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  • New emerald ash borer website: Mar 24, 2015 5:37 PM
    A new website created by the University of Illinois Extension contains information and photos to help homeowners to identify whether or not their trees are infested with the emerald ash borer and suggestions for appropriate treatment options.

  • St. Charles church offers family-friendly Good Friday Stations of the Cross Mar 24, 2015 6:46 PM
    Most Good Friday church services are not meant for children, or children are meant to stay quiet and still. But not at St. Charles Episcopal Church, where people of all ages can walk the path Jesus did in an Intergenerational Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 3, at 11 a.m.

  • Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery Mar 24, 2015 8:33 PM
    Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery to reduce cancer risk

  • Here’s to kombucha, the grow-your-own tea that swims well with spirits Mar 24, 2015 5:00 AM
    Questions about the wisdom of our ancestors’ culinary choices returned the first time M. Carrie Allan tried kombucha. He knew that the drink was based on very old food traditions and he'd heard health-conscious friends extol its virtues, claiming it had re-energized them, given them the skin and hair of youth, mitigated their digestive ills, baby-sat for their children and cured them of every ailment save perhaps the tendency toward hyperbole. Still, it didn't look like anything anyone would want to drink. Ever.

  • For the inventive mind, aging may help Mar 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    Dean Kamen invented the first drug infusion pump as a college undergraduate, then an all-terrain, self-balancing wheelchair that goes up and down stairs and can rise to eye level of a standing person. But he is best known for a more recent invention, the Segway.

  • ‘Living Last Supper’ comes to Aurora April 2-3 Mar 24, 2015 7:56 PM
    A third annual “Living Last Supper” will be staged at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 2-3, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora. With music and period costumes, the performance will bring to life Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus Christ’s last supper with his disciples.

  • Male nurses scarce but make more money than women RNs: Study Mar 24, 2015 9:31 AM
    Male nurses make more money yet are far outnumbered by women RNs; study finds persistent trend

  • Ex-Buffalo Grove resident, Grammy Award-winning pianist returns Mar 24, 2015 5:30 AM
    Grammy Award winning musician Cory Smythe, a Buffalo Grove native, talks about the phone call from famed violinist Hilary Hahn that changed his career. "I didn't even think it was her at first," said Smythe, in his usual self-effacing style. He'll be performing with Hahn at Orchestra Hall April 12.

  • 'Mad Men' star Hamm has treatment for alcohol addiction Mar 25, 2015 8:50 AM
    'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm undergoes alcohol addiction treatment, actor's spokeswoman says

  • Taraji P. Henson says her son was racially profiled at USC Mar 24, 2015 6:37 PM
    Taraji P. Henson says her son will transfer to Howard after being racially profiled at USC

  • Fox announces brief return of 'The X-Files' Mar 24, 2015 4:56 PM
    Agents Mulder and Scully are making their television return. Fox announced Tuesday that it will air a six-episode run of new episodes of "The X-Files" that will begin this summer. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

  • ‘The Squeeze’ seeks its place among golf film classics Mar 24, 2015 1:30 PM
    Several top pro golfers ̶̶ Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson ̶̶ have good things to say about a new golf movie, “The Squeeze,” which opens nationally on April 17. If golf fans can’t wait, Len Ziehm recommends attending a March 30 fundraiser for the Illinois PGA Foundation at Bensenville Theater, 9 S. Center St., Bensenville.

  • Dining events: New salads join Fogo de Chao's menu Mar 24, 2015 10:48 AM
    Fogo de Chao in Rosemont welcomes spring with several light and fresh menu additions. Aliano's Express is now open for business in Batavia. And prasino focuses on raw foods in celebration of Earth Hour 2015 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28.

  • Music notes: Loretta Lynn still a country girl Mar 24, 2015 6:21 AM
    Groundbreaking in her approach to country music -- as a woman in the '60s writing about women's issues -- Loretta Lynn has spent her career achieving and maintaining her superstar status. She brings a lifetime of music and stories to the Arcada Theatre Friday.

  • Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery Mar 24, 2015 9:23 AM
    Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

  • Paul McCartney, Sam Smith headline Lolla, single-day passes selling fast Mar 25, 2015 12:04 PM
    Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will headline Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park this summer, it was announced Wednesday. But unless you’ve already bought passes, you’re probably out of luck for those acts.

  • Bobbers in Lake Zurich making a splash with fresh food, craft beer Mar 25, 2015 2:37 PM
    With lake views, juicy burgers and an emphasis on craft beer, Bobbers in Lake Zurich is already reeling in diners. And when the warm weather arrives, the bar will be ready with patio seating and its signature margaritas.

  • From the food editor: Social media-driven culinary mashup a delicious experiment Mar 25, 2015 3:27 PM
    The folks at the National Pork Board were curious too what Americans were talking about (virtually speaking, of course) and wondered what makes up the ultimate American meal. So in conjunction with digital analytics from Crimson Hexagon's ForSight tool, they analyzed more than 30 million social media posts across our 50 states for a year (ending Nov. 30, 2014) and found that nearly half of socially shared food content included smoked (bacon!), hot and spicy flavors paired with popular proteins.

  • Palm Sunday Festival Concert set for March 29 Mar 25, 2015 4:10 PM
    The 21st annual Palm Sunday Festival Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee. Musicians from many different local churches have come together in Lenten reflection through the sharing of music, song, prayer, and fellowship.

  • SXSW dials it back a bit this time Mar 23, 2015 6:45 AM
    Some come to South by Southwest seeking glory. Others come to roll their eyes at it. Australian rock singer Courtney Barnett chose her side on Thursday afternoon in the form of a song: “Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you.” As one of the most-hyped artists at the 29th annual music festival, Barnett’s hesitancy seemed to capture the mood of the entire shebang. This was a less urgent, less electric South by Southwest. And it was mostly by design.

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