| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Imagine looking through the wide eyes of a child. Remember that age, when everything seemed so sensational and spectacular?
We’re older now, but the sight of holiday lights still has that mystical effect. They sparkle with holiday spirit....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:57 PM
With a flick of the switch, a 65-foot spruce tree along the Batavia Riverwalk was illuminated Sunday night with old-fashioned holiday charm.
The Batavia Celebration of Lights festival ushered in the Christmas season with the official tree lighting...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 11:55 AM
With a chorus of caroling Girl Scouts belting out their version of “Frosty the Snowman” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” the Christmas spirit was ignited in downtown Frankfort on Saturday.
The Frankfort Historic Business...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:53 PM
The shopping tradition known as Black Friday seems to have fallen victim to overzealous retailers offering deals much earlier in November and even opening on Thanksgiving. But in Naperville, and throughout the country, the annual Small Business Saturday...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For the 39th year women will gather in the kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church in Naperville to put together the annual Christmas Cheer Luncheon.
The work begins before sunrise with turkeys going into the oven to bake. When they are finished...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:11 PM
FedEx brought in nearly all of its 185 employees at its Linthicum station early Monday to handle the crush of packages needing delivery around Baltimore on what was expected to be the parcel service's busiest day of the year.
"We started earlier just...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
I will bow to no one in my affection for holiday cooking. For our Christmas open house every year, I make gallons of posole and black beans. One family holiday tradition is spending a day decorating hundreds of cookies. There is no Christmas Eve without...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Have you ever imagined an iron kettle when it’s squeezed? In the case of the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, the pressure is not so much on the exterior of the container but on what goes inside.
“Donations have been down...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Tricia and Michael Boren of Darien are making merry for the 25th year as Santa and Mrs. Claus, delighting crowds at holiday parties. They’ve appeared at hospitals, retirement communities and private homes.
At a young age, Michael went from a...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 12:05 PM
“Christmas Eve will find me, where the love light gleams. I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.”
How can you not love the last few lines of the classic carol, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” as only Bing...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove will welcome the holidays with its annual holiday film festival, and special showings of “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
The festival runs from Dec. 7 to 11 with classics spanning several decades. Tickets...