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Executive Chef Agnes Capili prepares to introduce her five-star menus to patients rehabbing at Alden Estates of Skokie.
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Alden Sets a New Standard in Rehab Dining

Whether it’s Braised Short rib with fruit compote or a Grilled Salmon Filet topped with a gingerbread balsamic reduction, dining at the newly opened Alden … Read more ›

Hello Kitty pastries at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Arlington Heights.
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Market Visit: Mitsuwa Marketplace

Gourmet cooks and wanna-be's alike, should never be intimated of the Asian market. The thought of walking in a place where people speak little English … Read more ›

Village mulls liquor for Skokie Theatre

Skokie is poised to create a new type of liquor license that would benefit the Skokie Theatre, which is being purchased by Chicago’s Gorilla Tango … Read more › 1 comment

From the community

Siunik Armenian Grill, Quickly Becoming A Skokie & Glenview Favorite!

Siunik Armenian Grill, has fast become the most popular lunchtime destination in both Skokie & Glenview. With diners becoming more and more health conscious each … Read more ›

A Guinness and Bulmers Irish Cider are served up at Murray’s Pub Bridge Inn in the Chapelizod neighborhood of Dublin, Ireland. (TribLocal photo by Kara Silva)

Guide to Irish pubs and restaurants

In case you want to have a plate of corned beef or a pint in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s our guide to Irish … Read more ›

Soda bread baked in a loaf pan (Stephanie Hardiman Simon / TribLocal)

Basic Irish soda bread recipe

This isn’t a super traditional or family recipe for soda bread. Feel free to use this if you’re looking for an easy recipe or have … Read more ›

For Fat Tuesday, Chicagoans stock up on paczkis

They start out as 4-pound hunks of flour, butter, margarine and lard, then get beaten, rolled and cut into fist-size domes. Next, their jiggly bodies … Read more ›

Valentine's Day

TribLocal Tweets: All about Valentine’s Day

From candy to dinner for two, TribLocal offered up tips for how to treat a sweetie or loved ones and asked followers about their plans for Valentine’s Day Feb. 1. Read more ›

From the community

Launch of McBites Will Benefit D219 Students in Need

On Friday, January 27, the McDonald's at 5360 Touhy Avenue, Skokie will be the first McDonald's in the Midwest to offer Chicken McBites. 20 percent … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Meditation for World Peace The Theosophical Society in America will host Meditation for World Peace, a yearly event in which people use their concentrated thought … Read more ›