Day: July 10, 2017

Chicago Wolves to face Ontario in 2017 home opener

The Chicago Wolves will host the Ontario Reign for their home opener at Allstate Arena on Oct. 14, AHL officials announced Monday. It will be the Wolves’ 24th opener and their first game against the Reign since Ontario joined the American Hockey League in 2015. The…

Man ticketed in St. Charles boating crash

A West Chicago man has been charged with careless operation of a watercraft in connection with a crash last week in St. Charles in which a woman was severely injured. Jared Younglove, 27, of the 2500 block of Barnhart Street, was issued a citation and is…

Fatal ATV crash remains under investigation

Authorities continue to investigate the death of a man who suffered cardiac arrest after an all-terrain vehicle crash early Sunday at a Lake County Forest Preserve site near Buffalo Grove. John Tannahill, director of public safety for the Lake County Forest Preserve District, said ranger police…

Feder: Eisendrath says he has financing to buy Chicago Sun-Times

Edwin Eisendrath and a coalition of labor unions have secured funding to acquire the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Reader, the former Chicago alderman said Monday. With more than $11.2 million placed in escrow, Eisendrath and his group met the deadline set by the U.S. Department…

Boys accused of threatening to use gun at Maine South

Two Park Ridge juveniles were charged Monday with unlawful use of a weapon after making threats on social media about using a gun at Maine South High School’s summer school classes today, police said. Police were alerted to a post with a picture of two juveniles…

County plans to improve intersection near DuPage Airport

Construction is slated to begin in August on a nearly $1.8 million project to improve the intersection of Powis Road and North Avenue near DuPage Airport in West Chicago. The Illinois Department of Transportation did some work at the intersection several years ago when it reconstructed…

Amazon doubling its corporate office in Chicago

Amazon plans to double the size of its corporate office in downtown Chicago. The office in the Loop “is home to more than 200 employees today and is growing,” the city of Chicago said in a news release. Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined what was called “a…

Two men charged with drug-induced homicide in May heroin death

Two men have been charged with drug-induced homicide in the May heroin death of a 20-year-old Crystal Lake man. John H. Galloway, 18, of Crystal Lake, and Seth R. Ferguson, 22, of Lake in the Hills, are accused of delivering the fatal dose of heroin to…

West Dundee businessman known as ‘Mr. Dundee’ dies at 86

Whether it be for his local business endeavors, his public service or his personable demeanor, lifelong Dundee-area resident Jim Masi is remembered as a fixture in the community. Masi, known as “Mr. Dundee,” died Friday at the Bickford of Crystal Lake assisted living facility. He was…

Federal defendants dropped from District 211 transgender lawsuit

The plaintiffs suing Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 over transgender students’ access to bathrooms and locker rooms have dropped the U.S. departments of education and justice as defendants in the case. It was an agreement between the federal agencies and District 211 that granted a transgender…

Seattle to decide new income tax for high-income residents

SEATTLE — Seattle’s highest earners would become the only Washington state residents to pay an income tax under a proposal that is designed to open a broader discussion about whether the wealthy pay their fair share in this booming city. The Seattle City Council is deciding…

Chiefs promote Brett Veach to general manager

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have promoted co-director of player personnel Brett Veach to general manager. The appointment was announced Monday, about 2½ weeks after Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt surprisingly fired John Dorsey, their GM of the past four years. Head coach Andy…

Woodfield Mall reveals look of new dining pavilion

Woodfield Mall officials released renderings and a time frame Monday for a planned 820-seat dining pavilion first announced in January at a Schaumburg Business Association breakfast. The multimillion-dollar project will feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows allowing natural light and a view outside on the upper level of…

Stars re-sign Radek Faksa to $6.6 million, 3-year deal

FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Stars have re-signed young center Radek Faksa to a $6.6 million, three-year contract. Faksa is coming off his first full NHL season, when he had 12 goals and 21 assists in 80 games. The 23-year-old center was drafted 13th overall by…

Batavia gathers to remember Craig Sager

Think back on your high school days. How many people do you remember? What do you remember about them? I remember Craig Sager’s smile. It wasn’t a smile of contentment. It wasn’t a smirk. It was a devilish smile that signaled that he was up to…

Police: Same man behind Rolling Meadows attacks

Rolling Meadows police said Monday they believe the man responsible for a home invasion and sexual assault on the city’s south side late last month is the same person behind at least three similar break-ins and another sexual assault since December at nearby residences. The latest…

Israel’s Labor elects newcomer Gabbay as party leader

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Labor Party has elected political newcomer Avi Gabbay as its new leader, with hopes to revive its fortunes after 16 years in the opposition. Gabbay, 50, defeated Amir Peretz, a former party leader and defense minister, by a small margin in a runoff…

All things Greek in Elgin this weekend

When you’re Greek, you don’t ask your guests if they are hungry. You just load up a plate and put it in their hands. That’s among the Greek cultural tidbits that the suburban duo “Niko and Manoli” will share during their live cooking demo at the…

Jay’s Hope golf tournament honors Batavia grad

Jay Burger was not unlike many other college kids who were natural athletes and showed a lot of interest in all types of sports. But not all faced the challenges Burger encountered in 2014, being diagnosed with bone cancer just six weeks before graduating from the…