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Lockport Chamber 2015 Community Expo
The Lockport Chamber 2015 Community Expo features health screenings, local business booths, children's activities, performances, DJ, food court, raffle with prizes and more! Fun and healthy awaits you.
Canal Alliance Congress
August 24, 2014 marked 30 years since the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor had been signed into existence by President Ronald Reagan. The theme for our 3rd Annual Canal Alliance Congress during this anniversary year is “Looking Back, Looking Forward.” We will be looking back at the founding of the national heritage corridor and past projects and how they are doing today. Then we will look forward at projects in the works and only dreamed of, to envision what the Canal Corridor will be like in the future. There are a variety of sections, including panel discussions, pecha kucha presentations (pecha kucha is a presentation with 20 seconds per slide for 20 slides), and networking breaks, as well as an hour lunch. Reservations required.
Featuring steel drums, incredible percussion, great vocals, blue man style performance pieces and more high energy fun performed with an exotic twist.
9th Annual Red Carpet Corridor - Joliet Area Historical Museum
The 9th Annual Red Carpet Corridor including activities at the Joliet Area Historical Museum. It is all about family fun on the most famous road in America - Route 66. This year’s event will be Saturday, May 2, from 8 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, May 3, from 8 AM to 3 PM. Sponsored by the twelve communities which make up the 90-mile linear museum from Joliet to Towanda, the annual festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane. Each community will produce its own events. From full-blown festivals to antique and craft sales, art sales, car and motorcycle shows, live entertainments, and plenty of yard, garage, and sidewalk sales along the way, everyone is sure to discover something unique. Food, snacks and treats will be in abundance, and there are plenty of historic sites, outstanding free museums and unique mom & pop businesses to help create a nostalgic journey for all to enjoy. Visitors can simply enjoy the drive, stop and have their picture taken with Elvis, or do a little shopping in any of the great stores along the Mother Road.
Midwest Morel Fest
Learn, hunt and buy morel mushrooms during Ottawa’s Annual Midwest Morel Fest. This unique festival offers ‘everything mushrooms for the morel enthusiast to the curious observer! All events take place at Jordon Block Park (Main & Rt 23/71N). Saturday, enjoy a large variety of handcrafted Vendors, Home Brewers Tasting Tent and Competition, Food and Music. And don’t forget Morel University where you can learn to identify morels then take off for a guided hunt. We have set aside land just for you! Sunday's championship hunt boasts the largest cash purse in the nation. Both hunts have limited availability.
Celtic Harpist, Kim Robertson with Brett Lipshutz
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Traditional Celtic and folk music. Enjoy music from Celtic Harpist, Kim Robertson with Brett Lipshutz who will be playing the flute and tin whistle. This performance is supported by Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council.
Pamela Welcome as Harriet Tubman
Celebrate Women's History Month - Fundraiser for the Sandwich Opera House Pamela Welcome holds a B.A. degree in Acting and Directing from Northern Illinois University. She has performed in many diverse theatrical productions with roles ranging from 'Mama', in "A Raisin' In The Sun"; 'Sister Margaret', in "The Amen Corner"; 'Jo Jo LaMotte', in "Agatha Christie Made Me Do It"; and 'Mrs. Mercy Croft', in "The Killing of Sister George", to name a few. Mrs. Welcome has also done numerous training films and some voice over and commercial work. She currently performs Black Women In History - featuring Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and a WWII Riveter/Welder. These programs are performed periodically for libraries, women's groups, churches and historical organizations. Pamela is married with two children, Joseph and Briana. General Admission - $10
Almost Elton John
Craig A Meyer is the legendary premier Elton John Tribute act. Celebrating the music, character, charisma and costumes of Sir Elton John.
Tumbleweed - Eagles Tribute
A tribute to the Eagles and classic rock from the 60's until today including other legendary artists.
Painting with Wine
Join us at the Joliet Area Historical Museum for an evening of flavorful wine and fun as you create your own masterpiece with the help of a local professional artist. Special admission price of $40 for Museum Members and $45 for Non-Members includes all materials, as well as free access to the Museum exhibits & galleries. Register online to reserve your spot now.
Shania Twain & Cher Tribute
She looks and sounds exactly like Shania...but, wait....is that Cher? Kelly Smith is the premier Shania and Cher Tribute artist in the country.
Retrospective - Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Band
AJ Swearingen's warm baritone and Jonathan Beedle's soaring tenor combine to capture the essence and magic sounds of Simon and Garfunkel's classic rock.
