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Schiappa's Pasta Pizza & Wings
At Schiappa's try the challenge, two people must eat one 29" pizza in a 1/2 hour, or you can just come for the delicious pizza, salads, soups, shrimp, and more.
Chicagoland Antique Advertising, Slot Machine & Juke Box Show
This show is the largest of its type in the world. It's very popular with dealers and collectors from across the country and around the world for it's wide range of high-quality antique collectibles. Over 300 booths in two exhibition halls featuring jukeboxes, pinball machines, arcade games, slot machines, neon signs, Coke machines and signs, circus and carnival items, antique gas pumps, gumball machines and much more.
CITY: St. Charles
P.J. Clarkes Streeterville
Streeterville restaurant and bar serves classic American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Best Sunday brunch and late night dining in the bar.
This new steakhouse has a casual and inviting atmosphere. Food is the star here! Montana Mike’s is a full-service steakhouse concept specializing in big appetites and great value. Our steaks are naturally aged, USDA steaks, hand-cut at the restaurant and grilled to your liking. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a mountain lodge and our service is first class. All Montana Mikes offer beer and wine with most locations having a full bar.
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo's menu is full of Mexican dishes in a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
The Museum Gift and Book Shop
Your premier source for souvenirs, gifts and books of historical nature including Galena, Grant, Civil War, lead mining and steamboating.
Towne Square Family Restaurant
Come on in to Towne Square and enjoy a nice meal in a friendly atmosphere. We offer everything from breakfast to dessert. Enjoy a tasty burger, or try one of our delightful sandwiches. Our menu is full of variety that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
John John's BBQ & Catering
Visit our family restaurant in Colp, Illinois for quality catering services and delicious barbeque.
Creating beautiful fresh flower arrangements as well as blooming plants and European gardens. Work with our design team to create exquisite custom floral for weddings, parties, bar and bat mitzvahs and other special events.
Edzo's Burger Shop
This ubber-popular eatery brings a hand-crafted, quality approach to the iconic Chicago hot dog stand. Featuring freshly-ground burgers, hand-cut-fries, Chicago-style dogs and great shakes.
Flat Top Grill
Create your own stir-fry meal. Offering more than 25 ingredients including traditional and exotic fruits and vegetables, a selection of rice and noodles, signature handcrafted sauces, prime beef tenderloin and seasonal offerings including game and seafood. Also featuring Asian inspired appetizers, homemade desserts, and a full bar featuring Tiki drinks and urban cocktails.
Washington Skate Park
Launch off a ramp and go airborne at the area's only skate park! It is an unsupervised skate at your own risk park.
Generations Boutique is a blend of fabulous name brand fashions and gifts for the home. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Top Notch Beefburgers
Freshly ground round beef burgers are the signature of this friendly, casual and kind-hearted joint. Since 1954, owner Diran Soulian has been behind this grill, forming a huge following and a legendary burger. With a top-notch reputation in the neighborhood for fresh burgers and fries, and a worldwide following; Top-Notch is at the head of its class for great tasting burgers.
Au Cheval is not your typical greasy spoon diner. It's house-made foods, creative interpretations on classic dishes and a comfortable, easy-going atmosphere - it's big cozy eats. Playful takes on old-school favorites like a fried bologna sandwich, or a pork porterhouse; all made to order right before your eyes in the open kitchen. At the bar, 30+ international beers are on tap, specialty cocktails and a rockin' wine list make Au Cheval an inviting place to kick back.
Lincoln’s Trial & Tribulations
Join us for an intimate dinner theater experience in beautiful historic settings while experiencing Lincoln from a whole new perspective - event held on three dates: July 26, Aug. 16, and Sept. 19. Savor a delicious period meal. Hear and watch the story of the 1847 Matson Slave Trial unfold. It is one of the top ten trials in Lincoln’s career and one of the top five in Coles County. It is an evening out of the ordinary!
