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  • Lunchbreak: Jerk Grilled Salmon and details on North Shore Restaurant Month

    Chef C. J. Butler Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine 711 Howard St., Evanston, IL 847-868-8226 Events: North Shore Restaurant Month is back for its 11th year.  From Friday, February 1 through Thursday, February 28, more than 90 of the North Shore’s most popular restaurants will be offering a variety of specials and discounts including free appetizers or desserts, a percentage off the entire bill, prix fixe meals, “2 for 1” specials, and much more. For a complete list of […]

  • Adopt-A-Pet: Reach Rescue

    Kseniya Tsipis Reach Rescue 372 Townline Road Mundelein, IL 60060 847-566-6799 Reach Rescue Upscale Resale Shop is where 100% of the profits from the sale of gently used items donated to our resale shop will fund the life saving efforts and medical needs to maintain our animal rescue organization. It is also the place to meet animals for adoption!

  • Midday Fix: Bandoleros perform live

    Bandoleros – Wesam Isho (composer, vocals and percussion), Ashur Isho (composer, guitar, vocals and sound engineer), Mauro Frosio (keyboards), and Robert Antar (rhythm guitar) Event: Live performance at Carnivale 702 W. Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661 February 20, 2019 @ 10:30 p.m. – midnight  

  • Lunchbreak: Lemongrass Chicken Bowl

    Chef Bill Kim of urbanbelly urbanbelly (1542 N. Damen, Chicago, 60622) And urbanbelly pop-up at Revival Food Hall (125 S. Clark St., Chicago 60603) Events: urbanbelly (1542 N. Damen, Chicago) is hosting two pop-ups with guest chefs: Thursday, Feb. 28 with Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp, Honey Butter Fried Chicken: cooking Southern-tinged “HBFC Ramen” features pimento cheese dashi, egg noodles, candied jalapenos and, of course, fried chicken. Thursday, March 7 with Giuseppe Tentori, GT Prime: cooking “Rye-men” is chock full […]

  • Want to make some money on election day? Find out how…..

    Jim Allen, Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners spokesperson The Chicago Election Board is seeking Election Judges for Feb. 26. Most vacancies are in North Side precincts. Applicants must be registered to vote in Cook County. Those who take the training class and serve Election Day will earn at least $200. To learn more and apply:  

  • Midday Fix: Partner workouts

    Christian Koshaba, Certified Personal Trainer and owner of Three60Fit in Arlington Heights Three60Fit 569 W Golf Rd Arlington Heights, IL (847) 727-2696 Event/Promotion: Three60Fit promotions: Bring in your loved one for a free joint workout 360 challenge For $360 you get 2 full month unlimited open gym access membership Biometric screening week 1 and week 8 If you reach 3 goals in 8 weeks, you’ll get ½ your $ back plus an additional free month Exercises: Kick Boxing 1 […]

  • Lunchbreak: Red Velvet French Toast

    Taki Kastanis, CEO and Founder – Yolk Event: Couples can enjoy a complimentary Sweet Single of Red Velvet French Toast with the purchase of any two entrees on Valentine’s Day. The sweet special offer is available on Thursday, February 14 during normal business hours at each of the eight Chicago Yolk locations and must be redeemed in-store. Locations: -South Loop (Chicago) 1120 S. Michigan Avenue -River North (Chicago) 747 N. Wells Street -Streeterville (Chicago) 355 E. Ohio Street -West […]

  • Midday Fix: How to become financially compatible with your partner

    Craig Bolanos, Co-Founder and CEO of Wealth Management Group in Inverness Wealth Management Group Inverness & Downers Grove 1605 W. Colonial Pkwy Ste 100 – Inverness, Illinois 60067 2001 Butterfield Rd. Ste 160 – Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 833-WMG-PLAN Discussion Points: What do you look for when determining if a couple is financially compatible? Couples that Have Different Views on Debt Couples have different socioeconomic backgrounds Couples have separate bank accounts How can couples bridge the money gap and […]

  • Oak Lawn man to give away his comic book store to essay winner

    OAK LAWN, Ill. — An essay of 500 words could get you your very own comic book store. Carmelo Chimera owns Chimera Comics in Oak Lawn and LaGrange, but now he’s giving away the Oak Lawn store at 4915 W. 95th St., for free. All you have to do is answer this question:”What makes a great comic book store?” Applicants have until Feb. 28 to submit the answer in an essay of up to 500 words. “If I was to […]

  • Lunchbreak: Chocolate truffles and details on the 17th annual Homewood Chocolate Fest

    Barb Haggerty, owner of Confections and Homewood Chocolate Fest baking demonstrator Confections: Event: Homewood Chocolate Fest Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. H-F Park District Auditorium 2010 Chestnut, Homewood, IL Bakers can still enter the bake off – deadline is Feb. 12 (today). Entry form HERE. Recipe: Chocolate Truffles INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup ( 8 oz.) heavy whipping cream 1 cup *semi-sweet chocolate chips *or 1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate *or 1 cup milk chocolate chips *according to […]

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