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Leaving on a jet plane? Before you head to O'Hare, consider making a pit stop at one (or all!) of these local shops. From bathing suits to skis and from TSA-approved skincare products to page-turners that will make your flight, um, fly by, these stores stock vacation essentials. As always, our map is organized from north to south. Bon Voyage!