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Neighborhood News: Farmers Markets bring out Chicago’s best produce, entertainment, community

The month of May brings balmier temperatures and perfect weather for summer street festivals, art fairs and family-friendly fun!
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Restaurant Review: Celebrate Asian American-Pacific Islanders Month at Uptown’s Sun Wah

Sun Wah BBQ has been offering the finest Hong Kong fare for over 30 years in Uptown, and is renowned for its Peking (or Beijing) Duck Dinner and other Chinese barbecue delights.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Healthy diet to beat depression

Clinical depression is a medical condition which should be monitored and treated with a trusted doctor.
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Freshen Up Your Home: Spring Maintenance Must-Dos

Spring is the perfect time to breathe new life into your home with a thorough maintenance regimen.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day!

This weekend is a special weekend as we celebrate our moms this Sunday on Mother’s Day.
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Restaurant Review: Happy Mother's Day, Chicago!

This upcoming Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day. As a mom to one, I’m always interested in how things started.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Spring Landscape

Now is a great time to get out in the yard and get things ready for the weeks to come.
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Investing in Potential: Why Buying a Fixer Upper Home is Worth It

Investing in a fixer upper home can be a rewarding and financially savvy decision for those looking to enter the real estate market or expand their property portfolio.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Off to the Races & Celebrating a Holiday!

As we welcome in the month of May, this weekend we’ll be off to the races and celebrating a holiday, among other things!
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Neighborhood News: All the world's a stage at Navy Pier’s Chicago Shakespeare Theater

While Navy Pier reigns supreme as the ultimate Chicago playground, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 East Grand Avenue, offers the Bard’s unique take on life, humor and tragedy against the backdrop of Lake Michigan.
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Restaurant Review: North Center's Taqueria El 5 de Mayo celebrates Cinco de Mayo year-round

With Cinco de Mayo celebrations happening throughout Chicago this weekend, you can celebrate year-round with the one restaurant in Chicago that bears the name--El 5 de Mayo.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – 7 ways to become and stay more fit

Get in 10,000 steps per day. You can achieve this via short regular walks.
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Brighten Your Space: Creative Spring Home Decor Tips

Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, making it the perfect time to refresh and brighten up your living space.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Looking Forward to the Summer Season!

Are you looking forward to the summer season? Well, we're getting closer so it's time to begin our transition for the upcoming summer season beginning with this weekend's festivities!
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Neighborhood News: The Joffrey Ballet-from New York to Chicago

Considered one of the premier dance companies performing today, the Joffrey Ballet Chicago plays a vital role in the dance community.
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Restaurant Review: Happy Passover Greetings!

My family's ancestry includes many Jewish relatives, as we recently discovered through Ancestry.com.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Tips for Decluttering from Professional Organizers

Organizing always comes up in the springtime. We often think of spring cleaning as a way to wake up after the long winter.
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Tips for Boosting Your Home's Curb Appeal

Enhancing your home's curb appeal is not just about aesthetics; it's a crucial aspect of creating a welcoming atmosphere and increasing property value.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Playing or Working? Your Choice!

Don’t look now but there’s another weekend upon us! How will you be spending yours? Playing or working? If you choose to play, here are some suggestions!
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Neighborhood News: Everything's looking up for the Chicago Sky's future

Two days after the 2024 WNBA Draft, the Chicago Tribune reported a surge in ticket sales for the Chicago Sky.
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Restaurant Review: Chicago Loop's Russian Tea Time is a walk through culture, time

"So, where would you like to celebrate your birthday?" I asked my teenager. After some thought and research, they said, "I'd like to go to an afternoon tea."