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Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
The largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest, the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature contains a wealth of precious documentation of the black experience. The collection places a strong focus on African American history in Illinois.
Veterans Memorial Hall
Dedicated in 1903 in ceremonies that included a speech by Teddy Roosevelt, Memorial Hall is a tribute to Rockford citizens who have served in the Armed Forces. Large wall plaques list names of fallen veterans, and cases in the main lobby, side rooms and the lower level display Armed Services artifacts including memories of the Civil War, the World Wars and Camp Grant. The renovated second floor auditorium is used by cultural groups for shows and presentations and is accessible via the elevator.
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.
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.
The Sports Plex
The Sports Plex is a tournament quality soccer complex featuring up to 12 fields, picnic areas, parking, restrooms, and a concession area with a full kitchen. It also has a presentation pavilion that is ideal for award ceremonies or meetings. Please call for pricing and availability.
Budget Inn - Burbank
This property has 30 guest rooms as well as 1 suite. Other amenities include free parking, handicapped accessibility, Wi-Fi access, microwave and refrigerator availability, rollaway beds and a spa/sauna. This is a non-smoking facility.
dezine99 is a graphic design studio that has added art and artisan crafts to its business. Local artists along with artists from around the USA. Almost everything is hand crafted: jewelry, pottery, sculpture, wax pottery, pewter gifts, mixed media, watercolor & acrylic art, & embellished apparel.
Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.
You can argue what makes Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder so popular is its location across the street from the famed St. Valentine’s Day massacre, but ask anyone who has ever eaten here and they will tell it’s the pot pie pizza, or perhaps the made from scratch salad dressings or the comfortable environment. Either way, with its famous history, and fantastic food; Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder is a true original.
Pizano's Pizza & Pasta - State Street
From the son of Lou Malnati’s, Rudy brings you Pizano’s; a traditional Italian eatery featuring Chicago deep dish pizza – the way his dad made, hearty two-handed sandwiches, fresh salads and good times.
One of the country’s premier dining rooms, Everest is located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Chef/proprietor J. Joho’s world-renowned cuisine and award-winning wine list have earned Everest international recognition.
Belly Shack is Chef, Bill Kim's latest Latin/Asian culinary adventure. Mixing the foods of Argentina and the flavors of Korea, Belly Shack is a delight to both sides of your hunger.
Nana is a family-owned, organic restaurant offering choices for those who are not only passionate about great tasting food, but who are also passionate about where their food comes from. They source the finest of organic ingredients from farmers, producers and vendors who meet and maintain USDA National Organic Program standards. The products used are free of synthetic preservatives, growth hormones, genetically modified ingredients, antibiotics, artificial colors and flavors and other additives and chemicals, including pesticides. They support the ethical treatment of animals, promote sustainability and buy local whenever possible. In a nutshell, Nana is more than good, they’re great.
Breakfast with Santa
Join the jolliest man, as well as the Mrs., for a breakfast buffet at Starved Rock Lodge. Following breakfast, you'll be treated to "Magic by Cory". Also attending will be "Grace" a white-tailed deer from the Furry Friends. Children may take turns sitting on Santa's lap to tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a chocolate treat. Enjoy brunch and meet Santa between 8:30am and 11:30am. $15.50 adults & $11.95 children under 10.
Browntrout in Chicago is an award-winning restaurant with its emphasis on using sustainable ingredients without sacrificing quality. With regular menu changes to allow for only the freshest seasonal ingredients, Browntrout is a flavorful dining option.
Kurah Mediterranean Tapas
Kurah Mediterranean Tapas offers a unique culinary experience prepared by Chef Daniel Sarkiss. Kurah is a full-service restaurant with various hot and cold tapas options, as well as delectable shared plate entrees. Their dishes are served with fresh bread baked right in their own brick oven. All Kurah dishes are prepared with organic meat and produce. The menu also features specialty cocktails and martinis as well as a variety of red, white and sparkling wines.
Sol de Mexico
Sol de Mexico strides to deliver the authentic taste of Mexican gastronomy every time you come in, which is why they only use fresh ingredients and every meal is cooked to order. All their food reflects a love, respect and passion for Mexico’s Cuisine & Culture.
Rachel Barton Pine at Ravinia
Called “the definition of the ideal musician for the 21st century” by Yo-Yo Ma, cellist Mike Block joins Rachel Barton Pine to chronicle the flow of music from Bach to Bartók to the blues. Bennett Gordon Hall Ticket Price: $10
CITY: Highland Park
Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show
A monthly market of quality antiques, collectibles, crafts & garden. Held at the Historic Sandwich Fair Grounds. Rain or shine. Free parking.
