February 2023

People showing off their rugs

Want a New Rug

By Susan L. Follett Get creative at Illinois’s first tufting workshop Like many people,…
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Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne

Pop star takes stage for retro benefit prom If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, chances…
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Piccolo Buco's carbonara pizze

Places to Party

By Phil Vettel From festive restaurants to crafty cocktail dens to decadent dessert spots,…
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Espresso red velvet cake

Espresso Red Velvet Cake

By Kelli Ra Anderson Few cakes are as luscious and beautiful as the red velvet cake,…
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Food from Chicken Salad Chick

Playing Chicken

By Peter Gianopulos Just try it. That’s all Kim Seaman and her husband, Garrett, are…
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Mio Modo, 200 S. 2nd St., St. Charles

Tableside Show

By Peter Gianopulos Scott Harris goes his own way with Mio Modo At this point, Scott…
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Mio Modo

Deals on Meals

Local restaurant weeks serve up dining opportunities With February historically a slow…
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Kim’s Uncle Pizza

Best in the West?

By Phil Vettel The newly opened Kim’s Uncle Pizza is already a top contender I’ve…
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Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport

Four Times the Fun

Straddle the Mighty Mississippi on a trip to the Quad Cities Like siblings who share…
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An assortment of heart-themed gifts

Heartfelt Gifts

By Jessica Moazami Thoughtful ideas for Valentine’s Day Brighten Your Kitchen Heart-print…
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Sonali Dev

Naperville Author First to Be Published…

In December actress-writer Mindy Kaling launched Mindy’s Book Studio, an Amazon Studios…
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Hobbs Building

Everything Old Is New Again

Aurora recently celebrated the redevelopment of two historic downtown buildings. Constructed…
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