Daily Archive : Tuesday October 25, 2016




Life & Entertainment

    Pentatonix -- Avi Kaplan, left, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola -- will sing the opening theme song for NBC's "Thursday Night Football."

    Pentatonix to sing NFL Thursday Night Football opening song

    Grammy winners Pentatonix will sing the opening theme song for NBC's "Thursday Night Football."

    FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, Actor Tom Hanks, left, flanked by his wife Rita Wilson, arrives to receive a lifetime achievement at the Rome Film Festival, in Rome. Ever since her husband, Hanks, appeared on “Saturday Night Live” as the strange man in the pumpkin suit in that haunted elevator, Saturday, Oct. 22, Wilson has received all sorts of crazy David S. Pumpkins things, including clips, texts and gifts. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

    Rita Wilson loves David S. Pumpkins as much as the internet

    Rita Wilson's phone has been blowing up _ and she blames it on David S. Pumpkins

    FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2015, file photo, Amy Schumer attends the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly Award Show held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. Amy Schumer is brushing off critics who say her parody of Beyonce’s “Formation” video is racially insensitive. Some Twitter users are slamming the video on charges of cultural appropriation. Schumer responded on Instagram, thanking streaming music service Tidal for releasing what she calls a “tribute.” Tidal is partially owned by Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

    Amy Schumer slammed for Beyonce parody she calls tribute

    Amy Schumer is brushing off critics who say her parody of Beyonce's "Formation" video is racially insensitive

    This August 2016 photo shows spinach, mushroom, and chicken quesadillas in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah Crowder via AP)

    Spinach, Mushroom, And Chicken Quesadillas
    1 cup shredded sharp cheddar1 cup shredded Monterey Jack2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided8 ounces sliced mushrooms, any kind, or a mix½ teaspoon minced garlic1 cup roughly chopped spinachKosher or coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste8 8-inch flour tortillas1 cup shredded cooked chicken¼ cup chopped pitted black olives (optional)Sour cream and salsa to serveCombine the two cheeses in a small bowl.Heat 2 teaspoons of the butter in a skillet with a cover over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the mushrooms and sauté for about 8 minutes. The mushrooms will soften and probably release some liquid as they cook. Continue cooking until all of the liquid has been released, and evaporated, and the mushrooms start to brown a bit. Add the minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add the spinach, season with salt and pepper, and saute for two minutes until the spinach has wilted. Turn the vegetables onto a plate and set aside.Wipe out the skillet, then return it to medium heat and add a half teaspoon of butter. Place a tortilla in the pan and cook for 30 seconds, then flip the tortilla. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture over half of the quesadilla, and distribute about 1/8 (a couple of tablespoons) of both the sautéed vegetable mixture and the shredded chicken over the cheese, as well as some of the chopped olives, if desired. Top that with another 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheese. Flip the bare half of the tortilla over the filling, cover the pan, and sauté for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is golden and the cheese has started to melt, then use a spatula to flip the half-moon quesadilla, and continue to cook, uncovered, until all of the cheese is melted and the underside is browned, 2 to 3 minutes.Remove the quesadilla to a cutting board and let it sit for a minute before you slice into two or three wedges. Repeat until all of the quesadillas are cooked. Serve with salsa and sour cream.Serves 4Nutrition information per serving: 569 calories; 259 calories from fat; 29 g fat (16 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 87 mg cholesterol; 628 mg sodium; 48 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 31 g protein.Katie Workman

    Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) makes his decision as to who lives and who doesn’t in AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Fans of the show waited all summer to find out the verdict.

    ‘Walking Dead’ brings back the cliffhanger

    AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returned Sunday night, resolving the cliffhanger that was eating at fans all summer. But what exactly is a “cliffhanger”?

    The Beets Me joins other new libations on the menu at Punch Bowl Social in Schaumburg.

    Night life events: New drinks, Halloween parties for the weekend

    Punch Bowl Social introduces new autumn drinks to its menu. Snuggery Schaumburg celebrates Halloween with back-to-back parties beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Make the rounds at MB Financial Park during a spooky Halloween bar crawl from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

    Bruce Hornsby returns to Chicago for a show at College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center Friday, Oct. 28.

    Music notes: Bruce Hornsby plays McAninch Arts Center

    Grammy-winning Bruce Hornsby spends “An Evening with Bruce Hornsby” at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage Friday, Oct. 28.

    Show designer Dave Maxwell of St. Charles has worked and toured with Eric Clapton for more than 20 years.

    Eric Clapton’s concerts designed in this St. Charles man’s home

    St. Charles resident Dave Maxwell designs shows for Eric Clapton and other top music acts, including the recent Prince all-star tribute in Minneapolis.


    Woman needs to ask herself why she keeps picking cold men

    Very affectionate woman keeps finding herself in relationships with men who withhold the things she says she wants most: love and companionship. Carolyn Hax says it’s time for her to seek professional help to get out of this self-destructive loop.



    Looking for a real and legal challenge
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Well, the Democrats have stooped lower into the gutter than imaginable about what Trump stated 11 years ago.


    Vote conscience: Cast a write-in vote
    An Elgin letter to the editor: As I listen to friends and also many public discussions on various media sources, I hear citizens wishing to vote for the next president, but highly displeased with the vote they are about to cast.


    Before condeming Trump, look in mirror
    An Addison letter to the editor: There has been a great deal of banter on the Internet regarding Mr. Trump’s comments to an acquaintance 10 years ago. I do understand the feelings some people have on the subject but to treat it more than what most men say in private to other guys is nonsense.


    Not since rats fled the Titanic
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: After a year of racist, sexist and misogamist pronouncements from Donald Trump, Republican leaders have begun to withdraw their support from their party’s presidential nominee.


    Supporting Trump or not, Mr. Roskam?
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Congressman Peter Roskam, are you supporting Donald Trump?


    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon


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