Posts tagged "Chicago"

Favorite Chicago places to visit: My tween's take on the best of the Windy City in the summer

Favorite Chicago places to visit: My tween's take on the best of the Windy City in the summer
ChicagoNow bloggers are banding together today to give our readers the best of Chicago in the Summer. We will be sharing our favorite places, events, and summer activities all around Chicagoland. Get ready to experience the most comprehensive list of summer hot spots brought to you by true Chicagoans. I wanted to do a tween... Read more »

Travel tips: Hidden gems near Chicago tourist spots provide free family fun

<strong>Tried & True: Skydeck Chicago, 103rd floor of the Willis Tower</strong>

The Skydeck is open every day and you can enjoy spectacular views of the Chicago skyline, and also see four states. Step out on the glass "ledge" which extends out 4 feet from the building, and is 1,353 feet in the air.
Chicago welcomed more than 43 million tourists in 2011 and while there are some spots on the tourist track that are absolutely worth the trip, they can be pricey. After living in Chicago for a decade, I’ve discovered some family-friendly hidden gems that are within walking distance of major attractions. Best of all: they are... Read more »

Archie Architecture loves Chicago's buildings and people

Archie Architecture loves Chicago's buildings and people
Archie Architecture is a young fictional character who loves the city of Chicago, its architecture and its people. Archie Architecture asks, “Do I love Chicago so much because of its architecture? Or do I love architecture so much because I live in Chicago?” Archie has a Facebook page and a website on which Archie keeps... Read more »
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Springsteen: "I think I'm starting to steal Justin Bieber's audience"

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s tour de force performance last night at Wrigley Field was, simply put, awesome.  The three and a half hour concert included many memorable moments and special guests Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. It also included a stellar performance by a... Read more »

MSI's Summer Brain Games fight brain drain

MSI's Summer Brain Games fight brain drain
With only six weeks remaining until school begins again for my tween, we’ve been fighting the summer brain drain and the summer slide.  Both terms describe how students lose skills and knowledge during extended time away from the classroom.  My tween has been doing reading activities and math worksheets, but I’m sad to say that... Read more »

NATO protestestors in Chicago are teaching my tween how NOT to persuade me

The NATO protestors in Chicago are providing a lot of teachable lessons for my tween on dissent and opposition.  I think they are giving her a “Here’s how not to do it” lesson to my Tween, or at least a “here’s how to unsuccessfully oppose your parent, or most authority figures.”  I recognize that the... Read more »
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