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  • ‘Biggest Loser’ resolves to keep the weight off Jan 30, 2015 5:30 PM
    Toma Dobrosavljevic knows how tough it was to lose 171 pounds during the 16th season of NBC-TV’s “The Biggest Loser.” And the Bloomingdale man is not afraid to admit he has some concerns about keeping all that weight off now that he has won the show's $250,000 prize. “(Before) I felt like I needed a nap all the time,” he said. “(Now) I feel amazing. I feel there’s nothing I can’t do.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • COD board candidates largely oppose buyout package for Breuder Jan 30, 2015 5:35 AM
    Candidates for the College of DuPage board of trustees are nearly unanimous in their opposition to the existing board's controversial decision to approve a $762,000 buyout package for the president of the Glen Ellyn school. One incumbent defends the amount. Here are their responses one by one.

     
  • 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).

     
  • Bloomingdale man wins 'Biggest Loser' Jan 30, 2015 8:07 AM
    Bloomingdale's Toma Dobrosavljevic lost 171 pounds to win the title of “The Biggest Loser” Thursday on NBC's weight loss competition show, making him the fourth suburban winner in the show's 16 seasons. Dobrosavljevic, 33, grew up in Addison, the son of Serbian immigrant parents, and was an athlete at Addison Trail High School. He's

     
  • AOII alums to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Crystal Lake Feb. 11 Jan 28, 2015 6:42 PM
    With the theme of “Focus on Love,” local AOII alums will celebrate Valentine’s Day at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Crystal Lake. President Pat Juza will lead an interactive program centered on the ritual of Alpha Omicron Pi.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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

     
  • Industrial Vacancy Rate Drops 50% in Elk Grove Village Jan 26, 2015 7:24 AM
    Industrial Vacancy Rate Drops 50% in Elk Grove Village

     
  • 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 home prices experience strong gains in 2014 Jan 21, 2015 5:26 PM
    The suburban Chicago housing market ended 2014 on a positive note: the number of homes that went under contract in December 2014 increased 19.4 percent over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year increase to date. Home prices also continued to grow, with the median sales price of detached homes up 8.8 percent compared with 2013, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

     
  • Hinsdale man pleads not guilty to Bloomingdale murder Jan 21, 2015 7:27 PM
    The “cold, calculated and premeditated” manner in which Bloomingdale resident Nate Fox was shot on Dec. 22 has led prosecutors to seek increased penalties for the man accused of killing him. Assistant State’s Attorney Tim Diamond on Wednesday filed a motion indicating prosecutors will seek an extended sentencing range of 45 years to natural life in prison for Jeffrey Keller if the Hinsdale man is convicted of murder in connection with the shooting. The typical range for a murder conviction is between 20 years and life in prison.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
  • American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kick Off February 10 Jan 20, 2015 1:01 AM
    All are invited to attend the Kick-Off Celebration which will feature inspirational speakers from the community who have benefited from funds raised at the Relay as well as honored cancer survivors. It’s at this event that you will be given the tools and necessary information to register a Relay For Life team or to become an event volunteer. The Relay For Life Kick-Off Celebration will be held on February 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Planmeca USA 50 N Gary Ave. Roselle, IL Please RSVP to Maryann Grygiel 630-893-6647 or mobysmom2k1@yahoo.com Relay For Life Roselle, Bloomingdale, Itasca and Medinah will be held on June 12, 2015 at Lake Park High School East Campus in Roselle. New this year, the Relay is a 6 hour event 6 pm to Midnight. For information about free services for cancer patients and their caregivers, contact the American Cancer Society 24/7 at (800) ACS-2345 or www.Cancer.org

     
  • Singing Valetine’s or Telegrams Jan 19, 2015 7:18 AM
    Singing Valetine’s or Telegrams

     
  • Mueller Financial Services honored with Five Diamond Eagle Firm Award Jan 16, 2015 3:37 PM
    Mueller Financial Services, Inc., headquartered in Elgin, was recognized for its outstanding achievements at 1st Global’s recent annual national conference held at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

     
  • Waterleaf to Host Hall and Walt Wine Dinner on Feb. 12 Jan 16, 2015 5:12 PM
    Waterleaf Restaurant in Glen Ellyn will host an exclusive Hall and Walt Wine dinner on Thursday, Feb. 12. “In the cold of a Chicago winter, we invite guests to Waterleaf to taste of the sunshine of California’s Napa Valley and Sonoma County,” said Waterleaf General Manager Jean-Pierre Leroux. “This exclusive evening features a delicious menu complemented by the wonderful wines of this distinctive Pacific Coast winery.” Following a reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring 2013 Hall Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, the first course includes Seared Scallops, fig caponata, preserved meyer lemon and grapefruit-melon sabayon paired with 2012 Walt Chardonnay, La Brisa, Sonoma County. The second course offers Lamb’s Lettuce with strawberries, brie, binoche, hazelnuts and raspberry vinaigrette paired with 2012 Walt Pinot Noir, La Brisa, Sonoma County. The third course features Coffee Crusted Beef Short Rib with glazed baby carrots, crisp shallots and coffee scented just paired with 2011 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. The fourth course includes Artisanal cheeses and toast points with marmalade paired with 2011 Hall “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. The final course is Flourless Chocolate Cake with chocolate sorbet and morello cherries. The price of this exclusive four-course, five-wine dinner is $80 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for this event. To make a reservation for this exclusive Hall and Walt wine dinner at Waterleaf, call (630) 942-6881. Based in Sonoma, California, Hall and Walt Winery specializes in the production of artisan Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Owned by husband and wife team Craig Hall and Kathryn Walt Hall, the winery’s vineyards span nearly 1,000 miles in some of California’s most distinctive growing sites, including Anderson Valley, Sonoma County, Sta. Rita Hills and the Willamette Valley. The winery follows a philosophy of non-interventionist and organic farming practices winemaking that allows the wines to naturally reflect the character of the sites in which the grapes are grown. In addition, the winery uses hand and selective harvesting techniques that ensure only the cleanest and ripest fruit is used. In 2009, the winery became California’s first to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. Waterleaf, led by 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. 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 lake. Its 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.

     
  • Cops: Hinsdale man's 'emotional affair,' jealousy led to slaying Jan 16, 2015 6:54 PM
    A wealthy Hinsdale businessman, whom prosecutors say was obsessed with the misguided notion that a woman he was having an “emotional affair” with was seeing another man, is now charged with killing that man. Prosecutors say Jeffrey Keller was convinced his victim, Nate Fox, was involved with the woman, and rented an SUV to stalk the man days before the murder. A DuPage County judge on Friday denied bail for Keller, 51, who is charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 22 slaying of Fox, a 37-year-old car salesman and former basketball player.

     
  • Classic Cinemas presents annual “Predict the Oscars” contest Jan 15, 2015 5:41 PM
    The award season has begun, and Classic Cinemas has announced its annual “Predict the Oscars” contest for the 2015 Academy Awards competition! The nominees were announced on Jan. 15, and it’s time to pick your favorites to win.

     
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