Gingerbread Firehouse Contest & Holiday Open House
See more than dozen gingerbread fire stations, and burning buildings, which have been specially crafted for this annual holiday event. All gingerbread entries must depict a firefighting themed architectural structure, real or imaginary and everything must be edible. The exhibit opens and will be judged on Saturday November 29. All gingerbread FIREhouses will remain on exhibit at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum though Christmas.
Pleasant Home is an architectural gem that showcases 19th century craftsmanship and artistry. Designed in 1897 by prominent architect George W. Maher, the home is a National Historic Landmark and the only Maher building open to the public as a museum. You and your guests will be surrounded by rich custom woodwork, extraordinary art glass windows, intricate woodcarvings, and the glowing warmth of light from another era. The Pleasant Home's 1st floor includes of the Great Hall, Living and Dining Rooms and enclosed circular porch. The front porch is a great addition to the 1st floor during warmer weather. It is perfect for wedding ceremonies, smaller banquets or cocktail parties. The Library is slightly off the beaten path, but is a great place for a buffet station for a cocktail reception. It is also perfect for small lectures of meetings that do not require the use of the whole house.
CITY: Oak Park
Irazu Costa Rican Dining
Serving flavorful Costa Rican meals, Irazu located in Chicago is a family-owned restaurant that has been dishing up traditional Costa Rican food since 1990; a must try for anyone who is a lover of food and this Central American cuisine.
Dining at Moto in Chicago is like actively engaging in a multi-sensory dining experience unlike any other in the world. The Moto kitchen serves as a state of the art canvas for Chef Cantu and his gifted team to combine high-tech equipment and intricate techniques with exotic, sustainable and seasonally conscious ingredients from around the world.
Senza offers an elegant yet casual fine dining experience that features innovative modern American cuisine by executive chef Noah Sandoval. Taking familiar ingredients and integrating both avant-garde and classic techniques, chef Sandoval creates composed as well as approachable four or nine-course tasting menus that reflect a range of flavors and textures.
Jin Thai Cuisine
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Edgewater, in Chicago, Jin Thai takes the authentic cuisine to another level. Stop into this award-winning restaurant and savor the bright colors and flavors of Southeast Asian dishes.
Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora
Near major attractions like Blackberry Farm, great golfing and shopping. Short drive to Hollywood Casino, Paramount Theatre and more. Amenities include 6,000 square foot swimming complex, kiddie pool, 2,200-gallon hot tub, exercise room and free high speed internet.
Big Rock Historical Society Crib Museum
Step into the restored corn crib and explore artifacts from the century-old Plowing Match or learn more about Welsh immigrants. Open by appointment.
CITY: Big Rock
Oak Park Visitors Center
Visit us for maps, books, souvenirs and unique gifts. Tickets are available for Hemingway's Birthplace Home and Museum, Historic Pleasant Home and The Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest. Purchase other seasonal special events tickets here.
CITY: Oak Park
Gather is the perfect blend of the best of European wine culture coupled with the ease of American style. They’ve created a natural setting where friends and family come to gather and share amazing hospitality, delicious food, superb wine and good company. Bring your friends and family and find out why people are clamoring over Gather.
A perfect spot to enjoy excellent Italian cuisine in downtown Skokie. Brothers Ruben and Oscar serve all dishes made to order and the wine options combine perfectly with each dish. Pastas as well as meat and fish dishes round out a full range of entree options. Desserts should not be missed with the cannoli made fresh on site. Serving lunch and dinner.
Located in the urban Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Antique Tacos serves up new adventurous flavors in tacos among a rustic environment surrounded by the history of old antiques.
Decolores shows its true colors in this Chicago favorite. Known for its unique blend of family recipes and traditional Mexican cuisine, it brings eaters from near and far to this Pilsen eatery.
Jam, one of the nation’s most celebrated brunch restaurants, is located in the heart of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Helmed by acclaimed Chef Jeffrey Mauro, formerly of Charlie Trotter’s and North Pond, Jam treats breakfast & lunch with the same level of reverence and devotion to culinary craftsmanship, all the while, maintaining a commitment to affordability.
Lao Hunan is Chef Tony's Hu’s 5th restaurant in Chicago. It focuses on famous gourmet Hunan cuisine, which is characterized by fresh spice and lingering taste of food. The chef is from Hunan and has over 30 years experience specializing in Hunan cuisine. For exotic flavors, spices and dishes stop by and bring an appetite for an exciting culinary experience.
