It’s the weekend, and that often means you want to take a break from the news of the day. Each week, we’ll compile a list of “good reads” from Patch sites around the area. They’re happy or compelling or otherwise interesting stories for your weekend reading pleasure.
Prepare to get a criminal background check if you show up at Viola Nelson School.
Gigio's Pizzeria in Evanston has a brand new front door--thanks to a Northwestern student who kicked it in after he'd had too much to drink, then came back the next day with his checkbook ready to pay for repairs.
Here’s a sneak peak at the Highland Park mega-mansion, set to be auctioned on Monday.
Columnist Christine Wolf on reading Irby’s debut book: Can I just tell you something? I Could. Not. Stop. Laughing. We’re talking put-the-book-down-because-I-can’t-catch-my-breath-I’m-laughing-so-hard, the kind of laughter that makes strangers wonder if they ought to call someone because there’s a woman idling in her car, throwing her head back repeatedly in front of the Barnes & Noble.