| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich is building an 8,670-square-foot addition this spring to ease overcrowding in its gym from classes, leagues and pickup volleyball and basketball games.
The $3 million expansion includes a gym and two fitness classrooms.
| May 23, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip?
The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
| May 5, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Jameis Winston told a sheriff’s deputy he wanted to “make it right” after being approached for shoplifting crab legs and crawfish at a grocery store.
FSU’s star quarterback was seen leaving a Tallahassee Publix without paying...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:44 PM
West of the Edens Expressway on Touhy Avenue, amid the big-box stores and strip malls of northwest suburban Niles, stands a tower with a familiar slant.
It's called the Leaning Tower of Niles, a half-size replica of the famously skewed belfry in...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Oregon State has fired basketball coach Craig Robinson. In completely unrelated news, the IRS announced it is auditing the school’s tax returns for the past 12 years.
I’m kidding, of course. The audits are actually for only the past seven...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:51 PM
As an addendum to the previous post, here are more runs:
Run for the Angels 5K, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Orlando Executive Airport, boasts that it's "Orlando's only event where you run on an airport runway!" It benefits Angel Flight Southeast,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:12 PM
UF diving coach Donnie Craine died Thursday morning during a boating accident off the coast of Bokeelia, located in the Gulf of Mexico on Pine Island, just west of Fort Myers.
Craine was 61 and spent the past 25 years coaching the Gators.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Lake Highland Prep senior guard Joel Berry II has achieved a three-peat as Gatorade Florida Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
The North Carolina signee became the first Florida player to win the award three times and only the sixth nationally as a...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When you're struggling with joint pain, gravity can make exercise an unpleasant experience. But exercising in water, also known as aquatic therapy, can change all that.
"It enables you to do many of the same exercises you'd do on land without applying...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The following items were taken from Des Plaines police reports:
More than $2,000 in power tools were stolen from a van parked in a lot on the 1000 block of South River Road on May 27.
A wallet containing $20 and credit cards was stolen in a burglary...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Olympia 5, Edgewater 4
Buzz: Nick Gordon went 3-for-4 for Olympia (21-2). Clayton Campbell went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Jonah Garrison went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs for Edgewater.
Lake Brantley 2, Winter Springs 1
| May 12, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports:
A 39-year-old Evanston man was arrested and charged with theft after fleeing police May 2. A global positioning system device, stolen from a car parked in a garage on the...