“Shining Lives” at Northlight Theatre is an Inspiring and Haunting Story

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Photo by Michael Brosilow.

It’s 1922 in Ottawa, Ill., when Catherine Donohue begins working at the Radium Dial Company at the age of 19 to help support her family. She learns how to paint numbers on the faces of wristwatches and pocket watches and soon forms a strong friendship with three other women, Charlotte, Pearl and Frances. The four

10 Best Rooftop Bars in Chicago

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After a long, cold winter, Chicago’s wonderful summer weather should be enjoyed as much as possible. Discovering Chicago’s rooftop bars is one great way to do so. Enjoy cocktails, dine and socialize all while spending time outside with incredible views of the city. Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner or cocktails with friends,

99 Days of Summer 2015

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Photo by Patrick Pyszka.

Warm weather is back, and so is our 99 Days of Summer! Filled with new museum exhibits, wine tastings, concerts, festivals, kid-friendly activities and more, you’ll find something fun to do every day this summer. We’ve even suggested a few events that will take you out of town. However you decide to spend these warm

99 Days of Summer: August 2015

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Aug. 1: Kelly Clarkson Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont Kick off August with the original American Idol and her special guests, Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson. Aug. 2: The Biggest Loser RunWalk Chicago Half Marathon/5K Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago Register today for this half marathon/5K that will also feature a

The Red Cross, Chi Arts, UNICEF, EcoMyths and Launch Host Fabulous Spring Fundraisers

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The Better Makers section of our print magazine features photos of guests and honorees from some of Chicago’s top fundraisers. We highlight these events in order to shed light on all of the hard work the people of Chicago and the North Shore are doing to raise awareness around important causes and make a difference

Grilled Vegetables Even Carnivores Will Love

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Photos by Pamela Rothbard

I’m not here to knock a good char-grilled burger or Chicago’s famous “char-dog”—they’re summer staples. But what about spring, when beach and pool season is on the horizon, but you’re still in your winter body? Grilled vegetables offer all of the smoky goodness with none of the guilt. Most vegetables fare well on the grill

99 Days of Summer: July 2015

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Hamill Family Wild Encounters. Photo by Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society.

Opens July 1: Hamill Family Wild Encounters Brookfield Zoo 8400 W. 31st St., Brookfield Get up close and personal with animals such as parakeets, wallabies, goats, red pandas, llamas, alpacas and reindeer at this new Brookfield Zoo exhibit. July 1-5: Eyes to the Skies Festival 1825 Short St., Lisle Look to the skies as hot

Stay to Play: 5 Staycations in Downtown Chicago

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When the stress that comes with summer travel (scheduling flights, booking rental cars, etc.) seems too daunting, take advantage of the beauty and luxury here in the wonderful city of Chicago with these fun staycations! Gold Coast Girlfriend Getaway The Ritz Carlton 160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611 Old world elegance and smashing fun

99 Days of Summer: Memorial Day–June 2015

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May May 25: “Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mile” Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago Fashionistas, spend your long weekend getting an inside look at what made the Mag Mile one of the most recognized and fashionable streets in the world. The exhibit closes Aug. 16. May 26: PTC Classic Car Show Patty

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“Shining Lives” at Northlight Theatre is an Inspiring and Haunting Story
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10 Best Rooftop Bars in Chicago
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99 Days of Summer 2015
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99 Days of Summer: August 2015
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The Red Cross, Chi Arts, UNICEF, EcoMyths and Launch Host Fabulous Spring Fundraisers
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Grilled Vegetables Even Carnivores Will Love
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99 Days of Summer: July 2015
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Stay to Play: 5 Staycations in Downtown Chicago
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99 Days of Summer: Memorial Day–June 2015
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