SEEN ON THE SCENE: Dolton native Jane Lynch sure loved gobbling up the barbecue at Chicago Q on North Dearborn! The “Glee” star not only declared the eatery’s saucy offerings the best bbq in Chicago, but tweeted out it was best in the universe! Talk about a big endorsement. The actress and her guests feasted on quite a spread prepared by chef Lee Ann Whippen, including her competition ribs, platters of pulled meats and Kobe brisket. … “The Dinner Party” organizer Elysabeth Alfano has put together another terrific group for her regular dine ‘n’ wine event she hosts at City Winery Chicago. The Jan. 12 “Dinner Party” will feature chef Kevin Hickey of Bottlefork and the Duck Inn (who also will prepare the evening’s gourmet menu), legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis, comedian, author and “Saturday Night Live” alum Julia Sweeney — plus a secret “mystery guest.” … Fans of actor and comedian Patton Oswalt will want to know that talented entertainer will be at Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. in Naperville, for an Anderson’s Bookshop event, tied to Oswalt’s “Silver Screen Fiend,” a memoir dedicated to his love of classic films. For ticket information (which includes the price of the Oswalt book), call (630) 963-2665.
Stars here & there: Jane Lynch, Julia Sweeney, Patton Oswalt
The celebration will incorporate public dance performances, social dancing, dance-related special events, and informational programming at dozens of local venues.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability initially recommended Officer Luigi Sarli be discharged from the department, but Supt. David Brown disagreed, calling for a just 180-day suspension.
State launches next phase of I-80 corridor construction in Joliet: ‘A game changer for this community’
The state investment in the $200 million public-private partnership is $32 million, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. CenterPoint Properties, an inland port, is investing up to $170 million to build a new toll bridge on Houbolt Road over the Des Plaines River.
Even after voting rights legislation failed in the Senate, the fight for democracy and the right of every American to cast a ballot must go on.