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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: August 25th-31st

Check out the priceless things to do this week in Chicago, week of August 25th-31st.

08/25/2014

The 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame and Museum in Forest Park, Illinois. (Credit: 16inchsoftballhof.com)

Forest Park To Be Cooperstown For 16-Inch Softball

For Larry Piekarz, executive director of the Park District of the Forest Park, the 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame is a dream come true.

07/07/2014

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‘Big Ten Experience’ Museum Set To Open In Rosemont

Conference officials have announced that the so-called “Big Ten Experience” museum will be open to the public on Saturday, June 7 in Rosemont. It has 13 interactive exhibits that showcase the conference’s notable players and coaches since 1896.

06/06/2014

The rubble of the World Trade Center smoulders following the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. (ALEXANDRE FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

Twin Towers Survivor Has Mixed Emotions About New 9/11 Museum

Joe Dittmar, formerly of Aurora, was on the 105th floor of the south tower on September 11, 2001.

05/15/2014

Film director George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Names Task Force To Find Location For Lucas Museum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed a task force of a dozen civic leaders to find a potential location in Chicago where “Star Wars” creator George Lucas could build a new interactive art and filmmaking museum.

04/17/2014

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Could ‘Star Wars’ Creator Build Museum Here In Chicago?

George Lucas is looking to build a museum to honor digital design and art. Is the Force with Chicago? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/10/2014

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Guide To Chicago’s Kohl Children’s Museum

Head to the Chicago suburb of Glenview with your family for a fun-filled afternoon at the Kohl Children’s Museum.

04/04/2014

Walt Disney spent his youngest years in this North Tripp Avenue home. (CBS)

Disney’s Boyhood Home In Chicago Could Become Museum

The residence in the Hermosa neighborhood was home to the Disney family when Walt was born back in 1901.

12/04/2013

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Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to Oak Park

A popular destination for those in Chicagoland, the Village of Oak Park sits just a quick jaunt down the Eisenhower Expressway, easily within one tank of gas. It’s most famous resident, Frank Lloyd Wright, left a wealth of Prairie style architecture behind, but Oak Park also boasts a past and present filled with literary and artistic genius.

08/25/2012

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Downstate Museum Honoring Sen. Paul Simon To Close

A Southern Illinois museum that honors the late Illinois U.S. Senator Paul Simon is closing at the end of the month.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

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2012 Guide To The Shedd Aquarium

Be one of the two million guests this year that visits the Shedd Aquarium, a national historic landmark. The aquarium, situated on the beautiful Lake Michigan lakefront, houses more than 32,500 animals. Spend a day learning about all sorts of animals that live in locations ranging from the Pacific Northwest to a Philippine coral reef.

03/28/2012

Rashid Johnson, How ya like me now, 2010 Persian rug, gold embroidery, shea butter, 7 x 102 1/2 x 143 1/2 in. (18 x 280.5 x 364.5 cm) Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin. Image courtesy of the artist(credit: mcachicago.org)

April Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for April.

03/26/2012

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2012 Guide To The Museum Of Science And Industry

This might be my most favorite museum in Chicago. It doesn’t have the stiffness of the Field Museum and everything is hands-on. The museum has done a lot of improvements in the past couple of years to take it beyond the ‘80s style exhibits into more, flashy 21st century displays. If you haven’t been in awhile, it might be time to make a visit back to the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere to enjoy what they have to offer.

03/20/2012

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Making a Scene: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Nestled in the expanse of green that is our beloved Lincoln Park, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum strives to create a connection between people and nature. Geared towards families, this hands-on museum offers a wide range of fun, interactive exhibits and educational programming for children and adults of all ages. This is one of our family’s favorite museums – there is always something to delight both my kids, ages 2 and 10.

03/10/2012

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Genghis Khan Invades Chicago: Interview With The Field Museum’s Tom Skwerski

Genghis Khan has an oft-misunderstood legacy. The ruthless Mongol emperor drastically expanded his 12th and 13th century Asian empire through force — but along the way introduced passports and a postal system, among other innovations. “Genghis Khan,” a new show at the Field Museum running through September 3, takes a look at the ruler through an exhibit of artifacts ranging from jewelry and silk robes to weapons and religious relics — and even a mummy…

03/05/2012

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March Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for March.

02/27/2012

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February Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out this quick guide to our five can’t-miss picks for February.

01/30/2012

Sue, the lovely T-Rex. (Credit: Jasmyn Martin)

Guide To The Field Museum

On your day off, do you lose hours in front of your computer, as you’re doing now, refreshing Tumblr and tweeting about some idiotic thing someone said on Facebook? No? Well, good for you. You are the 1%. As for the rest of us, it might be time to go outside and get our brains moving again. If you haven’t visited the Field Museum of Natural History in a few years, it’s high time you returned. Here are some tips so you can make the most of your time.

01/12/2012

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History Comes To Life At The Graue Mill

Since 1853, the Graue Mill in Oakbrook, Illinois, has been grinding out cornmeal, its traditional grist wheel spinning to the ebb and flow of the picturesque Salt Creek. Visit it with your family for a historical flash from the past.

08/06/2011

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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.

07/29/2011

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