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Who Is My Illinois State Representative and...
Identify your Illinois State Representative and district easily and accurately with this guide for Illinois residents.
Here's Why Chicago Is a Phenomenal Museum City
Chicago's museums rank among the best in the world. Find the essential info you need to visit them today, from admissions info, pricing, hours, and more.
Illinois Residents: How to Find Your District...
A guide to help you identify your Illinois State Senator and district easily and accurately within and around Chicago.
10 Great Things to Do in Chicago's Lincoln Park...
So many of Chicago's highlights are located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood that it is hard to choose, but here are ten great things to experience.
Facts You Need to Help Plan Your Visit to the...
Find the location, hours, Modern Wing info, free days, and other facts about the Art Institute of Chicago.
10 Great Things to See in Chicago's Hyde...
Find 8 great things to do and see in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, home of President Barack Obama, the Museum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago campus and more.
Top Fall Drives Near Chicago
Looking to get a glimpse of fall leaves near Chicago? Here are some of the best fall drives in the Midwest.
10 Classic Chicago Bars
Chicago is one of the best bar towns on the planet. Find a hand-picked list of the best bars in Chicago chosen by Sean Parnell of the Chicago Bar Project.
How to Vote Early in Chicago and Suburban Cook...
Learn how to cast your ballot during the early voting phase for Chicago and suburban Cook County, IL.
Everything You Need to Know to Plan a Trip to...
Find hours, location, and rental information for ice skating at Chicago's Millennium Park during the 2013/2014 season.
Baby Loves Disco Chicago - Review
Baby Loves Disco is a national producer of children's events by the same name. Read a review of Chicago's Baby Loves Disco.
Presidential Pet: What Type of Dog is Bo?
Find out the breed of U.S. President Barack Obama's dog, see photo galleries, and read about the controversy surrounding the dog.
Thanksgiving Day Restaurants Open in Chicago
Looking for someplace to enjoy your Thanksgiving Day meal and take a break from the kitchen? Check out our list of restaurants that will be open in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day.
Best Ski Resorts and Winter Activities Near...
While the east and west coasts boast varied mountain terrain and majestic mountain peaks, the Midwest’s collection of skiing and snowboarding runs isn’t to be ignored. Snow enthusiasts will be impressed these ski resorts near Chicago.
Barack Obama Pictures - Obama in Chicago
See a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama's home in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Page 3.
Where is Chicago Located?
Learn more about Chicago, Illinois and see a map of its location.
Want the Average Monthly Temperatures for...
What can you expect from Chicago weather? Find the average monthly temperatures for Chicago, Illinois, according to the National Weather Service.
Fast Facts About Chicago's Museum of Science...
Find the location, hours, key exhibits, admission, and more for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Schedule of Free days at the Shedd Aquarium -...
Find the 2009 schedule of free days when general admission is free at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Shedd Aquarium's Free Days`
Find out when free and discounted admission is happening at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. Illinois and Chicago residents, as well as visitors to Chicago, receive free admission and discounted rates to the Shedd Aquarium on various dates in 2013.
Jobs at Fortune 500 Companies Based in Downtown...
Find Chicago jobs and career opportunities at the ten Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Chicago, IL with this essential Chicago job search list.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's Favorite...
Learn more about which Chicago restaurants Barack Obama and Michelle Obama favor when they're in the city.
Fast Facts About Chicago's Shedd Aquarium
Find the location, hours, key features, and more fast facts for the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL.
Chicago Newspapers
Find the major daily, weekly, and bi-monthly newspapers of Chicago, IL with links to each newspaper's site.
Want to Know What President Obama Named His...
Find out the name and see photos of the Obama family dog that was promised by the President to his daughters in his Election Night speech.
Chicago's 5 Most Popular Public Golf Courses
Find the top 5 public golf courses in Chicago and book tee times for your next round.
University of Chicago - 10 Great Things to See...
Find 10 great things to see and do on the campus of the University of Chicago. All are open to the public.
Who is my Chicago Alderman and What Ward do I...
Identify your Chicago alderman and the Chicago ward you live in quickly and effectively.
Chicago's Outdoor Parks and Gardens
Take a walk outside and discover Chicago's best outdoor parks and gardens. These green spaces are perfect for an afternoon picnic or walk.
Chicago Air Show Pictures - Taken at the Base...
See behind-the-scenes Chicago Air Show pictures taken at the airport where most of the Chicago Air and Water Show planes take off and land. See the F22 Raptor, F-15 Strike Eagle, the T-38 Talon, and more.
