With a stay at The Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling (North Suburbs), you'll be close to Heritage Park and Sportsman's Country Club. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Raupp Memorial Museum and Trinity International University.
Make yourself at home in one of the 412 air-conditioned rooms featuring plasma televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.
The T-6 Texan isn't like most of the airplanes you see on the runway. For starters, it only has two seats. Then there?s the US Military aircraft crest stamped on the side of its mustard-yellow frame?a reminder of the warplane's years of service, from the 1930s to the '50s, when it carried three 30-caliber machine guns and a 400-pound bomb-load. A 1944 T-6 Texan is part of the fleet of fliers at Gauntlet Warbirds, a flight-instruction center that specializes in warplanes and aerobatic aircraft.
Chief pilot Greg Morris has been flying for more than 15 years and teaching for 10. He has a degree in aerospace engineering from USC and was awarded Master CFI-Aerobatic by the National Association of Flight Instructors. He continues to teach the T-6 to aspiring Air Force test pilots and flight-test engineers at test-pilot school as part of the Qualitative Evaulation program. Morris and his team of seasoned instructors copilot joyrides and offer training programs for mastering each aircraft in their fleet, which, in addition to the aforementioned T-6 Texan, includes the L-39 Eastern bloc military jet, as well as aerobatic stunt planes such as the Extra 300L, Bellanca Decathlon, and Super Decathlon, all of which credit their thrill-seeking ways to strict upbringings.
Despite its rustic name, Liquor Barn purveys a wide array of sophisticated libations. Its shelves span continents with their stock—wines hail from Europe, South America, and Australia, and more than 2,000 domestic and imported beers appease hops aficionados. As for spirits, the store carries a mix of popular brands—Bacardi and Smirnoff among them—and exclusive collectibles, such as the cask-matured Auchentoshan 1975 limited-release bourbon, 1 of only 500 bottles ever produced. These coveted pieces display craftsmanship both inside and outside their containers. Tequila bottles, for example, might resemble painted skulls or ceramic cacti, instead of traditional flasks.
The staff facilitates purchases with onsite expertise. Each of the two Liquor Barn locations boasts specialists on certain types of drinks, from cognacs to craft beers. During social events, they showcase their know-how by leading pairing dinners, weekly free tastings, and cooking demonstrations along with special guests. Employees needn't be in the store to furnish parties, either: they can ferry drinks to nearby locales in a fleet of delivery trucks powered by popping champagne corks.
Built by high-school sweethearts Maurie and Flaurie in 1948 and still owned and operated by Maurie and Flaurie, along with their children and grandchildren, Superdawg Drive-In serves up its take on the classic American hot dog alongside a menu of original drive-in favorites like Supershakes and Whoopercheesies that have earned it feature spots on the Travel Channel and Food Network. The namesake Superdawg vanquishes hunger with an all-beef Chicago-style hot dog flanked by sidekicks of mustard, piccalilli, kosher dill pickle, chopped spanish onions, and hot peppers. Each Superdawg arrives on a poppy-seed bun with the signature fresh hand cut crinkle-cut Superfries.
In classic drive-in style, Superdawg Drive-In eases the treacherous hiking associated with most dining experiences by allowing customers to order from their cars, with a swift carhop making edible deposits. Both locations feature the iconic Maurie and Flaurie rooftop hot-dog statues, still flirtatiously winking at one another and begging for fries after all these years. The Wheeling location now also features a drive-thru.
Jim Kwasek, owner and chief pilot of Chicago Executive Flight School, pumps blood through Chicago?s aviation community as the president of the local pilots' organization and a vocal advocate for the joys of flight. His journey to the presidency began with just one Cessna 150, and since then that Cessna 150 has birthed two Cessna 172s, two C23 Sundowners, and a C24R Sierra. With this family of winged wonders, his team of passionate, certified pilots teach students safe flying techniques. During FAA-flight training, they guide students through programs for private and commercial licenses or flight-instructor and advanced-kite-herder training.
They also give prepilots an introduction through total-immersion flights. In these hands-on sessions, newcomers live out an actual pilot?s routine: practicing pre-, post-, and standard flight protocol while skimming the countryside, lakeshores, and north side of downtown Chicago.
Husband-and-wife dental duo Drs. Joo and Min Kwon lead a team of dental professionals spanning three offices: Smile Dental Design, Westlake Dental Center, and Ashley Family Dental. The dentists tackle all facets of tooth care, from installing implants and walrus tusks to straightening teeth and brightening smiles. They even work outside mouth lines to inject Botox and Juvederm wrinkle fighters into faces.
Each office values patient safety and comfort, and is equipped with some of the industry’s most up-to-date equipment, such as laser cavity detection, low-radiation digital x-rays, and high-speed electric hand pieces that reduce the noise of traditional hand pieces by 40%. A sterilization system surpasses OSHA standards for uncompromisingly clean tools, and distilled water ensures mouths stay free of contaminants and fish.