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Cubs are one win from the World Series
The Chicago Cubs are one win from the World Series. Jon Lester pitched another gem Thursday night and held the Los Angeles Dodgers at bay until the offense took over and helped the Cubs to an 8-4 victory in Game 5 of the National League championship series. Game 6 is Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Officials: Man found in burning car was beaten to death
A Barrington Hills man found dead inside a burning car on Chicago's South Side last month was beaten to death, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Packers send wounded Bears to 1-6
It was a war of attrition Thursday night in the 193rd game of the Bears-Packers series, the most played rivalry in NFL history. But the Packers had quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Bears didn't. That was the big difference in Green Bay's victory that raised them to 4-2 while dropping the injured and insulted Bears to 1-6.
Sisters' memoir recounts growing up in suburbs with stepdad charged in cold case
The story of Donnie Rudd -- former suburban school board member, disbarred lawyer, con suspect and now murder suspect -- has captivated us and many readers since his arrest late last year on charges he killed his teenage bride 43 years ago. But for a pair of sisters with roots in the Northwest suburbs, the revelations about Rudd are no surprise.
Nordstrom's Last Chance opens in Yorktown
The Last Chance clearannce store opened Thursday in Yorktown Center in Lombard, featuring merchandise returns or end-of-season items discounted up to 95 percent.
Images: Chicago Bears fall to Green Bay Packers in Thursday Night Football
See action from Thursday Night Football at Lambeau Field in Green Bay as the Chicago Bears fell 26-10 to the Green Bay Packers. Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm in the loss.
Did courthouse custodians counteract Cubs curse?
If the billy goat curse that has plagued the Chicago Cubs since 1945 has been lifted, fans might have a pair of workers at the Rolling Meadows third district courthouse to thank for it.
DuPage Valley Conference considering expansion
The DuPage Valley Conference announced on Thursday that it plans to explore expansion. Preliminary conversations with potential schools are scheduled for the end of October.
Police: 'Highly intoxicated' man assaulted Arlington Heights officers
A "highly intoxicated" Des Plaines man assaulted three Arlington Heights officers after police found him sleeping with his head in some bushes, authorities said.
Rozner: Lester pitches Cubs to the brink
The vet and the kid get the Cubs to within a game of the World Series.
Officials say Mariano's opening in Des Plaines next March
As the building for a new Mariano's grocery store in Des Plaines takes shape, the developer in charge of the $24 million project said Thursday the store should be open by next March.
Demolition firm hired by Rosemont regularly gave to mayor's campaign
Rosemont's mayor sees no conflicts in receiving campaign funds from Omega Demolition Corp. although the village has hired it for multiple projects. The troubled company was recently fined after a fatal accident on I-90. In a separate occurrence, police are investigating the homicide of Omega's co-owner.
DuPage sheriff: What Baby Hope's parents may look like
A $12,300 DNA analysis has concluded the parents of Baby Hope, the newborn found dead Aug. 15 near Wheaton, are Latino, authorities said. Images of what the baby girl's parents might look like, at both age 15 and age 25, were released Thursday by the DuPage County sheriff's office.
Is it time for Stevenson High to expand again?
With enrollment on the rise, Stevenson High School officials are considering adding onto the already-massive Lincolnshire facility.
Barnes continues his impressive climb at Carmel
Training to be effective -- on both sides of the ball -- has helped Zaire Barnes play a key role as Carmel Catholic's football team continues to build momentum.
Fan leaves no doubt about which team he's backing in the playoffs
Jim McNamara of Hoffman Estates is doing what he can to show support for his beloved Cubbies by painting a 27-foot-diameter version of the team's logo on his front lawn.
Arlington Heights' Metropolis Ballroom looks to expand to stay competitive
Metropolis Ballroom, which hosts dozens of weddings and special events each year in downtown Arlington Heights Heights, is looking to expand.
Bears QB Brian Hoyer breaks left arm
Chicago Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer was knocked out in the second quarter Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers with a broken arm.
Grayslake residents concerned about rising school taxes
About 400 residents from a Grayslake subdivision targeted toward those 55 and older are pushing the village's school districts to hold the line on property taxes.
20 years later, Naperville murder victim remains unidentified
A Naperville detective is reopening a 20-year-old murder case seeking to find out the identity of a man shot to death in head and left across the street from a now-demolished hotel on busy Ogden Avenue.
Psychiatric hospital proposed for Vernon Hills office building
The New York-based firm that operates the former Maryville psychiatric hospital in Des Plaines is proposing to convert a vacant office building in Vernon Hills to a 100-bed facility.
