Dining: Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Week, plus Buddy's Bites N Brews opens in Schaumburg
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Week kicks off Monday, Buddy's Bites N Brews is now open in Schaumburg, Itasca's Church Street Brewing Company hosts a four-day eighth anniversary bash, and Allgauer's in Northbrook sends off the warm weather with an End of Summer Party Saturday.
Sound check: Joanna Connor plays the blues in AuroraThe Joanna Connor Band heats up Mundy Park outside The Venue in Aurora; Huntley's Fall Fest moves online and to the RocHaus; and Kane Brown headlines an Encore Live drive-up show.
Best Bets: Common teams with Chicago Children's Choir for world premiere videoCommon joins with the Chicago Children's Choir for its virtual fundraiser "Reverberation: A Celebration of Enduring Voices," and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez speaks in a virtual presentation hosted by Elmhurst University.
Cascade Drive-In theater takes first step in bid to reopen in West ChicagoThe iconic Cascade Drive-In in West Chicago is trying to flicker back to life 18 months after going dark.
With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noiseWhat's it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most things during the pandemic, it's surreal. Except for trips to the editing room, director Chloe Zhao has mostly stayed at her California home even as her film, "Nomadland," has won raves around the globe.
Feder: Orion Samuelson to retire after 60 years at WGN RadioOn the eve of his 60th anniversary as the booming voice of agriculture and business at WGN 720-AM, Orion Samuelson says it's time to retire from the Nexstar Media Group news/talk station.
Feder: Dan McNeil apologizes for 'harsh' tweet -- and goes fishingOne week after his career crashed and burned over what his bosses called a "degrading and humiliating" tweet, Dan McNeil apologized to the ESPN reporter whose attire he ridiculed.
Iconic Arlington Cake Box Bakery closes after 71 years in Arlington HeightsAfter more than seven decades, the iconic Arlington Cake Box Bakery in Arlington Heights has served its last chocolate chip coffee cake and Campbell Street Special.
Chicago sets up guidelines for winter outdoor diningChicago has issued new guidelines for businesses that want to get a jump on setting up their own pandemic-friendly spaces.
13 overlooked horror films to check out before HalloweenLooking for a good scare ahead of Halloween? These 13 lesser-known horror films recommended by Dann Gire provide just that.
Jude Law, Carrie Coon on the moody marital drama 'The Nest'Carrie Coon so badly wanted the slow-burn familial drama "The Nest" to be made, she told its director that she'd step aside so that he could cast "someone more famous" in her role. "The Nest," which is now playing in select theaters nationwide, is writer-director Sean Durkin's first in almost 10 years. Coon had signed on early to play Allison, but she also knew that it would take a star to get "The Nest" made. And then Jude Law came along.
Kal Penn hopes for dialogue with new show for young votersPolitics has been more than a little shouty of late. Actor and activist Kal Penn would quietly like to change that. Penn is hoping to do something by reaching millennial and Gen Z voters with a new half-hour TV show on Freeform, "Kal Penn Approves This Message," which premieres Tuesday.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: The return of Led ZeppelinJason Bonham, the talented son of original Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, once brought his incredible "Led Zeppelin Experience" to St. Charles. His band was nothing short of incredible as he masterfully did what he was born to do behind the drums.
Images; Through the Film Magnifier: Carlton Fisk, The Kingston Trio, Dudley Moore, a beard contest and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Doug Buffone, Cloris Leachman, draft registration, aerobics class and more