Holiday Inn Express - Pekin
The Holiday Inn Express® Pekin (Peoria Area) hotel's location between downtown and I-155 makes it the perfect place to stay. Guests are mere minutes from both Avanti's Dome and Mineral Springs park, while Peoria is 20 miles from this hotel's accommodations in vibrant Pekin, Illinois. Business guests are well equipped to work away from the office thanks to free high-speed, wireless Internet access throughout the hotel and a business center that's open 24 hours. They're also one mile from meetings at the Avanti's Dome Banquet Center, or they can host a board meeting or gathering of up to 100 in the hotel's facilities. Pekin Insurance, Excel Foundry, Continental Carbonics and PAL Health Technologies are located within 10 miles. Lick Creek Golf Course is nearby, too. You can enjoy a tasting at Willett's Winery or head to nearby Peoria for Par-A-Dice Casino and Riverfront Park. Use your downtime from meetings and sightseeing to get energized in the fitness center or relax in the pool and spa.
Napa Valley Salvage Company
Reimagined Vintage Furniture and home decor. California Shabby Chic. Join Napa Valley Salvage on Face Book, to see new reimagined furniture listed daily. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am 4 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm.
Lake Fireworks Cruises with Shoreline Sightseeing
Enjoy a 60-minute panoramic Lake Michigan tour including front-row lakeside seats to enjoy the Navy Pier summer fireworks displays. Wednesday and Saturday evenings May 24 to August 30. Departs from Navy Pier.
Pumpkin Run 10K
The 10K is held during Sycamore Illinois’ world famous Pumpkin Festival. This race has become a staple in the Northern Illinois race schedule. • USATF sanctioned & certified • ChronoTrack Timing with Bib tags • Course Marshals and Accurate Route Markings • Water stations • Official race results immediately • Traffic control • Medical team on hand • Finish line staffed & supervised by experienced race workers • Refreshments after race including an ice cold Oktoberfest beer for 21 & over • Colorful long-sleeve dri-release shirt The Sycamore Pumpkin Run 10k has had running beginners of all ages as well as advanced runners. Register today!
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
A pool of clear bubbling water which sparkles like silver on sunny days provides the basis for the name of Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area. Even on extremely cold days, this pool does not freeze, and visitors marvel at the bordering beds of watercress. Majestic oaks and prairie grasslands provide a panorama of natural beauty to park visitors. The Fox River runs through this picturesque area which is also home to several small manmade lakes. A natural prairie restoration project gives visitors a feeling of the original landscape with native wildflowers, songbirds, waterfowl and upland game. Picnicking, fishing and hiking are popular pastimes in summer, with ice fishing, sledding, ice skating and cross-country ski trails available for the winter sports lover. For relaxing, exercising or just enjoying nature, Silver Springs is the perfect get away location.
River Junktion Market
Join us at the inaugural market debuting on Saturday June 7, 2014 at the junction of the Fox & Illinois Rivers. In conjunction with the third annual 2 Rivers Wine Festival, which annually attracts thousands of attendees from near & far, you can't miss! River JunKtion will 'plus' Ottawa's best established festivals. Wine Fest (June 7), Riverfest (August 2), Scarecrow/Oktoberfest (September 27 ) & a stand alone Holiday market in November (tba). Rest assured, a major influx of people will already be in Ottawa to attend these festivals & will wander over to the new, scenic 26 acre prime Riverfront location, set with trees, greenspace, parking & natural beauty. Ottawa park venue.
Steak 'n Shake - Evanston
This restaurant serves a full menu including chili, melts, salads, soups and club sandwiches. They are famous for their steak burgers.
Traditional and contemporary Mexican food.
Greek seafood restaurant with a rustic island atmosphere. An inexpensive to very expensive wine list. Vegetarian and pasta dishes available.
Vibrant colors, a dark postmodern interior and hot Latin American specialities make this a River North favorite. Unexpected twists and linusua sauces set off traditional Latin dishes.
The Grateful Gourmet Co.
A unique kitchenware and specialty food store for the gourmet chef in all of us.
Rice & Fries
Rice & Fries is delicious Chinese food with a twist.
Charlie Trotter's is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the world. For 20 years, the restaurant has dedicated itself to excellence in the culinary arts. Never willing to rest on its laurels, Charlie Trotter's Restaurant is innovative and progressive in the world of food and wine and has been instrumental in establishing new standards for fine dining. The restaurant is recognized by a variety of prestigious national and international institutions. In 1995 Charlie Trotter's was inducted into the esteemed Relais & Chateaux and in 1998 was accepted as a member by Traditions & Qualité. It has also received Five Stars from the Mobil Travel Guide, Five Diamonds by AAA and ten James Beard Foundation awards, including 'Outstanding Restaurant' (2000) and 'Outstanding Chef' (1999). Wine Spectator named the restaurant 'The Best Restaurant in the World for Wine & Food' (1998) and 'America's Best Restaurant' (2000).
