There is Marytown in Libertyville. They have perpetual adoration and a great giftshop.
There is the Shrine for St. Therese of Liseaux in Darien Illinois~ another beautiful place.
There are hiking/biking trails near you or further north or south a ways. There's bowling, bird watching. There are Shrines all over to visit. Depending on the locale of where you want to meet up.
My name is Rosa I am living at the West suburb in Aurora,Il. I belong to a Singles Group call Holy Angels for people between 35 and up. We are going to have dinner and then we are going to play bowling. This Sat Nov 16 @ 7 pmIf you are interested to attend this event I will be glad to give u more info.
About down town Chicago events I don't know too much because I don!t live close I used to go for some events in Summer lmk if u want to join us for the event I mention before