Day: July 15, 2017

Elon Musk talks cars _ and humanity’s fate _ with governors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned a bipartisan gathering of U.S. governors on Saturday that government regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it’s a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” But first, he asked for some governors to lift a different…

Rozner: Chicago baseball in very nice place

Theo Epstein arrived in Chicago with a plan and delivered on every promise. Much to the chagrin of those who didn’t get it, the Cubs president tore it apart, rebuilt the team and did the unimaginable, winning a World Series in five years. But the underrated…

Glen Ellyn cycling races return with a hometown flavor

New organizers put their own spin on professional cycling races that returned to Glen Ellyn Saturday for their second year. Jim Burket and Ben Raby worked to save the Tour of Lake Ellyn, and in the process, instilled some hometown pride in the event. Working with…

CASA Kane County needs bilingual volunteers to help children

Among all the investigators, caseworkers and lawyers assigned to Susana Delgadillo when she was in the custody of the state, her court-appointed special advocate was the one constant. Delgadillo, now 21, of Northbrook, said her advocate helped her in lots of ways, from checking in on…

Why Illinois’ personal income growth is 49th in nation

Like other manufacturers in Illinois, Jim Carr has trouble filling certain key positions at his Elk Grove Village-based Carr Machine & Tool Inc. When those jobs go unfilled, the potential wages go unpaid. related advertisement graphic Lagging income     “There’s hardly anyone out there who…

Former Patriots QB Babe Parilli dies at 87

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Babe Parilli, the former Patriots quarterback who starred in the team’s American Football League days, died Saturday. He was 87. New England announced the death. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Parilli played for the then-Boston Patriots from 1961 to 1967. He was…

Comic book mania breaks out at Gail Borden library

More than 20 comic book artists and writers met with guests Saturday at the Comic Book Mania Convention at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. Artists sold some of their merchandise, including drawings made on the spot. Children had their faces painted like comic book…

Brazil court dismisses Ryan Lochte false report case

SAO PAULO — A Brazilian court has dismissed the criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The court confirmed in a statement this week that it tossed out…

Devils sign No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have signed No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract for salary and performance bonuses. The Devils said Saturday that Hischier will have an average salary of $925,000. The 18-year-old Swiss forward had 38 goals…

Former Chicago cop’s firm uses technology to predict crime

There’s a story Brett Goldstein likes to tell. It starts on a Friday night in 2010 with him sitting in a darkened Crown Victoria on a Chicago Street, poring over maps. Goldstein was a commander at the Chicago Police Department, in charge of a small unit…

Constable: Author still walks with angels 25 years later

A deeply religious Arlington Heights housewife with five kids, Joan Wester Anderson hung a clothesline in the Kroch’s & Brentano’s bookstore at Randhurst Mall in Mount Prospect in 1976 to promote her book, “Love, Lollipops and Laundry.” Even with the decorations and a Mother’s Day hook,…

Indianapolis man charged with drug-related slaying

INDIANAPOLIS — A 19-year-old Indianapolis man faces murder charges in connection with a drug-related slaying. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/2tecCLf ) Roger Ravell was charged in the June 5 killing of Christopher Curry outside a home on the city’s east side. Court records indicate Ravell arranged…

No. 1 with fans, Logano aims for top spot at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. — Joey Logano, raised in nearby Connecticut, can always count on top billing when he races at what counts as his hometown track. Take a walk at the New Hampshire fan zone and Logano’s name is on the marquee high above the ground for…

First woman to win math equivalent of Nobel Prize dies

STANFORD, Calif. — Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40. Mirzakhani, who battled breast cancer, died on Saturday, the university announced. It did not indicate where she…

Rondo signs with Pelicans; Rose still waiting

Former Bulls guard Rajon Rondo agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, according to yahoo.com. The Bulls declined to pick up the second year of Rondo’s contract, releasing him on June 30. By signing with the Pelicans, Rondo will reunite with…

Flood outlook varies town-to-town as more officials visit area

While some suburban communities Saturday saw water levels begin to recede in the wake of Wednesday’s downpour, others still are bracing for the worst of the fallout from flood-ravaged rivers experts expect will crest later today into next week. In Algonquin, the Fox River reached 11.79…

Rival groups clash in Syria’s rebel-packed Idlib

BEIRUT — Clashes have broken out in northwestern Syria between two of the most powerful insurgent groups there raising fears of widespread violence in the rebel-held province of Idlib, the groups and an opposition monitor said Saturday. The fighting between the ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham and the…

Claire Liu of US wins junior title at Wimbledon

LONDON — For the first time in 25 years, the female junior champion at Wimbledon is from the United States. Claire Liu beat another American, Ann Li, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 Saturday in the final at the All England Club. In 1992, Chanda Rubin won the female…

White House pitches health bill to skeptical US governors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Trump administration is struggling to get support from skeptical U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma made their pitch…