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  • Suburban venues side with Rosemont on not releasing records Jan 30, 2015 5:23 AM
    Suburban governments that run entertainment venues admit that like Rosemont they might not be forthcoming with all the financial details about the shows they book. That's despite an Illinois attorney general's office decision that Rosemont violated the Freedom of Information Act when it denied a request for details about incentives given to Garth Brooks' concert promoter.

     
  • Editorial: Let’s keep contracts out in the open Jan 30, 2015 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says while Rosemont has gotten the bulk of the publicity, it isn’t the only town that incorrectly prefers not to disclose financial information regarding its entertainment and convention businesses.

     
  • Christian bands to rock Allstate Arena Jan 28, 2015 5:15 AM
    Ten dollars for 10 big-name Christian music acts. And the numbers are just part of the draw of Winter Jam, a faith-based concert event Friday at Rosemont's Allstate Arena featuring Skillet, NewSong, Jeremy Camp and more.

     
  • Weekend picks: The shadow knows if spring is coming Jan 27, 2015 2:43 PM
    He's no Punxsutawney Phil, but our own groundhog will be the celebrity guest of the Groundhog Days activities in Woodstock, including a chili cook-off, a charity dinner, bowling events, trivia contests, film screenings and a whole lot more.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Images: Weekend in Review Jan 26, 2015 9:01 AM
    A look at the weekend in pictures around the suburbs

     
  • Sunday picks: Feel the beat at 'Stomp' Jan 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    The internationally acclaimed percussion revue “Stomp” returns with new routines and out-there objects to make drummed-out music at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. Vladimir Kulenovic conducts the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra in "Hopes, Confessions, Testaments” featuring the music of Mozart, Schumann, Ives and Rachmaninoff at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake. And get some great new ideas for renovations around your home at the Home and Garden Expo at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

     
  • Weekend picks: Local comedians share standup bill Jan 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. See the classic 1939 Frank Capra film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. And get some great new ideas for renovations around your home at the Home and Garden Expo at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

     
  • Ill. Attorney General: Rosemont must release contract info Jan 24, 2015 10:02 PM
    Rosemont violated the Freedom of Information Act when it denied requests for details about Garth Brooks’ appearance at Allstate Arena, the Illinois Attorney General’s office determined. The village has fought for months to protect documents related to country star Garth Brooks’ 11-concert event in September, specifically information about incentives or a rebate that might have drawn Brooks to the venue, arguing that revealing it would put the village at a competitive disadvantage with private venues.

     
  • The Soapbox Jan 25, 2015 9:12 AM
    Red light cameras, improvements at Woodfield and Oakbrook Center, development in Des Plaines and Grayslake -- just some of the topics Daily Herald editors take up in this week's Soapbox.

     
  • Outdoor Sports Show continues Sunday in Rosemont Jan 24, 2015 6:56 PM
    The 36 annual Chicagoland Outdoor Sports Show was in full swing on Saturday, the fourth day of its five-day run. Rick Rosalina, show director, said this year promoters added a bigger gun show, which 20,000 people will venture through, along with visiting the hunting, fishing, boats and (kids favorite) trout pond fishing exhibits at the show.

     
  • Weekend picks: Country's Dan + Shay come to Genesee Jan 23, 2015 6:00 AM
    Dan + Shay, semifinalists for ACM New Artist Of The Year, perform their hit song “19 You + Me” and others tonight at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill in Wauconda. Aurora University faculty perform chamber and solo music from a variety of French composers in the “La France” concert in the Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University in Aurora. And Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

     
  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Jan 24, 2015 8:55 AM
    Spend the day with the kids at the "Frozen" ice show in Rosemont? Or seek out home improvement ideas in Oakbrook Terrace? These are just two of the things to do this weekend in the suburbs.

     
  • Industrial Vacancy Rate Drops 50% in Elk Grove Village Jan 26, 2015 7:24 AM
    Industrial Vacancy Rate Drops 50% in Elk Grove Village

     
  • Better Government Association sues Rosemont over refusal to disclose records Jan 22, 2015 4:39 PM
    A government watchdog group has sued the village of Rosemont over the village’s refusal to release financial records relating to its entertainment venues. The Better Government Association’s suit filed Thursday in Cook County circuit court argues that the village must release copies of contracts related to venues operated by the village, specifically the Allstate Arena and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Griffin: Municipal retirees' insurance cost taxpayers millions Jan 21, 2015 10:51 AM
    More than 2,100 former employees in 57 suburbs cost taxpayers almost $16.5 million in health insurance costs last year. And experts expect that figure to keep rising as more municipal employees head into retirement before they are eligible for Medicare at age 65. But even then, Medicare eligibility only reduces the municipal burden, rather than putting an end to it.

     
  • Night life events: Hofbrauhaus fetes 2 years with keg-tapping Jan 21, 2015 6:01 AM
    Hofbrauhaus celebrates its second anniversary with a traditional keg-tapping ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. The fun continues through the evening with performances by a European “oompah” band, German dancers, Bavarian fare and Hofbrauhaus’ beer brewed on-site. Plus, Champps’ Lombard celebrates its grand reopening, and the Fox & Hound Schaumburg partners with Ronald McDonald House.

     
  • Bandits make four-player trade with Rebellion Jan 20, 2015 6:26 PM
    The Chicago Bandits traded outfield starters Megan Wiggins and Andi Williamson to the Pennsylvania Rebellion in exchange for twin sisters Tatum and Taylor Edwards.

     
  • Weekend picks: Husky Heroes show off at Morton Arboretum Jan 22, 2015 4:44 PM
    See Siberian husky sled-pulling and speed demonstrations and find out about dog adoptions when the Husky Heroes return this weekend to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Comedian Jimmy Shubert performs a special fund-raiser for a fellow comedian's sick at Zanies in Rosemont. And The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill in Wauconda.

     
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