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Lincoln Way Inn B&B
Located on the historic Lincoln Highway in Franklin Grove, the Lincoln Way Inn features five locally themed rooms, each with a unique design and décor. Included with the rooms are amenities such as small refrigerator with beverages, coffee and tea service, toiletries, fresh flowers, organic robes, slippers, linens, and towels. Guests who visit the bed and breakfast will receive a home-cooked breakfast made from locally grown products. We also offer spa services, sauna, workout area, outdoor hot tub and fireplace, four-season dining porch, library with a computer and printer for guest use and cable and wireless internet access in each room.
Best Western PLUS Chicagoland - Countryside
The Best Western hotel offers the best in amenities, customer service, and accommodations at an affordable rate. Located about 20 miles from Chicago and located on Old Route 66. Convenient access to I-55 brings them to the favorite Chicago area attractions including the Willis Tower, Toyota Park, Navy Pier, the Shedd Aquarium, and Wrigley Field. Hot breakfast buffet is complimentary along with High-Speed WiFi.
Come to DNA Athletics to get outfitted in comfortable, durable shoes and accessories so you can focus on your fitness, not your gear. Whether you're a casual sportsman or a serious athlete, our knowledgeable staff will help you find just the item you’re looking for. Drop by our store to try on our clothing or test our shoes on our in-store treadmill. If you lead an active lifestyle, you depend on your shoes and gear to perform under pressure. Our shoes, clothing and accessories are top of the line – made to last by the world's leading manufacturers.
Byron Dragway Meltdown Drags
The annual Byron Dragway Meltdown Drags is a 3 day event that recreates a 1960’s era drag meet. It features cars from 1966 and older because that was a time when gassers were king! Go to the website for full racing schedule and make sure to follow them on Facebook.
Art and Garden Street Fair
This two-day festival features over 45 unique artisans and vendors, activities for all ages, gardening workshops, music from around the world and food from Homewood's best restaurants. 10AM-9PM.
Hampton Inn & Suites Minooka
Hampton Inn & Suites Minooka is just 15 miles west of Joliet and the Chicago Speedway, and only 60 miles from Chicago. We are conveniently located near Grainger, Electrolux and BMW. Enjoy easy access to nearby restaurants and attractions including the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor, Starved Rock State Park and Dollinger's Family Farm. Discover modern conveniences suited to business travelers at this Minooka, IL hotel. The free 24-hour business center, with faxing, copying, printing and email services allows you to stay connected during your stay. The meeting room and board room are ideal for small business events for up to 40 people.
The Del Melton Kids Fishing Derby
Join the annual fishing derby. No experience necessary. Bring your fishing gear. Bait donated by Fishing Connection. Under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or Shine! 9-11AM.
The 38th Annual Alpine Races
Presented by the Alpine Runners, this is a 1/2 Marathon, 5K Run/Walk, Youth Mile, and also offers kid's races. Something for all runners and the whole family. The races run through the streets and along the shores of beautiful Paulus Park in Lake Zurich. Gatorade, water, and time splits will be available along the course. Food and drinks will be available to participants at the finish line. No dogs, strollers, bikes, rollerblades or headphones are allowed in the races please.
Morris Day at the Genesee
Longtime Prince collaborator and full-time smooth Morris Day is one of the most swaggering and peacockish funk performers to hit the stage since the Purple One himself. As the frontman of the Time, the charismatic Day built a serious name for himself in the ‘80s with his colorful showmanship, introducing international audiences to his slick stage presence in musical films like Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge. Tickets are $29.50-$54.00.
Liberty 5k Run/Walk
Start your Independence Day festivities early this year with some good fun and exercise! On July 3rd, the Morris Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP) will be bringing the 7th annual Liberty 5K Run/Walk back to downtown Morris! The Liberty Run 5K Run/Walk will take place at 7:15 p.m. in downtown Morris. Beginning at Liberty and Jefferson streets, the course will take you through Nostalgic Downtown Morris, area parks, neighborhoods and returns downtown on Liberty Street. The course is completely paved, primarily flat, with some slight hills for a fast and enjoyable race. The Liberty 5K is a chip timed race on a certified course. The event honors, supports and recognizes our military personnel. The race is free to attend. To participate, sign up by June 26 for only $25. (Later entries are $30). Your kids can have fun as well in our kids runs! Only $5 per child (registration on Race Day only).
2nd International Day of Yoga
International Day of Yoga (or Yoga Day) is a celebration of health and fitness. Participants will practice yoga and meditation. This event's purpose is to spread awareness about yoga and how to adopt it in one's lifestyle. This event is under the umbrella of the Consulate General of India - Chicago.
Dairy Days Parade
Enjoy this parade celebrating agriculture in Stephenson County which will wind through the streets of downtown Freeport. Sponsored by the Stephenson County Farm Bureau (815)232-3186. Parade starts at 1:30. After the Dairy Days Parade, enjoy this free family day with a bounce house, pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting at Union Dairy located in downtown Freeport. (815-232-7099).
