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  • “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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • House District 55: Moylan Oct 11, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Marty Moylan for re-election in the 55th House District.

     
  • Refugees charged with carjackings after fleeing Des Plaines Oct 10, 2014 8:02 PM
    Two teenage Guatemalan refugees being housed on the campus of Maryville Academy are facing charges of vehicular hijacking after taking cars from people in Des Plaines and the Quad Cities, then leading police on a chase that ended Wednesday in Iowa, authorities said.

     
  • Recovery Programs through Thresholds Oct 10, 2014 7:31 AM
    Recovery Programs through Thresholds

     
  • 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

     
  • Author Joelle Charbonneau talks about “The Testing” at Indian Trails Library, Oct. 14 Oct 9, 2014 10:00 AM
    Author Joelle Charbonneau talks about “The Testing” at Indian Trails Library, Oct. 14

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

     
  • Des Plaines History Center to visit Ottawa’s murals Oct 9, 2014 9:42 AM
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  • 9th district Cook board candidates offer different backstories Oct 9, 2014 5:57 PM
    Cook County's recently redrawn 9th District includes more of the Northwest suburbs than ever before. The two men running to represent the district bring different experience to the table. Incumbent Peter Silvestri, an Elmwood Park Republican, is a five-term commissioner. Challenger Frank McPartlin, an Elmwood Park Democrat, is seeking office for the first time.

     
  • IHCA names 2014 You Make A Difference honorees Oct 8, 2014 7:45 PM
    The Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) has announced this year’s honorees of their You Make A Difference program. The program, held earlier this year, recognizes staff members, volunteers and residents of long term care centers around the state for their positive contributions to facility life. Joseph K. Joseph has been honored for her dedication to the quality care of residents at Golfview Developmental Center in Des Plaines.

     
  • Des Plaines TIF restructured in hopes of spurring redevelopment Oct 8, 2014 12:48 PM
    Des Plaines’ city council has formally approved ordinances restructuring a tax increment financing district, now operating in the red, in hopes of spurring redevelopment.

     
  • Mountain View Adventure Center is Haunted! Oct 8, 2014 7:59 AM
    Mountain View Adventure Center is Haunted!

     
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