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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.
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.
Chicago Cubs Minor League System
Learn more about the seven minor league baseball teams affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.
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.
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.
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.
Favorite Chicago Obama Restaurants
Learn more about which Chicago restaurants Barack Obama and Michelle Obama favor when they're in the city.
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.
Chicago Neighborhood and Community Newspapers
Find Chicago's neighborhood and community newspapers here.
Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
Get into the holiday season with the Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic event, including dates, times, and more.
List of Counties in Illinois
There are 102 counties in the state of Illinois. This is an alphabetical list of all of them.
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.
Who is My Congressional Representative?
Identify your representative to the United States House of Representatives quickly and accurately.
Illinois Lottery Winning Numbers
Did you win the Illinois lottery? Check here for the official winning numbers.
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.
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.
You Know You're From Chicago When - 30 Great...
Read our top 30 picks for the best responses to the Twitter Trend
Chicago Spa Profile: Celebrity Manicurist Jade...
Pamper your hands and rescue your nails with George the Salon's Organic Sugar Olive Oil Scrub manicure performed by celebrity nail technician Jade Morales. Each scrub is mixed fresh on-site with organic honey, sugar and olive oil before each 45 minute service, with guests receiving a mini jar to take home as a gift.
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.
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.
Chicago Dog Parks - What You Need to Know...
Sure, you want Fido to romp in Chicago's dog parks, but you first need a tag and a permit or you could face up to $500 in fines. And, you know that's not coming out of Fido's pocket.
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.
Daley Plaza - Fast Facts
Find the location, public features, and other fast facts for Daley Plaza in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
The Pui Tak Center
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.
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.
Sunscreen Tips and After-Sun Care
Learn how to protect yourself from the sun naturally with these organic sun protection tips from Chicago=based Dr. Lisa Marie Leonard.
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.
Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party
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.
Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier
Come play inside 170,000 square feet of Chicago Blackhawks indoor ice skating, rides including an indoor Ferris wheel, attractions, more at the 13th annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America.
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.
The John Hancock Observatory - Planning Your...
Get essential information and a local's perspective on visiting Chicago's John Hancock Observatory.
Chicago White Sox Fan Hub
Chicago White Sox info site with what you need to know about this favorite major league baseball team.
European Union Film Festival
Find the dates, times, and schedule for the European Union Film Fest held every year at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago.
Five Mistakes Runners Make That Can Affect...
The best race preparation includes hydrating properly, finding the most comfortable gear for warmer conditions and knowing when to train and when to rest. Check out these five common mistakes runners make that can ruin their training and race day experience.
Chicago Blogs - Essential Chicago Blogs
Eight Chicago blogs that should be blinking on your radar screen, if they're not already.
Chicago's Humana Race to Taste
Find out everything you need to know about the Humana Race to Taste in Chicago July 12. This 5K race is part of Chicago's biggest summer event, the Taste of Chicago.
The Second City, Chicago, IL
See a photo of the famed Second City in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Page 10.
Chicago Gourmet Food Festival Profile
Find tickets, schedule, location and more for Chicago Gourmet, the upscale food festival in Millennium Park.
The Top Five Chicago Bars for Celebrating...
Find our top five, hand-picked Chicago bars for celebrating the holiday season.
Dogs in Chicago Restaurants - Rules and...
Find out what you need to know to take your dog to a Chicago restaurant.
September 2013 Events in Chicago
Check out our picks for things to do this September 2013 in Chicago, including the annual Jazz Fest held Labor Day Weekend, Oktoberfest, street festivals and more.
Adler Planetarium's Statement on Obama-McCain...
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ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo turns on its holiday lights with its free ZooLights, including photos with Santa, ice carving demonstrations, and more.
Chicago White Sox Opening Day 2013
Opening Day for the Chicago White Sox is Monday, April 1, 2013. Their first home game will be against the Kansas City Royals.
Enjoy Free Admission to the Chicago History...
The Chicago History Museum is offering free admission for Illinois residents from February 5 - 29, 2012. The Chicago History Museums is located in Chicago's Lincoln Park area on Clark Street.
