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What helps the planet, gets you outdoors and makes you feel good all over? That’s easy: green volunteering.
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Join a Chicago running tour that puts you face-to-face with the 19th-century World’s Fair—and its notorious villain.
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Barista classes in Chicago let you sample pro-level gear and the coffeehouse life without the pesky career change.
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Hit these diverse historic sites and museums on a road trip along the Mississippi.
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Whether you're looking for a budget night out or a spare-no-expense celebration, Chicago's got you covered. Here are three options at different price points for a night out with your...
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Life is too short—and each destination too unique—to settle for generic lodging. Here’s how 11 hotels in the region are raising the bar (or building one on their roof) and wooing travelers.
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Packed malls, (over)extended family visits and a parade of school activities ... ready to take a break? We asked three Chicago experts where they go to find holiday calm.
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Want to add a bit of backstory to the spirits you give and serve over the holidays? You’ll get one, plus a discount to boot, at a bottling party.
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No Santa. No Rudolph. No nativity scenes. The Morton Arboretum makes trees the star of its winter light show.
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If there’s ever a season when calories officially don’t count, it’s now. Whether you’re stocking up for entertaining or gift-giving (including a few for yourself), check out the handcrafted...

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