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  • $500,000 grant allows for expansion of Lombard pond Oct 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    Lombard has been awarded a $500,000 state grant for the expansion of Vista Pond to ease flooding for residents living in the northeast corner of the village. Public Works Director Carl Goldsmith said the village has been trying for years to address flooding near the pond.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Oct 20, 2014 2:04 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of autumn colors, charity walkers, and zombies, representing about 20 different area communities.

     
  • Schaumburg hosts shredding event Nov. 1 Oct 20, 2014 2:38 PM
    The Village of Schaumburg is hosting a document shredding event for residents from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Public Safety Building, 1000 W. Schaumburg Road. The event is open to Schaumburg residents only; those participating will be asked to show identification verifying residence in the village.

     
  • Another month, another global heat record broken Oct 20, 2014 2:29 PM
    It sounds like a broken record: Last month again set a new mark for global heat. And meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie the hottest year ever recorded, or more likely, to break it.

     
  • The healing process: How the body responds to scrapes and cuts Oct 20, 2014 2:27 PM
    “When you get a cut, how does the body heal? How does your skin heal?,” asked fifth-graders in Elise Diaz and Caroline Dicentio’s classes at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee. 

     
  • Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola Oct 20, 2014 2:21 PM
    After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

     
  • Fremd teacher Steve Elza finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year Oct 20, 2014 2:53 PM
    When Steve Elza, applied technology teacher at Fremd High School, first heard about being a 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year finalist, he was speechless. “I have a passion for what I do with the kids and seeing them succeed, and when someone else sees that passion and says ‘You’re doing a great job and we appreciate what you do,’ it really validates what we all do here. It’s pretty amazing.”

     
  • Special Film Screening at Grayslake Library, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 Oct 20, 2014 4:05 PM
    Reserve your seat now for a special film screening of: The Fourth Partition at the Grayslake Area Public Library. Join Director Adrain Prawica as he presents this unique story about the migration of over 4 million Poles, their experiences in Chicago and their political activism which aided Poland in the fight for independence during WWI. Space is limited. Go to: www.grayslake.info to reserve seat(s) and for more information.

     
  • Epic Healthy Living Education Center Hosts Senior Gathering Oct 20, 2014 4:05 PM
    Two months after its grand opening on Aug 1st, Epic Healthy Living Education Center hosted several senior gatherings and other educational, entertaining events for the northern suburb communities.

     
  • Waukegan’s Urban Edge gallery to host closing night party for exhibit showcasing homegrown architect Oct 20, 2014 4:05 PM
    This fall, the Urban Edge in Waukegan encouraged its visitors to take a breath and shift their focus to the often overlooked aspects of the places where they work, live, learn, and grow. In late September, the gallery space hosted an opening night party for its “The Art of Architecture” exhibit.

     
  • Oct. 28: Healthcare job fair at CLC Lakeshore Campus Oct 20, 2014 4:05 PM
    Employers seeking applicants for positions as medical assistants, certified nursing assistants and phlebotomy technicians will be recruiting at a mini job fair to be held on Oct. 28 at the College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan.

     
  • Trinity graduate named new president of the University of Florida Oct 20, 2014 4:05 PM
    W. Kent Fuchs, a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, has been named the 12th president of the University of Florida.

     
  • Prairie Trail School Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’ Oct 20, 2014 4:05 PM
    Symetra, Gallagher Benefit Services and the Chicago Bears honored Prairie Trail School teacher Aprilanne Lynch as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” on Oct. 15, 2014 during a surprise presentation. Lynch teaches fifth grade at the Wadsworth school.

     
  • Nov. 19: CLC hosts Open House Oct 20, 2014 4:06 PM
    Current high school students as well as adults will have the opportunity to learn about attending the College of Lake County at an open house to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Grayslake campus, located at 19351 W. Washington St.

     
  • COD, Easter Seals celebrate 15-year photo collaboration Oct 20, 2014 4:24 PM
    Celebrating a 15-year collaboration between College of DuPage and Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region, the college recently hosted a reception, highlighting student photographic works featuring Easter Seals clients.

     
  • Sample the best of the area at TasteFest Thursday Oct. 23 Oct 20, 2014 3:40 PM
    The 11th annual Great Barrington Area TasteFest , from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, promises to be the best “foodie” event of the season, with 20 purveyors of food and spirits already signed up to share samples of their fare. TasteFest is hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and open to the public.

     
  • McDonald’s costly burgers send diners to fancier rivals Oct 20, 2014 8:25 AM
    Mike Hiner used to take his grandsons to McDonald’s when they wanted a treat. With higher wage and food costs pushing up prices at the Golden Arches, he’s increasingly taking them to IHOP, Denny’s and Chili’s instead.

     
  • Why gin is cool and how London buses helped Oct 20, 2014 8:22 AM
    The River Test flows through the new home of Bombay Sapphire gin at Laverstoke Mill, in the Hampshire countryside between London and the south coast of England. It’s among the country’s purest chalk streams.

     
  • Tesla starts Model S sales on Alibaba in China Oct 20, 2014 8:21 AM
    Tesla Motors Inc. began taking online orders for its Model S electric car in China today, joining General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG in selling vehicles through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s online shopping mall.

     
  • Adidas gains on possible $2.2 billion Reebok offer Oct 20, 2014 8:20 AM
    Adidas AG, the world’s second- biggest sporting-goods maker, jumped in Frankfurt on a report that a group of investors plans to bid about $2.2 billion for the company’s Reebok unit. The shares gained as much as 7.2 percent to 58.57 euros, the steepest intraday advance since May 3, 2013. Jynwel Capital, a Hong Kong-based private-equity investor, and funds affiliated with the government of Abu Dhabi plan to make an offer to Adidas’s directors “imminently,” the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Adidas spokeswoman Katja Schreiber declined to comment. Jynwel Capital constantly evaluates investment opportunities, though doesn’t comment on speculation, a spokeswoman said by e-mail. Reebok has weighed on Adidas since being acquired by the Herzogenaurach, Germany-based company for $3.8 billion in 2006. After helping make step aerobics a staple in gyms two decades ago, the brand has fallen on hard times, with its share of the sportswear market sliding. Reebok is seeking to reposition itself as a leader in fitness gear after being replaced as the National Football League’s apparel supplier in 2012. “While the deal may appease Adidas investors looking for some quick and easy liquidity, it would be something of an admittance of defeat in Adidas’s global and North American strategy,” Jon Copestake, an analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, said by e-mail. ‘A Surprise’ It’s unclear which Abu Dhabi fund would join Jynwel in its Reebok bid, the Journal said. The group plans to maintain the brand’s strategy and provide more financing for marketing and new stores, while keeping Reebok’s executives, according to the report. The investors first approached Reebok’s management about making an investment late last year, the Journal said. “It would be a surprise if the management team that has continually backed the acquisition would want to sell,” Julian Easthope, an analyst at Barclays Plc, said in a note. “What it does show is the parts have value and that Adidas management will be under pressure to extract value from the group.” Difficult Year Adidas was up 4.6 percent at 57.14 euros as of 12:47 p.m. in Frankfurt, leading gains in Germany’s benchmark DAX Index. The company has had a difficult year, with its shares tumbling 38 percent amid tough competition from Nike Inc. and Under Armour Inc., and a declining market for golf gear. In July, the company scrapped its profit forecast for the year and abandoned long-standing sales and profit targets for 2015. The German company last month took steps to placate investors with plans to buy back as much as 1.5 billion euros of its stock over three years. (An earlier version of this story corrected the company’s ranking in the world sporting-goods market.)

     
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