Wheaton man is the best giant-pumpkin grower in Illinois, but he wants a 2,000-pound gourd
Every season, pumpkin grower extraordinaire Joe Adkins gets a little closer to his goal of growing a 2,000-pound pumpkin in the backyard of his Wheaton home. With this year's giant, 1,760-pound gourd, he's the closest he's ever been.
Illinois ranked 15th in bike-friendly statusIllinois is 15th in the Bicycle Friendly State rankings, but just what does that mean? How does an entire state improve? These are likely to be among the key questions circulating at the 2022 Illinois Bike Summit Oct. 12-13 in Champaign.
Schaumburg Library studio, record label helps kids make musicThe Teen Record Label Project at Schaumburg Township District Library was started in the summer of 2019, thanks to a Project Next Generation grant the library was awarded through the Illinois State Library.
Dave Heun shares his top spots for a fall walk in the Tri-CitiesFall has settled in as peak color season brings all of its splendor, making it time to share some of our favorite walking areas as well as those touted by others.
Festivals Oct. 7-13: Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest, St. Charles Scarecrow Fest, fall fests and moreIt's pumpkins and fall fests all the time this weekend at the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival and Skeleton Invasion, Danada Fall Festival, Scarecrow Fest in St. Charles, Pier Pumpkin Lights and many more.
Dining out: Lou Malnati's and Portillo's pair up for ultimate Chicago pizzaTwo stalwarts have joined forces to create the ultimate Chicago food pairing: Lou Malnati's x Portillo's Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizza.
Fall spirit on display at 37th annual St. Charles Scarecrow WeekendFall-themed family entertainment is what the 37th annual Scarecrow Weekend is all about. The St. Charles Business Alliance will bring the popular fall festival back to downtown St. Charles from Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9.
3 knives every cook needs. And some they might just wantThere is likely no kitchen tool purchase as important as your cooking knives. And it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the variety of styles, prices, sizes and materials. But while the category of knives is one you may want to explore for the rest of your cooking days, picking a couple of all-purpose kitchen knives can be simple.
Chicago marathon adds nonbinary division in quiet manner some runners find 'hurtful'The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the most prestigious races, drawing runners from around the globe. So when Cal Calamia heard that the race on Sunday had opened a nonbinary runner category, the former Grayslake resident was ecstatic.
Neighbors in the News: Maine East social science chair wins civic leadership awardBillson Rasavongxay, Maine East Social Science Department chairman, was honored with the Carolyn Pereira Civic Leadership Award at this year's Illinois Democracy Schools Convening held recently at the Double Tree Hilton in Lisle.
The next of the big moves at O'Hare: Delta about to shift to Terminal 5Delta Air Lines will pack its bags next week for a short trip with major implications for O'Hare International Airport. The carrier is relocating from O'Hare's Terminal 2 to Terminal 5, where the Chicago Department of Aviation is finishing up a $1 billion rebuild and transition to offer both international and domestic flights.