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May 5, 2016
Softball: Wednesday, May 4 scoreboard
Chicago Daily Herald
South Elgin 001 00 -1-1-2. Bartlett 142 4x -11-7-1. 2B: B -- Pagan; 3B: ; HR: B -- Kleeman. WP: Pagan; LP: Pollman. *. St. Charles North 10, Batavia 6. Batavia 300 003 0 -6-8-6. SCN 141 121 X -10-6-0. 2B: B: Lovestrand, SCN: Webb; HR: SCN S. Hausl (2).

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May 5, 2016
Baseball: Wednesday, May 4 scoreboard
Chicago Daily Herald
South Elgin 11, Bartlett 1 (5 INN.) South Elgin 030 53 -11-13-1. Bartlett 000 10 -1-4-5. 2B: SE -- Barry, Diel, Walker. WP: Stancl (4-1); LP: Donovan. *. Batavia 4, Geneva 3. Geneva 010 000 2 -3-4-1. Batavia 000 120 1 -4-7-5. WP: Rowland; LP: Davison.

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May 5, 2016
Boys gymnastics: Wheaton co-op makes it eight straight
Chicago Daily Herald
The last time Wheaton co-op didn't advance to the IHSA boys gymnastics finals, George W. Bush was in the Oval Office. It was just another day at the office -- better known as the home gym -- for Wheaton co-op during Wednesday's Wheaton Warrenville ...

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May 5, 2016
'Shoes to the Rescue' to benefit Anderson Animal Shelter
Chicago Daily Herald
When collecting the shoes, please rubber band, zip tie, or pull laces around shoes to keep them together. Collection sites, during normal business hours, are: Blue Goose, 300 S. Second St. in St. Charles; Curves, 359 S. Randall Road in Elgin; Chicago ...

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May 5, 2016
Baseball: Batavia nips Geneva
Chicago Daily Herald
St. Charles North 11, Elgin 0: Conor Bizik's pinch-hit 3-run homer helped the North Stars (20-3, 13-1) cruise to another UEC River win over the Maroons. Zach Fick had 2 hits and 2 RBI while Brendan Joyce (2 hits, RBI) and Zach Mettetal added doubles.

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May 5, 2016
Softball: St. Edward's Senior Night a booming success
Chicago Daily Herald
A new bat and the adrenaline of Senior Night were the only things Allie Stratman needed to get the St. Edward offense heated up on a cold night at Judson University in Elgin. That and 125 swings from mom to break the bat in. Stratman's laser shot line ...

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May 5, 2016
Home in Elgin retirement community damaged in fire
Chicago Daily Herald
According to a news release from the Elgin Fire Department, when firefighters arrived at the building, a quadruple-wide manufactured home located on the 100 block of Bayview Rd., they found flames venting from a large room at the rear of the building's ...

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May 5, 2016
Softball: Rago, Elgin take down Larkin again
Chicago Daily Herald
It was just 2 weeks ago that Elgin outslugged crosstown rival Larkin 15-6. On Wednesday the visiting Maroons picked up right where they left off and continued their dominance over the Royals with a 14-4 Upstate Eight Conference River Division softball ...

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May 5, 2016
Chicago Tribune
Petitions show support of — and objections to — U46 board member Ward
Chicago Tribune
School District U46 appears to be in a bit of an upheaval as two groups — one calling for the resignation of board member Jeanette Ward and the other in support of Ward — have created on-line petitions. As of Wednesday evening an on-line petition ...

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May 5, 2016
Softball: Pagan, Bartlett club South Elgin
Chicago Daily Herald
Had she done so, she might have walked away with a no-hitter in an 11-1 Bartlett victory Wednesday in Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division softball action at South Elgin. You see, the play in question occurred in the top of the fifth inning, with 1 ...

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May 5, 2016
Chicago Daily Herald
Baseball: South Elgin's offense clicking against Bartlett
Chicago Daily Herald
No need for a Storm surge this time. One day after the South Elgin baseball team rallied for 4 runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the series opener against Bartlett in a walk-off, the Storm took the suspense out of Game 2 with an 11-1, 5-inning ...

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May 5, 2016
Chicago Tribune
Elgin looks to engage more residents in code enforcement
Chicago Tribune
Elgin City Councilman Terry Gavin suggested the group come up with some firm ideas about what could be done. Gavin also talked to staff about the residents' and his own concerns. With Elgin's slight uptick in some crimes, Gavin said, it triggered ...

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May 4, 2016
Chicago Tribune
South Elgin inclusive playground brings kids together
Chicago Tribune
Chanell Moss, 11, said one of her favorite things at South Elgin's SEBA Park is the "superman swing" that allows children to lay down — or for five or six kids to jump on — and swing together. Logal Bialek, 11, said he enjoyed playing with Chanell ...

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May 4, 2016
Chicago Tribune
Sleepy Hollow Dunkin' Donuts to open in June
Chicago Tribune
A June opening is planned for a new Dunkin' Donuts in Sleepy Hollow, across from Spring Hill Mall. (Erin Sauder, The Courier-News). Erin SauderElgin Courier-News. For those wondering if a popular coffee and baked goods chain would ever materialize in ...

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May 4, 2016
Chicago Tribune
Jason Newburger steps down as Burlington Central's football coach
Chicago Tribune
Jason Newburger resigned after one season as Burlington Central head coach to become an assistant at Highland Park. Jason Newburger resigned after one season as Burlington Central head coach to become an assistant at Highland Park.

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May 4, 2016
Chicago Tribune
It's on: ROH, NJPW partner on 'Global Wars' PPV
Chicago Tribune
Also, NJPW's "Rainmaker" Kazuchika Okada and Moose with NJPW's Gedo and Stokely Hathaway take on NJPW's Never Openweight 6-Man tag-team champions Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin. "I've been a fan of New Japan Pro-Wrestling for a long ...

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May 4, 2016
Chicago Tribune
Galli Cribbs begins hitting line drives to better utilize his speed
Chicago Tribune
Local Sports. Suburbs Elgin Courier-News Elgin Sports. Galli Cribbs begins hitting line drives to better utilize his speed. Baseball: Kane County Cougars 4, Lake County Captains 0. Kane County's Taylor Clarke (3-2) and three relievers combined to one ...

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May 4, 2016
Chicago Tribune
Hampshire honors Vasquez during Municipal Clerks Week
Chicago Tribune
Hampshire Village Clerk Linda Vasquez has served the village for the past 15 years. (Denise Moran / The Courier-News). Denise MoranElgin Courier-News. The Village of Hampshire is celebrating Municipal Clerks Week, May 1-7, while acknowledging the ...

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May 4, 2016
Laid-off Carpentersville firefighters to return to work this week
Chicago Tribune
Less than two weeks after being laid off, two Carpentersville firefighters are soon expected to be back on the job. Members of the Carpentersville International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4790 and village officials were able to agree on terms ...

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May 4, 2016
Chicago Tribune
Exercise milestone celebrated at Lords Park Elementary
Chicago Tribune
On Tuesday morning, students at Lords Park Elementary School, 323 Waverly Drive in Elgin, celebrated achieving the milestone of 5 million minutes of GoNoodle physical activity documented since August. According to AMITA Health officials, "The 2015-16 ...

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