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Arts & Culture

Best 2015 Holiday-Themed Stage Productions In ChicagoGet in the holiday spirit with these classic, and new, theater productions in and around Chicago.
Best Date Night Spots In ChicagoTuning in on personal likes and dislikes makes planning easier. But what if you don't know yet?
Best Veteran's Day 2015 Events In ChicagoThe day was originally approved by a Congressional Act as Armistice Day because World War I with Germany had officially ended at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 1918. The holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to recognize people who served the U. S. in all wars
Best Chicago Photographers To Follow On InstagramTake a look at Chicago with a fresh perspective by following these Chicago-based professional photographers on Instagram.
Best Library Programs For Kids In ChicagoIn addition to being a wellspring of learning and free information, the library can also offer kids a place to socialize and exchange ideas
Best Street Art In ChicagoChicago has some of the most well-known street sculptures in the world. Here you will find five of the most beloved street art pieces in the Windy City.

Shopping & Style

Best Places In Chicago To Get Your Holiday Shopping Done EarlyGet your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop when you visit these five shopping centers and malls in the Chicago area.
Best Small Business Saturday Shopping In ChicagoSupport a retailer or two near you while holiday shopping during Small Business Saturday. Here are five shops worth a look in the Chicago area.
5 Money Saving Tips For Your Holiday ShoppingSave some dough this holiday season with these easy holiday shopping tips. No need to break the bank just to have a fun and memorable holiday.
Getting The Best Deal By Researching Holiday Gift PricesDon't miss out on the best deals. Shop smart and do your homework to ensure you're saving as much as possible on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
5 Best New Apps For 2015 Holiday ShoppingSave money during the 2015 holiday shopping season with the help of these five apps.
Skip The Crowds, Shop Off Hours On Thanksgiving WeekendThe pros and cons to shopping on Black Friday, versus the off hours during Thanksgiving weekend.

Food & Drink

WATCH: Wining And Tailgating With The Saturday SommelierWine and cheese tailgate pairings from Laura Maniec, master sommelier at Corkbuzz in NYC.
Best Fried Cheese In ChicagoThe best fried cheese comes from Chicago and the best five venues are listed that offer the satisfying and delicious appetizer.
6 Best Cookbooks To Help With Your Holiday GatheringsThe holidays are a time to gather around the table with friends and family and share delightful food and conversation.
Best Pierogi In ChicagoGet a delicious filled dumpling, otherwise known as a pierogi, at these eateries in Chicago.
Magic Recipe For Rib-Eye PhoTired of the same old dishes for dinner? Try this magically delicious recipe for rib-eye pho from Nicole Pisani and Kate Adams, authors of "Magic Soup: 100 Recipes For Health And Happiness.
RECIPE: Cocktails And TailgatesHow to mix cocktails for all your tailgating occasions with Max Belfand at Saxon & Parole in NYC.

Nightlife & Music

Best Sour Beers In ChicagoThirsty? Instead of drinking the same beer over and over, consider trying something new with these sour beers found in the Chicago area.
Best November Concerts In ChicagoSummer may be over, but the live concerts coming to Chicago will keep you warm even when the weather cools down.
Best Veteran's Day Drink Specials In ChicagoComplimentary items are being offered to active and retired military personnel on Veteran's Day throughout the city of Chicago, here are the 5 best Veteran's Day drink specials.
Best College Bars In ChicagoFor many, a fun part of attending college is also attending college bars -- here are some of the best ones in the Chicago area.
Def Leppard's Phil Collen Shares 5 Tips For Buying Your First GuitarIn the market for your first guitar? Take these words of advice from Def Leppard's Phil Collen!
Best Fall Craft Beers In ChicagoAs the end of summer is in sight, football and Halloween are one everyone's mind, and for beer enthusiasts in Chicago - so are fall craft beers.

Family & Pets

Best Thanksgiving Day Activities In ChicagoAdd a little life to Thanksgiving by altering the staid routine with a wholesome activity shared among friends and family.
Ask Chicago Experts: How To Decorate Your Home For ThanksgivingStep away from the paper turkey centerpiece and give your home a warm, festive touch for Thanksgiving. Two experts from the Chicago area shared their tips for how to decorate for the holiday.
5 Creative Thanksgiving Decor Ideas Using Household ItemsCraft the perfect Thanksgiving table setting and decor with these five ideas.
Teaching Our Children To Be Thankful And Give Back All Year LongKeep the spirit of Thanksgiving running all year long. Here are some ideas to get your children to be appreciative any time of the year.
5 New Thanksgiving Traditions To Start With Your FamilyGive thanks and spend time with family with these five new Thanksgiving tradition ideas.
Best Neighborhoods To Trick-Or-Treat In ChicagoGet your costumes and your favorite treat buckets. It's time for some serious trick-or-treating in these five locations in the Chicago area.
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