Tips for hosting a successful backyard barbecue for a crowd
Summer entertaining needn't be overwhelming. Leslie Meredith offers tips on prepping and serving some store-bought staples and some from-scratch dishes for a crowd.
Where to see fireworks around the suburbs July 1-4Fireworks displays return with a bang throughout the suburbs this weekend.
Festivals July 1-7: Where to celebrate July 4 all weekend longThe suburbs are booming with festivals, fireworks, parades, concerts, carnivals, fairs and more this weekend.
Ring in Fourth with Mundelein Community Days festivitiesMusic, a carnival and even a butterfly release highlight Mundelein Community Days 2022, which runs Friday through Monday, July 1-4.
Fresh herbs help get flavorful, crispy chicken on the table in no timeFresh herbs in a summer garden shine in this dish of flavorful, crispy chicken for a fast dinner.
Constable: Divided Americans still driving together across common groundIn a divided nation, one thing many Illinoisans have in common despite record-high gas prices is 2.4 million of them are hitting the road this Independence Day holiday weekend. Columnist Burt Constable reflects on driving across common ground.
Fireworks spark off Barrington Fourth of July celebrationBarrington's Fourth of July celebration begins with a bang and ends with a song. The village's fireworks display is on Friday, July 1, and a bluegrass concert on Monday, July 4, closes out the festivities.
Best Bets: Anime Midwest returns to RosemontAnime Midwest takes over Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center this weekend; Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat play RiverEdge Park in Aurora; and Sheryl Crowe, Keb' Mo' and Southern Avenue play the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.
More than 90% of Illinois' plastic goes to landfills. Here are some solutions.Over 90% of the plastic generated in Illinois is going to landfills instead of being recycled. We can help change that.
Water is best: Why you shouldn't give milk to your pet catI will bet that most people, if asked, would say a saucer of milk is fine for their kitties. But for most cats, milk is not a good choice and can cause some serious health issues.
The soil will tell you how much watering is neededThe amount and frequency of watering will vary depending on the type of soil in your garden and weather conditions. Sandy, very well-drained soils will dry out more quickly than heavier clay loam soils so plants growing in those conditions tend to need more water to get established.