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  • Magical Dining Month showcases emerging eateries and local favorites

    Magical Dining Month showcases emerging eateries and local favorites
    If you've been holding back on dining out because you just can't justify the expense, step away from the stove and commence the happy dance: Magical Dining Month is back! Now in its ninth year, Magical Dining Month is an annual showcase of emerging...
  • Batavia upholds ban on video gambling

    Batavia upholds ban on video gambling
    The city of Batavia on Monday upheld its ban on video gambling despite a request to allow the activity in some businesses and fraternal organizations. The state began allowing video gambling in 2012, but it's up to the local municipality to decide...
  • California man rescued after making 'HELP' sign with cypress needles

    California man rescued after making 'HELP' sign with cypress needles
    A scavenger hunt for fish bait turned into a desperate five-day mission by a West Sacramento man to return home. If it was not for Mike Vilhauer’s quick thinking to fashion numerous sticks and bunches of cypress needles into an 8-feet tall ‘...
  • End-of-summer color in the perennial garden

    About now, many of our perennial gardens are looking a bit faded. Disease and drought have taken their toll and a good many perennials have finished blooming, leaving us with beautiful memories and unsightly spent flower stalks to remove. With a bit of...
  • Administration moves toward new rule on contraceptives

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Friday moved to enact new rules that help ensure contraception coverage for employees of certain companies that have religious objections to birth control. The new rule would seek to isolate the employers from the...
  • Fest planner: Aug. 22-24

    Fest planner: Aug. 22-24
    This is your final weekend before Labor Day, and you have plenty of opportunities to make it count. Take your pick of nine festivals focused on food, art, music and fashion in neighborhoods from the South Loop to Logan Square. Hungry? Head directly to...
  • New renderings revealed for Downtown Disney transformation

    New renderings revealed for Downtown Disney transformation
    The vision of Disney Springs -- Downtown Disney's transformation into a re-themed venue -- is beginning to take shape. Walt Disney Imagineering released a video Tuesday explaining the concept behind Disney Springs, which is inspired by small Florida...
  • New resorts, Keith Urban, boxing are all part of Las Vegas' Labor Day

    New resorts, Keith Urban, boxing are all part of Las Vegas' Labor Day
    Vegas visitors can celebrate the Labor Day holiday at three new resorts on the Strip, take in a concert by Keith Urban and more over the long weekend that begins Aug. 29.  The party to mark summer's last (if unofficial) blast extends well beyond the...
  • Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America

    Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America
    Every time I visit a Disneyland or Adventure Island, I make sure my diet adheres to the theme park food pyramid — equal servings of fried, sugared and sausage. (Can you imagine someone inventing a hot dog churro?) The formula for amusement park...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Three great pasta ideas for Gluten-free Wednesday

    Easy dinner recipes: Three great pasta ideas for Gluten-free Wednesday
    So what if it's Gluten-Free Wednesday! If you're like so many who crave pasta but need to stay away from wheat, fret no more. Enjoy with these tempting pasta ideas: Cashew cream fettuccine Alfredo: With its rich flavor, you might not guess this dish...
  • Wade in the water for relaxed fishing

    WAUKESHA, Wis. Rivers are natural corridors for transportation. Often they are used to move things. And sometimes it's people. When summer settles across Wisconsin, one of my favorite activities is wade fishing for smallmouth bass on streams and...