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  • Crafts: A fresh take on pinatas Sep 11, 2014 5:45 AM
    As summer eases into the school year — and into a new season of birthdays, class parties and holiday gatherings — now’s a good time to make a few eye-catching pinatas. Unlike store-bought pinatas, papier-mache pinatas are the real thing. And homemade ones aren’t reserved for children’s birthday parties. Modern pinatas can be sleek and geometrical for grown-up gatherings, adding pizazz to holidays like Halloween and New Year’s.

     
  • ‘Field Moms’ to tour Hampshire dairy farm Sep 11, 2014 9:16 PM
    Chicago-area moms who have questions about food, farmers and farming will have their questions answered during a tour of a dairy farm and milk processing plant Sept. 13. During the tour, more than 20 Illinois Farm Families “Field Moms” will have a chance to tour Dean’s processing plant to see what happens to milk supplied by Illinois dairy farmers. The Field Moms, urban and suburban moms interested in learning more about food and farming, will then travel to the farm of Dale and Linda Drendel in Hampshire to see cows being milked, talk about animal care with veterinarian, Zach Janssen, and learn about the benefits of dairy products with dietician, Robin Brown.

     
  • Probation, evaluation in 2012 Elgin animal cruelty case Sep 11, 2014 5:36 PM
    An Elgin man who was arrested in September 2012 after dozens of animal carcasses were found at his rented home pleaded guilty this week to neglecting three cats and violating the Dead Animal Disposal Act. William Tinker, 62, also must get a mental evaluation and cannot own any pets during his 18-month probation period, which ends in March 2016.

     
  • NCH CEO to meet with suburban seniors Sep 11, 2014 6:50 PM
    Local seniors will soon have the opportunity to sit down with the CEO of Arlington Heights-based Northwest Community Healthcare for a discussion about health care needs in their communities. The Meet the CEO event is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the NCH Auditorium.

     
  • Schaumburg firefighters’ charity softball event Sept. 13 Sep 11, 2014 6:14 PM
    The Schaumburg Firefighters Benevolent Association will host its 21st annual charity softball tournament from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Olympic Park, 1675 E. Old Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Thirty-four fire departments from throughout the Chicago area will come together this year to raise money for Loyola University’s Burn Center and the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.

     
  • 2 charged with burglarizing Crystal Lake church Sep 11, 2014 8:41 PM
    A Crystal Lake church has thousands of dollars of property damage after two people burglarized it early Thursday morning, police said. Authorities responded to the Harvest Bible Chapel Church, 580 Tracy Trail, about 12:40 a.m. after receiving a report of a possible burglary in progress.

     
  • Judge delays Cook County puppy mill ban to allow suit to go forward Sep 12, 2014 1:05 PM
    A federal judge issued an order Thursday preventing Cook County from enforcing its new puppy mill ban while a lawsuit filed this week by three suburban pet store owners works its way through the court system.

     
  • Hospitals, doctors 'crazy' busy with virus sweeping suburbs Sep 12, 2014 11:25 AM
    Suburban doctors offices and emergency rooms have been filled with people this week, particularly children, suffering from persistent coughs and wheezing that likely result from a respiratory virus spreading around the U.S. known as enterovirus 68. “It's been crazy,” said Dr. Daniel Reaven, the assistant medical director of the emergency department at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Texas Tequila Milkshake Sep 10, 2014 5:45 AM
    Tequila and ice cream? You betcha! They make for one delicious milkshake.

     
  • Revisit the Roaring ’20s at Jazz Age Party in the Park Sep 10, 2014 5:55 AM
    It’s the closest you’ll get to partying with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in the Fox Valley. On Sunday, Sept. 14, Tri-City Swing, in partnership with the St. Charles Arts Council, is sponsoring a free 1920s-era event, Jazz Age Party in the Park, from noon to 5 p.m. in Pottawatomie Park.

     
  • Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with Barley Risotto Sep 10, 2014 6:30 AM
    Tim Hoffman worked blue cheese into meatballs for this Cook of the Week Challenge recipe.

     
  • Blue Cheese Barley Risotto Sep 10, 2014 6:30 AM
    Emily Geddes uses blue cheese and barley to make a creamy risotto-like dish.

     
  • Modern Meatloaf with Pear Glaze with Barley Risotto and Green Beans Sep 10, 2014 6:30 AM
    Pear glaze tops Emily Geddes’s meatloaf. She serves it with Blue Cheese Barley Risotto and Roasted Fennel, Pear and Green Beans.

     
  • Spring Rolls Sep 10, 2014 6:30 AM
    Denise Allen suggests serving spring rolls with her anchovy-sauced shrimp stirfry.

     
  • Shrimp Stir Fry with Garlicky-Anchovy Cellophane Noodles and Spring Roll Sep 10, 2014 6:30 AM
    Denise Allen adds anchovies to a garlicky sauce for shrimp stir-fry with carrots and cellophane noodles. She serves it with a spring roll stuffed with veggies and mint.

     
  • Round 1, challenge 4: Cellophane noodles, fresh mint, carrots and King Oscar anchovies Sep 10, 2014 11:49 AM
    Denise Allen and Collette Amabile weigh in on what it was like to work with anchovies, cellophane noodles, carrots and fresh mint for the Cook of the Week Challenge.

     
  • Roasted Fennel, Pear, Green Beans Sep 10, 2014 6:31 AM
    Emily Geddes roasts pears, fennel and greean beans; she serves the side dish with pear-glazed meatloaf.

     
  • Summer Salad with BAM! Pesto Shrimp and Mom-To-Be Mojito Smoothie Sep 10, 2014 6:31 AM
    Collette Amabile blended anchovies with basil to come up with a vibrant pesto for a shrimp salad.

     
  • Schaumburg Prairie Center Invites Patrons to Celebrate the Arts Saturday, Sept. 13 Sep 10, 2014 7:17 AM
    Food, music, and plenty of diversions highlight the Schaumburg Prairie Center's "Celebrate the Arts" benefit Saturday, September 13.

     
  • Celebrating Grandparents’ Day! Sep 10, 2014 7:12 AM
    Saint James School celebrated the 6th Annual Grandparents' Day Mass and Open House.

     
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