Take in the sights, scents and sounds
of the Shedd 

All Illinois residents with valid ID’s will be able to get into the Shedd Aquarium for free on certain days starting this month. The first free day of the year was Jan. 15, but the next one is Jan. 18, with the remaining free days this month taking place on: Jan. 19, and Jan. 22 through Jan. 26.  For more info, visit 

Curious about a trade? Attend an open house

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m., Chicago Women in Trades is hosting an open house at 2444 W. 16th St., Suite 3E, Chicago. Learn how a career in construction or welding can work for you. The organization offers free training programs. 

For more info, visit or call (312) 942-1444.