CHICAGO — A Joliet junior high school teacher beat his wife repeatedly over three days before calling 911 when she became unconscious, Will County prosecutors allege in charging the man with first-degree murder. Authorities say Michael Kazecki caused the blunt-force trauma injury that killed his wife, Rebecca, Kazecki, who was also a junior high teacher in Joliet. She died Tuesday at a local hospital, a day after being admitted under what officials called “suspicious circumstances.
JOLIET, Ill. — Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson raced all over the track during an electric final lap. As Busch began to celebrate his dramatic victory, Larson gave him a thumb’s up. It was quite a finish, and they knew it. Busch outdueled Larson down the stretch Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, earning his fifth victory of the season. “It was a good day, a great finish, an exciting one for that, especially at a mile and a half,” Busch said.
JOLIET, Ill. — Paul Menard won the pole Saturday for today’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. It’s the second career pole for the Eau Claire native, who has just one top-five finish this season. He also qualified first for a race at Daytona almost exactly 10 years ago. “Ten years, it goes by quick. I feel old now,” the 37-year-old Menard said with a wry grin. Menard turned a lap at 180.012 mph in his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford. He has one