CHICAGO — "Nephew," my uncle Reggie once said, "I've traveled all around the world, but there's no place like Chicago!" Sure, my uncle won a Super Bowl wearing a Bears' uniform, so it's only natural for him to love the Windy City. Even so, his point is well taken. After all, to know Chicago is to love Chicago. Yet for as much as Uncle Reggie brags about Chicago, he never mentions this:
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The first fall sighting in the southwest suburbs of the fuzzy and fast-moving caterpillar. woolly bear caterpillar, the larva of the isabella tiger moth(photo by author) I know it's fall in northern Illinois when the trees are filled with colorful leaves, the air is crisp, Halloween decorations are everywhere to be seen, and I have a pumpkin spice latte in my hand. And one other thing, fuzzy black and rusty red-banded caterpillars are racing across my path when I'm out for a walk in the morning.
There are plenty of safe Halloween celebrations happening in Chicago and surrounding areas through the end of this month that will delight the entire family. At Night of 1000 Jack o Lanterns in Chicago guests can enjoy carvings of superheroes, celebrities and other Halloween themed carved pumpkinsRichie S/flickr.
Lem's Bar-B-Q has been on our list of BBQ spots to try for a long time. The Lemons brothers started this neighborhood staple in the 1950s and they have been serving up their famous hot links and rib tips ever since. Rib tips are one of Adam's favorite BBQ offerings and we couldn't wait to try what Lem's was serving up! We will definitely be back for more!! There is no seating at Lem's so keep that in mind when planning your trip! Located at 311 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619
(CHICAGO) It's Thursday, October 21, and welcome to the daily roundup. What's going on around town on this chilly, autumn day?. Orkin names Chicago as the rattiest city...again. Also, fans of Portillo's can now own shares of the beloved Chicagoland fast-food restaurant known for its hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, and famous chocolate cake.
Chicago daily roundup: Lightfoot vows not to defund police, a La Niña winter is coming, a heroic police dog, and more
(CHICAGO) Welcome to the daily roundup on Friday, October 22. This October has been unseasonably warm for the area, but temperatures are expected to drop tonight and tomorrow night.
SanguChe is a chef-owned Peruvian restaurant in Naperville and they are serving up some delicious dishes. We recently visited for the first time and cannot say enough great things about this spot. The milanesa sandwich was thin and crispy and served with an incredible parsley mayo. The plato del jefe is a must-order dish that we will be dreaming about for weeks to come. If you are in the Naperville area you should stop into SanguChe, and if you arent in Naperville you should make a special trip just for this meal! Located at 535 Fairway Dr Suite 115, Naperville, IL 60563
On Tuesday, authorities searched the I&M Canal near Lockport for Stacy Peterson, according to her sister, but found nothing. I&M Canal (South of Lockport)(Dan Brownlee/CC BY 3.0/Wikimedia Commons)
A Chicago police union that is opposed to the city's vaccination requirement has been charged by Mayor Lori Lightfoot with attempting to instigate an uprising. "What we've seen from the Fraternal Order of Police, in particular leadership, is a lot of misinformation, a lot of half-truths, and, frankly, flat out lies in order to induce an insurrection. And we're not having that," Lightfoot told reporters. "And so we want to make it very, very clear that the law is on our side. We feel very confident about it."
Goose Island is one of the most popular breweries in Chicago and we wanted to stop into their Fulton Street Brewery to enjoy a few tasty brews. They have a great outdoor patio and brewery exclusives for the taproom. We had a great day out on their patio and loved checking out this spot for the first time. This area is home to several other breweries including Great Central and Finch Beer Company. This is a great spot to meet up with friends for a few beers!
The term has become popular among Democrats who like to call all major disagreements "insurrections" now. We've seen it from Nancy Pelosi, and we see it in Chicago. At a Monday press conference, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) said the city’s police union is trying to “induce an insurrection” over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The complete statement reads, "The police unions are not authorized to strike and have made efforts to “induce an insurrection.”
Chicago daily roundup: Masks here to stay, City Hall vaccine fight with the CPD heats up, Sky win WNBA title, and more
(CHICAGO) Welcome to Monday's daily roundup. The sun is shining, the temps are cool, and the Chicago Sky have won their first WNBA title. (Matteo Jorjoson/Unsplash) The mask mandate continues for Illinois, the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is still feuding with the mayor over vaccines, and the Logan Square Halloween Parade is back on.
Some suggest it's merely a balloon or a drone, while others refute that. But so far, nobody has been able to definitively identify what is seen in the video. I once thought we were being invaded by something (ghost orbs or aliens, I wasn't sure) on a warm summer night as I sat outside on my patio.
The Art Institute of Chicago has recently fired all of its long-time volunteers. The reason that was given is that the Art Institute wants more diversity in their volunteer staff, not just well-to-do white women. This mass firing was committed by the new Executive Director of Learning and Public Engagement at Art Institute of Chicago Veronica Stein.
One of my favorite restaurants in Oak Brook is Labriola and has a major problem on its hands. What is going on -Photo by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing. I have written numerous reviews stating how much I love the food here and how I think their hamburger “The Richie Burger 2.0” is the best in Illinois. However, there is a problem that I have noticed for the last couple of weeks that I have been going here. The air conditioning has not been working. I can tell you that I looked at the temperature inside and it was well over 87 degrees. The beverages that were in the open cooler were all sweating.
The Chicago crowd brought the energy to Game 3 of the WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV.
WNBA Chicago Sky | Diamond DeShields & Candace Parker Were Lighting It Up In Game 3 (October 15, 2021)
Diamond DeShields and Candace Parker were working on both ends of the floor to help the Chicago Sky pull out the dominant win over the Phoenix Mercury.