AirPower History Tour
A national air tour of historic WWII aircraft is coming to Sugar Grove! Take a tour or ride in a B-29 Superfortress FIFI, P-51 Mustang Gunfighter, C-45 Expeditor Bucket of Bolts, T-6 Texan, or Boeing Stearman. Aircraft tours will be available starting at 9:00 am. Supporting aircraft will be available for rides all day. Adults: $10. Youth (10-17): $5. Children age 10 and under are free.
Adult Fishing Derby
Pack a lunch and bring your favorite fishing pole. We provide one container of bait! Prizes valued at hundreds of dollars will be awarded. The shoreline fishing derby is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required; call 708-534-8499. Day-of registration begins at 7AM. Awards will be announced from 12-1PM. Admission Fee $10. 7AM-1PM.
Autumn Craft & Treasures Market
The 44th annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market, sponsored by the Sycamore Music Boosters, is part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival weekend October 29 & 30, 2016. This event will be held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse, Saturday, October 29 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are over 250 vendors featuring a wide variety of quality crafts, handmade wood products, specialty items such as wool products, candles, spices, candies, antiques, ceramics and much more.
Aspects of Realism
Artists include Winifred Godfrey, Roland Kulla, Armin Mersmann, Jacqueline Moses and Victoria Fuller. Works emphasizing many approaches to realism from photorealism to fantastic realism, works that blend fantasy with realistic painting style. M-Th 9AM -3PM; W-Th 5-7PM.
BeerFit Chicago 2016
For those who want to earn their beer before consuming it, the BeerFit 5K Classic is the only chip timed 5k race that finishes with an free beer after-party. Grab some friends, get a sweat in, and enjoy some ice cold beer at the finish line! Earn your beer at BeerFit Chicago 2016. Celebrate your performance with an open bar after-party. Come get BeerFit with us!
Porky's Rib Fest
Another annual all-age family 2016 Porky's Rib Fest is coming to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL! Chicagoland's greatest rib festival that features premier BBQ restaurants & vendors from the Chicagoland area. This annual four-day event also includes live music, a huge carnival, and fantastic unique atmosphere! Come join us at Toyota Park for Porky's Rib Fest! Lots of fun, carnival rides/games, live music, food and beer! Th-F 4-11PM; Sa 1-11PM; Su 12-11PM.
Joliet Public Library's Star Wars Day
Prize giveaways, kids games, costumed characters, live music, food vendors, artists, exhibitors, movie prop exhibits and more! Meet authors Jackson Miller (Star Wars: A New Dawn - 2014) and Keith Ryan Kappel (Fantasy Flight Games for Star Wars: Edge of the Empire and Star Wars: Age of Rebellion). Take your picture with costumed characters from the 501st Legion, Dark Empire, Galactic Academy, Mandalorian Mercs, Rebel Legion and Sandtroopers.com. Meet artists Steve Palenica (Fantasy artist), Dave Dorman (Eisner and Inkpot award winning artist), Mike Babinski (DC and Marvel Comics, Star Wars sketch and trading cards), James Tampa (Marvel, DC, Topps and Dark Horse comics colorist), and Jamie Snell (licensed LucasFilm,ltd. artist, sketch cards from Topps, Brygent, UppderDeck and Rittenhouse).
45th Annual Old Canal Days
Young and old will enjoy the fun and excitement of "Old Canal Days" in Lockport, IL. A bigger and better carnival awaits, along with a food court, parade, beer garden, wine tent, craft show, used book sale, tours of Lock #1, and food trucks!
Ellwood House Lecture Series: Local Lore
The public is invited to the Ellwood House Museum for a new lecture series titled “Local Lore.” Local Lore is an adult lecture series which will cover a wide variety of topics relating to DeKalb history. Each month, a different guest speaker will present these fascinating programs. All lectures take place at the Ellwood House Museum Visitor Center. Visit the Ellwood House Museum webpage for dates and times.
Rockford Roasting Company
It has become far too easy in our consumer culture for us to forget that coffee is a crop. This means that coffee is something that is grown by farmers; it requires workers to harvest, to mill, to dry, and a list of other tasks that happen well before those beans ever arrive to us. We believe if handled properly at origin, coffee has the potential to be respected and treated like a fine wine. We aim to bring in coffees that have been grown properly and responsibly. Quality sourcing is just the first step in our journey toward the best possible flavor in the resulting cups of coffee we make.
H.A. Rathje Peotone WindMill Tours
Tour and explore three floors of the largest Dutch/German Illinois Windmill built in 1872, filled with antiques and exhibits. Su 1-3PM.
Ellen King is the co-owner and head baker at Hewn. She is a classically trained chef and has worked in various restaurants in Seattle with a specialty in French, Mediterranean and Vegetarian foods. Each day our bakers mix the dough by hand, turning it every 30 minutes over a four hour period. The dough is then shaped and placed into bannetons, where it rests overnight to rise naturally. The results are delicious.