5 Things to Do: Oct. 20-22

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Giselle (Photo by Ansa Deguchi, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Blaine Truitt Covert.)

If you just can’t wait for Halloween, you’re in luck — this weekend will be filled with spooky fun at Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Botanic Garden and North Suburban YMCA. Plus, don’t miss the latest production from Joffrey Ballet. Arts in the Dark Oct. 21 Chicago LUMA8, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and

6 Healthy, Homemade Replacements for Your Favorite Halloween Candy

6 Healthy, Homemade Replacements for Your Favorite Halloween Candy

I think it’s safe to say that everybody has a particular type of candy bar they gravitate toward come Halloween-time. My weakness is for Almond Joys, which, lucky for me, always seem to be among the least popular entries in the candy bar catalog. These days though, I can barely get through one piece of Halloween candy without

Help the Red Cross Celebrate Local Heroes at the 2018 Heroes Breakfast

Help the Red Cross Celebrate Local Heroes at the 2018 Heroes Breakfast

To recognize people in the community for acts of great bravery, dedication and service, the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois hosts the annual Heroes Breakfast. Last year, the people who were honored at the Heroes Breakfast changed lives. The audience learned about a man who channeled his grief after losing his father by launching

These Satellite Images Show the Devastating Impact of the California Wildfires

These Satellite Images Show the Devastating Impact of the California Wildfires

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On Oct. 8, separate wildfires broke out in northern California, and since then, the number of individual blazes has grown to 21. As the fires spread, death tolls and missing persons numbers rise. According to the Washington Post, 31 people have been confirmed dead, making this the most devastating set of fires to hit the area.

8 Work Wardrobe Staples Every Woman Needs

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Whether you’re on the job hunt, getting ready to start a new one, or are just looking to update your tired work wardrobe, there are a few key clothing items every professional woman should have in her closet. We’ve picked out our favorites of the season — and, the best part about every piece on this list? They

Red Cross, CBS Chicago and Make It Better Team Up for Disaster Relief

Red Cross, CBS Chicago and Make It Better Team Up for Disaster Relief

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On Oct. 5, Make It Better was proud to take part in the success of CBS Chicago and Chicago Red Cross’ #CBSCaresChicago telethon, which raised more than $4 million. Make It Better provided a $35,000 match to donations (raising $70,000), which will support communities affected by the recent hurricanes and earthquakes. While it helped that

Could Your Child Have Dyslexia? 6 Things Parents Should Know

Dyslexia: 6 Things Parents Need to Know

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and while many have heard of dyslexia, it is often not well understood. The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as “a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.” Dyslexia is the most common

The 9 Best West Loop Restaurants Near the United Center

Where to Eat Near the United Center: Photo courtesy of bellyQ

Photo courtesy of bellyQ.

So you’ve lucked into Chicago Bulls or Blackhawks tickets, or maybe you’re on your way to see Katy Perry, Jay Z or Arcade Fire weave their particular brand of musical magic. Either way, you’re headed to the Madhouse on Madison. The big quandary, of course, is where to eat beforehand? The United Center is awesome for many

8 Recipes for the Perfect Tailgate

6 Recipes for the Perfect Tailgate

Whether you’re cheering on your favorite NFL or college team from outside the stadium or from the comfort of your living room, you’ll want touchdown celebration-worthy food to serve to your fellow fans. From vegan nachos even raging carnivores will love to the freshest homemade salsa, up your tailgate game with these tasty recipes. Win or

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5 Things to Do: Oct. 20-22
By Anna Carlson

6 Healthy, Homemade Replacements for Your Favorite Halloween Candy

6 Healthy, Homemade Replacements for Your Favorite Halloween Candy
By Maddie LaKind

Help the Red Cross Celebrate Local Heroes at the 2018 Heroes Breakfast

Help the Red Cross Celebrate Local Heroes at the 2018 Heroes Breakfast
By American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois | Sponsored

These Satellite Images Show the Devastating Impact of the California Wildfires

These Satellite Images Show the Devastating Impact of the California Wildfires
By Simplemost

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8 Work Wardrobe Staples Every Woman Needs
By Avery Hansen

Red Cross, CBS Chicago and Make It Better Team Up for Disaster Relief

Red Cross, CBS Chicago and Make It Better Team Up for Disaster Relief
By Avery Hansen

Dyslexia: 6 Things Parents Need to Know

Could Your Child Have Dyslexia? 6 Things Parents Should Know
By Shannan Younger

Where to Eat Near the United Center: Photo courtesy of bellyQ

The 9 Best West Loop Restaurants Near the United Center
By Julie Chernoff

6 Recipes for the Perfect Tailgate

8 Recipes for the Perfect Tailgate
By Alexis Miller