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  • ‘Walking Dead’ just won’t die Oct 17, 2014 7:23 AM
    “The Walking Dead” returned to AMC last week to huge ratings, and Sean doesn't really get why. But who cares what he thinks? The show is so big, it has its own pinball table. And speaking of pinball, Wheeling is the place to be this weekend for enthusiasts of the game.

  • Theater artists look back on their suburban starts Oct 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Here's a look at several suburban theater artists who are making their presence known on Chicago stages, from a Downers Grove actress in Porchlight's "Sweeney Todd" to a Lisle native setting sail in Griffin's "Titanic."

  • Florida Georgia Line defies labels on ‘Anything Goes’ Oct 17, 2014 7:21 AM
    If you think Florida Georgia Line has been bothered by critics taking shots at them over their interpretation of country music, the duo says they’re looking forward to round two. Their sophomore album, “Anything Goes,” which came out Tuesday, has more songs that are sure to both excite legions of fans and challenge anyone trying to pigeonhole them.

  • Cocktails becoming a big part of suburban restaurants’ concepts Oct 17, 2014 1:24 PM
    These are not your classic James Bond “shaken, not stirred” martinis. We’re talking martinis with chia seeds. Martinis with blackberries. Martinis with chocolate. Suburban restaurateurs who want to attract customers know that mixing a great martini — or indeed any signature drink — is an important part of the equation.

  • With uncertain weather, what to do inside or out Oct 17, 2014 3:28 PM
    Indoors or out, this weekend offers a little something for everyone -- music fans, families and even Halloween-loving hounds. Here is a look at five things to do this weekend.

  • Why sports fans have no reason to cheer the rise of internet TV Oct 17, 2014 8:29 AM
    The $6-a-month ESPN charges cable companies for the best of pro sports like football and basketball is starting to look like a bargain. Walt Disney Co.’s sports network is the most expensive piece of the typical cable-TV package that costs about $64 a month, based on U.S. Federal Communications Commission and SNL Kagan data.

  • Register Today for Halloween Hust 5K Run & Walk Saturday, Oct. 25 in Northwest Suburb Oct 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Register Today for Halloween Hust 5K Run & Walk Saturday, Oct. 25 in Northwest Suburb

  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band Coming to Schaumburg Prairie Center Oct 17, 2014 7:31 AM
    Robert Randolph and the Family Band Coming to Schaumburg Prairie Center

  • ECC Arts Center to host Chris Smither and Paul Cebar Oct. 25 Oct 17, 2014 10:28 PM
    The Elgin Community College Arts Center will host acclaimed American blues/folk guitarist, singer and songwriter Chris Smither and special guest artist Paul Cebar on Saturday, Oct. 25. Smither draws deeply from a range of genres and blends blues, American folk music, poetry and philosophy. He's revered for both his fingerpicking guitar techniques as well as his exemplary songwriting.

  • What’s new: Oct 17, 2014 6:00 AM
    BoHo Theatre revives the musical "Parade;" Lifeline Theatre stages "The Velveteen Rabbit" for young audiences; AstonRep revives "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" and A Red Orchid presents the U.S. premiere of "Strandline" this week in Chicago theater.

  • Maggie Smith gets honor from Queen Elizabeth II Oct 17, 2014 4:45 PM
    British royalty has met acting aristocracy, as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an honor on Maggie Smith during a ceremony at Windsor Castle. Smith, who plays the imperious Dowager Countess of Grantham on “Downton Abbey,” was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor Friday in recognition of her six decades in theater, cinema and television.

  • Family fall fest: Oct 17, 2014 4:31 PM
    St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church is hosting a Family Faith Days fall fest from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the parish center, 236 Route 45, Indian Creek.

  • E. Dundee BBQ restaurant opens Oct 17, 2014 4:40 PM
    A new East Dundee barbecue restaurant, Blues BBQ and Grill, is having its grand opening on Monday. The eatery, at 102 N. River St., will mark the occasion with an appearance at 7 p.m. by Chicago blues guitarist Chainsaw DuPont.

  • Shaun White bringing action sports to Rose Bowl Oct 17, 2014 6:03 PM
    Shaun White is bringing a two-day festival featuring action sports, music, fashion, art and food to the Rose Bowl on Feb. 21-22. The Olympian announced Friday that he will participate in snowboarding and skateboarding exhibitions at Air + Style, which White will host and produce through his own company.

  • Glass Pumpkin Patch opening at Morton Arboretum Oct 16, 2014 4:37 PM
    If you’re looking for a pumpkin that will last for years and already is decorated, you may want to check out Lisle’s HYPERLINK ""Morton Arboretum this weekend. Starting at 1 p.m. Friday, 4,300 very unusual pumpkins — each one made of glass — will go on sale at the plant museum

  • Family Alliance Inc. hosts its annual “Haunted Square” Oct 16, 2014 6:52 PM
    Family Alliance Inc. hosts its annual “Haunted Square” from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 31. On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Zombie Pub Crawl will continue until midnight. On Friday, Oct. 31, they will offer a “Haunt-or-Treat After Dark.”

  • ‘Modern Family’ actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55 Oct 16, 2014 6:59 AM
    Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as “Lone Star” and comedic parts in TV shows like “Modern Family,” has died. She was 55. Pena’s manager, Gina Rugolo, said Wednesday the Cuban-American actress died Tuesday in Los Angeles of natural causes after a brief illness. No other details were provided.

  • ‘Fury’ wallows in barbaric brutality of war Oct 16, 2014 6:00 AM
    From the start, David Ayer’s World War II tank drama “Fury” wants to make it clear the barbaric brutality of war. Gone is the romance of the "greatest generation." Instead, you get Sgt. Don Collier (Brad Pitt) and his bickering soldiers, heading into Germany in the waning days of the war. “We’re not here for right and wrong,” Pitt says. “We’re here to kill.”

  • Animated ‘Book’ a wise, winning celebration of life Oct 16, 2014 6:00 AM
    Inspired by Mexican Day of the Dead figurines, the eye-popping CGI-animated “The Book of Life” takes place partly in a kind of underworld, presenting the afterlife as a candy-colored wonderland styled after such festive ghoulishness as the elaborately decorated skull candies associated with the Mexican holiday. The main story concerns a love triangle between three best friends. But there's more to this visually stunning film than romance.

  • Randhurst holds Hoots and H’Owls fest Oct 16, 2014 4:31 PM
    The Third Annual ‘Hoots and H’Owls’ Fall Festival will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 18, at Randhurst Village, Rand and Elmhurst Roads, Mount Prospect. The free family festival includes face painting, balloon twisting, stilt walkers and the Candy Sculptor, one of only 5 in the world who still practice this Asian art.

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