MANA Food Bar
MANA is a globally inspired, meatless restaurant in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, focusing on seasonal ingredients, ethnic flavors, and providing a one of a kind eating experience.
Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Bavette’s is a European-Style steakhouse. The signature is a prime rib eye that is dry-aged in house. There is also a wide variety of fresh seafood, including a daily selection of fresh oysters, king crab, and shrimp cocktail. Bavette’s also specializes in classic cocktails with a focus of brown spirits; and the value driven wine list is eclectic and global.
Bliss House Museum
The Bliss House Museum is operated by the Sugar Grove Historical Society and houses historical exhibits about the village of Sugar Grove and surrounding area. Anyone interested in researching their heritage, may contact the museum for access to probate and civil records dating 1839 - 1955. Hours: Open every Tuesday 1-4 pm or by appointment.
CITY: Sugar Grove
Each year the Village of Montgomery's Historic Preservation Commission hosts a Cemetery Walk at Riverside Cemetery on the first Wednesday of October at 7:00 p.m. Guests are led through the cemetery in small groups to meet the fascinating "ghosts" of early pioneers and other residents of the cemetery.
Paramount Theatrical Production: Mary Poppins
Enormous dance numbers on the ground and the roof tops. Statues coming to life, giant orchestrations for such iconic songs as “Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” And of course, a few Mary Poppins magical moments that will leave you flying high. Celebrate the holidays with the ones you love at Paramount’s Mary Poppins! A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers & the Walt Disney Film. Rated G
David Bowie Is
David Bowie Is presents the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie -- one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. More than 300 objects, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five decades are brought together from the David Bowie Archive for the first time.
Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
This theater, located on the campus of Highland Community College, features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and instrumental music concerts, live theater, special performances, and the popular Summerset Theatre program, a community performing arts theater. The Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre is also home to HCC's Royal Scots, Big Band, Concert Band, Chorale and Highland Gallery. A seasonal listing of performances is available by calling the box office or visiting the website.
The Glen Club
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.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
Experience the history of the second of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. It was at this site on August 27, 1858 that the Freeport Doctrine, an import statement regarding slavery and state's rights, was proclaimed by Douglas. The site is self-interpretative through a series of waysides that tell of the events and ideas which led up to the debates, and also includes the life-size statues "Lincoln and Douglas in Debate" by artist Lily Tolpo. The park-like setting is complete with benches, lighting and spacious walks.
This property has 20 guest rooms that include free parking, Wi-Fi access as well as microwave and refrigerator availability.
Lou Malnati's - Lincolnwood
Lou Malnati’s, considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, has been creating rich thick slices of pie since 1971. People all over the state, the country and the world have heard of Chicago pizza, and with 36 locations, Lou Malnati’s has been the ambassador of this heavenly creation.
Offering progressive French cuisine at its finest, Tru delivers fresh ingredients, bold creativity and artistic presentation. The menu will consist of a prix fixe three-course section and pre-set “collections” or tasting menus, ranging from six to nine courses.
BellyQ is a modern Asian barbecue restaurant forged by Chef Bill Kim, Michael Jordan and Cornerstone Restaurant Group. BellyQ redefines Asian barbeque as an interactive dining experience that's both creative and modern.
Gilt Bar in Chicago lists itself as a hand crafted cocktails, farm-friendly cuisine and a value driven wine list kind of place, but what it forgets to tell you is the food is amazing, the ambiance is dark and intimate and the drinks are out of this world. Don’t walk, run to this River North establishment.
Owen & Engine
Owen & Engine is based on a simple idea of offering rustic British-inspired comfort food with real ales and a carefully crafted beverage program.
The Smoke Daddy is a must see in one of Chicago's hottest, and most eclectic neighborhoods. The best and most flavorful BBQ in the Windy City also brings you more character than any neighborhood rib joint has to offer. All their meats are smoked in house each day in the "Lil Red Smoker." With great Live Music 7 nights a week at no cost. Do yourself a favor and stop in for some amazing, world-renowned BBQ and enjoy the funky rhythms.
Tinley Park Farmer's Market
Visit the Farmer's Market every week for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, and fresh flowers.
CITY: Tinley Park
Paramount Theatrical Production: Les Misérables
This monumental novel comes to life in one of the greatest musicals of all time. It’s the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his journey for redemption. On that road, he encounters the never-wavering love of a mother, the innocence of a child, the steely determination of a hunter and the passion of youthful freedom fighters.
