| 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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Package delivery company FedEx on Wednesday forecast a record holiday season this year, with 22.6 million shipments expected for its anticipated peak day on Dec. 15.
The Memphis-based company said it looks to move more than 290 million packages between...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:25 AM
It’s been more than two decades for the Winter Wonderland light show at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. In partnership with the Village of Vernon Hills, the Cuneo property has made it possible for thousands of families to build holiday memories in Lake...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
You better not shout, you better not cry, you better not pout, and according to Amy Amoroso, you better not blink because Don’t Blink, her holiday pop-up shop in downtown Wilmette, will be gone Christmas Day.
The temporary pop-up boutique, which is...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The Brooklyn Federated Church of Christ will usher in the Christmas season with a new tradition this year. On Dec. 14, the church will hold a Moravian Lovefeast, a song and prayer service highlighted by the serving of sweet buns and hot cider or coffee....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Scott Amundsen grew up in Naperville helping his dad decorate their family home for the holidays. He eventually took the helm while in high school.
“I always tried to come up with something different,” said Amundsen, 47. “We didn’...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Manny Pacquiao really, really seems to want to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. and seems to be banking on his rival's holiday spirit to help make such a mega-event happen.
The Filipino boxer/congressman sent out this tweet to Mayweather on Wednesday:...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:26 PM
On a sunny yet chilly winter afternoon at Newport Harbor High, Bill Barnett used a walker to get around the pool deck.
Barnett, in his 49th and final year coaching at Newport Harbor, was back in action Friday after missing two games due to two...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:25 AM
As we ring in a new year, I'm thinking of bells and how fitting a symbol they are for the season we've all just lived through.
Like the holiday season, a bell curve starts small -- a few gifts, a little decorating, a sparkly garment -- then it quickly...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:43 AM
If you're going to run with a rowdy crowd, then you'd better learn to run.
As a Stock Island man was playing Xbox games on his trailer's porch, a group of people allegedly showed up began throwing bottles, cans -- and holiday decorations -- at him on...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Every year, the Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor High girls' water polo teams can't seem to avoid each other in the major tournaments.
The Sea Kings and Sailors are always both entered in the Holiday Cup, Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions and...