Month: June 2018

Rozner: Golfer Stacy Lewis scores huge victory for women of LPGA

With a heat index of 109 Friday afternoon, Stacy Lewis walked a golf course for 5½ hours. That was difficult for everyone at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, roasting in the blast furnace that was Kemper Lakes. But Lewis also played 18 holes. And she happens…

Palatine Hometown Fest parade draws a crowd, despite the heat

You could tell it was an election year Saturday at the Palatine Hometown Fest parade. While the event led off with a large contingent of police vehicles and officers, followed by fire equipment, much more numerous were the legions of people marching in support of Republican…

Constable: 88-year-old gets to relive childhood days spent fishing

The sun is blazing. The worms are wriggling. The competition is on. “Are we doing biggest or the most?” asks 88-year-old lifelong fisherman Roy R. Dahl as he readies his hook with a juicy night crawler for the first time in years. “How about both?” fires…

Community rallies around Carpentersville coach, mentor who lost both legs

As a father, husband, mentor, coach and friend, Henry Owens has always stepped up to help and support his family and community. Owens’ strong community ties and volunteering with local youth sports groups in Algonquin, Carpentersville and Lake in the Hills prompted community members to rally…

Prosecution witness says Rudd’s wife’s death was no accident

A former Cook County chief medical examiner testified Friday that Donnie Rudd’s second wife was killed by blows to her head, disputing a defense expert’s account that she died from “internal decapitation” as a result of a car crash. Testifying as a rebuttal witness for the…

Teaching pastor at Willow Creek apologizes

The lead teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church apologized Friday on his blog for his response to, as well as the church’s handling of, allegations against former Pastor Bill Hybels. The Rev. Steve Carter also said, “I believe the women and applaud their courage.” He…

Frontier Days off to a rockin’ start in Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights’ big Fourth of July festival, Frontier Days, opened Friday night and continues through Wednesday, featuring popular bands, a carnival, food, an arts and crafts fair, family entertainment, and games and competitions each day for all ages. New this year is the all-you-can-eat wings contest…

Which suburbs are arresting the most suspected drunken drivers?

When it comes to getting suspected drunken drivers off suburban roadways, which police departments are doing the most? According to a report Wednesday by Schaumburg-based Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists, few in Illinois are doing more than Gurnee, Lombard and Carol Stream. Cops in Gurnee made 211…

Ana Lalley will be Elgin’s next police chief

Ana Lalley will serve as police chief in Elgin starting in August after interim Police Chief Bill Wolf leaves for a job in Schaumburg, officials said. Cmdr. Al Young will serve as deputy chief, a news release stated Friday. Lalley, who currently serves as acting deputy…

23 years in prison for gunman in 2014 Westmont armed robbery

A 30-year-old Woodridge man is headed to prison for the 2014 armed robbery of a Westmont gas station. Michael Ingram, of the 2000 block of Dalewood Parkway, was sentenced Thursday to 23 years in prison after pleading guilty May 16 to one count of armed robbery…

Note left at boy’s memorial: Move it, or it goes in the trash

The family of an Elgin boy who died three years ago is worried the tree that holds his memorial might have to come down. It all started Tuesday, when a cousin and an older brother of Gerardo “Lalo” Simental stopped by the memorial off Main Lane…

Rudd’s medical expert says wife died from ‘internal decapitation’

There was another twist Thursday in the already strange saga of Donnie Rudd, a former attorney accused of killing Noreen Kumeta, his 19-year-old bride of just one month, 44 years ago. The first witness Rudd’s attorneys called after Cook County prosecutors rested their case Thursday was…

Police: Gunman targeted Annapolis newsroom, killed 5

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Latest on shootings at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland (all times Eastern): 8:10 p.m. Police say the shooting at a Maryland newspaper was a “targeted attack on The Capital Gazette.” Bill Krampf is the acting police chief for Anne Arundel County.…

Players not the only stories at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes in Kildeer got underway Thursday with a blue sky, soft conditions and golf fans eager to see how the top stars would fare in the third major of the season. Besides the battle among 156 players for a…