Treat Dad to a special meal for Father's Day 2021
This year for Father's Day, consider giving Dad the gift of time spent with you over brunch, lunch or dinner. Many suburban restaurants are offering dine-in and meal kit options.
Fired up for the Fourth? Where to find fireworks displays in the suburbsAfter COVID-19 largely quieted fireworks in 2020, the summer sky shows are back with a bang this summer. Check out where to catch them in the coming weeks.
Amanda Kloots hopes people don't forget COVID-19 devastationAs COVID-19 restrictions lift in the U.S., many people are celebrating a return to normal. But for Amanda Kloots, 39, a fitness instructor and TV personality, it's not a return to the life she had before the pandemic. Her husband, Nick Cordero, died from complications of the virus after more than 90 days in the hospital. He was 41.
'This is just a beautiful day': Juneteenth brings smiles, resolve in AuroraAurora celebrates Juneteenth with a car and motorcycle parade as residents mark the moment and hope for change.
Feder: Mary Schmich bids farewell to Chicago Tribune in buyout exodusWith the wisdom, humility and grace that shined through every column she wrote, Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Schmich bowed out Saturday after 36 years with the Chicago Tribune.
Peyton Manning hosts as NBC revives quiz show 'College Bowl'The kids are the stars of "College Bowl," but the Manning brothers Peyton and Cooper make a solid supporting cast as NBC revivies the classic quiz show on Tuesday, June 22.
Evanston author's book offers tips on how white people can better support BlacksThe killing of George Floyd not only was a catalyst for calls to end racism, racial justice and police brutality, but it also stirred the conscience of a nation prompting many white Americans to seek ways they could support Black communities. That spurred Evanston author and retired Harvard University business professor Steven Rogers to pen an open letter to white people in America about how they can be better allies to Blacks.
Q&A: Abdul-Jabbar talks new documentary, MLK, social justiceKareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, but the man known for his trademark skyhook shot has also devoted his life advocating for equality and social justice. Abdul-Jabbar will take another step in his activism walk as an executive producer and narrator of the documentary "Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America," which premieres Saturday on the History Channel.
Return engagement: 4 Chairs Theatre's 'Island Song' earns second run onlineOn-demand streaming resumes Friday, June 18, for 4 Chairs Theatre's virtual premiere of the musical "Island Song," about 20-somethings navigating life and love in New York City. The original virtual premiere proved popular enough to warrant a second run online.
Our bird's-eye view of summer, fall music fests in Chicago and the suburbsThe roster's a little shorter for this music season, but here's a quick look at the fests you should check out -- from Homegrown in Lisle to Chicago's Lollapalooza.
Historic barn inspires a new restaurant in BartlettRestaurateur Rakesh Chopra is restoring a 120-year-old historic barn in Bartlett into a bar and tapas lounge with a "quaint" feel.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Sports, the way it 'used to be'After 15 months of unimaginable circumstances, some sense of normalcy, albeit a "new" normalcy, is slowly emerging from the ashes. Seeing fans packed into Wrigley Field this week for the first time since the pandemic began gave my heart a warmth it has not felt since the 2016 World Series.
Through the Film Magnifier: Bob Collins, Jack Nicklaus, Richard Daley, Woodfield Mall Ice Arena and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Bobby Hull, Peter O'Toole, Ted Nugent, aerobics classes for kids and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Frontier Days, Bill Veeck, PeeWee Football, The Cellar nightclub and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hamburger University, Tug-O-War, Dance competitions and more