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Summer Cheat Sheets

This summer is full of fairs, festivals, farmers markets, car shows and more! We made your summer cheat sheets so that you can get out there and have some FUN! Read More

Great Water Balloon Games

It is hot, hot, hot and there is nothing more fun than a good old fashion water balloon fight! This got me thinking – what are some fun games that we can make up to level this pool-less party up?!?! Catch – Partners stand close facing each other and... Read More

Keep Kids Reading!

Are your kids picking up a book this summer? A new survey finds that children spend nearly three times as many hours weekly watching TV or playing video games as they do reading in the summer, despite research that indicates the importance of summer reading to retain literacy skills.... Read More

Recipe for a Summer Day Trip

Oaklee’s guest post by Diane Malinowski with Elk Grove Park District   So all winter you are promising to take  the kids to that place you promised to take them last summer.  It’s not too late, get out the calendar and make a commitment. Summer goes fast.   Ingredients: 1... Read More

Sounds of Summer in Mount Prospect

The Village of Mount Prospect is the place to be this summer to enjoy outstanding live musical performances, delicious food, refreshing beverages and FREE family-fun amusement rides and games. The Village in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce continues the annual tradition of throwing what has become known as... Read More
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All Tracks Lead to FUN!

  Summer in Chicago is unquestionably the best time to enjoy all the attractions and special events that the city has to offer and that fun starts with a Metra train ride.   Aboard Metra, you can reach Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, museums and cultural attractions as well as charming, quaint... Read More