Chicago's premier a Capella quartet, singing classic rock favorites from the 50's and on in stunning vocal harmony, without instrumental accompaniment.
Brenda's Frozen Custard
Frozen Custard, Burgers, Dinners, Fast Food, Hot Dogs and Sandwiches
Bull Moose Bar & Grille
At the Bull Moose Bar & Grille, their culture is driven by the cheerful, enthusiastic, dedicated staff. They provide a historic setting incorporating a 1893 Pullman Palace Car Company dining car used by President Roosevelt in his 1912 political campaign. They offer an inventive menu, with fresh, quality ingredients offered at affordable prices. The Bull Moose has taken on a Cheers-type atmosphere, becoming the local meeting place in town. The spectacular bar provides a great place for afternoon drinks or late night partying.
Gene's Carry Out
Breakfast– offered all day long! Lunch– lunch and daily specials available every day! Dinner– ask about the chicken specials for families and parties! Coffee– fresh brewed regular and decaf and they also serve hot chocolate and cappuccino!
Santa Fe Restaurant
A family owned and operated restaurant since 1981, with locations in Glen Ellyn and Sandwich, Illinois. They specialize in delicious, authentic Mexican food, and our Margaritas have been voted the best Margaritas in DuPage county for almost 30 years!
Bar & Grill located at 48 E. Railroad Street in Sandwich, Illinois.
Family owned and operated since 1982, Nel's Catering is known locally for it's excellent food at fair prices. Nel's Catering is known for their potato salad and Italian Beef Sandwiches, but they carry a large variety of salads and meat choices in the deli. They will cater to your needs and ideas. No job is too big or too small. They can create menus to match your tastes and themes.
Great food, casual atmosphere and fun crowd. CLOSED MONDAY, open at 2 pm on TUESDAY, otherwise open daily at 11:30 am and serving lunch.
Stone Mill Museum
A four-floor large museum located in a former stone mill, including items from the area and a room dedicated to Native America artifacts. A 24' long mural depicts the different eras of Indians and a buffalo hide nearby showing life of an Indian tribe. Open Sundays 1-4 pm from April to October. Tours by appointment.
Gonzo's has been open since December of 2007 in Sandwich, IL. Offering the 50 year old recipe of Gary "Gario" Schaefer the ONE and ONLY Gario!! Offering Carry out, dine in and Delivery service to surrounding areas.
Angie's Sugar Buzz Bakery
Baked goods, cakes and lunch specials.
Brother's Restaurant and Lounge
Brother's has been a community icon for over forty years. "The Home of the Beef Roll!"
Bull Moose Bar & Grille - Culinary Champion!
Winner of the Aurora Area's Best Burger Competition Bull Moose offers an inventive menu, with fresh, quality ingredients offered at affordable prices. The Bull Moose has taken on a Cheers-type atmosphere, becoming the local meeting place in town. The spectacular bar provides a great place for afternoon drinks or late night partying. •Award-winning Burgers •Unique Sandwiches •An array of Appetizers •Steaks & Ribs and other delicious entrees •Homemade Soups & Desserts •Great place for both Lunch & Dinner •A Full-service Bar & an Outdoor Patio •Wireless Internet & an ATM •Daily Specials & a NEW Lunch Specials Menu •Dine-In & Carry-Out
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra- Let The Music Move You!
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra- Let The Music Move You! A Collaboration with Chicago Mulit-Cultural Dance Center. John Adams- The Chairman Dances, Lee Actor- Dance Rhapsody Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, Shostakovich- Symphony No. 12. Featuring high-energy dances choreographed for live orchestra.
Started as a Trolley Trailer, now moved into a permanent location in Somonauk. 30 years in the food and beverage industry has provided them with the experience needed to offer excellent service and an undeniably mouth-watering menu using the freshest ingredients and a 4th generation BBQ recipe! everything from our famous Pulled Pork BBQ down to the handmade Creamy Coleslaw. Come experience their flavors that are BBQ Express!
Marie Louise Olmstead Memorial Museum
Tours by appointment Some describe this museum as a “hidden gem” because of their display of local, cultural, natural and prehistoric history for lower DeKalb and upper LaSalle Counties.
The Priests are a classical musical trio made up of three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland. Frs. Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy are amongst the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. Their debut album, sold at such a pace, it secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut ever.
Here at Johnny K's, we take pride in serving only the finest quality ingredients at generous portions. Enjoy the various attractions inside our dining room while you wait for your delicious meal.
