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  With the holidays approaching, it's time to sift through this year's harvest of wine books. Recommendations for gift giving (and receiving) include an engaging reminiscence by the "First Lady of American Wine."

Book tells the tale of Napa Valley's rise

Updated: 12/19/2012 12:21 PM

  Chad Furuta of Del Frisco's Grille in New York traces the emergence of sparkling-wine-as-mixer to the popularity of Prosecco, the slightly sweet Italian fizz that pairs well with liquors. "It definitely brought a new aspect to the table and gave...

Tiny bubbles give a big boost to cocktail flavors

Updated: 12/19/2012 12:15 PM

  Some artificial Christmas trees glow cheerily even without lights: The branches themselves softly glow, fading on and off in different colors at the tips. Could you get the same effect from a real tree? If plain old green evergreens are too ho-hum...

Some trees put a natural glow on the season

Updated: 12/21/2012 09:21 AM

  Wheaton won't need a February primary election now that a candidate has removed himself from the race to represent the city's north side. Robert Molenhouse has abandoned his bid for the North District seat held by Councilman Phil Suess. As a result,...

Wheaton primary scrapped after candidate drops out

Updated: 12/21/2012 11:04 AM

  A Chicago man was arrested around 10:50 p.m. Dec. 1 on the 1000 block of North Roselle Road and charged with resisting a peace officer and obstructing identification; he was also wanted on a probation violation warrant out of Cook County. He ran...

Northwest suburban police blotter

Updated: 12/21/2012 11:42 AM

  Buffalo Grove trustees passed an ordinance this week abating real estate taxes for the 2012 levy, which will be collected in 2013. The board agred to abate $419,000,or 2.8 percent of the initial request. The initial levy was $14.7 million. With the...

Buffalo Grove cuts its levy request

Updated: 12/21/2012 12:37 PM

  Geneva Middle School North and South Spanish class students completed a community service project intended to remember the men and women serving in the military overseas.

Geneva middle school students finish 'Happy Holiday' project

Updated: 12/21/2012 01:48 PM

  The former U.S. senator believed to be President Barack Obama's leading choice for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, is apologizing for remarks he made in 1998 about an openly gay nominee for an ambassadorship.

Hagel apologizes for gay comment

Updated: 12/21/2012 02:20 PM

  House Speaker John Boehner says he's still open to talks with President Barack Obama on avoiding the double economic hit of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts but he needs Obama to compromise more.

Boehner on averting fiscal cliff: 'God only knows'

Updated: 12/21/2012 08:51 AM

  Ceremonial fires burned and conches sounded off as dawn broke over the steps of the main pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza Friday, making what many believe is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Some have...

Mexico's Maya heartland greets dawn of new era

Updated: 12/21/2012 08:10 AM

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