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A grand opening celebration for a new Buffalo Wild Wings GO in Huntley will be held on Wednesday, June 19.

Buffalo Wild Wings Go opens Wednesday in Huntley with giveaway for first 100 guests

A new Buffalo Wild Wings GO in Huntley is celebrating their grand opening Wednesday, June 19 by giving away free wings for a year to the first 100 guests in line.

Officials and guests in Aurora cut a ribbon on Tuesday commemorating the new mural “Aurora Blues.” The mural pays homage to blues artists and the city’s contribution to blues music history.

New mural in Aurora pays tribute to blues greats

A new mural in Aurora pays homage to five iconic blues artists while embracing the city’s historical importance to the music genre.

Water basil at the soil, and in the morning, which helps with keeping fungal growth at bay.

Don’t water at night and other secrets to growing great basil

In the right conditions, growing basil is easy. But it can be a bit fickle. Experts offer tips to help you grow better basil.

Serve homemade ricotta with crackers with a topping of spicy pepper jam or a  drizzle of honey.

Science in the kitchen: Homemade ricotta cheese is a snap to make and a joy to eat

Penny Kazmier shares a recipe for homemade ricotta. It is smooth, rich and creamy and perfect for serving with crackers and vegetables. Spice it up with pepper jelly or hot honey.

Cooks at Christopher Kimball's Milk Street use shelled shrimp in place of the prawns to make this spaghetti with shrimp, tomatoes and white wine.

Shelled shrimp add big flavor to this simple tomato sauce

In Venetian scampi alla busara, large, sweet, shell-on prawns are bathed in a sauce made with fresh tomatoes and flavored with a splash of white wine, smashed garlic cloves and a sprinkling of pepper flakes. Pairing scampi alla busara with al dente pasta is a delicious, though not strictly traditional, combination.

Julian Ayala, 5, splashes in the Fox River at Lions Park in Fox River Grove on Monday. He came with his dad, Galdino Ayala, who took the day off work to spend time with his son.

Weeklong heat wave could bring 100-degree temperatures

A weather pattern that is expected to last all week long is likely to bring heat indexes in excess of 100 degrees at times as well as intermittent storms to most of the Chicago area.

Brian Coyle has been named Barrington's new director of Cultural Affairs.

Neighbors in the News: Village of Barrington welcomes new director of Cultural Affairs

The village of Barrington has hired Dr. Brian Coyle as its new director of Cultural Affairs.