Local Services in Illinois

Portrait Package with Three-Image CD and Prints, Photo Cards, or Gallery Wrap at JCPenney Portraits (Up to 88% Off)

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

Capture lifetime memories with professional family portraits, birthdays, business photos and more with custom backgrounds, props and poses

$119.96 $19.99

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Portrait Package with Three-Image CD and Prints, Photo Cards, or Gallery Wrap at JCPenney Portraits (Up to 88% Off)

JCPenney Portraits

Cherryvale Mall

Capture lifetime memories with professional family portraits, birthdays, business photos and more with custom backgrounds, props and poses

$119.96 $19.99

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$53 for Complete Income Tax Preparation at Liberty Tax Service ($500 Value)

Liberty Tax Service

Multiple Locations

Individual income tax preparation with all federal and state forms, valid at 16 area locations

$500 $53

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Four Weeks of Tutoring for One or Two Students from Best Brains (Up to 80% Off). Eight Options Available

Best Brains Chicago

Multiple Locations

Certified teachers tutor students in English, math, general knowledge, and abacus

$244 $59

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Portrait Package with CD and Prints, Holiday Cards, or Gallery-Wrap Print at Target Portrait Studio (Up to 88% Off)

Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and poses for holiday portraits

$119.96 $19.99

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Two- or Four-Hour Upscale Lofted-Event-Space Rental at Ijorere Atelier (Up to 56% Off)

Ijorere Atelier

Elgin

Upscale loft-space hosts baby and bridal showers, corporate functions, meetings, birthday parties, and small weddings in elegant setting

$400 $199

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$28 for $45 Worth of Pet Grooming — Your Guardian Angel Pet Sitting

Your Guardin Angel Pet Sitting

Waukegan

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $28

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$192 for $349 Worth of Obedience Training and Dog Fitness Center including Treadmills and a Swimming Pool — K-9 Fitness

K-9 Fitness

South Hill

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$349 $192

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First Month and Registration Fee for Math or English Tutoring from Eye Level of Arlington Heights (57% Off)

Eye Level of Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights

Kids ages 5—15 learn at their own pace; 5:1 student teacher ratio

$233 $100

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$25 for a PC or Mac Diagnosis at PC Solutions of Illinois, Inc. ($50 Value)

PC Solutions of Illinois, Inc.

Evanston

Technicians hunt down the causes of poor or erratic performance in PCs and Macs and scan for viruses, then make repair suggestions

$50 $25

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Bed&mattress

Bed & Mattress Furniture Gallery

Schaumburg

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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Helicopter Hovering Adventure at A&M Aviation (Up to 54% Off)

A&M Aviation

Bolingbrook

Learn how to get a chopper in the air with instruction from an experienced pilot that takes you through ground and air training

$300 $139

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$299 for 90-Hour Broker Pre-License Course at Academy of Real Estate Education, Inc. ($649 Value)

Academy of Real Estate Education, Inc.

Palatine

During the six-week course, students spend 45 hours in a classroom and 45 hours of self-study

$649 $299

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$75 for Virus Removal and Operation System Damage Reversal from Solomon Computer Clinic ($150 Value)

Solomon Computer Clinic

Skokie

Removal thoroughly erases all traces of viruses; 26-step damage reversal fixes restores operating systems and maximizes computer performance

$150 $75

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$30 for $250 Worth of Automotive Hail Damage Repair at Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal

Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal

Des Plaines

Technicians massage out the dents and dings left by hail without damaging paint or resorting to sanding

$250 $30

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Four Weeks of English or Math Tutoring for One, Two, or Three at Eye Level (Up to 60% Off)

Eye Level

Orland Park

In each one-hour session once every week, tutors help children aged 3–18 master critical-thinking math and English skills

$250 $110

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Screen Replacement for iPhone 4S, 4, or 3GS, or $20 for $40 Worth of Repairs or Accessories at Game Time Repairs

Game Time Repairs

Multiple Locations

Techs repair smartphone screens usually within an hour with an appointment and back all services with 60-day warranties

$40 $20

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Foam-Mattress Sets or Mattresses at Discount Mattress (Up to 85% Off). Six Options Available.

