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Best Labor Day Weekend Events For Kids In Chicago

With fall just around the corner, take advantage of the last warm days of summer and head out to these family-friendly events in Chicago with your kids.

08/16/2013

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Chicago Botanic Garden

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06/30/2013

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Best Day Trips For Under $100 In The Chicago Area

Taking a day trip away from Chicago is a great way to spend time with the family or as a couple and it can be done affordably with some planning and research.

06/29/2013

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Best Railroad Experiences Near Chicago For Kids

There are many opportunities for kids to experience railroads and trains near Chicago.

06/28/2013

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Retired Astronaut Makes Dire Climate Predictions At Chicago Botanic Garden

A retired astronaut and a horticulturist had some sobering prediction as the Chicago Botanic Garden marked World Environment Day Saturday.

06/01/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Chicago

Whether you want to learn about compost or find out how you can save an endangered species, the Chicagoland area has numerous activities planned for Earth Day.

04/08/2013

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Winter Break Guide To The Botanic Garden

This time of year–winter break after Christmas–most of the parents I know are in search of two things: a way to entertain the troops that does not include TV, and a little warmth. Last year we discovered the wonders of a place that offers both when we ventured to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Since our first trip there, we’ve since become much more acquainted, so here’s a little guide to the garden with kids during the winter.

12/27/2012

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hanukkah In Chicago

Hanukkah is not just a time for celebration. It is a deeply spiritual holiday that embodies what it means to stand up for your beliefs and have faith in something bigger than yourself. Chicago may be known for its Christmas holiday events, but there is an abundance of Hanukkah-related celebrations all over the Chicago area.

12/07/2012

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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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