FAMILY EVENTS CALENDAR
Get to know the latest addition to the “Meat”-west. This cult fave will have you flipping for its burgers, dogs, crinkle-cut fries and concretes.
Smartphones ready! There’s an app to help you park, pay your dinner bill and even find a potty.
From smoked turkeys to pumpkin pies to all the traditional fixins, here are the local hotspots where you can get your Thanksgiving fill on the fly.
Joyful carols. A grumpy Grinch. Stunning acrobats. Klezmer bands. They’re all part of the awesome holiday shows sweeping through town.
The Chicago Park District’s latest has a rolling landscape and lots (we mean lots) of bells and whistles. Get the scoop here.
Meet the people and places every new parent in Chicago should know about (and bookmark … and have on speed dial!).
No school? No problem. Keep the learning alive (and the stir-crazies away) at camps across town.
Get to know some local talents that have a way with words and pictures. We’ve got the scoop on the latest books to add to your library.
Nothing against ‘za. But for a choice less ordinary, go with one of our six local picks, from bao buns to mini meatloafs.
Here’s the scoop on businesses that provide you with quiet working space (WiFi included!) and your sidekick with a supervised place to play (toys included!).
Polish donuts. Meatball sandwiches. Nutella empanadas. There’s lots for kids to be excited about at the Chicago eateries that opened this fall.
Sound the alarm! If you have a firefighter fan in the family, this is the hidden-gem play space you have to try.
We went up ladders, got lost in jungle gyms and scaled walls in search of the best playgrounds for climbers. Get ready to go bananas — because here they are.
These programs let your kids trade their treats in for something better: money and gifts.
Skip the mini Snickers and explore local candy shops that offer something new — in both flavor and ambience.