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Winter 2011

Chicago ice rinks

Want more than just ice? Here are three spots to skate that throw a little atmosphere into the mix.

Explore the world of chimps on your iPad

Want to learn more about chimps? Lincoln Park Zoo has created its own, free iPad app.

Extreme fun on trampolines

This beats backyard trampolines big time.

Windy City Circus

David and Dania Maas have decided it's time Chicago had its very own circus.

Cooking up good things with kids

Have a budding chef on your hands? Try one of these cooking schools for kids.

Bad Apple: Not your average burger joint

This hip joint grownups love is also a great place to feed kids.

The safe side of Mexico

Personal pools, warm weather and safety in the resorts of Mexico.

Escape to Door County

Door County is the summer playground of choice for many Chicagoans. But there are almost as many reasons to visit in January as in July—without the glut of tourists competing for dinner reservations, clogging the roads and driving up prices.

Watch the eagles soar in the Quad Cities

Yes, bald eagles are abundant in the Quad Cities in the winter. So much so that for 25 years, they've hosted Bald Eagle Days, coming up Jan. 6-8 in Rock Island.

Tricks to the trip to Grandma’s

Cindy Richards with some suggestions on how to make that annual trip a little less monotonous.
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