Where to Buy a Chicago City Sticker for Your...
If you live in Chicago, you need a Chicago city sticker for your car and truck. They expire every year on June 30. Find out where to buy them here.
Chicago Bears Players Inducted into the Hall of...
Find out here who the Chicago Bears players are who have been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Getting Around Chicago Using Public Transportat...
Find out how to get around Chicago using public transportation.
Evening Hours at Chicago Museums - Nights...
Squeeze more into your life by taking advantage of late hours (and often free admission) at these cultural gems.
Chicago Neighborhoods, Community Areas, Wards...
What is the difference between a Chicago neighborhood and a Chicago community area? What exactly are wards? Find answers, see maps, and more with this Chicago FAQ answer sheet.
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to Play in Chicago...
On November 21, 2013, Grammy Award-winning Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will perform at The Chicago Theatre.
Business Profile: Novated Lease Deals
There are many reasons Chicagoan are choosing novated leases to save money when leasing a car. One big reason is income tax savings. Because novated lease payments are taken out of pre-tax income, you can save money by having a lower tax rate.
Barack Obama Speech on the Day He Announced his...
Read the full, unedited text of Barack Obama's speech from February 10, 2007, the day he announced he would seek the office of the President of the United States.
How do I get around in Chicago using the Metra,...
Find out how to quickly identify the best routes to use on Chicago CTA, Metra and Pace public transportation systems.
Discover Chicago's 5 Best Skating Rinks
Chicago ice skating season runs from roughly November through February. Here are the top choices for Chicago ice skating rinks.
Chicago Neighborhood and Community Newspapers
Find Chicago's neighborhood and community newspapers here.
List of Counties in Illinois
There are 102 counties in the state of Illinois. This is an alphabetical list of all of them.
The Chicago Park District's Haunted Sanitarium...
Learn more about the Chicago Park District's haunted house sanitarium to be held at the Theater on the Lake.
Michelle Obama - Bio, Photos, Her Chicago...
First Lady Michelle Obama - background information, photos, speeches, the Chicago places where she loves to shop and eat, and more.
Barack Obama Biographical Timeline
Read a biographical timeline with links to photos, speeches, and more about the life and rise of President Barack Obama.
Museum of Contemporary Art - Fast Facts
The Museum of Contemporary Art is Chicago's premiere destination for connecting with contemporary art, performance, classes and culture. Find a profile of the museum, hours, location, and more.
Requirements to Register to Vote in Illinois
Find out what the requirements to vote in Illinois are and if you qualify to vote in Illinois.
What is an Alderman?
What is a Chicago alderman?
Chicago History Museum - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, free days, and other essential info for the Chicago History Museum in Chicago, which was formerly known as the Chicago Historical Society.
Illinois Lottery Winning Numbers
Did you win the Illinois lottery? Check here for the official winning numbers.
Pictures of the Clarke House, Chicago, IL
Check out Henry B. Clarke's house, which is located at 1855 S. Indiana Avenue in Chicago, IL. It's considered to be Chicago's oldest building.
Who is My Congressional Representative?
Identify your representative to the United States House of Representatives quickly and accurately.
Schedule of Free Days at the Museum of Science...
Find the 2009 schedule of free days when general admission is free at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Great Breakfast Restaurants in Chicago
Going out to breakfast is an important part of Chicago's daily or weekend routine. These restaurants rank among the best places in the Windy City.
Where is my Chicago Polling Place?
Chicago residents can quickly and easily find their polling place by entering their address into this Chicago Board of Elections search engine.
How to Contact U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Find contact information, phone numbers, and website resources for U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois. He is the senior senator from Illinois.
Top 12 Chicago Dog Parks
The Chicago Park District likes to call dog parks "dog friendly areas." But, if your dog is like mine,
Lincoln Park Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park is a popular neighborhood on Chicago's north side that is rich with culture, nature, shopping, and, well, rich people. But don't let that keep you from exploring its impressive cultural institutions, memorable restaurants, and tree-lined streets. Check out these resources for getting the most out of Lincoln Park.
Best Pet Boutiques and Supply Stores in Chicago
We round up the best pet boutiques and supply stores in Chicago. Find out which stores are considered the best pet stores in the Windy City.
Where to Vote Early in Chicago, IL for the...
Find out where you can vote early in Chicago, IL for the November 4, 2008 General Presidential Election.
Barack Obama
Find essential information including bio timeline, photos, key speeches, Chicago connections and more about President Barack Obama.
Discover Chicago's Best Irish Pubs and...
