Chicago Informer http://chicagoinformer.com Local Chicago News and Illinois Updates Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:41:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 (No heading) http://chicagoinformer.com/270924/no-heading-2/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270924/no-heading-2/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:41:38 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270924/no-heading-2/ Clarence Schawk, the founder and chairman of SGK, Inc., a global brand development company based in Des Plaines, has died. Known as a visionary and innovator in his industry, Schawk passed away Sept. 20. He was 88. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Clarence Schawk, the founder and chairman of SGK, Inc., a global brand development company based in Des Plaines, has died. Known as a visionary and innovator in his industry, Schawk passed away Sept. 20. He was 88.

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Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets: Live Score and Analysis for Chicago http://chicagoinformer.com/270923/chicago-bears-vs-new-york-jets-live-score-and-analysis-for-chicago/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270923/chicago-bears-vs-new-york-jets-live-score-and-analysis-for-chicago/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:17:42 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270923/chicago-bears-vs-new-york-jets-live-score-and-analysis-for-chicago/ Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets: Live Score and Analysis for Chicago The Chicago Bears scored early against the New York Jets on Monday night and came away with a 27-19 victory on Monday Night Football. Ryan Mundy started the scoring with an interception returned for a touchdown, while the offense marched down the … Full […]

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Jimmy Fallon is coming to Chicago – Chicago Video http://chicagoinformer.com/270922/jimmy-fallon-is-coming-to-chicago-chicago-video/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270922/jimmy-fallon-is-coming-to-chicago-chicago-video/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:13:07 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270922/jimmy-fallon-is-coming-to-chicago-chicago-video/ Jimmy Fallon promised Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel he’d bring The Tonight Show to Chicago if the city’s kids read 2.4 million books. They read 2.7 million.

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First-and-10: Don’t put Kyle Fuller in Hall of Fame … yet http://chicagoinformer.com/270921/first-and-10-dont-put-kyle-fuller-in-hall-of-fame-yet/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270921/first-and-10-dont-put-kyle-fuller-in-hall-of-fame-yet/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:42:49 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270921/first-and-10-dont-put-kyle-fuller-in-hall-of-fame-yet/ MARK POTASH: Bears coach Marc Trestman warned us last week about putting rookie Kyle Fuller in the Hall of Fame too soon. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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MARK POTASH: Bears coach Marc Trestman warned us last week about putting rookie Kyle Fuller in the Hall of Fame too soon.

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Kyle Fuller not headed to the Hall of Fame … yet http://chicagoinformer.com/270920/kyle-fuller-not-headed-to-the-hall-of-fame-yet/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270920/kyle-fuller-not-headed-to-the-hall-of-fame-yet/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:41:46 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270920/kyle-fuller-not-headed-to-the-hall-of-fame-yet/ MARK POTASH: Bears coach Marc Trestman warned us last week about putting rookie Kyle Fuller in the Hall of Fame too soon. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Kyle Fuller, Ryan Mundy pick the Jets clean http://chicagoinformer.com/270919/kyle-fuller-ryan-mundy-pick-the-jets-clean/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270919/kyle-fuller-ryan-mundy-pick-the-jets-clean/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:41:37 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270919/kyle-fuller-ryan-mundy-pick-the-jets-clean/ In the Bears’ first two games, Chris Conte and Kyle Fuller combined for four of the prettiest interceptions you’ll ever see. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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St. Charles backs study of rafting, fountains for Fox River http://chicagoinformer.com/270918/st-charles-backs-study-of-rafting-fountains-for-fox-river/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270918/st-charles-backs-study-of-rafting-fountains-for-fox-river/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:41:35 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270918/st-charles-backs-study-of-rafting-fountains-for-fox-river/ St. Charles Active River Task Force members received praise and tentative financial support to study white water rafting, kayaking, fountains, floating botanical gardens for the city’s portion of the Fox River Monday night. “We don’t have any plans for anything at this point other than to see what we can do to leverage the river,” […]

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St. Charles Active River Task Force members received praise and tentative financial support to study white water rafting, kayaking, fountains, floating botanical gardens for the city’s portion of the Fox River Monday night. “We don’t have any plans for anything at this point other than to see what we can do to leverage the river,” said John Rabchuk, a spokesman for the task force.

