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  • Illinois Railway Museum to restore classic Streamliner Oct 3, 2014 7:11 PM
    The Illinois Railway Museum in Union has begun a restoration project planned to return the famous streamlined Electroliner to operational condition in 2017. The museum's Electroliner received an external restoration when it returned to Illinois in the 1980s, but problems with the train's eight electric motors prevented the streamliner from returning to operation. Work is now under way to return the luxury streamliner to operable condition within the next three years. In addition to work on the motors, work is needed on the wheels, trucks, air brakes and air conditioning before it can be operated.

  • Family Shelter Service Fundraiser October 16 at York Theatre Oct 3, 2014 5:31 PM
    In recognition of domestic violence awareness month, a fundraiser benefitting the Family Shelter Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the York Theatre, 150 N. York St., in downtown Elmhurst. A $10 donation is recommended.

  • How Well Do You Know Your Car? Oct 3, 2014 4:23 PM
    Learning about the maintenance on your car.

  • 4-H is Preparing Youth for the Challenges of Life Oct 3, 2014 4:23 PM
    Lake County youth are joining the more than 6 million other 4-H members across the nation in celebration of National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11.

  • 5 things to do this weekend (and links to more) Oct 3, 2014 10:27 AM
    October brings the last weeks of outdoor fall fests — and the first tastes of spooky Halloween attractions. You can enjoy a little of both this weekend in the suburbs. Here are five great things to do, plus links to even more.

  • Little Friends Golf Classic raises record amount Oct 3, 2014 5:00 PM
    Little Friends is pleased to announce that their 2014 Golf Classic was a tremendous success - setting a record high in raising $98,000 for their programs and services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. This year's event was held at Naperville Country Club on Sept. 15.

  • “Uncommon Threads” event returns to St. Charles Oct 2, 2014 5:42 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together textiles and accessories created by local and national artists. A juried runway show is the star of the day. Featuring wearable works of art, all items will also be available for purchase that afternoon. In its 28h year, this event — Fine Line's biggest annual fundraiser — will take place at Q Center in St. Charles on Sunday, Oct. 19.

  • Leaves just starting to turn, but Santa getting prepped Oct 2, 2014 5:35 AM
    We've been relishing a delightful fall, but winter is on its way. Prospective Santas audition during a casting call at Oakbrook Shopping Center.

  • Suburban schools recognized with Blue Ribbon award Oct 1, 2014 2:32 PM
    Fairview Elementary students broke into applause and teachers into "their little happy dance" this week. The cause for such celebration? The Hoffman Estates school was named one of only 22 Blue Ribbon schools in the state. “This will be something I will always remember and something I’m just very proud of," Princial Judy Gurga said Wednesday.

  • Fundraiser to support brain injury and stroke victims Sep 29, 2014 5:45 AM
    Synapse House, a nonprofit established in 2011, will host a gala Thursday, Nov. 6 to raise funds to establish a center in the suburbs for those affected by brain injury and stroke.

  • Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run & Walk Coming Up in Palatine: Sign Up Today! Sep 29, 2014 8:02 AM
    The 9th annual event will start in historic downtown Palatine and include a .5K Kid's Dash as well as an after part at Durty Nellie's!

  • Two mismatched women find common ground in “Grace & Glorie” Sep 29, 2014 4:59 PM
    In playwright Tom Ziegler’s “Grace & Glorie”, Grace is 90 years old and has checked herself out of the hospital to die at home. Glorie is the young hospice volunteer who attempts to care for the cantankerous Grace. The show runs from October 17 through November 8 at the Village Theatre Guild in Glen Ellyn, and tickets are available by calling 630-469-8230.

  • Heart Walk celebrates 20th anniversary in Oak Brook Sep 29, 2014 4:54 PM
    Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the American Heart Association held its annual Heart Walk in Oak Brook on Saturday.

  • Support Bill’s Needs From a Spinal Cord Injury Sep 29, 2014 3:28 PM
    This story is about Bill Kornfeind - The business owner of Ultimate Car Wash in Round Lake Beach and a longtime Wauconda resident. Bill suffered a tragic accident which left him a quadriplegic. We would like to share his story through the fundraiser that is setup to help him.

  • Hotel manager brings international flavor, sustainability to Oak Brook Hills Sep 29, 2014 5:13 AM
    Kukec's People features Stefan Muhle, who was born and raised in Berlin, Germany, an international city that helped feed his spirit for travel. In fact, the new general manager of the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center has traveled to all the continents except one.

  • Panel: Local manufacturing renaissance hindered by skills, confidence gaps Oct 3, 2014 8:25 AM
    Manufacturing in Illinois and the nation has seen a renaissance in the past few years, growing at a pace that has helped pull the economy out of recession. However, several issues are still keeping manufacturers from growing at a faster pace, a panel of experts told about 100 suburban business executives at the Daily Herald Business Ledger Newsmakers’ Forum on Manufacturing and International Business at the Oak Brook Hills Resort.

  • McDonald’s expanding build-your-burger test in search of growth Sep 28, 2014 6:14 AM
    The test, which lets customers pick out burger toppings such as jalapenos and tortilla strips on a touch screen, will be taken to additional markets depending on how the trial goes, said Lisa McComb, a spokeswoman for McDonald’s. The program started late last year at an Orange County restaurant and then expanded to three more McDonald’s in August.

  • Package that caused McDonald’s evacuation in Oak Brook declared safe Sep 26, 2014 2:40 PM
    An evacuation of the McDonald’s Plaza building in Oak Brook was lifted about 1 p.m. Friday after a package deemed suspicious by security personnel was determined not to be a threat. The DuPage County bomb squad responded along with Oak Brook police and firefighters to investigate the package, which McDonald’s officials said contained a digital media player.

  • Entertain Your Taste Buds Sep 25, 2014 4:13 PM
    Food Tasting to Benefit Children and Adults with Disabilities

  • The Illinois Brass Band Presents ‘An Evening With Sousa’ Sep 25, 2014 4:09 PM
    The Illinois Brass Band opens their 2014 -2015 season as they present "An Evening With Sousa."

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