Kane County Flea Market July 2015
Monthly flea market at the Kane County Fair Grounds with more than 1000 dealers displaying and selling antiques, collectibles, & Fancy Junque. Food served all day.
CITY: St. Charles
French inspired American neighborhood bistro that marries an intimate atmosphere with fine dining quality cuisine located in the heart of Bucktown.
Ski's All American Pub
Whether you're looking for good food, a great time with friends, or just hanging out in an all around exciting atmosphere, then you've come to the right place. You name the event and Ski's All American Pub is the place to be. "Come for the food, stay for the fun." Try one of our delicious pizzas or come in for our all you can eat fish fry! Relax in our beer garden, or play a few rounds of darts! A private party room is available for up to 50 guests.
Took Toom Thai
Great authentic Thai Food! Catering available or host your next private party in this fun atmosphere.
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar
Located in The Glen Town Center and recognized as one of the North Shore's most popular eateries, Flight's urban chic ambiance, extensive wine list and innovative menu (best described as American Contemporary Comfort food) will take your senses to greater heights. Customer favorites include the Duck Mac and Cheese, Pan Seared Scallops, Beef Tenderloin, Skirt Steak Flatbread, the Flight Burger and Herb Fries. Save room for dessert...the Chocolate Fondue paired with a Ruby Port is a must!
An exceptional neighborhood cocktail bar. A menu of creative craft cocktails, unique wines and local beers is accentuated by a menu of small plates. Also offering retail sales, private event planning, and wine and spirits tasting classes.
Happy Days Cafe
This is a family owned, family style restaurant started as The Monarch in 1971. Now called Happy Days Cafe it serves traditional American cuisine and Italian favorites.
Residence Inn by Marriott Champaign-Urbana
The new Residence Inn by Marriott® Champaign is located just off I-74 and just minutes from the University of Illinois. Our residential-style hotel offers boutique inspired elegance in the heart of Champaign-Urbana. The spacious suites feature separate sleeping and living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, and 37-inch HD flat panel televisions. Our luxury bedding includes crisp linens, comfy mattresses, custom comforters, and fluffy pillows, guaranteeing a blissful nights rest. Upon waking, join us in the Gatehouse for a complimentary, full-American breakfast buffet offering hot and cold favorites. Business and extended stay travelers will appreciate complimentary wired, wireless Internet access and dual-line phone system. Whether you are here to work or play, the Residence Inn by Marriott® Champaign warmly invites you to make yourself at home.
Billy Goat Tavern - The Original
There are few things as identifiable to Illinois and Chicago as the Billy Goat Tavern. Made popular by the SNL; the Billy Goat Tavern serves up no nonsense fare: Burgers, cheeseburgers, no fries, just chips – and definitely no Pepsi, just Coke. However, if you want something stronger to drink they also have a full bar. Don’t worry Billy Goat Tavern has much more to their menu, but why miss out on the food that made them famous.
Most recently chef de partie at Alinea Restaurant and formerly of Home Bistro and Zealous, brings years of experience and culinary innovation to the Wood kitchen. Chef Aubin strongly believes that using only the freshest, most locally available ingredients not only produces better tasting meals, but also builds a sense of collective community and responsibility. The proof is in the plates: foodies and casual diners alike will remember his dishes for their exceptional flavor, quality, and execution.
Yolo Mexican Eatery
Family owned and operated Yolo offers a menu that changes often and caters to a wide variety of tastes. Traditional Mexican food at its finest and a recent Bib Gourmand 2014 winner.
Historic Marbold Farmstead
The Historic Marbold Farmstead is a treasured jewel in Menard County, Illinois. This was the central hub of the Marbold family farmland holdings, which consisted of over 4,000 acres. It was virtually self-sufficient, with several barns, dairy, chicken house, smoke house, ice house, boiler house and pump house. The original house, called Elmwood, was build in 1850 by John Marbold, a German immigrant and prominent Greenview farmer and businessman. Restoration efforts are underway. Located at 21722 State Hwy. 29 near Greenview.
