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  • Lincolnshire looking for volunteers Dec 14, 2014 4:27 PM
    Lincolnshire is seeking volunteers to help plan the 2015 4th of July community celebration.

  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Dec 12, 2014 12:36 PM
    Italian singer Andrea Bocelli returns to Rosemont Saturday for another concert tour accompanied by the Bella Musica Orchestra with guest artists Heather Headley and soprano Maria Aleida at the Allstate Arena. This is just one option of something fun to do this weekend in the suburbs.

  • Guadalupe celebration draws Cupich, 140,000 to Des Plaines Dec 12, 2014 7:30 PM
    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich urged the crowd huddled outside after midnight in Des Plaines to cheer: “Yo soy guadalupano!” and “Viva Mexico!” Making one of his first appearances in the suburbs since taking the helm of the archdiocese in November, Cupich kept an intimate atmosphere for the thousands of worshippers celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at her shrine on the Maryville campus.

  • Catholics flock to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine Dec 12, 2014 3:25 AM
    Araceli Gonzalez dressed her two young children like the humble peasant who would become a saint. Her son and daughter, 5 and 3, wore simple vests with the iconic image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and her apparition to Juan Diego. It was the Wheeling mom’s tribute to the Virgin at her shrine in Des Plaines, where as many as 120,000 pilgrims are celebrating her feast day overnight on the Maryville campus.

  • Thousands celebrate Merry Cary with parade, Santa’s arrival Dec 7, 2014 4:44 PM
    A festive crowd of thousands lined Main Street in downtown Cary Sunday afternoon for the annual Merry Cary Holiday Parade and Festival. It was part of a day’s worth of activities that included pony rides, a petting zoo and the tree-lighting ceremony.

  • Holiday cheer abundant at Lombard’s Jinglebell Jubilee Dec 6, 2014 10:53 PM
    There was plenty of dancing and singing and ho-ho-hos in downtown Lombard Saturday evening during the village’s annual Jinglebell Jubilee. Students from The Dance Centre kicked off the night with performances of scenes from “The Nutcracker” in business windows.

  • First of two Dickens of a Holiday weekends in downtown Libertyville Dec 6, 2014 5:58 PM
    MainStreet Libertyville continues its holiday tradition with the Dickens of a Holiday event downtown. Children visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus and had photos taken in their sleigh set up in Cook Park. A Children’s Holiday Shoppe was created in Petranek’s Pharmacy on Milwaukee Avenue, where children were able to make holiday purchases with the help from Santa’s “elves.”

  • 5 holiday happenings this weekend in the suburbs Dec 5, 2014 2:01 PM
    It’s hard to escape holiday entertainment in the suburbs these days, and why would you want to? From a seasonal sendups in Arlington Heights and Aurora to the rockin’ Jingle Bash in Rosemont, there are plenty of options.

  • Lombard rings in holiday season with Jinglebell Jubilee Dec 4, 2014 8:44 AM
    For nearly a decade, Lombardians have been ushering in the holiday season with a free, family-friendly Jinglebell Jubilee event in downtown Lombard. The tradition — which organizers say brings together residents, downtown businesses and community centers — will continue this year from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

  • Holiday festivals spreading good cheer throughout DuPage Dec 4, 2014 4:17 PM
    If you had any doubt the holiday season is upon us, a plethora of activities this weekend in DuPage County should guarantee visions of sugar plums dancing in your head. Here’s a quick look at some of what’s happening ...

  • Winter Wonderland returns to Des Plaines this weekend Dec 4, 2014 11:57 AM
    Winter Wonderland, Des Plaines' annual two-day free family festival, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7, at the Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Hwy. “This is the perfect way to ring in a joyful holiday season,” said Linda Traina, Des Plaines Park District superintendent of recreation.

  • Sneak peek: Geneva Christmas House Tour homes Dec 3, 2014 7:01 AM
    Get holiday decorating ideas at the annual Christmas House Tour. Five homes, each with their own distinctive character, will open for self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Each home will shine in holiday adornments presented by local decorators and designers.

  • Bill and Giuliana Rancic to light tree in Lombard Dec 3, 2014 4:45 PM
    Reality TV stars Bill and Giuliana Rancic are coming to Lombard this week to light a 30-foot Christmas tree and meet fans at Yorktown Center. The outdoor tree lighting will begin at 5 p.m. Friday near entrance 5 on the south side of the mall. Guests will have a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree and a meet-and-greet opportunity with the couple. “It’s probably one of the biggest events that we’ve done in the last 10 years,” said Yorktown Marketing Director Lynette Steinhauser.

  • Find holiday spirit at Geneva Christmas Walk and House Tour Dec 2, 2014 7:01 PM
    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the holiday elves have been busy creating a magical experience in Geneva for its 47th Christmas Walk on Friday, Dec. 5, and House Tour festivities on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6.

  • Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville Nov 30, 2014 4:42 PM
    The annual Dickens of a Holiday event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Dec. 6 and 13, in downtown Libertyville.

  • Families flock to 20th annual Elburn Christmas Stroll Nov 29, 2014 7:16 PM
    As live music filled Elburn's Town and Country Public Library on Saturday night, families lined up alongside rows of books in the children's department to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

  • Christmas Craft & Home Show returns to Marmion Nov 29, 2014 6:37 PM
    The annual Marmion Christmas Craft & Home Show returned for the 24th year at Marmion Academy in Aurora on Saturday. The academy’s director of special events, Maria Thornton, said shopper turnout was strong. “We had a line out the door and wrapped around (the building) at exactly nine this morning.”

  • Fox Lake, Korpan’s Landing host annual Holiday Parade Nov 29, 2014 6:29 PM
    The village of Fox Lake and Korpan’s Landing hosted the 58th annual Holiday Parade on Saturday. "A Musical Christmas" was the theme of this year’s parade, which stepped off from Grant Community High School.

  • Dickens era on display in downtown Antioch Nov 29, 2014 6:34 PM
    The Antioch Chamber of Commerce continued its Dickens Holiday Village throughout downtown on Saturday. Lifelike figures from the Dickens era are on display along the sidewalks through Jan. 2. Each character has a plaque describing the scene it represents represents.

  • Bazaar continues Sunday at Spring Valley Nature Center Nov 29, 2014 11:10 PM
    Most of the year, the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg is a place for peaceful pursuits like a quiet hike through the woods, bird-watching along the marshes and streams, or just relaxing in the serene atmosphere provided by its 135 acres of fields and forests. But on Saturday, the nature center took on a decidedly more festive and boisterous air as it played host to the seventh annual Spring Valley Holiday Bazaar, featuring more than 50 vendors from as far away as Michigan and Wisconsin.

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