There's Still Time to Get in Shape for Summer
With the summer finally here, albeit a rainy start, it is that time of year to start thinking about ways to get in tip top shape. Equinox's Area Group Fitness Manager Julie Valenti is sharing her favorite tips on how fitness lovers can get beach-body ready.
Chicago at Christmas Photos
See photos of Chicago during Christmas.
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.
Travel Well: How to Be Healthy on the Road
We sat down with Chicago-based health educator Liz Cascio to learn how to travel and not gain weight. Cascio offers tips on how to lower stress when flying, how not to gain weight when you are vacationing and more.
List of Chicago Emergency School Closings
See the most up-to-date list of Chicago school closings and Chicago business closings from the Emergency Closings Center.
The South Side of the Clarke House, Chicago, IL
Henry B. Clarke's house is located at 1855 S. Indiana Avenue in Chiago, IL. It is considered the city's oldest surviving structure. Page 2.
Applauding Local Heroes: Chicago's Dusty Showers
Sometimes it's nice to salute the heroic efforts of Chicagoans. In this case, we'd like to give a shout-out to Chicago's Dusty Showers, whose mission to end breast cancer has extended to helping shelter dogs.
The Kohler Festival of Beer Promises Barrels of...
Don’t miss the 5th annual Kohler Festival of Beer, May 31 to June 2, 2013, which includes a new 5K Beer Run presented by Goose Island 312. This three-day festival, held in Kohler, Wisconsin, about two and a half hours north of Chicago, features tastings, educational sampling seminars and brand-new events for 2013.
DePaul University Student Center in Chicago, IL
DePaul University Student Center, statue of Monsignor John Egan. Page 12.
Escape the Heat in Chicago
Feeling the heat in Chicago? Learn where to find a cooling center in Cook County to escape this excessive heat.
The Tin Man Sculpture in Oz Park, Chicago, IL
The Tin Man sculpture in Oz Park, Chicago. Page 7.
Taste of Chicago 2013: Food Vendors
Here's your guide to the Taste of Chicago 2013, including food vendors, entertainment, and admissions information. The Taste of Chicago runs July 10-14, 2013.
Abraham Lincoln's Life in Stamps
See the official United States Postal Service stamps issued in honor of the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.
Chicago Business Profile: Air Ambulance
Chicago-based Air Ambulance offers a safe and convenient way for people to travel to the hospital by air. Each aircraft is fully-equipped Airborne Critical Care Units. The patient travels on a custom designed LifePort patient care system that is equipped with highly-advanced monitoring and therapeutic systems.
Blackhawks Victory Parade and Rally
The City of Chicago will celebrate the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, with a rally in Hutchinson Field in Grant Park following a parade along Washington Street.
Enjoy a Women’s Weekend of Wellness
This March, enjoy a Women’s Weekend of Wellness in Kohler, Wisconsin with the Step Up Women's Network of Chicago. Kohler's American Club Resort will offer a fun and transformative weekend with tips and strategies for incorporating healthy lifestyle habits.
Chicago Food & Wine Festival at the...
Chicago's Food & Wine Festival premiers at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles on November 17 - 18, 2012 and will feature tastings from dozens of selected top chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, brewers, and mixologists.
How to Confirm Your Voter Registration in Cook...
Here's a quick and easy way for you to confirm whether or not you are registered to vote in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County, IL.
Italian Village Restaurant Review
The Italian Village has been located in the heart of downtown Chicago for more than 80 years. Is it any good?
Alinea Restaurant - Gourmet Magazine's #1...
Photos of the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL
Jennifer Hudson - Singing the National Anthem...
See photos of Jennifer Hudson singing the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.
Chicago Weather Complaint Center - Official...
Read the official complaint response letter of the Chicago Weather Complaint Center. Because we really, really care.
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.
Chicago in February 2013 - Annual Events Calendar
Annual events and things to do in Chicago in February 2013.
The Park West in Chicago, IL
The Park West concert venue in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Page 8.
How Can I Track Delays at Chicago's O'Hare...
Find out how to quickly and accurately track delays at Midway Airport in Chicago, which is also known by the airport code MDW.
Chicago Public Schools Calendar for the...
Find the Chicago Public Schools calendar for 2009-2010 for regular elementary and high schools. It includes the dates the Chicago Public Schools are closed.
