Local Services in River Forest

51% Off Children's Photography Classes

Elmwood Park

$99 $49

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

50% Off Financial Consulting

Oak Park

$50 $25

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45% Off Fortune Telling

Oak Park

$80 $44

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

50% Off Services

Spring Grove

$90 $45

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

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

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

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

45% Off Living-Room Furniture

North Riverside

$999 $549

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59% Off Computer Tune-Up and Virus Removal

Berwyn

$170 $69

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

Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

71% Off at All Tax Services, Inc.

Multiple Locations

$200 $59

Financial experts guide clients through the oft-confusing world of income taxes, ensuring accurate filings and maximum amount of returns

54% Off Broker Pre-License Course

Oak Brook

$649 $299

90-hour course prepares students for the state exam

Up to 55% Off Psychic Readings

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Sara comes from many generations of clairvoyants and offers spiritual guidance to help her clients

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

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

Up to 61% Off Makeover Package from Custom Face

Purple Leaf Contempo Spa

$100 $39

Makeup artists blend hues to complement individual skin tone and send clients home with a bottle for daily application

Half Off Boudoir Photography

La Grange

$500 $250

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51% Off at Learn Scuba Chicago

Multiple Locations

$295 $145

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Scuba-certification course led by dive experts Captain Bob and crew take students on pool dives in Chicago and open-water dives in Kankakee

85% Off Boudoir Photo Package

Willow Springs

$530 $79

Boudoir photo shoot emphasizes the female form for playful snapshots that are turned into prints and digital images

Up to 80% Off Tutoring Sessions from Best Brains

Multiple Locations

$244 $59

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

65% Off Tax Return

Skokie

$225 $79

Knowledgeable accountants prepare tax returns for individuals and married couples

Up to 85% Off at Discount Mattress

Multiple Locations

$1,398 $399

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

61% Off Computer Maintenance

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Technicians troubleshoot Mac or PC software or hardware, clean up hard drives, or perform installations

68% Off at ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$595 $189

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

Up to 89% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

Pilsen

$399 $45

With lingerie outfits, women bring their sensuality to the surface, posing for 60 minutes to create unique, romantic gifts

Up to 88% Off Lifetouch Portrait Packages at Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

$204.95 $25

Photographers customize backdrops and props before capturing images with professional gear; posting images in online gallery within 24 hours

88% Off Income Tax Preparation at Liberty Tax Service

Multiple Locations

$500 $59

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

50% Off Digital Media Arts Summer Camps

The Loop

$800 $399

High-school students can explore audio, video, and design skills in all-day camps that allow them the chance to work with professional gear

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

50% Off Motorcycle Course and License

West Loop

$355 $177

During 14-hour course, students learn the rules of the road and then hit the closed-circuit course to get a feel for riding motorcycles

50% Off Raw-Food-Diet Starter Kit for Dog

DePaul

$49.99 $25

Pet lovers can choose special recipes that are prepared onsite and can be picked up fresh from the butcher

69% Off Signature or Maternity Boudoir Shoot

Pilsen

$320 $99

All-female photography staff crafts boudoir portraits during a one-hour shoot that yields an 8"x10" print and 15 retouched high-res images

70% Off Headshot or Group Photography Package

Bridgeport

$250 $75

Experienced photographer takes a creative approach to framing images and capturing stories and emotions

Up to 86% Off Psychic Readings

Multiple Locations

$125 $29

Psychic specializes in astrology charts, tarot cards, palm readings, dream analysis, chakra balancing, and spiritual cleansing

Up to 60% Off Childcare

Chicago

$200 $89

Daycare sessions with attentive caretakers help build children's self-esteem and confidence while exploring creative tasks

69% Off Tune-Up and Virus Removal at PC Doctors & Designs

Chicago

$80 $25

Technicians remove viruses from hard drives and bring computers to peak performance with tune-ups; all work done onsite

$10 for Dry Cleaning

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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This dry-cleaning company offers same-day service if you drop off clothes in the morning on Monday–Saturday

