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Mom gets induced so Dad can go to the game

I'm not into football. In fact, I don't even really like it. This story, I'm afraid, doesn't improve my opinion of it either. It seems that Colleen and Mark Pavelka are big fans of the Chicago Bears, who, it seems, were involved in some big game yest...

Update: Friends with uncommon bond still going strong

Last May, I wrote about two friends that share an uncommon bond: their children. Anese Adams, who is 37, gave birth to twin girls Payton and Phoenix and handed them over to her best friend, Cynthia Rice, for adoption. Too often, we read stories about...

"Shop with a Cop" is the "best Christmas ever"

25 underprivileged kids from North Chicago went shopping with area police officers Thursday night, as part of the department's 2nd annual "Shop with a Cop" program. The students, selected based on family need and academic achievement, were certainly...

Cosby tells dads to get involved

Bill Cosby's message of self-empowerment and responsibility is powerful, but often controversial. His criticism of the black community in particular has raised some eyebrows. However, in a recent appearance at Chicago Public Schools' Fourth Annual P...

Memorial Day travels: a series of unforseen events...

As I have posted earlier, my husband and I took two of my kids up to Chicago from small town Missouri for the weekend. (My third son is in Rome with is father, poor kid). Our primary objective was not, as it may seem, to see the King Tut exhibit in C...

Tut exhibit coming to Chicago!

Oh, the excitement, if you live in the midwestern America! The King Tut exhibit is coming to the Field Museum in Chicago! This Friday! (That would be May 26). We have been planning a trip to Chicago for this weekend for many months. It's a six hour d...

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