A season for everyone. From St. Patrick's Day to Christmas, plus many more exciting, unique gifts and collectibles.
Tiny's is a small, traditional tavern in front and a pool and game room in the back. You can enjoy your delicious meal in the dining room or on the spacious outdoor patio.
Sarah's Pastries & Candies
Chicago native Sarah Levy developed a passion for food at an early age. The daughter of Mark Levy, co-founder of Levy Restaurants, Sarah grew up surrounded by fine food and quickly developed a passion for all things sweet. Inspired by the joy that fine food can bring to peoples' lives, Sarah founded Sarah's Pastries & Candies. Sarah started her company making chocolate candies out of her mom's kitchen. After a year she had built up a wholesale business that includes 17 Whole Foods Markets in the Midwest. Sarah launched her first retail store at 11 E. Oak St. in September 2005. She has expanded her line to include morning pastries, cakes, tarts, espresso drinks and other delectable pastries.
Feast Restaurant & Bar
Feast is a neighborhood restaurant in both Wicker Park/Bucktown and Gold Coast areas offering upscale dining in a casual atmosphere. We're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In winter, enjoy our hearty, seasonal favorites or, in summertime, soak up the sun in our beautiful outdoor patio.
Los Jinetes Mexican Grill
Hinckley's newest culinary experience! Authentic mexican cuisine and atmosphere will make your meal here memorable! Vegetarian options are available, but meat eaters will not be left hungry.
Wheat Fair & Festival
This three day event has a queen pageant, carnival rides, food and drinks, games, antique tractor pull and a washers tournament. Exhibits include farm and homemaking and 4-H and school projects. There will be a large decorated float parade on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Race Fan Rally
The Race Fan Rally is a yearly NASCAR event on the second Thursday of September and a kickoff event to the NASCAR weekend at the Speedway. Event includes plenty of entertainment on main stage and other locations, food, beer tents, NASCAR drivers, simulators, classic cars, prize and raffle drawings, everything NASCAR related. Event held from 4 to 10 pm on Chicago Street and side streets.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings offers lunch and dinner. It includes an atmosphere great for any sporting event or family gathering.
Old School Museum
The now renovated Old School Museum offers visitors a view of the history of Scott County and Winchester. This museum preserves and displays artifacts related to local history, agriculture, transportation, communication and public education. Also included is a collection of interesting/unique artifacts from the businesses and society of early Scott County. The Romanesque style building was Winchester’s public elementary school from 1901 through 1958.
Between Friendz Gifts
Between Friendz Gifts is a store designed to allow shoppers to purchase high quality, handmade items. There are several local craftsman who specialize in handcrafted jewelry, bronze and silver decoration, steam punk jewelry, and original art. We also offer uniquely created purses, scarves and more.
Hampton Inn Freeport Golf Packages
Park Hills Golf Getaway Package: Enjoy a Hampton room, two 18-hole rounds at park Hills Golf Course in Freeport, a cart, a bucket of range balls, and a special golfer's gift bag. Must be booked at least seven days in advance: $153 - $177. Wolf Hollow Golf Getaway Package: Hampton king room, two 18-hole rounds at Wolf Hollow Golf Course in Lena, a cart, a bucket of range balls, and a special gift bag. Must be booked at least seven days in advance: $153 - $163.This historic and charming hotel is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Freeport and features The Main Street Bistro, always the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal, a refreshing drink in a sophisticated atmosphere ideal for mixing, mingling, and enjoying life. The 70 spacious guest rooms and 2 suites feature complimentary hi-speed wireless internet access, High Definition TV with pay-per view movies and games, refrigerators and microwaves available upon request. Guest also have access to the hotel's state of the art fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and the complimentary hot continental breakfast which features over 15 items daily. Non-smoking rooms are available. The Hampton Inn is part of the Hilton Honors preferred guest program. Rates: $89 to $149.
Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street
Visit our award-winning Premier Main Street which is full of charming shops, delightful restaurants, quality entertainments and life-enhancing opportunities and events.
