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Surf The White Winter Wave!

By The Forest Preserves Of Cook County

Wintertime brings numerous family-friendly ways to get outdoors to enjoy the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Forest Preserves visitors can experience fun activities including sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more.

Throughout the winter, visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing in all parts of the Forest Preserves, except for golf courses and nature centers, from sunrise to sunset. Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, 12545 W. 111th St. in Lemont, offers a complete Nordic Ski Program, including groomed trails, equipment rentals and beginner lessons.

For those looking to try something new, snowshoeing events will be offered at many Forest Preserves locations. Visitors can enjoy snowshoeing lessons, hikes and more. For a calendar of snowshoeing events, visit

The Forest Preserves offers nine different sledding and coasting hills for the 2015-2016 season. Dan Ryan Woods, Caldwell Woods, Deer Grove Picnic Grove #5, Westchester Woods and Pioneer Woods offer sledding with lighting from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Indian Hill Woods, Indian Road Woods, Schiller Woods and Deer Grove Picnic Grove #4 offer sledding without lighting from 10 a.m. to sunset. To learn more, visit

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Posted on November 24, 2015

Taxicab Journals

Cab #202

Cab #202 is the new Cab 420.
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Posted on October 19, 2009
Open Letter

Open Letter

Dear Asses Of Chicago Commuters:
This crowding reduction plan isn't working at all for your human.
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Posted on January 29, 2013
Life At Work

I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!

By Jane Harper
At that point, I was kind of hoping the dog was back at home chewing up her hand-sewn Italian leather shoes.
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Posted on October 19, 2015

Surf The White Winter Wave!

By The Forest Preserves Of Cook County
Winter activities: Stars, Stories, S'mores and More! Twig-Tac-Toe, Bonfires & Animal Tracking.

Posted on November 24, 2015

Survivor Of Holiday Lighting Accident Shares Life-Saving Safety Lessons

By The Energy Education Council
Please take note of your surroundings before decorating outside.

Posted on November 23, 2015

Beachwood Photo Booth: Ohio House Impact

By Helene Smith
River North.

Posted on November 20, 2015

Here's The Story Of One Syrian Family That Resettled In Chicago

By CHIRP Radio
It took them three years to get here after the war claimed three of its members.

Posted on November 19, 2015


By Free Spirit Media
Also: Sophomores are irrelevant.

Posted on November 18, 2015

Chicagoetry: Every Cloud A Sphinx

By J.J. Tindall
No Kalashnikovs, no suicide belts, no dirty bombs . . .

Posted on November 16, 2015

Beachwood Photo Booth: Betty's & Nick's

By Helene Smith
Family hair care.

Posted on November 13, 2015

An Urban River Otter Is Here!

By The Forest Preserves Of Cook County and the Brookfield Zoo
Its home: an isolated pond in the southern region of the Cook County forest preserves.

Posted on November 17, 2015

Beachwood Photo Booth: Autumn Station Wagon

By Helene Smith
Vintage seasonal.

Posted on November 6, 2015

Car Condos In Naperville

By Amy Falk/Falk Associates
At Iron Gate, individual garage owners can custom design their interiors to convey personal taste and preferences and these new options allow for even more "garage" fun.

Posted on November 3, 2015

Beachwood Photo Booth: Mid-Century Modern Halloween

By Helene Smith
Horner Park.

Posted on October 30, 2015

50 Years Ago, St. Louis Gateway Arch Monument Built On Rigged Votes, Protests

By Greg Bailey/Reuters
The bond vote approving monies for the Arch was fraudulent, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch found in a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation.

Posted on October 26, 2015

MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - TV Reporter Going To Paris.
POLITICS - Help A Walmart Worker This Thanksgiving.
SPORTS - The Unbearable White Maleness Of Sports Media.

BOOKS - Bronzeville, Rahm & The Smut Peddler.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Surf The White Winter Wave!

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