Critic's Choice: A son pays homage in ‘Jack Lemmon Returns’

CHICAGO – “Jack Lemmon Returns,” a new work written and directed by Hershey Felder, gives audiences an insightful, if guarded, behind-the-scenes look at the life of the late American actor and musician who made his mark in movies and television.

The Planit 5: Here's your chance to outrun the cops

This week's top picks in Lake County

The Planit 5: Wine from around the world

This week's top picks in and around Lake County

Fire Safety Expo to draw nearly 20 Lake County fire departments

GURNEE – Nearly 20 Lake County fire departments will take part in the annual Lake County Fire Safety Expo on Saturday at Gurnee Mills, teaching children and families the basics of fire safety and prevention.

Gurnee Mills announces holiday shopping hours

Gurnee Mills will have extended holiday hours starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 to greet shoppers and families eager to begin their holiday shopping for the 2013 season.

Operation Christmas Child: A gift that keeps on giving

While many children in America will be opening new presents this Christmas, Connie Pfeifer, North Suburban Chicago team coordinator and head of volunteers for Operation Christmas Child in Lake County, said for children in orphanages and hospitals all over the world a toothbrush or washcloth could be the most meaningful gift they ever receive.

Visit filmmaker John Hughes’ home during Woodlands Academy fundraiser

Tours of famed Hollywood screenwriter, director and producer John Hughes’ Lake Forest home are featured as part of the annual Winter Wonderwalk & Holiday Boutique benefit for Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and Wednesday, Dec.11.

Get Social Security smart at Gurnee workshop

The money taken out of monthly paychecks may be inconvenient now, but it can supply monthly income later in life.

Carmel presents 'Snow Off White' for fall musical

MUNDELEIN, IL—Carmel Catholic High School’s Fine Arts Department presents its fall musical, "Snow Off White," a rock musical spoof of the classic Disney fairy tale. Written by former Disney scriptwriters Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, with music and lyrics by award‐winning actor and composer Bill Francoeur, Snow Off White is produced by special arrangement with Contemporary Drama Service, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Donate to breast cancer with Westfield's Bright Pink Book

Westfield Hawthorn has partnered with television personality Giuliana Rancic and the national non-profitBright Pink to offer shoppers “Fabulous Deals for a Fabulous Cause” at 37 of its centers in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

View the moon with local astronomy club this month

The Lake County Astronomical Society (LCAS) will be offering three Astonomy Under The City Lights (AUTCL) astronomy programs at the following locations/dates:

Almost Elton John and the Rocket Band’ to perform at CLC

“Remember When Rock Was Young,” a tribute that celebrates decades of chart-topping Elton John songs, comes to the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Listen to popular hits in CLC's fall concert series

Six concerts, featuring both a huge variety of choral and instrumental music, will be presented by the College of Lake County Music department during fall semester.

Clockwise Theatre's opener traces eight women Realtors

WAUKEGAN - Clockwise Theatre’s fall production is the Midwestern premiere of Carnegie Hill, a witty, fast-paced comedy set inside the competitive, high-stakes urban real estate market. It opens Oct. 18 in downtown Waukegan.

Art league presents charcoal drawing demonstration

Artist and teacher Brad Coleman will discuss his artistic process and demonstrate his charcoal drawing techniques at the Lake County Art League (LCAL) monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m., Sept. 16 at the State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive, Grayslake.

Forty bands will perform to raise funds for autism

Antioch presents 40 bands, four stages and two full days of live rock'n music all in the name of autism on Sept. 7 and 8. Live Chicago Music will bring the bands together again at Port of Blarney on Grass Lake Raod in Antioch to benefit the Autism Society of Illinois.

Visit Lake County Job Center's Workforce Week

To celebrate Illinois Workforce Development Week, Aug. 26-30, Lake County Job Center offers a free guide to your job search with “5 Steps to Your Next Job.

Take the annual Hike Lake County Challenge

Enjoy fall breezes and autumn colors while exploring designated Hike Lake County trails in scenic forest preserves throughout Lake County. At each preserve, look for Hike Lake County signs at the trailhead to get you started on the right route.

Rock to local bands at Wauconda's Street Dance

All of Wauconda will be rockin' at the 14th annual Street Dance.

Gurnee Mills kicks off school year with fashion show

Gurnee Mills invites families to get back into the rhythm of the school year with its Back At It Event, including a fashion runway show by Dress For Success Chicago.

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