It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a super dad! And in Chicago we have lots of them. Meet 10 local dads that are special in more ways than one. Whether baking cookies, advocating for families, inspiring scientific minds or making strides in medicine, these fathers are huggable heroes that balance their careers, their families and maybe even a superpower or two. Flip through our album to meet them.

The PR Guru: Jody Grimaldi

As owner of Grimaldi Public Relations, Jody’s work life is all about hotels, restaurants and entertainment. This Woodridge dad has been his own boss since he got his MBA from Loyola University Graduate School of Business in 2007. But, his home life is the stuff dreams are made of. He met his wife, Nicole, when they were 16 years old at Naperville Central High School (cue the aww!). They have three daughters -- Isabella (10), Olivia (7) and Ava (1). The fam likes going to Morton Arboretum and every night Jody sends Ava off to dream land with a harmonica rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Do you know a dad that should have made our list? Let us know in the Comments!

— Natasha Davis