Best Chicago Neighborhoods for Families

These neighborhoods are fun to visit and live in.

10 Trick-or-Treating Alternatives to Try This Halloween

Keep the Halloween tradition alive with these ideas.

7 Haunted Things to Do with Teens in Chicagoland

These picks will give you some ghostly thrills!
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Things to Do

10 Awesome Chicagoland Bookstores to Visit with Kids

Bring your young readers to these independent bookstores.

14 Fun and Unique Date Night Ideas in Chicagoland

Spice up your next date night with these fun activities.

11 ’90s Halloween Movies to Watch As a Family

Show your kids some of your favorite Halloween films.

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Latest Issue: September/October 2021

Our magazine features parasocial relationships, our special needs section with news and resources, kid-friendly ideas for spooky season, and much more.

Ultimate Family Guide to City on Fire: Chicago 1871 Exhibit

Brought to you by Chicago History Museum

Parenting

How Families Can Support Refugees in Chicago

Connect with local organizations doing on-the-ground work.

Get Kids A Flu Shot Before End of October

For kids 12 and older, flu shot can be done at the same time as COVID vaccine.

Tips to Help Your Little Activist Share Their Voice

Fuel your child's desire to make a difference.

Raising Kids with True Grit

That ring of dirt around the tub means the family has been outside making new discoveries.
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Education

Local Students Learn to Grow Fresh Food in Classrooms

Some local schools are receiving free gardens for the classroom.

7 Ways to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with Kids

Indigenous Peoples Day falls on Monday, Oct. 11.

14 Spanish/English Bilingual Picture Books for Kids

Families can embrace learning in two languages!

Former CPS Teacher Opens Chicago’s First Mobile School

The RV features STEAM activities for early elementary-aged students.
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