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  • The DuPage Community Foundation Funds Unique Rehabilitative Program for Incarcerated Youth Sep 19, 2014 4:36 PM
    WHEATON, IL—Storycatchers Theatre is a unique company that focuses on creating original musical theatre as a therapeutic process for incarcerated young people. The program was founded more than 30 years ago and in 2013 received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the U.S. President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the highest honor given to organizations who serve youth through after-school or out-of-school arts and humanities programs.

     
  • Waterleaf to Host Long Shadows Winery Dinner Oct. 1 Sep 19, 2014 4:30 PM
    Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn will celebrate the award-winning wines of Long Shadows Winery during an exclusive four-course, four-wine dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Guest of Honor Dane Narbaitz, owner of Long Shadows Winery, will be on hand throughout the evening to introduce the wines to guests and answer questions. The price of this exclusive four-course dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. “Long Shadows wines have enjoyed critical acclaim that has continued to grow since they opened their doors more than 10 years ago,” said Waterleaf General Manager Jean-Pierre Leroux. “We are pleased to offer our guests this wonderful evening of elegance, great food and the wonderful wines produced by this elite group of winemakers.” The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring 2013 Nine Hats Pinot Gris, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with Seared Scallop with Apricot-Thai basil sauce and crispy jasmine rice paired with 2013 Poet’s Leap Riesling, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. The second course will include Gnocchi Leeks, mushrooms and robiola sauce paired with 2009 Saggi Tuscan Red, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. The third course will feature Tamarind Glazed duck with carrot puree and blackberry-ginger sauce paired with 2009 Chester-Kidder Red Blend, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. For the final course, guests will enjoy Chocolate Pot de Crème served with sweet cream and cookie. Founded in 2003 by wine luminary Allen Shoup, former CEO and President of Chateau Ste. Michelle and its affiliate wineries, Long Shadows Vintners brings an exclusive group of the world’s most celebrated winemakers from the finest wine regions around the globe to Washington State, creating world-class wines that showcase the viticultural excellence of Washington’s Columbia Valley. Each celebrated vintner partners individually with Shoup and resident winemaker Gilles Nicault on a distinct winemaking program to produce a single superlative wine under a unique label. In addition to receiving recognition on their individual wines, Long Shadows collectively has earned numerous awards, including Food & Wine magazine’s Winery of the Year. To make reservations for this exclusive Long Shadows Winery Dinner at Waterleaf, call (630) 942-6881. Waterleaf, led by General Manager Jean-Pierre Leroux and Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian, is located on the College of DuPage campus in the Culinary & Hospitality Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Waterleaf is widely recognized as the dining destination of choice for foodies and wine aficionados living in and visiting Chicago’s western suburbs. Featuring moderately priced brunch, lunch and dinner options, the restaurant’s menu contains offerings developed with locally sourced ingredients. The contemporary light-filled dining room has a modern décor and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a beautiful view of a scenic landscaped waterfront. Waterleaf’s walls display a collection of black-and-white lithographs by renowned American artist Richard Serra and there is a cozy bar area to enjoy cocktails and light snacks. Waterleaf has earned Diner’s Choice Awards for Best Ambience, Best Overall, Best Service, Fit for Foodies and Special Occasion on OpenTable.com, where it maintains a 4.6/5.0 rating. Most recently, Waterleaf received its third consecutive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This award, given annually to restaurants in the U.S. and 65 countries worldwide, confirms that Waterleaf’s beverage program is consistent with its dining concept, style and price point. In addition, Waterleaf recently received a three-star “Excellent” review from Chicago Tribune’s renowned food critic Phil Vettel. For more information and to make reservations, call (630) 942-6881 or visit www.waterleafrestaurant.com.

     
  • EISUS Fun Fest - Committed to the Cure Sep 19, 2014 4:55 PM
    An article about a fundraiser on Sept. 28 for brain tumor research organized by the Susan Jurkonis Memorial Scholarship Foundation

     
  • COD Hosts Free ‘Chaparral Career Advantage’ Workshops Sep 19, 2014 4:58 PM
    Career Services at College of DuPage is hosting a variety of free “Chaparral Career Advantage” workshops through December.

