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Either chill out or cheer on your favorite sports team at this classy but casual Evanston restaurant/bar.
A North Shore institution, The Book Stall is one of the leading independent bookstores in the area. This general trade book store has a reputation for trustworthy customer service, numerous author appearances throughout the year, and a highly popular monthly newsletter with a distribution of 8,500.
An independent book shop nestled in the heart of Oak Park's bustling downtown shopping district, The Book Table offers over 60,000 discounted new and used titles. A majority of the items are 40-50% off retail price, along with annual sidewalk sales offering books for as little as $1. Browse an expansive collection of art, photography, architecture, history, fiction, non-fiction, and children's books in this inviting indie shop.
The Capital Grille is nationally known for its hand-carved steak selections, award-winning wine list, professional service and an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Steaks are dry-aged on site for 14 days and hand-sculpted to maximize flavor and tenderness.
Stop by and enjoy our casual atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner, delivery available. We have burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and more.
The Champagne Lodge is an independent boutique hotel featuring luxury spa suites that offer seclusion and privacy while pampering you with all of the contemporary conveniences of modern design. Private, irresistibly convenient, yet a world away from the everyday.
A unique restaurant offering over 200 menu items, from Tuscan chicken salad to specialty pizzas to great steaks & fresh fish, pastas, omelettes, sandwiches and classic burgers. Plus an extensive menu of cheesecakes.
The Cheesecake Factory serves much more than cheesecake. It is a unique restaurant offering over 200 menu items.
Coin Mart buys, sells, and appraises coins and collectable coin collection. You can find coins dating back to the 1700's. Come see a wide variety of gold, silver, and currency right here in Schaumburg! Schaumburg's one and only coin store serving the community for nearly 20 years!
The first athletic shoe store in Illinois features over 200 styles of shoes. Men, women, and children's shoes by Nike, Saucony, New Balance, Converse, Adidas, Teva, Birkenstock, Asics, Crocs, Reef, Brooks, Mizuno and Merrell. Apparel and Accessories. Open 7 days a week, Monday & Thursday till 8pm.
Corner Chef turns a casual meal into a special occasion. Our gourmet delivery menus offers a variety of boxed meals, warm and cold buffets and an assortment of hors d'oeuvres. We specialize in fresh, delicious food delivered on time.
St. Charles' newest source for rubber stamps, supplies and classes. Also offering custom invitations and announcements created for your special occasions.
Like most any restaurant you’ll find in the tropics, The Crazy Toucan specializes in refreshing tropical drinks for all ages! Located in the KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, the ambiance is sheer island fun and includes crazy and colorful décor, classic beach music, huge plasma TVs, and everything from Jerk Chicken Salad and Pulled Pork Sandwiches to Toukie's Fresh Catch the Day. A fun gathering place where great food and good fun are the special of the day, every day. Enjoy a refreshing tropical drink with or without the kick.
A traditional Irish Pub in Downtown Skokie serving time-honored traditional Irish fare including Guinness Fish & Chips, Corned Beef & Cabbage and Shepherd’s Pie just to name a few as well as pub favorites such as hamburgers and sandwiches. Smaller Pub Bites include the Hummus & Crispy Pita Plate, Spinach & Artichoke Dip and Chicken Quesadillas. Watch a game on their large TVs or enjoy a meal and a drink on the outdoor patio.
The Dearborn Observatory is open for limited public viewing via the historic 18.5" refracting telescope every Friday night from 9-11pm. Advance reservations required.
Seventy-mile per hour riseballs, 240-foot frozen ropes, soft hands and lightning-quick reactions all wound into seven feverish innings of gritty, gutsy, fast-paced action. Welcome to hard-hittin', fast-pitchin', affordable family fun. Welcome to National Pro Fastpitch! Come out and chear on the teams!
Breathtakingly elegant, lavish, and newly renovated, The Drake Oak Brook features traditional furnishings and timeless architecture. Stunning banquet rooms open to newly designed terraces and courtyards.
