Category: Illinois

The Independent Map Amendment might be our best hope to change Illinois politics

The Independent Map Amendment might be our best hope to change Illinois politics

April 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Day after day after day people talk about the mess we call Illinois. Unfortunately most people feel such despair that they can’t imagine a way out of the mess. Of all the ideas being tossed around, the Better Government Association is championing one worth considering: the Independent Map Amendment. The Independent Map Amendment is an […]

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Illinois public universities need your help

Illinois public universities need your help

April 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Reboot Illinois recently ran a story called Budget crisis “on the verge of dismantling” Illinois higher education system. In the story, author Mark Fitton reported on the March 10 Illinois State Senate appropriations committee on higher education funding meeting. It paints a dark picture of of a system in crisis without any hope for a […]

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The Magic of the Wonderland Express

The Magic of the Wonderland Express

December 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

One of the things I absolutely love about Christmas time is that it can make you feel just like a kid all over again.  The lights, the sounds and the anticipation of it all make December one very magical month.  And no one captures that childlike wonder and excitement quite like the Wonderland Express at […]

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Maggie Daley’s Greatest Achievement

November 28, 2011 | Comments (7)

Last week’s passing of Maggie Daley, Chicago’s former First Lady, may not have been a surprise to many people. She had fought a ten-year battle with cancer and in the past couple of years, things seemed more grim. In fact, when former Mayor Richard M. Daley announced that he would not run for office again […]

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When Will We Change Our Reaction to Bullying?

When Will We Change Our Reaction to Bullying?

November 18, 2011 | Comments (1)

I watched the memorial services for 10-year-old  Ashlynn Conner on the mid-day news.  I stared at the screen for the few seconds the story ran and thought, “She could be one of my girls.” According to news reports Ashlynn killed herself after the teasing and bullying from her classmates became unbearable.  When you see her photo, […]

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Why Bullying is NOT Just A Phase

Why Bullying is NOT Just A Phase

November 17, 2011 | Comments (5)

Today I was saddened to hear about the suicide of 10 year old Illinios resident Ashlynn Conner.  She was an honor student who hung herself in a home closet and was found by one of her siblings. All because of bullying.  She told her mom that she was being bullied – and had told her […]

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Cantigny Park-Wheaton, IL

Cantigny Park-Wheaton, IL

August 30, 2011 | Comments (6)

The humidity was almost non existent and the cooler temperature was a pleasant break from the scorching heat wave of early August.  It could only mean that summer would soon be on it’s way out and it was definitely time to pack in all the outdoor fun that we could, before it was time to […]

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Three Ways to Save on Museum Fees

Three Ways to Save on Museum Fees

June 16, 2011 | Comments (3)

Now that summer is here, we’re all looking for ways to keep our kids busy without breaking the bank.  I love our area museums, but have you seen the admission prices? Once you add in parking, a snack and a gift, it’s a budget buster.  Luckily there are three programs to help us keep everyone occupied within […]

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Celebrating Our Town, Our Heroes

Celebrating Our Town, Our Heroes

March 30, 2011 | Comments (10)

The Chicago Moms hosted a fun morning of pampering at Pinky Nails Chicago joined by our blogging mamas,  friends and readers. As we recognized the heroes amongst us (all moms are heroes, you know!)  we also learned about our sponsor Chevrolet’s program called Our Town, Our Heroes. This program is about celebrating the local heroes in […]

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A Link to our Past: The DuSable Museum of African American History

February 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

Last Saturday we did something uncharacteristic for our family:  we headed downtown with little preparation and no plan in mind.  On the way, we stopped at the library to see if we could get a library pass for a museum.  The pickings were slim, but, in honor of Black History Month, we chose the pass […]

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apple picking adventure

Where Did All The Apples Go?

October 28, 2010 | Comments (5)

This past weekend, we had plans with friends to take our respective families to an apple orchard for a fun fall trip.  We’d go pick some apples, hang out in the pumpkin patch, maybe explore a corn maze – and definitely eat some apple cider donuts.  It’s the middle of October, so we were prepared […]

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family picture at Legoland

Legoland ROCKS!

October 1, 2010 | Comments (1)

As a mom of 3 for 11 years, Lego is a name that has been present in our household for many, many years. Ever since my firstborn son discovered the joy that is constructing the Star Wars Lego sets, we have been adding to our collection every birthday, Christmas, Easter, and random happy day when […]

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