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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Making the Most of Our Time Off!

Are you ready to make the most of your time off this last weekend in February? Here are some suggestions to get you on your way. Enjoy!
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Neighborhood News: Modern Art Masters live at Streeterville’s Museum of Contemporary Art

Here’s a great trivia question for you: What building was the first in the United States to be “wrapped” by Christo and Jeanne-Claude?
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Restaurant Review: For National Black Restaurant Week, West Town’s Frontier delivers

National Black Restaurant Week ends on February 25. For a unique experience, head to the outskirts of West Town, just off Milwaukee Avenue, to Frontier.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Enjoy your day off

There are 3 main categories for day-off activities, and they are: relaxation, pleasure, and productivity. (Yes, you do need to be somewhat productive, even on a day off!)
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Navigating the Real Estate Market: A Guide to Finding Your Dream Home

Embarking on the journey to find your dream home can be both exciting and daunting. With a myriad of factors to consider and decisions to make, it's essential to approach the real estate market with a clear understanding of your needs and a well-defined strategy.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Celebrating a Dragon!

There’s never a dull moment to be had during a Chicago weekend no matter the weather. In fact, this weekend has us covered with celebrating a new year, a birthday, and more!
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Neighborhood News: Uptown-Where "Chicago's rich history and international diversity intersect"

Just six miles from downtown Chicago is an eclectic haven for social activists and advocates, immigrants and refugees, and artists.
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Restaurant Review: Showing love for Roscoe Village’s Lucy’s Café

Happy Valentine’s Day, 💘 with love, from Dean’s Team Chicago! Today, we’re showing love to our Roscoe Village friends by showcasing Lucy’s Café.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Fighting the Sunday Scaries

This may seem counterintuitive, but did you know you can use Sundays to meet goals while still keeping it for rest? Many successful people do it!
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Building a Strong Financial Foundation: Maximizing Home Equity

Welcome to the comprehensive guide on building a strong financial foundation by maximizing home equity. In this article, we will delve into the concept of home equity and explore various strategies to make the most of it.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – It’s a Supercharged Weekend!

This February weekend is supercharged with many different events celebrating Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, and more. In fact, we may be hard pressed to enjoy them all but let’s give it our best shot!
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Neighborhood News: Treat your Galentine/Valentine to Chicago’s Theatre Week!❤️

The Goodman. The Nederlander. Steppenwolf. Chicago’s renowned theatre scene needs no more than a single word to signify excellence!
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Restaurant Review: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at River North’s Sunda

Happy New Year (again) from Dean’s Team Chicago! Chinese New Year arrives on Saturday, February 10, and in honor of the Year of the Dragon, we’re featuring Sunda.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Lower cortisol and reduce stress

Cortisol is a hormone that plays a vital role in the human body. Produced by your adrenal glands, it regulates metabolism, reduces inflammation, assists with memory formulation, and manages stress.
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Designing Tomorrow: Discover the 5 Key Trends That Will Transform Interiors in 2024

As we move towards the future, the world of interior design is undergoing a remarkable transformation. In the quest for innovative and inspiring spaces, designers are embracing new concepts and ideas that go beyond mere aesthetics.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Venturing Out for a Peek at the Sun!

Grab your friends and/or family members to soak up some fun in the sun this weekend as February arrives with milder temps and the possibility of getting a peek at the sun as we venture out on another winter weekend!
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Neighborhood News: Lincoln Square’s Old Town School of Folk Music

When you think of Chicago's vast music history ...jazz, blues, rock, pop ...let's not forget that the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, and 909 W. Armitage, has been serving world-class folk music for more than 60 years.
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Restaurant Review: Logan Square's Penumbra named "Most Romantic in the Nation" by Yelp

It's a short two weeks before Valentine's Day. Your partner is the best thing you’ve got in your world. You want to wine them, dine them...maybe even propose!
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Let’s make house cleaning less overwhelming

I’m sure many of us have keeping the house clean as one of our goals this coming year. You see homes on TV or online with not a thing out of place and feel inspired. But do people really live like that?
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Unlocking the Secrets: How to Spot a Lucrative Investment Property

Investing in real estate can be a rewarding endeavor, offering the potential for long-term financial growth and stability.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – The Thaw Continues!

It’s time to bid farewell to January and its polarizing weather! Hopefully, February will treat us better but until then here’s what’s happening this weekend as the thaw continues.
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Neighborhood News: Pilsen-from Bohemian to Latino to Forbes 'coolest neighborhood'

Pilsen might be the only place in the country where decades-old taquerias—Mexican restaurants specializing in tacos—line streets with Czech names, and vibrant public murals turn alleyways into exhibitions.