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Guide To: Family Fun In Andersonville

If you are looking for something to do with the kids, head north to Andersonville: “A quaint village in the heart of a world class city.” Andersonville was founded by Swedish immigrants and remains a thriving Swedish community with plenty to offer families that visit or choose to make it their home.



Guide To: Family Fun In Bucktown

Bucktown is a hip, urban neighborhood located on the north side of the city. With its trendy boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants, it’s a great corner of the city to live in or visit for a day or evening of fun.


Families are choosing to slow down on outside activites and enjoy more family time. (CBS)

Parents Decide To Slow Down On Activities

Parents know the feeling all too well, too many activities and not enough hours in the day.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

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Guide To: Family Fun On Devon Avenue

Share the flavors, sights and sounds of India with your children on Chicago’s Devon Avenue (Devon Avenue, west of Western Avenue ). This seven block track of the city is brimming with Indian-American boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bakeries and bookstores.



Guide To: Surviving The Pool With The Kids

During the hot, humid, sticky days of Chicago summer, a day of sitting inside the house with the kids doesn’t seem appealing – even if there is air conditioning to keep everyone cool. Venturing off to the local pool is a great way to beat the heat!



Guide To: Kohl Children’s Museum

The Kohl Children’s Museum is the perfect spot for kids under 8. The museum offers a fantastic array of exhibits all catering perfectly to the munchkin set and is laid out smartly so that you don’t waste all day going up and down elevators or searching for hidden treasures.



Guide To Ukie Village: West Town Family Fun

The East Village, Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park neighborhoods, which are renown for their independent leanings, immigrant populations and hipster appeal, are also home to many family-friendly spots, especially during the summer.


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Brookfield Zoo Guide

Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St., Brookfield, Ill. Monday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Indoor Animal Exhibits close one half hour before the zoo closes. General Admission Adults: […]


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Weekend Family Fun Guide

When said together, they’re three of the most beautiful words in the English language: Three Day Weekend! Memorial Day is on Monday, and whether you observe the holiday in some way or just enjoy your extra time off, there are plenty of activities taking place around town.


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Weekend Family Fun Guide

With temperatures swinging wildly from 40 to 90 over the past week, it’s been challenging to plan for family activities – not to mention what to wear! Now that this weekend may finally start to […]


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Martial Arts Teacher Helps Kids Handle Bullies

A north suburban martial arts teacher has begun to offer free classes to children who have been the targets of bullies in their schools and neighborhoods.

WBBM Newsradio–01/14/2011

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Mom Leaves Kids In Car To Run Errand

While the mother may have thought it was safe to leave her sleeping children alone in her car for a short time, her son was not as content.


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Police: Kids Set Leaves On Fire, Causing Damage To Skate Park

Police are working with several families to pay a west suburban park district for damages caused by kids setting leaves on fire in the park — a fire that spread to a skateboard ramp and platform.


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‘Plugged-In’ Parents May Be Missing Quality Time With Kids

More and more parents are too “plugged in” to their technology. As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, experts warn it could come with a cost.

CBS 2–10/12/2010

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Best Public Pools For Kids In Chicago

Everyone talks about the Chicago winter, but what about the Chicago summer? Those of who live here know that summer in Chicago can be glorious, but it can also be hot. Fortunately for us, there […]



Best Spots For Kids In The Western Suburbs

The western suburbs of Chicago stretch from towns that border the city, such as Oak Park and Cicero, to DuPage county behemoths Naperville and Aurora — and cover a lot of ground in between. DuPage […]



Best Theatre For Kids And Young Adults In Chicago

While many theatre Chicago companies produce family-friendly shows throughout their seasons, there are also a handful of companies throughout the city devoted to creating theatre geared for kids and young adults.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2010

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Tech Minute: How Tech Toys Can Teach Kids

SAN FRANCISCO (CNET) – Young kids parked in front of so called learning DVDs like Baby Einstein and Brainy Baby actually have more limited vocabulary than kids who don’t watch. The researchers who documented that surmised that educational content alone, isn’t enough.


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Best Kids’ Clothing Stores In Chicago

Some of the best kids’ clothing stores in Chicago can be found in neighborhood boutiques, where hidden gems abound.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2010


Want To Save Your Family? Put Marriage First

What if you put your husband or wife before your kids? What if you made your marriage your top priority?

CBS 2–09/29/2010