Daily Archive : Wednesday November 25, 2015




Life & Entertainment

    Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa) teams with a boy to find his family and home after a flood in “The Good Dinosaur.”

    Gire's movie guide: 'Good Dinosaur' and many more
    The long Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to catch a movie. Just-opened options include Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" and "Rocky" sequel "Creed." Check out what's showing in the suburbs.

    General Manager Sarah Olson pours a beer at Cortland's Garage in Arlington Heights.

    Cortland's Garage still drawing big crowds in Arlington Heights

    Buzz was building about Chicago burger and beer joint Cortland's Garage expanding to Arlington Heights long before they opened in September. And crowds are still packing the space.

    During Naper Lights, the Naper Settlement comes alive with holiday displays.

    10 can’t-miss local holiday attractions

    From lighted trees in Lisle to a Polar Peak in Rosemont, there’s no shortage of holiday attractions coming to the suburbs this season.

    FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, Brian Williams, then anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News," speaks at the Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif. Williams has settled in his new job at MSNBC. He lost his job in February as NBC's "Nightly News" anchor for misleading viewers about his role in news stories. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

    Brian Williams settles into new job at MSNBC

    Patterns emerge for Brian Williams' usage in new MSNBC job

    Gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray (both played by Tom Hardy) rule the East End of London in “Legend.”

    'Legend' doesn't live up to Hardy's lead

    The most remarkable thing about the violent crime biopic "Legend" — in fact, the only remarkable thing — is that twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray are both played by Tom Hardy.

    Jennifer Lawrence, left, reteams with director David O. Russell and actor Robert De Niro, center, in the Christmas Day release “Joy.” Her first collaboration with Russell, 2012’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” won her an Oscar.

    How to see all the Oscar contenders

    The holiday season tends to bring out the best and buzziest movies, from Academy Award contenders to the hotly anticipated new "Star Wars" movie. Here's a game plan for seeing them all.

    “Nature Cat,” a new series on PBS Kids, was created by brothers Adam and David Rudman, who grew up in Highland Park.

    Highland Park brothers debut new PBS Kids series, 'Nature Cat'

    David and Adam Rudman, brothers who grew up in Highland Park, co-created the new PBS Kids series, "Nature Cat." It debuts Wednesday, Nov. 25.

    When decorating your home, the key is to be selective.

    Keeping it simple lets a home shine

    One of the biggest flaws in interior design is not knowing when to stop when decorating your home. Sure, there are homes and rooms for those who love to collect or have inherited heirlooms or antiques — where more is almost a requisite. But those interiors are anomalies and, more often than not, require a very expert hand.

    Check gutters and downspouts to be certain they are fastened securely and are clear of debris.

    How to prepare your home for winter

    For many Midwesterners, autumn is their favorite season. The changing colors of the leaves, clear blue skies and cool, comfortable temperatures result in more time spent outdoors. What concerns homeowners is what follows autumn — Old Man Winter.

    Comedian Larry Reeb performs standup comedy at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

    Weekend picks: ‘Uncle Lar’ brings standup to Zanies

    Comedian Larry Reeb plays Zanies in St. Charles; Cosley Zoo's 32nd annual Festival of Lights twinkles through the New Year; and there's a slate of concerts to kick off your Thanksgiving right.


    Spending some time giving thanks for the good things in our lives also helps improve our lives.

    Editorial: The blessed benefits of counting our blessings

    A Daily Herald editorial says we are doubly blessed when we adopt an attitude of gratitude for the good things in our lives - first by the things themselves, then by the benefits that thinking about them brings.


    Editorial: 'Puffy' helmets an idea worth pursuing

    A protective covering on football helmets has reduced concussions at one suburban school during practices , a positive outcome that should be expanded throughout the state.


    The Trump effect, still ‘understated’

    Columnist Michael Gerson: It does not take much political talent to turn this sense of cultural displacement into anti-immigrant resentment. Only a reckless disregard for the moral and political consequences.


    Bombs, boots aren’t enough to beat ‘crazy’

    Columnist Kathleen Parker: The pace and threat of terror seem to have picked up, each incident feeding on the previous. Fear takes hold, momentum builds. Rhetoric flies in the face of reason, until all reason abandons the field.


    Fuddy Duddy brings joy in a sad world
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I perused a recent Daily Herald on the all-too-common disheartening events of the day. Page 1 had a story on the Mali siege. Page 2, an article on “the Donald”; our politicians were split on a plan for Syrian refugees, plus a new case of Ebola in Liberia. Page 3 was pretty decent with feel-good stories.


    Iron Mike wilts in Packers jersey
    A Streamwood letter to the editor: I may be an old fuddy duddy, but the commercial with Mike Ditka in a Packers sweater is a sin.


    Clinton wants empathy with terrorists?
    A Palatine letter to the editor: December 2014, Hillary Clinton made this statement: “America should empathize and show respect for its enemies.”


    Glory years for educators, not for taxpayers
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: During these “glory years,” our retiring educators were giving themselves 15 percent - 20 percent (and higher) pension spikes in the years just prior to retirement.


    Debates can’t ignore the important issues
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: I would rather have questions related to the issues that voters care about than the nonsense things that the last debate presented.


    Beware ‘the crowded path’ judging Gliniewicz
    A Fox Lake letter to the editor: Yes, Lt. Gliniewicz was not without wrongs, but he did do good in his life and for that I am grateful to have known him.


    Emphasize healthy eating at school
    A Gurnee letter to the editor: Our biggest challenge has been convincing high school administrators to offer healthy vending options in their schools for students and faculty.


    Why won’t Islamic lands take refugees?
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: One aspect of the Syrian “refugee” business that perplexes me is that the “refugees” are trying to leave their culture, their language, their religion, etc., and go to the West. Islamic countries are taking none of these “refugees.”


    We expect more of sheriff, county board
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I am amazed that elected county officials are finger pointing over meeting and approving a budget. It’s bad enough we are dealing with the controversy at College of Dupage, but now it’s with the county board and sheriff.


    State is not governor’s plaything
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Before entering public service. Governor Rauner’s business was private equity. The private equity model is to buy and sell companies.


    Careful vetting of Syrian immigrants?
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: The news is filled with conversations about passports, their importance for travel and their use as an official identifying document. A few years ago, on one of our travels through Europe, we were at the Polish/Ukrainian border. We stopped at a European version of a garage sale.


    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today's Daily Herald Opinion Page cartoon.


    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today's Daily Herald Opinion Page cartoon.


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