Woodstock Willie makes his prediction when Groundhog Days fest returns
Will Woodstock Willie see his shadow? Find out when Groundhog Days festival returns to Woodstock Jan. 30-Feb. 2.
5 events for $5 (or less): Go on a Cocoa Crawl in Long GroveLooking for budget-friendly fun? Go on a Cocoa Crawl in Long Grove, hear a piano recital by Kourosh Dini in St. Charles or get pet ideas at the All Animal Expo in Wheaton.
Dining out: Free hot chocolate Friday at Stan's DonutsGet a free hot chocolate Friday at Stan's Donuts, Jeni's fetes National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Saturday, Beerhead intros 50 new craft beers, and City Works offers half-price Impossible burgers, this week on the suburban dining scene.
'Freedom and victory': Student choir leads North Central's Gospel ExtravaganzaThe Voices of Praise student choir will be the headliner when North Central College celebrates its 32nd annual Gospel Extravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Libertyville Bakers Square closes as result of corporate reorganizationBakers Square, a longtime local favorite for pies and other fare, has closed its Libertyville location as a result of a corporate reorganization. Twenty-two Bakers Square restaurants, including locations in Gurnee, Palatine, Naperville and Woodridge remain open, according to the company website.
St. Viator's 'Sound of Music' is curtain call for directorAt St. Viator High School, the halls are alive with "The Sound of Music." After months of rehearsing, the school presents this musical that features nearly 150 students on stage, behind the scenes and in the orchestra.
Raising Cane's targets spring opening in Glen EllynIf the opening of the Raising Cane's in Glen Ellyn looks anything like the one in Batavia, be prepared to wait in line to order chicken tenders. The Louisiana-based chain expects the Glen Ellyn restaurant to begin serving "Caniacs" this spring.
Sound check: JDR & the Broadcast drop new release at Aurora's The VenueAurora's JDR & the Broadcast plays a release show at The Venue, Take the Reins headlines an ALS benefit at BrauerHouse and Bitter Jester opens submissions for this summer's music series.
Naval Station Great Lakes cancels 2020 4th of July CelebrationNaval Station Great Lakes near North Chicago is calling off its popular 4th of July Celebration this year due to a large number of other events scheduled to take place at the base the same week.
Park Ridge Civic Orchestra seeking help to surviveFollowing the loss of its longtime home at the Pickwick Theatre and the more recent loss of its major donor, the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra is seeking new sources of financial support to survive beyond its current 26th season.
Spotlight: Drury Lane revives the Gershwin classic 'An American in Paris'Drury Lane revives a Gershwin classic "An American in Paris," Writers stages the domestic drama "Stick Fly," Citadel presents "The Fantasticks" and the sixth Chicago Musical Theatre Festival returns, this week in Chicago-area theater.
Naperville Bar Louie closure reflects 'chain-wide issue'Bar Louie in downtown Naperville has closed, one of a reported 38 locations of the gastropub chain to shut its doors in a bankruptcy filing, downtown business officials said.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: The 'Raging Bull,' a sweet guyEach week, so many of you turn to Page 6 of the Daily Herald's Time Out! section to see which rock 'n' roller backstage story I will have. But my behind-the-scenes escapades are not solely limited to the field of music. There are many "celebs" from other worlds with whom I happen to cross paths on a regular basis. Especially in sports!
Through the Film Magnifier: Dallas Green, Tony LaRussa, The Lone Ranger, electric cars, a war protest and more