Naperville Bites and Sites
Enjoy a culinary and cultural walking experience through Naperville's historic neighborhood. One delicious taste at a time! Sample some great food and drink tastings from family run restaurants and shops. Along the way you will discover beautiful downtown Naperville, the Riverwalk and fun facts on the rich history that makes Naperville amazing.
T and D Toy & Hobby
T and D Toy & Hobby specializes in diecast toys, both old and new, but also offers new and old model kits, including resin kits, hobby paints and tools, and model railroading items. Open: Monday thru Friday: 11 am - 12:30 pm; 3 pm - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm
Using grass-fed beef makes all the difference. It's half the cholesterol of a regular burger and includes some of the "good" fatty acids you can find in olive oil.
CITY: St. Charles
In 1950, Lawrence Schweig opened his fish store at the bridge on Canal Street. Over the years, he developed unique recipes for delicious seafood products. Today Lawrence’s reputation for great food at great prices continues as loyal customers bring their children and grandchildren here. As the third generation continues the tradition of Lawrence Schweig and the hallmarks of his vision remain unchanged.
This is old school Italian. It could be very romantic, or you can bring your mama. Sabatinos has been in Chicago for 25 years; serving traditional Italian cuisine including warm crusty loaves and addictive pizza bread that comes to the table in a blink of an eye. With dimly lit flowers on every table, tuxedo-clad hosts and strolling musicians, this Italian-American restaurant is everything you’ve come to expect, and more.
Elizabeth serves local, organic, sustainable, and hand-harvested goods. The menu changes seasonally and is influenced by the icons of the logo - Elizabeth's totem: the barn owl for farm-to-table, the deer for the woodlands, and the diamond for the elegant. This award winning restaurant's mission is to highlight nose-to-tail, root-to-branch, and farm-to-table Midwestern bounty. For the best experience, come with an adventurous palate and an open mind.
Takashi in Chicago features contemporary French-American fare with Japanese influences, a mixture of Chef Takashi's previous ventures working in large, world class establishments. The atmosphere is unique in that it allows for a more personal dining experience, combining the cuisine and service of a fine dining establishment with the warmth and accessibility of a neighborhood tavern. The contemporary cuisine features ingredients of the highest quality from throughout the world including Maine, Japan and Australia. Chef also uses sustainable fished seafood and local seasonal products whenever possible. No preservatives are used, including MSG.
Sen Sushi Bar in Oak Park features an array of fish, some imported from Japan. Fresh and flavorful fits the bill at this Bib Gourmand restaurant.
CITY: Oak Park
sushiDOKKU boasts a cult following due to the trust the owners have developed with their guests over the years. They have also been awarded a Bib Gourmand for 2014.
Temporary living in a residential setting. Fully furnished and equipped one and two bedroom apartments, just bring your toothbrush. Spacious living room, eat-in kitchen, TV, stereo, microwave, full-size fridge. $1,800-$2,100 a month includes all utilities, cable, unlimited local and domestic long distance, wireless internet access. Off-street parking and onsite laundry. Conveniently located near I-290, walking distance to restaurants, shops and Blue Line.
CITY: Forest Park
Judy Collins at the Genesee Theatre
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. Now 74, she continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart. Tickets are $45.50 & $55.50.
Grace in Chicago is an award winning restaurant that doesn’t shy away from the days of multicourse tasting menus, pristine table linens, customized serving pieces and, yes, a hefty price tag. Inside this 64-seat restaurant, Chef Duffy and his army of chefs create progressive, ingredient-driven cuisine that’s as pretty to look at as it is to eat. Elegant, thought provoking and delicious, Grace is all of that and then some.
In Evanston is a dining experience that’s much more than it seems: Found is a kitchen, a social house and a restaurant with a mission. Its rustic new American dishes change with the market and season and are served in a relaxed, creative atmosphere inspired by 1920’s Bohemian Paris and icons of the Beat Generation.
Enjoy a prix fixe Pan-Asian experience at Han 202. Select from beautifully plated unique dishes in a five-course menu. It is fine dining at an unbelievably affordable low price; attentive service in a comfortable charming atmosphere. Bring along your favorite wine or beer because it is BYOB.
