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  • Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s Most Improved Landscaping /Residential Award Nov 4, 2014 11:37 AM
    Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s Most Improved Landscaping /Residential Award

     
  • Hair Cuttery’s Share-a-Haircut program to benefit veterans Nov 3, 2014 9:49 PM
    This Veterans Day, Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is giving back to former service men and women through its Share-a-Haircut program.

     
  • Paws In Time Pet Resort opens second location Nov 3, 2014 8:33 PM
    Paws in Time Pet Resort, located on the borders of Batavia, Geneva and West Chicago, has just opened a second location in Oswego. The new 7,500-square-foot location also features nearly 12,000 square feet of outside play area covered in astroturf.

     
  • Classic Cinemas to honor veterans with free movie Nov. 11 Nov 3, 2014 4:02 PM
    Classic Cinemas will honor the nation's military veterans by inviting them to a free movie on Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The offer is open to all veterans who have served in any branch of the military. Veterans are asked to present their military IDs at the theater of their choice.

     
  • Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Oct 31, 2014 7:36 AM
    Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

     
  • Suburban teen releases song/video for Chronic Pain Awareness Nov. 2 Oct 31, 2014 6:12 PM
    A local 14-year-old girl wrote, recorded and released a song on iTunes and a music video on YouTube to create awareness for reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also known as complex regional pain syndrome. The song, written by Danielle Stratton, is about her struggle with chronic pain over the last four years.

     
  • Marcel’s Culinary Experience, Glen Ellyn, Announces New Gift Boxes, Private/Corporate Event Options Oct 31, 2014 4:52 PM
    Marcel’s Culinary Experience (www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com), a gourmet retail store and recreational cooking school in downtown Glen Ellyn, is gearing up for the year-end holidays with new gift boxes and private event options. “With the improving economy, our customers are getting into holiday mode earlier this year. Many weekend evenings already are booked with corporate and family holiday parties, and we’ve been getting inquiries about gift baskets and boxes for a while,” says Marcel’s Proprietor Jill Foucré. With gift giving and entertaining in mind, Marcel’s staff has assembled six collections of small-batch specialty foods, starting at $75, that come attractively packaged in a Marcel’s branded box for pick up at the store or shipment anywhere in North America. Themes include Taste of Italy, Party Starter and Marcel’s Favorites (as selected by the staff). Many items are made by Chicago area and regional purveyors. “We also can create custom-designed gift baskets or boxes, based on a customer’s preferred theme and budget, and we can even include a bottle of wine,” says Foucré. She encourages individuals and corporate event planners looking to create fun, food-oriented holiday parties, private group classes and other special events to contact her soon, especially if they have a specific date in mind. “Weekends are booking up quickly, as is the entire month of December,” she says. Since its September 2011 opening, Marcel’s has been the site of an increasing number of private events, including birthday and anniversary parties, baby and bridal showers, club meetings, corporate team-building outings, and company celebrations of all types. With its beautifully appointed, professional quality kitchen, skilled chefs, and wide choice of menus, Marcel’s lends itself to a variety of event themes and formats. Options range from cocktail parties to demonstration and participatory cooking classes for all skill levels (including kids and teens) to seated meals and everything in between. “Guests can create an unforgettable meal under the guidance of one of our professional chefs, or they can sit back, relax, savor a glass of wine and watch as our chef takes the reins on their culinary journey,” says Foucré. The Marcel’s staff works with each host to tailor the menu, beverages and guest participation levels according to the specific budget. Events typically range from 10 to 60 people, depending on format and events for smaller groups are available as well. In addition to food and beverages prepared and served at each event, guests receive copies of the featured recipes, a Marcel’s apron, and a 10% discount on all purchases made at Marcel’s that day. For more information about gift boxes or hosting a party or other event at Marcel’s Culinary Experience, stop by the store at 490 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, call 630-790-8500 or visit www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com.

     
  • West Nile virus risk project results to be revealed at public meeting Oct 31, 2014 6:23 PM
    The DuPage County Health Department will host a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. to provide research results regarding West Nile virus risk in DuPage County and the model developed to improve the health risk assessment process.

