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  • May 16 - 20

    Emerald Smoke - Flavour Cooking School - Brookfield Zoo - PAWS Chicago Tuesday, May 17 "Emerald Smoke" MMA Training Center (312) 666-5107 www.emeraldsmokemma.com Wednesday, May 18 Flavour Cooking School Forest Park (708) 488-0808 www....
  • Free summer museum days in Chicago

    Free summer museum days in Chicago
    Far be it from The Frugalista to discourage you from patronizing Chicago's museums. If you have a favorite institution and you can afford it, by all means, become a member. But assuming you don't join everything, here's a list of museum free days and...
  • Have fun and shop this weekend with these Chicago-area deals

    Have fun and shop this weekend with these Chicago-area deals
    Here are some fun free or cheap things to do in the Chicago suburbs this weekend. Stay warm! Schaumburg cut-rate fun: Half price to Legoland in Schaumburg is the deal of the day on FamilyFinds. That's 2 adults and 2 kids admission for $34, normally $68....
  • What to do for free on Martin Luther King Day in Chicago

    What to do for free on Martin Luther King Day in Chicago
    Hey, parents, don't you just love those Mondays in February when the kids are off from school but the adults still have to work? It's like the schools said, "Everything's going a little too smoothly here -- let's kick it up a notch!" Here are some free...
  • Blizzard Blog: ComEd to restore power by mid-day

    Blizzard Blog: ComEd to restore power by mid-day
    As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
  • Cook forest preserve district looking at borrowing to buy more land

    Cook forest preserve district looking at borrowing to buy more land
    The Cook County Forest Preserve District moved ahead today with a plan to borrow up to $70 million to buy more land and make repairs to buildings and picnic enclosures. The massive new fund would be created by using $4 million in existing annual...
  • 'JoJo the Ape' leaving Lincoln Park Zoo

    'JoJo the Ape' leaving Lincoln Park Zoo
    Duty is calling for "JoJo the Ape" at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The 31-year-old silverback gorilla will be moved from there on Tuesday, and taken to the Brookfield Zoo. Simply put, he will go to the Brookfield Zoo to procreate. There are three females he...
  • January 24: Focus on Family - Cabin Fever Remedies

    January 24: Focus on Family - Cabin Fever Remedies
    Cabin Fever Remedies for Kids in Chicago Mom & Tot Bowling at Pinstripes Pinstripes is an upscale and sophisticated entertainment / dining facility where you can bowl or play bocce ball. There are two locations: in Northbrook and South Barrington. On...
  • Chicago's overall museum attendance holds steady

    Chicago's overall museum attendance holds steady
    Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year. Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago. Some...
  • Second dolphin calf dies at National Aquarium

    Second dolphin calf dies at National Aquarium
    Animal trainer Deirdre Weadock has worked at the National Aquarium long enough to have seen her share of life and death, but she'll tell you this has been the roughest week of her career. Losing one dolphin, then another, within days. "You can't...
  • A little town with a lot of appeal

    A little town with a lot of appeal
    Note to movie location scouts: La Grange Park offers the perennially Normal Rockwell-ish streetscapes you want for movies set in the 20th century. Its dog-walking, baseball-playing, flag-waving residents would make congenial extras as they come and go...