These are sort like my personal, um, likes. Organization and establishments that I patronize and I hope you will consider using as well.
Luscious Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL., Thai and Japanese cuisine, to which my family can walk when we feel like indulging (and when my wallet isn't empty).
Family owned and operated farm near the Waukegan airport. They have a super corn maze--it really is a maze, but there are friendly helper staff to assist if you get stuck. Pumpkins, gourds, farm animals galore--featuring the cutest baby goats! A fuzzy baby donkey, too, the last time we were there.