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Tempel Lipizzan presents Skilled horse performance and artistic expression

One of the oldest European breeds of domesticated horses is the Lipizzan — a rare, regal and striking horse with a white coat. Tempel Lipizzan, located in Old Mill Creek, has worked toward protecting Lipizzan’s for more than 50 years. Lipizzan’s are bred, cared for …

North Point Marina is the largest marina   on the Great Lakes

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The stunning world-class North Point Marina is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, just south of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, in Winthrop Harbor. Combined with adjacent Illinois Beach State Park, North Point Marina has beaches and nature preserves as far as the eye can see. …

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum to hold its Driving Experience on June 27-28

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The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a National Historic Landmark accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, welcomes visitors nationally, as well as from more than 40 countries, each year. Located in the original 1930s international headquarters of the renowned Auburn Automobile Company in Auburn, …

Summer in Zion celebrates fresh food, live music, the good ol’ days

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Rich experiences create indelible memories and this summer in Zion. Nostalgia Days The 28th Annual Nostalgia Days Car Show, Carnival and Cruise is a four-day event that melds local food vendors, car-related vendors, children’s activities and games and live entertainment. “It’s humble beginnings can be …

Lake Forest’s Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks boom, sparkle and kapow

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The 8th annual Festival and Fireworks celebration, presented by the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation, will be held on Friday, July 4 at Deerpath Park. This community family-friendly event is a fundraiser to help support the Parks and Recreation Department. The proceeds …

Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series rolls into the Chicagoland

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The Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series, sponsored by Intelligentsia Coffee, is a fresh professional and amateur cycling series that competes all over the Chicagoland area. Top racers from around the country and the world will contest in a series of criterium and road races …

Downtown Skokie will sizzle this summer

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Downtown Skokie is going to rock in summer 2014. WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN On Wednesdays from June 4 – Aug. 20, free musical entertainment will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on the Village Green, 5155 Oakton St. The lineup includes Charlene Brooks and the Maxwell …

The Deer Path Art League presents Art Fair on the Square

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Visit Market Square in Lake Forest for its 60th annual juried fine art show, which takes place on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 — Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. You’ll enjoy strolling along the alfresco, exhibit-lined square. You might even find that …

Gamer friends unite at Stella’s Place and Shelby’s

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Stella’s Place, located on Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates, and Shelby’s, located on Roselle Road in Hoffman Estates, are chic modish neighborhood café’s and gathering places for adults — 21 and over — to enjoy something to eat and drink alongside first-class gaming fun. “Stella’s …

Waukegan Park District

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Families and visitors will have no problem finding oodles of activities to keep them busy and happy all summer long through the Waukegan Park District. Festivals, nature-inspired events, children and family activities, healthy and fit living programs and much more will make this summer something …

Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce leads businesses, communities

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The Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented volunteer based organization that serves Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Long Grove and North Barrington. More than 500 local business investors work through the chamber to advance economic growth and help create a …

Long Grove Festive, historic  charm along  cobblestoned streets

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Long Grove — Illinois’s first historic district — is one of those charming, inimitable towns that entice visitors from far and wide to their summer events and happenings. Artists, musicians, chefs and the people that love them flock to the downtown to take part in …

Barrington gets active

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Dash for the Dogs Saturday, May 31 6 a.m. in Citizens Park A 5K run followed by a 1K family walk in lovely Citizens Park. Proceeds to benefit The Animal House Shelter. www.animalhouseshelter.com Barrington Area Great Strides Walk/5K Run Sunday, June 1 8 a.m. in …

Lincolnwood turns up the heat on holidays

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May 27 Memorial Day Parade and Festivities  Cicero at Pratt  10:20 A.M. What it is: The parade steps off at the intersection of Cicero and Pratt avenues at approximately 10:20 a.m. The route travels east on Pratt Avenue, turning right on Keeler with a finish …

Daily Bread: Death of the Fly-by

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From toddlers to seniors, most Americans love a good fly-by. When you’re at a sporting (or other public event), and you can hear, feel and see a military fighter jet careening through the sky, you may be feeling of excitement, nostalgia, and national pride. In …

Daily Bread: Safety

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The concept of safety seems to be on the minds of many Americans (and arguably the world) lately. What exactly does it mean to be safe in 2013? Conversations that involve the word "safety" usually revolve more around somewhat of an antonym of the word …

Beauty from the inside out: Cleansing diets

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Truly healthy eating is about more than just weight loss. It's an overall feeling, and most simply, the body's reaction to how you choose to fuel it. Today's diet trends are reflecting a growing understanding that good health comes from the inside out. Clean diet …

The ABCs of raising a healthy, safe kid

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Raising a child is not easy. But doing small things everyday will help bring them up healthy, happy and injury-free. A is for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy An expecting mother should not drink any alcohol at any time during her pregnancy. It can lead to Fetal Alcohol …

Looking for a great pumpkin? This is our best pumpkin-farm list ever

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Why sit around and wait for the Great Pumpkin? Picking your own pumpkins, going on hayrides, feeding carrots to giraffes, getting lost in corn mazes, riding ponies and getting your face painted is all in a day's fun at these local pumpkin patches. Be sure …

Chicagoan, defending champ ready to rock US Air Guitar Nationals

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This weekend, air guitar aficionados from all over the United States will take center stage in Denver, CO to square off in the 2012 U.S. Air Guitar Championships. Now concluding its first decade, the U.S. Air Guitar tour, which is promoted by Plus One Music, …

Explore the Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier

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Visit the Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier where kids can morph into the roles of architects, artists, mountaineers, inventors, curators, firefighters, anthropologists or engineers. Parents will love exposing their kids to a variety of educational and fun activities. “I liked that the rooms had …

Open Streets on State Street promotes alternative transit

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After a blustery end of September, the sun came out on Oct. 1 for the first Open Streets on State Street event. Seven blocks, from Lake Street to Van Buren Street in downtown Chicago, were cordoned off for a day’s worth of outdoor, family-friendly activities …

10 homemade natural beauty and spa treatments found right in your kitchen

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Forever searching for the Fountain of Youth, many people may find themselves spending hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on beauty products, salons and spa treatments each year hoping to achieve the latest and greatest skin, hair and body. 30 BEST GIFTS FOR KIDS You'd be …

Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama

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Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2011 hit Chicago at The Chicago Theatre on Friday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. High fashion and fierce performances were brought together for one ARTrageous night. Multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician, Cee Lo Green, known for his most recent chart-topping …

Red and greens in fall line up will make season look like Christmas

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Red and green together - for fall? It's true, say fashion experts from around the Chicago area. This season sees any kind of green -- from jade, to teal and evergreen - mixed up with vivid reds and hot peony pinks. Mix it all up with texture and fur. Animal prints are huge this season along with faux fur accents and textured sweaters.