45% Off

The Loop

$200 $110

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80% Off Studio Photography

West Town

$350 $70

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

53% Off Music Lessons

Chicago

$60 $28

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

Half Off Dry Cleaning and Alterations

Rogers Park

$30 $15

Transform dirty or ill-fitting garments with dry cleaning or custom alterations

Up to 85% Off Tea-Leaf or Tarot-Card Readings

Lakeview

$100 $15

A tea-leaf reading can provide fortune telling; a tarot-card reading may help assess a current life question

Up to 54% Off Doggy Daycare and Training

Illinois Medical District

$90 $45

Dogs roam with their fellow tail-waggers inside a cage-free facility and enjoy 30-minute, one-on-one training sessions

86% Off Couples Counseling

Chicago

$900 $125

Therapists guide couples through 45- to 60-minute sessions that can help rejuvenate relationships

Up to 58% Off Self-Publishing from BePublished.Org

Library

$3,000 $1,350

Publishing assistance takes the form of step-by-step guides, one-time classes, and packages that include marketing and website development

50% Off Services

The Loop

$600 $300

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

Half Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Multiple Locations

$110 $55

Experienced photographer coaches even the shiest subjects into seductive boudoir images

Up to 61% Off a Two-Hour Digital-Camera Class

Near North Side

$99 $39

Two-hour classes teach students how to work the settings on their digital cameras and how to manipulate lighting for better shots

Up to 61% Off Psychic Readings at Astrology in Chicago

Chicago

$25 $12

Professional psychic uses tarot, palm, and life readings to guide clients toward allusive answers about romance, life, and work

55% Off Life Coaching

Chicago

$250 $112

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53% Off Voice Lessons at Heart of Singing

Lincoln Square

$80 $38

Instructors impart healthy vocal technique to students in half-hour voice lessons tailored to individual goals

Up to 75% Off Tarot-Card or Psychic Reading

Northwest Side

$75 $37

Using techniques learned from her grandmother more than 25 years ago, Carolyn prognosticates with the help of her trusty tarot deck

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons at Guitar Cities

Chicago

$80 $33

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Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

50% Off Services

Woodlawn

$150 $75

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

45% Off Videography Services

Chicago

$999 $549

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

Half Off Brake Package at Allpro Auto Service

Old Irving Park

$360 $180

Brake package keeps cars running safely with new pads and rotors; inspection of suspension and brakes also included

50% Off Life Coaching

Chicago

$500 $250

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50% Off

Near North Side

$50 $25

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

Half Off Sports Highlight Film from NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Chicago

$400 $199

Experienced video editors with know-how on recruiting process grab the attention of college coaches with a film highlighting athletic skills

84% Off Three One-on-One Counseling Sessions

Lakeview

$600 $99

The therapist takes a holistic approach during sessions on topics from stress to substance abuse, tailoring advice to the client's needs

45% Off

Chicago

$1,000 $550

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

53% Off Résumé and Cover-Letter Review Package

DePaul

$75 $35

Job-search experts critique résumés and cover letters, coach interviewees, and offer advice on navigating the job market

Up to 53% Off Home Furnishings

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Home furnishings by brands such as Coaster Fine Furniture range from dining-room sets and living-room couches to bunk beds for kids

Half Off Portraiture Session

West Town

$300 $149

Photographer with more than 35 years of experience shoots portraits in her tasteful, homey studio

Half Off Laundry Services at The Friendly Wash

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Washing machines hold between 2 & 10 loads at a time at this laundromat that also offers drop-off and delivery service; WiFi and free coffee

55% Off

Near North Side

$297 $134

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

51% Off Tax Preparation

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Experts navigate tax issues with the aim of providing accurate returns and fast refunds

Up to 69% Off Doggy Daycare or Boarding

Multiple Locations

$40 $15

Doggy daycare among a pack of friendly pups or overnight boarding in a cage-free environment

Up to 51% Off Work-Space Rental

Wicker Park

$100 $49

Work space setup with community desks, semi-private pods, and lounge chairs facilitates productivity with wireless internet & printing

92% Off at LakeShore Photography

West Loop

$579 $49

An acclaimed photographer frames up to four guests in the studio; sessions yield crisp color prints

Up to 53% Off BYOB Creative Writing Class at Both Sides Art

Pilsen

$40 $20

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BYOB creative writing classes provide a supportive environment and positive feedback for writers of all experience levels

