Day: July 7, 2017

Glen Ellyn conducts survey on future of Metra station

Glen Ellyn commuters: Next time you wait for a train at the downtown Metra station, take a good look around the building and think about what you would like to see. Larger bathrooms? Retail space? More lighting? A new station? Commuters and others can share their…

Officials: Man stabbed in Elk Grove Village, taken to hospital

Illinois State Police are investigating a Friday afternoon stabbing that ended with a victim being taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge by Elk Grove Village paramedics, officials said. Police officers and paramedics received the call to the intersection of Devon Avenue and Arlington…

Arlington Lakes golfers alerted to 13-gun salute

Arlington Lakes Golf Club officials are alerting golfers to an event at the neighboring U.S. Army Reserve Center on Sunday morning where a 13-gun salute is planned. During a ceremony at the 85th Support Command parade field at 1515 West Central Road, 105 mm artillery will…

No Naperville house fire; smoke came from water main testing

A report of a Naperville house fire turned out to be simply smoke from crews testing water lines in the area of West 8th Avenue and Main Street, Naperville firefighters said Friday. Get articles sent to your inbox. Click here to sign up for the Naperville…

Hoffman Estates man charged with sexual abuse, battery

A Hoffman Estates man who prosecutors say pushed and punched a teenage girl was ordered held on $275,000 bail Friday on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and battery. Jose Leon-Galvan, 20, was on supervision for battery at the time of his arrest Thursday after police…

With state budget, University Center has new lease on life

At about 4:40 p.m. Thursday, screams of jubilation echoed through the halls of the University Center of Lake County in Grayslake. Staffers hugged each other and danced with joy when the Illinois House overturned Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget veto, and the University Center’s future was secured.…

The Latest: G-20 leaders, spouses dine on local delicacies

HAMBURG, Germany — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit in Germany (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The pope is urging leaders of the Group of 20 nations to make the poor and refugees a priority of their summit. Pope Francis said that “in the…

Charges dismissed against Chicago man in sexual assault case

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Charges have been dismissed against a Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2016 during Illinois State University’s orientation event for new students. The Pantagraph (http://bit.ly/2uztBVp ) reports that Assistant State’s Attorney Kristin Alferink said in court that the state was…

Polarizing right-wing writer sues over canceled book

NEW YORK — Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos filed a $10 million lawsuit against a New York publishing company on Friday over a canceled book deal. Yiannopoulos resigned from the conservative website Breitbart News this year after comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and…

US officials aware of possible hacking at nuclear facilities

WASHINGTON — Nuclear and other energy providers have been advised the by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI that hackers may be trying to breach their computer systems. DHS said in a statement Friday that there is no threat to public safety. The agency…

Chicago teen rescued from 2 Houston sex traffickers

HOUSTON — Two Houston women have been arrested in what authorities say was a sex trafficking operation involving a 14-year-old girl lured through social media to Texas from Chicago. The girl, now in the care of authorities, had been advertised on online sex sites as a…

FANTASY PLAYS: The case for Wood as a top 10 starter

We have a new ace pitcher for fantasy baseball on our hands, a youngster bouncing back from a tough start, a superstar struggling and World Series icon looking like he belongs in Triple-A. All deserve careful consideration heading into the All-Star break. CHEERS Alex Wood, P,…

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July fell 3.75 cents at 5.1525 a bushel; July corn rose 2 cents at 3.8225 bushel; July oats was up 9.75 cents at $2.8250 a bushel; while July soybeans gained…

Theater spotlight: American Blues Theater stages ‘Beauty’s Daughter’

A woman’s life American Blues Theater artistic affiliate Wandachristine stars in the company’s Chicago area premiere of “Beauty’s Daughter,” a solo show by award-winning playwright Dael Orlandersmith. Orlandersmith, a Goodman Theatre artistic associate, chronicles a woman’s life in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood in this…

Suburban fitness centers to host Special Olympics fundraiser Saturday

Several suburban fitness centers host a fundraiser Saturday benefiting Special Olympics athletes. Special Olympics Illinois is teaming with 20 workout facilities statewide challenging teams of 10 people to pull a distance of a marathon on a row machine in the shortest amount of time. The Row…

FDA approves first new drug in 20 years for sickle cell

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited disease in which abnormally shaped red blood cells can’t properly carry oxygen throughout the body, which can cause severe pain and organ damage. About 100,000 people…

Sears to close 43 more stores

Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. will close 43 more Sears and Kmart stores across the country as part of the struggling retailer’s push to return to profitability, President Eddie Lampert said Friday. Lampert, in a blog posting, said eight Sears and 35 Kmart stores in 25…

Georgia health commissioner named CDC director in Atlanta

NEW YORK — Georgia’s health commissioner has been named the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald succeeds Dr. Tom Frieden, who resigned in January at the end of the Obama administration. Fitzgerald, 70, has been head of the Georgia…