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Trying to get in shape? Head to any of our Best of 2014 Fitness winners to get the body of your dreams!

Want to know the hottest places to shop in Chicago and the North Shore? Check out our Best Of 2014 Shopping winners!


Flashes of Hope, a national nonprofit that provides free portraits to children with cancer, is capturing the strength of patients. Learn more about the organization, and see more photos, here.

Chicago’s biggest music festival is just a few weeks away! Here are some tips to help you make the most of Lolla. 

Head to Boltwood in Evanston this weekend for a delicious meal at one of the hottest new restaurants on the North Shore!

Lyla is partying with @PAWSchicago and #CelebrityCruises at the PAWS Beach Party! (at Castaways)

It’s the last weekend in July, so make the most of it! Here are 5 great events happening in Chicagoland this weekend!

Fantastic mid-week #Pilates class with the #MakeItBetterNS team 👌 (at Chicago Northshore Kinetics)

Whether it’s junior high or high school, back to books means fresh new looks with some of the hottest fashions for fall.

Here are eight great books that mix well with a day of fun in the sun—or under a tree in a hammock.