CITY: Crystal Lake
Effingham Farmer's Market
Effingham Farmer’s Market includes tons of fresh and local foods, handmade crafts and live music each SATURDAY from 8 a.m. to noon. Buy local and help support our community!
The Frosty Mug Bar & Grill is a great place to bring the whole family for lunch or dinner. Located in Mt Vernon, IL, the Frosty is a restaurant and bar with daily lunch specials at affordable prices. Stop in for a great meal served by a friendly staff and see what you've been missing!
CITY: Mount Vernon
Experienced birder, knowledgeable about a variety of birding habitats in the Galena/Jo Daviess County Area, offers guided field trips on selected Saturdays. Private trips available by appointment.
Flat Top Grill - Evanston
Flat Top Grill is a create your own stir-fry restaurant. We offer more than 25 ingredients including traditional and exotic fruits and vegetables, a selection of rice and noodles, signature handcrafted sauces, prime beef tenderloin and seasonal offerings.
Viaggio Ristorante & Lounge
Viaggio is a culinary journey to southern Italy. From al denta pastas to hand-made sausage, Viaggio is Italian-American with an emphasis on fresh.
Hubbard Inn is a tavern and brasserie featuring inventive but classic American & European cuisine in a "not too shabby" setting.
Come to Teller’s for a unique dining experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the Metro East. They are a locally owned and operated restaurant and bar located in the historic state bank building in Collinsville. At Teller’s, they try to create an elegant experience at a family price. Join Teller's for dinner and drinks tonight!
Joe Boccardi's Ristorante
Joe Boccardi's Ristorante offers soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, seafood, steak and more.
Tub Tim Thai Restaurant
A family-owned establishment with charm and coziness and very helpful waitstaff. Located in charming downtown Skokie, a trip to Tim Tub Thai offers an adventure of authentic Thai dining at its finest. The menu offers the usual Thai fare--Pad Thai, Tom Yum soup, beef salad -- all the standard Thai fare done superbly with other unique specialties.
The Aviary in Chicago, with its award winning bar program, is where cocktails and service are given the same attention to detail as a four-star restaurant; where bartenders are trained as chefs; where the produce and herbs are carefully sourced and procured fresh daily; where the name and branding of the spirit mixed is less important than its actual flavor; where innovation and tradition are both honored. The Aviary is owned and operated by chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, and is open from Wednesday to Sunday starting at 6PM
At Ada St. in Chicago award winning Chef Zoe Schor blends classical and contemporary cooking methods that are rooted in her experiences working in some of America’s most iconic restaurant kitchens. Through Chef Schor’s collaboration with Chef-Partner Michael Kornick, Ada Street's menu celebrates the seasons with beautiful ingredients, passion and love.
Nightwood located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago is a farm-to-table restaurant. Their menu is handwritten daily, inspired by the seasonal, local and artisanal ingredients. They work hand in hand with the best farmers in the Midwest to bring you bold simple dishes with care.
The Sterling Theater
This 2 screen brew-and-view style theater serves beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, small appetizers and Chicago-style hot dogs.
50 rooms and conference room within walking distance of Westfield Fox Valley Mall and minutes from downtown Aurora, Paramount Theatre, SciTech Hands-On Museum, Hollywood Casino Aurora, Two Brothers Roundhouse and antique shopping
Econolodge - Peoria
Enjoy affordable rates in a convenient location when choosing the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites® in Peoria, IL. Our hotel is ideally located a mile from Northwoods Mall near many area points of interest. Feel relaxed and at home in our inviting guest rooms, all of which feature expanded cable television channels, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Additional amenities include free continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet access, free coffee and a fitness center. Take care of basic business needs with access to copy and fax services, and for added convenience, free parking is available onsite. This Econo Lodge hotel cares about the environment and has taken active steps to support green hotel practices.
NIU Opening Football Game
NIU Opening Football Game! Come and cheer on the Huskies as they take on Presbyterian College! 6:00pm Kick-off
Midtown Kitchen & Bar
Midtown is a contemporary American restaurant offering a unique dining experience. Within steps of Michigan Ave., the Theatre District and Business District, Midtown is centrally located in the heart of Chicago. Daily 11am-10pm.
