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Elaine Doremus | July 1, 2013


Fountain Square, Evanston

“Evanston turns the fountains on Memorial Day weekend, and then I had to wait a few days for good weather before going out to shoot,...

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On the Prairie
Carrie Neill | July 1, 2013

You’ve said that one of your goals as executive director is to expand Ragdale’s sphere of influence locally with other cultural institutions, government organizations and business. Is that underway?
Yes. I spent almost every Friday...

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Family Affair
Laura Hine | July 1, 2013

Enáz has a lot to celebrate: the 20th anniversary of its Highland Park store, a thriving shop in Northfield and a soon-to-open location in Libertyville. Sisters Melinda Lurie Kaplan, Lena Lurie Blitstein and Samantha Lurie run the stores, while their...

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In Full Swing
Cynthia A. Raymond | July 1, 2013

Golf enthusiasts are making plans to infiltrate Lake Forest this fall when one of the PGA Tour’s most prestigious events, the 2013 BMW Championship (formerly the Western Open), comes to Conway Farms Golf Club, Sept. 9-15. Coordinated by the Western Golf...

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The Domino Effect
Lauren Viera | July 1, 2013

John Robert Wiltgen is used to managing major projects. As the owner of his eponymous full-service design firm established more than three decades ago, Wiltgen travels all over the world building from the ground up, often selecting a location, then dictating...

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Glory Days
Stephanie Davis Smith | July 1, 2013

If you’re from Chicago, chances are you love your idyllic sandy-beach vacations—escapes filled with mossy palms and dark Sea Island shores, or brighter backdrops of vibrantly colored cabanas set against white sands of the Florida Panhandle. While these...

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Swept Away
Michael Wren | Photography by Neil Burger | July 1, 2013

You should select your dining partners carefully when making reservations for E+O, the new 6,300-square-foot food mecca at Randhurst Mall in Mount Prospect. Everything on chef Rodelio Aglibot’s melting pot of a menu—a 70-item list...

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Band of Brothers
Elaine Doremus | July 1, 2013

Shortly after actor-director Gary Sinise graduated from Highland Park High School in 1974, he co-founded Chicago’s iconic Steppenwolf Theatre Company, putting on plays at no charge with fellow actors Jeff Perry and Terry Kinney at the North Shore...

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50 Must-Try Tastes
Elaine Doremus | July 1, 2013

Apple Streudel
Ten inches long with a 4-ounce cup of caramel for easy dousing, L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge’s apple strudel is as big as a burrito, stuffed to its flaky gills with Granny Smith apples. It takes 45 minutes to...

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Street Singer
Tricia Despres | April 2, 2013

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jewel was only 16 years old and attending school in Michigan when she found herself boarding a train toward San Diego. Her plan was to hitchhike from there to Mexico, carrying virtually nothing but a bag of mismatched clothes and her...

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Oldies & Goodies
Selena Fragassi | Photo: Neil Burger | April 2, 2013

Evanston dining has long scaled the great divide—cater to the large student body of Northwestern looking for a place to lounge or whet the palate of a more refined crowd in search of a nearby night out. Thankfully Evanston...

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The Forever Home
Lauren Viera | April 2, 2013

Rare is the interior designer who wants to live in his or her current home forever, foregoing the fantasy of buying an empty lot and designing one from scratch. But a forever home is the dream of designer Shelley Johnstone Paschke of Shelley Johnstone Design and...

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