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Ask A Chicago Expert: School Lunches To Prepare In 10 Minutes Or Less

Writer and nutritionist Vicki Shanta Retelny says you can put exciting, easy-to-prepare and healthy items in that lunchbox.

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Best Brewery Tours In Chicago

Even if you think you know the kind of beer you like, taking a brewery tour can show you why you like it and how it compares to other beer brands. You also hear a bit of beer history and what makes a good beer.


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Best International Festivals To Attend This Fall

A look at five of the best international festivals and events held in the fall.


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Best Bagels In Chicago

Looking for a great bagel? Try one of this fantastic locales.


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Best Places To Buy Shoes For Kids In Chicago

Kids grown into and out of shoes within the blink of an eye, so here are some of the places to shop for kids shoes in Chicago without breaking the bank.


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How To Can Your Freshly Picked Summer Fruits

Canning 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.


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Best Free Labor Day Events In Chicago

It may be the last hurrah of summer, but that’s no reason why you can’t enjoy Labor Day weekend just as thoroughly as the rest of the summer — and for free!


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Best Helicopter Tours In Chicago

There are many ways to view the beautiful city of Chicago, but one of the best ways to see the city is from the sky.


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Best Weekend Activities For Seniors In Chicago

Chicago has something for everyone regardless of age or activity level. Here are a few activities seniors and their entire families might enjoy during a weekend around town.


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Best Bars In Chicago To Watch The NFL’s Opening Games

It’s that time again! Not long to wait until football season is in full swing. Now, where’s the best place in Chicago to celebrate the season’s beginnings and kick back and watch the opening games? Here are a few of our favorites.


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Best Mexican Restaurants In Chicago

Experience the best of the best Mexican cuisine with these five restaurants.


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Best Print Shops In Chicago

From buttons to T-shirts, these print shops will give you what you need at reasonable prices.


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Best Abstract Art Exhibits In Chicago

Looking for some great abstract art? Look no further than these five galleries in Chicago.


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5 Day Trips Near Chicago To Do Before The Kids Go Back To School

Pack up the car and travel for a day of fun, history and outdoor activities with your kids with these five destinations near Chicago.


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Ask A Chicago Expert: Tips For House Training Your Dog

Are you planning to get a new dog? Two Chicago experts share some of their tips on how you can housetrain your new pet.


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A Night Out In River North

No matter what kind of bar you’re looking for, you’ll find it in River North. Here are five of the best in Chicago’s best nightlife district.


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Best All-Day Breakfast Restaurants In Chicago

Why wait until morning for breakfast when there are so many great places in Chicago to enjoy it all day long?


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Best Yoga Studios In Chicago

Whether you’re looking for gentle Hatha yoga, challenging Bikram or the chanting, more meditative Kundalini, mat masters at these Chicago area studios have all the right poses.


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Best DIY Pottery In Chicago

Age doesn’t matter. Young or old, just give yourself permission to be creative, learn a new skill or merely have fun working with clay or painting already-fired (bisque) ceramics. There are studios and centers in the Chicago area that welcome adults and youngsters to hands-on pottery experiences


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Best Golf Courses In Chicago

The next time you want to get mentally unhinged and spiritually balanced simultaneously, try a round of the exacting club and ball sport at one of these fine Chicago area courses.