Discount Mattress

Multiple Locations

Mattress and box spring sets come in a variety of sizes and two firmness levels to increase comfort and back support

$1,398 $399

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$69 for Computer Performance Package at Alan's One Stop Computer Repairs ($170 Value)

Alan's One Stop Computer Repairs

Berwyn

Techs keep computers running at full speed by finding and eradicating viruses, and tuning up operating systems

$170 $69

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$189 for 32 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School (68% Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

$595 $189

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One or Three One-Hour Counseling Sessions at Greenpath Clinic (Up to 53% Off)

Greenpath Clinic

Wheaton

One-hour counseling sessions by a licensed therapist tailored to individual needs, such as weight-loss support and relationship coaching

$175 $85

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$25 for $50 Worth of Financial Consulting — A.K. Services in Oak Park

A.k. Services In Oak Park

Oak Park

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$50 $25

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VHS-to-DVD Conversion at Concept One (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Concept One

Concept One Media

Conversion experts preserve memories on outdated media by transferring them to a digital format

$50 $25

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$99 for a Four-Hour ACT Test-Prep Session at Associates for Educational and Psychological Services ($400 Value)

Associates for Educational and Psychological Services

Glenview

An educator with more than 30 years of experience helps his students prepare for the ACT exam during four-hour tutoring sessions

$400 $99

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Six Weeks of Puppy Socialization Classes with Optional Personal Follow-Up at SmartyPaws Dog Training (Up to 59% Off)

SmartyPaws Dog Training

Belleville

Puppies learn good canine manners in group classes; optional follow-up evaluates puppy behavior

$120 $59

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Computer Repair Services from Armor Technologies (50% Off)

Armor Technologies

De Kalb

From the merchant: This coupon is good toward any labor rate for repair and data recovery for computers, cell phones, or game consoles.

$100 $50

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$80 for $145 Worth of Relationship Counseling — Southpark Psychology

Southpark Psychology

Moline

Hour-long introductory counseling session with Justin Shoemaker at SouthPark Psychology

$145 $80

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$49 for a One-Hour Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints and Retouched Digital Images ($377 Value)

Celebrate Your Sexy

Lombard

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn two poses into 5"x7" and wallet-sized prints and retouched digital images

$377 $49

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Gel Memory-Foam Mattress Toppers and Organic Bed Sets at Eco Mattress Store (Up to 62% Off). 10 Options Available.

Eco Mattress Store

Eco Mattress Store

2 in. gel-infused memory-foam bed toppers; American-made organic bed sets that include a mattress, box spring, and frame

$190 $89

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$39 for a One-Hour In-Studio Photo Shoot from Clique Photography ($400 Value)

Clique Photography

Bartlett

Kodak Gallery Award-winner and master photographer captures moments that will last a life time

$400 $39

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$138 for $250 Worth of Financial Consulting at Morrigan Halterman & Associates Accounting, Bookkeeping, & Tax Service

Morrigan Halterman & Associates

Crystal Lake

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$250 $138

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$149 for a Private Intro Flight Lesson with 1 Hour of Air Time from Modern Flight Instruction ($235 Value)

Modern Flight Instruction

Lewis University Airport

An expert pilot takes beginner flyers into the sky for a 1-hour, hands-on flight with 2 hours of training and debriefing on the ground

$235 $149

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Dupage Group Life Coaches

Dupage Group Life Coaches

Plainfield

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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$72 for $130 Worth of Financial Consulting — J.R. Salvato & Associates

J.r. Salvato & Associates

Hanover Park

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$130 $72

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Three Counseling Sessions at Sheri O'Brien (45% Off)

Sheri Obrien Lcpc

Dundee

Therapist helps you manage emotions, solve problems, and improve your overall well-being

$120 $66

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Web Commercial With or Without Music from Mixtal Media (Up to 63% Off)

Mixital Media

Wheeling

Vdeio techs shoot 30-second commercial on-location in 1080p HD and high-def audio

$1,200 $449

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$83 for $150 Worth of Financial Consulting — BBU INC

Bbu Inc

Calumet Park

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $83

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Scuba-Diving Course with Option for Certification at Berry Dive Center (Up to60% Off). Four Options Available.

Berry Dive Center

Northbrook/Glenview

Scuba instructors lead students in diving techniques during weekend lessons inside classrooms, pools, and open water

$75 $30

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$132 for $300 Toward a Premade Bathroom Vanity Tops at Granite Max

Granite Max

Elk Grove Village

Premade bathroom vanity tops in a range of tones and sizes

$300 $132

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$40 for Four Lessons on Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Other Instruments at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons ($88 Value)

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

$88 $40

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$79 for a Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning (a $395 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

Personal, detailed help with test prep, math, writing, or reading during tutoring sessions.

