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  • Mansions and Millionaires tour showcases Chicago history

     Mansions and Millionaires tour showcases Chicago history
    Put on your walking shoes for a glimpse of old money — literally and figuratively speaking — with the Driehaus Museum's "Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour," an exploration of the historic residences in River North....
  • Summer beach rate specials from $159 at Hammock Beach Resort

    Summer beach rate specials from $159 at Hammock Beach Resort
    Located along a beautiful two mile stretch of the Atlantic Coast, you’ll find one of the most accessible and enjoyable beachfront, family resorts in Florida – Hammock Beach Resort.  And this summer, you can enjoy a weeklong family vacation...
  • Readers share insights on overnegotiation and more

     Readers share insights on overnegotiation and more
    I received so much positive feedback after admitting in last week's column that I talk too much ("Here's the scoop on parental chitchat: Less really is more," June 29), that I've decided to shut up just a little bit longer. Today, it's your turn to...
  • Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so

    Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so
    Ladies, how likely would you be to take a pregnancy test in the bathroom of a bar? Bars and restaurants in Alaska are set later this year to have home pregnancy test dispensers installed in their bathrooms.  Forget all of the awkwardly comedic...
  • Field Day's Lesson No. 1 for parents: Be ready for anything

    Field Day's Lesson No. 1 for parents: Be ready for anything
    All I really need to know I learned at field day. My daughter's school closed out the year with a trek to a nearby park for tug-of-war and three-legged races and burlap-sack races and a bunch of other activities that make you think: This here. This is...
  • Chris Cole, skateboard elite roll into town

    Chris Cole, skateboard elite roll into town
    Chicago will be the center of the skateboarding world when the 2014 Street League Skateboarding competition, featuring 25 professional athletes, comes to UIC Pavilion for the first time Sunday. "I've always had great demos in Chicago and met great...
  • The scoop on parental chitchat: Less is more

     The scoop on parental chitchat: Less is more
    It took one spectacularly lousy camp pickup to convince me of what I've long suspected: I talk too much. I have a vague recollection of parenting experts mentioning the folly of engaging your child in too many conversations. What kids need are...
  • Rare squash is born again

    Rare squash is born again
    Sue Menzel stepped out of the long blue skirt and explained why she had worn it over her jeans. "It's the respect for the Earth; women wear skirts when they're planting," she said after a planting ceremony at a small parkway plot on Paulina Street,...
  • Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines

    Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines
    It had always been easy for Sharon Keila's family of five to locate their 8-year-old Dalmatian, Holly, when she got out of the yard. Usually they would find her sniffing around shrubs or relaxing on a neighbor's porch near their Berwyn home. That...
  • The stuff of fortune cookies

    The stuff of fortune cookies
    Q: Just wrapped up lunch and my fortune cookie read, "You are kind and friendly", which is kind of a idiotic fortune don't you think? It predicts nothing. But it did raise the question — what is the batter/dough for fortune cookies made from? They...
  • A novel perspective offered in essays on being a father

     A novel perspective offered in essays on being a father
    It's evident before you even crack open the book that you're not going to get a stream of treacly sentiment in the pages of "When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges and Transformative Experience of...