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Christmas Tree Ornaments

Yes, it's the season for giving, but it doesn't hurt to get a little, does it? Check out the following last minute holiday gift ideas that give you something in return for your generosity.

The Legacy Bars of The Division Street Entertainment District Host the Ultimate Bounce Around Party with Special Entertainment at each participating venue in Chicago’s Gold Coast

It’s a classic love story triangle:  talented but untrained young ingénue with daddy issues takes music lessons from brilliant and mysterious music teacher with some se

Brisket braised with celery, carrot, onion and served with latkes

Chef Jeff Tomchek is preparing a special Hanukkah meal for guests to enjoy this holiday season.

Cedar River Farms' brisket on top of a roasted cauliflower puree with potato latkes

Northbrook’s Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) is offering a special Hanukkah dinner, celebrating the first night of the Festival of Lights which also happens to b

Ho, ho, ho, it’s time for brunch with Santa at 

With Meatloaf By Mail™, meat lovers indulge in gourmet meatloaf cupcakes in the comfort of their own home, perfectly prepared and delivered to their door.

Whitefish with Cauliflower Puree and Delicata Squash

Have big plans for New Year’s Eve? Come to Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) early to start the night out right.

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Ixcateco Grill (3402 W. Montrose, Chicago; 773-539-5887) is serving up an authentic Feliz Año Nuevo celebration with new menu creations from Executive Chef/owner Anselmo Ramirez.

Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker, Photo credit Cheryl Mann Productions

Chicago is center stage in Tony Award winning Christopher Wheeldon's version of the Nutcracker. The time is 1893, and the Columbian Exposition is set to open in five months.

Christmas Present

If you still have shopping to do, don't panic; we're here to help. We've hand-picked some gift suggestions that will help you finish all of your shopping with time to spare.

Sometimes you're just driving down the road, minding your own business, and then BAM - there's a giant blue whale.

Tobacco Road Tap Room

the first Chicago sports pub to affiliate itself with an entire coll

Sorry for the click-bait title - except it's not really click-bait. You really are not going to believe what they have at this library. I didn't. I don't. And I've seen it with my own eyes.

Five of Chicago’s most iconic cocktail bars are coming together December 12 – 16 to celebrate the legacy of bartending’s first superstar, 19th century bon vivant Jerry Thomas.

At Bar Siena in Chicago's West Loop, Top Chef Fabio Viviani's philosophy is to “cook as simple as possible ‘with your own twist.’” You will understand his philosophy completely after one experience at Bar Siena. Come in hungry or with a group and share.

Any Chicagoan knows that pizza is not just pizza.

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