Offering a variety of meals, burgers, sandwiches, fajitas and roasted cod (all you can eat on Fridays). Old gas station memorabilia.
An ode to the American table with its diversity and global influence. We set out to be an expressive regional American kitchen, all while remaining approachable, affordable, and welcoming.
Flags for every occasion: US flags, international flags, buntings, flagpoles. Large selection of decorative banners, floor mats, gifts, and unique decorator items.
Pasta and salad bar for lunch, weekdays. Steaks, chops and poultry dishes for dinner in a casual atmosphere.
Come for business, stay for golf. The Glen Club has 21 overnight rooms featuring unique layouts and elegant fixtures including historic photographs from Chicago's famous Golf Clubs. Dine on delicious American fare at "The Grill" or host your corporate events in our elegant ballroom seating up to 230, or our stately meeting rooms. Visit the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame. Designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Glen Club's golf course features rolling terrain with dramatic elevation changes, meandering lakes and streams and stunning vistas.
This perfectly-planned town offers beautiful shop and restaurant-lined streets—just like a European town. A 10-screen movie theater, shops including Von Maur, Hot Mama and Dick’s Sporting Goods as well as restaurants unique to the North Shore including RA Sushi, Jameson’s Charhouse and Ted’s Montana Grill. The Glen Town Center is also home to the Kohl Children’s Museum, a leading institution for hands-on, interactive learning.
Come find a taste of Greece! Try traditional specialties like Leg of Lamb, Pastichio, Spanakotiropita, Dolmades, Loukoumades, and Moussaka. Belly Dancer every Friday and Saturday night followed by Live Music. Semi-private dining with party packages.
Just steps away from the 18th hole where you can relax and enjoy a light meal and refreshing beverage. Specialty drinks and all-you-can-eat Friday night fish fry
The prairie grove, covering 123 acres of ecologically diverse prairie land, is preserved and maintained as former home of the visionary horticulturist and educator Dr. John Kennicott, who brought his family from New Orleans to settle on his land in 1836. The Grove, located in Glenview, is a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It offers many opportunities for educational, environmental and historical enjoyment including two historic homes, the Kennicott House and the Redfield Estate; the Grove Interpretive Center, a Native American Village, a Log Cabin, a Schoolhouse, a Wetlands Greenhouse and numerous interpretive trails.
World's largest manufacturer of art pottery. Factory outlet salesroom and Haeger Museum open to the public at original manufacturing site.
Nestled in to the banks of the Fox River, The Herrington offers romantic getaways, executive events, weddings, corporate events, and riverside dining 45 minutes from downtown Chicago.
This collection of eighteen holes now provides golfers with an adventure through a variety of unique golf holes in a beautiful setting. The prairie style clubhouse features an expanded golf shop, locker rooms, event rooms with expansive ceilings and a full scale food and beverage operations. Enjoy dining at the Hickory Stick Bar & Grill and experience stunning golf course views.
The Highlands of Elgin has become a premier destination for thousands of golfers throughout the region. Nine new holes reclaim an old stone quarry, and take maximum advantage of the unique and dramatic landforms that were left behind, including a twelve acre quarry lake. Four holes hug the top of the bluff thirty to forty feet above the water providing golfers with incredible views and numerous shot options on each hole.
Built in the historic Williamsburg-style in 1927, the Homestead has been under family management for over 75 years. The 90-room hotel is conveniently located on a quiet residential street adjacent to Evanston’s downtown business district and Lake Michigan. Guests will enjoy a continental breakfast and garage parking during their overnight, or longer stay (rooms can be rented by the day, month or longer.) The hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Quince, serves contemporary American cuisine and Q2, the hotel’s intimate cocktail lounge, is not to be missed.
Home to the Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the rich artistic legacy of the city through education, advocacy, and preservation, as well as promoting the arts & crafts as an integral part of our modern lives. Based on the ideals of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, the Foundation will sponsor educational seminars, exhibits, tours, publications and special events to increase awareness and appreciation of the arts and crafts. Check the website for special events and hours.
