Feathered flyways: When, what birds to look for during fall migration
September brings the highest bird numbers and diversity, but October can offer "stupendous" raptor viewing opportunities.
Des Plaines resident joining hurricane relief efforts in FloridaYasmin Clinton of Des Plaines will be heading to Florida this week as a volunteer with the Red Cross aiding in the efforts to succor victims of Hurricane Ian
Best bets: Harry Styles, Jack O'Lantern World, Iron Maiden & moreHarry Styles brings his "Love On Tour 2022" to Chicago's United Center for six shows. Plus, Jack O'Lantern World returns to Lake Zurich and Chicago's Mariachi Herencia de Mexico headlines The MAC in Glen Ellyn Sunday.
Dining out: Shaw's Oyster Festival, National Taco Day and Pie in the SkyShaw's is going all out for Oyster Festival Oct. 3-19. Plus, On The Border offers $2 tacos for National Taco Day and the Pie in the Sky dinner gives guests the chance to dine on Giordano's pizza on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower during special after-hours events in October.
Still a little summer left: Harmony Fest marks end of Alfresco season in Arlington HeightsMore than 60 booths are in place and the stage is set for a weekend of food, drink and musical entertainment in downtown Arlington Heights.
Festivals Sept. 30-Oct. 6: Oktoberfests, fall fests, Northwest Celtic Fest and many moreFall is here, and with it comes a plethora of Oktoberfests, pumpkin fests, fall fests, corn mazes, Halloween events and more.
Make it a family fiesta as kids help with Tex-Mex dinnerKids Can Cook's Leslie Meredith and dietician Mary Zupke recently hosted Tex-Mex classes with Baked Turkey Tacos and fruit salsa on the menu. The recipes, shared here, are simple and use fresh produce that's readily available.
Neighbors in the News: Oakton administrator elected to serve on national boardPalatine resident Katherine Sawyer, Oakton Community College's chief Advancement Officer, is among four higher education leaders elected to serve on the board of directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB).
Here's how to make a mouthwatering braised brisket every timeMomma Chef Karen Nochimowski has tweaked and perfected a recipe for a mouthwatering braised brisket, the recipe for which she shares with all of us. You'll be surprised at how easy it is.
How to get tickets for the Disney on Ice double bill extravaganzaDisney on Ice returns to Rosemont and Chicago in January 2023 with a double bill showcasing "Frozen" and "Encanto." Tickets go on sale to the general public Oct. 4.
A creamy smothered cucumber salad with a 50-year historyBeginning with the 50-year-old recipe for smothered cucumbers in James Beard's "American Cookery," Don Mauer makes the salad his own with some tweaks and additions over the years.