Day: July 4, 2017

Musician Scianna performing at Wauconda library

Musician Joe Scianna will perform and lead singalongs at 2 p.m. Aug. 27, at the Wauconda Area Library, 801 N. Main St. Scianna plays a one-string folk guitar. Audience members can bring their own acoustic instruments to play as well. The event is free and open…

Five-run inning dooms Lester, Cubs

The Cubs are now left to cursing their luck and searching for answers. Granted, they did stage a spirited comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, scoring 2 runs, but they came up 1 short in a 6-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays…

Vernon Hills could hike minimum age for buying tobacco

Vernon Hills officials will review and possibly approve an ordinance Wednesday night raising the minimum age for the purchase of tobacco and related products to 21. Board members first discussed the proposal last month at the request of Trustee Craig Takaoka, who said he made the…

Rolling Meadows to bring back police dog program

Rolling Meadows plans to bring back its police dog unit, after a four-year absence, to join officers on the streets in locating criminals, missing people and drugs. Chief John Nowacki says dogs have benefits in law enforcement, helping to improve searches, increase officer safety when dealing…

Top 15 acts announced in Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent

The judges and fans have weighed in, and 15 acts are moving on in Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent. The acts advancing in the summerlong talent competition are: • Ken Markovic • Cassandra Henwood • Kayla Seeber • Monk 9 • Adem Dalipi • Marina Alyse •…

5-run inning sinks Lester, Cubs

The Tampa Bay Rays scored 5 runs in the fourth inning Tuesday against Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester to break a 1-1 tie and go on to a 6-5 victory at Wrigley Field. The Cubs rallied with 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth.…

Animal Quest visits Lake County towns this month

Animal Quest, an Antioch-based organization that provides live animal presentations and mini petting zoos for events of all occasions, is brining animals from their exotic menagerie to Lake County towns later this month. The organization has 52 animals of all kinds, including a mini pig named…

Fox Lake to host “Movie by the Lake” July 15

Fox Lake will host “Movie by the Lake” on July 15, at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Boulevard in Fox Lake. The free event starts at dusk. Refreshments and snacks will be on sale. For more information, visit the Fox Lake website at www.foxlake.org, or call the…

Sidewalks, parking lots to be upgraded at Harper College

Work begins this month on parking lot paving and sidewalk maintenance on Harper College’s Palatine campus. The community college will spend $527,716 for crack filling, striping and minor repairs in all lots, and maintenance and replacement of sidewalks that were damaged during the winter. The college’s…

Oakton to host visit day at Des Plaines campus

Oakton Community College will host a campus visit day beginning at 6 p.m. Monday. Prospective students will be able to tour the Des Plaines campus and learn about the school’s educational options, career programs, services and student clubs. Admissions and financial aid representatives will available. The…

Sharks sign gritty forward Brandon Bollig to 1-year deal

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have signed free-agent forward Brandon Bollig to a one-year contract. General manager Doug Wilson announced the deal Tuesday, adding a player known for his toughness. Bollig was part of the Chicago Blackhawks’ championship team in 2013 and has…

Martinez homers as Tigers beat Giants 5-3

DETROIT — Victor Martinez homered, Michael Fulmer pitched eight innings and the Detroit Tigers snapped San Francisco’s six-game win streak with a 5-3 victory over the Giants on Tuesday. Justin Upton went 3 for 3 for Detroit, including a tiebreaking two-run single with two out in…

Huddersfield adds trio of players for Premier League debut

HUDDERSFIELD, England — Huddersfield has added another three players to reinforce the squad for its Premier League debut next season. Midfielders Danny Williams and Kasey Palmer, along with winger Tom Ince, signed up on Tuesday for Huddersfield’s first top-flight campaign since 1972 – two decades before…

Museum exhibits lowrider cars, the artwork they’ve inspired

LOS ANGELES — Lowrider cars these days are far more than tricked-out automobiles with gravity-challenged rear suspensions and ear-rattling exhaust systems that seem to cry out for police to ticket the drivers. In their finest format, they have morphed into museum-quality works of art, appearing in…

Rangers embarrassed by Luxembourg side to exit Europa League

Record 54-time Scottish champion Rangers endured one of the biggest humiliations in its history on Tuesday when it was knocked out of the Europa League by a tiny Luxembourg team. Progres Niederkorn had never won a match in a European competition before beating the Glasgow side…

One dead after rollover crash in South Barrington

A rollover crash early Tuesday morning in South Barrington killed a pedestrian and sent another person to the hospital, authorities said. The fatality and injuries took place during a series of events that began when a van rolled over about 1:15 a.m. at New Sutton and…

Illinois Senate overrides Rauner’s budget vetoes

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a $36 billion budget plan and $5 billion income tax increase. The Democratic-controlled chamber acted within 30 minutes Tuesday of the Republican governor’s vetoes. The vote was 36-19 to override legislation to…

Rubio leaves Minnesota: ‘Maybe it wasn’t meant to be’

The rumors finally became reality for Ricky Rubio. Now the Spanish point guard has gone from wondering where he fits in with the Minnesota Timberwolves to being a central figure in the Utah Jazz’s efforts to retain Gordon Hayward. “It makes me feel special. It makes…

Chanel aims high with starry ‘Eiffel Tower’ Paris show

PARIS — The ever-audacious Karl Lagerfeld proved he’s still nimble when it comes to putting on a fashion show. The instantly recognizable designer had the Eiffel Tower recreated for the pleasure of his Chanel couture celebrity guests inside the Grand Palais. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo returned…

AP source: Kings, Zach Randolph agree to 2-year, $24M deal

A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with forward Zach Randolph. The sides came to agreement on Tuesday, reuniting Randolph with former Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger, now the coach…