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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

* I’ll be shutting down the blog later this afternoon for the Thanksgiving holiday. What are your Thanksgiving plans?

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  1. - Grand Avenue - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:32 pm:

    Punching holes, binding, numbering…

  2. - Gooner - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:37 pm:

    Cooking for about 15-20.
    Most of the relatives coming over prefer to speak a language other than English, so I’m comfortable in the kitchen.
    I enjoy it.

  3. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:39 pm:

    No plans beside having family come over for the eatapalooza that is in millions of homes on Thanksgiving. Glad and thankful everyone made it through another year.

  4. - Wylie Coyote - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:40 pm:

    Kids coming home. No travel. Perfect.

  5. - Lakeview Moderate - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:40 pm:

    Wishing I got to watch Bruce Rauner attempt to pardon a turkey.

  6. - blue dog dem - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:42 pm:

    Leaves,leaves, leaves. Love hate relationship.

  7. - Anon and on - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:43 pm:

    Just took the Amtrak home to Alton from Chicago. The train can’t be called high speed (higher speed perhaps), but the new stations are quite impressive.

  8. - ughhh - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:43 pm:

    spending some tourism dollars in a couple states to the North

  9. - NobodysAccountable - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:46 pm:

    Family & food without traveling.

  10. - Give Me A Break - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:48 pm:

    Deliver meals in the morning, family Thanksgiving later in the day.

  11. - RNUG - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:49 pm:

    Wednesday - baking one of my deceased mom’s unique cookie recipes, with a batch going to my sister and my son’s families. Also taking the grandkid’s to Festival of Trees since they are scheduled to spend the rest of the weekend at their other grandparents (who don’t get to see them.that often due to living out of town).

    Although we have invitations, probably just spending Thanksgiving Day with Mrs RNUG. Maybe try to get the Christmas tree up; it’s my year to put up the aluminum tree with the color wheels. And the lights / decorations on the house.

  12. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:50 pm:

    First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving to all, wishing you all a restful and enjoyable day.

    As to plans…

    Out of state travel… food, football, fun.

  13. - Ron - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:56 pm:

    Brining my IL raised free range turkey and picking out wine.

  14. - Todd - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:57 pm:

    moving 4000 yds of dirt at the gun club

  15. - Rayne of Terror - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:58 pm:

    Going to run around tonight and collect some signatures from the good Democrats of Le Roy for Jen McMillin. Then I’m going to pick up our fresh Le Roy raised turkey from Four Peanuts Produce. Tomorrow I’m going to see about desserts and hang with my kiddos. Bob will smoke that turkey at some point. Thursday will be food & family. Saturday we’ll probably put up & light the tree and Sunday we’ll decorate it. Then we’ll watch Elf and eat delicious leftovers.

  16. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 2:58 pm:

    sleeping and cooking for about 30

  17. - Les Nessman - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:01 pm:

    Reporting live from the WKRP Turkey Drop.

  18. - FormerParatrooper - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:05 pm:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    I will be enjoying time with my family, and especially my Granddaughter who still thinks Grandpa is a cool guy. She is 10 and growing up too fast. Will cook two turkeys, from Yordy Turkey farm, and will try my hand at a mincemeat pie. I will also reflect on those things I am thankful for while I am preparing the meal for family.

  19. - Honeybear - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:06 pm:

    Headed to Chicago! This Southern Illinoisan loves the city where my daughters were born. Teen daughters are eager to shop. Going to the Art Institute, Field Museum, Robie House and museum of science and industry.
    Thanksgiving dinner in a fine restaurant

  20. - Huh? - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:07 pm:

    Homemade pizza on the grill.

  21. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:08 pm:

    Going through thing to pack up a load of donations to the Salvation Army. Empty my kitchen cabinets to the food bank. Clean cabinets. Go grocery shopping. Send out Christmas cards.

  22. - WhoKnew - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:09 pm:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    LM, thanks for the chuckle!