Baymont Inn & Suites
Minutes from such major attractions like Chicago Premium Outlet, the Paramount Theatre, Two Brothers Roundhouse, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum and Hollywood Casino Aurora. Wake up to free continental breakfast and a free issue of USA Today. Help yourself to free Wi-Fi Internet access while relaxing in your comfortable room. Head to the fitness center for a workout, then unwind with a swim in the heated indoor pool. This pet-friendly hotel offers free parking for all vehicles, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
CITY: North Aurora
Fulton's on the River
Fulton’s on the River, located on the Chicago River with views of downtown, offers the best of both worlds. A classic seafood and steak house, with an unparalleled devotion to procuring nothing but the highest quality ingredients. Quality service and an extensive wine and cocktail selection provide a great place to dine, relax and celebrate!
Westfield Fox Valley Mall
More than 180 stores anchored by Macy’s, Carson Pirie Scott, JC Penney and Sears.
Chicago International Film Festival
The Chicago International Film Festival, now celebrating its 50th year, is North America's oldest competitive international film festival, showcasing over 175 films from 50 countries for two weeks in October. From red carpet galas and film premieres to stars and filmmakers in attendance, the Festival is one of Chicago's highlight events in the Fall!
A family friendly Sushi-Chinese restaurant. You have the choice of take-out or dining in.
CITY: St. Charles
Blown Away Art & Framing Destination
Blown Away specialize in custom framing pictures. There is a large variety of art for sale in the gallery from limited editions, famous art prints, and art from local artists. Open: Sunday and Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm; Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 6 pm.
The casual elegance of art-deco-inspired décor and contemporary classic cuisine come together in deca RESTAURANT + BAR, a brasserie-inspired experience on the Magnificent Mile in The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Named for its 2010 debut, deca celebrates the latest culinary trends with new twists on classic dishes. Executive Chef Mark Payne’s market-driven menus showcase ingredients from farmers near and far in his innovative cooking style. The authenticity of the cuisine and the warmth of deca's stylish, comfortable setting complement the personable service of its staff, making for a memorable experience morning to night.
GT Fish & Oyster
GT Fish & Oyster opened in March of 2011, and has helped redefine the American seafood restaurant. Michelin starred, and Food and Wines Best New Chef 2008, Giuseppe Tentori, has developed a menu that’s half-traditional, half modern, in an ever-changing small plates format.
Located in Chicago, Homestyle Taste carefully picks their ingredients and uses only the freshest and natural ones to prepare every dish. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you not only enjoy a great meal but also an authentic atmosphere.
Juno is a humble offering from partners Chef BK Park and Jason Chan, this small upscale casual restaurant strives to offer Chicago the perfect combination of quality and consistency in food and service. Their integrity and passion for Juno and their customers is paramount as they attempt to create a menu and environment that will exceed everyone's expectations.
Mott Street serves a menu inspired by the post-service cravings of a hungry Ruxbin team. Partners Chef Edward Kim, Jennifer Kim, Vicki Kim and Nate Chung are proud to share feel-good comforts, spanning poached chicken breast with salt & pepper to eggs in hangtown fry form. Mott St is family style dining and straightforward cuisine paired with a pointed beverage selection.
Prairie Street Brewhouse
The Prairie Brewhouse is the best location in Rockford for hosting your event. With over 7500 square feet of flexible space available, we can host your event of up to 500 people. Perfect for hosting banquets, wedding receptions, parties, weddings, meetings, fundraisers, art shows, craft shows and more. Indoor and outdoor space available, including a deck area right on the river. Available for anything from a luncheon to a week-long conference. Overhead doors allow for easy unloading and setup. During the summer, Dinner on the Dock and listen to live music on Thursdays.
Bacchanalia, located in the Little Italy section of Chicago, has been a family-owned business for over 34 years. In fact, it’s the longest single-family owned Italian restaurant in the city. If you’re looking for an authentic Italian restaurant with recipes that go back to the Old Country, look no further than Bacchanalia.
Wauconda Farmer's Market
Come out, take a stroll and shop for fresh produce, flowers, herbs, spices, baked goods, and a myriad of other products. Also enjoy live entertainment including local musicians, a pet parade, a scarecrow building contest and comprise the market. Please visit the website for more information.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West
Centrally located off I-290 this newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites features 135 beautifully designed guest rooms. The hotel offers complimentary full hot breakfast, High-speed, wired and wireless Internet access, 24-hour business center. Guests enjoy our outstanding in room amenities like microwave, mini refrigerators, flat panel HDTV and you can relax in our indoor pool and Jacuzzi or workout in our fitness center. Within walking distance from many restaurants & shops. We offer all our guest complimentary shuttle transportation to O'Hare Airport, CTA Blue Line, and all Oak Park businesses & attractions. Special discounts for groups, corporate, seniors and motor coach tour packages. 1,5000 square feet of flexible meeting space including full service catering and audio visual services.
