Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Cubs standout centerfielder Bob Dernier, now associate head coach and director of baseball operations for the Will County CrackerJacks, will be in Shorewood.
Former Cub centerfielder Bob Dernier coached first base for the North Siders two years ago. This year he will help run things for the Will County CrackerJacks as the squad's associate head coach and director of baseball operations. And on Thursday Dernier will be at Conrad's Harley-Davidson in Shorewood, where he will meet with Chamber of Commerce members from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The CrackerJacks are entering their second season as the local entry in a collegiate wooden bat league set to open its season Friday. Last season, the CrackerJacks won the Midwest Collegiate League Championship, and are of course looking to repeat the feat in 2012. The organization is keeping tradition alive following their championship inaugural season. They kicked …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Route 59 construction kept the annual event from happening in 2009 and 2010; organizers eager to have bikers show off 'hogs.'
Do you go for ape hangers or beach bars? Baffles or straight pipes? Or have no idea whatsoever we’re talking about? No sweat. Whether you’re a motorcycle enthusiast with a mean paint job or simply someone who enjoys checking out rides and being part of the scene, Hawg Night in downtown Plainfield has something for you. Hawg Night, the motorcycle version of a car cruise night, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 27. It takes its name from the "hog" nickname for bikes, which in turn comes from the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.). Good weather can bring out hundreds if not thousands of motorcycles – from custom choppers and vintage rides to everyday bikes. Owners park their bikes on Lockport Street and surrounding streets for all to …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Plainfield police say Brian Orick struck a median and was thrown from his Harley-Davidson.
A Montgomery man was killed early Sunday morning after the motorcycle he was driving struck a concrete median on Ridge Road, Plainfield police said. Brian Orick, 39, of Briarcliff Road, Montgomery, was transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was pronounced dead. Plainfield police received the call about a crash on Ridge Road, south of 127th Street, at 1:16 a.m., according to a media release issued by the department. Based on a preliminary investigation, it's believed Orick was driving north on Ridge Road, collided with the median and was thrown from his 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the release said. Ridge Road was closed for four hours while the department's crash reconstruction unit investigated the accident.