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  The oddball romances "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Silver Linings Playbook" picked up five nominations each Tuesday to lead the Spirit Awards honoring independent film. Both films are competing for the best-picture prize at the Spirit Awards, one of...

'Moonrise,' 'Silver Linings' lead Spirit Awards

Updated: 11/27/2012 02:08 PM

  Teenage actor Angus T. Jones of the comedy "Two and a Half Men" apologized Tuesday for a series of interviews denouncing his own show, an episode that has rivaled former colleague Charlie Sheen's meltdown. "I apologize if my remarks reflect me...

'Two and a Half Men' actor apologizes

Updated: 11/28/2012 12:01 AM

  Get into the spirit of the season when the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis performs contemporary arrangements of holiday classics with multimedia sound and lighting effects at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont. Five actors from the local...

Best bets: It's season for Mannheim Steamroller at the Akoo

Updated: 11/27/2012 09:46 AM

  Chef John Reed has built a successful culinary career spanning three decades and multiple contintents. But Reed decided to take his career in a new direction and started by starting Customized Culinary Solutions, a group that helps businesses...

Chef du Jour: Culinary olympian helps others grow food ventures

Updated: 11/26/2012 07:44 PM

  The dawn of the holiday season also marks an onslaught from the publishing world a rush of food books that begins in August and refuses to slow down until every family in America has gifted (and perhaps regifted) at least a dozen. Or maybe it just...

Cookbooks for all the foodies on your gift-giving list

Updated: 11/26/2012 06:58 PM

  Students and staff at Kildeer Countryside Elementary School in Long Grove took a bow Tuesday, as one of 269 public and private schools in the U.S. honored this year with a Blue Ribbon for overall academic excellence. “Schools honored with the...

Kildeer School collects its Blue Ribbon

Updated: 11/28/2012 02:46 PM

  Prompted by the loss of two close colleagues, Carol Stream Village President Frank Saverino and Hanover Park Mayor Rodney Craig embarked on an eight-week weight loss challenge. Both are thrilled with the results, but Craig emerged the winner after...

Hanover Park, Carol Stream mayors duel in weight-loss challenge

Updated: 11/28/2012 02:44 PM

  As a wife of a relief worker in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2001, Rebecca Sandburg wondered what skills she had to help. She found a niche in a program that taught refugee women to sew to support their families. Transported to Wheaton six years later,...

Re:new offers refugee women fellowship, sewing skills and employment

Updated: 11/29/2012 08:40 AM

  While other kids his age watched “Sesame Street,” Tyler Bates jammed in his Hinsdale living room to Sly and the Family Stone. The cool suburban preschooler with a knack for music grew up to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after...

Hinsdale native composes music for movies, TV, video games

Updated: 11/28/2012 08:00 AM

  Senior Andrew Zelis and his Wheaton North boys basketball teammates were anxious to finally start their season Tuesday in Wheaton, but the first half didn't go so well offensively. The Falcons trailed Hinsdale South by as many as 11 points. The...

Zelis, Wheaton North get over case of jitters

Updated: 11/27/2012 11:47 PM

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