The Buddy Holly Story
Now in its 25th amazing year, the "World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical" continues to thrill audiences on tour in the U.K. and around the world. Viewed by more than 20 million people over 20,000 performances worldwide, Buddy opened in London's West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; wining numerous awards along the way. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, "Peggy Sue", "That'll Be The Day", "Not Fade Away", "Oh Boy", Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba", The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace" and many more!
Manhattan Irish Fest
This annual event includes a parade, 5k run, Irish Breakfast, Irish Mass, craft fair and evening entertainment. Lots of kids activities and of course, kilts! Downtown Manhattan comes alive!
Get the Led Out (Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage.
Wandering Dragon Game Shoppe
Located in the heart of historic, downtown Plainfield, with its comfortable, “Old World” feel, Game Library, spacious Event Area and eight game rooms available to rent for private parties, The Wandering Dragon is not just an amazing board game store, but a home away from home for family and friends to gather and get lost in some fun.
Gramma's Family Restaurant & Pancake House
Breakfast and brunch seven days a week!
Buzz the Gut Cruise Night & Car Show
"Let's Buzz the Gut"- A common term used by the youth of many generations for cruising the downtown and outlying areas of Dwight. Enjoy classic cars on display, food vendors, displays, music. Car awards at 8pm. Over 100 cars entered.
Larson's Family Farm
Visit the Larson Family Farm for some old fashioned country fun. In the fall, the farm offers pumpkins and gourds, hay rack rides and fall home decor. Come to the farm to cut your own Christmas tree. The venue is available for special event rentals. They offer evening bonfires on fall weekends and host school groups during weekdays.
Heritage Hall & Chapel on the Green
Dating back to 1855, the chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building and is adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899 pipe organ.
Red Carpet Corridor Festival- Dwight
Enjoy the Dog Gone Good BBQ competition, Texaco Station Welcome Center, Barn Quilt self tours (maps available), Route 66 wayside exhibits, historic sites, Tour Dogs on parade, historical museum, Junk in the Trunk, and all town garage sales.
Stone Mill Museum
Built in 1856, the Stone Mill was originally used to produce flour. In 1965, the building was deeded to the Sandwich Historical Society. The building itself is a museum exhibit which includes the original beams and support posts made of 125 year old timber. The historical society first opened the museum to the public in 1969 and now includes three floors of exhibits. Among the exhibits are fire fighting equipment, antique car, furniture, signage, photos and many other items from the area's past. The museum is open every Sunday, 1-4pm during warm months (April to October).
Selected by Warner Bros to represent Smallville in the filming “Man of Steel”, Plano is now the home of the Smallville Museum. The museum collection contains a variety of props and other items used in the filming of the latest Superman movie.
Country Kitchen - Somonauk
Serving Good Home cooking for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with daily specials.
The Homestead Bed & Breakfast
Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds featuring a labyrinth and hedge maze this 1854 Italianate country cottage is reminiscent of rural Tuscan villas and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can choose from five bedrooms, with each room/bath combination offering a different level of amenities. The Homestead is ideal for small executive, group and personal retreats, a weekend getaway, an intimate wedding, commitment ceremony, renewal of marriage vows or other special events, bridal and baby showers, romantic getaways, girls weekend escapes, honeymoons, reunions with friends and family, and for business travelers. Our unique property provides the ideal setting to inspire creative minds and rejuvenate tired bodies. Group tours and catered lunches & dinners can be arranged.
All Season Motel
16 guest rooms conveniently located at the corner of Route 71 & 47.
Have To Have
Have to Have carries women's clothing sizes 0-14, Miss Me Jeans, shoes, jewelry, purses and gifts. Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm and Sundays Noon-4:00pm. Closed Mondays.
Your friendly everyday store, featuring groceries, produce, fresh meat, dairy, bakery, liquor, lotto and deli. Famous for a wide selection of hot and cold items. Open Everyday 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Friacos Mexican Restaurant
Best authentic homemade mexican food in Will County. Family atmosphere. Mondays kids eat free. Tuesdays half priced margaritas. Sunday Special $2 bottled beer.
Wine & Cheese by TCC
A fine wine & artisan cheese shop, wine bar and gourmet cafe offering wine tastings twice a week. Open Monday 10:00am-7:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am-9:00pm, Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm and Sunday Noon - 5:00pm. See our website for more details.
Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino
Dig into a never-ending parade of flavors - Prime rib, seafood, pasta, salads, a sweet collection of delectable desserts, and plenty more.
Village Flower Shop
Your local florist specializing in creating customized floral designs for any occasion. Open M-F 9am-5:30pm and Saturdays 9:00a-4:00pm
Jobst Monuments & Gifts
Unique Gifts featuring Garden Deco! Visit our fairy garden corner. Open Monday - Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-3 and Sundays 12pm-4pm (Seasonally).
Premier bridal salon in the Tri-county area. Full service from brides to flower girls.
Towneplace Suites by Marriott
All suite hotel featuring our "Morning Break" breakfast, "In a Pinch" market, and complimentary high speed wireless internet. Our Suites are 30% larger than a standard hotel room and feature fully equipped kitchens.
Easy-access, casual dinning offering a wide variety of foods, along with a selection of appetizers, salads, sides and desserts in a relaxing and casual atmosphere. Cocktails available. Open 7 days a week, 6am - 9pm.
Modern French cuisine. Located in an 1895 historic building - Celebrating 32 Years! Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday. Reservations required. AAA Four Diamond Award Winner - 19th year in a row.
JR Antiques and Collectibles
Specializing in antiques, collectibles, furniture, primitives and much more.
Syl's Restaurant & Lounge
Fine dining specializing in prime rib, steaks, fresh seafood, chicken, ribs, and chops. Private dining rooms available. Specialize in serving groups. Menu information on website. Dinner M-Th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, F-S 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sun 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Dinner For Two Specials Sun-Thurs $22.95, Fri & Sat $31.95 Ask for "Dinner for Two Special Menu"
Stop in our cosy little joint for bagel or donut. Our creamed filled donuts are popular with the locals. You can't miss us, we're the purple building!
Monte's Riverside Inn
"For the finest steaks, seafood, and pasta in LaSalle County."
Olde Tyme Inn
Our goal is to satisfy our customers by providing them with quality food and friendly service at a great price. Try one of our famous burgers or fresh sandwiches or salads. We have live entertainment and drink specials often!
Sandwich Antique Mart
Held at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, this market offers treasures from the 19th and 20th centuries. More than 500 exhibitors sell authentic antiques and collectibles on select Sundays from spring through fall.
Tracy's Boat House
Waterfront Dining open all year long overlooking Heritage Harbor Marina. Open 11am-9pm daily. Seafood, Pasta, Gourmet Salads, Sandwiches, Full Bar and much more! Only 15 minutes from Starved Rock State Park.
Come to the Village Courtyard for the "home-like" feel. Between our friendly service and comfort food, you wont leave disappointed. We have alot of regulars, but enjoy meeting and serving new people! Come in for just one meal, or become one of our regulars-it will be hard not to! Try one of our specials!
Rambo's Bar and Grill
Rambo's is the consummate "neighborhood" style establishment where friends stop in to meet friends. We offer Friday night fish fries, broasted chicken, smoked meats, pizza, and much more! We provide live entertainment most Saturday nights, which you can find details about on our website.
Comfort Inn - Morris
Comfort Inn offers our guests an atmosphere that is friendly, dourteous and above all fun. Indoor pool/hot tub, coffee makes, iron/ board, hairdryers in all rooms. Free Continental Breakfast. Pet Allowed.
Your store for unique country gifts and home accents.
Free High speed wireless internet. Free HBO and Showtime. Jacuzzi rooms available. Spacious rooms and guest laundry.
Curious Goods and Antiques
Gift & antique shop featuring seasonal and everyday gifts, we also have a rental & retail costume company. Costumes-makeup-wigs-accessories. Open year round!
ReRuns Resale Shop
Community Hospital of Ottawa Auxiliary store boasts a special selection of quality family clothing, household items, linens, gifts, collectibles, furniture and more.
The Tawny Tortoise
Retail sales of specialty foods, gifts, dolls; Dollmenders doll repair; Cutlery Corner knife/scissor sharpening; Homewares cutting boards/ wine & pot racks; Sherry's Floral Creations. Open Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 7:00pm. Sunday 11:am - 3:00 pm.
Two Sisters Then & Now
Antiques galore. Come find hidden treasures, or maybe just exactly what you are looking for.
Clothing for all women -- casual, business and special occasions. Sizes 4 - 24 and petites.