$395 $79

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$79 for a Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning (a $395 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

Personal, detailed help with test prep, math, writing, or reading during tutoring sessions.

$395 $79

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12 or 25 Custom Screen-Printed T-Shirts in One Color at Ultimate Screen Printing (Up to 52% Off)

Ultimate Screen Printing

Mundelein

12 or 25 one-color t-shirts feature a custom screen-printed design

$110 $55

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$77 for $160 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Gateway Academy and Learning Center

Gateway Center For Education

Steger

Individualized after-school tutoring and homeschooling programs, including a diagnostic assessment and learning plan

$160 $77

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$151 for $275 Worth of Financial Consulting — Global Accounting & Tax Services

Global Accounting & Tax Services

Multiple Locations

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$275 $151

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$79 for a Tax Return for an Individual or a Married Couple at Strategic Tax Consultants ($225 Value)

Strategic Tax Consultants

Skokie

Knowledgeable accountants prepare tax returns for individuals and married couples

$225 $79

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$20 for $40 Worth of Dry-Cleaning at Lake City Cleaners

Lake City Cleaners

Multiple Locations

Four dry-cleaning outlets in north Chicago and suburbs use both traditional and eco-friendly laundering technology

$40 $20

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Two Tutoring Sessions from Enopi (60% Off)

Enopi / Eye Level Learning / Schaumburg - Kevin Kim

Lake In The Hills

Math and reading/writing services, from pre-kindergarten through high school

$250 $100

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$99 for Discovery Flight Lesson from South Chicago Flying Lessons ($199.99 Value)

South Chicago Flying Lessons

South Chicago Flying Lessons

Give the gift of flight as an FAA-certified instructor guides 30-minute flight where the students can fly the plane for up to 15 minutes

$199.99 $99

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Three or Five Video-to-DVD Transfers at Y NOT 3 Video Productions (Up to 58% Off)

Y NOT 3 Video Productions

Oak Forest

Memories trapped on VHS, Hi-8, Digital-8, and MiniDV tapes get transferred to DVD format with chapter marks and navigation menus

$60 $25

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$28 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Devine Music Studio

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $28

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One Hour of Flight-Simulator Time or Pilot-Lesson Package at American Flyers (Up to 58% Off)

American Flyers

Dupage Airport (KDPA)

Students learn piloting skills on flight-simulation equipment before optionally hopping in the cockpit for an hour of hands-on flying

$140 $69

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$54 for $99 Worth of Computer Repair — IT Service Center

It Service Center

Belvidere

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$99 $54

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$49 for Four 90-Minute Children's Photography Classes at Cyntography Studios ($99 Value)

Cyntography Studios

Elmwood Park

Talented instructor leads four 90-minute sessions in children's photography

$99 $49

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$84 for $150 Worth of Music Lessons — Culture, Arts and Music

Culture Arts And Music / Potts & Pans, Inc. Nfp

Woodstock

From the merchant: Want to do something cool and unique? Learn steelpan! No prior musical experience necessary. Options for all ages.

$150 $84

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Real-Estate Broker Prelicensing Courses with Optional Exam Prep at Real Estate School of Illinois (Up to 53% Off)

Real Estate School of Illinois

Westmont

Experienced instructors provide the 90-hour classroom education required to obtain a Illinois real-estate broker’s license

$689 $349

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$650 for Six Exterior Home Lights and One Transformer from Permalites ($1,500 Value)

Permalites

New Lenox

Technicians create a lighting design informed by customer feedback then install six lights and a transformer

$1,500 $650

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In-Studio Glamour Photo Session for One or Two at Vogue Portrait Studio (Up to 66% Off)

Vogue Portrait Studio

Glen Carbon

Professional photographer with over a decade of experience creates elegant portraits during in-studio sessions with hair and makeup included

$175 $65

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Taxchek

Taxchek Inc

Blue Island

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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$74 for Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music ($150 Value)

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

Music school established in 1959 offers aspiring musicians lessons in numerous instruments, like guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, and more

$150 $74

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Vaccination Package for a Cat or a Dog at Green Trails Animal Clinic (Up to 55% Off)

