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  • Santa Visits Creative Corners Preschool Dec 22, 2014 7:39 AM
    Santa Visits Creative Corners Preschool

     
  • TSA chief: Travelers from some nations targeted Dec 18, 2014 6:56 AM
    The Transportation Security Administration needed an exemption from new Obama administration rules restricting racial profiling by the government so the TSA could target travelers for extra scrutiny based on their nationality and gender, the head of the agency said.

     
  • St. Patrick reopens after flu outbreak: Dec 18, 2014 5:58 PM
    St. Patrick Catholic School in Wadsworth reopened Thursday after closing earlier in the week due to a flu outbreak.

     
  • Schaumburg employees support needy families for holidays Dec 18, 2014 4:47 PM
    Seven of the departments that make up Schaumburg’s village government are each sponsoring a different family in need this holiday season to fulfill their wish lists for items such as clothes, cribs, blankets, toys and books. “We’ve been doing this a good 15 years,” said DuRee Bryant, the village’s supervisor of human services.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 to instill the joy of giving to others in her grandkids Dec 18, 2014 5:59 PM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Ginger Bechtold of Mount Prospect, who will give the money to her grandkids so that they can give it to others in need.

     
  • Open your heart and home to a feline this holiday season Dec 18, 2014 8:53 AM
    During the Christmas holidays some shelters promote their animals with disabilities for “Home 4 The Holidays,” and draw big on the emotional appeal and that response.

     
  • Pope praises the diplomacy of US-Cuba accord Dec 18, 2014 10:26 AM
    Pope Francis has praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba. In his first public comments about the breakthrough Francis told new ambassadors on Thursday that diplomacy was a “noble job.”

     
  • Britain’s message for UAE visit: Nice, not naughty Dec 18, 2014 6:15 AM
    Britain wants to make sure its citizens are more nice than naughty while soaking up the Persian Gulf sun this holiday season. A social media campaign by British Embassy staff in the United Arab Emirates running this week is a play on the classic poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and includes travel advice aimed at keeping unwitting Britons out of trouble.

     
  • Bartlett nurse-to-be, Elgin minister credited with saving truck driver Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    John “Jack” Dempsey learned he beat cancer four days before suffering a massive heart attack behind the wheel of a semi. The 75-year-old truck driver survived, thanks to a Bartlett nursing student who gave CPR and an Elgin minister who worked to free him from the trailer. “I was fighting for him and with him,” says Jenny Golden, who plans to graduate from nursing school in May.

     
  • North Barrington mom pledges to streak for the environment Dec 18, 2014 8:11 PM
    North Barrington resident Lynn Hasselberger has vowed to go streaking down Michigan Avenue if her new environmentally-themed online radio network raises $50,000 by mid-January. “I am just a normal, ‘girl next door’ environmental advocate, and the closest I’ve been to naked is my bikini.” Hasselberger said.

     
  • Napster co-founder to invest on allergy research Dec 18, 2014 6:11 AM
    Napster co-founder Sean Parker says he missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency room countless of times because of his deadly allergy to nuts, shellfish and other foods.

     
  • Hunt for Havana Club yields Cuban-style rums worth the effort Dec 18, 2014 6:01 AM
    “You’ve never tried Havana Club?” My friends were incredulous. Over the years I’d sampled hundreds of rums, but apparently, my education was incomplete without a couple of ounces of this iconic Cuban brand, dating back 80 years. Redolent of vanilla, brown sugar and pecan pie, I was hooked from the first delicious sip of it in Paris, and a new obsession was born.

     
  • Michelin to launch quick reference version of Chicago dining guide Dec 18, 2014 6:01 AM
    For serious foodies mapping out their next Michelin-rated dining experience, Michelin has created a new series of premium maps.. The first in the series of this collection, the “New York City Map of Great Places to Eat 2015,” went on sale this week, and versions for San Francisco and Chicago will be launched the second week of January.

     
  • When it comes it food books, it’s been a good year for geeks and grains Dec 18, 2014 6:01 AM
    Geeks, grains and globe-trotting. Nearly every one of this year’s best food books seems to fall into one of those categories. For those of us who (somewhat obsessively) watch the food world, there actually is some logic to that. Chefs have become fascinated by the hows and whys of cooking, delving into the science of the kitchen to find new ways to master delicious. After some fits and rough starts, publishers finally are learning how to make food science sexy to the home cook.

     
  • Constable: No Kardashians, but holiday cards hit spot Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    How can an old-fashioned holiday card sent through the mail compete with butt-shaking elves on ecards and viral holiday videos that can propel a family to a reality TV series? Well, holiday cards are hanging in there, and even are on the rise among some younger people.

     
  • Signature Coffee Cake Dec 17, 2014 6:01 AM
    Annie Overboe's Signature Coffee Cake is perfect for Christmas morning, New Years Day or both.

     
  • Quentin Road Christmas pageant performances are Dec. 20 and 21 Dec 17, 2014 12:29 PM
    Take a special journey with Quentin Road this Christmas as they unlock secrets from Christmas Past.

     
  • Embrace the gift of hope this holiday season Dec 17, 2014 12:32 PM
    Is your long-desired gift waiting for you in that stack under the tree this year? Or, is it a gift too large or elusive to fit under the tree?

     
  • Rotary Club of Palatine allocation applications available Dec 17, 2014 1:38 PM
    The Rotary Club of Palatine is currently accepting applications from organizations for possible donations from the club.

     
  • Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path Dec 17, 2014 6:01 AM
    Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries. Here are some suggestions from among dozens of unusual museums across the nation, from a funeral museum to an attraction devoted to wet wipes, of all things. They’re all worth a stop, but probably shouldn’t be your only reason for buying a plane ticket.

     
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