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Everyone knows that people are stronger in numbers, and the same could be said for eyelashes. At Creme de la Lash, stylist Semeka Renee fortifies her clients' existing lashes with semi-permanent Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions. Each native lash earns a faux-mink partner, attached with gentle adhesive. This virtually doubles a client's lash population, making the lashline more impenetrable to dust and debris, while emphasizing the eye without the help of mascara. Xtreme Lashes come in different curvatures to better match existing lashes and stay with the native lash until it falls out naturally. Refill appointments are recommended every two to four weeks.

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Chicago,
IL
US

Morgan Street Bistro benefits from the experience of three generations of the James Calvetti family, which has been a big name in Chicago's meatpacking scene since the mid-1970s. Morgan Street Bistro's home delivery service caters to busy, working adults, giving them the tools to create quick but healthy meals. Dedicated to upholding a long-time dedication to freshness and quality, Morgan Street Bistro prepares its meals by carefully selecting meat and seafood, and not adding any extra preservatives or additives, even if they are guaranteed to give their customers super powers.

4240 South Morgan Street
Chicago,
IL
US

The fruits of the sea are truly diverse, but to the cooks at Mama Nena's Shrimp House, one saltwater treat stands above all others. That would the humble shrimp, which they serve grilled, boiled, or deep-fried by the pound. Like the weather in Chicago, a new shrimp harvest is brought in each day. The chefs then add sauces and spices to each made-to-order masterpiece to produce Nena's signature bold flavors. They even stuff some of their jumbo shrimp or toss shrimp morsels into soups or Shrimp Mac. The team serves these dishes, along with ocean perch, lake perch, or chicken gizzards, with all-American fried sides such as onion rings, french fries, and jalapeno poppers.

1623 W 43rd St
Chicago,
IL
US

Recipes from South-Central Mexico inspire the chefs at Amelia's Mestizo Grill, but the menu also incorporates familiar Old-World flavors. The spirit of innovation undergirds their commitment to traditional Latin-American staples, with dishes such as the grilled pork tenderloin with roasted quince that the Chicago Reader claimed, "could have come out of a far more pretentious kitchen." Stuffed poblano peppers arrive with a sherry-pecan sauce, and smoky chipotle peppers add a distinctive kick to the Mediterranean-tinged flavors of the grilled rack of lamb and potato gratin.

Coming back to its roots once again, the restaurant's dining room embodies a down-to-earth ambiance, complete with exposed brickwork and simple wooden chairs. A red accent wall adds a splash of color to the space, as do vibrant paintings of flowers, children, and Mexico's first rainbow.

4559 S Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

Liberty Tax Service's personal consultants—stationed in 4,000 offices across the United States and Canada—support clients with one-on-one tax preparation services and a money-back guarantee on the accuracy of their work. Before entering the company's corps of tax experts, each employee undergoes thorough training in federal and state tax code. Then, the tax preparers compile digital or paper filings of federal, state, and interplanetary taxes, ferreting out the maximum return and keeping minds at ease with year-round tax support. The company offers complimentary direct deposit for refunds, as well as gratuitous dives in Scrooge McDuck's money piles. Liberty Tax Service also organizes tax courses, both online and in person, that bring individuals up to speed on current tax practices.

5257 S Ashland Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Chicago Indoor Sports' full-size field has enough turf to make a cow's spots turn green with envy. But that same animal would be disappointed if it took a bite. The surface is actually a carefully designed, imitation grass made of millions of tiny rubber pallets and a crushed stone base, which helps absorb shock. That last feature is key, since the indoor play area supports crowds of running athletes during competitive or casual games of soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and ultimate frisbee. The field is also home its own youth and adult soccer leagues, such as Liga Latino Americana.

Throughout many of their services, Chicago Indoor Sports places special emphasis on children. During their SoccerTots and SoccerTouch programs, instructors use soccer as a way to build motor skills and encourage mental development. Meanwhile, an arcade and three giant inflatables give kids a break from sports.

3900 S Ashland Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

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