Green Trails Animal Clinic

Lisle

Help keep pets healthy with an exam and a suite of helpful vaccinations

$152.05 $69

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Two Doggy Daycare Visits with Initial Interview and Screening at The Dog District (50% Off)

The Dog District

Darien

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $15

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Two Tutoring Sessions from McCree Tutoring Services (50% Off)

Mccree Tutoring Services

South Holland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$70 $35

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Palm, Tarot, or Life Reading for One or Two at Psychic Of Love (Up to 80% Off)

Psychic Of Love

Bloomingdale

In-tune psychic uses palm, tarot, and life readings to guide clients toward answers to life, love, and career questions

$125 $25

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$43 for $95 Groupon — Reliable Health Care Services

Reliable Health Care Services,llc

Park Forest

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$95 $43

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One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

$25 $10

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$79 for a One-Hour In-Studio or Garden Photo-Shoot Package from Studio 3 Productions (Up to $200 Value)

Studio 3 Productions

Geneva

One-hour shoot in a studio or garden yield prints and a high-res digital image

$200 $79

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$55 for a 30-Minute Boudoir Photo Shoot with Mischievous Me (Up to a $110 Value)

Mischievous Me

Grayslake

Experienced photographer coaches even the shiest subjects into seductive boudoir images

$110 $55

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LEGO WeDo Robotics Project and Day-Play Entrance for One, Two, or Four at C&A Robot Factory (Up to 56% Off)

C&A Robot Factory

Libertyville

Kids create and program LEGO animals, airplanes, and soccer stars with assistance and computer instructions during a 45-minute class

$25 $12

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Estate Planning Services by Law Office of Ernest B. Fenton P.C. (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Law Office of Ernest B. Fenton P.C.

Homewood

Estate planning provides security for clients and their loved ones with wills, trusts, and other important legal documents

$750 $375

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House Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, or Window Cleaning from D&D Commercial Cleaning Service (Up to 60% Off)

D & D Commercial Cleaning Service

Flossmoor

It seems like there's nothing this crew can't return to its original shine, from hardwood floors to home kitchens

$150 $60

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$321 for One Broker Pre-License Course from Inland Real Estate School ($649 value)

Inland Real Estate School

Oak Brook

90-hour course prepares students for the state exam

$649 $321

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One or Two 15-Minute Swims or One 30-Minute Swim for Your Dog at Canine Physical Rehab (Up to 54% Off)

Canine Physical Rehab

See Spot Swim- Montgomery

Pooches paddle in heated salt water with a designated swimmer, under the watchful eye of a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

$25 $12

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Rabies or Rabies and Distemper Vaccination Package for Dog or Cat at Bensenville Animal Hospital (Up to 55% Off)

Bensenville Animal Hospital

Bensenville

Licensed veterinary specialists keep pups and cats safe and disease-free with rabies and distemper vaccines

$62.50 $29

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$16 for an Ear & Teeth Cleaning and Paw-D-Cure at Hair of the Dog ($32 Value)

Hair of the Dog

Frankfort

Groomers prep pets with a 4 step ear-cleaning, pad-shaving, nail trim, pad conditioning treatment, and teeth cleaning.

$32 $16

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$220 for $400 Worth of Financial Consulting — Meadow Acccounting

Meadow Accounting & Tax Ltd

Palos Hills

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$400 $220

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One, Two, or Three 45-Minute Time-Management Classes at Light Vision Group (Up to 64% Off)

Light Vision Group

Multiple Locations

Instructors help students sharpen their time-management skills for career success

$45 $19

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Complete Exam for Dog or Cat or Dog Vaccinations at Randall Orchard Crossing Animal Hospital (Up to 51% Off)

Randall Orchard Crossing Animal Hospital

North Aurora

Veterinarians make sure family pets are kept healthy and safe with thorough exams and vaccination packages that prevent rabies and distemper

$107 $53

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Before moving to Chicago, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh began their culinary careers in New York as a way to support themselves while they looked for work as actors. It wasn’t their acting that brought the duo to stardom, however. Against odds of 10,000 to 1, they sent a tape into the Food Network and, to their surprise, became the first-ever winners of the Next Food Network Star contest, landing their own show on the cable channel. That success enabled them to grow their catering business’s small café into a full-fledged restaurant serving up brunch, lunch, and dinner.

