7 Recipes to Shake Up Your Memorial Day Barbecue

7 Recipes to Shake Up Your Memorial Day Barbecue

Memorial Day is almost here, and with it the unofficial kick-off to summer and, more importantly, grilling season. While burgers and hotdogs always hit the spot, why not surprise your friends and family with some more unexpected grilled specialties? These recipes will help you expand your barbecue horizons — from appetizers to desserts (yes, you

11 Must-See Summer Movies to Watch in 2018

11 Must-See Summer Movies

The start of summer marks the beginning of a new and exciting blockbuster summer movie season. From action films and comedies to musicals and thrillers, this summer’s lineup will give you plenty of opportunities to beat the heat by enjoying the thrill and chill of the theater. Life of the Party (Now Playing) The hilarious Melissa

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries 2 Hours or Less From Chicago

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries 2 Hours or Less From Chicago

Photos courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission.

Shiny, red, sweet strawberries are one of nature’s most delightful treats. They pack a nutritional punch, too, making them the perfect pick for an early summer snack. “One cup of strawberries brings great flavor and amazing health benefits,” says Carolyn O’Donnell of the California Strawberry Commission. “Only 50 calories and low in sugar, eating eight

How YWCA Evanston/North Shore is Helping Women Take Control of Their Finances

How YWCA Evanston/North Shore is Empowering Women Through Financial Literacy and Independence

A couple years ago, Suanne Rayner found herself in a position of financial disarray. She did not know how to budget her money and was in a downward spiral of crushing debt. Her situation is not unique. According to a Prudential survey, women on average are lagging behind their male counterparts in saving for retirement

15 of the Best New Burgers in Chicago, 2018 Edition

May is National Hamburger Month, and that’s as good a reason as any to survey the best new burgers on the Chicago restaurant scene. Not to worry if you’re not carnivorous, as I’ve thoughtfully included some vegetarian (and even vegan!) options as well. I’m stressing “new” burgers because I think by now we are all well

Royal Wedding: How to Do London Like Royalty

London: Kensington Palace and Gardens

Kensington Palace and Gardens

Like many of my peers, I’ve binge-watched “The Crown” on Netflix and avidly awaited installments of PBS’ “Victoria.” But only recently did I realize how easy it is to immerse oneself in royal alliances where they actually happened. While an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 19 wedding may not be in the

Better Makers: Natalie Morales Honored at 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala

Better Makers: Natalie Morales Honored at 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala

Left to Right: Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (daughter of Rita Hayworth and founder of Rita Hayworth Gala), Natalie Morales, Jon Harris, and Allie Harris (Photos by Bill Richert.)

The 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala, which took place on May 12 at the Hilton Chicago, raised more than $1.1 million for the organization’s research, care, and support programs. During the event, “Today” correspondent and “Access Live” co-host Natalie Morales and her family were given the Caregiver Award for their work raising awareness for

5 Things to Do: May 18-20

5 Things to Do Around Chicago: May 18-20 (Long Grove Chocolate Fest)

Photo courtesy of Long Grove Chocolate Fest.

Festival season is here! This weekend, don’t miss Chocolate Fest in Long Grove, Lincoln Park Wine Festival, or the Skokie Festival of Cultures. Plus, enjoy Central Street Evanston’s annual Art Walk and a new exhibit at the Chicago Children’s Museum. And if you’re hosting a royal wedding watch party, here’s everything you need to know

One-on-One With ‘Grandbaby Cakes’ Author Jocelyn Delk Adams

One-on-One With 'Grandbaby Cakes' Author Jocelyn Delk Adams

Jocelyn Delk Adams, Chicago author of “Grandbaby Cakes,” which we named one of the Best New Cookbooks of 2015, and the upcoming “Grandbaby Celebrations,” makes food that honors her family history. Make It Better: Why do you think it is important to honor family cooking and baking traditions? Jocelyn Delk Adams: Before I started my

7 Recipes to Shake Up Your Memorial Day Barbecue

7 Recipes to Shake Up Your Memorial Day Barbecue
By Maddie LaKind

11 Must-See Summer Movies

11 Must-See Summer Movies to Watch in 2018
By Maddy Sims

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries 2 Hours or Less From Chicago

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries 2 Hours or Less From Chicago
By Amy Bizzari

How YWCA Evanston/North Shore is Empowering Women Through Financial Literacy and Independence

How YWCA Evanston/North Shore is Helping Women Take Control of Their Finances
By Susan Pasternak

15 of the Best New Burgers in Chicago, 2018 Edition
By Julie Chernoff

London: Kensington Palace and Gardens

Royal Wedding: How to Do London Like Royalty
By Jeanne Cooper

Better Makers: Natalie Morales Honored at 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala

Better Makers: Natalie Morales Honored at 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala
By Anna Carlson

5 Things to Do Around Chicago: May 18-20 (Long Grove Chocolate Fest)

5 Things to Do: May 18-20
By Anna Carlson

One-on-One With 'Grandbaby Cakes' Author Jocelyn Delk Adams

One-on-One With ‘Grandbaby Cakes’ Author Jocelyn Delk Adams
By Danielle McLimore