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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.
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.
Chicago Newspapers
Find the major daily, weekly, and bi-monthly newspapers of Chicago, IL with links to each newspaper's site.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Congressional Representative?
Identify your representative to the United States House of Representatives quickly and accurately.
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.
Illinois Lottery Winning Numbers
Did you win the Illinois lottery? Check here for the official winning numbers.
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.
Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
Get into the holiday season with the Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic event, including dates, times, and more.
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.
You Know You're From Chicago When - 30 Great...
Read our top 30 picks for the best responses to the Twitter Trend
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Daley Plaza - Fast Facts
Find the location, public features, and other fast facts for Daley Plaza in Chicago.
The Tin Man Sculpture in Oz Park, Chicago, IL
The Tin Man sculpture in Oz Park, Chicago. Page 7.
The John Hancock Observatory - Planning Your...
Get essential information and a local's perspective on visiting Chicago's John Hancock Observatory.
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.
Chicago at Christmas Photos
See photos of Chicago during Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame
The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame has celebrated the accomplishments of gay and lesbian Chicagoans since 1991. Learn more about this Chicago institution here.
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.
DePaul University Student Center in Chicago, IL
DePaul University Student Center, statue of Monsignor John Egan. Page 12.
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.
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.
Manhandler Saloon, Chicago, IL
Manhandler Saloon on Halsted in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Page 15.
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.
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.
Chicago Gourmet Food Festival Profile
Find tickets, schedule, location and more for Chicago Gourmet, the upscale food festival in Millennium Park.
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.
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.
Southwest Corner (Detail) 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 4.
Holiday Family Fun in Chicago
Looking for things to do during the holidays in Chicago with your family? Check out our list of holiday activities fun for all ages.
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.
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 and is located about 30 minutes from downtown Chicago.
Chicago White Sox Fan Hub
Chicago White Sox info site with what you need to know about this favorite major league baseball team.
Chicago Blogs - Essential Chicago Blogs
Eight Chicago blogs that should be blinking on your radar screen, if they're not already.
The Top Five Chicago Bars for Celebrating...
Find our top five, hand-picked Chicago bars for celebrating the holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Left is the South 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. Page 3.
Emperor's Choice Restaurant
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 7.
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.
Chicago Blues Fest - Photos
Check out photos from Chicago Blues Fest 2008 and learn more about this annual free event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking at the West 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. Page 5.
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.
The Second City, Chicago, IL
See a photo of the famed Second City in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Page 10.
The Chicago Cubs Summer Camps
Looking for something fun for your child this summer? The Chicago Cubs are launching new Chicago Cubs Base Summer Camps for kids ages 5 to 13. Camps include meeting a current Cubs player, touring Wrigley Field, and more.
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.
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.
Alinea Restaurant - Gourmet Magazine's #1...
Photos of the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL
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.
Get to Know Your Home NBA Basketball Team --...
Your official guide to Chicago's NBA basketball team, the Chicago Bulls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IL Governor Pat Quinn
See photos of IL Governor Pat Quinn.
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.
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.
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 14.
Chicago Prepares for a Barack Obama Election...
See pcitures of Chicago preparing for Barack Obama's Election Night rally in Grant Park.
Send a Birthday Card to Abraham Lincoln -...
Send your card and greetings to Abraham Lincoln as part of his 200th birthday celebration.
Lincoln Square Photo Tour
Learn more about Lincoln Square and see pictures of the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago, IL. See great Lincoln Square places to explore like the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Davis Theater, Lincoln Square, and more.
Art Institute of Chicago - Nichols Bridgeway -...
Learn the location and features of the bridge that connects Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing.
Soldier Field - Fast Facts
Get fast facts on Chicago's Soldier Field, including location, directions, and parking.
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.
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 Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza
Find the information you need about Chicago's Christkindlmarket that takes place in Daley Plaza every Christmas season.
Chicago Air & Water Show Photos
See a photo gallery of pictures from the Chicago Air and Water show.
Chicago Race to Mackinac
The world's longest annual freshwater sailing race takes place every year between Chicago and Michigan's Mackinac Island. Find an overview of the race here.
The Park West in Chicago, IL
The Park West concert venue in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Page 8.
Sean Parnell Bio
Read more about Chicagoan Sean Parnell who is the founder of the Chicago Bar Project.
Barack Obama's Election Night Event in Grant Park
Find details of Barack Obama's plans for Election Night 2008 in Grant Park in Chicago, IL.
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.
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.
Karyn's Raw Food Restaurant, Chicago, IL
Karyn's Raw Food Restaurant on Halsted. Page 14.
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.
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.

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