Find the top 7 Chicago Irish pubs and restaurants recommended by local author Sharon Shea Bossard.
Chicago Cubs - All Time Best Chicago Cubs...
Who were the best baseball players in the history of the Chicago Cubs? Find out here.
Which is my neighborhood Chicago public school?
Learn how to quickly identify your Chicago Public School based on your home address or potential home address.
Chicago Cubs Minor League System
Learn more about the seven minor league baseball teams affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.
Old Town Chicago – Walking and Driving...
Sights to see on a walking or driving tour of Old Town Chicago.
Jobs at Top 10 Fortune 500 Companies in Illinois
Find jobs at the top ten Illinois companies on Fortune Magazine's 2009 Fortune 500 list of top businesses.
Jobs at Fortune 500 Companies in the Chicago...
See a list of suburban Chicago Fortune 500 companies and find links to their job openings with this essential Chicago job search list.
Barack Obama's Election Night Speech
Read the full text of the speech President-Elect Barack Obama gave in Chicago the night he was elected President of the United States. Page 2.
Cook County Clerk's Office Locations - Cook...
Find maps and addresses for the offices of the Clerk of Cook County, IL, which includes Chicago, Illinois.
Your Guide to the Chicago Botanic Garden
Your guide to the Chicago Botanic Garden, including free events, admission, directions, garden displays, and more. The Chicago Botanic Garden is considered one of the best of its kinds in the United States.
Chicago White Sox - All Time Best White Sox...
Who were the best baseball players in the history of the Chicago White Sox? Find out here.
Daley Plaza - Fast Facts
Find the location, public features, and other fast facts for Daley Plaza in Chicago.
Baby Names - Illinois Baby Names for Boys and...
Find the most popular baby names for boys and girls born in Illinois since 2005.
October 2013 in Chicago - Annual Events Calendar
Discover October events in Chicago and things to do that go well beyond Halloween, including dates, times, and locations of each event, and information on one of Chicago's biggest events, the Chicago Marathon.
St. Patrick's Day 2013
Looking for something fun to do this St. Patrick's Day in Chicago? Check out our list of events to celebrate the Irish.
B.L.U.E.S. - Chicago Blues Bar
Find the location, hours, calendar, and reader comments about the popular Chicago blues bar BLUES on Halsted.
November 2013 in Chicago
Discover November 2013 events in Chicago and things to do that include Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more. Information includes dates, times, and locations of events.
Chicago Parades
Find date, time, location, and more essential information for Chicago's most popular parades.
IL Voter Rights - Guide to Voting Rights in...
Find your Illinois voting rights, what to do if you're running into voting rights violations, and other helpful information.
Chicago's Museums, Historical Attractions, and...
Your guide to free admission to Chicago's best museums, historical attractions, and more.
Guide to the 2013 Chicago Marathon - Fast Facts
Find an overview of the 2013 Chicago Marathon, including the date, time, registration information, course map and more.
Get the Facts on One of Chicago's Most Popular...
Find the location, hours, key features, and more fast facts for the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL.
Photo Gallery of Bo Obama, The First Dog
See a photo gallery of the President Barack Obama's dog, Bo, and the first family playing with their new dog Bo.
Great Chicago Gift Ideas
Looking for affordable and unique gift ideas for your favorite Chicagoans or Chicago fans? Then, here's a list of suggestions with surefire appeal (and there's not a coffee mug among them.)
What is a Chicago Ward?
What is a Chicago ward? Find out here.
Schedule of Free Days at the Art Institute of...
Find the 2009 schedule of free days when general admission is free at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Green City Market - Chicago's Local Food...
Find the location, schedule, hours, and more for the Chicago Green City Market. The Green City Market offers organic and locally-grown foods, local farmers and chefs, lunch options, cooking demos, a sustainability focus and more.
Chicago Blackhawks History - Timeline of...
Find a timeline of important dates in the Chicago Blackhawks NHL history.
Top Things Every Chicago Cubs Fan Should Own
Find the top items that every Chicago Cubs fan should own. How many of them do you have?
Millennium Park Chicago - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, main attractions and other essential information for Millennium Park in Chicago.
Celebrate Halloween All Month Long in Chicago
Get a jummpstart on your Halloween plans with our guide to Halloween 2013 in Chicago, including haunted houses, parties and more. Kids can also have some Halloween fun at Chicago's annual Spooky Zoo Spectacular at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
There is no other museum like the National Vietnam Veteran's Art Museum in the country, and perhaps, the world. While other institutions fill their halls with the artifacts of war, this Chicago museum fills their building with the human experiences of war captured, examined, and expressed through art.

