Please join us (this means you!) on Sunday, November 6th, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Buca di Beppo in Lombard. Andrew Karklins will be receiving the Natalie Broughton Lifetime Achievement Award. Preregistration is required: more info and online ticket link here.
The meal at last year's banquet was excellent: generous helpings (similar to Maggiano's), but more affordable. I am on a diet, so there will be much more for others to eat.
The meeting will be preceded by the Illinois Chess Association's annual meeting (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), open to all ICA members and pretty much anyone not carrying a Molotov cocktail.