PARK FOREST | The Park Forest Stamp Club will welcome the public to its 53rd annual Postage Stamp Show, PARFOREX 2013, on April 6 in St. Irenaeus Church Parish Hall, South Orchard Drive and Cherry Street in Park Forest.
CROWN POINT | Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its Spring Antiques and Collectibles Show, which will be held Feb. 23 and 24 in the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m…
ST. JOHN | The Shrine of Christ’s Passion has been selected by Roman Inc., a national giftware company in Bloomingdale, Ill., to host a personal appearance by Stefano Fontanini, one of the fourth-generation family members now leading the celebrated House of Fontanini in Bagni di Lucca, Italy.
Quilters Kim Lusin, of Schererville, left, and Jennifer Kralik, of Crown Point, sort through antique buttons Saturday during the Antiques and Collectibles Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.
Antiquarians and collectors alike showed up Saturday for the fall Antiques and Collectibles Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. The show continues today.
Aria Manalan of Old Town Square Antique Mall in Crown Point has become "her own expert," she says while "witnessing antiquing trends."
The first 2,000 guests Saturday to Balmoral Park in Crete receive a free collectible glass pint tumbler for the 2012 "Super Saturday" annual event.
The annual Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Antique & Collectibles show has things that appeal to long-time collectors as well as those starting out new collections, said Kelly Dooley, the chair of the antique show and a member of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce.
BEECHER | The Beecher Community Library is hosting its annual used book sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Beecher Community Building, 673 Penfield St., across from the library.
Amy Boomsma and her 18-month-old son, Aaron, look through some of the children's books which will be included in the annual used book sale Friday and Saturday at the Beecher Community Building, 673 Penfield St.. Doors open at 8 a.m. each morning. Shoppers may fill a grocery bag with their ow…
Mike Meyer, 48, shows off one of his favorite items in his decades-old Superman collection — a Man of Steel figure from the mid-1960s — in his home Thursday in Granite City, Ill. After much of Meyer's Superman collection was stolen in August, people around the world helped replenish his memo…
GRANITE CITY, Ill. | Mike Meyer was nervous about letting an obsessed acquaintance anywhere near his sprawling collection of Superman treasures. When the man finally talked his way into his home, Meyer got a real-life lesson in truth, justice and the American way.
My husband is an avid sports collector. That's why we have a signed baseball bat on our fireplace mantle. And more than 300 mini-helmets scattered in every room of our house. Not to mention the vintage cards, balls, and the plastic-bagged uniforms hanging in a downstairs closet.
Thousands of doll lovers from around the country will gatherat the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers this weekend for the 23rd annual National Doll Festival.
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