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  • Ian Grant: Practice drills to help all areas of your game

    Time spent wisely in practice can lead to better results during your round. Here are some drills that can maximize your practice time.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Friday night football scoreboard

    Severe weather swept through the suburbs Friday night on the opening night of high school football. Some games were delayed and some were postponed. F ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 2:17 am
  • Kickoff is here for local high school football teams

    The high school football season is about to kick off, and teams from across the state are setting their sights on Champaign, where the state finals wi ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Q&A: Chicago Bulls rookie Doug McDermott jumps right into NBA routine

    LISLE – After making a name for himself while playing for his dad at Creighton, Doug McDermott was traded to the Chicago Bulls on draft night after be ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • On the move: local schools part of new conference alignments

    Conference realignment has been a buzz topic in college athletics over the past few years and the Chicago-area high school scene is going through simi ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Ian Grant: Practice putting to improve your score

    Putting may be the most important part of the game and yet it is probably the least practiced. If you consider that a vanilla round of golf on a par 7 ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Area athletes are key contribtors for Big Ten football teams

    High school athletes across the area will step into the spotlight when the football season kicks off on Aug. 29. The college football season begins in ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Sports briefs: Jim Thome baseball camp coming to Glen Ellyn

    Jim Thome to be featured at Silver Slugger Camp The Bulls/Sox Academy will host a Silver Slugger cam ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Ian Grant: When pitching, let the club do the work

    Pitching can be one of the easiest shots in golf if played correctly. Similar to chipping, it is a short shot but instead of the ball rolling most of ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Lake Park High School band to fundraise with Tag Day

    ROSELLE – Those living in District 108 can expect a surprise visit at their homes this Saturday from members of the Lake Park High School Marching Ban ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • Many gather for Itasca Park District's 50th anniversary celebration

    ITASCA – Live music, a hula hoop contest, watermelon toss and race, and face painting were just a few of the events for children to enjoy at the Itasc ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Take a tour of nine of the area's best golf practice facilities

    In the game of golf, practice makes perfect. The more time spent honing skills, the better the scores will be. Many golf courses have driving ranges, ...
    July 1, 2014 - 6:28 am
  • Ian Grant: Maximize your golf practice time with a 1-hour routine

    The old adage says practice makes perfect, and the same holds true on the golf course. Practicing is ...
    July 31, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Q&A with Jim Thome: Former White Sox slugger stays connected to game in retirement

    During a 22-year Major League career that came to a close in 2012, Jim Thome hit over 600 home runs while playing for six different teams, including t ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • June real-estate data

    These charts break down June real-estate data from across the Suburban Life coverage area. Data provided by the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 7:36 pm
  • Park District to celebrate 50 years at iconic waterpark

    ITASCA – Special events are lined up for the Itasca Park District’s 50th anniversary celebration Friday, including a hula-hoop contest, watermelon tos ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Ian Grant: Soft touch, pre-shot routine can help with chipping

    Chipping is basically putting with loft and the ball still rolls a fair amount. It is a shot that is hit with very limited lower body rotation and the ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Ian Grant: Two key rules for successful bunker play

    One of the more overused phrases in hitting bunker shots is that it is the easiest shot in golf because you don’t need to hit the ball. In the case of ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Ian Grant: Golf instructors should know what's going well, what needs work

    Thanks to a long, cold winter, the golf season was slow in arriving this year.  The Masters came and went and while area courses were relatively quiet ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Q&A with Hank Steinbrecher: Former U.S. Soccer chief enjoying current World Cup

    The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team enjoyed one of its best runs in the World Cup as the underdog squad survived a tough draw in group play to advance ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
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