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Filming of “Lovecraft Country” for HBO on Main Street in downtown Elburn began on July 25, 2018.

Which movies and TV shows are casting in Chicago, the suburbs right now?

The glitz and glam of Hollywood captures the attention of Americans starting from an early age. Beyond celebrities’ Instagram Stories and red carpet poses, there are acto...

“The Calculation of You and Me” by Serena Kaylor.

Book Review: Serena Kaylor’s ‘Calculation’ proves predictable romance can be uproarious, nail-biting

Serena Kaylor’s second novel, “The Calculation of You and Me,” is a phenomenal teen romance that celebrates romance itself — the concept and the genre — as Marlowe discovers what makes a healthy, happy relationship through her journey to try and win back her high school boyfriend.

Multi-instrumentalist Jon Negus of Palatine performs with the Teatro ZinZanni band during the company's latest incarnation of “Love, Chaos and Dinner.”

Palatine musician says playing with Teatro ZinZanni makes him feel like he ‘won the lottery’

Palatine resident and multi-instrumentalist Jon Negus began his professional career as a studio musician playing on jingles. He went on to perform with artists including Gladys Knight and Celine Dion. Now the 40-year veteran plays with Teatro ZinZanni, which he compares to winning the lottery.

Brother Chimp Brewing founder Steve Newman, left, and head brewer Sam Altaner recently won a gold medal at the World Beer Cup for their Vienna-style lager Ludwig. The North Aurora taproom was one of several suburban breweries honored, but the only one to win gold.

‘I was flabbergasted’: North Aurora brewery wins gold in World Beer Cup

North Aurora’s Brother Chimp Brewing recently won a gold medal in the World Beer Cup for their Vienna-style lager Ludwig.

Wildfire in Lincolnshire is celebrating its 25th anniversary with throwback menu items from when the restaurant first opened.

Dining out: Restaurant anniversaries, Wheeling Wooble Pub Crawl and more

A pair of suburban restaurants are celebrating anniversaries soon, and in Wheeling you can drink for a good cause during the 4th Wheeling Wooble Pub Crawl.

Jeff Nichols, left, writer/director of “The Bikeriders,” hangs out with stars Austin Butler and Jodie Comer and a 1965 Harley Davidson Pan Head that Butler rode in the film.

Rebellious. Cool. Nostalgic. Bringing ‘The Bikeriders’ to life, and movie theaters

Jeff Nichols had dreamt of making a film about a 1960s motorcycle clubs for over 20 years. The obsession started in his brother’s apartment, when he first cracked open Da...

Paella de Mariscos is one of the dishes to be prepared at the new Hacienda Real, 1602 Commons Drive, Geneva.

Hacienda Real brings authentic Mexican experience to Geneva

The Aréchiga family introduced their newest rendition of Hacienda Real to Geneva in February 2023, which set the standard for an elevated, authentic Mexican dining experience.