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  • Forgotten Chicagoans rediscovered; 8,000 names identified in Chicago cemetery records Oct 15, 2014 6:22 PM
    The names of more than 8,000 people who may have died penniless or without family in the long forgotten Cook County Cemetery have been rediscovered and are now available free to the public. The Cook County Cemetery was located at what is now the intersection of Irving Park Road and Narragansett Avenue on Chicago’s Northwest Side between 1861-1922.

     
  • Carol Stream battalion chief could be fired after board ruling Oct 16, 2014 5:51 AM
    The Carol Stream Fire Protection District Board of Fire Commissioners has upheld charges of misconduct against Battalion Chief Joseph Gilles. The board's decision brings an end to Gilles's months-long disciplinary hearing.

     
  • “Run, Walk & Roll” Oct. 26 to benefit Marklund Oct 14, 2014 5:14 PM
    Get ready to "Run, Walk & Roll" for Marklund! Registration is still being accepted for Marklund’s second annual 5K/1 mile event which is set for Sunday, Oct. 26 in Geneva. “Last year, nearly 600 people participated in our inaugural event and helped us net $30,000 for programs and services for our clients so we're looking forward to growing that number this year!,” said Stephanie Heinz, Development Coordinator at Marklund.

     
  • Soroptimist Club accepting applications for Violet Richardson Award Oct 14, 2014 5:12 PM
    Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago is now accepting applications for the Violet Richardson Award. Named after the president of the first Soroptimist club, the Violet Richardson Award honors girls who are making a difference through volunteer service. Each year, Soroptimist clubs honor girls who donate their time and energy to causes that make the community and world a better place — such as working to end discrimination and poverty, assisting women and children who are victims of domestic violence, or mentoring young girls.

     
  • Fox Valley Antiques Show & Sale explores “Pioneer Spirit” Oct 14, 2014 10:21 PM
    Explore the “Pioneer Spirit” at the annual Fox Valley Antiques Show & Sale this weekend in St. Charles. Connect with others who love antiques and history in a quest to create your one-of-a-kind look. There will be 21st-century pioneers present; those 55 experienced antiques dealers traveling from 15 states, exhibiting furnishings from our past, creating exciting and refreshing settings to compliment any style of architecture.

     
  • Modern Day “Amelia Earhart” to Visit PM Prime in Highwood Oct 13, 2014 3:39 PM
    PM Prime in Highwood will be open this Sunday, October 12 to accommodate special guest Amelia Earhart, who recently completed an around-the-world flight in honor of her namesake’s 1937 attempt. Amelia Rose Earhart is the youngest female to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine airplane, completing her mission on July 11, 2014. Dinner reservations at the aviation themed steakhouse will be accepted between 5 and 7 p.m. on that evening. Diners will have an opportunity to meet the inspiring aviatrix. Guests will be accommodated by reservation only. Seating is very limited. Steve Platcow of Lake Forest opened the PM Prime in July of this year. Executive Chef Dominic Zumpano has been dazzling area restaurant critics with his innovative interpretations on classic steakhouse fare. Robert B. Bansberg, award-winning sommelier and wine educator, shares his wealth of knowledge and expertise as the restaurant’s General Manager/Sommelier. PM Prime’s dining room boasts an unprecedented collection of 200 black and white photographs that celebrate excellence in aviation. The restaurant presents a rare opportunity to see a truly amazing collection of vintage images that honor the pioneers of flight - all under one roof. From the Wright Brothers, to Amelia Earhart, the Tuskegee Airmen and Jimmy Doolittle - the collection showcases the fearless and the brave. The heroes represented in the photographs pushed the boundaries of what was possible and demonstrated the power of the human spirit. These stunning historic images motivate the team at PM Prime to strive for excellence and the ultimate goal is encourage the patrons to pursue excellence in their lives as well. This engaging display will leave guests feeling nothing less than inspired. PM Prime’s menu includes popular steakhouse favorites such as the filet mignon and New York strip, but it also has some more unusual cuts such as the wagyu hanger steak. PM Prime features the highest quality cuts of prime beef available. Diners will find interesting selections such as osso buco with saffron risotto or Halibut with spaetzle and roasted beets. PM Prime is located at 310 Green Bay Road, Highwood. Call 847-433-0600 or visit www.pmprimesteak.com for more information.

