Into craft beer? Schaumburg's new Global Brew Tap House worth checking out
Can you really find happiness at a suburban strip mall? If you're a craft beer fan in the Schaumburg area, then, yes, you can at the new Global Brew Tap House. With 50 brews on tap and a grilled cheeses menu, how can you go wrong?
Best bets: Little Big Town, Sugarland play Ravinia; Dog Days returns to CantignyCountry bands Little Big Town and Sugarland play the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Dog Days returns to Cantigny Park in Wheaton and '80s on the Fox features stars Rick Springfield, Patty Smyth and more at RiverEdge Park in Aurora.
Theater spotlight: Fast-talker makes big promises in Goodman's 'Music Man' revivalGoodman Theatre revives "The Music Man," Williams Street Repertory presents a Shakespeare comedy set to Elvis Presley's music, and Windy City Playhouse stages a thriller about class, race and friendship, this week in Chicago-area theater.
Mother Truckin' Booze Fest returns to Sears CentreUnder an only slightly different name, the unmistakable Mother Truckin' Booze Fest will return to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, Nov. 23, with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23.
Horror prequel 'Annabelle' possessed by cliches, but not suspenseEd and Lorraine Warren (reprised by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) wisely get out of the cliched, suspenseless horror prequel "Annabelle Comes Home" early by going on a trip, leaving their 10-year-old daughter (Mckenna Grace) to deal with an inept teen babysitter (Madison Iseman) and a demon-infested doll.
Fests through July 4: Frontier Days, Naperville's Ribfest, Eyes to the Skies, Northwest Fourth Fest & moreBoom! From fireworks to parades to outdoor concerts to food fests and more, summer festival season is in full swing. Here's where you can celebrate the Fourth of July and more.
Where to catch suburban fireworks through July 4 -- and beyondIndependence Day means fireworks -- and not just on July 4. Here's a town-by-town guide to when and where to catch fireworks in the suburbs.
Key to Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta -- stay afloatCardboard boatbuilders are a calculating lot. Before crafting a vessel that floats, supports the weight of its crew and can make it across the waters of Glen Ellyn's Lake Ellyn, there is math and measuring to be done, followed by gluing, painting and decorating.
Feder: 94.7 WLS' Dave Fogel on the mend after brain aneurysmChicago radio veteran Dave Fogel says he expects to be back on the air today after spending two days in the hospital for treatment of a brain aneurysm. Fogel, 58, who hosts mornings on Cumulus Media classic hits WLS 94.7-FM, reminded me that I wrote about an identical occurrence in 2003 when he hosted afternoons at hot adult-contemporary WTMX 101.9-FM.
Sound check: Willie Nelson, Avett Brothers headline Outlaw Music FestMusic this week: Country rebel Willie Nelson headlines the Outlaw Music Fest at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park; Ravinia is hopping with big acts -- Little Big Town, Counting Crows, Sugarland, Steve Miller Band, T.I. -- this week; and Violet Crime and Kowloon Bay celebrate EP release shows.
Constable: Lombard native turns deck of cards into magical careerAt age 12, Sean Masterson did his first magic show at Helen Plum Library in Lombard, setting the stage for his lifelong career.
Through the Film Magnifier: Barry Manilow, Deadheads, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Connors, a fishing derby and more