Celebrate Mom This Mother's Day

5 Activities To Do With Your Mom On Mother’s DayLooking for something different to do with Mom this Mother's Day? Here are five ideas to help you show the love.
Mother’s Day Gifts For New MomsYou've got a new mom to celebrate this year. Here's how to show her that you care.
5 Handmade Mother’s Day Gift IdeasLooking for a new way to show mom some love this Mother's Day? Here are five great craft ideas to inspire your own creativity.
DIY Mother’s Day Dinner RecipesIf you're on the lookout for some simple recipes to make for mom on Mother's Day, you can't go wrong with any of these five offerings.
Best Stores To Shop For Mother's Day Gifts In ChicagoMake your mom smile by spending some time in these fine shops searching for a special trinket.
Best Mother's Day Spa Deals In ChicagoMom works hard all the time and deserves special treatment every day, and especially on Mother's Day. Here are the best five Mother's Day Spa deals in Chicago.
Best Books To Give Mom For Mother's DayFrom memoir, to fiction, to poetry, to essays, these books are sure to please new and veteran mothers alike.
Dress Mom For Success This Mother's DayHelp your mom look fabulous for work this Mother's Day. Here are a few pieces to show your mom how to dress for success.
5 Mother's Day Themed Gift Basket IdeasShow your mom how much you care with a personalized gift basket this Mother's Day. Here are five sample baskets to spark your creativity.
5 Classes Moms Will Love To Take With KidsWhat better way to celebrate mom at Mother’s Day, or throughout the year, than to take a class and share time together doing what you both enjoy.
Great Gifts For Mom Under $30This Mother’s Day give mom a gift she deserves, one that is contemporary, useful, and just what she wants, plus you can have it for under $30. The day is, after all, ideally about spending the time together.
Choose Mother's Day Flowers That Will Live LongerLet your gift stand out by choosing flowers and plants that will last beyond the second Sunday in May.

Happy Memorial Day

Park District Hopes Holiday Revelers Clean Up This TimeCathy Breitenbach, director of cultural and natural resources at the Chicago Park District, said officials don’t want a repeat of Memorial Day.
6 Dead, 63 Wounded In Memorial Day Weekend ShootingsThe total number of people shot during the weekend this year surpassed the 2015 holiday, when 55 people were shot, 12 fatally, over Memorial Day weekend.
World War II Vet Gets Bronze Star, More Than 70 Years After 'Battle Of The Bulge'Irv Abramson was part of the American force that beat back the Nazis in Germany’s late offensive.
Walk Raises Awareness Of Suicide Among War VetsOn the start of this Memorial Day weekend, a walk in Glencoe is raising awareness about suicide among soldiers and military veterans.
Chicago, State Police Promise To Be Out In Force This Holiday WeekendTheir assurances come amid an alarming spike in expressway shootings. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Best Memorial Day Events For The Family In ChicagoRegardless of how you celebrate Memorial Day, Chicago has some activities for everyone. So if you and your family are looking for something to do this year, here are some of the best Memorial Day events for the entire family in Chicago.
5 Ways To Give Back To Our Military Heroes On Memorial DaySpend some time giving back to our military heroes this Memorial Day. Here are five great ways to honor a vet today.
3 Must Have BBQ Recipes To Kick Off SummerSummer is here, and so is barbecue season. Try these three tasty recipes instead of your usual boring standbys.
Research & Honor Your Family's Military History This Memorial DayMemorial Day is a great time to research your family's military history or learn a little more about your own past. Here are some helpful ways to start researching your past today.
What The Most Violent Memorial Day Weekend In Over A Decade Means For ChicagoWe took a look at 10 years of violent crime statistics to get a better idea of what Chicago's Memorial Day weekend violence really means...
For Families And Friends Of The Fallen, Every Day Is Memorial DayJim Frazier said people are too often worried they’ll offend him by asking about his son, Jake, an Illinois Air National Guard member who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2003.
New Chicago Riverwalk Segment Open -- Sort OfThe south bank section from Clark to State is now officially open, but what exactly does “open” mean? CBS’s Marissa Bailey reports.

