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  • Believe Project: $100 for someone who tends to the homeless and now her ill husband and sister Mar 30, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Ann Zwolski of Bartlett, who will give it to Diane, a woman who helps feed the homeless and takes care of her ill husband and sister, so that she may pamper herself.

  • Oakton holding International Film Fest Mar 30, 2015 9:42 AM
    Oakton Community College’s 28th Modern Language Film Fest features 12 films in their original languages with English subtitles, showcasing the 13 languages the college offers.

  • Big and brutish, yet Raminator is surprisingly swift Mar 30, 2015 12:00 AM
    Mark Hall saw firsthand at an early age the thrill of coming in first place. He grew up and lives in downstate Champaign, where his dad was a motorcycle race announcer.

  • Despite aches, pains, Fittest Loser contestants seeing results Mar 30, 2015 6:30 AM
    In the past five weeks, contestants have been participating in a rigorous exercise program at Push Fitness in Schaumburg, which is co-hosting the 12-week competition with the Daily Herald. They’ve already made a number of positive self-discoveries. An increase in energy, significant weight loss and an overall sense of better health are among the benefits. At the same time, they are paying for it with sore muscles, aches and pains.

  • New Fittest Loser regimen brings a few surprises Mar 30, 2015 6:30 AM
    While she originally thought that all that exercise was going to eventually cripple her, Kat Zeman has learned she actually likes weight training.

  • Fittest Loser At Work teams motivated by results, each other Mar 30, 2015 6:00 AM
    Contestants in the Fittest Loser At Work Challenge are beginning to see results. In Week 5 of the challenge, they are reporting an increase in energy, significant weight loss and an overall desire for a healthier lifestyle.

  • Stress Management 101 Mar 30, 2015 5:45 AM
    If you have too much stress in your life, it can lead to health problems such as heart disease, chest pain, high blood pressure and even hair loss. Try using some of these ways to reduce stress.

  • Oven roasted tofu Mar 30, 2015 5:45 AM
    Try this recipe for oven roasted tofu.

  • World Backup Day Mar 30, 2015 5:45 AM
    March 31 is World Backup Day and a great time to take a moment and ensure you back up your important files.

  • An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says Mar 30, 2015 9:19 AM
    Forget the proverb: An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away, new study finds

  • Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery Mar 30, 2015 10:31 AM
    HEALTHBEAT: Exercise may help speed recovery for some ICU patients medically able to try

  • Animal Planet lives wild with its new programming slate Mar 30, 2015 10:12 AM
    From vodka fixings to fishing and jungles, Animal Planet lives wild with its programming slate

  • New craft beer festival to help financially ailing Gurnee American Legion Mar 30, 2015 10:15 AM
    Craft beer may wind up providing a financial lifeline for Gurnee American Legion Post 771. Village officials are organizing an Oct. 3 craft beer festival as a fundraiser for the post, instead of allowing video gambling as a revenue source.

  • Huey Lewis to play summer concert in Elgin Mar 30, 2015 5:03 PM
    Huey Lewis and the News performs at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19.

  • Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis' Bosnia visit Mar 30, 2015 4:15 PM
    Muslim family carves special chair to seat Pope Francis during his visit to Bosnia

  • Job-seeking mom tries to pass for ‘Younger’ in TV Land comedy Mar 30, 2015 6:00 AM
    Time is not on Liza Miller’s side in “Younger,” a breezy new sitcom from “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star, premiering Tuesday, March 31, on TV Land. She's nearing 40 but competing with people a lot younger for jobs. So she gets a makeover and a crash course in pop culture and sets out to pass as 26.

  • Leno to perform at Genesee Theatre Mar 30, 2015 5:03 PM
    Comedian and famed TV talk show host Jay Leno performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan at 7:30 p.m. October 29. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 3.

  • Carlile's music captures her life changes Mar 30, 2015 6:00 AM
    She still has friends who work at Columbia, so singer Brandi Carlile isn't gloating about her first disc after being dumped by the label becoming her fastest-seller. OK. Maybe a little. "There's still a part of me who feels valued by this reaction," she said, diplomatically, after "The Firewatcher's Daughter" debuted at No. 9 on Billboard. It was released this month on Dave Matthews' ATO label.

  • Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception Mar 30, 2015 2:04 PM
    When sperm meets egg: At conception, the 2 sexes are produced at equal rates, study says

  • Shirley Temple memorabilia goes on tour before July auction Mar 30, 2015 3:14 PM
    Collection of Shirley Temple's costumes, keepsakes go on nationwide tour before July auction

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