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  • Officials: Nearly 600 Oak Park students out sick Dec 16, 2014 9:23 AM
    Officials say nearly 600 students in Oak Park Elementary School District 97 have missed school because of illness. The district said about 10 percent of its students and staff members were absent Monday. It says it will be monitoring the situation closely and taking extra measures in cold and flu prevention, including extensively cleaning surfaces in school buildings.

     
  • Johnson goes from movie usher in a tux to Classic Cinemas CEO Dec 8, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People column features Chris Johnson, the new CEO of Classic Cinemas, who talks about his early days of wearing a tuxedo while working as an usher in his family'owned cinemas with film reels and free popcorn refills were the rage.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Seeds of good deeds at LCFS Harvest Gala Nov 19, 2014 8:22 PM
    A lot can happen in a quarter-century, and sometimes the positive things can get overlooked. The 25th anniversary celebration of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois’ Harvest Gala on Nov. 8 made sure to accentuate the positive.

     
  • Blaze destroys Oak Park bakery’s truck maintenance garage Nov 11, 2014 5:36 PM
    A fire at a bakery’s truck fleet maintenance garage left three people injured and the facility in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park destroyed. Oak Park spokesman David Powers says those injured are believed to have been working in the garage when the fire broke out Tuesday. He says they were taken to Rush Oak Park Hospital with minor injuries.

     
  • Police: Daughter, boyfriend confess in Bali killing Sep 19, 2014 9:03 AM
    A Chicago man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, were arrested in Bali on Aug. 13, a day after the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.

     
  • One suburban Emmy winner: ‘Modern Family’ director Aug 26, 2014 1:12 AM
    Among the nominees at the Emmy Awards were a number of actors, directors and writers with connections to the suburbs. Of the suburban nominees for television’s most prestigious awards, one won: Gail Mancuso, of Melrose Park and River Forest, for directing for a comedy series (“Modern Family”).

     
  • 2 Americans arrested in Bali under suicide watch Aug 20, 2014 4:42 PM
    An American couple arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of murdering the woman’s mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase at a resort hotel are being held under a suicide watch, their appointed lawyer said Wednesday.

     
  • Daughter, boyfriend charged in Bali death of Oak Park woman Aug 15, 2014 9:17 PM
    Indonesian police charged an Oak Park woman and her boyfriend with murder Friday after the body of the woman’s 62-year-old mother was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

     
  • Police records hint at issues before Bali death Aug 14, 2014 8:03 PM
    As Indonesian police question the 19-year-old daughter of a woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in Bali, authorities in Oak Park examined records of 86 incidents in which police were called to the family’s house.

     
  • Caravello wins Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent competition Aug 9, 2014 9:06 PM

    By Deborah Pankey

    After wowing the crowd with his rendition of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine” and wowing the judges with his musical evolution over the past several weeks, Dennis Caravello of Mount Prospect was named the winner of Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent for 2014. “This is just surreal,” said Caravello who started playing guitar at age 5 and dropped out of college a bit over a year ago to pursue music.

     
  • Last chance to vote for talent contest Fan Favorite Aug 5, 2014 12:27 PM
    The last round of online voting for Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent kicks off at midnight, giving the public one last chance to have their say in picking a Fan Favorite for the summer-long competition. You can watch performance videos of the top 10 SCGT finalists and vote online for your favorites by visiting dailyherald.com/entertainment/talent from midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 6, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. The contestant with the most votes after three rounds of voting wins a Funjet Vacation for two.

     
  • Final 10 wow Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent judges Aug 4, 2014 12:01 AM
    The top 10 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent wowed the crowd at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg on Sunday. They'll perform again at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Taste of Arlington Heights, where the grand prize winner and the Fan Favorite will be announced.

     
  • Oak Park theater marks 40 years with fun, flawed 'Earnest' Jul 31, 2014 12:04 PM
    To celebrate Oak Park Festival Theatre's 40th anniversary, the company is staging “The Importance of Being Earnest” for the first time. Oscar Wilde's classic 1895 comedy promises theatergoers a fabulously fizzy and fun time. And since the second act of “The Importance of Being Earnest” takes place in a garden of an English grand estate in Hertfordshire, the show certainly feels at home outdoors in Oak Park's Austin Gardens. While the casting might not always be ideal, it still makes for a fun night under the stars.

     
  • Investors ‘bullish’ on acquiring properties in Arlington Heights, elsewhere Jul 25, 2014 4:26 PM
    The Metrolofts in downtown Arlington Heights, which was the center of a bankruptcy of its developer, was purchased for about $3.8 million by an attorney and a real estate developer who have been buying distressed properties around the suburbs. One was raised in Arlington Heights and the other in Mount Prospect.

     
  • Top 10 named for Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent Jul 22, 2014 8:42 PM
    The Top 10 finalists for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent have been announced. The 10 acts in the summer competition are set to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg, and then at the Taste of Arlington Heights on Saturday, Aug. 9, when the grand prize winner and Fan Favorite will be announced.

     
  • Vote for your Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent favorite Jul 16, 2014 12:39 AM
    Voting kicks off Wednesday online at dailyherald.com for your Fan Favorite from the top 15 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent. The top vote getter from this round will automatically advance to the Top 10, and be in the running to win the ultimate Fan Favorite prize of a Funjet Vacation for two.

     
  • Top 15 gear up for next round of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent Jul 11, 2014 6:43 AM
    The guest judge for the Top 15 round of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent Sunday at the Prairie Center in Schaumburg has a vested interest in who wins the competition. That's because it's Ron Onesti, whose Onesti Entertainment Corporation runs the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles -- where the winner will ultimately perform. “To truly be an entertainer, you've really got to give from deep inside,” said Onesti, expressing what he's hoping to see in the contestants during this round of competition.

     
  • Top 15 named for Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent Jul 1, 2014 4:00 PM
    The Top 15 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent for 2014 have been announced, and they will perform at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13.

     
  • Vote for your Suburban Chicago's Got Talent favorites Jun 25, 2014 1:34 PM
    See videos of the Top 20 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent and vote for your Fan Favorite at dailyherald.com. Voting goes through Sunday, and the contestant with the most votes will be guaranteed a spot in the next round of competition, the Top 15, which is set for Sunday, July 13, at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. Suburban Chicago's Got Talent is a talent competition co-sponsored by the Daily Herald, the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Prairie Center.

     
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