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Resources for Visitors to Chicago, May 19-21

Tulips on the Magnificent Mile For visitors who have concerns about how the Chicago NATO Summit will impact their travel plans, we’ve compiled a few resources to assist you.

175 Days to Love Chicago: March Milestones

Chicago is a city of many firsts, but perhaps no other first is as important as the birth of the skyscraper – a modest 9 story brick structure – on March 1, 1884.  Discover this and other important March milestones in Chicago’s history.

Get a Head Start on St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations!

They say on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone’s a little Irish. Chicago celebrates this holiday with gusto, so don your green and head out into the streets (and river) for some fun.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Happy Birthday Chicago Pedway Tour

Say happy birthday to Chicago with a special Chicago Pedway Tour!  Exploring the downtown Pedway system, a series of underground heated walkways, passages and tunnels, that serve as the backdrop for an amusing and enlightening tour of some of the hot-spots (and warm-up spots) of downtown Chicago.

175 Days to Love Chicago: City of Chicago’s Birthday Celebration

Happy 175th Birthday, Chicago! Celebrate the City of Chicago’s milestone birthday with a special event hosted at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St.) from 12 Noon – 5 pm. Birthday celebrants will receive an honorary certificate signed by the Mayor and share birthday cake courtesy of Bleeding Heart Bakery.

175 Days to Love Chicago

Get set for 175 Days to Love Chicago, a celebration of Chicago’s 175th birthday with 175 days of special events, festivals, promotions, fun facts, and more, starting this weekend!  From dining and shopping deals created exclusively for this celebration and guided tours of the city, to marquee annual events such as Taste of Chicago, the [...]

Things To Do This Weekend: February 24 – 26, 2012

From the Field Museum’s brand new Genghis Khan exhibition opening this Friday to a free admission Neighborhoods of the World celebration at Navy Pier, and the Chicago Cultural Center’s free Peace on Earth Film Festival of thought-provoking cinema, there are tons of fun (and many free) things to do this weekend, Friday, February 24 through [...]

Reflect on Life and Death at Morbid Curiosity

Art and artists through the centuries have reflected on the joys and impermanence of life, the sorrows of death, and what may come thereafter – larger-than-life concepts that have been pondered throughout human existence.  See for yourself how the ideas of mortality, death and rebirth are manifested in the arts at two major exhibitions taking [...]

Things to Do This Weekend, February 17 – 19, 2012

From cheering on dog sled teams at Polar Adventure Day on Northerly Island to seeing the season’s hottest new art installation at Millennium Park, there’s plenty of fun to be had this Friday through Sunday all over Chicago!  Don’t miss Chicago Restaurant Week, offering prix fixe dining deals at top area restaurants, and the final [...]

Photo of the Day: A New Bakery in Uptown

Today’s Photo of the Day by Brandon Harris dovetails perfectly with today’s 175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to Love Uptown post. Brandon snapped this photo of Baker & Nosh, a brand new bakery in Uptown which sells handmade breads as well as artisan snacks and cheeses. Click here to view the full-sized photo. [...]