Lawrence County Fall Festival
This is the 52nd year for the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Annual Fall Festival. Amusement rides for all ages, as well as dozens of food vendors serving up tasty carnival treats. Don't miss Lawrence County's biggest and most popular 4 day event!
A small gallery that features unique mid-century pieces. Specialty furniture, lighting, and decor from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Also offering mid-century art, posters, clocks, and mirrors, as well as quirky accessories.
Bridgeview Inn Motel
This property has 60 guest rooms as well as 2 suites. Other amenities include a business center, data ports (in rooms), entertainment, fitness center, free parking, hair dryers (in rooms), Wi-Fi, interior corridors, microwave and refrigerator availability, handicapped accessibility and rollaway beds. This is a non-smoking facility.
Smoque (smok) BBQ is a neighborhood kind of place that cooks up BBQ good enough to make it a true destination. The natural flavors of the meat. The savory flavor of hardwood smoke. The spiciness of the rub. The sweetness or pungency of the sauce. When these elements are in balance, you have found BBQ Heaven. And you can find them all coexisting at Smoque.
Smak-Tak is a quaint Polish restaurant that has been located on the north side of Chicago for the past ten years. Guests just love the old world ambiance and the traditional Polish kitchen flavors. With appetizing dishes specially prepared to your liking.
Burgers so large they come with their own zip code, coupled with tasty ales and a side order of heavy metal music best describes this burger haven, or Heaven depending on your love for the handheld meal – although you will definitely need two hands to hold these monsters. In Chicago, Kuma’s has two locations that comes with a long line of burger-lovers waiting for their chance to dig in. What are you waiting for?
Tour the oldest remaining structure in the village. The home was originally owned by Montgomery’s founder, Daniel Gray. A museum offers an educational history of the Village of Montgomery. Open 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Sunday of each month, 12:30-2:30 p.m. May-October.
William Tanner House
Built in 1856, this Italianate building is home of the Aurora Historical Society and where you’ll find historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora’s history from the 1830s to now. Tours of fully furnished home & exhibits offered. Call for hours.
New York Street Memorial Bridge
Spanning the entire scenic Fox River, the bridge's features include the circa 1930 “Memory” and “Victory” statues in honor of fallen soldiers.
6th Annual Civil War Santa’s Visit
Celebrate Christmas, 1860s style, at Lincoln Log Cabin. While Christmas would not become an official holiday until 1870, during the Civil War, soldiers both north and south found ways to celebrate. Join us as we welcome our Civil War era Santa Claus, whose image once graced the front page of Harper’s Weekly as he distributed gifts to Union soldiers. Let’s hope they won’t be any hardtack under your tree this year! 10am-4pm
Take a Hike...and a Lunch - LaSalle Canyon
Join us for a guided hike from the Lodge to LaSalle Canyon. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a lunch and a "Starved Rock" backpack. Hikers will stop for lunch once they reach LaSalle Canyon. After lunch, the hike continues to Eagle Cliff and Lover's Leap. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00pm. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Hike will be around 4.5 miles round trip. This hike is classified as strenuous. Lunch includes: your choice of turkey, ham or PB&J, bag of chips, homemade granola bar, piece of fruit and a bottle of water. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited. $17 per person.
Eclectic seafood restaurant in the French-American style. Ranked number one seafood restaurant by the prestigious Zagat Guide since 1993. See website for fabulous specials and promotions. Reservations recommended. Valet parking. Outdoor dining as weather permits.
Join Popeye and his friends for the 5K Run/Walk, parade, rides, games, music, food and more at this annual event.
Francesca's Bryn Mawr
Delicious northern Italian fare, comfortable surroundings and friendly service. Menu rotates bi-weekly in order to offer fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Koi Chinese and Sushi
Located right in the heart of charming Evanston's restaurant row, Koi brings the bold flavors of the eight different regions of authentic Chinese Cuisine and fresh sushi to every dining experience. The menu brings owner Sandy Chens' love for traditional Chinese cooking to the forefront.
The Drama Group
Bringing drama to the South Suburbs since 1931, The Drama Group is one of the oldest volunteer community theatres in the country. This drama group is a not-for-profit community theater.