Up to 82% Off 60-Minute In-Studio Photo-Shoot Package

South Loop

$375 $69

Photographer who has captured the likes of President Obama and the CBS News team snaps professional photos for up to four or six subjects

55% Off

The Loop

$100 $45

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

Half Off Dry-Cleaning at Lake City Cleaners

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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

Half Off Framing Services and Art

East Lakeview

$100 $50

Custom framing services and original artwork depicting Chicago landmarks from a local artist

Up to 74% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Pilsen

$229 $59

Sassy boudoir shoots take place in a studio with three levels for quick scene changes; onsite photo lab yields prints the day of the shoot

Up to 53% Off Dog Daycare, Boarding or Training

East Garfield Park

$41 $20

Staff with 25 years of experience oversees pups during boarding or daycare, and lead group obedience classes

45% Off

Galewood

$75 $41

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Up to 63% Off Outdoor Photo Shoot

Multiple Locations

$125 $59

Get tasteful photos taken outside, with all photos then transferred electronically

Half Off at Sam the Shoe Doctor

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Technicians repair handbags, luggage, and all sorts of footwear; they can also expertly restore Jimmy Choo, Prada, and other designer shoes

Up to 53% Off Classes at Stepping Into Etiquette

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Etiquette classes cover conversational skills, table manners, and other social niceties geared toward kids, teens, and adults

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The Dominican University Performing Arts Center's creative spirit swells in a season highlighted with multicultural music, dance, and drama. As a string quartet, Ethel's Juilliard-trained musicians pluck a viola, a cello, and a pair of violins to their own original compositions and those of contemporary composers. These skilled performers join with Grammy–winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal for a cross-cultural mélange of melody-making inside the Lund Auditorium, whose acoustics are regularly tested by opera-singing mimes.

7900 Division St
River Forest,
IL
US

When you see a person walk into a restaurant wearing a horned helmet and long golden braids, it might mean you switched your pills with the dog's again, or it might just be an opera singer. OperaGram.com brings joy to people's special occasions through singing telegrams performed by a talented opera singer. The performer can belt out tunes in many languages such as English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.

Founder of OperGram.com, Rose Guccione, is an award-winning professional opera singer and stage actress with a long list of accolades. She is the Grand Prize winner of the Barnett Foundation voice competition and recipient of the Gina Monastero award. Her singing telegrams have been featured on NBC5, WLS Radio, and the Chicago Tribune, and she has performed the roles of Béatrice in the opera Béatrice et Bénédict, Cinderella's Stepmother in Into the Woods, and Aida in Aida—for which she was called "the genuine article of Verdi singers" in the Chicago Tribune's Critic's Choice awards. Though she helms the tuneage behind OperaGram.com, she remains an active opera performer at Lyric Opera and Chicago Opera Theater.

242 Franklin Ave
River Forest,
IL
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

The staff at The Holistic BodyLab works to maintain long-term health with natural, non-pharmaceutical treatments. Led by in-house medical director, Dr. Joseph Maides, and natural medicine doctor, Kevin Gill, they blend spa treatments, such as facials, with holistic treatments, such as massage, in order to revivify bodies both inside and out. This mix of modern medicine and age-old spa treatments aims to both soothe and heal, just like all those old lullabies about mockingbirds curing babies' tension headaches.

7515 Lake St
River Forest,
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.

7217 Madison St
Forest Park,
IL
US

With more than 32 years of experience in dog obedience and behavior training, Wet Nose for Dogs founder Dave Wieczorek promotes a healthy and nurturing environment for canine carousing. Open Monday–Friday, Wet Nose's dog day care lets pups revel and race amidst 2,000 sq. ft. of indoor play space as well as an additional 2,000 sq. ft. of outdoorsiness. Wet Nose's indoor space features plenty of windows and natural light and all participants must pass temperament and personality testing to ensure the safety and well being of dogs, clients, and staff. Wet Nose's staff of trainers will also lead dogs outside to do their business, helping pups maintain good house-breaking habits while overcoming their fear of ladybugs.

1401 Circle Ave
Forest Park,
IL
US