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  • Images: The Week in Pictures Feb 23, 2015 2:48 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of a woman with lizards on her head, people getting ashes on a train platform on Ash Wednesday, and everybody dealing with the cold in their own way.

     
  • Why You Should Try Yoga Kurunta or Rope Wall Yoga Feb 24, 2015 8:18 AM
    Why You Should Try Yoga Kurunta or Rope Wall Yoga

     
  • Lake Barrington shop owners are local version of American Pickers Feb 23, 2015 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features two sisters and their mother, who own Tattered Tiques in Lake Barrington. They are like the local version of American Pickers, since they go on the road around the Midwest to find unique antiques .

     
  • Local police say they're being vigilant on mall security Feb 24, 2015 5:43 AM
    Schaumburg police are not adding patrols or other extra security measures at Woodfield Mall in light of a terrorist group's calls for attacks on shopping centers around the world, but both police and a mall trade group say they will remain vigilant. On Saturday, a video attributed to Somali-based Islamist militant group al Shabaab appeared to call for attacks on Western shopping centers, including the Mall of America in Minnesota. Woodfield was not specifically named.

     
  • Why hands-free driving isn't risk-free Feb 24, 2015 5:58 AM
    Thanks to technology, drivers can conference call, set up a play-date, yell at underlings, order pizza AND drive with a hands-free device. Yet, safety experts warn, hands-free doesn't mean risk-free. “You need your brain to drive and you need your brain to talk,” cognitive psychologist Paul Atchley cautions. “If you try to do both at once, you increase the risk of being in a crash.”

     
  • Pac-Man-themed restaurant opens at Woodfield Feb 24, 2015 10:02 PM
    On the verge of his 35th birthday, Pac-Man has a new home at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Level 257, Wood Dale-based Namco Entertainment Inc.'s prototype restaurant and entertainment center themed after the iconic video game, has finally opened after months of anticipation.

     
  • Sunday picks: Elvis is alive at Rosemont Theatre Feb 22, 2015 5:00 AM
    See impersonators depicting the late singer Elvis Presley through the many stages of his showbiz career in the touring show “Elvis Lives,” which plays today at the Rosemont Theatre. Get in the spirit of the Academy Awards ceremony as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs extracts from Oscar-nominated and winning films like “Schindler's List,” “The Red Violin” and more in the concert “A Night at the Oscars” at the Hemmens Cultural Center. Get ready for some painful insights and observations when comic country music songwriter Rodney Carrington brings his Here Comes the Truth tour tonight to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

     
  • ESO celebrates Oscars with movie music Feb 23, 2015 5:46 AM
    Conductor Andrew Grams and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra returned to Schaumburg and Elgin over the weekend to present concerts highlighting Academy Award-winning music to please movie and music lovers alike. The ESO brought to life musical scores from movies like “Sunset Boulevard,” “Titanic,” “Dances with Wolves” and even “Star Wars.”

     
  • Weekend picks: Marlena Rodriguez plays Midwest Comedy Showcase Feb 21, 2015 5:00 AM
    Standup comedians gather at the monthly Midwest Comedy Showcase at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Sports historian Bruce Allerdice presents “Before the Chicago Cubs: Baseball Comes to the Windy City,” about baseball in Chicago in the 1850s and 1860s at the Glen Ellyn History Center. Multitalented actor-comedian-producer Jamie Kennedy shows off his standup skills at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. See “Dancing at Lughnasa,” about five sisters in rural Donegal, Ireland, who are trying to adapt to a rapidly changing world, at Wheaton College's Arena Theater. All this and more in this weekend's Time out!

     
  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

     
  • Schaumburg police save first life with overdose antidote Feb 20, 2015 2:27 PM
    Schaumburg police have saved their first life from a heroin overdose through the use of the drug Narcan, a statement released Friday says.

     
  • Weekend picks: Pitbull, Enrique share the bill at Allstate Feb 20, 2015 12:36 PM
    Latin heartthrobs Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull share the bill at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. See daredevil cyclists, exotic animal tricks, clowns and a whole lot more at the Circus Spectacular, which returns this weekend to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Get ready for a road trip with the 47th Annual Chicago RV & Camping Show in Rosemont. And indie rocker David Bazan headlines The Union in Naperville Friday. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

     
  • TV viewing apps increase usage, continue to increase offerings Feb 19, 2015 1:53 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features TV apps used by Comcast and AT&T customers help them view numerous channels on the go.

     
  • 400 dancers in Des Plaines Dance Idol competion Feb 21, 2015 1:07 PM
    More than 400 dancers from 18 studios and three independent dancers participated in the annual Des Plaines Dance Idol Competition at Prairie Lakes Community Center. “This is the seventh year of Dance Idol and it is exciting to see how this dance convention has become what it is today,” said Nancy Suwalski, cultural arts supervisor for the Des Plaines Park District.

     
  • Girl Scout Summer Camp offers adventure for all girls Feb 20, 2015 5:39 PM
    Did you know that girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers? According to a recent study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, “More Than S’mores,” girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. In 2015, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will be offering summer camp to all girls — not just Girl Scouts — in first to 12th grade.

     
  • Two more charged with Wheeling robbery, shooting Feb 19, 2015 6:57 PM
    Two more teenagers face armed robbery and aggravated battery charges stemming from a soured drug deal that concluded with a shooting last week in the 400 block of McHenry Road, in Wheeling. A Cook County judge on Thursday set bail at $500,000 for Charles Henderson, 17, of the 1200 block of N. Wilke Road, Arlington Heights, and $200,000 for Jordan Cruz, 17, of Schaumburg.

     
  • Suburban leaders react (unhappily) to proposed cuts Feb 18, 2015 10:50 PM
    Suburban mayors react to Gov. Rauner's proposal to cut money for Illinos communities by as much as 50 percent. “It’s not about collaboration. It’s about clobbering,” said Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns of the state’s relationship with municipalities.

     
  • District 54 to host Kindergarten Information Night Feb 19, 2015 7:35 AM
    District 54 to host Kindergarten Information Night

     
  • Suburban schools announcing Thursday closings due to cold Feb 19, 2015 8:05 AM
    A deep freeze overnight has area school districts again discussing how cold is too cold to attend school — with many Wednesday evening calling it off Thursday. A wind chill advisory continues remains in effect for the suburbs. Temperatures this morning are below zero throughout the suburbs with wind chill readings as low as 30 below zero.

     
  • ISIS is just thugs group looking for turf Feb 18, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: I find it troubling that the Daily Herald, CNN, most all media outlets, and many local and federal legislators right to the top continue to refer to the central mission of ISIS, to create an Islamic state.

     
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