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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.
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.
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.
Who Is My Illinois State Representative and...
Identify your Illinois State Representative and district easily and accurately with this guide for Illinois residents.
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.
The Top Five Chicago Bars for Celebrating...
Find our top five, hand-picked Chicago bars for celebrating the holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Millennium Park Ice Skating - Tips
Find helpful tips for planning your trip to the Millennium Park Ice Rink in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago Newspapers
Find the major daily, weekly, and bi-monthly newspapers of Chicago, IL with links to each newspaper's site.
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.)
Where is Chicago Located?
Learn more about Chicago, Illinois and see a map of its location.
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.
Celebrate This Festive Season at the Brookfield...
Get into the holiday season with the Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic event. We give all the information you need for the event, including dates, times, special performances, and more.
Fast Facts About Chicago's Shedd Aquarium
Find the location, hours, key features, and more fast facts for the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL.
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.
Daley Plaza - Fast Facts
Find the location, public features, and other fast facts for Daley Plaza 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?
The Top 3 Places to See Santa in Chicago
Find our top three picks for where to Santa for free in Chicago during the 2008 holiday season.
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.
Getting Around Chicago Using Public Transportat...
Find out how to get around Chicago using public transportation.
Christmas Dinners in Chicago
Don't have a turkey? Don't worry. A number of Chicago restaurants are open for Christmas dinner.
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.
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.
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 Biographical Timeline
Read a biographical timeline with links to photos, speeches, and more about the life and rise of 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.
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.
Chicago's Best Holiday Gift Ideas
Looking for the best holiday gifts in Chicago? You've come to the right place. Check out these holiday gift ideas in Chicago.
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.
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.
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's 5 Most Popular Public Golf Courses
Find the top 5 public golf courses in Chicago and book tee times for your next round.
Chicago at Christmas Photos
See pictures of Chicago at Christmas time. Page 2.
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.
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 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.
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.
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. Page 7.
Chicago Neighborhood and Community Newspapers
Find Chicago's neighborhood and community newspapers here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Millennium Park Ice Skating Rink Photo Gallery
See photos of the Chicago skating ice rink at Millennium Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Chicago Cubs - All Time Best Chicago Cubs...
Who were the best baseball players in the history of the Chicago Cubs? Find out here.
Millennium Park Chicago - Fast Facts
Find the location, hours, main attractions and other essential information for Millennium Park in Chicago.
List of Counties in Illinois
There are 102 counties in the state of Illinois. This is an alphabetical list of all of them.
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.
Chicago Cubs Minor League System
Learn more about the seven minor league baseball teams affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.
Barack Obama
Find essential information including bio timeline, photos, key speeches, Chicago connections and more about President Barack Obama.
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.
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.
Who is my Chicago Alderman and What Ward do I...
Identify your Chicago alderman and the Chicago ward you live in quickly and effectively.
Discover Chicago's Best Irish Pubs and...
Find the top 7 Chicago Irish pubs and restaurants recommended by local author Sharon Shea Bossard.
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.
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.
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.
McFetridge Park Indoor Ice Skating Rink
Find the hours, times, location, and more for indoor ice skating at McFetridge Park rink in Chicago.
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 Blackhawks - All Time Best Chicago...
Who were the best hockey players in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks? Find out here.
Visit Santa Claus at Daley Plaza in Chicago -...
Find the dates, times, and location to visit the Chicago Santa Claus in Daley Plaza during the 2009 holiday season.
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.
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.
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 White Sox - All Time Best White Sox...
Who were the best baseball players in the history of the Chicago White Sox? Find out here.
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.
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.
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.
Illinois Lottery Winning Numbers
Did you win the Illinois lottery? Check here for the official winning numbers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Chicago Gift Ideas
Find lots of hand-picked leads on great Chicago gift ideas. Find Chicago Bears gifts, Chicago Cubs gifts, Chicago White Sox gifts, and other Chicago gifts and ideas.
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.
Chicago's Museums, Historical Attractions, and...
Your guide to free admission to Chicago's best museums, historical attractions, and more.
Barack Obama Pictures
View dozens of photos of Barack Obama.
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.
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.
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.
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's Best Theater Companies for Kids
Find Chicago's best children's theatre companies.
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.
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.
Vienna Beef Factory Store
Find the hours, locations, products, and shopper comments for the Vienna Beef Factory Store located on Chicago's north side.
Chicago Blackhawks History - Timeline of...
Find a timeline of important dates in the Chicago Blackhawks NHL history.
Boy Baby Names - Top Illinois Names for Boys in...
Find the 100 most popular baby names for Illinois boys in 2008.
Top 12 Chicago Dog Parks
The Chicago Park District likes to call dog parks "dog friendly areas." But, if your dog is like mine,
Business Profile: Bang the Book
Looking for a sports review of your favorite Chicago team? Bang The Book offers reviews of professional sporting teams such as the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Blackhawks.
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.
Chicago Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza
Find the information you need about Chicago's Christkindlmarket that takes place in Daley Plaza every Christmas season.
Acme Missionary Baptist Church - Best Gospel...
Learn more about Acme Missionary Baptist Church and their award-winning gospel choir.
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.
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.
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.
What is an Alderman?
What is a Chicago alderman?
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.
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 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.
Jobs at Chicago's Top Contractors
Find a list of Chicago's top ten contractors and links to job listings at these firms.
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
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.
Old Town Chicago – Walking and Driving...
Sights to see on a walking or driving tour of Old Town Chicago.
Rahm Emanuel: Family Man
Find out who Rahm Emanuel the family man is, including information about his wife and children.
Volo Auto Museum - Fast Facts
Find the location, time, map, key features, coupons, and more for the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois.
Barack Obama - Photo Timeline from Announcement...
See a photo timeline of U.S. Senator Barack Obama and pictures of the Barack Obama bid to become U.S. President. This photo timeline, with pictures of Barack Obama, starts at his announcement to run and ends with his acceptance of the Democratic nomination for President of 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.
Volunteering in Chicago
Looking to do more volunteering? Check out our Volunteering in Chicago Guide for ideas.
Grant Park - Fast Facts
Find the location, map, history and features of Chicago's renowned Grant Park where President-Elect Barack Obama gave his victory night speech in 2008.
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.
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
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.
Pet-friendly Staycation at Chicago's Allegro...
Plan at staycation at the Allegro Hotel Chicago, a pet-friendly hotel in Chicago's Loop area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Illinois Lottery Basics - Mega Millions, Lotto,...
Illinois Lottery Basics - Mega Millions, Lotto, Little Lotto, Pick 3 and 4
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Hand-Picked List of the Best Sports Bars in...
Find our hand-picked list of the best sports bars in Chicago.
December Events in Chicago
Discover December 2013 events in Chicago and things to do including Lincoln Park Zoo's ZooLights, the annual Christkindlmarket and more. Information includes dates, times and locations.
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.
Spend the Holidays at the Christkindlmarket in...
Everything you need to know about Chicago's 2013 Christkindlmarket, including location, hours, vendors, photos with Santa and more.
Celebrate the Holidays at the Lincoln Park...
The Lincoln Park Zoo turns on its holiday lights with its free ZooLights, including photos with Santa, ice carving demonstrations, and more.
You Know You're From Chicago When - 30 Great...
Read our top 30 picks for the best responses to the Twitter Trend
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.
A Windy City Tradition: Macy's Holiday Window...
A favorite holiday tradition is back again with the Macy's holiday window displays in Chicago. Get all the details on the department store's holiday windows, including location and display information.
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.
Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic
Get into the holiday season with the Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic event, including dates, times, and more.

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