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Best Upcoming Museum Exhibits In Chicago

One exhibit leaps into late spring with amphibians from all over the world and another will have visitors wanting a personal robot.

05/11/2015

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Best Mother’s Day Gifts In Chicago

The problem when Mother’s Day rolls around is finding the best way to say thank you, I love you and I appreciate you.

05/08/2015

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Best Cinco De Mayo Events Near Chicago

Cinco de Mayo marks a battle the Mexican army won in Puebla against the French, May 5, 1862. Anyone can join in the celebration so check out these events.

05/02/2015

Best Movies Filmed In Chicago

According to the City of Chicago, more than 700 movies have been made in the area. They range from cartoons and silent films from the turn of the last century and the early 1900s heyday of Essanay, a studio that had Ben Turpin and Charlie Chaplin, to this century’s Batman, Superman and Transformers hero movies.

04/25/2015

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Best Lakeside Getaways Near Chicago

When spending less time driving and more time at the destination is important consider these five excellent resorts and inns.

04/18/2015

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Best Places To Buy Women’s Athletic Wear In Chicago

Whether you push yourself to run, bike an extra mile, swim an extra lap, try other yoga positions or take a new exercise class, you should have athletic apparel that fits you and your sport.

04/07/2015

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Best Theaters In Chicago

No matter whether the city’s critics give a show four stars or only sort-of recommend it, the visitor is likely to leave impressed if the theater is historical, ornate or atmospheric.

03/23/2015

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Best National Parks And Sites Near Chicago

When warm weather coincides with vacation days, the open road beckons. These are some choice destinations doable from Chicago.

03/14/2015

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Five Reasons To Visit Chicago For Spring Break

Here are five of the best reasons to turn spring break into a Chicago vacation or staycation.

03/07/2015

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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Chicago For Families

Flying somewhere warm for spring break is an option but to avoid crowded beaches and take advantage of low gas prices, look for places within a day’s drive.

02/21/2015

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Best Places To Buy Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her In Chicago

Whether she’s a pill or quite chill, there are answers to your Valentine’s Day gift needs.

02/10/2015

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Best Historic Landmarks In Chicago

However, when seeing a movie, play or poster about the city, these five historic landmarks often represent what Chicago was and is – a city that roared back from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 ready for commerce and culture.

02/09/2015

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Best Books Based In Chicago

For a deeper sense of what the city was and how it influenced writers, turn to books about its people and politics, its underbelly and neighborhoods, its architecture and historic events.

01/19/2015

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Best Hotel Pools In Chicago

Several Chicago hotels with pools, spas and fitness centers are near museums, shops and theaters. However, when it’s the pool that makes the difference, consider the five listed here that have great views or ambiance.

01/17/2015

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Best Spring 2015 Art Events In Chicago

Five art events make a fine bouquet of sculpture, paintings, jewelry and art-movement examples to enjoy this spring.

01/05/2015

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Best Museum Gift Shops In Chicago

In the Chicago area, these five museum shops stand out because of their size and range of selection. They are accessible without having to pay admission.

12/29/2014

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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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