Forest Preserves of Cook County Prepares for Fall Trout Fishing Season

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is pleased to announce the 2016 fall inland trout fishing season, opening on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Busse Reservoir–North Pool (Elk Grove Village), Axehead Lake (Park Ridge), Belleau Lake (Park Ridge), Horsetail Lake (Palos Park) and Green Lake (Calumet City).

THE NUTCRACKER at the Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences

The musical twist on the classic tale of THE NUTCRACKER comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from November 11 through December 30, 2016. Filled with magic, mystery, heartwarming musical numbers, and a whole lot of fun, this classic holiday musical will be directed and choreographed by Matt Raftery.


Illinois DCFS reminds parents and caregivers about Safe Sleep for Infants
October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Illinois, and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) reminds parents and caregivers of three simple steps to ensure the infants in their care are put to sleep safely.
Dorrance, Young Receive JUBA! Awards November 4, 2016
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosts its 26th Jubalee Gala. CHRP honors MacArthur Fellowship (Genius) and Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer-performer Michelle Dorrance and STOMP star, Bessie Award winner and master teacher-choreographer Nicholas Young with the JUBA! Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Field for their groundbreaking collaboration on Dorrance Dance's ETM: Double Down.
Fmr. US President, Cultural Icons & Military General Top 2016 LGBT History
A former President of the United States joins cultural Icon David Bowie and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, as part of the 31 Icons to be celebrated during October’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month 2016.
Final ACTIVATE event of 2016 includes live animals, light Installations

Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA), the sole service provider for Special Service Area SSA1-2015, launches its sixth and final ACTIVATE event of the year, ACTIVATE: CELEBRATE THE SENSES, on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5-10 p.m. in Sullivan Center Alley, 16 E. Monroe St, between State St and Wabash Ave. This year’s ACTIVATE series explores a unique overarching theme of the five senses—touch, hear, smell, see and taste—through dynamic art, music and lights.

ThinkArt Says Don't Miss Rick Kogan & Author Victor Skrebneski
The Union League Club of Chicago presents photographer Victor Skrebneski on Thursday, October 13 at , 2016 11:30 a.m.


Childcare Projects make a positive impact, one goal at a time
International Literacy Day celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this month, and the steps taken to improve literacy levels worldwide were highlighted across multiple platforms. Literacy is the foundation for life-long learning, and innovative solutions are encouraged to boost reading and writing abilities.
CHICAGO - Extreme Dodge Brand Experience!
From Thursday, October 6th through Saturday, October 8th, 2016 the Dodge brand will be on display at Mecum located at 1551 Thoreau Drive N in Shaumburg to give locals the opportunity to get extremely familiar with the hottest new model vehicles in the 2016 Dodge brand lineup!
Sit passenger side with a professional driver for a high speed thrill ride in the powerful lineup of Dodge and SRT brand muscle cars which include:

The 29th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards presented by Target, will be broadcast nationally across PBS affiliates this coming weekend on PBS affiliates celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  (The principal broadcast time is Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET, but this will vary by market and affiliate – please check local listings).


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