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  • Sunday picks: Feel the beat at 'Stomp' Jan 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    The internationally acclaimed percussion revue “Stomp” returns with new routines and out-there objects to make drummed-out music at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. Vladimir Kulenovic conducts the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra in "Hopes, Confessions, Testaments” featuring the music of Mozart, Schumann, Ives and Rachmaninoff at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake. And get some great new ideas for renovations around your home at the Home and Garden Expo at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

     
  • Tell the truth on global warming Jan 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: According to Obama, 2014 was the hottest year on record but articles that I have read say this is not true. Any increase in temperature is to minuscule to measure.

     
  • Learning Tree school celebrates educational options Jan 25, 2015 2:25 PM
    The Learning Tree of East Elgin, 845 Summit St., will hold a special event at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, to celebrate National School Choice Week. This event will feature a coloring contest with the students and a lunch to celebrate the teachers.

     
  • Man shot while walking along Elgin street Jan 25, 2015 8:13 AM
    A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest early Sunday morning while walking along an Elgin street, police said. The victim suffered nonlife threatening injuries,and the Elgin Police Department's Gang Crimes Unit is investigating.

     
  • Images: American Grand piano competition Jan 25, 2015 5:04 PM
    More than 400 pianists of all ages and skill levels performed during American Grands XX at the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Saturday.

     
  • Decades after ‘Jumbo Janet,’ 63-year-old drops 170 pounds Jan 25, 2015 7:37 AM
    Right about now is when many people abandon that New Year's resolution to lose weight. For Jan Wilke, 63, of Grayslake, it's just another month of keeping off those 170 pounds she lost. “Being thin and healthy was a place I always dreamed of going, but I couldn’t get to it,” Wilke says. “Finally, I am in the place I always dreamed to be."

     
  • Weekend picks: Local comedians share standup bill Jan 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. See the classic 1939 Frank Capra film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. And get some great new ideas for renovations around your home at the Home and Garden Expo at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

     
  • American Grands performance fills ECC with music Jan 24, 2015 5:34 PM
    More than 400 pianists of all ages and skill levels performed during American Grands XX at the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Saturday.

     
  • DuPage County judge remembered as advocate for children Jan 24, 2015 10:13 PM
    As a longtime DuPage County judge, it would be nearly impossible for Michael R. Galasso to please everyone who appeared before him in court. Yet, friends and family say he seemingly managed to do just that, with his caring and relatable demeanor. Galasso, of Elgin, died Friday at age 78 after a brief battle with cancer.

     
  • Journalist Bill Kurtis presents “Death by Food” at ECC Jan 23, 2015 6:07 PM
    Award-winning investigative journalist Bill Kurtis will give a presentation at Elgin Community College on Monday, March 16 about the effects of the American diet. His presentation, “Death by Food: How the American Diet is Killing You," will analyze the reasons the American diet is so high in fat, sugar and salts, the connection between processed foods and rising health problems, and offer a means of optimal nutrition as a solution to the nutrient-depleted foods found on the tables of American consumers.

     
  • Thefts up, violent crime at 20-year low in Elgin Jan 23, 2015 5:30 AM
    Thefts and reports of shots fired in Elgin increased last year, but violent crimes continue to be at a 20-year low. Crime in 2014 was at its second-lowest in 40 years, with 2013 being the lowest on record. “(2013) was a such a good year,” Elgin Police Chief Jeff Swoboda said. “That’s why it went up a little bit.”

     
  • Weekend picks: Country's Dan + Shay come to Genesee Jan 23, 2015 6:00 AM
    Dan + Shay, semifinalists for ACM New Artist Of The Year, perform their hit song “19 You + Me” and others tonight at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill in Wauconda. Aurora University faculty perform chamber and solo music from a variety of French composers in the “La France” concert in the Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University in Aurora. And Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

     
  • Learn about a Mediterranean-style diet during Heart Month Jan 23, 2015 4:30 PM
    Curious about the Mediterranean-style diet and how it can benefit your heart and overall health? Residents are invited to attend “Eating the Mediterranean Way: A Heart-Healthy Diet” on two separate dates in February to learn how to follow the diet and make Mediterranean choices at home or while eating out.

     
  • Learn how to prevent a heart attack at February programs Jan 23, 2015 4:04 PM
    Cardiologists on staff at Advocate Sherman Hospital will discuss how to prevent a heart attack during two programs in February during American Heart Month. Dr. Vineet Dandekar will host a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5, and Dr. Harshal Sheth will host a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

     
  • Know your numbers to learn your risk for heart disease Jan 23, 2015 7:15 PM
    Advocate Sherman Hospital is giving residents the opportunity to learn the numbers that impact their heart health and risk for heart attack and other heart-related diseases. Three locations will offer a $25 blood draw from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 10 through March 7.

     
  • Former “Jersey Boy” travels from “Broadway to Obscurity” this Valentine’s Day at ECC Jan 23, 2015 7:07 PM
    The Elgin Community College Arts Center will travel “From Broadway to Obscurity” when former Broadway “Jersey Boy” Eric Gutman performs his hilarious and revealing musical confessional at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. It tells the story of how Gutman, at the peak of his career playing several roles in the Tony and Grammy-winning smash hit “Jersey Boys” on Broadway, made the decision to return to his hometown of Detroit so that he could raise his two young daughters closer to his family.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jan 23, 2015 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of January 19.

     
  • New eatery proposed for shuttered space at Elgin golf course Jan 23, 2015 8:38 PM
    The owner of the Elgin Public House is hoping to operate a second restaurant in Elgin, on the grounds of a city-owned golf course, in about three months. Grumpy Goat Tavern, which is in The Highlands of Elgin clubhouse at 875 Sports Way, will open in the space of the now-closed Hickory Stick Bar and Grille, owner Greg Shannon said. The city council’s committee of the whole will considera lease agreement with Shannon at Wednesday’s meeting.

     
  • Argument results in shooting in Elgin Jan 23, 2015 11:31 PM
    Elgin police are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday evening during an argument. An 18-year-old Chicago man suffered a wound to his thigh.

     
  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Jan 24, 2015 8:55 AM
    Spend the day with the kids at the "Frozen" ice show in Rosemont? Or seek out home improvement ideas in Oakbrook Terrace? These are just two of the things to do this weekend in the suburbs.

     
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