Monday, December 31, 2012
If you insist on driving after a few drinks, here's what you should know about how alcohol affects your system -- and your criminal record
Do you know how many drinks you can have before you're in danger of getting a drunken driving violation? When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure blood alcohol content. A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Ohio's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. The limit for people under 21 is 0.02. But any alcohol consumption will get you charged if you're underage. These charts show -- in general -- how many drinks it takes to become too impaired to drive. They're not exact, and they don'…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Find a place to celebrate New Year's Eve at one of these neighborhood hot spots.
Still need New Year's Eve plans? Patch has your New Year's Eve plans under control with these area events for families and adults. So strap on your party hat, grab your noisemaker and peruse our list of neighborhood events happening for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012: 115 Bourbon Street, at 3359 W. 115th St., is hosting an evening of live bands, buffets and booze. Evening and overnight packages are available. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Riddles Comedy Club at 5055 W. 111th St., Alsip, is offering dinner and a show, followed by a DJ and dancing on New Year's Eve for $45 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ring in 2013 at the Chicago Gaelic Park, 6110 W. 147th St. The park is hosting two great New Year's Eve events, starting off with a family New Year's Eve…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Check out these interesting fun facts and trivia about New Year's Eve.
If you're celebrating New Year's Eve this year and find a lull in the conversation, impress your family and friends with this New Year's trivia.
Friday, December 30, 2011
No cool fête or reservations in place? We've put together some events in the southwest suburbs to help you welcome 2012.
Still looking for the right place to ring in the new year? It's not too late. We've found some New Year's Eve parties you can still get in on. But don't wait much longer to make your reservations, and assume all events are 21 and up (unless noted). 95th Bar and Grill at the Hilton, Oak Lawn When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cost: No cover What's on tap? The bar is hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance Party featuring Night Life. Party favors will be distributed at midnight. 115 Bourbon Street, Merrionette Park When: Doors at 7 p.m., party starts at 9 p.m. Cost: $65 What's on tap? This New Year's Eve Bash features a slew of food, bands, DJs and top shelf liquor. Overnight hotel packages, including the party, are available at the Hampton Inn and Baymont Inn …
From 11 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday, residents of Tinley Park, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Mokena and New Lenox can call Carey Limousine Chicago for a free ride home.
If you have too much to drink during your New Year's revels, don't drive. Call Safe Ride Home at 1-800-752-5400. From 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, residents of Tinley Park, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Mokena and New Lenox can call Carey Limousine Chicago Inc. at 1-800-752-5400 for a free ride home, only from establishments within the participating towns. The rides are completely free and only take people to their homes, not to other establishments. More than 100 people took part in the program last year. The program is funded by each of the five villages, along with a $1,500 grant from the Michael P. Gordon Memorial Foundation. The foundation was named in honor of a Chicago police officer who was killed in 2004 …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Everybody likes to party on New Year’s Eve, so we checked with area restaurants and bars and compiled this list of specials and events to help you ring in the new year.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Bob Bong
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Red Velvet Lounge, 11011 Southwest Highway, Palos Hills New Year's Eve Party Price: $60 Hours: 9 p.m. to midnight What You Get: Drinks, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, 2 DJs, dancing. 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park Party Price: $65 Hours: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. What You Get: Live music, DJs, top shelf drinks, beer, wine and Red Bull drinks, appetizer and breakfast buffets (no shots, no bombs Belvedere, Crown, Patron and Grey Goose drinks not included). Optional Hotel Package at Baymont Inn in Alsip or Hampton Inn in Crestwood Price: $300 includes room, 2 tickets, and shuttle to and from Bourbon Street. Info: Call hotel directly and ask for the "Bourbon Street Package." Joe Daniels Neighborhood Eatery & Bar, …
Friday, December 31, 2010
From 11 p.m. tonight to 4 a.m. Saturday, revelers who have had too much to drink can get a free ride home.
Have too much to drink during your New Year's revels tonight? Don't drive. Call Safe Ride Home at 1-800-752-5400. From 11 p.m. tonight to 4 a.m. Saturday, residents of Tinley Park, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Mokena and New Lenox can call Carey Limousine Chicago Inc. at 1-800-752-5400 for a free ride home. The rides are completely free and only take people to their homes, not to other establishments. More than 100 people took part in the program last year, Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said. The program is funded by each of the five villages, along with a $1,500 grant from the Michael P. Gordon Memorial Foundation. The foundation was named in honor of a Chicago police officer who was killed in 2004 when a drunken driver ran a red light …
Jimmie 'J.J.' Walker, 'Annie' and the Neverly Brothers open the arts and entertainment scene in the first week of 2011.
Francesca Vicinato Italian restaurant, 12960 S. La Grange, Palos Park, goes cabaret for one night this month. On Jan. 7, the Neverly Brothers will take guests on a phenomenal rock and roll ride through the years from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. With their distinctive style, Kevin Giragosian on vocals and guitar, Kegham Giragosian, vocals and percussion and Craig Gigstad, vocals and stand-up bass (watch this guy) take chart-toppers from the past into the 21st century without changing the magic that made the songs rock and roll classics. The Neverly Brothers, all south suburban natives, came together in the late 1990s and have gained acclaim throughout the tri-state area and all the way to California. Reservations and more information are at www.…
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The south suburbs have a variety of New Year's Eve party options this year
Why schlep all the way to the city when there are some great parties in the 'burbs. Patch has your New Year's Eve plans under control with this rundown of neighborhood hot spots. So pack your noisemakers, strap on party hats and pick a place to ring in the new year. Sam Buca's Serves Up Specials Although there are no package specials for New Year's Eve, Sam Buca's will be open until 2 a.m. Reservations can be made for the dining room where regular menu items will be served up as well as a special New Year's Eve menu featuring lobster, filet mignon and other specials. Call 708-361-1226 for more information. Sam Buca's is located at 12231 S Harlem Ave. in Palos Heights. Casual Celebration at Game Time Sports Grill & Pub Game Time …
Make your New Year's Eve toast a little more personal with this simple guide to etching glass.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lisa Tiess
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Why toast the new year in the same old way? Create personalized champagne glasses, and make the midnight hour special. Glass etching is a great way to bring life into a plain piece of glassware. A well-etched piece of stemware adds a personal and elegant look to the dinner table and makes for a great conversation piece. For this project, I decided to make a pair of champagne glasses for my cousin and his fiancée to celebrate the beginning of their first year as a married couple. I wrote their names and the year on the glasses. When choosing a design for your glasses, think about the purpose for them. Will it be for a party? A night between you and your significant other? A wedding? Choose the pattern and message that best suits the …