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  • Weekend picks: Giordano Dance premieres 'Shirt' Jan 31, 2015 6:00 AM
    The Windy City's own internationally famous Giordano Dance Chicago performs a repertory concert featuring the world premiere of Ray Mercer's “Shirt Off My Back,” Autumn Eckman's revised “Moving Sidewalks” and revivals of other works on Saturday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • Weekend picks: Uncle Lar plays Zanies Rosemont Jan 30, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chicago-area comedian Larry Reeb, informally known as “Uncle Lar,” sarcastically expounds on all kinds of controversial topics this weekend at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.

     
  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Jan 30, 2015 2:40 PM
    Super Bowl parties don’t have to be the only activity you pencil in this weekend. There are a number of options for suburban fun — from a comedy on stage in Oak Brook to a weekend of Groundhog Day fun in Woodstock.

     
  • McDonald’s cuts another 100 as restructuring continues Jan 29, 2015 12:44 PM
    Oak Brook-based McDonald's said Thursday it has laid off about 100 workers, in addition to the 63 a few weeks ago. The restructuring continues after it has replaced its CEO.

     
  • County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois Jan 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

     
  • McDonald’s layoffs target Warrenville, Oak Brook HQ Jan 29, 2015 4:50 PM
    McDonald's layoffs involve about 100 positions in its Oak Brook headquarters and offices in Warrenville. Some could stay on, but in lower-level positions.

     
  • Enjoy Mayslake Forest Preserve at ‘Wonders of Winter’ open house Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    Area residentss can try out ice fishing, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride and tour the Peabody Mansion during the "Wonders of Winter" event on Feb. 7 at Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook.

     
  • Weekend picks: The shadow knows if spring is coming Jan 27, 2015 2:43 PM
    He's no Punxsutawney Phil, but our own groundhog will be the celebrity guest of the Groundhog Days activities in Woodstock, including a chili cook-off, a charity dinner, bowling events, trivia contests, film screenings and a whole lot more.

     
  • 2015 Sedgebrook Fitness Goals Jumpstarted During Holidays Jan 28, 2015 11:05 AM
    Residents of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire are entering a new year with fitness goals that were sown over the holidays.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    More than 20 area communities are represented in this edition of The Week in Pictures, featuring Daily Herald staff photos of an underwater robot, a disappointed skier, and an outgoing frozen zucchini.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • On the road: Cash dance, ‘Tulle’ premiere at Joffrey Jan 24, 2015 4:30 AM
    See the combination of ballet with classic Johnny Cash when The Joffrey Ballet premieres "The Man in Black," which riffs on line, square and step dancing. Also on the program is the U.S. premiere of "Tulle." Plan a weekend getaway at Le Méridien Chicago — Oakbrook Center with one of three Valentine's Day packages.

     
  • The Soapbox: Red light cameras and mall improvements Jan 30, 2015 8:55 AM
    Red light cameras, improvements at Woodfield and Oakbrook Center, development in Des Plaines and Grayslake -- just some of the topics Daily Herald editors take up in this week's Soapbox.

     
  • Nancy Writebol, Rear Admiral Ziemer to headline “Work: For Flourishing” events at Wheaton College Jan 23, 2015 10:00 PM
    Ebola survivor and missionary Nancy Writebol, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, and faith and vocation experts Steven Garber and Katherine Leary Alsdorf are among the speakers at “Work: For Flourishing,” a series of events taking place on the Wheaton College campus Jan. 24 and 27-29. On Saturday, Jan, 24 at 7 p.m., Writebol, with her husband David, will share how their sense of calling sustained them during their experience as medical missionaries in Liberia and when Writebol contracted Ebola.

     
  • McDonald's faces employee lawsuit over franchisee behavior Jan 22, 2015 1:47 PM
    Several fired McDonald's employees who say they were subject to racial discrimination and sexual harassment have sued the fast-food chain's Oak Brook-based corporate parent, which they say controls nearly every aspect of how franchisees operate.

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Suburban bars mix hot drinks for cold nights Jan 21, 2015 11:50 AM
    A cold beer in January might not hold the same appeal as it would in, say, July. So suburban bars are mixing things up with warming cocktails, like a not-for-kids hazelnut hot cocoa kicked up with bourbon and bacon at The Lobby Bar at Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center.

     
  • Movie theaters coming back to Oakbrook Center Jan 21, 2015 7:33 AM
    Nearly a dozen years after Oakbrook Center’s last movie theater closed, first-run films are returning to the Oak Brook mall. Oak Brook trustees have given their blessing for a more than $50 million plan to build a 12-screen luxury movie theater with indoor parking at the mall. The mall’s owners are also planning a new restaurant and casual dining area. “This will be a tremendous investment in the future of Oakbrook Center,” Village President Gopal Lalmalani said.

     
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