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04/19/2018 12:11 PM
Constable: Poet from Rolling Meadows making waves
Even as a Rolling Meadows teenager writing poems at Fremd High School in the 1990s, Faisal Mohyuddin took on subjects far beyond his suburban world. Now, the teacher and poet is compiling prestigious awards and has a book-signing Sunday for his first collection, "The Displaced Children of Displaced Children."

04/19/2018 12:11 PM
Bankruptcy sale marks end of Carson's
Carson's, a one-time Chicago retail institution that faced the same struggles as other iconic stores over the past decades, will be closing its remaining stores as a result of a bankruptcy sale of its parent company Wednesday to a pair of liquidation firms.

04/19/2018 12:11 PM
Jeb Bush: Time to challenge 'bad behavior' in politics
In the speech to a friendly crowd in an Oak Brook hotel, Jeb Bush denounced an ugly, vulgar side of politics that would have drawn his mother's ire.

04/19/2018 11:33 AM
Action urged after CPS special ed report
The findings of a just-released state probe into how Chicago Public Schools handles special education funding and procedures is a good start but doesn't go far enough, says the group that sought the investigation.

04/19/2018 11:20 AM
Despite federal probe, Dorothy Brown to run for mayor
Embattled Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown is jumping into the already crowded race for mayor of Chicago, despite a federal investigation that's been swirling around her and her office for years.

04/19/2018 11:19 AM
Wyoming receivers ready to take step forward
You don't have to look hard into the national media coverage surrounding former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen to find someone throwing his 2017 supporting cast under the bus

04/19/2018 11:17 AM
Auto briefs
Ray Chevrolet earns Dealer of the YearFOX LAKE -- For the second time, Ray Chevrolet in Fox Lake has been recognized by General Motors as a Dealer of the Year. Out of the 3,000 dealers across the country, less than 50 were picked for the award. The award recognizes the "best of the best" dealers throughout the U.S. for superlative performance in sales, service and customer satisfaction excellence. The award will be presented to Ray Chevrolet, 39 N. Route 12, in November during the Country Music Awards in Nashville."Without our dedicated staff and our amazing customers, we would never have been able to win this prestigious award," said Ray Scarpelli Jr., president and dealer principal.Ford Mustang soon to run NASCARFord is bringing its Mustang to NASCAR's top series for the first time. The American automaker said this week the Mustang will replace the Fusion in the Monster Energy Cup Series beginning next February at Daytona International Speedway.NASCAR team owner Roger Penske slipped earlier this year, divulging that Ford would have a new body in 2019.This will be Ford's fourth Cup model in NASCAR's modern era (since 1972), following the Thunderbird, the Taurus and the Fusion.Mustang has competed in the second-tier Xfinity Series since 2011, winning championships in all but one season.Mustang is still going through initial testing and will be formally submitted to NASCAR for approval this summer. A public unveiling of the finished product will follow.Cadillac chief officer leaves companyGeneral Motors Co.'s Cadillac chief is leaving the company in the midst of a $12 billion plan to turn around the brand, citing strategic differences with other managers.Johan de Nysschen is exiting immediately and will be replaced by Steve Carlisle, who's been president of GM Canada since late 2014. De Nysschen, 58, joined the automaker in July 2014 after managing Nissan Motor Co.'s Infiniti and Volkswagen AG's Audi brands.In a phone interview, de Nysschen said he left amicably and declined to go into detail on what spurred his departure. "We agree to disagree and we move on," he said. "There wasn't a fight. Let's call it philosophical differences."Toyota chip plan sets up showdownToyota laid out plans to start putting short-range communications chips in U.S. vehicles in the next three years, staking out its position in a battle to make cars safer by getting them to "talk" with one another.The third-best selling automaker in America will put the chips in Toyota and Lexus models in the U.S. starting in 2021, said Andrew Coetzee, group vice president of product planning for North America. The technology will enable cars to send data on their location and speed to surrounding vehicles and roadside infrastructure to curb crashes.By making the plan public, Toyota is escalating a campaign to get the rest of the auto industry -- and regulators -- to embrace the technology. It's also headed for a clash with phone companies that would rather see carmakers embrace 5G cellular networks to accomplish the same task, and with tech giants and cable providers that are angling for access to the same airwaves.

04/19/2018 11:14 AM
Avalanche will start backup goalie Andrew Hammond in Game 5
The Colorado Avalanche will go with backup Andrew Hammond for Game 5 in Nashville after starter Jonathan Bernier suffered a lower-body injury

04/19/2018 10:59 AM
Naperville approves design for new park that will be open-air workspace
A Naperville park for outdoor meetings or casual work over a cup of coffee has all the approvals it needs to proceed toward construction this summer.

04/19/2018 10:43 AM
Downstate conservative roils governor race by declaring candidacy
Downstate Republican Illinois Sen. Sam McCann created waves in the already turbulent gubernatorial election Thursday by jumping into the governor's race as a Conservative Party candidate.

04/19/2018 10:18 AM
Last Kiss: A widow wishes she had asked for one more kiss
For Patty Hindes, the last kiss she didn't get from husband Corey Hindes wasn't just a personal moment lost forever, it was a missed opportunity whose possible repercussions still haunt her.

04/19/2018 08:53 AM
Black men arrested at Starbucks tell their story
One week after they were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the two black men seen in a cellphone video viewed more than 11 million times went on Good Morning America on Thursday to describe how arriving 10 minutes early to a business meeting put them in handcuffs.

04/19/2018 08:10 AM
Kooker's to move from Barrington to Lake Zurich
After operating in Barrington for about 28 years, Kooker's restaurant is moving to Lake Zurich.

04/19/2018 08:04 AM
Chicago revises body armor ordinance but delays enforcement
The Chicago City Council passed a revised body armor that adds to the list of people allowed to wear the protective gear but voted to hold off on enforcing it until state lawmakers have a chance to pass a bill of their own this summer

04/19/2018 06:27 AM
Feder: Two new co-hosts join WGN's 'Chicago's Best'
Two new co-hosts are joining Elliott Bambrough on "Chicago's Best," the weekly food magazine show on Tribune Broadcasting WGN-Channel 9, Robert Feder writes.

04/19/2018 06:09 AM
Bigger water park, ropes course among new features at Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee
This summer the halls of Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee will be bustling with families there to shop, play, eat and water slide. But on Wednesday the halls were filled with construction workers putting the finishing touches on the extensive, expensive renovation.

04/18/2018 09:43 PM
Jeb Bush remembers his mom: 'She would never stop teaching'
Jeb Bush shared memories of his mother Wednesday, speaking to a crowd of roughly 1,000 in Oak Brook. "If she was here, she'd say, 'Thank God, you made it,' because she would be very upset if I stayed at home," he said.

04/18/2018 07:14 PM
Who can open restaurant in former Tilted Kilt in Elgin?
The building at 2300 Bushwood Drive in Elgin is owned by businessman Rich Turasky, whose wife, Melissa, wants to open a restaurant there. Steve Dattomo objeected, saying he still has a valid lease.

04/18/2018 05:26 PM
Prosecutors: Des Plaines woman used bitcoin to hire dark web company to kill lover's wife
A Des Plaines woman is being held in DuPage County jail on $250,000 bail after being accused of hiring a dark web company to kill the wife of a man she was having an affair with.

04/18/2018 02:38 PM
Drivers beware: Traffic on I-90 down to one lane this weekend
Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on Interstate 90 between Lee Street and Interstate 294 in Des Plaines beginning Friday.