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Dist. 204 ‘committed’ to air conditioning http://chicagoinformer.com/270917/dist-204-committed-to-air-conditioning/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270917/dist-204-committed-to-air-conditioning/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:41:46 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270917/dist-204-committed-to-air-conditioning/ Board members in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 approved a budget Monday night that provides money to install partial air conditioning at 19 elementary schools where students and teachers suffered through sweaty conditions a year ago. But proposed changes to education funding could jeopardize the plan. “We would have to significantly cut or find a […]

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Board members in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 approved a budget Monday night that provides money to install partial air conditioning at 19 elementary schools where students and teachers suffered through sweaty conditions a year ago. But proposed changes to education funding could jeopardize the plan. “We would have to significantly cut or find a new revenue source to run the district like we have” if both school funding changes and a pension cost shift are approved, said Jay Strang, assistant superintendent for business.

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Chicago Bears vs New York Jets: Monday Night Football Pre-Party Open Thread http://chicagoinformer.com/270916/chicago-bears-vs-new-york-jets-monday-night-football-pre-party-open-thread/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270916/chicago-bears-vs-new-york-jets-monday-night-football-pre-party-open-thread/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:17:32 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270916/chicago-bears-vs-new-york-jets-monday-night-football-pre-party-open-thread/ Chicago Bears vs New York Jets: Monday Night Football Pre-Party Open Thread Bears Vs. Jets Final Score: Bears Hang On In Fourth to Win 27-19 · Chicago Bears vs New York Jets 4th Quarter Open Thread · Brandon Marshall injury update: Bears wide receiver leaves MNF game with an ankle/leg · The Bears Den: September […]

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Bears were good enough to win despite the stats http://chicagoinformer.com/270915/bears-were-good-enough-to-win-despite-the-stats/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270915/bears-were-good-enough-to-win-despite-the-stats/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:42:45 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270915/bears-were-good-enough-to-win-despite-the-stats/ RICK TELANDER: You know it’s not good when your quarterback — a good jogger but not a great runner — is your leading rusher at halftime. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Joint Chiefs chair: ‘No safe haven’ for militants http://chicagoinformer.com/270914/joint-chiefs-chair-no-safe-haven-for-militants/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270914/joint-chiefs-chair-no-safe-haven-for-militants/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:41:34 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270914/joint-chiefs-chair-no-safe-haven-for-militants/ Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests. Full News […]

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Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests.

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Chicago, South Bend now share even more http://chicagoinformer.com/270913/chicago-south-bend-now-share-even-more/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270913/chicago-south-bend-now-share-even-more/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:17:50 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270913/chicago-south-bend-now-share-even-more/ Chicago, South Bend now share even more With an interstate that directly connects the two areas, five flights daily from South Bend International Airport to Chicago's O'Hare Airport, five daily trains from South Bend to Chicago via the South Shore Railroad and 13 daily bus connections to … Full News here – Read more on […]

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With an interstate that directly connects the two areas, five flights daily from South Bend International Airport to Chicago's O'Hare Airport, five daily trains from South Bend to Chicago via the South Shore Railroad and 13 daily bus connections to …

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Bears hold on for 27-19 win, improve to 2-1 http://chicagoinformer.com/270912/bears-hold-on-for-27-19-win-improve-to-2-1-2/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270912/bears-hold-on-for-27-19-win-improve-to-2-1-2/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:41:41 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270912/bears-hold-on-for-27-19-win-improve-to-2-1-2/ EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It took an interception returned for a touchdown, another corralled in the end zone and a recovery of a fumbled punt to mask the Bears’ worst offensive game of the season. It took two backup safeties to make up for shoulder injuries to Ryan Mundy, who returned an interception 45 yards […]

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It took an interception returned for a touchdown, another corralled in the end zone and a recovery of a fumbled punt to mask the Bears’ worst offensive game of the season. It took two backup safeties to make up for shoulder injuries to Ryan Mundy, who returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown on the second play of the game, and fellow safety Chris Conte. And it took the Bears’ being able to move the ball, despite a rushing attack that would have shamed the old T-formation crowd, to defeat the Jets 27-19 on Monday …

