'Being Frank' mines cheap laughs from serious family issues
A teen (Logan Miller) discovers his dad (Elgin native Jim Gaffigan) has a second wife and family in "Being Frank," an uneven film that takes the theme of betrayal and turns it into fodder for a sitcom.
Suburban gem Cantigny Park is a museum like no otherWheaton's Cantigny Park offers visitors a chance to enjoy summer at a 500-acre facility at 1S151 Winfield Road unlike any other in the suburbs.
10 hot tickets: on sale this weekend: Buddy Guy returns to St. Charles; Rachel Bloom plays ChicagoTickets on sale this weekend: Buddy Guy returns to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Mexican comic and singer Franco Escamilla plays the Rosemont Theatre and Rachel Bloom tours to the Chicago Theatre.
Festivals June 21-27: Swedish Days, concerts, cruise nights & moreGeneva's Swedish Days continues, Rotary GroveFest opens in Downers Grove and Bartlett hosts a Global Arts Festival. These are just three of many suburban and city fests this week.
Moe Berg documentary tackles mysteries of baseball catcher turned spyMoe Berg's baseball career in the 1920s and '30s come to be overshadowed by his cunning as a wartime spy. He's the subject of "The Spy Behind Home Plate," and filmmaker Aviva Kempner is coming to the suburbs to talk about her documentary.
California Pizza Kitchen closing downtown Arlington Heights locationCalifornia Pizza Kitchen will close its downtown Arlington Heights location Sunday, officials said.
'Toy Story 4' a charmingly spectacular animated sequel about second chancesTom Hanks, Tim Allen and Annie Potts reunite with the original voice actors of 1995's "Toy Story" to create a third animated sequel that cranks up the art form to new cinematic, technical heights.
14 suburban, city food fests to spice up your summerFrom Long Grove's Strawberry Fest to Highwood's Inferno Fest to Naperville's Ribfest to two Bloody Mary fests, there's a fest for every taste. Here are 14 to whet your appetite.
Island Lake welcomes summer with carnival, fireworksCelebrate the official start of summer with the Island Lake Carnival and Fireworks this weekend.
Global Arts Festival returns to Bartlett ParkThis is the third year for Arts in Bartlett, the local nonprofit arts council, to present Global Arts Festival, which highlights the cultural diversity represented in the community.
Sound check: Rolling Stones resume rescheduled tour with Chicago launchThis week in music: The Rolling Stones roll into Chicago, kicking off the next leg of the band's North American tour. Also, Country LakeShake brings some country to the city, and The Darling Suns plays Yorkville's Summer Solstice Indie Music Festival.
Dining out: Shake Shack opens in Vernon Hills, Seasons 52 taps summer flavorsOn the suburban dining scene: Shake Shack opens Friday in Vernon Hills; Seasons 52 intros new Rosé All Day, All Summer menu; Fannie May scoops up BOGO ice cream Friday; Krispy Kreme offers its new filled doughnut for free Saturday and more.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Father's Day and rock 'n' rollersEach year, for the past 26, I have produced a festival in Chicago's Little Tuscany neighborhood around 24th Street and Oakley Avenue. At this event on Father's Day Sunday each year, we remember fathers who have passed, and recognize those dads who are still with us.
Through the Film Magnifier: Barry Manilow, Deadheads, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Connors, a fishing derby and more