News archive from 25 May 2013

Construction to start on road to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Construction of a new entrance road to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital from Route 41 is scheduled to begin in mid-July in preparation for the hospital's long-awaited expansion. "The additional road to the hospital from Route 41 will lighten the...

 

Deerfield's Festival of Fine Arts starts June 1

Deerfield will usher in summer with its 11th annual Festival of Fine Arts. A popular event on the North Shore, this year officials promise more surprises and events. Organizers plan to put a new spin on the June 1 and 2 event, which draws thousands...

 

Sox Game Day: Danks back with no restrictions

John Danks hardly could wait to take the mound Friday night for his first appearance of the year. The Chicago White Sox lefthander was slated to face the Miami Marlins at U.S. Cellular Field for his first start since May 19, 2012. He has been...

 

Eastbound lanes of I-595 west of Florida's Turnpike reopens after crash

A two-car rollover crash that shut down traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-595 west of Florida's Turnpike was cleared by 6:30, officials said. Two victims were taken to Plantation General Hospital. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Mark Wysocky said...

 
Helene St. James: Red Wings surprising even themselves, but know job not yet finished

Helene St. James: Red Wings surprising even themselves, but know job not yet finished

CHICAGO - There are no guarantees in hockey, but sometimes there are great opportunities. The Red Wings have created a doozy of the latter, and it's hard to think they won't take advantage of it. The Wings hold a 3-1 edge in their series against the...

 

Former Lions, Bears tackle Dick Evey dies at 72

Knoxville, Tenn. - Dick Evey, a tackle who played most of his eight seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, has died at age 72. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service in Maryville, Tenn., says he died Thursday at the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home...

 
Obama OKs honor for Birmingham bombing victims

Obama OKs honor for Birmingham bombing victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four girls killed in an Alabama church bombing during the civil rights movement are receiving the highest honor Congress gives to civilians.President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...

 
Lower lake levels plague harbors but benefit beachgoers

Lower lake levels plague harbors but benefit beachgoers

Usually by this time of the year, Mary Avellone's light blue sailboat is floating beside a couple dozen other vessels at the Jackson Park Outer Harbor on the city's South Side. But Avellone sees only of a handful of boats in the water these days. Low...

 

Mark Purdy: Sharks stumbled again on the road

LOS ANGELES -- You get the feeling this Sharks-Kings series will go seven games. The Sharks have to hope so, anyway. You get the feeling that after Thursday night's 3-0 victory by Los Angeles - by far the Kings' best performance of the series - the...

 

Indians activate Swisher from paternity list

The Cleveland Indians activated first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher from the paternity list Friday. Swisher was placed on the list Tuesday, when his wife gave birth to their first child. Swisher has hit .274 with six home runs and 16 runs batted in...

 

Webb Simpson hoping PGA Tour ignores USGA ruling on belly putter

PHILADELPHIA Webb Simpson has enjoyed success with a belly putter in his five seasons on the PGA Tour, posting three victories, including the 2012 U.S. Open. He doesn't want to see his style of anchored putting stroke thrown out. The U.S. Golf...

 

McIlroy, Donald miss cut at BMW PGA Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England Rory McIlory was one of five 2012 European Ryder Cup players to miss the cut Friday in the BMW PGA Championship, while Medinah teammate Francesco Molinari took the lead at cold and wet Wentworth. The second-ranked McIlory had a...

 

Northwestern routed by Carolina in NCAA lacrosse semis

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- For the first time in nine years, the Northwestern women's lacrosse team will not be in the NCAA title game. A thoroughly mediocre performance made the Wildcats an easy mark for North Carolina, which won Friday's semifinal 11-4 at...

 
Doctor who helped LIRR workers scam $1 billion in benefits sentenced to eight years

Doctor who helped LIRR workers scam $1 billion in benefits sentenced to eight years

A Manhattan judge ripped into a devious doctor who helped hundreds of LIRR workers score illegal disability pension benefits — before sentencing him Friday to eight years behind bars. Dr. Peter Ajemian saw “a pool of potential corruption,” Federal...

 
Severe depression did not stop this determined valedictorian

Severe depression did not stop this determined valedictorian

In the days before Freedom High School's October homecoming week, when most kids were worried about dressing up for spirit days, the girl poised to be the school's valedictorian was begging to be hospitalized. Before then, Helen Marie Castillo...

 

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