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  • Alleged victims of ex-Winnetka teacher share memories online

    Alleged victims of ex-Winnetka teacher share memories online
    A North Shore man who assumed for nearly 50 years that he was the only person allegedly molested by former Winnetka teacher William Bricker recalls the Google search that the man said lifted a decadeslong burden from his shoulders. Another man who...
  • La Tolteca, Best Mexican and Best Value

    La Tolteca, Best Mexican and Best Value
    “I have been eating my family’s food since I’ve had taste buds, and I still haven’t gotten close to getting tired of it,” says Alfonso Martinez. His family owns La Tolteca, a small, local chain of Mexican restaurants that...
  • Pickwick Restaurant to close next month after 50 years in Park Ridge

    Pickwick Restaurant to close next month after 50 years in Park Ridge
    The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Park Ridge Herald-Advocate: An Uptown Park Ridge staple for more than five decades is about to close its doors. The Pickwick Restaurant, anchoring the landmark Pickwick Theatre building at the corner of Prospect...
  • Florida food gifts have local flavor

    Florida food gifts have local flavor
    If you are shopping for something special for friends and loved ones, consider something with a sweet or savory sense of place. From cookbooks to sauces, local purveyors have enough choices to fill Santa's sleigh. Cookbooks Local chefs and food...
  • Highland Park golf course expected to lose $190K

    Highland Park golf course expected to lose $190K
    Highland Park officials hope better marketing and improved weather cast a sunnier picture next year for the city-owned Highland Park Country Club, which is projected to lose about $190,000 this year. Before the City Council on Monday night,...
  • The Wingman's guide to liquid giving

    The Wingman's guide to liquid giving
    Booze has saved my holidays more times than I can count. Not only has it livened up family gatherings, a bottle of whiskey or wine has been my go-to gift for friends, relatives and any last-minute folks on my Christmas checklist. Check out some highlights...
  • Creative ways to wrap holiday gift cards

    Creative ways to wrap holiday gift cards
    Gift cards are the most requested gift item this holiday season, with 62 percent of people reporting that they top their wish list, according to the National Retail Federation. They're easy to buy but kind of boring to wrap, much less outwit the...
  • Puzzling through wine for Thanksgiving table

     Puzzling through wine for Thanksgiving table
    My dad was a children's dentist, floss in hand for just shy of 50 years. He often would take me to his office on Saturdays, his down time, when he could tidy up after the week's work but also practice new techniques — on me. One time, while he was...
  • Michelin Guide names 2015 Bib Gourmand Chicago winners

    Michelin Guide names 2015 Bib Gourmand Chicago winners
    The Michelin Guide announced the Chicago recipients of its 2015 Bib Gourmands, an award that sometimes comes with mixed emotions. Chefs and restaurateurs dream of receiving Michelin stars (Chicago's star winners will be announced next week). Bib...
  • Turkey: Roasted or braised, you decide

     Turkey: Roasted or braised, you decide
    Thanksgiving might just be the ultimate potluck. Nearly everyone we know loves this food-centric holiday. Long gone are the days of one person cooking the whole Thanksgiving dinner. These days, many guests volunteer to bring a part of the meal, for a...
  • Hawaii pair took photos, prodded fiery lava with golf clubs: police

    Hawaii pair took photos, prodded fiery lava with golf clubs: police
    Two Hawaii residents have been charged with trespassing after police found the man and woman snapping pictures within five feet of a slow-moving river of molten lava that is threatening a nearby village, police said. Hawaii County police responding to a...