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Midwest restaurants turn grilled cheese sandwiches into a gourmet entrée your grade school self would never recognize.
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With apologies to Tennyson, in spring our fancy turns to thoughts of...finally getting back outside. Three of Chicago's newest parks give us the outlets we need.
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Chicago’s family fun options are nonstop—just like your kids. Here are our top picks in and around Chicago for families, including world-class museums, historical sites and Lake Michigan beaches.
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With water recreation, golf, hiking, biking and skiing, the little resort town of Galena, Illinois, offers big outdoor fun during your active Midwest weekend getaway.
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In a Bucktown woodworking class, students give abandoned building materials new life.
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Between Chicago and Evanston, Illinois, there is a public beach for everyone. Play beach volleyball, rent a sailboat, or relax with a cocktail and a book.
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There are thousands of Midwest attractions worth seeing, but when you only get one lifetime to see it all, you’ve gotta be a little choosy. This list of 100 things to do features our top tips for...
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Whether you want your fried chicken to be the ultimate in comfort food or a trendy twist on a classic, the Windy City has you covered. Here are three distinct takes on this Southern staple.
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Brick and stone buildings in Galena house more than 100 shops. Adventures along the Mississippi River complement the city’s bustle.
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Chicago draws women ready to experience the outstanding shopping (and getaway-special experiences) on some of the most famous streets and in little neighborhoods. Come evening, check out Broadway...

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