Pete's Petstore is a small petstore mainly selling fish. They only carry freshwater fish with your common fish such as guppies, swordfish, neons etc. The day I was there, it wasn't very clean and not very organized. Suprisingly, the 2 corys I bought are still alive after 2 years. If you are looking for comman freshwater fish, check out Pete's Petstore. If you are looking for a more specialized fish or salt water fish, you would need to find another fish store. Location is at a strip mall and parking is plentiful.
Scotts pet shop focuses on fish. They are a clean pet store with knowledgable staff. They have plenty of common freshwater fish to the more exotic salt water fish (Lionfish, tangs and Angel Fish). Their return policy is less than your chain store (in case the fish dies) but because they take care of the water and tanks without a central pump system, their fish is less likely to have any diseases or die when you purchase the fish. They have all types of fish food, equipment, plants, tanks and gravel. They can also order any parts you may need for your pumps, tank or fish equipment. They can also try to special order a certain fish you are looking for.
Glen Ellyn Pet Center is mostly a fish store. They have excellent variety of fish from salt to fresh water. They also have very good pricing on food, aquariums and equipment (pumps, heaters, gravels, etc). They also have large variety of goldfish. Their prices on fish maybe alittle higher than your chain petstore but they take care of their fish which makes their survival much higher. They're location is in a small strip mall but parking is plentiful.
Bloomingdale Golf Club is a newly revonated golf course/club. The course is challenging for beginners or pros. It is very affordable with prices from the $20-$33 for 18 holes. They also have Pros or Amateurs to teach you if you are a beginner or need to tweek your game. I wish they also have a driving range. They also have a club house where you can buy snacks and also pro shop for your golf needs. They also have a putting green to practice putting. A good course that is inexpensive.
Brookfield Zoo is the largest Zoo in the Chicago area. They have almost every type of animals you can imagine and what I like most is they are open 365 days in the year. It has over 200 acres of land for all types of animal to roam. They also have free admission on Tuesday on certain months of the year. They also have a petting zoo for kids and they also have exhibits for animals of Africa to the Savannahs. Parking is plentiful and my only complaint is the smell but it is usual in a Zoo.
If you play Tennis or Golf, Cantigny is the place for you. The golf course is nestled in Wheaton with trees and beautiful greens. It is a challenging course with narrow farways. It is maticulously kept and the club house has all you need for your golf needs. They also have 6 clay tennis courts for $10 an hour. They are championship courts and you can also play at night. It is more expensive then other courts or course but you are paying for a championship golf course and tennis courts.
Green Valley was renovated a couple of years ago and it turned out great! They have all different targets and plenty of mats. Wish they had more naturual hitting area for tees and less mats. They also have lights at night for those who work during the day. They also open early (6:30am) for those who would like a few hits before work. Parking is plentiful and they even have a put put golf for kids. They also have ice cream and drinks. A good Golf Range for all ages!
I had an opportunity to play at Schaumburg Golf Club. Their club house is very clean and modern. The course itself was very clean and challenging for a novice. The greens were beautifully cut and the sandtraps were also very well kept. The overall atmosphere was very calm and relaxing and the fairways were wide and again very well kept. I would recommend trying out Schaumburg Golf Club for those who are a golf fanatic. Parking is plentiful and they also have a driving range.
The Art Institute of Chicago is for those who enjoy fine art. The exhibits include paitings to pottery and sculptures. They have famous artist from Van Gogh to Picasso. They have art for everyone from Traditional to Contemporary and from European, U.S. and Asian artist. The Museum is huge and I would plan for at least 1/2 day to go through the exhibits. There is underground Chicago Parking but you will need to pay for parking. Admissions is $12 which is a bargain for a world class Museum.
When I needed surgery for my leg, my doctor recommended Swedish Covenant Hospital. The facility was very clean and the nurses were very courteous, helpful and there whenever you need. The lounge area was also very clean and quiet. The doctors did an excellent job and in the surgery and explained everything regarding the surgery before and after. Parking is right next to the hospital with plenty of indoor parking (2 levels). The most important was the nurses and employees was very friendly. The only negative would be their food at their cafateria was not very good.