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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.
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.
Who Is My Illinois State Representative and...
Identify your Illinois State Representative and district easily and accurately with this guide for Illinois residents.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Cubs - All Time Best Chicago Cubs...
Who were the best baseball players in the history of the Chicago Cubs? Find out here.
Barack Obama Biographical Timeline
Read a biographical timeline with links to photos, speeches, and more about the life and rise of President Barack Obama.
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.
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.
Fast Facts About Chicago's Shedd Aquarium
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barack Obama
Find essential information including bio timeline, photos, key speeches, Chicago connections and more about President Barack Obama.
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.
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.
Where is Chicago Located?
Learn more about Chicago, Illinois and see a map of its location.
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.
Chicago Newspapers
Find the major daily, weekly, and bi-monthly newspapers of Chicago, IL with links to each newspaper's site.
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.
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.
Chicago Cubs Minor League System
Learn more about the seven minor league baseball teams affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.
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.
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.
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.
Baby Names - Illinois Baby Names for Boys and...
Find the most popular baby names for boys and girls born in Illinois since 2005.
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.
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.
Who is My Congressional Representative?
Identify your representative to the United States House of Representatives quickly and accurately.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Neighborhood and Community Newspapers
Find Chicago's neighborhood and community newspapers here.
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.
List of Counties in Illinois
There are 102 counties in the state of Illinois. This is an alphabetical list of all of them.
Who is my Chicago Alderman and What Ward do I...
Identify your Chicago alderman and the Chicago ward you live in quickly and effectively.
Illinois Lottery Winning Numbers
Did you win the Illinois lottery? Check here for the official winning numbers.
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.
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.
Barack Obama Pictures
View dozens of photos of Barack Obama.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suburban Cook County, IL Polling Places
Find your polling place in Cook County, IL and sample ballot easily and quickly with this Cook County Election Department search engine.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Restaurant Week 2014
Learn the dates, participating restaurants, and more information about the annual Restaurant Week in Chicago in February 2014.
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.
February 2014 Events in Chicago
Find out all the current events and activities taking place in and around Chicago in February 2014, including Black History Month, Valentine's Day and more.
Getting Around Chicago Using Public Transportat...
Find out how to get around Chicago using public transportation.
Millennium Park Chicago - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, main attractions and other essential information for Millennium Park in Chicago.
Chicago Business Profile: Cuddle Buddy
Looking for a new kind of Match.com that is based more on friendship and companionship than love? Check out Chicago-based Cuddle Buddy and see how you can build a growing list of friends in the Windy City.
Top 12 Chicago Dog Parks
The Chicago Park District likes to call dog parks "dog friendly areas." But, if your dog is like mine,
Chicago's Museums, Historical Attractions, and...
Your guide to free admission to Chicago's best museums, historical attractions, and more.
What is an Alderman?
What is a Chicago alderman?
Discover Chicago's Best Irish Pubs and...
Find the top 7 Chicago Irish pubs and restaurants recommended by local author Sharon Shea Bossard.
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.
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.
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.
Vienna Beef Factory Store
Find the hours, locations, products, and shopper comments for the Vienna Beef Factory Store located on Chicago's north side.
How to Contact the U.S. Senators from Illinois
Find out who the two U.S. Senators from Illinois are and how to contact them. Contact information for Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Roland Burris.
Millennium Park Ice Skating - Tips
Find helpful tips for planning your trip to the Millennium Park Ice Rink in Chicago, Illinois.
Illinois Lottery Basics - Mega Millions, Lotto,...
Illinois Lottery Basics - Mega Millions, Lotto, Little Lotto, Pick 3 and 4
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.
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.
McFetridge Park Indoor Ice Skating Rink
Find the hours, times, location, and more for indoor ice skating at McFetridge Park rink in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Things to Do in Chicago in January 2014
Even though January is in the dead of winter, it is still a lively and active month in Chicago. Check out these annual events and things to do in Chicago in January 2014.
MLK Events in Chicago
Celebrate the legacy and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King with these events happening in Chicago.
Acme Missionary Baptist Church - Best Gospel...
Learn more about Acme Missionary Baptist Church and their award-winning gospel choir.
You Know You're From Chicago When - 30 Great...
Read our top 30 picks for the best responses to the Twitter Trend
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.
Boy Baby Names - Top Illinois Names for Boys in...
Find the 100 most popular baby names for Illinois boys in 2008.
Profile of the North Suburban YMCA: Dedicated...
Get to know the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook, IL, which includes fitness and dance classes, swimming pools, family events, kids' classes and camps, and more.
Lincoln Park Conservatory - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, features, and more for the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, IL.
Old Town Chicago – Walking and Driving...
Sights to see on a walking or driving tour of Old Town Chicago.
Chicago's Chinatown in Pictures
See pictures of Chicago's Chinatown and its unique and historic architecture. It's the largest Chinatown in the Midwest and home to more than 8000 residents.
