2009 June

Chicago Parent

Video | New rehabilitation machine puts patients one step closer to walking

The Lokomat, a new rehabilitation device, is helping people like Juanito Zavala, a client at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago who has cerebral palsy, get out of a wheelchair and up on their own two feet. Read...

 

Video | Mr. Furry Fur Fur, the earth-friendly raccoon

Watch Chicago Parent's exclusive interview with Mr. Furry Fur Fur, the environmentally-friendly raccoon. Read...

 

June 25, 2009

Get out there and play. Spend your weekend with the youngest members of your favorite zoo’s family. Lincoln Park and Brookfield zoos have had a bountiful spring with many little bundles of joy now on display.  Read...

 

June 18, 2009

Get out there and play. Even if your family doesn’t hail from Scotland, you can still celebrate like a great Scot at the Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Oak Brook. Spend your weekend with folks in kilts, bagpipers and big burly men tossing telephone poles as far as they can. Read...

 

June 11, 2009

Get out there and play. Bring your appetite this weekend for your family’s fill of ribs at this year’s Rib Fest. The street festival, which originally started as a block party, now averages 65,000 pounds of ribs yearly. But with 25 bands—including Indie, Rock and Alt Country—and a Kids Square, this celebration is more than just ribs. Read...

 

The new mix in the WIC program

This year’s deep recession is causing economic hardship for many young families. Read...

 

June 4, 2009

Get out there and play. Take your family out to the Poplar Grove Airport for some high-flying, old-fashioned fun. This weekend, the airport, located at 11619 Route 76, hosts World War II-era aircraft and military vehicles during the Army Wings and Wheels Air Show.  Read...

 

Movies that teach

Can't stomach another family movie night featuring Hannah Montana or clone troopers? Try these. Read...

 

Block burns and bites

Now that summer has finally arrived, here are some tips for protecting skin from insect bites and sunburns: Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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