Celebrate Dad This Father's Day

5 Outdoor Lawn Games To Get Dad For Father's DayWondering what to get for Father's Day? Outdoor and lawn games are also a great way to find dad something he'll use, as well as a fun way to spend time together as a family.
5 Father's Day Themed Gift Basket IdeasCraft the perfect Father's Day gift by putting together a themed gift basket with some of your dad's favorite things.
Tech Gifts Dad Has To Have For Father's DaySpoil your dad this Father's Day with some of this year's best tech gifts.
7 Books That Will Make Great Father's Day GiftsThis Father’s Day, whether your dad’s a fan of thrillers, sports, or history, these books are sure to show just how much he means to you!
Best Father's Day Restaurants In ChicagoChicago is such a great foodie town that you have a huge array of cuisine choices to choose from for Father's Day.
Ask A Chicago Expert: Best Gifts For Father's DayAylah Weinstein, style consultant with an expertise in men's wear and lead outfitter for Trumaker, shares five tips for the best gifts for Father's Day.
Creative Backyard Bar Projects To Do With DadHelp Dad get the bar he's always dreamed of by not only gifting him the bar, but building it with him. It'll make for a great gift and place to stock some drinks and add to the backyard.
Best Ways To Celebrate Father's Day In ChicagoChow down on barbecue, take a ride on Lake Michigan or try different types of beer when you check out these dad-friendly activities for Father's Day in Chicago and the suburbs.
Guide To Father’s Day In ChicagoFather’s Day is Sunday, June 21st. Here are some fun gift ideas and ways to celebrate with dad this weekend in the city.
Best Spots In Chicago For A Father's Day Drink With DadFinding the perfect spot to have a drink with Dad on Father's Day is easy when in Chicago, the best places to go with Dad are listed below.
Best Restaurants For Father's Day Dinner Weekend In ChicagoWhatever your plans are for Father's Day, a fabulous dinner is in order. These five restaurants offer all sorts of fabulous meals that are sure to please the dad in your life, whether he has a hankering for a steak, or simply wants a good mug of beer.
Best Places To Buy Father's Day Gifts In ChicagoDad is another story. Finding the right present can be more of a challenge because he is less likely to say what he wants.

Happy Fourth Of July!

Chicago's Best Fourth of July Activities 2016
Best 4th Of July 2016 Fireworks Displays In ChicagoThere is nothing better than seeing a fabulous fireworks display on the 4th of July. Chicago offers some of the top fireworks shows. Here are the five best 4th of July 2016 Fireworks displays in Chicago.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In ChicagoVery often the 4th of July concludes with "oohs and ahhs" offered up as fireworks light up the sky. However, before many firework shows there is usually live entertainment by bands playing patriotic melodies or popular, contemporary music.
Best July Fourth Party Decorations & SuppliesThere are lots of ways to decorate for the Fourth of July on a budget. Here are seven ideas to spark your inner decorator.
7 Best July 4th Summer Wedding TrendsStart planning your July 4th summer wedding with these trendy ideas.
Best Craft Beers In Chicago For Your 4th Of July Backyard BBQGrab some of Chicago's best craft beers for your BBQ this 4th of July.
July 4th Desserts Full Of Red, White & BlueStart crafting your July 4th dessert spread with these red, white, and blue recipes.
2016 Fourth Of July Fireworks Around Chicago, Northwest IndianaHere is a list of fireworks shows around Chicago, celebrating the Fourth Of July.
Best 4th Of July Parties In ChicagoSee a few fireworks shows, eat your fill of barbecue and even squeeze in a bit of history when you take a look at these Fourth of July parties and events in Chicago and the suburbs for 2016.
Ask A Chicago Expert: Best Cocktails To Serve For 4th Of JulyCraft a delicious cocktail this 4th of July with some help with local beverage directors and bartenders.
Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of JulyThe Fourth of July holiday is a time when families get out and celebrate the birth of our nation. For this holiday, many communities across the country host festivals that feature live entertainment, food, vendors, activities and fireworks.
Best Fourth Of July Events In ChicagoAdd another to the list of fun activities to take in during the Fourth of July with these Chicago events

