Some people hunker down at home with a fridge full of leftovers for their post-Thanksgiving rituals, some head out to the movie, and others go out shopping. Eight Forty-Eight's weekend guide had a way to get people shopping even if they weren't up for a trip to the mall.
For most of us Thanksgiving means turkey for dinner. But many use the holiday to ponder deeper relationships to the big, meaty bird. These days some folks go the extra mile to make feasting on the bird more meaningful.
When shoppers hit the malls today or go online, some Chicago art groups are hoping to cash in on the Black Friday shopping frenzy.Several are offering discounted theater tickets or affordable art on Black Friday.
The holiday season generally comes along with a nice big helping of schmaltzy sentiment on the side; It’s A Wonderful Life anyone? But at the risk of sounding corny, there is a local story that lets its audience believe dreams really can come true.
Chicago’s 2012 budget passed unanimously last week. Initially Mayor Emanuel proposed steep cuts to public libraries. The final budget restored some funds, so, the layoffs and scaled-back branch hours will not be as severe.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will conduct “many community conversations” in early 2012 as the department begins the process of crafting a long-term, comprehensive cultural plan for the City of Chicago.So writes DCASE Commissioner Michelle T.
We head to Iowa, to a town of 1,500 surrounded by corn and soybean farms.Though it's more than one thousand miles from New York City, this town was uniquely impacted by the attacks of September 11, 2011.