October 20, 2011–More than 370 collectors, designers, and supporters of Winnetka Community House gathered at the Antiques+Modernism Preview Party for a sneak peek of the highly anticipated show.
Ameren pulls out of the increasingly expensive FutureGen “clean coal” plant as its 2016 debut looks increasingly ambitious; a similar if less ambitious plant in Indiana nears completion, but only after tremendous cost and political controversy.
October 15, 2011–Designs for Dignity hosted its 8th Annual Kitchen Walk on October 15th in Harbor Country, Michigan. More than 325 guests enjoyed touring amazing homes on the lake and charming cottages while noshing on delectable bites from talented chefs and demonstrators. Crowd favorites along the tour were the grass fed meatballs via Luisa’s Cafe and the chile verde via The Kielbasa Brothers! Highlights included the reception filled with cocktails, auction and wood fired pizzas at The Journeyman Distillery. Visit Designs 4 Dignity to download recipes and see more photos from the tour!
October 21, 2011–Chicago magazine, in partnership with The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, celebrated Chicago magazine’s editorial dining coverage with the first annual Chicago’s Table event held at River East Art Center. Attendees enjoyed dishes from 14 of the city’s best restaurants and chefs—picked from the pages of Chicago magazine—with perfectly paired cocktails and beer. A special thanks to spirit sponsors Bulleit Bourbon, Crown Royal Black, Don Julio Tequila, and Moon Mountain Vodka; featured breweries Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Half Acre Beer Company, and Three Floyds Brewing Co.; wine sponsors Jim Ball Vineyards and Gallo Family Vineyards; and Counter Culture Coffee. The evening’s valet was provided by BMW. All proceeds from the event supported research and therapies for stroke patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
October 20, 2011–Chicago Home+Garden partnered with Subzero-Wolf showroom to discuss what to do, and what not to do, in kitchen redesign. Guests enjoyed a presentation by Jan Par, editor of Chicago Home+Garden as well as an exquisite food demonstration from the Subzero chefs. Guests were able to explore the showroom while the enjoyed great food, conversation, and company.
LESSONS LEARNED: Across metropolitan Chicago, private elementary schools offer options for students and their parents seeking an alternative to the public-school model
Where we got the data and how we prepared our charts
A marijuana-ticketing ordinance is due to City Council tomorrow; a four-part series on pot; a multi-part series on international fugitive suspects; America’s two great crime waves; and more.
Quick—before they all head south to warmer climes: It’s the second-to-last weekend for the Woodson Art Museum’s 36th Annual Birds in Art exhibit. But Wausau, Wisconsin’s yearly artistic tribute to our fine, feathered friends is only one of three great reasons to look north for adventures this weekend…
Illinois’s school report cards are out, so everyone’s searching for patterns in the data. One bright spot: Chopin Elementary’s use of “looping,” an uncommon if storied practice that’s getting a new look.