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Picnic Must Haves

Packing The Perfect Picnic Basket For A Summer Party

The trick to having a stress-free meal in the great outdoors is to pack your basket well.

06/08/2015

Biking, New Bike, Dad, Gifts, Father's Day

5 Gifts For Dad That Will Make Him Feel Like A Kid Again

This Father’s Day, skip the neckties and coffee mugs and give dad something he can really use: A reminder of his youth.

06/04/2015

DIY Organizer

6 Father’s Day Gifts To Help Dad Organize His Mancave Or Garage

It can be very difficult to find the perfect gift for dad on Father’s Day, but with a little creativity and a bit of time you can find something very special that he will be able to use every day.

06/03/2015

Kids Cooking, Cooking, Kids, Children, Father's Day, Kitchen Helpers

Cook Up Dad’s Favorite Dishes For The Perfect Father’s Day Meal

A food-filled Father’s Day celebration is the perfect way to honor Dad this year.

06/02/2015

Pinot Noir Popsicles

5 Refreshing Drinks & Frozen Treats To Cool You Off This Summer

Forget your usual summer beverages. Get a little creative and enjoy one of these cool treats to take the edge off on even the hottest summer day.

06/02/2015

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5 Classes Or Lessons To Give Dad For Father’s Day

Think outside the gift box this Father’s Day with these five class ideas.

06/01/2015

Sun Hat

Best Products For Protecting Kids Against Summer Sun

Keep away sunburn and have some fun in the sun this Summer with these kid-friendly products.

06/01/2015

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Best Free Summer Concerts In Chicago

Summer in Chicago is a beautiful and fleeting season! Everyone is looking for more ways to enjoy the weather and get outdoors, preferably without breaking the bank. Here are several options for free concerts in Chicago that you can enjoy throughout the season with little strain on your wallet.

05/25/2015

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Best Lake House Getaways Near Chicago

Heading for a lake house getaway near Chicago is a great way to recharge the batteries and bond with the family, the best lake houses are just a short drive from Chicago.

05/23/2015

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Best Beer Gardens In Chicago

Enjoy the summer with the best beer gardens in all of Chicago.

05/21/2015

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Best Book Club Picks For Summer Reading

Summer brings picnics and barbecues, outdoor concerts and trips to the beach—and we are excited to discuss the season’s hottest books with our favorite book club friends. Whether you’re gathering over a few drinks or hosting an outdoor tea for your club, here are the books to keep you reading while the sun shines from our sister company, Simon & Schuster.

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

Suzy Q is a Beagle mix at Cache Creek Animal Rescue in Joliet which is facing possible eviction just days before Christmas. (Credit: Cache Creek Animal Rescue)

Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Taking care of your pets during the summer months in Chicago is extremely important. Marcia Coburn, President of Red Door Animal Shelter, offers her expertise in how to keep your pets cool in the warmer months.

05/15/2015

Barbeque (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

5 Best Ways To Observe Memorial Day

Honor Memorial Day and celebrate the national holiday with these five ideas.

05/13/2015

Dogs Playing in Back Yard

5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For Summer

Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.

05/12/2015

Napoleon Prestige 500 (Photo Credit: Napoleon Grills)

5 Best Grills To Get You Through Your Memorial Day BBQ

It’s barbecue season! Time to find the perfect backyard grill for you and your whole family. Here are five great options to get you started.

05/12/2015

Child Saluting American Flag (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Teaching Our Children The Importance Of Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is not just the official start to summer. It’s also an important holiday to pay your respects for those men and women who died in battle.

05/12/2015

People attending Pitchfork Music Festival on July 18th, 2014. (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

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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5 Camping Gear Must Haves For Summer Vacations

Don’t leave home without these five handy camping gadgets. You’ll have all the important conveniences of home without tons of bulky equipment.

05/11/2015

Wide brim hats

5 Must Have Spring Fashion Accessories

Complete your warm weather look with these five must-have accessories this Spring.

05/06/2015

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