Day: July 8, 2017

Arlington International’s Food Truck Festival draws a crowd

Arlington International Racecourse held its fourth annual Food Truck Festival Saturday at 2200 W. Euclid Ave. in Arlington Heights. The event has only grown over the years, with 20 food trucks, live music, horse racing and other activities drawing a big crowd on Saturday. Get articles…

College football satellite camps have become popular in suburbs

For 21 days last year, the NCAA abolished satellite camps altogether. Those camps hit the national college football spotlight when Michigan appeared at 40 camps around the country, plus Australia and Samoa. The argument over satellite camps became a Jim Harbaugh vs. the SEC battle, with…

Another championship hangover? Bulls summer squad struggles

The Cubs aren’t the only team experiencing championship hangover this summer. The Bulls launched defense of their Las Vegas summer league title on Saturday with a 91-75 loss to Dallas. Rookie Lauri Markkanen was a bright spot, but the Bulls struggled despite starting five players who…

Elgin VFW Post selling building with no home in sight

Elgin VFW Post 1307 will be homeless, at least for a while, after its building on Weld Road is sold later this month, much faster than anticipated. The building at 1601 Weld Road is being bought for $380,000, or $30,000 above asking price, by Metro Staff…

Lake in the Hills’ Rockin’ Ribfest wraps up Sunday

Lake in the Hills’ 12th annual Rockin’ Ribfest, continuing through Sunday, features 10 rib vendors, children’s activities and entertainment. “We get about 18,000 people that come out between the four days,” Bill Dustin, past president of the Lake in the Hills Rotary Club and current village…

Grammar Moses: When instructions are more funny than helpful

Mine was the kind of dad who took whatever it was out of the box, cast aside the instruction manual and built it the way it should be built, no matter what “it” was. At least that’s how I remember growing up. And I never suffered…

Fun brain science at Fermilab teaches kids about helmets

Getting up early to learn about the brain might be an unusual way for an 11-year-old to spend a Saturday morning, but if you’re into science, it’s all just great fun. Eight kids in grades five through seven took part in the three-hour class called “Games,…

Palatine firefighter family bids farewell to early volunteer

As fire raged through the Ben Franklin store in Palatine on Feb. 23, 1973, volunteer firefighter George Palmer, a masterful engineer on the department’s snorkel truck, raised the bucket to deliver his fellow firefighters to the roof. That 50-year-old firetruck, emblazoned with the names of the…

Libertyville going to the dogs for ninth annual canine fest

Libertyville is going to the dogs this weekend, and hundreds of residents and visitors, not to mention their canine companions, couldn’t be happier. Crowds of humans and canines filled the village’s Cook Park on Saturday for day two of the ninth annual Dog Days of Summer.…

Prospect Heights to vote on plan tripling sewer bills

Sewer bills for Prospect Heights residents could triple this month after the city council votes on a rate hike. Aldermen are set to vote Monday to increase monthly sewer rates for many residents as part of a plan intended to shore up the aging sanitary system.…

3 firefighters hurt in Cary home blaze

One firefighter fell through a hole and into a burning basement, another received an electrical shock, and a third injured his leg Friday night as the Cary Fire Protection District called in reinforcements to extinguish a house fire in unincorporated McHenry County. None of the injuries…

150 new acres, $1.79 million building coming to Kane forest preserves

Kane County Forest Preserve District officials will proceed, with some trepidation, on construction of a $1.79 million building in the Mill Creek Greenway. They’re concerned because they got only one bid for the work despite soliciting 71 contractors. The district also announced it will pursue about…

Lake Michigan water flows into new areas of Lake County

An often overlooked part of daily life in the 1,900 homes and businesses that comprise Grandwood Park changed last week as Lake Michigan water began flowing from taps, showers and hoses. There wasn’t a countdown or ceremonial valve opening, but gradually on Thursday and Friday, lake…

WNBA star feels social media sting after Lonzo Ball tweet

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Elena Delle Donne is no stranger to the joys and hatred of social media. The Washington Mystics star saw both sides of it Friday night. She was having a little fun watching Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball and his $495 shoe as Los Angeles…

Christopher Nolan didn’t know how famous Harry Styles was

LOS ANGELES — Director Christopher Nolan and actor Mark Rylance didn’t know quite how famous Harry Styles was before “Dunkirk.” The young people in their lives certainly did. “I don’t think I was that aware really of how famous Harry was” before casting the pop star…

Frazier homers in 9th to lift Yankees over Brewers 5-3

NEW YORK — Clint Frazier hit a three-run homer off Corey Knebel with one out in the ninth, lifting the New York Yankees over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Saturday. Frazier turned on a 1-0 pitch from Knebel (0-2) for his second career homer and first…

Grizzlies’ Rabb to miss summer league games; injured ankle

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies rookie forward Ivan Rabb will miss the first three summer league games as he recovers from a sprained left ankle. The Grizzlies said Saturday that Rabb would be re-evaluated and the team would update his situation after the first three games.…

Tough question for hospitals: Who’s too risky to release?

NEW YORK — Four days before Alexander Bonds ambushed and killed a New York City police officer, he was in a hospital emergency room getting a psychiatric evaluation. The hospital released him the same day. Now the hospital’s actions are under a state review ordered by…