Day: July 3, 2018

10 suburban, city wine fests to elevate your summer sipping

Red, white or rosé? No need to decide when you can sample among dozens of wines at wine fests throughout the suburbs and city. While wine fests are less common than craft beer bashes, there are still a number to choose from, and most offer entertainment,…

Police: Three ‘suspicious’ car fires in Bartlett driveways

Authorities are investigating three suspicious vehicle fires that erupted early Tuesday morning outside neighboring homes in Bartlett. Bartlett Fire Protection District firefighters responded to the car fires in the area of Petersdorf and Schick roads about 2 a.m. Tuesday, officials said. Two cars were on fire…

Fireworks injuries in Illinois on the rise

Despite Illinois’ ban on the sale of fireworks, the number of injuries caused by the patriotic pyrotechnics has continued to increase during the past decade. Hospitals reported 349 fireworks-related injuries in 2017, capping off a rise during the past five years, according to the Illinois Department…

What you’ll find at reopened Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve

After being closed for a year, the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve reopened Tuesday with new and improved public access to the historic and breathtaking property along Lake Michigan. The completion of the first part of a master plan for the former Army base bordered by Lake…