Try us for great authentic Mexican tacos and burritos, hot dogs, fresh cut fries, hamburgers and more. Open daily.
Take a kayaking class or a kayaking trip with an ACA certified instructor on the beautiful Fox River, Batavia. It's fun and informative. Check out some videos on what you will learn in the different classes. Several group and private kayaking classes - first time kayakers to intermediate. See the calendar for dates and times. So grab your friends and let’s go paddling!
The Keg has a relaxed atmosphere and an inviting dance scene. Come and enjoy a meal or just drink and have a good time.
A friendly drinking establishment catering to the North Shore for over two decades. The Keg has a relaxed atmosphere serving everything from steak and seafood to hamburgers.
Historical landmark situated on 60 magnificent acres in the Village of Lake Villa. Beautifully restored and renovated for weddings, banquets and private parties. Three-season tent accommodates up to 350 guests.
As stylish and romantic as the European jazz clubs it aims to emulate, the Little Gem Café offers an elegant setting and delectable items using locally sourced ingredients. Featuring weekly live music, happy hour specials, and the recent unveiling of a new weekend brunch menu, the Little Gem will bewitch you with its warm atmosphere and uniquely flavorful dishes. Planning a private party? The event team will work with any budget and size to create your perfect event, from anniversaries to corporate meetings.
This historic mansion features 36 rooms filled with treasures from around the world and a history over 80 years in the making.
Dine in the Atrium Cafe or at the Victorian Buffet Luncheon served daily in the store's Antique Department where you will enjoy fresh entrees and delicious desserts elegantly served on silver, china and imported antique dishes.
Wood-roasted chicken, ribs. Free s'mores in outdoor fire pit. Seven flat screen TV's to watch sports.
This affordable, extended stay hotel is situated on a 200 acre Championship Golf Estate. An 80-room all-suite hotel, some with full kitchens and fireplaces, offering great amenities including in-room microwaves, mini refrigerators, cable television with HBO, Nintendo games and coffee maker. Relax in the heated indoor pool or Jacuzzi, work out in the fitness area, play a game of tennis or practice on the driving range and wake up to a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet.
A family-friendly restaurant featuring Prime beef burgers, thin-crust pizza, and craft-brewed beers, including 6 brewed on the premises.
Bill Blagg is one of the nation's top touring illusionists, thrilling thousands and leaving people in complete disbelief as he creates the impossible. Prepare to be amazed as he passes through the blades of an industrial fan, shrinks his body to just 6" tall and instantly teleports across the theatre.
This bed and breakfast’s original architecture dates back to 1927 and charms guests with its wood burning fireplace, French doors and vintage molding. The Inn’s 42 are each uniquely designed. Personal service is complete with a continental breakfast. Conveniently located near downtown Evanston and Northwestern University. Pensiero Ristorante is a North Shore favorite and is located on the Inn’s first floor.
Fondue is a fun and interactive dining experience! Discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.
Magnificent, 1,700-acre museum of trees and plants from around the world. Hiking trails, paved roads, restaurant, gift shop, open-air tram and handicapped accessible facilities.
Nursery specializing in Native & Ornamental Perennials & grasses since 1953.
A new musical of this classic tale comes to life for children of all ages when Marie receives a beautiful nutcracker for Christmas from her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. When the Nutcracker comes to life, it’s a magical journey to reach the Sugar Plum fairy before the wicked Mouse King. A special one-hour presentation for kids of all ages, featuring Tchaikovsky's beautiful dance music.
The Schaumburg Dance Ensemble’s annual production of the Nutcracker continues to delight audiences of all ages. A corps of professional dancers leads a large cast in Tchaikovsky’s magical ballet, following the dreamlike adventures of a young girl who, with the help of an enchanting toymaker, encounters leaping Russians, waltzing flowers, twirling snowflake maidens and more. Complete with grand sets and vibrant costumes, this Nutcracker is not to be missed. Friday, Saturday and Sunday showings only.