     
  • York Theatre Presents FREE Screening of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Oct 13, 2014 5:02 PM
    Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a FREE showing of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” at the York Theatre. The film will be shown on Saturday, October 25th at 9:30 AM at the York Theatre, located at 150 North York Street in downtown Elmhurst. The 24th annual event is sponsored by the Elmhurst City Centre’s BOOtiful Saturday. After the film, children are encouraged to enjoy trick-or-treating at participating stores from 11 AM to 1 PM. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (PG/92 min) is a comedy, science fiction film featuring the characters from the 1960s animated television series “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” who must fix a time rift they created. Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine—the WABAC—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.

     
  • Paramount Theatre to Present “A Hard Day’s Night” October 15 Oct 13, 2014 4:56 PM
    A special showing of a “A Hard Day’s Night” will be presented at the Paramount Theatre, 213 North Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee, on Wednesday, October 15 at 7 PM. Tickets are $5 per person and available at the Paramount Theatre box office or online www.classiccinemas.com. The event is sponsored by WVLI 92.7, WFAV 95.1, WIVR 101.7 and WYUR 103.7. WVLI morning personality Bob Malkowski will emcee the event. A digitally restored version of the classic Beatles comedy musical was released this year to commemorate the film’s 50th anniversary. “A Hard Day’s Night” (G/87 min.) portrays a couple of days in the lives of the band. The film is considered to be one of the best and most influential musical films of all time. Richard Lester’s boldly contemporary rock n’ roll comedy unleashes the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members, and reveals the secret of their survival and success: an insatiable lust for mischief and a life-affirming addiction to joy.

     
  • Tivoli Theatre Presents FREE Showing of “Casper” October 25 Oct 13, 2014 4:57 PM
    The Tivoli Theatre will celebrate Halloween with a FREE showing of “Casper” as part of Baird and Warner’s 22nd Annual Halloween Happening. The film will be shown on Saturday, October 25th at 11 AM at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove. Wear your Halloween costume and participate in the costume contest. Registration begins at 9 AM followed by judging at 9:30 AM. The movie starts at 11 AM. “Casper” (PG/100 min) is a 1995 comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy, Moriarty, Eric Idle and Amy Brenneman based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and animated cartoons. The movie tells the story of a greedy heiress who inherits the haunted Whipstaff Manor and discovers that the house contains a treasure guarded by three nasty ghosts. Ghost therapist, Dr. James Harvey, and his daughter Kat, move into the mansion to get rid of the supernatural creatures. Kat makes friends with a ghost named Casper, the nephew of the three nasty ghosts.

     
  • Lynfred Winery Commemorates 35th Anniversary with Grandiose and Unique Month-Long Celebration Oct 13, 2014 4:59 PM
    Opening in October of 1979, Lynfred Winery began as a labor of love between Fred and Lynn Koehler. Throughout the years, the winery has expanded from its quaint and humble beginnings, and the Lynfred family is pleased to announce that this upcoming month pays appropriate tribute to a legacy of fine wine making tradition. Credited as pioneers of the Illinois winemaking industry, the Koehler’s sought to establish a family business where visitors would feel welcomed and appreciated from the moment they walked through the winery doors. Today, Chilean winemakers Andres Basso and Rodrigo Gonzalez strive to maintain the quality and complexity of wines from which Lynfred has come to be known. Specially released during the month of October, Lynfred’s 35 Anniversary Lineage blend is composed of Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, and Alicante Bouschet. Aged for 38 months in specifically selected barrels, this rich, complex unfiltered wine has an aging potential of 8-15 years. On October 16, join Lynfred for an extraordinary evening of food and wine for the Anniversary Winemaker Dinner. Head winemaker, Andres Basso, and the Lynfred chefs have handcrafted a tantalizing menu fit for a milestone celebration. For those whose interest is piqued by the wine-making process, roll up your sleeves and spend a day in the cellar crushing grapes, blending wines, and enjoying the fruits of you labors alongside Lynfred winemakers Andres Basso and Rodrigo Gonzalez. The Lynfred Winery Bootcamp begins October 18 at 9:30am. Lynfred Winery is the oldest and largest, continuously-operating, family winery in Illinois, producing over 70 varietals and 30,000 cases of fine wine per year. Since 1979, Lynfred Winery has offered guests the finest vintages, gourmet cuisine and luxurious lodging. Lynfred is truly one of Chicago’s most unique attractions.

