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Best Chicago Places To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2014

Sometimes a little nudge is needed to recognize women’s contributions to the professions and the world.

03/03/2014

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Best Museum Exhibits This Spring In Chicago

Even though Chicagoans know their city has world-class museums, it sometimes takes a head’s up about a special exhibit to move busy people away from their routines.

02/24/2014

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Best Local Trivia About Chicago

Not many cities have such a rich and diverse history as Chicago. Learn what the city has to offer by visiting some locations in Chicago that can give off some trivia tidbits.

02/08/2014

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Your Chicago: Vivian Maier Photography Exhibit

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports on the fascinating work of a mysterious street photographer.

12/20/2013

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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 Permanent Exhibits In Chicago

Chicago has many wonderful permanent exhibits in its museums. Individuals and families can experience the cultural diversity of Chicago and also have excellent learning experiences by visiting the permanent exhibits.

07/15/2013

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Best 4th Of July Parties In Chicago

Celebrate Independence Day with a mix of family-friendly and late-night fun. Whether you’re headed out to Lake Michigan or the ‘burbs, you’re sure to get your party on for the Fourth of July.

06/20/2013

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Best Exhibits To Visit This Summer In Chicago

Don’t let the heat beat you this summer. Cool off by exploring these new Chicago museum exhibits.

05/06/2013

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Best Places To Entertain Grandparents On A Budget In Chicago

Chicago can be a vibrant city for people of all ages. Make sure to make the most of what Chicago has to offer for the older generation by taking advantage of the many discounts and venues that cater towards seniors.

02/28/2013

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Best Ways To Learn About Presidential And American History In Chicago

Presidents Day isn’t always seen as a holiday that marks great attention, like Memorial Day or Labor Day. However, unleash your inner patriot by learning about the great presidents of our nation or the richness in American history in Chicago and you might have a better appreciation for this national holiday.

02/18/2013

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Best 2013 Museum Exhibitions To Look Forward To In Chicago

For all those hoping to catch a great exhibit in the new year ahead, these upcoming features are well worth considering.

12/24/2012

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Best Museum Exhibits To See This Fall In Chicago

From sea jellies to comic strips, the Chicagoland area has a number of fun museum exhibits scheduled for this fall.

09/17/2012

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Best Spots For Summer Playdates in Chicago

If your playgroup’s usual location is feeling “played out” with summer well underway, now is the perfect time to get creative with new locations. Whether it’s exploring nature, unwinding in a café, getting hands-on with history or seeing animals up close, the Chicagoland area offers a variety of museums, zoos and parks that can make the dog days of summer more enjoyable. Pack a lunch, grab your sunscreen and get ready to have fun with your playgroup in a new meetup destination.

07/20/2012

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Movies In The Parks: Summer’s Savior

Honestly, we’re not sure why it took us so long to realize there should be a movie playing outside in a park every day of the summer. You go to the beach, you play some sports, maybe you just grill all day and do cannonballs in the pool, but then you want to gather up and watch a good-timey movie with the gang. We’ve rounded up some of our own favorite Movies in the Parks below!

06/26/2012

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Hugh Hefner’s Little Black Book Goes On Exhibit At Chicago History Museum

Providing a bit of a peek into the private life of Hugh Hefner, the Playboy bosses “Little Black Book” is going on exhibit at the Chicago History Museum.

05/02/2012

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‘Charles James: Genius Deconstructed’ At Chicago History Museum

Chicago may not have the fashion pedigree of New York or Paris, but the Chicago History Museum is a treasure trove of couture. Besides the big names of Dior, Givenchy, and Versace, the Museum also has extensive holdings by Charles James, a designer who worked in Chicago as a milliner for a few years in the 1920s, before striking it big in the fashion world…

12/05/2011

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Gay And Lesbian Hall Of Fame To Induct 11 Notable Chicagoans

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame will induct 11 new people and four organizations at a ceremony Wednesday evening.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

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Filmmaker Ken Burns Previews ‘Prohibition’ At History Museum

Filmmaker Ken Burns was in Chicago Tuesday night, previewing his latest documentary in front of a crowd at the Chicago History Museum.

09/21/2011

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Out In Chicago

American cities are large and diverse, but despite living side-by-side with different groups and cultures, we don’t often know much about our neighbors. A show at the Chicago History Museum helps change that..

09/12/2011

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