FOOD & DRINK
A Taste of Mexico: Discover Wheeling's 8 Outstanding Mexican Restaurants
This article presents a tour of eight Mexican restaurants located in Wheeling. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts! Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Popular food chain opens another location in Illinois
A growing food chain recently opened another new location in Illinois. Read on to learn more. On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, the popular food chain Portillo's celebrated the grand opening of its newest Illinois location in Algonquin, according to a new location announcement on the restaurant's website.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in vernon hills, IL?
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of vernon hills..
A Culinary Journey to Italy: 3 Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Wheeling
In this article, we'll be exploring three exceptional Italian restaurants located in Wheeling. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
At This Time: Flapjacks & Flannels
Elizabeth Granberry (right) and daughter Meikai Bamberg bought matching pajamas for themselves and friends to go to the city’s first Flapjacks & Flannels holiday breakfast. The event replaces Breakfast with Santa. “We want to be more inclusive,” said Amanda D’Agostino, special events coordinator. This year, vegan and kosher options were offered and Hanukah dreidels and Kwanzaa kinara were displayed. And there were selfies with Santa. About 150 people signed up for the full breakfast at the Levy Senior Center. Why flannels? “Just fun,” said D’Agostino. (Photo by Richard Cahan)
Dear Feeder Watcher,
The Antigo Christmas Bird Count is scheduled this year for Wednesday December 20, 2023. Hopefully, you will have your bird feeders brimming with seeds and other avian forage. Your help as a feeder watcher is greatly appreciated and the results of your efforts enable us to gain a much more complete understanding of winter bird populations than would otherwise be possible. The significance of this help can be seen in two principal ways. First, in most years, the feeder watchers add a few species to the count that were not otherwise observed. And second, and probably of even greater importance, is that many birds (for example, cardinals, mourning doves, and house finches) concentrate at feeders, so relying exclusively on field parties would produce totals that fall well below the actual populations of these species in the count area (fifteen-mile circle centered at Routes 45 and 64). When the temperatures are low and snow deep, feeders can have an even bigger impact on attracting birds.
Unique Portillo's restaurant to open next week in Rosemont. Here's what to know
A new Portillo's restaurant is slated to open early next week in suburban Rosemont, with this location shaping up to be much different than most others. The new Portillo's, located at 10290 W. Higgins Road, is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Dec. 12 as the franchise's second-ever pickup-only location. Following...
Experience the Middle Eastern Flavors: 3 Schaumburg Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional Middle Eastern restaurants located in Schaumburg. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these culinary hotspots? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
The Field of Broken Dreams | Episode 9: The End
Note: This podcast is designed to be heard. We strongly encourage you to listen to the audio if you are able, which includes emotion and emphasis that’s not on the page. Mack Jones Nov. 20, 2023. (Car door opening and closing) (Footsteps) (Indistinct chatter) Mack Jones I’m Mack Jones,...
Sustainable holiday shopping and decorating
As the holiday season approaches, many of us find ourselves wrapped up in the whirlwind of gift-giving and decorating, often resorting to mass-produced items that contribute to landfill waste. But a more conscious and meaningful approach to holiday shopping is possible, one that aligns with the spirit of sustainability and celebrates creativity, craftsmanship and reclaimed materials.
Magical Weekend Fun: Join us for the Kids' Magic Show!
Attention all magic lovers and Santa enthusiasts! This Sat, Dec 09 from 3pm - 6pm, prepare to be dazzled at the "Magic Show for Kids". The event will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 5201 Galitz Street, Skokie, IL 60077. An enchanting afternoon is guaranteed for all attendees, filled with awe-inspiring magic tricks and a special visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus.
Celebrating 100 years of the jungle gym
2023 marks 100 years since former Winnetka, Illinois, resident Sebastian Hinton patented his “climbing gym” for children, a playground staple that would later be known as the jungle gym.
3 of the Best Christmas Pop-Up Bars in Illinois
If you love to combine your Christmas Spirit with plenty of Christmas spirits, here are three different holiday pop-up bars you have to check out in Illinois ASAP!. When it comes to the holiday season, I like to go big or go home. I'm not happy unless my home looks like a mini North Pole, and I love it when businesses, bars, and restaurants go full in on holiday decorations, or better yet, completely transform into a Christmas lovers' paradise!
Jurassic Quest Dinosaurs Return to Rosemont
A herd of larger-than-life dinosaurs is roaring through Rosemont at the end of this month!. From Dec. 28-Jan. 1, the popular Jurassic Quest returns to Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The main attraction of this dino-mite event is the realistic animatronic dinosaurs — many that move and roar — but there are plenty of other Jurassic-themed activities the entire family can enjoy.
Evanston's Korean Cuisine Scene: 4 Restaurants That Deserve Your Attention
This article presents four exceptional Korean restaurants located in Evanston. Have you had the chance to dine at any of them? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
A Taste of Korea in Des Plaines: Three Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we'll explore three exceptional Korean restaurants located in Des Plaines. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Evanston Public Library's Top Book Picks for 2023: A Guide for Local Residents
Guessing at the perfect title for the book-lover in your life this holiday season? Have no fear! The librarians of the Evanston Public Library are here with their top picks of 2023! Download the Recommended Books for Adults 2023 guide now!Visit here for more details.
Local Artisan Craft Shop: Skokie Holiday Giftorium Now Open
The Village of Skokie, in partnership with The Village Makery, has opened the Skokie Holiday Giftorium, a temporary artisan craft shop. The Giftorium features a range of handmade items from local artisans, including jewelry, home décor, skin care products, foods, and accessories. It operates Thursdays through Sundays until December 23.
Modern couple woos aging Victorian beauty
The RoundTable’s Two-Minute House Walk column takes readers inside some of Evanston’s most distinctive dwellings. We aim to showcase the history, style, architecture and design of homes throughout the city, from grand lakefront residences to cozy coach houses, modern apartments and everything in between. After sending their son...
Experience the Exotic: 4 Must-Visit Middle Eastern Restaurants in Norridge
Welcome to this article where we explore four exceptional Middle Eastern restaurants in Norridge. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these culinary gems yet? If your answer is yes, we'd love to hear your experiences! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.