Lake County flooding expected to cause traffic delays

Daily Herald staff report Commuters can expect major delays Monday morning in Lake County as several roads remain closed due to widespread flooding. Many east-west roads were shut down after last week’s storms, and more have been added to the list, according to the county’s Division…

Imrem: Jose Quintana trade felt on both sides of town

At 10 a.m. Sunday there was very little stirring in the Sox clubhouse. A few players sat in chairs doing whatever they had to do. A few more trickled in. A few more came and went into another room and came back. The real story concerned…

New York manufacturing activity slows sharply in July

WASHINGTON — Manufacturing in New York state grew for a second month in July but at a much slower pace, as new orders and shipments both slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says its Empire State manufacturing index dropped to 9.8 from 19.8 in…

Merkel ally renews refugee cap demand, but avoids threats

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian ally has renewed calls for a cap on the number of refugees Germany accepts, but has avoided making it a condition for joining her in government again after this fall’s election. The conservative bloc of Merkel’s Christian Democrats and Bavarian…

Samantha Harris hosts Gordon Ramsay’s new ‘Culinary Genius’

LOS ANGELES — Samantha Harris is the host of a Fox TV cooking contest show airing next month. Fox said Monday that Harris will host “Culinary Genius,” a half-hour show produced by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Harris is a former co-host of “Dancing with the Stars”…

Trian’s Peltz seeks a seat on board at Procter & Gamble

NEW YORK — Activist investor Nelson Peltz is attempting to secure a seat on the board at Procter & Gamble board member, seeking faster changes at the consumer products company. Peltz’s Trian Fund Management LP, which owns about $3.3 billion worth of shares at Procter &…

2 young brothers die in muddy creek in northern Indiana

ARGOS, Ind. — Authorities say two young brothers are dead after one started struggling while playing in water in northern Indiana and the other fell in while trying to rescue him. Conservation officers responded Sunday to a muddy creek known as Redinger Ditch in Marshall County.…

Timber rattlesnake caught lingering near Massachusetts home

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Timber rattlesnakes are known to thrive in some rural areas of Massachusetts, but finding them in urban areas is almost unheard of. That’s why state environmental police and animal control personnel were surprised to receive a report Sunday of a large rattler hanging…

Prince Charles’ wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, turns 70

LONDON — Prince Charles’ wife Camilla is turning 70 with few complaints, although she admits her feet are sore after a long day of royal duties. The milestone for the Duchess of Cornwall was marked Monday with the release of an official portrait of Charles and…

Vasa Park in South Elgin needs the public’s help

Vasa Park, a South Elgin mainstay for more than six decades, needs a few repairs, and the foundation that runs it hopes the public will help. The park, whose mission is to promote Scandinavian culture, is private but open to the public for annual events like…

Arts center a multimillion-dollar dream in Elmhurst

Members of the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts have this dream for their city. It’s not really very complicated when you think about it. related advertisement Spotlight Gala: Building Momentum What: Benefit for Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30…

Lester: Suburban caregivers get small boost in pay, but fight wages on

After frequent stories of caregivers earning around $10 an hour even after years of work, suburban aides who care for people with disabilities are getting a pay raise. The 75-cent-an-hour raise — buried deep within the state budget passed earlier this month by the legislature —…

AP Explains: South Korea pushes for talks with North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — Less than two weeks after North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test, South Korea’s new president has offered to hold talks at the tense border separating the two Koreas in what would be the rivals’ first face-to-face meeting in 19 months. President…

Police: 3 found fatally shot at Indianapolis apartment

INDIANAPOLIS — Police say three people have been found fatally shot in an Indianapolis apartment. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says officers responded Sunday night to reports of a person shot on the city’s north side and found three unresponsive men with apparent gunshot wounds. They…

Royal Tradition: Counting the swans on the River Thames

LONDON — The annual count of swans belonging to Queen Elizabeth II has begun on the River Thames. The five-day event known as Swan Upping dates back to the 12th Century and began as a ritual to ensure there were enough swans for feasting. Now it…

Dawn Patrol: Flooding focus turns to the Fox River

Flooding focus turns to the Fox River Floodwaters along the Des Plaines River continued their slow retreat yesterday as the focus turned west, where water is rising in Fox River communities like Algonquin. Gov. Bruce Rauner visited the village’s public works facility, where hundreds of volunteers…

Donated wooded land home to trees from 300 to 400 years old

FARMLAND, Ind. — Martha Davis died in the summer of 1917, leaving a 385-acre farm that included a virgin oak forest to Purdue University. The bequest required Purdue to preserve the trees and wildflowers as a bird sanctuary and example of a native Hoosier forest. The…

Maccarone to join Brisbane Roar in Australia’s A-League

BRISBANE, Australia — Ex-Italy international Massimo Maccarone is set to join Brisbane Roar in a one-season deal to play in Australia’s A-League. Brisbane coach John Aloisi confirmed Monday that the 37-year-old Empoli forward would join the Roar squad for pre-season training next week. “We are pleased…

EU to increase Syria sanctions, targeting 16 more officials

BRUSSELS — Britain says the European Union will sanction 16 Syrians it is convinced are involved in chemical weapons attacks against civilians there, targeting military and scientific officials. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said ahead of Monday’s meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers that the 16…