Celeb sightings range from Annette Bening to Mandy Patinkin to Caleb Followill

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SEEN ON THE SCENE: Recent sightings at Ferdia Doherty’s Farmhouse eatery in Evanston’s Orrington Hotel have included three visits by Annette Bening, plus Mandy Patinkin, Christian Stoltze (“Chicago Fire”), Rob Benedict (“Franklin & Bash”), and the 1956 Northwestern football team, celebrating a reunion. … The other night, Jim Belushi was spotted dining at Hub 51. … “Transformers” director Michael Bay got his country music and barbeque fix at Bub City, plus partied at the Three Dots and a Dash tiki bar. … Fans of Kings of Leon lead singer Caleb Followill loved seeing him at Tortoise Club — before the band’s House of Blues gig. … As former Cook County assessor Jim Houlihan and his wife, Ann Tighe, hosted an event for Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign at O’Brien’s Restaurant in Old Town, Houlihan quipped, “My wife has hosted three fundraisers so far — and none of them have been for me!” … Former ballet student and big dance affeciando Mayor Rahm Emanuel was in the audience for Ballet West’s Sunday performance at the Auditorium Theatre. … Cast and writers from Denis Leary’s “Sirens” —  including star Michael Moseley — celebrated the show’s Kevin Bigley’s birthday at Old Town Social Saturday night. … “Today” mainstay Al Roker dropped in at Siena Tavern Friday night, as Pharrell Williams did later that night and Robbie Gould and his wife, Lauren, did on Saturday. … The bands All Time Low, Pierce the Veil and A Day to Remember have all been hanging out at Rockit Bar & Grill. … The Hawks’ Jonathan Toews and Corey Crawford were seen lunching at Prasino in Wicker Park. … Kudos to Chicago Bear Major Wright thrilled more than 350 kids at the Mary Seat of Wisdom School in Park Ridge last week — popping in for the school assembly to talk about the importance of hard work, studying, eating well and exercise. The NFL pro had heard about the school’s “stepping challenge” — giving students pedometers to track their daily activity.

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Police were called to the school at 4460 Old Grand Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Friday when a student reported overhearing another student talking about having a gun, Gurnee police said, and a gun was then found in the student’s locker.
The Hawks produced one of their biggest offensive performances of the season Friday, but they still couldn’t escape their pattern of losses as they fell 3-2 in overtime.
Let’s see what they really have in terms of making a ‘playoff push.’