Jodie Jacobs

Best Valentine's Day Travel Destinations Near ChicagoEscape from work, family, (cell phones if you can) and chores to merely enjoy each other's company. Some of the best places to reconnect are an easy drive from Chicago.
Best Hobby Shops In ChicagoIf you need suggestions on how to beat winter doldrums, check out a hobby shop for ideas. Chicago has several stores lined with model kits, different size train sets, paints, drawing books and art tools that will be great remedies to cabin fever
Best Pet Shops For Reptile Owners In ChicagoThe American Pet Products Association's 2015-2016 Pet Owners Survey showed that there are 9.3 million reptile owners in 4.9 million households. So, you are not alone in a fascination of reptiles.
Best Places To Buy Men's Dress Socks In ChicagoWhen looking through the sock drawer, you realize the washer ate the matching dark sock you were going to wear. Or if a casual sort of guy, you might not have picked up a pair of dress socks since your cousin's wedding five years ago.
Ask A Chicago Expert: Tips For Building Gingerbread HousesA fun, family food activity is making a gingerbread house. But a word of warning.
How To Navigate Chicago O'Hare International AirportTravelers flying into O'Hare for a short stay who are looking for someplace to shop, eat, play and stay often take a five-minute taxi (shuttle if to a hotel) to the towns of Des Plaines and Rosemont on O'Hare's eastern border. However, for some folks on the go, O'Hare is their first or only impression of Chicago.
Best Date Night Spots In ChicagoTuning in on personal likes and dislikes makes planning easier. But what if you don't know yet?
Thanksgiving 2015 Visitor's Guide To ChicagoDowntown Chicago is Thanksgiving Weekend Central. It's where everyone goes (think thousands) for traditional holiday events even if they started earlier in November.
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 Shops For Movember Supplies In ChicagoMovember is "No Shave November" month, when males start growing a mustache on Nov. 1. The mustache is a good reminder to guys to get a checkup, as early detection of prostate cancer and heart disease is important. Begun in Australia and England in 2004, Movember recognition has since spread around the globe.
Best Upcoming Conventions Near ChicagoThere are some conventions, such as those of sports teams, travel and sporting equipment, that are for the public. However, to ensure attendance or figuring out hotel reservations, think ahead.
Best Halloween-Themed Stage Performances In ChicagoIt's the time when Chicago theaters pull out dark stories and eerie effects to match the Halloween mood. Theater offerings can take people to a haunted house, a morbid mansion, a mad scientist and an experiential event.

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