Naper Settlement reopens July 14 with new programs, free general admission in July and August
Naper Settlement will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 14, with free general admission through Aug. 23. In addition to ticketed mansion tours, Naper Settlement has launched several new mobile tours and a sitewide walking tour that will provide an overview of the more than 30 buildings on-site and include a demonstration at the Blacksmith Shop. Both the sitewide walking tour and Martin Mitchell Mansion tour will require advanced registration at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center.
Arlington Heights Historical Museum artifacts hold plenty of mysteriesUnusual bottles and a Victorian-era desk are among the items Dan Schoeneberg, administrator of the Arlington Heights Historical Society, finds most interesting in the museum's exhibits.
Customers rally around Continental Restaurant in Buffalo Grove after flower theftDuring his 25 years serving customers at the Continental Restaurant in Buffalo Grove, Pete Panayiotou has earned a reputation for giving back to the community. But after someone stole the flowers outside his popular eatery, it was the community that gave back to him.
Images: Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and moreSee vintage Daily Herald images of Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Des Plaines bridge club, Stateville Prison riot and more in the latest Through the Film Magnifier gallery.
Feder: Mancow parties with Roger Stone after Trump commutes sentenceWhen Chicago radio personality Erich Mancow Muller flew down to Florida last week he thought he'd be attending a pity party for his friend Roger Stone, who was set to begin serving a 40-month prison sentence for lying to Congress and witness intimidation.
Comedian Esther Povitsky taps her Skokie roots for Comedy Central specialSkokie native Esther Povitsky stars in the Comedy Central special "Esther Povitsky: Hot For My Name," which airs on Friday, July 17. And she brings her parents along for the ride.
A sports legend's view on opening America's eyesRecently, national arts reporter Geoff Edgers chatted with basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time scoring leader, an activist and author. Here are a few excerpts from their conversation.
For ballet companies, 'Nutcracker' loss is heartbreaking blowJoffrey Ballet dancer Victoria Jaiani hadn't performed for three months as a result of pandemic shutdowns, and she was doubtful she'd dance this fall. But when her bosses announced the unthinkable -- canceling "The Nutcracker" -- she lost it. "I sobbed and sobbed," said Jaiani.
Wahlburgers delays opening of St. Charles restaurantAfter hinting that its new St. Charles restaurant would begin operating next week, Wahlburgers has decided to postpone the opening of its first suburban location until the end of the month.
It's been an eventful year for Pulitzer Prize winner Colson WhiteheadEven sheltering in place, Colson Whitehead has had an eventful year. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzers for back-to-back novels, "Underground Railroad" and "The Nickel Boys," which won the Pulitzer in May and is now out in paperback. He also managed to finish a crime novel, with the working title "Harlem Shuffle," that he had begun more than a year ago.
'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantineThough most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, "Palm Springs" had the kind of premiere filmmakers dream of at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where it drew big laughs, enthusiastic reviews and a record deal for the festival.
Tom Hanks on COVID-19, 'Greyhound' and wartime mentalitySince contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been busy. After recovering, he hosted a from-home episode of "Saturday Night Live." And he saw his new World War II naval drama "Greyhound" steered from theatrical release by Sony Pictures to Apple TV+ -- the streaming service's biggest movie yet.
Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and more
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