Jeff Tweedy, Kodi Lee Bring Star Power to Keshet's Virtual Fundraiser, Helping to Raise $900K

Supporters from 34 states and five countries raised $900,000 for Keshet—a Northbrook-based non-profit that provides services that keep children and adults with intellectual challenges active and engaged in their communities—without ever leaving home. Instead of donning ball gowns and tuxedos, attendees put on their comfiest Zoom pants and powered on their computers to attend the […]

Weekend 101: 12 Things to Do Around Chicago Jan. 24-26

Foodies, rejoice! Chicago Restaurant Week is back with dining deals at more than 430 restaurants. Plus, don’t miss a Mac & Cheese Crawl through River North, Winter Brew in Lincoln Square, and much more. INsidewalk Sale Jan. 24-26 Evanston Shop deals and clearance items all weekend long at participating Central Street businesses like Beer on […]

How The Cove School Is Fostering Courage for Students with Learning Disabilities — And What You Can Learn From Them

In recent years, Chicagoland schools — and educational institutions across the nation — have more fully recognized the importance of non-academic skills. Math, science, and literacy classes are increasingly being taught alongside lessons in social and emotional topics like empathy, curiosity, and mindfulness.  Nowhere is this more true than at The Cove School in Northbrook. […]

20 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve Around Chicago

Whether you’re celebrating with the entire family or want to make it a date night, here’s where to ring in 2020 around Chicago. For Families Blue Man Group This Best of 2019 winner will perform four times on New Year’s Eve. Earlier shows will be perfect for families and will feature early countdowns with party […]

Weekend 101: 11 Things to Do Around Chicago Oct. 18-20

This weekend, get a behind-the-scenes look at some of Chicago’s most historic buildings, sample chocolate and wine, explore Chicago Botanic Garden while it’s decorated for Halloween, and more. “Jane Eyre” Oct. 16-27 Chicago  Watch Charlotte Brontë’s novel come to life with choreography by Cathy Marston and music by Philip Feeney in this Chicago premiere […]

30 of the Best Things to Do in Chicago This September

A new season is here, and with it comes a variety of can’t-miss events, including Kohl Children’s Museum’s Fall Family Festival, Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, the American Craft Exposition, Chicago Gourmet, and World Dumpling Fest. Events Sept. 8: Fall Family Festival Say hello to fall at Kohl Children’s Museum with kiddie train rides, a […]

31 of the Best Things to Do in Chicago This August

Make the most of the final weeks of summer with the Chicago Air and Water Show, Chicago Hot Dog Fest, Lollapalooza, The Great American Lobster Fest, and more. Events July 31 to Aug. 4: Northbrook Days 2019 This annual festival has been moved to Northbrook Court this year, but you can still expect tons of […]

Weekend 101: April 5-7

Foodies, this weekend will be all about bacon and doughnuts at two can’t-miss events. Plus, families will enjoy an Easter egg hunt with their dogs, fashionistas will love a catwalk helping the Great Lakes, and the Northbrook Symphony will present American classics. Baconfest Chicago April 5-6 Chicago Now in its 11th year, this festival will […]