Superb food in a casual, contemporary atmosphere. Outdoor smoke house for great meats and one of Fox Valley's best outdoor dining patios.
Update, renovate and refresh home surroundings with 300 award-winning contractors, select remodelers and creative craftsmen. See the latest in kitchens, baths, basements, additions, landscaping and improvements, Enjoy inspiring daily workshops.
Update, renovate & remodel home surroundings with The Old House New House Home Show. See the latest in home improvements and explore exhibits from 300 select experts. Enjoy inspiring, idea-sparking daily workshops. A portion of the ticket proceeds benefits The Habitat for Humanity.
The first Middle Eastern Restaurant of its kind and caliber in the area. Our food is prepared fresh daily. Offering specialties such as tabouleh, fattoush, Jerusalem, Lebanese, Mediterranean and chicken salad. We pride ourselves on our tremendous following amongst healthy eaters including many vegetarian dishes.
A specialty food store featuring artisanal, small batch extra virgin olive oils on tap, a variety of balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy, fresh spices from our spice locker, and a full menu of gourmet food items and accessories. Stop in for a taste and see why customers say wow!
Its the best eye candy ever! The Regenstein Center Greenhouses and Galleries are transformed by trees draped in orange and yellow Dendrobium, a hanging hedge of pink and purple Beallara, and vibrant Vanda in orange, red, yellow, and even blue. See more than 10,000 orchids in all. Bring a camera.
Little Matchstick Factory's The Other Mozart is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother, to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Created by Sylvia Milo, the monodrama is set in a stunning 18-foot dress (and based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters. With the opulent beauty of the dress and hair design, the sweet smell of perfume, and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, the performance creates a multi-sensual experience and transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight -- but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice. There, in communion with the audience, this other Mozart at last tells her story.
Gifts, collectibles, fine furniture and accessories. Coffee and treats.
The Fun Center consists of a 43,000 sq. ft. entertainment facility offering over 150 redemption and arcade games, a Redemption Area with over 1,000 items from which to choose, Rocky's Pizzeria, a Food Court, Hershey's® Ice Cream Shoppe, a main Party Area with a 12 ft. movie screen, three private party rooms for birthdays, showers, meetings or any occasion and Rocky's Fun House Miniature Golf. Video gaming also available.
For more than 30 years, The Popcorn Factory has been the "popcorn authority" with our impressive collection of crowd-pleasing gifts and great-tasting snacks. Our factory store in Lake Forest is delighting customers with delicious, premium popcorn, cookies, candies, nuts and snacks of all kinds, plus all your Popcorn Factory favorite items! A trip to The Popcorn Factory Store is sure to be an adventure every time!
The Quarry Cable Park & Grille is located on the 32-acre North Lake of Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake. Enjoy wakeboarding at this next-generation cable wake park complete with a Full-Size Six-Tower cable system with jumps and features for experienced riders and two System 2.0 Two-Tower cable systems for beginners. Stay a little longer and enjoy the lakefront tap & grille, fire pits, live entertainment, sand volleyball, baggo, and open-air yoga. While promoting recreation and relaxation, The Quarry aims to provide a new approach to staying active for visitors near and far and invites everyone to unearth their potential.
Guided tours (by reservation only) of Ragdale, a nationally renowned artists' community built by noted architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, include a walk through the historic house and gardens as well as a studio visit with an artist-in-residence.
Art, architecture, and garden tours of Howard Van Doren Shaw's summer retreat. The house and gardens, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places among examples of the Arts and Crafts movement in the country. It house 12 artists at a time.
A unique showroom located in the eclectic Oak Park Arts District featuring exclusive fashions for children, specializing in christening outfits, flower girl dresses, boy's tuxedos and First Holy Communion apparel. You will also find a full line of accessories, gifts and Kidorable rain gear. Our knowledgeable staff will make it easy for you to find the perfect outfit for that special day. Hours are by appointment in our showroom, or you can choose to have a free consultation in your home.
