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  1. Planet Access

    Planet Access combines retailing high end apparel with a social service mission

  2. Evanston Farmer's Market

    The Evanston Farmer's Market offers fresh fare from more than 50 vendors.

  3. Kettle Moraine State Forest

    The Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, about 37 miles southeast of Milwaukee, contains more than 22,000 acres in southern Wisconsin.

  4. Temperance Beer Company

    Temperance Beer Company, Evanston's first craft brewery, offers refillable 64-ounce growlers.

  5. Uncle Dan's

    Uncle Dan's outdoor store is committed to getting people outside to enjoy nature around Chicago.

  6. Kafein

    Kafein has been serving good coffee and hearty food for more than 20 years

  7. Unicorn Cafe

    Hand-roasted coffee and free Wi-Fi keep Unicorn Cafe in Evanston a busy place.

  8. Evanston Environmental Association

    The Evanston Ecology Center opened in 1974 to teach environmental education and promote volunteerism for environmental causes.

  9. Custer Fair

    The Custer Fair combines art, food and music in a festival that draws people from all over the Chicago area.

  10. Celtic Knot Public House

    As close to a true Irish pub that you can find in the United States

  11. Edzo's Burger Shop

    Edzo's fresh beef, signature milk shakes and specialty fries attract hungry crowds

  12. Bangers and Lace

    Banger and Lace offers craft beer and home-made sausage that bring in crowds of customers

  13. 10 Ways to Enjoy the Blizzard in Chicago

    The snow in Chicago has finally fallen. Here are ten of the best ways to enjoy the fifth largest blizzard in Chicago history.

  14. Love on the Run: Chicago's Best Valentine's Day Themed Runs

    Lot’s of holidays have become staples on the running calendar in recent years. Here are the best Valentine's Day themed runs happening in Chicago this year.

  15. Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics

    The Chicago Polar Plunge, made popular by The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon last year, dares people to take on a frigid Lake Michigan on March 1, 2015.

  16. Four Races to Ring in the New Year in Chicago

    It may be January in Chicago, but that doesn't mean you can't start 2015 off right with these four races to ring in the New Year in Chicago.

  17. Five Places to Get Your Climbing Fix in Chicago

    Illinois is the second flattest state in the country, but that doesn't mean you can't get your climbing fix within city limits.

  18. Trotting on Thanksgiving in Chicago

    Some of the best Chicago-area turkey trots to get your Thanksgiving off to a good start.

  19. Four Chicago Mountain Bike Destinations to Fall in Love With

    These four mountain bike trail systems in the Chicago area offer great fall off-road riding close to home.

  20. Q&A with Ultra Runner Scott Kummer

    We sat down with Chicago area runner Scott Kummer to answer a few questions about his running journey from drug addict to 100-miler.

  21. Epic John Muir Trail Run Movie Opens Sept. 25 in Chicago

    Hal Koerner & MIke Wolfe embark on an epic trail run while trying to set a new speed record on the John Muir Trail in California.

  22. Scott Kummer: An Unlikely Ultrarunner

    Scott Kummer has racked up an impression ultrarunning resume, all while training in the Chicago area.

  23. 5 awesome ways to enjoy Lake Michigan

    One of the many joys of a Chicago summer is the spectacular Lake Michigan lakefront that hugs the city. There are many ways to enjoy this lake, here are 5.

  24. No Salt, No Problem

    Lake Michigan is a surprisingly great surfing location, which means no salt, no problem; you'll still catch some nice fresh water waves.

  25. Three bike collectives that keep Chicago moving

    The Recyclery, Working Bikes, and West Town Bikes are three bike collectives that keep Chicago moving.

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