• StarView Vineyards

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    Honoring Filmmakers at Ebertfest

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    Escape to the Quad City Botanical Center


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Shopping in Chicago – An Overview

Taking a vacation to Chicago can be a bit overwhelming, especially for a first-timer. There are so many things to do – theaters, museums, parks, restaurants, sporting events, shopping; I could go on for a long time. One of my …





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Happy New Year

Welcome to 2010, everyone! I hope your year is off to a great start. We want to extend a huge thank you to all of you who have taken part in making this blog a success – contributors, readers, participants …