December 2009

Celebrate spirit of Advent, Christmas, Kwanzaa at area churches

December always is the busiest time of the year for shopping, but it also is the busiest time for churches that take the time to plan ahead and put together great holiday events. They remind us that there is a more spiritual component to December and January as well. The Gazette offers this guide to holiday services within its coverage area.


Joseph Valentino, 37-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, dies at age 87

Joseph Valentino, a long-time resident of the Tri-Taylor community and most recently of Des Plaines, IL, died on Oct. 26. He was 87 years old.


‘Tis the season for generosity and a spirit of giving

Let the “spirit of giving” guide us into the New Year as 2009 closes.


Enjoy all that Chicago has to offer this holiday season

The past year has been economically difficult for many, but free and low-cost holiday activities, events, and performances make it possible for all Chicago residents to enjoy the season.


Christmas in Chicago 2009: Holiday Highlights

Holiday highlights for the 2009 Holiday season in Chicago…


Christmas in Chicago 2009: Museums

Here are a list of holiday events hosted by Chicago museums during this holiday season…


Christmas in Chicago 2009: Outdoor Family Fun

Outdoor events for the whole family during this 2009 holiday season…


Christmas in Chicago 2009: Theater and Stage Performances

There will be an array of theatrical performances to enjoy around Chicago during the holiday season…


Christmas in Chicago 2009: Concerts

A host of musical performances happening in Chicago this holiday season…


Christmas in Chicago 2009: Special Treats

Here are more events and exhibits for the family to enjoy during the holiday season…