Wednesday, January 30, 2013
To crack down on drunk drivers and enforce seat belt use, the Lake County Sheriff's Office will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl Weekend.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 30
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced today it will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend cracking down on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators. “We are reminding everyone that if you choose to drink and drive in Lake County this weekend, you will lose,” said Sheriff Mark Curran. “If you plan on drinking alcohol while cheering on your team, pass your keys to a sober driver before the Super Bowl party begins. Follow the rules or the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will arrest you.” “This weekend can be a deadly and dangerous time because of drunk driving,” said Curran. “To help combat this trend we will increase our proactive enforcement efforts with three additional deputies from the hours of 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday, Feb. …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Decorating, food and game ideas to host a family-friendly football party
The Super Bowl is coming up and it's going to be a family affair. With the two Harbaugh brothers coaching the opposing teams in this year's ultimate football game, it's the perfect year to play off of that family rivalry and throw a family-friendly Super Bowl Party. These decorating, food, and game ideas that appeal to both kids and adults will help you score big as the hostess with the mostess. Psst! I have a lot more Football Party ideas on my Sports Themed Party Board on Pinterest. Check those out, too. DECORATIONS These free football party printables from the Hostess with the Mostess blog are awesome. She has some good looking snack recipes on the site, as well. Grab some Astroturf flooring from your local Home Repair Store and lay it …
Monday, February 6, 2012
While south suburban residents cheered on local products in the Super Bowl, major companies showed off their products in the commercials. Tell us who had the most memorable ad.
From post-apocalyptic Chevy owners to Elton John as a Pepsi-dispensing king, last night's Super Bowl was full of memorable ads. We at Patch weren't that excited by the ads, though. We've seen a lot better. We recap some of the more memorable ones below, but if you liked something better (from past or present) tell us in the comments). Here are a few of our favorites. Pick which one topped your list. Watch all the commercials here. Slow mo Doritos slingshot baby No other way to say it: A grandma used an infant as a human slingshot to steal Doritos from a snotty child. Chevy after the blast In this Silverado ad, Chevy owners mourn those who did not make it because they had the wrong car. Matthew Broderick's career off Matthew Broderick, the …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Patch has a list of great options for you to go watch the Big Game.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Whether you are a diehard Giants fan or live for the Patriots, or if you just want to get out and have fun, check out one of these great Lake County hot spots with super deals for the Super Bowl: Barrington McGonigals Pub Pinstripes Buffalo Grove eSkape Village Bar & Grill Grayslake Emil's Tavern on Center The Last Chance Saloon Mitch's Chicago Style Grill The Vine Martini & Wine Bar Lake Forest The Lantern Wisma Alek's Restaurant Chief's Pub Hogs James Tavern Lake Zurich JJ Twigs Pizza and Pub Menalon Greek Restaurant Score Board Bar & Grill Libertyville Austin’s Saloon & Eatery Downing's Mickey Finn’s Brewery & Pub Food Morgan's Bar & Grill
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Residents share their insight after attending the Super bowl.
National sports come alive every weekend in many people’s homes. In my house however, the games do not take over our lives or even our family room for that matter. My husband catches the Bears, Bulls or Cubs games when he can, but none of us are die hard fans until it comes to the playoffs, championship games and of course all Super Bowl games. The Super Bowl this year had lots of folks from our area that attended the game and now that they’re back, I was able to gain some serious scoop about what it’s really like to be at the Super Bowl. Wynne and David Baruch from Buffalo Grove had never been to a Super Bowl before. They were invited as guests of a corporation and the game was just one of the events they attended. Wynne was cheering on …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Buffalo Grove officers will step up patrols during Super Bowl weekend.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, February 4, 2011
The Buffalo Grove Police Department will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend to crack down on impaired drivers. “We are reminding everyone that if you choose to drink and drive in Buffalo Grove this weekend, you will lose,” said Sgt. Scott Kristiansen. “If you plan on drinking alcohol while cheering on your team, pass your keys to a sober driver before the Super Bowl party begins.” Here are a few simple tips to help avoid a tragic crash or an arrest due to impaired driving: “When you are out watching the big game, just like in football you have a lot of people depending on you," Kristiansen said. Don’t disappoint them by bringing home a DUI.” The You Drink & Drive. You Lose. law enforcement crackdown is funded by federal …
For restaurants in Buffalo Grove, Super Bowl Sunday can be the busiest night of the year - or the slowest.
As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, some Buffalo Grove restaurants are busily preparing for a spike in business, while others are taking a more laid-back approach. Amanda Eckart, assistant manager of Papa John’s Pizza, said she is ready for Super Bowl Sunday. “Super Bowl Sunday is one of the store’s busiest nights of the year. It’s so hectic, as we make at least 500 pizzas that day,” she said. “The phones are always ringing. The orders normally start coming in about an hour or two before the game, and then there’s a bit of an uptick before halftime so people can have their pizzas during the half.” “While everything is prepared fresh to order, we prepare vegetables and fold boxes ahead of time,” Eckart said. Moises Dorola, manager of Lou …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Where to watch the Super Bowl.
Starting today, Patch will run a new weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids' party places, parks and more. Today's Patch Picks explores: Where to Watch the Super Bowl Want to suggest a list? Submit your idea for a future list in the comment box or send a list of five places to email@example.com