Day: July 14, 2018

Morton Grove man dies after crash at Sycamore Speedway

The driver of a vehicle racing at Sycamore Speedway has died after a crash late Friday night, the Kane County sheriff’s department said Saturday in a news release. Deputies responded to the Sycamore Speedway at 50W112 Old State Road in unincorporated Virgil Township about 11:20 p.m.…

Long Grove Sunset Foods to sell wine, beer from bar in store

Sunset Foods in Long Grove has gained permission to serve beer and wine from a bar planned in a section of the store. To accommodate Sunset’s proposal, the Long Grove village board this week agreed to amend the store’s liquor license to allow individual servings of…

Bulls sign Chicago native Parker to 2-year, $40 million deal

The Bulls officially reached a contract agreement with Chicago native Jabari Parker on Saturday morning. The deal is worth a reported $40 million over two years. The Milwaukee Bucks, Parker’s former team, made the decision to rescind a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.…

Plenty of dangers lurk underwater for suburban emergency divers

Editor’s note: The rescue of the youth soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand captured the world’s attention last week, so we asked Lake Villa Fire Protection District Lt. Glen Heitman to tell us about public safety diving and its risks. Heitman has been a…

Elmhurst remembers former longtime Mayor Charles Weigel

Charles “Chuck” Weigel Jr. was one of those World War II generation guys, the kind who never stopped working, who never stopped caring, who never stopped giving. He was a father and a businessman, and for 12 years he was the mayor of Elmhurst. “Anything that…

Lack of players forces Arlington Legion to suspend baseball program

When Lloyd Meyer began coaching the American Legion baseball program in Arlington Heights in late 1940s, he thought that the program would outlive him. Meyer, who is 88, is thankfully still alive. But his beloved Legion team took a huge step toward ending its run. On…

Pence in Rosemont fires up voters, praises Rauner ahead of fall elections

Vice President Mike Pence came to Rosemont Friday to fire up conservative voters ahead of the midterm elections and rally support for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and GOP members of the Illinois congressional delegation, while his opponents showed up to protest. His half-hour keynote address, at…