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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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Cubs Minor League System
Learn more about the seven minor league baseball teams affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.
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.
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.
Favorite Chicago Obama Restaurants
Learn more about which Chicago restaurants Barack Obama and Michelle Obama favor when they're in the city.
Chicago Neighborhood and Community Newspapers
Find Chicago's neighborhood and community newspapers here.
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.
List of Counties in Illinois
There are 102 counties in the state of Illinois. This is an alphabetical list of all of them.
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.
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.
Illinois Lottery Winning Numbers
Did you win the Illinois lottery? Check here for the official winning numbers.
Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
Get into the holiday season with the Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic event, including dates, times, and more.
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.
Who is My Congressional Representative?
Identify your representative to the United States House of Representatives quickly and accurately.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Daley Plaza - Fast Facts
Find the location, public features, and other fast facts for Daley Plaza in Chicago.
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.
You Know You're From Chicago When - 30 Great...
Read our top 30 picks for the best responses to the Twitter Trend
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.
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.
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.
The Chinatown Gate
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 16.
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.
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.
Dogs in Chicago Restaurants - Rules and...
Find out what you need to know to take your dog to a Chicago restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wrigley Rooftops - Skybox on Sheffield - Fast...
Learn more about watching a Cubs game from the Wrigleyville rooftop bar called Skybox on Sheffield.
The Tin Man Sculpture in Oz Park, Chicago, IL
The Tin Man sculpture in Oz Park, Chicago. Page 7.
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.
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.
The John Hancock Observatory - Planning Your...
Get essential information and a local's perspective on visiting Chicago's John Hancock Observatory.
Craig Robinson Speech at the Democratic...
Read the complete, unedited text of the speech Michelle Obama's brother, Craig Robinson, gave at the Democratic National Convention on August 25, 2008. He introduced his sister before her keynote speech.
Lincoln Square Photo Tour
See pictures of Lincoln Square in Chicago, IL. See great Lincoln Squrae places to explore like the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Davis Theater, Lincoln Square, and more. Page 2.
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 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.
Adler Planetarium's Statement on Obama-McCain...
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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.
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.
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.
Manhandler Saloon, Chicago, IL
Manhandler Saloon on Halsted in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Page 15.
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.
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.
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. Page 6.
Signs outside the Chinatown Community 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. Page 10.
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.
Tom Mullaney - Bio
Find information about writer and About.com contributor Tom Mullaney.
The Top Five Chicago Bars for Celebrating...
Find our top five, hand-picked Chicago bars for celebrating the holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, and special features of Chicago's Bridgehouse and Chicago River museum located in a working bridge house on the Chicago River.
Michelle Obama Speech at the Democratic...
Read the complete, unedited speech that Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama, gave in Denver, CO on August 25, 2008 at the Democratic National Convention. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago White Sox Fan Hub
Chicago White Sox info site with what you need to know about this favorite major league baseball team.
Top Walking Neighborhoods in Chicago
Chicago is a great city for walking and also for ditching your car and relying on public transportation. Find the top walkable Chicago neighborhoods here.
Quick Facts for Chicago's Annual Memorial Day...
Learn about the time, place, and route for the 2012 Memorial Day Parade in Chicago, including the city's Wreath Laying Ceremony dedicated to those who have served.
Alinea Restaurant - Gourmet Magazine's #1...
Photos of the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL
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.
Send a Birthday Card to Abraham Lincoln -...
Send your card and greetings to Abraham Lincoln as part of his 200th birthday celebration.
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.
Chicago Gourmet Food Festival Profile
Find tickets, schedule, location and more for Chicago Gourmet, the upscale food festival in Millennium Park.
Whole Foods Market Offers a Weekend Immersion...
About the Whole Foods Market Wellness Club Weekend Immersion: The Wellness Club's Weekend Immersion program
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.
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?
DePaul University Student Center in Chicago, IL
DePaul University Student Center, statue of Monsignor John Egan. Page 12.
Charlie Trotter's Restaurant and Lori's Shoes,...
Charlie Trotter's and Lori's Shoes. Page 16.
Voting Rights - Instructions for First Time IL...
Find your IL voting rights, what to do if you believe they have been violated, and special guidelines for first time voters who have registered by mail.
Chicago Signs -Pictures of Signs Found Around...
See photos of signs posted around Chicago. Explore Chicago through pictures.
Chicago Business Profile: Long Distance Movers
If you are planning a long distance move and need a reliable company that can get your items to your new home, consider Chicago's Long Distance Movers. The company has helped hundreds of families move across country with no hassles or stress.
The Second City, Chicago, IL
See a photo of the famed Second City in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Page 10.
Boy Baby Names - Top Illinois Names for Boys in...
Find the 100 most popular baby names for Illinois boys in 2008.
Get in Shape for Summer with These Fitness and...
Summer is quickly approaching in Chicago. Time to get in shape for bikini season with this fitness and weight loss tips from Equinox Fitness.
St. Therese Chinese Catholic Mission Church Lions
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 3.
Barack Obama - Pictures of Barack Obama...
See photos of Barack Obama throwing out the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox playoff game. Obama, who lives on Chicago's south side, clearly loves Chicago's south side Sox team.
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.
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?
Events at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is one of the city's most popular attractions. This summer the Shedd Aquarium has several events including Jellies and a special discount days for Illinois residents.
Chinatown Library
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 12.
Special Holiday Events at the Shedd Aquarium
Beginning Sunday, December 16, 2012, through Sunday, December 23, 2012, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium transforms into a wintery, watery wonderland to celebrate a of week of holiday cheer. Discover what creatures are stirring as the aquarium stays open late during a special holiday schedule with the return of Holiday Fantasea, presented by Toyota and more.
Illinois Jobs - Guide to Jobs in Illinois
Find Illinois jobs, jobs openings, and career opportunities at this Illinois and Chicago, Illinois job resource center. This site is created and maintained locally in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
Chicago Jazz Festival 2013
Your Guide to the Chicago Jazz Festival 2013, including dates, times, performers, and more.
The Ten Ren's Tea Store
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 6.

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