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Smart Strategies: 7 Money-Saving Tips for Homeowners

Owning a home is a fulfilling accomplishment, but it comes with its fair share of financial responsibilities.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Break Time from Spring Cleaning Projects!

Looks like we’re going to have some mild temps over the weekend so why not take a break from your spring-cleaning projects and enjoy the various events taking place this weekend!
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Neighborhood News: From Silent Film Nickelodeon to Live Theater Mecca-Mercury Theater Chicago in Lakeview

In 1910, the burgeoning Chicago silent film industry gained a North Side location with the opening of The Blaine Theatre.
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Restaurant Review: James Beard Finalist Indienne delivers inspired cuisine in River North

A Wednesday quiz: Name the only Michelin-starred restaurant serving Indian cuisine Chicago
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Sustainable Eating

Many people are looking not just for healthy eating but foods that are sustainable.
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Making Moving Easier: The Power of Decluttering

Moving to a new home can be an exciting and transformative experience, but the process of packing up and relocating can also be daunting and overwhelming.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – To the Markets We Will Go!

Chicago celebrates the opening of various spring markets this first of April weekends for your browsing and shopping pleasure. Come join us as we go to the markets!
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Neighborhood News: Where to watch Monday’s Solar Eclipse in Chicago

On Monday, April 8, for the second time in a decade, Chicago will experience a partial solar eclipse.
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Restaurant Review: It’s true: A hotdog at the Ballpark is better than steak at the Ritz!

Greetings, sports fans! From my earliest memory, baseball has been my favorite sport. Why?
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Household clutter clean up

Spring is a great time to get rid of junk! Every space in your house contains items you either don’t notice are even there or are hanging onto for some reason.
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Elevate Your Outdoor Space with These Trendy Ideas

Transforming your outdoor space into a trendy and inviting oasis can elevate your home's living experience and provide a sanctuary to unwind.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Egg-Stravaganzas Galore!

Chicago is offering a delightful variety of events for an unforgettable Easter Weekend with plenty of egg hunts, appearances from the Easter Bunny, delectable brunches, festive events, and more.
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Neighborhood News: Chicago Loop’s Gene Siskel Film Center pays homage with quality films

Other generations may have a different idea, but for me, the Golden Age of film criticism was probably the late 1970’s to the early 2000’s.
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Restaurant Review: Easter Brunches Around Chicago

Gather your 'chicks,' put on your finest finery, and let someone else do the cooking for your Easter meal with the family!
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Easier grocery shopping

I would always suggest that people plan menus ahead of time, checking sales to make your weekly plan.
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The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Entertaining

Transform your backyard into the ultimate entertaining oasis with our comprehensive guide to backyard entertaining.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Embracing Spring’s Colorful Season!

Not only will you still be seeing green around the city this weekend, but you’ll also be seeing an array of colors as we welcome in springtime and prepare for the upcoming Easter holiday!
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Neighborhood News: West Town, from the ‘Polish North Shore’ to Eclectic Enclave

Located on the city’s near northwest side, West Town, according to the Encyclopedia of Chicago History, is perhaps best known as an amalgam of several distinct neighborhoods.
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Restaurant Review: A taste of Croatia, a touch of Italy at Fulton Market’s Rose Mary

Rose Mary’s whitewashed brick walls, honey-colored oak millwork, and pale stone surfaces, accented by red clay and deep, azure blue tilework belie its "boisterous" atmosphere.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Things to Keep Out of the Crock-Pot

Meat - Of course, you can cook meat in a crock-pot, but if you simply throw it in raw you can end up with a greasy mess in the end.
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The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Home Like a Pro

As the winter season fades away, it's time to welcome the freshness of spring into our homes with a thorough cleaning overhaul.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Let the Shenanigans Begin!

Are you ready to have some green fun as Chicago pulls out all the stops to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend which happens to fall on Sunday? If so, let the shenanigans begin!