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Author Theresa L. Goodrich at Elgin Winter Wonderland

We walked into the bookstore. It was the same one I'd entered a year and three months prior, the one where, for the first time, I envisioned my book on a shelf. I didn't know the name of my book, or even what it would be about besides our upcoming road trip.

One of the most spectacular places in the US is the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. After moving to the area in 2014, my parents quickly became members.

Angela Mortellaro as Rita

Two one-act operas written 25 years apart.  The first explores the longing for the ideal of beauty; the second deals with the repercussions of finding it.

There is a new restaurant in town and it’s tasteful, fresh and fun and can satisfy the taste buds of anyone! The Grill House opened its doors recently and I was given the opportunity to sample their fare for dinner with the owner, Louis Liagridonis.

Mississippi Crafts Center

With all of the tools at our fingertips nowadays, travel planning is simultaneously easy and overwhelming.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

The Chicago Gospel Music Festival returns for its 33rd year this summer. Taking place on June 1 and 2, this year's festival headliners include The Canton Spirituals, Israel & New Breed, “Oh Happy Day”: Chicago Choirs Celebrate the Music of Edwin Hawkins, The Walls Group, The Tri-City Singers Reunion and many more.

Every four years, the Winter Olympics give us a chance to revel in the performances of our favorite athletes, as well as celebrate any medals they might have won.

Bacon wrapped Sausage from Bangers and Lace at Baconfest 2018

A true bacon fan waxes rhapsodic about the 10th annual Baconfest Chicago.

In Argentina, gelato is more than a dessert: it is a social tradition that is held dear any time of day, any season of the year. FRÍO Gelato (3721 N. Southport) is bringing this tradition to Lakeview and the results are superb.

Summer begins when Buckingham Fountain is turned back on for the season. ComEd and the Chicago Park District have joined forces for the fourth year in a row to "Switch On Summer."

A precocious toddler... A lost beloved bunny... A superhero Dad... A singing Mom... And dancing laundry supplies. What could go wrong? Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical is back at Emerald City Theatre, and it is great fun for ALL ages!

Lobster Grilled Cheese at Benny's Chop House

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month at these five restaurants offering the best grilled cheese in Chicago.

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