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Holiday Shopping: 5 Can’t-Miss Shopping Destinations


Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you’re missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you’ll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way.

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More than Just Horsin’ Around at Main Stay

It’s no small thing when these horse lovers say they have a way of changing lives through animal-assisted therapies. Indeed, a wide variety of clients have achieved personal empowerment while working with this Richmond-area farm’s lovable critters.






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An Iron Horse Takes the Galena-Chicago Stagecoach Trail

Stagecoach trails became the first formal infrastructure for Illinois travel. Join retired college professor Mark Schwendau and his wife, Karen, as they travel the Galena-Chicago stagecoach trail by motorcycle and note interesting landmarks.






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Better to Give Than Receive: Serving Others at the Holidays

Volunteering time or money is an excellent way to look beyond yourself and help others in need. Meet some folks in our region who’ve found meaningful ways of serving their neighbors, and learn how you can join them.






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Seize the Autumn Spirit

No place else can you experience fall quite lik you will here in the Midwest. Because it’s a season to savor, we’ve assembled a list of our favorite ways to enjoy autumn in northwest Chicagoland.






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