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Europe leads 6½-5½ after Ryder Cup fourballs

Daily Herald - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:14
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson finished with 10 straight birdies to win Saturday's first fourballs match for Europe. The United States responded by winning the next two matches and halving the fourth to cut the deficit to 6 ½ to 5 ½ on day two of the Ryder Cup.Rose and Stenson birdied 12 of 16 holes to beat Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar 3 and 2. The Americans had nine birdies themselves. The European duo's 12-under score was a Ryder Cup record in fourballs. The 21-under total for the two pairings was also a record.After Europe's advantage stretched to 6-3, the Americans surged back.Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan beat Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson 4 and 3. Rookies Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed took down Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer 5 and 3.Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker earned a half-point against Rory McIroy and Ian Poulter.

Wheaton-area students surprise WWII vet with Honor Flight letters

Daily Herald - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:52
More than 2,000 letters are scattered across George Lutz's dining room table. The handwritten thank yous and crayon drawn patriotic pictures -- a majority of which were made by Wheaton area students -- were part of a surprise "mail call" that occurred when the World War II veteran took an Honor Flight earlier this month to Washington, D.C.

Rauner: Specifics on property taxes will be worked out after election

Daily Herald - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:34
Republican Bruce Rauner said he'll work with lawmakers after the election to decide how to deliver on his campaign promise to "freeze property taxes," leaving voters without details until then.

Southland teacher's new book spotlights Muslim discrimination

Palos Area News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:51

While Nevien Shaabneh's new novel may be a work of fiction, it includes depictions of bigotry familiar to her and other Muslims in the Southland and the Chicago area. "Some of the experiences in the book, being Palestinian, being of Muslim faith in the U.S. and the discrimination they face - those are real," she said.

Gasthaus bar owner fighting Elgin liquor violation

Daily Herald - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:54
The owner of a downtown Elgin bar is fighting a liquor license violation and has filed an appeal with the state. Gasthaus Zur Linde attorney Charles Muscarello, son of bar owner Marco Muscarello, filed the appeal Sept. 17 with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission after the bar was found guilty last month by the city's liquor control commission of serving alcohol to a minor.

COD moves to reduce outbursts at meetings

Daily Herald - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:52
Residents wishing to make general comments at College of DuPage board meetings will have to wait until the end of the session. At the board's most recent meeting, that meant visitors wanting to make general comments had to wait until around midnight. "It allows the board to focus on our business before it gets too late and everybody is short on brain cells," one trustee said.

Avon Twp. assessor closes office, remains out of reach

Daily Herald - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:36
A budget dispute has resulted in the closure of the Avon Township assessor's office, and visitors and callers are being directed to the Lake County assessor's office. Township Supervisor Lisa Rusch, once an ally of Assessor Christopher Ditton, has alerted other public entities as she reviews options. "It's a mess," said Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, township attorney.

Dist. 207 administration building improvements $254,000 over budget

Daily Herald - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:26
A plan to convert a recently purchased Park Ridge office building to Maine Township High School District 207's new administration center and alternative school is going to cost more than expected. "To tell us $876,000, and then come in with $1,014,000, that's deadly, especially in terms of us, because we sit here and work our budgets basically to the penny," said school board member Sean Sullivan.

Will County executive recovering from cancer surgery

SouthTownStar Newspaper - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:21

Will County Executive Larry Walsh is resting comfortably following surgery to treat his prostate cancer. According to a statement released from Walsh’s chief of staff, Nick Palmer, the surgery was “successful.” “The county executive is in good spirits and happy the surgery went well,” Palmer said. Walsh announced last week that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer during a routine health exam. Walsh has not disclosed his location or where the surgery was performed, according to Anastasia Tuskey, county spokeswoman. Erin Gallagher …

Political group sues Orland Park over solicitation ordinance

SouthTownStar Newspaper - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:21

A political lobbying organization has filed a federal lawsuit against Orland Park, claiming the village has wrongly prevented the group’s representatives from going door-to-door to canvass for Gov. Pat Quinn. On Aug. 11, Orland Park police stopped a Working America canvasser from going door-to-door with fliers and ticketed the worker for violating a village ordinance against soliciting, according to the lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Working America is a Washington-based worker advocacy organization that lobbies to “challenge the corporate agenda,” according to its website. The organization contends that the village has infringed on its First and …

Girl accused of threatening school on Facebook

Palos Area News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:02

A female juvenile was charged with disorderly conduct after reports that she posted threats on Facebook against Stagg High School. Palos Hills police were called to the school around 8:45 a.m. on Sept.

Southland teacher’s new book spotlights Muslim discrimination

SouthTownStar Newspaper - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:00

While Nevien Shaabneh’s new novel may be a work of fiction, it includes depictions of bigotry familiar to her and other Muslims in the Southland and the Chicago area. “Some of the experiences in the book, being Palestinian, being of Muslim faith in the U.S. and the discrimination they face — those are real,” she said. “Secrets Under the Olive Tree” is the debut novel for Shaabneh, 35, of Tinley Park, who teaches English at Stagg High School in Palos Hills. The novel, published Aug. 19, tells the story of young Layla Anwar, who was born in Palestine during a …

FBI details FAA facility arsons, Naperville man's Facebook post

Daily Herald - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:44
A 36-year-old Naperville man has been charged with one count of destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities in connection with fires and other damage Friday that forced the closure of the FAA's air traffic control facility in Aurora. A federal source said Brian Howard, of the 1300 block of Ivy Lane, also cut all radar feeds into the facility and most communication lines, and the FBI said Howard outlined his plans in a Facebook message.

Sabotage raises questions about Chicago FAA vulnerability

Daily Herald - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:43
Experts say the FAA "can do better" after an act of sabotage cut off radar and communications links to an air-traffic control center in Aurora. It's the third time in two years air traffic at O'Hare International Airport has ground to a halt over problems at air traffic centers in the suburbs -- Aurora and Elgin -- with repercussions for flights across the world.

Good deeds returned to Oak Lawn woman battling MS

SouthTownStar Newspaper - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:37

Linda Stearns didn’t have time to sit at the computer seeking votes for herself in the Local Hero contest that is part of National Mobility Awareness Month, she said, even though winning would mean receiving a badly needed wheelchair-accessible van. The Oak Lawn woman, who has suffered from multiple sclerosis since 1984, has been without a vehicle for the past few years, she said, but she had to make a decision about how to spend her time. If she had been on the computer, “I couldn’t get any of my volunteer work done, so I finally said, ‘I’m just giving …

Expert says blood on accused killer’s clothes matches that of victim

SouthTownStar Newspaper - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:14

Blood found on the clothes of accused killer Joshua Miner matched the blood of one of his alleged victims in a double murder in Joliet, according to an Illinois State Police forensic scientist. Kelly Krajnik was the main witness Friday during an abbreviated session in Miner’s trial for the murders of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, both 22, who were beaten, robbed and strangled after being lured to a house in the 1100 block of Hickory Street. The trial was adjourned before noon because a prosecution witness was not available until Monday. Miner, 26, is charged in Will County Circuit …

Good deeds returned to Oak Lawn woman battling MS - SouthtownStar

Oak Lawn Home Inspector News Feed - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:47

Good deeds returned to Oak Lawn woman battling MS
SouthtownStar
Stearns was named one of four National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association's Local Heroes, chosen from among 1,400 entries, and was handed the keys to a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan from Mancari Chrysler Dodge in Oak Lawn. It was converted into a ...

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