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Chicago Holiday Concert Preview

If looking to get in the holiday spirit this season in Chicago, then attend a fun-filled holiday concert that will bring lasting memories.

11/22/2012

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Best Fall Family Getaways In Chicago

Chicago might be known for its summer festivals but fall can be just as exciting for family fun. Check out the great fall family getaways in Chicago and make the most of the changing season.

11/02/2012

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Chicago Botanic Garden: HallowFest

Looking for the perfect Halloween celebration for the kids? Check out what Chicago Botanic Garden has to offer…

10/18/2012

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Chicago’s Union Station Named A Top Public Space

Union Station is now being recognized as one the city’s true architectural gems.

10/03/2012

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Best Pet-Friendly Halloween Events In Chicago

From parties to parades, Chicago offers plenty of Halloween thrills that the entire family can enjoy, including the ones that bark.

09/28/2012

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Best Upcoming Classical Music Performances In Chicago

From opera to harp, Chicago offers a variety of classical music performances that you’ll definitely want to see.

08/20/2012

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What To Do Before The Summer’s Gone

The last few weeks of summer before school begins can get a little wearisome as both parents and kids alike begin to crave the routine of the school year amid the gradual changing of the season. But these weeks don’t have to drag on without respite; living in the Chicagoland area means we have plenty of activities in which to engage. Here’s a list of some that should make your end-of-the-summer bucket list.

08/13/2012

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Best Spots To Spend A Summer Day In Chicago

Chicago boasts a variety of activities that include boat rides, gardens, outdoor concerts and nature museums perfect for any family this summer. Whether you live in Winnetka, Wheaton or Wicker Park, Chicago and the suburbs offer a little bit of everything parents need to get the kids out of the house when school lets out.

07/13/2012

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Family Guide To Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden has been one of our favorite destinations this summer, featuring sneakily hidden biology and botany lessons interwoven with threads of fun, adventure and exploration. With several weeks left in summer break and many months of temperate weather remaining at our doorsteps, don’t neglect to spend some time greening up the family thumbs.

07/12/2012

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NATO Summit To Include 1st U.S. Visit For New Bulgarian President

Much of the NATO summit attention so far has surrounded protesters, security, and controversy. But there’s another side to it all – the excitement and pride the event will provide to the city’s various ethnic communities, especially those from smaller countries.

CBS 2–05/08/2012

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Best Photography Galleries In Chicago

When looking for quality photographic galleries with artwork that allows imaginations to roam, these great Chicago locales come highly recommended.

05/07/2012

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Earth Day With The Kids

The last two weekends in April promise to be green in the Chicagoland in so many ways with trees budding and unfurling their leaves and both Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in full swing around the city and suburbs. Mark your calendars for Earth Day Sunday, April 22, and Arbor Day Friday, April 27, and take a peak below to plan out how to celebrate our great Earth with the kiddos while teaching them ways to be good stewards of our precious resources.

04/18/2012

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Summer Camp Scramble

Though summer seems like a distant dream during February in Chicago, summer camp registration is in full swing! Here’s a list of only a few notable summer camps in the Chicagoland area among the many, many (did I say many? Because I mean many!) camps offered. Be sure to click over to the websites to get all the details of registration, ages and dates!

02/13/2012

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Valentine’s Day With The Kids

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to show all the loves in your life some special attention. Here’s a list of wonderful, family friendly places to celebrate the day of love with even the smallest people in your family.

02/06/2012

Annuals And Perennials

Can You Dig It: Annuals And Perennials For Your Garden

So you want to get your garden going, but you’re not sure what to plant. First, you have to learn a key lesson.

CBS 2–07/28/2011

City Provisions

Best Farm Dinners

The farm dining movement has taken root among foodies all around the country. It’s a pricey endeavor for sure, but also a great option if you‘re looking to celebrate a special occasion.

07/11/2011

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Guide To: Chicago Pride Parade

With almost half a million attendees, the Chicago Pride Parade is one of the biggest in the country. Come show your support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at the parade this year in the only manner acceptable: by having fun.

06/23/2011

Daffodils

Expert: Despite Cold Weather, Daffodils Are Safe

You needn’t weep for your daffodils, even if the weekend frost turned them a little brown around the edges.

WBBM Newsradio–03/28/2011

Charlotte's Web

Events In Chicago This Week

Check out what’s happening this week in Chicagoland. From symphony to theater and expos — these are the events you don’t want to miss!

03/21/2011

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Best Activities For Spring In Chicago

The snow is melting and people are beginning to wear flip-flops even though it’s only 40 degrees–this can only mean one thing– it’s Spring time in Chicago. Celebrate the release from hibernation and finally cure your cabin fever. Get outdoors and smell the flowers!

03/03/2011

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