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February 2023

Piccolo Buco's carbonara pizze

By Phil Vettel From festive restaurants to crafty cocktail dens to decadent dessert spots,…
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Sonali Dev

In December actress-writer Mindy Kaling launched Mindy’s Book Studio, an Amazon Studios…
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A couple getting married

This couple brought modern touches to their wedding at historic Hotel Baker Plainfield…
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The staff at My Dance Hub

Prep for your wedding day or just get in the groove at these ballroom dance studios Vargo’s…
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SO TRU The ribbon-cutting for Tru by Hilton (1809 W. Diehl Rd., Naperville) took place December 15. Tru is a new, more affordable concept from the hotel chain, offering a contemporary vibe as well as a free hot breakfast, business center, indoor pool, and gym.

People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos courtesy of DuPage Foundation,…
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People showing off their rugs

By Susan L. Follett Get creative at Illinois’s first tufting workshop Like many people,…
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The family room of a couple's new build in south Naperville

Decorating your first home can be overwhelming, so this couple turned to a pro In 2020…
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Kim’s Uncle Pizza

By Phil Vettel The newly opened Kim’s Uncle Pizza is already a top contender I’ve…
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Espresso red velvet cake

By Kelli Ra Anderson Few cakes are as luscious and beautiful as the red velvet cake,…
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Mio Modo

Local restaurant weeks serve up dining opportunities With February historically a slow…
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Taylor Dayne

Pop star takes stage for retro benefit prom If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, chances…
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Hobbs Building

Aurora recently celebrated the redevelopment of two historic downtown buildings. Constructed…
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Joe Chura during his ‘Not Almost There’ podcast

Two local wellness podcasts to add to your queue While national podcasts tend to get…
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The doctors Andreoli (from left): Michelle, Michael, Randall, and Barbara

Vision care is a family affair for the Andreolis It almost feels like the setup for an…
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Mio Modo, 200 S. 2nd St., St. Charles

By Peter Gianopulos Scott Harris goes his own way with Mio Modo At this point, Scott…
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Food from Chicken Salad Chick

By Peter Gianopulos Just try it. That’s all Kim Seaman and her husband, Garrett, are…
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A large home with solar panels on the roof

Exploring the potential environmental and financial benefits of residential solar Once…
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A design board

To quickly size up a client’s style at the start of a project, Chad Esslinger, principal…
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Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport

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

By Jessica Moazami Thoughtful ideas for Valentine’s Day Brighten Your Kitchen Heart-print…
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An aerial photo of 2S704 Nelson Lake Road in Batavia

A little slice of equestrian paradise in Batavia The 6,800-square-foot house itself was…
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