Day: July 2, 2018

Images: Through the Film Magnifier: vintage suburban photos

Through the Film Magnifier highlights some of the thousands of images from the Daily Herald film archive. This installment includes, among other images, Bob Hope, Jack Brickhouse, roller derby action, Jonathan Brandmeier and members of the original Star Trek. The Daily Herald archive, Assignment # 78,431,…

Aurora could be home to 3-day pride festival next year

The success of Aurora’s inaugural gay pride parade last month has convinced organizers to try something even bigger next year: a three-day Aurora Pride Festival that would include a 5K race, art exhibition and poetry slam along with a speaker series, small-venue performances and an even…

Elgin man who bit off part of finger in fight gets jail, probation

An Elgin man accused of biting off part of another man’s finger during a fight in late 2017 has been sentenced to jail time, probation and ordered to undergo an evaluation. Gabriel Garcia-Garcia, 41, of the 300 block of Cornell Lane, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated…

Elk Grove Village police continue to investigate deadly pileup

Police continue to investigate the six-vehicle pileup in Elk Grove Village that killed one person and injured 10 others on Saturday. No tickets or charges have been issued at this time, although Elk Grove Deputy Police Chief Michael Gaspari said Monday there will be an update…

Jury finds Rudd guilty of wife’s 1973 slaying

Jurors deliberated for less than three hours Monday before finding Donnie Rudd guilty of a first-degree murder charge alleging he killed his newlywed wife 45 years ago and staged a car crash to cover up the slaying. The 76-year-old disbarred suburban attorney and former Schaumburg school…

How America’s trucker shortage could undermine our economy

LAKE MILTON, Ohio — Bob Blocksom, an 87-year-old former insurance salesman, needs a job. He hasn’t saved enough money for his retirement. And trucking companies, desperate for workers, are willing to give him one. Age didn’t matter, they said. If Blocksom could get his “CDL” —…

Aurora police ask for help identifying robbery suspect

Aurora police are asking for help identifying a man who stole a gun from a convenience store employee Saturday night. The armed robbery occurred about 11:40 p.m. in the 900 block of North Lake Street. Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said the man entered the store armed…

Forecasters: Thunderstorms could bring heavy rains, damaging winds

Thunderstorms rolling through northern Illinois on Sunday could produce heavy rainfall and damaging winds, forecasters said. A severe thunderstorm watch issued by the National Weather Service is in effect until 8 p.m. for large portions of the state, including the suburbs. The storms are growing larger…

LeBron James signs with the L.A. Lakers

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team. The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar — L.A.-Bron. The NBA’s best player announced Sunday night that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joining one of…

Park wins KPMG in playoff at Kemper Lakes

Where do you start to explain this one? The climax to the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes had it all on Sunday — a sparkling 18-hole score, a miracle shot from the edge of a pond, clutch birdie putts at dramatic moments, a lightning…