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  • A new documentary explores the life of Kurt Cobain Nov 26, 2014 1:01 AM
    Kurt Cobain is the focus of a new documentary that probes the life and untimely death of the Nirvana singer-guitarist. It will be released in theaters next year and air exclusively on HBO, the network said Tuesday. Coproduced by HBO Documentary Films, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” is the first documentary made with the cooperation of Cobain’s family.

  • Reality-based networks venturing into scripted TV Nov 26, 2014 5:45 AM
    Can a zebra change its stripes? Not likely. But these days numerous reality-based networks are sporting new stripes in the form of scripted fare as they move to stretch their brand and freshen their look.

  • Hyping the hype: ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Jurassic World’ trailers premiere Nov 26, 2014 6:00 AM
    The world loves movies, but sometimes it seems to love movie trailers even more. This weekend brings film fans their first looks at new "Star Wars" and "Jurassic Park" films as Hollywood studios are starting to market the release of their trailers with the same breathless excitement as the films themselves.

  • 5 free things in suburban Maryland just outside D.C. Nov 26, 2014 6:00 AM
    For visitors who've already checked off Washington, D.C.'s museums and monuments, the Maryland suburbs have much to offer on their own: lively downtowns, parks, historic sites and attractions connected to government agencies, like a NASA visitors center and a museum where you can see the bullet that killed Abe Lincoln. Best of all, many are free.

  • Hear Lucinda Williams’ tribute to her dad at Vic Nov 26, 2014 5:45 AM
    Lucinda Williams says that during a recent visit her father, acclaimed poet Miller Williams, calmly told her that Alzheimer’s disease had robbed him of his ability to write poetry.This lent new urgency to Williams’ effort to pay tribute to him, which she did on her recently released album, “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.” She plays Chicago’s Vic Theatre on Friday, Nov. 28.

  • Elk Grove nonprofit CEO makes a difference in the community Nov 26, 2014 10:45 AM
    A college English major, Kenneth Young Center CEO Mitchell Bruski so loved literature that he went to work for a bookstore after graduation. But it was through conversations with other book-lovers about the stories contained in those pages that he learned about his true passion in life. “The things I liked about literature was that it dealt with the human condition. Rather than doing it secondhand, I thought maybe it’s better to do it firsthand."

  • Elgin woman dedicated to helping young volunteers Nov 26, 2014 1:00 PM
    Judy Cabrera says one of the most rewarding things about running the Youth United Way program in Elgin is seeing her high school mentees carry the volunteerism torch into their adult life. “I think every person who volunteers, they learn as much as they give,” said Cabrera, who co-founded the group in 1997. “There’s such a wonderful trade off.”

  • District 214 surpasses goal, collects 120,000 cans for area pantries Nov 26, 2014 10:16 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 reached, and surpassed, its ambitious goal of collecting 100,000 cans of food this month as part of the district’s centennial celebration. In all, 120,350 cans of food were collected and donated to food pantries within District 214 boundaries.

  • 'Penguins of Madagascar' hatch kid-friendly plot Nov 26, 2014 10:59 AM
    "Madagascar" spinoff “Penguins of Madagascar” brings back the illustrious spy team of Skipper, Rico, Private and Kowalski. But the feathered foursome gets in over their heads when they team up with an elite squad led by Agent Classified (a charmingly zany Benedict Cumberbatch). This movie is almost exclusively and unapologetically for the under 10 set.

  • While holiday shopping, don’t forget your dog Nov 26, 2014 1:22 PM
    The Christmas season is upon us. While you are out shopping for yourself and family, don't forget about your dog.

  • Barrington Countryside Fire accepting Toys for Tots donations Nov 26, 2014 1:33 PM
    The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District will accept donations for the Toys for Tots collection drive at their fire stations from now through Dec. 15. “Our organization believes strongly in giving back to the community. We are proud to partner with the Marines to make the holidays brighter for children in need,” Battalion Chief Scott Motisi said.

  • Des Plaines Garden Club Annual Fundraiser A Success Nov 26, 2014 8:53 AM
    Des Plaines Garden Club Annual Fundraiser A Success

  • Find peace in the reason behind the season Nov 26, 2014 9:43 AM
    As we go about our preparations it is good to keep our hearts and minds on the purpose we celebrate and the reason for Christ’s birth — which was to bring peace to men.

  • Learn how to plan reunions or retreats Nov 26, 2014 10:51 AM
    Meet Chicago Northwest will host a free workshop Dec. 6 in Schaumburg for those planning family reunions and church retreats in the region. Workshop topics include tips on planning a reunion or retreat, scheduling an event, budget planning, selecting a venue and hotel, how to plan group outings, and activity and game suggestions.

  • Night life: Cast a vote in martini challenge Nov 25, 2014 5:00 AM
    Sample and vote in the Daily Herald’s martini contest; sip some Santa’s Magic on tap at Mickey Finn’s; Villa Verone presents the Rod Stewart Experience.

  • Bring food to Glen Ellyn Turkey Trot to aid local pantry Nov 25, 2014 9:18 AM
    Glen Ellyn Park District will sponsor its annual Turkey Trot Thursday, where residents of all ages can run, walk or jog five miles before they fill up on turkey and mashed potatoes.

  • NaperLights holiday display growing in second year Nov 25, 2014 9:18 AM
    Family favorite light displays from last year’s inaugural NaperLights event at Central Park are returning to downtown Naperville this year in a larger venue.

  • Volunteers needed for Prospect Hts. prairie seed planting day Nov 25, 2014 9:52 AM
    Like getting your hands dirty? Prospect Hts. residents are invited to help with a Prairie Seed Restoration Project Day on Sunday, Dec. 7.

  • Editorial: Right to start early on campus smoking ban Nov 25, 2014 8:52 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial applauds the decision by some suburban community colleges to impose a campuswide smoking ban several months before required by a new state law.

  • Short & Sweet Critic Patrick Murphy of Elgin reviews Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale with host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago Nov 25, 2014 11:14 AM
    Short & Sweet Critic Patrick Murphy of Elgin reviews Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale with Short & Sweet host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago.

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