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  • Sandra D
    Chicago, IL232 contributions
    It was a well layed out Museum with a very well done exhibits. It is very moving. Bring a hankie. Don't miss the gift shop.
    Written April 5, 2022
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  • Experience631358
    Elk Grove Village, IL9 contributions
    Checking out the park for the first time. Saw duck and geese in the ponds. Nice area to walk with younger kids. Kids enjoyed the playground outside the center.
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • Irina
    United States10,116 contributions
    Stretched along the Northshore Channel of the Chicago River, Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park is very good for walking, jogging or biking. The park opened to public in 2002; its two-mile path smoothly waves through the park grounds, that have a naturally landscaped look -- which in fact, is a result of smart planning and developing the ground covering, planting the trees, arranging the flowers, and placing picnic tables and benches in this attractive area.

    Spacious, free parking is available, there are many info signs, there's the map of the park and its amenities. The directions to various parts of the park, and to some other adjacent parks are clearly displayed, as well.

    A very memorable collection of modern art sculptures makes the park even more attractive. Sculptures are well-marked, and spaciously placed on the park grounds along the path, so if you walk two miles, you'll be able to see dozens of sculptures, representing contemporary art works by some very talented artists.

    Abstract compositions were very enjoyable to look at, drawing attention to their forms and titles, and obviously playing on imagination. Abstract art basically gives me the ultimate freedom of perception and conceptual interpretation. And the sculptures, displayed in this park were wonderful in this respect. I also have to say, that many other sculptures, representing modern monumental art were absolutely striking and memorable.

    December of course, is not the best time to visit the park, but we enjoyed it, regardless, since all the sculptures made the beautiful park look and feel like a large modern art gallery in the open air.

    Thank you, Skokie.
    Written January 26, 2022
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  • Randipi
    Lafayette, CA3 contributions
    Deanna Desimone was so helpful when we were trying to find if one of our ancestors was buried at Memorial Park. When nothing came up on her first try looking for the plot number, , she suggested trying a different spelling of the first name. It worked. Everything matched. She emailed us maps with exact locations specified of our lost relative plus other family members that we knew were buried at Memorial Park. When we arrived after hours at the cemetery, it was easy to locate the graves using her maps.
    We are forever grateful that we were able to visit the graves so easily Also, the cemetery is so beautifully maintained. The next day when we visited, the caretakers working nearby even loaned us a tool to use to prune a plant at one of the graves.
    Written October 30, 2019
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  • Marykins33
    Chicago, IL61 contributions
    man of La mancha was excellent at Skokie Theater. well done with great actors. Very impressed with madcap Productions.
    Written September 17, 2018
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  • Scott F
    Evanston, IL39 contributions
    Great place to spend the day with the kids!! Pack a lunch and plan on spending the day there. Between the 2 slides, huge pool and small kids water park, you and your family should be set for a fun day
    Written August 17, 2017
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  • illinois travelere
    1,724 contributions
    I started the new year with another fun visit to Hummingbird Resale.

    I left with a handful of small '80s trinkets and a 14" potbellied, stuffed, jointed moose.

    There were at least a dozen other unique items that caught my eye.
    It required my last ounce of self-control to leave them in the shop.
    Her eclectic inventory and fair prices are that attractive.

    But like both the Terminator and General MacArthur, I will make a reappearance.
    If you, like me, have strong hunter/gatherer genes in your DNA, you will love this store.
    Written February 10, 2022
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  • Carl St.clair
    Park Ridge, IL24 contributions
    Loved the bike trail excellent ride ride up to Morton Grove and back then went to Gompers Park and Forest Glen.
    Written September 12, 2020
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  • illinois travelere
    1,724 contributions
    The log cabin is the oldest residence in Skokie (1847). It was moved to this location in 1982 and reconstructed in the same manner in which it was originally built.

    The engine house fulfilled many additional functions over the years -- jail, school, meeting rooms, etc.

    The laundry wall was preserved when the business was torn down in 2011. It preserves the village's original name -- Niles Centre -- and the year, 1925.

    In 1940 the residents voted to change the name to "Skokie" -- from a Native American word meaning "marsh."

    Admission is free and there is a parking lot.
    There are many restaurants in the area and the public library is practically across the street, so you can make a nice outing out of your visit.
    Written June 25, 2018
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  • Allen21096
    Chicago, IL29,714 contributions
    As it turns out, Shop Local Skokie is located in the Skokie City hall, which is in the heart of downtown Skokie, Il. There are a couple of entities within local government who are trying to build up the business, where you can get more information about local business to shop in or even how to get started in a local business. There is the Skokie Chamber of Commerce, along with the Skokie Economic Development Commission. There are plenty of businesses in the immediate area of the Skokie City Hall, including a variety of restaurants, i.e. fast food, Italian, Mexican, bakeries and more
    Written September 4, 2019
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  • Global12282018
    12 contributions
    I wish I had known ahead of time that the store was Closing for good. I would have visited and shopped like crazy. I had an elderly neighbor born in the 1920’s and for her birthday, I bought her a homes magazine the month she was born. She was so excited to see all of the ads for the old wringer washers and wood burning stoves. It took her back and I was happy to have given her that glimpse into yesterday. We don’t appreciate yesterday and this treasure will be sorely missed. I live on the south side of the city and drove up to the north suburbs just to get her this magazine. I miss her and I will miss not having the opportunity to purchase anything there again. (sad face)
    Written January 4, 2018
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  • Djhectorv
    1 contribution
    My wife and I visited Adagio Teas for the first time and it was Awesome!!! The staff was great with helping us and directing us since it was our 1st time in. The tea itself is nothing short of AMAZING!!! So many options with great flavor. The best part is the affordable pricing compared to some other brands. Definitely a new favorite place!!!
    Written December 27, 2019
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  • illinois travelere
    1,724 contributions
    See my earlier reviews (July 1, 2018 and September 7, 2020) for more information about Old Orchard.

    This open-air mall wall was designed with meandering paths; water features (don't miss the stunning koi pond); children's play areas; random seating, trees, plantings and planters; old-fashioned street lamps; and other features meant to enhance the shopper's experience.

    Rather than employ the traditional food court concept, coffee shops and restaurants are scattered throughout.

    Well-placed directories and signposts help one navigate the expansive mall.

    There are about eight thousand parking spaces in outside lots and indoor garages.

    Whilst so many other Chicago malls are dead or dying, Old Orchard is attracting both new businesses and happy shoppers.

    And, yes, I'll complete my review by mentioning (for the third time) that Old Orchard holds a special place in my heart because it was the destination of my very first solo drive.
    Written September 29, 2021
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  • anns1933
    Chicago, IL70 contributions
    Often the ticket holders are not allowed into their seats until 15-20 mins before showtime, but there is a small lobby offering drinks and snacks early. not a lot of seating, so if you want to relax with refreshment, get there early to have a table and chairs.
    The theatre seating itself is great. The boxes are fun to enjoy also.
    The location of this theatre is 100% better than going into the Loop.
    Written January 14, 2020
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  • augustdallmanbrill
    Chicago, IL40 contributions
    This place is enormous when you think about. Miles of ugly carpet mix well with paint colors nobody uses in their house. Still this is my go to place for a flick. It might be dated but you know that's because it is.
    Written November 5, 2019
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