Sign on Chinatown Residence
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 5.
Halloween in Chicago - Chicago Halloween
Looking for something last-minute to do this Halloween in Chicago? Check out our hand-picked list of Halloween events this October 31, 2011.
Nine Dragon Wall
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 11.
North Avenue Beach, Chicago, IL
North Avenue Beach is located in Lincoln Park at 1601 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, where LaSalle Street meets the lakefront. Page 3.
How to Contact U.S. Senator Roland Burris (D-IL)
Find contact information, phone numbers, and website resources for U.S. Senator Roland Burris, a Democrat from Illinois. He is the junior senator from Illinois.
Top Spots for Al Fresco Dining in Chicago
Warm weather means al fresco dining in Chicago when many of the city's restaurants and bars open up their decks, patios, and street-dining seating.
Half Marathon Training Tips
If running a half marathon is a goal for you this year, check out our half marathon training tips to run your best race yet.
Vet Advice on Chicago Dog Parks
Learn what Dr. Scott Rovner of the Roscoe Village Animal Hospital advises about taking your dog to the Chicago dog parks.
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.
How Can I View Chicago Weather via Radar?
View Chicago weather directly. Find the National Weather Service Chicago radar image and see for yourself what Chicago weather has in store.
The Roger Brown Study Collection Center,...
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Roger Brown Study Collection Center. Page 9.
Tom Mullaney - Bio
Find information about writer and About.com contributor Tom Mullaney.
Whole Foods Lincoln Park Wellness Club - A...
Learn everything you need to know about Whole Foods' Lincoln Park Wellness Club, including membership information, costs, benefits, and more.
Charlie Trotter's Restaurant and Lori's Shoes,...
Charlie Trotter's and Lori's Shoes. Page 16.
Top Preventable Health Concerns for Chicago Dogs
Learn the top three preventable health concerns for dogs identified by Chicago veterinarian Dr. Scott Rovner of the Roscoe Village Animal Hospital.
Barack Obama Annouces Joe Biden Will Be His VP...
Pictures of the rally where U.S. Senator and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama (D-IL) named U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) his vice presidential running mate.
Rahm Emanuel: Everything You Need to Know About...
Learn about Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's past and present, including political career, childhood, family life, and more.
Get Ready to Rock at Lollapalooza 2013
Your guide to Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, including when and where the concert is, and how to get tickets to one of the city's biggest music events of the year.
Rahm Emanuel: Early Years
Find out who Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s next mayor, was before he became a political powerhouse.
Museum of Science and Industry's Christmas...
Enjoy one of Chicago's most popular holiday events during the Christmas Around the World exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Signs of Chinatown Square
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 15.
Top Items Every Chicago White Sox Fan Should Own
Find the top items every White Sox fan should own. How many of them do you have?
Hotel Lincoln Lincoln Park Chicago
The Hotel Lincoln, owned by Joie de Vivre Hotels, is located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood and includes guestrooms, on-site restaurant and bar, and more.
Elizabeth Alexander - Poets in the Age of Obama
Poet Elizabeth Alexander, who will read a poem at the 2009 Inauguration, discusses President-elect Barack Obama and his relationship with language.
Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum - Photos
See photos of the Chicago Bridgehouse Museum located in an active Chicago bridgehouse on the Chicago River.
Chicago Jazz Festival 2013
Your Guide to the Chicago Jazz Festival 2013, including dates, times, performers, and more.
Storefront in Chinatown
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 2.
The North Side and Garden 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. Page 6.
Michelle Obama - Chicago Green City Market...
When Alice Waters created a Chicago luncheon for Michelle Obama, Waters insisted all the menu's food come from Chicago's Green City Market. Here's the menu and the local farmers and vendors who were selected.
Bari: The Place for Some of Chicago's Best...
Bari is a Chicago tradition with its freshly made Italian subs you can ordered at its deli, and its Italian grocery store that serves fresh cheeses, pastas, and more. Get all the information on Bari, including hours, menu items, location, and more.
Barack Obama Speech - Address to Joint Session...
Read the complete, unedited text of the speech President Barack Obama gave before a joint meeting of Congress on February 24, 2009.

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