Top Shot Class' instructors teach at various local outdoor and indoor ranges, such as Article II.
Top Shot Class's NRA-certified curriculum covers the basics of firearms such as pistols. In these classes the instructors, who also hold NRA licenses, introduce fundamental concepts, such as identifying gun malfunctions, how to safely store firearms, and how ammunition works from a technical standpoint. From there, they guide students during live-fire practice and cover techniques for everything from personal protection to sporting clays.
There’s probably no secret meaning to Gene & Jude’s location—right near O’Hare airport. But it may as well double as an unofficial welcome center for Chicago. This beloved decades-old hot dog stand was voted the best hot dog—not just in Chicago, but the entire Midwest—by Reader’s Digest.
Just over two decades ago, three brothers had an idea. They wanted to open a restaurant where you could get a home-style meal without dirtying your own kitchen—a place where kids, adults, and seniors would all feel welcome to unwind. They opened Elmwood Family Restaurant based on these ideals and have been striving to uphold them ever since. The chefs plate up classic diner and supper club fare from breakfast to dinner, and the bartenders pour beers, wines, and old-fashioned cocktails alike. Most of the sandwiches and entrees come with a complimentary bowl of soup, which is perfect for warming up on a cold day or filling water balloons in the summer.
The course at Bliss Creek Golf Club invites golfers to conquer its 5,436 yards of tree-lined fairways and greens buttressed by menacing water hazards and bunkers. After limbering up at the driving range or practice putting green, players send drives streaking down the first-hole fairway as cocktail-sipping onlookers casually applaud from the grill deck that overlooks the verdant alleyway. Rounds of 18 typically clock in at less than four hours, leaving players plenty of daylight for cooling off in water hazards or borrowing bunker sand for pleasant dreams that bring back the mashie niblick club.
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Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers at five participating Chicago-area locations. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering clients' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.
More than 100 years of combined experience in security guides the trained professionals of Forest Security, Inc., who crisscross Illinois and Wisconsin to install and monitor security systems. Rapid around-the-clock responses provide peace of mind, and a steady supply of replacement parts—kept on all trucks—help to ensure that systems avoid a lengthy downtime.