Daytripper: Rosemont

DayTripper: Rosemont

MB Financial Park (Photo courtesy of MB Financial Park)

This year, Rosemont celebrates its 60th anniversary. This village has transformed from a destination for business travelers into a true entertainment district full of restaurants, shopping and activities for all ages. Activity Hub Get your live music fix in Rosemont at the Allstate Arena, ranked by Pollstar magazine as the third-best concert venue in the

Protecting Your Future: Demystifying Insurance

Leslie North and Annette Findling of Stonebridge Wealth Advisors

Leslie North and Annette Findling of Stonebridge Wealth Advisors

Most people don’t want to think about insurance. No one likes to consider the possibility of long-term illness, disability or death. And, for some people, the thought conjures up the image of a slippery salesman in a plaid polyester suit. Choosing insurance doesn’t have to be scary or negative. Think of it as giving you

How Volunteering Can Change Your Life: The Story of WomenOnCall

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For many of us, change is not something that we run to with open arms. Shifting jobs or careers, in particular, can come with a host of anxiety-inducing unknowns: What if I invest in a new career path but end up disliking it? Do I really want to leave the stability of my current job?

Charting a Course for Family Giving

Charting a Course for Family Giving

Affluent families have long supported the notion of giving back to society as a way of expressing appreciation for their good fortune. Nurturing a tradition of family giving — of both assets and time — may bring a family closer together and develop a shared value system that can be passed down to future generations. Identifying Your

5 Things to Do: Valentine’s Day Weekend

The Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden

This weekend is all about celebrating love, not only with a significant other but also friends and family. Fortunately, three annual events are returning to Chicago and the suburbs just in time for those making last-minute Valentine’s Day plans. Here are five things to do this Valentine’s Day weekend: Valentine’s Day Classes at Pinot’s Palette Feb.

2016’s Most Beautiful Bathroom Trends

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Balance traditional decor with a few modern elements, like the clean-lined custom shelving Reynolds Architecture used in the renovation of a 100-year-old farmhouse. (Photo courtesy of Reynolds Architecture, Design and Construction.)

Are you planning a bathroom renovation this year but don’t know where to start? We asked local design experts to predict the bathroom trends that will be hot in 2016 to help turn your bathroom into a retreat that is as functional as it is gorgeous. 1. Freestanding Tubs The too-large tub deck trend that

New in Town: Epic Burger in Evanston

Epic Burger

Photo courtesy of Epic Burger.

In a bold move, local mini-chain Epic Burger has opened in downtown Evanston, just a block north of homegrown Edzo’s and a block east of national burger chain Five Guys. They’re betting that locals and Northwestern students will be enticed by their message of sustainability and mindful eating. The menu is pretty basic — choose

Evanston Actors Share Their Secrets to a Good Marriage

Roger Mueller and Jill Shellabarger in Drury Lane's "Bye Bye Birdie"

Roger Mueller and Jill Shellabarger in “Bye Bye Birdie” at Drury Lane (Photo by Brett Beiner.)

After 37 years of marriage, four kids and a mortgage, longtime Evanston actors Jill Shellabarger and Roger Mueller still feel the heat. “We are each other’s biggest fans,” says Shellabarger. “We respect each other’s artistry; we don’t talk shop a lot, but we can go to each other when we are wrestling with a part.”

How to Wear Red Lipstick at Every Age

How to Wear Red Lipstick at Every Age - Make It Better

Red lipstick used to be reserved for dressier affairs, but paired with your everyday outfit and more minimal makeup, a red lip elevates your look and brightens your face. Regardless of your age, don’t feel like you have to be Gwen Stefani to rock the classic shade. Here’s how to wear it. If you’ve never

DayTripper: Rosemont

Daytripper: Rosemont
By Heather Leszczewicz

Leslie North and Annette Findling of Stonebridge Wealth Advisors

Protecting Your Future: Demystifying Insurance
By Leslie North and Annette Findling | Stonebridge Wealth Advisors

WomenOnCall FEATURE

How Volunteering Can Change Your Life: The Story of WomenOnCall
By Gabrielle Tasiopoulos

Charting a Course for Family Giving

Charting a Course for Family Giving
By Kathy Roeser | Wealth Management Systems Inc.

The Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden

5 Things to Do: Valentine’s Day Weekend
By Anna Carlson

bathroom-trends-2016

2016’s Most Beautiful Bathroom Trends
By Meghan Streit

Epic Burger

New in Town: Epic Burger in Evanston
By Julie Chernoff

Roger Mueller and Jill Shellabarger in Drury Lane's "Bye Bye Birdie"

Evanston Actors Share Their Secrets to a Good Marriage
By Julie Chernoff

How to Wear Red Lipstick at Every Age - Make It Better

How to Wear Red Lipstick at Every Age
By Jenny Muslin