Transitions Guide: Change for the Better

Transitions Guide: Change for the Better

Life is marked by transitions, large and small — from marriage, a new baby or the first day of school or a new job, to another birthday (and a new wrinkle, ache or pain, or a little extra forgetfulness along with it), or yet another curveball thrown at you by a new phase in your

5 Things to Do: June 30 to July 2 (Plus Fourth of July Events)

5 Things to Do: Chicago and Beyond

This weekend, watch a favorite holiday (yes, holiday!) movie on the beach, look to the sky for a hot-air balloon festival, cheer on wounded veterans in the Warrior Games, shop for art at Chicago Botanic Garden, and laugh with the Capitol Steps. Plus, find a few bonus Fourth of July events. Movie at the Beach:

7 Local Eats and Drinks to Bring to Any Barbecue

7 Local Eats and Drinks to Bring to Any Barbecue

Photos courtesy of each business.

The Fourth of July is around the corner, and if you’re not planning to throw your own pre-fireworks fête, the best thing you can do is show up to someone else’s bearing the best eats and drinks in town. Luckily for us, the Chicagoland area has plenty of them made by some of the most

Chicago Child Care Society: 168 Years of Addressing Chicago’s Toughest Issues

Chicago Child Care Society: Curt Holyfield, CEO Dara Munson, John McClendon, Francia Harrington

Curt Holderfield, CEO Dara Munson, John McClendon and Francia Harrington

Dara Munson, CEO of Chicago Child Care Society, recently broke ground on the Hyde Park Center’s brand new preschool classrooms. Quite symbolic, as after 168 years, the CCCS continues to shatter opportunity barriers that under-resourced children and families face on Chicago’s South and Southwest sides. Deeply woven into the thread of Chicago, the Child Care

How Lincoln Park Zoo’s Conservation Programs Are Working to Save Wildlife Around the World

Lincoln Park Zoo: Goualougo Triangle

Goualougo Triangle (Photos courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo.)

From the remote jungles of the Goualougo Triangle in the Republic of Congo studying chimpanzees and gorillas to the breathtaking plains of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Lincoln Park Zoo scientists are working to understand how to best mitigate human-wildlife conflict in order to save wildlife. It is no secret that the planet is urbanizing,

5 Ravinia Acts You Shouldn’t Miss This Summer

Ravinia: Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks (Photos courtesy of Ravinia Festival.)

If there’s any locally beloved beacon to signal summer’s official arrival in Chicago, Ravinia would be it. Credit the open-air encouragement of wine and cheese, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”-esque environs, or the fact that it’s the longest running outdoor music festival in the country — these suburban concert grounds give music fests nationwide a run for

2017 Summer Go Guide, Part 2: The Best Chicago Events in July and August

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza (Photo: Charles Reagan Hackleman/Lollapalooza 2016)

Our 2017 Summer Go Guide continues with even more Chicago events, from festivals and concerts to museum exhibits and outdoor fun. So get going! Summer will (sadly) be over before we know it. Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour Saturdays, July 1 to Sept. 2 Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., Chicago The Driehaus

8 of Chicago’s Best International Food Markets

8 of Chicago’s Best International Food Markets: Eataly

Photo courtesy of Eataly. All other photos by Maddie LaKind.

Like any great food city, Chicago’s culinary vibrancy is rooted in an eclectic and dynamic range of food offerings inspired by cultures around the globe. Our city’s uber-inventive chefs take advantage of the many international grocery stores both in the city proper and Northern suburbs — and so should you. To take a trip around

7 Unique Vacation Spots for Every Type of Traveler

Unique Vacation Spots for Every Type of Traveler

South Walton (Photo by Wendy Altschuler.)

Ready to plan your next vacation but feeling uninspired when it comes to choosing the destination? If you’re tired of the same old annual beach escape or tourist-trap sightseeing trip, now’s the time to try something new. Whether you want to head somewhere sort of familiar but with a newfangled approach, or you want to go rogue and enjoy a

Transitions Guide: Change for the Better

Transitions Guide: Change for the Better
By Make It Better

5 Things to Do: Chicago and Beyond

5 Things to Do: June 30 to July 2 (Plus Fourth of July Events)
By Anna Carlson

7 Local Eats and Drinks to Bring to Any Barbecue

7 Local Eats and Drinks to Bring to Any Barbecue
By Nicole Schnitzler

Chicago Child Care Society: Curt Holyfield, CEO Dara Munson, John McClendon, Francia Harrington

Chicago Child Care Society: 168 Years of Addressing Chicago’s Toughest Issues
By Ashley Pabst, AM Consulting, on behalf of Chicago Child Care Society

Lincoln Park Zoo: Goualougo Triangle

How Lincoln Park Zoo’s Conservation Programs Are Working to Save Wildlife Around the World
By Lincoln Park Zoo

Ravinia: Stevie Nicks

5 Ravinia Acts You Shouldn’t Miss This Summer
By Nicole Schnitzler

Lollapalooza

2017 Summer Go Guide, Part 2: The Best Chicago Events in July and August
By Anna Carlson

8 of Chicago’s Best International Food Markets: Eataly

8 of Chicago’s Best International Food Markets
By Maddie LaKind

Unique Vacation Spots for Every Type of Traveler

7 Unique Vacation Spots for Every Type of Traveler
By Wendy Altschuler