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  • Johnson goes from movie usher in a tux to Classic Cinemas CEO Dec 8, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People column features Chris Johnson, the new CEO of Classic Cinemas, who talks about his early days of wearing a tuxedo while working as an usher in his family'owned cinemas with film reels and free popcorn refills were the rage.

     
  • 2 accused in Aurora heroin operation fight arrest Dec 8, 2014 5:27 PM
    Two Evanston residents charged with laundering $190,000 for an Aurora heroin operation are fighting to have evidence and money seized from them banned from trial. Attorneys for Juan C. Fernandez, 39, and Renya Garcia-Mazanares, 41, argue the search of their vehicle in April 2014 was unreasonable and violated the Fourth Amendment.

     
  • Parking garages hacked for credit card data Nov 28, 2014 5:12 PM
    A Chicago-based parking facility provider says payment systems at 10 parking garages in Chicago and three in Evanston were hacked to capture credit card information. SP Plus issued a statement Friday saying the company has fixed the problem and regrets the inconvenience to its customers. The company says it has taken steps so banks issuing the credit cards can monitor for unauthorized charges.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of veterans on their day, a young chef with a new hamburger, and the first appearance of Santa to the gallery, representing more than 20 communities.

     
  • Suburban women in politics on Jane Byrne as an inspiration Nov 16, 2014 11:10 AM
    Suburban women in politics said Friday they owe a lot to Jane Byrne for making it clear that women, too, could be players in the political arena. “She was an inspiration for me,” former Palatine Mayor Rita Mullins said. “(Her election) gave any woman the idea that it was possible that a woman could be mayor."

     
  • WINGS second in nationwide Allstate fundraising challenge Oct 13, 2014 3:26 PM
    Two local agencies came in first and second amoung 140 nationwide in an Allstate fundraising challenge to programs addressing domestic violence. The YWCA North Shore in Evanston wound up in first place, after raising more than $311,000, about $30,000 more than WINGS, a Palatine-based agency. “It is amazing that the top two agencies in the challenge serve the Northwest and North regions of Cook County,” says Rebecca Darr, executive director of WINGS. “We both won.”

     
  • Last 3 Nebraska-Northwestern games tight affairs Oct 13, 2014 4:06 PM
    If No. 19 Nebraska’s game Saturday at Northwestern is anything like the teams’ previous three meetings, there’ll be no shortage of drama. Since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten in 2011, their three games against the Wildcats have been decided by a total of seven points. The Huskers have won two of those games.

     
  • Des Plaines water deal could save city as much as $10,000 daily Oct 7, 2014 5:21 PM
    Members of four village boards in the northwest suburbs have given their approval to sell water to Des Plaines in a deal that officials estimate will save the city as much as $10,000 a day. Trustees in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine and Wheeling — the four member towns that comprise the Northwest Water Commission — signed off this week on a 20-year agreement that will allow Des Plaines to connect to the commission’s water supply from Evanston.

     
  • Little Friends Golf Classic raises record amount Oct 3, 2014 5:00 PM
    Little Friends is pleased to announce that their 2014 Golf Classic was a tremendous success - setting a record high in raising $98,000 for their programs and services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. This year's event was held at Naperville Country Club on Sept. 15.

     
  • At Northwestern, Obama touts economic gains Oct 2, 2014 6:58 PM
    President Barack Obama, in a speech at Northwestern University on Thursday, acknowledged his pivotal role in the midterm political campaign, arguing the November congressional elections are a referendum on his economic policies and blaming Republicans for blocking his efforts to boost wages and create more jobs.

     
  • WINGS, YWCA neck and neck in Purple Purse Challenge Oct 1, 2014 1:27 PM
    Two domestic violence agencies, the Evanston YWCA and WINGS are 1 and 2, respectively, in this year's fundraising Purple Purse Challenge. You can still donate through 11 a.m. Friday.

     
  • Professor who lost U of I offer plans speeches Oct 1, 2014 5:13 PM
    An academic who lost a University of Illinois job offer because of profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages plans a series of talks at Chicago-area universities.

     
  • President Obama headed home to Chicago this week Sep 30, 2014 5:33 PM
    President Barack Obama is headed home to Chicago to speak at Northwestern University and stump for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. The White House said Tuesday that Obama would travel to Chicago on Wednesday and stay the night.

     
  • Advocate, NorthShore merger means 16 hospitals, 3 million patients Sep 12, 2014 11:25 PM
    The merger of Advocate Health Care and Northshore University Health Care System announced Friday aims to create the largest health care system in Illinois that will focus heavily on outpatient and home care and provide more technology to communicate with patients. The merger could be approved later this year when the newly christened Advocate Northshore Health Partners will have a combined 16 hospitals in Chicago, the suburbs and central Illinois.

     
  • Kane prosecutors want money seized in heroin bust forfeited Aug 29, 2014 7:50 PM
    Kane County prosecutors want some $270,000 seized in an April heroin bust in Aurora to be permanently forfeited to the state. Three people were arrested in the $1.35 million heroin bust and face various charges of drug possession and money laundering.

     
  • Chicago man delivers his baby girl oon Edens expressway Aug 29, 2014 1:22 PM
    Lincolnwood officials say an off-duty paramedic delivered his baby girl after making an emergecy stop on the Edens Expressway near Touhy Ave. Daniel Lynch of the Evanston Fire Department and his wife, Elizabeth, were on their way to a local hospital early Friday morning when they pulled over to deliver the baby.

     
  • One suburban Emmy winner: ‘Modern Family’ director Aug 26, 2014 1:12 AM
    Among the nominees at the Emmy Awards were a number of actors, directors and writers with connections to the suburbs. Of the suburban nominees for television’s most prestigious awards, one won: Gail Mancuso, of Melrose Park and River Forest, for directing for a comedy series (“Modern Family”).

     
  • Sunday picks: Meet a few dames to die for Aug 24, 2014 6:00 AM
    Meet and get autographs from actresses Patricia Rodriguez Vonne, Crystal McCahill and Rosario Dawson before screenings of “Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Die For” at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. Fans of all things fantasy and sci-fi won't want to miss the Wizard World Convention Comic Con 2014 in Rosemont. And check out the Color Aloft Balloon Festival at Central Park in Grayslake.

     
  • Weekend picks: Keb' Mo', G-Love play the Arcada Aug 23, 2014 6:00 AM
    Celebrated blues musician Keb' Mo' shares a concert bill with G-Love and Special Sauce Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Fans of all things fantasy and sci-fi won't want to miss the Wizard World Convention Comic Con 2014 starting Thursday in Rosemont. Meet and get autographs from actresses Patricia Rodriguez Vonne, Crystal McCahill and Rosario Dawson before screenings of “Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Die For” at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. And check out the Color Aloft Balloon Festival at Central Park in Grayslake.

     
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