DOWNERS GROVE – It's cold and dreary outside, and the sun rarely makes an appearance. The holidays are over, and Christmas trees that were once the centerpiece of beautifully decorated homes have been dragged to the curb. Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers don't report to spring training – a sure sign that winter is coming to a close – until Feb. 15.
But there's no reason to succumb to the winter blues. There's plenty for adults, children and families to do without even having to leave town.
Here's a list of events to help keep busy during January.