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  • Woodlands to perform ‘Anon(ymous)’ in November Oct 24, 2014 4:33 PM
    The Theatre Program at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart presents its fall play, “Anon(ymous),” in the Susan Saint James Performing Arts Center at the school, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest, Nov. 6-8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m.

  • AMC networks buys half of BBCbc America to bolster pay-tv Oct 24, 2014 10:06 AM
    AMC Networks Inc., the cable-TV home of “The Walking Dead,” acquired a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America for $200 million, forming an alliance that will bolster both networks in negotiations with pay-TV carriers. The agreement with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of government-backed British Broadcasting Corp., is structured as a joint venture, according to a statement yesterday.

  • How you can help rescue monarchs butterflies Oct 24, 2014 9:54 AM
    Take an hour or so on Make A Difference Day, Saturday Oct. 25, to rescue butterfly friendly seeds. Native plant seeds that you collect are critical to the survival of endangered Monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

  • Mormons release more history of founder’s polygamy Oct 24, 2014 6:18 PM
    The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the faith’s early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.

  • 2014 Winners of Chicago’s Finest Painted Ladies Competition named Oct 24, 2014 6:10 PM
    “Chicago’s Finest Painted Ladies & Her Court” competition, sponsored by the Chicago Paint & Coatings Association, is pleased to announce its 2014 winners. This popular project, now in its 28th year, concluded on Labor Day with seven beautifully painted homes.

  • Join Howl-O-Ween Bash fundraiser Oct 24, 2014 6:54 PM
    Join the “Howl-O-Ween Bash” on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. This event is hosted by A Heart for Animals and 31 North Banquets. A Heart For Animals is a no-kill nonprofit animal welfare organization. All proceeds from this event will go toward the operating costs involved in the rescues.

  • Rowling writes back story of Potter character Oct 24, 2014 2:10 PM
    Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from J.K. Rowling. In an announcement posted Friday on her website, pottermore.com, the author revealed that she has prepared a 1,700-word story about the witch and former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.

  • 'Ouija' plays horror hand too literally Oct 24, 2014 11:19 AM
    What were Hasbro executives thinking in licensing the company's Ouija board property to Universal Pictures? “Ouija” starts off evoking a nicely eerie atmosphere of dread, but it ultimately goes too far, making the liminal space between the spirit world and this one all too eye-rollingly literal.

  • Nominees for Grammy Awards to be announced Dec. 5 Oct 24, 2014 7:23 AM
    The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards the morning of Dec. 5, except for one category: the coveted album of the year. The nominees for the top prize will come later that day when the academy debuts the new TV special, “A Very GRAMMY Christmas,” to air at 8 p.m. on CBS. It will feature performances from Pharrell and Ariana Grande.

  • Hot Springs, Arkansas: 5 free things to see and do Oct 24, 2014 6:00 AM
    Hot Springs, Arkansas, is a history-lover’s dream. Over the years, visitors to this city of 35,000 in central Arkansas have ranged from baseball stars to notorious gangsters, all drawn by one thing: the naturally occurring warm mineral water that gives the area its name. Here are five free things to see and do while visiting Hot Springs.

  • Dancing priests become Internet sensation Oct 24, 2014 6:17 AM
    A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

  • Right at home: Fall decor gets cozy Oct 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn. This fall, designers and retailers are stitching up sweater motifs on an array of home décor. So while you’re wrapping yourself in a big, soft cardigan, you can also grace your space with a dollop of knitted comfort.

  • Sugar Grove brothers make Marriott debuts in 'The King and I' Oct 24, 2014 6:00 AM
    Sugar Grove brothers Matthew, 11, and Zachary Uzarraga, 9, are already acting pros. Now the brothers finally get to perform together as they make their Marriott Theatre debuts for a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1951 Broadway classic “The King and I” in Lincolnshire. Jeff Award-winner Nick Bowling is also making his Marriott Theatre debut as the director. "The King and I" continues in Lincolnshire through Sunday, Jan. 4.

  • Lake Barrington's Horseshoe serves bar fare with Western flair Oct 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Open since December, The Horseshoe Grill on Northwest Highway in Lake Barrington offers a place for sports fans to watch the game while enjoying some solid grub and beers. A new menu and happy hour specials help make the place even more appealing.

  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Oct 24, 2014 1:40 PM
    With beautiful weather predicted for the weekend, you might want spend a few hours outdoors. But there are a number of enticing entertainment options indoors — including the chance to see Olympic skaters in Hoffman Estates or catch a show by comedy legend Jerry Lewis in Aurora.

  • Suburban Hindus usher in New Year with colorful feast Oct 24, 2014 6:26 PM
    Suburban Hindus marked Diwali, the New Year, in grand fashion Friday. Dressed in their finest, thousands of worshippers toured a public exhibit at the Bartlett temple. "It’s an excellent way not only to romanticize our past but also to come back to the present and see how colorful our culture is,” said Harish Patel, who lives in Bartlett. “There’s all this pomp and gaiety going around with it.”

  • NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns Oct 24, 2014 3:55 PM
    The average amount that class-action members of the suit will receive is $505 before taxes, although the main plaintiffs will receive more. The number of class members is capped at 8,975. The interns had been seeking recovery of unpaid wages, attorneys’ fees, interest and liquidated damages.

  • Ocean Spray shoots cranberry commercial in Wisconsin Oct 24, 2014 11:46 AM
    Ocean Spray is shooting its signature cranberry commercial in central Wisconsin for the first time. Production crews, actors and Ocean Spray employees have been working to shoot a year’s worth of commercials at Beltz Cranberry Co. in Warrens. The Massachusetts-based company only has a small timeframe to create all of the footage it will need since cranberries are harvested in the fall.

  • Quinn orders 21-day quarantine for Ebola patient contacts Oct 24, 2014 11:38 PM
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday that he has ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to require a mandatory 21-day home quarantine for “high-risk” individuals who have had direct contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus while in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.

  • New York, New Jersey governors order Ebola quarantines Oct 24, 2014 9:35 PM
    Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, took a cab, went bowling, visited a coffee shop and ate at a restaurant in the week after he came back to New York City from Guinea, where he had been treating Ebola victims. Health officials said he followed U.S. and international protocols in checking his temperature every day and watching for symptoms, and put no one at risk. But others said he should have been quarantined — that is, kept away from others, either voluntarily or by the government — during Ebola’s 21-day incubation period.

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