| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Monday, Dec. 22: WORLD'S LARGEST SNOW GLOBE
Have you ever imagined what it would be like if downtown Chicago were contained inside a snow globe? The Adler Planetarium has. Through Jan. 4, following every screening of "Destination Solar System" or "Cosmic...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020.
As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, the world's...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:13 AM
"Illumination" at the Morton Arboretum
You'll never be so happy that night falls early as when you're at Morton Arboretum's dazzling and inventive winter light show, which returns after last year's triumphant debut. So much more than an impressive...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I don't know why, but people love dressing up their dogs as monkeys," says Alice Lerman, owner of Barker and Meowsky: A Paw Firm (http://www.barkerandmeowsky.com), in Chicago. She says monkey costumes are always big sellers at Halloween -- and this...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:04 PM
1. HmfO (Hall and Oates Tribute): With opening act Lovetester. Halloween party night. Dress as your favorite '80s character. 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $10-$15, adv.; $18-$20, door. Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Fall is a great time of the year for family outings, from pumpkin picking to corn maze exploring and non-scary Halloween fun.
1. Grim's Fall Festival and Corn Maze: A cornucopia of outdoor events includes pick your own pumpkin, apple picking, barnyard...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Three trips to the store and $600 later, Balboa Island resident Peggy Rich has finally stockpiled her Halloween candy supply.
Plastic containers in Rich's living room are brimming with 2,900 packages of candy corn, fun dip and sugary bracelets. It's 200...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:04 PM
What better way to celebrate a state championship than a stop at Hershey's Chocolate World?
Wilson Area High School sophomore Tyra Ott, after winning the PIAA Class 2A tennis title on Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club, hit the town with her parents....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Boy George on stage with Culture Club? China Chow dressed as a Hershey's chocolate bar? Salma Hayek holding forth on Quentin Tarantino's foot fetish? Those are just a few of the details from the fourth annual LACMA Art + Film Gala that took place Nov. 1...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Reese's lovers, rejoice! The Hershey Company has announced the launch of Reese's Spreads, a combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in spreadable form. Based on the iconic Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Hershey says the spreads can be enjoyed on...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Reese's peanut butter cup fans may have jumped for joy when Hershey's decided to make the beloved chocolate candy cups as a spread, in a jar.
"Reese's spreads? I bet when you open the jar angels sing and butterflies fly out 'Ahhhhhhh'," wrote Jax...