While the museum was initially founded to display work from Vietnam veterans, the NVVAM's mission has expanded to include art work drawn from experiences in all the nation's conflicts.
Illinois Lottery Basics - Mega Millions, Lotto,...
Illinois Lottery Basics - Mega Millions, Lotto, Little Lotto, Pick 3 and 4
Spooky Zoo Spectacular! at the Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo gets spooky this Halloween with tis annual Spooky Zoo Spectacular!, including a haunted, arts and crafts, costume parade, entertainment, and more.
World's Finest Chocolate Outlet Store
Find the hours, location, and types of bargains you can find at the World's Finest Chocolate Outlet store in Chicago, IL.
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool Pictures - Chicago, IL
See photos of the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Chicago, IL, which was designed by the landscape architect and built between 1936 and 1938.
10 Great Things To See in the Modern Wing of...
Find 10 things that you won't want to overlook when you visit the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing. Find suggestions from curators to security guards on what they recommend you not overlook. Add your own choices, too.
Pictures of Chicago Bears Hall of Famers
See pictures of some of the Chicago Bears Hall of Fame players, including Mike Singletary, Walter Payton, and Mike Ditka. Page 5.
Chicago's Sister Cities - List of Chicago's...
Chicago has more than twenty sister cities around the world. Find out what they are and what year we all became sisters.
March 2014 Events in Chicago
Find out all the current events and activities taking place in and around Chicago in March 2014, including St. Patrick's Day, flower shows, and more.
How to Find Your McHenry County, IL Polling Place
Find your McHenry County polling place quickly and easily by typing your address into the McHenry County Clerk's website.
You Know You're From Chicago When - 30 Great...
Read our top 30 picks for the best responses to the Twitter Trend
Mitchell Dental Spa - The One Dentist You Want...
No one likes the dentist, at least I haven't met anyone who does. I really don't like the dentist. I panic just thinking out going in for a cleaning. But today
Chicago's Best Sports Bars
The Best Sports Bars in Chicago on About.com. Find out where you can watch a game, grab a beer, and root on a Chicago sports team to victory.
Chicago Outlet and Factory Stores
Find descriptions, reviews, addresses, hours, and more for some of Chicago's best outlet stores, outlet malls, and Chicago factory stores.
Volunteering in Chicago
Looking to do more volunteering? Check out our Volunteering in Chicago Guide for ideas.
Acme Missionary Baptist Church - Best Gospel...
Learn more about Acme Missionary Baptist Church and their award-winning gospel choir.
Ikram Boutique
Learn the location, hours, fashion designers carried, and see a photo of the Chicago fashion store favored by Michelle Obama and owned by Ikram Goldman.
How to Register to Vote in Chicago, IL and...
Register to vote in Chicago, Illinois. Find voter registration deadlines, and how and where you can register to vote in Chicago, Illinois and suburban Cook County, IL.
Jobs at Chicago's Top Contractors
Find a list of Chicago's top ten contractors and links to job listings at these firms.
Chicago at Christmas Photos
See pictures of Chicago at Christmas time. Page 2.
Your Guide to the Old St. Pat's World's Largest...
Meet and mingle at the World's Largest Block Party, Old St. Pat's. Big names take the stage with Punch Brothers, Gretchen Wilson and Phil Vassar. Enjoy food and have your beer poured by a list of local celebrities. Proceeds benefit the activities of Old St. Pat's.
Chicago Bears Bar Guide
Are you a die=hard Bears fan? Find out which sports bars in Chicago are rated the best to watch a football game at and root on your beloved Bears.
Dyeing the Chicago River Green - Chicago's St....
Learn the date, time, and history of Chicago's annual tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
How to Contact IL Governor Pat Quinn
Find the phone number, e-mail address, mailing address and other contact information for IL Governor Pat Quinn.
Vienna Beef Factory Store
Find the hours, locations, products, and shopper comments for the Vienna Beef Factory Store located on Chicago's north side.
Jobs at Chicago's Top Employers
From the City of Chicago to Google and Harpo Productions, find Chicago jobs at some of city's best employers by going directly to the hiring source.
Maria Pinto Boutique
Find the hours, location and see a photo of the Maria Pinto clothing boutique in Chicago where Michelle Obama shops. The Maria Pinto boutique is run by fashion designer Maria Pinto.
Chicago Blackhawks - All Time Best Chicago...
Who were the best hockey players in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks? Find out here.
