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Laid-back Urbanity: Lake Forest's Market Square

Lake Forest’s Market Square delivers laid-back urbanity. It’s a slice of slow life in a fast lane world, with graceful buildings and a long village green. Designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1916, Market Square draws shoppers, fine diners and commuters. Pedestrians and kids love to linger in the grassy center park, and small shops line the sidewalks. Many have been there for generations.

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Buffalo in the 'Burbs

Buffalo conjure up images of Big Sky country, frontiers and Western movies. So what are they doing in the Chicago suburbs? They are perhaps one of Chicagoland’s best kept secrets, but a herd of around 45 bison have been a …