Day: May 13, 2018

Foodie 5K near Libertyville helps feed the hungry

Runners and walkers of all ages helped fight hunger Saturday in the Foodie 5K Series at Independence Grove near Libertyville. The Foodie 5K benefits the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The series also includes an April 7 race in Wheaton and a Sept. 15 race in Romeoville.…

Elgin man killed in Campton Hills crash

A 37-year-old Elgin man was killed Saturday morning in Campton Hills when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a ditch and flipped over, police said. Efrain Lara was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin at 7:24 a.m., nearly an hour after the single-vehicle crash…

More signs, lights, to warn of Batavia dam’s dangers

The Batavia dam is getting lights, and a lot more signs, to warn people of its dangers. The city is installing 20 signs, from approximately Logan Street south to the dam, including red “Danger! Dam (X) feet ahead!”; signs directing canoeists to portage areas; and signs…

Sox overcome wildness, come back to beat Cubs

The Chicago Cubs scored early against the Chicago White Sox for a third straight game Sunday, but the Sox were able to overcome wildness by starting pitcher Lucas Giolito and come back to win 4-3 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs won the first two games of…

7 awards honor Daily Herald for exemplary journalism

The work of several Daily Herald staff members earned accolades from the Chicago Headline Club during the 41st annual Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism. The paper secured seven awards recognizing a broad array of writing, design and photography published in 2017. The winning works were…

Nostalgia, low ticket prices keep few remaining suburban drive-ins alive

My most memorable outdoor movie theater experience took place at a 1979 “dusk-to-dawn” horror film marathon at the legendary 53 Drive-In just outside of Palatine. Cars, trucks and vans crowded around three towering screens. Kids ran gleefully through the massive parking lot. Between shows, patrons tested…

How vacant corporate campuses might gain new life

When large, sprawling corporate campuses were built in the suburbs decades ago housing headquarters for giants like McDonald’s, Ameritech and Motorola, no one predicted they would now stand nearly vacant. Changing lifestyles and corporate decisions have left municipalities and commercial real estate developers wondering how to…