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  • Register Today for Halloween Hust 5K Run & Walk Saturday, Oct. 25 in Northwest Suburb Oct 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Register Today for Halloween Hust 5K Run & Walk Saturday, Oct. 25 in Northwest Suburb

     
  • Classic Oak and Leather Holding Going-Out-Of-Business Sale Oct 17, 2014 1:32 PM
    Classic Oak and Leather, a leading retailer of quality wood furniture for 34 years, is closing its store and holding a going-out-of-business sale on Friday, Oct. 17, located at 955 E. Rand Road in Arlington Heights. Known for its hand-crafted Amish bedroom and dining room furniture at affordable prices, Classic Oak and Leather at one time had six stores in the Chicago area.

     
  • Des Plaines Park District Named Tyler Fuchs as New Golf and Facilities Supervisor Oct 17, 2014 7:25 AM
    Des Plaines Park District Named Tyler Fuchs as New Golf and Facilities Supervisor

     
  • Mel Thillens faced DUI, property destruction charges Oct 17, 2014 6:05 PM
    A Republican candidate for the state House admits to “youthful indiscretions” some 15 years ago when he was charged with driving under the influence and destruction of property in two separate incidents. Mel Thillens, now 43, is the Park Ridge park board president running for the 55th District House seat in the state legislature.

     
  • GOP puts big money into 5 suburban races Oct 17, 2014 11:00 AM
    The election is 20 days away, and voters can start voting early in person next week, so the tallies of campaign spending released this week can give clues to where in the suburbs the toughest battles for seats in Springfield are being waged. Here are five races in the suburbs with some of the biggest fundraising.

     
  • Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook Oct 16, 2014 7:14 AM
    Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook

     
  • Des Plaines speech language specialist earns national honor Oct 16, 2014 3:08 PM
    Meet this week's Neighbors in the News, people of accomplishment in the Northwest suburbs.

     
  • Culinary class to explore sausage-making craze Oct 16, 2014 7:18 AM
    Culinary class to explore sausage-making craze

     
  • Endorsement: Yes to electrical aggregation in Maine Township, Des Plaines Oct 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote to expand electricity purchasing options in Maine Township and in Des Plaines.

     
  • Harper College invites prospective adult learners to learn more Oct 15, 2014 7:58 AM
    Harper College invites prospective adult learners to learn more

     
  • St Stephen Culinaires present the 2nd Dinner in the series; German Dinner Oct 15, 2014 8:07 AM
    St Stephen Culinaires present the 2nd Dinner in the series; German Dinner

     
  • “Let’s Sing” Sunday Night Hymn Sing featuring John Innes Oct 15, 2014 6:00 PM
    "Let's Sing about Faith, Hope and Love" is the theme for the 16th semi-annual Sunday Night Hymn Sing. The Orchard Evangelical Free Church will host two identical Hymn Sings featuring John Innes on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2:30 and 6 p.m.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Wintrust Bank’s new Mayfair office now open Oct 15, 2014 6:24 PM
    The Wintrust Bank-Mayfair building at 4343 N. Elston, Chicago, is officially complete and open for business. The new facility, located on the same lot as the original bank, was built with a permit through the City of Chicago’s Green Permit Program and is currently pursuing LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

     
  • Des Plaines School of Dance Accepting Participants Through October 20 Oct 15, 2014 7:43 AM
    For more than 45 years the School of Dance has offered studio-quality instruction taught by professionally trained, working dancers and choreographers. Our personable, energetic staff of instructors is committed to the growth and development, personally and artistically, of every student. It is also the home of the award-winning Dance Company, Artistry in Motion. See for yourself why hundreds of novice, intermediate and advanced dancers choose the Des Plaines School of Dance. There is still time to register for one of the many fall classes. We offer several different styles of dance including Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, and Modern/Contemporary. Classes are available for students beginning at age 3 years and up. Detailed information about all of our classes can be found online at www.DPParks.org or in the Des Plaines Park District’s seasonal Spectrum brochure. For more information about the School of Dance call 847-391-5711.

     
  • “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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • John Feske Honored with the Park District Dedicated to Excellence Award Oct 13, 2014 7:47 AM
    John Feske Honored with the Park District Dedicated to Excellence Award

     
  • Wheeling High School Jazz Band 1 will perform at Durty Nellies restaurant Oct 13, 2014 7:49 AM
    Wheeling High School Jazz Band 1 will perform at Durty Nellies restaurant

     
  • Historic Kinder House in Des Plaines reopens 2nd floor Oct 13, 2014 2:11 PM
    The Des Plaines History Center is reopening the second floor of Kinder House with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at 781 Pearson St. “We’re very excited to have this opportunity to reopen the second floor of the Kinder House,” Shari Caine, executive director of the History Center, said in a news release. “It has been closed in recent years due to temporary and overflow storage for the History Center’s historical collections. Curator Philip Mohr has implemented recent new storage solutions with help from trustee Arnold Miller and intern Chris Liston, making the second floor space accessible for public tours once again.”

     
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