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  • Discover the animals in your backyard at Cromwell Valley Park
    Discover the animals that live in your backyard at Cromwell Valley Park
    Fall is now in full swing bringing cooler weather that causes the leaves to turn. The different seasons affect most animal habits in profound ways. What does your local wildlife do during the fall? Cromwell Valley Park will help your children...
  • Elsa & Anna at Zoo Boo at the Como Zoo
    Meet Elsa & Anna at Zoo Boo at Como Zoo!
    If you haven't heard yet, Zoo Boo is going on at the Como Zoo Park & Conservatory. This event is fun for the whole family and is reasonably priced. This non-scary event provides games, treats and great characters all while you help raise...
  • More Monster Jam, are you ready for more?
    More Monster Jam coming to Allstate Arena
    When the engines roar and the tires squeal, everyone is on their feet cheering for more Monster Jam. Even if your family has seen Monster Jam before, the newest, biggest Monster Jam will impress like no other. More Monster Jam is coming to Chicago...
  • DIY Halloween Costumes
    Top five DIY Halloween costumes for kids
    With Halloween quickly approaching, kids are excited about their costumes. Every year there are a few costumes that every kid wants to be. For families who want to create their own, unique costumes, there are five top DIY trends for 2014.According...
  • Texian Market Days at George Ranch Historical Park
    31st Annual Texian Market Days Festival at George Ranch Historical Park
    On Saturday, October 25, George Ranch Historical Park will host its 31st Annual Texian Market Days Festival from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tickets are only $15 for ages 16 and up, $10 for children ages 5 to 15, and free for children 4 and under.The...
  • Carving pumpkins and planning for Halloween
    Carving pumpkins and planning for Halloween
    Halloween planning is in full gear in homes across the country. Costumes, treats, pumpkins and Halloween night plans are high on the October to-do list. Are you ready for Halloween?Find last minute costume needs at Halloween Cityor your local...
  • Death taking center stage again
    Death taking center stage again
    Death has made a comeback and is alive and well, according to a feature in the New York Times last week.While the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit of 19th- and 20th-century mourning attire opens today, the relatively obscure Morbid Anatomy...
  • Affordable housing lottery going on now in Long Island City, Queens
    Affordable housing lottery going on now in Long Island City, Queens
    Beginning this month and continuing on to December 15th, select NYC residents will be allowed to apply for a chance to live in the city's largest affordable housing development in its history. Located in Long Island City by the East River...
  • Semi-homemade pumpkin spice cake
    Semi-homemade pumpkin spice cake recipe
    Pumpkins are at the peak of popularity in the fall. But thanks to canned pumpkin puree, recipes that call for pumpkin can be enjoyed year round. Making a semi-homemade pumpkin cake is super simple. The following recipe allows for variations...
  • Happy family
    Adults with children experience more joy, Gallop poll finds
    Adults who have children in the house report they smile and laugh a lot more than their childless counterparts, but this joy comes with a cost, increased stress. These are the findings of a Gallop poll released today. Slightly more than 84 percent...
  • School bus safety week
    School bus safety week
    National school bus safety week is from October 20-24. School bus safety is very important for students and drivers. It is sad to hear of many tragic or even any accident at all involving a school bus. Remembering a few safely tips can help ensure...
  • Karma Pub Ultimate BBQ Burger
    Go big with Karma Pub’s Ultimate BBQ Burger
    With the cooler temperatures hitting Chicago, diners are seeking heartier, comforting foods. Karma Pub is satisfying customers with its Ultimate BBQ Burger.For the burger connoisseur, the Ultimate BBQ Burger is a big bite of all American goodness....
  • Strawberry Ghosts, Halloween treats that don't scare
    Get boo-ed with strawberry ghosts for Halloween
    As Halloween draws near, kids get excited about the Halloween parties and celebrations. With these gatherings, families can get flabbergasted with candy consumption. From bowls of candy corn to candy bars, the large about of sugar can be...
  • Dora the Explorer Halloween event
    Celebrate Halloween with Dora the Explorer at Westfield Fox Valley
    Halloween celebrations start early at Westfield Fox Valley. On Thursday, October 23, Westfield Fox Valley will host a Halloween celebration with Dora and Friends. This free event is perfect for all the Dora fans.From 2 pm till 5 pm, the Halloween...
  • Have a seat, God will be with you in a minute
    Have a seat, God will be with you in a minute
    Thomas Edison died on this day in 1931. His last words were, “It’s very beautiful over there.” (Maybe it was all lit up.)Edison was always seeing visions. One that didn’t reflect very brightly on him involved the invention...