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Ask An Expert: Hottest Trends In Chicago This Spring

The owner of BECLOTHESMINDED zeroes in on the hot trends as Chicago’s chill eases.

03/10/2015

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Best Parades And Celebrations On St. Patrick’s Day In Chicago

This St. Patrick’s Day, head outside and celebrate with thousands at one of many events in Chicago and the suburbs. From parades to dyeing the Chicago River green, there are plenty of fun events on the schedule.

03/09/2015

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Five Reasons To Visit Chicago For Spring Break

Here are five of the best reasons to turn spring break into a Chicago vacation or staycation.

03/07/2015

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Ask An Expert: How To Give Your Picky Eater More Healthy Foods

A constant struggle for many parents involves how to infuse healthy foods onto the plates of their picky eaters. Former preschool teacher and mother of four, Laura Roby, offers some advice on how to get a picky eater to eat more healthy foods.

03/06/2015

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Best Irish Bars In Chicago

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago inevitably entails visiting one of the many Irish bars scattered throughout the city. Whether you’re looking for a good drink or some authentic Irish cuisine, there are some options that stand out from the others.

03/05/2015

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Best Restaurants To Reserve Your Easter Brunch In Chicago

Call ahead before enjoying a fabulous Easter brunch at these five Chicago restaurants.

03/04/2015

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Best Candy Shops In Chicago

Taste a nice dose of nostalgia at some of these Chicago shops or indulge in fine, rich chocolate concocted by master chocolatiers.

03/03/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month In Chicago

From lectures to staged readings, there are plenty of ways to celebrate women’s accomplishments in Chicago.

03/02/2015

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24 Hours In Chicago

Our route traverses south to north, so it’s eminently doable, walkable and bike rideable. You’ll find Chicago lovable with 24 hours in our Midwestern Shangri-la.

02/28/2015

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Best Dog Parks In Chicago

Not all parks in Chicago cater to dog owners, so finding the perfect dog-friendly park can make a huge difference in the outdoor time for you and your pooch. Find out which dog park suits your needs, and you might just find your new go-to space for your dog socialization time.

02/27/2015

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Ask A Chicago Bartender: Your Best Martini Recipe

James Bond’s martini world was a lot less complicated but these spirited drink recipes are much more intriguing.

02/26/2015

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Best Steakhouses In Chicago

Experience the best steaks, and the best cuts of meat, at these Chicago steakhouses.

02/25/2015

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Best Places For Used Furniture In The Chicago Area

Are you decorating your home? Skip the big-box retailers and consider picking up secondhand furniture for your Chicago home by checking out these retailers.

02/24/2015

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Best Paint And Sips In Chicago

This weekend, skip the bar scene and have a glass of wine while painting in a studio with friends. From Chicago to the suburbs, there are plenty of places to paint and sip.

02/23/2015

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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Chicago For Families

Flying somewhere warm for spring break is an option but to avoid crowded beaches and take advantage of low gas prices, look for places within a day’s drive.

02/21/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Keeping Your Kids Entertained On A Snow Day

Consider some of these activities the next time school is closed on account of snow, and see how your child will not only be entertained but will also continue to learn while school is closed for the day.

02/20/2015

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Best Bars In Chicago With A Fireplace

Warm up this winter by hanging out at these bars with some of the best fireplaces in town.

02/19/2015

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Best Gyros In Chicago

Get some of the best Greek gyros at these five Chicago restaurants.

02/18/2015

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The Story Of Sharing America’s Marrow

Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.

02/18/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Fat Tuesday In Chicago

Cactus Bar and Grill 404 S. Wells Street Chicago, IL 60607 CactusChicago.com Cactus Bar and Grill will hold their fifth annual Crawfish Eating Contest for Charity on Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. This fun, […]

02/17/2015

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