February 17 & 19 - Chicago Auto Show, McCormick Place. This is the 106th edition of the largest auto show in North America. Enjoy door to door service from the Highcrest Centre parking lot. Cost is $50 per person; includes admission and transportation.March 18 - Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Navy Pier. Enjoy 25 plus feature gardens with blooming perennials, annuals and trees while water features rustle throughout the Festival Hall. Over 100 vendors with garden and home accessories. Cost is $56 per person; includes your admission and transportation.
March 28; April 30; July 1 - Chicago Day, many drop off locations: Rush & Superior (Michigan Ave. & Water Tower), the Loop (Macy's), Art Institute, Museum Campus (Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum & Adler Planetarium). Cost is $38 per person.
June 11 - Kendall Culinary School Luncheon and Tour, Chicago. Gourmet luncheon prepared by the students and tour of the school facility. Time for shopping at a local grocery store. Cost is $80 per person. Depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:00 am and back to Rockford at 5:00 pm.
August 29 - Randolph Street Market, Chicago, IL. This European-style, indoor-outdoor urban antique market in the historic West Loop neighborhood features 200 select purveyors of high quality, amazingly priced "finds," offering unlimited creative inspiration and hours of fun. Enjoy over 8 acres of shopping with vendors from over 20 states, eating, live music and entertainment. Shoppers can find furnishings, vintage clothing, jewelry, collectibles, etc. Cost is $55 per person; includes admission and transportation.