Contact Visit McHenry County for information on tours. A private estate located in Barrington Hills, featuring the world's finest collection of automatic music instruments, including the world's largest theater organ. Private group tours or 40 or more. Charity gala events & concerts. A summer concert series and a Christmas concert supporting the Sanfilippo Foundation open to the public with pre-purchased tickets. Concerts include time to explore the Sanfilippo Collection. See website for details and tickets.
Hear that? Yes, it's the sound of bells a-jingling already. Next thing you know dreidels are spinning and pumpkin-spiced everything is everywhere. Now your family is in town, you're numbed to frosty snowmen and Black Friday bargains...and it's not even December! Thankfully The Second City is here with the perfect upheaval of your holiday malaise: Holidazed bursts the monotony of the season with a riotous send-up of all things holiday. Put your turkey baster down and laugh until your cheeks flush with ho-ho-holidazed joy!
The Shanty located in Wadsworth is a place that once discovered, you always go back. With its comfortable rustic atmosphere and friendly service, this truly is the place where quality food meets a fair price. With a great staff that makes patrons feel right at home, it may be the only restaurant in the area where the customers run the show.
Enjoy hockey, figure skating or recreational skating at this ice arena in Skokie.
Family owned since 1957, The Spice House's philosophy is to offer the highest quality spices, herbs, and seasonings at far below grocery store prices. Featuring hand-blended ethnic neighborhood seasonings.
The Stadium at the Ballpark at Rosemont is the 2,000-seat home of the Chicago Bandits, the 2011 NPF World Champion women's softball organization, East Leyden High School's girls softball team and the Rosemont School's boys and girls softball team. It is located on the west side of 1-294, and is the first facility of its kind in the nation built expressly for women's professional sports. The team plays 25 home games a year, from June through August.
The State Ballet Theater of Russia, from the city of Voronezh, brings the world's most beloved ballet to glorious life! This company of 65 distinguished dancers has showcased the unparalleled art of Russian ballet to countries throughout the world. Ticket prices are $29.50, $42.50 & $52.50.
A lifestyle and entertainment center offering streetside shopping and dining in a suburban setting. A vibrant shopping alternative including Carson Pirie Scott, AMC-Loews Theater, GameWorks, Laugh Out Loud Improve Theater, and some of Chicago's top restaurants. Store, restaurant, and theater hours vary.
The Sugar Path in Geneva is an innovative dessert bakery offering cupcakes, artisan cakes and pies. They bake farm-to-table, using ingredients sourced locally from farmers and vendors they have existing relationships with. The menu changes seasonally so you’ll be sure to get the freshest ingredients available.
Lipizzaner Stallions have been enchanting audiences for 450 years. Witness art and history come to life at one of our summer performances. From the playful bounding of new foals to the strong, precise jumps of our stallions, the whole family will be captivated by the strength, beauty, and intelligence of hese horses. Each performance, to music, is a study in classical horsemanship which has been practiced in Europe since the 16th century; the Lipizzaners have been performing at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria since the 1500's. There are very few places in the United States where such an art can be observed. We offer a taste of Vienna, Austria right in your back yard.
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SiVer Place cuisine, outdoor dinning on Lake Michigan and live entertainment makes it an experience like any other in Waukegan, or Lake County. The Executive Chef brings an interpretation of modern but fun culinary art to the city of Waukegan. Menu includes salads, tacos, pizza, sandwiches, sliders and more. Kids and desserts menus also available.
Open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Tender barbeque sandwiches cooked a variety of ways.
Back by popular request, it's The Three Celli, performing a mix of music for one, two or three celli by some of the area's finest musicians. Stephen Balderston, former Assistant Principal Cello of the Chicago Symphony, is the Professor of Cello at DePaul University. Prior to joining the CSO in 1993, he performed for ten years with the Saint Louis Symphony. Linc Smelser, a member of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, is on the faculty of Northern Illinois University as well as the Music Director of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Brant Taylor, a former member of the Saint Louis Symphony, has been a member of the Chicago Symphony since the 1997-1998 season. He also teaches at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of the Performing Arts and performs with the band Pink Martini. All Chamber Series concerts begin at 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Art Gallery of Wilson Hall.
