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  • Roskam misleads on effect of Obamacare Sep 21, 2014 12:44 PM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I am writing to respond to statements made by Congressman Peter Roskam in his email newsletter Sept. 14. He stated, “This fall countless middle class families will see their health care costs skyrocket by at least 7.5 percent.”

     
  • Local, global wines showcased at Wheaton festival Sep 20, 2014 8:32 PM
    More than 70 local and global wines flowed freely in Memorial Park Saturday afternoon during the 2nd annual Wheaton Wine and Cultural Arts Festival. Ticket holders were given a chance to sample 12 vinos while exploring art from community artisans and enjoying food from nearby restaurants.

     
  • Waterleaf to Host Long Shadows Winery Dinner Oct. 1 Sep 19, 2014 4:30 PM
    Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn will celebrate the award-winning wines of Long Shadows Winery during an exclusive four-course, four-wine dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Guest of Honor Dane Narbaitz, owner of Long Shadows Winery, will be on hand throughout the evening to introduce the wines to guests and answer questions. The price of this exclusive four-course dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. “Long Shadows wines have enjoyed critical acclaim that has continued to grow since they opened their doors more than 10 years ago,” said Waterleaf General Manager Jean-Pierre Leroux. “We are pleased to offer our guests this wonderful evening of elegance, great food and the wonderful wines produced by this elite group of winemakers.” The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring 2013 Nine Hats Pinot Gris, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with Seared Scallop with Apricot-Thai basil sauce and crispy jasmine rice paired with 2013 Poet’s Leap Riesling, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. The second course will include Gnocchi Leeks, mushrooms and robiola sauce paired with 2009 Saggi Tuscan Red, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. The third course will feature Tamarind Glazed duck with carrot puree and blackberry-ginger sauce paired with 2009 Chester-Kidder Red Blend, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. For the final course, guests will enjoy Chocolate Pot de Crème served with sweet cream and cookie. Founded in 2003 by wine luminary Allen Shoup, former CEO and President of Chateau Ste. Michelle and its affiliate wineries, Long Shadows Vintners brings an exclusive group of the world’s most celebrated winemakers from the finest wine regions around the globe to Washington State, creating world-class wines that showcase the viticultural excellence of Washington’s Columbia Valley. Each celebrated vintner partners individually with Shoup and resident winemaker Gilles Nicault on a distinct winemaking program to produce a single superlative wine under a unique label. In addition to receiving recognition on their individual wines, Long Shadows collectively has earned numerous awards, including Food & Wine magazine’s Winery of the Year. To make reservations for this exclusive Long Shadows Winery Dinner at Waterleaf, call (630) 942-6881. Waterleaf, led by General Manager Jean-Pierre Leroux and Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian, is located on the College of DuPage campus in the Culinary & Hospitality Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Waterleaf is widely recognized as the dining destination of choice for foodies and wine aficionados living in and visiting Chicago’s western suburbs. Featuring moderately priced brunch, lunch and dinner options, the restaurant’s menu contains offerings developed with locally sourced ingredients. The contemporary light-filled dining room has a modern décor and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a beautiful view of a scenic landscaped waterfront. Waterleaf’s walls display a collection of black-and-white lithographs by renowned American artist Richard Serra and there is a cozy bar area to enjoy cocktails and light snacks. Waterleaf has earned Diner’s Choice Awards for Best Ambience, Best Overall, Best Service, Fit for Foodies and Special Occasion on OpenTable.com, where it maintains a 4.6/5.0 rating. Most recently, Waterleaf received its third consecutive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This award, given annually to restaurants in the U.S. and 65 countries worldwide, confirms that Waterleaf’s beverage program is consistent with its dining concept, style and price point. In addition, Waterleaf recently received a three-star “Excellent” review from Chicago Tribune’s renowned food critic Phil Vettel. For more information and to make reservations, call (630) 942-6881 or visit www.waterleafrestaurant.com.

