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Shedd Aquarium offers free admission week for Illinois residents

One of Chicago’s top tourist attractions is offering a free week for Illinois residents. The Shedd Aquarium has free general admission through Friday (EDITOR’S NOTE … Read more ›

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Crosstown Classic at The Heritage in Des Plaines

The Heritage in Des Plaines, a Brookdale Senior Living Community, is hosting their own Crosstown Classic on Thursday, June 14 for their residents. Connected Living, … Read more ›

(From left): Marianne King (Downers Grove), fashion show chair; Teri Colmar (Northbrook), co-president, The Women’s Network of LSSI; Atiya Khan, director of Rogers Park Head Start; Pr. Denver Bitner, LSSI president/CEO; Carol Endemann, associate executive director, Community Child Care; Stella Edoimioya, director of Winthrop Children’s Center; and Elizabeth Strain, Head Start health coordinator.
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LSSI’s Women’s Network Brunch Raises $51,000+ for Head Start Literacy Program

The 28th Annual Forget-Me-Not Brunch and Fashion Show on May 12 raised more than $51,000 for the Bonding with Books program offered to preschool students … Read more ›

Ex-lead singer of Barenaked Ladies headlining Jewish festival

The former lead singer of Barenaked Ladies will headline the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival in Morton Grove, which will also offer children’s activities, dance performances, … Read more ›


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Concert to Benefit DuPage Habitat for Humanity’s First Ever Women Build Initiative DuPage Habitat for Humanity, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, will … Read more ›

Teens - perform and win cash!
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Are you a local teen musician? DPPL invites you to Step Into the Spotlight

The Des Plaines Public Library is looking for local teen bands and solo artists to participate in our third annual Battle of the Bands on … Read more ›


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Jeopardy, The Rallye A low-pressure road rallye where you play Jeopardy as you travel the shortcourse. Not a lot of hard rallye gimmicks, but a … Read more ›

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Come explore the Northern Illinois Wine Trail

For Midwesterners, arriving in wine country means hopping a plane or driving for days. Or does it? In the last two decades, wineries have sprung … Read more ›

Chicago Journalist Lisa Barr  debuts her award-winning novel FUGITIVE COLORS on
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Award-Winning Novel FUGITIVE COLORS Debuts on Author Lisa Barr simultaneously launches “GIRLilla Warfare: A Mom’s Guide to Surviving the Suburban Jungle”

Journalist Lisa Barr recently debuted her award-winning novel FUGITIVE COLORS on, and launched this week her website “GIRLilla Warfare: A Mom’s Guide to Surviving … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers’ Food Drive The Naperville chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers will participate in the 20th annual Stamp Out … Read more ›