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Live Psychic, tarot, tasseography readings. Amanda is a third generation psychic with a gift that stands out among the rest. We are located in Oak Park Illinois, steps from the Blue Line "L" Stop Oak Park Ave. We are offering a $10 introductory reading, this is a $35 value. Stop in or call Amanda to schedule a appointment.

805 Garfield St
Oak Park,
IL
US

While immersed in the task of clothes shopping for her growing infant son, Genetta Jackson realized that she possessed a special talent for finding trendy garments. She began buying clothes and accessories not only for her son but also for other boys and girls. She'd venture out to find designer and even collectible kids' garments, and then she'd offer the items for sale online.

In 2012, Jackson opened King's Kloset Children's Boutique in a cozy space evocative of a child's bedroom—but without the constant screaming of Lego people. Shelves overflow with new and gently worn children's shoes, dresses, jackets, and even formalwear, such as pintsize Gucci shoes and custom-made bow ties. With a small toy section, the boutique is also a destination for gift shoppers.

144 Harrison Street
Oak Park,
IL
US

The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest makes history accessible with a museum, family research materials, and walking tours. At the museum, visitors can explore a range of costumes, photographs, and artifacts that have been donated by local families. Permanent fixtures include an exhibit on local writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the man behind Tarzan, featuring dozens of photographs, movie stills, and Tarzan toys. Those who want to see history come to life around them can check out one of the walking tours, which explore sights such as breath-taking stained glass and religious imagery around the neighborhood or the elegant estates of Oak Park, built in the Prairie School of Architecture style.

217 Home Ave
Oak Park,
IL
US

The first Ebert Studio opened almost 100 years ago on Chicago's west side. Since then, four successive generations have preserved memories for countless families in studios that now reside in Oak Park and Hinsdale. At the helm today is Jeff Ebert, the great-grandson of the studio's founder. Jeff makes a very small distinction to give you the big picture—"It's not so much that it's photography," he says, "but it's photographing people."

Making people feel comfortable and look better is just one part of his job. The next part is to create "a piece like a painting that can be hung above a mantle and somebody can be proud of for years and years to come." As the latest in a line of artists stretching back to 1915, Jeff does that well, harnessing the power of passed time and using it to build a portfolio that showcases families, weddings, animals, and individuals. Some of his notable subjects have included Cardinal Francis George, Walter Payton, and film director Christopher Columbus, known for his historical documentary of babysitting, Home Alone.

227 S Marion St
Oak Park,
IL
US

The shutterbugs at Doris Photography alternate between candid shots and casual poses of their subjects, drawing on skills they've honed for more than 20 years. Their flashbulbs flicker for weddings, headshots, and passport photos, and they capture images of newborns to adorn the book jackets of babies’ first novels. Far from a conventional photo studio, Doris Photography rents out its automatic photo booth, sends videographers to events, and creates custom slide shows and invitations.

Photobooth
Chicagl,
Illinois
US

In the late 1970s career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.

Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.

400 Lathrop Ave
River Forest,
IL
US

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