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  • Chicago’s retired Cardinal George admitted to hospital Mar 3, 2015 11:00 AM
    Chicago’s retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more than a month ago. The Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday morning that George was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center on Sunday. Archdiocese officials say he’ll stay there several days while tests are done. The statement didn’t say what prompted George to be admitted to the hospital.

     
  • Kellie Pickler, Kristian Bush to play at Ribfest Mar 3, 2015 5:55 PM
    July 4 at Ribfest in Naperville once again will be a country music showcase with two popular artists performing separate shows. Kellie Pickler and Kristian Bush each will perform Saturday, July 4, at the 28th annual festival at Knoch Park in Naperville.

     
  • NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity Mar 3, 2015 6:05 PM
    Mars rover Curiosity halts its work as NASA engineers investigate short circuit

     
  • Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble to perform March 22 Mar 3, 2015 9:05 PM
    First Congregational Church of Dundee will host a handbell concert featuring the Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Ring in the spring with bells at the first solo concert. From the excitement of Pizzicati to the soothing sounds of Debussy’s “Preludes: La fille aux cheveux de lin,” there’s something for everyone! The community is invited to this performance, which will benefit the bell program at the church.

     
  • Early diagnosis and treatment crucial for dementia Mar 2, 2015 5:45 AM
    Q: My mother has started showing signs of dementia. Will it be all downhill from here? Or can dementia ever be treated or reversed?

     
  • Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case Mar 2, 2015 5:03 PM
    Judge: CeeLo Green complying with probation in drug case, won't have to attend hearings

     
  • NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres Mar 2, 2015 5:06 PM
    NASA's Dawn spacecraft prepares to get up close and personal with dwarf planet Ceres

     
  • District 95 student performance: Mar 2, 2015 5:25 PM
    Lake Zurich Middle School South students will perform an adaptation of “Robin Hood” on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m.

     
  • Sara Gilbert welcomes baby boy with wife Linda Perry Mar 2, 2015 6:03 PM
    Sara Gilbert takes to 'The Talk' to announce the birth of her son with rocker wife Linda Perry

     
  • Television's 'Judge Judy' staying in session Mar 2, 2015 6:05 PM
    CBS and 'Judge Judy' extend her contract for 3 years, to keep court in session into 2020

     
  • All women cast to perform ‘Shrek: An Ogre’s Tale’ Mar 2, 2015 10:12 PM
    Aurora Junior Woman’s Club, together with Aurora Children’s Dental Service, present Shrek: An Ogre’s Tale at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in the West Aurora High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 with proceeds benefiting local charities.

     
  • Salonga says she is in talks on taking role in "Allegiance" Mar 2, 2015 8:33 PM
    Salonga says she is in talks on taking starring role in Takei's "Allegiance" on Broadway

     
  • Modern style intersects with history at Fox Valley Antiques Show & Sale March 13-14 Mar 2, 2015 10:03 PM
    Come find your original (not a mass-produced, “Made in Taiwan” copy) at the Fox Valley Antiques Show. The gathering will feature 55 dealers from 14 states, bringing a great variety of 18th- to early-20th century antiques to St. Charles on March 14-15.

     
  • Ralphie May, Billy Gardell coming to Genesee Theatre in Waukegan Mar 2, 2015 2:33 PM
    Pre-sale tickets will be available Tuesday for comedians Ralphie May and Billy Gardell who will be performing May 16 and June 5 respectively at the Genesee Theatre in Wauikegan.

     
  • Jenny McCarthy to appear at St. Charles’ Arcada Theatre Mar 2, 2015 2:19 PM
    St. Charles’ own Jenny McCarthy will appear at the Arcada Theatre June 13 in her “Dirty, Sexy, Funny Comedy Tour.” The 42-year-old actress and former co-host of ABC talk show “The View,” is making her first hometown appearance since her marriage to Donnie Wahlberg last summer. Arcada owner Ron Onesti said it’s “definitely not a family show. She is our hometown girl. It’s probably going to be a very interesting evening, and an important show for her, too. There’s been so much hype about her."

     
  • Disneyland memorabilia auction brings in $1.7 million Mar 2, 2015 10:02 PM
    A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from Elsa and decided to “Let It Go.” Van Eaton Galleries says nearly 1,000 items — including a bird from the Enchanted Tiki Room show and an original skeleton from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction — brought in $1.7 million during a weekend auction held online and in Sherman Oaks, California. Bids came from around the world. The top seller was a green 1970s-era animatronic Tiki Room bird, which fetched $153,400. The 1967 Pirates skeleton, which holds a cutlass and chugs from a bottle, went for $129,800. Other items offered by the anonymous collector were the original Frontierland cigar store Indian, a 1960s Mark Twain Riverboat life preserver, a doll from it’s a small world and poster artwork for “Captain EO,” a short 3-D film starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

     
  • Pontiac is too perfect to part with Mar 2, 2015 12:00 AM
    While walking out of New Trier High School one spring day, Ira Kessler laid eyes on “the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen in my life.” Kessler, a high school junior at the time, caught sight of a new Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

     
  • Next season of ‘Downton’ will be Maggie Smith’s last Mar 2, 2015 2:04 PM
    The one character who can go toe-to-toe with Lady Mary’s dour-faced shade-throwing and emerge victorious will depart “Downton Abbey” at the end of next season. Pardon the sniffles, but if anything calls for weeping in your pudding, it’s this. For five seasons, Maggie Smith, 80, has ruled “Downton” as the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley. Lady Grantham, as she’s also known, is so old she’s earned the right to say whatever she likes, and this has resulted in five years worth of highly Tumblr-friendly retorts.

     
  • Crosstown Pub and Grill opens second location in Batavia Mar 2, 2015 1:02 PM
    A new neighborhood pub with homemade food and hometown appeal is now open along the Randall Road corridor in Batavia. This is the second location for Crosstown Pub & Grill.

     
  • Ask the Nutritionist: Nutritional quality of rye bread depends on the flour Mar 2, 2015 11:42 AM
    Q. Rye bread is highlighted as part of the new Nordic diet that is supposedly so healthy. Is rye bread a whole grain?

     
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