Day: July 5, 2017

Civil War re-enactment returning to upgraded Carpenter Park

The recently renovated Carpenter Park will again be transformed into a Civil War artillery camp next month as re-enactors demonstrate drills and engage in battles. The second annual Carpentersville Civil War re-enactment is expected to draw more participants and larger crowds than last year’s inaugural event,…

Saying goodbye to firefighter who was part of Palatine history

Palatine is preparing to say farewell to a longtime resident and volunteer firefighter who was on hand in 1973 when three of his colleagues died on a call at a downtown store. With an old fire truck planned as a backdrop, a memorial service for George…

Costs for CLC students up for fourth straight year

Expecting to get less funding from the state and slightly fewer students, College of Lake County trustees approved a $102.5 million budget last week that will increase tuition and student fees 2.2 percent. Students in the next school year will pay $138 per credit hour, up…

Murray brothers confirm ‘Caddyshack’ bar coming to Rosemont

Gophers beware: Bill Murray and his brothers plan to open their “Caddyshack”-inspired bar/restaurant this December in Rosemont, officials confirmed Wednesday. Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant has signed a lease for 8,600 square feet of space within the Crowne Plaza Hotel at River Road and Balmoral Avenue, across…

Cowboys LB Wilson arrested on assault with weapon charges

FRISCO, Texas — Police say Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson has been arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Frisco police say Wilson was arrested Tuesday outside of Toyota Stadium during the city’s Fourth of July celebration. Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas…

At least 14 reported dead in gunbattle between Mexican gangs

MEXICO CITY — Authorities say at least 26 people have been killed in a clash of armed groups in northern Mexico. Chihuahua state prosecutors’ spokesman Felix Gonzalez says members the La Linea gang and a faction of the Sinaloa cartel were involved in the incident. Gonzalez…

New campaign manager for Iowa governor ‘sorry’ after arrest

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The new campaign manager for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has pleaded guilty to public intoxication after an officer observed him urinating outside a suburban Des Moines shopping center last month. Phil Valenziano was arrested late June 23 outside the West Glen Town…

Illinois officials undecided on Trump’s request for voter information

An Illinois State Board of Elections spokesman says the board will decide next month whether to provide some information about voters to President Donald Trump’s voting commission. But Ken Menzel said Wednesday that state law prohibits certain information from being released, such as voters’ Social Security…

North Korean missile advances put new stress on US defenses

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s newly demonstrated missile muscle puts Alaska within range of potential attack and stresses the Pentagon’s missile defenses like never before. Even more worrisome, it may be only a matter of time before North Korea mates an even longer-range ICBM with a nuclear…

Illinois bonds rally as state moves toward ending record impasse

Illinois bonds surged as the legislature moved closer to ending a record-long impasse over the budget, reducing the risk that the state’s bond rating will be cut to junk. The rally came after the state senate overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto to approve tax increases and…

Authorities: Man forced his way into home, attacked person with nail gun

A Cary man is facing charges in connection with an attempted murder and home invasion Sunday in unincorporated McHenry County, authorities said. Edward J. Zegers, 52, of Cary, is charged with one count each of attempted murder, home invasion, and residential burglary. He was being held…

Two key suburban House Republicans still favor tax hike

SPRINGFIELD — Two key Republicans in the Illinois House say they will continue supporting an income-tax increase over their governor’s veto. Rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights and Rep. Steven Andersson of Geneva were among 15 Republicans who bucked Gov. Bruce Rauner and helped provide a…

Carpentersville man charged with sexually abusing teen

A 28-year-old Carpentersville man was being held on $270,000 bail after being charged with sexually abusing a girl younger than 17. Heriberto Landa-Gomez, of the 0-99 block of Almeda Court, also is charged with felony cocaine possession, according to Kane County court records. Landa-Gomez was arrested…

Elgin rabbi aims to lead by example

“If I’m not making people uncomfortable, I’m not doing my job,” the rabbi of Elgin’s only Jewish synagogue told members of the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce recently. “There’s a saying that we should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The prophets made people uncomfortable…

District 300 seeks school supplies for students in need

Community Unit District 300 is seeking donations for its annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive benefiting students in need. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 at Walmart, 1410 S. Randall Road, Algonquin. A District 300 school bus will be…

Jimmy John’s open, hiring in downtown Elgin

A Jimmy John’s sandwich shop opened in downtown Elgin and is looking for employees. Owner Brian Haschak says he plans to hire 25 employees for the store that opened Tuesday at 50 S. Grove Ave. This is the first Jimmy John’s franchise store owned by Haschak,…

‘Horrible scene’ as 18 horses die in Plainfield barn fire

Eighteen horses died and two people were injured early Wednesday when a Plainfield barn used as a boarding site for horses was destroyed by fire, authorities said. The large barn owned by Del Real Stables at Wheeler and Ridge roads is a “total loss” after the…

Ex-Buffalo Grove teacher, football coach pleads guilty to harassing student

A former Buffalo Grove High School math teacher and football coach was sentenced to two years of probation for harassing a 16-year-old female student last year. Panagiotis Georgitsis, 44, of Elgin, pleaded guilty June 30 to one misdemeanor count of harassment through electronic means. Besides probation,…

Illinois House leader: Budget veto vote Thursday

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Capitol fell silent Wednesday for the first time in two weeks, but House Democrats pledged to continue their efforts to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget vetoes to give the state its first spending plan in two years. The respite gave Republican…