Day: July 11, 2017

Family, friends to host “Wookfest” for slain Des Plaines man

Friends and family members of a man stabbed to death in his Des Plaines home are hosting a concert in his memory. Named “Wookfest 2017” in remembrance of Jeffrey “Wookie” Ziolo, a 35-year-old musician and sound engineer, the concert will be 8 p.m. Friday, July 14,…

Libertyville ready to complete Peterson Road beautification project

Travelers on busy Peterson Road in Libertyville can expect more color and texture this fall with the completion of the fourth and final part of an initiative to beautify the commercial corridor. Weather permitting, the village wants to finish the landscape improvement program intended to add…

Jogger killed in Rosemont identified as Colorado man

Cook County medical examiner’s office authorities Tuesday identified the man killed by a car last week as 63-year-old Dennis Forinash. Forinash, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was jogging Friday morning on Higgins Road east or River Road near Rosemont authorities said. He was struck by…

Henderson appointed to Gail Borden library board

The Gail Borden Public Library Board now has two members who were appointed after they ran in the last election. Tiffany Henderson’s appointment Tuesday night follows the resignation of board member Penny Wegman, who was elected to the Kane County Board last year. Wegman resigned effective…

Injuries, not cardiac arrest, caused death after Buffalo Grove ATV crash

The Lake County coroner’s office has determined a Deerfield man died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Buffalo Grove over the weekend, not a suspected medical episode, officials said Tuesday. William McPherron, 35, sustained multiple traumatic injuries to his body as a result…

Nielsen’s top programs for July 3-9

NEW YORK — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 3-9. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.43 million. 2. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.13 million. 3. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 6.84 million. 4. “Little Big Shots: Forever Young,”…

Federer 1 of record 5 men in their 30s in Wimbledon quarters

A quick look at Wimbledon : LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY A Wimbledon-record five men older than 30 will play in the quarterfinals, led by 35-year-old Roger Federer, who is bidding for a record eighth title at the All England Club. Federer’s opponent is Milos Raonic – the…

Group to seek input on possible changes to Graue Mill dam

A group working to improve DuPage County’s rivers will seek public input about a potentially controversial idea to modify the Graue Mill dam at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook. The DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup says modifying the low-level dam would help Salt Creek meet state…

Prosecutors: Maple Park man was 3x legal limit in fatal DUI crash

A 40-year-old Maple Park man has been charged with driving while nearly three times over the legal alcohol limit during a crash that injured him and his sister and killed his brother-in-law. Sean M. Tardy, of the 5N800 block of Sunset Street, faces felony charges of…

Downers Grove man sentenced to 55 years for murdering mom

Accepting responsibility, but still denying he pulled the trigger, a 30-year-old Downers Grove man was sentenced Tuesday to 55 years in prison for firing a single, fatal shot into his mother’s head outside a Burr Ridge church. A 12-member DuPage County jury convicted Michael Bassaly of…

Coyotes hire Rick Tocchet as head coach

PHOENIX — The Arizona Coyotes have named Rick Tocchet as head coach, replacing Dave Tippett, who parted ways with the franchise after last season. Tocchet spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, a stint that included consecutive Stanley Cup championships.…

Holiday ready for challenge of Bulls’ rebuild

Bulls free agent addition Justin Holiday knows what he’s getting into by returning to Chicago. The primary goal of the team next season is to get a high draft pick in 2018. “I’ve struggled my whole career to get where I am. That’s stuff I can…

Chicago Wolves release 2017-18 AHL schedule

When the Chicago Wolves defend their Central Division title during the 2017-18 season, they’ll navigate a 76-game American Hockey League schedule that features several traditional rivals, four new opponents and the team’s first trip to California in 18 seasons. The Wolves will open the regular season…

Immigrant sues Chicago Police alleging gang database error

A Mexican immigrant scheduled for deportation filed a lawsuit against Chicago police Tuesday, alleging he was wrongly listed in a gang database and that it cost him the chance to get protection through a federal program and remain in the U.S. Luis Vicente Pedrote-Salinas, 25, was…

Who’s who in the emails released by Donald Trump Jr.

Seeking to frame the bad news before a New York Times article could drop, Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday tweeted out a redacted copy of an email chain between himself and a music promoter who was offering to connect the campaign with a Russian official who…

The Wild Buffalo restaurant opens at Buffalo Grove Golf Course

The Wild Buffalo has opened to hungry golfers and the Buffalo Grove community at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course. The restaurant, owned by Salvatore and Briana Cardone, replaces the former Village Bar and Grill. Buffalo Grove officials announced last year they were looking for a new…

Moore looks for a repeat win at John Deere Classic

The John Deere Classic, Illinois’ only annual PGA Tour event, tees off for the 47th time on Thursday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, on the outskirts of the Quad Cities. For defending champion Ryan Moore that means a return to the PGA Tour at the…

16 killed in fiery Marine plane crash in rural Mississippi

ITTA BENA, Miss. — A Marine Corps refueling plane crashed and burned in a soybean field in the Mississippi Delta, killing all 16 military members aboard in a wreck that scattered debris for miles and sent a pillar of black smoke rising over the countryside. It…

Emails: Trump Jr. embraced help said to be from Kremlin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. eagerly accepted help from what was described to him as a Russian government effort to aid his father’s campaign with damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to emails he released publicly on Tuesday. The email exchange posted to Twitter by…

Police: Man stabbed with broken bottle in post-wedding fight

An argument at a Woodstock hotel after a wedding reception escalated into a fight in which a Glendale Heights man was stabbed with a broken bottle and hospitalized, according to police. Jeffrey D. Kerley, 31, of Elgin, was arrested and charged with felony assault with a…