     
  • Handel’s Messiah Performance Continues His Tradition of Charity Oct 31, 2014 4:43 PM
    Elmhurst Choral Union and Orchestra perform the Christmas classic, Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. In the spirit of performances from Handel’s lifetime, the concert benefits local children. A portion of ticket sales goes to ChildServ, a Chicagoland charity. ChildServ serves more than 2,600 children and their families each year in DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Cook Counties. Their 11 sites include a Chicago location focusing on foster care, early childhood education and family counseling, and group homes in Naperville, Downers Grove, Lisle, and Wheaton which house previously abused or neglected children. “We are happy to partner with ChildServ and, like Handel did, let music make a difference for kids in need,” said James MacDonald, Elmhurst Choral Union’s conductor. The concert also includes “Foundling Hospital Anthem”, written by Handel for a London orphanage where many early benefit performances of Messiah had taken place. Guest soloists Kimberly Eileen Jones; Sarah Holman, Cornelius Johnson, and Scott Uddenberg join ECU and a professional orchestra under the direction of James MacDonald. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $10 for youth (ages 7-22). To order tickets, visit elmhurstchoralunion.org or call 800-838-3006. Complimentary shuttle bus service from the college parking lot on Alexander Boulevard will be available. Elmhurst Choral Union is an auditioned volunteer choir, performing choral masterworks of all eras. The concert is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

     
  • Fine Line show features holiday gifts by top artists Oct 30, 2014 5:35 PM
    Mark your calendar for Christmastime at the Fine Line Show and Sale, Dec. 5-13. This annual juried event in St. Charles showcases the best of our members’ artistic talents, and offers a wide range of unique holiday gifts.

     
  • Have a safe and spooky Halloween with safety tips from Illinois Poison Center Oct 28, 2014 5:59 PM
    With children across Illinois set to hit the streets for trick-or-treating, the Illinois Poison Center is urging parents and guardians to be cautious about Halloween products like dry ice and cosmetics that could prove dangerous if used improperly.

     
  • Clearbrook Cuisine Curbs Suburban Appetites Oct 27, 2014 7:27 AM
    AOIIs “Focus on College” on Nov. 12 in Prospect Heights

     
  • DuPage candidates strongly differ on stormwater fee Oct 27, 2014 3:05 PM
    A state law that gave DuPage County the ability to impose a stormwater utility fee continues to divide county board candidates. District 4 county board incumbent Grant Eckhoff says he would support adopting the fee as a way to pay for flood relief projects throughout DuPage. But Jeremy Custer, Eckhoff’s challenger in the Nov. 4 election, is opposed to the fee.

     
  • Donations and volunteers make new Ronald McDonald House possible in DuPage Oct 27, 2014 7:55 PM
    Katie Allabough counts herself blessed to have a happy, healthy 5-year-old daughter. She knows not everyone is so lucky, that there are many families who have a child who is seriously ill. As the director of the new Ronald McDonald House under construction in Winfield across from Central DuPage Hospital, those families will be foremost in her mind and she'll be doing whatever she can to lighten their load and provide a safe place where they can find support. “I've had so many families touch my heart in different ways,” Allabough said.

     
  • DuPage County Board mourns death of member J.R. McBride Oct 24, 2014 9:21 PM
    The life of the DuPage County Board has passed away. J.R. McBride, who represented county board District 4, died early Friday morning at his Glen Ellyn home after a long battle with cancer. He was 47. On Friday, friends used words like “funny,” “smart,” and “gregarious” to describe McBride, an insurance broker who had served on the county board since 2006.

     
  • DuPage forest preserve candidates differ over taxes Oct 24, 2014 8:01 PM
    Two DuPage County Forest Preserve candidates disagree about what should happen to millions of dollars in property tax revenue after the district is done repaying part of its debt.

     
  • Chicago Pet Show comes to St Charles Nov. 8-9 Oct 24, 2014 5:57 PM
    Join the fifth annual Chicago Pet Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9, in the Prairie Events Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Looking for pet services? Meet local vets, talk to food vendors, hang out with vet chiropractors, and find holistic methods available for your furry, feathery or scaly friends.

     
  • CDH proposes $14.2 million expansion of Winfield campus Oct 22, 2014 3:44 PM
    Central DuPage Hospital is hoping to pursue a $14.2 million plan to modernize its pediatrics unit and neonatal intensive care unit. The Winfield-based hospital earlier this month submitted an application for expansion with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. The application is scheduled to be reviewed by the panel in December.

     
  • Holiday cards to support the Leukemia Research Foundation Oct 22, 2014 6:32 PM
    The Leukemia Research Foundation announces its annual Holiday Card Sale. This year’s catalog includes cards for many occasions — and all can be customized. Cards for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year are available in many styles from general to business, religious, multicultural, progressive and more. The cards can be personalized and customers are able to customize verses. Cards range in style from a watercolor reproduction to traditional holiday scenes.

     
  • 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.

     
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