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  • Images: The Week in Pictures Oct 13, 2014 2:47 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of Santa Claus mingling with bikers, a couple of not-so-scary scarecrows, and a responsive ferret, representing more than 20 area towns.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Dinner, silent auction to benefit Voice of Hope Behind the Wall Oct 13, 2014 6:02 PM
    Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia invites the community to a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The dinner and silent auction will benefit the prison ministry Voice of Hope Behind the Wall at Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet. Learn about how Lori Wilbert provides Bible studies, devotions and one-on-one visits with inmates at the prison. Wilbert is the deaconess and prison chaplain for the Northern Illinois District-The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. As her ministry is struggling financially, several area Lutheran churches are joining together to run this fundraiser.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Learn about historic barns at Garfield Farm Museum Oct 13, 2014 4:39 PM
    If you want to learn more about historic barns, attend “Barns 101” and/or “Barns 201” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills. “Barns 201” requires having attended “Barns 101” previously. The morning lecture, given by museum special projects manager Dave Bauer, will provide a general overview of historic barns. The afternoon lecture will cover more advanced topics and assumes “Barns 101” or equivalent knowledge.

     
  • Don’t bolt from Elburn fire district Oct 12, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elburn letter to the editor: I am writing this letter to ask for your support to vote against the referendum to disconnect from the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District.

     
  • Bikers (and Santa) rally in Elburn for charity Oct 12, 2014 4:30 PM
    Dressed as Santa Claus among a sea of black leather and denim, David Wyman was an obvious target Sunday. “I can’t tell you how many photos I’ve been in today,” the Katy, Texas man said as he posed with another group of bikers. “But I don’t pass up an opportunity when I can do something for the kids.”

     
  • New look a big hit for Elburn’s Fishermen’s Inn Oct 11, 2014 7:26 PM
    Dave Heun says the reopened and remodeled Fishermen's Inn in Elburn is a sight to behold.

     
  • 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.

     
  • VNA Health Care gets grant from American Cancer Society, NFL to fight breast cancer in Aurora Oct 9, 2014 7:11 PM
    The National Football League’s A Crucial Catch Initiative has provided another year of funding to support increased access to breast cancer education and screening resources in underserved communities through the American Cancer Society. The grant will be used to support “A Crucial Catch Day — Your Day to Fight Breast Cancer” community health event on Saturday, Oct. 25, in Aurora, to provide free lifesaving breast cancer education and screening. Women are invited to come out to the free event and learn ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer and the importance of the early detection of breast cancer.

     
  • 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

     
  • Renz Center to host “Epicurean Delight” fundraiser Oct 8, 2014 10:56 AM
    In celebrating 53 years of community service, Renz Addiction Counseling Center is hosting its 7th Annual Epicurean Delight Fundraiser from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Max McGraw Wildlife. Community residents are invited to attend and enjoy such gourmet fare as almond crusted duck salad with blackberry dressing, smoked salmon, pheasant kabobs, sesame chicken and an assortment of vegetarian canapé among other appetizers and desserts by McGraw’s top culinary chef. Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation is located in West Dundee, and sits on 1,200 acres of picturesque hardwoods, prairies, lakes, and streams.

     
  • NIU Law offers new certificate in public interest law Oct 6, 2014 8:17 PM
    Northern Illinois University College of Law is offering a new certificate program in public interest law to complement its four other certificate programs in business law, international law, criminal practice and civil advocacy. NIU Law students have a variety of community-focused public interest opportunities available to them to supplement the curriculum highlighted within the public interest certificate. The school opened the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic in Rockford, Illinois in 2001 and added a juvenile program there in 2011.

     
  • Aging Gracefully Expo: Strengthen Your Mind, Body & Spirit Oct 6, 2014 5:03 PM
    The Holmstad, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, and North Park University will present the “Aging Gracefully Expo,” a daylong event designed to soften the aging process by strengthening the mind, body and spirit. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia.

     
  • Mental health group to host speakers Oct 6, 2014 2:32 PM
    National Alliance on Mental Illness-DeKalb, Kane-South & Kendall Counties is sponsoring its monthly coffee from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. This free event will be held at NOVO Counseling: Renewing Joy in Life, 56 W. State St., Suite B, Sycamore. The topic will be “Food for Thought: Promoting Healthy and Happy Brains.”

     
  • Girl Scouts open Camp Explorers Oct 7, 2014 2:17 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will open Camp Dean in Big Rock to the public for a Camp Explorers program on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This youth and family-friendly event will include cardboard boat races, archery, crate stacking, fishing, and a scavenger hunt.

     
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