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Truth, justice and one ‘super’ celebration

An action-filled weekend.

4 quick and easy girlfriend getaways

You'll miss them, but there are so many benefits of traveling sans-kids.

Holiday water park getaways for Chicago families

Warm escapes with a festive twist.

Camp in a real tree house in southern Illinois

Camping in the new treehouses in Shawnee National Forest lets families camp without losing the luxuries.

Batmobile, ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car among automotive treasures at Volo Auto Museum

Volo Auto Museum's exhibits go well beyond its name. In addition to cars of all shapes and styles dominate, visitors will find Hollywood memorabilia, military history and ample space to run and play.

Video | Exploring the Living Sea Aquarium

As part of our ongoing video series, "10 Free things to do with your kids this summer," Chicago Parent headed out to the Living Sea Aquarium in Park Ridge, Ill. We got up close and personal with critters -- and we recommend you do too!

Video | New exhibit teaches kids the science behind drugs

In 2007, Highland Park native Cebrin Goodman died of a heroin overdose. Last month, a new exhibit opened at the Robert Crown Center in Hinsdale, dedicated to Goodman and built to teach students the actual science behind "Just Say No."

Hidden gems in Illinois

We’ve all been hearing comparisons lately to the Great Depression. Here’s an adventure packed with teachable moments about the can-do spirit of that historic time.
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Illinois First to Require Asian American History in Schools

Illinois’ TEAACH Act called a ‘life saver’ for students.

Create Your Own Adventure in the Forest Preserves of Cook County

Brought to you by Forest Preserves of Cook County

How to Get Your Kids to Do Chores

Kids are never too young or old to get involved with cleaning the house!