     
  • Carol Stream Pastor Leads Run for a Life 5K Oct. 18 Oct 13, 2014 4:53 PM
    Anita Frederick, a Carol Stream pastor, is leading an effort to rescue babies in extreme need in Mozambique through Run for a Life. Run for a Life is a 5K and one-mile fun run to be held in Bierman Park in Carol Stream on October 18th. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will go to the Tessa Grace Nutrition Center, in the Sofala region of Mozambique, to provide milk, food supplements and health checks for babies ages 0-2 who would otherwise die. Mothers too malnourished and sick to nurse their babies walk 5 kilometers . . . 10 kilometers . . . even farther to bring them to Tessa Grace. Run for a Life gives local residents the opportunity to participate in their journey through a 5K or one-mile run/walk. “These babies would literally starve without our help,” reports Frederick, “The moms have no other recourse.” She recently returned from her fifth visit to Tessa Grace. “Every time I visit, hold the lively, squirming babies, and see the tears of hope and joy in the eyes of their mothers, I am so thankful for the privilege of making a life-giving difference in the lives of others.” Online registration for the 5K is $30 for those 16 and up, and $10 for youth ages 10-15. Ages 9 and under are free. Register at https://www.signmeup.com/101980. Race-day registration is available for an additional $5, starting at 8:30 on the day of the event. Frederick’s passion is clear when she speaks about the nutrition center in Mozambique. “I have met adults in Mozambique that ate tree roots during times of hunger. But what can they give babies who are not old enough for solids yet? The rice water they feed them only prolongs the starvation process.” “Since we started, more than 500 babies have been rescued,” continues Frederick. “I am here to say that ordinary people can make a difference, rescue lives, and bring hope where there is none. It costs so little—mostly just saying YES.” Tessa Grace is a ministry of Children’s Relief, International, a 501(c)(3) Christian organization. Frederick and her husband, Dave, are pastors at the DuPage Vineyard in Carol Stream.

     
  • Baker Memorial UMC hosts Wedding Vow Reaffirmation Ceremony Oct 10, 2014 7:22 PM
    Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles is celebrating its 60th anniversary in its current location this year. As part of the festivities, the church invites area couples to celebrate with it and participate in a Wedding Vow Reaffirmation Ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the church, 307 Cedar Ave. All couples interested in renewing their commitments to one another are welcome to participate, and to bring their guests as well.

     
  • Small wonder we’re $17 trillion in debt Oct 9, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Carol Stream letter to the editor: The Democrats have been trying to win votes by touting another minimum wage hike, claiming it will boost the economy. I wrote a letter to the editor on this in 2009 when it was last raised. Did the economy get a boost over the past five years from the last raise?

     
  • Leave The Cooking To Clearbrook on October 21st! Oct 9, 2014 10:47 AM
    Leave The Cooking To Clearbrook on October 21st!

     
  • Lake County 4-H Presents its 2nd Annual National 4-H Science Day Oct 9, 2014 10:45 AM
    Lake County 4-H Presents its 2nd Annual National 4-H Science Day

     
  • ‘Oculus’ Filmmaker Comes to Cutting Hall on October 22 Oct 9, 2014 9:58 AM
    “Oculus” Filmmaker Comes to Cutting Hall on October 22

     
  • Carol Stream making progress on road, park projects Oct 9, 2014 6:24 PM
    With snarled traffic, detours and ever-present mounds of dirt, it sometimes has seemed this summer that construction projects will never end in Carol Stream. But officials say the picture is getting brighter, with work progressing on major projects to improve Gary Avenue, rebuild the Illini Drive bridge and address flooding in and around Armstrong Park. Here’s a quick look at the projects:

     
  • Janet Davies to emcee adoption agency’s fall gala Oct 21, 2014 3:58 PM
    On Nov. 15, St. Mary’s Services will be hosting its annual fall gala entitled, “Making Miracles Happen,” at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. This fundraising event is held to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, commemorate all that the agency has accomplished over the past year, and to grow their resources for future endeavors.

