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By age 2, Tru and Cruz Crenshaw were each eating sushi, said their mother, Alayna Crenshaw. Her adventurous soul and her husband DC’s love of food encouraged the couple to introduce their children at an early age to the same food the parents ate for dinner.
As the years passed, people were often amazed to find their sons sitting at the dinner table with a “grown-up” dish rather than the typical chicken nuggets, pizza, or hamburgers offered on children’s menus.
That’s when the couple decided to create Little Diner’s Crew, a dining club exclusively for kids that allows them to expand their tastes by trying new foods from different cultures at different restaurants around the city every month.
Read the full story from Laura Rodríguez Presa of the Tribune.
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The 100 best photos by Chicago Tribune photographers in 2022
Tragedy. Joy. Anger. Pride. Throughout the year, our photographers work in many Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding suburban communities to capture the stories of the day.
Take a look back at moments that shaped our year, from Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields and his teammates splashing in the end zone and fall colors at their peak to the aftermath of the mass shooting in Highland Park. Print subscribers will receive a Photos of the Year book with their newspaper on Sunday.
All homes and apartments must switch to 10-year smoke detectors
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The Illinois Smoke Alarm Act was passed in 1988, requiring all residences to have smoke alarms. In 2017, the law was updated at the instigation of the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance to require the 10-year appliances to be mandatory starting January 1, 2023.
How a 3-year-old’s Christmas presents cost his mother nothing
Like many preschoolers, Gracia Livie’s 3-year-old son loves the children’s cartoon show “Paw Patrol”. But instead of buying him Christmas presents with the group of canine helpers, the Naperville mom of four put out a call to her neighbors on the Buy Nothing Naperville-Central Facebook group, asking if anyone had any gently used Paw Patrol -have toys they may be willing to share. free.
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‘Sister Carrie’ leaves the mean streets of Chicago for Paris in Daniel Nearing’s daring premiere, now with a live orchestra at Siskel Film Center
“I read ‘Sister Carrie’ when I was 18 or 19 and thought it was terrible,” says filmmaker and professor Daniel Nearing. Then he picked it up again in his 50s. “And in the intervening years,” he says, laughing, “Theodore Dreiser kind of matured as a writer.”
Traditionalists be warned: While you’d be wise to attend one of the world premiere screenings of the Nearing version of “Sister Carrie” this weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center, you’d be a fool to miss a straight adaptation of the 1900 to be expected masterpiece of social realism. He doesn’t work like that. He is a staunch impressionist, a poet, not a man of prose.
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See a performance of traditional holiday music or a modern spin on “Black Nativity” this holiday season. Also check out “Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol” or innovative shows at the New Stages Festival. See our list of 10 things to do in Chicago.