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Launching the summer grilling season, many New Lenox residents will fire up the grill for some tasty foods to enjoy over the long Memorial Day weekend. At right, Kim Kirchherr, JEWEL-OSCO Dietitian. (Photos: JEWEL-OSCO)
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Let's Get Grilling

By Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, CDE, JEWEL-OSCO Dietitian The Memorial Day holiday weekend is almost here – the unofficial launch of summer grilling season. It … Read more ›

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Come explore the Northern Illinois Wine Trail

For Midwesterners, arriving in wine country means hopping a plane or driving for days. Or does it? In the last two decades, wineries have sprung … Read more ›

Do you think you make the best beef sandwich?  Prove it and join the cook off!
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New Lenox Fire Foundation Hosts First Annual "Controlled Burn" Beef Cook-Off

The New Lenox Fire Foundation will be hosting it's First Annual "Controlled Burn" Beef Cook-Off Saturday, July 28th in conjunction with Proud American Days. Interested … Read more ›

A variety of berries can be found at the local market. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

South suburban farmers market guide 2012

If you’re looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own … Read more ›

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Funds Needed by Lincolnway Special Recreation Association – Butter Braid® Pastries “Rise” to the Occasion

A well-kept fundraising secret is about to be “let out of the bag” as Lincolnway Special Recreation Association prepares for its spring 2012 fundraiser April … Read more ›

Firehouse chefs from across the Chicagoland area are always the star of the Sertoma Centre’s BIG Event
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Winner of the Chili Cook-off at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Orland Park to Compete in the Firefighters Cook-off at BIG Event 2012

Area Firefighters Help Raise Funds and Awareness for People with Disabilities at 115 Bourbon Street on April 28th. Firefighter Bob Hopper, from the Lombard Fire … Read more ›

Seven Lettuces bagged salad with an April 11 freshness date has been recalled by the company. ( Company photo / April 15, 2012)

Dole ‘Seven Lettuces’ bagged salad recalled by company

Cases of bagged salad distributed by Dole Fresh Vegetables have been recalled because a New York state test of some of the salad found salmonella … Read more ›

Paula Deen's Kitchen at Harrah's Joliet Hotel & Casino.
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The Dish: Paula Deen's Kitchen serves up classic southern comfort food at Harrah's Joliet

On April 5, 2012, Paula Deen brought her southern-style buffet and restaurant to the Chicago area via Harrah's Casino in Joliet. Even with all the … Read more ›

Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante presented Paula Deen with a key to the city at Thursday's grand opening of  Paula Deen's Kitchen.

Paula Deen’s Southern cooking comes to the south suburbs

With a “Howdy y’all,” Paula Deen brought her Southern cooking to the North. Deen this month opened her latest restaurant – Paula Deen’s Kitchen – … Read more ›

27-liter bottle of Charles Krug, Vintage Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 for a live auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation®
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The Dish: Morton's Steakhouse Winemaker Dinner Series with Peter Mondavi of Charles Krug Winery

On the evening of March 3, 2012, Morton's Steakhouse on 65 East Wacker Place along with Peter Mondavi, Co-Proprietor of Charles Krug Winery, hosted the … Read more ›