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  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • 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.

     
  • Honor Flight a High Point For Woman Veteran at Sedgebrook Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Help serve the community this Christmas Nov 18, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to support underprivileged children and families through its annual Christmas Offering. It has been putting gifts under the tree for local children in need since 1979. This year, it is projected to serve 350 families with nutritious groceries as well as provide 1600 children and 125 seniors with Christmas gifts.

     
  • Just like mom would like, Frontier Soups founder continues to be resourceful Nov 17, 2014 5:14 AM
    Kukec's People column features Trisha Anderson, president of Frontier Soups in Waukegan, says her 94-year-old mother was the inspiration for her company.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • Carol Stream man pleads guilty to 2011 attempted murder Nov 13, 2014 4:45 PM
    A Carol Stream man, days away from facing trial for the 2011 roadside shooting of his wife in Oakbrook Terrace, has pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Ronald D. Smith, 37, of the 700 block of Bluff Street, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Prosecutors, defense attorneys and Judge Daniel Guerin also agreed Smith will serve 85 percent of a 31-year sentence when he is sentenced on Dec. 2.

     
  • Local club seeking applicants for educational grant Nov 13, 2014 6:27 PM
    The Suburban Chicago Club of Soroptimist International is seeking applicants for educational grants.The Virginia Wagner Educational Grant is specific to these states in the Midwestern Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Women residing in these states who are attending college/university in pursuit of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Judging is based on effort toward education, scholarship, extracurricular activities and financial need.

     
  • The DuPage Community Foundation Celebrates Community Foundation Week November 12-18, 2014 Nov 10, 2014 5:03 PM
    The Foundation will celebrate Community Foundation Week by holding its Annual Benefit Dinner on Saturday, November 15. The annual event will be held at The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook. This event is the Foundation’s primary fundraiser and is held to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization and the invaluable contributions of our donors and other constituents who support our work. Additional information about the event may be found on the Foundation website, www.dcfdn.org. “This has been a banner year for the Foundation,” said David McGowan, CFRE, Foundation president. “We are growing in nearly every aspect of our work, which means that we can provide more grants to our partner agencies, which in turn means more for the people of DuPage County.” Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—that is advancing solutions to a wide range of social issues. Launched in 1989 through a proclamation by former President George H.W. Bush, the first Community Foundation Week included a congressional briefing about the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to address community needs. About The DuPage Community Foundation: The DuPage Community Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of DuPage County by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Since its inception, the Foundation has built its endowment to more than $60 million and awarded more than $19 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond. Established in 1986, The DuPage Community Foundation is a publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible. It was created to benefit the people of DuPage County and receives contributions and bequests into a permanent endowment from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations wishing to make lasting contributions to the people of DuPage. The earnings on these funds are then used, in accordance with donor wishes, for the Foundation’s grantmaking and community leadership activities. For more information about the Foundation, or to arrange future media opportunities, please contact Joelyn Kott, marketing & communications officer, at (630) 665-5556, extension 19, or jkott@dcfdn.org.

     
  • Drury Lane modernizes beautifully sung 'Camelot' Nov 7, 2014 2:23 PM
    Before the first note even sounds, audiences filing into Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace should suspect that director-choreographer Alan Souza is not going to serve up their fathers' old “Camelot.” Drury Lane's new and often gritty take on Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1960 classic retains the musical's glorious score, while making the show more manageable, intimate and emotionally grounded.

     
  • Santa’s in town — already! Nov 6, 2014 9:34 PM
    One down, lots of Santas to come. As the big man settled down Thursday for the holiday season at Woodfield in Schaumburg, many other shopping centers in the area are preparing for their own Santas. Want to know when Santa is coming to a mall near you? Read on.

     
  • Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s Most Improved Landscaping /Residential Award Nov 4, 2014 11:37 AM
    Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s Most Improved Landscaping /Residential Award

     
  • Hair Cuttery’s Share-a-Haircut program to benefit veterans Nov 3, 2014 9:49 PM
    This Veterans Day, Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is giving back to former service men and women through its Share-a-Haircut program.

