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How To Celebrate Memorial Day In Chicago

Memorial Day is more than just a day of remembrance for fallen heroes. For many Chicagoans, it is the first real celebration to mark the warm season. Celebrate this meaningful holiday by participating in a Memorial Day weekend event that can quickly turn into a yearly tradition.

05/09/2014

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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Memorial Day Celebrations In Chicago

Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in Chicago are a chance to thank veterans and active service members.

05/13/2013

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Where To Experience National Monuments This Memorial Day

Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.

05/13/2013

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Best Grilling Gadgets For Your Summer Cookouts

Everyone longs for summer, barbecues, and cookouts. Whatever your specialty, there are grilling gadgets galore to make the job easier and even more fun.

05/13/2013

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Memorial Day Events In Your Area

Check out these fun Memorial Day events in your area…

05/14/2012

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The History Of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. See what the holiday really means and why it falls on the last Monday in May.

05/13/2012

Grilling Guide

Summer Grilling Guide

As the weather warms up, it’s time to embrace cooking outdoors. Get your grill on with tips from our grilling guide.

05/13/2012

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Alternative View Of Memorial Day Weekend: ‘You’re Welcome,’ Says Comedian Al Dukes

Humorist Al Dukes offer a few tips for the Memorial Day weekend.

05/27/2011

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Weekend Family Fun Guide

When said together, they’re three of the most beautiful words in the English language: Three Day Weekend! Memorial Day is on Monday, and whether you observe the holiday in some way or just enjoy your extra time off, there are plenty of activities taking place around town.

05/27/2011

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Summer’s Best Essentials For Your Handbag

Looking unpolished and melting in the sun, not so chic. Summer style favors the prepared, so make sure to stock up on the essentials. Here are a few items you’ll find in my handbag this season.

05/24/2011

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Best Butcher Shops

Chicago has plenty of meat markets, but since it’s “Barbeque Month” we’ll focus on the grilling kind as opposed to the River North kind. Here’s a selection of some of the best places in Chicago to find the goods for the grill.

05/23/2011

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‘Meal on the Grill’ Recipes

Make your entire Memorial Day meal on the grill with these delicious, time-saving recipes.

05/08/2011

Summer Safety

Guide to Summer Safety

To make sure this summer is a great one for you and your family, here is our guide to preventing (and treating) some of the season’s health hazards.

05/08/2011

Best New Beach Reads

Best New Beach Reads for Summer

Looking for a page-turner this summer? Check out our picks for the best new books to tote on your vacation.

05/08/2011

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Ways to Observe Memorial Day

Honor and remember the men and women who have died in military service with these simple ways to commemorate Memorial Day.

05/08/2011

Memorial Day Travel Tips

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips

Planning your Memorial Day weekend getaway? Check out these tips for a safe — and stress-free — journey.

05/08/2011

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Event: Memorial Day Parade

The Chicago parade is considered one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation.

05/08/2011

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Chicago’s Best Smokehouses

We’ve followed the smell of hickory throughout the streets to find some of the best smokehouses in Chicago.

01/14/2011

Best Family Day Trips Outside of Chicago

Best Family Day Trips Outside of Chicago

Sometimes it’s nice to venture outside the city limits and explore a new area with the family. It’s great to teach kids that there is a lot more in the world beyond the skyscrapers, taxis […]

10/06/2010

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Our Country’s National Parks

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

The Blue Ridge Mountains can be seen behind a sculpture titled 'Final Tribute' at the National D-Day Memorial, Bedford, Virginia. The memorial was dedicated in 2001 honoring American GIs who participated in the invasion of France at Normandy on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Bedford, Virginia was chosen for the memorial site because the town lost 19 of its men that day, all were members of Company A, 29th Infantry Division. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

War Memorials in the US

Washington, DC may be considered the center of war memorials, but there are several notable ones to see across the US.

Chris Evans stars as Steve Rogers who volunteers for a secret mission that transforms him into a superhero in this this much talked-about action-adventure from Marvel Comics. Samuel L. Jackson, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, Sebastian Stan, Hayley Atwell, Neal McDonough and Toby Jones co-star. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

2011 Summer Movie Preview

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer movie season. And what a season it’s turning out to be. From sequels to superheroes, we have a roundup of the most anticipated films of the year.

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