Day: July 9, 2017

Circus game finishes in Cougars’ favor

BELOIT, Wis. — In one of the most bizarre and error-ridden games of the season, the Kane County Cougars survived a test against the host Beloit Snappers by a 10-9 final. Despite holding an 8-run lead in the sixth inning, the Snappers scored the game’s final…

Cubs beaten down by Pirates

If ever a team looked beaten — beaten up, beaten down, beaten all around — it was the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. For the second time in four days, the Cubs were routed and routed badly. Last Thursday, it was an 11-2 loss to the Milwaukee…

Learn about natural remedies

Learn about natural remedies for people and animals in a free program at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Linda Roberts, of Young Living Essential Oils, will lead the session set for noon, Thursday, July 20. Register at the library or by calling…

Local cooling centers

As scorching summer temperatures continue into July, residents are encouraged to beat the heat by visiting free area “cooling centers.” State Rep. Carol Sente, a Vernon Hills Democrat, highlighted five locations in a news release: the Mundelein Police Department, 221 N. Lake St., Mundelein; Vernon Township…

Tax appeal workshop Aug. 2 in Wheeling

State Rep. Carol Sente will host a free property tax appeal workshop for Wheeling Township residents on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Indian Trails Public Library. Experts from the Cook County Assessor’s Office will be there to explain the residential property assessment and appeal process, and…

Civil War era lives on at Lake County encampment

More than 150 years after the last bullets and cannonballs of the Civil War flew, the battle between North and South continues to fascinate millions of Americans. Hundreds of them gathered near Wauconda this weekend for the Lake County Forest Preserve’s 26th annual Civil War Days…

West Chicago parade celebrates the arts

Some artists paint. Some artists write. Some artists perform. But in West Chicago, on Sunday at least, just about everybody in the arts community marched or rode — most quite happily — in the city’s annual Railroad Days parade. Playing off the theme “What Defines Your…

Arlington Heights-based Army division marks centennial

The U.S. Army’s 85th Support Command headquarters in Arlington Heights marked its 100th anniversary Sunday in conjunction with its latest change of command. What started in August 1917 as the 85th Infantry Division at Camp Custer, Michigan now oversees the preparation of Army Reserve forces throughout…

Pedestrian seriously injured in McHenry County hit-and-run

A 22-year-old Wonder Lake man is facing charges in connection with a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian early Sunday near McHenry. Alexsandro J. Tackett was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu south on Lincoln Road about 2:23 a.m. when he struck a 48-year-old Woodstock man…

IOC balks at helping Rio with $35-40 million Olympic debt

RIO DE JANEIRO — The IOC has balked at helping Rio Olympic organizers pay a debt estimated at $35-40 million. The executive board of the International Olympic Committee, meeting Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, says it needs “more detailed information” about the debt after holding talks with…

Man killed in two-vehicle crash in Batavia

A man died Sunday morning after his car was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light in Batavia, authorities said. The man was turning left from McKee Street onto Randall Road at about 8:41 a.m. when his 2016 Buick LaCrosse was hit by 2012…

Man critically wounded in Hanover Park shooting

A 27-year-old man is in critical condition after Hanover Park police responding to reports of shots fired found him in a vehicle Sunday morning suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers located the man at about 7:35 a.m. in the 7500 block of Bristol Lane, northeast of…

Sheriff: 17-year-old girl fatally shot near Des Plaines

Cook County Sheriff’s police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl early Saturday near Des Plaines. Angelique Morris of Glenview was shot about 1 a.m. in the 9900 block of Linda Lane, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said. She was taken to the hospital,…

Congress returns to battles over health care, budget

WASHINGTON — Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective – averting some full-blown political disasters. The…

Man who died in Texas skydiving accident was voice actor

HOUSTON — An experienced skydiver who was also a longtime voiceover actor has died after a midair collision during a jump at a Southeast Texas skydiving center. The Houston-area center, Skydive Spaceland, says in a statement that two seasoned skydivers deployed parachutes normally during a planned…

Tesla provides first look at cheaper Model 3 sedan

WASHINGTON — Electric automaker Tesla has produced its first Model 3 sedan, a highly anticipated car because it carries a relatively low sticker price. CEO Elon Musk late Saturday tweeted pictures of the car, which will cost $35,000 and can travel 215 miles on a single…

IOC completing 1,000 retests of Vancouver Olympic samples

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The IOC expects to complete retesting of more than 1,000 doping samples from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics next month. Richard Budgett, the Olympic body’s medical director, says hundreds of results have already been obtained in the reanalysis program. He declined to provide details…

Man dies after ATV crash in Buffalo Grove

Authorities are investigating the death of a man after a reported all-terrain vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Buffalo Grove. The man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family, was discovered suffering traumatic cardiac arrest by Buffalo Grove and Wheeling firefighters who were responding…

Pirates RHP Taillon scratched due to flu-like symptoms

CHICAGO — Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Chicago Cubs due to flu-like symptoms. The Pirates say Taillon is being treated by their medical staff. He is day to day. Right-hander Chad Kuhl will take Taillon’s place for…

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says no to tax hike on wealthy

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday the Trump administration isn’t considering a tax increase on wealthier Americans, knocking down a report that White House adviser Steve Bannon had floated the idea as a way to pay for tax cuts for middle-income taxpayers. “I have…