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Best Local Bloggers In Chicago

Some of the best bloggers in the nation reside in Chicago. Here you will find the best local bloggers in the city sharing their insights in things to do with the kids, fashion, food finds, the Chicago music scene and cooking.

Sarah Parisi
Toddling Around Chicagoland

Sarah Parisi is an active and busy stay-at-home mom of three boys, and enjoys adventuring out of the house daily to explore the wonderful world of Chicago and its surrounding areas. Parisi shares her adventures, tips and suggestions on her blog Toddling Around Chicagoland. Sarah created her blog to help other moms get the detailed information needed to help make any adventure a true success. Parisi found from her own experiences, when researching destinations, many times only general information was given. If you are ready to take on the city of Chicago and its surrounding areas with the kids, be sure to check out Toddling Around Chicagoland to help make your adventures a full-blown success.

Nikia Jefferson
Chitown Fashionista

Shopping gurus and those who love fashion will really appreciate Nikia Jefferson's blog: Chitown Fashionista. Jefferson is the founder and editor of Chitown Fashionista and she loves shoes and shopping. Jefferson explores fashion trends and the fashion concepts that she enjoys, while also highlighting designers and local shops in Chicago and surrounding areas. Those who have a love for fashion, enjoy local talent and want one-of-a-kind designs will truly appreciate the information and advice that Jefferson offers on her blog.

Amanda Topper
The Ghost Guest

Amanda Topper rates and shares her food finds in Chicago and surrounding areas on her blog: The Ghost Guest. Establishments are rated on a ghost scale of 1 through 5, with 5 being exceptional. Those looking for honest reviews of food establishments will appreciate Topper's overall description of her experience at the establishment and also her ratings. The Ghost Guest lists restaurants in alphabetical order with each containing a review from Topper, and the easy-to-find list of restaurants on the blog makes this one a go-to when looking for the best food establishments.

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Frank Krolicki
Windy City Rock

Frank Krolicki is founder and editor of the blog Windy City Rock, a site devoted to giving its readers in-depth news and information about Chicago's music scene. Krolicki started Windy City Rock because he found that although there were many fantastic bands in Chicago, little information could be located about the band on the internet, and he wanted to change that. Krolicki and his team of writers welcome suggestions and tunes, and aspire to spread the word about the best ones.

Tim Mazurek
Lottie + Doof

Fans of cooking and food will surely enjoy Tim Mazurek's blog: Lottie + Doof. Mazurek's background is in art, but his passion for food and hosting helped him to create his blog. He is mainly a self-taught cook and a majority of his learning to cook comes from the experimentations in his own kitchen. Incredible recipes can be found on Lottie + Doof, some of the recipes are original, but many are adapted from other cooks and bakers.

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Michelle Guilbeau is an elementary teacher living in Chicago, Illinois. She has also experience in school administration and literacy coaching. Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on

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