Family & Pets

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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.

08/21/2015

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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.

08/14/2015

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Best Family Activities In Chicago To Do Before The Summer Ends

Enjoy the summer weather in Chicago while you still can with these family-friendly activities in and around Chicago.

08/07/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Find The Perfect Babysitter

What do you look for in a perfect babysitter? We talked to a Chicago area expert to get tips on what to look for.

07/31/2015

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Best Toddler-Friendly Activities In Chicago

Toddler-friendly activities in Chicago are abundant and here you will find some of the best destinations for both toddlers and parents.

07/24/2015

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Best Public Pools In Chicago

Swimming is a rite of passage during the hot summer days, and the best public pools can be found in Chicago.

07/17/2015

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Best Free Summer Activities For Kids In Chicago

As the days are heating up and growing longer, you’ll want to keep the little ones entertained this summer – here’s how to do exactly that, and without breaking the bank.

07/10/2015

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Best Paintball In Chicago

If you are looking for an exciting paintball experience, give one of these arenas a try.

07/03/2015

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Best Fireworks In Chicago

What are your plans for the Fourth of July? If you’re looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area, then keep this list in mind.

06/26/2015

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Best Day Trips From Chicago

Day trips can be energizing or relaxing or even a combination of both, taking a day trip can make for memories that last a lifetime. Here are the best day trips from Chicago.

06/20/2015

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Family Guide To Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois offers many interesting exhibits and educational experiences; this family friendly facility is a must visit anytime of the year.

06/19/2015

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Best Go Kart Tracks In Chicago

Get behind the wheel at these go kart racing venues in the Chicago area.

06/12/2015

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Best Skate Parks In Chicago

Skate parks can be great places to try new maneuvers without worrying about pedestrians or cars. Here’s where to go in the Chicago area the next time you want to spend some time on your skateboard or inline skates.

06/05/2015

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Best Tennis Courts In Chicago

Playing a game of tennis on the just right court is extremely important for tennis players, here are the best tennis courts in Chicago and surrounding areas.

05/29/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Your Best Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

Make your own one-ingredient dog treat using this recipe from a Chicago expert.

05/22/2015

Suzy Q is a Beagle mix at Cache Creek Animal Rescue in Joliet which is facing possible eviction just days before Christmas. (Credit: Cache Creek Animal Rescue)

Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Taking care of your pets during the summer months in Chicago is extremely important. Marcia Coburn, President of Red Door Animal Shelter, offers her expertise in how to keep your pets cool in the warmer months.

05/15/2015

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Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In Chicago

Oftentimes the excuse for not working out is lack of childcare. Check out some of the local gyms in Chicago that provide childcare, and become swimsuit ready while the kids play.

04/24/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In Chicago

This year, do a little more to celebrate Earth Day than turn off the lights when you leave a room. From trail clean-ups to discussions and hikes, the Chicago area has plenty of events where you can learn how to make a difference.

04/20/2015

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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In Chicago

Chicago’s warmer months can be a great time to have a picnic. Whether you’re taking in the skyline or just enjoying the outdoors after surviving another Chicago winter, there are some picnic areas in the city that stand out above the rest.

04/17/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Bike Trails In Chicago

Grab your helmets and bottled water for a fun afternoon on a bike ride with your family. From paths in the city to serene rides in forest preserves, the Chicago area offers many bike riding trails for all abilities.

04/10/2015

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