Festivals May 27-June 2: Memorial Day events and much more
Kick off the long Memorial Day weekend at one of many festivals, outdoor concerts, parades and ceremonies happening in the suburbs.
Brookfield Zoo welcomes its first tapir calf in nearly 30 yearsA South American tapir calf born at Brookfield Zoo is ready to meet the public for the first time Thursday.
Outback Steakhouse will relocate to former Panera Bread site near Woodfield MallSchaumburg trustees Tuesday approved construction of a new Outback Steakhouse on the northwestern outskirts of Woodfield Mall, allowing the relocation of an existing one farther west on Golf Road.
'We are the drive-in that thrived, not just survived': McHenry Outdoor Theater ready for seasonThis movie season is on track to give audiences what they have been waiting for, said Scott Dehn, the McHenry Outdoor Theater's owner.
Suburban students win state high school musical awardsFour suburban students are winners and runner ups in the 11th Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards, held Monday in Chicago. Two students will compete at the national level for what are informally known as "The Jimmies," which take their name after the late Broadway producer and theater owner James M. Nederlander.
'Way more fun than going to the grocery store': Elgin Farmers Market back for 22nd seasonThe Downtown Elgin Farmers Market returns for its 22nd season Friday, June 3. By popular demand, the market will include more produce vendors than in years past, more entertainment, and a new "First Fridays" feature with expanded hours.
Visceral visuals, soaring soundtrack, flashy edits save 'Top Gun: Maverick'A testosterone tribute to arrested adolescence, "Top Gun: Maverick" presents a fantasy world of flashy video game thrills accompanied by an adrenalized retro rock 'n' roll soundtrack, along with a cast of Hollywood stock characters, including the return of Tom Cruise, reprising his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell.
Feder: Laura Washington moves to Chicago TribuneLaura Washington, one of Chicago's most prominent and respected political commentators, is leaving the Sun-Times after more than 20 years to write for the Chicago Tribune.
Memorial Day parades, ceremonies honor those who made the ultimate sacrificeMemorial Day: Parades, ceremonies, services pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice
New DuPage Community Arts Festival coming to WheatonDuPage County is hosting the first DuPage Community Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 28, on the DuPage County Event Center and Fairgrounds in Wheaton. Music acts like the Ides of March, the Orbert Davis Quintet and Ralph Covert are in the mix, along with local visual artists.
Feder: Chicago radio ratings show V103 on top againWVAZ 102.7-FM increased its audience share in April and marked its 72nd ratings victory since the iHeartMedia R&B station signed on in 1988.
Elle King to play Ribfest in Wheaton on June 17Country star Elle King is to be one of the opening acts for Toby Keith at Ribfest on Saturday, June 17, at the DuPage Event Center & Fairgrounds in Wheaton.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Still the 'Top' look in rock 'n' rollLegends and icons. How lucky am I to be able to host these megastars at the Arcada Theatre and now the Des Plaines Theatre, which both have helped shape popular culture, especially that of my own formative years? So many people in my industry pride themselves on NOT being star-struck, and how stars to them are really no big deal anymore. They will give you countless examples of celebs they have worked with, yawning in between the names of the groups, and say how it's just another day at the office for them.