Winter Lights Holiday Walk
Usher in the holiday season with a family event featuring the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, Miss Merry Christmas and Jack Frost, music, lights, refreshments and the lighting of the City's official tree. Top it off with a Winter Holiday Market, parade and fireworks and you have an event to remember!
ILBA Pub Crawl for Food Pantry
This charity event starts with Breakfast and Bloody Mary's at Ninth Street Pub and Ride Bikes to six other bar sponsors in a Poker Run Style and return to the Pub for door prizes and smokehouse food and music at 5pm. $15 donation - pub crawls through October 4th. Call 9th St. for details.
Christmas Tea at the Stephenson County Historical Museum
Celebrate this holiday tradition at the historic 1857 Oscar Taylor home decorated in Christmas finery. Enjoy music and and homemade cookies with coffee, tea or punch as your tour the mansion. The Holiday Gift Shop will be open featuring a selection of historical books, toys and other unique gift items.
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.
“We cook what we sell, and we sell what we cook.” Eataly is an original “marketplace” model inviting consumers to be active participants in an innovative food and beverage experience where they shop, taste and savor high-quality, traditional, Italian food products and beverages along with local produce and artisanal products. This multifunctional marketplace includes a premier retail center for Italian delicacies and wine, a culinary educational center and a diverse slate of boutique eateries. Eataly ambassadors are here to provide a high-quality experience to all of our guests, whether you are here to shop or enjoy a meal.
Green Tea Bake House
Home of the gourmet soft pretzel in Pretzel City USA! Sweet and savory gourmet baked goods, all crafted in house, from scratch, utilizing natural and organic ingredients. Known for our unique Kalamata olive and feta bread, our French "sables" butter cookies and our Asiago cheese asparagus tarts. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm.
Modern Spanish Cuisine, with the creation of innovative dishes and a tour of classic tapas found throughout the bars of Spain. Macarena Tapas also features a crafted list of Spanish wines and Sangrias. Come and be part of the St. Charles Spanish Allure.
CITY: St. Charles
EL Ideas is a micro restaurant located on a back alley street in downtown Chicago. The name - in addition to being homage to the elevated train system of Chicago (and many other meanings of ‘el’) – is an abbreviation for Elevated Ideas in Cuisine and Dining. The cuisine reflects the approach, standards and experience developed over the career of Chef Foss. Prepared with the heart and precision of classical cooking techniques with modern twists thrown in, items roll onto and off of this award winning restaurants menu, quickly.
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.
2015 U.S. Amateur Championship
The U.S. Amateur is the premier amateur golf championship for players from around the world. Past winners include Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods
CITY: Olympia Fields
Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House ]is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods—all for free. 150 cool places. 48 hours. Go.
Opart Thai House Restaurant
Opart Thai House Restaurant has been serving the Chicago area for many years. Providing great traditional Thai cuisine with an extensive menu of many different kinds of dishes.
Rickshaw Rick's Tours & Taxi
Let us save your soles today! We'll take you for a ride, give you a tour, provide shuttles for your party or even run errands with our fleet of pedicabs (aka bicycle rickshaws). Call us at 773-771-3922 or visit www.rickshawrick.com. Catch us at the Oak Park Visitors Center, Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Write Inn, Harvey House, Under the Ginkgo Tree B & B and other fun spots.
CITY: Oak Park
Christmas at the Farm
The Lyon farm and village is operated by the Kendall County Historical Society. For two Sundays in December, kids get to experience what an old time Christmas was like. Tables are set up with eight different holiday crafts. This exciting day includes a train display around the Christmas tree and naturally, they get to meet, and have their picture taken with Santa Claus. A story teller will read some holiday classics and they can enjoy roasted chestnuts. Chili and hot dogs are available for sale. Dec. 7 & 14 1-4 pm.
Victory Golf Range
Victory Golf Range is the Rockford area's only indoor golf facility that offers golf entertainment in a controlled environment. Amenities include a large driving area to see true path of golf ball, hitting bays with air-cushioned driving mats, a state-of-the-art putting green, fully netted ceiling, walls and perimeter to ensure a safe hitting environment, a full service restaurant and bar, large screen TVs with latest golf and sports programming, and free WiFi.
CITY: Loves Park
This property has 18 guest rooms and 1 suite. Other amenities include free parking, Wi-Fi access, microwave availability, non-smoking rooms, and rollaway beds.