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Best Holiday Celebrations In Chicago

As the Christmas holidays draw near, we are once again reminded to keep warm and gather close to our loved ones. These events offer wonderful ways to celebrate the spirit of the season.

12/02/2013

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Best Bookstores in Chicago for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is coming up. Here are Chicago’s best indie bookstores, to visit and support local businesses.

11/26/2013

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Best Choirs In Chicago

Experiencing the cultural richness of Chicago can be accomplished by attending the best choirs in the city.

11/25/2013

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Best Local Poets In Chicago

When considering the artistic merit of great poetic expression, these wonderfully talented Chicago-area writers and Illinois poet laureates represent an eclectic and versatile selection of some of the best poetry in the windy city.

11/18/2013

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Best Alternatives To Shopping On Black Friday In Chicago

This Black Friday, skip the shopping mall and spend time outdoors or helping others with these five suggestions.

11/11/2013

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Best Veterans Day Events In Chicago

For the men and women who fought to defend American freedom and the civil liberties we enjoy, these special events are in honor and appreciation of their service, and in grateful remembrance of veterans who gave their lives for our country.

11/04/2013

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Best Fortune Tellers In Chicago

Peer into the future or get yourself on track by checking out the following five fortune tellers, palm readers and tarot card readers in Chicago.

10/28/2013

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Best One-Person Shows In Chicago

Step away from the large stage productions and check out the following five solo performances in Chicago.

10/21/2013

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Best College Productions To See This Year In The Chicago Area

Local Chicago-area colleges offer professional and exciting drama productions at reasonable prices.

10/14/2013

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Best Haunted Places In Chicago

Here are five places within Metropolitan Chicago that lie outside the city’s limits but are worth a visit. Check them out and see if you feel or see something unexplainable.

10/07/2013

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Best Murals In Chicago

In Chicago, murals provide a splash of color along public walkways or share a bit of history. The following five murals are definitely worth a look.

09/30/2013

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Best Places To Read Your Book With Coffee In Chicago

Whether you want a hot cup of tea or coffee while reading a new book, consider checking out the following five indie bookstores in the Chicago area.

09/23/2013

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Best Local Art Enthusiasts In Chicago To Follow On Twitter

Do you want to know what’s going on in Chicago’s art scene? Then consider following these five art enthusiasts to get the scoop on new artists and upcoming exhibits in town.

09/16/2013

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Best Fall Festivals In Chicago

Don’t worry that summer went by too fast. Yummy autumn festivals abound in the Chicago area.

09/09/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In Chicago

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? From parades to films, the Chicagoland area offers plenty of ways to celebrate all month long.

09/02/2013

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Best Book Clubs In Chicago

Meet fellow bookworms by joining a book club in the Chicagoland area. Not sure where to start? Check out these five book clubs first.

08/26/2013

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Best Labor Day Celebrations In Chicago

Get out and enjoy Labor Day this year with these fun events in Chicago.

08/19/2013

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Best Chicago Businesses With Art Galleries

Do you want to discover new local art but don’t know where to go? The following Chicago restaurants and coffee shops proudly display works from local artists and are worth checking out.

08/12/2013

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Best Shows To See This Fall On A Budget In Chicago

The good news when trying to stay within an entertainment budget is you can discover a lesser-known venue or play at bargain prices such as the following five, good-value productions.

08/05/2013

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Pick-A-Side: What’s Your Favorite School Movie?

From “The Breakfast Club” to “Mean Girls,” what’s the best school movie? You decide!

07/29/2013

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