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Girls soccer: Willowbrook, Bolingbrook end up even

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 21:32
Seniors and best friends Sam Wozniak and Bridget Garner have spent plenty of time together as Willowbrook sports teammates.In October they came one sectional victory away from qualifying for the state tennis meet as a doubles team. This spring they are among six fourth-year varsity soccer players. On Thursday they were important -- and exhausted -- components in the Warriors' 2-2 tie with Bolingbrook in Villa Park. Because of spring-break trips, injuries and other absences, the Warriors (3-1-2) went the entire game with 11 players and no substitutes."We had to tough it out for 80 minutes," Garner said. "We kind of took it as a challenge. We knew it was going to be a long 80 minutes, but we weren't really worried. We were all very energetic." Wozniak helped the Warriors rally from two 1-goal deficits by scoring with 15:44 left in the first half and with 9:48 remaining. Willowbrook led 20-8 in shots and 7-2 in corner kicks. The Warriors also tied 1-1 Saturday with Plainfield East, which won 5-0 over Bolingbrook (2-4-1) on Tuesday."What we take from this is coming from behind twice is no easy task," Willowbrook coach Victor Marquez said. "This game is extremely mental and they have the strength to do it twice."Talent and aggressiveness helped. Wozniak scored the equalizer after freshman Kaleigh Rugg intercepted a clear from junior Kassandra Darrus' dangerous cross and found Wozniak unmarked in the center of the field.Wozniak's first goal came when she gained possession on the far right wing, took a couple of dribbles and then unleashed a beautiful 20-yard shot into the upper left corner of the net."I just took a couple of touches and then kicked it," Wozniak said. "I don't know. I tell my team to shoot all of the time and not a lot of them do so I just kind of kick whenever I can." The defense had the Warriors' other two active fourth-year varsity players -- sweeper Alyssa Spada and Erin Owen -- but was minus its usual goalkeeper and another key defender. Garner helped the back line before becoming an attacking midfielder in the second half."I just kind of help out where they need it," Garner said. Wozniak has 5 goals, 3 in regulation, and nearly had a hat trick. Moments after the Raiders moved ahead 1-0, Wozniak dribbled the ball some 40 yards but put her shot just wide. With three minutes left Wozniak's outstretched foot just missed connecting with Spada's free kick. "Tonight especially (Wozniak) controlled the field. She stepped in and won possession. When she got the ball at her feet, she made positive things happen," Willowbrook assistant coach Pete Montgomery said. "It was a fabulous night for her.""My coaches said it was the best they've seen me play this season, so that's awesome," Wozniak said. After three straight shutout losses Bolingbrook scored its second and third regulation goals this season -- all from senior Victoria Velazquez. The second goal with 30:34 left came off a free kick by sophomore Julia Lentz, a standout goalkeeper first moved to midfield during Tuesday's second half to create offense. Lentz blasted a 23-yard free kick just wide with less than four minutes left."She's arguably an all-state keeper. We moved her up because she can play in the field, too," Bolingbrook coach Matt Kocourek said. "It's a Catch-22. It's between a rock and a hard place. Tonight is a nonconference game. We needed to shake it up, do something different."

Girls soccer: Grayslake Central gets by Waukegan

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 21:31
Jordyn Gosell scored twice in the second half, each time assisted by Payton Gosell, as Grayslake Central's girls soccer team edged Waukegan 2-1 in a nonconference match Thursday.

Mirotic leads Bulls to another win

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 21:31
Nikola Mirotic scored 28 points for the second straight game, leading the Bulls to a much-needed 103-100 victory at Houston on Thursday. Suddenly, the Bulls seem interested in making the playoffs.

Szostak sizzling as Warren wins again

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 21:16
Ellen Szostak scored a goal and assisted on another while Teagon Albert and Sangjun Hornewer had the other goals in Warren's 3-2 victory over Carmel Catholic in Thursday's nonconference girls soccer match in Gurnee.

Joliet roommate murder trial scheduled for April

Plainfield News - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 21:06
JOLIET – A Joliet woman accused of fatally stabbing her roommate is set to go to trial in April.

Two charged in rash of suburban ATM holdups

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 20:30
Two Fox Valley men are facing federal armed robbery charges after being indicted by a grand jury in connection with a rash of holdups at suburban ATMs.

Allendale officials say staff is 'saddened' by youth's death

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 19:55
Lake County authorities are investigating the death of a male juvenile at the Allendale Association campus in Lake Villa.

Developer Fred Latsko pays $1.6 million for vintage Gold Coast mansion

Chicago Tribune Homes - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 18:13

Developer and socialite Fred Latsko paid $1.6 million on March 11 for a five-bedroom, 4,700-square-foot, all-brick vintage mansion on the Gold Coast.

Latsko, 50, has owned numerous residential properties in Chicago over the years, the most notable of which is the landmarked, 9,768-square-foot Francis...










Elgin victim of 'Miracles from Heaven' disease meets Hollywood counterparts

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:47
Laura Mooberry Keating of Elgin has no trouble remembering when her life turned upside down -- when she suddenly was laid low by the same rare, hideous disease faced by the little girl who is the subject of the current hit movie, "Miracles from Heaven."

Harper, CLC lay off employees in wake of state budget stalemate

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:46
Palatine's Harper College and College of Lake County in Grayslake both said they'll eliminate 20 or more positions at each school as a result of the ongoing Illinois budget impasse and declining enrollment.

Police asking for help in search for Grayslake man

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:36
A Grayslake man last seen leaving a bar early Monday morning on his motorcycle never made it to his destination and police are asking for the public's help.

Police: Man cut woman during Joliet parking lot fight

Plainfield News - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:26
JOLIET – A Joliet man was arrested after a woman was cut in the face in a parking lot Wednesday.

Robbery reported at Homer Glen gas station

Plainfield News - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:25
HOMER GLEN – Police are investigating a robbery that happened this week at a Homer Glen gas station.

Prostitution sting at Romeoville hotel yields 22 arrests

Plainfield News - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:19
ROMEOVILLE – Twenty-two people were arrested in March when police conducted an online prostitution sting at a Romeoville hotel.

State Supreme Court decision means victory for Grayslake charter school

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 16:24
The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected Woodland Elementary District 50's final attempt to continue a legal fight that sought to close Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake.

New endoscope at NCH better at catching polyps, study says

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:49
A new colonoscopy tool in use at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights gives a doctor a 330-degree view of the colon and a much better chance of catching precancerous polyps, according to a new study.

'More room to do more' at Elburn meat market

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:49
Ream's Meat Market of Elburn enjoys new, much larger home.

Musician urges Libertyville High students not to wait for inspiration during Writers Week presentation

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:08
Musician Chris Mills urged Libertyville High students not to wait for inspiration during a Writers Week presentation.

Some O'Hare Airport workers go on strike

Daily Herald - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:08
Some service workers at O'Hare International Airport participated in a one-day strike Thursday demanding higher wages, better training when it comes to safety and the right to unionize.

Suspect in Joliet auto body shop double murder case arraigned

Plainfield News - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 14:46
JOLIET – The man accused of killing two people at a Joliet auto body shop was arraigned Thursday in court.

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