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Summer 2011

Disney World on the cheap for Chicago families

The happiest place on earth comes with a price, but plan ahead and you’ll save a few dollars.

Illinois railway museum puts train-crazy kids in the conductors seat

There’s nothing like the toot of a train whistle to put you in the mood for adventure, and the Illinois Railway Museum in Union offers just the ticket.

bringing pinnochio to life PUBLISH LATE JUNE

When Chicago Shakespeare Theater premieres "The Adventures of Pinocchio" as part of its Family Series this summer, you won't find a stage version...

Build a robot at C A Robot factory

While kids are messing around with LEGOs and building robots, they're also learning math, physics, engineering and science.

All-Inclusive Family Fun in Florida

Club Med Sandpiper Bay provides vacation activities for adults and kids alike.

The Choo-Choo in Des Plaines for train-crazy kids

We brought a train-crazy toddler to The Choo-Choo, a Des Plaines diner where the locomotive is king.

“Whales” makes a splash at Field Museum in Chicago

Kids can listen to whale songs, create their own dolphin and "dive" underwater to hunt squid at Field's newest exhibit.

Fireside vegetarian chilaquiles

Bring some fiesta to your fireside evening with this veggie-friendly dish.

Chorizo breakfast casserole

Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 6 eggs 1/2 pound precooked chorizo 1/2 package Monterey jack cheese 4 slices bread Salt and pepper Directions Spray pot with cooking oil. Tear bread into 1- inch pieces...

Campfire quiche lorraine

This dish might have a fancy name.
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