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 Mom Advocate: Alok Jhamnani

All Chicago-area moms are probably fans of this loving dad of two. Alok is the man behind the mommy fitness and wellness center, CocoonCare. This is the place to be for moms-to-be who want to stay fit and learn about parenting in a nurturing environment with fitness classes, workshops, massages and onsite childcare. This former director of a technology company created this mama-centric business with help from his wife, Kiran. When he isn’t working, you can find him barbecuing with the fam and visiting Chicago Children's Museum with Reyna (4) and Rivaan (2 months).

photo credit: Tiia Norsym Photography

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— Natasha Davis