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Thanksgiving

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Top Thanksgiving Articles

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  • Holiday workers skip dinner, enjoy serving others

    Holiday workers skip dinner, enjoy serving others
    As some families sit down to Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, others are planning a shopping strategy to take advantage of ever earlier store hours and the deep discounts they offer. The rising number of stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day to...
  • Renwald: Brown Derby a classic in-between cocktail

    Thanksgiving has become an unintentional day of drinking. All of the party planning and the stress that goes along with entertaining crowds for an entire day leave us thirsty for a little unraveling. The pregaming ritual as we tighten the napkin rings...
  • Tall Trees Turkey Trot benefits Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook

    Tall Trees Turkey Trot benefits Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook
    An estimated 500-600 participants, not including spectators, turned out for the sold-out 18th annual Tall Trees Turkey Trot Nov. 27 in Glenview. The event attracted Thanksgiving runners or walkers from Westerville, Ohio to locales like Northbrook,...
  • Necessity breeds cooking skill

    Jackie Reuland, 55, freely admits that she does not like to spend too much time in the kitchen. “I tolerate cooking because we all need to eat,” jokes the longtime Aurora resident. With twin sons and a husband, she has plenty of people to...
  • Good Cause: Go for a run before you tackle that turkey

    Good Cause: Go for a run before you tackle that turkey
    This will be the 18th year the fox will chase the turkey along with about 2,500 other runners through downtown Batavia as part of the Fox River Trail Runners Fox and the Turkey race on Thanksgiving Day. Some participants likely take part in the...
  • Speak Out for Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

    I enjoyed the story of adopt a sailor for Thanksgiving. I also adopted a sailor. My grandson is in boot camp. He also brought a friend. The first thing they wanted to do was go to McDonalds for breakfast. It was their first time off base. They were really...
  • Speak Out Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

    I want to wish every SouthtownStar reader a very Happy Thanksgiving! The proposed Lucas Museum looks like Casper the Ghost with a halo. The artist who designed this eyesore should turn in his union card. Kudos to stores like Nordstrom’s, Costco,...
  • Orland Park teen center ready to hit the gas for break

    Orland Park teen center ready to hit the gas for break
    To ease the concerns of working parents whose seventh- or eighth-graders get a weeklong Thanksgiving break from school, The Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park will expand its hours next week and ramp-up activities to provide an entertaining safe haven....
  • Black Friday in full swing in Fox Valley

    Black Friday in full swing in Fox Valley
    Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The big question: How much the Thanksgiving shopping will hurt Black Friday, which is relinquishing its status as the frenzied start of...
  • Turkey Trot draws racers ready for early run

    Turkey Trot draws racers ready for early run
    Most folks Thursday morning woke up to a cup of coffee and a lot of last-minute food preparation or travel plans to celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving Day. But as the sun came up over Naperville Central High School at 8 a.m., more than 7,000 folks...
  • Pre-Thanksgiving revelers in Naperville unfazed by new alcohol rules

    Pre-Thanksgiving revelers in Naperville unfazed by new alcohol rules
    Restrictions on liquor service approved by the Naperville City Council in October did not deter those who gathered downtown Wednesday night for the ritual of partying the night before Thanksgiving. As early as 9 p.m., the Wise Boxer Pour House at , 16 W....