Day: July 19, 2018

Whirlyball bringing game center to Naperville

“The most fun you can have going 4 mph” is coming to an area of northwest Naperville that’s quickly growing into an entertainment district. WhirlyBall plans to build a facility at 3103 Odyssey Ave. near where Topgolf opened in 2015 and where an ice arena and…

Village recommends tax incentive for Elk Grove Technology Park

Elk Grove Village has recommended a tax incentive for a new $1 billion technology park ahead of a groundbreaking ceremony next week. The village board voted this week to give Elk Grove Technology Park a property tax break for 85 acres at the former Busse Farm…

Man dressed as construction worker attempts to rob Des Plaines bank

A man wearing a yellow construction helmet and worksite clothes attempted to rob a TCF Bank about noon Wednesday inside a Des Plaines Jewel-Osco store, authorities say. Authorities described the suspect who entered the store at 1500 Lee St. as a white man in his late…

Residents fear ‘irreplaceable losses’ after devastating fire

Eric Bowman believes he’ll find nothing worth saving when authorities allow him back into his family’s apartment, one of dozens left in ruins Wednesday after a massive fire ripped through three Prospect Heights condominium buildings. But some losses stand out more than others: family photos, childhood…

With Parker on board, Hoiberg thinks Bulls can play faster

A few minutes after the Bulls officially added Jabari Parker to their group of rebuilding blocks, coach Fred Hoiberg had an idea of how he thinks this team should play. “We’re going to want to play fast,” Hoiberg said Wednesday at the United Center. “I think…

Wheaton police seek three women in Victoria’s Secret robbery

Wheaton police are searching for three women suspected in the armed robbery of a Victoria’s Secret store in the Town Square shopping center. The women robbed the store about 1 p.m. Tuesday, police said. One of the suspects showed and activated a stun gun or Taser…

‘It’s gone’: Massive fire guts Prospect Heights apartment buildings

A massive blaze tore through a Prospect Heights apartment complex Wednesday afternoon, injuring at least three, leaving dozens homeless and keeping about 150 firefighters from across the suburbs busy for hours. Prospect Heights Fire Protection District Chief Drew Smith said two residents and one Prospect Heights…