It wouldn't be Memorial Day weekend without some big movie openings. We've got tickets to Epic, an animated adventure about a teenager who finds herself transported into a forest - and on a quest to save the world. One reader will win a family five-pack to the Classic Cinemas of their choice.
Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones and Trevor Jackson stopped by Chicago for the local premier of the new Disney Movie, "Let It Shine." ChicagoParent.com's intrepid reporters, Dixon and Delaney, took the opportunity to ask them a few questions that were on their minds... like, Is Coco now a cast member of "So Random"?
Candy corn, Lincoln Logs and the Happy Meal: Chicago's a great place to be a kid, and it's also responsible for some of the most enduring contributions to childhood.
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These classic building block come courtesy of Chicago's most famous architectural bloodline. John L. Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, invented the logs in 1916 and trademarked the name "Lincoln Logs" in 1923. The name is not a nod to Abraham Lincoln, but rather to his father, whose middle name was Lincoln.