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Oak Park players run off the field after beating Grant in the state semifinals. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Arrogance ‘in a good way’ helps Oak Park win first state baseball title since ’81

Oak Park River Forest High School’s baseball team needed a seventh-inning single from Mike Brennan to score Jack Picchiotti to set off a wild celebration … Read more ›

Five area softball teams bring home state trophies and two win titles

Glenbard South and Marist High School each won Illinois High School Association softball championships Saturday in East Peoria while Bartlett claimed second and Providence Catholic … Read more ›

Cops: Homeless man solicited 12-year-old girl on Facebook

A homeless man from Mount Prospect has been charged with luring a 12-year-old Springfield girl into sending him nude pictures of herself after they became … Read more ›

Area softball teams hoping to knock off defending state champs Marengo and Moline

Five TribLocal area teams are gunning for state softball titles this weekend but will have to knock off a pair of defending state champs to … Read more ›

Lyons Township's baseball team hopes for a repeat state championship celebration. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Area baseball teams hope to continue wild postseason

In a wild postseason that saw several top-ranked teams fall, four TribLocal area baseball team survived in Class 3A and 4A and have a date … Read more ›

Ceremony held to mark start of flood control facility in Wheeling

An agreement between Wheeling, the Wheeling Park District and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago will help relieve flooding in Prospect Heights and … Read more ›

From left: Social worker Kim Jensen, Eloise DeCarlo, Judy Clarkson, Janice Johnson and Joanne Abbott are members of Northwest Community Hospital's cancer survivors' support group planning committee. This week they discuss an upcoming annual summer picnic, and plans to attend Cancer Survivors' Night at Saturday's Boomers game. (Kate Thayer/Tribune)

Cancer survivors honored at Boomers game

As a six-year breast cancer survivor, Judy Clarkson of Mount Prospect said it’s important to focus on the future and enjoy life. “It’s definitely about … Read more ›

In April, the Chicago Rush hosted a scrimmage between Homer Glen and Joliet youth teams. The Rush will host an All-Game Saturday, June 16. (Chicago Rush photo)

Area football youth standouts to compete in All-Star game at Allstate Arena

Several TribLocal-area youth players have been invited to the Chicagoland Youth Football League All-Star game at 3 p.m. June 16 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. … Read more ›

Naperville North's Jen Korn, left, and Zoe Swift were all smiles all weekend as the Huskies won the Class 3A state title. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Naperville North, Wheaton St. Francis claim state soccer titles

The state championship trophies stayed close to home. Naperville North and Wheaton St. Francis won Illinois High School Association state girls soccer championships Saturday, June … Read more ›

Cops: Man dies after running red light in Palatine

A Mount Prospect man who police believe was not wearing a seatbelt died in a three-vehicle crash in Palatine this morning after he apparently ran … Read more ›