Important Update: New Region Selection Customizes Kidlist

There’s a lot excitement at Kidlist, so I wanted to give you all an update. We now cover both the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago! Through the new region selection, you now have the option to see what’s going on in the western suburbs, the southwestern suburbs, or both… and there are new choices for the email list so you can receive the content from just the geographic area you are interested in.

Region Selection

If you haven’t already, you’ll want to select a region across the top of the site. You can choose between West, Southwest, and All. Depending on what you choose, the entire site will taylor the experience for you. For example, if you choose one of the regions, you will see the articles, guides, lists, and resources from that area and the calendar will display the events local to your selection. If you prefer to choose All, the calendar and site content will include everything we publish in both areas and the calendar will display all of the events in the western and southwestern suburbs.

If you haven’t made a region selection yet, this is what you will see:

desktop view

mobile view

Once you make your selection, the purple dialog box will disappear and your device or computer will save your selection for next time. If you change your mind and want to switch the region you are viewing, you are welcome to change your selection up top at any time.

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Email Preferences

Do you receive the Kidlist emails or do you want to? Those emails can also be customized for what you are interested in. Right now, everyone that is currently a subscriber is set to receive all of the content for both areas, but if you would like to switch your preference, you may do so below.

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join the kidlist email list or update your selections by filling out the form below

West Versus Southwest Towns

It’s very difficult to define the boundaries for each area, but we have done our best to include all of the towns in each area we cover. Click here to see the list of towns we cover in each area. That link will also help you to determine which region you should select.

Kidlist Team

As we expanded coverage area to the southwest suburbs, our team also expanded to include four new content contributors who live in the area! Click here to meet the Kidlist Team.

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If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at We are overjoyed to be your local resource for family-friendly activities, classes, and events!

About the Author

Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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