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  • Shields still going, hits re-set button for White Sox

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – No one in White Sox camp is happier for a new season than James Shields.The right- ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 8:00 pm
  • Cubs Notes: Cubs make time to make young fans’ day

    MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs made Wednesday a pretty special day for nine kids and their families. Think of those nine kids as representing each position on ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 7:41 pm
  • PHOTOS: High school girls basketball power rankings

    Feb. 22, 2017 - 6:34 pm
  • More fishing guides to check out

    Let’s continue on with the list of fishing guides I started last week. I present the names in no particular order. These are the next batch of guides ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • High school wrestling: Richmond-Burton's Gavin Sutton is Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the weekGavin SuttonRichmond-Burton, sr.Sutton won his first state championship this past ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • High school girls basketball insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAllison MichalskiDundee-Crown, sr., FMichalski routinely beat Bo ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 3:57 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg holds off Carmel to reach sectional championship game

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg girls basketball coach Brad Frey wiped his forehead and let out a giant sigh of relief after battling Carmel Tuesday in a Class ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central beats Fenton in 2A sectional for third consecutive trip to state

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central coach Justen Lehr assumes that at this point everyone in the state knows what they're getting against the Tigers, ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, manager Joe Maddon on same page

    MESA, Ariz. – There’s nothing quite like a nice Italian dinner and a bottle of red to make things right.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs escapes with 42-41 win over McHenry

    ALGONQUIN — At the end of every practice, Jacobs boys basketball does a drill coach Jimmy Roberts calls the “80 percent drill.” The team shoots 25 fre ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo plays spoiler by handing Richmond-Burton critical KRC loss

    RICHMOND – Marengo realized its shot at the Kishwaukee River Conference title greatly faded a week earlier with a loss to Burlington Central.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Chicago Blackhawks beat Minnesota Wild; Jonathan Toews scores hat trick

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks beat rival Minnesota 5-3 on Tuesday night for their s ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley falls to Wheeling in Rockford East Dual Team Sectional

    ROCKFORD – There were several Huntley wrestlers who wanted to make up for disappointments at last weekend's IHSA Individual State Meet in Champaign.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:59 pm
  • Ferrari drives home point in Chicago Cubs camp

    MESA, Ariz. – Another day, another wacky start to the Cubs’ daily workout.Once again, the star was T ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 5:32 pm
  • Sarley: Start planning your guided fishing trips

    I guess the best thing we can do during this period of no ice fishing and no open-water fishing is to start planning our outings for the upcoming seas ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:53 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Have you ever checked the Illinois treasurer's website to see if you were owed money?
    Yes, I found some
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