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Backyard Chickens in the Chicago Suburbs

28 Things to Do When School Is Closed in the Western Suburbs
Looking for fun things to do when school is closed in Chicago's west suburbs? Check out our round-up of kid-friendly places to go and things to do at home.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids of All Ages
We've scoped out all the new toys and games this season and only our favorites are included in this holiday gift guide.

Family Thanksgiving Traditions, Local Events Favorite Books, and More
The Kidlist Team shares their family Thanksgiving traditions! Get ideas for your own family and share your ideas to make Thanksgiving special each year.

2018 Toy Drives and Donations in the Southwest Suburbs for Holiday Giving
The holiday season is a great time to teach kids about generosity and giving. Check out our round-up of toy drives collecting new and gently used gifts.

Toy Drives and Donations in the Western Suburbs to Spread the Cheer
2018 toy drives in Chicago's western suburbs for unopened toys, plus where to donate gently used toys. Get in the holiday spirit of giving!

The Ultimate Guide to Halloween for Families in the Suburbs
Halloween events, trunk-or-treat, best decorated houses, where kids eat free, allergy-friendly fun, haunted houses, haunted walks, pumpkin patches and more!

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Kid-Friendly Halloween Guide for the Southwest Suburbs
Halloween events, books, crafts, costumes, allergy-friendly treats, kids eat free, and more in this guide to a kid-friendly Halloween.

The Teal Pumpkin Project and Other Allergy-Friendly Halloween Ideas
Halloween can be tricky to navigate for parents of kids with food allergies. We put together some strategies for an allergy-friendly Halloween night.

“Kindness Rocks” and Local Rock Painting Groups
Local rock painting groups are getting in on the fun of painting and placing fun, inspirational Kindness Rocks around town. Check out local groups!

Favorite Kids Books
Looking for some fresh book ideas for your kids? We asked Kidlist readers for their favorite kids books suitable for toddlers through tweens and added ours!