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Best Holiday Markets In Chicago

What is a person to do when there are so many presents to get and so little time left?

12/15/2014

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Best Local Organizations For Holiday Donations In Chicago

Check out this list for five holiday gift ideas where money and items do a lot of good.

12/08/2014

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Best Places For Winter Outdoor Adventures Near Chicago

In the Chicago area, there are local and nearby hills, trails and ponds to enjoy winter sports including these five really good destinations.

11/29/2014

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The Best Thanksgiving Events In Chicago

Think lights, camera opportunities and action amidst nature when looking for something to do Thanksgiving Day before gobbling down turkey or during the weekends before and after Thanksgiving instead of bucking the shopping crowds.

11/17/2014

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Best Budget Attractions In Chicago

Chicago’s sights and sounds are fun, interesting and add up to a memorable vacation, but trying to take in everything can wear out the shoes and wallet. Here are some budget options.

11/15/2014

Veterans of the Vietnam War look for the names of friends and loved ones on "The Wall" during a Veterans Day event at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall November 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people gathered at "The Wall" to pay respects and honor the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Best 2014 Veterans Day Events In Chicago

When November 11 rolls around, there are several events throughout the Chicago that honor people who serve in the military.

11/03/2014

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Best Upcoming Musicals In Chicago

From such classics as “The King and I” to a revival that refocuses attention from grand spectacle to intimate stories, these upcoming musicals present memorable songs and thought-provoking messages.

10/27/2014

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Best Halloween-Themed Shows In Chicago

Chicago has a vast entertainment scene with something for all ages when considering where to go for spooky fun or bone-chilling fright.

10/06/2014

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Best Places For Fall Colors In Chicago

Fall’s cooler nights are working their leaf-changing magic, dusting the Chicago trees in mauve and crimson. Hike, bike or drive to these five best locations to see Chicago’s fall colors.

10/04/2014

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Five Reasons To Visit Chicago In The Fall

After Labor Day weekend’s goodbye to the lazy days of summer, a re-energized city welcomes autumn with fall fests, a new theater season, blockbuster art shows and fun outdoor explorations. Here are some of Chicago’s best happenings this fall.

09/20/2014

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Best Improv Comedy In Chicago

They say that laughter is the best medicine, so skip the doctor’s office and take in a show instead at any of these five top comedy venues here in Chicago.

09/15/2014

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Best Art Exhibits For Kids In Chicago

No matter whether a youngster likes to read, draw, create something or enjoys photography or history, there is likely to be an art exhibit in the Chicago area that would appeal to young or older children.

09/08/2014

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A Night At Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre

The following guide notes an outstanding theater company that could be overlooked because its neighborhood is known for shopping.

08/25/2014

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Best Science Exhibits In Chicago

The following wonderful exhibits feed the curiosity gene with some answers, more questions and stimulating thoughts about life: past, present and future.

08/11/2014

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Best Cheap Long Weekend Trips Near Chicago

Here are five places to take a long weekend trip that include lodging suggestions that shouldn’t over-stretch the wallet.

08/09/2014

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Chicago’s Most Interesting Churches

No matter what religion you profess, if you like art and architecture, you should tour some of the churches in your city or in towns you visit.

07/28/2014

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How To Get Involved In Chicago’s Theater Community

There’s nothing wrong with going to a theater to enjoy a classic or new play, but if you wish you could do something more active than applaud, you’re in luck.

07/21/2014

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Historic Walking Tours Of Chicago

Sometimes it’s fun to cobble together a walking tour of diverse places that capture the heart of the big city.

06/09/2014

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Best Museums For Dates In Chicago

Taking in a museum on a date gives you talking points beyond the trite astrological sign and six degrees of school or city separation.

05/26/2014

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Best Kids Art Classes In Chicago

Anytime is a great time for youngsters to express themselves through art. But when school lets out for summer vacation, kids have more time to try a fun art medium such as clay or film making. Chicago is rich in camps and classes with an art focus.

05/05/2014

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