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  • Best Sports Moment

     
    Monday's thrilling 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana in the World Cup gave me an idea for a question to throw out to you. I'll assume that everyone reading this saw that game on TV, if they saw it at all.......
  • Camp offers summer fun for children with autism

    Camp offers summer fun for children with autism
    Joshua Johnston would sit alone and cry every day when he first attended a summer camp for children and young adults with autism five years ago. Not anymore. Now, the lanky 12-year-old smiles while playing musical chairs, hitting balls with foam polo...
  • Summer brings drowning dangers

    Summer brings drowning dangers
    The drownings of four young children in the Chicago area over the weekend were tragic reminders that the lure of the water, while a tempting antidote to the hot months to come, can bring danger to almost any setting. With summer upon us and temperatures...
  • Anthony Guptaitis Jr., decorated Vietnam vet, 1949-2014

    Anthony Guptaitis Jr., decorated Vietnam vet, 1949-2014
    During the Vietnam War, while carrying out an assignment as a helicopter door-gunner and crew chief in the Navy's Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) 3 support of river patrol boats and Navy SEALs along the Mekong River, Anthony Guptaitis Jr. and his...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Saturday, July 12, 2014

    •A headline in Friday's Chicagoland section on a story about a DUI conviction in a "huffing" case misidentified Judge James Booras' county. He serves in Lake County. .A Page 1 story Friday about the YMCA Urban Warriors program misspelled the name...
  • Veterans help Chicago teens through 'war' times

    Veterans help Chicago teens through 'war' times
    With smoky barbecue scent filling the air and '80s hip-hop thumping from a speaker, two inner-city teens led their teams up and down the forest preserve field in a friendly but spirited game of pickup football. Alex, 18 and wiry, weaves across the...
  • Harsh winter delays trail opening until mid-2015

    Harsh winter delays trail opening until mid-2015
    Winter's longer-than-usual grip on Chicago this year will postpone the opening of the 606, the 2.7-mile park and trail system that's being built atop an old elevated railway spur along Bloomingdale Avenue on the Northwest Side, until June 2015,...
  • Swimmer had long experience in bay event

    Swimmer had long experience in bay event
    The weekend of the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim was better than any holiday for Robert Matysek. The South Carolina man loved to spend time swimming with his family. The 4.4-mile race from Sandy Point State Park to Kent Island was "like Christmas, the...
  • In the Philippines, basketball is the nation’s pastime

     
    In a country where the average person stands less than 5-feet-5-inches tall there is worship for a game normally dominated by giants. While much of the world bows down before the altar of soccer, it’s basketball that brings out the Filipino...
  • Water safety can save lives

    Water safety can save lives
    Laura Metro is one of the lucky ones. Her son, Clay, survived. But Metro will never forget the day Clay, then 3, was pulled out of a swimming pool, looking lifeless. Clay, now 6, was in a coma for two days before recovering from his fall into the...
  • 10-year-old boy's distance running feats raise questions

    10-year-old boy's distance running feats raise questions
    Noah Bliss is a running phenom. Just 10 1/2 years old, the Kenosha boy ran two half-marathons in May, setting a record in one and nearly matching it in the other. He weighs 71 pounds, stands 4 feet 7 inches tall, wears a youth size 4 shoe and is...