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Shedd Aquarium visitors touch the rays swimming in the Stingray Touch exhibit outside the aquarium. (Credit: Shedd AquariumBrenna Hernandez)

Kids Get Sneak Preview Of New Stingray Exhibit At Shedd Aquarium

A group of students from the south suburbs were among the first to try out the Shedd Aquarium’s first outdoor exhibit on Tuesday, getting the chance to literally reach out and touch a school of stingrays swimming in a pool outside the aquarium.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

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Top 6 Couple Activities You Can Do Year Round

Maybe the two of you know you’re in it for the long haul, or maybe you’re still trying on your relationship for size. No matter where you’re currently at as a couple, your connection to each other can strengthen and grow if you build in time together. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are a few ideas to help you get started.

01/22/2013

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Top Three Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks In Chicago

‘Tis the season for ice skating. Chicago’s winter is here to stay. Well, for a few long months anyway, so get out and enjoy it. There are a plethora of outdoor rinks (10 to be exact) within the city limits, open November 28th-February 28th. Here are the three best!

12/31/2011

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Fall Into Color At Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is a true treasure of nature, located right here in the western suburbs. While staying true to its mission of planting and conserving trees, the internationally acclaimed arboretum offers learning opportunities for all ages…

10/29/2011

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Picking The Perfect Pumpkin Patch

Whether you’re in the mood for taking horse-drawn hayride, running through a twisty-turny corn maze, or maybe just holding some baby chicks, you’re sure to find a pumpkin patch that is the perfect match for you and your family.

10/07/2011

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Sunday Night Social, Where To Go Out

For those who need to keep some semblance of a social life active past Saturday—yet still have to show up in one piece come Monday—Sunday night options that offer fun in a lower gear are essential. We’ve put together some of our favorite fun, relaxing ways to cap off the weekend.

08/25/2011

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A Safe Haven Bar For Soccer Fans

Chicago isn’t the friendliest city when it comes to Soccer, so where can a true fan find their mecca? The Globe…

08/18/2011

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Best Post-Art Event Drink Spots

Arts districts, museums and community arts organizations tend to make the biggest splash the first two Fridays of every month. All of these events typically come with the booze already built-in, but if you’re looking to end your night with something other than a cold can of PBR or a white wine in a plastic vessel, we’ve selected some nearby establishments to help you round out your night of culture.

08/04/2011

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Guide To: West Fest

Despite the glut of summer festivals and street fairs, West Fest manages to stands apart from the pack thanks to its staggeringly good musical lineup and the range of activities that appeal to everyone from parents to pet lovers.

07/07/2011

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Best Places To Grab A Post Show Drink Downtown

Unlike the city’s rock venues, most of the shows for downtown dance and theater establishments let out early enough to leave you jonesing for cocktail before moving on with the evening. We’ve singled out a few of our best choices for post-show drinks.

06/30/2011

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Best Bars to Catch Mid-Week Live Music

When you feel like casually catching some live music on the fly, but didn’t snag tickets to a show in advance, finding last-minute music plans can be tricky. Luckily, many of Chicago’s friendliest bars and coziest pubs book a diverse range of local and national acts to play during the week – often with no cover charge.

06/23/2011

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Novel First Date Ideas In Chicago

First dates can be many things, but one thing they should never be is boring. Chicagoans have a wealth of first date options at their fingertips, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to ensure that even if your first date is thrilling or awkward, it will definitely be interesting.

06/16/2011

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Best Outdoor Bars and Drink Deals

Hello sizzling Chicago! Now that the heat is here, let’s drink to it. Find yourself on one of the city’s outdoor patios, beverage in hand.

06/09/2011