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  • Holiday events across the U.S., from light shows to menorahs Dec 12, 2014 6:00 AM
    The dark days of December are being lit up with holiday sparkle all over the map, from creative Christmas trees to giant menorahs. Gingerbread houses, light displays and train shows, like the "Wonderland Express" at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, are part of the fun, too. Here are a few of the biggest and best-known events around the country.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Trial delayed for Glencoe man involved in Lincolnshire crash that killed Wheeling woman Oct 27, 2014 7:45 PM
    The trial for a man accused of driving while intoxicated during a crash in Lincolnshire that killed a Wheeling woman was delayed Monday due to medical issues, authorities said. John S. Warsaw, 66, of Glencoe, was unable to attend his trial because he is in a long-term medical facility, authorities said.

     
  • Book notes: Jim Peterik signs new book in Glen Ellyn Sep 20, 2014 6:15 AM
    Singer, songwriter and author Jim Peterik signs copies of his book "Through the Eye of the Tiger" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Explore the fascinating world of fungi at Illinois Mycological Association Mushroom Show & Sale Aug 19, 2014 2:07 PM
    Mushrooms freshly foraged from area forests will be on display at the Illinois Mycological Association Mushroom Show & Sale on Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. The free public event provides the chance to learn about mushroom hunting and the important role fungi play in our ecosystems.

     
  • Gourd Show & Sale Promises Beauty, Utility and Fun Aug 19, 2014 2:07 PM
    Learn more about one of the earliest materials used by humans at the Illinois Gourd Society Show & Sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21 at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

     
  • Sunday picks: Monty Python, silly walks not included Jul 22, 2014 10:42 AM
    If you couldn't get a ticket to see the London farewell shows of “Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five to Go,” then catch the famed British comedy troupe via movie theater screenings of the sold-out event on Sunday at select participating movie theaters. Celebrated comedian Carlos Mencia returns to town to perform standup material this weekend at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

     
  • Weekend picks: Blake Shelton to rock Wrigley Field Jul 22, 2014 10:48 AM
    Country star Blake Shelton headlines The Ten Times Crazier Tour with Dan + Shay, The Band Perry and Neal McCoy at Wrigley Field. Celebrated comedian Carlos Mencia returns to town to perform standup material this weekend at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Musician and vocalist Ralph Covert takes to the Ravinia stage with a children's concert Saturday morning.

     
  • Glen Ellyn entrepreneur forsakes tech’s nomadic life Jul 14, 2014 4:58 PM
    Kukec's People features Saad Rehmani of Glen Ellyn who forgoes his father's world travels to stay here in the area. But he recently left innovative Redbox and has settled at Kapow.

     
  • Weekend picks: See Carlos Mencia in Schaumburg Jul 17, 2014 1:17 PM
    Celebrated comedian Carlos Mencia returns to town to perform standup material this weekend at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. The all-female Serendipity Band performs in a Fridays on the Green Concert in front of Mount Prospect Village Hall. Musician and vocalist Ralph Covert takes to the Ravinia stage with a children's concert Saturday morning.

     
  • Sunday picks: Blues Traveler plays Under the Sun Jul 7, 2014 6:07 AM
    Blues Traveler joins the Under the Sun Tour with Sugar Ray and Uncle Kracker at RiverEdge Park. More than 100 artists display and sell their work for the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival. And many festivals, including Eyes to the Skies, RibFest, Frontier Days and Mount Prospect Lions Club Village Fest, will be wrapping up the holiday weekend today.

     
  • Weekend picks: Fests, bands and Paul Reiser Jul 5, 2014 6:00 AM
    “Mad About You” comedian Paul Reiser returns this Saturday to do standup comedy at Zanies in Rosemont. Catch Smash Mouth amid the rides and carnival games at the Northwest Fourth-Fest Saturday night at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. The Mount Prospect Lions Club hosts its annual Village Festival in Melas Park this weekend. The Eyes to the Skies Festival promises a carnival, fireworks and its famous array of colorful hot air balloons.

     
  • Weekend picks: Fests, fireworks and more fests for the 4th Jul 4, 2014 10:18 AM
    Catch bands like Smash Mouth and Modern Day Romeos amid the rides and carnival games at the Northwest Fourth-Fest this weekend at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. The Mount Prospect Lions Club hosts its annual Village Festival in Melas Park this weekend. And “Mad About You” comedian Paul Reiser returns this Saturday to do standup comedy at Zanies in Rosemont. The Eyes to the Skies Festival promises a carnival, fireworks and its famous array of colorful hot air balloons.

     
  • Glencoe native Fred Savage’s wonder years behind, off camera May 5, 2014 7:21 PM
    You probably remember Fred Savage as Peter Falk’s super cute grandson in the popular 1987 movie “The Princess Bride” or as super cute Kevin Arnold in TV’s popular “The Wonder Years.” Everyone else does. “I’ve been fortunate to be associated with works that have come to mean something to people,” he said. “When people come up to me, they are always positive and encouraging and thoughtful.”

     
  • What to expect this spring after suburbs’ brutal winter Apr 21, 2014 5:45 AM
    Despite some stubborn spurts, the tough winter is pretty much in the rearview mirror. So, as we emerge from hibernation and head outdoors, what fallout will we find on nature from all of that extreme cold and heavy snow? Probably not as much as one might have thought.

     
  • Model Railroad Returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden Apr 9, 2014 3:42 PM
    The Model Railroad Garden, beloved by kids of all ages, returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday, May 10, for the 2014 season. Newest addition takes visitors to Yellowstone National Park.

     
  • Best bets: Swoon to sounds of The Midtown Men Feb 11, 2014 6:18 AM
    The Midtown Men, featuring members from the original Broadway cast of "Jersey Boys," will serenade the audience at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Friday, Feb. 14. Or take your Valentine to see "Romeo and Juliet" this weekend at select movie theaters. Fans of Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters won't want to miss her singing romantic song standards at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan Friday.

     
  • Attend a free College Transfer Fair Feb 7, 2014 1:20 PM
    If you’re looking for information about higher education, you won’t want to miss a free Transfer College Fair from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Oakton Community College, Room 1604, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des

     
  • Celebrated chef crafts gilded plates at Guildhall Jan 29, 2014 9:50 AM
    Guildhall has proved itself a hands-down favorite among local dining-out devotees ever since its debut in March 2013 in downtown Glencoe. And as word gets around, patrons from the North Shore and beyond are beating a path to the door of this 150-seat American bistro. Thomas Witom recently dined there and confirmed that the buzz is justified.

     
  • Lawyers perform in Oakton benefit Jan 22, 2014 6:21 PM
    The Chicago Bar Association will hold its 90th Annual Holiday Spirits Review, “The Merry Old Land of Lawz,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
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