Archive for '175 Ways to Love Chicago'

175 Ways to Love Chicago: Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 5 Ways to Love Chicago

  With over 75 unique neighborhoods, more than 550 parks, 18 miles of Lake Michigan beaches and recreational trails, Chicago provides endless new places to explore. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shares five of his favorite ways to discover the city, whether you’re a visitor or a local. This final post in the 175 Ways to [...]

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Favorite Theatrical Experiences in Chicago

From record-breaking Broadway shows and Tony Award-winning regional theater, to neighborhood “storefront theaters” that push the envelope and are easy on your wallet, Chicago’s theater scene truly has something for everyone. We asked Deb Clapp, Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theatres, to share her favorite ways to experience the scene.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to See Chicago’s Influence on World Architecture

Listen in as Lynn Osmond, President and CEO of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, lays out a few of the many ways that Chicago’s manmade masterpieces and master plan for city development have inspired architects and cityscapes around the world.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: Steve Dahl’s 5 Essential Chicago Sports Experiences

Broadcasting personality Steve Dahl, creator of the Steve Dahl Podcast Network, has been reporting, reflecting on and affecting (by mistake, as he explains below) Chicago sports for decades. Read on to hear his five favorite ways to be a fan in one of the greatest sports towns in the world.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: Kerry Wood’s 5 Essential Chicago Sports Experiences

With seven professional sports teams, and historic Wrigley Field, built in 1914 and nicknamed “The Friendly Confines”, Chicago is the best town to be a fan! Chicago Cubs’ pitcher Kerry Wood shares 5 Essential Chicago Sports Experiences.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Ways to Experience Chicago’s History and Traditions

From celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Traditions, to looking for historic homes, we’ve asked Alderman Edward Burke, the longest serving alderman in Chicago history, to share his 5 favorite ways to experience the Chicago history and traditions that are sometimes hidden in plain sight.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Places Sure to Inspire a Smile (or a Laugh)

Photo of Diana Martinez, courtesy The Second City. The Second City is known worldwide as a training ground for comedy heavyweights—think Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Jane Lynch—and as an unstoppable incubator of fun. Diana Martinez, President of The Second City, shares five places that are sure to put a smile on your face.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Things Celebrities Say They Love Most about Chicago

When Billy Dec, contributor on Windy City Live and local restaurateur/nightclub owner (Sunda, Rockit and Underground), asked 50 celebrity friends—like Dan Aykroyd, Kate Walsh and John Legend—what they love about Chicago, they downright gushed! Read on to discover what they love about Chicago, or watch video interviews on Billy Dec’s blog, A Chicago Thing.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Favorite Ways to Experience History in Chicago

Photo courtesy The Palmer House Hilton. The Palmer House Hilton Hotel is steeped in history: it first opened its doors in 1871 and has been in continuous operation ever since. That’s why we’ve asked Ken Price, Director of Public Relations and resident historian of the hotel, to share his 5 favorite ways to experience Chicago’s [...]

175 Ways to Love Chicago: 5 Tales Told by Chicago’s Historic Taverns

To see just how much Chicago is a town worth toasting, raise your glass and listen as Liz Garibay, tour guide for the Chicago History Museum’s popular History Pub Crawls, shares five fun ways to discover Chicago’s history through its bars.