Happy Thanksgiving, Chicago! In this issue of daily:
- 🍽️ LIST OF NATIVES Restaurants will be open On Thanksgiving Day
- 🚗 Tips Traveling around Chicago area this holiday weekend
- 🦃 Boys & Girls Club Hands Out 500 Thanksgiving meals to local families
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📰 Top 5 Articles in Chicago:
1) What restaurants are open on Thanksgiving in the Chicago area? From fast-food chains to fine-dining restaurants, here’s a collection of places open on Thanksgiving. Hours may vary by location, so check the listing before visiting.
2) Thanksgiving travel: Best and worst times to travel around the Chicago area. An estimateIf you’re planning to travel this Thanksgiving and you’re in the Chicago area, you’ll want to plan your trip wisely to avoid traffic snarls today and this weekend.
3) The Chicago brewer’s beer pays tribute to trailblazing Bears’ QB Willie Thrower. “Thrower’s Scotch Ale”—a 7% APV malt-forward, easy-drinking brew at Haymarket Brewery in the West Loop—is like anything else Jay Westbrook makes: It has a local connection. It’s about the player who made field and football history for the Bears 69 years ago.
4) Increasing bike lanes in South Chicago, markers honoring history to make streets ‘brighter and more accessible’. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and local leaders broke ground yesterday on a $43 million project to improve Commercial Avenue and 92nd Street. The Chicago Department of Transportation is leading the project, which is funded through the Chicago Works Infrastructure Plan. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.
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5) ‘It means tradition and family.’ The Boys & Girls Club serves over 500 Thanksgiving meals to local families. The pandemic forced the Valentine Boys & Girls Club in Bridgeport to stop serving meals inside the building, but it didn’t stop the organization from holding its annual Tony Maurello Thanksgiving Dinner event. Volunteers delivered over 500 meals to local families yesterday. Each is made up of food donated by the community and includes carved turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and dessert.
📌 Today in Chicago:
- Chicago Thanksgiving Parade on State Street (8:00 AM)
- 44th Annual Lifetime Turkey Trot Chicago (9.00 am)
- Farmers market on Thursday evening at Lincoln Square (3:00 PM)
- Dungeons and Dragons for Teens at Sulzer Regional Library (4:30 p.m.)
- Larry Reeb At Johnny’s Comedy Club (8:00 PM)
- Carol- Okay At Bub City (9:00 PM)
- Remember At Promontory (9:00 PM)
📱 Social Chat:
- T-Giving Quiz: “Based on your favorite Thanksgiving food, what field position are you in?🍴” (Chicago White Sox via Facebook)
- Where is it?: “❓POP Quiz!❓ In which building can you find this room? Also, what is the function of this room? *cue Jeopardy music… Answer in the comments. #Chicago #architecture #design” (Chicago via Instagram Architecture Center)
- Volunteers needed: “My Block, My Hood, My City needs volunteers to decorate King Drive for the holidays. The nonprofit leaders want to decorate 500 homes this year. You can sign up to help, donate lights or supplies, or donate money to the annual effort.” (Black Club Chicago)
- December Agenda: “Our December agenda includes the top 10 reasons to fill your calendar next month.” (Chicago Magazine via Instagram)
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About Me: I am very happy to call the Midwesterner and Chicagoland home. I love the outdoors—especially hiking, performing arts, photography, good food, traveling, and gardening. You can often find me reading to my two-year-old daughter, watching a TV series with my husband, or cuddling with our special needs dog.
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