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Experts warn of trouble in toyland

The Illinois Public Interest Research Group released its 28th annual Trouble in Toyland report this week with tips for parents and grandparents to keep in mind as they buy toys to fill the kids' holiday wish lists.  Read...

 

Morton Arboretum lights up the night for the holidays

Morton Arboretum's new interactive light exhibit is a chance to take your family outside and experience the sensory delight of technology and nature. Read...

 

New online tool tracks cold and flu symptoms in your area

WebMD's Cold and Flu Map keeps Chicago families ahead of the sickness curve this winter. Read...

 

Video: Chicago area family shares positive impact of Special Olympics

Back in the spring Chicago Parent's former editor Susy Schultz followed the story of a suburban Chicago family as one of their children competed in the regional Special Olympics. Read...

 

Strep throat outbreaks: What Chicago families need to know

Doctors are seeing a lot of cases of strep as fall winds down. One Loyola doctor shares the symptoms to help parents know what to do. Read...

 

Mary Poppins' delights while teaching life lessons

Beloved nanny Mary Poppins has made her way to Chicago's northern suburbs! The must-see show features toe-tapping song and dance numbers from an amazingly talented cast. Read...

 

Baby Gorilla born at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo baby boom! A new baby gorilla has joined the zoo family just weeks after the birth of two baby dolphins. Mother and baby are doing well according to zoo officials.  Read...

 

Emerald City Theatre's Rapunzel is entertaining

Emerald City's Rapunzel isn't exactly what you might expect, but it is filled with funny lines that will delight grownups and kids of all ages. It runs through Jan. 4. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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