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Best fall fun
What’s your family’s favorite fall activity?
Throwing the perfect fall party
Are you planning a soiree for the little people in your life this fall? Whether your upcoming event is a back-to-school party, birthday celebration, harvest festival or Halloween party, let nature be your guide.
Lanky visitors from above
Jim Bergens never tires of his noisy neighbors.
A Veterans Day to remember
To get in spirit of Veterans Day, take your family to the First Division museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton for a day so
Chicago’s Bronzeville is not only a living reminder of African-American history, but also a vibrant, thriving community
Make the most of the last days of summer
Labor Day signals the official end of summer. The pools and beaches may be closed for the season and summer camps
Horsin’ around in Wheaton
As the old saying goes, "history was written on the back of a horse."
There won’t be any crows at this not-so-scary fest
With the hot days of summer finally drawing to a close, it’s time to enjoy the crisp clear days of autumn.
Celebrating the departed
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday that calls families and friends to gather together and remember loved
Dancer helps through theater
As a child studying at the Lisa Boehm School of Dance in Elgin, Donica Luzwick learned more than dance steps.
Experience marching band magic
Gather up your family band Sept. 27 and head to Trienens Hall, 2707 Ashland Ave. in Evanston
Skaters have a need for speed
Tania McCarthy has been skating for years and started her son on skates when he was only 4.
A rocky start to climbing
Chris Claytor has been rock climbing for years, so when he and his wife Kelly had kids, it was only natural that their children
Small zoo just right for tots
If you’d like to take the kids to the zoo without making it an all-day ordeal, head to Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora
Hit the happy trails
Strap on your boots and saddle up for a rootin’ tootin’ adventure along the dusty trails with your city-slicker kids.
Playing with sticks
Before Wii or Game Boy—even before Pac-Man—kids of many cultures often knit to occupy their hardly-ever-idle hands.
Visit the Halloween haunts at Navy Pier
Get ready for some frightfully good fun at Navy Pier’s Halloween Haunts.
Visit history in Michigan
Eight days by stage coach from Chicago–or these days just five hours by the trusted family Ford–lands
It’s a zoo out there
There’s something about playing tug of war with a tiger that brings a smile to a kid’s face.
Enjoying musical magic in Memphis
One night over cosmos and appetizers, several friends suffering from Chicago’s winter blues planned a Girls Getaway
Visiting Puerto Rico feels like home
Puerto Rico is one of those foreign places that doesn’t feel foreign.
Getting a fish-eye view of Myrtle Beach
Never a big fan of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums, I was not anxious to check out Ripley’s Aquarium,