Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Dining events: Live music on Harry Caray's patio & the return of Starbucks' pumpkin spice
Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte returns, Harry Caray's Lombard hosts live music Fridays and Fat Rosie's brings its Mexican fare to Lincolnshire on the suburban dining scene.
Best Bets: Chicago Dogs host 'Star Wars' theme night SaturdayThe Chicago Dogs host a "Star Wars" theme night Saturday at Rosemont's Impact Field, three bands perform in a drive-in concert in Aurora to support Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra hosts its virtual fundraising gala Sunday.
How 4 suburban exhibits tell the suffrage storyGaining the right to vote took decades of work for women and their allies. Several suburban exhibits aim to make sure their work is not forgotten. Here's how four of them are telling the story of the push for women's suffrage.
Starting Wednesday, you must always wear mask in presence of restaurant, bar serverIllinois diners and bar patrons will be required to don their masks around restaurant and bar servers starting Wednesday. The rule applies to patrons -- inside and outside -- who are having their orders taken by a server, being served, picking up orders and even having food delivered.
New Philharmonic moves first few 2020-21 season concerts onlineThe New Philharmonic is moving its first two concerts of the 2020-21 season online in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The New Philharmonic is also adding three online "Holiday Sing-Along with the Symphony" concerts on Dec. 12 and 13, and hopes to resume in-person concerts in 2021.
Book review: Writer Spencer Kope takes a risk, but it pays off"Shadows of the Dead," the third thriller in Spencer Kope's "Special Tracking Unit" series, opens with a car crash, the discovery of a bound woman in the trunk, and the subsequent arrest of a seemingly deranged driver. As long as readers don't mind suspending disbelief just a little with this story, they'll likely admire the plot's twists and turns and the author's skillful character development.
Feder: Sun-Times names Rachel Hinton chief political reporterJust three years after joining the Sun-Times as an intern straight out of DePaul University, Rachel Hinton has been promoted to chief political reporter.
St. Charles mayor orders bars to close at midnightDue to concerns about COVID-19, St. Charles mayor Ray Rogina on Tuesday announced an executive order for bars and restaurants to close at midnight starting Friday.
Sound check: Blues livestream, Square Roots Fest at home, SpaceCamp at BrauerBluesStream: A Chicago/Kalamazoo Blues Party packs 12 smoking blues artists into one six-hour livestream presentation Sunday, Square Roots Festival goes online and a scaled-back socially distanced SpaceCamp is set for BrauerHouse.
Readers pick 'The Secrets We Kept' for Arlington Hts. community readArlington Heights readers have chosen a work of historical fiction that looks back on Cold War-era international espionage for the annual villagewide reading program.
Book review: In a you-can't-make-this-stuff-up age, Carl Hiaasen canNearly all of the dozens of Carl Hiaasen's hugely popular satirical novels, young people's stories, nonfiction books and column collections -- mainly about political corruption and environmental despoliation in the state of Florida -- have been all too believably, even depressingly, topical. But by the evidence of the scabrous and unrelentingly hilarious "Squeeze Me," the current era is truly Carl Hiaasen's moment.
'A botanical showplace': Cantigny Park completes second round of garden renovationsCantigny Park is showing off new and updated gardens in a nearly 18-acre swath of its Wheaton campus.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Our 'Idol,' Crystal BowersoxI have been producing music and food festivals for the past 35 years. During that time, I have crossed paths with a regular stream of entertainers who have graced our various festival stages. Most were good, some not so good, a couple were "idols" in the making.
Images; Through the Film Magnifier: Carlton Fisk, The Kingston Trio, Dudley Moore, a beard contest and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Doug Buffone, Cloris Leachman, draft registration, aerobics class and more