The best pizza on the North Shore. Casual atmosphere offering pizza, ribs, pasta, chicken and more. 36 satellie TV's with 3 big screens. Full menu available for pick up or delivery. Pool table, darts, trivia and more.
This English pub-style casual dining restaurant has been part of the Fox Valley since 1974. Family owned and operated featuring nightly live music and a unique atmosphere.
The Village Tavern has been in continuous operation since 1849. This family-owned restaurant, in classic road house style, has been a favorite “watering hole” for generations. A spacious dining room and antique bar area preserve the establishment’s rustic authenticity. Especially popular is the massive 35-foot mahogany bar, which survived Chicago’s “Great McCormick Place Fire” in the 1960’s. The warm and friendly “pub” atmosphere of this classic restaurant attracts locals and tourists alike. There is live entertainment six nights a week. Known for our great steaks, 1/2 lb. Angus beef hamburgers, hearty sandwiches and fish fry.
The Village Vintner Winery, a fully functional winery, is located in the heart of Carpentersville, Illinois. Come in, relax, and enjoy individually handcrafted award winning wines in the winery's distinctive atmosphere. They offer tastings daily of up to eight wines. Learn about different wines, food pairings or simply sample our blends of outstanding varietals. Their wine experts can help you select just the right wine for any occasion. Whether you are a beginner learning about wine, or an expert who enjoys wines from around the world, you'll find our winery the perfect place to explore new tastes and create your own personal vintage.
The Vine first started out as a small tapas bar and within two years had expanded their bar and restaurant into a full operation that continues to focus on using fresh and local ingredients and features over 75 cocktails. Everything, from food to drinks, is made in-house and prepared to order. We hope you enjoy your time at The Vine as much as we enjoy having you here.
Sophisticated yet casual atmosphere. Full menu with an impressive beer list, food served till midnight.
Antiques, primitives, collectibles, hand-dipped chocolate confections, novelty candies, fudge and more.
Just a 5 minute complimentary shuttle ride from O'Hare Airport. Oversized guest rooms, great restaurants, a complete healthclub with swimming pool, business center, and meeting/banquet facilities for 6 to 1,200 people.
Located on Chicago's North Shore, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, Wilmette Golf Club is one of the best public golf course challenge in the area! While Wilmette Golf Club's total yardage is only less than 6,400 from the back tees, it plays to much greater length. The short par 4's and the fact that there are only two par 5's in this par 70 track make Wilmette play like a championship layout.
Featuring wines from across the Globe. Local & Hotel Delivery Available. Saturday tastings 1pm-5pm.
Starting out as a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute to raise money for a local food pantry, Wizards of Winter have become a musical force of its own design. Simultaneously recalling a heyday of classical tinged rock that is park and parcel of older listeners' mythology and amping it up in an aggressive way that appeals to young rock fans. This is one show the whole family will enjoy together.
Theatre Historical Society of America features archives and gallery space showcasing the history of America's theatres in photos, blueprints and artifacts.Rotating exhibits highlight the history of different theatres.
In Pheasant Run Resort. Open 7 days a week. A distinctive shop offering fresh-ground or whole bean coffee, teas, gourmet jams and food items, and a unique array of gifts.
John Binder, a local mob historian and author of "The Chicago Outfit", conducts the popular There Goes the Neighbor Hood tour. Running from early spring to late fall each year, the tour showcases local gangster history through Oak Park and River Forest with visits to 15 houses that were once occupied by major mobsters. Binder sprinkles in facts about the criminal careers of the former owners, unique features of each home, and rare information about the family's time spent there.The tour lasts approximately two hours and travels by minibus with no walking required. The tour departs from (and returns to) the Oak Park Visitor Center.
Daily food and drink specials. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, appetizers, salads, chicken, steak, and turkey wraps. Traditional tavern food. Darts, pool, and games.