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  • Jay Leno returning to TV with CNBC car show Oct 15, 2014 10:00 AM
    CNBC is returning Jay Leno to nightly television. The new show, tentatively titled “Jay Leno’s Garage” and based on his Emmy Award-winning Web series, will premiere in 2015, the network announced Wednesday.

     
  • New Bartlett restaurant blends French, Indian Oct 15, 2014 4:32 PM
    To get a sense of his vision, watch Bartlett restaurateur Rakesh Chopra make rumali roti. He folds the delicate bread like a burrito instead of the usual handkerchief. The concept? Indian food on the go. "There's nothing like this," Chopra said Wednesday.

     
  • HBO unleashes streaming from cable contracts Oct 15, 2014 12:24 PM
    No cable? No problem. Viewers longing to watch “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective” and “Veep” will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV.

     
  • CNN cuts end Mitchell’s show on HLN Oct 15, 2014 11:40 AM
    Jane Velez-Mitchell and her staff have been laid off due to budget cuts at CNN, ending her nightly program on the HLN network. Her program, which aired for six years at 6 p.m. on the CNN sister network, ended Monday. Mitchell was told of the layoff on Tuesday, said an executive at CNN who requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss personnel matters.

     
  • ‘Real Housewives’ star due back in court Oct 15, 2014 10:05 AM
    One of the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars convicted of bankruptcy fraud this month is headed back to court. Joe Giudice is set to appear in Passaic County court Wednesday on false identification charges.

     
  • Servpro Annual Food Drive starting October 13, 2014 through October 27, Oct 14, 2014 11:08 AM
    Servpro of Arlington Heights will be holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive on Monday, October 13, 2014 through Monday, October 27, 2014 to benefit needy families in the Arlington Heights community. Please help make someone’s holiday special by simply dropping off non-perishable food items and/or paper products at Panera 31 S. Evergreen Ave., Parkway Bank & Trust at 1408 W. Algonquin Rd., Chase Bank at 1 N. Dunton Ave. (downtown) or the Village Hall, 1st Flr. Health Dept. 33 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Collection boxes will be at the entrances of these locations.

     
  • Carol Burnett returns to Broadway, happily Oct 14, 2014 6:30 AM
    Carol Burnett doesn’t want to brag, but she’s done it with a lot of famous guys. All these men were, of course, Burnett’s co-stars over the years in A.R. Gurney’s charming play “Love Letters,” in which an actor and actress read aloud letters, cards, birth announcements and notes they’ve sent to one another over decades.

     
  • Hundreds to run, walk in Lisle’s Scarecrow Scramble Oct 14, 2014 12:05 PM
    Lisle’s 10th annual Scarecrow Scramble steps off Saturday evening as part of an event that celebrates almost every aspect of autumn.

     
  • Fox Valley gets into Halloween spirit with these spooky events Oct 14, 2014 1:27 PM
    From family fun to terrifying haunted houses, check out these Halloween events in the Fox Valley.

     
  • Streamwood High School performing ‘12 Angry Jurors’ Oct 14, 2014 1:12 PM
    “12 Angry Jurors” is being presented at Streamwood High School, 701 W. Schaumburg Road, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 18. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. The play dramatizes the civic responsibility of jury duty, as the members of the jury confront their prejudices.

     
  • Harper exhibit features comics artists Oct 14, 2014 1:37 PM
    Comics and graphic novels don’t make for just popular reading; they’ve sparked a fascination in both the academic and art worlds. Three innovative cartoonists with Chicago connections and visionary tendencies highlight Harper College’s latest art exhibit, “Like Comics Without Panels,” running through Thursday, Nov. 13.

     
  • Tri-Cities get into spirit with these Halloween events Oct 14, 2014 4:17 PM
    From family fun to terrifying haunted houses, check out these Halloween events in the Tri-Cities.

     
  • Ratings record for AMC’s ‘Walking Dead’ Oct 14, 2014 7:34 AM
    The Nielsen Company says the 17.3 million people who watched the fifth season opener of “The Walking Dead” Sunday is a record both for the show and for a cable television program.

     
  • Kesha, producer trade lawsuits over abuse claims Oct 14, 2014 3:52 PM
    Pop singer Kesha is suing her producer and mentor, claiming he sexually and emotionally abused her for nearly a decade — allegations he calls extortion. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles alleges the hit-making producer known as Dr. Luke drugged and raped Kesha and emotionally abused her until she had to enter rehab for an eating disorder earlier this year.

     
  • Albright Theatre presents “The Memory of Water” Oct 14, 2014 4:45 PM
    The Albright Theatre Company in Batavia presents “The Memory of Water” by Shelagh Stephenson Oct. 31 to Nov. 15. It is a poignant play about the homecoming of three sisters who all come home to plan the funeral for their mother, who has recently died after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

     
  • Warrenville Park District Scares Up Fun at Annual Fest Oct. 24 Oct 14, 2014 5:00 PM
    The Warrenville Park District is gearing up for a howling good time with its 11th annual Fall Family Fun Fest from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Recreation Center, 3S260 Warren Ave. This event is a great way for families to enjoy the season in a safe environment and features a fantastic lineup of activities for all ages.

     
  • With album, series and film, Minnie Driver in overdrive Oct 14, 2014 3:43 PM
    Talk about a career in high gear. Over the course of five weeks this autumn, Minnie Driver will have delivered a new album, performed in concert, appeared in a new big-screen musical and marked the start of the second season of her latest TV series when “About A Boy” returns to NBC on Tuesday night.

     
  • OK Go's 'Ghosts' doesn't innovate, satisfy like past efforts Oct 14, 2014 11:58 AM
    Alt-rock band OK Go's fourth full-length album, “Hungry Ghosts,” is heavy on hooks and a curious electro music approach, but musically falls well short of the type of innovation OK Go is capable of. For all the applause OK Go has grown accustomed to for their mind-bending music videos that quickly go viral, the songs here peak as passably interesting.

     
  • Florida Georgia Line fun on 2nd album Oct 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    Busting out with a record-breaking country single, as Florida Georgia Line did with its multiplatinum smash, “Cruise,” doesn’t always ensure long-term success. But “Anything Goes,” the duo’s second album, suggests they have enough talent and ideas to get past the backlash that comes with overexposure.

     
  • Young marrieds make NBC’s new sitcom ‘Marry Me’ Oct 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    After dating Jake for six long years, Annie figured he would pop the question during their romantic island getaway. Thus begins “Marry Me,” a new NBC sitcom starring Casey Wilson as the lovable but dizzy Annie and Ken Marino as her level-headed if hopelessly smitten boyfriend Jake. “Marry Me” reunites Wilson with creator-executive producer David Caspe, in whose former series, “Happy Endings,” Wilson played a prominent role. But in truth, Wilson and Caspe had never stopped being an item since “Happy Endings” left the air in spring 2013 after three seasons. Back then, they were dating. In May, they tied the knot.

     
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