     
  • Classic Cinemas to honor veterans with free movie Nov. 11 Nov 3, 2014 4:02 PM
    Classic Cinemas will honor the nation's military veterans by inviting them to a free movie on Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The offer is open to all veterans who have served in any branch of the military. Veterans are asked to present their military IDs at the theater of their choice.

     
  • Drury Lane’s new season includes ‘Billy Elliot,’ Pan prequel Nov 3, 2014 9:53 AM
    In the latest in a series of scheduling coups, Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook has secured the rights to the regional premieres of “Billy Elliot,” by Elton John and screenwriter Lee Hall, and “Peter and the Starcatcher” as part of its 2015-2016 season announced Monday.

     
  • Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Oct 31, 2014 7:36 AM
    Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

     
  • Suburban teen releases song/video for Chronic Pain Awareness Nov. 2 Oct 31, 2014 6:12 PM
    A local 14-year-old girl wrote, recorded and released a song on iTunes and a music video on YouTube to create awareness for reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also known as complex regional pain syndrome. The song, written by Danielle Stratton, is about her struggle with chronic pain over the last four years.

     
  • Marcel’s Culinary Experience, Glen Ellyn, Announces New Gift Boxes, Private/Corporate Event Options Oct 31, 2014 4:52 PM
    Marcel’s Culinary Experience (www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com), a gourmet retail store and recreational cooking school in downtown Glen Ellyn, is gearing up for the year-end holidays with new gift boxes and private event options. “With the improving economy, our customers are getting into holiday mode earlier this year. Many weekend evenings already are booked with corporate and family holiday parties, and we’ve been getting inquiries about gift baskets and boxes for a while,” says Marcel’s Proprietor Jill Foucré. With gift giving and entertaining in mind, Marcel’s staff has assembled six collections of small-batch specialty foods, starting at $75, that come attractively packaged in a Marcel’s branded box for pick up at the store or shipment anywhere in North America. Themes include Taste of Italy, Party Starter and Marcel’s Favorites (as selected by the staff). Many items are made by Chicago area and regional purveyors. “We also can create custom-designed gift baskets or boxes, based on a customer’s preferred theme and budget, and we can even include a bottle of wine,” says Foucré. She encourages individuals and corporate event planners looking to create fun, food-oriented holiday parties, private group classes and other special events to contact her soon, especially if they have a specific date in mind. “Weekends are booking up quickly, as is the entire month of December,” she says. Since its September 2011 opening, Marcel’s has been the site of an increasing number of private events, including birthday and anniversary parties, baby and bridal showers, club meetings, corporate team-building outings, and company celebrations of all types. With its beautifully appointed, professional quality kitchen, skilled chefs, and wide choice of menus, Marcel’s lends itself to a variety of event themes and formats. Options range from cocktail parties to demonstration and participatory cooking classes for all skill levels (including kids and teens) to seated meals and everything in between. “Guests can create an unforgettable meal under the guidance of one of our professional chefs, or they can sit back, relax, savor a glass of wine and watch as our chef takes the reins on their culinary journey,” says Foucré. The Marcel’s staff works with each host to tailor the menu, beverages and guest participation levels according to the specific budget. Events typically range from 10 to 60 people, depending on format and events for smaller groups are available as well. In addition to food and beverages prepared and served at each event, guests receive copies of the featured recipes, a Marcel’s apron, and a 10% discount on all purchases made at Marcel’s that day. For more information about gift boxes or hosting a party or other event at Marcel’s Culinary Experience, stop by the store at 490 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, call 630-790-8500 or visit www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com.

     
  • West Nile virus risk project results to be revealed at public meeting Oct 31, 2014 6:23 PM
    The DuPage County Health Department will host a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. to provide research results regarding West Nile virus risk in DuPage County and the model developed to improve the health risk assessment process.

     
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