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  • Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run & Walk Coming Up in Palatine: Sign Up Today! Sep 29, 2014 8:02 AM
    The 9th annual event will start in historic downtown Palatine and include a .5K Kid's Dash as well as an after part at Durty Nellie's!

     
  • Two mismatched women find common ground in “Grace & Glorie” Sep 29, 2014 4:59 PM
    In playwright Tom Ziegler’s “Grace & Glorie”, Grace is 90 years old and has checked herself out of the hospital to die at home. Glorie is the young hospice volunteer who attempts to care for the cantankerous Grace. The show runs from October 17 through November 8 at the Village Theatre Guild in Glen Ellyn, and tickets are available by calling 630-469-8230.

     
  • Support Bill’s Needs From a Spinal Cord Injury Sep 29, 2014 3:28 PM
    This story is about Bill Kornfeind - The business owner of Ultimate Car Wash in Round Lake Beach and a longtime Wauconda resident. Bill suffered a tragic accident which left him a quadriplegic. We would like to share his story through the fundraiser that is setup to help him.

     
  • Tylenol case in local police’s hands one year: Where they’re at Sep 29, 2014 5:04 PM
    A year after the FBI turned the Tylenol murder investigation over to local authorities, suburban police said they have no new leads on the now 32-year-old probe into who is responsible for the deaths of seven people who took cyanide-laces pills in the 1980s. “As long as a case is active, I’m always optimistic about a case being solved,” Arlington Heights police Capt. Mike Hernandez said.

     
  • Entertain Your Taste Buds Sep 25, 2014 4:13 PM
    Food Tasting to Benefit Children and Adults with Disabilities

     
  • Chicago Family Fun Expo offers hands-on fun Sep 22, 2014 3:29 PM
    Chicago Family Fun Expo is coming to the DuPage Expo in St. Charles Oct 18-19. The primary goal of the Chicago Family Fun Expo is to assist nonprofits through the promotion of hands-on activities and fun shows and seminars throughout the weekend.

     
  • Former Naperville resident amazed to be a ‘Spider-Man’ on Broadway Sep 23, 2014 9:52 AM
    Naperville native Craig Henningsen turned his passion for martial arts into a career performing in TV shows, movies and even the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." He admits that musical was the toughest challenge of his showbiz career. “I’m still pinching myself because they could have hired much better performers than me at the time,” Henningsen said.

     
  • Health aide charged with stealing from elderly DuPage County women Sep 19, 2014 7:00 AM
    A Chicago woman is being held in DuPage County jail on $300,000 bail for theft, forgery, and financial exploitation of an elderly person, the Chicago Tribune reports. She is accused of stealing checks and credit cards from a Winfield woman, the Tribune reports.

     
  • 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.

     
  • National Farm Safety & Health Week focuses on “Protecting What Matters” Sep 24, 2014 11:37 AM
    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.

     
  • The DuPage Community Foundation Funds Unique Rehabilitative Program for Incarcerated Youth Sep 19, 2014 4:36 PM
    WHEATON, IL—Storycatchers Theatre is a unique company that focuses on creating original musical theatre as a therapeutic process for incarcerated young people. The program was founded more than 30 years ago and in 2013 received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the U.S. President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the highest honor given to organizations who serve youth through after-school or out-of-school arts and humanities programs.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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 3 from Tri-County area Sep 29, 2014 8:52 AM
    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.

     
  • 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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