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IDOT chief sees challenging future down the road

Ann Schneider, Illinois’ first female transportation secretary, has spent almost 25 years in state government putting the public’s money to work. Schneider is completing her … Read more ›

Mike Iaconelli with two big tournament bass.   Photo by BASS and Rob Russow
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Is it Ike’s turn?

After a year of fishing in a variety of tournaments across the nation, 49 of the best anglers will finally compete in the 2012 Bassmaster … Read more ›

Dick Worcester
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The 30 Second Ride

Kevin O'Connell, a Naperville policeman and my barefoot water ski buddy, recently shared a story of a 30 second water ski ride that inspired him … Read more ›

OTOH 2012 Final Logo without background
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General Motors Seeks to Reward Local Heroes from Illinois

Now in its second year, General Motors once again wants to honor, recognize and reward local Illinois heroes with the Our Town, Our Heroes program. … Read more ›

Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy in the comedy "Bridesmaids." She earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Plainfield’s Melissa McCarthy earns Oscar nomination for ‘Bridesmaids’

Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy has picked up a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the R-rated comedy “Bridesmaids.” It’s been quite the … Read more ›

Melissa Adams, Administrator at Provena Villa Franciscan
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New Leadership At Provena Villa Franciscan

January 13, 2012, Mokena, Illinois – Melissa Adams has been promoted to Administrator of Provena Villa Franciscan in Joliet, IL effective January 16, 2012. In … Read more ›

Nick Tassoni (left) with his father David and Nick’s state-record walleye (ILDNR Photo)
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Teen catches new Illinonis State Record Walleye

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reported this afternoon that a 15 year old boy from Rockford caught a new State Record walleye. On January … Read more ›

The DuPage Derby Dames scrimmage at a practice held Dec. 14 at Coachlite Skate Center in Roselle. (Kara Silva/TribLocal Photo)

Derby Dames roll into first home season

By Kristy Kennedy Special to the Tribune Lisa Finke has an alter ego with a motto: “If this dame hits you, you’ll be glad you’re … Read more ›

Former Waubonsie Valley star Jarrett Starwood launches a 3-point shot for the Chicago Steam earlier this month. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Chicago Steam mixes vets and youngsters for development

Most basketball coaches want consistency on their rosters. They want players around for as long as they can so the team can mesh and players … Read more ›

James Dahan, of Lisle, with his son Kalel, 4, suffers from mild traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder. (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune / December 14, 2011)

Iraq War is over, but effects linger for veterans

It was just after midnight when former Marine Cpl. James Dahan was awakened by a faint noise in the distance. Except for the glare of … Read more ›