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A girl splashes in the water at Crown Fountain in Millennium Park on June 10, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Hot Weekend Continues For Chicago

Chicago’s wild weather continued Sunday, as the rising mercury sent people scrambling to do anything they can to stay cool.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2012

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Summer Heat Kicks In This Weekend

Temperatures will peak into the low-90s on Saturday and Sunday, with no rain expected.

06/08/2012

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Best Summer Veggies

We walk a thin line with vegetables in our house; so much so that I’ve submerged myself in vegetable experimentation to help our young boys reside more on the love side of that line and tread less into deep waters of disgust on the other (nobody hates veggies more than I do when they become part of the wallpaper!). Picky eaters may still have a hard time with these recipes, but we’ve found them to be successful more times than not. And with all of these vegetables making a massive resurgence now that summertime is descending upon Chicagoland, they are easy to find, easy on the wallet and easy on the pallet.

05/31/2012

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Memorial Day Sets Another Record For Heat In Chicago

Chicago saw its second consecutive day of record heat on Monday, when the temperature reached 95 degrees at O’Hare International Airport early Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

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Natural Must-Have Products For Summer

If the ingredients list contains words no one can pronounce, the most important rule of food club is it doesn’t come through the front door. We don’t just abide by this rule concerning food, though; we typically try to adhere to it with most all products we use, including those found in our medicine cabinet. Here’s a list of products you could likely find in your own backyard (if you grew and harvested them) that are must-haves for kiddos who are intent on enjoying their summers.

05/23/2012

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Fun For The Road – Car Games For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip this summer? Entertain yourself and the kids with these fun car games along the way.

05/14/2012

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Summer Tour Guide – From The Allman Brothers to ZZ Top

Summer’s here, and the time is right for dancing in the seats. Check out this season’s hottest outdoor concert tours.

05/14/2012

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Best Summertime Theater Activities For Kids In Chicago

If you have a budding young performer who dreams of taking center stage, sign that little singer, dancer, actor or comedian up for a summertime program that will offer theater, acting and performance arts classes near home. From Shakespeare to “Glee,” Chicago’s got theater covered.

05/04/2012

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Summer Camp Scramble

Though summer seems like a distant dream during February in Chicago, summer camp registration is in full swing! Here’s a list of only a few notable summer camps in the Chicagoland area among the many, many (did I say many? Because I mean many!) camps offered. Be sure to click over to the websites to get all the details of registration, ages and dates!

02/13/2012

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Gas Outlook: ‘Most Painful Year At Pump Ever’

Gasoline prices could approach $5 a gallon by Memorial Day and stay a record levels for much of the summer, according to a forecast by GasBuddy.com.

01/13/2012

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Chicago Fashionisto & Designer Harrison Luckett

Harrison is a 28-year-old Chicagoan by way of Mississippi. Fascinated by sewing and creating at a young age from his Grandmother in Mississippi, he landed himself in Chicago to attend Academy of Design, Chicago. It was there that he created a life and met his future (now current) business partner. They currently co-run Cheairs, a fashion design business…

11/08/2011

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I’m Obsessed With LWD! (Little White Dresses)

For the longest time a lady’s go-to item in her wardrobe has been the LBD (little black dress). While that staple should still remain in your closet, I feel a new, exciting go-to item is the LWD (little white dress)…

08/30/2011

Germany Debates Effects Of Value Added Tax

Have An Endless Summer

Labor Day means the end of summer. Make it last forever with these delicious food and drink recipes to enjoy summer produce all year long.

08/25/2011

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Summer vs. Fall: The Pros And Cons Of Changing Seasons

Labor Day comes at a unique time of year. Caught between two seasons, we’re left picking sides: do we try to Hold On To Summer or Embrace Fall?

08/22/2011

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Chicago Street Style: Building Off A Bold Skirt

How to find a great skirt, and then build off of it! Skirt trends for the summer, what are yours?

08/16/2011

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Windy City Boutiques: Shopping Like a Tourist

I can’t help the occasional (cough) shopping spree. Just the word “shopping” rouses energy. And when summer arrives, so do my out-of-town guests. As my friends and family trek themselves to Chicago for a visit, the agenda naturally includes… shopping.

08/02/2011

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I’m Obsessed With… Boho Chic

Trends come and go. Some come again, and some we can’t wait to go. I used to think Boho Chic was just a trend, but its resurrection and prominence in the fashion world for the last 10 years suggests otherwise. With roots back to the late 60s through 70s, it represented an easy going, loving life, peace, and harmony approach to an ever-changing world.

07/26/2011

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Best Workout Gear Must Haves

Are you a workout fanatic? Check out this go-to gear, great for when you sweat, that’ll make you look good too.

07/19/2011

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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!

07/12/2011

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Street Style: Shorts For Your Nightlife Look

Are you looking for a way to spice up your summer wardrobe with something that is equally versatile as it is fashion forward? My answer is SHORTS! Shorts are this summer’s must have item and this season I have noticed more variety and originality than ever before.

07/12/2011

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