Time To Head Back To School

Best After-School Activities For Families In ChicagoIf you'd like your kids to do more than play games and lose themselves in Facebook after school, here are some of the best after-school activities for families in Chicago.
Best Parent-Child Activities Near ChicagoLooking for some fun things to do with your kids this summer? Look no further than this list of the best parent-child activities near Chicago!
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.
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.
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!
5 Items To Include In Your Child's Sensory KitLearning about the world can be tough for some young children, particularly ones who have sensory issues or disorders. But the senses can be used to help ground them, and there are a variety of toys and items that can do just that.
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.
5 Ways To Prep For School Before The First DayStart the school year off on the right foot by helping your kids prep for school before the first day.
5 Traditions To Start Your Back To School RoutineWhat memories do you use to help document your child's progression through school? Here are five different traditions you can begin this year.
5 Ways To Create The Perfect Study Space In Your HouseOne of the keys to academic success is an organized (and quiet!) at-home study space. Create a homework hotspot in your home, whether it’s located in a designated room or tucked into a smaller nook with these tips.
5 Healthy Breakfasts For Weekday MorningsPlan ahead for a quick and healthy morning meal from your own kitchen.
5 Tips On How To Beat SenioritisNearly every student entering his or her last year in school will face senioritis. Here are a few tips and tricks to help keep yourself motivated and on track.

Labor Day Activities

South Side's Role in Origin of Labor Day Holiday HonoredThe celebration focused on one of the buildings on the site where George Pullman built his company and his adjoining town for workers.
Millions Of Drivers Hitting The Road For Labor Day WeekendYou can expect some busy roads for the Labor Day weekend, as people get away for one last trip for the summer.
5 Foods To Cook Over Your Backyard CampfireGet the most out of your backyard campfire. Here are five delicious recipes to try this summer.
Forget Canning: Pickle Your Summer Fruits & VegetablesDon't waste that Summer produce; pickle your fruits and vegetables this year.
Police Union To Officers: Avoid Working Overtime On Labor Day WeekendThe head of the Chicago FOP says this is not a negotiation ploy or a job action. He says this is about one thing: officers spending time with their families. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
8 Killed, 46 Wounded In Labor Day Weekend ShootingsThe final shooting of the weekend turned fatal in the Old Irving Park neighborhood early Tuesday on the Northwest Side. A 31-year-old man got into a fight shortly after 3 a.m. in the 3300 block of North Keeler with someone who then pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest, according to Chicago Police.
How To Can Your Freshly Picked Summer FruitsCanning is the best way to store those large bushels of summer fruit that you've grown all year long. Make some tasty jams and jellies, then have something delicious to enjoy all year, or to give as a very special homemade gift.
3 Creative Burger Recipes For Labor Day CookoutsLabor Day is the unofficial end of summer, so why not go out with a bang this Labor Day with a cookout to remember? Read on for three tasty and delicious burger recipes that put a new twist on that last summertime cookout of the season.
4 Fall Styles To Add To Your Closet NowAs fall approaches, it can be a little tough to make the transition from breezy summer styles to clothes geared for cooler weather.
Police Release Surveillance Images From Labor Day ShootingChicago Police have released surveillance video and are asking for the public’s help in finding two males wanted in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and a teenager critically wounded Labor Day weekend in the South Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Quinn, Rauner Out Campaigning At Labor Day ParadesIt's Labor Day, but the candidates for governor are not taking a holiday break.
AAA: More Americans To Travel For Labor DayIt might be a bit more crowded on the roads and at the airport during the upcoming Labor Day weekend, when compared to last year.

Summer Fun

5 Foods To Cook Over Your Backyard CampfireGet the most out of your backyard campfire. Here are five delicious recipes to try this summer.
Forget Canning: Pickle Your Summer Fruits & VegetablesDon't waste that Summer produce; pickle your fruits and vegetables this year.
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.
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.
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.
Best Outdoor Swimming Spots In ChicagoChicago has some very worthwhile pools that are worth visiting. Some are catered for high-end visitors looking to have a quiet swim, large groups or kid-centric play pools.
Best Pet-Friendly Camping Spots In ChicagoIf you just can't bear to leave the little guy behind, these nearby campgrounds welcome him as part of the family -- albeit on a leash.
Lollapalooza 2016 Complete Festival GuideA comprehensive to where to stay, what to see and how to get to Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park
Best Places To Buy Gardening Supplies In ChicagoGardening is a great hobby and an excellent way to beautify a yard and/or grown food related items. Keeping the garden in top notch condition is essential. Here are the five best places to buy gardening supplies in Chicago.
Best Hiking Trails In ChicagoThere are plenty of hiking options around town offering woods, water features, quiet and a dose of Mother Nature very near the concrete jungle.
Best Mini Golf Courses In ChicagoCreate some fun memories with the five best mini golf courses in and around Chicago.
Hit The Road: Summer Road Trip Must HavesWhether you're hitting the road for a day trip or a where ever the wind takes you trip, these are some road trip must haves.

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