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
Chinatown's American Legion Post
See pictures of Chicago's Chinatown and its unique and historic architecture. It's the largest Chinatown in the Midwest and home to more than 8000 residents. Page 13.
Shedd Aquarium's Free Days
Chicago residents and visitors will appreciate knowing that they can visit one of Chicago's most popular attractions for free on certain days in 2013, and enjoy
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Blackhawks - All Time Best Chicago...
Who were the best hockey players in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks? Find out here.
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.
Chicago Beaches
Many people mistake Lake Michigan in Chicago for an ocean with its expansive waters with that seem to have no end in sight and its nearly endless shoreline. And with the Lake Michigan shoreline comes several top beaches in Chicago where you can play volleyball, sunbath, take walks, have a picnic, and more.
Chicago’s Best Restaurants for French Toast
French toast is one of the most popular breakfast items in Chicago, and you can learn about the best places that serve them here.
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.
Jobs at Chicago's Top Contractors
Find a list of Chicago's top ten contractors and links to job listings at these firms.
DuSable Museum of African American History
Find the location, hours, and more info about Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History with these fast facts.
Chicago Jobs - Jobs at Chicago Colleges and...
Find jobs at Chicago colleges and universities with these listings.
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.
Your Guide to the Annual Chicago Jazz Festival...
Your Guide to the Chicago Jazz Festival 2013, including dates, times, performers, and more.
Top Ten Things Every Chicago Blackhawks Fan...
Find our hand-picked Top 10 Items that every Chicago Blackhawks fan should own. Great gift ideas for your favorite Chicago Blackhawks fan or for you.
Garfield Park Conservatory - Chicago's West...
Find the location, hours, special features and more for Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory, one of the oldest conservatories in the country.
Illinois Lottery - How to Check Unclaimed...
Illinois Lottery tickets are good for one year. Find out how to check the Illinois Lottery prizes and winning numbers that have not yet been claimed. Maybe your winning number is among them.
Chicago Blackhawks History - Timeline of...
Find a timeline of important dates in the Chicago Blackhawks NHL history.
Pictures of Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL
Find pictures of many of Lincoln Park's most notable spots, including Alinea Restaurant, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Park West, and more. Lincoln Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
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.
The Tin Man Sculpture in Oz Park, Chicago, IL
The Tin Man sculpture in Oz Park, Chicago. Page 7.
Where are the best places to play golf in...
Want to know where to play golf in Chicago? Find our top 5 picks and more here.
Irish American Heritage Center - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, and more information about Chicago's Irish cultural center, the Irish American Heritage Center.
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.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's Chicago
Discover significant Chicago places, Chicago restaurants, and Chicago buildings in Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's history and lives in Chicago.
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.
Barack Obama - Speech at Dedication of Abraham...
Find the text of Barack Obama's remarks at the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL on April 20, 2005.
What is a Chicago Ward?
What is a Chicago ward? Find out here.
A Hand-Picked List of the Best Sports Bars in...
Find our hand-picked list of the best sports bars in Chicago.
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?
South Shore Cultural Center Photos
See photos of the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. The South Shore Cultural Center is where Barack Obama and Michelle Obama held their wedding reception.
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.
Labor Day Weekend Events in Chicago - Things to...
Here's your guide to Labor Day 2012 in Chicago. Find our top picks for things to do this Labor Day weekend, including concerts, festivals, and more.
City of Chicago Warming and Cooling Centers
During extreme cold or hot weather, the City of Chicago offers these six warming and cooling centers to shelter citizens who need them.
Easter Dining in Chicago
Celebrate Easter at one of these Chicago restaurants, serving a brunch, lunch or dinner. Information include menu highlights, reservation information and more.
Barack Obama - First 100 Days in Office Photo...
See a photo timeline of President Barack Obama and pictures of his first 100 days in office.
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
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama - Looks of Love
See pictures of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama and their looks of love in this special photo gallery, which includes their knuckle bump of love.
Looking at the East Side of the Clarke House,...
Henry B. Clarke's house is located at 1855 S. Indiana Avenue in Chiago, IL. It is considered the city's oldest surviving structure.
Chicago College and University Newspapers
Find newspapers for Chicago area colleges and universities.
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.
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.
Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
Get into the holiday season with the Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic event, including dates, times, and more.
Barack Obama Photos - The Run for President and...
See Barack Obama pictures and photos galleries from the beginning to the end of his campaign for President and the 2008 Election.
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.
Ice Skating in Chicago: Where to Lace Up Your...
Looking to lace up for you ice skates and take to the ice? Check out these ideas for ice skating in Chicago.
Shedd Aquarium - 5 New Things at the Oceanarium
Discover five of the most visible changes at the Shedd Aquarium Oceanarium following its 2009 renovation.
Fourth of July Fireworks and Parades
Find out where to see fireworks this July 4 in Chicago and the suburbs, including times and dates. Also find out when Fourth of July parades will be taking place.
Your Best Guide to the St. Patrick's Day...
Find the dates, winning numbers, jackpots, ticket prices, and more for the annual St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle sponsored by the Illinois Lottery.

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