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  • Three guilty in Georgia salmonella trial Sep 19, 2014 1:51 PM
    Owner Stewart Parnell, his brother, Michael Parnell, and quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson have been on trial since Aug. 1 on charges stemming from the 2008-2009 outbreak that sickened 714 people and was linked to nine deaths. Michael Parnell was found guilty of conspiracy. Wilkerson was found guilty of obstruction.

     
  • Pabst Brewing to be sold to Russian company Sep 19, 2014 1:47 PM
    Pabst Brewing traces its roots back to 1844 in Milwaukee. Pabst Blue Ribbon in particular has also grown in popularity among people in their 20s and 30s in part for its blue-collar and retro appeal, as well as for its cheap price.

     
  • Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74 Sep 19, 2014 2:00 PM
    The family story goes that Will Radcliff, sister Phyllis and their mother, Thelma, sat on a front porch drinking beer and writing down possible names on a brown paper bag before agreeing that Slush Puppie was the best candidate. It would become represented by a toboggan-wearing, floppy-eared dog.

     
  • 'Death Tax' a compelling tale of family responsibility Sep 19, 2014 5:45 AM
    “People who have money are preserved ... people who do not have money are not preserved.” That prophetic pronouncement from an aging grande dame in declining health comes early in Lucas Hnath's “Death Tax,” a lean, provocative drama about money, mortality and family in its Chicago premiere at Lookingglass Theatre.

     
  • ‘All My Relations: A Seneca History’ Opens Sept. 27 Sep 19, 2014 3:04 PM
    The Mitchell Museum is pleased to announce its latest exhibit opening, “All My Relations: A Seneca History” in collaboration with visual artist and dancer Rosy Simas (Seneca). The exhibit will introduce the history of the Seneca culture through milestones in the lives of Ms. Simas and her relations.

     
  • Reception for Mt. Prospect photographer in Rolling Meadows Sep 19, 2014 4:10 PM
    The Northwest Cultural Council is holding a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, for photographer Tiffany Whisler at the Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane.

     
  • How tapes of Jim Croce's 1973 Harper College concert got on CD Sep 19, 2014 5:15 AM
    A reel-to-reel tape of Jim Croce's 1973 concert at Harper College in Palatine, stashed away in a suburban home for decades, has been re-discovered, remastered, and added to a new album. Roughly half the tracks on “Lost Time in a Bottle” are live versions of songs Croce played during his Feb. 2, 1973, show, seven months before his death.

     
  • BG Singers performing through Sunday in Buffalo Grove Sep 19, 2014 4:20 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District’s BG Singers will perform their 22nd annual choral concert, “Welcome to the Theater,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Virtual reality experience at Woodfield Sept. 20 Sep 19, 2014 4:37 PM
    The Boy Scouts are offering a High Adventure Base Virtual Reality Experience, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Discovery Outpost recruitment and activity center at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

     
  • St. Francis Parish Welcomes Returning Catholics Sep 19, 2014 4:27 PM
    Announcement for the Series Catholics Returning Home which begins September 28, 2014.

     
  • Church in Lincolnshire to hold garage sale Sep 19, 2014 4:53 PM
    The Community Christian Church in Lincolnshire will hold its annual community garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 1970 Riverwoods Road.

     
  • Lamb Farm’s Barn Burner BBQ Oct. 17, 18 Sep 19, 2014 5:04 PM
    The public is invited this year to the 9th Annual Barn Burner BBQ competition Oct. 17 and 18 at Lambs Farm on Route 176 in Green Oaks. As many as 50 teams will be cooking low and slow in the parking lot competing in five categories to win the Grand Champion title and the chance to compete at other national Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned events.

     
  • Illinois awards $25.8 million in health outreach grants Sep 19, 2014 5:18 PM
    Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of President Barack Obama’s expanded health coverage will receive additional funding for a second year, state officials announced Friday.

     
  • Plain White T’s to play free concert in Rosemont Sep 19, 2014 4:31 PM
    Villa Park band The Plain White T's performs a free early-morning concert at MB Financial Park in Rosemont on Friday, Sept. 26, as part of a live radio broadcast tied to 101.9 The MIX's "Eric, Kathy and Me $20G Selfie" promotion.

     
  • 5 places to enjoy the last gasp of summer Sep 19, 2014 1:13 PM
    Fall may be starting, but Saturday’s weather forecast sure screams summer. Get out enjoy those 80-degree temps at festivals and other outdoor events in the suburbs this weekend. Here are five ideas to get you started.

     
  • Could Cardinal George’s successor be named Saturday? Sep 19, 2014 6:26 PM
    The Archdiocese of Chicago has scheduled a news conference for 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A news release did not indicate the subject that will be addressed, but the retirement of Cardinal Francis George is a possibility.

     
  • Longtime Inverness cancer support center closing this month Sep 19, 2014 1:53 PM
    For the last 14 years, cancer patients and their loved ones have gone to The Wellness Place in Inverness for support, therapy and resources, all free, to help them through their journey. The center, which has been funded entirely by donations, is closing its stately doors at the end of September.

     
  • Dining events: Pinstripes hosts bocce tourney, wine dinner Sep 18, 2014 6:00 AM
    Bocce fans rejoice in a weekend-long tournament at Oak Brook's Pinstripes featuring bocce lovers from all over the country. The weekend kicks off with a five-course wine dinner Saturday, Sept. 21. Qualifying rounds begin Saturday and championship rounds happen Sunday with a $15,000 first-place prize.

     
  • ECC’s International Film Series features Japanese ghost story Sep 18, 2014 6:01 AM
    Experience some of the best in foreign cinema this fall during the Elgin Community College Humanities Center’s International Film Series. Held the first and second Friday of each month, the series is part of the center’s effort to foster cross-cultural understanding through cinema.

     
  • Just give her some music... Sep 18, 2014 7:22 AM
    Hometown story to raise awareness for the Chicagoland's "Out of the Darkness" Walk in Grant Park, this Saturday, Sept. 20th 10am

     
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