Day: July 17, 2018

Aquatics community mourns Lindgren’s loss

Rob Lindgren, a force in Dist. 214 high school aquatics for more than two decades, has died of pancreatic cancer. Diagnosed in November, Lindgren bravely fought the illness before it claimed him Sunday, leaving his family and the swimming and water polo communities in mourning. Lindgren,…

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to “clarify” his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in…

Rauner: ‘Very clear that Russian agents hacked election systems’

Given that Russian hackers breached election systems in Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday said he was “deeply troubled” by some of President Donald Trump’s remarks at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Rauner’s comments came before Trump reversed course on Tuesday. The president, speaking before…

Cary boy hit by boat on Fox River stable in hospital

A 6-year-old Cary boy is stable in the hospital after a boat struck him Sunday afternoon in the Fox River near Fox River Grove, authorities said Tuesday morning. Family members told the McHenry County sheriff’s office the boy is under observation at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital…

St. Charles Township man facing drug, weapon charges

An 18-year-old St. Charles Township man faces felony charges after police said they found him with a gun and illegal drugs in his vehicle Saturday night. Eric R. Fabisiak, of the 6N block of Aurora Avenue, was charged with armed violence, unlawful delivery of a controlled…

Police say man shot gun near Lake County forest preserve

A Waukegan man is in custody and charged with shooting a weapon from a moving vehicle near Independence Grove Forest Preserve, authorities said Monday. Sergio Hurtado-Vega, 31, of the 100 block of Philippa Avenue, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use…

Feder: ABC 7’s Cheryl Scott engaged ‘on top of the world’

A romantic sunset atop a Hawaiian volcano was the setting of a marriage proposal over the weekend to Cheryl Scott, 33, meteorologist at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7, Robert Feder writes. Chicago DJ Dante “Dante the Don” Deiana, 35, popped the question at the summit of the Haleakala…

Underwood outraises Hultgren in latest campaign finance report

Democratic challenger Lauren Underwood raised more money than 14th Congressional District incumbent Republican Randy Hultgren in the latest quarter. The new numbers mark the first time a challenger has outraised Hultgren since the district was redrawn after the last census. And it may be the latest…

Feder: FCC throws Sinclair/Tribune deal in doubt

In a stunning move, the Federal Communications Commission appears to have put the kibosh on the controversial sale of “Chicago’s Very Own” WGN-Channel 9, news/talk WGN 720-AM and the other 41 Tribune Media stations to Sinclair Broadcast Group, reports Robert Feder. For the full story from…