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Gourmet doughnut shops have popped up all over Chicago lately, so you’d think the appeal would be becoming a bit … uh … stale. Wrong. After tasting the moist cakes, sweet glaze and creative flavors (glazed pineapple and bacon), Chicagoans can’t get enough. Here are seven of our favorite spots.

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Top Secret Service Missions. Love this idea for community service for my brownie girl scout troop! We tied this in with the uniquely me patch from Girl Scouts of cental Illinois.

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Knock off recipe for Lemonades Girl Scout cookies - they don't sell them in Indiana, but I got one from someone from Illinois and really liked them. Hope this recipe tastes like the GS cookie.

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Scripts for a variety of Girl Scout ceremonies, including Investiture, Rededication, Bridging, and Court of Awards (all levels). A great resource from the Girl Scouts of Souther Illinois!

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These 10 Incredible Places In Illinois Will Bring Out The Explorer In You

7. Giant City State Park In Makanda, Giant City State Park is a very popular attraction. People love "Giant City Street," a trail through these giant bluffs of sandstone. Formed over 12,000 years ago, you will be blown away by just how massive they are.

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10 Perfect Places To Go In Illinois If You’re Feeling Adventurous

List of beautiful nature spots in IL (pictured is: Cache River State Natural Area, IL)

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Field Museum, Chicago. I had sooo many field trips there as a student. I assumed it was named such because of field trips. Seriously.

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