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Toy safety goes mobile this year in Illinois

Holiday shopping season is in full swing, and one annual toy safety report is going mobile this year, helping parents make informed decisions before they hit the checkout line. Read...

 

'Miracle on 34th Street' is smaller, more intimate option among Chicago holiday shows

If some of the bigger Chicago holiday shows aren't your family's style, head instead to Stage 773 for Porchlight Music Theatre's production of "The Miracle on 34th Street."  Read...

 

Fevers, though scary, usually aren't serious

It happens to every parent: the digitized numbers on the fancy thermometer screen flash into triple digits and you immediately dive for the phone to call the pediatrician, your mother, maybe the National Guard. Read...

 

Name that giraffe! LEGOLAND opens naming contest to public

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is looking for a name for the two-story giraffe that looms over its front doors, and is offering a four-pack of annual passes to the winner. A tall order, indeed. Read...

 

What tops Chicago kids' wish lists this holiday season

If our thoroughly unscientific poll is any indication, you can't go wrong this year with a video gaming system, which topped the wish lists of more than 60 percent of our respondents. Read...

 

A diaper on every bottom: Help keep a Chicago baby clean and dry this holiday season

Families have cut a lot of things during the recession: dinners out, vacations, morning lattes. But diapers? Sad, but true - and one Chicago nonprofit is rolling up their sleeves for a little dirty work. Read...

 

Gifts you can feel good about

Chicago-focused, earth-friendly, and generally karmically awesome gifts. Read...

 
 
 







 
 
 
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