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  • Spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Nov. 12 for special Haiti project Oct 21, 2014 6:21 PM
    Jamie Schumacher, a Batavia teacher, North Aurora resident and New Hope/Nueva Esperanza Lutheran Church member, continues to be involved in very special projects, including equine therapy, with orphans and special needs children in Haiti. She has made frequent trips to Haiti, raised funds to buy the land for a special facility, and continues to serve an underserved population still suffering from the effects of devastating hurricanes in Haiti.

  • Seafood sustainability: Oct 21, 2014 6:16 PM
    Reid Bogert, coordinator of Great Lakes and Sustainability at the Shedd Aquarium, talks about being done for seafood sustainability at the Lake County Audubon Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. It will be held at Libertyville village hall, 118 W. Cook Ave.

  • Bartlett police announce parade route for Halloween Fun Fest Oct 21, 2014 6:04 PM
    Bartlett police are cautioning that the annual Halloween Fun Fest parade could cause minor delays around the route. Hundreds of costumed kids will walk with their parents when the parade steps off Saturday, Oct. 25.

  • Audition for “Crazy for You” Nov. 6, 9 at ECC Oct 21, 2014 6:28 PM
    Elgin Community College Musical Theatre announces auditions for the spring production of the “Crazy for You: The New Gershwin Musical.” “Crazy for You” includes high-energy dance numbers and classic Gershwin songs, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Set in the 1930s, this rollicking, romantic, and timeless musical centers on a well-to-do playboy who dreams of becoming a dancer. Auditions are available by appointment from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.

  • Savory Salads coming to Arlington Hts. Oct 21, 2014 10:09 PM
    Arlington Heights diners will soon have a new place to find healthy salads, soups and sandwiches. Savory Salads, a family-owned restaurant with another location in Barrington, will soon open at 2932 W. Euclid Ave. in the Esplanade shopping center.

  • O'Hare passengers quarantined with Ebola-like symptoms Oct 22, 2014 9:40 AM
    Two patients are being monitored in isolation at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center after reporting Ebola-like symptoms, ABC 7 Chicago reported on its website Tuesday night.

  • Mother of nurse with Ebola says she’s doing well Oct 21, 2014 9:42 AM
    The mother of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus says her daughter is doing well and the family is relieved new guidelines for treating patients with the disease are now in place.

  • Circus matriarch Madame Rosa remains active at 103 Oct 21, 2014 6:00 AM
    Madame Rosa appears at the circus apartment doorway in sparkling diamonds, red lipstick and a walking frame — and sits down beside her leopard skin rug. “That’s Mickey,” exclaims the 103-year-old doyenne of Europe’s most famous circus, pointing to all that remains of her former pet. “He died of old age. We had him a long time,” she says nostalgically. Soon, anecdotes from the matriarch of Paris’ famed Winter Circus come pouring out. The great Madame Rosa is now considered the big top’s most eccentric, and oldest, character.

  • Tuneful tunes with touch of twang from Brad Colerick Oct 21, 2014 11:00 AM
    Brad Colerick opens his fourth solo album, "Tucson," with the title cut, which reminds us the road does not actually go on forever. Colerick goes on to examine his trip down that road in tuneful tunes with a touch of twang.

  • Pregnant Kate back at work after morning sickness Oct 21, 2014 10:42 AM
    The Duchess of Cambridge has resumed her royal duties after spending more than two months out of the public eye while suffering from acute morning sickness.

  • 'Superstorm' crafts narrative from Sandy's wrath Oct 21, 2014 5:45 AM
    It's been a weak hurricane season in the Atlantic so far, with little to worry U.S. coastal residents, but any forecaster will tell you: It only takes one storm to make a bad year. In 2012, that one storm was Superstorm Sandy, a hurricane that grew larger even as it lost its tropical characteristics and combined with an early winter storm and blast of arctic air. Kathryn Miles' “Superstorm” explores the human drama that unfolded in the storm's path from its late October genesis in the southwestern Caribbean through its terrifying landfall near Brigantine, New Jersey.

  • Constable: Teens eclipse expectations for observatory Oct 21, 2014 5:44 AM
    The Henize Observatory at Harper College will offer unique views of Thursday afternoon's partial solar eclipse. But it also features plenty of Saturday night opportunities for star-gazing thanks to a team of teenagers.

  • America says no to cappuccino potato chips Oct 21, 2014 7:38 AM
    America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists — Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese.

  • ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’ fans push for Coulson/May romance Oct 21, 2014 3:24 PM
    There’s Brangelina and Kimye. But are you ready for Philinda? Clark Gregg says that’s the moniker “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” fans have come up with as they push for an on-screen romance between his character, S.H.I.E.L.D. chief Phil Coulson, and longtime agent Melinda May, played by Ming-Na Wen.

  • Love, discipline fuel Neil Diamond’s latest album Oct 21, 2014 1:01 PM
    Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love. The 73-year-old entertainer, who married for the third time in 2012, says happiness with his new bride fueled his work on “Melody Road,” out Tuesday. He plays Chicago’s United Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. "There’s no better inspiration or motivation for work than being in love. It’s what you dream of as a creative person,” Diamond said.

  • Chef du Jour: Naperville chef perfects pairing for Portuguese wine Oct 21, 2014 6:11 AM
    Chef Eddie Sweeney from Catch 35 in Naperville was recently selected as one of 10 chefs across the country for the “10 Chefs/10 Wineries” culinary program sponsored by the Wines of Portugal. Sweeney also oversees the kitchens of other eateries in the Taste America family of restaurants.

  • Lean and lovin’ it: ATK cookbooks help slow cooker novices get into the groove Oct 21, 2014 6:00 AM
    Don Mauer says he launched his slow cooker adventure without a cookbook as a compass for guidance. To make future slow cooking forays easier he sought out a reliable cookbook that could make my slow-cooking learning path less bumpy. He found the "Slow Cooker Revolution" books by the people at American Test Kitchen.

  • Culinary adventures: Limoncello brings families together for holiday Oct 21, 2014 6:00 AM
    Limoncello is an Italian lemon cordial with roots dating back to the 1900s and Italy’s Amalfi coast. While the exact birthplace of limoncello may be debated, all agree it is the yellow peel, or “citron,” of ripe and wrinkled lemons harvested between February and October, that adds key flavor to this sunny concoction. Learn how to make this liqueur at home in time for holiday gift giving.

  • Flying Lotus moves deeper into the unknown Oct 21, 2014 6:00 AM
    The fifth album by Los Angeles producer Flying Lotus moves even further away from his early instrumental hip-hop work toward a more fully immersed form of “fusion.” Don’t be misled by the title. “You’re Dead!” is a celebration of what comes next. The song cycle plays like an expedition through alternate realms and dimensions.

  • Lecrae looks to break mold of a Christian rapper Oct 21, 2014 5:45 AM
    Lecrae is dubbed a Christian rapper, but he considers himself a rapper who happens to be Christian. The Grammy-winning artist is trying to avoid being boxed into one genre. “I didn’t really fit in either world,” said Lecrae, 34. Last month, his seventh album, “Anomaly,” became the first title to top Billboard’s Top 200 and Gospel Albums charts in the same week. He believes this success could help bring him closer to being embraced by both gospel and mainstream music. He headlines Chicago's Aragon on Sunday, Oct. 26.

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