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Guide To The Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center seems to be the little unknown gem in the city that is constantly upstaged by the world-renowned museums and Millennium Park across the street. But hidden within its walls are some amazing things that make it the stunning Chicago landmark that it is.

03/14/2013

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Best Places To See Flowers This Spring In Chicago

Spring is one of the most eagerly anticipated seasons in Chicago. What better activity to celebrate winter’s end than with an outdoor excursion to observe the blooming of spring flowers?

03/09/2013

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Girl Power: Women’s History Month At The Chicago Public Library

The Chicago Public Library is celebrating Women’s History Month in March 2013 by offering a range of programs about past and present issues facing women and girls in our society. Programs across the city include lectures, storytelling, documentary film screenings, art exhibits and workshops, and adult book discussions. Girl power!

03/07/2013

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#SNOWBRAWL2013: The Snowball Fight Of The Century

#SNOWBRAWL2013 is the most epic-est of snowball fights that will ever take place ever in the history of history. Put on your coat, some gloves, maybe some protective gear, and show up, friend. If you don’t, you just might regret not going for the rest of your miserable life.

03/05/2013

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Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In Chicago

Most of us wish there was a seasonal fast-forward button for the winter temperatures, but like it or not, there are a few things that are fun to experience during the colder days, especially when you know spring is just around the corner. Take advantage of the last days of winter with a few fun winter activities.

03/02/2013

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Best Bowling Alleys In The Chicagoland Area

“Let’s go bowling!” seems to be the response to every question ever asked on a Saturday night that revolved around wondering what to do. Bowling is a sport that everyone can play no matter how bad they are. It’s an even better activity for larger groups to just go out and have a fun time no matter what the score.

03/01/2013

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Cure For Boredom: March’s Best Events

Top five events for the month of March COMING AT YA LIKE A ROCKET OUT OF A CANNON THING THAT SHOOTS ROCKETS WOH WATCH OUT HERE COMES SOME FUN BLAMWAMMY!

02/28/2013

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Ask The Expert: Best Ways To Prepare For A Spring Break Staycation In Chicago

Spring break vacations can be the highlight of the year for families, couples and singles alike. Instead of opting for an expensive location in a faraway travel location, take advantage of the locations within the Chicago area.

02/23/2013

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Tips For Keeping Your Kids Active From A Chicago Fitness Professional

The rising number of childhood obesity has many parents concerned about keeping their kids fit and healthy. Ida Dolce, a kids martial arts instructor with a BA in Psychology, offers up five tips to keep your kids from becoming couch potatoes this year.

02/16/2013

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Best Honeymoon Suites In Chicago

Nothing says romance like a night away, and with Chicago hosting some of the best hotels around, you don’t even have to leave town to get away from it all.

02/11/2013

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Best Yoga Studios In Lake County

One healthy living tip busy moms often neglect is stress relief. We say it’s because we don’t have time to sit down and breathe, rest and relax when we’re performing as chauffeur, short-order cook, house keeper and referee all day long. And I get that. I make those same excuses, too. That’s where yoga comes in. Not only is yoga based on beneficial movements for your body, it’s also centered around breathing, which is an art in itself that leads to stress reduction.

02/06/2013

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Valentine’s Day Getaway Destinations Near Chicago

After the hubbub of the holidays dies down, January is generally a nose-to-the-grindstone kind of month. By the time February rolls around, you’re ready for another break. What better time to get away briefly than for Valentine’s Day?

02/02/2013

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Randolph Street’s Wonderful Winter Market

Randolph Street Market’s second annual, “Wonderful Winter Markets” return in February and March, bringing vintage aficionados some of the best winter shopping events in Chicago.

01/29/2013

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Best Pet-Friendly Getaways Near Chicago

Vacationing in Chicago can be filled with festivals, attractions and entertainment. While it can sometimes be difficult to find pet-friendly locations on vacation, Chicago is filled with some great spots for both you and your pet.

01/26/2013

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Best Running Clubs In Chicago

One of the fastest and easiest ways to get in shape or just drop a few pounds is running. It’s also accessible to just about everyone. Some people take naturally to running and others have to push themselves every step of the way. One way to make running more fun and effective is to join a running club.

01/19/2013

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5 Ways To Beat Cabin Fever In Chicago

Cabin fever got you down? Get out and enjoy some of the best winter happenings Chicago has to offer. From sleepovers at the zoo to hockey at Soldier Field, here’s a round up of 5 things to do in the city this season.

01/16/2013

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Ask A Local Trainer: The Best Ways To Get Fit In Chicago

Getting in shape or dropping those few extra pounds are among the most popular of New Year’s resolutions. Once the resolution makes it on your list, however, how do you see it through? Local trainer Jeff Shapiro of Lakeshore Sport and Fitness lays out five tips for getting fit in Chicago.

01/12/2013

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2013 Guide To The Field Museum

The Field Museum is all about history, so here’s a little history about the Field Museum. The museum was first incorporated into the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as part of an outgrowth of the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893…

01/10/2013

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Best Kettlebell Workouts In Chicago

Like history, fitness crazes tend to repeat themselves, and the latest old-new workout is the kettlebell. Kettlebells have been around for ages but are having a resurgence in popularity as people discover the benefits of this weight-training workout.

01/05/2013

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Winter Driving Tips For Chicago

Chicago winters are legendary both for the wind and for the chill. Although there is never a better time to utilize an enclosed vehicle for transportation from one place to another, drivers are often forgetful about the changes in habits that these elements bring.

12/29/2012

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National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.

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