Pop’s Italian Beef celebrates National Nurses Day with free food

Pop’s Italian Beef and Sausage restaurants throughout the Chicagoland area are showing support for the men and women who are working tirelessly at their local hospitals, this National Nurses Day on Wednesday, May 6. Pop’s invites all nurses and hospital staff to visit their nearest location to redeem a free sandwich with valid proof of…

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New seafood restaurant opens in Palos Hills

  By Bob Bong A Mediterranean seafood restaurant opened last month in Palos Hills and features some kinds of fish not readily available in the southern suburbs. SeaCatcher Mediterranean Sea Food & Grill opened Nov. 3 at 10331 S. Roberts Road in the former Bertucci’s restaurant. Owner Sam Farhan said that in addition to more…

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Orland Park, Hope Covenant Church at odds over homeless shelter

By Dermot Connolly A controversial homeless shelter operated by an Orland Park church since Oct. 1 remained open on Tuesday night against the wishes of the village government. Pastor Jon Fogel of Hope Covenant Church said the basement of the church at 14401 West Ave. has been used as an overnight shelter for homeless people…

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Brookfield Zoo’s ZooBrew features new ticket options

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Brookfield Zoo’s annual ZooBrew – a fun-filled, unique beer-tasting event – returns on Saturday, Aug. 24. The 21-and-over event, sponsored by Blue Moon Brewing Co., offers zoogoers the chance to sample more than 80 ales, lagers, stouts, porters, and malts while taking in wildlife and nature. More than 16 national and Chicago-area breweries will be…

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Celebrate World Penguin Day this Saturday at Brookfield Zoo

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Penguin admirers can jump, slide, or waddle their way to Brookfield Zoo on Saturday, April 27, to celebrate World Penguin Day! Activities for the entire family will be taking place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.Ñboth inside and outside the zoo’s Living Coast exhibit, which is home to Humboldt penguins. To kick off this feather-filled…

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Brookfield Zoo a finalist for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

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Brookfield Zoo and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum are among the 30 finalists for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Services. The National Medal, which is awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services is the United States’ highest honor for museum and libraries that have demonstrated extraordinary and innovative approaches to public…

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Breakfast with Santa at Brookfield Zoo

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This holiday season bring the family to Brookfield Zoo for a relaxing all-you-can-eat breakfast with a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Dates are Dec. 8, 9, 15, or 16 with seatings offered at 9 or 11 a.m. The breakfast, which is sponsored by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, takes…

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The Easy Writer: Outdoors writer Jim Kirby retires

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor I don’t really know Jim Kirby. When I came on here as the sports editor for The Regional-Reporter, Jim had already been our outdoors writer for the past few years. There was never any question whether to retain him, it was a given he would have his job as long…

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New Two-Mile Reindeer Run at Brookfield Zoo

Zoogoers are invited to grab their glow sticks and running shoes and head to Brookfield Zoo for its first Reindeer Run, sponsored by Revolution Brewing, on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 24. With a two-mile course entirely inside the park, families and friends can “fun run” or walk along the pathways decorated with one million…

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