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Barrington Hills board debates horse boarding plan http://chicagoinformer.com/270911/barrington-hills-board-debates-horse-boarding-plan/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270911/barrington-hills-board-debates-horse-boarding-plan/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:41:47 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270911/barrington-hills-board-debates-horse-boarding-plan/ Barrington Hills trustees sent a controversial horse boarding plan back to the village’s zoning board Monday night for clarification on 11 points before they take a vote. The board’s action came after more than 2½ hours of public comment and board discussion before a large group of residents in the Countryside Elementary School gymnasium. Full […]

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Barrington Hills trustees sent a controversial horse boarding plan back to the village’s zoning board Monday night for clarification on 11 points before they take a vote. The board’s action came after more than 2½ hours of public comment and board discussion before a large group of residents in the Countryside Elementary School gymnasium.

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Kris Versteeg has pep back in his step http://chicagoinformer.com/270910/kris-versteeg-has-pep-back-in-his-step/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270910/kris-versteeg-has-pep-back-in-his-step/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:42:01 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270910/kris-versteeg-has-pep-back-in-his-step/ For the record, Kris Versteeg agrees with Blackhawks fans. ‘‘I was brutal last year in the end stretch,’’ he said, echoing a sentiment among those who turned on him as he trudged through the playoffs, a shell of his old self. But Versteeg has a different perspective looking back on last season and, likely, a […]

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For the record, Kris Versteeg agrees with Blackhawks fans. ‘‘I was brutal last year in the end stretch,’’ he said, echoing a sentiment among those who turned on him as he trudged through the playoffs, a shell of his old self. But Versteeg has a different perspective looking back on last season and, likely, a different expectation looking ahead to this season. While he wasn’t happy with the three goals and nine assists he posted during the final four months of last season,  including the playoffs, just the fact that he made it all the way to June was a …

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Bears making their own Lovie-like luck http://chicagoinformer.com/270909/bears-making-their-own-lovie-like-luck/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270909/bears-making-their-own-lovie-like-luck/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:41:40 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270909/bears-making-their-own-lovie-like-luck/ RICK MORRISSEY: Three games into the 2014 season, the Bears are following the same script of forcing turnovers and making their own luck that often occurred under Lovie Smith. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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RICK MORRISSEY: Three games into the 2014 season, the Bears are following the same script of forcing turnovers and making their own luck that often occurred under Lovie Smith.

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Old Town Shop Targeted in Smash-And-Grab Burglary http://chicagoinformer.com/270908/old-town-shop-targeted-in-smash-and-grab-burglary/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270908/old-town-shop-targeted-in-smash-and-grab-burglary/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:17:13 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270908/old-town-shop-targeted-in-smash-and-grab-burglary/ Old Town Shop Targeted in Smash-And-Grab Burglary Another high-end Chicago store has been targeted by thieves in a smash-and-grab burglary. The burglary took place just after 5 a.m. Monday at the Luxury Garage Sale near Wells Street and North Avenue in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood, police said. Full News here – Read more on NBC […]

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Another high-end Chicago store has been targeted by thieves in a smash-and-grab burglary. The burglary took place just after 5 a.m. Monday at the Luxury Garage Sale near Wells Street and North Avenue in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood, police said.

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Bears hold on for 27-19 win, improve to 2-1 http://chicagoinformer.com/270907/bears-hold-on-for-27-19-win-improve-to-2-1/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270907/bears-hold-on-for-27-19-win-improve-to-2-1/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:41:48 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270907/bears-hold-on-for-27-19-win-improve-to-2-1/ EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It took an interception returned for a touchdown, another corralled in the end zone and a recovered fumbled punt to mask the Bears’ worst offensive game of the season. It took two backup safeties to make up for shoulder injuries to Ryan Mundy, who returned an interception 45 yards for a […]

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It took an interception returned for a touchdown, another corralled in the end zone and a recovered fumbled punt to mask the Bears’ worst offensive game of the season. It took two backup safeties to make up for shoulder injuries to Ryan Mundy, who returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown on the second play of the game, and fellow safety Chris Conte. And it took the Bears being able to move the ball, despite a rushing attack that would have shamed the old T Formation crowd, to defeat the Jets, 27-19 Monday night at …

