Update on the Death of Anita Kustok

Here’s the latest on the death of Orland Park resident Anita Kustok, mother of Comcast Sports Net reporter Sarah Kustok, and former Northwestern quarterback Zak Kustok.

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Mother of Zak and Sarah Kustok Tragically Shot to death

Orland Park police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the death of an southwest suburban Orland Park woman who was shot in the head Wednesday in the village, police said.

Police did not release the name of the victim, but the Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as 58-year-old Anita Kustok.

She is the mother of Comcast SportsNet reporter Sarah Kustok and Zak Kustok, both former star athletes at Sandburg High School. Sarah played basketball at DePaul University, and Zak played quarterback for Northwestern University.

An autopsy was scheduled for today to determine the cause of death, according to the office.

Northwestern’s Top Ten Players of the Decade

Northwestern

By Paul M. Banks

For the first time since the 1930s, Northwestern football will have a winning decade. Indeed the program has taken a major step up to gain respectability and more during the 2000s. From about the 1960s up until 1995, going to Ryan Field and watching the home team lose was like walking into a Starbucks and hearing Norah Jones; 19 times out of 20 (Or thereabouts) it happens.

But since Pat Fitzgerald took over the program in 2006, the ‘Cats have nipped, clawed and scratched their way into bowl eligibility in every season but one during his tenure. If they win the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day, 2009’s season win total will tie 2008 for second most in school history. It’s clear that Northwestern bowl berths will soon become as much a part of the holidays as that annoying over-synthesized Paul McCartney tune “Wonderful Christmas Time.”

So who are the top ten players who made this Evanston renaissanace possible? I enlisted the help of a man who knows more about NU sports than any other journalist I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting; the Daily Herald’s Lindsey Wilhite. In addition to his reporting duties, check out the blog he currently pens at the Herald site entitled Joe Sports

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