Goodman's 'School Girls' a dream come true for former Chicago actress
Goodman Theatre's pandemic-interrupted Chicago-area premiere of the comedy "School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play" -- about queen bees and wannabes at a Ghana boarding school -- gets its long-delayed opening.
3-day 'Micro Fair' opens in GrayslakeA retooled Lake County Fair returned for its annual run Friday at the fairgrounds at Peterson and Midlothian roads in Grayslake.
Homegrown music fest returns in person to Lisle this weekendHomegrown's Aaron Williams had to pivot when the pandemic threatened to shut down the local music fest last summer. This weekend, it returns to Lisle with plenty of new music.
Naperville's Bob Odenkirk tweets that he had 'small heart attack' with no surgery neededNaperville North grad Bob Odenkirk was in stable condition Wednesday after collapsing on the set of "Better Call Saul."
Geneva doughnut shop Fresh Donuts serves up sweet treats to loyal customersThis week, columnist Dave Heun writes about Fresh Donuts, a doughnut shop in Geneva that he says is getting rave reviews from customers.
New restaurant coming to downtown Des PlainesA new restaurant named At 7 is coming to downtown Des Plaines, filling a vacancy in the Metropolitan Square complex.
Villa Park trustee appearing in community theater production of 'Macbeth'Recently elected Villa Park Trustee Jack Corkery is in the cast of "Macbeth" by Saint Genesius Productions. The outdoor Shakespeare in the park community theater production also features the daughter of another recently elected Villa Park trustee, Deepasriya Kumar.
Lollapalooza fans optimistic as 2021 festival kicks off amid COVID-19 precautionsThousands of fans streamed into Grant Park Thursday, marking the return of Lollapalooza after COVID-19 halted last year's iteration of the 30-year-old music festival.
'Stillwater' ripples with realism in its story of a flawed father seeking redemptionMatt Damon gives a seamless performance as a blue-collar worker from Oklahoma in France to help his imprisoned daughter in the daring drama "Stillwater."
Looking for laughs? Try Schaumburg's Laugh Out Loud and Chicago's Goodman TheatreLaugh Out Loud Theater in Schaumburg invites patrons to chill out with "Hot Laugh Summer" while Goodman Theatre stages the coronavirus-interrupted Chicago premiere of "School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play."
Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' takes viewers on predictable, pun-filled adventureDwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt set sail in the absurd but mildly entertaining "Jungle Cruise," based on the Disney amusement park ride.
Through the Film Magnifer, Walter Payton, Shadow Traffic, Danny Thomas at Woodfield Mall, Julia Child and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Bob Collins, Jack Nicklaus, Richard Daley, Woodfield Mall Ice Arena and more
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Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Frontier Days, Bill Veeck, PeeWee Football, The Cellar nightclub and more