CITY: Chicago Heights
Bayern Stube Restaurant
A real Bavarian experience awaits you in this family-owned and operated restaurant. Bayern Stube, located in Gibson City, offers authentic Bavarian cuisine in a cozy, traditional atmosphere; with dishes like schnitzels, sausages and homemade desserts to fill your soul.
CITY: Gibson City
Merichka's has been family owned and operated since April 18, 1933. Known for World Famous Poorboys, they also provide a fine dining selection at reasonable prices.
CITY: Crest Hill
Updated traditional feeds the urban dweller at this award winning innovative sushi and Japanese kitchen spot. Enjoy high quality sushi in their peaceful, natural, garden like atmosphere.
Chilam Balam is a sustainably minded BYOB restaurant serving Mexican shared plates with a farm fresh twist.
Spacca Napoli Pizzeria was inspired by the authentic aroma, taste, and craft of pizza found on the streets and in the pizzerias in Naples. It is the intention that everything at Spacca Napoli is faithful to tradition, from the high quality of the food to the way it is served: The oven was built by third- and fourth-generation artisans from Napoli; the dough mixer also comes from Italy. The decor is reminiscent of classic Italian pizzerias, yet is contemporary and filled with light. Spacca Napoli strives to be a neighborhood place but it is also a destination for anyone who wants to taste genuine Neapolitan style pizza.
Lucky's Sandwich Company
Lucky’s Sandwich Company is Chicago's home of the overstuffed sandwich. First, they start with an oversized Italian loaf of bread (baked special) and slice it into thick slices. Then you choose your favorite sandwich meats and cheeses, which we are heated up and topped with a heaping of home cut French fries; then add the signature vinaigrette coleslaw and fresh tomatoes. Next added is another slice of bread, and voila! You have the biggest, tastiest sandwich in town. Stop by for lunch, dinner or for a beer; located just one block away from Wrigley Field and we a perfect pre or post-game spot on Cubs home game days and nights.
David L. Pierce Art & History Center
The Aurora Public Art Commission hosts rotating exhibits displaying a full spectrum of innovative arts. The History Center has a collection of photographs, books, maps and other memorabilia. The Museum Shop offers hand-crafted jewelry, pottery and textiles from local artists and Aurora-themed gifts.
Macomb Balloon Rally
It's a fantastic world of color in the sky! Enjoy 30 hot air balloons at the Macomb Balloon Rally, an annual spectacle since 1987! The Macomb Balloon Rally festivities take place at Vince Grady Field on University Drive on the campus of WIU. There is a mass ascension on Friday evening, a fly-in to Vince Grady Field Saturday morning, another flight Saturday evening, topped with the very popular balloon glow at dusk! Bring your cameras and lawn chairs or blankets! .
Rocktown has an appreciation of the outdoors to inspire you to take on new challenges, leading to a healthier lifestyle, and ultimately helping you define your idea of outdoor recreation. They have experienced instructors that love to share their passion for the outdoors, and trip guides that know our waterways and trails like the back of their hand. They are located near an abundance of recreational assets waiting to be discovered by you.
The Spartan race is a true test of strength. Taking place in September, it's a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulties ranging from 1 mile to marathon distances. It’s been voted as the best obstacle race by Outside Magazine, so you know it’s no pushover. Test your will, and push your body to the adrenaline line.
Back On The Bus - A Back To School Expo
From children's entertainment venues and performers to doctors and dentists, this expo will be a one-stop shop for a new school year.
CITY: Orland Park
Take a Hike & Lunch - St. Louis Canyon
Join us for a guided hike from the Lodge to St. Louis Canyon, 11:00am - 2:00pm. Participants will meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a lunch and a "Starved Rock" backpack and meet their guide. Hikers will begin hiking to the top of Starved Rock, then to Aurora Canyon. Once hikers reach St. Louis Canyon they will stop for lunch - in the canyon! After lunch, hikers will hike to Sac Canyon and the canyon head of Aurora Canyon. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00pm. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. This hike is approximately 4.5 miles round trip. This hike is classifies as strenuous as there will be multiple stairways. Lunch includes: ham, turkey or PB&J, bag of chips, homemade granola bar, piece of fruit and bottle of water. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. $17 per person.