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Arts & Culture

Best Local Chicago ArtistsSupport the Chicago area's art scene by taking a look at the works of these five artists. From paintings to outdoor sculptures, there's art for everyone.
Best Fall Festivals Coming To ChicagoWhatever your interest, there is a festival in the Chicago area that should entice you off the couch.
Best Upcoming Pro Wrestling Shows Near ChicagoAre you looking for something different to do? Then consider checking out these pro wrestling shows coming to the Chicago area this fall.
Best MMA Gyms In ChicagoGet in shape and have fun with the best MMA gyms in Chicago.
How To Create A Back To School Time CapsuleCreate some back to school memories, then re-visit those memories for many years to come. A back to school time capsule is a great annual tradition. Here's how to make one and a few ideas on what to include in your family's capsule.
Best Craft Shows In ChicagoFor more, a one-of a kind piece of art or craft is much more appealing than buying a picture of an item at a big box store. And when purchased at an art fair there's automatically a story to go along with the item. Here are some of the best craft shows coming up in the Chicago area that you need to check out...

Shopping & Style

Best Places To Get A Makeover In ChicagoChicago abounds with good hair salons and makeup artists who do special occasions. But you don't have to wait for an event to feel special.
Ask A Chicago Expert: Preparing For Fall FashionFall is a strange time for Chicago. The weather fluctuates, nobody seems to know what to wear and these strange unwritten rules exist that urge everyone to wear forest green and dark maroon. The best way to look professional and good around town is to purposely break some of these unwritten rules while preparing outfits to be comfortable in any weather condition, as each hour is different from the next outside.
Best Chicago Spots For A Mani PediMani-pedi services don't have to cost the proverbial arm and leg unless you want opulent comfort or additional treatments.
Top Chicago Stores For Back-To-School ShoppingFor many parents, this time of year can be stressful because of one thing - back-to-school shopping. So here are some of the top Chicago stores to help you through just that!
Plan An End Of Summer Neighborhood Yard SaleClean out your house and garage, and plan a successful end of summer yard sale with these tips.
Best Shops For Custom Jewelry In ChicagoFinding that custom piece of jewelry should be a pleasant and memorable shopping experience. Here are the five best shops for custom jewelry in Chicago.

Food & Drink

5 Food To Cook Over Your Backyard CampfireGet the most out of your backyard campfire. Here are five delicious recipes to try this summer.
Best Spicy Food Restaurants In ChicagoGet your hankering for spicy food taken care of at these five Chicago hot spots.
Best Craft Coffee Spots In ChicagoIf you're going to have just a cup or two a day, why not make it the best by choosing craft coffee spots that offer inky brews with a range of tasty notes.
Ask A Chicago Expert: 5 School Lunches Kids Can Make ThemselvesYou might also think about having your youngsters take some responsibility for their lunches. A way to plan ahead is to have a variety of ingredients on hand, in the pantry or in the fridge so that pulling together a lunch is as easy as ABC.
Best Scallops In ChicagoSavor the flavors of fresh scallops at these five Chicago restaurants.
3 Ways To Enjoy Summer PeachesPeaches are ripening during August, so it's the perfect time to find a few fun ways to use them in your summer time dishes.

Nightlife & Music

Best Oldies Music Bars In ChicagoHear hits from the '80s, sing a few Frank Sinatra tunes, and listen to vinyl with these Chicago-area bars that have vintage music on the calendar.
Best Folk Music Venues In ChicagoGive peace a chance - and do it with some old fashioned live folk music. Here are some of the best folk music venues in Chicago.
Best Places To See Cover Bands In ChicagoA fun way to spend a Friday or Saturday evening is by listening to a cover band. Here are the 5 best places to see a cover band in Chicago.
Best Improv Comedy Nights In ChicagoComedy in Chicago? It's a veritable embarrassment of riches and easy to see improv nightly at any of these Chicago theaters offering on-the-spot creative energy and laughs.
Best R&B Concerts Coming To ChicagoAttending an R & B concert is a must do. Here are the 5 best R & B concerts coming to Chicago.
Best Hangout Spots After Bar Close In ChicagoYour night out on the town doesn't have to end with last call at your favorite bar. Round up your friends and check out these late-hour destinations in Chicago for a fun night out.

Family & Pets

Best Toddler Clothing Stores In ChicagoWhen you want to deck out the progeny in clothes as special as s/he is, you must get to one of Chicago's distinctive indie stores for toddlers.
5 End Of Summer Trips To TakeMake some summertime memories before the school year begins. Here are a few last-minute trip ideas for the whole family.
Best Places To Buy An Aquarium In ChicagoBuy the perfect aquarium for your pet fish with these five stores.
2016 Chicago Air And Water Show Headliners: Thunderbirds, Golden Knights And MoreThe full lineup for the 2016 Chicago Air and Water Show.
Ask A Chicago Expert: 5 Tips For Getting Your Child Ready For KindergartenFrom visiting the classroom to establishing a routine, take a look at how you and your child can start kindergarten on the right foot.
Best Places In Chicago To Spoil Your DogFortunately, more hotels and restaurants are happy to accommodate their customers and canine guests. In addition, towns, forest preserves and park districts have added dog parks and commercial districts have added pet boutiques and spas. Here are some of the best places in Chicago to spoil your dog.

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