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7 Strategies to Maximize Productivity

In today's fast-paced and competitive world, the key to achieving success lies in understanding and harnessing your full potential.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Wishing Dads a Happy Father’s Day!

This weekend is a special one as we celebrate our dads to wish them a Happy Father’s Day this Sunday! As usual, there are a wide variety of events taking place sure to please all dads.
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Neighborhood News: Past Lake Michigan, Chicago’s Bike Trails offer summer adventures and fun

With summer’s official entrance less than a week away, the great outdoors beckons! And what better way to experience Chicago’s unique neighborhoods than perched on a two-wheeler, the wind at your back?
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Restaurant Review: Hot, spicy summer nights and a cool Father’s Day celebration at West Loop’s Carnivale

With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, June 16, and hot summer nights ahead, a cool tropical drink and Latin fusion cooking might be just the ticket to summer fun!
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Summer food safety

As we move into the summer months, people will be eating and grilling outside. Now is a good time to think about how to keep all that delicious food safe to eat.
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Creating Your Dream Bathroom: The Essential Renovation Guide

Embarking on a bathroom renovation project is an exciting journey towards creating your dream bathroom space that perfectly suits your needs and reflects your personal style.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Second Round of Summer Festivals & Fairs!

Hopefully, this weekend will be drier and sunnier than last weekend so we can get out and have some fun at our second round of summer street festivals and art fairs...
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Neighborhood News: Before the Chicago Sky, women’s basketball in Chicago was about the Hustle

With all the hype surrounding women’s basketball this season, especially the off and on-court extravaganza of rookie Chicago Sky talent Angel Reese...
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Restaurant Review: Lincoln Park’s Matisse Tavern and Grill a picture-perfect setting for summer dining

Lakeview’s Matisse Tavern and Grill sounds like it should be a painting in an art museum, and in many ways, it is.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Anger issues? Try shredding them

People have been looking for healthy ways to handle anger in a meaningful way for years.
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Step Up Your Design Game: Expert Tips for Using Area Rugs

Area rugs are versatile design elements that can transform the look and feel of any space.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Wasting No Time Enjoying Summer!

Now that the end of another Chicago school year is quickly approaching, the city is wasting no time with its summer plans for us.
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Neighborhood News: Meet the Chicago American Giants, Chicago’s very own Negro League Team

Once upon a time in the United States, ‘separate but equal ‘ meant that many of the best baseball players in the world were limited to playing in the Negro Leagues.
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Restaurant Review: Lakeview’s Golden Apple Grille & Pancake House is a 24/7 delight

With the Memorial Day Weekend behind us, the real fun of summer begins!
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – A “pocket forest” for your landscape

If you are thinking of adding a tree to your landscape, why not plant a few trees close together?
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The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Healthier Home Environment

Creating a healthier home environment is crucial for promoting overall well-being and enhancing quality of life.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Memorial Day Weekend Kicks-Off Summer!

It's the weekend we've been waiting for when we kick-off the "unofficial" start of summer this Memorial Day Weekend here in Chicago!
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Neighborhood News: Celebrate our freedoms at the Loop’s Pritzker Military Museum & Library

As we reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms on Memorial Day Weekend, it might be helpful to understand military history, military affairs, and national security by visiting the Chicago Loop’s Pritzker Military Museum & Library.
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Restaurant Review: South Loop's Burger Bar Chicago a respite after museum campus-ing

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and with it, the start of the season of fun and exploration for the whole family!
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Plants you should keep separated

Plants can act like feuding neighbors. While we think they should all live together harmoniously, some plants just do not get along.
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How Owning a Home Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Owning a home is not just about having a roof over your head – it can significantly impact your overall quality of life in various ways.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Feeling the Vibes of Summer!

We’ll be feeling the vibes of summer here in Chicago this weekend with the return of some outdoor festivals and arts & crafts fairs.