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Crowds pack Navy Pier for holiday fireworks display

CBS Chicago (News) 7/2 6:27P Sabrina Franza
CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago is celebrating the Fourth of July in style. One way the city is celebrating is with a big fireworks show at Navy Pier. Its explosive grand finale...

Fresh Thyme Market names Liz Zolcak new president

Chicago Biz Journals 7/1 9:30A Anne Stych
Fresh Thyme Market will soon have a fresh face in the role of president. Liz Zolcak will succeed Gerald Melville, who has announced his retirement after a 43-year retail...

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Chicago Public Schools begins its summer meals programs

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 6/30 2:52P Jordan Perkins
Chicago Public Schools offers free, nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch as part of the summer meals program at Bateman Elementary School. Brian Rich/Sun-Times Chicago...

Schools must prepare to do more to stop teen suicide, bullying

Chicago Sun-Times - Illinois Education News 6/29 5:56P Sally Weinstein
A “No Bully Zone” sign hangs on the door of a school classroom. Sun-Times Media Adolescent suicide and bullying among adolescents are related, severe, and preventable public...

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Gadgets You Need to Make the Best Cocktails at Home

BubbleLifestyles 7/1 9:45A
Skip the bar scene and make the most delicious cocktails at home with these fun gadgets It's 5 O'Clock somewhere and we love a good cocktail after a long day. No need to get dolled up to visit your...

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How to get KFC spork you wear on your finger

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Food and Restaurants 6/27 2:53P Brett Molina | USA Today
KFC is giving away the sporks to promote their Sides Lovers Meal. KFC There’s arguably no greater advance in the world of cutlery than the spork. Now you can wear them on your...

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Sales to shop this weekend

The Golden Girl 7/1 6:10A 2socialco
Woof. This week has kicked my ass. As you can probably tell from the lack of posts over the past few days. I got more sick, June got more sick–we had to get her early from daycare twice–she s home...

4th of July Flag Cookie Cake

Sequins and Stripes 7/1 4:49A Liz
The EASIEST 4th of July flag cake I should say! Your family and friends will never know that the majority of these ingredients are store bought because this cake is SO FREAKING GOOD. It is a combo of...

Woven Pieces for the Kitchen

Sequins and Stripes 6/29 3:23A Liz
Kata Candy Bowl Set We recently launched a bunch of beautiful woven pieces from Korissa on Olive Lane ! I love adding natural elements to the home and the texture, color and detail of these pieces is...

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Sequins and Stripes 6/27 5:48A Liz
It has been awhile since I sat down to write a blog post about feelings. Ha! And honestly, I had to look through my wellness archives because more often than not these posts can get repetitive. When I...

16 cute bags for all your summer occasions

The Golden Girl 6/27 5:07A Jess
I got a request from a reader the other day asking, what kind of bags are people wearing this summer?! I haven t bought a purse in so long–I need some help! and I giggled to myself because remember...

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Norvell Meadows, All-City guard at Orr, Prosser high schools in Chicago, fatally shot on West Side

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago High School Sports 7/2 7:40A Michael O'Brien
Norvell Meadows playing club basketball in 2021. Prep Hoops Illinois Norvell Meadows, an All-City high school basketball player at Orr and Prosser, was shot and killed on the...

High school basketball: College coaches value club and high school basketball in player evaluation

Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago High School Sports 6/28 12:37P Joe Henricksen
Loyola head coach Drew Valentine says club basketball provides a chance to see the “elite of the elite from around the country” play one another. Tim Aylen/Bahamas Visual...

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Sear, Baby, Sear: How To Pick the Perfect Grill This Summer

realtor.com® Real Estate News 7/1 11:30A Jennifer Kelly Geddes
Getty Images There s nothing more American than grillin and chillin in your own backyard. In fact, hauling your rig from the garage, setting it up just right, and enjoying a tall cool drink while you...

Buy a Bit of History: We Salute These 5 Homes Built in 1776

realtor.com® Real Estate News 7/1 10:15A Lisa Johnson Mandell
Realtor.com In the grand sweep of world history, the U.S. is a young country. Even so, there are plenty of homes built prior to the American Revolution that still stand proud today. Many of these...

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