Jackson Gray's kick returns and Sam Singleton's 4 touchdown runs, Wheaton North pulled away to Friday's 36-21 DuPage Valley Conference football win over visiting Wheaton Warrenville South.
Lake Zurich pulls out thriller against Fremd
Lake Zurich rallied for a 19-15 victory over Fremd in a season opener Friday night.
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