Hello readers,

If you’re hungry for deals, there’s plenty to be had in Chicagoland this month.

Meet Chicago Northwest has announced its Restaurant Week 2016 program running through February 28. This is the third annual food feast from the destination marketing organization that covers Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Wood Dale.

More than 35 area restaurants, from causal bistros to high-end steak houses, have partnered with the organization to offer affordable three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner specials. Lunch menus include $10 and $20 options while dinner menus offer $20, $30 and $40 deals.

The once-yearly occasion can present a chance to try a new restaurant solo or with a group. Participants include Ditka's Arlington Heights, Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Kinfork, Level 257, Pinstripes South Barrington, Weber Grill Schaumburg and 30 others. Find the full list here.

Meanwhile the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating its 25th anniversary and offering special meeting incentives as a thank you for the support over the past two-and-a-half decades.

Called the Lisle CVB 25th Anniversary Savings Celebration, it offers any new business that books 25 or more rooms before December 31, 2016 a 2.5% savings on the master account at either the Hilton, Hyatt Regency or Sheraton Lisle. All three underwent extensive renovations in 2015. To qualify for the offer, complete an RFP or call (800) 733.9811. You can also find more information here.

Happy Planning!

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