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Best Bars With A Patio In Chicago

With warm weather finally here, it’s time to get out and dine and drink alfresco. The next time you want a drink on the patio, keep these Chicago bars in mind.

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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

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Ask Chicago Experts: How To Take Better Pictures With Your Phone

From selfies to group photos, here’s what you need to know so you can take a great picture with your phone.

05/18/2015

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Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Chicago

Pack up your car and hit the road for these five must-see destinations that are within a four-hour drive of the Chicago area.

05/16/2015

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Best Music Festivals Near Chicago

From big-name music festivals held in Chicago, to festivals just a short car ride away, you won’t long for more options when it comes to live musical performances this summer.

05/12/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Museum Exhibits In Chicago

This summer, take a look at these current and upcoming family-friendly museum exhibits in Chicago. From history to puppets, there’s something for everyone.

05/12/2015

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Best Spring Festivals In Chicago

Shake off the cold weather for good with spring festivals in Chicago. Music, culture, art and more are all on the schedule this spring.

04/27/2015

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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 Record Stores In Chicago

It’s time to dust off that record player and start playing vinyl again. Does your collection need a little refreshing? Check out these five Chicago area record stores.

04/13/2015

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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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Best Used Bookstores In Chicago

If you’re looking for a rare edition or just want to save a bit of money, then consider checking out these used bookstores in Chicago.

04/06/2015

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Best Easter Day Events In Chicago

From church services to brunch, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Easter with your family in Chicago. We take a look at some of the best in the Windy City.

03/30/2015

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Best Dog Runs In Chicago

Let Fido run off the leash at these dog runs in the Chicago area.

03/27/2015

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Best Family Hikes Near Chicago

From a stroll in a city park to a hike in the woods, there are plenty of places to explore on foot with your family in the Chicago area. Here’s a list of five family hikes worth a look this spring.

03/20/2015

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Best 2015 Spring Theater Productions In Chicago

This spring, step outside and check out a live theatre performance in Chicago.

03/16/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Chicago

With spring break on the horizon, you might be wondering what to do with your kid. Our experts give their tips for a fun and memorable spring break in Chicago.

03/13/2015

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Best Bars For March Madness In Chicago

Watch the games during March Madness at these Chicago bars.

03/12/2015

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Best Parades And Celebrations On St. Patrick’s Day In Chicago

This St. Patrick’s Day, head outside and celebrate with thousands at one of many events in Chicago and the suburbs. From parades to dyeing the Chicago River green, there are plenty of fun events on the schedule.

03/09/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month In Chicago

From lectures to staged readings, there are plenty of ways to celebrate women’s accomplishments in Chicago.

03/02/2015

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Best Places For Used Furniture In The Chicago Area

Are you decorating your home? Skip the big-box retailers and consider picking up secondhand furniture for your Chicago home by checking out these retailers.

02/24/2015

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