     
  • DuPage Park Districts receive $7.1 Million to Improve Facilities Oct 7, 2014 4:59 PM
    Governor Pat Quinn visited the Addison Park District on Saturday, October 4 to publicly announce $7.1 Million awarded to several municipal Park Districts located in DuPage County. The grant money provided through the Park & Recreation Facility Construction (PARC) program is awarded to park districts located in Addison, Bartlett, Hanover Park and Roselle. Addison Park District will receive $1.8 million as part of a matching grant to renovate Community Recreation Center. This facility located on the east side of Addison is the Park District’s administration office, one of the preschool centers, home to the Active Adults senior club and several other programs and special events. Concept plans are in place for the $3.5 Million renovation which includes upgrading the multi-purpose rooms, providing ADA-compliant access for patrons with limited mobility, and replacing inefficient HVAC and lighting throughout the building. “DuPage County communities are great places to live and work, and these park projects will provide the additional recreational opportunities they need to keep attracting new residents and businesses,” Governor Quinn said. “These parks play a key role in helping promote healthy lifestyles through recreation and it’s important that we maintain them.” The grants awarded Saturday are part of $50 million available through the Parks and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) program, which is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and funded by Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! Construction program. PARC provides funding to eligible local governments for park and recreation construction projects. Eligible projects include land acquisition, development, architectural planning, construction, rehabilitation and improvements. “These grants are vitally important for communities seeking to build capacity for recreational opportunity,” IDNR Director Marc Miller said. “These projects, upgrades and additions will help (these) four park districts keep up with the ever-growing demand for recreation close to where people live and work.” Addison Park District is committed to providing the highest quality recreational opportunities and open space for everyone. The 2014 seasonal Fun Guide is available in print and online at www.addisonparks.org with a full curriculum of leisure activities for all ages and lifestyles.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Graduates Class of 45 Recruits Oct 7, 2014 4:56 PM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 45 recruits representing 32 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past summer. Six special awards were presented to the recruits. Officer Victor Valdez of the Elmhurst Police Department was presented the Firearms Proficiency Award and the Best Overall Physical Fitness Award. Officer Erin Sheridan of the Wheaton Police Department earned the Academic Achievement Award. Officer Mark Besch of the Addison Police Department received the Most Improved Physical Fitness Award. Officer Alan Thibeault of the Prospect Heights Police Department earned the Leadership Award. Officer James Dexter of the Lisle Police Department was presented with the George Graves Award for being selected as the most distinguished recruit by his fellow officers in the class. All award winners received plaques with their names engraved. The graduating recruits are as follows: Chris Arbet, Aurora Police Department Benjamin Belcaster, Wheaton Police Department Mark Besch, Addison Police Department Jody Brandis, Kendal County Sheriff’s Office Brian Bruesch, Park Forest Police Department Atif Bukhari, Harper College Police Department Peter Burgert, Kane County Sheriff’s Department Kenneth Bus, Roselle Police Department Ignacio Cervantes, Kane County Sheriff’s Office Khaled Dalal, Roselle Police Department Christine Danan, Willowbrook Police Department Adam Danowski, Crystal Lake Police Department James Dexter, Lisle Police Department Bartek Giera, Mount Prospect Police Department Emily Grape, Wood Dale Police Department Justin Harris, Antioch Police Department Charlie Hilbrant, Highland Park Police Department Richard Jackson, Montgomery Police Department Carlos Juarez, Amtrak Police Department Kayte Kettler, Wheaton Police Department Eric Knippel, Mount Prospect Police Department Kristyn Knoll, Itasca Police Department William Kopecky, Oakton Community College Police Department Krzysztof Kowal, Hoffman Estates Police Department Conner Lain, Naperville Police Department Zachary Lattmann, Westmont Police Department Kevin Manetti, Berkeley Police Department Christian Mennel, Palatine Police Department Daniel Mizialko, Addison Police Department Ellie Nordin, Mount Prospect Police Department Ryan Pacyga, Arlington Heights Police Department Colton Parchem, Naperville Police Department Michael Ranieri, Deerfield Police Department Luke Rider, Lisle Police Department Nicholas Robertson, Palatine Police Department Korbin Rome, Lombard Police Department Terrence Rose, Wheeling Police Department Alexander Sampra, Skokie Police Department Michael Sawicki, Palatine Police Department Erin Sheridan, Wheaton Police Department Malwina Sobanski, Addison Police Department Alan Thibeault, Prospect Heights Police Department Victor Valdez, Elmhurst Police Department John Veenhuis, Skokie Police Department Richard Waszak, Woodridge Police Department College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder and Associate Dean of Continuing Education/Director of the Homeland Security Training Institute Thomas Brady offered their congratulations to the graduating recruits. The keynote speaker was Chief David Anderson of the Lisle Police Department. The ceremony was held in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. For more information on the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, visit the web site at www.cod.edu/slea.

     
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