     
  • Basket Brigade is back; bigger and better Sep 19, 2014 5:00 PM
    Operation Basket Brigade is expanding again this year with a goal of helping even more DuPage County individuals and families who will be in need of a Thanksgiving dinner. The Basket Brigade is coordinated by the DuPage County Health Department and annually helps hundreds of families who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving dinner.

     
  • Esser Hayes Insurance Group - Once Again Selected As Best Practices Agency Sep 19, 2014 4:56 PM
    For the second year, Esser Hayes Insurance Group in Naperville, IL has been selected as a Best Practices Agency.

     
  • COD Hosts Free ‘Chaparral Career Advantage’ Workshops Sep 19, 2014 4:58 PM
    Career Services at College of DuPage is hosting a variety of free “Chaparral Career Advantage” workshops through December.

     
  • College of DuPage to Host Study Abroad Open House on Oct. 9 Sep 19, 2014 4:50 PM
    The College of DuPage Field and Experiential Learning program will host its “Study Abroad 2015” Open House from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Student Services Center, Room 3245, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Authors to Visit College of DuPage at Free Writers Read Program Oct. 14 Sep 19, 2014 4:46 PM
    Following a new format, the College’s Writers Read literary series will include readings and discussions by several acclaimed authors throughout the day on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • National Farm Safety & Health Week focuses on “Protecting What Matters” Sep 19, 2014 9:51 PM
    National Farm Safety and Health Week will be observed Sept. 21-27, 2014. "Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters" is this year's theme, and the week focuses on promoting awareness of safe farm practices, to everyone involved in agriculture and to the general public.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Sep 19, 2014 2:49 PM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of September 15.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Sep 21, 2014 5:20 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of high school homecoming events, a marathon, and a farm heritage show among many others, from more than 20 area towns.

     
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  • DuPage board candidates debate outreach efforts Sep 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    A longtime incumbent on the DuPage County Board says he’s always been accessible to residents who reach out to him. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election is promising to be the type of board member who reaches out to the constituents.

     
  • “Uncommon Threads” fashion-art show returns to St. Charles Sep 18, 2014 4:15 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together phenomenal textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

     
  • Tri-County 4-H members earn top honors at Illinois State Fair Sep 18, 2014 6:45 PM
    Tri-county 4-H’ers earned 34 Superior Honors and 60 Awards of Excellence at the Illinois State Fair junior exhibit judging in Springfield in August. Nearly 100 DuPage, Kane and Kendall County youth shared their qualifying 4-H projects with judges on Aug. 9. The Award of Excellence is given to youth whose county project earned them a trip to the Illinois State Fair.

     
  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts individuals from Tri-County Area Sep 18, 2014 7:50 PM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

     
  • Lake County museum sells Civil War newspaper collection to Cantigny estate Sep 17, 2014 8:34 AM
    Thirty-four bound volumes containing hundreds of Chicago Tribunes from the American Civil War are headed from a museum near Wauconda to one in Wheaton. The nearly complete collection includes reports about the war, the assassination of President Lincoln and the hunt for killer John Wilkes Booth, among other historically notable events.

     
  • New Wheaton store to focus on vinyl records Sep 17, 2014 8:36 AM
    Michael Paeth has always loved music and always loved vinyyl records, and he's found out a lot of other people --even younger people --do too. With his two teenage daughters, Abby and Allie, he'll be opening Mile Long Records in October in downtown Wheaton to sell new and old vinyl..

     
  • Cantigny ceremony celebrates 95 new U.S. citizens Sep 17, 2014 7:29 PM
    It took seven years, but on Wednesday afternoon Claudia Sierra-Sokop was finally able to call herself a citizen of the United States of America. “It feels amazing,” the Colombian native said. “I love the country I was born (in), but this is my country now.” Sierra-Sokop, of Palatine, was one of 95 people from 25 countries who took an Oath of Allegiance Wednesday during a naturalization ceremony at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

     
  • TMA Co-Hosts Taiwan Manufacturers at Networking Event Sep 16, 2014 7:15 AM
    The Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois recently co-hosted a dinner for more than 40 Taiwan manufacturing executives. The Taiwanese were in Chicago for the International Manufacturing Technology Show.

     
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