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Best Labor Day Events In Chicago

Labor Day in Chicago is filled with events for adults and children alike. Check out the many activities offered in the Chicago area, and make the most out of the holiday this year.

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Best Things To Do Labor Day Weekend In Chicago

End summer on the right note with these fun-filled activities in the Chicago area. Grab your family and friends for a fun-filled last hurrah for summer.

08/15/2014

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Best Pet Groomers In Chicago

If you’re looking to try out a new spot or just looking around at the differing grooming services offered, check out some of these pet salons that can make a real difference in the look and feel of your pet.

08/08/2014

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Best Petting Zoos In The Chicago Area

Visiting a petting zoo can be a great way to let the kids interact with animals, and get away from the hustle and bustle of city living.

08/01/2014

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Best Places For Families To Watch The Game In Chicago

While watching the big game at home can definitely have its advantages, going out as a family to watch the game on multiple television screens can help to hype up the event. Bring the kids to your next game-day celebration and skip the babysitter fee for a change.

07/25/2014

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Best Places To Pick Summer Fruit Near Chicago

Getting fresh produce can mean picking it yourself at one of the many farms or orchards around the Chicago area.

07/18/2014

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Best Dog Obedience Schools In Chicago

From basic puppy classes to agility training, check out the following dog obedience schools available for your pooch in the Chicago area.

07/11/2014

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Best Dance Classes For Kids In Chicago

Instead of registering your child for soccer or basketball, consider taking a look at the following five dance classes for kids in the Chicago area.

07/04/2014

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Best Drive-In Movie Theaters In The Chicago Area

Drive-in movie theaters can be a fun twist on the same old trip to the movies. Whether it’s a family-friendly outing or a nostalgic first date, Chicago has some great drive-in movie theaters worth taking a drive for.

06/27/2014

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Best Botanical Gardens In Chicago

No matter the season, visiting a botanical garden in Chicago is an excellent way to get closer to nature and experience the wonderment of plant life.

06/20/2014

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Educational Summer Activities For Kids In Chicago

The emergence of warm weather in Chicago doesn’t necessarily mean that the process of learning should be put on hold. Continue stimulating your child’s mind during the summer and ensure they don’t forget all that was learned during the year.

06/13/2014

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Best Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Chicago

From a beer and barbecue boat ride to an arts festival, you and your dad can have a great weekend together while celebrating Father’s Day.

06/06/2014

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Best Spots For Picnics In Chicago

Finding the perfect spot to picnic in Chicago is essential when some rest and relaxation are needed. Both families and couples will enjoy these best spots for picnics in Chicago.

05/30/2014

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Best Cheap Activities To Do With Kids In Chicago

Are you looking for free or nearly-free activities to do with your kids in the Chicago area this summer? Then check out what’s available in the Windy City and suburbs.

05/23/2014

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Best Public Pools In Chicago

Grab your towel and sunscreen and get ready for fun in the sun by heading to one of these public swimming pools in Chicago.

05/16/2014

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How To Celebrate Memorial Day In Chicago

Memorial Day is more than just a day of remembrance for fallen heroes. For many Chicagoans, it is the first real celebration to mark the warm season. Celebrate this meaningful holiday by participating in a Memorial Day weekend event that can quickly turn into a yearly tradition.

05/09/2014

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Five Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Chicago

Instead of booking a table for brunch this Mother’s Day, celebrate with your mom in style with these five ideas in the Chicago area.

05/02/2014

Wicker Park Fest took place July 28 & 29 on Milwaukee Ave. in the heart of Wicker Park. Multiple stages with bands and performance left this Chicago neighborhood packed. Find out more. (credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Parks To Walk Your Dog In Chicago

Whether it’s downtown living and missing out on open spaces or just a designated area at a park, dog owners have a multitude of options for walking their dogs in Chicago. Check out some parks that feature dog-friendly amenities and make the dog-walking chore much more enjoyable.

04/25/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Start Your Dream Garden

Where should you go for gardening advice in the Chicago area? A gardening expert gives the scoop on how to set up your Chicago garden this spring.

04/18/2014

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Best Easter Events For Kids In Chicago

While Easter may not get all of the glory in children’s eyes like Christmas and Halloween, it can definitely become one of your child’s favorite holidays. Take the kids out to some themed events and Easter will quickly rank high on the favorite holidays list.

04/11/2014

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