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Motorcycle, vehicle crash outside Oakton Community College http://chicagoinformer.com/270906/motorcycle-vehicle-crash-outside-oakton-community-college/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270906/motorcycle-vehicle-crash-outside-oakton-community-college/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:41:43 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270906/motorcycle-vehicle-crash-outside-oakton-community-college/ Emergency crews were responding Monday afternoon to the scene of a two-vehicle crash outside Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. The crash, reported about 1 p.m., involved a motorcycle and another vehicle at the college’s Golf Road entrance, according to Steve Repsys, a college spokesman. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Emergency crews were responding Monday afternoon to the scene of a two-vehicle crash outside Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. The crash, reported about 1 p.m., involved a motorcycle and another vehicle at the college’s Golf Road entrance, according to Steve Repsys, a college spokesman.

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Live updates, chat: Bears 17, Jets 6 http://chicagoinformer.com/270905/live-updates-chat-bears-17-jets-6/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270905/live-updates-chat-bears-17-jets-6/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:41:51 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270905/live-updates-chat-bears-17-jets-6/ Join the discussion and follow for instant updates as the Bears face the Jets in Week 3. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79 http://chicagoinformer.com/270904/sheldon-patinkin-a-giant-of-chicago-comedy-and-theater-dies-at-79/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270904/sheldon-patinkin-a-giant-of-chicago-comedy-and-theater-dies-at-79/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:17:15 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270904/sheldon-patinkin-a-giant-of-chicago-comedy-and-theater-dies-at-79/ Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79 Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to generations of American and Canadian comedians, as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age of 79 … Full News […]

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Live updates, chat: Bears 7, Jets 0 http://chicagoinformer.com/270903/live-updates-chat-bears-7-jets-0/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270903/live-updates-chat-bears-7-jets-0/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:41:40 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270903/live-updates-chat-bears-7-jets-0/ Join the discussion and follow for instant updates as the Bears face the Jets in Week 3. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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LIVE: Bears vs. Jets — Pregame updates http://chicagoinformer.com/270902/live-bears-vs-jets-pregame-updates/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270902/live-bears-vs-jets-pregame-updates/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:41:52 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270902/live-bears-vs-jets-pregame-updates/ Join the discussion and follow for instant updates as the Bears face the Jets in Week 3. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Truck driver arrested after allegedly holding children hostage near Midway http://chicagoinformer.com/270901/truck-driver-arrested-after-allegedly-holding-children-hostage-near-midway/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270901/truck-driver-arrested-after-allegedly-holding-children-hostage-near-midway/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:41:42 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270901/truck-driver-arrested-after-allegedly-holding-children-hostage-near-midway/ A southwest suburban man held his children and dogs hostage during a short standoff that shut down a busy street near Midway Airport before ending without injuries Monday afternoon. A woman called police at 1:22 p.m. Monday and said her husband was holding her, along with her two small children and two dogs in the […]

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A southwest suburban man held his children and dogs hostage during a short standoff that shut down a busy street near Midway Airport before ending without injuries Monday afternoon. A woman called police at 1:22 p.m. Monday and said her husband was holding her, along with her two small children and two dogs in the cab of a semi truck and would not let them go, Bedford Park police said. When police arrived at the home in the 6500 block of 73rd Street, the man first tried to hit the officers with the truck, police said. He then released the …

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U.S. rep wants black contractors to get fair share of 95th Street station project http://chicagoinformer.com/270900/u-s-rep-wants-black-contractors-to-get-fair-share-of-95th-street-station-project/ http://chicagoinformer.com/270900/u-s-rep-wants-black-contractors-to-get-fair-share-of-95th-street-station-project/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:42:18 +0000 http://chicagoinformer.com/270900/u-s-rep-wants-black-contractors-to-get-fair-share-of-95th-street-station-project/ U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has given the CTA until Friday to promise that African-Americans will get 35 to 40 percent of the jobs and contracts in the rebuilding of the 95th Street station. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has given the CTA until Friday to promise that African-Americans will get 35 to 40 percent of the jobs and contracts in the rebuilding of the 95th Street station.

Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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