     
  • College of DuPage to Host Study Abroad Open House on Oct. 9 Sep 19, 2014 4:50 PM
    The College of DuPage Field and Experiential Learning program will host its “Study Abroad 2015” Open House from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Student Services Center, Room 3245, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Authors to Visit College of DuPage at Free Writers Read Program Oct. 14 Sep 19, 2014 4:46 PM
    Following a new format, the College’s Writers Read literary series will include readings and discussions by several acclaimed authors throughout the day on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • National Farm Safety & Health Week focuses on “Protecting What Matters” Sep 19, 2014 9:51 PM
    National Farm Safety and Health Week will be observed Sept. 21-27, 2014. "Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters" is this year's theme, and the week focuses on promoting awareness of safe farm practices, to everyone involved in agriculture and to the general public.

     
  • Plain White T’s to play free concert in Rosemont Sep 19, 2014 4:31 PM
    Villa Park band The Plain White T's performs a free early-morning concert at MB Financial Park in Rosemont on Friday, Sept. 26, as part of a live radio broadcast tied to 101.9 The MIX's "Eric, Kathy and Me $20G Selfie" promotion.

     
  • Judge Tristano Addresses September NARFE Gathering Sep 18, 2014 7:19 AM
    Judge Tristano provided and overview of the Circuit Court of Cook County and stressed the importance of completing the judicial retention ballot in the November election.

     
  • Trial begins in home invasion case Sep 17, 2014 8:35 PM
    A bench trial began Wednesday for the fourth suspect in a February 2013 Villa Park-area home invasion and robbery in which the homeowner also was beaten. Artur Pawlina, 27, is accused of being the mastermind behind the attack on Dillon Lane in an unincorporated area near Villa Park. Court records show he lives less than a mile from the victim.

     
  • TMA Co-Hosts Taiwan Manufacturers at Networking Event Sep 16, 2014 7:15 AM
    The Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois recently co-hosted a dinner for more than 40 Taiwan manufacturing executives. The Taiwanese were in Chicago for the International Manufacturing Technology Show.

     
  • World Class Basketball taking registration for winter travel teams Sep 16, 2014 5:34 PM
    The World Class Basketball Association, a nonprofit organization, runs travel teams for boys in fourth through eighth grade. They are now accepting registrations for your 2014-15 winter travel program.

     
  • Healthy Family Fun a Way of Life in Bensenville Sep 15, 2014 4:29 PM
    On Saturday September 13, 2014 the Bensenville Community Youth Services Coalition welcomed hundreds of guests to the first ever B-Well Walkathon & Family Fest.

     
  • State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinis Rail Safety Week Sep 15, 2014 4:40 PM
    State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinois Rail Safety Week

     
  • Bensenville Police Facility Awarded $6.8 Million in Energy Conservation Bond Sep 15, 2014 4:36 PM
    On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 the DuPage County Board approved the award of an $6.8 million Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) for the construction of a new police facility which broke ground in November of 2013.

     
  • We’re lovin’ it! Bensenville Celebrates McDonald’s Grand Opening Sep 15, 2014 4:38 PM
    Doors opened for the first time at 11am Friday September 12, 2014 at a new McDonald’s located at 302 West Irving Park Road in Bensenville.

     
  • Step Family Day raises awareness for blended families Sep 15, 2014 11:29 AM
    One in three Americans is now a stepparent, a stepchild, a step sibling, or member of a blended family. That’s a big change from the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ days. The fact is; the traditional nuclear family (families where both parents are married and live together) is on the decline, from 45 percent of households in 1960 to 23 percent this year. Sept. 16 is National Step Family Day, which raises awareness for this growing demographic of families.

     
  • John Hershey selected as a Daily Herald Business Ledger 2014 Award Winner Sep 10, 2014 10:25 AM
    Libertyville, Illinois: John Hershey, President of J. Hershey Architecture, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Daily Herald Business Ledger Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

     
  • Movoto Names West Chicago #16 On Safest Place List for llinois Sep 10, 2014 5:15 PM
    Movoto Names West Chicago #16 On Safest Place List for llinois

     
  • The DuPage Community Foundation Grants Assist Food Pantries With Food Rescue Sep 10, 2014 5:08 PM
    WHEATON, IL—September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America. The DuPage Community Foundation has funded grants to food pantries to help with food recovery efforts to help combat hunger in DuPage County. Each month, more than 547,000 pounds of nutritious food is donated by DuPage County retailers to feed hungry neighbors through Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Food Recovery Program.

     
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