Lindsey Riley

Lindsey Riley is Chicago Parent's intern for summer 2013. She isa senior at Ball State University, where she studies MagazineJournalism, Creative Writing and Digital Media. She is exstatic towork and learn at Chicago Parent and hopes to have a fun andrewarding summer.

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Turn off the screens and enjoy some time in nature with a hike, Stop and Study Stations and even Radio Disney. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The Wiggles are out with a new album and a new TV show, plus they have added a girl Wiggle to the group. They are bringing their goofy fun to Chicago Sept. 21. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

There is a new addition to the dolphin family at Brookfield Zoo. Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin, gave birth to a female calf on Aug. 2 around 11 a.m. At 3 feet long, the calf weighs 40 pounds and appears to be healthy and strong. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Parents will always worry about their kids and try to do what it takes to keep them safe. But when it comes to the bullying a child with special needs may face, it's hard for parents to know how to help. Read more

Special Needs

Imagine not hearing your child's first words or giggles or hearing a voice that doesn't sound entirely normal. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago houses the Pediatric Voice Program, Chicago's only program dedicated to voice conditions. Read more

Health & Fitness


At the Taste of Chicago 2013, families can enjoy more healthy food choices as well as traditional treats.

The Taste of Chicago is taking over Grant Park this week for the 33rd time. This year, families will see an increase in healthy food options and wellness activities. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The summer months are a popular time for families to go on vacations. Before you leave the driveway, make sure your car seats are safe. Read more

General Parenting

This summer, Lincoln Park Zoo is beginning construction on a new project for that will include new animals, adventures and amenities. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Despite the passing of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act 35 years ago, working pregnant women continue to be discriminated in the workplace. A new report shows that the fight for equality and safety has only just begun. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Pet a prehistoric fish, record your own Great Lakes memories and learn all about the species inhabiting our local waters. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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Angela Abbott

What originally started as a sock puppet performance turned into something bigger than Istvan Janos ever imagined. As the lead singer of "Istvan and His Imaginary Band," a children's rock band, he and the band love performing in front of an honest and enthusiastic audience. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

When a large rare tumor was found on the neck of Sofia Espinoza's baby, doctors quickly decided to deliver him using an extremely risky and complex procedure. Read more

General Parenting

The first successful litter of sloth bears cubs were born to one proud mama at Brookfield Zoo in January and made their public debut just a few short days before Mother’s Day. Read more

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