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  • PEbola-infected passenger was sent home from ER Oct 1, 2014 8:55 PM
    The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.

  • Nominees sought for Community Service Award Oct 1, 2014 7:38 PM
    The village of West Dundee, along with the neighboring communities of Carpentersville, East Dundee, Gilberts and Sleepy Hollow, is partnering with the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce for the second annual Community Service Award Program in order to recognize outstanding volunteers within the communities.

  • Leave them feeling full with nutritious chia seeds Oct 1, 2014 5:45 AM
    Recently Americans have realized chia seeds have a lot to offer a healthy diet. A tiny tablespoon of chia seeds crams in tons of protein, fiber, healthy fats, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, and omega fatty acids. That’s a lot to offer in a little seed.

  • Schaumburg dog park opens, but pond stays closed Oct 1, 2014 5:12 PM
    The Schaumburg Park District’s hotly anticipated dog park opened as scheduled Wednesday — but not the use of its pond, which became a point of contention with a local critic recently. Water quality tests showed that the detention pond at Copley Park in Schaumburg was not appropriate for the use of dogs after all, an argument made during the past few months by Hoffman Estates resident Marc Kovitz.

  • Mesquite-Seared Ahi Tuna Sep 30, 2014 6:00 AM
    Chef Tom Birmingham at Ruth Lake Country Club in Hinsdale created wasabi-spiked creme fraiche for his Mesquite-Seared Tuna.

  • Granola Cake Sep 30, 2014 6:01 AM
    Dorie Greenspan's Granola Cake should be on your baking bucket list this fall.

  • Baked Beets Sep 30, 2014 6:01 AM
    Wrapped in foil then baked in the oven, beets become a delicious, nutritious side dish.

  • Eat right, live well: You can’t beat the benefits of beets Sep 30, 2014 6:01 AM
    There are more than 60 types of sugar but I bet you rarely think of beets as a sugar source. Yet beets are higher in natural sugar than carrots and even corn. Beets are a vibrant purple-red root vegetable that add beautiful color to our plates and important nutrients to our diet. A 3-ounce serving of beets contains 8 grams of carbohydrate and about 35 calories.

  • Volley for the Cure Fundraiser to be Hosted by Palatine Pirates Sep 30, 2014 9:00 AM
    Breast Cancer fundraiser to be held on October 2 during the conference matches between Palatine High School and Hoffman Estates High School.

  • Walking It Forward Sep 30, 2014 9:02 AM
    North Elementary School students and staff raised $3,000 in their second annual Walk to Off campaign to benefit the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation.

  • Jews observe High Holy Days in Catholic church Sep 30, 2014 5:48 AM
    In a show of cooperation between Christians and Jews, Holy Family Church in Inverness will host the Beth Tikvah congregation of Hoffman Estates for Yom Kippur. The trickiest part is hiding the 2,000-pound cross with Jesus.

  • Veterans flu clinics: Sep 30, 2014 4:15 PM
    The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center is offering free flu vaccinations Saturday, Oct. 4, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the North Chicago campus and McHenry Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

  • New Hope Lutheran Church plans to special services Oct. 5 Sep 30, 2014 3:51 PM
    New Hope Lutheran Church/Iglesia Luterana Nueva Esperanza invites the public to bring their pets to a special bilingual service for Blessing of the Animals to be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Montgomery Park, 200 N. River St. in Montgomery.

  • Libertyville dentist and her staff heading to Kenya on mission trip to help orphans Sep 30, 2014 12:36 PM
    As a local dentist, Meagan Heilman of Libertyville regularly helps children with their dental hygiene, but it’s not every day that she gets to have the same impact on children half a world away. In October, she and two fellow staff members Park Avenue Dental Professionals in Libertyville will do just that.

  • Just be there for friend in abusive relationship Sep 30, 2014 12:22 PM
    Her friend recently announced her engagement to abusive boyfriend. She can't be happy for the couple knowing their history, so how does she react? Carolyn Hax says be honest and be there.

  • Prospect Heights Police reach out to community Sep 30, 2014 2:56 PM
    Prospect Heights Police will be holding the last Community Outreach Field Trip of the 2014 Summer Program Sunday, Oct. 5. Volunteers made up of Prospect Heights police officer’s, city staff and elected officials and community volunteers will accompany about 40 youths to a Chicago Fire Soccer Game.

  • Does scuba diving help people with paralysis? Sep 30, 2014 6:00 AM
    When Chris Kaag boarded a flight to the Cayman Islands for a scuba diving trip, his legs stayed straight when he wanted them to bend and his feet flopped inward. He used two canes to move forward and cursed his feet dragging behind. Put simply, maneuvering the plane’s narrow aisle was, as usual, “not a pretty sight,” says Kaag, a Marine Corps veteran and business owner who has a rare disorder that makes his lower body increasingly unresponsive to his mind’s commands.

  • New Dorie Greenspan cookbook covers what you should bake next Sep 30, 2014 6:00 AM
    The annoying thing about Dorie Greenspan is that no matter how much you don’t like to bake, aren’t good at baking, don’t even want to bake ... If you listen to her long enough, you’ll find yourself hankering to get your hands into some flour. Her can-do attitude is that infectious. Her latest cookbook, “Baking Chez Moi” fuels that passion with dozens of recipes for home cooks who lack the time, tolerance and skill for anything but simple home baking.

  • Chef du Jour: Country club chef joins ranks of exclusive culinary society Sep 30, 2014 6:00 AM
    Tom Birmingham recalls as early as sixth and seventh grades the chance to cook for his family, which was no easy feat, considering he had five brothers and sisters. “I should have known back then that I would be getting into the business as a profession, but it took me a year out of high school for me to realize my calling.” Birmingham has forged a successful culinary career since graduating from culinary school at Joliet Junior College and now is the executive chef at Ruth Lake Country Club in Hinsdale.

  • Why birding is the best hobby Sep 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    Not a bird watcher, you say? Well, our Jeff Reiter is out to convince you that birding is the hobby for you. Bird sightings happen anywhere and everywhere, whether you're looking out your kitchen window or are motivated to travel to an exotic locale to add species to your life list, he says. If he's right, Reiter just may persuade you to pick up a pair of binoculars.

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