Images: Chicago Cubs defeat Los Angeles Dodgers in NLCS Game 5
See action from Game 5 of baseball's NLCS at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Dodgers fell to the Chicago Cubs by a score of 8-4.
Waukegan woman pleads guilty to killing daughter
A Waukegan woman accused of killing her daughter with a punch to the stomach pleaded guilty to one county of first-degree murder in Lake County court.
Mount Prospect sales taxes exceed property taxes
Mount Prospect's sales tax revenues are exceeding its property tax revenues, one of many signs of progress in the village's economic development efforts, Mayor Arlene Juracek said Thursday during her State of the Village address.
Girls volleyball: Fremd tops Hersey for MSL title
Fremd's girls volleyball team won its first MSL championship in school history with a 25-23, 25-20 victory at Hersey on Thursday night.
Police lodge's use of 'sheriff' creates dispute
Promotion for a poker fundraiser is fueling a dispute between a police social lodge and the Lake County sheriff's office.
Week 9: Scouting the Mid-Suburban West
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups involving teams from the Mid-Suburban West in Week 9.
Wheeling family displaced after fire
A Wheeling family has been displaced after a fire broke out Thursday afternoon in their two-story townhome, fire officials said.
Week 9: Scouting the Mid-Suburban East
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups involving teams from the Mid-Suburban East in Week 9.
Emotions are high in Week 9 -- just as they should be
The exclusivity of joining the high school football state playoff field is one reason emotions run high at this time of year.
Judge honored for community service with Barth Award
TriCity Family Services presented the Barth Award to Kane County Judge Clint Hull Thursday night in Geneva.
Girls volleyball: Malloy's return lifts St. Francis against St. Charles North
Senior Kamryn Malloy returned to action for the first time since a May knee injury, and St. Francis defeated St. Charles North in two games in a nonconference girls volleyball match.
Week 9: Scouting the Metro Suburban
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups involving teams from the Metro Suburban in Week 9.
Week 9: Scouting the Northern Lake
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups involving teams from the Northern Lake County Conference in Week 9.
Girls volleyball scoreboard: Thursday, Oct. 20 results
High school girls volleyball results from matches of Thursday, Sept. 29.
Imrem: Cubs' Russell introducing himself to the world
Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell introduced himself to the world in Game 4 and 5 of the NLCS.
Week 9: Scouting the West Suburban
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups in the West Suburban in Week 9.
Emmons officials reject talk of consolidation with Grass Lake
Emmons School District 33 officials have turned down a request to investigate merging with another Antioch-area district.
Celebrities among those long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans
The Chicago Cubs are trying to do something that hasn't happened in the lifetime of anyone born in the last 108 years: Win a World Series
Could Athletico be sold?
Oak Brook-based Athletico Phyiscal Therapy, a rapidly expanding chain of orthopedic rehab and training centers, could be exploring the sale of its company.
Woman convicted of killing cat in Elmhurst faces resentencing
A woman convicted in the stabbing death of her son's cat in Elmhurst is now accused of tampering with an alcohol monitoring device she was ordered to wear.
Week 9: Scouting the East Suburban Catholic
Here's what to expect from the high school football matchups involving teams from the East Suburban Catholic Conference in Week 9.
Week 9: Scouting the DuPage Valley
Here's what to expect from the high school football teams of the DuPage Valley Conference in Week 9 of the high school football season.
Fights outside downtown Elgin bar draw scrutiny
In the wake of a man's arrest on gun charges over the weekend, Elgin police will review reports involving a downtown bar and decide whether to take action.
'Hamilton' triumphs in its Chicago premiere
If art can help heal a fractured nation, "Hamilton," which made a triumphant premiere Wednesday night at Chicago's PrivateBank Theatre, might be the tonic for our time. And what a magnificent tonic it is.
Lake Villa pushes incentives to bring businesses to town
In recent months, Lake Villa officials have designated two special district intended to raise money for incentives to keep and attract business and improve the area generally centered on Route 83 and Grand Avenue.
State Senate candidates Murphy, Thillens debate ties to party bosses
Democratic incumbent state Sen. Laura Murphy and Republican challenger Mel Thillens fended off accusations from one another about being beholden to party leaders and special interests during a public debate in Des Plaines.
10 years for Addison sex offender convicted of child porn
A registered sex offender from Addison was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for having child pornography.
Imprisoned Elgin man charged with child rape
A 35-year-old Elgin man in prison for a weapons offense has been charged with sexual assault of a child.
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