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‘Working’ is great date night for mom and dad

"Working" is a thoroughly up-to-date play highlighting the dignity of work - or at any rate the dignity of all those who work.

Watch the Buckingham Fountain’s wake up

Pretty much everyone knows about Buckingham Fountain at Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway, overlooking Lake Michigan. It's one of the great, free, visual spectacles for families (though the parking meters are pricey). And when the wind is blowing in your direction, you get a free shower.

Dearborn Telescope expands kids horizons – to infinity and beyond

The Dearborn Telescope and its 18.5-inch refracting lens may date back to the Civil War, but every Friday night, families can visit the observatory at Northwestern University to watch the ancient mechanism sweep across the sky.

30 years later, remembering moms helping other moms

Dawn Hasbrouck, Fox Chicago's newest anchorwoman, loved growing up on Chicago’s South Side so much she wants to give her 2-year-old son Brandon the exact same.

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