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  • Gold coin dropped in Arlington Hts. Salvation Army kettle Dec 23, 2014 4:54 PM
    The Salvation Army announced Tuesday that a 1901 Liberty Heard $10 Eagle gold piece with an estimated value of approximately $850 was dropped in a red kettle at the Jewel-Osco store 122 N. Vail Ave. in Arlington Heights Saturday evening.

  • Chicago’s CM Punk set for real fight with UFC debut Dec 23, 2014 6:01 AM
    At 36, Chicago-made superstar CM Punk is refreshed, focused and confident he can make the gutsy transition from the big stage(d) fighting of pro wrestling in the WWE to a mixed martial arts career inside the cage for Ultimate Fighting Championship. Like Brock Lesnar before him, Punk could become the next WWE champ-turned-UFC pay-per-view box office heavyweight.

  • Holiday Lights contest winner learned from Grandma Dec 23, 2014 5:12 AM
    Since he learned to walk, Neil Berkowitz has been helping his grandmother Theresa Mabus put up holiday lights at her Prospect Heights home. Berkowitz, now 33, says the Christmas bug has stayed with him all these years. He tries to top himself each year at his Lake in the Hills home. “The student has become the teacher, so to speak,” said Berkowitz, who was voted the winner of the Daily Herald’s 2014 Holidays Lights Contest.

  • Editor’s Choice: Fox Valley holiday lights winner Dec 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    Jim and Vicki Lococo’s home at 1320 Prairie Dr. in Algonquin won the Fox Valley Editor’s Choice Award in this year’s contest.

  • Editor’s Choice: DuPage County holiday lights winner Dec 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Amundsen family’s holiday lights display at 3111 Wolfe Court in Naperville won the DuPage County Editor’s Choice Award this year.

  • Editor’s Choice: Northwest holiday lights winner Dec 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    Patrick Alog of Mount Prospect won the Northwest Suburban Editor's Choice Award for his holiday lights display at 600 S. Pine.

  • Editor’s Choice: Lake County holiday lights winner Dec 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    Milt and Barb Wikell won the Lake County Editor’s Choice Award for their holiday lights at 429 Killarney Pass Circle in Mundelein.

  • Editor’s Choice: Tri-Cities holiday lights winner Dec 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Evensen home at 585 Carriage Drive in Batavia has won the Tri-Cities Editor’s Choice Award in this year’s holiday lights contest.

  • Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that, after months of chemotherapy, he soon will begin a drug maintenance program. Sharing with colleagues what he called “very encouraging news,” Brokaw’s internal memo noted that a year ago his future was “more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge.”

  • New year marks 40 years of service for People’s Resource Center Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    From food, clothing and rent assistance to computer training, tutoring and socials services, struggling DuPage county residents can find all the resources they need in one visit to the People's Resource Center. Since 1975, the Wheaton-based organization has been “bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County,” says executive director Kim Perez. The ringing in of the new year will mark some special achievements for the center — a 40th anniversary and the opening of a bigger center in Westmont.

  • Cookie care packages sweeten holidays for military Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    In 2004, Diane and Roger Ahrens started “Operation Sweettooth” to sweetly let U.S. military men and women know the country has not forgotten them or their sacrifices. Ten years that have passed and the East Dundee couple, who own Piece-A-Cake Bakery, continue to bake and individually wrap cookies and Rice Krispie treats to thousands of troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and U. S. military hospitals around the world.

  • Lake County students pack gifts for Operation Christmas Child Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    Every year for the past five years, Wendy Mills, a Business Ed. Teacher at Wauconda High School, has organized a trip to volunteer at an Operation Christmas Child processing center.

  • District 57 students take on multiple charitable efforts for holidays Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    The four schools of Mount Prospect School District 57 have taken on at least 10 projects in recent weeks to help those in need. “Our students, families and staff have really made a difference in the community this holiday season,” says Elaine Aumiller, superintendent of schools.

  • Time for lawmakers to address Illinois’ disabled Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: So far, Mike Baker is less than impressed with Governor-elect Bruce Rauner's commitment to developmentally disabled people in Illinois

  • Local Italians should reject new restaurant Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Rita Bongiorno registers her complaint with the name of a new Arlington Heights restaurant.

  • It’s time to put a bullet in Metropolis Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Clifford Salzmann says Arlington Heights should close the book on Metropolis.

  • Sad to see Billy Goat leaving Randhurst Dec 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Suzy Finn eulogizes the Billy Goat at randhurst, which closed Dec. 15 - and worries that the management of the new mall doesn't have it right, yet.

  • Holiday Pork Tenderloin Dec 22, 2014 6:01 AM
    Pork tenderloin's nuetral flavor profile makes it very versatile. Try it with butternut squash pesto, garlic puree or cranberry cider sauce.

  • Robert Klunk celebrates new exhibition at the David Adler Music & Arts Center Dec 22, 2014 10:19 AM
    This December, celebrated Chicago artist, Robert Klunk returns to the David Adler Music & Arts Center with a new exhibition of hand-colored copper etchings. Inspired by his many travels and love for architectural history, Klunk’s work is exceptionally detailed.

  • Two Harper fashion students win at London competition Dec 22, 2014 10:47 AM
    Harper College students Myra Chung of Des Plaines and Meta McKinney of Arlington Heights recently placed first and second respectively at the annual Hand & Lock Prize in London, arguably the most prestigious competition in couture embroidery.

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