"Our focus is on what we love, which is mid-century food and the American culture of dining, and that kind of collective memory we have . . . taking those recipes and updating them for a modern palate," Steve says. For example, they top sweet potatoes with black-thyme-pepper marshmallows and create corn dogs with rabbit sausage in red-velvet butter. Steve says that they love creating conversation at their tables, especially as guests reminisce about memories evoked by dishes such as tuna noodle casserole and their Hearty mac ‘n’ cheese. "For Dan and I, that's a major part of the dining experience," he says. "If we can get their heads moving as well as their mouths, we feel pretty successful." Their efforts have paid off. "The duo is making magic by keeping it simple," said Phil Vettel in a review on WGN. "There's at least one wow ingredient on every plate. A simple burger is brightened with triple-cream cambozola cheese, sugar-cured bacon, and garlic aioli. Bacon-wrapped shrimp arrives on a pile of wonderful white cheddar grits . . . It's fun and delicious."

Dan heads the kitchen, while Steve forges many of the signature cocktails, aiming to discourage the intimidation that often surrounds craft cocktails. He and Dan even authored a book whose 200+ drink recipes include every cocktail made at Hearty, proving that everyone can make the drinks at home. Steve's even been known to chat up tables in hopes of introducing them to a new drink. "It's amazing, the amount of people who don't think they drink gin—so I have to force them," Steve says. "Once you have a gin that is different than that gin that you drank in the 1980s that was so harsh and juniper-heavy, once you're having one of these new American gins along with just simple fresh citrus and the other spirits… you understand what the fuss is about." He's also curated an exclusively American wine list with bottles from unexpected sources—including Dr. Frank's Salmon Run rkatsiteli from the Finger Lakes in New York, which he calls "floral and highly acidic . . . Everybody loves it."

3819 N Broadway St
Chicago,
IL
US

When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.

Today, Subway restaurants number more than 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.

444 N Eola Rd
Aurora,
IL
US

On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry.

Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci prot?g?s study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.

5485 East State Street
Rockford,
IL
US

Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.

3147 W Jefferson St.
Joliet,
IL
US

With its massive selection of varietals and styles, Lynfred Winery seems determined to make something for almost any wine drinker. The cellar brims with everything from bold, spicy reds to crisp and refreshing whites, as well as fruit wines made from apples, cherries, rhubarb, and pears. The grapes arrive from vineyards throughout California and Washington state, although the rest of the fruit typically comes from a bit closer to home, including growers throughout Michigan and Wisconsin. Despite this variety, the staff's commitment to approachable, fruit-forward flavors characterizes virtually everything that the winery makes.

This dedication to easy drinking seems only natural given the winery's origins in a home basement. In 1975, Fred Koehler, along with his wife Lynn, decided to try to re-create the family wines his father and grandfather had made throughout the 1920s. The batches grew larger with each passing vintage, and, in 1979, Fred and Lynn chose to upgrade their homespun hobby into a commercial venture. Within six years, Lynfred Winery's creations began to appear in the national spotlight as they garnered awards and medals from wine competitions across the country. This attention allowed Fred to swell production even more, eventually expanding to a larger location in 1990.

Fred and Lynn's legacy continues to inspire the staff as they operate a facility that creates more than 100,000 gallons of wine each year using as many as 80 varietals. These wines appear on restaurant menus, on retail shelves, and inside fish tanks throughout the Chicagoland area.

15 South Roselle Road
Roselle,
IL
US

Less than 90 minutes from St. Louis, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Lincoln artifacts, complete with the Gettysburg Address. A life-size replica of Lincoln’s log cabin set back in a forest of artificial trees stands 40 feet tall just like the President’s iconic top hat. The museum also houses a re-creation of the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre, where the president was assassinated, and the state-of-the-art Union Theater, which projects films such as Lincoln’s Eyes, a broad overview of Lincoln’s personal and political life with a special focus on slavery. In the Ghosts of the Library exhibit, transparent phantoms of Lincoln and his contemporaries drift around powered by Holavision technology. Youngsters, supervised by parents, can try on period dress, pose for photos with life-size cutouts of young Abe, or reenact historic scenes in the Lincoln Home dollhouse located in Mrs. Lincoln’s attic, the hands-on learning center. Before heading home, patrons can browse the museum store—more than 3,500 square feet of artifact replicas and Lincoln-themed merchandise.

112 N 6th St
Springfield,
IL
US

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