National Museum of Mexican Art - Fast Facts
Learn more about hours, location, and exhibits at the National Museum of Mexican Art, one of Chicago's favorite free museums
How to Vote Absentee in Chicago and Suburban...
Learn what you need to know to vote absentee in Chicago and suburban Cook County, IL.
Top Ten Things Every Chicago Bears Fan Should Own
If you are a Chicago Bears fan or you know a Bears fan and need a great gift idea, look no further. Find the top ten items every Chicago Bears fan should own.
Volo Auto Museum - Is it Worth a Visit?
The Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois features more than 300 classic cars and five, huge auto showrooms. But is it worth a visit? Read reviews here and offer your own opinions.
Finding Love on Valentine's Day 2013
Looking for something to do on Valentine's Day with your sweetie in Chicago? Check out our Valentine's Day 2012 Chicago guide for ideas on romantic restaurants, events, and more.
Barack Obama at the University of Chicago Law...
The University of Chicago released an official statement on the role Barack Obama played when he worked at the University of Chicago Law School. Read the full, unedited text here.
Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2013
Enjoy one of Chicago's most popular holiday events and start the Christmas season off right at the annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Daley Plaza, now in its 100th year. Find the date, location, hours and other key information about Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
McFetridge Park Indoor Ice Skating Rink
Find the hours, times, location, and more for indoor ice skating at McFetridge Park rink in Chicago.
Chicago's Best Theater Companies for Kids
Find Chicago's best children's theatre companies.
Hull House Ghost Pictures
See photos of possible ghosts taken at the historic Hull House in Chicago, Illinois.
Schedule of Free Days at the Adler Planetarium...
Find the 2009 schedule of free days when general admission is free at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
How Chicago Dyes its River Green for St....
See step-by-step photos of how the city of Chicago dyes the Chicago River green every year to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Art Institute of Chicago - Modern Wing - Fast...
Find the hours, location, 10 great things to see, and more fast info for the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Christmas Dinners in Chicago
Don't have a turkey? Don't worry. A number of Chicago restaurants are open for Christmas dinner.
April 2014 Events in Chicago
Find out all the current events and activities taking place in and around Chicago in April 2014, including Easter, baseball season, and more.
Kimpton Hotels of Chicago Hosts Santa Paws at...
Here comes Santa Paws! For the fourth year in a row, Kimpton Hotels of Chicago will host Santa Paws at the Hotel Allegro, a weekend-long event where neighborhood pets and four-legged hotel companions are invited for holiday treats and photos with Santa. Santa Paws will take place December 8 - 9, 2012.
A Hand-Picked List of the Best Sports Bars in...
Find our hand-picked list of the best sports bars in Chicago.
Barack Obama Speeches - Complete, Unedited...
Find the complete, unedited texts to Barack Obama's top speeches, including the Obama speech from his Inauguration, Election Night, DNC 2004, and when he announced he would run for President.
5 Ways to Support Chicago Veterans & Military...
Help support the men and women who respond with courage and selflessness to whatever our leaders ask of them. Here are five ways to make a difference in the lives of our military personnel, our veterans, and their families.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, and events at the Hull-House Museum in Chicago. The Hull House honors the life and work of early social worker and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams.
Chicago's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and...
Chicago is the nation's third largest city and boasts a large lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community.
Chicago Jobs - Best Chicago Job Sites for Your...
Use these essential sites for finding a job in Chicago. We've focused on including established job sites and professional associations while avoiding infrequently updated sites or ones that re-hash job listings pulled from elsewhere.
Barack Obama's Speech on Race and Reverend Wright
Find the complete text of Barack Obama's speech on race and his response to criticism about Reverend Wright. Obama delivered this speech on March 18, 2008 while campaigning for President of the United States.
John Hancock Center - Architecture, Facts, and...
Learn the location, architectural information, and more about the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's architectural gems.
Lincoln Park Conservatory - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, features, and more for the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, IL.
Barack Obama Pictures
View dozens of photos of Barack Obama.
Your Guide to Chicago's Air & Water Show 2013
Your guide to Chicago's Air & Water Show 2013, including times and dates, location, performers, and more. This year two of the show's most popular acts will not be performing. Learn more about what is happening at this year's Air & Water Show at Chicago's North Avenue Beach.
Chicago College and University Newspapers
Find newspapers for Chicago area colleges and universities.
Chicago in May 2013 - Annual Events Calendar
Discover a hand-picked list of the best annual events and things to do in Chicago in May 2013.
Annual ZooLights at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo
Enjoy festive light displays and holiday fun at the annual ZooLights at Chicago's only free zoo, the Lincoln Park Zoo.

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