Restaurant offering many Caribbean flavors to open next month in Gurnee
Caribana Island Bar & Grill is expected to have a soft opening the second week of February. The restaurant features cuisine from several Caribbean nations.
Ke Huy Quan realizes an Oscar dream he thought was deadIt's about an hour after Ke Huy Quan heard his name read as an Academy Award nominee for his performance in "Everything Everywhere All at Once." "Still processing" would be an understatement. "Still jumping for joy" would be more accurate.
Smokey Robinson, 'King of Motown,' to release new solo albumIt's been nearly a decade since Smokey Robinson's last album, but new music from the King of Motown is on the horizon. Robinson will release the nine-track album "Gasms" on April 28.
Stories that unite: Jewish film festival brings messages of hope, courage and resilience"It is stories like these that aim to unite us and renew our faith in humanity," says Hillary Wenk, co-director of the 10th annual Jewish Community Centers Chicago Jewish Film Festival, which runs Jan. 26-29.
Harrison Ford inspires cast in new Apple TV+ comedy 'Shrinking'When Bill Lawrence was developing his new Apple TV+ comedy "Shrinking," he introduced one character in the pilot script as a "Harrison Ford-type" -- but never dreamed he would get the real deal. He was gobsmacked when Ford liked the story and eventually agreed to play the part of a tough therapist who works with star Jason Segel in a mental health practice.
Woodstock celebrates 30 years of 'Groundhog Day' film with familiar festival"Groundhog Day" hit the big screen 30 years ago this year, a year after the iconic comedy was filmed in Woodstock. In keeping with the movie's plot, the city hopes this year's festival looks similar to previous ones.
Upcoming doc captures the persevering spirit of Libertyville's Ike ReillyRocker Ike Reilly could be a character in one of his own songs -- the gritty, persistent working man's poet who can't seem to catch his big break. An upcoming documentary, "Don't Turn Your Back on Friday Night," looks at the outspoken bard's life, his music career and his family.
Even J.Lo can't save this 'Shotgun Wedding'Spoiler alert: J.Lo looks fantastic in a wedding dress. And now comes "Shotgun Wedding," where the ageless pop star and rom-com queen dons a pouffy white concoction that gradually sheds layers of tulle to become increasingly sexy as Lopez fights off not only cringey wedding guests but machine-gun toting pirates.
Bring your appetite as suburban Restaurant Weeks continueWhile Chicago Restaurant Week has garnered a lot of attention over the past week -- it continues through Sunday, Feb. 5 -- other suburbs such as Geneva, Naperville and Wheaton are tempting taste buds with their own Restaurant Weeks happening now.
Goodman's 'the ripple, the wave that carried me home' a poignant tale of rebellion, reconciliationA woman comes to terms with her civil rights activist parents in Christina Anderson's poignant, poetic drama "the ripple, the wave that carried me home" through Feb. 12 at Goodman Theatre.
Let's talk about Bruno: Highland Park skater plays iconic 'Encanto' character for Disney On IceEddy Zeidler's fate, his career with Disney On Ice and his lifelong passion were sealed early, on skates in Highland Park.
How sweet it is: Crumbl Cookies opening in Glen EllynA Wheaton couple will open the latest location of Crumbl Cookies in Glen Ellyn. The TikTok-friendly store will offer a rotating selection of photogenic cookies that are "made to be shared."