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Bloomingdale Trail

Should we take a month-long rafting trip down the Amazon, or trekking up to the top of Everest, these were two options from a list of potential adventures my son, (Lane) and I compiled. With him starting at Northwestern in a few weeks, it seemed a milestone that called out for some great journey- An opportunity to test our fortitude, combat fear and bond as father and son. Our minds filled with ...
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5 Reasons to Day Trip in Downers Grove

Downers Grove is a highly popular vacation spot located in york, DuPage County, Illinois – just 25 miles outside of Chicago. Known for its quiet, quaint surroundings, Downers Grove has become a model for small-tourist towns in the region. The town is home to more than 140 community events and festivals every year. With a population of just 47,833, the 600 acres of parks and recreational space have...
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Driving for Uber or Lyft – We have the Insurance you Need.

Larry Lubell Technology is a great thing and I love that we live in a country where people are rewarded for “Building a better mouse trap;” and in some real ways Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are “Better-Mousetraps,” – they also expose drivers to great financial risks when driving without uber or lyft insurance. On New Year’s Eve, Sofia Liu age 6 was killed and her mother and brother seriously i...
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Chicago Firsts; A History of Chicago’s contributions

Chicago is often called the "Second City," except by those that live in Los Angeles who are quick to remind us that their population has exceeded ours. By the numbers, Chicago's population comes in at 2,695,598 where LA now tops out at 3,792,621. Chicagoans often had a problem with the idea of being second to New York but we accepted it, with grace, however watching LA's population climb higher th...
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Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TVDL)

The State of Illinois has started scheduling appointments for it's new program: Temporary Visitor Driver's Licenses (TVDLs). This form is a legal document which allows foreign-born individuals residing in Illinois to drive. This will mean, that for the first time, undocumented immigrants in Illinois will have a path to obtaining a drivers license. The TVDL program begins on Nov. 12, permitting ...
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Boot for Late Utility Payments in Chicago?

While the Stock Markets might be at all-time-highs, most Chicago residents are struggling to keep afloat in a sea of bills and debt. For so many paying bills is a juggling act that would impress even circus performers. Miss your rent payment, and you can find your stuff out on the street, fall behind on a car payment, and your vehicle will be hooked up to the back of a tow truck on a return tr...
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Vote For Top 10 Chicago Blues Guitarists

Chicago is known internationally for it’s contribution to architecture, and the birthplace of the atomic age. It gave the world Frank Lloyd Wright, Michael Jordan, Deep-dish pizza, Second City improv and Playboy magazine. But I would argue Chicago’s greatest gift to the world was the “Electric Blues.No discussion about the history of “The Blues” can begin without addressing our nation’s greatest...
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Chicago School Strike 2012

Update Strike Ends Chicago schools on Wednesday were once again filled with students. Update Day 5the Associated Press is reporting that a Wisconsin judge has struck down the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers. This will clearly be seen as good news to teacher unions in Chicago, Lake Forest, Illinois as...
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Great Motorcycle Trips near Chicago

Riding your cycle through the state of Illinois, is not going to have the Pacific-Coast-Highway, or the twists and turns one might find in Maine, but there still are many great trips through Chicago and the surrounding 100 miles. I have put out a few popular suggestions that customers have submitted. Lake GenevaAN EASY DAY TRIP IS TO HEAD OUT TO The Lake Geneva area. The town has a nost...
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Chicago Events for May 2012

The Chicagoland High School Film Festival, gives high School students an unique opportunity to enter and show the films they have worked so hard to create. True there are Children’s film festivals, but since those events are geared toward films who’s language and content are appropriate to be viewed by young children, this event allows young film makers to exhibit works that are relevant to th...
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