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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Summer Festival Season in Full Swing!

Chicago’s summer festival season is in full swing this weekend as evidenced by the following events!
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Neighborhood News: The Chicago Colleens were in “A League of Their Own”

While many are familiar with Penny Marshall’s iconic 1992 movie “A League of Their Own,” following the exploits of the Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, DID YOU KNOW...
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Restaurant Review: Lincoln Park’s Galit ranks high for genuine Mediterranean cuisine

When someone asks where they can find authentic Middle Eastern cusine in Lincoln Park, Galit is at the top of the list.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Hidden polluters in your home

First let’s look at the cleaning products we use every day. Many of them contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that evaporate into the air.
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The Art of Relaxation: Creating a Tranquil Reading Room Retreat

Creating a tranquil reading room retreat is not simply about having a designated space for reading; it's about curating an environment that promotes relaxation, rejuvenation, and inner peace.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Revving Up Our Engines!

When a holiday like July 4th falls on a Thursday, Chicago continues celebrating right through the weekend. And it just so happens that this weekend we’ll be...
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Neighborhood News: Gallagher Way lights up Wrigleyville with family-friendly events, food, fun and fitness!

Gallagher Way is the open-air green space directly adjacent to Wrigley Field. Located on the west side of the historic stadium...
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Restaurant Review: With Fourth of July and NASCAR days ahead, River North’s Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba delivers big taste on small plates!

Over the next few days, Chicago’s downtown area will ignite with Fourth of July celebrations and NASCAR’S Second Annual 2024 Chicago Street Race, with events scheduled through...
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Dos and Don’ts when cleaning with Vinegar

Vinegar can be a great cleaner because it’s eco friendly and cheap. It is an amazing nontoxic and natural alternative to chemicals, but keep in mind...
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Refreshing Summer Recipes to Keep You Healthy and Hydrated

As the sun shines brighter and the temperatures rise, it's essential to embrace the summer season with a focus on healthy eating to keep our bodies nourished and hydrated.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Another Pride Month Celebration Going in the Books!

Chicago is wrapping-up yet another Pride Month celebration this last weekend of June; however, that’s not all that’s happening around here this weekend. Check it out!
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Neighborhood News: New route, proud history at Sunday’s 53rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade

"The history of the Chicago Pride Parade is a story of tenacity, change, and joy. It is a reflection of changes in public perceptions of the LGBTQ+ population..."
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Restaurant Review: Take Pride and visit Lakeview’s Wake ‘n Bacon

During Pride Month in June, many restaurants throughout the city of Chicago are stepping up to support the LGBTQ+ community with rainbow-themed beverages, desserts, and other delights.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Landscape care for hot and dry weather

The Chicagoland area and much of the country are gripped in a heatwave. The temperatures stay high even overnight, rarely dipping below 70 degrees.
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Secrets to Success: Tips Every New Homeowner Needs to Know

Becoming a new homeowner is an exciting milestone, but it also comes with a unique set of responsibilities and challenges.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – It’s Officially Summer!

Now that it’s officially summer and school is out, let’s enjoy every moment of this short-lived season here in Chicago starting with this weekend!
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Neighborhood News: Discovering Chicago’s underground in the Loop’s Pedway

Beneath Chicago’s bustling downtown area, you can find a cool respite from the heat and crowds in the very heart of Chicago’s Loop.
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Restaurant Review: For Moroccan specialties, nothing beats Old Irving Park’s Shokran

Moroccan cuisine, as described by Shokran’s chef/owner Khalid Kamal, "blends oriental spices brought by Arabic caravans; local produce such as mint, citrus, and olive oil..."
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Include breakfast to build muscle mass

Experts agree that incorporating plenty of protein will maintain appetite and energy throughout the day, but it may also help build muscle mass and a healthier physique.
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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?