  23. - Albany Park Patriot - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:11 pm:

    Eat my weight in stuffing.

  24. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:12 pm:

    Heading back to Tennessee. Big wheels keep on turnin’, carry me home to see my kin

    I wish you all a safe and happy thanksgiving weekend.

  25. - FellowStrangeBedFellow - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:14 pm:

    Giant City Lodge!! Gotta love that buffet style. Then walking it off through a hiking trail in the Park.

  26. - Responsa - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:18 pm:

    We’re going to a relative’s house for dinner this year. All we have to do is show up and bring a vegetable dish and an appetizer. Will come home with lots of yummy leftovers. Since it is not being used this year I just delivered our gigantic vintage turkey roaster to a friend’s house so she can properly cook the turkey to feed her extended family on Thursday.

    Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to all.

  27. - A guy - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:20 pm:

    The usual stuff. But may just take a little extra time to be a little more thankful this year for some really wonderful people and things that have made the past year special personally. Spend a little extra time looking up and thanking some special folks there too.

  28. - A guy - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:21 pm:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here and everywhere else.

  29. - Rutro - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:31 pm:

    trying to figure out how cook county closed a 200 million hole with 320 layoffs, must have been the heart/brain surgeons.

  30. - Shake - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:40 pm:

    My Smoker Will Be Full Wednesday. Warm It Up Thanksgiving It’s ON.. For 20 People.. Lol. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone Of You Good People…

  31. - don the legend - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:40 pm:

    First year without child. Going to his place in Biss country, Evanston.

  32. - Former Hillrod - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:40 pm:

    Both of the kids will be home for the weekend and going to a relatives house for the feast. I’ll spend the weekend putting up Xmas lights and maybe make a batch of beer.

  33. - JoanP - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:42 pm:

    Nothing much. My family is far-flung and so come in at Christmas rather than Turkey Day. I used to give an open house on the weekend, but got tired of people who a) didn’t RSVP or, b) said they were coming and never showed. So I’m not doing that any more.

    I will observe Black Friday by staying as far away from stores as possible, and instead give a couple of historic home tours.

  34. - JoanP - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:43 pm:

    @Honeybear -

    If you are at Robie House on Friday on the 11:30 or 12:30 tour, I’ll be your guide! Say “hi!”

  35. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:46 pm:

    Home with my happy and healthy family counting my many blessings, plus parades, football, food, movies and guiltless napping.

    Best holiday of all.

  36. - Wylie Coyote - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:48 pm:

    Big bird at noon. Turkey horseshoes later on. It’s a family tradition. Really.

  37. - Nick Name - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:50 pm:

    “Over the river and through the woods…”

  38. - Radio Flyer - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 3:57 pm:

    Pondering the deep questions. In this case, what happens to turkeys pardoned by presidents? They never get eaten? They die of old age? Who takes care of them?

  39. - dbk - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 4:07 pm:

    Small family meal, to be cooked by moi - ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts with lemon zest, cranberry sauce, etc. etc. Offspring no. 1 is flying in from NYC for five days, can’t wait. Family dinner (out) on Sunday for my mother’s 100th birthday …
    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  40. - Responsa - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 4:10 pm:

    == but got tired of people who a) didn’t RSVP or, b) said they were coming and never showed. ==

    Boy, did you ring my chime on that one, JoanP. Like you, the buffet or dessert open houses here (which we used to love to host) are a thing of the past. And for exactly the same reason.

  41. - Joe Bidenopolous - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 4:10 pm:

    Traditional noon happy hour around a fire pit with four families while turkeys are in a pair of fryers. Then everyone heads back to their respective houses for the eatin’ before the main core comes back together for a pretty sweet evening shindig. I love my neighborhood.

  42. - lake county democrat - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 4:18 pm:

    Family, friends, and the Grey Cup on Saturday eh! There’s not a war on Christmas but there may be a war on Thanksgiving - have a good one everybody.

  43. - I ride motorcycles - Tuesday, Nov 21, 17 @ 4:21 pm:


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