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  • Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels

    Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels
    The night after I graduated from Northwestern, I stayed with my parents in a Fairfield Inn in Gurnee, 32 miles north of campus. It was the closest room my family could find and afford. More than a decade later, downtown Evanston boasts all of five...
  • How Sands Casino is beating the odds at the tables

    How Sands Casino is beating the odds at the tables
    In Atlantic City casinos are closing, in Connecticut they've laid off workers and even a relative success story Pennsylvania has seen two years of slow decline. Yet people are rolling the dice more than ever at Sands casino in Bethlehem. Table games...
  • Easton advances apartments plan for Simon Silk Mill

    The redevelopment of Easton's Simon Silk Mill hit another milestone Monday as the city's Zoning Hearing Board approved plans for the third phase of the project, which includes apartments and cottage industry space. The board decision allows the city...
  • 2 festivals celebrate change of seasons

    2 festivals celebrate change of seasons
    Fall events this weekend offer a chance to sample chili or craft beer, watch a parade and enjoy local bands in Palos Park and Tinley Park. The third annual Autumn in the Park will be held Friday and Saturday in Palos Park. The fifth annual St....
  • Frankfort gives grant for new downtown building

     Frankfort gives grant for new downtown building
    Offices, shops and a Mexican restaurant will replace the modest downtown Frankfort law office named for a former congressman. The Village Board voted 5-0 Monday to extend a $220,000 grant to partners Richard Wright and Greg Harper, who are...
  • Flying a kite produces winning wahoo

    Lance Irvine of Young Guns had been trying to catch a big kingfish to win the X Generation 440 Challenge when he learned that Bill Wummer's Spiced Rum III had boated a 35.4-pound king. So with an hour left in Saturday's tournament, Irvine stopped slow-...
  • Worth a trip: Fried chicken at Mini-Hut

    Worth a trip: Fried chicken at Mini-Hut
    Fried chicken at Mini Hut 6659 W. Archer Ave. 773-586-2115 I've eaten a lot of fried chicken in Chicago. I love Au Cheval's General Jane's fried chicken, Crisp's Seoul Sassy fried chicken and Honey Butter Fried Chicken's offerings. Harold's wings "fried...
  • Olive Garden defends unlimited breadsticks policy as 'Italian generosity'

    Olive Garden defends unlimited breadsticks policy as 'Italian generosity'
    Olive Garden thinks you can never have enough warm breadsticks. The restaurant chain's parent company, Darden Restaurants, prepared a presentation in which it defends its unlimited breadsticks policy and other practices criticized in a report by...
  • Amid coffee rivalry, McDonald's Canada to sell java in grocery stores

    TORONTO (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp is making its McCafe ground coffee available in Canadian grocery stores this month, the fast-food giant said on Tuesday, part of its broader campaign to win market share in a country long dominated by rivals like Tim...
  • Lehigh Valley food events include organic apple fest, Chambourcin weekend

    Lehigh Valley food events include organic apple fest, Chambourcin weekend
    ORGANIC APPLE FESTIVAL 1 The Rodale Institute will hold its annual Organic Apple Festival 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday. Families can pick apples in Rodale's orchards and enjoy organic treats. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about growing...
  • McDonald's offering free coffee for 2 weeks

    McDonald's offering free coffee for 2 weeks
    McDonald's is offering customers a free small coffee for another two weeks as the world’s largest restaurant chain tries to perk up its U.S. sales. The offer is good Tuesday through Sept. 29 at all participating McDonald's across the country. In...