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Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 6:40 AM

Krispy Kreme Opens in Evergreen Park With Massive Line

A new Krispy Kreme opened in southwest suburban Evergreen Park Tuesday, drawing big crowds as customers lined up in hopes of getting special treats in honor of the big opening. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Illinois Restaurants Featured on 'Best Barbecue' List

Illinois Restaurants Featured on 'Best Barbecue' List

Chicago and Murphysboro barbecue are on the map thanks to a Thrillist evaluation of the nation's best barbecue restaurants. Read »

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 5:43 PM
Lincoln Square Apple Fest Celebrates 30 Years This Weekend

Lincoln Square Apple Fest Celebrates 30 Years This Weekend

Lincoln Square's Apple Fest celebrates 30 years this weekend, around 20,000 people are expected to attend. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci shows us what's new this fall. Watch »

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 7:16 AM
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By Marissa Musso

10 Haunted Houses to Visit in Chicago Area

For some people, Halloween means an endless array of candy and dramatic costumes. But if the fall foliage and sweater weather aren’t getting you in the holiday mood, here’s a list of Chicagoland's best...View gallery »

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Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 1:57 PM
Chicago Gourmet Puts World-Class Chefs, Hottest Food Trends on Display

Chicago Gourmet Puts World-Class Chefs, Hottest Food Trends on Display

The hottest food trends will be on display as world-class chefs participate in this year's Chicago Gourmet.  Watch »

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 6:49 PM

Chicago Suburb Named Among Best Places to Live in America

A Chicago suburb has been named one of the best places to live in America, according to a new report from Money Magazine. Read »

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 5:50 PM

'El Grito' to Hit Harrison Park for Mexican Independence Day

'El Grito' to Hit Harrison Park for Mexican Independence Day

Chicago will once again celebrate Mexico's Independence with a massive festival that kicks off Friday on the city's Southwest Side. Read »

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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By Marissa Musso

8 Incredible Chicago-Area Corn Mazes to Check Out This Fall

As temperatures and colorful leaves begin to drop, farms around Chicagoland are chopping miles of twisting trails through acres of cornfield to provide seasonal fun for all. Check out these eight unique...View gallery »

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Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 2:18 PM

List Names Happiest States in America for 2017

List Names Happiest States in America for 2017

Illinoisans looking to live in the happiest state in the country won’t have to travel far. Read »

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 at 6:08 PM
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By Kye Martin

First Look at $7M Renovation of 'Theater on the Lake'

The $7 million renovation of "Theater on the Lake" is nearly complete, bringing the 1920s building that sat in disrepair for several years back to life.View gallery »

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