Bring the family to Merichka’s Restaurant in Crest Hill, and try a signature menu item that area residents have loved for many years – the famous Poorboy steak sandwich, smothered in garlic butter on French bread. Stories abound of fans who move away, and upon returning to the area for a visit, head straight to Merichka’s for a poorboy! Owned and operated by the Zdralevich family since 1933, the restaurant continues to serve its customers on traditional red-and-white-checked tablecloths in a casual setting. The affordable menu offers tasty onion rings and fried mushrooms, jumbo hamburgers, veggie burgers, steaks, chops and surf-and turf; fried chicken, crabmeat-stuffed shrimp, Canadian walleye pike, Atlantic wild salmon and much more. Top off your meal with a bottle of domestic or imported beer, wine by the glass, a soft drink, coffee or tea – and save room for one of Merichka’s tasty desserts.
CITY: Crest Hill
The Cheese Shop 'n' Deli
Featuring homemade soups, sandwiches, specialty foods and cheeses. Catering available. 35 year old antique collection. Open for lunch & dinner.
Pioneer Gothic Church
Built in 1857, this church is a fine example of Carpenter Gothic Architecture. Pointed arched windows and doors as well as board and batten frame construction characterize this style. King Edward VII worshipped at the church in 1860, while on a hunting expedition in the area. The church was named as one of the “150 Architectural Treasures” in the State of Illinois by the Association of Illinois Architects in 2007, and is listed on the National Historic Register.
Country at Heart Antiques and Collectibles.
Country and primitive furniture, Victorian, oak and walnut furniture. Linens, vintage clothing, jewelry, pottery and porcelain.
Serving the Best Soft Serve Ice Cream treats around. Open 7 days a week from 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Inside and Outside seating. Family Fun...
R Place Family Restaurant
American home-style cuisine, antiques, nostalgic family atmosphere. 24-Hour restaurant & bakery.
Final Cut Steakhouse at Hollywood Casino
From premium and prime selections of beef to succulent seafood and an incredible selection of wine, enjoy state-of-the-art preparation and exceptional service.
Oswego Country Market
Fresh produce, herbs, flowers, plants and homemade goods are some of the sights and smells at this old-fashioned summer market, held on Sundays, June through September, from 9am-1pm on Main Street in downtown Oswego.
Hampton Inn Yorkville
77 guest rooms, including single-room and whirlpool suites, indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness room, business center, On the House™ hot breakfast, meeting space and free wired and wireless Internet. Near Raging Waves Waterpark, Yorkville canoe/kayak chute and more.
Our menu features everything you love about country cooking, plus a few items that might just surprise you.
24 Rooms, clean, courteous and quiet by the lake. Parking outside the rooms. AARP. High Speed Internet available.
Super 8 - Yorkville
The Super 8 has 42 rooms, some with whirlpool tubs. Complimentary continental breakfast, free local calls, cable TV. Major credit cards accepted.
Excellent dining in casual elegance. A culinary delight featuring steak, seafood, pasta and unique specials. Hours are Wed. - Sun. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Second Time Around Antique Market
Quality antique furniture, fireplace mantels, pier mirrors, glassware, dinnerware, toys, vintage wicker, collectibles. Furniture restoration available.
Starved Rock Harley-Davidson
Motorcycles, clothing and collectibles. Financing of purchases and full service department.
Super 8 Motel - Ottawa
Award winning, Pride of Super 8. 100% Non-Smoking, no pets allowed, super start breakfast, 2-room and apartment whirlpool suites, microwave/fridge in all rooms.
Fine, Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
Tracy's Row House
Contemporary American Bistro cuisine. Hundreds of martinis to choose from. See our website for the latest specials, including the panini of the day.
Menswear -- suits from Hart, Schaffner and Marx, Austin Reed, Palm Beach, Sportswear from Ralph Lauren Polo.
One of the oldest restaurants in LaSalle County. Continental gourmet dining featuring steaks, seafood and pasta. Full service bar and lounge. I-80 to exit 90 Rt. 23 2 miles.
The Paper Co.
Specializing in custom printed invitations and announcements for all occasions. We also carry a huge selection of handmade greeting cards, gifts, journals and stationary. Appointments also available.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Oswego
Features 64 rooms, including 6 jacuzzi rooms. Complimentary deluxe breakfast, exercise room, indoor pool/spa and meeting room.
Old Country Buffet - Joliet
Breakfast on weekends. Lunch and dinner prices. Menu changes daily. Family night Thursday. Buses welcome.
Sports bar and grill sandwiches, appetizers, known for its Berta's Burger.