Portillo's enters spicy chicken wars with new hot giardiniera sauce on sandwich
Portillo's, famous for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches and yes, popular chocolate cake, is making a foray into the spicy chicken wars. But with a kick -- topping the new sandwich with a specialty hot giardiniera sauce.
Sistine Chapel exhibit tours to Oak BrookArt, faith and commerce all combine in "Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition," which opens Wednesday at Oakbrook Center. Shoppers who may have previously visited the Sears in the Oak Brook shopping mall can now instead marvel at reproductions of 33 Biblical story frescos created during the height of the Italian Renaissance.
Crystal Lake parade, Lakewood concert planned Tuesday for 'American Idol' contestant Grace KinstlerA hometown celebration for Lakewood native and "American Idol" finalist Grace Kinstler is set for Tuesday afternoon and will include a parade followed by a concert at RedTail Golf Club, according to the village.
A Facebook food group comes together to make a cookbookThe pandemic gave them lemons. So they made lemon rosemary chicken. A Facebook group that swapped homemade recipes after restaurants were shuttered during lockdown has blossomed into a vibrant online community and has now produced a cookbook called "In the Quarantine Kitchen."
New to streaming this week: Chrissie Hynde, loads of zombies & 'Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.'It's another big week, streaming-wise, as "Marvel's M.O.D.O.K." premieres Friday on Hulu, "Army of the Dead" debuts Friday on Netflix and Chrissie Hynde's "Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan" is out Friday.
Feder: V103 on top of Chicago radio ratings againWVAZ 102.7-FM, the iHeartMedia R&B powerhouse, widened its lead as Chicago's most popular radio station in the latest Nielsen Audio survey.
Popeyes could be coming to Gurnee this summerA plan to open a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in Gurnee near the intersection of Grand Ave. and Hunt Club Road has cleared its first hurdle.
Paramount Theatre in Aurora returns to live shows with 'Kinky Boots'The Paramount Theatre in Aurora has announced a return to live performances with "Kinky Boots." Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award-winning musical will premiere Aug. 18.
Morning shows extend the day to cope with viewer erosionFor generations of Americans, the traditional morning TV shows have been habitual places to turn to for some news and a check of the traffic and weather as they got ready for work and hustled the kids off to school. Yet who cares about the traffic and weather if you're not leaving the house?
Pam Dawber guest stars as a reporter on husband Mark Harmon's 'NCIS'It's taken a long time, but Pam Dawber finally is working with her husband. Mark Harmon, star and executive producer of "NCIS," welcomes his "Mork & Mindy"-alum spouse to her third of four scheduled guest appearances on Tuesday, May 18.
No maskless free-for-all yet: Here's where precautions remain in place in the suburbsNumerous entities -- from pharmacies to schools, cinemas and religious organizations -- said Friday they will continue to require face masks to prevent spread of COVID-19 in the short term, despite the federal government relaxing rules for fully vaccinated Americans. That cautious approach comes amid two days of churn and some confusion.
Book review: Witty friends bond in 'People We Meet on Vacation'A truly good romantic comedy, whether it be a novel or a movie, builds a case for the relationship. In Emily Henry's latest book, "People We Meet on Vacation," she does just that, introducing Poppy and Alex, two polar opposites who met in college but happened to both be from the same town in Ohio.
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